I purchased this pram because it was affordable and seemed to be just what we needed... little did i realize how wrong i was about this. After only 6 months use it has caused me enough problems that im ditching it. It veers off to one side, crashes into everything, is hard to maneuver and jams constantly! It will jam shut so that you cant open it to use or else it will jam while open and you cant fold the darn thing. ive been caught in the rain with this things stuck on me for a good 15 minutes to many times to count! My son hates it as well, everytime he gets put in it he screams. it gets so hot from the sun as is just a waste off money!
Britax don't come good on their warranties
This pram has been difficult since I bought it a year ago. I bought it brand new and ended up stuck in a car park because it would not fold down. The pram also "crabs" and is difficult to manoeuvre. I returned it for warranty and they have accused me of breaking the pram and will not fix it. I'm so disappointed with this company. I have a second hand bugaboo bee an I'm much happier with that, than I have been with my brand new acclaim. I thought britax was a good company but I won't be buying anything else from them and I won't be recommending them either.
Love this pram!
This pram is great. I love everything about it. I spent a lot of time looking for a 4 wheeler with a reversible handle and i'm so glad i found this one. We've had it for almost 2 and a half years now and getting ready to use it again for our second baby. The wheels are fine as long as you have the ones closest to you locked, it's easy to manoeuvre no problems there. Love the storage basket, it fits heaps of shopping and has a side zipper. Has an extra storage pocket at the back as well. Like the 3 different reclining positions and the reversibl...e handle is great too. It's easy to fold down and not too heavy. I also like how you can unzip the back cover if you're out and about on warmer days. Comes with a rain cover, insect cover and boot cover for the winter as well.
Do not buy!!!
I regret not researching before buying. My mother suggested this one, because only at the time this particular store only had this pram as a reversible handle.
If the baby bag is on the handles the pram unlocks
if your baby isn't heavy enough the front tyers don't work properly
After 3 months of use my pram automatically goes off to the right
I brought this pram after having it recommended to me I've had non stop problem's with it I've taking it back to where I brought it from. All they could do was send it away and they just sent it back. They are refusing to refund the money for the pram even tho it is faulty. Would not recommend it to anyone.
wheel came off
not happy at all with product i was happy with it until one of the front wheels came off while my 3 month old baby was in it would not recommend buying this product it is still under warranty so the store is sending it off to get fixed i think i would just rather a different pram
Waste of money
Although it is very easy to unfold and fold and I love that you can attach a baby capsule.
It is absolutely horrible to use. I had to push it like a full trolley of food, a little to the side. When I try push it straight it just veers off to the right. Trying to keep it from veering out all the time put a lot of strain onto my shoulders. And the wheels are ridiculous. I've used mine twice and the wheels are buckled as all hell and even fold in on themselves sometimes and that's when they aren't locked in.
Very poorly made
I bought this pram for my new born. Used it for 2
Months and the boot straps broke. The wheel became wobbly, Steelcraft exchanged all with new. But baby hated the pram. Never wanted to be in it. Not a good purchase. Bought the Babyzen Yoyo in replacement, best money ever spent.
Easy to push around
Must bend down to lock and unlock wheels every time I assemble and disassemble
Very big and bulky ...
Waste of money
Bought it for $350 and sent it back twice for repair. Last time it came back it said not my problem if you want to go backwards you have to bend down to press the unlock button off to make all 4 wheels swivel. It is stupid. I would never buy one again and it's not just my pram that does it either, a few people I know their pram does the same thing.
Steelcraft Acclaim - not fit for purpose
My daughter purchased this for herself 6 months ago. With the grandson having used this for 4 months, I think that it is woefully inadequate. 8 wheels that have a mind of their own even on good ground, but in our rural setting they are hopeless, they all go in different directions or lay over somewhat when turning. The wheel lock mechanism is very ordinary and the swivel lock on each wheel is flimsy. Sit or lay, there is no in-be-tween. Reversible handle is a feature, but not needed, collapsing is cumbersome, takes up more room than needed ...in car boot. Someone has given her a different pram, an Edge 4 lite strollerR. It is fantastic by comparison. Given that Steelcraft has been around for many years, I would have thought that their products were better than this. I have given 2 stars as it does achieve keeping the young bloke from dragging his tushi on the ground.
Good value for money.
I chose this pram based top ratings by Choice Magazine. I bought it in apple green on sale for $270. There is no need to buy any extras as it is all inclusive. It just fits into the boot of my Suzuki swift and is ok for me to fold and lift. I'm only small and not that strong.
