Great pram but brakes let it down (and forum seems to point to something similar)
We got this pram and seriously couldn’t fault it until this weekend when the brakes failed to disengage.
Have been using this pram for over 1.5 years now, love the space (both for bub and storage), handling is top notch, flexibility of reversibility.. I mean can't really fault it.. But this weekend, the opinion has changed.. The brake failed to disengage, so now the pram is no good...
Reading thru the forum it seems to be a general consensus.
Well, it had a good life. Would still recommend it, but would also make u think of a back up..
Purchased in May 2019 for $500.00.
I am so happy with this pram! We originally owned a Valco Baby Rebel Q Sport which has been fantastic but as it comes apart in two pieces and our second child is a toddler now we found we werent using the pram as often and wanted something smaller and easy to store away. We looked at a few cheaper brands but found the clips were easy to use on the Snap 4 and it felt lighter to push. I also love that it closes up so easily and with the seat folded inside so it stays clean. The basket is a good size, it doesnt fit my baby bag under it very easily...but I dont store my bag under there anyway and I found it perfect for storing his blanket, my older childs drink bottle etc and because it is closed up at the front nothing falls out (we had that problem with the Rebel when we really filled the basket). The seat is huge, plenty of space for little man to grow and still fits my 3.5 year old when we really need it to. He looks comfortable in it and has slept in it multiple times. I love that the back can be opened up when laying down to allow airflow and keep him cool when he is sleeping. And the expanda hood provides some of the best coverage Ive seen on a stroller. It is also really easy to push with one hand which was important to us having a older child as well as we need to hold her hand and so an umbrella stroller wasnt going to suit us. All in all I am absolutely thrilled with this pram and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quick runabout but I think it would be a fantastic pram from newborn as well!
Great all-rounder pram/stroller
I have owned three prams since my son was born, although all had their own benefits at each stage of him growing up, overall I would rate this the highest.
He is now two and a half and doesnt fit in the other two prams. Knowing he would have outgrown the other prams makes me wish I had bought a Snap 4 instead of one of the other prams earlier!
It makes for a really fantastic stroller, or a really affordable pram.
-Big enough wheels to get around comfortably on uneven surfaces
- a huge long seat that gives plenty of room for a growing child
-folds really easily into a compact size. It folds so small it actually fits infront of the passenger seat in the car when the boot is full....
Absolutely Love It!
After 4 years of use - I wouldn’t switch!! My main reason for purchasing this years ago was how light weight it was. 6.2kgs isn’t a task to get in and out of the car! It’s so easy to fold and open. And we could use this from new born stage & my son still fits in it at nearly 4 years old! Had absolutely zero issues with it. You can easily clean/wipe the material, I’ve even taken sections and machine washed to give a more thorough clean. Only desire but not a fault is I wish it had a bit bigger gap to put in the basket and to make ease of getting things out a littler easier. Highly recommend if you want something super light and easy to pop open and fold! Takes only seconds.
2 kids, years later still going strong
Almost 5 years on use by 2 kids and this pram still going strong. Light and durable so its perfect for small car booth and easy to fold. Highly recommended
Purchased in April 2014.
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Valco Baby Snap 4 Trend Tailormade
It is very similar to the popular Valco Baby Snap 4 with some small differences. The fabrics is different, wheels are slightly different, etc. It is quite a lot more expensive than the regular Valco Baby Snap 4, but I managed to find a good deal for it. It is quite light, compact when it is folded and manuevrable. Good quality overall.
The pram was enjoyable. My wife bought it because it it light weight and easy for her to fold and put in the car... then it stopped folding. Now we’re stuck with a frame that won’t fold and we are in a position where we can either fit the baby or the frame in the car. Not both.
Purchased in January 2019.
Awesome pram and good value
Smooth ride feels very light, I transitioned from a 3 wheel stroller with pumped up tires , so it felt a little hard on the bumps at first.
My daughter fitted in snug and it has a great pulley system for either laying her down or sitting right up still being securely fastened with the 5 point harness.
The built in hood is great for sunny/rainy days and the basket/carry compartment underneath is deceivingly big. Really easy to fould down and put in my car and popping it back out is quick and convenient in parking lots and impatient drivers and my child (: overall really great product I have had it for two years now and it still works perfect ... I would definitely recommend
Great in the beginning but bad quality so only enough for 1 child.
We loved the pram in the beginning as it was lightweight easy to manoeuvre and light weight with big wheels. But first thing broke at less than one year. The materials used are not good quality. Now with almost 2 years (one baby) it broke in so many places. screws fell off, one handle cuffs came off and the material broke in 2 different places. It has had a normal use, no extreme use. So all in all, I would have bought another brand if I had known.
