Product Type: Maclaren prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Light and long lasting birth upwards buggy
Maclaren Techno XLR
Member Name: viejita
Maclaren Techno XLR
Date: 26/11/09, updated on 26/11/09 (317 review reads)
Advantages: Light and long lasting
Disadvantages: Basket hard to access, too much weight on handles can cause it to tip
I got the Maclaren Techno XLR when I was expecting my first baby as a buggy that would last her through from birth to well over 2-3 years of age meaning that I wouldn't need to buy another buggy halfway through. I didn't want to have a separate carry cot either as one of the key things for me is that I needed a light buggy as I need to get up 5 steps to my front door.
One of the best points about this buggy is that the liner comes out and is easy to wash - great for those explosive poo events. The raincover folds up easily and fits neatly into 1 of the pockets on the back.
It folds and opens really easily and folds down small so that it is easy to store / get in or out of the car etc. However you need to make sure that you fold it open correctly and lock it into place or else when the buggy is in full recline the back of the buggy will cause a slant on the base and baby will lie at a slant - not good for their backs.
Another drawback of this buggy is that when the buggy is in full recline position it is virtually impossible to access the basket underneath meaning you have to access this from the sides which have very small openings. The XLR is light which is great but can also mean the buggy is easy to tip if there is too much weight on the handles (when you can't access the basket and load the shopping on the handles instead), so much so that I bought buggy weights to balance it out.
Saying all that though, I am happy with the buggy, pleased that it doesn't cost the earth and won't need changing for a while.
Summary: Good buggy for the money with minor drawbacks
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