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Maxi Cosi Elea

Maxi Cosi Elea Review

Introduction:

The Elea Pushchair is one of the latest offerings from Maxi Cosi. The Elea is super stylish and modern and is a real eye catcher!

Maxi Cosi Elea

The Elea is a well made quality pushchair that will last a long time. It is suitable for use from birth to approximately 3.5 years.

Whats included:

  • Chassis
  • Seat Unit
  • Baby Nest (similar to a footmuff)
  • Hood
  • Bumper Bar
  • Raincover
  • Parasol Clip
  • Maxi Cosi Car Seat Adaptors

Comfort:

The Elea features a very comfortable padded seat unit with a 5-point safety harness. The seat fabric is wipe clean making it very practical.

The seat has 3 recline positions which are easy to adjust, the recline control is situated at the back of the seat. When your child is seated in the Elea they can sit upright, a medium recline snoozing position or completely lay flat for optimum comfort.

The Seat unit can be forward or rearward facing, giving you the option of having your baby face you when they are younger, and as they get older and look to look around they can face forwards. The seat is simple to take on and off the chassis and to change to forward or rearward facing….no fiddling or messing around!

Elea multi view

Practicality:

Elea Folded

The Elea features an adjustable handle bar, with three different height options, making it comfortable to push for taller or shorter parents.

At around 13kg the Elea is not the lightest of pushchairs, but it is very sturdy and has a unique compact fold. You can fold the Elea with or without the seat unit attached, with the seat unit in place the fold is reasonably small (Maxi Cosi call it the 'Daily Fold'). Simply press two buttons on the right of the handle and one on the left, then push down and it collapses to flat.

If you remove the seat unit before folding, the fold is much more compact. This is called the 'Optimum fold', which is achieved by standing it upright on it's front wheels and lifting the carry handle in between the rear wheels. The whole frame then contracts horizontally, so you're left with a stroller size frame!

Manoeuvrability:

The Elea comes with large rear wheels and front lockable swivel wheels, cleverly the control for locking the front wheel is located at the side of the pushchair, which means you don't need to go around to the front and adjust them. The wheels are made from hard moulded foam, so you don't need to worry about getting a puncture.

Elea also features high performance suspension making it great for manoeuvring over all different types of terrain comfortable for you and baby.

The large shopping basket is no-nonsense and easy to access even with the seat in place. The brakes are are easy and flip-flop friendly, simply press the red pedal for brake on, and the blue pedal to realise the brake off.

Travel System Compatible:

Elea is suitable for use from birth, but is also travel system compatible. Simply combine with either the Maxi Cosi Cabriofix or Pebble infant car seats (Adaptors are included with the Elea Pushchair), and Maxi Cosi Carrycot to create a complete travel system.

Accessories:

Included with the Elea are the canopy, Baby Nest and raincover. The Baby Nest is cross between a normal footmuff and a baby swaddling blanket with a head hugger attached. The bottom flap covers baby then the two wings wrap over the top, resulting in cosy and comfy layered cocoon…perfect for newborns. It is well designed for multi purpose use, so that in the summer you can simply zip off the top layers to create a pushchair liner. Depending on the size of your baby it would be useful for approximately birth to 6 months.

The hood on the Elea is large with an extendable section for extra coverage and protection. It also features a pop out visor and a mesh viewing window to check on your little one.

The raincover is tailored to fit the Elea perfectly and is easy to fit with no velcro or poppers to deal with.

Maxi cosi Elea Review

Key Features

  • Suitable from birth
  • Three recline positions (two backward plus lie flat)
  • Easily reversible seat with rearward- and parent-facing options
  • Two calf positions
  • Height adjustable handlebar
  • 5-Point Safety Harness
  • Lockable Front Swivel Wheels
  • Foot operated parking brakes
  • Ergonomic Soft Foam Handles
  • High-performance suspension
  • Removable Bumper Bar
  • Washable Seat Pad
  • Adjustable Hood
  • Weight: 13kg
  • Folded Dimensions: 45cm(l)x84cm(w)x35cm(h)
  • Unfolded Dimensions: 51cm(l)x 80cm(w)x93.5-106cm(h)

Maxi Cosi Elea Reviews

4 out of 4 people who bought this product would recommend it.
Maxi Cosi Elea - Total Black52012-06-30

From Ghazal Haqani, London

5 Star Rating

The baby hasn't arrived yet so doesn't seem fair to comment yet as it is not used. I assembled it as soon as it reached me and found it pretty straightforward to put together. It feels quite sturdy, I liked the wheels and the push button mechanism for most of the adjustments on the pushchair. I was worried about the canopy as it is the 2011 version of the product and one of the usp of the 2012 version is the larger canopy, while the older has been criticised on several reviews as not big enough for the purpose. However, it is definitely the larger canopy version so quite relieved. The only downside so far is that the baby cocoon seems slightly faded and is not jet black as the seat unit, but it's a minor niggle which does not affect the product's plus points on the whole. The delivery was great, on time within the hour slot given, impressed.

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Maxi Cosi Elea - Total Black52012-06-19

From AmitC, Middlesex

5 Star Rating

We have bought the Maxi Cosi Elea in total black. Being a first time parents we found the huge variety of prams, pushchairs and travel systems baffling and sometimes overwhelming. We opted for the Elea because it ticked a lot of boxes. It can be folded to a very compact size and its super quick and easy to open. Has the option to lie flat so no need to buy a separate carrycot. Comes with a heap of useful extras like a newborn nest, raincover and maxi cosi adaptors allowing us to use it as a travel system with the pebble. The best thing was the price as we saved £135 buying it on babythings4u.co.uk, which meant there was more cash to spend on other things! Having arrived its proving to be as versatile and straightforward as we thought, so now just waiting for baby!

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Maxi Cosi Elea - Intense Red52012-04-22

From Kandice, Warwickshire

5 Star Rating

I ordered this pushchair after searching for the best price, I have never heard about this website and was amazed to find it. The delivery was excellent, I received it the next working day and it arrived within the 1 hr time slot. The pushchair is just amazing. it easy to fold and lift to place in the car. It so easy to move around and so easy to fit the car seat. Just Fantastic. You wont be disappointed!!!

Maxi Cosi Elea - Intense Red Picture
Maxi Cosi Elea - Total Black52012-02-28

From Mr A Starch, West Sussex

5 Star Rating

Well worth money, looks safe, space efficient and reliable. Delivery service is excellent. Although, I preodered this pushchair, it took only less than one week to get it delivered.

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