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Maclaren Techno XLR

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11 September 2009
  • Conclusion: The Maclaren Techno XLR travel system is and outstandingly popular travel system and it’s easy to see why. It looks good and quietly gets on with the job. The only criticism is that a bigger baby might not be able to use the carrycot for long, but the seatback does recline flat so makes up for this to a degree.
  • Pros: Good reliable buggy, great car seat, useful carrycot, well made and designed travel system, looks good, In spite of not having the flashy, fashionable appearance of some travel systems, the Techno XLR really does do what it says on the tin. Cormac loved comfortable ride, well positioned safety straps and variety of seat back angles. Being a nosey boy living in Scotland, he particularly liked the rain hood that fitted so well he could still see out. The carrycot let hi...
  • Cons: Reclining mechanism is a bit fiddly, carrycot isn’t very big, Cormac looked very cosy in the carrycot during a recent trip to Granny’s but – at 12 weeks – he only just fitted in at full stretch. The spec says it’s good for babies up to 9kg, but I don’t think a tot as heavy as that would begin to fit. Otherwise, any niggles with the Maclaren Techno XLR travel system are really small enough to be classed as nitpicks. For example, our buggy wheels squeak when going at a ...
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