Maclaren Quest Stroller Review

Maclaren Quest Stroller Review

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Welcome to theDaddy.Guide’s Maclaren Quest Stroller Review.   Could we have possibly found the all-in-1 silver bullet for strollers?!

If you’re looking for a lightweight, durable, stroller that has a full recline, making it one of the very few umbrella strollers you can start using at birth AND goes up to 55 lbs, then pump the breaks, and check out the Maclaren Quest!

When comparing this stroller to the similar Maclaren Triumph model, this one goes for about $80 more but it can be used for newborns. It also has some extra features such as an extendable leg rest, a peek-a-boo window in the hood, reflective accents for night time use, and two more recline positions.

On the other hand, if you find you don’t really need these extra features, you can save a few bucks and stick with the Triumph. The extra features do not make a huge difference unless you’ve got an infant.  The recline feature on the Triump is sufficient for napping, but if you want a full recline completely flat, the Quest is your best option!

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This stroller arrives ready for you to take it out for a spin.  Maclaren sticking to the zero assembly required formula, we love it!


The Look

 The Maclaren Quest leaves all the bulk out yet manages to have a compact stylish design with soft and colorful fabrics.

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It also has soft foam covered handles, that are comfortable to hold and are angled really well, so the stroller is easy to push around. I did the obligatory tourist 2 hours walk through Central Park and I was amazed at how well the Quest handled and how easy it was to push.

The stroller is available in a variety colors: black, medieval blue/silver, charcoal/harbour, plum/marmalade, charcoal/primrose, black/silver, medieval blue/jelly, and cardinal/silver.  Check out the images above and below for the color schemes.

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Ease of opening and Closing

As all models in the Maclaren brand, the quest has been designed with an easy 5-SECOND FOLD, which can be done with one hand, though will probably be easier with two, in all honesty.  I had similar issues with the Triumph, but i’m a little bit like a bull in a china shop with umbrella strollers, so I may not be the ideal tester for opening and closing.  Once it is closed, however, you can easily store it anywhere since it has a nice and compact umbrella fold. It also has an automatic lock which keeps the stroller in place when folded.  If I’m going to nitpick, this stroller isn’t designed to stand on it’s own, but it’s still a small price to pay for all the value that the Quest packs in.


The Quest stroller is definitely one you can’t go wrong with when it comes to everyday use. It’s great for running errands, commuting and traveling.  It has a shock absorbing mechanism that offers a smooth ride although it’s not meant for jogging or off-road.  The parking break can easily be operated by your foot and you can avoid the headache of constant flat tires with its ultralight flat-free EVA tires.  Throw in the lifetime warranty, and this thing rocks!


  • Built-in Newborn Safety System.  Equip to handle newborns up to 35 months (or 55 lbs).  Maclaren, you’re a game changer for parents who only want one stroller.  I mentioned this above in the intro, but very few umbrella strollers have the capacity to hold a newborn and most only go up to 30-40 lbs in weight.  The Quest is a rare breed in that it has the Built-in Newborn Safety System for infants and can carry your toddler to up to 55 lbs.  If you’re looking for one lightweight stroller from birth to over 3 years old… buy the Quest and never look back!
  • Compatible with Universal Carrycot
  • Viewing Peek-a-boo window on Hood
  • Full recline 4-position seat

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  • Built-in Storage Pocket
  • Extendable Leg Rest with Memory Position
  • Shoulder and carry strap

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  • Wind-resistant rain cover
  • 5-point safety harness
  • Removable and machine washable seats
  • Lockable front swivel wheels
  • Large waterproof hood

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  • Lifetime warranty!


  • Stroller weight: 12.3 lbs
  • Age/Weight Capacity: Birth to 55 lbs
  • Open Dimensions (in): 39.4 x 18.5 x 42.1
  • Folded Dimensions: 41.3 x 9.4 x 11


Where to Buy

Look for your Maclaren Quest on Amazon. Prices vary slightly depending on your choice of color, most color options are $299.00.

Black/Silver is sold for $299.00 with Free Shipping!

You can also purchase additional accessories for your stroller on Amazon such as the Universal Organizer for $30.00

Maclaren Quest Review

Thank you all for taking the time to read our complete review of the Maclaren Quest stroller.  Check out our other umbrella stroller reviews to help you make the best decision!


  • Compact stroller when folded
  • Seat extender reclines fully to accommodate infants
  • Lightweight
  • Durable w/ lifetime warranty
  • Comes with wind resistant rain cover
  • Good for newborn to 55lbs!


  • Difficult to access storage basket when seat is reclined
  • Storage basket a bit small


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