For the parents of twins, or those who have two children of similar ages a double stroller can become the one thing they could not imagine living without. Maclaren double stroller models are very popular, especially with the celebrity set. Think Heidi Klum and Seal, Marcia Cross and of course Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
About the Maclaren Company – Maclaren was founded in Long Buckby, England by one Owen Findlay Maclaren, a former test pilot and aircraft engineer who began building baby buggies and strollers after the birth of his first grandchild in the mid nineteen sixties. Noticing how much his daughter struggled with her heavy stroller, he set about using his aircraft engineering prowess to create a collapsible lightweight stroller that would be easier for parents to handle.
These days a number of Maclaren stroller models – including several versions of the Maclaren double stroller – are sold in 50 countries.
Although, as previously mentioned, there are several different Maclaren double stroller options and models available we choose to take a closer look at one of the most popular – The Maclaren Twin Techno Stroller. This is what we found:
The Basics – This Maclaren double stroller boasts five different seat positions, both front and rear suspension, easily extendable leg rests to accommodate growing babies and toddlers , individual sun canopies for each child and a compact umbrella fold and carry handle.
The Maclaren Twin Techo fits easily through standard doorways, weights just 27 pounds and can accommodate two children of up to 55 pounds each. It folds up quickly and easily and you won’t have to feel like you are trying out for a “World’s Strongest Parent” contest while carrying it around.
Accessories included in the basic price are a raincover, detachable bottle holders and a luggage tag (in case it needs to be checked in as airline baggage) You can also purchase a number of additional accessories for your Maclaren double stroller including double mosquito netting, a double foot muff for those chilly winter days and a twin universal organizer that can accommodate bottles, cell phones, iPods and other assorted “stuff”.
The Ride – However good a stroller looks and however many extras it has it is the way a double stroller actually rides that really matters. The double suspension does make the Maclaren Twin Techno stroller a great choice for all but the bumpiest of terrains. It is light enough that parents can actually safely push the stroller with one hand for a while if they have to and the seats are roomy and padded enough for babies to remain comfortable for the duration of their trip.