* Prices may differ from that shown
I started looking at prams just after my 20 week scan as I didn't want to look at prams that may have been too girly for a boy. My parents were buying the pram for us so they took me and my partner pram shopping one weekend. I originally fell in love with the baby style ts2 (didn't have a big budget) but the shop didn't have the colours we wanted, so we went to a couple of more shops, and that's when I seen the silvercross linear freeway. I forgot about the other pram and adored this one from the display stand. The lady in the shop gave us a demonstration of how it all worked, how the seat clipped on and off the chassis, how it folded and how the pram liner came off to convert to the pushchair mode. We had a 2007 Astra so wasn't sure if the pram would fit, the lady in the shop let us try the chassis in the boot, luckily it fit, but with no room for anything else.
From reading some reviews I think we were lucky to get everything including the carseat in the price at roughly £350 (I can't remember exactly) and the best thing was that when it got delivered to the shop they built the chassis for us!
I loved pushing my newborn baby in this pram, he looked so snug and warm (he was born in January). The raincover was easy to put on the pram too, I used this alot in the winter to protect my son from the wind. The handle of the pram is adjustable to suit any height (me being short this is great), it's so easy to do too, just by pressing 2 buttons both sides of the handle and then moving the handle up or down. The shopping basket is big which is great (especially as I live in Wales and have to pay for carrier bags, I can just put the items I bought into the shopping basket and it will hold a lot). The carseat just clips on to the chassis which is great for quick trips into town and you don't want to wake your sleeping baby, just take carseat out the car, onto chassis then put carseat back into car. I found that the hood of the carseatwas a bit of a faff though as you had to take it off when strapping the seat into the car.
The pram is really easy to fold and unfold too but you have to unclip the pram bit off the chassis to fold it, and when it's raining outside it means getting more wet.
My baby was only in the pram until 3 months when he was trying to sit up and take notice of the world so I converted it to pushchair mode. This can either parent face or forward face, I had him parent facing mostly as I liked to interact with him.
I found the pram really nice to push with either swivel or lockable wheels. The only downside is that it takes up a lot of boot space.
It is a nice big, sturdy (some you look at and they look flimsy) pram which will do a child until atleast 3years old. I don't use it as much now but I can't wait to use it again when I have another baby
I spent months while I was pregnant trolling through the Internet for a travel system. I read thousands of reviews and went to a lot of shops to try out travel systems. It took me about 5 months to decide on a pram and I eventually chose the silver cross linear freeway after reading great reviews and having a trial push about in the shop. My baby is now 16 months old and we use this on a daily basis. It's a very strong sturdy pushchair and has loads of room for her to still grow into!! The newborn liner was great when she was tiny but we only used it about 3 months before she outgrew it! (She is bigger than average) being able to put the car seat on it is great as well. We didn't need to wake her when we arrived at where we were going. She was only in the car seat for about 9 months though as she grew very quick!! The fleece liners are great and wash really well. The rain cover that comes with it is really lovely and big as well so it's not a struggle to get in on. It's great that it can be forward facing or parent facing. My little girl is still parent facing. Only downfall is that it's very big when folded up. We have a Vauxhall zafira and it just about fits in the boot. If the handle didn't fold it wouldn't fit! Another thing to note is don't hang too much shopping on the handles as it jams and its difficult to get the handle to move again! Overall I am very pleased with this travel system and I'm so glad I settled on buying this one. Would recommend it to anyone who has the space for it!
Purchased this pram for my youngest son as it ticked all my boxes, car seat compatible and clipped straight to frame for quick shopping trips, nice comfy pram liner for when baby was firstborn with big hood and cosytoes because he was a winter baby and then once in pushchair mode it has the parent facing option, perfect!
The system itself is lovely, comes in gorgeous designs and is easy to push and great for all weather conditions, no hassle getting it through the snow which is always a bonus. The one major fault I have with it is the bulking as when folding it down and the fact you have to remove seat unit when folding, is time consuming and you need a large boot to fit it all in. I still love the pushchair for long walks from home but I have bought a new pushchair for in the car so your mode of transport will play a big part in wether this is the pram for you.
Buying a pram is one of the most mind- boggling experiences for a parent, whether you are having your first baby, or your sixth! there are so many different types; travel systems; prams; pushchairs and so on. I knew I wanted a system in which started off as a pram and turned into a pushchair for an older child. I also knew I didn't need for it to be car seat compatible.
I had a look at many different types that fitted my needs and specifications and came across this beautiful pram/pushchair. I 'test run' it (using my daughter's Baby Annabel doll!) around the store, and decided this was the pram/pushchair for me.
