Getting a new buggy

Discussion in 'Baby Club' started by Kina, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. Kina

    Kina Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2006
    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    0
  2. Hels

    Hels Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    0
    No ideas lol, But it looks nice!!
     
  3. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Kina

    My friend has Maclaren Twin Techno for her 19month old daughter and 14 month nephew (she minds him twice a week). She loves it and from seeing it in motion my pros are:
    1) It folds up really small and is so lightweight
    2) Really easy to manoevre and you can get through doorways no probs
    3) Both sides can fully recline or sit up independently

    The downsides for me are:
    1) The actual seat space is quite narrow, not sure what age it will realistically fit them for
    2) For me I wanted a buggy with a bit more suspension, it's not bad but nothing like the ones with pump tyres

    That's a great price as well

    I am probably going with this one too, I've been looking at other similar styles from different manufacturers but they don't match up quality wise IMO.
     
  4. Kina

    Kina Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2006
    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    0
    Lucy you're right about the seat space, they are narrow. I'm thinking that in a few months Ella will be walking a lot more and I can get a buggy board to go on the back of my single Maclaren.
    I'll probably keep the powertwin as I'm not sure how much I'll get for it 2nd hand and the air tyres do make it quite a light push (except uphill!), I think though that it's the tyres and the suspension that are making it tip to the side really easily. My sister was pushing it the other day, went up a kerb wrong and almost lost the whole buggy.

    I like the twin techno because of the basket space, the fact the seats recline fully is a bonus and the straps look a lot better (mine are all twisted). It's lighter and the brakes are easier to apply. We have a lot of thin kerbs round here though and I'm worried that it wont fit on them, however the powertwin has wide back wheels so I don't think the techo will be that much wider iykwim.
     
  5. Dionne

    Dionne Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,532
    Likes Received:
    0
    the main thing i would recomend with a side by side it big air wheels they bounce over kurbs fine, i hated my last buggy that had small wheels its so hard to turn round corners and you have to put loads of force on it.

    i would not get a double buggy bigger then 75cm either not sure how wide the one your looking at is?? but mine is 75 and JUST gets through the doors in shops, doors nower days have to be built to fit wheel chairs through so 75 is perfect anything bigger would be a squeeze

    i love the out and about twin nipper, its lovely to push, but i still prefer mine over it but mine is expensive
     
  6. KX

    KX Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2006
    Messages:
    5,050
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ive got Dionne's one too-xts twin twister, not tested yet, only with Rebecca in it, lovely to push.

    I do like that Maclaren one tho x
     
  7. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    0
    K, do you have a link to your buggy? Would love to have a nosy as I haven't bought our double buggy yet.

    Dionne, not sure on the measurements of the Maclaren but it fits through the shop doorways in our town and they are TINY! It's a 13th century Town and the pavements are so narrow and shops small so think it must be around 75cm.

    I was in Glasgow today and a bloke tried to get his side by side in the lift with us, I tried to help but it wouldn't fit through the doors :shock: not sure who made it.
     
  8. Kina

    Kina Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2006
    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Maclaren is 76cm wide, so not much wider than what you've recommended Dionne. I do like the one that you and KX have got but I can't afford it :(
     
  9. Wobbles

    Wobbles BnB Co-Founder ~ Retired

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Messages:
    90,191
    Likes Received:
    40
    I think Helens was that one! Looked nice & cosy

    :D
     
  10. Imi

    Imi .

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Messages:
    7,531
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah Dionne can we have a look at the link? im getting another buggy :)

    Was wonderin if to go with the maclaren or something else i need it to go on holiday with next month ...

    xxx
     
  11. Helen

    Helen ICSI Twins + miracle BFP

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Messages:
    3,671
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yup we have the twin techno. Pretty happy with it tho it is a tight fit in DH's car boot (c class merc) and doesn't fit my car boot (fiesta). Does fit my mum's 206 boot though. I'd check first.

    It was seriously stiff to begin with but it's loosened up nicely now and we're happy with it. Certainly won't be getting another buggy.
     
  12. Dionne

    Dionne Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,532
    Likes Received:
    0
  13. Imi

    Imi .

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Messages:
    7,531
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah i love it i just want a smaller one for the girls to take on holiday!

    that looks wicked hun!

    xxx
     
  14. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the link Dionne, the buggy looks great.

    I'd like to see it in the flesh and compare to the Maclaren before making my mind up - definite pro for me is the rear pump up tyres which would be a godsend in my area but have a feeling it's going to be too big for DH's car (RX8 )
     
  15. Dionne

    Dionne Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,532
    Likes Received:
    0
    Lucy im not sure what a rx8 is OH aint here to ask him lol

    but its very big when folded, just gets into my vw passat
     
  16. BMum

    BMum New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    For someone who wants a basic, fairly cheap push bug what would people suggest?
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice