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Maclaren XT

(7 Posts)
Serendipity11 Wed 28-Sep-11 20:45:02

Anyone got one? What do you think?

teaandbiscuitsplease Thu 29-Sep-11 11:50:59

It's a very good pushchair for toddlers and larger babies, but i don't think its the best one. Seat is roomy but there are too many niggles for me... almost impossible to push one handed with a child in, fiddly recline that needs 2 hands and a small basket which isn't very accessible. The hood unzips to give extra shade but it then comes so low both my kids pulle on it all the time. Having said that it's simple to fold and it is a very sturdy pushchair. We took it to sorrento and spent a week bumping it up and down stairs with child in and heavy bag on the back and it was none the worse for it, it seems pretty indestructible to be honest!

neolara Thu 29-Sep-11 11:57:04

Completely fab. We've had ours for 7 years. It's been used nearly every day, been hauled on an off planes, treated terribly and only now is it beginning to show a bit of wear and tear. It's lightweight compared to most prams, folds incredibly easily, you can put a newborn in it but will also comfortably fit a 3 year old. Only significant drawback that I can think of is that if you have shopping piled on the back and your kid gets out, the buggy falls over. But you get used to that.

notcitrus Thu 29-Sep-11 12:43:55

Used mine since birth, ds is now 3 and using it a bit, and dc2 will use it from Feb.

I can push it one handed easily even with ds in it. Once baby is sitting up it's much easier to put stuff in the shopping basket although it's not the best, and it does fold easily and is very robust. Hood and raincover are also easy to use. And comes now in nicer colours than when ds was born!

It's also very slim so it's great for going on buses and trains a lot, so I think it was the best for me. Not sure what its competitors are, if you want a light narrow easy-fold birth-to-3 pushchair?

Janiston Thu 29-Sep-11 12:50:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

nethunsreject Thu 29-Sep-11 12:54:01

I love mine.

GOt it for 50 quid on ebay. I use my old Silver Cross footmuff.

It is very hardy and has the highest handles I could find on an umbarella folder.

Hevster Thu 29-Sep-11 19:48:05

love mine, had it 3 years, taken it everywhere but am downsizing to the quest as it's quite a bit lighter

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