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Old 23.09.2016, 13:46
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

We had an apple icandy.
http://www.icandyworld.com/
This later become a pear icandy double stroller. (Apple 2 Pear)
We had all the extras to accommodate the age of all 3 children.
Fantastic piece of equipment. Not cheap, but very good.
We have friends who had few strollers and pushchairs in their households.
We had only one and it served us on all sorts of different terrains.
Children has outgrown it and it was sold recently.
Cannot recommend enough.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

It is not on your list but...we got the Stokke Scoot and it has been great. It has so far been great on all terrain-including slushy snow. It is a little narrower than most so it fits down the aisles of the train which has been helpful. It collapses easily so getting it in and out of the car is not a problem. We used it from the time our baby was born until now (he is almost 11 months).

That said, we are getting a smaller stroller for when we travel outside of Switzerland.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

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We had a three wheeler with chunky wheels and regretted it the first time it hit a bump and rocked over to one side. They're also rubbish on a bus/tram for the same stability problems.

It seems the Bugaboo can be more easily adapted so if you're heading for rough ground you can switch the chassis round so the big rubber wheels are at the front and the "shopping trolley" wheels are at the back. I wish we had bought one of this arrangement instead, not necessarily a Bugaboo, but one that was a bit more stable and/or versatile.
We had both types and the Quiney was more use, you could change the position of the front wheel which made a big difference over bumby ground, saying that you do need to hold on it as 3 wheelers are not so stable... (ask Jeremy Clackson or Del Boy for their opinion !)

On a bus tram, depending on whether you use one frequently and depending whether they are low floor models or older style this has an impact, but somebody using buses/trams frequently are probably more looking at a Bahhhof type pram than a Bear Grylis type !

Syaing all this it was 7 years ago now and i guess there are a lot of things that have changed.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

For forest hikes (even in winter), I found that strollers with 3 'real' wheels are the best. Yes, 3 wheels is less stable than 4 but it's also easier to tilt-up over obstacles or when the bus driver is being an arse and won't lower the bus.

I found 'real' wheels (air-inflated rubber, not rubberized plastic) better on your typical street obstacles (i.e uneven pavement, cobble-stones).

The Quinny posted by Tom1234 was the best we ever had. Only problem was its bulk and weight, getting on the old S5 was not possible unless I am Arnold. The later model Buzz to be honest was a step-down.

We also had the Quinny Zapp, perfect when weather is warm and you don't need to carry anything. I don't even bother waiting for the bus to tilt as I can lift easily with kid on-board.

As others have suggested, try Ricardo, lot's of barely used strollers over there.
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Re: Whats the best Stroller ?

Most of our "normal" walking is on gravel/stone paths with a dog in tow and so we put a high priority on good suspension, runflat tyres and a hand brake. We opted for the Hartan GT Racer - it has been superb in delivering what we wanted it to do - effortless over rough terrain. The downside is that it is a fairly bulky piece of kit - and the X3 won't take it without unclipping the base. With the bassinet still in it takes up a substantial amount of space. For journeys with luggage we have to tether the base to the headrest in a vertical manner - which is a faff.

Build quality is excellent and Mini-Me has had no problems with it.

At Christmas we will be picking up an Oyster Switch in the UK for travelling - as it does parent facing - the only similar one we found over here was the Quinny Zapp and that that felt rather flimsy - especially when a piece of plastic broke off one while the shop assistant and I were folding it!!

Next year we'll also be getting a jogger/biking/x-Country-skiing trailer. Croozer or Thule is the current debate on that front
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