Maclaren Quest Sport Stroller Review – Charcoal/Forest

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Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (127 reviews)

The Quest stylishly and conveniently provides support and comfort for a young baby minus the bulk for practical moms. Appropriate for babies 3 months. The Quest is a great lightweight stroller for use when the baby outgrows the travel system. The 4-position reclining seat has a soft faux suede headrest and tall, ergonomic handles. The lockable, treaded 5 dual swivel wheels have greater control.

Features

  • Lightweight aluminum chassis for 3 month
  • 4 position padded seat, 5 point harness
  • Easy Fold/Lockable swivel wheels
  • Extendable leg rest
  • Removable shopping basket

Additional Info

678818

F1A22A4E

688222151375

W0710173

5 lbs

55 lbs

Light Weight

1

No

Cargo Basket

Walking,City

13

16.2 pounds

41.5 x 10.5 x 10.0

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127 Reviews for “Maclaren Quest Sport Stroller Review – Charcoal/Forest”

  1. Heather C on January 21st, 2007 at 12:00 am

    We got this stroller as a gift (we put it on our registry). Unfortunately, the buckle that buckles the child in is literally to hard to get unbuckled. My husband strains and is barely able to do it. I do not know why they want to make it impossible for parents to get their child out of the stroller. If it wasn’t for this, then this would be a great stroller.

  2. Rebecca B on February 13th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is ideal- it’s very light, easy to set up and collapse, and it reclines. I do not have any trouble with the buckles- they are tight, but I have no problem getting them unbuckled. The only drawbacks are the small basket underneath ( which I have seen is a common issue with all lightweight strollers), and the lack of cupholders (silly, but it was really nice to have on the travel system)!

  3. Jennifer on February 21st, 2007 at 12:00 am

    I’ve had this stroller for over a year and I love it. I own 5 strollers in total and this is my favorite. I could use a cup holder for my coffee though!

  4. Beth Y on March 11th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    After purchasing several strollers, all the way from travel system to the cheapy $20 umbrella strollers, I decided to give Maclaren a look-see. The price is what kept me away before. But, after “test-driving” the different styles available from Maclaren I found I really liked the Quest most of all. Granted, the price was not thrilling. But, after purchasing all the others I regret not going with this one to begin with! My husband even likes it because when he takes our daughter it slides right behind the seat in his truck! This is easy to steer with one hand on either handle. The seat reclines and the harness straps have adjustable holes. The huge bonus with this stroller – the entire seat comes off and is machine washable!!!! No other stroller can say that! The canopy wipes clean with a cloth. It will accomodate a child up to 55 lbs. I’ve learned a lot being a first time mommy! You know what you need and what you don’t. All the Maclaren strollers are really nice looking. I chose this color because it’s neutral for boy or girl. We have a daughter and we don’t know what our second is yet. This color will be good for either.

  5. Kim D on March 12th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    Stroller looks nice and moves easy, but the harness clips are so difficult to unbuckle! I am returning it because I haven’t even gotten to use it because the buckles are such a challenge.

  6. missy E on March 14th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    Got this stroller for my 2-year-old and have been using it, and loving it, for 2 years. Buckles were hard to close at first, but have since become easier to use. Our tall 4-year-old is still comfortable in it and the reclining seat is great for nap/rest during long days walking around NYC.

  7. GLORIA D on April 12th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller! My son is comfortable in it, it rolls easily, and it’s lightweight!

  8. Kisha O on April 23rd, 2007 at 12:00 am

    Overall I love the stroller. My 22 month old is rather tall for his age but fits perfectly in it and often takes long naps in it while out on walks with mom. It pivots smoothly on these rough NYC streets. But the basket is rather hard to get too and somewhat small. I would have also loved it had they added a cup/bottle holder as well.

  9. Angela T on April 25th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller! It’s a great next step after the travel system gets too bulky and baby is no longer in the infant carseat. It is very easy to maneuver and lightweight. I did not have any trouble with the harness latches. They are tight, but nothing I found overly troublesome. I highly recommend it!

  10. Mylina on May 9th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller! It’s easy to use and I love how compact it is when it’s folded. I didn’t want to buy a cheap bulky travel system and then end buying a umbrella stroller for short trips. I’d rather pay the extra money and use an all-purpose stroller. I call it my “Mercedes” stroller. It’s expensive but worth every penny. Only draw back is the small storage basket underneath, the sun shade doesn’t do too much, and there’s no cup holder.

  11. Yara on May 18th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is fabulous!! Very lightweight, folds very easily, steers well, reclines, has a footrest, is washable and is very cute! The only downside is that there’s no cupholder, but that pales in comparison to the other, more important features.

  12. BaltimoreJack on July 9th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    My husband and I shopped all the strollers, and this we found to be the best — for what we wanted out of a stroller. Lightweight, easy to close and open with one hand, compact when folded, fits into my trunk (Acura TL) with room for more things, almost reclines flat for baby to sleep, good wheels for city walking, streamlined and simple. I’m not a stroller mom, but I needed something for occasional use that would work from about 4 months well into the toddler years. This is not the stroller if you are looking for something with a lot of storage or cupholders.

  13. Baby V's Mommy on July 18th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is a great option for travel or short shopping trips. I bought this when my daughter was 3.5 months old and it is very secure and comfortable for her. I love the 4 position recline which you don’t get in most umbrella type strollers. It folds and opens with ease and has a great durable but lightweight aluminum frame. I use this for air travel or when we don’t have room for our much larger Peg Perego Pramette. It is pricier than most, but considering this will last well into her toddler years and beyond if we have more children, it is worth the buy. I looked at several less expensive types, but none compared to the options and durability of this product. The storage basket isn’t very big, but again this is a lightweight umbrella type stroller, so that is expected. If you need more space to place items, Maclaren sells a handle bag that slips nicely over the handles with bottle compartments and a few pockets. There is a nice sized pocket on the back of the canopy, perfect for a small wallet, keys, etc. The handles are comfortable and the height is perfect for my short frame as well as for my husband’s taller frame.
    I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a durable but comfortable lightweight stroller.

  14. Meredith on July 25th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    Don’t be stupid like me and buy something cheaper to save money… only to be frustrated and unhappy. This is my 5th stroller and I wish it had been my only one! Maclaren makes a very high quality stroller worth every penny. This is the only lightweight stroller that I can walk behind without kicking the wheels! It’s durable and trust me, you need the recline feature. This or the Techno is the only stroller you need. And it looks amazing!!!!

  15. Caroline on July 26th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    This is the perfect stroller. Hands down.

  16. Melissa on August 2nd, 2007 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller because it is very easy to open and close, not at all bulky and very lightweight. I do wish it had a cup holder, but if you are looking for an easy to use stroller, this is it!

  17. Kimberley mom of 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on August 14th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    I purchased this stroller to have something easy to handle and to fit with all the suitcases I needed to load up in my vehicle being we were going on an extended stay in Europe. I wanted something easy to get around the airport. AND I FOUND IT! I love this stroller. It is light weight, easy to fold and unfold. It takes up very little space which was great being that cars are not as large in Europe. I would definetly recommend it. The only downside to it is no cup holder. I am truly glad I made the purchase.

  18. 1st time mom on August 29th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller. I got it as a gift at my baby shower I also got one of the strollers that the car seat clicks onto and it was nice for when the baby was newborn. I just really hated have to get it in and out of the car. That is what I love about my Maclaren it is so lite and easy I can get it out with one hand(If my hands are full like they usually are). It took me a couple of trys to figure out how to colapse it but, now that I know how it is easy.The one downside is it doesn’t have a lot of places to put stuff if you are shopping and if you hang bags on the handles and take the baby out it will tip b/c it is so lite. I still love it and it is worth every penny b/c I use it all the time.

