surf pramThe Silver Cross Surf pushchair and pram is a transport system that’s been long awaited by parents in the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. After two years of being stuck in development hell, the Surf was finally released on March of 2010, eventually becoming one of Silver Cross’ most notable bestsellers. According to Phil Taylor, design director of Silver Cross, the Surf was meant to be a new take on pram and pushchair design after questioning the look and feel of traditional transport systems.

However, the real question is, is the Silver Cross Surf any different?

If there’s one thing one notices after removing the Surf from its box and packaging, it’s that it’s remarkably sturdy despite its compact size. Right from there, the Surf exudes quality and class, from its construction, fabrics and overall look.

Features

As far as features are concerned, the Surf does not disappoint. It comes with a myriad of functions and perks. For starters, there is a babynest insert for baby’s maximum protection and comfort, a reclining seat unit making it suitable from birth, thick lining for comfort, and forks in the front and back for unimpeded movement and more. The Surf gets its name from its air-sprung suspension system designed to ensure a smooth ride on varying terrain—whether its sand, grass or concrete, this system will “surf” through it all.

Add-ons

The Surf is also compatible with a number of accessories to make it more mobile and versatile. The Silver Cross Ventura Plus, a thickly lined universal car seat, can be easily clipped to the Surf’s chassis to make it a full travel system. An optional Silver Cross carrycot functions the same way.

Chassis

The Silver Cross Surf also stands out for its ultra-lightweight chassis, which weighs in at a mere 7.5 kilograms. As a full buggy system, it tips the scales at 11.3 kilograms, while the addition of the beefy car seat increases its weight to 12.2 kilograms. The secret for the Surf’s lightness is its magnesium alloy construction, which is even lighter than aluminium. The material is commonly used on the bodies of airplanes and luxury sports cars—a fitting connection considering the Surf’s space age design. Despite being light, the magnesium alloy is strong and durable, capable of withstanding bumps and frequent travel. Finally, the chassis folds down to a small footprint and can be fitted into a small boot.

Verdict

The Silver Cross Surf is a modern travel system that’s a joy to manoeuvre and comfortable for your baby. It’s a little pricey compared to other strollers on the market, but quality is assured when it comes to Silver Cross, so parents are really going to get their money’s worth.

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