Appropriate from :6 Months & Up
Basic weight: 3.3 kg / 7.3 lb
Seat position: One
Capacity : 15 kg / 55 lb
Designed to withstand the rigours of travel, Mark II’s innovative hexagonal chassis design delivers greater strength and durability while remaining extremely lightweight. Weighing only 3.3kg/7.3lb, the Mark II features water-resistant ripstop fabrics, antimicrobial handles, and an extra-large hood with extendable sun visor for superior coverage. The 4-wheel suspension allows easy manoeuvrability over uneven terrain whilst the mesh-centre seat panel keeps children comfy.
What we say:
Maclaren are renown for their durable strollers. Having used a variety of different ones over the last 14 years, the first time I saw the Maclaren II I was intrigued. My initial thoughts were, gorgeous design, interesting frame and small wheels.
This is the ideal stroller for travelling. Maclaren describe it as their lightest buggy yet and it doesn’t disappoint. It is incredibly light and folds into an umbrella fold with two simple manoeuvres. There is a carry handle on the back and you can easily lift it up without any problems whilst holding a baby/toddler in the other hand.
It has a generous hood with an extendable sun visor which is always an important feature as it protects the child seated inside. This has UPF 50+ protection.The handles are ergonomically optimised which means they perfectly positioned to ensure a smooth push and comfortable to navigate.
The shopping basket underneath is small but big enough to store the essential items and it has the all important 5 point harness which is easily adjustable.
Even though it is suitable from 6 months, I wouldn’t use the Mark II as a main stroller. It is ideal for travel, something to put in and out of the car for journeys or even as a second stroller to keep at grandparents houses. It has no recline or back support which is a problem for me. When asleep, a little one would sink back into the material which is fine if they are younger but past 2yrs of age, I don’t think it would be particularly comfortable.
Conclusion: The Mark II would not disappoint for use as a lightweight holiday stroller. It is ideal for travel and incredibly compact.