Maclaren Techno XT - Cardinal Red


Stiftung Warentest, the internationally renowned German testing institute, have carried out their annual stroller test and have announced the five 2016 test winners.

The Stiftung Warentest stroller test consists of measuring the level of children's comfort and weather protection, handling, durability, safety and materials, then they use the results to calculate an overall quality rating.

We have featured the five winners below, such as the Nuna Pepp Lux, Maclaren Techno XT, Baby Jogger Vue Lite, Peg Perego Pliko P3 Compact Classico and the Knorr Baby Vero XL

Four out of the five test winners are available at Prams.net.




1: Nuna Pepp Lux

Nuna Pepp Lux

In first place is the Nuna Pepp Lux, an ultra-compact-fold-in-half stroller with one-handed capability and broad storage space, perfect to get around town with full recline, allowing your little one to sleep comfortably on the go.

Features

  • Flat and compact fold.
  • Full recline with three positions.
  • Swivel and lock front wheels.
  • Adjustable calf support with 2 adjustments.
  • Detachable storage basket.
  • Peek-a-boo window.
  • Pairs with the PIPA™ car seat.

Stiftung Warentest Ratings

  • Overall Quality - Good (2.0)
  • Child's Comfort and Protection - Good (2.3)
  • Handling - Good (2.0)
  • Durability - Very Good (1.0)
  • Safety - Good (2.0)
  • Materials - Good (2.1)




2: Maclaren Techno XT

Maclaren Techno XT - Cardinal Red

In second place is the Maclaren Techno XT with it's distinctive blend of classic and contemporary design along with their unique super-lightweight and 3D-folding mechanism, which ensures fast and one handed compact folding, which is ideal for getting through across cities and public transport.

Along with the rest of the Maclaren Collection, the 'Maclaren Techno XT' has built a strong reputation for being highly agile, super-lightweight, secure and comfortable. As a result, chosen by Adele, Angelina Jolie and Giselle Bundchen.

2016 Upgrades

  • Oversized expandable hood & sun visor - For complete UVF 50+ protection and waterproof extendible hood.
  • Lighter overall models - Super-lightweight and more compact for easier manoeuvrability, lighter carrying and compact storage.
  • Enhanced aviator buckle - Higher protection for your baby and easier for parents to buckle and unbuckle.
  • Larger shopping basket - More storage and easier access.
  • 4 wheel suspension - All four wheels can individually move up and down independently for higher stability and handling.
  • Consumer replaceable parts - Once items like handles and wheels wear out, they can be replaced without having to purchase a new buggy

Stiftung Warentest Ratings

  • Overall Quality - Good (2.1)
  • Child's Comfort and Protection - Good (2.1)
  • Handling - Good (2.3)
  • Durability - Very Good (1.0)
  • Safety - Good (1.9)
  • Materials - Good (2.1)




3: Baby Jogger Vue Lite

Baby Jogger Vue Lite

In third place is the Baby Jogger Vue Lite, ideal for forward and reverse seat positioning. The Baby Jogger Vue Lite is a super flexible and compact stroller with one-handed seat and sun canopy fold. Weighing under 8kg for ultimate flexibility on any outing.

Features

  • Baby buggy
  • Innovative design
  • Buggy with reversible seat
  • Reversing the seat can be done using one hand
  • Light weight of just 6,5 kg
  • Multi-positional seating
  • Adjustable foot area to adapt to growing child
  • Incl. 5-point belt system (adjustable)
  • Suitable for use from approx. 6 months (with accessories, can be used from birth)
  • Large canopy
  • Canopy can be used facing either forwards or backwards
  • Four pairs of double wheels
  • 5” lightweight front wheels which swivel and lock for all terrain manoeuvrability.
  • Shopping net included
  • Bottle holder included

Stiftung Warentest Ratings

  • Overall Quality - Good (2.3)
  • Child's Comfort and Protection - Good (2.4)
  • Handling - Satisfying (2.7)
  • Durability - Very Good (1.0)
  • Safety - Good (1.8)
  • Materials - Good (1.7)




4: Peg Perego Pliko Compact P3


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In fourth place is the Peg Perego Pliko P3 Compact Classico, a lightweight and durable stroller to ensure you and baby have endless fun on all outings. Thanks to the high quality four double wheels, this modern marvel is the perfect companion for every terrain. The seat is exceptionally comfortable and allows your little one to dream peacefully or watch the world go by, whilst the 5-point safety belt and fold out safety bar protects your child on all terrains.

Features

  • Light and sturdy frame
  • Folds up saving lots of space ("umbrella mechanism")
  • Comfortable suspension
  • Two large double wheels at the back with a foot-board
  • Two large double wheels at the front that can swivel or be fixed
  • Locking brake
  • Ergonomic sliding bar, height adjustable
  • Carry handle
  • Spacious shopping basket
  • Large and comfortable cushioned carrycot
  • Back rest and foot rest which can be adjusted to several positions
  • Cushioned 5-point safety belt
  • Removable safety bar, which can also be opened out
  • Large, removable sun cover which can be adjusted to form a sun canopy, complete with pocket and viewing window
  • Compatible with the Primo Viaggio baby seat and the Navetta XL carrycot, both available separately

Stiftung Warentest Ratings

  • Overall Quality - Good (2.3)
  • Child's Comfort and Protection - Good (2.2)
  • Handling - Satisfying (2.6)
  • Durability - Satisfying (3.0)
  • Safety - Very Good (1.5)
  • Materials - Good (1.6)




5: Knorr Baby Vero XL - Happy Colour


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Lastly, in fifth place is the Knorr Baby Vero XL multi-tasks and adapts to solve daily urban obstacles. Numerous adjustments ensure exceptional versatility, durability and protection for a safe and comfortable journey. The Knorr Baby Vero XL is refreshingly modern and uplifting with it's bright colour scheme.

Features

  • Stable metal frame
  • Softly padded, ergonomically formed push handle
  • Lockable twin wheels at the front, which can be swivelled through 360°
  • Rear parking brake
  • Back rest can be adjusted into 3 positions, including the sleeping position
  • Padded 5-point belt system with buckle
  • Removable and padded front safety bar
  • Adjustable and removable cover with foldable shade
  • Large shopping net

Stiftung Warentest Ratings

  • Overall Quality - Good (2.4)
  • Child's Comfort and Protection - Good (2.4)
  • Handling - Good (2.5)
  • Durability - Very Good (1.0)
  • Safety - Good (2.0)
  • Materials - Satisfying (2.7)