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Easywalker June

(73 Posts)
commotionintheocean Wed 03-Oct-12 23:50:00

Has anyone managed to get their hands on one of these? How is it?
I ordered one two weeks ago and it is yet to make it to the uk, so don't know when it will reach me.
I often wake (get woken) up in the night and wonder why I have spent so much on a pushchair. Hope it lives upto expectation.

Tiggywunkle Thu 04-Oct-12 12:01:24

I have one on order but due to a misunderstanding they have been delayed. They are ready to ship and depending on the shop they may have them now. I am expecting mine next week.

Tiggywunkle Thu 04-Oct-12 16:57:59

Sobs!
My nearest shop has one on display! But I can't get in to look at it!!!

DeeDee77 Thu 04-Oct-12 22:20:30

Ooh! Tiggy, do you mind if I ask which is your local shop that has the June on display?

commotionintheocean Fri 05-Oct-12 09:07:20

Still no news on mine...

Ihateparties Fri 05-Oct-12 10:06:55

Pramland in Hull have a display model <plans trip tomorrow at opening time>

Diamond7 Fri 05-Oct-12 21:32:43

Watching with interest......,,,,,,,

Ihateparties Fri 05-Oct-12 23:19:52

I've really got to go now haven't i....

Diamond7 Sat 06-Oct-12 14:06:26

Yep!!! :-) Hull's a bit too far for me.

Want to know what the baskets like. Looks very small.

Ihateparties Sat 06-Oct-12 21:28:34

I want to know about the basket too. I should write a list or I'll forget to look.

Going on a lovely family trip tomorrow as today didn't quite pan out. I'm prepped, things are packed, Twone is in the car. Tape measure at the ready.

Taking all the kids so hopefully will be able to get a few pics with various ones in, in fact all off them as it says it takes up to 30kilos and 5yo is plenty under that. He'll be very excited... :-s

Diamond7 Sat 06-Oct-12 22:22:57

Oh so excited!!

Went to look at the Cruz again and I'm not sure I like it anymore. It is quite compact and light but Tiggy is right the fold isn't great and l've started to think that a higher seat isn't a benefit long term. Want a toddler to be able to climb in and out easily.

I spoke to the guys in Tommys again and they are going to speak to easywalker again re: the possibility of stocking the June. They want to know more about warrenty, repair etc.

They also said only me and someone else had called. I pointed out that that's partly because most of us know where is and isn't going to stock it.

Ihateparties Sat 06-Oct-12 22:28:29

I don't think it's out there in the high street marketplace. Unless you're a research type person I don't think you'd come across it, which is potentially a great shame if it lives up to expectations.
I've never been bothered about seat height but I guess I can see how some people might be. High seats and toddlers are more annoying. Toddlers.. are more annoying.

Diamond7 Sat 06-Oct-12 22:59:35

I want a June to play with...........

has tantrum

Tiggywunkle Sun 07-Oct-12 08:35:40

I hope your outing goes well, ihateparties. Pramland is my local shop but annoyingly I can't get down there sad(((((
Gutted because I want to play too! I was only in the other day too!
I look forward to reports!

Ihateparties Sun 07-Oct-12 19:51:07

A few impressions of the June IRL with the following taken into account - I only played with it with the seat parent facing, mainly because I would be looking to buy it because of this feature and would plan to use it this way. If I wanted forward facing I could buy any number of other things, this was my approach.

I will start with the bad news - it is every bit as difficult to tip as up a kerb as was reported to Tiggy. That was without a toddler in. She refused to go in it altogether infact. The 7m old went in and she looked really comfy. The 5yo went in and he looked overly massive. Which is fully to be expected but he could still sit quite comfortably. He refused to let me push him. grinWhile I'm on the downsides the seat is very difficult to put on the pushchair so there will be no quick swapping pf to ff, it's not click on click off, it is tricky. Also the fold is interesting, very definitely two handed and I couldn't find a fold lock (there may be one I just didn't find) so where it might have been freestanding folded it wouldn't because it just opened up again. I liked the folded shape though, very flat, on the long side but would fit easily in most car boots.

