Product Type: Britax prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Good frame, poor seat
Britax Voyager Ultra
Member Name: intejoes
Britax Voyager Ultra
Advantages: Good suspension, huge basket
Disadvantages: not enough padding on seat
The whole travel system including pram and carseat sells for around £300. It is perhaps not unreasonable, considering that Britax is a good brand, but I was not really impressed with the pushchair.
The frame is really huge, it is more suitable for outdoor use and people with lots of space in their house to store it. To fit the pushchair frame in our Ford Focus , we had to remove the boot covering, and then there is space for nothing else. Clearly it is not designed for travelling.
On the other hand, it rides very well and smoothly, actually feels like a little car. It is very good even on uneven ground. There are two large wheels at the back and two on each side at the front. The front wheels swivel completely and offer excellent control, they can also be locked in one position if you wish.
The folding mechanism is easy, you just pull the handle upwards on both sides. You do need to apply a degree of force to achieve this.
The handle is a bar across. Next to the handle is a holder where you can keep a cup as well as a closed box for keeping you wallet or mobile phone.
The basket underneath is also very big.
The pushchair seat feels quite hard and i feel it could use some more padding. It can go completely flat and the adjusting mechanism is easy, by holding up a lever on the back of the seat. The hood is completely detachable and there is a net-like area on top through which you can peek at your child. There is a leg rest which can be adjusted in various positions, this is a very useful feature for younger kids. There is also a plastic footrest for older kids.
The raincover that comes with the pushchair is huge and covers the entire thing, including the frame.
I feel that the carrycot that comes along with this is very small and uncomfortable. It is quite hard inside, and I doubt any newborn will find it pleasant. Thankfully, my son is six months now and I just use the pushchair.
All in all, this leaves much to be desired and I dont think I would pay the full amount to get this one new, now that I have experienced it.
Summary: huge, not very comfy