View Full Version : Maclaren 33 lb weight limit

Aunt to sweet baby boy
03-14-2006, 06:56 PM
I was reading a post somewhere and they asked about the weight limit for Maclaren strollers so i looked on their website and it said 33 lbs or when the child does not want to sit anymore, while still within the limits. Avi is over 33 lbs at 17 months- i was going to get a Volo- if 33 lbs is the limit i am obviously not going to buy it. Is that a true limit?

I saw it on their website under the customer care section there was a FAQ's section and it was over there.




03-14-2006, 09:06 PM
Macs have a weight limit of 55lbs; the older models (not sure which year it changed, perhaps 2005?) had a limit of 45lbs.

03-14-2006, 11:04 PM
I saw that on the Maclaren website also. Very weird. I am sure someone can tell us why Maclaren would say that.

From http://www.maclarenbaby.com/national/us_xl/customer/faq.php#faq_15

"How long can I use my buggy? Until what age and/or weight?

Maclaren buggies are designed and tested to hold up to a 15KG/33LBS child; the twins are tested to hold up to 33LBS each side. Most children determine at what age they no longer want to be in a buggy - some children want to walk when they’re 2, others when they’re 5. We suggest you let your child guide the usage of your buggy, while keeping within the weight limit."


03-14-2006, 11:11 PM
Yep, it looks like they've changed it to 33 pounds. That seems to be an industry standard now. It drives me nuts because I know that most strollers/footboards can handle much more. It makes it hard when you have a big kid that still rides occasionally.

03-15-2006, 12:27 AM
I have a 2.5 yo 34.5 lbs so the Mac TT is out. If not the Mac TT, what can I get? I have a 8 wk old who is 18+ lbs. I am leaning towards the BJCSD, but I am confused as to if I should get a lighter mall crawler type of stroller. Is there something in between?

Aunt to sweet baby boy
03-15-2006, 01:19 AM
So even though they say it has a 33 lb limit you would use a 2006 Maclaren with a 40+ lb child?

Just trying to get clarification



03-15-2006, 11:12 AM
I was VERY surprised to see that. I initially just went to the website to get the link for the other post. Dropping 22 lbs per side, 44 lbs overall - wow.

Do you think they changed anything, structurally, or are they just going with everyone else?

My oldest rider is around 35 lbs and I anticipate using my 04 for at least another year or so. I'd be bummed to already be past the limit!

pamela mom of 3
03-15-2006, 11:38 AM
What happened? :o

Last i looked they said weight limits of 55lbs...and going back to 2003 they said 40lbs, i recall speaking with them about it, they said the increased the weight limit due to demand..

33lbs is a joke! i know for a fact they can hold at least 40lbs and i have had many of them over the years ;)

03-15-2006, 02:09 PM
I thought that the 15kg/33lb limit was only in Europe, but I'm not sure. I remember reading that all strollers in Europe have the same weight limit. I know that when I bought my 2004 Techno the weight limit was listed as 55lbs.

03-15-2006, 04:40 PM
You can see in the link that I posted that it is on their US site. Maybe it is just a typo and should only say that on the European site. I can't believe they would drop their weight limits so much.

03-16-2006, 03:34 AM
I wouldn't worry about it. I'm sure it's a typo. 15 kgs is just the standard European weight limit. It looks like it was copied over from the European site. (American retailers usually round it out to 35 or 40 pounds, depending on how well they can do the conversion!)

03-16-2006, 08:55 AM
Yes, I would think that is a typo from the European site. My 2005 Quest says the weight limit is 55 lbs. though I can't imagine pushing a child that big around! lol! Then again, my kids are all really small for their ages so they probably won't see 55 lbs. til they are in middle school ;)

I will say that I tried out my 35 lb. 3.5yo in the Quest, and she didn't like it. Which was fine by me as I didn't want her fighting with the baby over who got to ride!

Europeans seem to encourage their kids to give up the stroller earlier than we Americans tend to; my European friends find it odd to see 3yos still riding. Probably due to the difference in lifestyle/culture; we are a nation of suburban sprawl and mall rats, vs. living somewhere with walkable distances.

Aunt to sweet baby boy
03-16-2006, 09:51 AM
>I wouldn't worry about it. I'm sure it's a typo. 15 kgs is
>just the standard European weight limit. It looks like it was
>copied over from the European site. (American retailers
>usually round it out to 35 or 40 pounds, depending on how well
>they can do the conversion!)

Ok great! Off to find a deal on a Volo....

Thanks strollerqueen and everyone else,