Interestingly the shop said the instructions say you can fold with the seat on but they struggled and wanted to look at it further. I didn't have a problem, folded with the seat on no problem once I got the knack of the fold mechanism generally so I THINK it's okay on that front but I did only try with the seat parent facing. They gave me a fright saying you can't fold it with the seat on though!

On the plus side it is dinky yet robust with good suspension, lovely wheels, a nice seat that goes flatter than I remembered from last time I saw it, plenty adequate for an older baby to nap. I would say the seat is slightly higher than the bee but still on the lower side. The handle is extremely adjustable, tipping was slightly easier with it up high but still not at all easy. I'm 5'8" but tend to keep the handle fairly low, at a comfortable height for me I had to use my foot to tip it. The pushchair is extremely easy to move around folded by pulling it along with you, it's less obvious how you would carry it but the pulling is great, it's very light to pull so you wouldn't notice how much it weighs until you came to lift into a car boot for example.

Basket - fairly small. A changing bag plus little else, no big access point either with the seat pf so you might struggle to push a change bag through. The Baby Jogger Versa Basket for example was approx 3 times the size.

To be honest if you can put the size to one side for a moment and compare the June with the Versa I thought this - the price of the Versa is more sensible, it's much easier to use (you could fold it whilst holding a baby but unfolding was much more tricky.... not sure where that leaves you), has a MUCH bigger basket and it's more practical in that you can manoeuvre it up kerbs and such so much more easily. I'm not sure at this point which I would/will buy of the two, there are different considerations.

Basically as I see it the June looks fab and delivers in most areas except for tipping up kerbs and changing the seat around - both of these things would be your compromises.

Any specific questions I can try to answer but I would definitely encourage anyone interested in one to try and see one before buying!

minipie Sun 07-Oct-12 20:37:35

Thank you! I think the kerb issue combined with the price rules the June out for me - I will be using mainly on pavements so lots of kerbs.

I think I am going with the Bee plus micralite carrycot - for the small size and low handle, and in the hope it will mean I don't move to a light stroller later. Cruz handle is too high (though I really really like it in all other ways) and Oyster works in theory but I just can't warm to it. So the Bee 'tis...

Ihateparties Sun 07-Oct-12 20:42:08

I don't think you'll have to swap later, bees are like that, for the size and weight you can just keep using them. Some people use and love them and other people I know use and don't totally love them but there isn't anything that comes close. I don't think you'll go wrong with one.

Get plenty of washers grin

Diamond7 Sun 07-Oct-12 21:50:51

Thanks IHateparties! Brill review even if it's not what I hoped for.

Think June will be coming off the list but not definite. Will def need to see before ordering. Biggish basket is quite important to me as is getting it up the curb. How does that compare to the bee?

Maybe the Bee is back on my list?!

With the Cruz and Versa. It's the weight and length of the Versa that puts me off. With the Cruz, it's the hard wheels and fold.

What to do, what to do......,,,,

Ihateparties Sun 07-Oct-12 22:27:39

I really liked the Versa where on paper I had been distinctly meh about it. It's not ridiculously large but if open size is fairly near the top of your list of priorities then it has to be properly considered.

I feel the same about the June, it's not what I'd hoped for either but neither have I fully removed it from the list. confused The difficulty in tipping does have a bit of upside in that for something with a small footprint it's incredibly stable feeling. I'm trying to get a better idea of the basket size, I suppose I'd put x2 2ltr milks in with maybe some bread and perhaps 4 or 5 other items. A small basket shop not a major one. Storage doesn't worry me unduly after using tandems, I now have an arsenal of add on products!

I should know by now, I DO know but today again it smacked me in the face how important it is to see, feel and try things because you really do get a much better idea of your priorities and also on some occasions you may find you love something that on paper you would never consider. (A range of Mutsys in this case should you be interested)

Incidentally the man in the shop (whose name I totally should have asked, he was extremely helpful) was personally a big fan of the Joolz Day and also baby jogger in general due to the unfailing reliability of them. Also loving the Bee, it continues to stand out as the only compact with the features it has and despite the wobbly wheel issues they do seem to stand the test of time.

