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Light, 4 wheels, bumper bar, cosy and sturdy?
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BerryGood · 25/09/2013 21:42

Does such a buggy exist? I'd like one light enough to not be an arse getting in and out a boot, but doesn't need to be tiny.
One hand push a massive bonus
I'd like a bumper bar, dd loves em
It's for winter
It must be able to withstand very regular use (doesn't have to be the best off road)

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GwendolineMaryLacey · 25/09/2013 21:48

Do you mean light to push or light to lift as they aren't always the same thing!

If light to push then the baby jogger city mini GT is perfect. It pushes like a cloud but actually isn't massively heavy. I put mine in and out of the car at least four times a day and haven't passed out yet. It's very robust, nice big seat and cosy with footmuff. My dd also loves the bumper bar :)

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GwendolineMaryLacey · 25/09/2013 21:49

Hang on, just realised you said 4 wheels. In that case, the BJCM4 is just as good. Same thing but 4 wheels although they're not the forever air tyres of the GT. I have the 4 wheeler too!

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BerryGood · 25/09/2013 21:52

Thanks, my top point is 4 wheels! I loathe three wheels, largely because of regular use on escalaters.

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BerryGood · 25/09/2013 21:52

light to push is the main thing, though not a dead weight to get in the boot.

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stargirl1701 · 25/09/2013 21:56

Stokke Xplory with the winter pack?

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BopsX3 · 25/09/2013 21:57

I have this in blue. Its a great pram and I love the way I can turn the seat around. Its quite light too Smile

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BerryGood · 25/09/2013 22:05

Stokke Xplory is presumably a nightmare fold?

I looked at that Imax, tbh the price made me wonder about its durability/ weight

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BerryGood · 25/09/2013 22:07

My current buggy is a bee, my only fault is I've quickly run it to the ground (2nd hand) so maybe it was a bit lightweight for the mileage.

I'm worried I'll end up with a maclaren!

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scratchandsniff · 25/09/2013 22:11

I've got a Graco Evo - light, easy to put up/down, 4 wheels, decent sized basket, forward or rear facing, lies fairly flat, bumper bar, can push one handed, and doesn't break the bank. I've used mine nearly everyday for a year and It's still in good condition. Not fab off road but ok for odd trip up a bumpy track etc.

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BerryGood · 25/09/2013 22:19

the evo looks like an idea, how smooth is it?

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Ihateparties · 25/09/2013 23:13

I would say city mini 4 or b agile (my preference mainly due to bigger rear wheels and existence of some suspension, the pay off is not such a good seating position and weirdy mesh hood rather than the massive baby jogger one). If feeling adventurous I would also like to try a red kite zumi, which seems to be a valco snap rebranded for the UK.

I have a b motion currently and although it's lovely to push in a straight line and over rough grounds I dislike needing two hands to turn it in certain circumstances. My b agile was definitely one handed pretty much any time and the ride comfort was good imo.

So many times I would have got a bee except I think I would have killed it slowly... as you have. I wish there was something obvious that served a purpose of a bee but had better wheels and a more robust frame. Hmmm.

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poppingin1 · 27/09/2013 02:20

City mini with 4 wheels for sure!

I have the GT, which is obviously three wheels, and if I didn't have this then I would have the 4 wheel model.

I had a Bee+ and the City Mini is so much sturdier! Its the main reason I traded my Bee in for a City Mini. My DD is also so much happier in the City Mini (she used to cry blue murder if I put her in the Bee) which I think is because it is really cosy, especially with the HUGE canopy in bad weather and the sturdy yet deep seat which she sleeps soundly in. I bought the bumper bar separately and all together I think this is by far the best pushchair option around.

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ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts · 28/09/2013 18:26

Im selling a bjcm4 on ebay at the mo... Grin

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BerryGood · 28/09/2013 20:55

lol even on ebay they are a bomb coconuts!

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Locketjuice · 28/09/2013 20:56

Britax vigour 4+

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ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts · 28/09/2013 22:00

yes they are pricey. someone has just offered me 100 Shock Shock Angry

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BerryGood · 28/09/2013 22:17

Confused isn't that nearly half the price new? Not a bad return?
I looked on there and saw some nearly at new price, I'd buy new for that reason.

But...I've just stuck a bumper bar on my phil n teds for £5 and used it without the double kit as the buggy in the end. It works, the bee is in the boot and ok for shopping malls and short trips I've decided. I can get 4 kids on the p&t! (over wheel, front seat, back seat and buggy board) so popular after nursery...

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PookBob · 28/09/2013 22:22

Definitely the BJCM 4, cannot recommend highly enough. DD loves chewing the bumper bar or resting her feet on it, really does my head in for some reason!

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IwishIwasmoreorganised · 28/09/2013 22:26

What about a Loola Up?

We had a Loola 8 years ago and it was great. I saw the new, swanky version the other day and was impressed.

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