A smarTrike smartFold™ Adventure
Archie's first ever birthday present was a smart trike and it seems like a right of way of sorts; finally upgrading from the pushchair to their very own miniature bicycle, a sure sign of growing up. It holds alot of fond memories for us as we wheeled him into his first birthday party with a proud little look on his face, so when we heard about a smarTrike that folds, we were excited to be asked to try it out with Jesse.
The trike arrives folded in a black net cover and the handle of the trike itself is how you carry it around. The instructions aren't great; a series of pictures that aren't very clear, but it didn't take long to figure out how to put the trike together. It isn't just a fold out and you're off trike, however, I didn't struggle to put it together and after a couple of put ups and downs, it became second-nature.
The wheels push on and come off easily and feel very secure once clicked in to place. Once you've put it up, taking it down is fairly straightforward, though putting it back in the bag is marginally irritating (especially if you're one for perfection) but is ok. The trike itself is great; it steers easily, feels lightweight and is a joy to push. Jesse loved it.
The only real issue I had, that stumped me for a good 15-20 minutes, was figuring out how to stop Jesse being able to steer the trike (I'm not going to lie, he's a rubbish driver). After lots of Googling, I realised it's as simple as twisting the front wheel to the back to lock it (and then forward again to allow them to steer).
The 400 version comes with a bag attached to the back handles which is much roomier than it looks and has 7 different variations to alongside your child from 9 months onwards. We loved ending the Summer on such a high at the beautiful Greys Court and going on our #smarTdiscoveries with the smarTfold.
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