It comes in two parts; the frame and the carry cot. This makes for a much bigger chair than an umbrella fold system does.
When in pram mode, there is a white insert with very soft straps if you need them, to lay your precious bundle onto. This insert is very soft and very easy to clean- you can wipe it clean or stick it in the washing machine. The insert is elasticated at the bottom and is fixed using the hood poppers at the top. If you wish, you can then fasten the cosy toes over it too.
You can have the carry cot facing outwards or inwards.
This is the carry cot without the white insert. Again, you can have it facing outwards or inwards. There is an adjustable footrest and the cosy toes fits over this snugly. The straps are easy to use, and can be detached to make fastening easier. They wash up well, either by hand or buy washing machine.
The hood is extendible in both modes by using the poppers and zip; you can have your baby completely covered to block out the sun if you wish.
The push handle has lots of different settings for ease of pushing; my husband has it on the lowest and I have it on the highest!
As said before, this system comes in two parts. It sounds complicated, but it's really not. The levers and buttons to work the frame are really easy to push; not stiff at all. And clocking the base on just takes two clicks and you're done.
There is a tray underneath made from fabric with a hard base. The tray is quite deep and very strong.
This system comes complete with a Silver Cross changing bag, cosy toes and pram insert.
I found this system the most sturdy out of all the ones I tried. I wiggled it from side to side and the carry cot barely moved like it did on other systems. It is near impossible to tip over, and I have had bags on the handlebar and it hasn't tipped backwards as other systems do.
There are a few different designs and colours on the market too.
Highly recommended product.
Looking for the perfect pram when your pregnant is quite a scary task, you try and imagine your tiny baby being pushed along. I looked at so many prams and just couldn't find the right one then I seen the Silver Cross Linear Freeway. It was black with white dots on it and I thought it was perfect! When I ordered it in the shop there was so many variations to choose from - the colour scheme, the colour of the frame, different wheels, etc... In the end I went for the colour scheme Domino with a gun metal grey frame and wheels that moved completely 360 degrees, I figured they would come in handy when maneuvering around small spaces!
When my baby girl was born the pram was delivered and I took her for her first walk. It was in the winter so it was bitterly cold, the Linear Freeway is great for this type of weather, its very sturdy and there is a cosy toes plus a cover that goes on top of that so she was very warm and cosy! In the summer was a different story though, because it is so bulky and mine was black it did tend to get a bit too hot for baby to be strapped in to.
The pram itself is quite wide, especially the frame. You click the frame out and then the carrier part of the pram clicks on top very securely. You can also choose to face baby in the way or out. I would say it is very easy to assemble when you get the hang of it but it does take up a lot of boot space in the car.
I absolutely love my pram and wouldn't change it for anything. My daughter is so comfortable in it and it will definitely last a few years.
Choosing a pram can be a very daunting task there are so many out in the marketplace and everyone has an opinion, naturally I came onto Dooyoo and saw that this pram had got a very high rating and it was one of the most competitively priced travel systems out there.
Having always grown up with traditional Silvercross Prams and recognising that brand as being one of quality and being well renowned for generations.
Before making our purchase we decided to go and have a bit of a test drive in Mothercare so we removed it from the stand and had a walk around with the pram and fiddled about removing the covers and switching the car seat onto the chassis and also how to collapse the pram and both hubby and I were happy with the quality of the pram and that it was not too bulky for my Ford Focus or for me to lift.
The main briefs required for me when purchasing the pram was that we had a lie flat pram for the newborn baby and that we could use it as a travel system and that it would last longer than the first few months.
This pram met all our requirements with a maximum usage of up to 4 years which was ideal even though we have no intention of using it for that length of time.
We wanted a specific colour, the Pistachio range which is a nice charcoal/black and pistachio green circular design and the shops did not offer this so we ordered from the Mothercare website taking full advantage of the reduced price and also a further 10% discount and free delivery costing us just over £250 for the pram.
We also bought the matching car seat brand new from ebay for £50 so for £300 we had a versatile travel system.
The pram arrived in two large boxes, the first box contained the chassis and the second contained the pushchair unit, changing bag, footmuff and raincover.
The pram has a height adjustable handle which is easy to adjust by using the two buttons on either side of the handle and it can then be moved backwards and forwards to make the height lower or higher. A good feature which hubby loved being taller and me too being shorter!
The chassis is fantastic weighing just over 6kgs it is free standing which is handy when loading into the boot of your car or if like me you are stuck for space with just a small porch to store it away.
