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"The best pushchair ever!…"
I have just got this new 2014 Elite in Red and I am so impressed with it. Folds really easily - is nice and roomy and is a dream for walking the dogs. I have been looking around for a while for something that would be good walking the dogs but not look out of place in our local town, and this really fits the bill. Purchased from justkidsthings.co.uk and got a great price too.Read moreLess
"Well built, comfortable and so easy to push!…"
Easily the best pushchair I have owned-pushes and steers like a dream. My DD was 15 months when i bought this, she is both tall and heavy so i needed something sturdy and longlasting. I can't fault it! It folds so easily and in one piece, good size basket,although access is a bit restricted, and it has a huge hood which keeps the sun off my DD without the need of a parasol or shade. I narrowed my choices down to this or a nipper 360, which was the cheaper option. Ultimately I chose this as it had a bigger seat, looked to be built better and would last well. They also hold their value better for resale. I got mine when there was a deal on at argos so it was significantly cheaper than the RRP, but even at full price I would not have felt I'd been ripped off-its a quality, well built pushchair!Read moreLess
"A great, if over-designed buggy, but for us, ultimately a…"
A great, if over-designed buggy, but for us, ultimately a disappointment. We never had a fancypants buggy for DS1 and thought we'd treat ourselves to this for DS2. Now, it's not Baby Jogger's fault that DS2 prefers to be carried in a sling and therefore hasn't been in it much (!) but we did use it a lot with his older brother (3) as well as occasionally with the wee one.
For a start, this is a Monster. The thing weighs a ton (4 kg more than the City Mini) and is hard to flip in and out of your boot, especially if you're a 5'2" shortarse like me. The easy-fold function is great, I'll grant you, but it's still a bit of an art to swivel the wheel at the front to one side. In any case, this big boy is so hefty that a one-handed fold-up is superfluous - you still need both hands to heft it into the boot. (If you use a footmuff, you will need to unscrew the folding mechanism cable and thread it through the footmuff, but that's hardly an effort.)
I initially went for this model and not the far lighter, smaller, CHEAPER City Mini, because it had a couple of features we prefered - an adjustable hand-bar being one. I'm short and found that the higher handle of the Mini was just set a few inches too high for comfort and gave me backache. In retrospect, given how little use we're getting from it with DS2, I wish I'd gone for the CHEAPER Mini, but it is certainly handy to be able to adjust it for different users. The straps and harness are the easiest to use I've encountered - very quick to change the strap length from a 3 yo to a 3 mo! They attach to the buggy with carabiner clips and have an anti-twist thingy, which saves on swearing at inanimate objects.
The buggy really does lie flat (sadly, DS2 hates it like that! He prefers the sling, anyway, dammit) and with the addition of a footmuff (that'll be anotherRead moreLess
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