ordered a maclaren techno xt for ds, i5 months, and now its arrived there are a few things i'm not sure about! firstly the handles seem really high up, is this the case with most maclaren buggies? also ther is a huge rubber "maclaren" label right where ds will (hopefully !) rest his head and sleep whilst on holiday. and lastly, the leg rest doesn't seem at all supportive and just flops down. is it just me, i've heard lots of recommendations for this buggy??
i did like the maclaren techno when i had one, i had the 2004 version and it seemed fine to me, although when it was stolen from my car i discovered the mamas and papas pulse and brought that as it was much cheaper and my son is almost 3 so knew that i wouldn't get the use out of the techno to make it worth its money. the pulse is only £80.
from my experience with buggies though, if you don't like it now you probably never will and will constantly find fault with it, so is you don't like it then i w ould send it back and choose an alternative. the other maclaren buggies, like the quest and the triumph have lower handles and no big label on the head rest (on the triumph its printed), but i don't think that the brakes are as good on them as on the techno.
thanks for advice; no, we hadn't noticed that you can actually extend the leg rest underneath!! we are both shortish, but i guess you get used to the handles being a little higher. looked at mothercare's 2005 version of techno xt, only difference being there is a head rest cushion and the rubber label is further up so head isn't actually resting on the label. this is £24 more expensive from kiddicare, being a newer model. will probably look at m+p pulse today just to compare, but didn't really see anything else in mothercare that compared to the techno xt as far as quality etc