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Red Castle Whizz

3-wheel stroller made by Euro-Baby

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Red Castle Whizz Stroller

  • Mar 9, 2010
Rating:
+3

Look: The Red Castle Whizz is a sharp looking stroller with great accessories. I have the turquoise/ black which looks great (I had originally wanted the brown but couldn't get it, & I am surprised that I really like the black).

Push/ Steer: It pushes great, but I did have to add quite a bit of air to the tires when I first got it. They are obviously the air tires and not the EVA kind which has its pros and cons. I have had to replace a tube twice already. Maneuverability is great as well, and the 3-wheels definitely give it great steering. Good inside and outside (although still doesn't compare to my BOB Duallie for outside strolling).

Accessories: The included accessories are great (wheel pump, wheel covers, rain cover, sun cover, wrist strap...). I've used the wheel pump a ton and it secures nicely right on the stroller so you always have it. The additional sun cover is a nice addition too (I had never used them in the past).

Recline: I must say the recline on this stroller really bothers me. The highest recline just seems too low.  I actually "pull it up" with a strap (I use the included wrist strap) and that does help a lot, but I wish it didn't need modification. My other recline complaint is that I find the zipper system awkward to adjust, particularly with the child in it. It's almost impossible to do it smoothly and not wake a sleeping baby. I preferred the bar-type adjust on my Teutonia and Jane, and even the strap recline on my Peg Aria OH which gives me many more recline positions.

Canopy/ Sunshade:  While it's nice compared to some (similar coverage to my Mutsy), I don't like how it doesn't float or pull down to napper. I had a Bumbleride that had a really great canopy I could totally close, so I've always missed that. It has all that extra fabric on the back for when it's reclined all the way down, so it always bugs me that it's wasted when the seat is all the way up, and I can't just pull it forward. I love huge canopies with great coverage so this is a negative for me.

Fold: The fold is a little different at first, but once you get used to it, i think it's great. Feels very compact and doesn't take up nearly as much space as my Teutonia T-100.

Footrest: The sturdy metal footrest is wonderful! Nice and sturdy, easy to clean. My 3 year old could even sit on it when he got tired while I pushed the baby.

Handle bar/ Napper bar: -My husband is 6'1" and liked the adjustable handles. He definitely doesn't have a problem kicking the wheels or anything. I may prefer the Mutsy's telescoping handles better, since I'm short and to get it to the level I like which is straight towards me, I feel like I'm too far away from the stroller. But it's definitely fine! Napper bar is great too--easy to adjust to lots of different angles.

Basket: The basket is decent, but in my opinion lacking. I like how you can zip down both side for access. 

PROS:

  • Good looking stroller
  • Lots of accessories
  • Great steering
  • Wonderful metal/ adjustable footrest
  • Compact fold
CONS:
  • Zippered recline awkward/ Highest recline too low
  • Small basket
  • Canopy doesn't provide great coverage & doesn't float (although provided sun/bug shade helps)
  • Air tires may require replacing/ additional maintenance
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March 10, 2010
Aw, makes me miss mine! That seat is very roomy, I bet it will come in handy for you.
 
March 09, 2010
Great review! I also get annoyed by highest reclines being too low and inadequate canopies. Hopefully these companies will someday understand what the parents want in a stroller! Is this one heavy at all? Is it a two hand fold? Thanks for writing this, never heard of this stroller!
March 10, 2010
A two-hand fold and I would say it's in the "medium range" as far as weight. It's not lightweight, but then again the compact fold makes it not too bad to get in and out of the car...
March 10, 2010
Thanks!
 
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