Product Type: Silver Cross prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Silver Cross 3D
Member Name: MikeBorry
Silver Cross 3D
Date: 08/08/11, updated on 29/01/12 (447 review reads)
Advantages: Fab sturdy pram, funky cool colour, comfy for baby...........
Disadvantages: None in my opinion but others have had problems. ****UPDATE**** The whole thing has popped apart :o(
Silver Cross 3D.
Whilst expecting my fourth little boy I came across a Silver Cross 3D pram on Ebay for the bargain price of £35! I loved the look of the pram and after looking online at other reviews (good and bad) I decided it was too good a bargain not to buy.
I have it in the Pistacchio colour way which again I love, it has a charcoal base colour with green coloured circles on the hood and footmuff and bands of the green colour on other parts of the pram.
The frame is a satin silver coloured metal and looks and feels really sturdy. It has a decent sized basket underneath and can be used as a pram for little babies and a pushchair as they get older, there's also the option to use it with a car seat attached as a travel system, I did get the car seat with the pram but I do believe it is usually an 'extra' option and quite a costly one at that.
To use the Silver Cross 3D as a pram which faces you, the hood needs to be placed at the foot end of the pram and it simply clips onto the frame with ease. You then fit the pram liner and mattress, which is a white carrycot type thingy and then add the footmuff over the top so it looks all nice and pretty!
It really is that simple!
To use as a pushchair the hood needs to be reveserved and the pram liner removed this then allows you to add all the liners for use as a pushchair.
To use as the travel system you need to of course have the Ventura carseat, the pram hood needs to be in the pushchair position and then you lift a little cover on the arms of the frame and lift up the blac plastic clips, the carseat will then sit on these and click into place.
I haven't really had much need to use the raincover but when I have used it, it seems a little on the large side for the pram? It looks somewhat shapeless but with a bit of rearranging and pulling it will eventually look half decent! So long as it keeps my little one dry though I'm not fussed on the appearance!
The Silver Cross 3D I must admit is not the lightest of prams and it is quite bulky, but in saying that it is a dream to push and my little one looks so cosy and comfortable in it. I don't envy my hubby when he is lugging it in and out of the car but I do still love it!!
With it being on the larger side it dooes seem to take up a fair bit of boot space in the car (I have a little Rover 25) so if you are planning on doing a big shop or a shopping trip bear in mind you may not have much room left after fitting the pram in.
The folding and unfolding of the pram is simple and is done by pulling on the black levers on the handles so that it unlocks from the bottom clips and lifting on a little handle underneath, it then clicks into place and locks so it doesn't just come apart whenever you want to move it! To unfold it you again lift the levers and I give the bottom a little kick so that the frame clicks into place and locks and it's done.
From the Silver Cross Website I have found that when bought new it comes with ~
Cosy toes footmuff
5 point harness
To buy it new costs approx £300 with the carseat costing an additional approx £100
I had 2 pram liners and 2 aprons and the carseat when I bought mine as well as verything listed above plus a parasol so I would say it is worth checking online auction sites/free ads/ gumtree etc to see if you can find a bargain like I did!
The are other colourways and accessories that can be bought to suit what you like.
I would recommend it even though I have seen a few bad reveiws about this pram as I have had no problems at all. I suppose for every good there must be a bad, it down to personal choice and I personally love this pram!
Okay so after a few months use I now have to render this pram useless!
After parking up to go shopping I got the pram out of the boot and upon flipping it to open it up, it broke!
Screws/rivets started to pop and it no longer clips together on the one side. It won't clip in to hold it upright to allow my son to sit in it!
I don't know why this happened but it has, I have now purchased a Baby Weavers pram and am thrilled with it as it is so much lighter than the silver cross.
I will at some point try and repair the pram but I still now have my reservations against it. I wouldn't buy another now as the last thing you need is to be stuck holding a baby, a whole load of shopping whilst struggling with a pram.
Summary: Love it!.......... ****UPDATE**** Hate it!