leclerc Magicfold Plus
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leclerc Magicfold Plus

DISCONTINUED in 2022
The auto-folding travel-in-style buggy
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The leclerc Magicfold Plus is a lightweight ultracompact boasting an ultra-simple, 'magical' folding system that only needs activating a button on the handlebar, and the stroller will fold by itself. More of the Magicfold's unique features would include the 100% PU rubber wheels with individual suspension, 600D waterproof hood with UPF50+, or the magnetic 5-point-harness buckle.

The seat's backrest reclines thanks to a lever, and in three-positions, the leg rest is individually adjustable. You can use the seat practically from birth - it's equipped with a rear safety net. The optional footmuff/cocoon, full-size carrycot with adapters, or a Maxi-Cosi attachment-type car seat with separate adapters are also newborn options to go for with a small baby. Various accessories to opt for are also available - there's the usual cup holder or rain cover, but twin connectors to connect two Magicfolds to make a double buggy are also one of the choices.

leclerc Magicfold Plus Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
6.6 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
101.5 cm x 47 cm x 61 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
56 cm x 47 cm x 24 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Netherlands
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
22 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-36 months
Reversible seat unit
No
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 2 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
No
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
Fabrics removable for cleaning
No
Seat fabrics cleaning
Wipe-clean only
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
Yes
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
No
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
Yes

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
Yes
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
Yes
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
Yes
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
Yes
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
Yes
Quiet (magnetic/no velcro) peek-a-boo window
Yes
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
No

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
Yes
Bumper bar type (style)
Bar
Removable bumper bar
Yes
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
Yes
Height-adjustable bumper bar
No
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
No
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
Rubber-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
Rubber-coated wheels
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
One-step rocker pedal (flip-flop friendly)
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
Yes
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
Yes
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
n/a
Self-standing fold
Yes
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
Yes
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
Yes
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
No
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
101.5 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
No

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
No
Basket's weight capacity
3 kg
Closable basket
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
No

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
No,
Foldable carrycot
Yes,
Rocking-base carrycot
No
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
No,
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
No,
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
Yes

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
No
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
No
Britax Römer car seat attachment-type adapters available
No

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
Yes
Reflective elements
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
No
Mosquito net included
No
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
No
Seat liner/insert included
No
Changing bag included
No
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
No
Motorized/Baterry-powered
No
LED light(s)
No
Built-in audio speakers
No
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat
No

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Your questions about the leclerc Magicfold Plus

1)

Hello, what is your opinion about Mast m2?

Could you compare it with Ergobaby Metro+ and Recaro Lexa (baby comfort, material etc)?

Thank you so much!

Hi,

I'll start with the newest Lxa, which it will be hard to judge to, as it is truly very very new. Based on the other Recaro buggies, however, I am pretty sure it will be very nice in terms of materials = very nice comfort for the little one, but the small wheels will be a bit of a rattle on any bumps. I especially like the more upright seat on the Lexa, the taller seatback, and he overall fabrics hat recaro uses, so if you don't really need something for any terrain (which will be a problem with all the three, as these are ultracompacts), it seems to me like a very nice option.

Compared with the Mast M.2, a friend of mine actually has it, and even if she was super excited about it at first, she ended up not liking the instability of it, and the overall manipulation. So I cannot say it is bad per se, but I would say the Recaro seems like a better bet.

And the Metro+ – a superbly padded stroller really thinking of the smallest babies. Also not a terrain beast, it may rate a bit on bumps, but the seat is comfy and on the more spacious side, at least as much as ultra-compacts are concerned. I like a lot about the stroller, the chunkier wheels in particular, but it is a bit more slanted, and the canopy is large (which is great). but kind of shaky (which is a downside of sorts).

I would be deciding between the Metro Plus and the Lexa here, the Lexa being interesting as a new model, but probably hard to check out and try beforehand. Go, most probably, with your heart, which design you like more, which seems more suitable to your needs, and of course to the age of the baby.

.eli - 02 May 2022
2)

What are the key differences between the MF Plus and Influencer?

