Silver Cross Clic stroller review
In a nutshell
Compact, lightweight and easy to fold, the Silver Cross Clic is a stylish and practical stroller, suitable from birth and ideal for city life and travel; however, you may prefer a bigger basket for everyday use
What we tested
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- Comfort for child
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- Worth the money
4.2A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.
- Lightweight, compact, cabin approved, easy to fold, fully reclinable seat
- Fixed handlebar, small basket, lack of cushioning for younger babies, struggles on grass
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Released in April 2021 and winner of the MFM 2022 Bronze Award for the best compact fold pushchair under £250, the Silver Cross Clic stroller combines the sleek styling of the heritage brands' larger prams into a compact offering, perfect for holidaymakers and parents seeking out a more lightweight and portable solution. The Silver Cross Clic promises benefits such as a simple, one-second fold, fully reclinable seat and one-touch brake system and is marketed as suitable from birth to 22kg (approximately 4 years of age).
Jess, her partner Niall and their 4-month-old baby Adelaide tested out the Silver Cross Clic both around North London’s pavements and parks, as well as on a weekend away in Stroud and during a family holiday to sunny Tenerife!
What were your first impressions of the Silver Cross Clic stroller?
My first impressions of the Silver Cross Clic were positive. The stroller arrives folded into its compact position and at just under 6kg, constructed and unfolded in less than 2 minutes, I could immediately see how it was going to be a practical addition to our everyday life.
Does the Silver Cross Clic require assembly?
The Clic stroller has no significant assembly requirements as it comes mostly already assembled. All we needed to do was click the bumper bar into position and it was ready to go!
How does the Silver Cross Clic compare to previous models?
The Clic is Silver Cross’ lightweight, compact offering. Known for their heritage, bulkier prams, the Clic preserves the same sleek Silver Cross styling but with a completely different build and chassis to what the brand has previously been known for.
How easy is the Silver Cross Clic to push and steer on different surfaces?
When it comes to pushing and steering, the Clic serves very well on even surfaces but I felt it did struggle slightly on muddier terrains such as our local park, most likely due to its smaller wheels. My experience was similar to that of fellow MFM tester Abi, who felt it performed well on most surfaces but “let itself down when being pushed on grass.”
The pram was easy to push around the city streets in London and Stroud and I’d go so far as to say the stroller simply glides on even surfaces. I found it really easy to push it one-handed as it’s so light. MFM tester Abi agreed here, claiming it was “without a doubt the easiest pram I have had to steer one-handed”.
I did find, however, it was a slight challenge to get up and down some of the deeper kerbs, a view that was shared with some other Clic parent reviewers on Amazon.
I’ve had a bad back since giving birth and it was a welcome relief not to have the strain of pushing a heavy pram around. Where the stroller really came into its own though was at the airport, where it made striding across Heathrow and right up to the plane an absolute doddle.
Overall, I’d argue the Clic is very much a city or holiday choice, as opposed to being suitable for long walks in the countryside.
How easy is the Silver Cross Clic to carry?
At just 5.9kg in weight, the Silver Cross Clic is the lightest stroller featured in the MFM roundup of best lightweight buggies. The Clic is super lightweight to carry around and I found it easy to transport from the house to the car (despite having a bad back). The stroller also comes with a pop-out strap, allowing you to carry it over your shoulder when folded.
I personally didn’t find the carry strap that useful as it was thin with very little padding, but due to the stroller's compact size, we found it just as easy to pick up on either side and carry it.
MFM tester Abi had a similar experience, finding the shoulder strap to be “more hassle than it was worth”. Due to the Clic's lightweight nature, however, she found she was able to carry both her 18-month-old and the stroller at the same time, even without the carry strap.
What age is the Silver Cross Clic suitable for?
The Clic is advertised as being suitable from birth to 22kg (approx 4 years of age) but I personally wouldn’t have felt comfortable using it until my baby had good head control (around the 3-month mark), or when she was old enough to enjoy being propped a bit more upright. There is no additional newborn cocoon or padding feature on the Clic to offer additional support for newborns. You may miss this if you’re used to the reassurance of a larger-sized travel system.
It’s also worth noting that this stroller is front facing only. When I took it to test it on a walk with the NCT mums, several people remarked they were shocked that I had her in a front-facing stroller at her age, and to be honest, I do think the stroller is better suited to older babies for this reason.