  19. Sara on September 4th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    My husband and I love this stroller. The best thing about this stroller is how well it manuevers. It is very easy to open a door and pull the stroller in with one hand because it is light weight and handles very well. Also, the handles are at the perfect height–finally we don’t have to strain our backs to push the stroller. The basket is small but we just put our small diaper bag over the handles and it works just fine. Also, my daughter seems very confortable in the stroller. This stroller is worth the money. We had a cheaper stroller but it was too heavy and hard to use. This stroller meets and beats our expectations.

  20. Ma on October 22nd, 2007 at 12:00 am

    This is the best stroller ever! I went through four different brands, and am regretful that that I wasted the money.

    Maclaren is a superb brand, their products are durable and convenient for on the go families.

    It’s on the pricier side, but the price I paid for my Maclaren is way less than the total I wasted on the four other brands I ended up giving away.

    New Moms, it is a must buy!

  21. Bernadette on October 30th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    I thought this stroller was a great buy but wasn’t crazy about the colors so I paid more and ordered the navy one from target.com when it arrived i was amazed at the quality difference! The navy/crimson was very cheaply made and didn’t even have the same features and they are supposed to be the same exact strollers just different colors. Needless to say this one is the best and after seeing the other in person the colors are great also. The BEST STROLLER EVER!

  22. Grandma Dee on October 31st, 2007 at 12:00 am

    This was the best baby purchase I made! I knew I didn’t want a big bulky stroller; I wanted an umbrella stroller so that it would be easy to carry, store and open & close. I wanted the very best umbrella stroller I could find so that it would be comfortable for my grandson, easy to steer and as I said, small to store in my house or car and easy to open and close. This stroller is top quality! It pushes so easily, even with one hand. It might have been pricey for an umbrella stroller but it is as comfortable as a larger stroller and so much more convenient. It was worth every penny.

  23. Multi-tasker on November 13th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stoller because I needed some thing that was light and compact for my one year old. It was a great choice! It folds very easy, even my husband got it at the first try! I can carry it in one hand which is great when your are putting all your shopping stuff in the car. The plus is my daughter sleeps very comfortable in it and I can raise her feet while she sleeps. It also takes a little corner space in the car trunk which is a big plus. The only thing that makes me upset is it’s sooo light that when my daughter comes out of the stoller it tips over even if I only have my diaper bag on it. But other than that it is a good buy.

  24. busy body on November 19th, 2007 at 12:00 am

    this stroller is great. its a little $$$ but worth it. best stroller by far. i had to experience 5 other strollers before i found the quest. the only thing is that it tips over when you take your child out of it, but other than that its an awsome, light weight stroller that steers great. best stroller ever, well made.

  25. Emily - mother of one on January 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    After research and reviews, I took my son with me to shop for umbrella strollers. We tried them all regardless of price. This stroller won with no close competitors. It has a 5 point height adjustable and optional, i.e. converts to 3 point, harness. This stroller is taller than most, accomodating me at 5’9” and my husband at 6′ without hunching over. The wheel base is set forward enough to prevent kicking the back. My son has had many naps in the multi-position recline. Set up and closure is a snap and I never feel like I’m going to break any part of this stoller with vigorous use. The engineering of the frame design is just too tough. Of all the purchases I have made as a first time mom, this is the product I have been the happiest with, and one of only a few I have complete confidence in saying was worth every penny.

  26. Mom of 2 on January 14th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We use this stroller all the time. It is light weight easily collapsed and opened up. I have two little ones so I love the convenience of this stroller. It is also a smooth ride for my son.

  27. Mom x 3 on January 21st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I’ve used several different strollers and this one is by far the best! There was no assembly needed and it’s so easy to use.

    After outgrowing a bulky Graco travel system, (which was convenient, but large) we downsized to a cheapy umbrella stroller. It was nice and compact but the handles were low and it was often tricky to push around. The Quest is a great height and really light especially for its size. It’s also unbelievably easy to maneuver and has padding so the kids don’t get uncomfortable and cranky. And it reclines!!!

    We also tried the Peg Perego Pliko model which we liked for the rear footrest that an older child can ride on, but found it overly complicated to set up and break down. As if getting children in and out of the car weren’t time consuming enough! Plus the cup holder kept falling off and the seams on the seat unraveled.

    The Quest is so great to use and the kids seem to enjoy riding in it. The only area I found lacking was a parent organizer, but we got the Maclaren Universal Organizer and found it completed the whole package. It’s so helpful, it would be nice if it were included with the stroller. All the same, I highly recommend this stroller!

  28. Jamie on January 25th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Overall this is a good stroller. But the handle bars are NOT tall enough for a 5 foot 10 momma. They could so easily build handle bar extentions…. It is extremely easy to maneuver but it would be super nice if there was a one-hand handle to push it around. The basket underneath is 100% worthless when the seat is reclined, but I have shoved my sweater and things in there while shopping. Thanks for the tip on the Universal Organizer, I will be picking one of those up. This was the only stroller we have had since the baby was born, and when we weren’t “wearing” him, we used the Snuzzler Infant Supporter in this stroller and he fit just fine.

  29. Annie on January 29th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I bought this to use as a muliti-purpose stroller for my baby, but have found that its works great indoors (walking at the mall, in big stores), but NOT great outdoors. the fabric looks sunbleached after just a few uses, and the wheels do not handle pavement well – rocks get stuck in wheels, lots of chunks taken out of wheels, doesn’t handle heavy outdoor wear. I am disappointed that it is difficult to access the storage basket, even with the seat fully upright, and the sunshade is not adjustable. Could use a cup/keys/cellphone holder. Not easy to push one handed – takes you for a ride the opposite direction! If you are looking for a reclining umbrella stroller for light indoor use this is a good choice. But if you want something to use for long walks or indoor/outdoor use keep looking.

  30. owens mommy on February 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This was our 3rd stroller. After the Bugaboo and our jogging stroller, I felt we needed something small and easy. This was the answer. It is so easy to open and close- works incredibly well in the airports and for quick errands w/ the baby. We LOVE it. My husband was quick to say no again to the 3rd stroller, but once we got it- he refuses to use the Bugaboo. It is lightweight, super easy to maneuver. The sunshade is a bit small, so you can use an extender, the underbag is also small, but manageable. AND, it is awesome that it reclines. We LOVE it and have not had any problems with it. Would highly rec.! Can’t wait to get the double w/ baby #2!

  31. First time mom on February 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I have a jogging stroller for outdoor use, and a travel system for the mall and other indoor use. The travel system stroller took up too much room in my car, so I bought a small umbrella stroller which worked out great until my little girl’s shoulders were practically squeezed together. I researched strollers of all prices, and went to the store three times to “try on” strollers. I was specifically looking for a stroller that was lightweight, would fold small, was large enough to fit my 16 month old as she grows, and sturdy enough to be the last stroller I buy. This stroller is all of that. I wish I had asked for this stroller before on my baby registry rather than the travel system stroller. It folds small enough to even fit on the back passenger floor and is great. The storage basket is not the easiest to get things into, but is adequate, and you can’t expect a huge basket on an umbrella stroller. I added a mesh utility bag that hangs from the back, which is great for jackets, etc. It was fully assembled in the box, and is easy to open and close. This is the best stroller.

  32. Sunni on February 15th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My daughter loves this stroller. I have it in the pink and charcoal and it is so pretty. Very comfortable, soft and rides very smoothly. Folds small and fits in the trunk of my small car with plenty of room to spare. The only thing I do wish it had was a full lay down recline and a snack tray but giving up those two things were well worth getting a good quality stroller that my daughter loves and will last us a long time.

