Written on: 15/03/2011 by MarionE (8 reviews written)
I bought a second hand Jane Powertwin tandem for my children who are 15 months apart and I have to say I loved it! I kept it until the youngest was 2 and it served me very well. It was so light and manouverable and even with a couple of fairly heavy toddlers on board it was still quite easy to push.
I'd love to give it five stars but it did have a few niggly points that others have mentioned. Things to bear in mind if you're purchasing are:
- It's quite big when collapsed - if you've got a very small car you may struggle to get it in the boot. It's also quite heavy and awkward to move when collapsed, I'm not a weakling and I used to struggle to lift it into my car.
- The basket is quite small and if you've got the raincover in there you can hardly fit anything else.
- The front child's feet are within easy access of the front wheel - this is fine when they're old enough to understand they need to keep their feet on the footboard but could be an issue with younger or sleeping children. If their feet are dangling they can get caught in the wheel when changing direction - this happened to my daughter several times although luckily it never seemed to hurt her.
- It is quite unstable when encountering sideways slopes such as drop kerbs - the pavement on my road is quite narrow with many drop kerbs and I strained my wrists a couple of times trying to hold the pram level while going down it.
However, having said that I would certainly buy another one and the pros of this pram for me far outweighed the cons. It was a lovely pram to use over rough ground and I found it to be very hardy. It's now been passed on to a friend and it's still going strong. I think all tandems and twins have some minus points - I also owned a cosatto duo lite and I far preferred the Jane because of it's superior manouverability.
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