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I'm looking for a pushchair which doesn't make me stoop in a hunchback of notre dame manner, or have to take teeny tiny steps to prevent my feet bashing into the back of the buggy or the wheels. I have a Maclaren Techno XLR at the mo, but could do with something just a few cms longer in handle height. Have tried a Bugaboo Cameleon and iCandy Apple - both are great but a bit pricey. I've got a budget of about £250. I'd prefer something that is rear facing if poss. Any other long legged parents out there with suggestions? I'm 5 ft 11 which I don't think is freakishly tall (is it?!?), but feel that way every time I try to test drive pushchairs in a shop!!
Oooh replies already! Damn, Mumsnet is GOOD! I've tried a friend's quinny buzz but didn't really get on with it, but thanks for your suggestions Springy. Never heard of a Tuetonia though, Nicm. Am intrigued - what is it and where do you get it? For some reason I imagine something steered by a woman in a breast-plate and long flowing hair like Boadiccea (spelling?)...
These all have higher than average or adjustable handles:
Britax Vigour Mothercare Mychoice Dazzle Cossatto Swift Lite Little Shield Meribel Cossatto Diablo Stokke Xplory Phil n Teds Does Mountain Buggy not do handle bar extenders or did I imagine that? Someone will know...
ours is a spirit s3 and we got it from ping pong online in germany, though the euro was much better then. would def recommend, still use ours daily after 16 months and only use the techno if we really have to(travelling). dp doesn't like the techno as much as he kicks the back and has to stoop slightly. i don't have this problem though but the handle adjusts to a low height too!!
Bit over your budget but I highly recommend the Mountain Buggy Urban! The new models have adjustable handles that would suit the very tall. I've had several pushchairs and this is my absolute favourite! Wouldn't recommend the Cameleon. It's a highly overrated pushchair and although the handle extends to a very high position it can be difficult to push when fully extended.
I was going to say the Buzz as well, I am just a smidge under 6' and husband is 6'4" and we both find it tall enough. I also have a second-hand Zapp which is fine for me (just) but way too short for him.
The Which website lets you search their database of pushchairs for all those with adjustable heights (as well as by price, weight etc). You might have to be a member though, not sure how much that costs.
I would defo invest in the Bugaboo Cam or Bee, I am 6''1 and had the same issues with bumping knees etc. I brought my Bee on ebay For £260 and was fortunate enough to buy the cam new. Although you can buy a perfectly good cam from ebay too for good prices, if i didnt love mine so much id sell to you Both have served me and hubby well