Simply unclick the chassis and it clicks open and fixes securely. You can then add the Ventura car seat or the pushchair unit to form your pram.
What I like about Silvercross is that you get some extras that with other more expensive brands you can find yourself having to pay for such as adaptors to be able to use your car seat on the chassis, these are not require with Silvercross.
The base units click on simply and securely giving baby a lovely comfortable travel system. The swivel wheels are lockable which is a handy feature to have although we never use them locked.
The pram looks very comfortable with baby in as she gets a lovely fluffy foot muff which is nice and soft on her head and a safety harness which keeps baby safe whilst out and about. The hood can be removed and has a zippable vent to the rear which can be opened and folded down to give more ventilation.
The apron clicks onto the pram base to ensure baby is nice and comfortable and protected from the elements and a raincover is also provided free of charge with this pram so again no additional extras that you may get hit with and with the British weather we do need to have a raincover!
During the summer you can remove the hood and the apron to use more as a pushchair and you can rotate to face the oncoming pedestrians or to face mum, which is currently the way I prefer.
There is a large storage basket to the bottom of the pram which really comes in useful and a lovely co-ordinating changing bag is also included with the pram and this contains a travel changing mat and plenty of pockets for storage.
The only problems I have with the pram is unclipping the unit from the chassis I always struggle with this and it has taking a good bit of practice to manage to do it, removing the car seat however is a piece of cake and so easy to do.
Collapsing the pram is easy by pulling a small lever and collapsing, we also collapse the pram with the unit attached when travelling on the bus but find it much difficult to open up when the unit is attached and try to avoid this if I can.
Overall this is a fantastic pram and if you sign up to Mothercare they have fantastic offers so you can get £100 off like we did.
This pram is definately here to stay!!!
we purchased the complete linear freeway system 3 months before our ist grand daughter was due, what a let down, the whole system has been rendered almost useless because the ventura seat which we were sold with it will not fit seat belts in any of our 3 cars, a Ford Focus, renault Modus and a MG ZT, the seat belts are too short.we have contacted silver cross who are not interested and basically told me to check I had fitted it right!, and have been told that this is a common problem with the seatBEWARE!
i saw this pram on kiddicare and it looked fab.
the forward and rear facing seat is a must have with any real pram for me.
the seat unit is really wide and would easily accommodate a child up to the age of 3+
the car seat clips straight onto the chassi too which is a real bonus when taking little ones out.
the pram really does look great really classy and modern.
very sturdy and made really well as to be expected from silvercross
the cosy toes is really thick,cosy and warm just like it should be.
if wanted you can get a pram liner for the seat unit too to make it into a proper pram for tiny babys to save on buying a complete carrycot.
the changing bags for silvercross systems are big bags and can take loads of stuff.
parasols to match are really big and really do there job!
and excellent system , i like my silvercross systems :o)
About 5 months into my pregnancy and after looking through what seemed like hundreds of catalogues and magazines I still hadnt found a pram that appealed or had that must have factor. Whilst out shopping I noticed a lady pushing a classy, and sleek chassis around with what appeared to be a car chair attached in it, which I at first thought would be ideal for small shopping trips and would be a good extra to get. My husband went and spoke to the lady to see where she had got it from and we then learnt that there was a whole travel system available which covered all needs up to the age of 4 years and featured a pram, pushchair, car seat and easy to use chassis. She also explained that the pram part could be detached and if you purchased a separate stand could then be used as a carry cot. I loved this idea and so went about trying to find one!
Stockists - This was difficult, I found that the main baby stores didnt tend to stock Silver Cross products, and those that did only seemed to have one style available which was the 3D system, not the one I wanted. I searched online and found that John Lewis stocked them, I immediately went to my nearest John Lewis but was disappointed to find that they sell absolutely everything as separates rather than a complete system, so what should cost about £300 ends up amounting to about £500 with all the extras like raincover and moses basket stand. Again it was back to the internet and I found that Boots sold it however it was out of stock and after checking with my local store they confirmed it was only available to buy online and they were unsure when more stock would be available. If you can get it from Boots whilst in stock I would recommend doing so as they often have points offers and baby goods aswell as already earning 4 per £1 so with a £300 pram they all add up. As it happened I was prepared to keep waiting in the hope that some would arrive and ended up resorting to the world of Ebay. I managed to get the chassis and travel system excluding the car chair for £250 and I then purchased the car seat for an additional £60. The raincover and sun canopy cost an additional £40 and the stand for the pram to convert as a moses basket was £12 bringing the total to £362 which was the best deal I could find.