Hi, Shomila,

leclerc actually toot their one model, Magicfold Plus, and "re-did" it into three pretty much same buggies with just design elements that changed – the MF Plus, which is the basic one (and truly pretty much the same model perhaps in new colors), the Influencer, which is, again, the same pushchair. The Influencer offers new colors and fancier finishes, ie. the metallic-colored chassis. Then here are the partly-breathable fabrics, the colorful leatherette handle and the bumper bar finish, and new accessories to buy extra.

So if only looking at the features of this ultracompact stroller, you can go for either one as they will serve you pretty much the same.

.eli - 29 Apr 2022
3)

Hi, could you compare these strollers with Elodie Details Mondo? I need a compact stroller for traveling and shopping (with 10 months baby girl, occasionally sleeping there)? Thank you!

Hiya, Adela,

Well the basic difference, apart from the autofold function of the leclerc, is the seat shape and size. The Mondo has a much longer seat and seatback that is not framed by such a rim as the Magicfold's is, meaning is will last longer and will e more spacious for your child for longer. Also, the Elodie Mondo has a much larger canopy, and the materials are fairly luxurious, while the leclerc is the simpler of the two.

I personally would definitely go for the Mondo as it not only looks good but the quality feels higher and the room in the seat is also worth going for, long-term. I would only pick the leclerc if the auto-folding function would feel absolutely necessary for you.

.eli - 09 Apr 2022
4)

Hi, I have questions about the Leclerc Bassinet. Can you wash the lining of the bassinet in the washing machine? It's easily removable via zips but I don't see any specific washing instructions.

Thanks

Hey there!

Yes, any carrycot inside is pretty much machine washable. Stroller and carrycot cleaning instructions should be in the manual that is normally included with the stroller or the bassinet, but even if you don't have those, I can tell you that you can put the lining in the washing machine AS LONG AS it's on the mildest cycle and you DON'T USE ANY FABRIC SOFTENER - just a baby-friendly or any gentle detergent.

.eli - 18 Dec 2021
5)

HI!

Firstly, thank you for your work here on strollberry. Love it!

I was wondering how Leclerc Magicfold would compare to Chicco Goody stroller, in terms of durability, quality and comfort; considering both are autofold and compact strollers.

Thanks!

Hello, Hiba!

Thank you for your praise, I appreciate it greatly!

About these two strollers, the leclerc Magicfold Plus and the Chicco Goody, now.

The durability, at least in the auto-fold area, is very similar. I mean, it uses quite the same systems and mechanics, which, as every more complicated system, means an advantage as well as a weakness in terms of complexity. Also, the frames alone are similarly durable as they are SMALL, not the sturdiest in the world, but OK made in general. There will not be that much of a difference in the chassis and the fold, longevity-wise, BUT I see a difference in the wheel area, where the Chicco Goody stroller's wheels feel a bit sturdier, better made.

So, the quality is, in my opinion, very comparable, with the Chicco Goody surprising me in the way of rather well-made finishes and center of gravity. It feels of better quality in terms of wheels, basket, and central joint mostly, but there are weaker points (like the canopy) that are better made on the leclerc Magicfold.

Comfort-wise, I see two advantages of the Cdicco Goody I would start with. First is the seat back. The backrest of the leclerc just feels a bit weirder/less thought of for larger toddlers, as it is rounded, with a safety "hem" that will be in the way with an older child, and overall better thought-of on the Goody. The second comfort feature I like MUCH more is the basket, which is better and deeper, meaning also more spacious on the Chicco. The Magicfold, on the other hand, has a much better leg rest - it is not longer (unfortunately) but it is a bit sturdier, meaning you will use the inclined leg rest a bit longer, probably. We didn't miss that as much, but it's good when making your decision. Another plus of the leclerc is the canopy, not the size but the smoother, less noisy mechanics of it. It is minor, not so important to me overall, but it is good to note the hood on the Goody is simply noisier and thinner, so if that would be your stroller priority, you should know about that.

