Product Type: Silver Cross prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Silver Cross Pop
Member Name: kellylouj
Silver Cross Pop
Advantages: Colourful, lightweight, suitable from birth.
Disadvantages: Not height adjustable,
I had a look on the Silvercross website and they were on offer at £85 instead of the RRP of £110 and since we have purchased ours they have now come down to £75. I had looked at alternative buggys but wanted one that felt secure when on the ground as I am used to seeing buggys that tip backwards as soon as the baby is removed and wanted one that felt sturdy to push with both baby in and out of it.
This pushchair is suitable from birth as it has a lie flat facility and it is easily adjustable although for the purpose of this review I will be reviewing it for use from 6 months onwards. I was never keen to purchase a pram like this for our son to use from birth as despite its claims that it will lie flat it really doesn't lie completely flat like my current Linear Freeway.
The pushchair claims to be ultra lightweight at 7.2kgs but I would say that to me, that is not "ultra lightweight" compared to other brands of buggy in the market place.
Lockable front wheels make it easy for Nana to use if those wheels get a bit unruly. My mum really does not like swivel wheels and prefers for them to be locked, I on the other hand find swivel wheels ideal and would not be without them. To lock the wheels there is a small lever inbetween each of the two wheels on either side of the front of the buggy, simply push this down and the wheels will lock into place. You can lock the wheels from any position and simply walk on and they will lock into place.
There is a fully adjustable calf support which when you press the two buttons in on either side the calf support can be lifted up and down to the required position offering extra comfort for your child.
There is a five point safety harness which is easy to use, the shoulder straps are fully adjustable and the waist straps are also fully adjustable to offer a perfect fit. The shoulder straps slide onto the plastic clip that is attached to the waist strap and then they click into the round Silvercross crotch strap which is also fully adjustable.
To the centre of the circular crotch strap is the Silvercross logo and simply press the centre button in and the straps are released.
I do find it a little fiddly to secure as you really need to push the clips in until it clicks securely but one it is fastened baby is going nowhere and I suppose it has to be fairly difficult to fasten or your child would simply press the button and unsecure themselves from the buggy.
There is a great hood with an tuck away sunshade, perfect for when the sun is just in their eyes as it blocks it out quickly and easily if you do not have a parasol at hand. There are also two plastic clips to secure the hood in place.
To the top of the hood is a small window for you to check on your child, ideal when the pushchair is in the lie flat position as you can simply lift the flap and view baby and place back down to prevent light from entering the pram from the top, a nice handy reassuring feature.
There is also a carry strap allowing you to carry over your shoulder ideal if you are out and about using public transport and you are on your own with your child and do not have a free hand.
The handles are padded and are similar to those on my linear freeway chassis and I do like it as its more comfortable, however they are not free from damage and I have to take extra care to ensure that no chunks are taken out of the handles when storing away.
A raincover is included with the buggy and is easy to use by securing with velcro straps and it folds up nice and compact so it can be stored in the shopping basket underneath.
The shopping basket is not ideal and I found that I can only use it for small items as the seat unit is very close to the top of the basket.
The buggy is available in various colours including red, black, pink and purple.
The chassis is silver and black with lovely comfortable grip handles.
Overall this is a great buggy to have as it will store in the smallest of cars easily, this has been tested in both a Vauxhall Corsa and my Ford Focus and there is still plenty of room.
The buggy is easy to fold up and can be done quickly and easily with just one hand.
The material is easy to wipe down and the straps come clean quickly with just a sponging down.
You can easily remove the hood if it is not required as well.
This is a great value pram packed with features and I have to say I use almost every feature.
I think if there is just one thing I would change that would be to make it a little more lightweight.
Summary: A reasonably priced buggy for anyone on a budget.
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