What is the seat like on the Clic stroller?
The seat is roomy and has adjustable straps and an adjustable footrest, allowing it to fit babies and toddlers. It’s marketed as suitable for newborns up to 22kg, but as I mentioned before, I personally wouldn’t be comfortable using the Clic with a newborn. Part of the reason for this would be for comfort, as due to its lightweight nature, it doesn’t have a particularly padded or structured seat unit.
What recline options does the Clic stroller have?
The seat recliner works with a drawstring mechanism; enabling it to go from lie-flat (I’d say lie-flattish) to an almost fully sitting up position. On holiday, Adelaide happily napped in the lie-flat position.
The recline function worked fine with Adelaide in it, but it was a little clunky and jolted her upright, rather than a smooth transition. I think for babies who can sit up through to toddler age, the stroller would definitely have sufficient support.
How easy is Silver Cross Clic to fold?
One of the product's key advantages is the ‘one-second’ fold which I felt lived up to expectations. I found the Silver Cross Clic incredibly easy to fold and unfold, and even better, I could do it one-handed - a big bonus if you have more than one child. MFM Awards tester Jessica agreed stating “Just as it says on the tin, this compact stroller easily unfolds and “clicks” into place, whilst packing down compactly.”
Whilst some reviewers on retailer sites found it took a while to perfect the technique, practice does make perfect! To fold, you simply hold down two buttons on the top of the handlebars and flick the bottom bit out with your foot, before it clicks into place. Press the buttons again and push the bar forward, so it folds into itself to a compact position.
Occasionally, I did find the side safety catch gets caught, which you need to manually unlatch before it will come together. The stroller folds inwards and stays fully intact the whole time, so you don't need to remove anything, but be careful to watch the pads on the harness straps - they’re not attached and can easily fall off when packing away.
How compact is the Silver Cross Clic when folded?
The Clic stroller is ultra-compact when folded – measuring just L54cm x W46.5cm x H25cm. It self-stands without needing additional support and fits straight into the car boot with plenty of space for all your other essentials, or even behind the driver's seat in the footwell.
Another big bonus is that this stroller is cabin approved, fitting easily into the overhead locker. One reviewer on Amazon bought the Clic specifically to use on holiday and stated “It's amazing and folds small enough to carry onto the plane.”
Parent Jennifer took the Clic on holiday and says, “ It went in the cabin overhead storage easily, and when checking our bags in the lady on the Tui desk was very impressed with how well it folded down. It was very handy being able to take it to our seats as it meant we didn't have to wait around for one more thing.”
How practical is the Silver Cross Clic to use on public transport?
If you’re comfortable grabbing the stroller and lifting it with both hands (I was) then the stroller is easy and light enough to take on and off public transport. However, it lacks the robustness of a more classic pram and I wouldn’t have felt comfortable bumping it down from the bus onto the kerb.
How strong and durable is the Silver Cross Clic?
Like the rest of the Silver Cross range, the Clic feels well-made and has a classy finish that I was really impressed with. Our version was matt black and despite being lightweight, I felt that the chassis felt relatively robust when clicked into place. We did put it to the test whilst on holiday and it came away unscathed without any scratches.
Some reviewers on Amazon felt that the frame was not as sturdy as they would like, however, this may simply be down to its lightweight nature when compared to a larger, heavier travel system. Another John Lewis reviewer stated, “The Clic feels a little flimsy for everyday use but perfect as a second pushchair.”
Is the handle height-adjustable?
No. One downside of the Silver Cross Clic for me is that the handlebar height is not adjustable and instead has a fixed handlebar height / one size fits all. At 5ft 10in, I missed the adjustable handlebars of my everyday pram and felt that I was sometimes slightly stooped over the stroller when walking. This was fine for short distances but could become a real issue for anyone substantially over 6ft tall.
That said, in terms of comfort, the handlebar has a soft leatherette finish and was easy to hold and manoeuvre.
What is the harness like on the Silver Cross Clic?
The Clic comes with a 5-point safety harness which is fab, and definitely makes babies more secure, but can be a little fiddly when they’re having a good wriggle or screaming the place down.
What is the hood like on the Silver Cross Clic?
