Here in New England, it’s still chilly most days, but the signs of spring are peeping through. The first daffodils, irises, and tulips sprouts are cautiously nosing their way out of the earth; fluffed-up robins are browsing the local lawns; and adorable tykes are venturing out on the city sidewalks with their scooters and tricycles.
And while the whole beautiful panorama of strollers has been evident all winter on the streets of Boston (aided by rain and wind covers and footmuffs), their numbers are increasing as the ice melts and the sidewalks become easier to stroll. But while clearer sidewalks make it easier to introduce your child to the wonders of the city, there’s still a physical challenge implicit in every trip out of the house. There’s a lot of stuff to haul in your diaper bag. And there’s no simple way to get a child and a stroller and a bag and yourself into a car, onto a subway train, or onto a bus.
But you can lighten your load substantially with this sprightly spring debut from Maclaren, the lightweight stroller specialists: the Maclaren Mark II Stroller! The Mark II is the lightest Maclaren stroller yet, weighing in at only 7.3 pounds. That’s lighter than the average newborn baby, handbag, or house cat. It’s about the weight of a large Chihuahua – that’s it!
The designers at Maclaren cut out the poundage using a clever hexagonal chassis design, which provides better structural integrity with less weight. High-quality materials (aircraft-grade aluminum and high-strength woven ripstop fabrics) make this a surprisingly tough stroller for its weight – it can hold kids weighing up to 33 pounds. Combined with the usual simple and compact umbrella fold and a handy carry handle, this stroller is made to travel light!
The Maclaren Mark II Stroller also features:
- Four-wheel suspension that keeps kids comfortable even as you maneuver over bumpy roads and sidewalk cracks;
- A huge UPF 50+ sun hood with a mesh peek-a-boo window and an extendable sun visor;
- A spacious, easy-to-access under-seat basket;
- Breathable mesh center panel seating;
- An ergonomic linked cable brake system;
- Anti-microbial handles; and more!
Whether you’re celebrating the end of a long winter of polar vortexes (ugh!) or have been enjoying year-round sunshine (we’re jealous), you can place your order for the Maclaren Mark II at Magic Beans – Massachusetts and Connecticut customers will see this stroller in our stores starting around May, and you can get it no matter where you are on mbeans.com!