Does the job...
Great compact double.
- Fits in small car boot reasonably well
- toddler can independently climb in/out (no need for me to do any lifting)
- fits through standard doorways with ease
- fits a tall 3.5y/o with enough comfort to nap
- manoeuvres reasonably well on footpath
- generous hoods/sun protection.
Great till took outside and brake is broken
I loved this pram for my twins so light and easy to take to the shops fits through doorways etc. bit flimsy but needs to be to be light I guess. Took to a zoo and it was terrible could hardly get around . The brakes never held particularly well so I always faced sideways in case but now the thin metal bar where you lock the pram open is broken one side and I can see its wearing through and about to break on the other. Shame as I love this pram and have had less than a year , used six months. I need to buy a new one now as its too dangerous without brakes.
I have 18 month old twins, and have used a Bugaboo twin pram since their birth. Given the Bugaboo's size and heavy weight, i wanted to "downsize" to an umbrella stroller, particularly for when just quickly ducking out to the shops. Needing a stroller that was long in length (my kids are very tall for their age), could carry the weight of two large toddlers, and was deep enough to handle two fidgety children. I decided on the Maclaren twin techno as it fit the bill for those criteria - long enough, light enough and deep enough for growing childr...en. However, it does have several downsides, which perhaps makes it not worth the money it retails for: * definitely not as easy to handle as the Bugaboo (which, granted, is a luxury pram). Very difficult to push on grass/uneven surfaces. This is definitely not an all-terrain stroller (if there is such a thing); * very difficult to turn left and right, despite having front swivel legs - which, despite a narrow width, makes it difficult to turn into doorways (very awkward!!), and a major turn off for me. But so far, it has fit through all doorways without issue. * finicky to recline the seats * wheels are small, and so the stroller does not "glide" when pushed
I found this double stroller bulky and heavy - I only used mine for a couple of months. I found it not so good for walking any long distances and also you could not reach anything in the baskets when fully reclined for a sleeping baby/child.
The Maclaren Twin Techno fits two childen easily, mine were of different ages. I liked the added extras you got in the price, like the boot covers and head rests.
The hoods on mine went out of shape in the first month, also the cup holders broke easily, even though I was careful to always store it with them facing upwards. The baby never seemed comfortable in this stroller - she always looked like she was being thrown out the front of it when in any position execpt fully reclined.
It did the job.
With a toddler and a brand new baby, I needed something to transport them both. Not wanting to give up my Mountain Buggy, I got a Freerider buggy board but my toddler was just a bit too young to stand on it. So I researched extensively and ended up with a McLaren Twin Techno.
I have walked multiple occasions on concrete footpaths, up for a few km's, with baby and toddler - its hard work and the wheels get stuck on uneven bits and its impossible to push on grassy naturestrips! Gravel is ok in small stretches. Smooth surfaces like shopping malls...
Great looking pram(in black). The width and the difficulty to move up and down step was the downfall for me and has forced to me to move to a Phil and Teds. Sorry Maclaren
I was an owner of the Maclaren Techno single which is a fantastic pram so having no 2 mad sense to purchase the twin techno. I love the simplicity of of the twin. It all makes sense. Things I loved about the pram include- independent seat reclining, great sun protection, easy to attach foot muffs, easy to collapse.
It was quiet heavy, heading up and down steps I needed to put my foot on the middle back wheel to pivot the pram. Walking down hill my foot would hit the middle wheels. It was just a little too wide for inner city streets.
Questions & Answers
Can you buy replacement holster?
Hi Margaret, If you wanted to contact our CNP Brands Customer Service Line on 1300 667 137 someone will be able to assist you with spare part requirements. Thank You
|Category||Double Prams & Strollers||Double Prams & Strollers|
|Suitable Age||0+ months|
|Max User Weight||25 kg|
|Bassinet Compatible||Yes (Sold Separately)|
|Capsule Compatible||Yes, with addition of adapters|
|Features||Height-Adjustable Handle, Suspension and Under-seat Storage|
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