Product Type: Micralite prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Micralite fastfold-fell below my expectations and the kurb!
Member Name: elmo1
Advantages: light to push,compact fold,travel system,carrycot compatible
Disadvantages: safety dangerous on curbs, awquard fold,expensive and seat bit weird
Ahh this buggy showed nso much promise and featured some great unique features that gave it a niche in a crowded market!
large tyres at back so good to push,large tyres to me implied maybe all terrain even!
Single handle so can push with one hand.
Small basket and spacious seat with slight recline
Looked a bit different and funky as I like to stand out from crowd.
Buggy suitable from 3months however with addition of carrycot or maxi cosi carseat could be used from birth so sounds like good value.
So with all that was seduced how could I fail to like this sounds just what I need,daughter was just over 1 at the time.
Yes daughter was tall and gping through chubby phase.
First thourghts looks bit slouched in seat wonder if shes comfortable?.
Ok pushes nice around living room lovley and light but found the fold really tricky.
My local pram shops nether mothercare or john lewis stocked this brand so could not get demo and ordered it online.
One winter morning on nursury run I thourght great lets take this baby out for a ride.
Alas I got one street away was lifting up low curb and front wheel snapped off! Daughter was bit upset had to tilt backwards and push back home in 2 large wheels and get my maclaren!
I rang micralite customer service that day and the lady gave impression that this was common fault and if I just ring retailer they will send new wheel which the retailer did but they did not seem overly concerned?
New wheel arrived but I lost confidence and was still finding fold tricky so sold on.
Definatly fell short of my expectations and found micralite not that sympathetic.
I do know peoople who love theirs and read the other reveiw and was surprised her front wheel fell off too bit worrying as wheels meant to with stand curbs and despite illusion off all terrain most definatly not.
When the toro came out was seduced by look but the frame still the same so gave it a miss despite loving how it looked I restrained myself from yet another mistake in my quest for perfect buggy
Light and compact fold so could be used on public transport.
Guess its marmite pram love or hate?
Still not very common and I live it city.
Not many high street stockists and more pricey than umbrella folds
Summary: May be it was bad luck or maybe lucy escape,great features but negatives outweighed the good.
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