Out’n’About Nipper Sport Running Buggy Review
We take a close look at the Out'n'About Nipper Sport running buggy to see where it can take you and your child
Are you a new parent looking to find a running buggy capable of handling a variety of terrains?
If so, we’ve got you covered with our review of Out’n’About’s popular Nipper Sport Running Buggy.
Whether you’re a parent looking to find a stroller suitable for jogging or a buggy that can handle off-road conditions, the Nipper Sport could provide you with the solution you’ve been searching for.
Having won numerous awards for the best running buggy and the best value running buggy, we’ve decided to take a close look at the Nipper Sport to see just how good it is.
Where To Buy: amazon.co.uk
In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the key features of the running buggy, how much the Nipper Sport costs, what Out’n’About customers have to say and provide our verdict.
So without further ado, let’s examine the Out’n’About Nipper Sport in a bit more detail.
Who Are Out’n’About?
Out’n’About started out as a company looking to cater to new parents.
They wanted to allow new parents to continue their active outdoor lifestyles with their newest and smallest member of their family.
Having launched in 2001, Out’n’About have continued to create products to allow families to get outside and explore together.
They started by looking to find the perfect off-road all-terrain buggy, leading to the design and manufacture of their Nipper range.
While attempting to keep true to the design of the original Nipper buggy, Out’n’About have kept up with consumer trends and expanded their offerings.
They’ve proven so popular and successful that even the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge selected a bespoke version of the Nipper as their off-road buggy of choice a few years ago.
For the purposes of this article, we’ll be taking a look at the Out’n’About Nipper Sport.
Out’n’About Nipper Sport – Main Points
Where To Buy: amazon.co.uk
The Nipper Sport has large 16″ wheels and a fixed front wheel for all terrain stability.
With a lightweight aluminium frame, the Nipper Sport is easy to lift in and out of storage or remove from the car trunk.
Out’n’About’s design has a handlebar mounted brake lever (located in the middle) and an easy lock pedal break.
The handle bar can be adjusted to suit each parent and comes with lots of padding to provide a pleasant experience for the hands (no blisters!).
With rear suspension, Out’n’About are hoping to provide both parent and child with a smooth ride irrespective of surface.
The Nipper Sport has a multi-position reclining seat which is padded and a 5-point safety harness.
You can keep an eye on your child while running or walking thanks to the retractable sun canopy with peek-a-boo window.
There’s storage for parents in the shape of pockets and a large shopping pouch.
Now that we’ve highlighted some of the standout features, let’s take a quick look at some of the pros and cons before we delve deeper into our thoughts on the Nipper Sport.
Out’n’About Nipper Sport – Pros And Cons
• All terrain
• Sun canopy/peek-a-boo window
• Great price
• Excellent customer service
• Fixed front wheel
• Less reactive steering
• Cumbersome collapse mechanism
Having tried a number of running strollers on the market right now, the Out’n’About Nipper Sport Running Buggy does hold its own.
While it wouldn’t be my first choice in terms using it for jogging, this versatile running pram does represent the best value if you’re unwilling to pay a premium price for one of their rivals.
I used the Nipper Sport on a variety of different surfaces, including tarmac, gravel and off-road. It held up on all surfaces and I was impressed by the minimal wear and tear on the tyres.
The front wheel is fixed so it can make it more challenging when tackling corners or sharp turns, requiring more effort on your part to adjust the direction and momentum of the running buggy.
This is something to consider if you plan to use the Nipper Sport for walking rather than running and you anticipate some trips into cafes, shops or restaurants. It can be awkward to maneuver in tight situations.
The Nipper Sport has a handlebar mounted brake lever that works well, but perhaps could be a little more responsive. Its location in the middle of the handlebar is similar to other brands but some runners may have preferred a brake lever on the side rather than the middle.
The foot-break works well with minimal faff if you need to take a break from running to sip some water or tend to your very important passenger.
The Nipper Sport can be folded away using the lever on the left side of the running buggy – I found it quite awkward to operate in comparison to some one-handed, compact folds that other running strollers use.
If you’ve got a wiggle worm like me, you may find the 5-point safety harness a little tricky to use, especially if you’re looking to strap in your baby without help from another parent. The buckles can be difficult to thread through the padding (which is great but almost too padded!).
Aside from the fixed wheel, the Nipper Sport provides for an extremely smooth ride with excellent rear suspension and it held up better on all terrains than some other more expensive running strollers on the market.
There’s ample storage options for parents who need places to store personal items. I really appreciated the subtle storage on the hood for my keys and phones. The shopping basket is large enough to store spare clothes, but perhaps not ideal for smaller items that might slip through the mesh.
What Customers Are Saying
Out’n’About Nipper Sport Running Buggy had an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 based upon nearly 250 reviews on online retailer Amazon at the time of writing.
Kelly, who wrote the top-rated positive review of the Nipper Sport, was full of praise for the running buggy.
This product is fantastic! Really well designed with the extra brake on the handlebar to enable you to slow the pram down hill etc. It was bought to use as a running stroller, but can be used much wider, particularly over rough ground. Brilliant fit those who want to get back into running while looking after the baby, and our baby has had a good long snooze each time we’ve taken her out in it. The front wheel is fixed position only, and cannot be set to swivel, but the stroller is light enough to turn by slightly lifting the front so this is not much of an inconvenience, and definitely best to put safety first.
H left a more critical review of the Nipper Sport, giving it three stars.
I’ve had this pushchair about 2 years, and while it didn’t see much use during the first lockdown, it’s now the primary method of getting my toddler to and from nursery. To date I believe I’ve ran somewhere between 2-3,000 km with this thing, mainly roads (but with our potholes I’m glad of the stabilizers). My son never fails for fall asleep in it at the end of the day. It turns easy, moves quickly, and will hold a fair amount of stuff in the bag at the back. He’s a little lad, so I reckon he’ll still be able to fit comfortably for another year until his 4th birthday. I love it, and I’m glad I took a chance on it.
However, H docked the Nipper Sport two stars due to issues with some of the bolts, the rain cover and the breaks. But he conceded that as one of the more affordable running strollers on the market, he’s been impressed overall.
The Out’n’About Nipper Sport is competitive priced at £349.00 for carnival red or £319.99 for black.
Anything Else To Consider
If you’re still thinking about taking the plunge on the Nipper Sport, you should know that it comes with a quilted seat liner and rain cover (essential if you’re planning to use it in the UK!).
The Nipper Sport is compatible with all Out’n’About accessories.
Wrapping Up – Our Final Thoughts
We’ve reached the end of our review of the Out’n’About Nipper Sport Running Buggy.
It’s an extremely versatile running stroller capable of handling every surface.
The Nipper Sport is excellent value when you consider it’s half the price of some of its competitors.
If you’re working on a budget, the Out’n’About Nipper Sport gives new parents the chance to work out, get some fresh air and provide a comfortable ride for children all at an affordable price.
While it lacks some of the convenience of more expensive running strollers on the market, we certainly can’t argue with the price!