Brake cable snapped
I was initially very happy with this pram. It’s super lightweight and very easy to fold. Fits in the back of a small car with groceries, with no problems. Today however, I started to hear a clicking sound with the wheels and it turns out the left brake cable had snapped and the wheel is now locked. I’m now deciding whether to replace the brake, or just go with another more reliable pram. Unfortunate, as I had gotten so much use from it, but it’s failed just as I needed it for baby number 2.
Can't Fault It!
Bought this pram back in 2015 for my first child. I have used it so much and I honestly cannot fault it's functinality, maneuverability and durability.
I gave it a good scrub last year and it came up near brand new and I am now using it for my second baby.
The low cost purchase price is unbelievable and I am so glad it was recommended to me from a sales member at The Pram Warehouse instead of the more costly Baby Jogger.
All of my friends and family are on the their 2nd, 3rd even 4th prams but mine has well and truly stood the test of time. So so happy with this product!
It is a very good product. However it is quite unbalanced, leaning toward more toward the back which can be dangerous for the kid when they try to climb on top of the stroller.
I tried using it in the city and for shopping, very nimble, able to turn on the spot and fits in most buses and trains.
Good little handy thing to have especially when it rains
We bought the Snap 4 tailormade in blue denim. Its been an excellent purchase. Really glad we got this pram. We wanted something light but not too filmsy. And not too expensive either. At 6.6kg this pram fit the bill. We haven't had any issues with it and been using it for a year now.
Better then expected
We went with this pram for two reason, it was a good price and it folded up into a good compact size to fit into my very small car boot, but I’ve been really happy with it as a overall. It’s easy to maneuver around, it’s very light to lift once folder and it’s been easy to clean to! I love the carry basket underneath and it can be reclined to and Angle for bubs comfort.
Brake Cabke Alsi Snappes
Excellent pram to use but have had problems. Brake cable snapped on one side and have had a wheel replaced due to faulty bearings.
The pram is just out of warranty. For the price the pram should be far better quality. We bought a $49 stroller in Bangkok which has had more use and less problems.
Will not buy Valco again.
Valco snap- Brakes
Amazing compelling customer experience . I reported the brakes have snapped, within a week they organise a new one without a question. Apart from that it is a very good pram.light weight and quality product for the price
100% I recommend to buy stuffs from valcobaby
love it compacts also
this is extremely easy to maneuver around i love the fact that it doesn't have those cheap plastic wheels and they have the pump ones, all these prams these day with those cheap wheel and still costing a fortune. It is very easy to unfold and carry very compact for my small car! love the quality and build so happy i got this pram.
We are using valco baby snap4 baby pram. It is very light weight pram. Easy to carry when boarding into trams or buses. Breaking system is very easy even when busy condition.
Very comfortable for babies during their sleep.
Can carry by closing it with one hand without any difficulty.
I've tried quite a few prams and this is the best
Light weight, durable, best hood on the market (talk about sun protection!), easy to manoeuvre and simple to fold. Want more? Okay! It also has a great basket size, 5 point harness for safety and if you buy the sports pack you can take it almost anywhere thanks to the pneumatic wheels.
I seriously love this pram and I've tried a fair few. It stacks up well even against most of the more expensive models and you can tailor it to your style by choosing from a variety of hood colours.
I've had mine for over 3 years now and while I have changed the wheels once, the pram is still going strong with occupant number 2.
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Questions & Answers
Hi, is there any possibility of replacing the compartment under the Snap Ultra 4 pram? It already has micro tears in the fabric even though I haven't been using it for more than three months nor have I had anything heavier than 1-2kg in the compartment. It's so disappointing because otherwise the pram is great.
Yes, if you contact Valco Baby they sell replacement parts, they may even replace yours under warranty given the age of the pram:)
Valiant B.Valco Baby
We're sorry to hear!
As Rachael stated, feel free to reach out to us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to assist you further :)
Does it fit in mazda cx9 boot without closing third row?
Valiant B.Valco Baby
Yes absolutely. This is a very compact stroller, even more so when it's folded. You will have no trouble at all :)
Is the Snap Ultra Duo Tailormade in Grey Marle (or other if not the Grey Marle) still available? If not, is there a new model available or coming?
Valiant B.Valco Baby
Thanks for your question :)
Yes, the Snap Ultra Duo Tailormade is available in Charcoal as well as Coal Black.
Our newest duo model is the Trend Duo, available in Denim, Charcoal & Grey Marle. However, the seats are not reversible like they are in the Snap Ultra Duo Model.
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