Micralite previews Twofold convertible pushchairMicralite Twofold buggy grows with your family
23 September 2011
The new Micralite Twofold buggy drew admiring glances as it was unveiled at the Kind + Jugend baby trade show in Cologne.
The innovative brand, makers of the distinctive Micralite Fastfold Super-lite and Micralite Toro strollers has brought its inventive approach to the rapidly expanding one-to-two child convertible pushchairs market.
Micralite claims that parents can spend more than £1,200 on pushchairs and riding board accessories to transport their first two children around, which is why it's designed a single stroller that can perform all these functions.
Converting pushchairs all the rage
Building on the success of Phil and Teds convertible pushchairs, where an extra seat is added over the back wheel, many other manufacturers have launched their own convertible pushchairs.
Which? pushchair expert Victoria Pearson says: 'What makes the Micralite Twofold different is that instead of the second seat taking up space under the main seat, the second child sits in a position behind the original seat and shopping basket.
'A nice feature is that the second child doesn't sit with their legs in the shopping basket, so that space can still be used.'
New pushchair converting mechanism
Micralite has achieved this by adding a new style of conversion kit to the Twofold. Its patented new design includes a latch mechanism that moves the rear wheels back and extends the wheelbase of the stroller.
Micralite claims that its design provides greater stability, allowing heavier loads to be safely carried. It also says that the double stroller option with the additional rear infant seat attached weighs just 10kgs - light for an inline double pushchair.
The Twofold can be used in a number of different configurations:
- one-seat, short wheelbase stroller.
- one-seat, long wheelbase stroller with 40 litre shopping bag.
- two-seat, long wheelbase double stroller.
- one-seat, long wheelbase stroller with a ride-on board for a toddler.
The design previewed at Kind + Jugend is a prototype and Micralite expects to launch the final version in Spring next year.
We'll be taking a first look at the Twofold when the final version is available.