Stroller Obsession: Maclaren Volo (plus a giveaway!)

As the kids have gotten older, we’ve gotten more mobile around the city via public transportation. Where we used to walk for blocks and blocks, two kids tucked in the stroller and myself armed with a latte, we now pack light and simply walk to the nearest bus or subway station. Being that Zoe is still young enough that her little legs just can’t carry her around the city without getting tuckered out, we tend to bring a stroller out with us, anyway. This means that the particular stroller must be light enough to carry up and down steps and compact to fit onto trains and busses.

Enter the Maclaren Volo. Closing in at 9 pounds including the shopping basket and hood, this stroller is nearly the perfect travel companion. My favorite feature of the Volo is the attached strap that allows for the stroller to be carried in the folded position, slung over my shoulder along with my purse and shopping bags.

The Maclaren Volo allows me to go anywhere and everywhere, and that is a bit of freedom that is very rare when traveling with strollers & children. I don’t have to worry about the space that it takes up at tiny restaurants or boutiques, or being able to get into and out of taxi cabs in a hurry. As a parent, anything that lends ease and adaptability is welcomed 100% into my life. Not to mention, with a brand like Maclaren, you know they stand behind their product and make excellent strollers.

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Basic Weight
4.0kg/ 8.8lb
(without hood, shopping basket or raincover)

Carrying Capacity
up to 15kg/ 55lb (US)
Appropriate From
Six months
One position
Wheel Size
11.4cm/ 4.5in

The only issue that I had with the Volo is the absence of a recline position. Given the lightweight aspect of the stroller, I understand how that is a compromised feature but for us it’s a pretty big one. Once we are out and about, usually we are gone for hours and typically Zoe needs a nap. Even still, she doesn’t seem to mind-it doesn’t affect her ability to fall asleep!

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Win It!

I’m so thrilled that I can pass along one of these awesome strollers to one of my readers! Loving is sharing, right?


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Contest runs from today, September 28th until midnight PST Friday, October 7th. Good luck and happy traveling!

UPDATE: Winner Announced!

Our winner, chosen by And The Winner Is, is Lisa Danielle Grice! Thank you to everyone who entered! Congratulations, Lisa!
I was not compensated for this post, however I was provided with a Maclaren Volo Stroller for purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.

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