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Maclaren Triumph Umbrella Stroller
I am sure that when I was a toddler over forty years ago, most children had just the one stroller - which we called a pram.
For decades on and I am astounded at just how many different types of transportation systems exist for infants, toddlers and slightly older children. Indeed we are now onto owning our sixth or seventh stroller across two children.
We used this Maclaren Triumph Umbrella Stroller from when our daughter was about nine months old until she was approximately 3.5 years of age. We mainly used it when we were going on short trips like to the shopping mall, and too the zoo where we are members.
The Maclaren brand has been around for years. It is a name that I have always associated with strollers rather than racing cars.
This Triumph umbrella stroller is suitable for children from six months of age until they weigh 55 pounds. My five year old is 40 pounds - I couldn't imagine she’d fit into it when she is seven or older.
In my opinion this is a basic umbrella stroller with a bonus small under seat storage basket and useful weather shade. The seat is sling style, the harness is the typical five point kind and there is an adjustable crotch strap. There are three reclining positions: totally flat, nearly flat, and not as upright as I would like. Our daughter usually had the position in the most upright setting - I used a jumper or cardigan to prop her up if necessary.
Weighing 13 pounds, this aluminum framed stroller isn’t particularly light but it can easily be collapsed using one had. There is a large clip that then holds it closed. A carrying strap can be used when the stroller is folded, which makes hauling it around easier.
I like that the front wheels can be locked in place or be set to swivel. There is only one wheel brake - my preference would be for two.
This stroller is easy enough to use and has nicely padded handles. However it can tip backwards when stationary if a heavy bag is placed on the handles and there is no child in the stroller. The product specifications suggest that the bag needs to weigh just under 10kg for this to happen however in my experience my nappy bag wasn’t as heavy as this.
Finally, the seat cover is washable, thankfully.
In summary, this is a fairly basic umbrella stroller with a few extras that simply doesn’t “wow” me.
This pushchair we bought for when the grandchildren come to stay a few years ago,. We thought it would be a good idea to have our own pushchair here to save my daughter always having to bring one. We wanted one which would collapse small so it was easy to store, was lightweight for when we had to carry it and was reliable. We chose this one because it fitted the bill! This one is an OK pushchair although now we have changed to a different one i can see that this doesn't measure up compared to a different brand.
The pushchair looks really good. For a start it isn't one of them tiny strollers with a tiny seat, instead it has lots of space in the seat for your toddler and it is actually quite well padded despite being just a pushchair!
To strap your baby in it's easy and extremely safe. The straps extend with ease and come over both shoulders and secure between the legs. This is fine and it's extremely baby proof as it can't be undone by the babies as it's so stiff it's even difficult for me to do! I do think this is a bit of a let down actually as it is really very difficult to do especially if you are not used to it.
The seat reclines and although this is useful it isn't as good as the Silver Cross pram we now have- when it reclines all the way back it is extremely flat which is just a bit too reclined! When it is upright it isn't actually all that straight either especially not when compared to the silver cross pram.
The pushchair is very light weight so it's easy to lift in and out of the car which is really very useful it does also mean you have t obe careful when you are doing things like taking the baby out and it has a bag on the handle bars- because it is so light weight it is easy to tip up so be careful!
When collapsed it is very small but long and wouldn't fit in the boot of our polo so we ended up having it on the backseat which isn't ideal! I do wish we had checked this out first! It fits fine in our other car and I just assumed it would be fine as it looked so small!
It comes in a variety of colours and patterns. We had a red and black one so it was unisex but there are plenty of other ones too.
There is a useful basket under the seat to put a few bits and the handles on this seem at a good height.
The way this steers is very easy and it is quite a smooth ride despite the wheels being so small. The handles are separate so not a bar that goes straight across and this is useful for hanging bags on.