  33. Kate on February 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Highly recommendable. I couldn’t imagine going to a shopping mal without it. Very easy to push with one hand. I wasn’t too excited about the color, but I bought it because it was highly recommended to me. Definitely our best investment!

  34. Ryansmom on February 25th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I started using this stroller about a month ago when my son was 6 months old. I absolutely love it! it is so lightweight & easy to steer & fold. I never use my heavy Chicco Cortina anymore! Love that the seat reclines!

  35. Grandma standing by... on February 28th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    The Maclaren Quest Sport Stroller is so easy to open and close; my daughter gave me a 3 minute “this is the way you open and than close” training. It’s also very easy to navigate.

  36. Working Mom on March 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I like it, but I’m annoyed. I am a very busy parent, I use this stoller mostly for shopping in the weekends and day trips to the park in the summer. I figured a lightweight stroller would be best. I was wrong. I have nowhere to put the baby bag. I would hang it over the handles, but it makes the stoller tip over. I end up carrying her bag and all the bags I accumulate during shopping. My back, neck and arms are aching after our trip from carrying the bags. There is no cup holder, which would be helpful now that she is 1. While shopping or out anywhere, I envy the moms with full size strollers. I will get a full size stroller with my next child. This stroller is definitely lightweight, smooth ride, compact and stylish but the full size strollers have features that make life easier when spending large amount of time away from home.

  37. momof1 on March 11th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    It is very light, easy to use once to get the hang of it, attractive and comfy for baby!
    It is a great stroller to throw in the car to take to the mall. I have nothing bad to say about it except that it is so light that it will fall right over when you take baby out if you have any sort of bag hanging on handle. Oh and there is no place to put thigs so you must buy the extra Pouch to hang on the back of the stroller.

  38. Molly's Mom on March 14th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I had the travel system stroller and with my honda civic it took up to much truck room so it was too much of a hassle. I had the cheap umbrella stroller but no cover protection for my daughter and no storage underneath. My sister has this stroller and loves it so I thought what the heck. There are trade offs with everything. There is adequate storage underneath but you can’t take it for long trips where you will be buying tons of stuff. It won’t tip over with stuff on the handles like another user said as long as your child is in it which is the whole reason for a stroller. There isn’t a tray table for them or you but it folds compact like an umbrella stroller so that is the trade off. Weigh the pros and cons! It is also nice because you can maneuver it with one hand

  39. CartersMami on March 20th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is very lightweight and has great maneuverability! I can push it with one hand while carrying my drink in the other! 🙂 I originally bought it for quick errands and travel, but I now use it everyday even though I have plenty of room for my travel system in my SUV. The basket is a little small and hard to get to, but I just hang my diaper bag on the handles and remember to take it off before I take my son out of the stroller to avoid tipping. I wish there were more attractive colors, but all in all a great stroller!

  40. mom of three on April 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller to take on vacation. Now I use it wherever we go. The basket is a little small, but I just hang my diaper bag over the handles. I purchased a cheaper stroller, and after about three times using it I bought this one. It is so easy to push and so lightweight. I would definetly recomend this stroller.

  41. Victoria mother of 1 and 1 on the way on April 21st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I have a 6 month old daughter and we use this stroller everyday. […] I decided to try the quest and we love it!!! My daughter likes this one better, due to the poles that you can pull out from the seat base that makes the footrest horizontal so her feet don’t dangle off the end of the seat. I do have the problem of it tipping over when I take her out, but I have gotten use to it. I do wish it had a cupholder, but make due. I have a large car, so a travel system stroller fits fine, but we upgraded to the double stroller and I am unable to pick it up while pregnant, and so i bought this one as my everyday stroller. Maclaren is a great company, if you have any problems with the stroller you can call them and they can send you a label to send your stroller to one of their service facilities and they will fix your stroller, so no more broken strollers and having to purchase a new one. I like this mondel alot better than the triumph due to the dual locking wheels with one lever instead of two, and the seat reclines by medal latch instead of a strap that clips. my husband has an above the knee prosthetic legg, and finds it very easy to manuever and use, he likes that it is taller than the regular umbrella strollers so he does not have to bend when he walks. It is an awesome buy and will last for years!! I started using this stroller when my daughter was about 3 months old.

  42. momoftwo on April 26th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I use this product to stroll my growing two year old at the time. We were travelling internationally, and I needed something for my toddler that is easy to maneuver, stable, and lets him sleep in it. I truly found a perfect one on this. It is very, very durable, easy to steer, light, and extremely easy to fold! It has survived many international traveling, and still used a lot for my son who is now three and a half.

    The storage in the bottom is too small and kind of hard to get to, but for me it wasn’t that big of a deal.

  43. Jessa on May 1st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We bought this stroller last year when our son was about 7 months old and what a great move. The best features are:
    – its lightweight
    – folds very small
    – has high handle bars (my husband is 6’4 it’s perfect)
    – turns and rides ultra smooth
    – included the rain cover

    We started out with the Graco Metrolite, which is also a good stroller, but this is about half the size. We use this stroller everywhere – the mall, on errands, street fairs, even at Disney. While I have to agree that the storage area is small, I doubt you can find an umbrella stroller with more – the point is less is more. The only reason I rate this 4 stars instead of 5 is due to the lack of a cup holder. I did purchase a generic one but it broke the first time I folded the stroller.

  44. First time Mommy on May 1st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I just came back from vacation in Florida and I purchased this stroller for the trip because I didn’t want to take the big stroller. I absolutely love it! I wish I had gotten it before- My son is 16 Months old and he actually fell asleep in it several times- It reclines back and there is even a leg rest- The seat is cushioned and I think that is why he was sooo relaxed in it- Besides, I have rheumatoid arthritis and found this stroller to be very comfortable to use- Also it is easy for my husband who is 6ft 5inches tall to use as well. Oh, one more thing, we had the stroller in the sun all the time and it didn’t hold in the heat!!!

  45. Mrs. Adonay on May 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller last month but in different color. I fell in love the first time I saw it. I saw the price and for me it was very reasonable and also it was on sale when I got it. Comparison to the one I’ve had before the GRACO totally BIG difference. Besides it’s lightweight , it stroll smoothly and it’s maclaren…No question….not only a good brand but my SON loves it…..for me thats what matters the most.

  46. Brittany on May 14th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We purchased this stroller for a trip to NYC. I knew the large travel system wouldn’t work, nor would the flimsy umbrella strollers. This stroller is GREAT. It folds up easily and is comfy for our daughter. Worth every penny.

  47. ACP on May 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I had high expectations for such an expensive stroller. While there are many great features – strong frame, high quality fabric, and nice overall design – there is a serious flaw that doesn’t seem to be noted in most reviews! The brake mechanism is HORRIBLE – it is a poor design such that the brake hits the back wheels and makes a loud click whenever you’re pushing the stroller. We thought it was knocked out of place by our own fault as it didn’t happen immediately, but when we replaced the stroller (with an identical model) it had the same problem right away. Our first made the noise after a about 6 weeks of occasional light use; the second stroller makes the “click” right out of the box. Maclaren customer service did not respond… website directed us to send it for repairs at one of their shops, although there are none within hours of our house.

    Even though it’s a beautiful stroller, save your money… you can buy a stroller that doesn’t push smoothly and make a lot of noise for a lot less.

  48. Yolanda on June 1st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    As soon as I got it out of the box I had problems with it, the left brake hits the wheel and makes a click noise everytime I stroll it also the release bar to close it up is broken so I have to push it with my hands instead of my foot. I mean its a nice stroller and I like that it reclines back. Would have been perfect if it didnt have those problems. I expected more for [$]!

