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Does anyone have experience of a Casualplay Avant pushchair system? Want to compare with Baby Jogger Gt

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regularbutpanickingabit Thu 06-Nov-14 14:04:01

We were pretty much set on the Babyjogger GT but I hated the tiny and flimsy carrycot. There is now a deluxe carrycot that looks much sturdier and so we may still go that way. We have older kids with outdoor hobbies so the wheels etc for that also looks good.

However, other minor grips about the Gt include the fact the seat only faces one way and the basket is small and hard to get to.

We also really liked the Uppababy Vista because of the much bigger carrycot, the fact the chair faces both ways, fab basket etc but it is so much heavier than the GT and doesn't lie completely flat so I think we have discounted that. We still like the look of it but it is so much more expensive anyway.

Anyway, we have now seen online that the Casualplay Avant pushchair system seems to combine everything we like about the other two pushchairs.... super light, easy to fold, lies completely flat, easily switches seat position from front to back, has decent sized carrycot, easy to slot in car seat etc etc. The wheels are more traditional so not completely sure how that would work on muddy playing fields but fine for the rest of our life of school runs and city living.

The problem is that I can't find a physical stockist in the UK, only web-only shops. I would be very nervous buying something I haven't looked at or tried wheeling around. There is only so much you can get from a video.

So... does anyone have any experience of one?What do you think?

regularbutpanickingabit Thu 06-Nov-14 14:09:24

Oh, here is the web link. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page you can see the video.

kernewek79 Thu 06-Nov-14 15:09:03

If you are looking for something lightweight that is very compact, but tough enough to cope with a bit of off road, you should have a look at the Jane Epic. www.madeformums.com/reviews/pushchairs-and-travel-systems/travel-systems/jane-epic/1676.html

regularbutpanickingabit Thu 06-Nov-14 16:37:59

OK thanks, I haven't seen that one. Will go and explore!

moggle Fri 07-Nov-14 08:09:14

The new baby jogger deluxe carrycot is gorgeous... I've got it in red, just waiting for baby to make an appearance now. Both the avant and the Jane look fab though too...

regularbutpanickingabit Fri 07-Nov-14 08:33:38

Thanks Moggle. It looked great in the pictures but again I haven't managed to see one in real life. Good to know it is living up to expectations!
Off to big mothercare at the weekend to compare it with the Jane.
Thanks!

regularbutpanickingabit Fri 14-Nov-14 20:32:09

Thank you for your help - we ended up going for the Jane epic and it is gorgeous!!!

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