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Maclaren Techno XT

Strollin': Maclaren Techno XT

What do Matilda Ledger, Ramona Gyllenhall, Violet Affleck, and Alexander Schreiber have in common? They all cruise around in the Maclaren Techno XT. King of the lightweight stroller category, Maclaren dominates with five options all under 17 pounds.

Weighing in at 14.2 pounds, the Maclaren Techno XT offers the ease of an umbrella stroller with a few extra perks. To see why the Techno XT is a crowd pleaser,


Commonly seen on the streets of NYC, moms on the go appreciate the buggy's portability that does not forsake the child's comfort or security. The reclining padded seats, extendable foot and leg rests, and five-point harness keep tots pleasantly pampered for an afternoon of strolling. Similar to the Maclaren Volo, it simply collapses with the use of one hand. Like many more expensive travel systems, the seat reclines, making it suitable for newborns through 55 pounds. Another bonus that usually comes with pricier pushchairs is the adjustable handles, which is parent pleaser for those towering at different heights. Like most other Maclarens, the mesh basket underneath the seat provides ample storage with easy access.

At $280, there are certainly plenty of positives that have convinced moms to buy the buggy. For all of those pros, there's got to be at least one con. Here it is — the plastic wheels keep it light but also provide a less than smooth ride, especially compared to the Bugaboo Cameleon or others in that category. But at that price, it seems to me that you get a lot with the Maclaren Techno XT.

Tell me what you think about the Maclaren Techno XT!

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xingkit xingkit 8 years
i'm actually thinking of getting this one. thanks for the review :)
alohagirl alohagirl 8 years
Oooh, I'm so glad you reviewed this particular model and that other owners gave their thoughts because this stroller is one of the lightweights my husband and I are considering getting! Keep the reviews coming!!
kikimcC kikimcC 8 years
The best stroller. I actually have the Quest, which is a little less expensive, but still has a lot of the great features. No other stroller compares to durability, portability, and function. It is so easy to push and turn. And now that I am expecting twins, I already plan to get the techno double. Maclarens are the best, get one!
schnappycat schnappycat 8 years
I have the Techno XLR, which is (I think) the same as this one but infant seat compatible (it's a little wider and has an adapter bar). I love it! When my son was a newborn we attached the carseat, but then soon after used it in its recline position. It's fantastic. But I agree with chellebaby that the storage isn't great. Otherwise, I highly rec it.
chellebaby chellebaby 8 years
I have this stroller for my 17 month old daughter and I would not trade it for anything! The one-hand fold and compactness make it a winner for me, but there are definitely a few cons. I've realized that it might be nice to have a snack tray at times. I hate to say that your description of the stroller having "ample storage" is far from true though. A medium sized-purse or small diaper bag fits underneath with no issue, but there isn't room for much else. I'll hang my bags on the handles though and continue loving my Techno XT!
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