This winter, we welcomed our newest addition to the family. My search for the right stroller began months before his arrival. Since we live in the city and basically drive our car on weekends, we require a dependable stroller.
My basic urban requirements include ability to safely carry a newborn, foldable for those stroller unfriendly eating establishments, lightweight for carrying up school steps, narrow for tight supermarket checkout aisles and handles high enough for me and my husband (both of us over 5’7) to push long paved distances comfortably.
Our pick is the Maclaren Quest Buggy. We’ve happily driven the Maclaren Volo Buggy for the past three years with our other two children but I had no idea they offered an option from birth up.
Infants from birth fit snuggly using the seat in the Maclaren Quest’s full recline position and secured with its 5 point harness. My son is long at 24 inches within 6 weeks so the extendable leg rest gives him the extra legroom he already requires. Quest’s water resistant hood provides the basic shade he needs and the UV protected window on the hood lets me keep an eye on him at all times.
Weighing 13.4 lbs. and easily foldable with one hand, I routinely use this stroller for taxi rides or trips to doctor’s appointments in our city’s brownstones which require walks up steep staircases. There is a sizable shopping basket underneath although one downside is that it is nearly impossible to reach into when the seat is in the full recline position. Since this position is just to accommodate our little guy early on I view this situation as temporary and look forward to stuffing the basket once he can sit a bit more upright.
Other features of the Quest Buggy include foot-operated brakes, a removable seat, high-performance aluminum construction, rain cover, reflective accents, 4 seat positions and a tether strap.
The stroller can be purchased at http://www.shopmaclarenbaby.com.
That’s IT Mommy Jill
* That’s IT Mommy is part of the Maclaren Moms 2012 program. We did not receive monetary compensation for this review. That’s IT Mommy received a Maclaren Triumph buggy free of charge to facilitate this review. This will in no way sway our opinion of the product or service. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.