I hope I helped in what you needed to hear to make a decision 😊

.eli - 14 Nov 2021
6)

Hi!

Could you offer me some comparison between the leclerc Magic Fold bundle i.e. stroller and bassinet, and the Hauck Colibri, please?

Hi, islandgirl,

There's actually a huge difference between the Magicfold and the Hauck Colibri. I mean, the leclerc is a travel, ultra-compact stroller mainly meant for travel and occasional, e.g. around shops, use. You'll know more after reading this article about ultra-compact strollers, or in this question where I did a comparison of the leclerc Magicfold Plus and the Peg-Pérego Selfie.

The Hauck Colibri, on the other hand, is a smaller stroller, but a reversible stroller model with a full-featured functionality from birth. It is better compared with models like Cybex Mios or Bugaboo Bee than with the Magicfold. To me, the Hauck Colibri is a cheaper, cheaply made stroller, but still one made for daily use (unlike the leclerc Magicfold).

So the question is on you - what are you searching for? An occasional, travel stroller for a larger baby or a toddler, primarily (= leclerc), or a full-featured urban model from birth (meaning a reversible, though less spacious seat unit = Colibri)? Because that is the main difference, the reason to buy one. To an everyday use from birth, a travel ultracompact won't be the right option. That should, even with the carrycot, be only used with a newborn VERY occasionally, during traveling or visits (like at grandparents) - I am not sure it would be the best option of an only pram.

.eli - 21 Oct 2021
7)

Hello! Could you explain how to remove and wash canopy’s textile?

Hi, Olga,

Actually, you shouldn't do that. I don't recommend removing it (you might not be able to put it back) nor washing it fully, ie. in the washing machine (you might damage it or it might fade after such treatment - the more so if it is dark).

Here, read our stroller cleaning and maintenance guide that will explain in depth why not to wash it in the machine and how to wash it. In general, the way to do it is to clean it on the stroller, on its frame - depending on the level of dirt, from WaterWipes to foaming spray used on car seats, there are multiple ways of doing it while protecting the state of your stroller (and it's fabric).

If truly and still you will want to remove the fabric from the canopy to wash it, you will need to unscrew, sometimes even almost break the joints - there is no manual to do it. The manufacturer doesn't offer nor recommend such instructions. If you will put it apart nonetheless, my best advice there would be to ake a video of how it was to even be able to put it back together.

Good luck!

.eli - 21 Oct 2021
8)

Hi, could you compare these strollers with Peg Perego Selfie?

Hello there!

Yes, sure.

To me, the seatback of the Magicfold Plus is quite short and rounded, meaning it will be more comfy for smaller kids for sure. That is often so with travel strollers, but here even more prominent. When comparing it to the Peg-Pérego Selfie, the Selfie seems more generous in the backrest area and will suit better for naps or taller toddlers. Still, both are ultra-compact strollers meaning small ones, with smaller seats.

What you'll appreciate with the Magicfold is the auto-fold, which is super easy even with a kid in hands. The thing about those complicated systems MIGHT be that they can wear out sooner, or something inside might break over time (this doesn't mean it will certainly happen, but the chances are often higher - and the more so the cheaper the buggy is).

What is really good about the Selfie, apart from the design factor, are the doubled bars that give its frame more sturdiness, more stability from the long-term point of view. The leclerc lacks more support from the frame, meaning it will last worse (probably, again).

What is worse about the Selfie, compared to the Magicfold Plus, is the canopy, which is thinner and shorter, so not that much sun coverage.

Both seats are quite slanted, not upright, which you should be aware of. The Selfie might be a bit more slanted even, but the difference is minimal, the child won't sit upright in either of them. This is also normal for ultracompacts.

And...

The leclerc has one strong advantage if your aim is to travel with it - and to take it on board as cabin luggage. It is smaller. That is probably also why the seat is shorter, but it will be accepted much more by airplanes as it's narrower and shorter in (folded) length. So if that is your stroller priority, you will definitely go for the leclerc (from these two).

.eli - 30 Sep 2021

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