i'coo Platon 3 Air Reviews and Specifications
*Colour range may not be available in all regions
- 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
Specifications for this pram are not currently available.
A very solid pramReviewed by:
australia, Nov 23, 2010
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.
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.
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.
Super Pushchair but not for everybodyReviewed by:
North Yorkshire, England, Mar 08, 2008
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.
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.
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.
Cambridgeshire, Jun 10, 2006
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.
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.
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.