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About the 2005 I-coo Platon 3 Air

Average User Rating:

4.0 out of 5 based on 9 user reviews.

  • single-handed height adjustment
  • Handbrake, easy to fold
  • 5-point safety belt with shoulder pad
  • detachable bumper bar with washable protective cover
  • aluminium frame
  • adjustable footrest
  • adjustable suspension system
  • Softfix brake
  • self-steering front wheel
  • AIR wheels (optional ACW)
  • reversible seat unit
  • ball-bearing wheels
Suitable From Year Released Pram / Stroller Type Jogger? Number of Seats
Birth 2005 Single Yes 1
Seat
Seat Type Seat Recline Angle Seat Recline Positions Seat Recline Method Seat Capacity
Structured fabric 0 0 N/A 0 kg
Removable Bumper Adjustable Footrest Harness Type Reversible Seat
Yes Yes Yes No
Wheels
Front Wheels Type Front Wheels Size Back Wheels Type Back Wheels Size
Plastic 0 cm Plastic 0 cm
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A very solid pram

2005 I-coo Platon 3 Air

3 / 5. Reviewed By Teagz, Australia on 23rd Nov 10

General Review

Overall this pram is a strong well build pram. With plenty of basket space and pockets. The sleeping bag attachment in great for the when you have a little baby and it is easy to move the seat and handle is extendable.

The Pros

It's great for people who walk everywhere. It has lots of space to store items and a great viewing window in the hood. Its easy to adjust the chair and the hood as well as the extendable handle. It can be used either in pram or stroller mode.

The Cons

It's very big and hard to manover when out shopping. It takes up too much boot space and space around the home. It is very hard to get in out of the car as it is quite heavy. And I have no idea how to use the rain cover, it is way to big and impractical to take with you in case it was to rain. Also you have to lift the basket every time you want to get something out when it in the laying down position.

hard wearing, hard working, brilliant!

2005 I-coo Platon 4 Air

5 / 5. Reviewed By Heloha, Wales on 21st Apr 09

General Review

We had ours for our first child in 2004. We liked the unisex colours and i wanted a solid sturdy pushchair with a good size basket underneath. We got all the works, the infant carrier, cocoon, footmuff and hoods. We're expecting our 3rd child in 2 months time and the pushchair is still in fab condition. We've taken it "off roading" and out in all sorts of weather/terrains.

The Pros

Solid, sturdy reliable and smart and trendy.
Comes apart easy.
good accessories and changeable position.
secure break
adjustable handle

The Cons

after having it for over 5 years the wheels lock into the "straight" position now and again - but it's worth having to bend down and switch them to "swivel"

Super Pushchair but not for everybody

2005 I-coo Platon 3 Air

4 / 5. Reviewed By Tracy, North Yorkshire, England on 8th Mar 08

General Review

The Platon 3 is a good solid and sturdy piece of german engineering. Icoo is the 'Hauck' brands top of the range pushchair systems. What drew my husband and I to purchase this pram was the fact that we needed something which could cope with alot of punishment. We live in the Cleveland Hills on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park in North East England so the pushchair had to cope with alot of 'off road' conditions, the weather is also an issue here as we get strong winds and snow in the winter, this is where the 3-wheel system and weight (15kg) come in useful. Lightweight pushchairs are all well and good for shoppers and public transport users but not so good for bad weather and mix terrain. We spend alot of time at the beach surfing and jet-skiing as part of our sport so needed a pushchair that could cope with wading through sand and again dealing with blustery conditions. After looking at 'designer' pushchairs such as bugaboo, Jane, Phil & Teds etc we felt these where too flimpsy and not very practical for what we needed even though many claimed to be 'off roading' meaning they are great for pushing around a park. When we saw the Platon we fell in love with it. It meets all weather challenges and is great for all terrain. The adjustable suspension system is excellent for going through deep mud, over large exposed tree roots, rocks and ruts. It cuts through mud, sand and deep snow like a knife through butter and due to its weight it can cope well with blustery winds without falling over. Our daughter (now 6mths) has riden in the pushchair since birth - I never bothered purchasing the carrycot due to the adjustable backrest. The ride is extremely comfortable and the suspension system easily rocks her to sleep. It seems alot smaller in length and width than other 3-wheel systems we have seen including mountain buggy and out-n-about. The downside for this pushchair is that it is not very practical for taking into town/city if you wish to do some shopping due to its 'not so nippy' steering system even though it has a self steering front wheel nor is it practical for those who rely on public transport. The pushchair has to be dismantled in two parts i.e the seat then the frame and wheels so if you have a car smaller than an Vauxhall Astra you will have difficulties in loading it into a boot (we have a disco3 and volvo V40 and in these it takes up a great deal of boot space). The shopping basket is large but it can be difficult to place items in it due to the cross frame on the seat, but due to its weight it copes well when having to load bags on the handle bar - even though this is not something that you should do. The material is very easy to wash, clean and dry; there have been times when we have had to blasted the whole pushchair down with a powerwasher to get clay-like mud off it. The pneumatic tyres add to the smooth ride and have never had a puncture but occassionally they do require pumping up. My husband sees this pushchair as the equivalant to a 'mountain bike' or a tiny 'land rover'. If you want durability, reliability, strenght, modern design and something that can cope with all terrain then seriously consider the Icoo Platon or the new 'Peek 3' which is very similar in design and practicality.

The Pros

Strong, durable and extremely spacious, comfortable and cosy. Not very expensive for what you get. Excellent all terrain and all weather pushchair. Excellent adjustable suspension system. Larger than average shopping basket. Adjustable handle. Lots of built in storage in hood and footmuff. Good braking system. Suitable from Birth. Reversible seat unit.

