Reviews and Problems with Micralite Fastfold Superlite
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Not great customer service
Barbara Marie-Reine, Made for Mums
5 November 2013
Summary: Order your chair from a known chain store as you won't get any symphatie from the manufacturer when issues arise.
Pros: Lightweight, easily manoeuvrable
Cons: The pushchair had not been assembled properly in the warehouse so my child collapsed in it. I contacted the manufacturer and did not get any sympathy from them. Fortunately Kiddicare were much more helpful and changed the pushchair straightaway. Later on the seat was tearing away, yet again Kiddicare change the panel without any fuss.
Summary: MY wife and I bought this instead of the Bugaboo Bee. We are disappointed. The seat liner becomes misshapen if folded in the stroller. Initially when brand new, folding it up requires two hands. Also you tend to catch your feet on the rear wheels and i am only 5'7".
Summary: Would be a good pram were it not for ongoing problems with the handlebars shifting. The tightening mechanism has now broken twice. The first time Micralite claimed it was a problem with the washers and said they'd fixed it but it quickly packed up again. Customer services were very unhelpful, saying our only option was to send it back so their engineers and design team could look at it again. When we suggested a replacement might be in order, they didn't want to know.
Pros: Easy to steer (before the handlebars packed up) ; lightweight
Summary: The freestanding fold is the key seller. 9 mos and 12 flights we were able to easily gate check and in a few cases some kindly stewardesses stowed it on board (great when you have an international flight and they don't gate check) and all because it looks so compact and is truly light! We've done miles walking on all terrains and in all sorts of cities, navigating tubes, metros, trains.
Pros: We bought the Bugaboo Chameleon (new parents - inexperienced and cost us ££££) the Mmicrallite is a fraction of the cost and if I'd done research could have used from birth with options (DD didn't care if she looked at us and hated being flat on her back in the bboo carry cot - acid reflux - feel like bboo was such a waste of money). It's nippy,handles well, has great sun cover and footmuff. Folds likea dream with one hand and just stands in our porch smaller than a g...
Cons: Bought the extra seat cushion but it bobbles (didn't use often as mesh is fine in heat. The rainover needs about an inch more at the bottom when DD in footmuff. Don't over load basket at bottom (mine has a bit of gaffer tape to mend tear made by carrying too many water bottles and scraping paving itholds loads) Its light so if you hang shopping on handles it will tip when you go past your kid's weight ;) or forget when you take them out. You can literally hose it down...
superb, great handling & easy to get about anywhere I need...
Mira2, Made for Mums
11 December 2011
Summary: I bought this buggy about 6 months ago and haven't looked back since. I've owned Bugaboo Cameleon (which I loved) and then went onto P&T Vibe (as we had 2 kids) that actually broke on us! Then we decided to buy only a buggy with a board. Since then we've never had a problem getting anywhere with both of our kids as this buggy allows you to go from city to the nature easily and is very light to push about.
Pros: very easy to unfold/fold, great for getting anywhere we need, comes with very much needed raincover and also able to attach the buggy board which was one of our condition for purchasing a buggy... our daughter loves it and to be fair so do I...
Cons: a bit on a large side when folded, what surprised us quite a bit and the hood is simply not long enought for nor the rain nor the sun, also I'd prefer the foam filled wheels... otherwise absolutely perfect...
Well I took the plunge and purchased this new stroller and so far so good! http://micralite.com/superlite.asp
VANESSa PINDORIA, Made for Mums
11 December 2010
Summary: Overall, this was purchased for width, manoeuvrability and weight and so far it is ticking those boxes. The mesh seat is ideal for us as we are in the Canary Islands, therefore allowing free flowing air.
Pros: It is extremely light weight and also comes with simple instructions.I can see that with a little practice it will be VERY easy to conduct a one handed fold. At the airport,the flight bag was a godsend and very protective (and ideal for sneaking those extra items) and the stroller fits in quite easy as long as the zips are fully opened. I also like the fact that there are two separate front pockets for the wheels...ideal if they are dirty. Cosytoes was a GODSEND..it w...
Cons: Shopping basket underneath is pretty good but could do with being more accessible and the main flaw is that because it is so lightweight (6kg) then hanging shopping on the adjustable handles is an absolute no no!!!
Quite Impressed, and I'm comparing to a Rolls Royce (Bugaboo)
katie stockton, Made for Mums
3 April 2010
Summary: I have downgraded to the Super-Lite from a Bugaboo Cameleon as the 2 part folding was annoying me and I was dissapointed with the problems I had with the chassis breaking, then the clips on the frame not working correctly. I was dubious about buying a pushchair that costs so much less than my bugaboo and it still being able to do all the same jobs (which this can't do all e.g.
Pros: Cost is very good. Big tyres at rear make this the only one of these type of light nippy buggies that can be multi terrain, looks better than the original version with the black aluminium. The seat liners make this so much better for keeping it looking new, comes with Rain cover included (original fastfold did not I believe) really nippy and agile. Handles really easy and quick to adjust. Harness seems to fit really well with not much room for escape. Quick and easy t...
Cons: As with all of these types of buggies they can tip backwards too easily if you put bags on the handles (I know manufacturers say don't but get real, the shopping basket on this is really shallow!) You can kick the back wheels really easily and I'm only 5' 3" but I solved this by flipping the handles out so it is a little further away from me as I push (not sure how my 6 foot husband will get on though)Hood is too small/short and does to stick out far enough to offer a...
I like it but a bit disappointed with the rain cover ...
LINDA BROWN, Amazon
11 December 2014
Summary: I like it but a bit disappointed with the rain cover because its wont cover the pushchair when we go out which makes it difficult for us to go out in the rain and handle has come out a bit. It's not practical at all and I have to get a new pushchair now spending lots off money on this one. Am not happy at all especially when am a full time mum not working.
Summary: I wish someone had told us about this buggy earlier so that we could have started using it from the recommended age (6m+) onwards! We have previously owned both a Bugaboo and MacLaren and the Micralite beats both by a mile. Top points for: - a single handlebar rather than two handles. We can easily manoeuvre the buggy with one hand.