  49. Busy Mom On The Go on June 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My husband and myself fight over which of us keeps this stroller in our car. This stroller is so light weight, steers great, folds with one hand. The harness straps are so easy to use. Much easier straps than our Metro Lite. Our 10mt. old loves and looks very comfy, the foot extender is wonderful. I Can’t say enough about this stroller. It’s a MUST HAVE!

  50. Teena on June 4th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Great stroller….Great quality. We had a travel system that our son outgrew, so we were looking for a more portable lightweight stroller. This one was a little more expensive than what we were anticipating, but worth every penny. We love the way it manuevers and the durable construction of it. The only reason I rate it 4 stars is because the storage on the bottom is small but all portable strollers are this way and it doesn’t have a cup holder, which wasn’t that important to us. I would recommend this item to everyone!!

  51. hrk on June 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller. I am tall, and it is very comfortable to push. My daughter has used it since she was 6 months old.
    The only downside is not having a cup holder, but that is an easy fix. Maclaren sells a bag/cup holder that fits over the handles for extra storage.

    Great stroller

  52. dee on June 12th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Makes an annoying clicking sound against the brake. I already returned 2 for the same reason. They turn great, but the clicking is a big problem.

  53. Jenny on June 14th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I really do not understand why these strollers are so popular. I couldnt wait to get this one and when I did, boy was I dissapointed. It is so flimsy, feels like it can topple over at any moment. and as a city dweller, we use our stroller everywhere everyday and this does not handle the sidewalks well at all, I really can not understand why these strollers are so popular in the city. You can hear us coming a block away, the wheels rattle so much. Very dissapointed and I totally do not recommend this stroller. I think at this point, people are just buying them for the name, they are getting really played out if you ask me, I am going to return this junk

  54. hill on June 24th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    sold my pliko p3 and then got this. Pliko was too bulky/heavy for my “car” stroller for errands, mall, and traveling. Loving the extendable leg rest (my son’s 8 months old), the storage pocket on back of hood (great for poping in keys etc for errands), and the tall foam handles. It is pricey but hey its a mac!! Of course like everyone else i wish it came with a cupholder but i’m planning on buying the valco baby one. I cannot believe how tiny it folds up and how tiny it looks in my trunk compared to the old pliko! And i just love my bob rev for home to take our dog on walks….

  55. Tristan's Mom on June 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    After reading all the reviews about this product, we’ve been wanting to buy this stroller. This was given to us as a gift from my son’s godparent just last Friday as a gift for his baptism last Saturday. The first time I’ve tried it, I fell in love with it instantly! It’s very light, and easy to maneuver. Even on rough surfaces, it runs smoothly. Baby love’s it! And so does mommy!

  56. NY Mom on July 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I live in the Upper West Side of Manhattan and I don’t have a car. Neither does my husband because there’s nowhere to put the cars. We live in a building, therefore I needed a lightweight stroller.
    I have this stroller for going in the subway, taking a taxi etc. Its very maneuverable, comfortable for my 4 month old. Very light!
    Then I have a Bugaboo when I walk around and don’t have to take the subway, when I go for a long time, I take the Bugaboo so she can lay in the bassinet.

    Over all great stroller!

  57. Beentherebefore.... on July 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Before buying the MacLaren do yourselves a fevor and look at the Combi models. I have used Combi for the past 12 years and I must say they have a better product. Something to keep in mind is the MacLaren has the double handle so you are forced to push the stroller with both hands which is fine unless you’re also carrying a bunch of packages in the mall or trying to hold the hand of your three year old and steer the stroller at the same time. The Combi product is a bit less but the performance I believe is far superior to the MacLaren. I really feel that the Combi with the single handle and tray will do you better in the long run. The wheels seem to turn so much easier and not as flimsy as I have experienced on the MacLaren. Just my opinion. I’d love to hear what others have to say if they’ve compared the two brands.

  58. Dom's Mom on July 17th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Everyone warned me to get a lightweight stroller but I didn’t listen and instead got a behemoth Peg that’s done nothing but take up too much room, weighs too much and doesn’t steer as well as I’d like. My son is now 14 months old and I just purchased this stroller about a month ago and I really wish I would have done it sooner.

    After a lot of research this is why I bought this stroller. It’s one of the lightest you can get yet carries a child to the highest weight limit that I’ve seen, 55 lbs. I didn’t really want to pay a lot for it but wanted it to last a long time, through 2+ children. I wanted it to look attractive and wanted some basic options, nice sized carrying bin in the bottom and carrying handle or strap and adjustable seat. Also, it steers on a dime. So far it’s lived up to my expectations. It looks simple for the money it costs but Maclaren is known for its quality and durability and this is exactly what I was looking for.

  59. Urban Momma on July 17th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller because I fly with my daughter a lot by myself and needed something light weight and skinny that I could manage with my daughter on my hip. I have a Bugaboo, which I absolutely love in the city day to day, but decided to get a Maclaren for my air travel. It is GREAT! Folds with one pull up on the strap and a quick fold with one hand while I have the baby on my hip and my carry on on my shoulder. I LOVE the carry strap. I can carry it on my shoulder as we’re getting out of a taxi or sling it across my back if we’re on the train. Perfect. I am not sure if I would recommend it as an everyday stroller because you’d probably want something sturdier to haul bags and such but it’s great for travel. I like that it can lay back and that there’s a “foot rest”. I’ve even changed my daughter’s diaper in the layback position when we’ve not been near a kid friendly restroom. I got the orange and gray (not available through Babies r Us I think) and it’s such a clean color combo.

  60. Debby on July 22nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I read all the reviews and thought I would love this stroller. While it is a quality stroller, I hate the shade! I can never get it in the right position to protect my little one from the sun. When I tilt it forward, if I have anything in the pocket it swings in and knocks him in the head. I always have to tilt it so far forward that he can’t see in order to get any shade for him. I really wish I would have saved myself $100 and gotten the Volo. The cheaper stroller has a much larger shade for half the cost. I wanted the Quest because it was padded but you really don’t use the stroller much until the baby is bigger anyway. Save your money and get the Volo. It’s less expensive and it’s 5 pounds lighter!!

  61. Moe on July 23rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Its the break noise that really got me going, and it happens right out of the box i did return two already and I’m going to do the same thing for the thired and last time, NO MOOR Mr. Maclaren.

  62. AZmama on July 25th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I loved this stroller at first, and my son loved it too. But after the first stay the brake bar loosened or something and kept clicking against the wheels. It was embarrassing at the mall because it was so loud. I returned the first one and got the same exact thing, thinking it was just a defect. Nope, second one did the EXACT same thing after a day or two. Apparently, there are some other mothers on here who had the same experience.

  63. Bean on July 25th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller turns on a dime. Super manueverable. I like the window for viewing baby. Designed so that one does not kick the stroller while walking. I like the pocket in the back for storing keys, phone, etc..
    Only con is that the seat belt latch that secures the baby requires a lot of pressure to open. I guess this makes it child-proof. The shade tilts for the sun, but I have purchased an additional sunshade that velcros on the Maclaren for extra protection. Lightweight, easily folds up, compact. Nice ergonamic handles that feel good to push. Simple one piece construction. Foam-like wheels won’t tear open. High quaility. Gender-neutral color. Seat reclines. I used a infant head and neck protector when my son was under 6mo old. Otherwise his head would lean to the side.

