Recently, a representative from Maclaren contacted me and asked if I would like to review the Maclaren Volo Stroller. Because I’ve been searching for a new stroller that would be a good fit for Parker while we’re on walks, I figured this was the perfect opportunity for us. While we don’t have much in our neck of the woods, one thing we do have lots of is walking trails. Hubby and I have been making much more use of these, and it’s been great for getting the kids active and outside. The only problem we have had is that we have to lug around the big, heavy double stroller every time we go for a walk. Being pregnant, it’s so hard for me to get the big stroller in and out of the back of my truck. So, I’m sure you could see why I was thrilled to test out the Volo. One of it’s main features is that it’s lightweight!
When the stroller arrived, I couldn’t wait to put it to the test. And neither could Parker! He instantly fell in love with it, and didn’t want to wait for me to put it all together. By the way, assembly was super easy! I was quite impressed with how quickly I got it all put together – even with Parker’s um… help.
We buckled Parker in and headed off to the park next to my MIL’s house. It was a welcome relief to toss this stroller in the back of the truck, and I had no problems at all getting it out once we arrived. Love it!
Parker jumped in the stroller, I buckled him in, and off we went. We walked about half an hour, and I couldn’t believe how light the stroller was, or how easy it was to push him around. It rolled as smooth as could be, and turned on a dime. I had no idea pushing a stroller could be so wonderful. Even Ashley loved pushing it, and I can never get her to take a turn pushing!
At the end of our walk, Parker didn’t want to get out. In fact, he screamed bloody murder when I tried to take him out. I’m quite certain he would *still* be in the stroller now, if I hadn’t pulled him out. He absolutely loves the stroller, though, and it’s become his favorite new “toy.” The past few days, I’ve had to take him on “walks” around the house, just because if he sees the stroller, he thinks he has to be in it.
I am totally impressed with the Volo stroller. It is absolutely fabulous. I didn’t know I could fall in love with a stroller, but I have.
There are lots of features the Volo has that I just adore:
- It’s lightweight. (REALLY!)
- It comes with a 5-point harness buckle that’s easy for mom to use, but hard for baby to break out of!
- It folds compactly and has a great carrying strap. The strap makes it super easy to carry.
- It comes with a very nifty rain cover that’s easy to put on, and completely protects your child inside from the weather.
Overall, this is a super fantastic stroller, and one every mom should consider. It is a little pricey, (average price is around $130), but it is definitely worth every penny. You can purchase it on Amazon as well as many other places like Albee Baby, CSN Stores, Baby Earth, and more.
I love the Volo, and I will definitely be using it for a long time to come!
Disclaimer: I was contacted by a representative of STC Associates on behalf of Maclaren. I was sent a Volo stroller to facilitate my honest and thorough review. Opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. I have not been compensated in any other way for this post.