Every time I think of treating no 2 child to a new buggy I remember exactly why we love the Micralite!
Babs Emmans, Made for Mums
30 September 2010
Summary: Got Micralite for no 1 in 2007 when he was 1 1/2 & loved it from the start, despite the rubbish rain covers! We live up lots of steps & it is so light & easy to bump up the steps. Ours has a very high mileage (we walk everywhere) yet is still going strong even after several beach & skiing holidays. We got the carrycot gor no 2 & buggyboard for no 1, and they're happy all round.
Pros: Light to push, get in & out of car & up stairs, does a handy kind of 1/2 fold to save space in cupboard, easy to push with 1 hand, seat seems v comfy, everything washable, looks great, narrow back wheels mean easy to get through narrow gaps if you tip it up, folds flat if you pop the wheels off, smallish shopping basket discourages carrying loads of junk around. Brakes v good & easy to use. Special Micralite buggy lboard & handlebar extensions. MUCH cheaper than a Bug...
Cons: After the baby's out of the carrycot they have to face forward. We went through countless raincovers as every time we zipped one on, it ripped along the seam. Nowhere to attach parasol when footmuff thingy is on. When you have the apron on the carrycot you can only see the top of the baby's head
Absolutely brilliant! I love it so much, I bought two!
Corrine Shimmon, Made for Mums
25 January 2010
Summary: I can't believe the other reviews are talking about the same pushchair, so I'll address what they've said first. Getting it up pavements is a doddle as the pushchair is so light and manouverable- I didn't even know that the bar at the bottom was for that purpose. I have carpal tunnel syndrome and despite this have never had a problem getting this up a kerb using the handles!
Pros: Easy to fold and unfold, light, stylish, comfortable, stable, fantastic accessories, very durable, amazing to steer- even one handed.
Not very easy to fold and very unstable on uneven ground,even with all terrain wheels.
ashling Baker, Made for Mums
15 August 2009
Summary: All in all we were very disappointed in the pushchair. It's very difficult to fold and very unstable. Also witht he all terrain wheels it doesn't fold at all.
Pros: Looks very stylish. The hood is very good.
Cons: Wheels must be in correct position to fold and 2 hands needed so not possible when holding baby, and definately not easy. It is very unstable on my local footpaths and walkways and has even tipped over once! The hood is good but the apron doesn't fasten on, just tucks under the bumper bar and Ava loves kicking it off! The bumper bar is positioned badly and has blocked Ava's view since we got it months ago.
Great, versatile and cost effective buggy and travel system.
Cam'sDad, Made for Mums
13 May 2009
Summary: Whilst we had the fastfold the toro is a very similar product and I would highly recoimmend it. It is chepaer than most, light, manoeuvrable all of which means it can last from newborn through to being a very practical pushchair. Highly recommended.
Pros: Incredibly light Folds to a small size compared to others Versatile enough to last from newborn to toddler
Summary: As an expecting father I spent many hours on forums looking to find the perfect first car for my daughter. The Toro is fantastic value for money, well built and somewhat unique compared to all the other Mama's and Papas stocked strollers in our local park. After evaluating the competition in the £300-350 mark this came out on top. Although it doesn't close with one hand, the mechanism is very fluid and it rolls on its wheel after folding.
Summary: I am in love with my micralite toro it's everything I wanted light push easy to set up an comfy for my baby who is 10months, one thing I was worried about is am a tall mum at 6'1 an thought that handles not bein extendable was going to be a problem but I was wrong just the perfect height :D , I order yesterday an it was delivered in less the 24hours !!!!!
Excerpt: I love this pram! I have had it since DD was born and we are still using it now she is almost 2.6yo. It handles well, the big back wheels help it to cope with bumpy ground (I just push the buggy tipped back on the back wheels when I hit a bumpy bit) and the only repairs I've had to do in all this time are to get the wheels pumped up twice and one punctured inner replaced. It has stayed quite clean, it fits a fleece liner, it is comfortable and warm for DD.
Summary: This footmuff is very stiff, and not very snug. I don't think it would be very warm when the cold really sets in. You would have to put a blanket on them as well inside this footmuff. I wouldn't recommend it. I sent this one back and went for a buggysnuggle instead - much better!