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My family and I are always on the move. For the longest time I was hesitant to purchase a double stroller because in my mind, they were all bulky. My husband and I (mostly him) did not want to lug around a 60+lbs stroller (our toddlers are heavy enough) and we did not want the trunk of our cars to be inaccessible.
However, this summer my toddlers are 2 and 3 years old, so they’re more active and we plan on doing more outdoor activities with them. So I’ve been on the hunt for a stroller that is not only safe, but compact, comfortable, lightweight, and still roomy enough for all of their stuff.
I came across the ultra trendy Maclaren Twin Triumph and new we had to give it a go. We’ve been blessed to partner up with Maclaren for the full review of their double buggy.
Maclaren was founded by Owen Finlay Maclaren, a former British aviation engineer who was inspired by his own daughter’s bulky toy stroller, to create a stroller that could “fold compactly and was lightweight and convenient for travel for a new generation of active families.”
This is my honest review of the Maclaren Twin Triumph buggy.
- Fits through standard doorways
- Extendable hood and sun visor that are not only waterproof, but offer UPF 50+ protection
- 30.42lbs basic weight (without accessories)
- Multiple & individual seat positioning
- Storage pocket at the back of the hood is super convenient for your keys, wallet, toddler plush toys, etc…
- Seats recline independently and have cushion for comfort
- 5-point safety harness
- Carry handle
- removable and machinable seats
- over-sized shopping basket under each seat
- lifetime warranty
- and more! You can check out the other key features here
Things we love…
The first thing that I noticed as I took this stroller out of its box, was how compact it is. As parents I think that we can all agree that bulky things while on the go, are are a no-no. Speaking of bulky things, this double buggy has 2 very roomy shopping baskets under each seat making super practical for shopping trips! It also has a one-hand fold feature and takes up a minimal amount of trunk space.
I also love the clean and trendy design of this stroller. Now I know why the British are considered to be some of the most classy and fashionable people in the world. We chose the Denim Indigo buggy. This is the first time I’ve ever seen stroller seats made from lightweight denim. It looks super classy trendy. Aside from that, I noticed the lightweight aluminum frame which I love because it screams longevity!
We also received liners for each seat which I love because it makes our denim stroller look even more unique, and it makes my life easier because my kids never have to fight over a seat. They already know which one belongs to them. The liners also add extra padding to the seats making them more comfortable for the kiddies.
So far, they love it. This is their first double buggy and every time we go out, my daughter asks us to bring it along.
Things that could be improved…
All of the above are things that I really like about the stroller. But there are a couple of things that I am not really a fan of.
I would have loved for the the individual wide-grip handles, to be replaced with an end-to-end handle bar. That way, you could attach a Mommy Hook and also adjust your grip, and rest your arms.
I also do not like the second set of wheels in the middle of the stroller (at the back). When pushing the stroller, you have to put your body a little further back from the stroller to avoid tapping your foot on the wheels with each step. I think that if they placed this set of wheels a little closer to the front, sort of in a triangle shape, it would solve this problem.
***Note about the harness:
You have to press both sides at the same time for it to open. The first time I took the kids out with it, I actually couldn’t open the harness once we got home so I had to loosen the straps, take off their shoes, and wriggle them out from the back. I think I spent 30 minutes trying to open it. I checked the manual afterwards and it does mention this. I guess I missed it the first time! I think that this is an additional safety feature so the kids can’t just unbuckle themselves and run off.
All in all, I really like this stroller. It’s great especially for active families. For $350USD, you get a super stylish, compact yet roomy, lightweight (compared to other double strollers), durable, safe, and comfortable double buggy. It’s really easy to fold and carry, and it doesn’t take up all of our trunk space!
I would really love though if perhaps for future designs, they consider improving the harness, the wheel placement and the handle bar.
I hope you enjoyed this review.