Maclaren Volo

PEOPLES OF THE INTERNET! I love my Maclaren Volo. So much, in fact, that I wrote a review last year when I was still writing for ParentDish. (Here is the post, for those of you who like details.)

It has been put through the ringer for years and is still my #1 stroller. (I also own a Bugaboo and a BOB jogging stroller, for reference.)

Why am I telling you this? Well, I just purchased a Maclaren double stroller on Gilt for el cheapo and noticed they also have the Volo for 85 bucks, people. 85 BONES. If you are looking for a super lightweight stroller that takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’, I highly recommend this baby.

Check it out here. (And if you aren’t a member, click here to join.)

  • carrie

    June 14, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    is it wrong that i’d like to get one of these for the farmer’s market? so i can strap my finds in, but also so i can level the playing field between me and all the cart rollers who insist on smashing my feet at every turn!
    .-= carrie´s last blog ..Farmer’s Market Etiquette =-.

  • Kristin

    June 14, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Is that Whoorlita’s first name? :-)

  • Calee

    June 14, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    1. Not fair that they are out of the super cheap doubles.

    2. Don’t buy the white one, people. We have it and every time you fold it, the wheels scuff the top. It is the most awesome stroller ever, but if I was OCD at all, I would never be able to use it. Thankfully, I don’t mind a little dirt.

    I concur. We have one with a black top and it is much easier to hide dirt. But $85, YO.

    .-= Calee´s last blog ..CaleeL: Regretting declining husband’s offer to get doughnuts this morning. #stupidhealthyeating =-.

  • Tina

    June 14, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I just have to second your sentiments. I love mine as well!

  • gretchen

    June 14, 2010 at 5:38 pm


  • Jammer

    June 14, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Marita! or Mattie?
    .-= Jammer´s last blog ..How to Properly Annoy Your Hairdresser =-.


    June 15, 2010 at 6:14 am

    I second that!!! I have a maclaren triumph and a bugaboo and LOVE my maclaren!! I have #2 on the way as well and will be buying a twin techno. FYI you can sometimes find old models (but still new!) on ebay for a significantly reduced price too.

    Maude? Molly? Mae? Maeve? Had to throw in a few :)

  • Amber

    June 15, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Thank you for this! I’m due in September and snapped up one of the Triumphs. I know getting the white Volo dirty would bug me too much.

  • Nita

    June 15, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I have a Volo also – picked it up for $85 from RightStart.com when they were going out of business! I totally saw the on Gilt and thought to myself “Man, I wish I needed another stroller!”
    .-= Nita´s last blog .."Sick" Day =-.

  • Mama in the City

    June 15, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Great pick! We have a regular Uppa Baby Vista and I LOVE IT SO MUCH but we are looking for a little umbrella stroller as our boy is becoming less baby and more boy toddler.
    .-= Mama in the City´s last blog ..Another Week Of Presents! Personalized Camp Labels From Emily Press =-.

  • bhb

    June 15, 2010 at 10:42 am

    I dont have a comment on the stroller but the “85 BONES” made me fall out laughing. that is such a fun vernacular throw back!
    .-= bhb´s last blog ..Sappy Summer Songs =-.

  • Courtney

    June 15, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Looking for double stroller recs as I have an almost 2 year old and a baby due in 3 weeks (eek!) and the ones I’ve looked are either mansions or not supportive enough for a new baby.

    Maggie? Miranda?

    P.S. I really like Wito’s new haircut–once my son’s hair starts grazing the ears I’m all ready for the next cut…and then he gets something too short.

    What do you wash his hair with? I’m on the lookout for a non pricey something better than $2 “baby shampoo” Thanks!
    .-= Courtney´s last blog ..mini mind dump: bullet style =-.

  • Siera

    June 15, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I’ve eyed the Maclaren’s from afar but already having 3 strollers, I can’t justfy the purchase. My first stroller, a Graco is so much like the Maclaren but had a bar to clip the car seat into. Which was perfect as the stroller was nice and compact. I heart my B.O.B. and take that bad boy almost anywhere I can.
    .-= Siera´s last blog ..Scheduling??? =-.

  • Sarah, Ohana Mama

    June 15, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I’ve heard nothing but good things about the Maclaren Volo and that’s a phenomenal price! Gotta love Gilt!
    .-= Sarah, Ohana Mama´s last blog ..Sarah shares sea shells by the seashore =-.

  • rb

    June 16, 2010 at 10:45 am

    I wanted to delurk and tell a story of pregnancy/stroller mania.

    I am a fan of Emmaljunga strollers, which are like huge English prams. (I am only a fan of them if I never have to put them into a car, but fortunately I live in a very strollable area.)

    When I was pregnant with my second child, I simply had to have a double Emmaljunga stroller. Unfortunately, by this time Emmaljunga had stopped distributing in the US and none of the used models on eBay were even remotely acceptable to me, so what did I do? I called Sweden. They didn’t really understand my California english, so they directed me to a shop in London that sold Emmaljungas, which, yes, I also phoned. The London shop had the stroller in stock. I asked them to charge my credit card and mail it to me. They didn’t believe me. “But it’s enormous!” they said. No matter, I was manic with pregnancy-induced stroller lust. The shipping alone cost over $200. I had to go to Customs to retrieve it. I won’t even tell you what the actual stroller ended up costing with the lousy exchange rate at the time.

    My husband just shook his head.

    We did love the stroller, though.

  • Allison

    June 16, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    So, what is this Gilt of which you speak? I checked it out, but I’m kind of a ditz and I don’t get it… They just have super cheap stuff but you have to “be a member”? What does it mean to be a member? I’m confused…

    Yes, you have to be a member to shop the sales and must be invited to become a member. My invite is that link. Once you click on it and fill out your info, you’ll be set.

  • Gabriella

    June 17, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I wish Gilt shipped to Canada :( boo hoo!!

    and my guess Melody

  • Christy

    June 18, 2010 at 9:18 am

    So, I bought one since it seemed like providence that I’d promised my husband we’d get a new stroller since our current one is a POS.

    My beef is that it won’t ship for a whole MONTH after I ordered it. BOO.

    Also, I hope you got the $25 that Gilt gives you for inviting me. I totally sent out invites to people, but no one was interested.

  • Leslie

    June 20, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Millicent – but she’ll go by Millie :)