In my overall opinion I will give this a 3 which is a shame as it could have been so much better. It looks good and it's safe and it's very comfortable in my opinion. I like that it is easy to collapse and is light enough for me to carry. I however, do not like the reclining positions or the upright position and i'm not happy with the fact it's difficult to unstrap the baby!
By the time my daughter was 14 months old, she was on her 3rd puschair/stroller - this Maclaren Triumph and I haven't looked back since! It is my 3rd and final and the best investment of my money in terms of a stroller out of the 3 I have had. It is sturdy, perfectly easy to fold down and live in the boot of my car when not necessary, has ample basket space (not huge, but more than enough for me to manage with) and comes in a variety of colours (I opted for purple) so is unisex for all children.
I purchased this stroller, as after much discussion with in store reps in mothercare and john lewis they both recommended the maclaren brand as a mum favourite, and to be honest I opted for the Triumph as it is the cheapest in the maclaren family, and for my daughter's age range. It was only £90 at time of purchase, (although I am sure with inflation slightly more now) coming with the raincover included. I bought a black maclaren foot muff at an additional £30 off the maclaren website/kiddicare (can't remember exactly!) and that is all that is needed! It has lasted almost 18 months now, the longest and most durable I have had!
The only snag I would highlight is that after all this time I have not worked out how to adjust the back seating! When my daughter sleeps it clearly can lay further back, and when she's awake it goes further up making her sit more upright but I have tried and played with it numerous times, but I'm yet to find the solution! As it is not of crucial importance I have lived without it and my daughter is non the wiser.
Also feel to add it is not one of those spaceship strollers! Although I have a car now and do not use it on public transport, I am aware it fits on small bus gaps with ease, and slots into pushchair space without selfishly taking up space so other needy mothers can get on with their little ones also :)
I'd had the same stroller since my daughter was born as it was part of a travel system. However a few weeks ago the bar that she rests her feet on snapped, and started getting trapped in the wheels. So we decided we needed a new stroller.
My daughter is 2 and very rarely uses her stroller (or should I say, agrees to sit in it) as she likes to walk everywhere. So I didn't want to spend a small fortune on something we needed for rare occasions. We spent £115 from Mothercare which was more expensive than my previous travel system but still not very expensive.
The buggy comes in a range of colours but I bought the pink version (raspberry). It also comes in lilac, blue, black and I think even red depending where you shop. It is lightweight which made it so easy to lift in and out of the boot of my car, and pushing it was so much easier than my old stroller as it is much lighter.
The HUGE problem with this stroller is that it tips very easily - you can't hang so much as a heavy handbag on the handles or it will tip, let alone a changing bag or -gasp- shopping. This is a downfall for me as it means having to carry everything whilst pushing the stroller. I have found it tips quite easily even when nothing is on it, just from going over a bumpy road. My daughter is quite light for her age but she is 2 - I can't imagine how easily it'd tip for a small baby!
The stroller is comfortable to push as it is light, and the handles are a good height for me and for hubby (I am 5'2 he is 5'10) which is something that can be difficult to find. There is a basket underneath the buggy for shopping and a handle for carrying the buggy when it is folded. It folds down quickly and easily and is also surprisingly small when folded - ideal for our hatchback car.
The child is secured with a harness that goes over the shoulders and a strap between the legs. The buckle is stiff so even my curious toddler cannot undo it. The stroller is comfortable and does recline quite a lot, although not enough for a newborn. It is wipe clean only and easy to clean, we haven't really got it grubby yet but it was easy enough to clean dried ice-cream from it!
All in all this is a decent buggy at a decent price - although the tipping does let it down somewhat, we dont use it often so it's not too much of an issue.
My daughter had outgrown her original two in one buggy when she was less than a year and I was beginning to despise having to travel with it as it was not the lightest or the smallest so I couldnt wait to go out and find the stroller that would ease my life!
I decided on the Maclaren Triumph stroller because after using it in the shop where I purchased it it seemed very lightweight and easy to fold and use. I loved the pink girly colours for my daughter too. It was cheap as I bought it on sale and it only cost me about 80 euro in the end which I thought was a bargain as our buggy cost double that and only lasted 9 months. This stroller will easily take any child up until the age of about 4.
