Product Type: Jane Powertrack prams, pushchairs and strollers
Newest Review: ... belts are fiddly to attach and removal and attachment of the cot to the attachments is very fiddly and awkward - definately not a quick ... more
Lovely for baby to lie flat in the car.
Jane Powertrack Matrix
Member Name: enoodles
Jane Powertrack Matrix
Advantages: If you have the space the lie flay carry cot is excellent
Disadvantages: Carry cot/car seat is fiddly and awkward to attach and reove
I definately have mixed views on the Jane Powertrack Matrix and still cant decide if I love it or it is really a right pain!
For a start assembly is confusing and you definately need the manufactures instruction to understand how to fully use and assemebly.
I got the lie flat carry cot and whilst this is brilliant for baby who rarely if ever complains about being in the car even after long journeys, however.....the attachements which are needed to secure the cot to the seat belts are fiddly to attach and removal and attachment of the cot to the attachments is very fiddly and awkward - definately not a quick release job. I also find the whole attachement looks and feels a little insecure however it has been fully tested and approved so must be fine.
Lying flat the carry cot takes up a good two car seat spaces and even with a small family MPV this leaves fitting a booster seat for another child a squeeze.
When used in the more upright position as a car seat it is fine but as it is quite wide there is a bit of lolling for newborns (lie flat recomended personally) and you do need a long seat belt to get it all the way round.
When the carry cot is removed from the car (with some difficulty) it takes a bit of jiggling to secure to the pushchair base, however once there the carry cot is secure and I have recived many an ooh and ahh at how good it looks. The zipped cover attached and removes very easily and the rain cover is by far the easiest i have ever used. The basket under the pram is a good size and can easily store a few sets of book bags/ sandwiches boxes and PE kits when necessary.
When used as a pram it is sturdy and solid, the wheels make rough terrain easy to manouver over ( as long as you dont get a puncture) and the font break which is on the handle is a good addition when going down steep hills. The width of the back wheels however is wider than average and does not allow access to small/narrow space (it can do most doors but cramped shops are a nightmare.
In general terms i like my JANE when it is set up as eaither the lie flat carry cot or the pram but it is not an easy quick change over between the two.
Summary: Great for the baby pain for the parents