Tiggywunkle Mon 08-Oct-12 02:10:06

Interesting review ihateparties
There really is no perfect pushchair is there sighs

I had high hopes for the June....its a shame the seat was difficult to turn round - the demo man made it look easy but I know I have said in the past that I tried to work out how to do it and couldn't.

I dont think the kerbs will bother me somehow....we had a City Select which is notoriously difficult to get up kerbs and that was fine because in this day and age, so much is wheelchair friendly (except in older towns) that where we live, there's always a dropped kerb. Or we spend a lot of time in shopping centres where its all lovely and flat.

I am still getting a June and will see how we get on. I just LOVE how it looks and how well it swallows a bigger child up and makes them look small!
Its interesting to hear how you have done a bit of a U Turn re the Versa though.

I find the Bee handy to have - I just wish it didn't feel so flimsy. Thats one thing I LOVE about the Versa - its gorgeous to push - it feels great! What was the June like to push? Did it feel good?

minipie Mon 08-Oct-12 11:15:34

That's interesting about the Versa, ihateparties - I also saw the Versa yesterday at the A3 babybarn and liked it much much more than I expected to (having not liked other baby joggers much). It felt really solid and smooth and I liked the handle even though it's rotating. But it is large - especially lengthwise - even DH who is tall and doesn't mind large pushchairs commented that it felt big. (Mind you he had just been pushing a tiny Bee so a bit of an unfair comparison).

Oh and they also had the Mutsy Evo I think in case anyone is looking for a stockist of that near to London. I didn't have a play though as it is too wide for me.

Thanks for the reassurance on the Bee - I will get lots of washers! (so annoying they haven't found a proper solution).

Tiggy have you had an update on your June's arrival?

Diamond7 Mon 08-Oct-12 12:42:16

After a very restless nights sleep dreaming of pushchairs, pending Tiggys review, I think we're going bee +.

It ticks alot of boxes. And actually works out as the same price as the Cruz if you include carry cot in price. I think I'll be getting a better pushchair with the Bee + (Tiggy?)

I could also get a Bee and city mini for only £40 more than the June.

Ihateparties Mon 08-Oct-12 12:44:41

Yes, the June felt good to push. It's a very upright chassis, the handle goes more upright from the frame than with most pushchairs, probably accounts for the tipping. I saw an Evo too, love the bounce but Mutsys are so big too.

commotionintheocean Wed 10-Oct-12 19:12:50

Where is my easywalker June, July, August, September, October....
Great to see what you lot think of it, just want to try it out myself.
No local suppliers, so can't even have a test run.

Diamond7 Wed 10-Oct-12 20:13:15

I'm sending my mum to Ladybugs to check it out. Not sure how much help it will be but I can't get there.

Tiggy - Any news on when your's will arrive? Desperate for your review.

minipie Fri 12-Oct-12 15:30:38

Bumping this as a bird tells me Tiggy has her June... smile

What are your thoughts Tiggy?

Diamond7 Fri 12-Oct-12 16:36:28

Tiggy??????

Diamond7 Fri 12-Oct-12 20:37:52

Tiggy, you too busy having fun with your June?

Tiggywunkle Sat 13-Oct-12 09:06:41

Sorry I am here but in my phone so a quickie for now. My June arrived yesterday so these are first impressions after a quick use. I love it though! It's cute and dinky and more 'grown up' for an older toddler. I love how it looks so unfussy. However unfussy doesn't mean easy to use. The seat is a bit diddly to change round. The first time I was a bit 'errm' but I have swapped it round several times since in seconds. Once you know the order to do things in then it's fine. Plus how often in reality do you swap a seat around?
The big flaw is that the June is difficult to get up kerbs parent facing. Forward facing is no bother at all and the lovely openness when the hood is tucked away means you and your child still feel close. But I used to have a City Select and I don't think the June is as bad as that even with a heavy four year old in. Yes it would bother if you do a lot of kerbs but we don't tend to meet kerbs - we have lots of dropped kerbs and use shopping centres. But yesterday the June was going up 1-2 inch kerbs without stopping whereas other pushchairs would have stopped dead so for rough pavements it would be fab. I don't know what the stats are like but the June just feels a lot smaller than the Versa.
The fold was no problem parent facing. In fact I haven't tried it forward facing yet. The only other negative I can see is that I haven't yet found an autolock or storage lock which is making the June flappy to carry - no problem to roll along though. But I need to see if a bit of Velcro could secure it from 'flapping' open or even if there is a secret strap...
But I love it. I need to get out with it more before I recommend it or not though. But right now I really like it. It's like a sturdy Bee which is what I hoped for.

