The Maclaren Quest Stroller Review

October 06, 2015
The Maclaren Quest Stroller Review

Tinitrader is so excited to review the Maclaren Quest Stroller. Maclaren are renowned for making lightweight umbrella-fold strollers and for many years they dominated this sector. They have a number of umbrella fold strollers on the market and we were lucky enough to have a look at how the Quest measures up.

The Maclaren Quest is one of the highest selling and most sought of its kind in the stroller category and its not hard to see why. Popular for its style and comfort., the Quest stroller is light and simple to fold. The stroller is lightweight, weighing in at 6.3kg stroller steers and stores easily.

The raincover provides protection against the elements. The 5-point harness provides safety, and the cosy padded seat offers a 4-position seat with an extendable leg rest for extra comfort. It is the lightweight sporty solution that will fit easily into any car boot.

Read on to find out more Maclaren Quest specs and pram features..

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RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE

$499.95

WEIGHT AND SIZE SPECS

Type: 4 Wheel pram, Single

Suitable for: Birth to 4 years (20kgs)

Folded Dims: 103L x 26.5W 34.5H cm


Weight: 6.3kg

SEAT SYSTEM

The Maclaren Quest Pram seat system is all new! There is now an optimised crotch strap and ergonomic aviator buckle with the padded seat.

The fabric can be hand washed when detached from the chassis. The seat reclines to 4 seat positions. The final recline is intended to be suitable for newborns.

The seat has a 5 point safety harness with height adjustable shoulder harness. The seat is padded with an adjustable/extendable leg rest and flexible footrest.

The stroller is baby capsule compatible.

CANOPY

The Maclaren Quest includes a new and improved hood tensioner with ‘stay back’ feature. The hood is round with storage pocket with a handy viewing window. The hood is large and water-resistant.

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HANDLE BAR

The handle bar is ergonomically optimised and made from foam. The stroller includes a carry strap and carry handle and automatic folding lock. A tether strap is also included.

WHEELS

The four wheels are relatively small at 12.7cm (5in) wide but given this is an umbrella stroller, all things need to be small. The front, swivel wheels can be locked using the small pedal that is set in-between the wheel unit.

The reflective hubs and the reflective strip around the seat gives you peace of mind that you are going to be seen on darker afternoons.

SAFETY FEATURES AND BRAKE SYSTEM

The Maclaren Quest has all the expected safety features. The 5 Point Safety Harness keeps bub safe and snug. The Maclaren Quest has a new and improved simple to engage brake system with foot-operated linked parking brakes and front swivel and rear fixed wheels. The Maclaren Quest has reflective accents for night safety.

The mandatory tether strap is also included.

FOLD/UNFOLD

The fold is super simple and works in much the same as on other umbrella strollers.

Before you start, it is recommended the seat is in the upright position with the hood pushed back. Slip your foot under the red plastic pedal in-between the rear wheels and lift up - this releases the horizontal tension in the frame. Then press down on the black pedal on the right-hand side and you can gently squeeze the handles together and drop them towards the front wheels.

You can also use the shoulder strap to break the horizontal tension which makes the whole thing even easier!

Quest Folded

STORAGE

Shopping basket with mesh side panels and water-resistant fabric bottom (2KG weight limit).

TRAVEL SYSTEM COMPATABILITY

Travel System – The Maclaren Quest is compatible with Maxi-Cosi Infant Carriers. Take baby from car to stroller with ease. Just click it in and away you go!

(NB: Adaptors and Infant Carriers are sold separately)

ACCESSORIES

Included:

2 in 1 Bassinet & Stroller Set

  • Chassis/Frame
  • Stroller seat (includes storage pockets)
  • 5 Point Safety Harness
  • Canopy
  • Shopping basket
  • Rain cover

Accessories:

  • Maxi Cosi adaptors (sold separately)

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WRAP-UP

The Maclaren Quest is a lightweight sporty solution that will fit easily into any car boot. The quality that we have come to expect from Maclaren is certainly present in the Maclaren Quest. The new and improved features in the latest model mean that this is an umbrella stroller that won’t disappoint.

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