I changed 3 strollers (Graco, Capella and umbrella stroller with looney tunes character) till Mum and Dad got me the Maclaren Techno XT (2010 edition) and it is superbly fantastic. I love to sleep a lot so the reclining feature made Mum and Dad's decision very easy. Hope this post will help other parents to decide when it comes to buying a good and reliable stroller!
Pros of Maclaren Techno XT:
Seat can be half/fully reclined.
The leg-pad can be brought upwards so I can rest my legs/feet in a straight position rather than having them dangled while sleeping.
Two main switches to push for a quick fold-up before getting in a bus/cab. It takes Mum less than 5 seconds to fold it up.
For taller parents, the handle bar can be adjusted to a higher level.
The sunproof canopy can be extended to protect half of my body and not just the head like in other Maclaren strollers.
It came with a free rain cover (hurrah!) and Mum and Dad uses the rain cover not only to protect me from the heavy rain but also to protect me from windy weather as we live near the sea.
Sturdy lock on the wheels.
The lining on the stroller and the wheels have fluorescent strips which makes it easy to be spotted by traffic on dark days.
A small storage net under the stroller which Mum uses to keep her keys, mobile phone, purse and scarf.
A good hollow long space to fit atleast four 8oz bottles at the back of the stroller.
The five point harness is very easy to use and the lock is the worst best as I can't open it. (boo!)
Comfy enough to nap for a good 5-6 hours straight or maybe it's just me who can sleep anywhere, anytime!
The only con of this "umbrella" stroller is that it is a bit heavy for Mum to carry the folded stroller but a woman simply can't have everything, can she now?
[This review is done for the love of this stroller and not for advertisement (not that Maclaren needs advertising!).]
Hi! This is Ash's mum and this blog is created to capture every possible moments of Ash. I'll be typing away on his blog about things viewed through his eyes.
Update (2011): I've gone back to Uni (part time for 2 years) and still working full time so apologies in advance for being less active here. I'll do my best to update when I can. :)
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