Maclaren Techno XLR Stroller, Black/Champagne (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Roomy full-featured stroller
- High-performance aluminum frame
- Can accommodate larger children - up to 65 pounds
- Front and rear wheel suspension
- Height adjustable handles
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When I got pregnant last year, I went to Baby's R Us and bought the same model car seat from Graco to use with my XLR (We used friend's Graco car seat back when we had our first baby) I asked the representatives at Baby's R Us and they told me model was compatible with XLR.
After having our baby, we started using our XLR again. Even though I was not so happy to hear about the recall, I called and got my adjustment piece from Mac Laren.
On December 29th, 2011, we had an unfortunate accident. When we were shopping at a department store, all of a sudden my baby's car seat fell out with my baby in it from the stroller. A man next to me ran for help as I was in shock to find my baby on the floor in his car seat sideways. If two minutes ago his grandmother didn't buckle him up, he could have flied out from the car seat to the floor and a terrible accident could have happened.
I came home and did some research to find some parents had the same incident. I contacted Mac Laren immediately on the night, but I wasn't sure if I would get a respond back.
After the holidays, not only I got an e-mail, I also got a phone call from England from Mim Davies. She told me that they would like to investigate my stroller and ask me to send it to them with the provided UPS shipping. I told her that I didn't have any spare one, she immediately arranged a loaner Mac Laren stroller.Read more ›
Its very comfortable and my son loves to relax in this stroller, the extra cushion makes it very plush. Its easy to recline, the canopy is easy to adjust and is huge. The height adjustable handles are easy to move up and down. The buckle is very secure and my extra smart child can't get out without my letting him out which is great.
Cons: As with most umbrella style strollers the basket is hard to access, also the leg extenders are hard to pull forward. It is a hefty umbrella style stroller at 16 lbs but its easy to maneuver.
I recommended it to all my friends, and if you use it gently it will last for all your kids!
In spite of the recall, we felt confident in buying another MacLaren for the arrival of our fourth child - and in fact purchased this for the car seat adapter, something MacLaren had never provided in the past.
We used a Graco car seat, the exact model specified on the MacLaren materials and website. The bar that attaches to support the car seat was only initially tight-fitting, and within the first month of use it snapped off multiple times, causing the car seat to nearly fall to the ground. (Thankfully the belt was very firmly attached, so the baby was not injured.) The seat adapter *was* installed exactly as the directions advised, and my engineer husband even tried to determine a better/safer means of using this.
Additionally, the stroller is wobbly; not stable as our other MacLarens have been, and the side 'lock' that is to keep it closed when folded frequently comes unlatched.
My REAL frustration came when I contacted MacLaren customer support. A 'gentleman' asked me what model of car seat I was trying to install. When I replied that it was a MacLaren-approved Graco model, his response was a request for me to send them the stroller AND the car seat for inspection. Like many families, we have ONE car seat, so it seemed that MacLaren arrogantly expected us to go purchase another while they tried to place blame on another manufacturer's product?
The car seat was (is) in excellent condition, and in fact works beautifully with the UppaBaby Vista that we purchased after the MacLaren nearly dumped our baby on the ground on numerous occasions.
We've yet to receive any form of resolution from MacLaren.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
You cannot hang things at the back of the stroller because it will fall overPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I just recently purchased this stroller and I haven't had the chance to use it but for just getting it I'm a bit disappointed. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Sharon
I know people can think it's quite expensive but it's not! Easy to carry on, it fits pretty well in my car's truck (an intermediate one) and it's a really lightweight! Read morePublished on November 25, 2013 by Diego Gola
I purchased this stroller for my five month old and I love it!! I live in MA but travel by bus to NY very often and it can keep up with the hustle and bustle of the busy city of... Read morePublished on March 5, 2013 by Jasmine Cepin
My husband has a bad back and I had a c-section so neither of us wanted a heavy stroller but we wanted to make sure we got something that would hold up. Read morePublished on November 29, 2011 by Ria
Its a great stroller. The only problem, although explicitly mentioned on the maclaren website, a car seat adapter was not a part of the package. Read morePublished on October 10, 2011 by shopper
I was shopping around for a new carriage I liked the maclaren black and champagne color but of course wanted to pay the cheapest price. Here on amazon. Read morePublished on September 21, 2011 by peach