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Recommendations for strollers for holiday

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Gumgardener321 Tue 05-Jul-16 22:05:07

Just wondered if anyone could recommend a lightweight stroller, that's compact, easy to manoeuvre,has largest basket/net thing underneath that's not mega pricy for holidays & perhaps school runs in the future.
Read so many reviews & head whirling with it all.
Have looked at these
http://www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/4517654.htm#customer_reviews

http://www.mothercare.com/Mothercare-Nanu-Stroller--Block-Blue/305009,default,pd.html&q=Nanu&loadMoreCurrentStatus=1&returnCgid=&returnSrule=null&start=&returnScrollPos=734

& a second hand version of this for £50
http://www.kiddicare.com/p/Maclaren_Triumph_Stroller_in_Black_Charcoal.htm?kc_pushchair_type=Buggies_and_Strollers&kc_pushchair_type=Twin_Pushchairs

Would appreciate any suggestions/advice x

Gumgardener321 Thu 07-Jul-16 10:26:38

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Whatthefreakinwhatnow Thu 07-Jul-16 10:35:01

I used the Joie Mirus for hols; has a large hood so good sun cover, is very light, so can carry one handed and lies flat for sleeping.

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Thu 07-Jul-16 10:36:02

www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/3196904.htm?_$ja=tsid:59156|cid:596683589|agid:28645062325|tid:pla-187500497845|crid:96088984765|nw:g|rnd:14549414117169155299|dvc:m|adp:1o2&gclid=CIXYgcCG4c0CFSsq0wodaeMKSw

Fomalhaut Thu 07-Jul-16 18:51:05

Carena kobbe is quite good
Joie mirus is fab but the handle is very very short so it's hard to push

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Thu 07-Jul-16 18:58:36

Oh, I don't find it short?! I'm 5ft5 too so nor short myself. It is shorter if you have it parent facing but I don't so perhaps that's it?!

Fomalhaut Fri 08-Jul-16 06:53:30

I have it parent facing - it's far too short (I'm only 5 foot 2 as well.) it's a shame because of it was a tiny bit longer it'd be great

lucy101101 Fri 08-Jul-16 06:59:29

What about a second hand Quinny Zapp? They are amazingly easy to push (unlike my Maclarens etc.) and fold up small enough to go in the overhead locker. I wouldn't use anything else for holidays now.

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Fri 08-Jul-16 07:48:04

Have it facing the other way,it's fine then! I thought it was perfect for hols and I leave it in the boot now for little shopping trips etc. A bargain at £80!

Gumgardener321 Fri 08-Jul-16 18:22:25

I like the look of Joie mirus seems a good price. People have commented on catching your feet in the wheels while in rear facing mode has any of u found this?
Also is it standard or scenic one u recommend?
www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/3196904/searchTerm/Joie+mirus.htm#customer_reviews

www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/9011155.htm#customer_reviews

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Fri 08-Jul-16 18:23:33

Can't say it's happend to me, and I use it fairly often?

I've got the one I linked, not sure if it's scenic or not but it's fab!

Gumgardener321 Fri 08-Jul-16 18:32:21

Oh yeah sorry I missed that post. smile
How did you find the steering when in rear facing position?

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Fri 08-Jul-16 18:39:19

It's brilliant, steered awful in parent facing though because swivel wheels are then at the back! DD is 1 now so hadn't parent faced for donkeys so it's not a problem for me.

Its really light and I can put it up one handed whilst I hold DD, sling it in the car easily etc and I like that it goes really flat so she can sleep comfily.

I think it's a cracking little stroller, and when DC3 comes I think I'll get the double for leaving in the car toosmile

Fomalhaut Sat 09-Jul-16 10:43:33

I got used to the funny steering quite quickly - you just have to steer from he back like a shopping trolley...but I catch my feet in the back wheels because the handle is so darn short. Ds hates forward facing so we are stuck!

Apart from that it is a really nice stroller - very sturdy but light, comfy, nice recline, decent hood. the build quality is much better than you'd think for the price. It's light, it folds easily and with one hand.
I'm actually trying to find a handle extender ( anyone?) because it's just that that is stopping me using it much.

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