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Any feedback on the new Silver Cross Wayfarer?

(18 Posts)
GoingVerySlowlyMad Fri 21-Jun-13 17:09:38

I know this is only very recently released but was wondering if anybody had heard any feedback on this yet. Looks amazing for the price.

Ihateparties Fri 21-Jun-13 17:43:15

On paper I love it, in person I was a little less enthusiastic but that's a big part taste and expectations. It's solid feeling, the seat is an okay size but not huge, the bulky non height adjustable hood would certainly be an issue for taller children at some point between 1 and 2y. For a compact pushchair the fold is not small and it only folds forward facing. Also I felt that it doesn't really feel as compact as it is because the frame is similar size to almost everything else, the narrow width is achieved because the back wheels don't protrude.

Don't know anything really of how it pushes out on the streets etc. On the shop floor it felt pretty average to me but I have had quite a number of things that perform better on pavement than on polished floor, this could easily be one of those but I really don't know.

It seems to have a lot going for it, if I was having a baby it's certainly something I would want to try. I was looking at it from the perspective of someone whose youngest child is now comfortably over 1 and also as someone mildly completely illogically obsessed with small pushchairs. Plus I need to use a buggyboard, handle older children whilst pushing etc. These things do change your perspective and make you fussy as hell.

GoingVerySlowlyMad Fri 21-Jun-13 18:49:13

I'd be needing it for a newborn. Needs to be a bit of a workhorse as 4 school runs a day and all the stuff kids carry to school needs to fit in basket. Do the wheels look robust?

Ihateparties Fri 21-Jun-13 20:16:41

The basket i think would be fine.. the wheels look a bit out of step with the quality feel of the rest of it iyswim. I wanted to love it as a sturdier feeling alternative to the bee (in terms of open size really).. wanted to but didn't quite make it somehow. You might love it though, is there not a stockist near you so you can see and feel one?

GoingVerySlowlyMad Fri 21-Jun-13 21:38:27

Yes I have seen it in the window of my local pram shop but didn't have time to go in. My other options are the Vista and was thinking the new Bugaboo Buffalo, they have sturdy wheels and huge baskets but worried about the weight and width of them. The cruz and the versa are also on my list. In fact I really like the versa but the carrycot really puts me off as I have babies that are in the top centiles for height and weight and I know it won't last long, the carrycot option until at least 4 months is really important.

Ihateparties Fri 21-Jun-13 22:34:09

I think the wayfarer carrycot is quite small... I bet the versa one is actually bigger. Hmmm.

grin buffalo though..... if it's cam width.. which i assume it is, then i think you'd be okay.

Bit of an off the wall one but ... Concord Wanderer?

Tiggywunkle Sun 23-Jun-13 23:25:37

I liked the Wayfarer although I do find the hood a bit bulky, and the short seat back had been noted. However Parties put me off it...and I havent bought one yet! I did push one again in JL, but I just can't put my finger on why it doesn't feel right. I would like a serious play with one though....
As for the Buffalo - now you are talking smile
The Cruz meanwhile has some of the hardest non suspension there is. Its horrible to push more than a few feet. The Vista is much better for walking.
Meanwhile dont be put off by the Versa carrycot - my son was nearly 10lbs at birth and fitted in the Versa carrycot aged 2 (yes he filled it but he curled up comfortably!). Its pretty big.

GoingVerySlowlyMad Tue 25-Jun-13 21:13:31

Hmmm thanks for your replies parties and tiggy! I am just stumped on the one hand I want robust and a big basket but don't really want the width and weight that inevitably comes with it. I can't put my finger on it but I love the versa but the carrycot just looks odd and I'm really not fussed on it, did I mention I'm the fussiest bugger going?

What I want to avoid is a repeat of last time when I actually broke down in tears in M&S doing my Xmas shopping because I was so frustrated and p***ed off with the loola I had for DD2. The thing was like a tank, hard to manoeuvre and the back wheels kept catching on display stands and my back hurt! Sorry for the moan, just want to save making an idiot out of myself in m&s this time lol!

GoingVerySlowlyMad Tue 25-Jun-13 21:15:43

Sorry meant to ask if you think I would ever get frustrated with either the vista or buffalo going round busy crowded places or getting on and off public transport.

Ihateparties Tue 25-Jun-13 21:21:44

Imo the vista is very wide, it would drive me nuts. But Tiggy will atest to my obsession with narrow.

Tbh in quite a bit of searching I still haven't found a narrow pushchair that is parent facing and robust enough for me. The bee is close but not quite, doesn't feel right, too catchy between paving and cobbles.

