Product Type: Maclaren prams, pushchairs and strollers
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I love my maclaren!
Member Name: kylise
When my oldest daughter was about 7 months old I decided to 'downsize' from the bulky travel system we had and move onto something alot more lightweight and more managable. We lived in a second floor flat at the time and it was becoming a nightmare to drag the pram we had up the two flights of stairs so the weight of the new pram was a big deciding factor. When I actually went pram shopping though I was more concerned with looks and fell in love with my Maclaren instantly. There was a whole range on display but we opted for a beautiful chocolate brown and cream Quest with matching footmuff and paid about £180 for it. This was around 6 and a half years ago though and I know when I bought my second daughter a similar one without the footmuff we only paid £130 for it so the price seems to have come down slightly. You can get lots of different types of Maclaren prams which vary in price and functions but the Quest seems to be the middle of the road model being good quality without being overpriced.
After the nightmare I had with my first pram pushing the Maclaren Quest was like a dream come true it was so lightweight and easy to push. Even when my daughter was a toddler and I had shopping bags hanging from the handles it was extremely easy to push, steer round corners and lift onto curbs. It is also good for using on buses and trains as it isn't too wide and can be folded up quickly and easily if needed. I cannot really fault the Quest because I have never pushed another pram that feels of the same quality as this one. It feels sturdy and well made and it definatly lasts along time and can cope with pretty much anything. Ive had two tired two year olds sitting in mine and a 5 year old stood on the back and its still in one piece. My most recent Quest has been in use for over 3 years now and still looks allomost as good as the day I bought it and I only got rid of my first one because I thought I wouldn't be needing it again!
If your looking for a good quality stroller then the Maclaren Quest is a definate must have I would never buy another model of stroller for my children. Personally I wouldn't use it from birth, although the age range states that you can, because it doesn't seem supportive enough for a newborn and I like the option of having baby facing you which it doesn't have. Once your child is able to sit up though and is taking an interest in their surroundings then I would reccomend getting one of these strollers as they are lightweeight, comfortable, stylish and very hardwearing. The Quest will last as long as your child needs it and will be outgrown rather than worn out so is a brilliant investment to make.
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