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Katherine says:
"The terrain abilities are not as good as promised"
and gives the Bumbleride Era

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  • Looks stylish
  • Easy to fold
  • Maneuverable
  • Spacious basket
  • Reversible seat
  • Long handlebar for tall people
  • Tyre pump included
  • Huge sunshade
  • Very wide
  • Build quality feels flimsy
  • All-terrain abilities lacking
  • Cork handle not my taste
  • Fabrics feel tacky
  • Seat does not go fully upright

When I bought this, I was looking a stroller with good terrain capabilities, as we get a lot of snow and ice in the winter. I also wanted something easy to manoeuvre, with a rear-facing seat so I could see my baby. On the latter points, this stroller performed perfectly.

It is a little heavy, but it folds and unfolds very easily compared with other models I have tried. However, the terrain abilities are not as good as promised. The ride is very bumpy, even on relatively flat pavements, and it really struggled on compacted snow, nevermind deep, soft snow. I had previously tried the Indie and found it better in this regard, but the reversible seat was important to me, hence my choosing the Era.

Another minus point of the Era is that the chassis feels a little flimsy (the Indie was also better in this respect). The handlebar is quite thin and doesn't feel solid to push on, especially if you give it a good bounce as you might on bumpy terrain. When it comes to size, the Era is quite wide and, while it has a small turning circle, it is nevertheless bulky when navigating in shops. Another slight niggle is that the seat doesn't go fully upright, which my baby is not a fan of. All these aspects turned me off, and I ended up returning it.

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