Parents like the Silver Cross Mini umbrella stroller because of its light, 14-pound weight and ease of folding. However, it loses some points because it can only stand on its handlebars when folded, causing some parents to worry about contamination. There are some isolated reports from parents about the Silver Cross Mini's sturdiness. Some parents point to some warping of parts and an easily damaged harness. In addition, we found some complaints that the Silver Cross Mini stroller has a short life span.
We found the most thorough review for the Silver Cross Mini umbrella stroller at Baby-Gaga.com, where reviews are based on testing and parent interviews. The Silver Cross stroller is also reviewed by a handful of owners at BabyBargains.com, the companion website to the popular baby-gear book, Baby Bargains. The Silver Cross Mini stroller is also the subject of a handful of owner reviews at Epinions. Consumer Reports has yet to weigh in on this umbrella stroller.
Editors at Baby-Gaga base ratings on hands-on tests and parent interviews. Overall, the Silver Cross Mini stroller ranks in the middle, with the highest marks given for maneuverability, harness, weight, storage and cleaning (despite the fact that the material cannot be removed for washing). Parents are disappointed that the seat does not fully recline and feel that the sun cover could be improved.
Review: Silver Cross Mini umbrella stroller review, Editors of Baby-Gaga.com, Jan. 22, 2006
2. Baby Bargains
A handful of reviewers give the Silver Cross Mini stroller good scores, with the highest praise for its steering, storage, sturdiness and ease of travel. A few parents indicate uneasiness with the security of the harness straps, suggesting they could be longer. But overall, comments are mainly positive.
Review: Silver Cross Mini Reviews, Contributors to BabyBargains.com
About a dozen parents give the Silver Cross Mini stroller average ratings, agreeing with posters at other user-review sites that its large wheels, light frame and easy-to-use brake make it an attractive purchase. Some owners caution that that some bars bent when folded, and others aren't crazy about the harness systems.
Review: Silver Cross Mini Ratings, Contributors to Epinions