- Good points:
- Nice material
- Roomy basket
- Bassinet practical
- Height adjustable handle
- Cosy footmuff
- Bad points:
- Difficult to fold and unpredictable mechanisms
- Difficult to attach stroller seat to chassis
- Magnetic harness nearly impossible to close with baby in pram - easy when trying in the shop with no baby
- Hood snapped after 2 weeks of use and was replaced by Silver Cross
Family has always purchased Silver Cross, and when the agreed arrived just in time for new grandchild, there was no contest. The carrycot/bassinet is really good and practical in that it flattens for storing. Comfortable and looks well made and easy to add to the pram chassis.
The stroller however is not so straightforward.
- harness (easy and modern!)
- basket = large, access is neat
- larger wheels that don't need inflating
- sunshade on the hood
- larger frame
- price point
- shorter calf rest and a seat that overall won't last till the presented 55 lbs
- not as all-terrain TBH
A very luxurious-looking pram. I love it, but I can see a few drawbacks already. The bassinet sees a bit short so I don't think the baby is going to last there up till the usual 6 months of age. I would probably pick the insert cot if I were to pick again. The seat's calf rest is a bit too short and the footrest is far, so a 1-1.5 years old child will have its feet dangle. And the frame is a bit wide and overall heavy, so even with that flat fold (which is very nice indeed, and one-handed after a few tries), it is not a compact stroller easy to load in your trunk. My last niggle is the all-terrainness, I mean it can go over grass or gravel but it is not a comfort stroller that would do so softly and fuss-free. It is more of a stylish pram that you can show off while tackling bumpy pavements and an occasional dirt road.