Product Type: Maclaren prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Another Triumph by Maclaren
Member Name: jensterc
Advantages: Lightweight, portable buggy
Disadvantages: Strange recline function, no foot rest
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.
Summary: Great lightweight pushchair