A stroller, car seat, carry cot, Boot cover and changing bag for a price less than you would ever expect, the Hauck Condor All in One Set Pushchair gives you great value for money and not bad performance either. So, if you are searching for a coordinated package that will take your baby anywhere from birth to toddlerhood, without burning your pocket, then it is pretty hard to argue against the practical Condor All in One Travel System from Hauck. With an objective to cater to the needs of children in the best possible way, Hauck has been caring for the well-being of entire generations of babies since 1921. Here is the detailed list of our findings of this practical travel system.
A Comfortable Buggy:
The Hauck Condor All in One Travel System is a smart and light pushchair suited from birth to toddler (approximately 4 years). With the Condor All in One Set from Hauck you are fully equipped from the start. The chassis seems to be a traditional buggy shape. Available in gorgeously attractive navy, charcoal, orange, red and turquoise colours with a circle graphic on each item, it is quite stylish without being too stunning; perhaps it may not turn heads and will not offend either. A closer look at its design features will tell you that the Condor has a visually attractive aluminium frame meaning that it is pretty durable and lightweight at the same time.
The pushchair is of telescopic-folding type (also known as the umbrella type) making it one of the really small folding pushchairs. It is also much more compact than the traditional suspended type of pushchairs and we had no problems whatsoever folding it and storing it in the car boot or taking it on public transport. The whole process of folding and unfolding was fast and seamless. Thanks to the compact fold mechanism of this travel system which is also freestanding when folded.
The buggy has four smart pairs of plastic wheels, each of diameter 17cm giving good steerage, manoeuvrability and stability. The front wheels of the pushchair come with swivel/lock (360°) that makes life easier around town and gives you greater flexibility depending on where you are. With double back wheels, the independent wheel suspension of the buggy makes manoeuvring through grocery aisles, subway platforms and crowded boutiques a simple, one-handed task.
There is an excellent spring mechanism acting on both back wheels that gives a safer and smoother ride. We also found that the wheels are easy to put on. Not to mention that there is also a foot operated brake to prevent it from rolling if you park it on a hill.
Telescopic height-adjustable handle:
Weighing 10 kg, the buggy features a telescopic height-adjustable handle of length 102-105 cm that will suit to your size and save your back. The handle you pull to collapse the pushchair can also be made use for carrying, though this is not ideal. The handle can be adjusted to suit two different positions. The easy grip handlebars could be raised or lowered to make sure that whoever is pushing the pram feels comfortable. The front bumper bar is removable from the buggy, supposing you have to fit the car seat clips and provides comfort as your baby grows. Another useful feature is the adjustable calf support that accepts that not all kids have the same length legs.
The car seat is suited for use from newborn to 13kg (about 12 -15 months). You can use it with your baby in the car, then lift the seat out of the car and clip onto the pushchair chassis. It is as simple as this. The car seat comes with its own integral hood with a viewing window that helps totally cover up your little baby, head support pillow and 5-point safety harnesses for maximum safety.
Once your baby is big enough to sit up and watch things, you will probably want to start using the seat unit instead of the carry cot. The seat unit is built with a wide, comfortable padded seat with integral safety harness for your newborn. Besides, the footrest can be adjusted to three positions to fit a growing child and this you can either raise or lower it as required.
The seat recline on the buggy is pretty simple to operate and has four reclining positions. With a reclining position of 151° and sitting position of 102°, the seat goes pretty flat enough for a newborn, though we feel that you may not use this feature much as you got the carrycot anyway. Do note that the seat only faces away from the parent on this Hauck Condor buggy.
Car seat features:
The handle grip is ergonomically styled with one handed adjustment. The car seat has a seat belt pad to make sure the chair is safe and accounts for premium comfort. With a detachable, full shell Styrofoam inlay, an adjustable headrest protector gives that extra bit of protection for your baby.
The outer material of the seat is made of 100 % polyester and is filled with 100 % polyester fleece. With the central belt adjustment in place, you will find it pretty easy to adjust the length of the belt and this feature hits home the message of just how important protection is to a pushchair. Weighing less than 3 kg, the car seat is extra light, removable and washable.
The pram and car seat clip onto built-in adapters in the arm rests. The car seat in combo with Hauck strollers/pushchairs turns out to be a classy Shop’n drive travel system. This baby car seat is a Zero Plus Comfort Group 0+ forward and rear facing one. The Condor All in One travel system complies with the required safety standards like the EN 1888:2003-01 + A1:2005-08+A2:2005-08+A3:2005-08.
