If you're looking for a holiday stroller that can stand upto baggage handlers, the Atlas could be the answer. It's lie flat, lightweight and folds down compactly.
The Atlas comes supplied with a raincover and hood. The raincover has matching trim which co-ordinates well with the vibrant designs of the Atlas, it's also a really good fit so you can be sure that your little one won't end up getting rained on.
The hood is big enough that you can probably get away without a parasol.
Reclining the Atlas isn't as easy as it should be. The mechanism can become a little stiff with time.
There are four recline positions, one of which is lie flat. On a lightweight budget pushchair this is rare and is one of the reasons that the Atlas has proved popular. Many people buy the Atlas stroller as a second pushchair to store in the car, or for holidays... and then end up using it more than their 'main' pushchair.
It also works well as a replacement for a bulky travel system.
The seat is comfortable enough that babies and toddlers will sleep with no problems. An adjustable legrest allows you to provide extra leg support as your baby grows. If buying for winter use you should bear in mind that there is no footmuff included.
Lightweight strollers like the Atlas are great for popping out to the shops. If you live in an area with lots of steps, the weight means you could probably carry the whole thing up or down the steps.
This is good because like some other unbrella folding strollers, the position of the brakes means they sometimes catch if you are bumping your way down a flight of steps.
The other benefit of a low weight is that it's nice and easy to steer. The positioning of the ergonomic foam covered handles play a part in this too. They are relatively high, mums shorter than 5'3" might find them a little uncomfortable.
Despite the low weight it's very sturdy. For such a cheap stroller the build quality is surprising. You can expect it to stand up to lots of abuse.
The wheels of the OBaby Atlas tend to wear down with extended use and there have been incidents of them sticking. A dousing with WD40 soon solves the latter problem, otherwise you'll find the steering getting progressively stiffer!
Due to the lightweight and low price some compromises have been made. The lack of suspension is noticeable on bumpier routes. Although around town and shops the ride is nice and smooth, so have a think where you will be using the stroller most and decide accordingly whether this is an issue.
Folding the Atlas takes a little practice. Once you've discovered the knack it seems obvious, but anytime someone new uses it they will struggle initially. When folded it's nice and small and should fit in any car boot.
A shopping basket is included underneath the seat. It's not very big and if the seat is reclined you'll struggle to get to it.
As a replacement stroller or for occasional use the Atlas is an excellent choice. It has a handy carry handle which is a useful feature for holiday pushchairs. It's a well built pushchair, but if used for prolonged periods you may find yourself having to replace worn down wheels.
When you consider the price, the Atlas represents great value for money.
Folded Size = 105 x 30 x 84cm
Unfolded Size = 105 x 46 x 27cm
Weight = 7.95kg