View Full Version : Macleren Daytripper or Quest???
10-07-2002, 11:03 AM
I am traveling to Hong Kong and Thailand and need a lightweight stroller. I am definately going with a Macleren, but live in Westren Canada where no one sells them so I am unable to see them in person. My daughter is going to be 17 months when we travel. The main thing we need is light weight, but I would also like it to be comfortable enough that she would nap in it sometimes. Could anyone tell me posivtive or negative experiences with either of these stollers. I haven't been able to find much on the Quest, although I like the looks of it. Thank-you very much for your help.
10-07-2002, 01:51 PM
I also was going the suggest the Quest. It's a 2002 model so it's understanding that you don't find much feedbacks for it.
It is a middle-of-the-pack kinda stroller, compared to the rest of the Maclaren collection. It weighs 13 lbs, folded to 40 in length and 10" width, has 3 reclining-position seat, extended legrest, canopy, raincover, basket, foam-grip handles. I think it's a nice one that would do it all for you.
But if you want lighter, then the Daytripper with 2 position recline, but no extended legrest (which I like for young babies and I use it for my 16 months old dd).
Ask again if you need more help. I live in the Toronto area so I know the 2 stores (out of 4 in Canada) that sell Macs. I also have seen the whole 2002 Mac line up (except the Global), so I'll try to help if you have more specific questions.
10-07-2002, 01:55 PM
I think you're probably better off with the Quest. It has a legrest which the Daytripper doesn't have. It also has 3 recline positions instead of just two. I like the looks of it too!! :)
The quest has the ergo foam handles. The Daytripper has the more traditional Mac umbrella handles. I like both. Some people prefer one or the other.
The quest is a little heavier though... 12.3 lbs vs. 10.6 lbs for the daytripper.
Another option is the 2001 Techno. It is 11.9 pounds, so lighter than the Quest, and has the same look. Strollers4less has them in silver, and dmart has them in electric blue. You can also find them on ebay.
10-07-2002, 01:57 PM
I have the Mac Mistral (the immediate predecessor to the Quest). I think it would fit your needs nicely. I like the 3 position recline, it folds up very compactly and is super easy to steer. The Quest is almost identical to the Mistral except the Quest has the peekaboo hood and the ergo handles. I like the footrest. For a few more dollars, I think you get some nice additional features on the Quest.
10-07-2002, 01:58 PM
The weights I gave are the "basic weights" - without raincover, sun shade, etc. If you want to see the full chart with specs, look here:
Note that the 2002 Techno is significantly heavier than the 2001. The 2001 Techno is in between the 2002 Daytripper and Quest for weight.
10-07-2002, 02:08 PM
Which store in Toronto do you recomend? I have contacted Maclems(?) to find out pricing. Which is the other store? To lift, does the small weight difference between the daytriper and Quest feel much different?
Thanks so much for you help
10-07-2002, 08:10 PM
I would lean towards the Quest. The extended legrest is a nice feature to have if your baby will take naps in the stroller. I have a 2001 Mac Vogue (which I love!) and I one of the reasons I chose this over the Daytripper is because it has an extended legrest. I saw both strollers at a Babies R Us store in New Jersey, and the Quest does look nicer.
10-08-2002, 12:43 PM
The other store in Toronto is Li'l Niblets and Baby Sprouts (http://www.lilniblets.com). Its website isn't the greatest, but they are reputable, have good service and started to sell Maclarens again this year.
Macklems, of course, is the exclusive baby shop in town (if not in Canada). It carries many brands that you don't normally find in other stores like Silver Cross. It sold Maclarens even through the time Canada lost its distributor. Again, its website has not info like prices or availabilities.
If you want answers right away, you might want to give them a call, rather than wait for them to return your emails. Macklems might have better prices (but only small amount difference anyway) and is also the Maclaren Service Centre. I have done business with both stores and find them both good.
As for the weight between the Quest and Daytripper... I didn't find them much different in terms of weight (only less than 1 lb between them) and they have the same frame anyway. For a bit more, I would prefer the Quest for the extra recline, legrest and foam-grip handles.
Let me know if you need more help.
pamela mom of 3
10-11-2002, 06:23 PM
I would buy from macklems since if you have a problem they will do warranty work, if you buy from niblets your on your own, macklems will not without being paid do warranty work on macs bought elsewhere.
Both stores are good, my volo came from macklems and the daytripper niblets...just that fixing ability helps alot otherwise you have to send it back to the USA.
Weight wise between the quest and daytripper are not huge and personally the legrest and extra recline will be needed for travel use.
Techno's are heavier, mine is a 2000 and not only does it fold larger than the quest/daytripper but it is heavier..i'd say about 13/14lbs.
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