2016 Maclaren Twin Triumph Review

MacLaren Twin
Siblings enjoying a view of the city in the MacLaren Triumph!

OVERALL SCORE

83

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The MacLaren Twin Triumph 2016 model is one of the most effective double strollers out there. It’s very lightweight for a double stroller, and very easy to use. What stands out about this stroller is how comfortable of a ride it is for all passengers aboard. It has an all-wheel suspension that makes rides smoother, and parents are able to adjust the recline on both seats separately so that both children can have their ideal riding experience. This stroller is also noted for its high quality material and durable frame. The 2016 Twin Triumph definitely ranks high in terms of double strollers.

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. Check out our guide to double strollers to see how this stroller compares to other double strollers!

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

Excellent- 9/10

The MacLaren Twin Triumph is a very well-built and sturdy stroller. It is made up of durable, washable fabric with a high thread count, and a tough, aluminum frame. Additionally, the individual hoods that cover each child are both waterproof, ensuring that they will last a long time.

The MacLaren Twin Triumph.
The MacLaren Twin Triumph.

Weight

Excellent – 9/10

This stroller weighs 21.2 pounds, classifying it as relatively lightweight double stroller. Considering that parents with the MacLaren Twin Triumph will be pushing around two passengers instead of just one, the light weight of this stroller is most certainly a bonus.

Brakes

Very Good – 8/10

The double brakes on the Twin Triumph are very easy to use. The process of setting and releasing these brakes is very smooth. When you engage the pedal, it will make a reassuring clicking sound to let you know that it is all set. It’s very easy to engage these brakes even with sandals!

Compact

Excellent- 10/10

This stroller received a score of 10 out of 10 in this category for its compactness. The Twin Triumph is one of the most compact double strollers out there. It’s small enough to fit through standard doorways and it is very easy to manage through tight spaces or crowded spaces.

“Perfect fit! It opens super easy too once you get the hang of it. I was very glad to have this stroller in the air port and when we got to our destination it was nice to have a stroller that was comfortable enough for the kiddos to take long walks in.”
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Ease of Use

Very Good – 7/10

The Twin Triumph is very easy to use in terms of adjusting various key features, such as the recline,  storing different items, operating the brakes, and maneuvering the stroller. It is also very easy to fold up and bring with you using the carry strap that it comes with.

Folding

Excellent – 9/10

The Twin Triumph can fold effortlessly into a compact package that is easy to stow away. To fold this stroller, you will need to use both hands, but the process is simple. The folding process is initiated by your foot, making it easy for parents to fold it on-the-go. When it is folded up and ready to go, an automatic lock will finalize the process for you.

Grip

Very Good – 7/10

The handlebar height for this stroller is not adjustable, but these padded, ergonomic handlebars sit at a comfortable height for all parents. The angle that these handlebars are set in were designed specifically to make pushing this stroller comfortable.

Maneuverability

Very Good- 7/10

Maneuvering this stroller is effortless due to its dual front wheel design. The MacLaren Twin Triumph’s smaller size, compared to other strollers, makes it much easier to navigate. However, reviewers have noted that with longer strides, it’s very possible to accidentally hit the middle wheel while they’re pushing the stroller due to the Triumph’s many wheels. One-handed pushing is possible for this stroller on flat surfaces.

“Great light weight umbrella stroller with independent reclining seats. The only two drawbacks are the folding mechanism requires pulling up with your hands in a slightly inconvenient location and the under carriage baskets are small”
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Rough Terrain

Good – 6/10

The 6 pairs of wheels that are part of this stroller are all lockable swivel wheels, which makes turning this double stroller easier. However, the 6 wheels in the front can veer off-course on rough terrain if there are many bumps in the road.

Accessories

Very Good – 8/10

This stroller comes with a pop-out visor that makes the sun shade much more effective in blocking out the sun from young passengers’ eyes. It also comes with extra-strength harnesses that can be adjusted. A cup holder does not come with the stroller but can be purchased separately with attachments.

Easy to Assemble

Excellent – 9/10

Assembling this double stroller may seem like a monstrous, daunting task, but it is very simple if the directions are followed properly. The manual that comes with this stroller makes directions very clear, quick, and easy.

Easy to Clean

Excellent – 9/10

All of the fabric that makes up this stroller is waterproof and very durable. All that’s needed to clean this stroller is a wet washcloth and disinfectant.

“its great in between doorways, folds up nicely in one piece and a smooth ride for the kids. it’s capable of reclining enough for my newborn as well as holds my 2 or 4yr old. Very great quality material and wheels. “
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Storage

Very Good – 8/10

Two underseat storage bins come with the MacLaren Twin Triumph. Some reviewers believe that they should be a bigger size in order to suit all of their needs. However, in addition to these bins, the stroller has pockets on the back of the canopy for extra storage space.

Child Comfort

Very Good – 8/10

The seats of the Twin Triumph have extra padding that make this stroller very comfortable for passengers. Additionally, there is a recline feature on both seats of this stroller that can be adjusted separately for each seat. The secure harness that will help keep your children safe is also padded and comfortable.

Sun Canopy

Excellent – 10/10

This stroller has large sun canopies that scored a 10 out of 10 in this category. There is a separate canopy that will protect each child individually, instead of the children having to share one canopy. The only downside of these canopies is their lack of a viewing window.

Suspension

Very Good – 8/10

The all-wheel suspension on this stroller definitely helps to improve the overall smooth ride of the Twin Triumph, especially when it comes to rough terrain such as bumpy roads or gravel paths.

What Do Experts Say?

MacLaren Twin Triumph Side View
The MacLaren Twin Triumph Side View

“Maclaren seems to take great care in choosing materials and components that work well together and connect securely to form a sturdy final product. While it still has commonalities with the competition, like plastic wheels and exposed fasteners, this one just looks nicer and feels better than most with little flex and high thread count fabric. ” – Baby Gear Lab 

“It’s very simple. Folding is quick and easy. This buggy can be folded using only one hand. This means you can carry your toddler in one arm and fold the buggy using the other hand. It’s light and compact, so transporting and storing isn’t a biggie for this buggy. ” –  Top Strollers Reviews

 


Specifications

BassinetsNo
Car Seat CompatibilityNo
Child’s Age Range3 months – 5 Years
Dimension30.7 x 28.7 x 41.3 inches
Forward/Rear FacingForward
Handlebar HeightMedium height
JoggingNo
One Hand FoldNo
Passenger Capacity2
ReclineMulti-position, 160 degrees
Weight21 lbs
Wheel Sizes6″

Where to Buy?

Amazon$349.90
Bed Bath & Beyond$349.99

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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