minipie Sat 13-Oct-12 09:33:21

Thanks Tiggy! Argh a sturdy Bee is just what I would love too! But I have kerbs all over the place, hardly any dropped ones. Think it still has to be a no for me... But glad you love it so far!

commotionintheocean Sat 13-Oct-12 11:49:24

Ah Tiggy, sounds great. I hope mine is on it's way, so we can test it out in Pembrokshire next week. Fingers crossed.

Ihateparties Sat 13-Oct-12 19:30:07

Tiggy I am glad we agree!

I was starting to feel distinctly pointless since I wrote almost precisely what you have written above but in a slightly different order when I saw the June last week yet everyone only seemed to want to hear what you though! :-/

We have a million kerbs. Which is a pain cos the other bit... the rough pavement, cobbles etc. We also have masses of. Bother.

Diamond7 Sat 13-Oct-12 20:12:43

Ihateparties - You aren't pointless. Your review was fab but everyone picks up on different things and has different preferences so I needed another review. It's stressful to consider buying a pushchair, esp an expensive one without seeing one. I think I also hoped Tiggy would miraculously say it tips easy in parent facing.

Tiggy thanks for your review. What did you think of the basket?

Ihateparties Sat 13-Oct-12 20:30:38

Ah.. now Tiggy is great at filling a basket.. this I want to hear too. You are right about a couple of reviews though, that's just sensible. If only it did bloody tip easily angry Diamond are you tall? I was considering maxing out the handle as it's easier to tip like that... still maybe not easy. Tiggy can you try this please!?!

Also it's interesting it tips easily forward facing <considers extremely expensive forward facing air tyre stroller concept>

Diamond7 Sat 13-Oct-12 20:56:54

I'm tallish. Just over 5.7. I think what twiggy said was interesting - I'd prefer easier on rough pavements and not so great on kerbs. The Bee annoys me as it gets caught on even the smallest cracks in the pavement.

I'm in London so with a bit a 'planning' there are plenty of drop kerbs to use. It would be good to have a pushchair that tips easily to get on to trains/bus but if the weight is reasonable enough I can just pick it up.

Ihateparties Sat 13-Oct-12 21:04:44

I think it probably wouldn't be too hard to pick the whole thing up to go on the trains or bus, there are several trains stations with big old gaps between platform and train from memory, unless everything has been madly updated in the past 4 years (possible what with the olympics and all). Another thing I should have tried cos that is something I do too on occasion.

I must say if I was looking for DC1 I would probably be ignoring this issue, as didn't have any other crazy children on foot to worry about back then so could find nice dropped kerb etc. Nowadays I need whatever I have just to behave itself at all times with no funny business with curbs, cracks in pavement etc. lest I lose the older two whilst I'm faffing about trying to tip something!

Tiggywunkle Sat 13-Oct-12 23:03:27

PII think the June would be fab on cobbles, cracked pavements etc. unlike the Bee which gets stuck on anything and everything.
I wanted to take the June out on a big run today to the shops but I remembered literally at the last minute that we had a go kart to pick up...so it had to be taken out again to keep the boot free. I was gutted sad
The basket seems on the smaller side...but I won't know really until I try to stuff things in what it's like. So bear with me. I have asked DH (the ultimate critic) to try it out tomorrow.) I have the handle high anyway. I will play more tomorrow as we have been out all day today.

minipie Sun 14-Oct-12 18:01:30

Gah I've just ordered a Bee and come back to see all these comments about it getting stuck on pavements! I am just going to go lalalalala and pretend I didn't see as am otherwise happy with the decision...

