ABC Design Avus
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ABC Design Avus

The simplistic, quick-folding, spacious ABC forward-facer
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The ABC Design Avus is a minimalist, lightweight enough compact mid-sized stroller and/or a from-birth travel system thanks to its compatibility with Maxi-Cosi-style-attachments car seats. A gorgeous simplicity combined with a spacious seat with a tall backrest, as well as generous padding and a large hood, make it a very nice comfort stroller for a toddler and an urban mom. The Avus' seat only world-faces (it is not reversible), but it is fully reclinable, up to a lie-flat). Even the leg rest can be adjusted.

ABC Design Avus compatible car seats:
- ABC Design Tulip
- Cybex Aton, Aton M, Aton M i-size, Aton 5, Aton Q, Aton Q Plus, Aton Q i-size, Cloud Q, Cloud Q Plus, Cloud Z i-size
- JOIE i-Gemm
- Maxi Cosi Citi, CabrioFix, Coral, Pebble, Pebble Plus, Pebble Pro
- BeSafe iZi Go Modular X1 i-Size

 
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ABC Design Avus Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only)
Stroller weight
9.3 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
106 cm x 54 cm x 80 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
80 cm x 54 cm x 24 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Germany
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
22 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-48 months
Reversible seat unit
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, infinite recline
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Strap-operated
One-hand backrest recline system
No
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 2 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
49.5 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
35 x 23 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
No
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Yes
Seat fabrics cleaning
Machine washable
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
Yes
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
No
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
No

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
Yes
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
No
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
No
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
No
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
No
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
No

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
Yes
Bumper bar type (style)
Bar
Removable bumper bar
Yes
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
Yes
Height-adjustable bumper bar
No
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
No
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
18.5 cm
Rear wheels diameter
26.5 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
Yes, front only
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push down-lift up pedal brake
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
Yes
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
No
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
n/a
Self-standing fold
No
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
No
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
Yes

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Pivoting
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
72-106 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
No

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
Yes
Basket's weight capacity
5 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
No

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
No

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
Yes
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes
Britax Römer car seat attachment-type adapters available
No

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
No
Reflective elements
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
Yes
Mosquito net included
No
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
No
Seat liner/insert included
No
Changing bag included
No
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
No
Motorized/Baterry-powered
No
LED light(s)
No
Built-in audio speakers
No
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat
No

Parent reviews of the ABC Design Avus

4.7/5
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  • roomy
  • good-looking
  • canopy+++
  • larger wheels
  • adjustable handle
  • foam wheels
  • not a huge suspension strength

Loving it. For regular strolls with a toddler (not too heavy terrain conditions), the perfect pushchair.

We all really like it. You can fit a 3yo no problem in here. The footrest could be a bit wider... Anyway, it has all the features you'd need while staying simple and straightforward.

Your questions about the ABC Design Avus

1)

I have looked at a lot of stroller options and I really really like the Avus model. The problem is that ideally I would like to use it from birth and it's not compatible with a carrycot. You seem to be saying that it's still usable from birth but with a Maxi-Cosi, aren't those seats for traveling in the car ? Can I use a Maxi Cosi for daily strolls outside during the first 6 months of the baby?

I was also thinking to use the Avus in a lie-flat position + a cocoon style cot, like the Cybex Cot S or the Red Castle Citylink cocoon. Do you think it could be an option? Thank you!

Hiya, Natalia!

You are absolutely right, a car seat is mostly for traveling, and on a stroller, it can be used with a newborn or a small baby only for shorter time periods or for occasional shoping etc. It should not be used with a car seat as a full-time stroller option, that is not healthy for the child's neck and spine, and can cause problems in later adulthood of the child.

However, you can use it with a car seat that reclines on the frame, e.g. the Joie i-Level, the Kiddy Evoluna i-size, or the Cybex Cloud - it will be much healthier, but also an expensive option for sure.

I personally would definitely go for the soft cot/cocoon option if I were to use such a pushchair from birth, YES! A universal one, from Hauck throught Stokke to Red Castle you mentioned, you can actually use it more comfortably, of course, only in the lie-flat mode. It will, however, make the fold bulkier or more demanding if taking the whole thing off when folding your pushchair.

Or, lastly, you can always find similar style buggies with a carrycot option, e.g. the Baby Jogger City Mini2 or the Oyster Zero...

.eli - 20 Jun 2022
2)

I find the Avus, Mint, and Okini are quite similar, just like an evolving product line. Which one is your preference for daily use in the city, or any comparable type?

Hi, Alex,

You are right, this IS their evolving line of a lighter, forward-facing mid-size pushchair! If I would be picking, I would definitely go with the newest model, which means the Avus, as with time, the manufacturer usually makes stuff better. And the Avus is really neat and spacious.

If the Avus would not be available, the nest would be the [[abc-design-okini|ABC Design Okini, as the second newest.

.eli - 10 Jun 2022

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