We originally brought the Dash ( which was the middle range one) we had sooo much trouble with the warranty ect but it eventually got replaced & ungraded to the Vibe.
I love mine but the aluminum frame does show scratches. We used it alot for kids 1 & 2. Never really used the flat NBorn, I used it mainly with the extra seat behind because it does recline a fair bit.
With bub 3 I brought the $30 attachment & second hand Unity capsule which has been great.
My main gripe is lack of storage, with 2 toddlers the undercarriage is next to useless as that where the feet go.
It's a great pram and I love it. But 3 years ago they were the only ones ( apart from cheap knock offs) now I would seriously look at the Strider4 plus. It has individual sun covers & way more storage, not to mention cool colour! The only thing I found it lacked ( borrowed a friends 4 wheeler one) was it was heavy to push & not good for rough terrains like the P & T.
Which was my other gripe with P&T was we went through lots of tyres being pumped where as strider was a solid wheel.
The vibe folds really well with the toddler seat, which I love. It's quick and easy and I don't have 3 or 4 parts floating round the back of my car.
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21-02-2012 20:13 #11
21-02-2012 20:16 #12
Thanks! By the second seat, do you mean the lower back seat that the baby will be in? Does this now have a sunshade? That would be great!
I wonder if you could attach the sunshade to an older model?
Can the older models collapse with one hand?
I will have babies 32 months apart so dont know how long Mr Independent will ride in the pram for..
Would you say the brake sytem is much more superior on the explorer?
21-02-2012 20:20 #13
Explorer has the quick fold system too
I didn't like the lack of storage and room in the bottom seat, sold mine and got a mountain buggy duo, very happy!
22-02-2012 08:59 #14
Yes the 2nd seat ( I call it 2nd seat cos it comes off and changes where you put it depending on kid ages) either goes on top with a toddler & NBorn lying flat on the main seat. Then as soon as you get some head control I moved the baby into the 2nd seat, which now clips onto the lower back & older child goes in main seat.
My first 2 were 15 months apart. Now aged 4 & nearly 3. They still use pram occasionally & Mr 3 goes in the back seat while bub is in capsule at front.
My boys used to fight over who got to be in the "driving" seat. They love the lower back one
I backed over mine in car & had to replace my 2nd seat & the new one came with the sun shade, which I put on a couple of weeks ago but pretty useless cos you have to remove it to fold the pram with 2nd seat attached ( so i won't use it)
With the VIBE mine is 3 years old & you defiantly need 2 hands. It's easier to collapse with just the main seat. If you plan in collapsing it with the 2nd seat on the back then I would recommend getting demos at shop cos it's tricky until you have done it few times... Now of course I could do it with my eyes closed and it's not hard, just tricky until you know what your doing. But defiantly a 2 hand fold & full body lift into the car.
With older toddlers it's great for fitness walks, chuck em both in and start sweating. We also used it for big shopping centre rambles & the Royal Show type things. They got on & off as they tired ect. Just be aware that if main seat toddler hops off you can't leave back seat toddler in with out some weight to off set him as it'll tip back.
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