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.
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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.
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