View Full Version : Mac Quest as a travel stroller - OK for shorter people?
03-23-2005, 03:29 PM
I've read that the Quest is great for tall parents, but I was wondering if shorter folks find it convenient also (I'm 5'2"). We're seriously considering this for our next stroller, to be used primarily for air travel and sometimes for museums/shopping. I'd really love to have the recline option, or else we'd just go for the lighter Volo.
I'm petite, about 5'2", like you too and my Mac Quest is very comfy for me. Have logged in probably thousands of miles on it, taking it to Disney and travelled with it so many times. I am very happy with it. The one hand steer is A PLUS for me. Can you go to a store and just give it a test ride?
03-23-2005, 04:30 PM
I just purchased a 2004 quest and I absolutely LOVE IT! It is my everthing stroller. I am 5'1 dont noitce any discomfort regarding the height of the handles whatsoever.
03-23-2005, 04:32 PM
I really like the Quest, but do not think it is good for exceptionally tall people, actually. My 6'2" husband kicks the wheels. My 5'2" mom and sister pushed it just fine. I'm in the middle and it's perfect.
03-23-2005, 04:56 PM
Thank you for the quick replies! Yes, we are due for a test drive sometime soon, but it's a bit far from here, so I'm trying to do all the homework first... After all the raves, I'm really set on a Quest. Let's hope the little guy (and his dad, for that matter) agrees ;)
Our son is two, so we could probably get away with a cheapie at this point. But I love the idea of an everything stroller with great handling, as I want to hang on to this in case of baby #2. We also have a UCSC and jogger, so I'm really hoping this is my last stroller purchase. I made the mistake of going for what seemed like an ideal everything-stroller (Zooper Z-Street), but it turned out that I neglected my primary current need (lightweight for plane travel). The ZStreet is very nice but too heavy for me to carry by myself easily (along with carry-ons, as I always overpack...) if I ever need to fly solo with ds or ride the subway. So next time I will definitely check everything out IRL before buying.
03-23-2005, 06:45 PM
My son is 2 also and hops in every time I unfold even when its just around the house. This is actually an upgrade for him since he was in a $20 stroller since before he was 1. There are really some great deals on the the older models online. I am sure you'll love it as muchas we do.
03-23-2005, 09:51 PM
We just got a Quest last week and *love* it! I'm 5'4", DH is 6' and we both find it very comfortable. DD loves it!
03-24-2005, 10:25 AM
I think you just have to try it out. I'm 5'4 and found the Quest too short for me, but I really like a higher handle. I use the P3 on its highest setting and would like it if it was even higher!
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