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Can anyone recommend a lightweight compact buggy??

(14 Posts)
extracrunchy Sun 17-Mar-13 00:40:03

For tall and chunky nearly 2 year old who naps in it often, so needs to be...

- preferably full recline option
- small enough folded to fit in small car boot
- light enough for me to manage easily on my own (bad back)
- not too difficult to push one-handed
- not flimsy and with some durability (current buggy is almost bendy and brakes are useless!)
- reasonably good storage basket

Any ideas??
I'm intrigued by the various Micralites, Petite Star Zia and Quinny Zapp (Xtra - with recline!) but have read very mixed reviews for all three. Can anyone shed any light?

Thank you smile

rootypig Sun 17-Mar-13 00:47:19

Uppababy G luxe? newish and increasingly popular. umbrella fold and v light. haven't used it myself but increasingly see it round these parts.

rootypig Sun 17-Mar-13 00:47:56

ugh sorry for saying increasingly twice nob. late and should go to bed.

WhatAGoat Sun 17-Mar-13 00:54:16

I love my quinny zapp xtra only problems are it doesn't all fold in one go and you can't sit up properly parent facing but presume at two they wouldn't care about looking at you.

Can pick them up for about 70quid second hand round these parts

extracrunchy Sun 17-Mar-13 09:30:53

Ooh I hadn't seen Uppababy! Going to investigate...

extracrunchy Sun 17-Mar-13 11:44:20

Argh so just discovered both Zia and Zapp are 15kg max weight and son is just over that now (not overweight - about 6 feet tall!) so neither are suitable...
Anyone had any experience with Baby Jogger and similar?? Don't want a tank though!

TuesdayNightDateNight Sun 17-Mar-13 11:53:14

As such I wouldn't worry too much about the weight limit, but with both the zia and the Zapp it would be a problem. Plus they are pretty difficult to push one handed and they aren't the sturdiest...

In terms of sturdiness, comfort for naps, ease of fold and pushing etc the Baby Jogger City Mini would be great. Huge seat and high hood too. It's not the lightest or smallest, but the style of fold is good for bad backs as you don't have to bend down. You just kind of "pick it up". Folds in half and wheels all pop off so small folded but more flat than long iyswim.
Try one with your son in it and ideally in your car boot.

noisytoys Sun 17-Mar-13 12:25:12

Maclaren Quest or Triumph. I have a triumph and love it but I know some people don't like that it doesn't sit bolt upright. It has a carry strap on the back so you can carry it like a rucksack

Ihateparties Sun 17-Mar-13 15:29:04

I lean towards single handles so would suggest stuff like baby jogger city minis, britax b agile etc. Umbrella folds are harder one handed but it's possible with better ones imo. People love their maclarens in various guises, the new quest has a full recline I think. There are a couple of linked handle umbrella folds if you prefer that style, cybex callisto and a chicco one.

Mummieslove Sun 17-Mar-13 19:45:50

Have you seen the micralite superlite? Folds fast, pulls along behind you when they want to walk, light enough to lift one handed but only a shallow recline. Quite a narrow but long fold, may not suit some boots but wheels can come off if needed. Has a basket and sooo light! Unusual looks though but love mine as second buggy.

Pancakeflipper Sun 17-Mar-13 19:54:13

Micralite - big wheels can be removed if you need ( handy for holiday crammed boot packing).

Very light little thing.

extracrunchy Mon 18-Mar-13 07:58:48

I hate

extracrunchy Mon 18-Mar-13 08:00:13

Haha oops Ihateparties - me too re the single handles thing! Much easier to push one handed.
Love the Micralite but DS is too heavy and too tall...

Tiggywunkle Tue 19-Mar-13 00:13:11

I would choose the Zia or the Zapp Xtra for an already over, heavy 2 year old. The Baby Joggers are fab as are the Micralites - great for older children. I prefer the Toro seat, but the Superlite Fastfold is easy to use. The B-Agile is good for older children if you like a low handle.

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