Tiggy has put some comments about the june basket on the other thread called "my short list and research".

Tiggywunkle Sun 14-Oct-12 18:48:57

I have played more today.
Tipping the pushchair up with my two year old in (I think approx 12kgs) wasn't easy from standing but if you are walking and tips you approach then it was fine. I can reasonably ok tip the June from standing but I am used to tipping heavy tandems and DH reckons I have strong arm muscles as he was struggling. So I will say its not easy but I personally have no real issues...but others will.
More of an issue for me is that the larger wheels mean that the June doesn't swIvel on the spot. The wheels themselves have a small turning circle to wiggle round. It's a little frustrating when you stop and then need to go again. This is something seen often on off roaders with bigger wheels but also I found it on the iCandy Pear. I prefer a pushchair that I can spin around on the spot.
The seat parent facing is more reclined than I would like. Some children would hate it. My two are used to the Nipper seats and both love being semi reclined. My son was so comfy that he had his legs crossed for a chunk of time. My eldest who is pretty vocal, loves it. But I am sure the seat was more upright on the demo models.,
I will be honest and say that I don't think the June is necessarily a pushchair suitable for everyone. I think if you meet a set of criteria especially wanting some mild off road or rough pavements or have an older child who still needs a pushchair then it's more 'grown up' than most pushchairs. Its not the easiest pushchair I have used but i think will be appreciated by those who need it. The fold away hood is fabulous. My favourite feature. I still just love the looks and neatness. It's pretty neat folded too. I have wedged it stood up.

Diamond7 Sun 14-Oct-12 18:52:53

Mini - my friend had the bee and loves it. Only times she's had problems is on cobbles.

Tiggy - how did your day with the June go? Is the tip do bad I would only ever want drop kerbs?

Diamond7 Sun 14-Oct-12 19:12:57

Missed your post Tiggy.

Thanks for the comprehensive review. Got some major thinking to do. Wondering about getting Bee with possibility of changing for a June at some point. With the carry cot being £150 for the June I could miss thus stage and prob sell on the Bee for no major loss.

Tiggy if it was between the Bee and the Cruz which would you go for?

I want lighting weight, narrowish, reasonable size basket. I'm not sure what else I want/need as this is my first......

Diamond7 Sun 14-Oct-12 19:14:49

Or should I just get a June?

Tiggywunkle Sun 14-Oct-12 20:04:36

Bee and Cruz - hmm Bee if I fold a lot and pavements are good. Cruz for more uneven terrain and if I didn't need to lift it into a car or house. Cruz freestands easily. I like the Bee apart from the wobbliness TBH. The Cruz is easy to use. Difficult but I guess because I kept the Bee and was happy to sell the Cruz says it all.

Diamond7 Mon 15-Oct-12 15:54:01

My gut says Bee but I do keep thinking of the June. But with carry cot it's £690 which is a lot.

Really wish I could see a June in person.

Ihateparties Mon 15-Oct-12 18:06:47

It's so daft nowhere in london have them. Diamond have you seen the stokke scoot? It doesn't have dimensions on here but I'm sure I read somewhere it is in the region of 50cm wide, which would be fab for public transport and the seat is high. I don't know whether it folds parent facing though. Video here grin

minipie Mon 15-Oct-12 20:02:03

Ooh the Scoot does look good *parties! Dimensions here - looks like it's 54 cm wide which is great. And a very easily accessible basket and one handed fold.

3 possible downsides - 1) only 2 seat positions, very reclined or 'active' which is upright but not fully so. 2) a little heavy at 10.4 kilos, but then that's not much more than the June or Cruz. 3) no carrycot option as far as I can tell? As you can probably tell, I am trying to pick holes in it because I've just ordered a Bee! grin

minipie Mon 15-Oct-12 20:13:07

In fact looking at the stokke site I'm not sure the scoot is even suitable from birth? It doesn't say so, unlike the info for the Crusi (which is a lot bigger and heavier and v expensive). I wonder if the scoot is intended more for older babies and toddlers?

