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Micralite- superlite/fastfold/classic <head explodes>

(11 Posts)
tethersend Fri 22-Feb-13 16:28:40

Really? That's brilliant, I didn't know that, thanks. I am indeed in London, so that sounds like a great plan.

pluCaChange Thu 21-Feb-13 21:58:55

Have you seen that Kiddicare has opened at Lakeside? You could try something out there. I seem to remember you're in north/central London, but there are trains to Lakeside, if you had to visit without a car. Trains leave from Fenchurch Street, to Chafford Hundred Lakeside.

tethersend Wed 20-Feb-13 14:27:21

I decided to email the lovely people at micralite, and they say that the new fastfold superlite and the classic both recline more than the older models, so the only difference is the seat fabric. Thank you all- am off to order it now. I think Kiddicare has them the cheapest.

mnistooaddictive Wed 20-Feb-13 10:43:28

I had the fastfold and loved it. It was the only pushchair I ever had and used it daily for 4 years including the ruder board for 2 years. The accessories such as cosy toes are all interchangeable between the range.

pluCaChange Wed 20-Feb-13 10:39:39

When I got my Micralite, the fleece liner turned out to be from a Toro, but fitted well, so see what you can keep.

tethersend Wed 20-Feb-13 09:23:03

Thanks Tiggy- v. Useful link.

My mind is set about trading in the Toro though. The lighter the better for me at the moment; am on and off buses a lot, and I think it would suit. Besides which, I'm not overly concerned about the recline as DD never, ever sleeps.

Ok, so it seems as if the stories of the classic seat reclining further than the fastfold are hearsay. I think I'll get the fastfold with the mesh seat and put a liner in.

Thanks smile

Tiggywunkle Tue 19-Feb-13 23:16:43

Hmm...I think there used to be a Superlite and a Fastfold (or maybe it was people just being lazy and calling it one or the other. But now there definitely is a Superlite Fastfold. The Classic is basically the same but with a solid seat rather than the mesh seat. I have to say, I prefer the Toro. The mesh seat does recline but its just an inch or so...not much. This might help to see the two side by side.

tethersend Tue 19-Feb-13 20:59:43

Ooh, thanks plu. I think I'm used to the fold and front wheel size from having the Toro, and this will be our only buggy, so am ok with those things... That's interesting about the recline- some of the reviews make out that it doesn't recline at all. I like the idea of the mesh seat too, and it definitely looks better.

How old is your dc?

pluCaChange Tue 19-Feb-13 20:49:23

I ordered the Micralite superlite recently, and had to send it back, as it was too wide (60 cm front wheels) and was just huge when folded.

The superlite has the mesh seat, which did appeal for our summer holiday in 30C+, especially as the hood wasn't as small, andthe recline not as shallow, as reviews had ledme to fear. However, the dimensions were just too much for me for a second/public transport/boot of the car pram.

Hope this helps abit? Feel free to question further.

tethersend Tue 19-Feb-13 20:41:17

Is it that nobody knows or nobody cares? grin

tethersend Tue 19-Feb-13 18:45:10

I currently have the Toro, but really want what I thought was the other one- the superlite- but which other one?

There seems to be a 'classic' and a 'fastfold', but I thought they were the same thing... The only visible difference seems to be the colour and the mesh seat, but someone said that the seat reclines more in the classic... Is this the case? Does the classic have any disadvantages? Does it fold as easily as the other one?

I love the Toro, but really want something lighter and easier to fold, so don't want to get the wrong one.

Does anyone have one or seen them both IRL? I want to order online, so any advice gratefully received.

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