Product Type: iCandy prams, pushchairs and strollers
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iCandy Cherry Stroller
Member Name: Sweetpeauk
iCandy Cherry Stroller
Advantages: Light, easy to steer and lovely looking
Disadvantages: Doesn't have an extendable handle bar
The icandy cherry (and the whole icandy range) has and still is a dream buggy.
My husband being one of 8 and having 5 sisters, I had a lot of advice and suggestions on what buggy to get for our first child. Each one of my sister in laws swore by the icandy cherry, yet at the time I wanted to purchase the bugaboo bee, (I wanted to be different) but just to be sure I wanted to test drive one as forking out a small fortune i wanted to make sure I was getting the best of the best.
So dragging my husband to John Lewis, we had a look, the bugaboo was light, small and seemed robust and great for public transport. However, attaching all the bits that came with it seemed a bit too difficult for me (bit dosy me) so the lovely gentleman who was advising us suggested the icandy cherry which was a by less technical for me.
They had just released the purple version of the icandy cherry which sold me completely and so we took the plunge and bought one. I decided to go with the icandy cherry because it had the option of interchanging seats for various stages of development for the baby, with the ease of one click and pull. I liked the option of being able to plug and unplug the cot (this has to be bought separately) to attaching the car seat (compatible with maxi cosi and need to purchase adaptors as with the bugaboo as well) or back to the main seat for when your baby is around 6 months.
Also the ability to be able to have our baby facing inwards to me or outwards when she was older was great, coupled with the ability to recline the main seat in three different positions for when baby wanted to sleep, relax or play.
The icandy cherry has a large basket underneath which was fantastic for shopping but I do agree with the other reviews that the wheels do tend to wear a lot faster than the bugaboo, but we only noticed the wear and tear after two years of vigorous use.
However, in saying that it handles like a dream, it is very easy to steer and very light but also very sturdy. We don't own a car so it was very important for me that the buggy to be compact and light enough to get on London transport quickly and efficiently which the Icandy cherry does.
The only downside is that the handle is a little bit longer than the bugaboo which is extendable and although it isn't much, it really shows when your on a packed bus.
Another point that alright it's easy to collapse, it's got to be in two parts which can be annoying, however icandy have brought out a new updated version of the icandy cherry which is the strawberry which has an extendable handle and is able to collapse in one smooth action and with much more robust wheels.
And if I were to buy a single buggy I would upgrade to the icandy strawberry but as it stands I've upgraded to the Icandy peach as its a double buggy ;)
Summary: Nifty little buggy which gives the bugaboo a run for its money
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