The Cons

Takes up alot of boot space. Not good for those who have a small car or those who rely on public transport. Not practical for shopping in town/city due to bulkiness. The Weight of 15kgs could be an issue for some people. Could take up alot of storage space for someone with a small home.

i'coo platon air 4

2005 I-coo Platon 4 Air

4 / 5. Reviewed By Amy, Surrey England on 27th Mar 07

General Review

i have had the i'coo platon for two years and it has only just started to look used i have put mine throw alot with walking to and from school an hour each way and we have taken it to wales with us it is great the cosytoes is great very big the hood is a nice size for it the raincover that goes on the is great to their is only a coulpe of things i dont like about the i'coo and that is that it is so heavy but then its why it can be puthrow alot and that the hood when not up and facing away from you on mine anyway keeps sliding down between the handle and gets stuck i was told that i wouldnt be able to fold it with the seat facing me and i found that i coulds do that it takes up abit more room in the car that way than the other but if you had to take it of compleatly then it would take up loads more i have hads loads of pushchairs in the 12 years of being a mum and i would recomed this to anyone that doesnt mind a heavy pushchair

The Pros

the size of its seat
that it can be put throw so much and still look god
that it faces both ways
that you can take the seat apart to wash
that it can be used for short and tall people

The Cons

that the hod keeps moveing on mine when not up

Sturdy, stabile, great for tall people

2005 I-coo Platon 4 Air

5 / 5. Reviewed By Kjersti Jacobsen, Norway on 12th Feb 07

General Review

We have used our Platon 4 for over a year now with no major problems. We purchased it for it's many great features, but above all because it has a nice telescoping tall handle. My husband and I are both very tall (6'2" and 6'5"), and both of us can push it while remaining upright. That,in combination with the steerable front wheels, has made the Platon very easy to use. We have do not have the seperate bassinet attachment for ours. Instead we have the softside carry bag which fits inside the pushchair seat. It functioned well for us. Our child was an early sitter, so we did not use the bag for long and she did not outgrow it. However, I could see that it could be too narrow as baby becomes larger. The seat is very durable and seems to be very comfortable for our daughter. A 'Voksi' bag fits easily on it for winter weather. We have enjoyed the large 'sunroof' window on the canopy which allows us to keep an eye on our daughter when the seat is facing away from us. It has air tires which are a plus if you must use it on different terrains. They have worn well and are as easy to repair as bicycle tires when punctured. The wheels come off by simply pressing a button and pulling them off. We have used our platon on many different terrains successfully. It is nice to have the locking frontwheels in deeper snow. Storage space is adequate on the Platon. I can fit two bags of groceries and a pack of diapers underneath (see cons for more info).

The Pros

Very easy to maneuver.
Easy to assemble/disassemble.
Easy to remove and maintain/repair tires.
Nice, durable finish (hardly a scratch on it).
Very stable.
Excellent suspension.
Large canopy helps keep out bad weather.
Easy to raise/lower seatback with one hand.
Easy to fold up.

The Cons

Very heavy (only an issue as we must bring it up and down stairs. Otherwise the extra weight makes it feel more stabile.)
Storage space can be difficult to accesss: While the space is plentiful, if the seat is facing toward the rear, it is next to impossible to get things in and out without removing the seat. On the upside, to remove the seat is extremely easy even with baby inside. There is a wider space for access when the seat faces outward and with a bit of planning and practice I can get a bag of groceries in and out.

super

2005 I-coo Platon Duo 4 Air

4 / 5. Reviewed By Renette Gruber, Austira on 3rd Jul 06

The Pros

seats facing any way you like
stearing of the front weals
easy to clean with a wet cloth

The Cons

heavy!
need a big car for the whole pram to fit in
with both seats on, the shopping basket underneath the pram is tricky to get to

Amazing!

2005 I-coo Platon 3 Air

5 / 5. Reviewed By Lucas, Cambridgeshire on 10th Jun 06

General Review

This is great for many reasons, it handles brilliantly. We can go running with it and it handles very well off road. It can go flat so suitable day bed for our daughter from newborn and for the last year, and as it is quite spacious possibly for another year.

The Pros

Can be fitted both directions. Very easy to put together. Handling. Suspensions. Moern design. Good quality. In the world of prams it is like a top of the range quality car. Not always cheapest, but you know why when you drive it.

The Cons

May not be the right pram for someone who use the bus. It fits well in the car but requires some space in the boot, which is fine with us but worth knowing.

great manuvral heavy duty stroller

2005 I-coo Platon 4 Air

5 / 5. Reviewed By Marcel Houben, Netherlands on 14th Dec 05

General Review

This stroller has it all. Revesable seat, big carry cot, easy adapters for life saver, big carry cot, good design, perfect steering, big basket, safe parking brake. I have it now for half year and use it every day. 2 miles each day when walking with my dog. We use it in forrest, open field and is put heavy to the test. No complaints yet. And shows no signs of wear down on wheels and suspension. But I have to say that I clean and greas the stroller when nessecary.

The Pros

Revesable seat, big carry cot, easy adapters for life saver, big carry cot, good design, perfect steering, big basket, safe parking brake.

The Cons

could not find one.

This has such potential..

2005 I-coo Platon Duo 4 Air

3 / 5. Reviewed By JodiM, Illinois on 2nd Dec 05

The Pros

Seat placement

Steers great

Plush seats/sleek design

The Cons

HEAVY! Seriously this thing is 60+lbs!

Putting it together is a pain.. I'm sure with time you would get the hang of it, but it's not a stroller you want to have to take apart all the time.

Bulky fold (And you have to remove the seats to fold it right)

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