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The joie chrome...

(16 Posts)
ChilinJill Fri 30-May-14 10:59:49

I road tested the chrome the other week. Fits into boot of a Kia picanto without need to remove wheels etc. I did take buggy bit off first but then also just slipped this in boot behind chassis. Picanto has smallest boot in the world!

Razlou1 Wed 26-Feb-14 06:30:44

Thanks. Like the look of it!!

Ihateparties Tue 25-Feb-14 19:09:53

No idea. Well, if you took it apart yes I would think so, with all the wheels and the seat on I doubt it.

Razlou1 Tue 25-Feb-14 17:11:24

Hi. Would this fit in to a boot of a ford ka!?
Thanks

Ihateparties Sat 15-Feb-14 20:20:00

I used the lascal mini. Don't see why the maxi wouldn't fit and possibly others too.

Samsan1 Sat 15-Feb-14 20:15:43

Hi I knw this is a old thread but Ihateparties you mentioned you used a buggy board with joie chrome pushchair ... Please can you tell me which buggy board you used with this buggy as I can't find out which one is compatible and I will desperately need one ...if anyone know pls let me know.
Many thanks

Ihateparties Thu 18-Jul-13 17:00:07

Yes, same, i wouldn't be happy to have paid almost 500 for it but in context i'm really happy with it. A new harness will make all the difference.

Their car seats rear face until 18kg and are again reasonably priced, apparently the stages one is becoming really quite popular. The pushchairs are not on quite the same level quality wise imo.

RoooneyMara Thu 18-Jul-13 16:15:01

Yes fair point. It is good for the price - mine was only 70 at Mothercare. I certainly wouldn't pay £149 (that's the price at Argos)

I'm glad the car seats are better though...all in all I think I have super high expectations, you know what I was like with the versa grin

Ihateparties Thu 18-Jul-13 13:21:43

ha, well the harnesses is the same. I was getting used to it but the thought has struck me whilst reading your comments i think i will probably buy a harness off some thing else. It only slots through the seat so should work.

And i agree the fabrics certainly aren't the best but it's doing the job for me. I have a couple of joie carseats and they are on par with britax/maxi cosi ones in terms of quality. The chrome is great for the money but you wouldn't buy it if you wanted a more premium feel.

RoooneyMara Thu 18-Jul-13 10:54:16

Hmph. Well the update is, if I might hijack slightly! I took the Brisk back.

It is enormous, I mean maclaren Techno scale, huge wheels as well, and it's got a nice finish and so on.

BUT I didn't feel very secure about using it with a child. Why? Well the fold and unfold is Harsh, with a capital H - I hurt my feet with it, it's quite heavy, it's loud and feels almost industrial in its clackyness. I was scared of me, or a child, getting something trapped in it - it's such a new brand that I couldn't feel 100% trust in it.

Also, and this is significant I think - the harness has like a soft, cotton, almost knitted feel to it - I don't know how long that would last in regular use - and the way that the shoulder straps slide onto the side buckles is useless.

You put them on, and they just instantly slide off again, meaning that with two hands and great care and a sleeping infant you could do it up, but with a wriggling toddler, any sort of movement or disturbance and the shoulder straps are OFF never to return.

I gave up without even trying it with a child in there.

The fabrics on the brisk are shiny, not expensive looking at all, the hole in the footmuff for the strap to go through had been sewn in at an angle, and it was not the high quality attention to detail I'd thought from reading the box.

Took it back to mothercare this morning...which is good as I have too many already!

Parties I hope you are faring better smile

RoooneyMara Wed 17-Jul-13 18:03:09

Thanks, Parties...It looks like the fabrics are beautiful.

Ihateparties Wed 17-Jul-13 17:54:24

Oh, i got black and grey grin

Ihateparties Wed 17-Jul-13 17:53:28

Telescopic handle. 3 positions. I use highest one with the buggyboard on, medium one otherwise and tuck it low when in small spaces. The wheelbase is nice and short. It fits on my front step, most pushchairs don't.

One of the best things is it doesn't look or feel massive. This reminds me to weigh it, i think it might be lighter than the mothercare website says..

RoooneyMara Wed 17-Jul-13 17:19:35

Btw what's the handle adjust like, and what colour did you get? smile

RoooneyMara Wed 17-Jul-13 17:17:17

Ooh I was wondering about this...I just bought the Brisk in the sale.

Haven't opened it yet! I was looking at the travel system (might be the chrome? Not sure) and wanting it but unable to justify.

I want a job testing pushchairs.

Ihateparties Wed 17-Jul-13 17:06:47

... is pretty damn awesome for the price.

I have been using it for a week or so now and apart from the fact it's a little jiggly it seems fantastically functional for the low price. Plus it looks pretty decent and has almost every feature you would need in a basic sense except for a tiny fold and terrain capability.

Where I live is rough urban, lots of ever changing surfaces.. granted it's not amazing on cobbles but it does okay. It folds in one piece with the seat either way, it's reasonably compact for that approx 80x57x35.. or 45 if you leave the bumper bar on. The basket is massive. I wasn't sure how it would cope with a buggyboard but so far it has been great.

All in all I'm extremely happy for the price AND i have the carrycot and car seat still boxed as I don't need them. Even at 200odd for the pushchair it's pretty good value.

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