Maclaren Triumph Stroller Review

Maclaren Triumph Travel Stroller

OVERALL SCORE

73

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The Maclaren Triumph is an ideal choice for parents who are looking for a travel stroller. Being so lightweight and compact, this stroller can be transported from location to location with ease. Parents can take this stroller on all forms of transportation – planes, cars, trains, etc. without worry.  Whether you are taking a trip to Disney, visiting the Grandparents, or just running errands, this stroller will make your life a whole lot easier.

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 Triumph is a very durable stroller. It comes equipped with a waterproof hood that can withstand the elements on the windiest day. Its strong, lightweight frame can outlast other strollers easily.

Maclaren Triumph
Maclaren Triumph

Weight

Excellent – 9/10

Weighing 13 pounds, this stroller is very lightweight compared to other strollers. This makes the task of lifting the stroller into your car or into a storage area effortless. Despite its light weight, the Triumph can carry a maximum of 55 pounds; an astounding capacity considering its size.

Brakes

Very Good – 7/10

This stroller boasts a two point brake system with easy-to-use, foot operated linked parking brakes. These features allow parents to apply brakes easily and quickly in spur-of-the-moment scenarios if needed.

Compact

Excellent – 10/10

The Triumph earned a 10 in this category due to its very compact size. When folded, this stroller becomes even more compact and fits easily in almost any space. This ability, on top of its light weight, makes it perfect for car trips and vacations.

“I needed one that wouldn’t take up too much real estate in the car trunk…and was lightweight enough for me to lift in and out of the trunk (and up and down stairs!). Although many strollers probably fit that description, we have been very happy with the Maclaren.”
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Ease of Use

Very Good – 8/10

Many reviewers have praised this stroller for how easy it is to use. Closing and opening this stroller is very simple and convenient. This makes it easy to store the stroller quickly when needed.

Folding

Very Good – 8/10

Folding the Triumph is very easy and only requires one hand. Many have been very impressed with the ease at which this stroller folds and unfolds, despite its small size.

Grip

Very Good – 7/10

This stroller boasts ergonomic foam handles that make it very easy to grip this stroller firmly and comfortably. These handles are also convenient for tall parents, who will not have to stoop down while they are pushing the stroller.

Maneuverability

Very Good – 7/10

Ranked as an 8 in this category, the Triumph can be maneuvered easily through crowded areas or winding streets, as long as it is traversing a flat surface. Its large degree of stability and the ease at which it turns gives parents the ability to maneuver this stroller using only one hand. This is perfect for multi-taskers.

“It does exactly what it is supposed to do. I can easily turn on a dime to navigate around obstacles such as narrow passages, tree roots, broken sidewalk, etc.”
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Rough Terrain

Fair – 4/10

The 5 inch front wheels on the Triumph have the ability to lock in place, which gives the stroller more stability on rocky roads and bumpy trails. However, this stroller may still have trouble on rough terrain and is the most reliable on flat surfaces.

Accessories

Fair – 4/10

This stroller comes with a removable and washable seat fabric rain cover. It also has a storage basket, which is located underneath the seat. The Triumph can easily accommodate a cup holder if the attachments are purchased with it.

Easy to Assemble

Excellent – 10/10

This stroller ships fully assembled. Just take it out of the box and you are good to go!.

Easy to Clean

Excellent – 10/10

The MacLaren Triumph scored a 10 in this category because of the removable, washable seat that makes cleaning this stroller a breeze. A quick wipe of the water-resistant fabric that makes up this stroller will easily get almost any stain out.

“Probably the best purchase I have made for my kids and myself on amazon. Anyone that has owned a nice stroller will tell you they are worth it. Found this one sale and it has lasted my daughter 3 years and is now being used by my youngest. Both kids love it and more importantly mom loves it.”
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Storage

Very Good – 8/10

Storage is made easy with the MacLaren Triumph. A storage basket, located conveniently under the seat, can store any bare essentials for both you and your child. However, you cannot access the items you stored if the seat is reclined, and many moms felt as though this storage area was too small to suit their needs.

Child Comfort

Very Good – 7/10

The two-position reclining seat feature that the Triumph has onboard guarantees maximum comfort for your child. It also has a 5-point adjustable safety harness that will keep your child comfortably strapped in for the entire duration of the ride.

Sun Canopy

Good – 6/10

This stroller ranked as a 6 in this category. The sun canopy is water resistant and removable, however, reviewers have commented that the sun canopy is slightly too small and does not fully block their child from the sun at every angle.

Suspension

Fair – 4/10

There is no suspension system on the MacLaren Triumph, so it is not always the smoothest ride, particularly when this stroller encounters rough terrain.


What do Experts Say?

Maclaren Triumph

“Lightweight with an easy, quick folding mechanism, the Maclaren Triumph is great for mums who need something compact and portable.” – Made For Mums

“The Maclaren Triumph…[has] a 2-position recline feature so that babies as young as three months old can lie comfortably and safely with the included 5-point harness. It is one of the best umbrella strollers you can buy today..” – Stroller Envy

“I like this stroller so much that we bought a second one (a 2012 model) to keep at my mom’s house. I can’t recommend it enough.” – Mama Say What


Specifications

BassinetsNo
Car Seat CompatibilityNo
Child’s Age Range6 months – 5 Years
Dimension31.9 x 18.5 x 41.1 inches
Forward/Rear FacingForward
Handlebar HeightHigh
JoggingNo
One Hand FoldYes
Passenger Capacity1
Recline2 step, 123 Degrees
Weight13.6 lbs
Wheel Sizes5″

Where to Buy?

Amazon$249.95
Target$249.99
Bed Bath & Beyond$249.99

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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