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Mutsy Urban Rider College Red

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Manufacturer: Mutsy / Standard / Single Seat / 5-Point Harness / Reclining Back / Overall Weight: 25.4 lb.

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      23.02.2010 16:51
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      A great travel system with the right attachments

      On the whole I have been very pleased with my Mutsy travel system, or at least certain parts of it. Of the attachments available, I have the carrycot, baby travel seat, single seat, duo seat and step up board (as well as the aluminium frame of course). Of those, I would highly recommend the travel seat, single seat and step-up board.

      My older son seems very comfortable in the single seat (particularly with the armrest in place) and loves riding on the step up board when my baby is travelling on the frame. The baby travel seat is by far the best element of the whole system. It will lie almost completely flat for newborn babies (even when in the car), is very easy to put in and out of the car, fits very easily onto the frame to become a pram (and looks great) and is great as a rocker when not on the frame.

      With the benefit of hindsight, however, I would not have bought the carrycot or duo seat attachments. Whilst the carrycot is great per se, it is in my view superfluous to need when you have the travel seat as the latter performs the same functions as the carrycot and more. It is also seemingly far more comfortable too (my baby slept for hours in the travel seat when laid flat but tended to only manage catnaps in the carrycot).

      The duo seat has been the most disappointing attachment and my experience of it has not been particularly positive. It is designed to carry the elder child upright at the front and the younger child in one of three positions at the back. My son was just over (a small) 2 years old when he first started riding in the front seat and he has never looked comfortable. The hood touches his head, it is impossible for him to drop off to sleep if he is tired and he fidgets very quickly as his bottom becomes numb from perching on what is effectively a tiny ledge of a seat.

      The back seat was equally disappointing. Whilst it reclines right back for newborn babies (when used with a cocoon muff), it is a fixed seat and so the whole seat reclines, putting baby's legs up in the air. Within just a couple of months my baby was too big for the muff and so we removed it and moved the seat up one position. He is now reclined at 45 degrees with his head still touching the hood and his legs stuck straight out forwards (almost touching the seat in front). My baby made his feelings about the new arrangement very clear and we will only be using the duo seat in future for emergencies.

      The frame and wheels themselves are quite large and heavy as one. However the frame collapses easily and the wheels come off quickly so that it fits into a small boot and is easier to lift. Steering the frame when the wheels are not in the locked position is somewhat a skill but once mastered makes the frame very manoeuvrable with just one hand.

      Despite my reservations about the duo seat, the musty travel system on the whole is fantastic and I would highly recommend it.

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        05.07.2009 15:15
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        excellent system if you have thew space for it

        The mutsy urban rider is the bee's knees of prams if you have the space to store it and get it in and out of your door!

        I bought an urban rider in the luxury cream cord and leather fabric,with all matching accessories and the leather handle chassi.Wow it cost a fortune but i loved it to bits and would defiantly consider another one

        lets start with the chassi-its all aluminum so very light weight for its size.
        Its got independant steering-front wheels go straight and you steer at the back( does take some getting use to ) but it said on the mutsy website when i got mine it steers like a formula one car and it really does. You can also buy swivel wheels for the front too if you want to.
        Adjustable handle makes it suitable for all,shopping basket and tyre pump included too so extras to be bought for the main chassi.

        seat unit-
        forward or rear facing makes it just perfect.
        suitable from 6months as it doesnt totally lie flat but not far off to be honest but we did stick to using the car seat and carrycot until 6 months.
        4 seat positions,adjustable leg rest,removable bumper bar and of course fully washable covers.

        Carrycot-
        suitable from birth as you would expect
        mattress,raincover,apron and hood all included
        clips straight onto chassi no messing about with adaptors
        can also be left in place when folding the pram up thanks to musty's excellent thinking( a little handle under the carrycot that you pull and the carrycot tilts so not in the way when folding down)

        Safe to go car seat-
        suitable from birth to around 30lbs i think its a great car seat.
        has built in adapters to attach to chassi and make sort trips a lot easier and looks super cool too.
        does tilt to lay back for nap times and comes with a headhugger too for little ones
        has built in storage compartment,small hood to shade from the sun and washable covers

        An excellent system , worth every penny(around £600 for a full system)
        and will last forever.

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