It comes with a rain cover to keep out those gloomy days and overhead the childs head is a canopy which I find is a great barrier from the sun and wind. There is a window in the back that you can spy on them to see if they are asleep.
It fits really neatly into my car and I only have a hatchback. The seat cover can be taken off and washed aswell as the canopy but the handles and other bits that cannot be removed get dirty fast and can look awful.
You can recline it into 3 positions if your child needs to sleep but if you have anything in the storage basket under the seat then this can be awkward to get into the last position. The shopping basket itself in tiny compared to my buggy but what else can you expect with a lightweight stroller!
As my daughter was starting to outgrow her first pram I was on the lookout for a good quality buggy and I decided to go for a Maclaren buggy after hearing rave reviews from another mum. After looking at the different models I chose the Triumph model in charcoal. I liked the look of this buggy and being Maclaren I knew it was a make I could trust.
This buggy (or stroller as it is more commonly known) is a really easy, handy model. The buggy is lightweight aluminium framed and is easily foldable making it ideal for if you need to use it on public transport. To fold the buggy down, simply use your foot to unlock the clasp and then it just easily folds down and there is a chunky clip to hold it in place. To unfold it, release the clip and pull it back into the upright position. When folded there is a large carry strap which again makes it easy for travel.
The front wheels can either be locked or swivelled, I personally prefer the swivel wheels as it makes it even easier to push and steer although I have used it with the wheels locked and it was still very easy to manouver.
The hood on the buggy has a "clip" on each side to enable you to secure it in place which is great for when it is really sunny to give that extra shade for your child, or when its raining and you have the rain cover on. At the base of the hood is a small pocket which i'm not entirely sure of the actual use - I use it for my keys or purse if I don't have my bag with me! The rain cover is very easy to attach to the pram, it simply hooks over four metal bits and on the hood and its on! Its a very good quality cover that comes with this buggy, others I have had have ripped easily but this is still going strong!
Underneath the buggy is a shopping net, this is quite small really but I have managed to fit bits of shopping in such as bread, milk, bottle of pop, and one or two other items but it doesn't hold as much as a travel system does for example. It has been sufficient for my use though.
The handles have a chunky foam coating so its very comfortable on your hands which I think is essential, especially if you are pushing the buggy quite a distance as the plastic ones can start to hurt your hands after a while!
The buggy seat can be moved into three positions - totally upright, half lying down and fully lying down. I really like this aspect as it means if your child is tired you can lay the seat down to the second level so they are half sitting up but half lying down, then lowering to the lowest level once they are asleep. Many buggies I have seen just have one or two seat positions but I found that my daughter didn't always necessarily want to be just upright or flat on her back.
The straps are adjustable, and can go to be quite large so if your child is a toddler there is plenty of space. The clasp that fastens the straps is extremely tough so there is no chance of the child being able to open it - even I have a struggle sometimes!!
Folded Dimensions: 26.5cm L x 27cm W x 104cm H
Parent Tray: None
Wheel Type: Rubber
Handle Height: 104cm
Carrycot Compatible: No
Car Seat Compatible: No
Raincover Included: Yes
Seat Positions: Multi
Conforms to BS7409 & EN1888
This buggy set me back £139.99 which for what it is I think is a really good price, but I have since seen it for around £110.00.
I really like this buggy, i've used it now for around a year and it is still in good condition, bearing in mind that quite often my daughter will now walk pushing it and it has been left to drop on the floor several times!! Its really easy to clean too, we've had plenty of spillages but it has cleaned up well. The only problem I have had with this buggy, which isn't really a problem is that on one of the handles a bit of the foam has broken off but thats it!
A really good buggy!
Thank you for reading my review :)
I bought this pushchair as a second buggy.
