Lightweight umbrella stroller comparison: 2016 Maclaren Quest vs. UPPAbaby G-Luxe
Children love to nap during long walks. This is a fact. Parents like lightweight strollers for easy travelling and smooth rides. This is also a fact. Looking for a heavy-duty umbrella stroller that reclines for napping? You’re in luck, because we’ve got two great padded, reclineable umbrella strollers for you to check out today: the 2016 Maclaren Quest Umbrella Stroller and the UPPAbaby G-Luxe Umbrella Stroller. Both come in various color options, and are equipped with a large mesh under-seat basket for toys, bottles and snacks. Additionally, both strollers include a carry strap and extendable sunshades, so both you and your child can enjoy the sunniest of days.
Maclaren’s new 2016 Quest umbrella stroller can be used from birth thanks to their built-in Newborn Safety System, which positions your precious cargo’s head, neck, and shoulders at all times when the seat is fully reclined. As your child gets older, the Quest will accommodate them up to 55 pounds (25 kgs). Additionally, there is an extendable foot rest with memory position to allow for maximum comfort as your child grows. A rain cover is included in the purchase of your Quest, so your child can stay dry even when it’s sprinkling, no additional purchase needed!
The Quest umbrella stroller can be easily folded with one hand, so you can pop the stroller in and out of your trunk even with your baby riding on your hip; the stroller weighs only 12.3 pounds, so it’s not tough to tote. If your child spills anything on the stroller seat, all fabrics and padding are machine washable and can easily be removed and replaced. If you take your Quest on long walks through the park or Disney World, and your kiddo is getting sleepy, you can easily tilt them back with the one-handed recline adjustment – it goes all the way upright or all the way flat. Bumps in the road? All four wheels have suspension, and you can lock the front wheels in place to handle rougher terrain (although of course this isn’t an off-roading stroller).
The UPPAbaby G-Luxe umbrella stroller also has a cushioned seat with a nice recline, although it’s not recommended from birth – you can start using it at 3 months, up to 55 pounds. There is also an adjustable foot rest and flat foot platform, beneficial for growing kids and comfort. Like the Quest, the G-Luxe also has an SPF 50+ extendable sunshade, protecting your child from the sun’s harsh rays. Unlike the Quest, it weighs a touch more (15 pounds) and has a standing fold – no need to bend over to pick it up, and it’s great for maximizing space in your mudroom or garage. Although the handlebars are not adjustable, the Luxe’s handlebars are also ergonomic, making sure parents are as comfortable as the child.
Another great feature that Uppbaby provides their customers with is a three year warranty with Uppababy Xtend; you just need to register your stroller online to redeem this warranty.
Both strollers will successfully and comfortably accommodate you and your child to ensure a smooth ride, a pleasant recline for napping, and an easy and pleasant push and hold for the parents. Both strollers give you the option of additional accessories such as a cup holder, stroller organizer, rain shield, foot muffs, and travel bag for checking in your stroller through airlines. Basically: they’re just both great, fully-featured umbrella strollers.
Which stroller is right for you? Ultimately, it’s going to come down to those details – do you need to stroll with a newborn? Do you love having a standing fold? What colors do you crave? Does it rain a lot in your town? And most importantly, which stroller feels best when you push it? To find this out, come give them a try at any Magic Beans store – our experts will help to walk you through a thorough test drive, and help you analyze your needs to come out with a stroller you’ll truly love!
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