  64. MommaPoppa on July 27th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    After reading all the reviews and trying every stroller at Babies R Us, I decided that this was the easiest to maneuver. I used it once and had to return it. It felt flimsy and tipped over at the slightest bump, even when the baby was in it with nothing hanging on the back. My daughter (11 months old)cried because she was so uncomfortable. I do not recommend this stroller at all unless you have to take public transportation and you need to fold it up to bring with you. Yes, it’s light but the tradeoff is not worth it. I prefer safety and comfort.

  65. Key... on July 27th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Just switched my 5 month old to this stroller. He also has the Peg Perego Pramette system which I also LOVE!!! Living in the city a light-weight stroller is a MUST have. This stroller has a very smooth ride and my son seems to love it. He likes to sit up-right and take in his surroundings and this stroller allows him to see it all. I wish it had full recline and a bar in front so I could attach toys to it… But hey for 12 pounds and a smooth ride I guess you cant have it all

  66. 1st Time Mom on July 30th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    My husband and I reviewed several lightweight strollers for my upcomming trip and although i did think it was a bit overpriced, this is a great stroller. Not only is it easy to push but both of us are able to use it no matter our height difference.

  67. Manhattan Dad of two on August 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    The first set of wheels on this stroller lasted 6 months and the second set lasted 3 months. The brakes rub against the wheels once they wear down so it’s impossible to push the stroller. So after 9 months this stroller ended up in the trash. The customer service people at Maclaren told me that they have never heard of any problems with the wheels wearing down, but the authorized dealers who replaced the wheels (for $50) told me it’s not uncommon to need a new set after 6 months. Checking the web (after I had the problems) I found that this has been an issue on other models before.

    The stroller is similar to the Inglesina Swift which costs half the price (and which we’ve had now for over a year without any issues).

  68. MomOf3 on August 14th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I purchased this stroller for 3rd child; I didn’t want the bulky travel system this time around. I like that the stroller is very light-weight, and I can open and close it w/ one hand, while holding baby (very important to me). Also, I like that it has a high weight limit, so I can use this stroller well into the toddler years.
    However, mine, too, makes the clicky noise on the wheels from the brakes rubbing against the wheels.
    I think, had I looked around more and not been so concerned w/ having a high-end, name-brand stroller, I could have found one w/ similar qualities for less money.
    I have not found this stroller to be unstable in any way, and I like the high handles.

  69. mom of 1 on August 14th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Overall we really like this stroller. It’s lightweight and very easy to maneuver (even one-handed). It looks good. It seems comfortable. My only complaint is that the features list at the store (and the Maclaren website) said “carry strap” and it does not have that, just a handle. Save your coupons and you can get a really good deal on it. Just bought the Carry You Demi Milan to use as a cupholder, it can stay on when stroller is folded.

  70. Diane on August 18th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Is anyone else bothered by the lack of a shoulder strap for this particular color-combo model specific to Babies R Us? All of the Quest colors/models on the Maclaren website boast of a shoulder strap/carry handle combo. This charcoal/green stroller only has a handle on the side of the frame, so that when it is collapsed, you have to carry it like a suitcase. This is tough to do if you need two hands to carry your child! I bought this specifically for international travel (lots of baggage and airport time)but seeing as I can’t grow a third hand, I’ll probably take it back and buy the non-Babies R Us version elsewhere.

  71. Working mom on August 23rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This product is ideal for airplane travel. I actually bought this for our Disney trip 2 wks ago. It’s lightweight, easy to fold, reclines, & sturdy! My daughter was able to nap comfortably while in Disney she is 2 yrs old. Drawbacks-$$$ smll storage, no cup holders, also when you fold & unfold stroller you need to make sure you take the brakes off using your hands by pushing it to the left. Otherwise, it will make an annoying CLICKING NOISE.

  72. Busy mom on the go on August 28th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I’ve been using this stroller since my son was 7mts old. He’s not 13mts. It’s great stroller. Folds easy, steers great. I can do it with one hand. It’s such a smooth ride. I’m not sure what the other poster was talking about. Saying it’s not comfortable. My son sleeps in it often. It has great recline and an extended foot rest. He’s feet do not even hang over. I’ve never had it tip over while my child was in the stroller either. Even with my eight year old pushing. A little more wilder than when I push. It is tippy if you take your child out and you have bags hanging from the stroller. But that happens with light weight stroller’s. I wouldn’t give up this stroller. We all love using it and my son is very comfy in it. And it washes so well. I’ve done that twice already. It looks brand new after washing. This is a great stroller with nice high handles. A very well made stroller.

  73. Tara on September 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We bought this because we are going to Disney in a few days. Our stroller was taking up a lot of room in our suv, so we decided to get a stroller that was lighter and more compact. This was the best stroller we found. It’s comfortable for the child, which was important to me. It lays down nicely so your child can nap. It comes with a rain fly which is awesome. The only thing that I didn’t like about it was that it didn’t come with the carry strap. That’s a nice feature that the lower model has. They do have it on the Maclaren website, so maybe it’s because it’s a Babies R Us exclusive color combo. That’s a small thing though…it’s nice to have a nice, comfortable umbrella stroller.

  74. Doug the Upset Consumer on September 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We spent the additional money to buy the Quest. We thought we would buy a good stroller that would last until our child was out of it, but it didn’t. And the Maclaren wouldn’t stand behind the product. We tried to work with them, but thier solutions were not viable. If you have $200, put $150 in your childs college fund spend the other $50 on anything but a Maclaren Stoller […]

  75. Mommy of 2 on September 4th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller because I was in the market for a smaller, lighter stroller now that my son is 9 months and I don’t have to carry so much. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Maclaren strollers so I decided to try it. I’m not going to complain about the extremely small basket because IT IS an umbrella stroller. I will say that it is a very smooth and light stroller to push. The only things I didn’t like is that it’s not so easy to close up (I’ve pinched myself twice) but the worst part was this clicking noise coming from the back wheels. It started from the first day I used it and never stopped. It was so annoying and nothing I did would make it stopped. I’m taking it back tomorrow.

  76. Mom of 2 Kids under 2 on September 5th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller! My son and daughter both take turns using it and they are very comfortable in it. I like that it has adjustable height straps and the fabric seat is removable for washing.This is the 8th stroller I’ve bought and the best overall.

  77. Mommy 2x on September 7th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    love the ride, high handles, just an all round great buy. it dont come with shoulder straps but that can be bought an attached.

  78. Carrie G. on September 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I started out with a Graco travel system, and found it very bulky.The carseat was fine,but the stroller was too much and the handle cracked.I absolutely love this stroller,it’s easier to travel with, even on the trains and buses, and keeps my active boy strapped in with 5 point harness.He naps easily,it rolls smoothly,takes up less space,lightweight,folds easily, and is durable.I’ve been using it since 2005 after 3 months of babybjorn,and recommend maclaren to every parent.PS my boy was always bigger than his age so the Quest model is comfortable for babies like him.I fit groceries(I’m talking juices and gallons of milk!) and other things into the bottom and the organizer, (folks there’s two cupholders in the organizer and more space in the pouch).I’m so satisfied and don’t feel cheated.

  79. hudsmom on September 15th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We’ve just started using this with our 6 month old and I have no complaints. I like the recline. The basket is a reasonable size considering that the stroller is small. Feels very durable. Comes with the rain guard. Super lightweight. After you have opened and closed it a couple of times it is a piece of cake. Comfortable for me to steer. I look forward to using it for years to come!

