NEW! Maclaren Techno Arc 2019 Stroller Review

The Maclaren Techno Arc 2019 is an updated version of the beloved Techno model. Just like the Quest Arc, it got a single adjustable handle bar instead of the double handles. The canopy was also completely redesigned and now provides even more coverage and air ventilation.

They’ve also added memory foam to the leg rest for more comfort. Finally the front wheels are now single instead of double. Everything else stayed the same. It still features: roomy seat, one-hand full recline suitable for a newborn, 55 lbs weight limit, nice basket, adjustable leg rest and additional storage.

The 6″ wheels together with all-wheel suspension provide a smooth ride. Despite all the upgrades the Techno Arc weighs stayed the same around 15 lbs. There is still no travel system option, but you can use the seat to create a newborn safe cocoon-like environment or get a carrycot that inserts into the seat. The included head hugger and shoulder pads will provide additional comfort.

This buggy comes in two colors and retails for around $420 which is more expensive than the older version. I think it’s a great stroller, but the price is higher than I would like to see. If you don’t want to spend that much on an umbrella stroller, you can take a look at the Maclaren Quest Arc which costs only $345 and is almost identical to Techno Arc except for the smaller 5″ wheels.

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NEW! Maclaren Quest Arc 2019 Stroller Review

For 2019 Maclaren has completely redesigned their Quest model to compete with other lightweight models on the market. While it still has that long umbrella fold the new Quest Arc 2019 model sports a single handle bar instead of the double (like on most other umbrella strollers) and comes in beautiful new colors.

As you probably know Maclaren Quest is one of my favorite models in umbrella category aside from the UPPAbaby G-Luxe. It’s stylish and is full of great features like huge canopy, adjustable leg rest, adjustable handle bar, good size basket, all-wheel suspension and additional storage.

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Maclaren Quest 2016 Umbrella Stroller Review

maclaren-quest-2016-2The Maclaren has been a leader in the stroller industry when it comes to umbrella models. Parents love them for high quality, durability, and light weight. The Quest 2016 is no different. It weighs ONLY 12.3 lbs while being able to accommodate a child from birth and up to 55 lbs.

The seat is very roomy with deep one-hand recline that goes to almost a flat position suitable for a newborn. The adjustable leg rest provides plenty of stretching room for a baby.

The canopy is amazing! It has a zipped in panel and a pop-out sunvisor that make it huge. One of the best canopies you can find on an umbrella model that are known for their small useless canopies.

The is plenty of storage with upgraded basket and a storage pocket in the back of the seat.  While there is not travel system option, which I didn’t expect at such a low weight, you can use it with a carrycot for a newborn. 

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Maclaren Techno XT 2016 Stroller Review

Maclaren Techno XT is one of the most popular umbrella strollers on the market and is my favorite! Why do parents love it so much? Well, because this is a very sturdy stroller with great maneuverability and compact fold. The hard rubber 6″ wheels and all-wheel suspension provides a comfy ride even over bumpy streets and playground mulch. The narrow frame and small foot print allows to navigate in tight spaces like small elevators, narrow store aisles, or between the closed park cars on the parking lot with ease.

The one-hand lever recline has four positions including almost a flat one suitable for a newborn. If you have a very tall child, you will love the adjustable canopy that moves up and down the frame giving your child plenty of head room. And speaking of canopies, this one is absolutely HUGE! It expends in the back to expose one more panel and has a pop-out sunvisor for extra coverage.

The seat is very roomy and can accommodate a child from birth and up to 55 lbs. Smaller babies can stretch their little legs thanks to the adjustable leg rest. While there is no travel system option, you can use it with a carrycot for a newborn that inserts into the seat (sold separately).

The basket should fit your medium size diaper bag with no problems. For extra storage Maclaren added a large pocket in the back of the seat. It’s great for small essentials like keys, wallet, or phone.  Tall and very tall parents will will love adjustable handle bars (which are very rare in the umbrella strollers) that go from 42″ up to 44″ from the ground. The fold is very easy and compact. You can even fold it with one-hand if you really try. The attached carrying strap makes it convenient for transporting. It weighs 15 lbs which is an average weight for a sturdy umbrella stroller.

I gave it 5 out of 5 stars because I think it has everything you need in the umbrella stroller. The most important features for me are good maneuverability, deep recline and easy fold. Checked! Overall I think this is a very durable high quality model that will last you many years. The biggest drawback of this buggy is the high price of $370. But, I always say, you get what you paid for. You can get Techno XT 2016 in six beautiful colors and it comes with the rain cover. 

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Maclaren Triumph Stroller Review

maclaren_triumph1The Maclaren Triumph is a lightweight umbrella stroller that is designed for on-the-go parents who like to travel, run errands, or go to the shopping mall. The narrow frame makes is perfect for navigating narrow store aisles and public transit. Weighing 13.6 lbs, it is very easy to carry over your shoulder. It also has a convenient one-hand one-step fold that you can do while holding your child.

The 5″ wheels provide great maneuverability as long as you stay on the flat surface. Since there is no suspension system, taking on the rougher terrain will be bumpy. The roomy seat can accommodate a child from 6 months and up to 55 lbs.

I gave this stroller 4.5 out of 5 stars because of the small canopy, small recline, and hard-to-operate recline system.  This is a more affordable model in Maclaren’s line of strollers that can be purchased for around $200 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns & no sales tax). Basically, you getting what you paid for.

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Maclaren Techno XLR Stroller Review

maclaren_techno_xlr2Maclaren Techno XLR is a top of the line umbrella stroller with many features of a full size model. It features huge canopy, adjustable handle bars, roomy seat and easy one-hand fold. The four double wheels and all-wheel suspension will provide your little rider with a smooth ride as long as you stay on a flat surface. Like many umbrella strollers, Techno XLR is designed for running errands, going to the mall, and travel. Although it doesn’t have all-terrain wheels, it can tackle some grass, mulch or uneven pavement.

The narrow frame (only 20.5″) makes it great for public transit and navigating narrow store aisles. But, don’t count on fitting a lot of groceries into that basket, it’s pretty small (medium size for umbrella model) and hard to access especially if the seat is reclined. Speaking about recline, it is one-handed with three positions including an almost flat one suitable for a newborn. The included seat liner and a head support called ‘head hugger’ will provide your newborn with plenty of support. You can use this stroller from birth and up to 65 lbs. Another unusual feature for an umbrella model is that it accepts an infant car seat so you can turn it into a travel system. BTW, the car seat adapter is INCLUDED!

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Maclaren BMW Buggy Stroller Review

maclaren_bmw9The Maclaren BMW Buggy is a sleek luxury umbrella stroller that was created by Maclaren in collaboration with BMW! Yes, that BMW that makes expensive cars. Right away, you know you can expect high quality and style. This buggy features one-hand recline, 5 point harness, ergonomic seat liner, sporty looking wheels, and all-wheel suspension. When you pull into a playground, all the parents will know your little one is riding in BMW because of the BMW logo located on the wheels, the buckle and on both sides of the canopy.

This is a typical umbrella stroller with four hard rubber 5″ wheels that is designed for flat surfaces. While it’s great  for running errands, going to the park or shopping mall, don’t expect it to handle grass or mulch too well. It has an easy compact fold and weighs only 12.4 lbs, making it perfect for travel. The seat can hold a child from 6 months and up to 55 lbs. This stroller does NOT covert into a travel system.

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