I chose this particular stroller primarily because it is very lightweight and easy to collapse and fold. Also it was a good price and pretty sturdy looking.
It does fold very easily and small, particularly good for bus journeys. However the pushchair is fairly long and i can only fit this in my car boot at an angle so try first! It is however very sturdy and has withstanded a couple of flights without harm.
The down side to this pushchair is the recline positions, its not really upright in the upright position and the recline is really flat my toddler could do with sitting up a bit more in the upright. The harness is easy to adjust though and they are lengthy so will accomodate a larger child if necessary.
The basket underneath is great perfect for most items even tins of baby food, packs of toilet roll fit with ease, very spacious.
The swivel wheels are great, easy to push and they go in the direction you want.
The brakes are not the easiest to put on, need a bit of force.
Overall I think this is a great spare / car pushchair but I wouldn't want this for everyday use.
This has been a great "second" buggy for when I am only taking one of my girls out for a short trip.
The benefits are that it is easliy collapisble, is SO lightweight that it really makes it easy for you to get your child out and about, it has a handy pocket in the back of the hood that you can put your purse or keys in while out and about, and it is easy to open. I would say that for short trips down to the shops or when you have an awake baby on a short journey this is perfect.
The disadvantages are that it does not look like the most comfortable option (it does recline to allow child to sleep, although it has thin material so feels like they might be laying on the bones of the buggy), the rain cover ripped very early in to its use, and it will tip with too much shoping on the back - possibly even with the child on board!
Overall, I would say this is a good buy if you just need to push an awake child around the shops or for a short walk. However, if it is comfort for a newborn you are looking for, this is probably not the buggy for you.
We were lucky enough to come by this as a freebie, and I'm now on the lookout for another one!
Both my nearly 2 year old and my 7 month old are happy to sit, sleep, and ride in the Triumph, and have no problems falling asleep either sitting up or with the recline. After pushing a heavy double buggy around, this is so refreshing. It's light, turns easily and is easy to get up and down curbs. It folds so small and light that it's easy to get in and out of the car, carry around with the handy strap, and fold if needed on a bus.
I was able to attach a buggy board to the back (though my daughter didn't like it after 5 minutes) but had to be sure and hold the handles as it was inclined to tip with the added weight on the back. I am unsure what it would be like fitting into smaller boots as it's long, but we have no problems with our Scenic. I haven't had problems with the changing bag tipping the buggy, and am able to fit a decent amount in the basket, as much as you would expect for a buggy of this size.
I'm now looking for another one and am going to get buggy connectors for when we go on holiday- and I'm going to sell my double Techno!
I hate this buggy!!!! DO NOT BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!After much research I decided to purchase this buggy. Seemed to be ideal, lightweight, easy to fold, open etc. but...It has the most annoying recline position, my toddler is practically lying down!!!!! He's just not comfortable. It has a small basket and not so good brakes but I can live with these. I just can't believe that there haven't been more complaints about this. I've contacted Maclaren and they say the seating follows european standards. Feel absolutely gutted after buying it as it wasn't cheap. There's a reason why you don't see many of them around and everybody has the QUEST, the reason is that they're rubbish!If anyone has any good ideas about how to improve the recline I would greatly appreciate it.
I think i was a bit naive when it came to picking a second pushchair for my eldest son. He originally had one of these big bulky travel systems, so when he got a bit older, thought it was time to get a light, easy to use stroller that everyone gets.
So there I was looking frantically for one online and came accross the triumph. It was on sale... and it had great reviews.... looked good.... and was a maclaren. So in my opinion, it looked liked an absolute great deal. It didn't take long to convince my other half that this was 'obviously' an amazing deal which we would have to grab up that very minute.
So then it came.... and it looked good. Had all the right things with it (Hood, raincover etc) and I was happy.... for a while. Then I had a little play with it and stuck my little boy in it to have a push around.
