The 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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-Small canopy. The canopy is small, provides little sun coverage, and does NOT have a peekaboo window. It’s attached to the frame and does not convert into a ‘floating canopy’. Overall, it’s a little disappointing.
-Tall handle bars. The non-adjustable handle bars are located 41″ from the ground which is great for taller parents.
-Roomy seat. It is 13″ wide with 18″ seat back and a measurement of 28″ from the back of the seat to the top of the canopy. The seat has a strap-recline system with a small recline that does NOT go flat. I found the unique strap system hard to do and wish it was the same as on other strollers. The seat can accommodate a child from 6 months and up to 55 lbs.
-5 point harness. It’s an adjustable 5 point harness with a center release buckle. Although it’s non-padded, I really like how heavy duty the straps are. The buckle is hard to unlock of a toddler, but is easy for parents. All you need to do is push the back and the front of the buckle at the same time to unlock it.
-Small basket. The basket will probably fit some baby items, but that’s it. It’s not only small, but is also hard to access especially if the seat is reclined.
-Wheels. It rolls on four double 5″ wheels that are made out of hard rubber. The front wheels are swivel, but can be locked straight. Since there is no suspension and the wheels are small, it will be a bumpy ride if you decide to take it off the road. The wheels are designed for flat surfaces and don’t do that well on a rougher terrain.
-Parking brake. It has two linked parking brakes in the back. They are flip-flop friendly and are easy to lock and unlock.
-Compact fold. It folds down just like a regular umbrella stroller. It is a one-hand one-step fold. There is an automatic lock. The Triumph is very compact with folded dimensions of 13″H x 11″W x 41″L.
-Shoulder strap. There is a shoulder strap in the back of the stroller for convenient traveling. Since it weighs only 13.6 lbs, you can easily carry it over your shoulder.
-No adjustable foot rest. The reason I am listing it here, is because the Quest model has it. It would be an easy addition.
-Small canopy. It might be considered a good size canopy for an umbrella model, but if you compare it to a full size stroller, it’s small. I think Maclaren should just make it into a ‘floating canopy’ so it can follow the sun.
-Small basket. The umbrella strollers are known for having a small hard to access basket. Well, the Triumph is not an exception. I think that basket is even smaller and harder to access than usual.
-Lack of storage. Except for the small basket, there is no cup holder, child’s tray, nor zipper pocket for small items.
Here is a great video review from Baby Gizmo. Note: The seat can be used from 6 months and not 3 months as they say in the video. Also, the weight of the stroller is 13.6 lbs and not 12 lbs (I doubled checked).
Here is another review video from a cloud mom. Note: In this video again they are saying that the weight is under 12 lbs. I got the weight information from Maclaren’s site where it says 13.6 lbs.
Stroller weight: 13.6 lbs
Weight limit: 55 lbs
Folded dimensions: 13″H x 11″W x 41″L
Handle bar height: 41″
Seat to canopy height: 28″
Overall length: 23.5″
Overall width: 17.5″
Maclaren provides LIFETIME warranty from the original date of purchase and you have to be the original owner. Here is more information on the warranty.
For 2013 this stroller is available in eight colors: scarlet, medieval blue, charcoal/scarlet, black/charcoal, dove/jelly bean, crown blue, prince blue, and burnt orange/medieval blue. All strollers come with a silver or black frame.
Where to buy it
My favorite place to buy strollers and a lot of other baby items is Amazon. It usually has the lowest prices, free shipping, free returns and no sales tax. How great is that? You can get Maclaren Triumph in one of the six beautiful colors for around $200 on Amazon (free shipping/free return and no sales tax).
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