Product Type: Jane prams, pushchairs and strollers
Newest Review: ... 'sold'. Unfortunately, it also comes with a hefty price tag - we paid nearly £650 for the complete set (it is available with as m... more
Transformers - pushchairs in disguise...
Jane Slalom Reverse Matrix
Member Name: Flukepiestalker
Jane Slalom Reverse Matrix
Advantages: Reversable, sturdy
Disadvantages: Expensive, heavy to lug around
From the outset this looks like the 'daddy' of pushchairs - three different components - the car seat, the one that is in effect a pram, and a pushchair. All of which are interchangeable and reversable (can face forwards or backwards) and easily switched between each. A pushchair that is also a transformer? I was immediately 'sold'.
Unfortunately, it also comes with a hefty price tag - we paid nearly £650 for the complete set (it is available with as many of the three components as you like, so long as you have the main chasis, so you could go for a cheaper option).
Being a new parent, we studied a lot of pushchairs before making our decision and purchasing this one. Looking back - I wish we had gone for a cheaper effort as out baby (9lbs 6oz at birth) barely fitted in it for more than six months, especially the 'pram' part - not even room to move her legs. She also grew out of the car seat and we had to buy another within the first 9 months. I kind of feel we didn't get the most out of our money.
The chasis is also very heavy - we test drove it in the shop and it didn't seem too bad, but having folded it up and lugged it in and out of the car a few times (it is bulky even when folded up) - we wish we had gone for a lighter model too. My wife really struggled with it.
The three wheels are a good idea though, it makes steering very easy, and the fact that you can have your baby either facing you or facing away whilst in motion is a bonus. It is also very sturdy - so I would expect it to last for a second or third arrival.
Summary: Good and well made - but go for something cheaper and lighter
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