The Clic comes with a UPF50+ hood, which was fantastic for holidays. The hood is fully adjustable at different heights to provide maximum shade, but also rolls right back so babies can see the world when they want to!
Once raised, the hood easily stayed in position and was a godsend on sunny days to keep the sun out of her eyes. The Clic also has a peephole window and vent at the back, which comes with a handy magnetic strip, allowing you to quietly check on your baby whilst they nap.
What are the wheels like on the Silver Cross Clic?
As the Clic is a compact stroller, don’t expect the big meaty wheels of the traditional Silver Cross counterparts. I’d expect the smaller rubber wheels to be more prone to wear and tear because of their size, but they were sufficient for city strolling and we had no issues bumping them up and down the many flights of stairs at our hotel resort. They coped well on all the terrains we tested: including the park, pavement, airport and gangplank!
What are the brakes like on the Silver Cross Clic?
The Clic comes with a one-touch brake system that is super simple to use: you simply push it down with your foot, and the job’s done. I would argue it didn’t feel as stable as our bigger pram, however, the stroller is a lot lighter.
Does the Clic have a sufficient basket?
Ah, the pram basket, that incredible place where you can shove everything your baby will ever need, that all parents grow to love and rely on. Unfortunately, I felt the Clic let itself down in this area with a tiny mesh sided basket that I found to be too small despite its 5kg storage capacity. This is a view that was shared regularly on the online reviews with one Amazon reviewer stating “the space where you can put shopping is far too small and it always makes a noise!”
On an average day at the pool, we managed to fit my daughter's swimming things, a change of nappies, her towel and a change of clothes, but that was about it. It was also quite cumbersome to get anything in and out of, as it isn’t very deep. Not ideal.
What’s in the box?
- Silver Cross Clic Stroller
- Silver Cross Clic Bumper Bar
What are the additional accessories that you can buy?
- Universal Stroller Parasol
- Clic Black Footmuff
Can the pushchair be used with a car seat to create a travel system?
The pushchair can’t be used with a car seat, but it can easily be stored or transported to and from the car, so this wouldn’t put me off.
Now you’ve tested it, what would you have wanted to know before purchasing the Silver Cross Clic?
That even though it’s marketed from newborn upwards, I don’t think the stroller is suitable for babies younger than three or four months old. I would also want to be aware of the basket size as this could be a deal-breaker for some. And that it doesn't come with a raincover.
Is the Clic worth the money?
With an RRP of £245, the Clic Stroller could be considered an expensive luxury as an additional buggy to your everyday travel system. I’d argue that if you’re going on holiday, planning on travelling a lot with your baby, or want a compact stroller to keep in the boot of the car it is 100% worth it. It saved us so much hassle on holiday, and what more can you ask for with a young baby? I love knowing that the stroller will grow with my daughter and I can see us getting great use of it up until she’s a toddler.
How does the Silver Cross Clic compare to other strollers?
|Product name||Price (RRP)||Weight||Age suitable for||Travel system compatible|
|Silver Cross Clic||£245||5.9kg||Birth - 22kg (approx. 4 years)||No|
|Chicco Goody||£199||6.9kg||Birth - 4 years||No|
|iSafe Zeta Zooom||£124||6.9g||6 months - 3 years||No|
|Didofy Aster 2||£299||6.2kg||Birth to 25kg (approx 5 years)||Yes|
|BabyZen YoYo2||£429||6.2kg||Suitable birth to 22kg (approx 4 years)||Yes|
Where can I buy the Silver Cross Clic?
The Silver Cross Clic is available at Silver Cross, Amazon and John Lewis.
A seriously lightweight, compact stroller that folds and unfolds in seconds, adjusts as your baby grows and is an absolute dream for holidays. While it may not be suitable for those very yearly newborn months, it's a fantastic option from 6 months and up, and should last you right through the toddler and pre-school years. Nippy and stylish, it's a great choice for city-living or for families who travel a lot.
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Dimensions||H:105cm W:46.5cm L:82cm|
|Dimensions (folded)||H:25cm W:46.5cm L:54cm|
|Child age (approx)||Birth to 4 years – (approx.)|
|Travel system compatible||No|
|Seat facing direction||Forward facing|
|Recline positions||Multi-position – One-handed drawstring recline|