The wheels, when locked, are a bit wobbly, but only a bit. The locking mechanism seems to be a weak point; however the plastic seems to be very strong and I doubt it would break. I prefer to have all wheels unlocked on flat surfaces in small areas for better manoeuvrab...ility and two locked/two swivel outdoors so the pram won't roll sideways. I sometimes kick against the wheels when I walk. Fabric parts are easy to clean and can be washed in the washing machine. The pram design is not as high-tech and modern looking as other prams, but still it looks nice. It is not a high-end pram but a good buy if you don't want to spend a lot of money.
Not the best pram, but okay
I bought this pram to have as my second pram to run around on our property with. I have the Strider Compact for my everyday going out pram, this is definitely no way near as good as the strider compact, but I guess it is a bit cheaper. The seat on it needs more reclining positions, the wheels are a bit wacko sometimes and hard to reverse if your in a position where you can't turn around. I also don't like that there is no nice and neat place to tuck away the mosquito net that is attached to the hood. I am pretty fussy though lol
Reversible handle, baby can be facing towards you or forward
Not enough seat reclining positions and wheels sometimes lock up reversing
I love this pram I've bought. I did read all the reviews but decided I wanted it anyway & I'm glad I did!! I havent found any problems with it. Theres plenty of room for your feet when walking between the wheels & I'm a tall person. Its not heavy to carry or push. Its not large to try an get in your car. It collapses very very easy. If u lock the wheels closest to u & have the other 2 unlocked so they steer the pram it works perfect. Its not that hard people.. It's comfy, easy to steer, looks great & I'd recommend it to anyone :)
Style, reversible handle, top storage pouch, easy to collapse & the black fly screen u can drop an have hanging to keep bright lights dull in shopping centres etc
Still Love it....
So just updating this review. I still have original pram that my Mother in law in brought and its still going strong. I have had another baby and I did not need to buy another pram for this new baby. And this time around I'm using a Steelcraft capsule instead of the Hipod.
I've had my pram for 5 years this year and there is only a little fading on the arm bar cover but that is it. My mesh does seem to have a hole it in now and I'm sure how that got there. But apart from those things the Pram is still functioning perfectly.
My Moth...er-in-law purchased this pram for me as a present. I gotta say i do like it even if it takes up boot space. I was getting annoyed at the wheels since they seem to have a mind of their own but i work out if you put the little locks in place at the front (depending on which way you have pram) the steering gets better since it have back wheel steering. I walk pretty much every where I live close to a shopping centre and lake. and really have no problems walking to shops or lake. only thing once you get on uneven ground it goes like a shopping trolley. And when i was not walking this pram could hold the Hipod Delta Capsule.
Didn't live up to expectations...
I thought I was buying a long lasting pram (not the best but one I could use for general use with more than one child) but after 4 months I'm realizing its ok for short use but not ideal if you want to walk places etc so have started the hunt for a new one.
Good points - reverse handle is excellent when trying to avoid the sun. Sun cover is quite big so not often that i have to use and extra cover. It's very simple to fold and isn't that heavy! Basket is a fab size (there is a zipper at the side incase bub is sleeping)
Bad points- THE WHEELS...
Stay away from this company products
I bought one from Target. Used no more than ten time. The safety clip was broken. Its clip was made of cheap plastic which definitely won't last long.
Email to Steelcraft with reply said they can't help on this as I lost the receipt. And there is no repair center in Adelaide. That means it is a piece of rubbish now. It still likes new with a broken clip. It makes it useless.
Stay away from steelcraft products especially you are in Adelaide.
Poor quality clip made it won't last long.
We trusted the steelcraft brand when purchasing this pram for our first baby. Unfortunately this pram has been nothing but disappointing. It is terrible to steer, extremely difficult to fold down and put up, constantly jamming. I am currently looking for a new pram, and find myself trying to avoid steelcraft prams altogether. The pram is so bad I have stopped using it altogether as I feel it is unsafe.
Questions & Answers
What car capsule fits with this pram?
Hi _sally, thanks for your question. The Steelcraft Infant carrier can be used on the Steelcraft Acclaim Reverse Handle. If you wish to be sent an instruction manual, please call us on 1300 303 330. Kind regards, the Steelcraft team.
Wheels are making serious clicking noises when using steel raft acclaim pram? What is the cause?
Hi Rebecca p, thanks for your question. Please contact our consumer support team on 1300 303 330 so we can further assist you and help to point you in the right direction. Kind regards, the Steelcraft team.
I have been given a second acclaim stroller for my daughter, however we are having trouble folding it down to put into the car. Can you please advise?
Hi Edna B. Thanks for your question, please contact our consumer support team on 1300 303 330 so we can help to point you in the right direction. Kind regards, the Steelcraft team.
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