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Maclaren Techno XT

The Maclaren 2009 Techno XT is a high-tech buggy with superior c Read more

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Overall 8

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Made for Mums
18 December 2009
  • Conclusion: The wise old owl of the buggy who’s been around long enough to know what little extras make the difference. It might not be the best for loading up with shopping but it’s so slim and easy to push you can’t complain.
  • Pros: Durable, lightweight, easy to fold, great sunhood and raincover, I got this buggy when our less expensive Maclaren imitation started to buckle under the weight of my then two-and-half year old Finn. It might look slightly bulkier than some of the other lightweights but what you lose in added weight (it’s 6.8kg) you more than gain in durability and strength. The umbrella fold mechanism is foolproof (although granny finds it a bit too stiff). The clip that holds the fol...
  • Cons: Not much storage space, tips when you take baby out if overloaded with bags, The buggy faces forwards and while the seat folds flat (or almost) making it fine for newborns I think most new mums will struggle not being able to see their newborn clearly. Lots of mums on the internet find the size of the shopping basket a problem, especially when coupled with the fact that if you hang your shopping on the handles and lift baby out of the buggy, everything tips over. The ...
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