One thing I couldn't understand tho.. they say 2 position recline.. you'd think 'one upright' and 'one reclined quite a bit' right? Wrong.... it's 'one quite annoyingly reclined' and one 'more reclined'! Why do they not say this in the description? I don't know about other little kiddies, but my children hate being stuck there in the harness 'annoyingly reclined'. I mean.... surely it can't just be me that thinks this is absolutely a ridiculous idea. Why couldn't they design it with the seat 'upright'? Well anyway, we just used to shove his little rucksack in the little shopping basket to prop him upright. But for me, it should have been a standard thing. I know quite a few other pushchairs are the same but 'I just dont 'get it'..
Anyway, the good bits...... it's very light, easy to put up and fold. Good range of colours, quite stylish and folds down very small. A good size shopping basket too.
So apart from the reclining issue, it would be an excellent pushchair.... but for me, its quite a bit disadvantage.
I brought this buggy when we were going on holiday. Since my daughter was born I had been using my Mammas and Pappas Pliko. I went to the shop to buy a cheap little thing that wouldnt matter if it got ruined but taking my mum with me meant her only grand child would only get the best and I came away with this.
Unfortunately taking my mum with me meant spending more than I had bargained for (excuse the pun) and I laid out £120 on this(or at least my mum did) I did come away feeling a very happy bunny though.
I brought this buggy in raspberry, I think the more sensible term would be hot pink though because this is the only way to describe the colour. I have since seen people with a range of colours though.
On first examination and use I was quite pleased with the buggy. Very nice to push and an absolute pleasure to lift in and out of the car compared to my pliko. It felt like it was hovering rather than strolling and I enjoyed a light walk through the park.
My daughter seemed quite content in it also. She loved the pretty pink colour and she seemed comfortable. She easily fell asleep in it which was always my worry as it didn't lay back as much as the pliko.
The 'laying back' situation was the problem though. The buggy seemed to lay quite far back and now she is getting to the stage where she wants to see the world I just cant figure out how to sit it up more. In fact I have fiddled and fiddled and I dont think it does sit up any more, this is a huge shame as I feel this lets the buggy down somewhat. It makes it hard to do anything like feeding in the buggy which sometimes is a must if I am out and it also disgruntles my daughter at times.
Although I earlier mentioned about the buggy being very lightweight and whilst I do think this is great this can sometimes be quite hard to deal with also. The buggy is very easily tipped and it is hard to keep steady whilst on the bus and travelling. The changing bag can certainly not go on the handles like most buggies because this tips the buggy up and makes it very unsafe. If on a bumpy road this does make the buggy tip whilst walking and whilst the baby is in it.
It is very comfortable to push and the handles have foam covering meaning you have a comfortable steady grip. They are at a great height (for me anyway 5"3) and I find the buggy very easy to steer with little effort.
The harness which keeps the baby in is very safe and goes over both shoulders and clips in the strap between the legs. Unfortunately this is very hard to unclip and for the unpracticed is practically impossible!! At least its safe!
There is a basket underneath where you can keep your shopping although its not very big but it might be a good idea to put a brick in it to stop the buggy from tipping.
There is also a strap on the back for easy carrying when the buggy is put down. Which by the way is so simple and easy to do and it folds down extra extra small.
All in all I am quite pleased with this buggy. I do think it is worth the money I paid because it is steardy even if it sometimes tips. Its great for quick trips out and travelling and saves me taking out my huge one. I would recommend it although only as an extra as for certain things you do need a more stable buggy!
After having spent a small fortune on my Phil & Ted's double pushchair, when my older daughter reached an age when she was able to walk the majority of the time I began looking for a relatively inexpensive small lightweight pushchair for my younger daughter.
She was about 5 months old at the time so i didn't need anything that fully reclined so after doing a bit of online research I decided upon the Maclaren Triumph. It is one of the lower range Maclaren's and I it was on offer at Mothercare when I purchased it selling at £79 however i believe it normally retails at £110. I would suggest you hunt around to find it discounted as I do belive that £110 is a little steep for this pushchair. I went for it as i never really intended it to be used as my main pushchair, i thought i'd just be using it on holiday and for weekends away....how wrong was i? After pushing round a hefty double for the last year, I fell in love with this lightweight little buggy, it was a real treat to be able to just chuck it in the car and not have to worry whether i would get through door frames that i began to use it more and more.