<reminds self to step away from the pushchair research>

Ihateparties Mon 15-Oct-12 20:29:36

Ha Ha uh oh, have we drawn you in? It's a slippery slope grin
I don't know what age it's suitable from and the recline looks a bit um... odd. I just thought it's another sneaky little option for londoners.

Diamond7 Mon 15-Oct-12 20:34:34

The scoot does look nice but it doesn't look like it's from newborn.

GOing to compare the Cruz and Bee at the weekend then I'll make a decision, driving myself mad, never mind my DH.

commotionintheocean Tue 16-Oct-12 10:53:57

Tiggy, do you know if a buggy board fits on the June?

minipie Thu 18-Oct-12 15:47:15

Diamond and others looking to see the June in London - I have just had an email from Easywalker, they are going to be at the Baby show at Earls Court at the end of October (booth D76 opposite Peppermint, apparently).

Tiggywunkle Thu 18-Oct-12 16:57:05

No I dont know commotion....I dont believe so, but Easywalker are usually good at producing their own boards.

DeeDee77 Sun 28-Oct-12 07:14:08

London mums - I went to the Baby Show at Earls Court yesterday and found out that Peppermint are shortly going to be stocking EasyWalker, so there will soon be a stockist in London! Hurray!smile

Tiggywunkle Tue 30-Oct-12 09:17:55

Hurray!
Just to add, I am a couple of weeks into using the June now. I have a love / hate relationship with it. I adore the looks, the seat, the way the hood tucks away especially to put my sleeping son into the seat from the car. The basket access isn't the best but my handbag plus a Bugaboo organiser fits and coats tuck in around. The fold Parent facing is much easier than FF because you can do it from the back. FF I have to do from the front. I didn't like the way the June had no fold lock on it because it flapped and unfolded, but I now have one and it's made a huge difference not least to storing.
I was struggling with the handling RF. it's hard to get up kerbs - I can do it but I am used to lifting heavy doubles up kerbs. But it was more straight pushing that was my issue. It was tippy at times, a two handed push most of the time and wasn't as responsive as I would have liked especially in shops. I checked the tyres but it made no difference. I will admit I was feeling frustrated. I loved the looks, neat fold but wasn't enjoying pushing.
So this week I turned the seat around - DS usually cries when he can't see me but thankfully he has been fine so far. And with the seat FF it's a different pushchair!!!!! I can push it one handed!! It's still not highly manoeuvrable but the handling, weaving in and out feels much better. In fact I can't work out why it's so much better...it's really weird!
The June has probably been fortunate with me because the looks, seat, hood all appealed and I loved this side of it and I really wanted it to work. I had got to the point RF where I was really fed up though.
I will try RF again next week and see if having used it for a week FF helps....
Just to add i have a Bugaboo Bee which I also have a love / hate relationship with and that's stayed just because I can see the benefits. It's kind of the same with the June. I can see the benefits and just have to work out if I can put up with the rest.
I have other minor niggles and other plus points but I don't have time now.
I am not entirely sure I would sell a June to a first time parent as a standard option. I think you have to have a reason for a June whether it's looks, accessibility, air tyres, small fold etc. - it ticks huge boxes for me on all these counts hence the handling being my compromise! Let's hope it gets better as I get more familiar with it!

Diamond7 Sun 04-Nov-12 08:41:21

Thanks Tiggy!!

Think we're getting the bee for now maybe a June in a few years.

As a note the June is now stocked by peppermints in London.

commotionintheocean Thu 22-Nov-12 22:25:35

I've been using the June for about 5 weeks now, country and city, FF and RF. I completely agree with everything that Parties and Tiggy have said.
My biggest disappointment is the handling when RF. I just cannot hold my toddlers hand and control pushchair with one hand with baby in. (I've had to get a wrist strap!) Other niggles, it doesn't sit anywhere near to 90 degrees, although if you look closely, it was designed to, but that setting has been blocked, my husband is considering taking out a small bit of plastic, so it will go upright. (I just wonder why it has been blocked!)
I'm used to the fold now (it's a bit tricky), very annoying that there is no lock as it tends to unfold when lifting into car boot. Also at the moment I've got a footmuff in, which means it doesn't fold as well!
The bump bar doesn't fit when RF. Also not sure it will work with a buggy board.

