Product Type: Maclaren prams, pushchairs and strollers
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A buggy fit for your prince or princess
Maclaren Techno XT Buggy
Member Name: Hannah0802
Maclaren Techno XT Buggy
Advantages: Easy to use, lightweight, durable, machine washable seat, hood
I bought this buggy when I was pregnant with my little girl. Although we had a pram with a car seat I needed something smaller which was suitable from birth which would fit in my car. At the time I only had a Fiesta and my main pram wouldn't fit in my boot.
I chose the Mclaren XT because at the time it was one of the only umbrella style buggies where the seat would lay completely flat and therefore, making it suitable for a newborn.
I also liked the colour of the buggy. I chose the Charcoal colourway and it was very modern and clean looking.
The buggy itself was very sturdy and didn't have that cheap wobbly feeling that a lot of umbrella style buggies have.
The XT weighs 6.5 kilos. Making it very light and easy to get in and out of your house or your car. It comes with a 5 point harness so you can ensure your little one is strapped in safely at all times. The straps have small pads on them as well to ensure the comfort of your child.
The buggy has hood which when fully extended provides full sun coverage and it also has a small plastic flap to the front to shield the child from rain. The roof also has a meshed window area so even when extended you can keep an eye on your little one. The hood is 99% UV protective.
Accessories are available for the XT including a footmuff, which attaches to the buggy using the harness, a raincover and a parasol.
Underneath the buggy is a small shopping basket. Although it doesn't hold a huge amount it is handy for a few small purchases.
The handles are adjustable so it suitable for most peoples height. They are also padded so very comfortable to push.
The XT has two wheels at each corner. They are nice chunky ridged wheels and make it a suitable buggy for many terrains. This was another selling point to me as some of the wheels are smooth and small so look very flimsy.
Another plus point to this buggy is the seat can be taken off via some poppers and is machine washable which with a toddler was invaluable. I have washed mine on numerous occassions, it has never lost shape or faded and pops back on very easily.
The only down side to this buggy is the price. I have seen it priced from £130 to £180.
Summary: A brilliant all round buggy