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"We bought this 2 years ago when we moved to…"
We bought this 2 years ago when we moved to a very hilly area. This buggy has been bashed and battered on many off road walks and is still in great condition. It is also lightweight and has great suspension. The only negatives are that the seat lays too flat in the most upright position and the tyres tend to puncture easily, so we had to purchase new ones.Read moreLess
"We bought the XTS Twister in Black 2 years ago…"
We bought the XTS Twister in Black 2 years ago for our first child. We wanted a versatile and durable buggy that could cope with rough terrain and be used in town. We had no problems at all for the first 16 months, then we started getting frequent punctures and also more seriously the bolt that holds the foot plate in place snapped! It took 1o days to get a replacement from the manufacturers. The replacement bolt has never quite worked as we have to frequently tighten the bolt. The footplate becomes loose on most journeys these days and has recently just broken again. We are considering whether we should buy an alternative buggy.Read moreLess
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"I have the older version of this, just over 5…"
I have the older version of this, just over 5 years now (it's still going strong) but I guess the new version is very similar if not better! I wouldn't have traded mine for anything. I had a backup crappy folder but found it difficult using (... if I said I hit a curb too hard several times and the buggy didn't stay upright, then I think you have got the picture) as this really is a breeze.
Very light for a 3 wheeler.
Has quick release wheels which makes it smaller to pack in the car etc or to bag dirty wheels!
Tyres are of the bike variety which means you can take them to a bike shop and get new tyres or inner tubes.
Light steering, makes light work of grass, gravel, hills, navigating round things etc etc.
Cover can be removed for washing. Fleece liner is machine washable.
Multi-position recline, including lying flat.
Very comfortable for baby.
Can have a car seat fitted to make this into a travel system.
Comes with a number of accessories.
It's lasted really well... after 5 years we have changed the inner tubes a couple of times, the tyres once (that was only in the last year), the rain cover and basket now look tatty and need replacing but the suppliers seem to be very good, so I will get replacements before I pass the buggy onto my sister for her kids! But the rest is still going strong, maybe a little oil on the brake springs but hey 5 years is good, my friends maclarren crappy folder lasted less than 2!!!
Front swiveling wheel, for easy turning.
Found it hard getting a shade to fit as the frame is bigger than a standard frame.
Quite wide (although I think the new one is slightly narrow).
Clip (to hold buggy closed when folded) broke but the supplier got me a replacement free of charge.
The basket is a bit on the flimsy side.
It's quite expensive especially if you add on the cost of a car seat to make the travel system.
Would be even better with a brake on the handlebar for jogging, but then I wasn't brave enough to go jogging with my buggy anyway!!! Maybe the new one has one!
Bit bulky when folded esp. on the bus.
Two handed fold which makes folding it to go on the bus with a baby quite hard.
The buggy would still survive another child even after the serious amount of use I have put it through!Read moreLess
"fantastic pushchair,amazingly light although doesnt look it!and easy to steer.my…"
fantastic pushchair,amazingly light although doesnt look it!and easy to steer.my son looks very comfy and its nice to push.get lots of comments of how nice it looks.only bad points are its quite wide at back,basket is bit of pain to get too and need practise folding!but its so nice i can forgive those things!!Read moreLess
"Users were pleased with this "great all-round" three wheeler, which…"
Users were pleased with this "great all-round" three wheeler, which is very manoeuvrable and reasonably light. It folds easily: "the raincover folds down into the shopping basket" and it can be fitted with a carrycot and a car seat "so it's adaptable" too. It great out of town and "brilliant on bumpy paths". The only minor complaints were that "you need a bit of space to store it", "it's tricky on narrow pavements and doorways" and the shopping basket is "a touch on the small side". But overall a good value and flexible option.Read moreLess
"very good buy!…"
very good buy!Read moreLess
"Quite big and feels heavy and hard to fold and…"
Quite big and feels heavy and hard to fold and place clip on so not ideal for in and out of car stuff. Does not sit upright enough for older baby (8 months plus) Be prepared to scrabble around on the floor if you want to put anything in the basket which is in any event quite small. On the positive side erm....well... my husband chose it and he likes the red suspension thingamies - say no more!!!Read moreLess
"An excellent "all round" buggy, very lightweight for its type.…"
An excellent "all round" buggy, very lightweight for its type. Great for walking in the country and around town. You do need a bit of space to store it, can't imagine it would be very good if you lived in a small flat. If you are looking for a buggy that will cope with walking the dog and going round the shops, this is worth looking at.Read moreLess
"Great for those with a rough-ty tough-ty lifestyle, that need…"
Great for those with a rough-ty tough-ty lifestyle, that need a buggy that can cope with the great outdoors. Not for you if you want to spend a lot of time in town in the shops!Read moreLess
"Great looks, easy to push, back wheels are very wide…"
Great looks, easy to push, back wheels are very wide though and it doesnt fit throught my front door so measure first!!! Basket small and not easy to get too with seat up or down but i love it!Read moreLess
"I LOVE my Twister and so does my daughter. It…"
I LOVE my Twister and so does my daughter. It is a dream to push and the seat is extremely spacious and well padded. The zipper reclining system is foolproof. The carrycot is large, comfy and sturdy and I used it instead of a moses basket at night. Its size can be a problem in some smaller or overstocked shops and it takes up most of the boot of my car so not ideal for shopping trips but I keep a very small budget buggy in the car for that purpose. BEWARE it does NOT fit a buggyboard.Read moreLess
"3 faults (front wheel / canopy clips / harness clip)…"
3 faults (front wheel / canopy clips / harness clip) in a 4 month period suggest it is not durable. Quite wide so doesn't fit through all doorways. When reclined flat, impossible to put anything in the shopping basket.Read moreLess
"This is a great three wheeler, loads of room for…"
This is a great three wheeler, loads of room for a growing child, great value for money and so easy to push about, even in the snow. The only draw back is the shopping basket, not so big and abit hard to get into when the child is in the lie back position. But other than that it's the best buggy we've had and we've gone through a few with 3 kids.Read moreLess