I am really pleased with the purchase although I think if I had known how much i would use this backup pushchair I would perhaps gone up the range a little to the next model (The Quest) as the Triumph does not have a footrest which i think would make it much more comfortable. My youngest is now 16months and when she does sleep in the buggy, her legs are just hanging down . Also the recline function on the Triumph is a little strange, you use an adjustable strap and clip which does take a little while to get used to. As the Triumph is so incredibly light, weighing only 5.kg, you can't hang a great deal off the handles or it will tip over and I've lost count of the number of times that this has happened after taking my little girl out of the seat.
The buggy has a small shopping basket underneath however it is quite difficult to access it if the pushchair is in the recline position. The Maclaren umbrella fold means that the buggy collapses in a really portable and compact way and the Triumph even has a carrying strap making it great for holidays and travel.
All in all I am completely chuffed with the pushchair, I love it but my only regret is that had i know how much it would have been used, i would have upgraded to the Quest.
I bought the Maclaren Triumph for my first son about 3 years ago now for when we were going on holiday. I wanted something lightweight, easy to manouver, reclining with a basket, and this seemed to tick all the boxes. I mostly went with this pushchair because of the brand and knowing my sister has always been very pleased with hers.
I can say that I have been really pleased with this pushchair, I am a bit of a pushchair collector lol and if I need to go anywhere on a shopping trip where i know my son will be in a push chair for a while then i will always take this one with me as he sleeps really well in it and with the added bonus of the shopping basket which my quinny doesn't have. They have a great selection of colours in this model as well ours is in tan and grey and is really easy to clean.
The only problem i have is the brake it always seems a hassle to try and put it on i tend to not use it that much.
Ever since daughter was small I was always on hunt for perfect bus buggy and a lady at clinic had the truimph is rasberry flag always admired it.
Was another 2years until I finally purchased one as really wanted to try xlr but was out of budget at time so opted for coffee truimph with pink liner thourght would look lovley and lightweight stroller for bus.
Within a weeek of me getting it just wasent feeling the love.
In fact I began to hate the thing as daughter keep buckerooing and tipping it, the moment I put one or 2bags off handle it tipped.
Finally had bad incident in local supermarket as what at kiosk and my daughter reached for some chocolcate and it tipped back luckily she wasent hurt but I thourght cant keep this.
Other points about this buggy worth a mention.
It is very lighweight and basic pushchair seat seems very basic and not padded so I always used with liner.
Guidelines say use from 3months but does not recline enough so I would not consider this buggy for small baby under 1.
As for using it with toddlers is light to push but low to ground which meant my daughter had annoying habit of hanging off the sides and touching the wheels!
Comes in nice range of colours and harness was good.
raincover was fine too.
basket usual size for stroller.
The hood not very wide.
handy carry strap for bus
seat decent size
Not smooth ride to push
No leg rest
Sorry to sound negative its just felt disaapointed as looked so good but waset for me and my very active toddler.
Just like to be honest as I have tried many prams so can compare.
Maybe just getting fussy in old age but with price of maclarens now and so much competition on market I expect more!
Prefer my trusty old volo for bus no recline but much nicer and lighter than truimph.
My advice depending on babys age is trade up to xt or trade down to volo as they are truly great maclarens.
The Triumph is the great for those on the go. A durable buggy with stylish flare to meet the everyday needs of hectic family life. Not only is it lightweight, but it's recline system allows for a comfortable ride for your child. Families seeking to simplify their lives will keep one in the car and the second with grandparents. The basket is great for shopping or for carrying travel essentials. Features: 5-Point Harness / Reclining Back