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Maclaren Twin Strollers

Strollin': Maclaren Twin Techno XT

As you may remember from my Maclaren Volo review, I am a Maclaren fan. They are easy to manage, lightweight and practical. For those reasons alone, I was sure the Maclaren Twin Techno XT would win me over — even at $380!

Moms of newborn twins or a newborn and an older tot are in for a treat with the Twin Techno XT. Instead of having to wait until the baby is able to sit up on his own, newborns can cruise around in the separate reclining seats leaving the adapters and infant car seats in their rightful places — the car. The sibling can ride shotgun perched straight up without harassing their kin too much as they are each self-contained in their own chair.

To see what else I thought of the Twin Techno XT,

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As you may have noticed, I pay attention to how I can store things in or on my strollers. Since most buggies don't offer too much storage space underneath the seats, I rely heavily on being able to hang items from the handles. Fortunately, the Twin Techno XT is able to handle my usual stash, especially as the seats can handle up to 55 pounds of body weight each. And, when the errands are over and it's time to store the double-wide, the simple foot releases and latches make it easy to collapse the stroller into a flat and relatively lightweight frame. Compared to many double strollers, the 25.7 pound frame is no breeze but it's not as substantial as many others in the category. However, trolling around town in the two seater may make you feel like you're pushing an 18-wheeler on less than cushy wheels.

If you want a double stroller where the twosome can be seated side by side, each with a forward facing view, the Maclaren Twin Techno XT is hard to beat. The reclining seats, comfy leg rests, UV-protected sun canopies, 5-point safety harnesses, easy to access mesh storage baskets, simple collapse and storage make it a winner. Available only in the storm grey color, parents can sass up the seats with various colorful pillow packs.

Tell me what you think of the Maclaren Twin Techno XT!

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webgirl webgirl 7 years
I'm trying to decide between one of these and the Perego twin stroller. Is there much of a difference between the two? I've been keeping my eye on a Perego stroller at babystrollerexpress.com
Livvy-P Livvy-P 7 years
i have this stroller for my two kids (3.5 & 15 months) - we've been using it since my son was born & i love it! to be clear, there is no tray, and there isn't an option to buy one (i never found anything that could be attached to my maclaren, but it was never a big deal to me. even my daughter never wanted one). also, there is no infant car seat adapter. it does, however, fully recline, so there was never an issue with my son when he was that small. and as for the doorways, i found that my maclaren was more narrow than most side by sides (like the aria). it is the same width as a wheelchair, so if something is wheelchair accessible (which all doorways in stores & malls should be), then it shouldn't be a problem. as for kids hanging over the side, just make sure they are strapped in!
schnappycat schnappycat 7 years
Maclarens don't have trays in front. I actually chose mine partly for that reason. I don't know, however, if there is an optional tray adapter that can be purchased.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 7 years
1 i dont like those side by sides because you cant go into every store. A friend and I went to eat breakfast one morning and as i walked thorugh the door easily with my double (front/back) she was stuck for about 3 minutes in between doors! she couldnt get through. two men had to come and help her get the think out...we ate somewhere else that day! and also like fsquaash commented on wheres the tray in the front? i can a kid hanging down or too much to the side an dbanging head on something!
fsquaash fsquaash 7 years
I'm expecting twins (again) and would love to try this stroller as an alternative to the front-to-back stroller I had before. It's great that the seats recline, but does it accommodate two infant seats? Can I add a tray for toddlers to snack while shopping?
meumitsuki meumitsuki 7 years
Its a great option if you are on a road or just cruising the mall. Try going into a store or through a door and its a beast. I wouldn't trade my Phil and Ted's for the world, I don't know why people don't like the front seat/backseat, but I can fit through any door and through the racks at a mall. Plus people don't have to leap out of the way on the street since its only as wide as a single.
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