  80. New mom on September 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I LOVE this stroller. Although you can’t use it until your child is 6 months old, we started using it when our son could sort of sit up at 5 months. We never bought the giant, fancy strollers — we just used the Snap and Go stroller with the car seat for the first 5 months, and now this one. I use it for everything — long walks, visits to the store. It handles great, and can turn a corner like its on rails — which is great when you’re in the store amidst the clothes racks. It’s comfortable for him to sit in, unlike other umbrella-type strollers. We live on a farm, and I take it down a gravelly driveway every day, and let me tell you this is good-quality hardware. It still feels like new. The only downside to this product is that the sunshade doesn’t even remotely cover my son. I had to purchase an attachable sunshade from Kiddopotamus (which works GREAT). I also find the plastic buckle is hard for me to open. You also should buy the MacLaren attachment for the handles that holds drinks and other items since there’s no where to put your water bottle except the small compartment below. All in all, this stroller deserves an A. Totally worth the money.

  81. William Randall's Mom on October 1st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I was a little scared about spending this much on an umbrella stroller but now am so glad I did. It fits anywhere and everywhere, my son loves to ride in it. Really it is just an easier stroller to have in your collection of all the baby stuff you collect.

  82. nicsmom on October 5th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller because it is lightweight and compact. I have the chicco cortina and although it is very roomy and comfortable it is very bulky and heavy at 23 pounds. I was hopeful that the Maclaren would be amazing since it is so expensive. My 18 month (22pounds) hated it. It does not have a tray to keep him occupied, which I think annoyed him the most. He was very uncomfortable and because the stroller is so lightweight I was worried that it would tip with his strength. Also the leg rest is a joke, not sturdy at all! The brake peg on the back wheels catches on the wheels and makes a loud clinking noise. […] It is not worth the money. I think I will get the trendsport or metro lite for everyday use and a cheapy umbrella for air travel.

  83. Mel on November 10th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller has been a life saver. I got this for my shower and didn’t use it until my son was 6 months. I was using the metrolite stroller first. What a difference!!! Living in a cosmopolitan area,I am constantly going up and down in the subway and in and out of the cars, This has been so much easier. It’s sturdy & lightweight. I love that it reclines. I don’t have a problem with the back wheels clicking (which I am lucky for) nor that it does not have a tray.. I bought click on toys and my son is happy as can be. He loves that he can sit up and see everything as the metrolite stoller’s tray blocked his view if he was reclined. The fact that it reclines as most umbrella stollers don’t is wonderful. My son sleeps really good in this stroller. It is worth every cent! I can’t say enough good things about it. I use it exclusively. Everyone I know has one and highly reccomends it. It’s definitely a must for City Moms!

  84. Working Mom on November 14th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    We went through two Baby Trend strollers before getting this one and we have used this the most by far. To get rid of the clicking noise, just click the brakes to the left. You have to do this every time you open the stroller. Otherwise, the ONLY drawback to this stroller is it does not have a carry strap unlike all the other Maclaren strollers. We just use a duffel bag strap to carry ours.

  85. Jackson'smommy on December 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Everyone needs a light weight stroller. It’s great when you have errands to run and are in and out of the car with the baby. No one wants to pull the big heavy jogger out for that! This stroller maneuvers very well. I like that it reclines, which many light weight strollers do not. The leg rest is nice too. I do not understand why this clicking noise is such a problem though. I would think Maclaren would be able to figure something out to fix this problem. I have to constantly move the brakes to the left and sometimes that doesn’t even work. When it’s not clicking I love it. When it’s clicking I get quite annoyed.

  86. momof4boys on December 5th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    we have used this stroller for everything it’s a great stroller that even my 5 year old son can push. it’s very easy to push with one hand and a baby on your hip and it will go the way you want it to. yes i do wish it had a tray but i knew it did not when i was looking at it so no big deal there. so everyone needs to stop complaining about there is no tray.yes i tell all my friends about this stroller it’s great and i would buy it again. all i have to say to all the people out there tha is complaining about this stroller because of what it don’t have there are two things you can do one you can buy a tray to fit on it or 2 shut up because if you read about this stroller you would know what it has and what it don’t have.

  87. Nanna on December 29th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Purchased this lightweight stroller for airport/vacation “strolling” with an infant. A breeze to fold and unfold with one hand. Sturdy …yet lightweight. Very easily maneuvered with one hand; rides smoothly. 4-position recline makes it comfortable for the 4-5 month old; easily reclined after she falls asleep. Pull-out footrest is a very good feature for an infant’s comfort. Basket holds enough …lots more than a regular umbrella stroller; basket somewhat inaccessible when stroller reclined fully …minor issue. Flap pouch with Velcro closure on back of the stroller convenient for wallet, keys, baby bottle, etc. No carrying strap on the Quest, but there is a carry handle on the side of the frame. Wheels do get the sunshade dirty when stroller collapsed [not such a problem with this dark colored stroller] …that’s the main reason I did not rate the stroller 5-star; you’d think Maclaren could come up with a solution to that problem! Overall, I much prefer this stroller to the heavier, bulkier model my daughter uses for jogging with my granddaughter!

  88. Heidi , busy travelling mom on January 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I used this product every single day, my son Willy is coming to work with me. We use it on the train, up and down,with rain and snow. The weight of it is great, specially when I have to carry it with all the other stuff.
    The only thing that is not that great is the plastic cover, It came apart very soon, and It is so hard to get a new one. is out of stock… I believe that became apart because the plastic is too tight to the holes and the baby’s legs.
    Other thing about this stroller , is not easy to fold it specially when you have to hold the baby and the bag in one arm and with the other one you have to fold it Other than that I will recommend it, is just great to use it every single day.

  89. calitiggr on January 28th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I researched strollers online and then went to BRU to try them out. I looked at all of them from Chicco to Peg Perego, took them for a ride, and also opened and closed them one handed. Maclaren was the easiest when holding a 20lbs baby, barely needed any force to push. Great airport stroller. More than I wanted to spend, but our little boy sleeps great when he needs to. Haven’t had any issues with noise or dirt on the sunshade.

  90. Nathan's Mom on January 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I didn’t know how much I loved this stroller until the airline lost it and I had to make a quick/cheap substitute while on vacation. I just received my replacement in the mail and again realized how great this stroller is. The angle of the stroller in the back helps avoid wheel-kicks by the pusher. The handles are a little higher and cushier than a typical umbrella stroller. Collapsing and setting up is one-handed and SO easy. My son is 18 months old and has been using it since he was 5 months old. He is comfortable, can nap in it even. The seat-extenders were SO useful when he was smaller to make his ride more comfortable too. Just lots of great features and good design. You won’t regret it and you’ll recommend it too!
    My one complaint is that the harness buckle is a little hard to unlatch – but you get used to it.

  91. Simi mom on February 19th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller because it is so light and the most smoothest ride ever. You can get it in and out of places with one hand, no problem. It is also very well constructed. Why I hated it was because you cannot carry or hang anything on it, not even a diaper bag because as soon as you take your baby out of the stroller it topples over. Which means you cannot go on any long walks. And the basket at the bottom is very unaccessible and small. Also the shade on it is very small, so if you live in a sunny place you’d better buy a stroller shade online like I did. I have tried all types of strollers, and I currently use and love the Graco Metrolite Sterling. It’s light, sturdy and I can fit everything in it including my drink, and my baby is very happy with it, she even takes some good naps in it while we are out walking.

