Mercedes of umbrella strollers
Maclaren Mark II is by far the best umbrella stroller in the US market: very light yet sturdy, made with quality materials, easy to maneuver and fold. I wish it reclined like lightweight Japanese umbrella strollers (Aprica air for example). I think for the hefty price of $200 it should recline.
In general, Maclaren Mark II serves it's purpose - it's excellent for any toddler who doesn't nap in a stroller and perfect for any urban parent who travels a lot on buses and in cabs. I am petite and not really athletic/strong (5'3"/117 lbs) and I can easily lift Maclaren Mark II with one hand. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase.
ProsVery lightweight, good quality, large canopy, basket and rain cover included, easy fold and maneuvering. Rolls well on uneven surface and doesn't get stuck like other lightweight umbrella strollers with small wheels.
ConsDoesn't recline at all. Can't push it with one hand.
Best UsesToddlers 2 & up, urban environment, public transportation