Stroller Review for Maclaren Volo @MaclarenNA

About Maclaren:

It all began in 1965 when Owen Maclaren designed and patented his prototype Baby Buggy -- the B-01. The iconic blue and white stripes and aluminium frame imparts a vintage style that is popular and modern today. The revolutionary lightweight, 3D fold design continues to be an important and timeless prototype for the industry.

A former test pilot and aeronautical designer Owen Maclaren, created the iconic B01 buggy in the converted stables of his restored medieval farmhouse, Arnold House, in the village of Barby, Northamptonshire in England in 1967.

Based on Maclaren's knowledge as a retired aeronautical engineer and grandfather, the buggy had to be durable, safe, and lightweight. With a combination of modern materials like tubular aluminium, a durable structure that comfortably carries even a fairly large child, and 3D folding mechanism, the buggy weighed just 3kg/6lbs and fit into the same amount of space as an umbrella. The revolutionary design liberated parents from the bulky pram and quickly became an object of design and desire.

Today’s Maclaren Buggys are descendants of the B-01 – from the lightweight frame, durable fabric, and one-hand fold -- to the above-industry standard safety features and innovative style.


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

Square, extra large for maximum coverage
Water resistant

My thoughts:

If you are looking for a lightweight stroller then the Maclaren Volo is for you.  This small stroller is king of umbrella strollers.  It is particularly for you if you are looking for a lightweight stroller for your older toddler. (Holds up to 55lbs.)In fact Little M my 3 and ½ year old thinks the Volo is “super-fast like a race car.”

Little M love to sit in this stroller. He can easily hop in and out of it and it sits upright enough so he can see well. I love that this lightweight stroller comes with a nice size hood. Little M has fair skin and can burn easily when we are out and about so it’s nice that he can stay out of the sun.

I really like to use this stroller for when I am at the outlet malls. I put my five month old in a carrier and can easily push the Volo around with one hand.  

I love the curve of the handles and the carrying strap is a lovely feature as well. The basket is nice sized for my short trips and I can fit a medium size bag in it. I love the breathable mesh on the sides of the stroller making it perfect for hot summer days.

One thing I dislike is that you cannot hang bags off this stroller because a soon as the child hops out it will tip backwards. With that said it is a lightweight umbrella stroller and most if not all tip backwards.  I would also like it to come with a cup holder. You can buy one sepereatly.

Overall, I find this lightweight stroller to be right in line with what it claims. It is lightweight, easy fold, and carry. It has a nice size basket and a good hood.  My older child loves to sit in it and cannot get the five point harness unbuckled.

This stroller is high quality and will last longer than your typical umbrella stroller.  If you look at other brands you will find that a lot of their lightweight strollers are identical to Maclaren. After using this stroller I think it is safe to say that Maclaren is a leader in lightweight strollers.

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  1. I adore my Macleran Quest! Best stroller I have ever had. My favorite feature? How easy it is to fold up. LOVE the colors too :)

    (and oh my word, that is an adorable picture of your husband and son!)

  2. Yes I love the easy fold and colors to esp. scarlet!

    (Thank you. I think they are adorable as well!lol )


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