Written on: 22/08/2012 by owllight (4 reviews written)
I bought my Maclaren Techno XT as a companion to my Bugaboo Cameleon (see separate review) and it has been fantastic from day one. THE GOOD.... Folding: opens and closes easily with one hand and even has a carrying handle. All great features if you're holding baby or wrestling with toddler. Seat: reclines through 5 (I think) positions from almost flat to upright. It is suitable from birth and a tiny baby looked more comfortable than I would have imagined, especially with the footmuff (I... (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2010
I purchsed the maclaren XT as though is wasmore expensive i thought it would last for a 2nd child, how wrong was I. It was great for the first child and we used it every day. Handy pockets in hood and flip down hood, though the breaks had to be kicked on and then never came off again so had to be kicked again so I gave up using them and held onto to it. The seat is so lightly padded that I had to glue a piece of foam onto the rear of the seat as you can feel the frame through the seat. The... (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2010 by Koo (4 reviews written)
Had my Maclaren for 4 years now and still use it every day, light,comfy, easy to clean got storage pockets, strong. Quite expensive but we've had alot of use out of it. Definately buy one again if necessary. (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2010 by yummymummy2212 (2 reviews written)
I bought this as a light weight stroller for our daughter when she was 4 months old, we had a graco travel system which was heavy, big for navigating around shops and also filled the boot of the car!
I didn't set out to spend this much (£195) but am so pleased that I spent the extra! It's much more stylish, and far better quality than both other strollers I looked at, and ones that friends have bought.
It lies very near flat and my daughter will happily sleep for hours in it. I love the... (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2009 by glenc (288 reviews written)
We've had a Britax Vigour 3 for 18 months now but wanted to get a lighter stroller now that our daughter is a bit older (and heavier!)
We looked at quite a few and opted for the Techno XT. I was concerned that it would feel a bit flimsy compared to the Britax. However, the first few times I used it I was very impressed.
It feels pretty sold, the ride is actually remarkably smooth and my daughter actually finds it much more comfortable than the Britax.
She wouldn't sleep in the Britax... (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2009
Before buying I urge anyone to try and adjust the waist straps with a child in the chair. Its physically impossible!!
Are we expected to adjust them without the child and guess the size by trial and error?
The straps are ridiculously complicated for such a simple application. Other manufacturers manage it infinitely better.
When folding I found that the side clip which is supposed to hold it together was pushed out of the way buy the seat fabric. This has to be moved out of the way before... (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2009
I bought this Maclaren Techno XT Umbrella Stroller for my second son when he was six months old.I needed something light as i rely on public transport.I have nothing but praise for this pram which is alot for me as i have done nothing but buy prams since my eldest child was born 2 years ago,trying to find something we both liked and be practical seemed to be a mission.This is my 19th pram to date and i really wont be letting go of this pram until my son no longer needs one.I love the fact... (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2009 by philz01
I bought my Maclaren Techno XT Umbrella Stroller when my daughter was about 5 months old and wish I had bought it from birth. I had a Graco travel system that was too bulky and heavy so sold that and bought the Maclaren. My daughter is now 2 and it is as good as new. I drive and mainly use my pushchair for nipping in and out of shops, its really light and easy to store in the smallest boot. What sets it apart from other strollers is the fold down hood that covers baby in the cold or sun,... (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2008
Maclaren Techno XT Umbrella Stroller - We have a MUTSY Urban Rider as our main buggy which we had from the birth of our baby and we love it but it's quite heavy for those short trips and holidays. We had a M&P Aria which broke within 8 months so wanted to get something decent. Spent £165 on this but not sure it is worth the money. Good for a main buggy but if you want something light and easy to use on quick trips, may not be suitable. (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2008 by melissawales
I shopped around for ages for the perfect buggy for my little one. I wanted a quinny or something really good looking but when trying them out they were very ordinary. Then I was shown the Techno XT posibly one of the ugliest pushchairs she brought out in that the colours were grey and boring. However it does everything you need for a very reasonable price. My best friend bought a quinny and wants to borrow mine for holidays! The hood comes in handier than you'd think and the handles raise... (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2008
I love this stroller. It is very sturdy for an umbrella stroller & the wheels are a bit bigger so it can handle a little bit of off roading. The hood is a god send. It unzips so it can block the sun getting into your little one's eyes. My daughter loves her sleep but would never sleep in a buggy so I always had to be at home for her nap but now I can put down the hood & she will go to sleep no problem. The buggy is nice & easy to take apart to wash too.
