Chloë Collyer, Creative Director at The Chelsea Magazine Company, road tests the new Micralite GetGo in our latest buggy review.
We live in a big city and I’d always presumed that I’d want a little, light, zippy city buggy; one I would fold up by the front door or hop onto the bus with. And that was it, I wouldn’t possibly be doing anything else with it. Then, like a lot of things this past year, our lifestyle has changed. We still live in London, but those daily walks have become such a huge part of our life, and we were excited to keep that going when baby arrived. And so, our buggy search totally changed. We wanted a pushchair that would still be nippy enough to manoeuvre the city pavements, and park up comfortably in our apartment hallway. But now we also wanted a pushchair that could keep baby cosy and protected on our new adventures, especially those chilly, muddy, walks. Our timing worked out perfectly, because Micralite has just launched its new GetGo Travel System and we think it might just be the one.
No contest, this is a very attractive buggy. We didn’t find out the sex of our baby so we knew that we wanted a neutral buggy, plus we were looking for something that we felt good pushing around and this really is perfect. It looks and feels a lot more expensive than it is, with a classic silver chassis and black colourway, plus the tan vegan leather handle and accents elevate it in the style stakes. It certainly ticks the ‘good looking’ box for both of us.
A friend had said that when looking for a buggy you really need to see how easy it is to fold down, so that was at the top of my list of things to test – and the ‘one-second-fold’ with seat still attached answered that question no problem. That, along with so many other features, such as the roll down sunshade and smart steering, is well thought out and feels instinctive to use so you don’t feel like you’re fighting with it. The basket underneath is spacious but doesn’t look out of proportion, and whether you choose to use the lie-flat seat with your newborn or the carrycot, small features like the zip pockets to pop your phone and keys into with easy access are a simple yet genius touch. Plus, at just 10kg, it still feels easy to move around on public transport or pop in the car.
The puncture-proof tyres and suspension make for a really smooth ride for baby – especially on our newly beloved walks – with soft movement over any bumps to keep baby calm and comfortable. It tackles curbs and steps with ease, plus with the telescopic handlebar, we could adjust it easily and quickly for whichever of us was pushing it.
We could not be happier with our GetGo. It’s really great value for money, and feels the part in any environment. Micralite is also part of the Silver Cross family so you know it’s well made, and is from a brand you can trust. Which is all we really wanted from our buggy: to keep our baby safe and happy – and looking this good is an added bonus.
The Micralite GetGo is £495 and is suitable from birth. The optional carrycot accessory is £150.
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