The Chicco winter london stroller is great as an occasional stroller. If you're looking for something for the grandparents to use from time to time it makes good sense.
If you want something for use day in day out then look elsewhere, it's just not durable enough to cope with the rigours of daily use over a longer period.
Value wise, the Chicco is very good. For the money you get a decent pushchair with the necessary accessories included. This saves you money straight away because a cosy toes and raincover can easily push you over budget.
The handling of the Chicco is good, so whizzing between supermarket aisles is nice and easy. The handles are angled at 45 degrees to make it comfortable to push, I think all pushchairs should have their handles angled like that.
Do too much whizzing though and like a lot of people you might discover one of the chiccos weaknesses. The wheels have a tendancy to wear down after several months. You can buy replacements of course, but mums and dads are busy enough without having to think about repairs.
Obviously the more you use it the more they will wear. If you only need it as an alternative to your normal pushchair or pram then you probably wont wear it out. This is why I recommend it as an occasional stroller. Store in the back of the car, or at the grandparents for when you need it.
Storage wise, its an umbrella style fold so collapses well. It's not free standing though so you'll need to lean it in a corner or behind a cupboard door.
As with other lightweight umbrella folding pushchairs its not advisable to hook shopping bags over the handles.
The footmuff supplied with the stroller does a good job of keeping your baby or toddler nice and warm, it's fleece lined and I really do think these are great. Whatever pushchair you buy, you should have a footmuff for winter, so having it included is a nice bonus.
Some mums do have problems fitting the raincover and as a consequence think it's too small. A little bit of fiddling should resolve any intial problems you have. The brakes also leave a little to be desired, they work but could be easier to flick on.
Recline wise, there are five positions down to lie flat. So it is suitable for a young baby.
So, all things considered, the winter london stroller is good value but with too much use can become rickety and tired. If you want a cheap occasional stroller it will work well, but use it every day and you'll eventually need to buy a replacement.
Folded Size = 35 x 28 x 108cm
Unfolded Size = 86 x 47 x 112cm
Weight = 7.5kg