In keeping with Maclaren's overall reputation, the Maclaren Twin Triumph gets consistently high marks for quality and durability. Less full-featured than the plusher Maclaren Twin Techno (*Est. $360), the Twin Triumph still offers the same basic functionality, including one-hand fold and fully reclining seats. Parents say the Twin Triumph is a good choice for twins who like to sit side-by-side (and not so good for when they need to be separated). This stroller is light for a double, and it fits through standard doorways. Like all other Maclaren strollers, the Twin Triumph was recalled in November 2009 after reports that 12 children had their fingers amputated in Maclaren hinges. Maclaren strollers are now sold with protective hinge covers. Still, the Combi Twin Sport (*Est. $240) is recommended more often than the Maclaren strollers.
ConsumerReports.org pits the Maclaren Twin Triumph against seven other double strollers in tests for both safety and functionality. No other source matches ConsumerReports.org for testing, but Amazon.com and Buzzillions.com offer dozens of owner-written reviews that reveal how parents feel about this stroller.
ConsumerReports.org has bare-bones but highly credible coverage of eight double strollers, including the Maclaren Twin Triumph. Editorial rankings are based on how each model performs in tests for safety, ease of use and maneuverability.
Review: Traditional Stroller Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Buzzillions.com gathers user reviews from major retail websites such as ToysRUs.com and Strollers.com, combining the ratings into one aggregate score. The Maclaren Twin Triumph gets high marks for lightness and comfort.
Review: Maclaren Twin Triumph Stroller, Contributors to Buzzillions.com
Amazon.com tends to attract better-than-average user reviews. Baby gear is a popular category, but fewer than a dozen owners have posted reviews on the latest incarnation of the Maclaren Twin Triumph.
Review: Maclaren Twin Triumph Stroller, Contributors to Amazon.com
4. Baby Bargains
"Baby Bargains" has limited coverage of the Maclaren Twin Triumph, but it does cover the overall performance history of the Maclaren brand. Ratings here have a good reputation with parents, as evidenced by this book's consistently high scores on Amazon.com.
Review: Strollers, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition, 2009
This retail site has a handful of owner-written reviews of the Maclaren Twin Triumph. Entries here are similar to those on Amazon.com and Buzzillions.com: Parents are generally happy with the stroller but think it could use a cupholder and more storage space.
Review: Maclaren Twin Triumph Stroller -- Coffee/Silver, Contributors to Diapers.com