- Single-hand fold with adjustable shoulder carry strap
- Easily adjustable strap recline system provides multiple positions
- Lockable 4.5″dual-swivel wheels
- Foot-operated linked parking brakes
- Removable washable seat
I debated which stroller to buy via online reviews and decided to just go to a big box store and take a look at them. The store only carried Maclaren, Jeep and Chicco (no UPPAbaby or Britax). Here is what I found:I looked at the Maclaren Quest, Triumph and Volor, Jeep Reclining Umbrella, Chicco C6. I narrowed it down to the Quest and Triumph and ultimately picked the Triumph based on color =)Maclaren Quest Sport Stroller, Coffee/Sky BlueMaclaren Triumph Stroller, Charcoal/SilverMaclaren Quest and Triumph: Very similar to each other, differences noted here. Both reclines to same spot, Quest only has two positions, Triumph can be reclined to any position between fully upright and fully reclined. That said it doesn’t recline all that much. The two positions on the Quest would be sufficient. My four month old (13lbs) fits fine in either stroller. I did add a padded headrest (the ones they sell for car seats) just to make her a little more secure. The stroller still folds up with the headrest in it. The Quest has an extended foot pad. It will keep wind, etc… off babies legs once they are long enough to hang off. The actual seat size isn’t any different. The big functional difference between the two is that the Quest had a pocket on the canopy (between the handles). The pocket is large enough to hold a wallet, cell phone and keys (not much else). Has a velcro closure. Quest also has a couple of small side pockets – not sure what you would put in them though. You can buy stroller organizers for $20 that will attach to the Truimph which include zipper pockets and cup holders.Maclaren Volo Stroller, BlackMaclaren Volo: Is 2 lbs lighter than Quest and Triumph. The thin mesh seat made me nervous about how well it would hold up and that it would be too cold for baby on slightly chilly days. Also doesn’t recline. For $30 more I thought it was worth the recline feature and slightly heavier/cushier seat. The weight savings didn’t seem all that significant over the Triumph or Quest.Jeep All-Weather Reclining Umbrella Stroller, PinkJeep Umbrella Stroller: Just felt junky and not well made.Chicco Ct0.6 Capri Lightweight Stroller, TangerineChicco: Felt relatively high quality but at 5’7″ I kicked the wheels while walking. Wouldn’t be able to stand that. The blue and black are cute but the orange is hideous and I love orange. It is a very bright almost neon orange. Nice that is comes with a carrying bag.Wish I could have looked at a Britax and UPPAbaby but I liked the Maclaren so much that I decided to just go with it!UPPAbaby G-Lite Stroller, JakeUPPAbaby G-Luxe Stroller, DennyBritax B-Nimble Stroller, Cowmooflage
Awesome lightweight stroller for both a 6MO and 4YO and traveling
We bought this to use occasionally for our 4 year old. We had a Jeep $40 umbrella stroller which fell apart after a while and wanted something more durable. We chose this since it was one of the few strollers designed for older/ larger kids and figured we could still get decent use out of it. It was such a nice upgrade – very lightweight, easy to fold, fits larger kids well. We had our second son and had to go back to using our full-recline heavy stroller for a little while, but now he is 6 months old and we are back to using this one. We used it for a long-distance international trip and it was near perfect. We can put our 6 month old in OR our 4 year old and they are both happy in the stroller. It is lightweight but still reclines. It is also great for feeding an infant when you are traveling in the airport and don’t have any high chairs around. This color grey is very modern looking and it is a beautiful stroller as well. I would love to give this 5 stars but they need to improve the canopy so you can better shade your child when out in the sun. Also the canopy gets dirty as the wheels fold into it and I find it irritating that at some point I’ll probably have to wash it down. If Maclaren could fix those 2 aspects in the next model it would be the perfect umbrella stroller!
Very light but hard to clean pad
I really love this stroller so far. Its very light and convenient and great to use as a mall stroller or some light walking. If you are going to use it for something more durable (ie: bumpy sidewalks, off path trails) or you want your baby to take a nap in it, use it for hours on end….etc, I wouldn’t recommend it-(we have another stroller for that). But for a daily quick use, simple umbrella stroller, I love it. I only have 2 cons so far- 1) One of the reason I got this stroller was because the pad was suppose to be easy to remove and throw in the washing machine. However, that is not the case. Its a bit arduous to take off and just easier to wipe off. So far- wiping off hasn’t been a problem. 2)Its marketed as a single hand collapse system, but so far, I haven’t been able to do that. It always takes me two hands to break it down. Its not that inconvenient, but its not a simple push button that you might think it would be. Overall- satisfied with the stroller and would recommend it as a very basic light stroller to use.
sturdy. lightweight. easy to use.
just used this stroller to travel with my son to hawaii. i love that you can open and close it with one hand. it’s so light and so easy and it’s good looking (for a stroller). my son is 7 months and 21# and he does really well in it- you can tell there’s lots of room and we’ll get lots of use out of it. one con: wish it had a cup holder. i’m buying the maclaren stroller organizer right now.
Great stroller, but the storage is basically useless…
This is a very stylish stroller and is made very well. It is also easy to put together, easy to use, easy to fold up, easy to steer and overall it works great!BUT the storage underneath is basically useless. The only way you can really get to it is by pushing up the seat of the chair and nearly dumping out your baby! It is also very small- so my diaper bag won’t fit in it anyways. However, knowing that it is an umbrella stroller and it is only used for short trips it does its job perfectly and I just hang my bag(s) on the back handles.We bought it because we live in a historic area where door frames are too small for my UppaBaby stroller to fit through. If you are buying this as your only stroller you may need (A) a very small diaper bag! -or- (B) to have another option for your bags. JL Childress sells extra cargo-net bags that can attach. Or I have a heart shaped hook from Babies R Us that carries extra bags as well.Still a great stroller though!