Silver Cross reveals new pushchair and car seatThe Wayfarer travel system and Simplicity car seat
25 March 2013
Silver Cross has launched a new pushchair travel system, the Wayfarer, and a new Group 0+ car seat, the Simplicity.
The Wayfarer, which Silver Cross describes as 'lightweight, functional and stylish', is the latest addition to the Silver Cross range, joining pushchairs such as the Surf, 3D and Balmoral.
It's due into shops in the next couple of months and we'll be getting one into our offices very soon so we can bring you our first impressions.
Find out how we've rated other Silver Cross pushchairs in our pushchairs review.
From birth Silver Cross pushchair
The Wayfarer package comes with a carrycot included to make it suitable for newborns.
When your baby is ready to switch to the seat unit it can be used in three different positions, whether forward-facing or parent-facing. The pushchair can be folded with the seat unit on when the unit is facing forwards.
Lightweight Silver Cross Wayfarer
Silver Cross says that the frame weighs 6.5 kg, which is quite light for a travel system, but they don't give the weight of the pushchair once the seat unit is attached. This is something that we will be checking when we send the pushchair to our test lab.
They also say it will fit with ease in small urban cars such as the Ford Fiesta. Our testing examines how easily a pushchair fits in a car boot without you having to remove wheels and other bits and pieces.
New Simplicity car seat
The Simplicity is the first car seat that Silver Cross has designed entirely in-house and is designed to be compatible with the Wayfarer as well as the Surf pushchair. The Group 0+ seat is suitable for your newborn up until they weigh 13kgs, has a five point safety harness and one-step adjustment of the harness and head support height.
The name Simplicity refers to the supposed ease of installation which can either be done using the car’s adult seat belt or by combining the seat with the Isofix Simplifix base.
We're aiming to test this seat soon to see how it compares to our Best Buy child car seats. Our lab tests are far more stringent than the testing required by the current European standard so you can feel safe in the knowledge that you are selecting the best car seat for your baby when you use our reviews.
Wayfarer and Simplicity price and availability
The Wayfarer is due into shops this spring and will cost £495. The price of this is split into the cost of the pushchair chassis and base pack (which includes the carrycot) and the hood and apron pack which comes in a choice of seven colours.
The Simplicity will also become available this spring. It will cost £130 for the car seat and £125 for the Simplifix base.
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