Design - I love the simple design of this pram system, it has the capability of being used as a carrycot, pram or puschair and features a ventilation system for overnight sleeping. It is a protective pram which is vital for those important first few months. The chassis is of an alluminum constructino and is easy to fold and features lockable wheels, an adjustable handle and an adequate size shopping basket underneath. It has been designed as a cost effective solution to purchasing numerous prams and pushchairs during your childs first years and provides you with something that you will be able to use until your child reaches around 4 years of age. I find the pram to be very lightweight when using it with the car chair however I find it very heavy to manouvere up and down my front step and found it very difficult and uncomfortable to lift up kerbs for 6 weeks following my caesarean, although this is not a problem now. It is also available in 4 different designs which are Salsa, Apollo, Marina and Sienna.
Size and weight - The chassis body when unfolded has a weight of 6.6kg, a height of 81-104cms depending on how you position the handle and a width of 60cm. The length of the chassis is just over a 1m.
The pram body weight is 6.9kgs giving it a combined weight of 13.5kg when out and about.
When folded it has a compact width of 60cm, height of 29cm and a length of 102cm which allows it to fit into a family sized car with ease. However I would always recommend measuring the size of your boot first before spending any money just to confirm it will fit fine and leave enough room for your shopping.
Safety - This pram has a safe and secure body attachment system which locks the pram body or car seat in place very firmly. It features a 4 way suspension system and a secure brake system. It also has the benefit of lockable swivel wheels.
Ease of use - The chassis is very easy to fold and unfold though does not feature the one handed system that most newer prams seem to feature now. The pram body and car seat are easily attachable and detachable and the conversion from pram to pushchair is a 2 minute job by adjusting the rear of the pram body and the foot rest at the frot. I have only tried this a couple of times as my daughter is not old enough for the pushchair yet, but when I have experimented with it I have found it easy.
Overall - Great Design, easy to use, and would recommend. I would advise though that if you can find a store that stocks it that you try everything out first and check its suitable for your needs and that you can handle the weight of the system as it is rather heavy. Overall though I would give this a big thumbs up!!
This is my own review which is also on Ciao
The only thing my husband and I agreed on straight away whilst baby shopping was the pram! We bought the Silver Cross Linear Freeway in Pistachio and have loved it ever since.
It was a big purchase, in total costing us around £400 (including car seat), but it's worth every penny if you expect to be spending a bit of time out and about with baby.
There are various attachments and parts so I'll go through all the bits one by one.
Firstly there is the chassis, the base of the pram. It's lightweight, easy enough to lift in and out of the car and simple to fold.
Other versions of the silver cross chassis have handle bars rather than one solid bar to hold - in my opinion these are less sturdy than the solid bar.
There is a handy basket underneath - surprisingly big. This stays on the chassis when it folds up, no need to remove.
You can lock the wheels to push along straight areas, this makes it easier to push one handed or you can unlock the wheels for easy steering around lots of tight corners e.g. supermarket aisles.
The Pram fits into my current car (Honda Crv) but was a bit of a squeeze into my previous car (Peugeot 206) so make sure you measure your boot before buying.
The second piece of the pram is the body. This clips onto the chassis and can be used in several modes. Firstly is the Pram mode, baby can lie flat, perfect for newborns. There are 4 attachments which can be used with the pram. The Footmuff which is a lovely fleece liner which zips up around the baby (can cover baby upto chest level not just the feet, if required) The hood, to protect from sun, wind or light rain. The Apron which covers the foot end of the pram and the Rain cover, a transparent cover for the entire pram with a zip for easy access to baby.
For when baby is a bit older and can sit unsupported is the Pushchair mode. This can be used facing backwards (so you can see/talk to your baby) and forwards (so baby can see the world) and has several inclines so baby can be sat up or reclined backwards to have a nap. The footmuff, hood and rain cover can also be used with pushchair mode.
Lastly, and bought separately from the previous bits is the ventura car seat which is suitable for 0+ age group (from birth upto 9kg). You can get these to match your pram colour. The car seat can be clipped straight onto the chassis - perfect if baby is asleep after a journey - no need to wake him up, just place car seat onto chassis and off you go (it's advised you don't leave newborns in a car seat for too long though).
As with the chassis, check you can fit seat into your car. I had to have the passenger seat of the Peugeot 206 right forward to fit the car seat behind. I have to say that I don't think it's the best car seat on the market, I prefer the ones that clip into place, so even though it's convenient to use with the chassis, I probably wouldn't buy the Ventura car seat again (but I would still buy the rest).
