Product Type: Maxi-Cosi prams, pushchairs and strollers
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A sturdy ride
Maxi-Cosi Mura 4 Stroller
Member Name: lor1007
Maxi-Cosi Mura 4 Stroller
Advantages: Strong frame for rough terrain
Disadvantages: A bit bulky, both during use and during folding.
We initially planned on buying the Mothercare My-Choice travel system until we saw the Mura. The style is similar, almost identical, but the Mura seems far more sturdy, especially for those who live in a countrside area as we do.
The chassis comes in a 3 wheeler or 4 wheeler, and comes with the stroller body (can be placed forward or rear facing, has 3 reclining positions and so can be used from newborn), raincover, hood/canopy and foot pump for the tyres. It can be used as a travel system - the maxi cosi cabriofix car seat can be plugged into the chassis using adapters - and a carry cot can be purchased separately and attached to the frame using the same adapters as the car seat.
All the wheels can be easily removed at the touch of a button, and considering the size & sturdiness of the assembled stroller, the frame folds very compact - it even fit into the tiny boot of my Mini Cooper! The frame easily folds by pulling 2 levers on either side of the handle, and folds smaller still by pulling a lever on the base of the frame.
The pram is great in rural areas, for off-roading! It is sturdy enough to withstand the roughest of terrain, and the suspension & pneumatic tyres provide a smooth, if a little bouncy ride, for baby.
The bulk of the frame, however, is also a disadvantage in certain situations. Navigating through narrow shop aisles or doorways can be tricky, and it is quite a heavy frame, especially if going uphill.
Also, in order to fold the stroller to it's smallest proportions, the seat has to be removed. It will fold with the seat attached if the seat is forward facing and fully upright, but not easily, if for example you were going on a bus or train.
It is advertised as being from newborn as the seat has a lie-flat position. However, only now, at the age of 7 months, do I find that the harness properly fits my son, even with the straps at tightened to maximum shortness.
I do love this pram, mainly due to the area in which I live - surrounded by fields & woodland! But had I lived in a more urban setting, I would be tempted to buy something a bit more compact, lighter & mobile.
Summary: In the country - great. In the city - too big, heavy & bulky.