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"If you are tall, the (non-adjustable)handle height is practical. I'm…"
If you are tall, the (non-adjustable)handle height is practical. I'm not that tall, only five nine, but my forearms were horizontal whilst pushing, which is a comfortable position.
The height of the buggy is unusual, it's like pushing a vertical column, therefore, again, if you are tall, your feet will crash into the back of the buggy if you have a long stride.
Again, because of the height of the buggy, the centre of gravity is a bit skewiff, so it makes for a hard push, definitely not possible one-handed,and your wrists will ache with hard use.
The seat width and height are the most expansive I have found on a pushchair and I speak as a veteran of at least 50 different models over the years. This makes for a very comfortable ride.
However ... in fully upright position, the actual seatpad area (where child's bottom is) is quite short, and when harnessed in, I found that my child kept slipping forwards in the seat.
This is neglible if your child is still small enough to sit legs outstretched in front of them on the adjustable calf rest platform. But older toddlers with the calf rest fully folded down so their feet are on the foot rest, like mine, may slip down a little. Mine's never complained though, I just see the harness is tightly wedged around his groin area and wonder because it looks uncomfy. Some other online reviews notice this.
The fully flat recline is brilliant. My amlmost 3 year old still fits with room to move, and with the hood on it makes for a lovely, comfy, padded nap. The wafts of fabric covers on this buggy makes it look so comfy.
Raincover is enormous and a bit stiff, even folded will fill up the shopping basket. However it covers the entire buggy.
I don't understand why all manufacturers don't have little clip-on pouch bags for raincovers as standard (like Micralite do), freeing up basket space. Still, you can always stow it in net bag.
I've owned 3 Dazzles. One of them, the brake was so stiff it had to be pushed down with my hands. The other, it was going that way. Both were secondhand however. I'm sure a little 3-in-1 oil could solve that.
On newer models (which are preferable), the hood comes with fold rods, essential for keeping the hood in open position, as older models the hood just will not stay open!
Also on newer models, the shopping basket comes with velcro side flaps, making easier access, as nevermind full flat recline, the basket is very difficult to get to even in seat upright position!
Overall, this looks so funky, child will be very snug with room to fidget about, fantastic recline, and could be ideal for taller people. They are now discontinued but always available secondhand online, where they average aroundRead moreLess
"i love it. i have used this pram for 2…"
i love it. i have used this pram for 2 years. i do hammer it, i use it every day taking my daughter to nursery and back. i love the fact it lays down flat. my daughter is very comfortable in it. even at 3 years old. the brakes broke once, silver cross fixed the problem even though i was out of my warrenty. i laso love the fact the handles are not form. as when they are not on the prams i think it looks very bad.Read moreLess