Written on: 09/09/2010
I bought the complete icandy cherry travel system back in May for my newborn daughter.
I bought the whole thing including maxi cosi car seat, car seat adaptors, chassis, carrycot, seat unit, two rain covers and matching changing bag. I chose the mulberry colour and just got the car seat in black. I have since purchased the parasol and footmuff also. The whole lot cost me £638 but don't forget the maxi cosi car seat alone would have been £115. I have found this to be excellent value for money.
The system is one of the lightest, easiet to steer around and is extremely easy to use. I also have a toddler who walks and I find I can steer the pram easily using only one hand.
It is a stunning looking system and I find it often turns heads. It is practical to use and folds down reasonably small for putting into your boot. It always folds in two pieces but this isn't an issue for me.
The raincovers both fit quickly and easily and you can use the carrycot raincover as a raincover for the carseat also to save you buying a seperate one.
The shopping basket is a fantastic size compared to some of the other high end systems available. The quinny buzz for example has a tiny basket.
The carrycot is suitable for use until 9kg or until the baby can sit unaided. My daughter has just outgrown the carrycot at just under 4 months old but she is a big baby.
The seat unit says it's suitable for use from 6 months but it lies completely flat so I have already started to use it and my daughter is very comfortable in it. It can face both ways and has three recline positions.
The handle on the system does not adjust but the height is comfortable for both myself at 5'7" and my partner at 6'3"! There is plenty of leg room to push and although it would invalidate your two year manufacturer warranty there are a number of buggyboards that are compatible if required.
I had a small problem with a tear in my carrycot apron and my retailer replaced it for free with no quibble so it wasn't an issue.
All in all, I am so very pleased with my system, easy to use, fits in our boot, goes on and off buses with no problem and it practical. It handles every terrain I have tested it on and there are no tyres to be constantly repairing.
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