As Theo grew from a baby to a toddler, I decided that it was time to move on to smaller, lighter and more nimble every-day pram. We had been using our Joolz Day3 ever since Theo came home from hospital, and the transition from its bassinet to front facing seat was seamless. However, at around 20 months, I realised that Theo no longer needed such a cumbersome pram frame and that it was time to reclaim my car boot space! Cue the Micralite ProFold.
I was attracted to the Micralite ProFold for three main reasons. I thought it was sleek and aesthetically pleasing, but I also loved that it went into a horizontal position for naps and also was compact enough for a plane cabin. It weighs 7kg, is suitable for use from birth to 15kg and retails at £275. Read on for my full Micralite ProFold review.
Micralite ProFold Review
Upright to Horizontal
To say how light and compact the Micralite ProFold is, the seat positioning is incredibly versatile. We also own a Babyzen YoYo and I have always been frustrated by how even the most upright position is very ‘slouchy’. My son Theo got frustrated with it as he wanted to sit more upright and see the world.
By comparison, the Micralife ProFold can be adjusted to a more upright position and on the other end of the spectrum, it also goes horizontal. Personally I think the vertical seat positioning is a huge plus point of this pram as its perfect for when your little one needs a nap on the go (great for days out, weekends away and holidays). The foot rest also kicks up into a flat position, so your child can comfortably lay flat out in the land of slumber.
Compact for Car Boots and Plane Cabins
Another huge plus point of the Micralite ProFold is how compact it is when collapsed. Compared to the Joolz Day3, it takes up a tiny amount of space in my boot and is small enough to fit in most plane overhead lockers. The benefit of this is that you can take the pram through the airport with you and into the plane cabin, rather than having to check it in as a piece of luggage. I know we aren't travelling very much at the moment but it’s certainly worth considering for the future!
Stylish and Clever Design
In terms of design, I would say the Micralite ProFold has both style and substance. We have it in Graphite which is a lovely grey shade that looks super stylish with the brown details. As well as its curb appeal, the pram has thoughtful features such as a built in pocket under the handlebar (perfect for parents phones, keys, purse). I also really like the clear window on the pram roof / canopy as it means parents can glance down and check on their child very easily.
It pops up and collapses in one quick, easy movement, which makes life that little bit easier (watch my Instagram reel for a demo). It feels like its a pram that has been designed by parents, for parents. The Micralite ProFold also has suspension so it is a smoother ride than the Babyzen YoYo.
What I would Change About the Micralite ProFold
There are two things I have found about the Micralite Profold that could definitely be changed and improved. Firstly, the foot break is positioned in a way that makes it easy to accidentally kick when you are walking. The result is that I often find myself accidentally putting the pram into break mode as I am walking along, which is not very nice for your small passenger. Another design fault is that the padding around the straps is not fixed with any velcro, meaning that the padding can easily slide off when the harness is not clipped in. For this reason we have ended up taking the padding off so we don't lose it.
Despite these design glitches, I would still recommend the Micralite ProFold and think that it has a huge amount of great features to offer. I think the price is really reasonable and you can trust that you are getting a high quality pram with style and substance.
The Micralite ProFold retails at £275 but is currently on a cyber month offer with micralite.com for only £150.
What did you think of my Micralite ProFold review? Are you in the middle of choosing a new pram? If you have any further questions about this pram, feel free to leave a comment in the box below.
Disclaimer: This Micalite ProFold pram was given to me a press sample but I was under no obligation to write about it. I have chosen to write this review as I feel the pram is a good quality product that I am happy to recommend. All words are honest and my own.
Photos by Matt McCormick.
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