Oh, nearly forgot you also get a really nice changing bag with lots of space/pockets and a bottle insulator.
The one downside with these travel systems is that they can be quite bulky to store, I tend to leave mine in the back of the car when not being used.
The main advantage is that they will last for ages and can be adapted to your baby's needs as he grows.
When I was about 6 1/2 months pregnant, I knew it was time to search out a buggy. However, for me this was not going to be an easy task. I am only 4' 6'' tall so I knew I would have to find a pram which would be able to cater for someone of my height, and also my partners average height. So my partner, my parents and I decided to set aside a whole day just to go pram shopping, but little did we know the perfect pram was just around the corner...
My dad, being an engineer had been researching different prams for me, working out if he would be able to adjust the height for me. But he also found that in Mothercare, they did a basic chassis with a height adjustable handle. Only problem was, the pram was ugly! So we carried on our search and went into John Lewis.
The first pram that we saw was a gorgeous red pushchair by Silver Cross. But I looked away because of the price tag, which was £300 pounds for the pram. I knew my partner and I couldn't afford it. But my wonderful parents said they wanted to buy their grandchilds' first pram so we went back and looked even more! After a second look, I knew it was going to be the one I wanted so my parents agreed that they were more than happy to buy it for us if it was what we wante
The pram has a wonderful height adjustable handle, which is perfect for me. You adjust it using the 2 buttons on each side of the handle, simply press in both buttons at the same time and move the handle around to a position that suits you. The handle height is adjustable from 60cm right up to over 100cm, so perfect for all heights!
The pram comes in 3 parts. The chassis or wheels, which is a lightweight metal frame, a large shopping basket and 4 sets of 2 wheels, which aren't too big. This retails at £150. The second part is the pram body, which is where your baby would lay or later on, sit. You can also buy a car seat which attaches to the frame, which is great if you don't have room in your car for the pram body. This retails at roughly £180. The car seat retails at £70. You do also have to purchase a raincover and sun canopy seperately, which costs £40. So altogether, the pram will set you back over £400 (February 2006).
The pram body can be used 2 ways on the chassis. You can use it as pictures with the flat body facing you which is ideal for a newborn baby. You can look at them all day long! You can also sit the pram up facing you, which I did for my son when he was 6 - 12 months old. Then when he was getting angry staring at mummy all the time, you can turn it around so that it is an outward facing pushchair. In this mode, you can use the pram up until your child is around 4 years old. With the pram body, you do get a gorgeous fleecy footmuff, a matching changing bag which is wonderfully large fo storing e hundred and one things you need to take with you when venturing out with your baby!.
The chassis folds flat, but is quite long so you need to make sure you have a large boot so you can store the chassis easily. It weighs 6.6kg, which isn't too heavy for its size. It also features lockable swivel wheels which again are easy to use. The chassis fits fine in the boot of our new style Mondeo but it was a tight squeeze in my parents Audi A4, so that is worth bearing in mind, especially considering you need room for the pram body itself too.
The car seat does come in colours which can match your pram body, or you can just buy it in jet black if you prefer the plain look. There is a 5 point harness, with shoulder pads to ensure the straps do not rub against your baby's face. You do also get a head hugger, which is a must for a newborn baby to support their head and neck. There is an attached hood which can easily be removed (it is great in the summer to protect little eyes) and an apron to go over the front of the seat to keep tiny babies snuggly and warm. This is a group 0+ car seat, for babies up to 13kg, my son had outgrown it by 9 months old though, and he was only 9kg!
The whole thing is so easy to use. The car seat fits into the car using the seatbelts around the back of the car seat, which is very easy to do. It attaches to the chassis via 2 clips on the bottom of the seat, and release using a release bar on the back of the seat. The pram body again clips on the chassis, and releases using 2 clips on either side, easy once you get the hang of it! When using the chassis and body, the whole thing does weigh around 13.3kg, so could be too heavy for some.
I would definitely recommend this pushchair to anyone wanting an all in one travel system that will see them hrough from birth until they outgrow the use of a pushchair, roughly around 3 years old. Yes, it is expensive but it is most definitely worth it. It is sturdy, well made, comes in lovely colours (mine is in red which is called SALSA) and is so comfortable for your little one. You couldn't ask for more from a pushchair!
Oh and you can join the celebs Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jennie Garth and Penny Lancaster-Stewart as they all own this pushchair! You can buy the pushchair from many online outlets, but the best price I have found is £349.99 in Pistachio Green from www.kiddicare.com.
Thank you for reading.
Reclining Back (4 Positions) / Adjustable Handle Height