Product Type: Maclaren prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Used for 2 children & still like new!
Maclaren Techno XLR
Member Name: SallsMumof2
Maclaren Techno XLR
Advantages: Quality build, durability, spacious seat, can be used from birth
As a (vaguely) on-line savvy Mummy to be, I searched literally EVERYWHERE known to man to buy the perfect pushchair when I was pregnant with my first child and after many hours and much mickey taking from my husband, I settled on the Maclaren Techno XLR from Maclaren - and I have been happy with my decision ever since!
We purchased this pushchair in 2008, when it first came out, along with the matching Recaro Young Profi Plus car seat and Isofix base. I used it almost every day with my first daughter until she was 2.5 years old and her younger sibling came along and I am continuing to use it with my youngest daughter now.
Yes, it is an expensive stroller, but as it is able to be used from birth you don't need to buy a big bulky travel system and then decide to buy a stroller when your baby is 6 months old and can sit up. I have MANY friends who have bought 2 or 3 prams/pushchairs for only 1 child and I have only ever had the Techno XLR and it's still like new 3 years down the line. The seat is larger than most which means it will easily accommodate an average size 4 year old - my eldest is an above average sized 3 year old and still has plenty of room to spare).
Everything about it shouts quality and durability. The castors are bigger than most typical strollers and don't skip about on every bit of gravel. The footmuff is thick, well padded and large enough to cover the legs of a 3 year old easily. The raincover is durable, thick plastic and takes seconds to put on and off in the rain. The straps have padded covers and there is a reversible padded seat cover aswell. The hood has a useful viewing window and can also be unzipped to bring it further over the baby/child's face to offer even more protection from the sun/weather. There are 4 different recline positions for the seat back and a reasonably spacious shopping basket underneath aswell.
There has since been a soft carrycot brought out for the Techno XLR, but to be honest I wouldn't bother. Having had my daughters in the summer and winter, I was more than happy to take either of them out in the pushchair without feeling the need to purchase a carrycot to use with it.
I have never had a single problem with the Techno XLR and it still functions as well as the day I took it out of the box. It is by far the best and most used single item I have bought since becoming a mother and would thoroughly recommend this to any new or existing parent.
Summary: The best & most used single item I have bought since becoming a Mum