The Mountain Buggy Urban Single has been discontinued and replaced by the Mountain Buggy Urban Jungle. Although it's expensive, reviewers say the Mountain Buggy Urban Single all-terrain stroller is worth it -- these strollers are durable and built to last. Owners say the Mountain Buggy Urban rides smoothly on trails, gravel or sidewalks, and a swiveling front wheel makes for easier maneuvering. The front wheel can also be locked for better off-road stability. Reviewers love the height-adjustable handlebar, which is a feature that is surprisingly hard to find on all-terrain and jogging strollers. What sets the Mountain Buggy Urban apart from most other three-wheeled strollers is its fully reclining seat, which makes it appropriate for newborns, and its high 77-pound weight limit. The BOB Revolution (*Est. $390) receives better reviews overall, and it's significantly cheaper. In 2009, the manufacturer of Mountain Buggy declared bankruptcy, and phil&teds purchased the company. Although phil&teds has declared their admiration for the Mountain Buggy brand, there may be some changes to the line later this year.
The Mountain Buggy Urban Single receives detailed coverage from Which?, the British consumer testing magazine. Cookie magazine also tests this all-terrain stroller and rates it on three criteria. The authors of one top baby gear book also provide useful information; they review the stroller briefly, and provide detailed coverage of the Mountain Buggy brand in general.
1. Which? magazine
Which? magazine, a highly credible source of consumer product reviews, has included the Mountain Buggy Urban Single in its latest stroller roundup. Editors say the Mountain Buggy Urban stroller is comfortable and handles well, but they also caution that it's heavy and difficult to maneuver in buses and other tight spaces.
Review: Pushchair Reviews, Editors of Which? magazine, April 8, 2008
2. Cookie Magazine
Like other reviewers, Cookie magazine's tester finds that the Mountain Buggy Urban Single is hard to maneuver in tight spaces, but it excels everywhere else. The all-terrain stroller also rates highly on durability.
Review: Jogging Strollers, Catherine Coreno, October 2008
In this brief review, the editors of Baby-Gaga.com call the Mountain Buggy Urban Single stroller a "standout product" for its durable build, all-terrain ability, light weight and ease of folding, but also note that it's expensive and not meant for jogging.
Review: Mountain Buggy Urban Single, Editors of Baby-Gaga.com
In an older report, ConsumerReports.org tests the Mountain Buggy Urban Single against seven other all-terrain strollers. Unfortunately, the report and testing criteria are no longer available online.
Review: Strollers, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, October 2007
In this thorough review, illustrated with 25 pictures, StrollersAndPrams.com gives the Mountain Buggy Urban Single high marks for its all-terrain ability, easy one-hand steering, comfortable seat and easy fold. However, the editors note that the seat is a bit shallow and extra accessories add to the already high price.
Review: Mountain Buggy Urban Single Review, Editors of StrollersAndPrams.com
6. Baby Bargains
In a section on the best all-terrain strollers, Denise and Alan Fields discuss the Mountain Buggy Urban Single.
Review: Chapter 9: Strollers, Diaper Bags, Carriers and Other To Go Gear, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition, 2009
This site has more than a dozen short reviews by parents of the Mountain Buggy Urban Single. Reviewers like the maneuverability and the lockable swivel wheel, but some owners say the stroller is a bit heavy and the canopy is too small.
Review: Urban Single by Mountain Buggy, Contributors to Lilaguide.com