  92. Collin's Mommy on February 19th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I did my research and finally decided on this stroller. Trust me….I didn’t want to have spend [$] on a stroller but it was sooooo worth it. I have a 3 year old son that weighs 40 lb. We are going to disney in March and will be using this for him. The main reason I bought this stroller was because it holds up to 55 lbs. I just tried it at the mall yesterday and loved it. My son even fell asleep in it…a major first! This stroller also is the smoothest I’ve ever pushed. My son is heavy and I always had a tough time trying to push him around, but with the maclaren, I was pushing with only one hand. The only downside is that when hes not in it, and my pocketbook was hanging in the handles, the whole thing flipped backwards. Not a big deal though, just make sure you put something in the seat to counter set the weight. Strongly recommend this stroller. LOVE IT LOVE IT

  93. D on February 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is great! Easy to Maneuver. My son loves it!

  94. Sam's mom on March 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    we got this stroller for our 9 months old daughter and its the best thing since slice bread..We travel fairly often and have made 4 different trips so far with that travel system and I said never again…we just back from a short trip to VA in the airport and it was sooooo much easier…she can look out do her thing…I can hold her and fold it up…It was very plesant…Love the stroller

  95. Always On Her Feet Mommy! on March 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    It’s a good size.. I use NYC Public Transportation often and it’s very helpful because it’s soo lightweight and easy to close even while I’m holding my son. I love the harness, and everything about it.. It’s just a great stroller!!

  96. MamaB on March 7th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Just bought this stroller after a long research and trying out others. Very light! love the colors! love the fabric! and easy to put up and down. Only down is that it doesnt come with a cup holder like other strollers, but I bought an attachable one anyway. Best stroller!

  97. Atlanta Mom on March 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I did a lot of research on strollers (1st time Mom curse) and knew I wanted the Maclaren. I confess I went with the Quest b/c I liked the gray/green color combo (vs. the Triumph model). This is a great stroller – easy to fold, easy to carry, great basket underneath. Maclaren sells a nice mesh bag with cup holders that velcros on to the back. Only 2 minor complaints that I read before buying & now agree – the wheels get the hood dirty and the clips are a bit tough to undo most times. Just takes a little extra effort.

  98. Happiest mommy on the block on March 11th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    You can get a stroller for $20 but you’ll use it once and decide to go back and buy a Maclaren. I justified the price by buying one in a neutral color so that I can use it in the years to come.

  99. Graham's Grandma on March 20th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I purchased the MacLaren stroller to use when the Quinny was to large to take somewhere. This stroller is well worth the money. Easy to open/shut, lightweight, larger seat than other strollers of this type, back reclines so baby can sleep, extends by feet so babies feet don’t dangle, Plastic shield for rain or wind, sunshade is decent (but I also purchased the Kiddopotamus Ray Shade for extra protection from sun)& enough room underneath for a small bag(I also purchased the MacLaren bag for the back which has 2 cup holders set in it & decent size bag). I’ve had the baby out in it and it works very well on the city sidewalks even if they are uneven. Easy to push and it can hold extra bags on the back(just take them off before you take out the baby or it will fall back). There is no bar across the front for toys but I hook the toys on the harness and its fine. I use this stroller all the time unless I’m going somewhere I think the Quinny will work better. I’m looking forward to using this for the L which I think will work fine, because it is so compact. All in all a great stroller for the money. Graham seems to have a very smooth ride.

  100. Faith's Mommy on March 24th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I haven’t had this stroller very long yet, but so far I absolutely love it! I love every feature of this stroller. Very light weight, reclines, very smooth ride, made very well and great colors. I had originally bought the Maclaren Volo but exchanged it for the Quest. I realized how much I needed the recline feature for my 6 month old daughter. I’m so happy I spent the extra money for this one. The Quest is like a little lazy boy on wheels for my daughter. I love the extendable foot rest feature also. When reclined and the foot rest is extended it’s like a rolling bed! I definately would recomend this stroller to anyone!

  101. MIMI on April 27th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I like this stroller very much. It is light and easy to fold & open. However, I have exchanged this stroller for the 2nd time due to the problem from the wheels. The wheels make “tickling” sound after few times I have used them. The problem seems like is from the stopper not able to release completely. I just got another one yesterday and is 2008 model, hopefully the problem has been fixed on newer model. Anyone has this problem?

  102. Rain-soaked from MA on May 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    If you live in a place where there is rain, don’t buy this stroller from Babies-r-us. This Maclaren stroller is typically sold with a raincover — but Babies-r-us does not include this raincover, and it is not available separately (at least now). I went specifically to buy a stroller with raincover, […]

  103. Anja's mom on May 7th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We purchased this stroller for a trip to Italy with our 9 month old. Initially I was very reluctant to pay over $200 for a stroller when I have a BOB that I love. I gave in because I was also afraid that the BOB would be too large to travel with. We purchased the Maclaren a few days before the trip and I loved it the first day we used it. Sure, it’s not a BOB but, my daughter could sleep in it and it was much easier to carry – I could even carry her in the stroller up or down stairs myself. What I love – the size and weightWhat I like – the color, storage, maneuverability, the fact that it reclines and has a foot restWhat could use improvement – the sunshade could stand to be a bit larger. If we travel with this stroller again (and we will) I will need to bring a supplemental shade. I also wasn’t too impressed with the ease of opening or closeing the stroller. Guess I’m just used to the BOB but the Maclaren isn’t simple until you get used to it. Then it’s not bad but it could be better.I also wanted to add that I purchased the stroller from Babies R Us and it did have the rain cover. I prior reviewer noted that BRU aren’t including the cover and I thought I should include this since perhaps it was location specific.

  104. Tatami on May 10th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    A very nice stroller and on Maclaren’s website, it states that ‘rain cover’ is included (meaning, you don’t have to purchase it separately). While checking out the stroller in the store, we asked the sales person what the difference is between Triumph and Quest Sport and he said that Quest Sport comes with its rain cover. We thought it had good value and extra functions so purchased the Quest Sport.But the stroller I got from Babiesrus doesn’t come with a rain cover. […]. I explained to her that the sales in the store told us that the rain cover was included, and that MacLaren website mentions the same as well. She was not helpful at all and insists that I called MacLaren to resolve the issue as there is nothing she can do for me.[…]. Not so much about this MacLaren stroller, but just that it doesn’t have the quality and service I was expecting.[…]A very disappointed customer.

  105. viky on May 12th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    It is maybe good, buy why to buy old one, and save just 30 $. it is 2007 model. buy never one. or even save 100$ and buy online this one 🙂

  106. jill on May 13th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    overall a good stroller just not enough padding in the seat. took my son out and noticed an indention on the back of his head just not enough padding. for the price of this stroller this shouldn’t be a problem.

  107. Mom of two great boys! on May 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I purchased this stroller to be used as a light weight stroller and make “quick trips” a little easier. It has been nothing but problems. I wish I had read ALL the reviews before purchasing this one. I also have the “squeaky” wheel and the clip that holds the stroller in the closed position broke only a few months after purchasing. Now the stroller will not stay in the closed position every time I go to put it back into the car! So annoying. I have contacted the company but I have not heard back from them. If you search the web reviews are that their customer service is not very reliable either. This stroller is very over rated and not worth the $$$$!

  108. Keps on May 29th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have a 10 mth old son, and just started using this stroller, since he has upgraded from his travel system. It is sooo lightweight and he looks so comfortable in it. I especially love that you can adjust the piece by his feet by pulling the plastic pcs to keep his feet straight so they don’t just dangle, since he is still small. I purchased my Maclaren from Babiesrus and I DID recieve the raincover. (Not sure why others didn’t) I’m stunned as to why the past few people gave this stroller such bad reviews. Guess you can’t please everyone, but I feel this stroller was worth every penny. The sunshade is a bit small, HOWEVER, all you have to do is pull the shade further down (adjustable length) when baby is sleeping, and it covers well. This stroller manuevers wonderfully and is so much more convenient than the heavy travel strollers. The sunshade also has a compartment for cell phone, wristlet, etc. Bottom line, very satisfied customer and I would recommend this stroller to any parent!!!!

