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Best strollers for HK?

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    Best strollers for HK?

    We are currently using a Silver Cross Surf for our 2 month old and it's too big, heavy and too much hassle to fold and unfold.

    What strollers are light compact durable and safe? Looking for a new one that's easy to use in hk and good for travelling. Hopefully not too expensive!

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    The Maclaren strollers, either the Techno, Volo, Quest have been longtime favorites in Hong Kong.

    We had a Combi which we loved. Weighed less than 4 kds, and was easy to fold with 1 hand.
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    Thanks rani! What Combi style is it?

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    I don't think its available anymore but it looked similar to this

    http://www.combi.com.hk/detail.asp?c...1&pdtid=658519
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    Love the aprica brand - v light and easy to fold and push with one hand- different models at sogo and mother care among others

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    Hi!
    We've just bought a Combi miracle turn premier for our newborn. I find this stroller very easy to fold, pretty lightweight and easy to maneuver with one hand. It has a super wide canopy that is very protective during summer.
    The only thing that can be improved is the ability to go up some sidewalks more easily and maybe its look...
    I bought it in Windsor house (Causeway Bay).

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    Other popular strollers: the Babyzen Yoyo and Quinny.
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    We bought a Combi Well Comfort 2.5 years ago and it's held up quite well.

    We recently took a look again for a <5kg, one-hand fold, <$3000 and our top picks are:
    Aprica Karoon Plus 629 - Two-way (although reverse is like driving in reverse), <5kg, single hand fold
    Aprica Magical Air Plus - From 6mo, <3kg. But only a partial canopy and limited recline

    Being lightweight/Japanese-style single-hand fold strollers, there are some potential areas to consider:
    -Stability - If you shake the stroller side to side, it will seem a bit flimsy. However, we've put a lot of mileage on ours up and down our very long driveway for 2 years and it hasn't been a problem, even with our kid point at all the things and leaning out. If you like to hang heavy diaper bags on the handlebars, the stroller might tip over if the kid isn't in it.
    -Suspension - It's not going to have huge suspension like the bugaboo so you have to pay a bit more attention to uneven pavement. I've personally mis-judged a curb quite a few times, but the straps made sure baby didn't go flying. The two Aprica models have hidden suspension which should help

    Comments about other ones we looked at
    Babyzen yoyo is very nice (you can bring it on most flights as carry-on luggage!) but $$$
    Maclaren has a new Mark II which might be suited to larger babies, although only from 6mo
    Combi Well Comfort is still a ok choice, although the Apricas now seem nicer
    Pliko Mini - A bit heavier and self-standing requires some wrangling. They claim it's one-hand fold, but it's really not in the same category as the Japanese one-hand fold.

    I suggest spending a few hours (avoid the weekends) in Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui where you can find almost every brand available in HK.
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