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Review: GetGo Stroller by Micralite

GetGo stroller by Micralite

Absolutely Mama reviews the GetGo from Micralite

The GetGo Stroller by Micralite does just that! You just click – flick and go! It also folds with the seat so there is no need to fumble around or delay that retail therapy any further.

Weighing in at just 10kg, GetGo is a travel system that’s pleasantly lightweight for its size.

Its compact design and one-motion, one-second fold make it a great option for city dwellers and suburban parents alike.

Overview of brand

Micralite is the little sister to Silver Cross. In one way they couldn’t be more different however they both share a passion for parental empowerment.

They are two innovative British brands fulfilling the needs of familes worldwide.

Price and arrival

This stroller comes in at a mid-range price point and is fairly easy to assemble on arrival. All you have to do is pop the wheels on and attach the canopy hood.

Age range

Its suitable from birth and you also have the option to add a carrycot or car seat. This chair is ideal for first time mums as it will grow with your baby and will last up to 4-5 years old.

The seat is reversible so you can either have baby facing you or looking out to explore, plus it also lays flat, so baby can nap whilst you shop your heart out!

The five-point harness system keeps baby safe and has attachable pads for added comfort.

Now I don’t know about you, but my toddler is one messy chap. So, the reversible, machine-washable liner was a godsend. Any snack-related mess which occurred was easily hidden by reversing the liner or popping it in the washing machine. No one would ever know.

Things that weren’t useful for my two-year-old was the footrest. My son was just too tall for this pushchair, despite its adjustable calf support function.

The bumper bar (also made from vegan leather) is a little narrow but this is always one of Leos favourite features.

Folding

The GetGo is freestanding when folded so it takes up minimal space at home or in the boot of your car.

I know as a mum I can feel pretty overwhelmed at times by the amount of baby stuff I have acquired especially with another baby on the way, so the fact this is space saving is a real selling point for me.

As with all of Micralite’s products, the pushchair is free-standing once folded and comes with a two-tone carry strap, so you can transport and store your buggy easily when not in use.

Maneuverability

This stroller has 4-wheel shock absorbing suspension – which makes it extra nippy. No bumps in the road for this little passenger! GetGo offers an effortless push for parents as it navigates curbs, grass, uneven pavements, and dirt track roads with ease.

They are also puncture proof and removable so if you stray from the city and find yourself on some rougher terrains you can keep them clean.

Top tip – I have a mum friend who uses shower caps to keep her wheels dirt free – what a great idea!

Handlebar

The leatherette handlebar is telescopic and adjusts to 9 different height positions – so you can adapt this for whoever is doing the legwork. My husband is a lot taller than me, so this feature is beneficial. I wonder if he can still carry my bags too?!

Breaks

Let’s talk brakes – when in place they kept the travel system put. I love that the brake sits on one side and I don’t have to fumble under a buggy basket to get to it (like with previous pushchairs I’ve used). The only downside was that if you got too close you could accidentally flick the brake on with your foot whilst walking! Not ideal, but easily avoidable by extending the handle a bit further, creating more distance from it.

Basket and storage

There is stacks of storage in here – the GetGo has been blessed with an extra-large 5kg basket,  which again makes this stroller the ideal shopping companion. Check out my stash so far!

It also zips off for easy cleaning.

By far one of my favourite features is this secret pocket, which I can easily place my phone or purse, because its right in front of me – I know my valuables are safe!

I also love the fact it comes with a coffee holder. This means I can grab my cup to go – I can get my pick me up and I don’t waste any browsing time!

Style

This stroller looks very sleek in its black colourway the downside is that this is the only one available, but everyone looks good in black right? Especially with its contrasting tan handle. The anti-bacterial bamboo fabrics are super soft making this a good choice for newborns.

Material and hood

The extendable hood is UPV50 we all like to know that when the sun comes out our little ones are well protected.

As an added bonus check out this additional unique sunshade with ventilated sides, which covers the entire front. It protects whilst keeping them ventilated at the same time. It then folds away, under a nifty magnetic fastening, in a panel just at the top of the hood, keeping it clean and out of sight when not in use.

The pushchair’s weather-proof fabrics look high end and will be ideal for the long winter months ahead.

Accessories

The carrycot is an optional extra, but it’s ideal if you’re planning on purchasing this stroller for a newborn. Lined with super-soft, anti-bacterial bamboo fabric the GetGo carrycot can be used from birth to 9kg, for the ultimate in luxurious rides.

Using car seat adaptors, the pushchair is also compatible with Silver Cross Dream i-Size and Simplicity Plus car seats.

The rain cover is a little short of disappointing. Ideally, this would be a larger design to fit over the front seat.

Summary

In a nutshell, it’s stylish, easy to manoeuvre, my toddler likes to nap in it and the under seat ‘Buggy basket’ is super spacious.

The GetGo is a travel system built to go anywhere, and with comfort at the forefront its design, your child will want to go too.

I love that this folds in one piece, surprisingly quite flat and can live in the boot of my car. Some travel systems on par with the GetGo, require removing the seat before folding, who’s got time for that?

Micralite claim it folds in ‘just a second’, and I can confirm, it really does! It free-stands when folded and you can move it around a tad easier with the two-tone black and copper carry strap.

So while I wouldn’t choose this for my toddler, it will definitely be my go-to pushchair with my second child (who’s on the way).

By Rachel Ducker

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