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Mamas & Papas Urbo

(5 Posts)
PhieEl06 Thu 28-Feb-13 14:21:14

Ooo thank you both! Will look at your suggestions Tiggy.

Tiggywunkle Thu 28-Feb-13 01:00:05

Great in theory - looks cute and neat but the lack of suspension kills your hands - not even after a long outing but after say 30 mins. Its solid and hurts!!
Thats the main reason not to buy it!!
Plus the brake is not secure - you think its on, but theres millimetres of difference between on and off and mine rolled off a pavement onto a road :\
Plus the seat sits up every time you pull the hood up. The basket is nigh on useless (although I have had worse). It doesn't fold as small as it looks or you think it should. If you put it next to other pushchairs, its actually quite high when folded.
Plus bits fell off, came apart and the fabrics aren't great....

I would look at a Babystyle Oyster, iCandy Cherry, Mutsy Evo, Bugaboo Bee, Baby Jogger Versa (not in that order!)

Nicplus2 Sat 23-Feb-13 14:28:40

Ooh con to add although nt really re the pushchair but the footmuff is pointless, front of it is really low doesnt cover baby x

Nicplus2 Sat 23-Feb-13 14:27:49

I had an urbo elite, and like everything it has pros and cons mine as follows...

Pros

very stylish and easy on the eye
Lovely seat and huuge hood.
Parent/rear facing
Folds small

Cons

Zero suspension - this was my main reason for selling ok for is say 10 months plus!

Wheels wear really easy
Seat is really low.

Hope this helps, have had a stupid amount of prams with my 2 girls, faves prob being bugaboo bee, sola, oyster but all for diff reasons lol

PhieEl06 Sat 23-Feb-13 09:22:21

I love it, I think it looks lovely & I like the features that it has, but I have heard mixed reviews. This doesn't put me off but does make me feel like is it worth the money?
If anyone could give me their thoughts on it or their experiences that would be great. Or if you'd like to recommend another pram/carrycot system that's off a similar price range that would also be great!
The points I look for are, available to use as travel system with Maxi Cosi Cabriofix, fits into the boot of a 2004 Nissan Micra, doesn't look plasticy (hate, hate, hate that), we're looking at an Urbo in Lime Jelly or Sandcastle so similar colours, won't be using very much as a going out rough terrain pram, more for walking round my local shopping centre as I drive everywhere, or the occasional walk out at the park. As vain as it sounds I'd like it to look pretty & most importantly be safe for PFB. I'm clueless when it comes to prams!

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