This month is highlighting a couple new stroller updates from Maclaren and Britax. Both these brands deliver quality products that don’t disappoint, and so these ever-changing improvements are welcomed! Let’s take a look at what’s coming out.
Maclaren Mark II
This new little stroller came out, actually, in March. Called the Mark II, Maclaren has based the concept on their original umbrella stroller design back in the mid-1960s. The original weighed only 6 pounds, and the Mark II isn’t that much heavier; it weighs only 7.3 pounds, their lightest stroller ever.
Flimsy it is not, though. Engineers have worked on the original blueprint, adding today’s stronger materials to it to withstand the rigors of travel. The Mark II has a unique hexagonal frame designed to hold up to 55 pounds. That is amazing, considering how light it is!
Additionally, the large hood has SPF 50 to protect your child from the sun, a mesh peekaboo window to allow for air flow and a flip out sun visor for more shade.
The Mark II even has a small cargo basket to hold a few things to take along and for you parents, adjustable height handles in three positions!
Reviews, as few as they are right now, have been great. Comparisons have been made with the UPPABaby G-Lite, but the Mark II weighs four pounds less. Parents love the light weight convenience and the carry strap, since this stroller is used for both urban environments and for travel.
The Maclaren Mark II comes in four different colors and you can buy it from most major vendors for $195. This Maclaren stroller is intended for babies six months and older due to the seat having no recline feature.
Britax B-Agile 4
Following in the footsteps of Baby Jogger’s City Mini and the BOB Motion, this traditional 3-wheeler is now designed with four wheels.
The new B-Agile 4 has all the same fantastic features as the original 3-wheeled B-Agile such as being travel system compatible with Britax and other major brand car seats. The one handed quick fold is a major plus and the drawstring recline gives infinite positions for your baby’s comfort. Reviews say that the seat is roomy and the fabric is soft.
Parents appreciate the all-wheel suspension system, giving a smooth ride over those bumps, And the maneuverability is superb.
So, speaking of maneuverability: I expect that the B-Agile 4 will have the same one-handed maneuverability. The only difference, of course, is the weight. The current 3-wheeled B-Agile weighs 16.5 pounds and the new 4-wheeler is going to add 3.5 pounds, making it a 20 pound stroller. That is still not bad for a lightweight stroller!
What’s the price going to be? Britax lists on their site $279.99, which is about $30 higher than the MSRP of their three wheeler. The B-Agile 4 is going to be available exclusively at Babies “R” Us starting this month.
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