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last ever buggy purchase!! school run/fields - one handed

(32 Posts)
fairimum Fri 26-Aug-11 21:08:29

after trying to walk with our zapp xtra and hold DDs hand today i realised that is not going to work, was going to use the vigour but it has just broken.... needs to have same sort of seat as vigour/bugaboos that tips back (due to DS reflux) - push one handed, last until he is out of buggy, work across lumpy field, gravel... maybe buggy board... any suggestions greatly appreciated!!

youmustbeyolking Fri 26-Aug-11 21:11:46

The nirvana of buggies. I too am interested. smile

fairimum Fri 26-Aug-11 21:14:01

lol oh and forgot rear facing! and YES i know i want everything... thinking it won't happen though sad I had a cameleon and hated it sad Wondering if the uppababy vista would work though... bit ££ though seeing as wouldnt need the carrycot!

aswellasyou Fri 26-Aug-11 21:28:58

Apparently the Cameleon isn't as good to push as the Frog or Gecko. I've got a Gecko that's great on bumpy ground. Was that what you didn't like about it?
The Out n About Nipper is really easy to push and has a bucket seat. Or get another Vigour? By all accounts the Vista is great.

Tiggywunkle Fri 26-Aug-11 21:34:15

I would have said the Vista, or Baby Jogger City Select (it's a good single!), or even an iCandy Apple or Apple Jogger or Peach, but iCandy don't recommend adding a buggy board.

fairimum Fri 26-Aug-11 21:34:51

can't have the nipper - he needs to have a seat that stays in the seated position that tips back and forth sad like the vista, bugaboos - also he tends to only sleep rear facing - difficult child! How are the frog/geckos seat sizes? also the cam we had the frame was really wobbly, just wanted something a bit more solid.... IF the vista fitted all the requirements we could try and save for it!

fairimum Fri 26-Aug-11 21:36:31

love the look of the icandy peach jogger - but no price yet and bet be more than the vista! lol worried as people keep saying how huge and heavy the apple is - i had a cherry and LOVED it so much (until it broke!) - does the vista fold smaller than the icandys?

Tiggywunkle Fri 26-Aug-11 21:36:32

The Britax B-Dual is good on rough ground - are any of the single Britaxes good?

fairimum Fri 26-Aug-11 21:37:48

the vigour we had was good, but it broke sad the new ones dont have the right sort of seat unit for DS, he can't lay flat flat due to his on going refluxy issues sad

Tiggywunkle Fri 26-Aug-11 21:38:43

The Peach Jogger is £595 plus a core seat snuggle of you want one. I think there are delays with it though.

aswellasyou Fri 26-Aug-11 21:41:25

The Gecko's seat is exactly the same as the Cameleon. The Frog's is a tad shorter but I think it's the same width. The Gecko's frame doesn't feel wobbly to me-maybe a little bit bouncy sometimes over very rough ground (over tree roots for example).
MonkeysPunk has a Vista and raves about it all the time. I'm sure it would fit your requirements but I'd be tempted to try out a cheap Gecko/Frog or something else incase they suit your needs without the expense. This is coming from someone who has owned 10 pushchairs with one child of 11 months though.wink

fairimum Fri 26-Aug-11 21:42:39

thanks Tiggy smile sill ££ - hmm but which is better?? vista or peach jogger..... hmmmmm..... but will peach jogger be tippy if pushed one handed... hmmmm...

fairimum Fri 26-Aug-11 21:44:40

lol thanks aswellasyou.... for DD we had the cherry, which we loved, then had nipper 360 double, phil & teds sport (which still have), bug cam, zapp xtra, vigour and a cheapy umbrella fold (which i hate but was good to take to london the other week!)...

FriggFRIGG Fri 26-Aug-11 21:47:15

uppababy vista

fairimum Fri 26-Aug-11 21:48:38

I know I have been watching it - but concerned that doesnt have the upright seating position? also i emailed to ask if it had the extra pull out sunshade bit, as DS is VERY fair and we are having real problems keeping him out of the sun so it would be ideal!

fairimum Fri 26-Aug-11 21:50:22

I have just messaged them again smile lol

Tiggywunkle Fri 26-Aug-11 21:51:02

My Vista is still sat in it's box in the hall lol The Rumble seat should only be two weeks away though. I doubt I will keep it long but I am open to surprises smile I may love it!

fairimum Fri 26-Aug-11 21:56:24

i cant believe it is still in the box!! lol Any idea on the cheapest price for it?? would i regret not having h most upright seat position i wonder....

aswellasyou Fri 26-Aug-11 21:58:22

Another option could be a Kolcraft Contours 3 wheeler. The black one is £130 shipped from the USA. They have bucket seats that can face either way and there's a good chance it'll push well.

TribbleWithoutACause Fri 26-Aug-11 21:58:35

Tiggy Did you get the rumble seat shipped? Or did you buy it in the UK?

Tiggywunkle Fri 26-Aug-11 22:18:08

It's being shipped but it's taking fooorevvverrr! It will be in the UK before mine arrives lolol I know mine is the new version but TBH I don't know much else about it lol! For now it's happy in it's box.

MonkeysPunk Sat 27-Aug-11 08:20:53

Vista seat is larger than bugaboo. Vista folds very much smaller and neater than bugaboo. Vista folds in one piece if seat on ff.
I like the vista quality better.
With a new vista you have warranty. If you buy second hand bugaboo you have no warranty.
I had big problems with bugaboo seat stitching coming undone and basket material fraying a large hole. They were fab and replaced under warranty. However it was the least durable buggy I ever owned and I list confidence in the product and sold. I bought when Ds was 2y, and problem developed within 4 months of owning!
Had my vista a couple of months now, no sign of problems yet. Is actually more convenient and user friendly in many ways. We love it.

MonkeysPunk Sat 27-Aug-11 08:41:32

That ebay one may actually be the larger seat unit with 4 positions. I can see it has the flip out visor. I'm 99% sure its the latest seat, which would've been introduced in the usa by Dec 2009 I believe. It looks as large as my seat on that pic. Worst case scenario you could obtain a new seat unit from uppababy. It would click in. But really that looks like the latest one to me.

MonkeysPunk Sat 27-Aug-11 08:45:29

Oh, hang on a minute, no that is the rib in the hood, not the visor. Those are the older wheels on chassis too. sad

MonkeysPunk Sat 27-Aug-11 08:50:42

Sorry for confusion. Was viewing on my mobile so tiny pic!

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