Review: Maclaren Zodiac BuggyJanuary 18, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Posted in Reviews | 2 Comments
Tags: Maclaren Buggy, pushchair review, stroller, toddler buggy
Before Christmas we were delighted to receive an early gift from Maclaren – their Zodiac Quest Buggy, and not just Zodiac, the bear’s star sign, Leo, very smart.
And it was put to the ultimate test almost straight away – snow.
The week before Christmas our little market town of Abingdon in Oxfordshire was blanketed in deep white snow.
I get cabin fever. Fast. So off we went, snow boots, flasks and gloves.
And the buggy did really well. It’s a small, smart and compact buggy. It’s chunky and easy to use. When you flip it open it clunks into place. No flimsy parts to snap off inconveniently.
The buggy is blue with little zodiac type motifs decorating it. What I like more than anything is that it is soft and quilted. When you move from a pram to a buggy you lose all of that safety and warmth. It’s nice to have a buggy that bear is happy to cuddle up for a snooze in. Especially when you want to dash around Tesco without waking them / doing the painful transition to a trolley. On that note there’s enough space for a chicken, bottle of Malbec and some crisps and dips in the bottom.
The RRP is £155 but is on sale at Kiddicare for £119, and for details freaks like me you can even have a star sign coordinated headrest and strap covers. Marvellous I say.
The buggy is suitable from 3 months plus which might seem a little small, but it does have the trusted 5 point harness system. And it’s definitely sturdy and secure. Even in snow.
Before I sign off to make a cuppa, eat another biscuit and queue up Silent Witness, here is me in my original Maclaren buggy in 1979.