Product Type: Silver Cross prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Silver Cross Pop
Member Name: Wayne7658
Silver Cross Pop
Date: 20/02/11, updated on 20/02/11 (157 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, reliable, very practical
Disadvantages: Rubbish nightmare of a raincover
My daughter is now 16 months old, I purchased this pram when she was 6 months and have it now as an emergency pram, along with the chairs and a small table. The reason I purchased it was for the reason that it was lightweight compared to the Gracco, I had from new born.
Adjustable handlebars: No
Suitable from: Birth
Changing bag included: No
Dimensions: H107 x W80 x L105cm
Dimensions (folded): L106 x W32 x D24cm
Free standing when folded: No
Handle height: H107cm
Harness type: 5 point harness
Included: Raincover, shopping basket
Lockable swivel wheels: Yes
Number of wheels: 8
Removable wheels: No
Type of wheels: Plastic
Washing instructions: Sponge clean
From new to buy a Silver cross pop stroller it will cost you around £80-£130, £80 being the cheapest from Toys R Us.
WHATS IT LIKE THEN?
The stroller is so lightweight and the manoeuvrability is brilliant, my wife loved the fact that it turned on a sixpence, to quote a phrase. From my experience there is nothing worse than going shopping in stores such as Primark or Peacocks that are tight and you're struggling to turn the pram whilst trying not to hit clothes rails. Due to the fact of it having eight wheels it makes turning so easy it's actually a joy to push. Cleaning is pretty easy but by method of a bucket of soapy water and a sponge. The rain cover which comes with the stroller is a bit of a nightmare to attach the first few times but once your used to it relatively easy. One of the better things I love about this one and is it's so easy to fold down and fold back up, no more wrestling in Tesco's car park trying to get a pram in the boot.
SO IT TURNS EASY, IS IT COMFORTABLE?
Having not sat in the chair I can only estimate. My daughter has never seemed at discomfort in this pram, due its suspension the pram does move quite a bit over rough terrain which has disturbed my daughter sleeping but every pram I've had up to date has been that way. The pram does come with a foot muff but they can be bought separate.
With the stroller being so lightweight I thought it would not last that long, so I put it to the ultimate test when I took it with me on a family holiday to Turkey. Now if you have not visited Turkey the roads are terrible, the curbs have sheer drops, and the pavement is very uneven. So yes, like most holiday resorts. The stroller did take some minor cosmetic damage, such as scratches and a few dints in the wheels, also the suspension took some hammer but did survive. The material did fade slightly due to the heat.
Naturally close to every parents hearts is the factor of safety. The stroller is fitted with a two way brake attached to the rear wheels, the brakes are applied by a foot pedal at the bottom rear of the pram. I can confirm that the brakes are effective and are easy to put on and take off.
Also fitted to the stroller is the safety harness, to keep your little ray of sunshine from harms way or escaping. The harness fits over the arms and fastens to a anchor buckle that comes through the legs, it is a generic mechanism and i have seen it similer on other prams. The harness is easy to use and easy to adjust, thankfully.
I would highly recommend this pram for the reasons of its practicality, durability and for the simple fact that it's relatively cheap, compared to the price of a Quinny which has the same turning circle has the QE2.
Thank you for reading
Summary: Glad i bought this pram!
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