However, I love the dinky size. It fit's through our half door, with all other pushchairs we've had to open second door or fold. It does fold in one, FF or RF, it leaves plenty of space in my boot (VW Golf). The wheels are fab over rough ground. The hood is very neat. My kids seem very happy in it. Handle height very adjustable, fine for mine and husbands considerable height difference. It's versatile in that we've used it through fields, on the beach, and also for the nursery run. I'm happy lifting in and out of boot four times in a morning and my daughter is happy sitting in it for long periods.

It's getting close to my ideal pushchair, if only the handling was as good RF. Definitely worth a try before buy. A good all rounder, but not perfect!

Tiggywunkle Fri 23-Nov-12 01:31:39

I am also intrigued why it doesn't sit upright because I knew the demo model was fairly upright and its been puzzling me. I noticed the other setting and it also makes a pointed remark in the instructions about there only being 3 recline settings. I didn't spot that it may be possible to get the hole unblocked, and would be interested to hear if your DH does it.

There is a lock - but its an added extra - but it DOES help! However it also pings off fairly easily too as its simply threaded through the basket attachment holes.

Its interesting that the bumper bar doesn't fit RF...I haven't tried mine on yet.

Have you tried using it FF because it really is a different animal!!! I can't get over the difference. I can also fold easily RF but I struggle to fold FF unless I take the seat off!

I also find using the recline button when folding makes the chassis fold flatter.

I dont like that the velcro on the harness is making the liner bobble sad

I think its a great pushchair, I just dont know whether I could recommend to someone who has had some pushchair experience IYKWIM. I think a first time mum could get frustrated with it.

But I love it - I think the dinky size helps. Its non fussy. I love that the hood slides away which makes it look less babyish. I probably said all this above...but I DO love the June. Its very much my type of pushchair.

commotionintheocean Thu 06-Dec-12 21:01:56

Yes, it's great FF, but I specifically bought it for the RF option! I had to change it to FF this week in the icy conditions, as it was just impossible with toddler in tow. I had noticed using the recline button helps to fold! How can a lock be an added extra? Surely it's a must, I may just try a Velcro strap for now.
As yet, we have not tried to unblock the 'upright hole', bit worried about invalidating the warranty, but really tempted to try as my daughter loves to be upright and looking around, hmm. Will let you know.

Tiggywunkle Sat 08-Dec-12 00:15:36

Someone had a look at unblocking the hole and said they didnt think it could be done. Let me know if you manage it.
The problem with reclining the seat to fold is that you lose the "memory" fold which should mean the seat opens in the last position you left it in. But I couldn't bear the "crunching" noise as it folded flat.
I agree that a fold strap is a must.

mummysmellsofsick Wed 19-Dec-12 20:35:14

I know this is a June thread but those of you asking about the scoot, I bought one, and like it a lot. I would say fine from newborn, the lie flat position is flat enough for a tiny baby, and my 1 yo is happy with the 'active position. He loves being high and parent facing. Downsides are:

1. Rear facing fold isn't as easy as ff fold
2. Handling is pretty good but it struggles a bit more than I'm used to with kerbs and is difficult to tip to lift the front wheels onto a kerb. I've never had a rear facer before so this might be normal, the weight is much further forward when rear facing so it would inevitably make lifting the front wheels harder. Don't know if anyone can tell me if this a problem with the bee or the June?

3. No fixed footmuff! I'd love one that wasn't split leg that would attach to the seat not the harness.

4. Not sure if it would fit a tall 3 yo... Time will tell...

Other than that v happy and miles better for DS than our old ff umbrella fold which he hated smile

Tiggywunkle Wed 19-Dec-12 21:53:53

My Scoot should have been delivered today....but has gone to the wrong house sad(
So its interesting to read what you think of it.

