Maclaren Daytripper Complete Stroller: Not perfect, but wont let you down
28 November 2002
Summary: Another one of the many pushchairs I have owned for my 3 boys, but the only one that's outlasted them all! I bought mine from Marks and Spencers and it came with some extra bits, like the raincover, sunshade and shopping net. The extras are great, but you have to put up with the M&S logo on it, which makes it look a bit twee. Lets start with the good points. It's very hard wearing.
Pros: good price, hard wearing, folds easily
Cons: lie back position not great, lie back catch is awkward
Summary: We bought the Maclaren Daytripper Complete purely based on the fact that it claimed to be suitable from 3 months and we were going on holiday with a 3 month old and couldn't take the big pushchair. To be honest, it would not have been my first choice (I wanted the Maclaren Volo which is suitable from 6 months - see my other review) but we were desperate and the Daytripper was the best of the bunch.
Pros: value for money, compact and lightweight, 2 seat positins and lockable swivel wheels
Summary: After 6 months of pushing around a heavy travel system pram, the daytripper comes as a welcome relif. We decided to buy a new pushchair as we started to plan our summer holiday. The old Graco was so big when folded, that it took up all of the boot space in my citroen ax(no room to pack all those essential shoes us women need,lol) We chose the daytripper mainly because of the weight, it just 4.5kg, so its easy to carry with one hand, if you need to get on a bus, train etc...
Pros: nice colours, top brand, light and easy to fold
Summary: We bought a maclaren daytripper buggy 10 months ago for our 6 month old son. It was recommended to us by many people and as we wanted something lightweight and compact to fit in the car boot we chose this model, especially as it was then on special offer. I must admit that for lightweight, manouverability it has been fantastic but I must admit to being a little disappointed by the way in which the wheels have worn so quickly on the back of the pushchair.
Maclaren Daytripper Complete Stroller: Just a tad impressed
11 October 2000
Summary: This the third pushchair/pram/stroller I have purchased since the birth of Thai. Each has their advantages and disadvantages but because I cannot drive I needed a small stroller for buses, my others were just too big and difficult to use single handed. I was looking at the cheaper versions but my husband and the shop assistant convinced me that with £20 off leaving it only £10 more expensive the Maclaren day tripper was the best buy.
Summary: This is a great little buggy to take in the car for short trips around town. We bought one of these when our daughter was about 7 months, as we wanted something much less bulky than her existing off roader. This buggy is really lightweight, and folds up compactly. I fact we hang ours on the coathook! The front wheels are free to rotate, a la shopping trolley, which makes steering a doddle. The wheels can however be locked if preferred.
Pros: Very Lightweight. Compact when folded
Cons: No full recline. Tricky to unfold when holding a baby
Summary: I cannot praise this buggy enough, I bought it as a replacement for a mothercare buggy. It was reduced at www.kiddicare.com to only £29.99. It's far superior to the mothercare one, it pushes easily, (thanks to swivel wheels!) and is very light, and easy to fold, even with one hand. The buggy itself is very well made, what you would expect from a good name like Maclaren. It also reclines, the recline mechanism is a bit fiddly but you soon get the hang of it.
Pros: Good value for money, reclines and easy to push
Summary: We are going on holiday at the end of this month and needed something small enough to fit in our boot along with all the other trappings that go with an eight month old baby! We have a Graco Voyager travel system which is WONDERFUL but not too compact so we shopped around to find the 'Perfect Stroller' -there seems to be a vast choice out there varying from £20 upwards!! We settled on the McLaren Daytripper complete from the Glasgow Pram Centre - £58!!!
Summary: I have recently purchased a Maclaren Daytripper and am finding it irreplacable.I have switched from a Britax travel system which was absolutley brilliant,but not when going on public transport,as they are heavy once collapsed, if travelling alone. The Daytripper comes in a navy blue wipe-clean material,with a choice of colourways for several bands of colour running through.It is refreshingly light,and I can easily carry both the pushchair and my son onto any bus!