Maclaren Techno XT Stroller – Reviews
What makes a great convenience or umbrella stroller? It should be lightweight, compact and maneuverable. Maclaren Techno XT Stroller is all that and more. It is one of the most popular umbrella strollers on the market. It is the perfect second stroller for traveling, shopping, urban living and just strolling. The Techno XT has all of the major features desired in a convenience stroller and more.
Maclaren’s Techno XT is a feature-rich stroller that is easy quality made for a safe and comfortable ride for your baby. It is sturdy, has suspension wheels, a roomy seat and many adjustable features. Everything a expected in an umbrella stroller and more. It has ..great features that. It is easy to see why the Maclaren Techno XT Stroller is one of the most popular.
- Suspension Wheels – The Maclaren Techno XT Stroller has well made, safe shock absorbent wheels. The 6 inch alloy wheels absorb shock so traveling over rough terrain such as sidewalks, streets or playgrounds is comfortable for your baby. The stroller will not be jarred causing discomfort for your little rider. Instead, your baby will enjoy a smooth ride. The back wheels also have a break system that is connected so by locking one wheel, the other wheel locks as well.
- Adjustable and roomy seat – The roomy, comfortable seat adjusts to 4 different positions including fully reclined. This makes it perfect for a baby to lay in and the stroller will grow with your baby. The seat features a safe 5 point harness. The handles on this stroller are also adjustable. This makes it comfortable for the pusher to use whether short or tall.
- Maneuverable – The stroller has a narrow frame and is easy to maneuver. When pushing your baby through narrow aisles or around tight corners it is no problem to easily guide the stroller.
- Storage – The Maclaren Techno XT Stroller has convenient storage areas. There is a basket, although small, underneath the seat. It also has 2 deep pockets to put valuables. An elastic center expands for the easy storage of a bottle.
Pros and Cons of Maclaren Techno XT Stroller
Things we liked
- Smooth Ride – With the wider wheels that are shock absorbent the stroller provides a smooth ride for your baby. No matter what terrain you have to travel over, your baby should not be bounced or jarred.
- Lightweight and Compact – The stroller weighs just over 4 pounds. The lightweight and narrow frame is perfect for carrying over the shoulder. It is also easy to fold and open, making travel with your baby a breeze.
- Adjustable Features – The seat is adjustable to 4 different positions. This makes it great for infants and sleeping babies. It also helps when changing a diaper. The handle is also adjustable to 3 different height levels making the stroller easy to push for a person no matter how short or tall.
- Extras – Many extra features in this stroller make it a easy to travel with. An adjustable sunshade with a pull out visor protects your baby from the elements. A rain saver is included to attach during inclement weather. A mesh netting under the seat catches items that your baby may drop or kick off.
Things we didn’t like
- Price – The stroller is expensive which could dissuade someone if they are using it as a second stroller. However, as convenience strollers go, this stroller is feature-rich and of high quality. If you live in an urban area, travel frequently or feel that you would use it often, it is well worth the cost.
- Storage – The storage space is limited. As a convenience stroller, the smaller frame is necessary. The basket underneath the seat will only fit a diaper bag. When the seat is fully reclined it is difficult to access the basket.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Q. Does the stroller fit an infant car seat?
A. No, but umbrella strollers must be compact so they do not accommodate an infant car seat. This stroller does have a reclining seat back and 5 point harness that is safe to use with infants.
Q. Does the stroller have a cup holder?
A. No, but you can purchase a cup holder to attach separately.
Q. Is the seat cover washable?
A. The seat cover is removable and machine washable.
Maclaren’s Techno XT Stroller may be the best lightweight stroller available. Umbrella strollers are usually basic an do not have the features included in Maclaren’s Techno XT. Although expensive, this stroller will make travel, shopping, navigating city streets o for strolling convenient and comfortable for you and your baby.