Co-Pilot Limo vs. Argos Trail-A-Tot

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Giles Paterson, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. From reading the group archives in Google, I get the impression that
    child trailers are generally favoured over child seats. However,
    trailers invariably cost considerably more than seats, so on Sunday, the
    wife and I bought a Co-Pilot Limo so that I can take our daughter (1
    year old) to and from nursery.

    However, I have just noticed that Argos do a very cheap child trailer:
    http://tinyurl.com/36sfr Which I believe is made by Phillips.

    So my question for the group is this:

    Should I stick with the Limo child seat, or would I be better off with
    the Argos trailer?

    Cheers,

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    Giles Paterson

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  2. james

    james Guest

    Giles Paterson <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > From reading the group archives in Google, I get the impression that
    > child trailers are generally favoured over child seats.


    horses for courses to an extent. They ar ebetter for different things

    > Should I stick with the Limo child seat, or would I be better off with
    > the Argos trailer?


    I suspect that a crappy trailer will be average to poor for anything
    expect (although possibly including) pootling. The limo is quite a
    good seat so will be good at the things that seats are better for
    (being cheaper, taking up less room, being lighter, getting through
    gaps). Decathlon's trailer (looks similarish to the philips) was on
    at GBP80, down from gbp210 at Surrey Quays, London. I don't have much
    practical experience of trailers but it looked heavy and the fold down
    size was quite large

    best wishes
    james
     
  3. Howard

    Howard Guest

    I would agree that this comes down to 'horses for courses'.

    The limo is an excellent child seat and at 1 year old your child
    should be old enought to wear a H**met. Quite a few children are
    injured due to the bike they are seated on falling over and a helmet
    should be able to give protection in such low speed falls. If you
    haven't done so already getting a good quality centre stand fitted
    might be a good idea to give stability when loading and unloading.

    A child seat maintains the manouverability of a bike in traffic and
    can be easier to take down cycle paths fitted with barriers and so on.
    However a seat cannot give the protection offered by a good trailer. A
    trailer would be the best choice for extended rides in the country as
    your child will be able to sleep in comfort and even play with some
    toys as they go along. A trailer will also have plenty of storage
    space for all that stuff you need to look after a baby!

    We bought a Chariout Cougar 1 which we also use as a pushchair. This
    was expensive (£400) but is very well designed and made. (See
    http://www.cycle-heaven.co.uk/family.html and
    http://www.chariotcarriers.com/html_english/home.htm ). All the
    fittings are alloy extrusions or castings, even those that look as
    though they are made of moulded nylon (this is just a coating).

    It is fitted with a good suspension system and with the large third
    wheel fitted is ideal for walking. We have done some longish mountain
    walks in Snowdonia using this and young Madeleine really seemed to
    enjoy it! Another good thing about this trailer is that we were able
    to buy a well designed baby hammock to fit it. This means we we even
    able to walk home from the hospital with her after she was born.

    Chariot also do 'city' trailers with a moulded floor pan that are even
    more robust and suitable for all weather use.
     
  4. In article <[email protected]>, Howard wrote:
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    >A child seat maintains the manouverability of a bike in traffic and
    >can be easier to take down cycle paths fitted with barriers and so on.


    And you can talk to your child, and it doesn't take up so much space
    in the crowded bike park outside nursery school.
     
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