Product Type: Silver Cross prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Silver Cross Pop
Member Name: Flowerpotted
Silver Cross Pop
Date: 05/03/11, updated on 05/03/11 (345 review reads)
Advantages: The pocket for your bits.
Disadvantages: The rest of the pushchair!
We paid just over £100 for this stroller. As a first time mummy, an experienced baby product tester I was not (I have learned from the error of my ways!). Where do I start? The good points I guess, as this will be the shortest part of the write up!
It has a handy pocket in the back, in which you may shove your sweet wrappers and used tissues when there's not a bin handy! You can squeeze a cup and a nappy in at a push! The fabric is thick and hard wearing, and being black- doesn't show up the perils of day to day use. It's not too heavy and fits into the boot of out Vectra without too much drama!
The bad points (make yourself a brew now and come back as this could take some time).
Handles are too high (I'm 5.2- any shorter and they'd have my eyes out). They're also light grey- grubby city! The back doesn't seem to recline enough and when I attempt to pull it down, I seem to end up making haughty huff and puff noises due to fabric wrapped around the sides which prevents the easy transition between upright and laying back. The central strap (between bubba's legs) is permanently at it's longest as, as soon as you have pulled it to a shorter length, it slips right back down as the buckle doesn't keep it tight. The straps aren't ever so secure as they won't shorten enough to keep my son snug (he is quite tiny so other children may not share this problem).The brakes don't work properly and have never done so, it takes a good few pushes with one foot, then the other, then back again until you hear any form of clicking noise, and even then, they're not always in place. The basket underneath it is difficult to access if you have the rain cover in it, but is ideal if your day's shopping consists of an eye liner and a satsuma. And the rain cover...protects the your child from the wetter elements to the knees only (and my son is a short little guy!). There was also a cup holder which slotted onto the handle, which is a nice size for your take away Latte, but if your child uses a tippee cup with handles- it won't fit. After a while, the holder slipped off every time I collapsed the stroller so I gave up on it!
On the whole, I'd recommend that you buy this if you enjoy complaining and have run out of things to complain about! You can have a grumbling field day- every day!
Summary: Don't buy it if you're looking for a reliable and versatile vehicle for your little passenger!