Babystyle Oyster 3
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The Babystyle Oyster 3 is the latest version of the brand's flagship model. It will be released onto the market in mid-2018. The stroller retains its original straightforward style and colors typical for the Oyster series. In the new version, however, the design is more angular, focusing on functionality.

The seat is softly padded and color-matched with the pillow accessory. It is considerably enlarged, so it can handle even an older child. You can also adjust the height of the hood (adjusting it changes also the height of the harness) or the extendable leg rest. The Oyster 3 has a more compact fold, as the seat is easily folded as the chassis folds. The stroller can handle even rougher terrain, thanks to its new, larger and better-quality wheels.

Babystyle Oyster 3 Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
11.5 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
109 cm x 57 cm x 77 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
70 cm x 57 cm x 37 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
UK

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
22 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, 4 positions
Extendable leg rest
Yes
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
Yes
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
49 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
30 x 25.5 cm
Total length of the seat unit
92.5 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
Yes
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
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
Yes
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 cm
Rear wheels diameter
28 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
All
Suspension type
Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
One-step rocker pedal (flip-flop friendly)
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
Yes
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
Yes
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
99-109 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
3 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
Yes

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (without adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
73 x 30 cm
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)
No,
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
No

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (without adapters), 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
Yes
Mosquito net included
Yes
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
Yes
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

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Parent reviews of the Babystyle Oyster 3

4.2/5
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  • fashionable
  • durable
  • high quality
  • practical seat
  • the head rest in the seat is in the way of adding any seat liner
  • handle could be sturdier
  • narrow carrycot
  • seat could be even more upright

The carrycot felt a bit narrow but we love the seat. The handle could be sturdier but it's a durable pram nonetheless. Very fashionable. I just mind the head rest in the seat as it's difficult to fit in any seat liner.

A really nice to drive all-rounder

4
  • quality
  • looks
  • smaller-in-size bassinet

Loving it! A really nice to drive all-rounder.

  • Comfortable for the baby
  • Well-made
  • Steering
  • Handlebar is on the looser side
  • Carrycot is nice and deep but with a short mattress

It's nice and compact, and comfortable for the baby. The steering also feels well. The handlebar could be sturdier, like this, it's a bit noisy. We are happy with it overall.

The front wheels rattle a bit

4
  • nice, luxuriously looking
  • the front wheels rattle a bit

A very nice, comfily-padded pram but the front wheels rattle a bit. I would also prolong the hood.

  • Design
  • Spacious bassinet (and also the seat)
  • Easy-to-clean materials
  • Large-enough basket
  • Comfortable seat
  • Large-enough canopy
  • Wheels - driving comfort
  • Easy push, even though the chassis is heavier
  • Easy folding - mainly with the seat unit
  • Easy overall manipulation
  • Headrest pillow
  • The handlebar has a will; it moves slightly
  • Heavier chassis

A good choice - made after a long time of thinking and weighing our options.

We bought it in 2019, and after long searching, we decided to go for the Oyster 3 in the Pebble colorway. The best thing about it is the seat unit - and mainly the fact that it folds so well with the chassis. You just fold the canopy back and fold it over. All folds in one piece. The handlebar to lift it and load it in the car is also an asset that not many combination prams have.

Bassinet-wise, it seems small-ish on the first sight, but it's spacious and mainly quite deep. My DS was using it until he was 6 months - and the last months were in winter, so with a footmuff.

I can certainly recommend the Oyster 3.

Very versatile

5

A stylish urban as well as occasional terrain option. Very versatile! We love the looks!

Your questions about the Babystyle Oyster 3

1)

Is the slightly rattling handle something to be concerned about?

Hey,

I would mostly say NO, don't be concerned too much. It is a small issue of the Oyster 3 by Babystyle, and a similar one can be found on telescopic handlebars of other sofisticated prams (like a [[cybex-priam-3|Cybex Priam[[ - and it is not overly noisy on the Oyster.

The only time I would be concerned about this would be if you plan to use your stroller on heavy terrain very regularly. In that case, I would get something larger and sturdier because a lot of strain damages the joints of any stroller, and if the joint is on the looser side already, it just might get looser and noisier over time even more.

Overall, I really liked the Oyster 3 and for urban parents, it's quite a luxury pram & pushchair. Btw, here's our in-depth Oyster 3 expert stroller review to help you know more about this pram!

Here's an article about stroller handlebars to know more, if that helps as well 😉 And good luck!

.eli - 23 Aug 2021
2)

Hello. Do you know what is the full length of the backrest for the Oyster 3 pushchair when the headrest is extended to maximum?

Hello, Aly,

Yes, sure, I did measure it with the headrest extended, and my measurement of the seat back for the Babystyle Oyster 3 was 49 cm. I did fit a 3yo inside with the canopy up high if that helps.

.eli - 03 Jun 2021

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