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Light weight stroller that rear faces?
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#1 indigo~

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:17 AM

Hi, am considering getting a light weight stroller to keep in the car for shopping trips etc. Bub is just 10w so would ideally like one that rear faces and reclines almost flat.

The only one's I've found so far are those in the Combi range. any others out there that are worth a look?


#2 Futureself

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:48 AM

I believe the new Quinny Zapp xtra rear faces as is considered pretty lightweight

#3 salti

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:52 AM

the combi strollers are awesome,light weight ones that rear and front face, easy to fold up and really light.

#4 Marchioness Flea

Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:00 AM

Combi are really good, BUT I had trouble when it was rearfacing as I kept walking into the wheels and the steering was a bit funny as you couldn't lock the wheels when rear facing. Test one in a store both rear facing and forward facing to see how you like it.

#5 jimbobmel

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:37 AM

Have a look at the Bugabo Bee. they are a bit exy but are very light, forward or rear facing, recline basically flat & are a dream to push. I got mine when DS was about 12 weeks and now I wouldn't be without it.

#6 indigo~

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:34 PM

Well, I went and tried the combi today and jenflea you were right, they're not great to steer when rear facing. And the miracle turn was also no good as my feet kept kicking the wheels (and I'm a shortie).

Good idea about the bugaboo, but it's a bit heavier than I was after at 8.5kg.

I may just have to stick with my current heavier pram till DD is older and forget about the rear facing requirement.

#7 noonehere

Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:45 PM

Kmart have one that is very light weight rear or front and goes up to 22 kilos.. I cant remeber the name or brand though..

#8 PreachersWife

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:31 PM

I was going to suggest the Bee and well. I have had mine for a few years now and it's the best stroller I've ever had (and I went through a few - seven - to get here!)

It pushes like its floating, turns with a finger and fits all your other requirements, including being able to be folded with seat fact either way, not all reversible stroller do this.

I think the pros outweigh the con of an extra kilo of weight when folded, especially as you plan to leave it in the car when not in use??

#9 indigo~

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:36 PM

I have always liked the look of the bee, but have found it difficult to collapse and open when having a play in the shop. I suppose with most things, there's a knack.

Any negatives to the Bee?

#10 Babby and Roo

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

I have a combi urban walker, 2.5 years old now and still going strong using it on my 2.5 year old and 5 month old as well. Love this stroller so much. love how easy it is to fold. How light is it and how big the hood is. It is a bit harder to push rear facing but you get the hang of it after a bit. I really love it and would definitely recommend it!

#11 dae-gu

Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:56 PM

What about a Mamas and Papas Sola

or Urbo

#12 niggles

Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

My Love n Care Nova is 10kg and has a reversible seat so the wheels stay in the best position. Very easy to reverse the seat and very simple to fold. Decent basket too. 3 recline positions.

#13 littlepoppet

Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:21 PM

I have the mamas and papas urbo. I love it more and more every time I use it. The seat is reversible so it pushes well both ways. It's quite a tall seat so will suit my kids until no longer needed. It lies completely flat for sleeping, it's light-ish (9kg) and is pretty compact. Plus the hood is enormous. I purchased mine second hand on ebay and it was in almost new condition.

Edited by littlepoppet, 25 November 2012 - 08:22 PM.

#14 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:21 PM

For those who say that they have trouble pushing a pram in reverse mode (the ones where you move the handle rather than the seat) a lot of them have an extra switch on the wheels that you flick up or down depending on which way the pram is facing which makes is easy to push.

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