Key features of the Oyster 3
- A stunning chassis delicately dressed with gorgeous fabrics and brand signatures
- Lie-flat recline - suitable from birth
- Stroller can be folded with seat unit attached
- Hood and harness height can be adjusted to suit a growing infant
- Stitched-in sun visor and ventilation net; hood hosts a UV 50+ rating
- Button adjust calf-rest; footwell can be popped outwards for additional comfort
- Spacious and ventilated shopping basket
- Unique turbine wheel design for a precision finish
- Front swivel wheels with one-click locking mechanism
- Foam-filled PU tyres and all-round suspension for a smoother all-terrain push
The Oyster 3 seat unit has a lie-flat recline so is suitable from birth should you need it. Though the seat unit of the Oyster 3 can be used from birth, you can also purchase a carrycot to use on your pushchair chassis.
The BabyStyle Oyster 3 is suitable right up to 20kg, which is great compared to lots of strollers only tested to 15kg. The clever magnetic harness, hood and headrest are all connected and adjust simultaneously by squeezing the buttons at each side of the hood. They can then be moved up and down together to adjust the height needed, much better than having to re-thread!
The hood is large and features an additional section that can be unzipped for great coverage. There is also a flip-out sun visor at the front and it offers UPF50+ protection. The canopy has a ventilation section towards the back, which is really useful in hotter weather, and can also be used as a peek-a-boo window. The hood is finished with a metal trim to coordinate with the pushchair chassis.
The calf-rest at the bottom of the seat can be propped up for younger babies and nap times or lowered back into position to accommodate an older child. Underneath the calf-rest there is a zip-open pocket, ideal for small essentials or an insect net accessory.
The detachable leatherette bumper bar is gate opening and swings out of the way easily when getting baby in and out. The seat unit can be attached both parent and world facing and it is so easy to remove it from the chassis. Simply pull the handle strap in the base of the seat with one hand and lift up!
Large with chrome-effect rims, the wheels have rubber feel tyres that are foam filled. Durable and puncture proof, they offer a smooth ride with the built in, all round suspension. The front wheels swivel or can be locked in to position for rougher terrain using the handy switch at the bottom of the footrest. The brake is right in the centre of the rear wheel axle and is easy to pop on and off with a touch of your toes.
The shopping basket is a really good size and there is plenty of space to slide shopping bags in and out with ease. There's also a netted pocket towards the front which is perfect for a raincover.
The handlebar is a telescopic and adjusted using a central one-handed squeeze button. It is covered in leatherette that adds to the overall appearance.
This Ultimate Bundle includes a matching Oyster 3 carrycot, which is suitable from birth up to around 6 months old or when baby is starting to sit up, with a maximum weight of 9kg. It incorporates the hood and removable apron in matching fabrics, padded zip-out liner, mattress and raincover, and is suitable for occasional overnight sleeping, making it a great alternative to a travel cot on those early trips away.
It's a great size and is also deep so that baby is nicely sheltered and cocooned. The cleverly designed apron covers the carrycot and curves outwards, giving a sense of room and a chic silhouette to the pram.
Removing the carrycot is really simple and is done using just one hand. Just pull the lever at the back of the hood and lift the carrycot off without disturbing the passenger inside. If you want to put the carrycot down with baby still in it, there are nifty pop-out feet to allow it to stand stable. Pop these feet back in and there are gentle rocking bars which can be used to soothe baby when the carrycot is off the pushchair chassis.
Designed to perfectly complement your Oyster 3 stroller, the matching footmuff features a super-soft inner and lovely woven fabric outer to keep your little one cosy on the coldest days. The shape fits around your clever sliding pushchair headrest and the footmuff is secured with the harness straps. The front can be zipped off to leave a comfortable seat liner with a reversible wipe-clean side.
The satchel-style changing bag comes with a handy mat and is made to fit neatly in the Oyster 3 shopping basket or clip easily onto the handlebar.
Also included in this bundle is the Oyster Capsule i-Size infant car seat in matching fabrics, which can be securely fitted in almost any car using the adult seat belt or the Duofix ISOFIX base that comes as part of the package. The seat is used rear facing and is suitable from 40-83cm, which is around birth to 15 months old. The multi car seat adaptors allow you to attach the Capsule - and select other infant carrier models - to your pushchair chassis, giving you all the convenience of a full travel system.
The Oyster 3 Ultimate Bundle lives up to its name with a host of other accessories for all weathers and occasions. You'll also receive a parasol, cosy seat liner, car seat raincover, cupholder and buggy lock.
If you don't need a car seat, or you'd like a smaller bundle, take a look at the other options on the Pushchair Expert Shop site!
Oyster 3 specifications:
- Suitability: From birth - 22kg
- Weight: 12kg
- Open size: 77 x 57 x 109cm
- Folded size: 70 x 57 x 37cm
- Width: 57cm
- Seat height: 47 - 55cm
- Warranty: 2 years
- Available colours: Caviar, Cherry, Mercury, Mustard, Pepper, Rich Navy, Tonic, Vanilla
- Luxury Bundle includes: Pushchair with bumper bar and raincover, carrycot, Oyster Capsule i-Size infant car seat, Duofix ISOFIX base, car seat adaptors, footmuff, changing bag, parasol in black, car seat raincover, seat liner, cupholder and buggy lock
Conclusion: The Oyster is one of the most popular pushchairs of all time with universal appeal. Now in its third generation, it has had a total makeover. The new Oyster 3 by BabyStyle is virtually unrecognisable from the Oyster 2 but still retains that signature Oyster DNA we know and love.