Maclaren Techno XT

By Published On: February 20th, 2012

When my husband and I found out we were expecting […]

When my husband and I found out we were expecting I began to research the many things we would need when our little one came into the world. When it came to strollers, there were countless options. We knew that the number one priority, besides safety of course, would be ease of transport. The Maclaren Techno XT fit the bill!
When the stroller arrived at our door, I was excited to get started with assembly. I was pleasantly surprised that the stroller was ready to go! After some minor strap adjustments and installation of the head support, my newborn and I were ready to roll. The straps are easy to adjust as she grows. I know that my daughter is secure with the five-point harness and that the hardware is going to last through the life of this stroller because Maclaren strollers come with a sovereign lifetime warranty that covers any problems with workmanship or manufacturing defects.
Unlike many “umbrella strollers,” you can lock both of the XT’s rear wheels at the same time with one push of either of the foot-operated brakes. They are easy to use. Another great feature is the sturdy design of the stroller. The XT is easy to fold, has a great carrying handle, and fits nicely inside the trunks of our mid-size SUV and four-door sedan.
The XT comes with many standard features including an easy to attach rain cover for those rainy spring days, reflective accents for those late night summer walks, adjustable height handles for my 6’4” husband, and a four position seat! Lowering the position of the seat does require two hands, a minor inconvenience to ensure the safety of my young daughter. In addition, the hood is large with a UV-protected window so it’s easy to sneak a peek.
While there are many great features on the XT, there are some drawbacks. If you are looking for a stroller with lots of storage, a cup holder, or a snack tray, then you’ll need to keep looking. However, if you are looking for a stroller with a sleek design that can transition from birth to 55 pounds and is well-made from a reputable company, then your search is over. We are thrilled with our stroller selection!
Price: $320
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