The carrycot of the Hauck Condor All in One Travel Set has its own carry handles and clips effortlessly onto the pushchair chassis, (on top of the seat that goes flat) and this feature will turn the buggy into a pram allowing the baby to lie flat. We also found that the rigid carrycot is well padded and comfortable. The baby also faces the parent who is pushing the pram. Another impressive feature is that the carrycot includes a spacious padded hood with contrasting fabric interior to keep the rain or wind off the baby’s face. You can also lower or raise the hood without waking the baby up. There is a matching apron which fits across the carrycot in order to keep the baby completely warm and snug. On using, we found that both the car seat and the carry cot are quite easy to attach to the buggy. The good thing is that they do not need separate adaptors as they may easily get lost and do not detach the seat unit, so there is no real fussing. This means that both the carrycot and car seat feel completely secure in place.
Just underneath the seat unit, there is a large shopping basket, perfect for shopping and other essentials. You can also use the space to store the matching, rucksack style baby changing bag. This changing bag comes with its own changing mat and gives one plenty of pockets to keep all those baby essentials. The removable canopy and cover is easily hand washable. You can use the rain cover either when the Condor is set up as a pushchair or pram. It will no doubt cover the entire length of the chassis, keeping your child really warm and dry.}
This Hauck Condor All in One pushchair measures 90 cm (L) x 54 cm (W) x 105 (H) cm when unfolded and the folded dimension is 108 cm (L) x 35 cm (W) x 48 cm (H). The length and width of the car seat is 20cm & 34 cm respectively, with the back being 49 cm. The length of the back rest is 81 cm.
This travel system is covered under a warranty of 6 months against manufacturing defects from the original date of purchase.
What to watch out for:
Given the price, we expected there to be a few short comings, perhaps the most noticeable are the handles. Though they are adjustable, we found that they lack padding and this means it would be a bit uncomfortable to push for longer periods. The pushchair is not the lightest and so it is not that easy to carry around. Coming to the carrycot, it is removed from the chassis by pushing the buttons on either side.
This makes you feel like as though it might tip with a baby in, so it is best to leave your baby in place if he is sleeping when you get home. Another drawback is that the attachment for the car seat and the carrycot is accessed via a covered recess in the arms of the pushchair. Now this is a bit tricky and may break your nails. When you leave the seat in place all the time, it may look bulky and feel heavier with the additional items on. The top of the seat sticks out at the end of the carrycot, marring the overall look. The changing bag is nothing brilliant, but will at least hang of the pushchair with ease.
Pros: All your baby’s travel needs in one neat package, and at a great-value price
Cons: The carrycot sits awkwardly on buggy seat with few attachments a bit fiddly
With almost everything you require, down to the changing bag and rain cover, the Hauck Condor All in One Travel System gives an all-in-one option at a good price. Nevertheless, as is often the way with most travel systems, not all are perfect. Likewise in this case, the harsh handles and bulky appearance with the carrycot in place may tend to put you off. So the bottom-line, if you are a parent looking for any budget solution for your baby’s travel needs, then this one is made for you.
Hauck Condor All in One – Product Specification Table
|Model Name||Hauck Condor All in One Set Travel System|
|Available Colours (with product code)||Lolli Turquoise (126042), Lolli Orange (126059),
Lolli Lime (126066),Trio Charcoal (126073),
Trio Red (126080) & Trio Navy (126097)
|Suitable age to use||0-4 years|
|Type of pushchair||Travel System|
|Material of Chassis||Aluminium|
|Folding type||Telescopic or umbrella type|
|Number of seats||One|
|Number of twin wheels||4|
|Swivel/locking front wheels||Yes|
|Independent wheel suspension||Yes|
|Spring mechanism||Yes (on back wheels)|
|Handle||Telescopic height-adjustable handle|
|Adjustable height of handle||102-105 cm|
|Number of adjustable handle positions||2|
|Front bumper bar||Removable|
|Adjustable calf support||Yes|
|Car seat features|
|Suitable age to use||up to 15 months|
|Load capacity||Load capacity|
|Seat Weight||3 kg|
|Head support pillow||Yes|
|Safety harness||Adjustable 5 point harness|
|Washable seat fabrics||Yes|
|Number of back rest positions||4|
|Number of leg rest positions||3|
|One handed adjustment||Yes|
|Material||100 % polyester|
|Filling||100 % polyester fleece|
|Central belt adjustment||Yes|
|Car seat compatible||Yes|
|Reversible seat units||No|
|Carry cot||Yes (padded)|
|Opened||90 cm (L) x 54 cm (W) x 105 (H) cm|
|Folded||108 cm (L) x 35 cm (W) x 48 cm (H)|
|Seat length||20 cm|
|Seat width||34 cm|
|Back length||49 cm|
|Length of back rest||81 cm|
|Safety standards||EN 1888:2003-01 + A1:2005-08+A2:2005-08+A3:2005-08|
|Manufacturer warranty||6 months|
|Highlight features||All in One Set Travel System
Compact than traditional suspended type
Freestanding when folded
Easy grip handlebars
Forward & rear facing
Car seat with detachable, full shell Styrofoam inlay
No need for separate adaptors
Removable, hand washable canopy & cover
Car seat fitted rear facing
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