Maclaren Twin Techno Double Stroller Review

The MacLaren Twin Techno
Anna Paquin and her two children out and about with the Twin Techno!

OVERALL SCORE

74

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The Maclaren Twin Techno double stroller is an affordable stroller that combines luxury with practicality. Although it is quite heavy and can be subsequently difficult to carry or push, it makes up for it in a variety of aspects. It provides an extremely comfortable ride due to its front-wheel suspension, headrests, adjustable recline for both seats (individually), and cushioning. It also boasts two canopies, one for each seat, that include a sun visor, viewing windows, and air vents that help with circulation. This is a high quality stroller indeed.

How the strollers are reviewed

The following chart rates the stroller for the most important stroller criteria for product specifications, effectiveness, parent preferences, and child comfort.

RATING (SCORE):

   Poor (1-2)   Fair (3-4)   Good (5-6)   Very Good (7-8)   Excellent (9-10)
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Durability
Weight
 EFFECTIVENESS
Brakes
Compact
Ease of Use
Folding
Grip
Maneuverability
Rough Terrain
PARENT PREFERENCES
Accessories
Easy to Assemble
Easy to Clean
Storage
COMFORT
Child Comfort
Sun Canopy
Suspension

 

Durability

Very Good – 7/10

The Maclaren Twin Techno stroller is a quality stroller for a reasonable price. It has air-filled tires that do not get flat easily and thick fabric that withstands the rain and cold. It even comes with an extra rain cover to supply added protection from inclement weather.

A front view of the Maclaren Twin Techno double stroller.

Weight

Good – 5/10

This is not a light stroller. It weighs 39.5 pounds, making it fairly heavy for its size. It makes up for its weight by being extremely sturdy, but it is still hard to push this stroller and carrying it can be a nuisance.

Brakes

Good – 5/10

This Maclaren model has functional brakes that do not need to much force to engage, but these step-on, kick-off brakes are not the best for parents who enjoy wearing open-toed shoes.

Compact

Very Good – 8/10

This stroller will fit snugly into the back of most vehicles and will not take up a lot of space in most standard hallways. It’s a good stroller for families who are short on space.

“This is an extremely sturdy stroller however this is extremely heavy, when you walk (please keep in mind I’m only 5,4′) you step on the middle wheels allllllll the time”
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Ease of Use

Very Good – 7/10

It’s very easy to push the Maclaren Twin Techno around and it’s fairly easy to steer. Additionally, it comes with a carry strap that makes carrying this stroller around in the folded position easy. You could fold and steer this stroller using one hand. The only downside to it is that while pushing it, you could step on the wheels.

Folding

Excellent – 9/10

It’s very possible to fold this stroller into its more compact size using only one hand! You could use the same mechanism for folding Maclaren umbrella strollers up with this stroller.

Grip

Very Good – 8/10

This double stroller does not have a central handle, but rather it has side handles that you can grip firmly using both hands. These handles are set at a comfortable angle for you to push with ease, and they are very shock-absorbant.

Maneuverability

Very Good – 7/10

The Maclaren Techno double stroller received a 7 out of 10 in this category because it is easy to push, however, while you are pushing it, you are pushing a decent amount of weight. This stroller will turn easily and swiftly when needed.

“I really liked the product, it matches all the specs as per product description. Its relatively light (not as much as I would like but ok) and my babies are able to sleep on it very well.”
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Rough Terrain

Very Good – 7/10

This stroller comes with front-wheel suspension to make rides smoother on rough terrain. This is not an all-terrain stroller, so it will have some difficulty offroading compared to jogging strollers, but it will handle bumpy roads or sidewalks with no issue.

Accessories

Very Good – 7/10

There are a variety of accessories that the Maclaren Techno comes equipped with. These include a premium, wind-resistant rain cover, a cup holder, shoulder pads, and a head hugger for maximum comfort.

Easy to Assemble

Very Good – 8/10

Assembly is super easy for this stroller. All that’s needed is the instruction manual, patience, and the proper tools. It should take less than 30 minutes to assemble the entire stroller.

Easy to Clean

Very Good – 7/10

All the accessories that this Maclaren model comes with are easy to remove and clean. The durable fabric is also water-resistant and washable with a clean washcloth.

“I ordered this because it is safe to use for infants. My son isn’t born yet – but my toddler son loves riding in it with his baby doll so far! It pushes and steers nicely and i have plenty of room in the bottom baskets for things.”
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Storage

Very Good -8/10

There are many opportunities for storage on this double stroller. Under both seats lies a storage basket that will fit anything you need inside it without adding too much additional weight. The only downside to this storage space is that it can be difficult to access when the seats are reclined.

Child Comfort

Very Good – 8/10

Your children will be comfortable in this stroller. You will be able to independently adjust each seat’s recline, so one can sit up while the other sleeps! Additionally, the front-suspension system, shoulder pads, extendable headrests, and shoulder straps will work together to keep them happy.

Sun Canopy

Excellent – 10/10

The canopy on this stroller receives a perfect score of 10 out of 10 in this category. Each seat on this double stroller is protected by its own square hood. These square canopies provide complete protection from the sun while also offering UV-protective viewing windows, a sun visor, and air vents.

Suspension

Very Good – 8/10

The front wheel suspension system on this stroller makes any ride with the Maclaren Techno double stroller much smoother. It is still not as ideal as other strollers when it comes to off-roading and very rough terrain, but your child will be happy with just how much smoother this suspension system will make your journeys.


What do experts say?

A front and side view of this Maclaren model!!!

“Sturdy, lightweight (for a double), compact and easy to use, this could be the only double buggy you’ll ever need. The seats may be on the narrow side, but at least you really can take this anywhere.” – Made for Mums

“The way the stroller was designed gives the stroller great stability as well as making it easy to push. We were able to hop curbs with ease, navigate city streets, but like any umbrella stroller, you can’t go jogging or off-roading with it. But more than some other umbrella strollers we tested, the Twin Techno is solidly built so when you do raise the front wheels, the stroller doesn’t feel like it’s about to fall apart.” – Baby Gizmo


Specifications

BassinetsNo
Car Seat CompatibilityNo
Child’s Age Range1-3 years
Dimension45.1 x 16.1 x 13.6 inches
Forward/Rear FacingForward
Handlebar HeightMedium Height
JoggingNo
Passenger Capacity2
Recline4 point recline (flat)
Weight39.5 lbs.
Wheel Sizes 12 in. front/12 in. rear

Where to buy?

Amazon$495.00
BuyBuy Baby$494.99
Bed Bath and Beyond$494.99

Our Rating Process

Our team has read through thousands of customer and expert reviews to understand what consumers like, or dislike, about them.  We gather information about the stroller and it’s attributes that you can’t find by doing a traditional google search and present them to you.  Because each stroller is unique and has its own set of features, the search process can be strenuous.  In the end, you need to find a stroller that is meant for your needs.  By rating them on the most important criteria, we can help you find the stroller that will be the best fit for you and your growing family.  We also reach out to real moms to find out what they’re looking for.  After all, they’re the one’s who know what’s best.

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