  109. the mom with the wet baby on June 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    the stroller is great but why is it that you pay [$] for a stroller without a raincover and I can’t find it anywhere to purchase it separately. all other stores sell the stroller with the rain cover.

  110. Monica on June 16th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller, I bought it when my daughter was 5 months old, she is One year old now and I am still using it. I have had no problem at all with the weels or the raincoat. Is lightweight and perfect if you go out alone with the baby. Easy to fold. The only thing I don’t like is that when you fold it, the weels get the top of the stroller dirt, so is always stain at the top. Other than that, this is perfect for my baby…

  111. Texas mom on June 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We took this stroller on our trip to Boston with our 7 month old. This stroller was great, it made our trip so much easier. it was perfect for airline travel because of it’s size and also very comfortable while walking around all day sightseeing in boston. The recline was perfect for him to fall asleep and the padded seat was very comfortable for him. This stoller is well worth the money!!

  112. Sindhu on June 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    My son is one years old and he loves this stroller, its easy for him to get in and out by himself. I love it because its nice and easy to travel on the train with, compair to my big chunky stroller this on is a breeze. It moves like butta, even though it does not have a snack bar its still the best stroller around and worth every penny. Its a great everyday stroller.

  113. NYC mommy on July 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have traveled twice out of the country with the same stroller and I have had it even before my son was born and I must say is the best stroller ever.Is light weight stylish and comfortable for the baby as well.My stroller did include a rain cover a very good one too.I already have almost 2 years with the same stroller and I must admit Im in love with it. Is Just Perfect!!!!!!

  114. Amy with the firecracker on July 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We have had the Maclaren Quest Sport for 8 months now. My son is 17 months. What I loved about it when he was younger, was it was lightweight and a perfect travel stroller. In addition it had the leg extenders, so his little legs didnt dangle. The partial recline was great too. Now that he is older I wish it would sit more up right. He always seems to be in an awkward laying/sitting position. He wants to sit up and view more.

    The basket of course is impossible to get to if the seat is reclined. I just purchased the Maclaren mesh bag and that works great. The sunshade is so lame too. I just use a different one.

    It is my everyday and travel stroller, and am so happy with it.

  115. On the go on July 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I’ve been using this stroller around the city for about a year and it has held up beautifully. It’s been shoved in the back of cabs, wheeled over uneven sidewalks, and bumped up and down steps on a daily basis. It’s even been to Northern Ireland with us! All of my loving abuse hasn’t phased it’s smooth steering and nippy maneuverability one bit. My daughter loves it too. The best part is that I can fold it up and pop it in the hallway closet when I’m not using it. So nice when space is an issue. I also have a bugaboo frog but haven’t used it in over 9 months because this Maclaren is just so much easier to handle.

  116. Mom of toddler on July 19th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller two weeks ago… after MUCH review… we were in between this and the chicco one for $70… I decided to go with this one because it states it holds 50lbs. For the price I paid, I’m not impressed. I did not receive the raincover.
    When I lower the back my son can easily sit up and just pull the chair with him. It takes me two hands and a foot to open up… I have yet to get the brake to work.. isn’t easy with flip flops on – seems to need a good kick to work. Also the shade doesn’t move so it’s useless most of the time. It does have some good qualities.. but for the price.. I think it should be near perfect and it just isn’t anywhere close.

  117. grammie on July 19th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have four grandchilden and I have a hard time opening and closing any stroller.This is the best I have no problem.I have also bought alot of strollers over the years and I must say everyone is getting one….A must have.

  118. New TX Mommy on July 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller! If you’re going to be getting in & out of the car a lot, traveling, mall, etc. it’s the best! It has awesome manuverability. It folds up with 1 hand, I was skeptical but it really does! I can easily fold it up with 1 hand while holding my baby. when it’s folded down the whole way, the latch automatically locks it closed so again 1 handed you can pick it up & toss it in the car without it unfolding. I was also worried about all the “clicking wheel” reviews, but rest assured that clicking is a result of not having the wheel lock pressed all the way over! When the stroller is un-folded the wheel lock sort of rests in the middle & clicks on the wheel spokes, so easy fix…..every time you unfold it before you start walking just make sure it’s all the way over.
    Negatives: it will tip over if there’s a heavy bag hanging on the handles & no baby in the stroller to balance it out, the sun shade is kinda pointless it’s very small, the basket isn’t huge…..if you want big bells & whistles on a stroller don’t get a small compact umbrella style.
    I love this stroller, I’m not saying it’s the best stroller, but it’s perfect for what I want it for. If you’re looking for a fairly basic, simple, lightweight, sturdy stroller this is a good one!

  119. Busy mom on July 27th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I use when we go to the mall. I had the [$] strollers and now at 15 months she was trying to stand and lean foward. So this stroller is more sturdy and the harness is great!!!

  120. Busy Mom on July 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is a great stroller, it’s light weight and easy to use. I’m not sure why some people are saying you can’t get the raincover anywhere…you can buy the raincover directly from Maclaren for $30.

  121. NYC Mom on August 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I live in an apartment with little space for storage. When my son was born in late October, I opted to not get a full size stroller because I figured I would not use it much during the winter. That proved to be a great decision because the car seat and car seat frame was more than enough to get around. I had to get a lightweight stroller for summer and this was perfect. It folds up quickly and can fit in any corner. It’s a smooth ride and it is soooooo stylish! I love the color and the design. When I did some research to find something for a better price I just could not bring myself to settle for less because this is what I absolutely had to have and it is WORTH EVERY PENNY.

    My only (minor) complaint is that it did not come with the rain cover 🙁

  122. grandma on August 4th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This product is a gift selected from your gift registry. My daughter and her husband are very pleased with the product.

  123. Parker's mom on August 6th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    High quality umbrella stroller. Easy to use and fold, very light. Only complaints are the lack of cup holders, storage underneath is minimal. Great stroller, but I highly recommend the organizer you can purchase separately, it’s definitely a necessity!

  124. Army wife and busy mommy! on August 11th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have searched and searched and researched strollers like crazy! I needed something new for my almost 2 year old daughter. The travel system we used before was just getting too bulky. Before buying this one and KEEPING this one, I had gotten about 3 other lightweight types that were much cheaper and honestly, not that great. Something would always drive me to return the thing. Finally I gave in and got the expensive (but worth it) maclaren!

    Lots of viewers complain of the clicking noise on the brakes. This is something that pretty much all the maclarens can have. All you do is make sure to push the brake all the way over to the left. It sometimes can get in that clicky stage when you unfold it, so just quickly make sure the break is all the way to the left before going on your way. that minor issue isn’t really a problem. My husband even said if you wanted to you could shave a little of the brake clicker down so it won’t catch as easily.

    Great stroller, comfortable for my daughter, and looks awesome!

  125. Maclaren Mommy for 9 years! on August 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    The Maclaren strollers are simply the best on the market!

  126. jcava on August 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This version of the Quest is actually exclusive to Babies r us, meaning it has the older style belt buckle, doesn’t come with the carry strap or the rain cover, and the brakes are the older style, where you have to push it right and left with your foot to engage/release it. The brakes on the other version are a bit easier to manage, you just push a lever down with your foot. If you want the latest quest stroller, which includes all of the above, buy the one that’s $244 on the babies r us website. You’ll get more color options too.

  127. NewMom on August 27th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have searched up and down for a stroller like this! I tried every stroller in every baby store. I was hesitant about the cost but found that it was well worth every penny. My daughter absolutely loves it and it is so easy to take in and out of the car and the harness is much easier to use than that of a chicco! It also reclines just enough for her to sleep….I would recommend this to everyone I know…

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