Review of the Maclaren Atom

Maclaren Atom

I was positively surprised with the quality finish and the feel of the materials
written by tilly 14.10.2019
  • lightweight and compact
  • quality materials
  • sturdy wheels with individual suspension
  • high handlebar with a leatherette cover and holes for ventilation
  • craftsmanship, details, reflective elements
  • large, UV protective hood
  • seat padding
  • well-balanced center of gravity
  • essential accessories included (carry bag, reversible seat liner, rain cover)
  • simple front-wheel lock activated with a foot (no need for bending down)
  • higher price tag (corresponding with the quality materials and the lifetime warranty for the chassis though)
  • shorter seat length (derived from the type of the stroller and the compact fold)
  • slightly reclined seating position (backrest never completely upward)
  • no bumper bar
  • two-handed fold
  • puzzle system of the five-point harness buckle
  • an older child is able to lock the front wheels during the ride
The Atom is obviously destined for traveling-positive parents. Alternatively, you can use it as a secondary urban stroller. The Atom will manage activities such as being fitted into the boot of your car and going shopping with no problem - they are made so easy thanks to the low weight, small dimensions, and good maneuverability.

I would not recommend it (together with other strollers of the same type), if you need a stroller for demanding terrain (mountains, badly damaged sidewalks etc.). Additionally, the Atom is not the best choice for extremely tall kids and for really short parents, or for those who require a very upright sitting position for their kid. Apart from that, I am happy to recommend the Atom and give this stroller a solid 85 % from my point of view.

Although I am already used to some standard when it comes to Maclaren strollers (I own a Techno XLR as a spare at our grandma's), I was nevertheless positively surprised with the quality finish and the feel of the materials. Together with the higher handlebar and splendid (included) accessories, I would underline these features as the strongest selling points of this sturdy, 'atom' globetrotter.