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Uppababy Cruz or iCandy Strawberry 2?

(4 Posts)
Vida32 Sun 22-Jan-17 22:04:26

We're after a pram mainly for an urban setting with the odd country lane once in a while. I'm hoping to be able to get the bus around the city fairly regularly so I want something light and pretty compact, whilst feeling sufficiently sturdy. It needs to fold easily and be both parent and forward facing.

On this basis we think we're down to Uppababy Cruz and iCandy Strawberry2 with a preference I think for the Uppababy.

Any experiences of either? We've heard of some people having problems with needing replacement wheels for the Uppababy but it really does seem to have everything we need.

Thank you!

Littlecaf Sun 22-Jan-17 22:15:23

I love our Cruz. We do mostly urban stuff, including public transport but also walking in the woods & muddy paths. It's been great.

Archedbrowse Sun 22-Jan-17 22:20:01

I've got the icandy, it's very very manoeuvrable, I can turn it 360° using the palm of my hand. I notice pushing other prams that they're not as easy.
My main criteria was easy fold, which it does one handed and in one motion which is the main reason I chose, and at the time it had to fit in the boot of a nissan micra (thankfully not necessary any more). Having used it, added bonus is there's a zip up compartment in seat where you can stuff quite a lot; in my case,nappies and wipes, clean gro, disposable poncho, some snacks so if you're not going out for long you don't need a nappy bag.
Cons, mainly the hood. unnecessarily loud annoying ratchet/clicking sound when putting up & down, it doesn't extend far enough to provide any protection from the Sun, and the parasol is a PITA, have to adjust when change direction, spikes get caught in bushes, and it keeps slipping down the frame, I hate it.
But the pros outweigh the cons for us.
Another thing to consider is should you need a buggy board in the future, your only option is a lascal, which is large and unwieldy and kills the manoeuvrability, the uppababy have their own brand board which fold up neatly.

daisydaisychain Thu 26-Jan-17 09:14:37

I have the Cruz and I love it. It's sturdy and nice to push - seems comfy for my daughter, and isn't too big. I find that the front wheels occasionally get stuck but I think this stops happening if you lock the wheels. Also it won't covert to double and the vista will - don't know if this is a consideration.

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