ARTICLE by Natalie Brown

CYBEX Balios S Lux vs Silver Cross Dune

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Parents who are searching for a superior, lavishly-designed stroller that can grow with their little one need look no further than the CYBEX Balios S Lux  and Silver Cross Dune.

Both of these top-notch models come packed with features to make them an enjoyable ride from birth all the way into toddlerhood; but there are also a few unique contrasts between them worth considering when making your decision.

Let's take a look at which one would make the perfect travel companion for your family...

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CYBEX Balios S Lux features

CYBEX recently introduced the new and improved Balios S Lux stroller for busy parents – a confident, stylish and convenient way to travel with your little one in comfort. There are some great features to note, some of which we love include:

Luxe detailing

As an upgraded version of the CYBEX Balios S, the all-new Balios S Lux stroller features a vegan leatherette handlebar with a matching bumper bar, two-tone harness and a luxurious breathable mesh seat fabric.

Never flat all-terrain tyres

Designed for parents to travel with confidence and peace of mind, the never flat wheels do not puncture no matter how rough the terrain and combined with the four-wheel suspension system, it's a smooth ride on every adventure.

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One-handed fold

The CYBEX Balios S Lux features a one-hand fold mechanism that makes it easy to fold and store. The stroller also features a adjustable handlebar, allowing parents of different heights to comfortably use the stroller.

From birth travel system

The CYBEX Balios S Lux promises luxurious and comfortable journeys from birth, thanks to its adjustable full ergonomic lie-flat seat unit. Little ones can enjoy maximum comfort with this option but there's more...

With CYBEX's Balios S Lux, parents can explore with a single stroller in three different ways. Simply attach the award-winning CYBEX infant car seat to the chassis or either of two newborn options - the Cot S Carrycot or Cocoon S to make your little ones journey spacious and comfortable.

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Advanced suspension

With the advanced CYBEX Balios S Lux, your little one can enjoy peaceful rides even on rough terrain thanks to its revolutionary frame-based rear suspension and front wheel suspension. 

Silver Cross Dune features

The Silver Cross Dune, is also a versatile, modular stroller system that can be used in a variety of configurations to accommodate a child from birth through the toddler years that boasts some equally impressive features...

Sustainable fabrics

The colourways of this stroller is inspired by the beauty of the environment, featuring a tonal, sophisticated palette of GlacierSpace and Stone. It's why the Silver Cross Dune has been crafted with sustainable and exclusively woven fabrics, made from 72 recycled plastic bottles in the complete travel system. 

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Compact fold

Transport and storage of the Silver Cross Dune is made simple thanks to its convenient carry handle. Plus, with a revolutionary one-handed free-standing fold feature, it can stand upright on four wheels without requiring your hands- or the luxe handle touching the floor.

From birth travel system

Like the CYBEX Balios S Lux, the Silver Cross Dune offers travel system configurations from birth. 

The Silver Cross Dune’s newborn bundles are designed with comfort and security in mind, offering parents the choice of five modes to best fit their family - from a snug cocooning pod for babies straight out of the box to the award-winning Silver Cross Dream infant car seat that can connect in seconds. Each mode features ultra-soft linings along with head huggers that ensure your little one is safe and sound at all times.

With the revolutionary first-bed folding carrycot, Silver Cross have customised the Dune for newborns with more options than the CYBEX rival. Its intelligently designed hard-shell base draws inspiration from compact suitcase technology, while its one handed lift feature allows for effortless removal and storage once folded flat - making parents' lives just that bit easier!

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4-wheel suspension

With the reassurance of a world-class 4-wheel suspension system, parents can confidently explore every kind of terrain - from pavements to cobblestones and even muddy paths! And thanks to puncture proof wheels and springy shocks, there's no risk that bumps will disrupt any peaceful naps along the way.

Differences to consider

Price point

While both strollers offer fantastic value for money as feature-packed pushchairs, the CYBEX Balios S Lux Pushchair - at £499.95 is a cheaper option than the Silver Cross Dune at £795. Though you should note, both come with a wealth of additional accessories and travel system offers so this price can change depending on your complete pushchair package.


Although the CYBEX Balios S Lux and Silver Cross Dune boast luxurious and modern colour palettes, the CYBEX Balios S Lux offers a wider variety of choice: Its 5 different colour options include Sky Blue, Moon Black, Seashell Beige, Lava Grey and Ocean Blue. 


Under seat basket

The upgraded CYBEX Balios S Lux features a whopping 10 kg basket capacity which is great for parents on the go who need as much storage space as they can get.

While the Silver Cross Dune's 5 kg basket is very roomy, its smaller weight capacity could be seen as a plus for going over bumps and curbs easier or pushing up hills with a lighter pushchair.



CYBEX Balios S Lux

Silver Cross Dune

RRP (£)



Weight (kg)



Folded dimensions

 L40 x W48.5 x H65

 L37 x W58.5 x H68.5

Travel system compatible



Basket capacity (kg)



From birth to kg

 birth - 22kg

 birth - 22kg

Choosing the right one for you

Both strollers are designed to be high-end, with a lot of premium features and accessories. In the end, the choice between the two will likely come down to personal preference, as both strollers are similar in many ways. However the main difference between the two is the price of the two models, with the CYBEX Balios S Lux offering a cheaper price point than it's Silver Cross counterpart.

Nevertheless, it's important to check if one of the strollers have features or functionality that you personally prioritise over the other, such as a specific color option, or certain useful accessories. Ultimately, it would be worth it to try both strollers out in person to get a sense of which one feels more comfortable and convenient for you and your family to use.