Product Type: Maclaren prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Maclaren Quest Mod
Member Name: sassypat456
Maclaren Quest Mod
Advantages: Lightweight, good features, reliable
Disadvantages: Brakes have a poor reputation
By the time my daughter moved up to the next stage carseat I had a sore back, was constantly slouching, and had lost all patience with trying to connect my heavy car seat to the bulky chassis, and trying to get this heavy contraption in and out of my dinky little car. So when it was time to say bye bye big buggy, I was more than happy to trade in my sturdy, but cumbersome model for a lightweight and flexible little stroller.
Having checked out various options we opted for the nifty Maclaren Quest Mod, for its range of excellent features, good reputation and equally good looks. I know it's not important what a buggy looks like, yet I fell in love with the gorgeous black and lime green version, with its funky apple print.
I was told by many another mother that it's hard to beat a Maclaren buggy for comfort, reliability and practicality, so I needed no further pursuasion that this buggy was right for all of us. The version I chose boasts a lovely contrast between jet black and lime green, and the colours are very trendy, vibrant and modern. The underside of the hood is lime green and really brightens up the black nicely.
From the start I was chuffed to find the stroller was super light-weight and easy to put up and down. You can recline the seat, but to this day I have not figured out how to do this, although this is due to laziness on my part, rather than any manufacturing complication! The buggy has been designed to be collapsed with just one hand, and this is easy peasy once you get the hang of it. It locks automatically with a clip on the side once it has been collapsed, and it fits nicely in my boot, with plenty of room left for shopping, which is a real luxury since my travel system required serious negotiation just to fit in at all!
I read a lot of other Maclaren reviews before going with the Quest Mod, and a lot of reviewers complained about the brakes on many models, including this one, being very poor. I have not really had a problem with the brakes but obviously, being a lightweight buggy, they are not as good as on a sturdy travel system. They have not let me down yet though.
I think I paid around £180 for this buggy, which is a lot. I could have gone with a cheaper model but just felt comfortable with what this offered for the price.
With its appealing design and simplicity, this little stroller is perfect as a holiday buggy, or for becoming an everyday buggy once your child has progressed to the second stage carseat, when you will no longer need to drag around a big, bulky buggy.
The Maclaren Quest Mod features foam grip handles, which are really comfy to hold, and it pushes like a dream, manging to get in and out of doors and tight spaces easily, thanks to its efficient svivel wheels. I have really good control of this and there is no effort involved in pushing it. Its slightly bumpy on uneven ground, but that is to be expected of any stroller since the wheels are small and the whole design is so lightweight.
I have never tried it myself as its still in great condition, but the seat can be removed for washing. I have been using this buggy as my main buggy for a year now, and it had two or three holiday outings prior to that, and it still looks as good as new.
The shopping basket it comes with is spacious and handy, and the rain cover fits on effortlessly. It's easy to carry a few bags over tha handles, so all in all this stroller does its job very well indeed. inclusive rain cover and shopping basket.
I really love this buggy and my daughter seems very comfortable in it. The straps are strong and safe and contain her very well, with no chance of her being able to unstrap herself, than goodness. I highly recommend this buggy and it has been brilliant for us.
Suitable from 3 months up to 15kg (approximately 3 years)
Handle Height: 104cm
Easily adjustable reclining seat with 4 positions
Easy one hand fold, compact and convenient to carry
Removable seat for cleaning
5" swivel wheels which can be locked in place
5 point adjustable harness
Ergonomic foam-grip handles
Extendable leg rest support
Reflective accents on hood and seat
Concealed storage pocket in the back of the seat
Rear view window built into the hood
Convenient Shopping basket
Hood and rain cover included
Summary: A great everyday buggy!
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