Product Type: Maclaren prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Maclaren Techno XT Buggy
Member Name: joodle
Maclaren Techno XT Buggy
Advantages: Light, small, easy to push, full of functions, can be used from birth
Disadvantages: It's not really a 'cheap' option compared to others
Let me just state for the record - I LOVE my Bugaboo Cameleon (see my review) but when it came to going on holiday we needed just that little bit more space in the boot of the car and so looked for a smaller lightweight umbrella fold buggy to take with us. Without a doubt the best we found was the Maclaren Techno XT.
This buggy has all the great features of a much bigger travel system whilst still incorporating them all into a small, lightweight buggy. It can be used from birth as the seat can be laid completely flat and you can buy the extra footmuff for the winter, which would keep even the smallest baby nice and cosy.
The handles can be adjusted in height for taller people (my husband really likes this function) and the harness is particularly child proof (and even adult-proof too if you're not used to undoing these types of clips!).
The hood can be extended by undoing a zip which allows it cover most of your toddler (I've used it as a sunscreen in the summer and also as a "cocoon-like windbreak in the winter!).
It's a narrow buggy that makes shopping an absolute doddle as it can easily get through the narrowest of clothes rails! It's so manoeuverable and light to push and folds up really small so you don't have to worry about taking up loads of boot space (we can fit ours on the floor behind the front seats of the car, so if necessary it allows us to free up ALL of the boot space which can be really handy).
We've always used our Maclaren as a "keep in the boot and use when out and about" type of pushchair and it's been well worth spending the extra money on (it's not exactly a 'cheap' buggy) as we've had loads of use out of it and will be using it again once our second son is bit bigger.
Summary: A brilliant all-rounder
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