Product Type: Silver Cross prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Silver Cross Pop
Member Name: cmh4135
Silver Cross Pop
Advantages: Sturdy, good recline
Disadvantages: A little more cumbersome than most lightweights
I was lucky enough to take part in some comparative buggy trials with my son earlier this year and have now become a self-confessed expert in lightweight buggies! Trying out 6 buggies over a 3 month period meant that I was able to really get to grips with the good, bad and sometimes downright ugly of the buggy world.
The Silver Cross POP was one of my favorite buggies out of those that were on test. It's a traditional-looking buggy and ticked all of my boxes!
It is very lightweight and easy to push, both with one hand and two. It seems to be very stable and copes with city-life rather well. It can, in comparison to some, feel a little heavy but I quite liked that. It's also particularly good for the taller people out there as the handles are quite long.
Where I noticed a major difference between large prams and travel systems and the lightweight buggies was in the basket under the buggy. I was used to being able to do a weeks' shop and get it all under my pram but this is not the case with lightweights. The basket under the buggy is not as small as some and is fairly accessible. It'll take a changing bag with reasonable ease although it can be a bit of a faff getting it in and out if the buggy is at all reclined.
I found the buggy easy to collapse and put up again with one hand. The catches to hold the buggy together when closed worked well and were easy to take off with one hand. The hood stays in place when the buggy is folded and there is a useful viewing window so that you can keep an eye on the little-one!
When folded this buggy was suprisingly compact and light and I had no difficulty fitting it into the boot of my Clio with pleanty of space for shopping. This was a surprise as, as mentioned above, the handles are taller than many in the class and so I expected the length to be an issue as was the case with some other buggies.
My son seemed to be comfortable in the seat and he seemed to sit fairly straight in it. The straps were easy to asjust and held my son in well. It seems to be a buggy that will suit all sizes of children rather than just the small or larger child.
The seat reclines into various positions and it is easy to do this with the child in the buggy. There is also a foot rest which can be tilted up or down although the range of movement of the rest is limited.
The brakes on this buggy were very firm and were easy to engage and the rain cover was easy to fit and worked well. Overall, this is a very stable and stylish buggy which I thought delivered excellent value for money.
I would recommend this buggy without too many reservations.
PLEASE NOTE: Excerts from this review have been published elsewhere as part of the original product test.
Summary: Not the lightest buggy but well built and worth the money.
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