Monday, December 20, 2010

Stroller review: Maclaren Techno XT

After trolling the HK streets with my Combi Miracle Turn, I vowed never to buy those pansy prams with tiny wheels again.
I recently got myself the Maclaren Techno XT, and to my delight it is easy to open-fold with one hand, and most importantly, this stroller can really take a beating.
I bring it out alone to malls all the time, it can go up and down escalators with ease, and we even brought it along to our recent Bali trip.

Techno vs Quest (and other smaller Maclaren models)
- Slightly heavier by approx 1kg
- Doesnt have a front safety bar (same throughout all Maclaren models but the bar can be bought at additional cost from Kaki Bukit)
- Handles are rubber and can get sticky with sweaty palms, but I overcame this issue by covering with Adam's outgrown newborn socks. Another idea I thought of: You can buy those badminton racket handle covers from sports shops.

- Bigger chasis and frame
- Bigger wheels (good for grooves and crevices)
- Extendable canopy to offer full coverage with a window for viewing
- Full decline, suitable from birth onwards
- Doesnt topple backwards when your bags are hanging on handles because of the bigger frame

With this hard-working stroller, I am not sure if I will ever turn to my Bugaboo Cameleon again.
This is definitely value for my $$!

P.S. Flying off to HK again in Feb ... my wonderful parents suggested the trip, on my Birthday weekend. OOoooohhh Happy Birthday to me in advance! :D
But first things first, MERRY XMAS and HAPPY 2011 to everyone!


  1. Thanks for the info - I'm a big MacLaren fan and use the Techno XLR for shopping trips every day. It's really light-weight and manoeuvrable. For longer walks I have a BumbleRide Queen B which is a lot heavier, but glides along and looks great!

    Thanks again
    Mindy Renton

  2. Hi Mindy I'd love the XLR but we hv to pay extra for the lovely colors! The brown-and-blue combo is too nice 


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