The only fault I can think of with... (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2008 by quadgers
The Maclaren Techno XT Umbrella Stroller is OK, but it is a bit pricey for an uncomfortable rickety buggy. (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2007 by cherrybird1978 (2 reviews written)
We switched to the Maclaren Techno XT - Storm Umbrella Stroller after having problems with a Graco Mosaic Travel System. Straight away it was easy to use, and you can take just about everything off to wash it, which is great when you have a sicky baby. Our baby seems to find it comfy, it is lightweight, very easy to steer and can easily be laid back for a sleeping child. Another bonus is that the rain cover easily clips on to four little nodules. However, if your baby's legs are longer than... (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2007 by louisedalgleish1 (1 review written)
A brill buggy but if you are looking for something out of the ordinary or funky this is not the buggy for you. I'm still looking for a better buggy. This seems to offer everything you need even with it's flaws. (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2006 by AnnaMay (2 reviews written)
Really good value buggy that can be used from birth. Folds down easily and compactly. Definitely the best out of all the buggies I tested before buying. Strips down easily and fabric withstands being chucked in the machine regularly. Definitely recommended. (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2006 by Kazzer (1 review written)
As a childminder I have used Maclaren prams for the past 25yrs. I would recommend them to anyone. Maclaren are not the cheapest pram you get good value for money. As a childminder I have also got the twin side by side and that is a bonus because it does not matter what age children are in it, it pushes great. I Would advise anyone who does a lot of walking to get one. Even second hand they are in good condition. (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2005 by nikkik105 (1 review written)
We brought our Maclaren Techno XT when I decided our big bulky pram was too heavy to push (with lots of shopping) and very heavy to lift into the boot of my car when our Daughter was about 3 months old. I must say this is one of the best buys we have brought. The adjustable handle height was great for my 6" 4 husband and I liked the lay flat position so my daughter felt she was flat like she would be in her cot which was a god send when we were on holiday as she would sleep anywhere even... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2005 by paulalittlewood (1 review written)
Maclaren Techno XT - I brought a Maclaren because I knew they were reliable. I had a daytripper with my 1st son. This one I thought was great as it could be used from birth and would save me having to have a hefty pram. I also have a people carrier and needed something to fit in the limited boot space when all seats are up. I think it's a cool buggy and has everything you would want in one. The only problem I have noticed is although the seat is padded, the frame that runs along the spine of... (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2005 by vs1722 (1 review written)
The Maclaren Techno XT wasn't the first pushcair that I plumped for. Being sucked in to the 'buy the best, biggest and most expensive' for our first baby I purchased a mamas and papas travel system three wheeler and to be honest 6 months in I can no longer stand the heaviness, it's hard to push, the wheels keep going flat, it's so heavy I find it difficult getting it in and out of the house and car.
After a lot of research I purchased the Maclaren Techno XT 2005 model, which looks great,... (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2005 by springbok
We have owned this Maclaren Techno XT stroller for less than 6 months, and the front wheel assembly cracked and broke off while strolling along. Fortunately the stroller did not tip over. The wheels also have worn badly and have little holes in them. Given the premium price paid for this stroller, I do not think this stroller is a good buy. PS, Customer support is non existent. (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2004 by oneofeach (5 reviews written)
Maclaren Techno XT Pushchairs - I have 2 children, my daughter is now 3 and my son has just turned one and I have been through so many buggies, prams, pushchairs and car seats I've lost count (you'd think I'd have learnt what not to buy!). When my son was born we bought a Graco Sterling travel system with car seat and autobase and I just couldn't get on with it, we live in a second floor flat and it was a real nightmare (so heavy). So, taking our lifestyle into consideration we decided we... (read more)