I have been reviewing the Silver Cross Pioneer
for a while now. Actually, we have owned it for almost a year, but it’s only been in use for the last six months as Daisy is coming up to six months this week.
I took these photographs when I was pregnant, and I saved them up for when I was ready to share my review of the Pioneer. Little did I know that I would end up with a poorly baby, and taking a long time to get to this point.
At the time, I actually did an Pioneer unboxing video
, which you can view at the end of this post if you’d like. And I wasn’t sure if this post would be as useful, but I thought it would give a good idea of my first impressions and how simple it was to assemble.
Why did I choose the Silver Cross Pioneer?
When I was researching prams for my second baby, I wanted something that was great quality, manoeuvred well (a huge requirement for me), and looked nice.
I actually had a second-hand travel system with my son, which was great because we didn’t have any money at the time and I was very grateful for it. But I found it very cumbersome to use, and ended up moving to a cheap buggy as soon as he was big enough because I found our travel system so hard to use and get about with as it was just too big.
So to have something from new this time around meant I wanted to do a lot of research. I had been looking at a few models, as lots and lots of people had recommend them to me. One of the most popular recommendations was the Silver Cross Surf 2, but I felt like the basket was too small for someone like me, who walks a lot and tends to benefit for a bigger basket when nipping out to the shops. Plus – I have two little ones and the extra space always helps. So that’s when I found the Silver Cross Pioneer, which was even better-suited for me thanks to all-terrain wheels, and that giant basket I was looking for.
When Silver Cross said they would like to work with me in exchange for a review, I was incredibly touched and excited. So I chose the Pioneer, and the colour pack in Damson, because I was yet to find out the gender of my baby at the time, and thought purple was a good choice for either sex!
So what was delivered, how was it to assemble, and what were my first impressions?
Inside the Silver Cross Pioneer box, there was the following:
- Chrome chassis and basket
- Front and rear wheels
- Carry cot
- Adjustable push chair seat
- Adaptors for the Simplicity Car Seat (so it can be used as a travel system)
- Rain cover
- Cup holder (not pictured)
Then below, you can see the colour pack I chose, which was Damson. It’s an incredibly bright berry purple shade, which is shown much better in my Silver Cross Pioneer Review
(Carrycot Mode) if you would like a better representation.
Assembling the Silver Cross Pioneer was really simple to do. I was around 20 weeks pregnant and we had just found out we were expecting a little girl, so I was so excited to get this built. Even though I was only halfway towards meeting Daisy at the time!
Assembly is essentially:
- Unfold the the chassis – the fold and unfold is so simple to do.
- Fix the wheels to the chassis – they just click on very easily.
- Unfold the carrycot – this will need doing from being packaged up.
- Add the hood and apron from the colour pack – these velcro or clip on easily.
- Click the carrycot into position on the chassis.
- Pop your rain cover in the basket ready for a rainy day.
- Clip on your cup holder if you’re using it (I love this).
Now, my first impressions were great ones. The basket was as great as I’d hoped, I actually stuffed the pillow, just out of shot below, inside to see how much I could fit in there. I remember that quite well! And my little boy threw a good few toy animals in for good measure. I loved how easy it was to put together, and how everything matched and looked like a complete set. And I found it very intuitive to use – I didn’t actually look at the instructions once, which was unusual for me!
If you’d like to see it all in more detail I’d recommend my unboxing and first impressions video below, or having a look at our review of the Silver Cross Pioneer so far, to see how we have got on in the last six months.
I hope this helps!
Watch the unboxing video and first impressions: