Adventure Buggy Everest
I have been using my ABC Everest for 6 months now and I love it. I initially did heaps of research into prams that can be used for toddler and newborn to share well before my latest child was born. My first prams were both valco's (the runabout and the deluxe), and after purchasing a toddler seat for these I found that my toddler refused to sit on the seat in front of the pram, I persisted and took her out for a few trips but she protested so much that she nearly tipped the pram half a dozen times (thankfully there was no newborn in the main seat) I then read that the 3 wheeler prams with toddler seats were actually unstable so I sold my prams and started looking for something safer and more stable and came upon the ABC Everest, and my prayers were answered.
I purchased the main pram plus the single toddler recline seat which came with the 4 wheel conversion connection. I put my toddler in the toddler seat and we haven't looked back since, she just loves to be at eye level with everyone and facing me, rather then getting a birdseye view of everyones knees and every counter in the shops we go into. I have a babylove capsule which fits snugly into the main seat underneath her.
I have found the pram to be very sturdy, and even though I did have an issue with a press stud when the pram was delivered, it was sorted out immediately and I was given plenty of spare pieces and the tool to replace the studs myself, which I was happy with. I have found it really easy to assemble and dismantle and although I drive a ute and don't have to dismantle it at all to put it into the ute, I would not find it an issue to remove the wheels and handle to fit into a normal car boot. It can be a little awkward and heavy to pu in and out of the car, but as I've said I don't dismantle to put it into the back of my ute so if this was really an issue I would just take a few bits off to make it lighter and smaller.
I just love the peek a boo flaps on the main pram to check on the lower passenger, and the top seat has a nice window to look out of if the top passenger is in the recline position. The idea of the lower basket unclipping from the pram frame and being ussed as a backpack is both unique and very pactical, makes getting the shopping into the house after a trip so easy.
I live in Tassie and had to buy my pram online and have it delivered, it's the only one I've seen down here so it's a real head turner for people to see such a tall toddler comfortably perched on top and me pushing the whole rig with one hand through the narrow isles. It is very light to steer and very narrow without being too squashy for either top or bottom passenger.
My Everest came with zip on sun and rain covers for both main pram and toddler seat, and the main pram also has a full cover with window (where other prams would have a boot cover), the window can be zipped out so fresh air can get in or the lower seat can be fully enclosed and protected form the wind/rain without having to use the rain cover.The pram and basket/backpack is loaded with heaps of big deep storage pockets too.
I recommend anyone thinking about buying this pram to go the Adventure Buggy Company website, and check out the videos they have on these prams as they sealed the deal for me.
All in all anything I don't like about this pram (and I'm not sure there is anything I don't like, possibly the only thing would be the stiff brake lever) is far outweighed by everything I do like, and I would seriously recommend this pram to anyone, especially if you are looking to find something stable, safe and comfortable for two or more little ones to share.
I bought an everest with th reclining toddler seat and loved the design and idea, I still think its a fantastic idea, great looking pram, great colours, but I found the pram itself was poor quality. I had many things become faulty in the 10 months I owned it that were serious safety concerns, from the springs that hold the brakes snapping clean off to the push pins that clipped on the toddler seat stopped holding, I had a wheel fall off the pram and then general unexpected wear and tear for a $1200 pram. I fortunately was able to get a full replacement which I sold on ebay for a reasonable return as I wasn't able to get a refund.
The online retailer 'gobubbago' were great though, I cant fault their service through the whole ordeal. Just unfortunate the product itself was faulty.
It broke my heart though because it seemed like such an amazing pram.