ABC Design Salsa 4
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ABC Design Salsa 4

The versatile, awesome-basket, spacious system
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The ABC Design Salsa 4 is an upgraded version of the Salsa 4 Style. Its lightweight, four-wheeled chassis is equipped with a suspension system ensuring a smooth ride even on a more challenging terrain. Another advantage of this stroller is the large shopping basket. After the facelift in 2017, the Salsa 4 features luxurious, minimalistic design and premium melange fabrics with contrasting leatherette details.

The even more spacious, reversible bucket-type seat can be reclined fully in both directions. The leg rest is adjustable independently. The Salsa 3 is also available as a stroller system with a foldable carrycot. The hood of the carrycot, as well as the hood of the seat, can be extended by unzipping an extra panel, revealing a viewing window. To create a travel system, you can add either an optional car seat or the Doozy carrycot that can also be used in the car instead of a Group 0+ car seat. The Salsa 4 was also released in the special edition Wood.

Find more (or less ;-)) about the ABC Design Salsa 4 on the official ABC Design site

ABC Design Salsa 4 Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
11.9 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
109.5 cm x 63 cm x 97 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
76.5 cm x 63 cm x 32 cm frame only
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Germany
Only available as a stroller system
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
25 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-36 months
Reversible seat unit
Yes
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 2 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
Yes
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
59 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
31 x 20.5 cm
Total length of the seat unit
98 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
Yes
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
Fabrics removable for cleaning
No
Seat fabrics cleaning
Wipe-clean only
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
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
Yes
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
Yes
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
Yes
Quiet (magnetic/no velcro) peek-a-boo window
Yes
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
20.5 cm
Rear wheels diameter
28.5 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
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
Rear
Suspension type
Pneumatic, Open springs
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
No
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
Yes
Self-standing fold
No
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
Yes
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)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Telescopic
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
99.5-109.5 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
Yes (without adapters), Yes (with adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
79.5 x 37.5 cm (Salsa, 73x27 Doozy)
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
No,
Foldable carrycot
Yes,
Rocking-base carrycot
No
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
No,
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
Yes, Doozy
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
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
Yes

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
Yes
Reflective elements
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
No
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 Salsa 4

4.0/5
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  • value for the price
  • car seat
  • roomy carrycot
  • roomy seat
  • large hoods
  • roomy basket
  • suspension
  • tall parents suitability
  • thin hood fabric
  • bar in the basket
  • frame folded size

I got convinced by this one for the suspension (sooo nice), larger wheels and the whole frame (me and my hubby are both tall), and the storage underneath. I must say I still love those - just sorry there's the bar in the basket that makes it a liiittle but less accessible than I'd like.

Good things I have to mention, too, are also the roomy carrycot 👍 with a huge hood, a roomy seat as well 👍 with maybe a bit less elaborate recline mechanism, and also a huge hood (could be thicker, though), and the overall sleek look.

What I mind after 20 months of use is that the frame is not the most compact, to be honest, even if maybe not the largest (I remember trying different things in the shop and this seemed small, compared to many others).

I do recommend the matching car seat, it was nice and it lasted us about 10 months of age - then we swapped for a 0-18 kg category. The price for it was really very nice.

My personal opinion is that it's a success. I don't find it too heavy nor too bulky. Most stroller systems fold only after removing the seat unit (chassis separately)- I don't see that as a minus of this one. The only minus, however, are the accessories - after paying quite a lot for a 2in1 set, one would expect at least a rain cover or a mosquito net to be included, but no - you need to buy everything separately.

  • Spacious
  • Easy to push
  • 25 kg weight limit
  • Great in the city
  • Little harder ride on harsh terrain
  • Two-piece fold - no folding with the seat attached

It's a little robust and heavy for my taste, but anyway, it's excellent. The bassinet is spacious - my daughter used it up to her seven months. The seat unit was also good for me... And the large basket, beautiful design... We had the 2018 model.

The quality of this stroller is good. However, it is heavy. It is made of two parts that are folded separately, which is very impractical in a small car. The seat unit has a very wobbly canopy. The leg rest cannot be put in a horizontal position. I also feel it is pretty small for a big kid.

  • Telescopic handlebar
  • Suspension
  • Spacious
  • Large hood
  • Easy manipulation
  • Nice design
  • Sturdy chassis
  • For all terrains
  • Leather bumper and handlebar
  • Large shopping basket
  • The seat unit cannot be folded together with the chassis

It is an excellent stroller. Nice, good quality, suitable for every terrain, affordable price. The only disadvantage is the fact that the seat unit cannot be folded together with the chassis - however, this is very common for a majority of stroller systems

  • Spacious bassinet
  • Large canopy
  • Sturdy
  • Big wheels
  • Great maneuverability
  • Bucket-type seat of the 2018 model
  • Cannot be folded in one piece

Excellent pram for a winter baby. Spacious carrycot, large canopy, big wheels, suspension system is there...

My daughter could fit in the carrycot until she was 8 months old. The chassis is quite sturdy. The comfortable leather handlebar is height adjustable. This pram is suitable for tall parents and is easy to maneuver.

My 2018 model has a bucket-type seat, which I am not a big fan of. The 2019 version already has a seat with a lie-flat position. However, the folding is still the same; the chassis and the seat have to be removed and stored separately. Only due to this reason I had to cut 2 points. Otherwise, it is a quality pram for an affordable price.

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