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Which Maclaren should we get?

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#1 jeffarido

Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:37 PM

We are tossing up between the Maclaren Quest or the Maclaren Techno xt.

The techno xt costs extra but is it worth it?

#2 MummaTurkey

Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:49 PM

We haven't used our expensive bigger pram since getting the techno xt, because we love it! It has everything we need and I love that it reclines all the way so DD slept in it when she was younger. Fits in the back of our small car, and has been great for travel.

#3 FeralSis

Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:20 PM

It really depends if you want full recline.

The Quest is a tad smaller and does not fully recline.

As mentioned by PP the Techno is a fantastic stroller. My 15 month old has used it since newborn stage.

It is very comfy for naps for older babies as well as being suitable for newborns.

Either way I don't think you will be disappointed.

#4 RunDMC

Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:09 PM

Our quest fully reclines, it is lighter than the techno and because we travel a lot that is what we went for. Quite happy although I think the techno has adjustable handles and height wise this would have been better for DH

#5 lotsofbots

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:49 AM

Xt is too big for me I sold itvand have the vogue, all the same features just smaller, I love macs

#6 Pop-to-the-shops

Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

I've had a vouge for nine years and its still going strong.

#7 MamaMoi

Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:26 AM

The new Quest does fully recline. Older model didn't go totally flat like the Vogue and Techno does.

If it is a stroller for quick shopping trips and for travel, I would go the Quest. If it's going to become your full time stroller, go for the Techno.

I have had both but now use a Baby Jogger City Mini GT as I love the fold and with a 2.5 yr olds hand to hold while 1 yr old is in the pram, I find the single bar type handle easier to steer with than the two individual handles you have on a Maclaren. Hope that makes sense!


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