Pushchair first look video reviews Jane Twone
The Jane Twone is a single-to-double pushchair travel system that can be used with the wide selection of Jane carrycots and child car seats.
We haven't sent this pushchair to the lab for full testing yet, but we gave it an objective once-over at a baby trade show in Cologne. In the meantime, you can take a look at the other Jane pushchair reviews such as the Jane Trider and Jane Slalom R. Not a Which? member? You can unlock all our reviews for just £1 with a Which? trial subscription.
Take a look at our pushchair video review to see our first impressions:
With plenty of Jane carrycots and child car seats on the market to choose from, the Twone is big on flexibility. You can use it either with a single seat, carrycot or child car seat, or with two seats, two carrycots or two car seats - or a mix-and-match combination.
The Twone's frame is based on the frame of the Jane Muum pushchair and offers the same basic features: a reversible padded seat that can face both forwards and backwards, a hand-operated brake on the handle bar and a decent-sized shopping basket. The frame is quite compact when folded.
The Twone can be used with one or two seats. The second seat clips into place just above the back wheels, offering an inclined or flat seat and two backrest positions. The zips for the backrest recline are less easy to use than the handle on the upper seat.
The lower seat is not suitable for newborn babies because it does not lie flat. When in place, you won't be able to use the shopping basket, as the child's legs push into it.
The upper seat looks comfortable with its adjustable footrest, padded seat liner and padded harness. The hood is a bit clunky to open up and close, but covers a reasonable amount of the seat.
Jane claims that the Twone is the smallest, lightest, most evolutionary two-child pushchair on the market.
One thing that impressed us is the pushchair's small footprint - it isn't longer in two seat mode than when using one seat and still appears to be easy to manoeuvre. The lower seat didn't seem to affect our stride length, either.
The pushchair is easy to fold once you've got the knack, but you need to remove the seat(s) first.
One feature we particularly liked was the handle bar brake lever, which you flip on and off using your right thumb - there's no foot-operated brake pedal to threaten the toenails of sandal wearers.
The Jane Twone will be available from independent shops in January 2012, with the price to be confirmed.
Pros: Wide range of carrycot and car seats to choose from, handle bar brake lever is easy to operate, can carry two children, small footprint for an inline tandem
Cons: Must remove seat(s) before folding, brakes don't feel rock solid