Maclaren Quest
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The Maclaren Quest (also known as Quest Sport) is one of the most popular Maclaren strollers. It is a lightweight umbrella stroller suitable from birth. The lightweight aluminum frame with small wheels and soft suspension is perfect for zooming around town. Although the seat has patented panels on the backrest as well as the leg rest in order to protect a smaller baby, a soft carrycot is available to buy additionally, providing even greater comfort. The seat is well padded and suitable also for older children due to higher weight capacity and the large, spacious seat.

In 2016, The Maclaren Quest underwent a facelift. The 2016 Quest features removable wheels, quilted seat fabric and an extending, UPF50+ hood. The Quest was also released in special editions belonging to Maclaren Objects of Design: colorful Dylan’s Candy Bar, Orla Kiely design collaboration and jeans-inspired Denim.

 
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Maclaren Quest Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Umbrella stroller (buggy), 2in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
5.9 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
104 cm x 48.5 cm x 77.5 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
104 cm x 27 cm x 25 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
UK
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
25 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-42 months
Reversible seat unit
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, 4 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
Backrest height
48 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
32 x 23 cm
Total length of the seat unit
83.5 cm
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
Yes
Seat fabrics cleaning
Machine washable
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
No
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
No
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
No

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
Yes
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
Yes
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
No
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
Yes

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
No
Bumper bar can be purchased separately
Yes
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
12.7 cm
Rear wheels diameter
12.7 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
Yes
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
Open springs, Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push down-lift up pedal brake
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

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

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
No
Handlebar material
Foam
Handlebar height
104 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
Yes

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
No
Basket's weight capacity
2 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
No

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (without adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
71 x 33 cm
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
No,
Foldable carrycot
No,
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,

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
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
Yes
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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Parent reviews of the Maclaren Quest

3.0/5
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  • lightweight
  • compact
  • beautiful fabrics
  • short backrest
  • flips over if you hang a bag on the handles
  • expensive
  • inaccessible basket when the seat is reclined

For how much a new one costs, I am not that crazy about it. The fabrics are higher-quality, and it didn't rattle even being bought pre-loved. The folding and all other functions worked well and were easy to operate.

The basket is not accessible when your little one is napping. When I hanged a bag on the handles while the stroller was empty, it just flipped over - this I minded the most. The backrest is short - my 37" (94cm) son has his head already over the end of the backrest.

Your questions about the Maclaren Quest

1)

Is it suitable for 25 kilos and above kids?

Hi, Durga,

In theory, yes, it is, as it can handle a lot, weight-wise. Your kid will even fit inside with most probability, but I would definitely recommend the Maclaren Techno XLR rather than this one as it os larger, more robust, and will such a child better. Also, remember that such a weight category will be a bit cramped in any stroller, so don't expect an infinity of space.

.eli - 20 Jun 2022
2)

I need a carry bag for the Maclaren Quest stroller to go in the plane hold. Where can I get one?

Hiya, Nanna,

I would definitely get a universal one through Amazon or eBay. Just put 'Gate Check Bag for Single Umbrella Strollers' and you can pick one. ^_^

.eli - 12 May 2022
3)

How is it on trails?

I'd like to use it for baseball and we have to walk through paths and sometimes bumpy trails of gravel or sticks leaves etc

Hi, Jay,

I am sorry to say that as an umbrella buggy (more here), this stroller is definitely not good on any worse terrain. The small doubled foam-covered wheels won'' do great on gravel, sticks nor bumps, you will have to pull it behind you pretty surely. If you need comfort on such harsher surfaces, you need something sturdier = heavier, bulkier, and with large wheels.

.eli - 28 Apr 2022

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