I love the versa, love it. Two reasons I don't have one after my original one was recalled is a. you have to choose between gt wheels or suspension and i want both and b. it's too big for me. Because I like small, I need small or I have similar moments of grrrrrrr not because it's some sort of giant, it really isn't and the fold definitely isn't.

Easywalker mini?

GoingVerySlowlyMad Tue 25-Jun-13 21:48:21

Nope don't like the colour options on the easywalker (told you I was fussy)! I think my best options are the versa and the wayfarer, possibly the buffalo. Won't need to make a final decision until November so hopefully more reviews and pros and cons of these models will be coming through. As you said I don't think there is a perfect pram!!

Tiggywunkle Fri 28-Jun-13 01:23:13

The nice thing about the Buffalo is that the handle telescopes away to very little which I always found fab on the Bee and Donkey when in a small space. Its 60cms wide though.

Go and have a really good push and play of the Versa and Wayfarer. Having a play with the Donkey and Cam will give you a good feel for the Buffalo - its more like the Donkey than the Cam.

LadyShoey Fri 28-Jun-13 12:07:49

I thought exactly the same as you - the price is amazing. Pushed one around JL yesterday and was very impressed. The handling is great (100 times better than the Surf) and I like the chrome detailing on the hood. Previous commenter is right though - the fold down size is not small, but unless you have a small car don't think that would be a problem. I'm just torn between the modern & traditional silver cross grin

jumpinghoops Wed 07-Aug-13 12:12:05

Sorry a bit late to this, I'm sure you've probably bought either this or something else now- but thought I'd leave feedback in case anyone else is interested. My son was born on 17 April so have had him in this from then. I use a lascal maxi fitted onto it for my daughter and this combo has suited us very well. The carrycot is a little small compared to say a bugaboo cam one. My 16 week old is still comfortably in it but I fear we only have a month or so left. He is 99 centile height/weight though. He seems really happy to go in there, not sure if that's his chilled nature or whether it's v comfy smile

It's lovely and easy to push without the buggyboard, with it it's fine as well although as with any buggy board I guess slightly less easy, the handle comes up nice and high though so my tall 3 year old daughter can stand inside it. I live in London so am only going up/down and across normal pavements/parks etc.

Very easy to fold the frame but I rarely fold it and don't have to store it anywhere small so can't say if it's bulky really, it seems kind of average to me.

The basket is hard to access with the carrycot on for bulky items and I'm looking forward to getting the seat on for this reason. The pram apron is fiddly to get on and off and the zip on this broke fairly early on. Not sure why they have the toy clip on the outside of the hood but I can easily clip toys to one of the metal bits of hood so that's no big deal.

I think the seat is quite shallow and I don't expect it will comfortably fit a toddler in, in this respect I think the Bee is far better at lasting from baby through to toddler but I wanted a carrycot and don't like the feel of Bees personally. I expect I'll return to my trusty Quest when my son is a toddler.

All in all, I don't regret buying it yet. It's not perfect but is the best I've found for what I was looking for. It's a sturdy and comfy pram to push around, and nice and narrow for getting in/out of shops and on the bus.

Rosiesmummy310713 Mon 11-Nov-13 14:49:39

I baught this pram just two weeks after it came out, and so far no problems! The carrycot has lots of space and my 15 week old girl still fits with plenty of room, (bigger then a moses basket) but now I've sat her up so she can see me & the world, she loves it,places for toys, very snug, easy to fold & fits in small cars perfect to push, pushes well on streets,cobbles,stones,grass,mud ect.. I walk everywhere with this pram and it is very complimentry and looks great, baby is comfy and it has height adjust and has three different seat settings, I wouldn't of picked a different pram, easy fold, not heavy, and to open it back up you flick one little piece on the side, the brakes are amazing aswell, I have it in rasberry and babys dad loves pushing it! Overall I would recommend this pram as it is brilliant! smile thumbs up for the silvercross revamp!

thistlelicker Mon 11-Nov-13 14:52:10

The wayfarer is 625 in mother care for the lot !!!!! It's 100 just to pick the colour! I love the look of it but just 100 just for the colour put me offhmm

MrsCharlieD Sun 24-Nov-13 19:07:43

I have just bought this pram in John Lewis today. We also bought the maxi cosi pebble car seat and the isofix base and the whole lot came to under £750. I thought that was an amazing price x

kiki88 Fri 13-Dec-13 19:03:18

I was in Babyworld @ Toytown today and they had the wayfarer for £470; this inc carrycot, sitting up seat & colour pack, its an extra £115 for car seat & £13 for car seat pram adapters. looked pretty impressive for the price

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