Which? has had a sneak peek of the new 2012 version of Maclaren’s bestselling Quest buggy – due to hit shops soon.
The new and improved Maclaren Quest pushchair has been changed to make it suitable to use from birth. Previously the Quest buggy could only be used with babies of three months or older.
Maclaren also says the new Quest’s backrest recline mechanism can now be operated with one hand. Which? pushchairs expert Victoria Pearson says: ‘The new handle is a definite improvement on the older style Quest and the recline mechanism used by many other strollers which are tricky to operate without crouching down and using two hands.’
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What makes the new Maclaren Quest suitable from birth?
Which? expects a pushchair that’s suitable for newborns to provide a flat sleeping area, which the Quest does. It should give them good head support until they’re able to hold it up on their own.
We follow the pushchair safety standards and look for a backrest that reclines more than 150 degrees from the seat. We also test for safety, durability and usability in our tough lab tests. We will be lab testing the new Maclaren Quest, to see how it performs.
You can find out which pushchairs we recommend in our pushchairs review.
Maclaren Quest extras
The new Maclaren Quest – weighing in at a fairly lightweight 6.2kg – also features:
• An extendable leg rest.
• Linked brakes.
• A lifetime warranty which includes free repairs.
• Three new colours – black and silver, blue and scarlet, charcoal and mocha.
Maclaren is also launching a new range of accessories for 2012 – including seat liners, expandable foot muffs, changing bags and a cup holder.
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