- 单手倾斜with a lie-flat seat
- Puncture-free tyres
- Compact fold – folds with seat unit still attached
- Easy to carry (has a retractable carry handle)
- Carrycot tricky to remove
- Covers not machine-washable
What are the key features?
- Adjustable handlebar
- Folds with seat in both directions
- Large turbine rear wheels
- Five-point safety harness
- Pull-out sun visor and ventilation net
- Soft suspension
- Packages include carrycot, stroller, i-Size infant car seat, Duofix base and car seat adaptors
What are the specs?
- Suitable from: Birth to 22kg
- Pushchair orientation: Parent- and world-facing
- Number of wheels: Four
- 尺寸：L 94 x W 57 x H 102厘米
- 折叠时尺寸：L 71 x W 37 x H 57 cm
- Weight: 11.7kg
- Compatible with the following car seats: Oyster 3 Carapace, Maxi-Cosi Cabrio Fix, Maxi-Cosi Pebble, Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus, Cybex Cloud Q, Cybex Aton Q, Joie i-Level, BeSafe iZi Go Modular i-Size, BeSafe iZi Go x1, Kiddy Evoluna i-Size 2
- RRP: £499 (£886 for bundle) at time of review
What does the package include?
While we only tested the seat and chassis for the Oyster 3, you can also buy it as a bundle which includes a carrycot and car seat.
The carrycot has been improved on previous models with a new easier-to-use ‘lift-off’ mechanism. Plus, it has a rocking base to help soothe your baby. If you’re after extra stability, four feet pop out to keep the carrycot stationary.
Larger bundles include extras such as sun parasols, footmuffs and rain covers for the car seat along with a matching change bag, if your budget allows. There’s a choice of eight colours and our test buggy was in the berry colourway.
The BabyStyle is easy to put together and only took our tester a few minutes to fully assemble. Because the hood was already attached, it was just a matter of attaching the wheels to the frame and then clicking the seat into place.
The wheels also have different colour markings on the inside to make it easier to know which wheel goes on which side, and our tester only needed to refer to the instructions once to figure out how to change the seat position from parent- to forward-facing.
There’s a comprehensive instruction manual online which features photographs of the product, in place of graphics, to make it easy to understand.
请注意，为期两年的保修仅覆盖底盘和座椅框架 - 座椅织物，随身携带，配件和PVC雨盖均涵盖了六个月。
The BabyStyle Oyster 3 is, quite simply, a beautiful越野车. It looks really smart with large rear wheels and it exudes an air of quality and style.
The buggy design promises to fit a child up to 22kg (approximately four years of age), however our tester felt it would be a little on the small side if you have an older child as they would likely outgrow the seat faster than expected.
The quality of the pushchair as a whole really shines through though and BabyStyle has lovely aesthetic touches, most noticeably the almost-pearlescent wheels, which makes a pleasant change from the usual chrome.
With the extendable handlebar, which is effortless to use, the pram offers a good range of height settings making it the best on test for flexibility when it comes to daily use by more than one parent or adult.
The Oyster 3 is really comfy to push – our tester found she was able to keep her stride and even power walk when she wanted to. It also has a tight turning circle and a slim base, which makes it a good option if you use public transport regularly.
We’ve taken it off-road and on public transport and it handled both well, absorbing uneven fields and tracks while also being able to squeeze onto the bus easily.
Chunky rear turbine wheels allow the buggy to bump up and down kerbs well and help it to run smoothly along pavements so that you don't feel every lump and groove along the way.
It’s well-balanced in general so it doesn't tip over when being pushed sharply around tight corners or over tree roots, even when loaded with shopping, a baby in the seat and a child on the buggy board.
When it comes to storage, the basket is more than adequate and fits two or three shopping bags along with the rain cover. It didn’t struggle with the weight once loaded either – the basket held firm and the buggy was still easy to manoeuvre.
The hood is UV 50+-protected and is a good size. It also extends to keep the sun off the child on even the sunniest of days.
How does it fold?
You need two hands to fold the pushchair as there is a switch either side (which means finding a safe place for the baby when you do it, which could prove slightly problematic on pubic transport), however, once folded, it is compact and light with a clip to keep it in place and a handle for carrying.
它将整齐地在楼梯下面 - 它需要直立存储，因为它不会独立存在 - 并且可以用仍然附着在越野车板上折叠，这是一个很好的奖励。
Once folded, it can also fit comfortably into most medium-sized car boots, but the wheels are easy to remove if you need to squeeze it into a smaller space.
The Oyster 3 is well-designed for older children and offers good longevity as there are two release buttons on the edge of the hood that allow you to adjust both the height of the canopy and the harness without any need to touch the straps.
爱我们的牡蛎 - 它很轻，适合我们的小型汽车，而我的DS非常舒适。
How safe is it?
BabyStyle's five-point harness works well (the clip holds the straps firmly in place), but the strap between the legs didn't fasten tight enough for our tester’s liking – while it was difficult for her seven-month-old to wriggle his arms out, she found it fit her nearly three-year-old more snugly.
The straps are easy to clip together, even with a wilful baby in the seat, and the pram also has a belly bar that sat across our tester’s baby securely at belly-button height – he loved leaning forward and holding onto it during journeys.
While the buggy is quite light at 11.7kg, it’s also very sturdy. It balances well with a couple of bags hanging off the back (with or without a small passenger) and our tester also loaded it with day-to-day items, such as handbags, changing bags and shopping bags, and found that it didn’t topple – this included with the seat both fully reclined and fully upright.
The brake is positioned in the middle of the rear bar and is easy to click on and off, even with no shoes. It feels very secure and stays firm once on which prevents any fear of the buggy rolling away.
The rain cover is effective in all weathers and fits well without a struggle, making it ideal for any sporadic downpour. It's generously-sized, covering the buggy almost completely, and it folds down compactly to fit into the storage basket after use.
包括的附加功能很小 - 越野车不包括脚戴式，这很可惜，但是可以选择购买越野车板（约40英镑），我们尝试了，测试和喜欢。
Our tester was particularly impressed with the buggy board because of how easy it was to use. While the Oyster's handlebar is height-adjustable, the buggy board didn't affect our tester's stride at all.
The fabric is tough and hard-wearing, but also simple to clean. We tested a dark colour and found that daily stains weren’t very noticeable. Any marks that could be seen were easily removed with a damp cloth and a good scrub.
During testing, the Oyster 3 was subjected to spilled milk, mud and juice and all marks disappeared with spot cleaning. Once dried, there were no visible stains.
The seat inserts can be removed for washing, but the manufacturer recommends that these are handwashed at 30 degrees rather than being put through the washing machine.
Our tester said she would be happy to pay the price, especially for the quality the BabyStyle Oyster 3 offers. Overall, she found it a pleasure to use and said it fit neatly into her daily routine. As such, we think it's a firm favourite for any growing family.
We asked Terri, a mum of two, to test each travel system with her seven-month-old. She also has a seven-year-old, so was looking for a hardworking buggy that could handle the needs of a newborn, but also go the distance on the school run. We set a variety of challenges that you would find in everyday life and tested the travel systems in six key categories: assembly, safety and stability, day-to-day use, cleanliness, aesthetics and value for money.