Monday, November 24, 2008

My birthday present to me...

Originally submitted at Toys R Us

Maclaren Volo stroller with hood is lightweight and easy to use at 8.6 pounds. Easy and fast to fold & go with handy carry strap. Modern single position, easy to clean, self locking wheels, removable mesh seat. Ergonomic foam gripped handles and angled frame for comfortable pushing. New f...

Finally... the perfect stroller!

By mom2mykiddos from Montana on 11/24/2008

5out of 5

Pros: Lightweight, Durable, Smooth Ride, Easy To Maneuver, Easily Stowed, Easy to Set Up

Cons: Not Adjustable

Best Uses: Infants, Toddlers

Describe Yourself: Parent of Two or More Children

I've been looking for "the" stroller to replace our collection of various kinds. We have a Graco Travel System, a few umbrella strollers, and a double jogger stroller. With kiddo #4 (the last) turning 18 months, I've passed along the travel system to a friend and thrown away the impossible-to-steer, poorly-made, no-feature umbrella strollers. The Maclaren Volo is the perfect replacement.

First, it is compact and lightweight. I no longer need to keep in the back of the van. It's small enough to slip on the floor at the kids' feet. Set up is quick and easy and, most importantly, ONE-HANDED!

Second, its features are well thought out. The single brake set & release is very easy to use. The canopy is large and provides nice coverage. A small basket underneath holds the essentials. (I did purchase the Maclaren organizer and appreciate having somewhere to keep water bottles and the cell phone.) It maneuvers very easily, even with a single hand and the wheels seem to absorb small bumps nicely. Our toddler loves to sit in his stroller, moving or not.

Third, improvements over last year's belt buckles makes securing a busy toddler easier.

Additionally, the black frame looks great and the lime (it really is a bit more "lime green" than the photo shows) & black helps hide the dirt from the wheels brushing against the canopy when folded. (The grey and white canopies on other Volo strollers readily show the dirt. Yuk!)

Finally, the 55 lb. weight limit ensures that we'll be using this stroller until #4 has truly outgrown strollers. This will make those trips to the zoo, the fair, and Disney World much more enjoyable!

I realize this stroller is not meant for newborns and it does not adjust to allow for napping, but it is extremely well made and comfortable for baby and whomever ends up pushing him along.

This was my birthday present to me. I'm a bit of a baby gear junkie and we're quickly leaving the "baby" stage behind. This is likely one of my last baby purchases. I researched and researched before buying. (I've known I wanted it since April. Yes... nearly 7 months!) But, persistence paid off. I have the newer version with features I appreciate and it's perfect!


Colleen said...

It's so brave of you to consider that a birthday present. I would consider it a necessity. I consider perfume or jewelry or Bath & Body Works products birthday presents. LOL!

Mary Beth said...

It was an awesome demostration this afternoon. I hope you enjoy it for many years - at least long enough to see Mickey!

Wendy said...

Love the stroller. It worked great for Abby too!