Friday, 27 January 2017

Silver Cross Wayfarer

Silver Cross Wayfarer is one of the most popular pushchairs these days. Last year I figured I had to try it out and see what all the fuss was about. I already know Silver Cross prams are mostly amazing with some small flaws so I was curious how the Wayfarer worked for us. I heard some people had issues with the front wheels but Silver Cross changed them and the Wayfarer I had was free of those problems.
So without further ado, here's my list of pros and cons.

- versatile from birth to toddler pram with carrycot included, can buy the Simplicity car seat and isofix base separately to make a travel system
- easy to change the look of it with the many gorgeous colour packs (canopy and apron) and liners
- easy to push even one handed on regular pavements and smooth floors
- adjustable leg rest
- one hand recline
- height adjustable handlebar
- easy folding and unfolding
- gate opening bumper bar
- large sun canopy

- wheels are too small to cope with uneven terrains
- heavy up kerbs
- smallish basket
- annoying harness (like all Silver Cross in my opinion), shoulder and hip straps need connecting to put in the buckle and it's too tricky to do with a wriggly toddler.

In my personal opinion the Wayfarer is a very decent and close to perfect urban pram. The child will always be comfortable and safe in it and it looks fantastic. The harnesses on all Silver Cross prams are the same and I really don't like them but if you can get used to them I doubt there's much that you won't like about the Wayfarer. If you're after a pram with more substantial wheels that can cope with uneven terrains I'd recommend trying the Pioneer which is basically the big brother of the Wayfarer. Same seat, same colour packs but larger all terrain wheels and much bigger basket.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Phil&Teds Navigator V2 Auto Stop

I have to admit I'm a big Mountain Buggy and Phil&Teds fan. It's not really a surprise that this turned up at our house one autumn day :)
Phil&Teds Navigator V2 ladies and gentleman!
I didn't keep it long because I use my MB Urban Jungle pretty much every day so I couldn't really justify two 3-wheelers but here's my quick list of pros and cons of the Navigator.

First lets look at the Phil&Teds Navigator as a single pushchair...

- fantastic large seat
- good size canopy
- very good accessible basket
- great to push over any terrain
- folds in a flash with one hand
- seat reclines completely flat so can be used from birth all the way up to 5 or 6 years of age (photos of my 5 year old in it below)
- when used as a single the second seat can be turned into a parent facing seat

- seat open at the back when reclined, there's a plastic flap that covers the gap but it's fiddly to attach and doesn't provide shade
- fold is easy but if the front wheel fork and handlebar catch on the ground when folding, front wheel fork gets scratched super easy and looks unsightly
- auto brake (red wire on handlebar) is tricky to use and makes the handlebar uncomfortable to hold on long walks
- fixed bumper bar.

And now as a double, because yes it can be a tandem, it's a Phil&Teds after all!

- great size second seat, my 2 year old had lots of space in it
- second seat can be used in the lower position for 2 toddlers or upper position for a newborn and a toddler
- still great to push even with 2 children on board
- when used for 2 toddlers both children have a good view, child underneath can look to the sides

- you lose all basket space when use for 2 toddlers
- second seat needs to be removed for folding when used in the lower position
- newborn in the main seat fully reclined has no view and is exposed to elements unless the back flap is used, tricky to put baby in the seat
- no bumper bar when second seat is on top and child seems a little perched in there with nothing to hold onto.

My overall impression is that the Navigator V2 is a fantastic single to double but I'd definitely recommend it for 2 toddlers rather than a newborn and a toddler. I absolutely loved using the Navigator V2 and if I didn't have the Mountain Buggy I'd have kept this much longer. 

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