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Thinking of getting one for our wee new one.....Any thoughts? and if you have one which model do you have?<br><br><br>
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We have the quest. I got it when my dd was about 6 months old. It goes back 3/4 of the way, and there are legrests on it. It's cushy & she seems to love it. It folds easy & has a handle on it for carrying. I am really happy with it. It's not for a newborn because it doesn't go flat back, but I think it would be okay from about 3 months. The techno is for a newborn. We have the twin techno and we are also really happy with that one. Highly recommended <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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We have had the Global Buggy (which they no longer make) and the Triumph and have been happy with both of them. They are easy to handle.<br><br>
We had one slight problem with the Global, but it had to do with a part that isn't part of their current line of strollers.
 

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We have a Techno. It has been unused for a bit now (kid is almost 4) BUT it was perfect for us. We had it from age 2 until he stopped riding. I disagree that it is only for newborns. If your tot snoozes on walks, the techno recline is handy. It also has adjustable handle and is higher than the other Macs- great for tall parents.
 

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Love ours. I don't know which one it is <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: but my nearly 60 lb 7 y old sits in it comfortably.
 

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Sorry I didn't mean to say the Techno was only for newborns. I meant if you were buying it for a newborn, the techno was the best choice. I have a queswt but I didn't get it until my dd was 6 months old, and she didn't ride in it much because my twins were still riders.
 

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I bought a Triumph last week. Haven't used it too much yet, because most of the time ds prefers to be worn, but the bit I have, I have loved it. He is almost 3 months and sits great in it. It doesn't recline too far, but enough. Its super-easy to steer, even one handed, and you don't kick the wheels when you push it. Its really, really easy to fold up and open, again, even one handed, and it doesn't take up too much room in the car. It has a shoulder strap that makes it easy to carry when folded, and its really light.<br><br>
The cons: The canopy doesn't adjust enough to keep the sun out of my shortie's eyes. It'll be fine when he gets taller, but for now a hat is needed. The buckles on the belt are really stiff and hard to unlatch. When the back is reclined with a baby in it, the basket underneath is impossible to access.<br><br>
I got a Maclaren universal organizer to go with it, and I am glad I did, it has come in handy, since the stroller doesn't have a parent cup holder.
 

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We've got 3 at the momnet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
1 double, an older model but seems to have the smae features as the traveller, an old single similar to the techno and a volo.<br><br>
I find all 3 easy to steer and fold and DH likes the tall handle. They are not great for off road but I we take ours over gras and dirt tracks without many porblems. As PPs have mentioed the baskets arehard to get at when the seats are reclined but I found the buckle got easier to work after a couple of months of use. I hate the foam handgrips on the new ones, they are great until it rains!<br><br>
They have always felt very sturdy to me and my Mums lasted through 4 children.
 

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We have a Triumph - it's kept in the trunk and used at the mall, for travel, etc. I really love it a lot, it's easy to use, terrific handling, but it doesn't work for us for our "main" stroller. We live in a neighborhood with bumpy sidewalks, and it's been a rough ride the few times I've used the Maclaren at home. I have a Phil and Ted for our everyday use.
 

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I just remembered this issue (we've been in NYC lately, no sun <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">). Last year I used a cloth diaper on the canopy hanging down to help give more shade. If you are in a sunny climate or use it as a main stroller, consider getting a ray shade or hub a bub (add on sun shades) which will solve teh problem & give UV protection.
 

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I have a Twin Traveller and a Volo. I love both of them. I would love to have a single that reclines though. I just don't want to give up the portablity of the Volo.
 

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I was considering the MacLaren Techno XLR. <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Does it fully recline?</span> It says it is good from birth.<br><br>
My MIL wants to take me stroller shopping. She personally is convinced that I need a specific model that she sees all the mothers using when they stroll in Central Park (she is the band-wagon type).<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">I was wondering what features you all find most important in a stroller, and which are useless.</span> I want to be as prepared as possible, and ask really smart questions in the store, and appear as certain as possible of my choice. That way, she will hopefully let me get the one I want and not insist on buying the one she wants. She has a history of offering to buy me or DH something, and then when we make our choice she refuses to buy any but the one she liked. She always manages to rationalize it with logical reasons. I want to be prepared to defend my choice with logical reasons too. DH and I are prepared to put our foot down, because we discussed it and we understand that we can't have her overriding our decisions with the baby. Stroller may not be so important, but she needs to get used to the idea that WE are in charge, otherwise we will have her feeding the baby God-knows-what or disciplining him her way.<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">What I think I like about the Techno XLR is:</span><br>
folds easily and into a small package (I have a tiny apartment)<br>
good for a very wide range of ages/weights<br>
reputed to be very sturdy/strong<br>
very roomy for baby compared to others in its class/price-range<br>
sun/drizzle visor<br>
not very heavy for its capacity<br><br>
TIA for any input.
 

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I use the buggy for walking to playgroups, the park, library etc but not generally shopping.<br><br>
For me the essentials are<br>
Folds small to fit in the car and house<br>
Some storage though I don't need a lot<br>
Easy to stear one handed (I have another child to chase too)<br>
Light enough for me to lift in and out of the car easily<br>
Easy to fold (preferably with one hand)<br>
High enough handles for DH<br>
Older child can climb in and out on thier own (ie if there is a tray or bar then it can be moved)<br><br>
The first time round I wasn't bothered about recline as I didn't use it much till DD was too heavy to carry. DS is much heavier so I've used the buggy more and needed it to lay flat.<br><br>
I'm also not bothered about not being able to snap a car seat in.
 

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Thank you mamas!<br><br>
I wish I lived in the sunny land<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Our snow is finally meltiing now!<br><br>
Any thoughts on the best place/price to buy one?<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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