Product Type: Maclaren prams, pushchairs and strollers
Newest Review: ... days am not disappointed. I managed to get this for just over £150 with a raincover as well, so not bad value really when you consider it'... more
I can go on the racetrack with this Maclaren!
Maclaren Twin Triumph
Member Name: yani1
Maclaren Twin Triumph
Advantages: Light, easy to manouvere, lots of storage, comfort for children, good price
I struggled with a single buggy since my daughter was born last year, thinking that my son (21 months at the time) would walk with me (was I wrong!) and kept thinking that it was too late to get a double buggy since my son had just turned 3. However, my mother-in-law persuaded my husband that it was a good idea, so yippee I went in search of my double buggy!
Basically, I wanted a buggy which was light, easy to manouvere, set up and take down, not too expensive, and of course comfortable for the children. Also, another important point was that it had to fit through shop doors, as we often go down to the village shop to get milk etc, and there was no point if we could not get through the door!
Finally I settled on the Maclaren Twin Triumph, in Turkish Blue, fantastic! I bought mine from the Glasgow Pram Company, which was offering it at £15 less than other retailers, and with free delivery (this was in May). I couldn't wait to receive it and try it out; it was going to make my life so much easier. I wouldn't have to worry about outings anymore!
It arrived very quickly, and well-packaged in a cardboard box and paper. The hoods were separate, so had to fix them on myself, and there was an additional set of seats and harnesses in another pattern (same colours but stripy). I'm sure when I want to wash the current seats I will change these over. There was also a raincover that was included in the price. This attaches via a series of buttons and keeps the rain off well.
The hoods have a see-through plastic viewing area in the back which i can use to check if the children are alright, and two big pockets for storing a multitude of things like snacks and drinks, and also phones, keys etc.
The seats themselves recline, and each have a strap so that one can be upright and one can be sleeping, or both the same, if you wish! There is a safe five-point harness which sometimes I cannot undo without pressing both thumbs on the middle part to open.
There are two shopping baskets which are fairly big and I am happy with as it fits my shopping essentials in. The pushchair has swivel wheels and it is such a delight to push, and easier to manouvere forwards and backwards and around corners, and even up curbs than the single pushchair I previously owned.
The price at the moment is around £165 but I got mine for about £150 including a raincover.
All in all I am very impressed with this twin pushchair - it does everything I wanted; comfortable for the children, reclinable seats, easy to manouvere, light and easy to set up and take down, and lots of storage space.
Summary: Great value for such a useful pushchair - wish i'd got one earlier!