Monday, November 29, 2010

2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Maclaren Volo Stroller



I don't know about you but man I am tired of hefting around my huge full size stroller. It takes up so much space it is ridiculous.  I hate it when I forget that I left it in the trunk and go shopping (especially Costco) only to find that I have no room left to put my groceries and purchases.  I have been talking about getting a smaller umbrella type stroller but have never gotten around to purchasing one.

One compact stroller that I have had my eye on it the Maclaren Volo.  The Volo has so many of the features that I was looking for in an umbrella stroller, it is light weight (less than 9lbs), a 5 point harness for safety, it holds a child up to 55lbs, and has quality foot-operated brakes.  The Volo also has some features that I did not expect to get in a compact stroller, it has a shopping basket (smaller than full size strollers but definitely a plus to have), the seat is removable and washable, it has a rain cover (which comes in handy for standing in lines for Black Friday shopping!), it even has a carry strap. 

I never even thought about needing a carry strap, that is until I has one arm holding my daughter and the other holding our purchases,  I stood there for a minute thinking about how I was going to push the stroller with my foot.  Then I remembered the strap, I set the packages down, flung the stroller over my shoulder, gathered my packages and off I went.

The Volo arrived while my husband was at work so I thought I would give assembly a try.  I am not the best at assembling stuff, it took me over an hour to put together the big full size stroller (and there was not that much I had to do).  The Volo was so easy to assemble, it took me less than 15 minutes, it was amazing.  I have to admit that while reading the instructions, I was thinking how nice it would be to have illustrations to help me along (I found the illustrations in the back of the manual after I finished putting it together, should have looked there sooner). 

I also have to admit that it took me about 5 minutes to figure out how to open the harness.  I tried pushing the front button but nothing happened, I wiggled it and still nothing.  Finally, I looked back at the instruction book to see that I had to push both the front and back of the button to get it to open (now, I would have known this sooner if I looked at the bright red tag that I took off the stroller when I unpacked it). 

The steering and handling of the Maclaren Volo stroller are fantastic, in the words of pretty woman (yep, I watched it this weekend) "It corners like it's on rails".  It practically turns on a dime, I can turn it around in my hallway.  The Volo stroller maneuvered easily around the crowds and cluttered aisles during Black Friday shopping.  Yes, I took her shopping, I took her last year too.  It it never to early to teach her the art of Black Friday shopping.

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eventually I would like to try the techno double stroller (eventually, :)

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