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chicco trio for me

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jocie Tue 01-Sep-09 16:53:29

hi am researching pushchairs for friend. does anyone have any experience of this pushchair? Is it any good? Main thign that im not sure about are the wheels as am used to maclarens/double wheels. Is it good to push/steer? Does it feel flimsy up to other lightweight travel systems?
I like the rear/forward facing aspect of it and that it has a hard carrycot.
Any other thoughts/opinions on it?

reallywoundup Tue 01-Sep-09 18:44:36

loved mine and its been about for over twenty years in various forms- says a lot!

SatHereSitting Mon 07-Sep-09 21:42:51

I have one and while I love it in pram mode, it looks really ugly in pushchair mode. It is also really difficult to fold with the seat unit in place, and virtually impossible if the seat is parent facing. Putting the carseat on the frame is so annoying because you have to balance the carseat unsupported in order to get it in and out of the locking mechanism. The basket is tiny and inaccessable and the whole thing has a cheap feel about it, which is why after just 4 months I'm getting rid of mine.

On the plus side though grin it is quite easy to steer and goes well over most ground (including grass and gravel), the hard bodied pram unit is of good quality and fits quickly and easily onto the chassis. It is also alot narrower than other similar travel systems I've seen which means it's very handy for going round the shops etc. Infact I would say it is about the same width as a Maclaren. If you were more bothered about practicality than looks, and you don't need to fold it up then it's quite good I guess. HTH

sazm Wed 09-Sep-09 21:00:15

i nearly bought one,until i played with it in a shop,its V lond when folded parent facing,and feels long to push if the seat is flat,

i really liked the carseat that goes with it,V well padded and comes with base,

my friend had one,but got rid of it after a few months as it wasnt sturdy enough for her,she bought a quinny speedi,

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