Tiggywunkle Wed 19-Dec-12 21:54:39

Just to add re No2. Its an issue definitely with the June. It is not with the Bee or even anything else I have used RF.

mummysmellsofsick Wed 19-Dec-12 23:20:49

Hope you like yours. I'd have gone for a bee they seem to do everything so well, and the handling is wonderful, but I think they look a bit odd, a bit too much like my nan's wheelchair! Much prefer the scoot's looks and it's a bit higher too. The kerb problem is manageable you can stick your foot on the bar by the brake to lever it, although that's not ideal if you're in a hurry to get off the road! was tempted by the June too hence my lurking on this thread!

mummysmellsofsick Wed 19-Dec-12 23:45:15

Just read whole thread... tiggy you have a bee a June and a scoot! envy interesting to read about the kerb problem with the June as well. I think I will have to resign myself to always having pram envy over some feature or other!

Tiggywunkle Thu 20-Dec-12 16:48:11

...and...errm....another....errrrm.....good few.....hidden away. DH thinks I only have 4 hmm The Scoot is still missing!!

mummysmellsofsick Thu 20-Dec-12 18:14:32

Ha ha how many do you have really? You must be the resident mumsnet buggy guru. I had no idea to whom I was speaking!

mummysmellsofsick Thu 20-Dec-12 18:18:57

After another day of scooting I'm finding DS massively comfortable and happy in it, quite a revelation as he's never liked a buggy before. But I'd say the handling isn't as good as I'd have hoped for that price and I'm starting to wonder if the active position is a bit too reclined. Worth it for me though to have something he'll travel happily in! I think it's the height that he likes, he can really talk to me in it and knows I'm close. Hope yours arrives before Christmas tiggy let me know what you think! Maybe we should start a scoot thread

Tiggywunkle Thu 20-Dec-12 22:16:00

Maybe we do need a scoot thread. I am not liking the sound of the reclined active position or the handling sad
I am having a new one sent out tomorrow but it may not arrive now until Thursday sad

mummysmellsofsick Fri 21-Dec-12 20:08:18

Oh no Tiggy now I feel bad if my critical comments made you sad! You might love it, my DS definitely does which is the only thing I care about. It looks super cool that's for sure.

misdee Sat 22-Dec-12 12:08:31

Lusting over a scoot, but the crusi would suit us better as still very much using doubles.

But with a vista otw, a nipper double, p+t and graco in use, I can't justify yet another double ( wont mention the singles stuffed away for 2 yeas time)

Tiggywunkle Sat 22-Dec-12 15:23:11

First impressions of the Scoot are excellent.....huge seat, big hood, tall handle, big basket, great folded in either direction - fab small fold and light to carry. The active position seems fine for us but I will know more after using it for a while. Huge harness - I do wonder if it could be too big for small babies. I think the wheels let it down hugely because IRL the chassis doesn't look too plasticky but the wheels DO look cheap and plastic! It would have been a lovely touch if they had been slighly rubberised in some way. It handled great with my eldest on board which I didn't expect. But I will get it out on the road after Christmas and see how we get on with it IRL. My only negative really to date is that the footrest is a complete and utter PITA to swap around. I struggled to find the holes in the chassis, and then the screw pull things mean you have both hands engaged whilst trying to line each side up with the hole and then you have to release them - not as easy as it sounds! Having to lift the seat up is a bit fiddly too.

I actually think that the Scoot would be a fab option for anyone living upstairs who wants a reasonably substantial pushchair. I think this is the first pushchair that I think could come close to winning a chunk of the Bee market.....I am now ready to sell my Bee because the Scoot is probably better and is STURDY as well!!!

mummysmellsofsick Sat 22-Dec-12 17:25:45

I'm really happy to hear it compares well to the bee. Had been wondering if I should have got a bee. Let me know how it compares to the bee in kerb mounting!

mummysmellsofsick Sat 22-Dec-12 19:23:25

I've made a scoot discussion thread. Come on over I'm feeling like a lone scooter wink

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