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Micralite FastFold Superlite Stroller

An A/T lightweight umbrella stroller.

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Micralite FastFold Superlite Review

  • Jul 28, 2010
Rating:
+5

Superlite at the Pool, Parade, and Pier

 

Here's one of the most common questions I get... "Strollerqueen, I love my Volo, but I wish it had big air tires. Is there such a thing?" And the answer is yes, but a qualified yes. Because it isn't actually a Volo. It is the new, and improved "Micralite Fastfold Superlite!"  

 Check out these 12" beefy air tires. They can really handle the rough stuff. And the brake is flip-flop friendly, lol!

Though the front wheels are spaced widely apart, the rear is extremely narrow. At 15", that is the narrowest you will find on a stroller. In cramped spaces, I tilt it back and roll it on the rear wheels.

The Superlite belies the idea that air tire strollers have to be heavy. It weighs in at an astonishing, Mac-like, 14 pounds! So the "Superlite" part is really true.

One of the places the stroller saves weight is in the seat. It is all mesh, just like the old Volo.
 

 The mesh seat is ideal for the pool, and very breathable on these hot summer days.

 The "Fastfold" part is true, too! And it's easy. Just follow the instructions to "Press and Lift".

Slide up the handle...

And it stands alone folded! You can grab the handlebar in the center and roll it behind you for easy transport. The fold is really compact. And you can pop off the rear  wheels if you need it smaller.

The handlebar is height adjustable. It goes up or down by unlocking these clamps--from 37" to 45"! On the old version, you had to use an Allen wrench to adjust it. So this is a great improvement.

 Another improvement on the "Superlite" is that the frame is feels much more solid. It's not rattly outdoors at all. The one handed steering is still superb. Really as good as it gets.

  You might think the design would make it back tippy. But look at how I have it loaded down!

 Of course, you can't hang quite as many bags on the back if the seat is empty. But you can recline the seat by sliding down the top two levers on the back of the frame,

 

 and then you have a lot of space between the seat and frame to for your pool bag!

Here are a couple of shots without the bag, so you can see how much the seat reclines. The hammock-y sling seems quite comfortable.

The handlebar is in the tall position, by the way.

 

 

 The Micralite Superlite isn't just for the pool, though.

We've had fun with it at a parade.

And the pier. For a smoother ride on the bumpy wooden planks, I popped  it back and rolled it on the big rear air tires.

You can see here that the basket holds quite a bit, too. Another reason it lives in my car. It takes up little space, yet it is versatile enough to handle whatever summer adventures come our way.

 

Weight:                               14 lbs.


Seat Back:                          21"

Seat to canopy:                23"

Seat Width:                       14" bottom, 8" top

Seat Depth:                       10"

Drop to footrest:            10"

Seat to ground:               18"

Length:                              27"

Width:                               15" rear,  24" front,
 
Height:                              37"-45"

Folded:                             15"L x15 "W x 43"

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

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July 30, 2010
Thanks! It really is terrific. I had the prior version, and I like this one much better. Much more refined, less rattly, better looking, and maybe even lighter!
 
July 29, 2010
This review is an answer to my stroller stress ; ) I've been wanting JUST this type of stroller for my 3 year old - light, rugged tires for park and pier, small enough to keep in the car and plenty of room for farmers market bags and load in the basket.... it's perfect!!! Wish the price tag was a little less, but it seems so versatile that it's hard to resist. Love the mesh back too! Thanks so much.
 
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The Micralite FastFold Superlite has all of the features of a full-size stroller but functions as an umbrella stroller. Weighing in atonly 14 pounds, the FastFold Superlite is acompact and ergonomicstroller that is easily maneuvered using only one hand. The sliding seat reclines for baby's comfort or sits upright so your child can enjoy the views.

Available in a range of vibrant contemporary colors, the FastFold Superlite features an ingenious single-handed folding action and stands alone when folded. Recognized for its ability to cover all terrains, the Superlite's rear pneumatic tires soak up the bumps and ensure the passenger a comfortable ride. The swiveling front wheels give excellent control in the street and allow precise maneuverability in tight spots.

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