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I’d never heard of Quinny before, but what I can say is that searching for the right stroller is a mind field. There are tonnes of things to take into account, whether it be if you live in the countryside, whether you live in a flat or a house, how much space you have and what car you drive. If you’re looking for something more space conscious whilst being sturdy and modern then a Quinny could be for you.
I was gifted a Quinny Zapp X to put through my tests and I have to say I’m impressed. Full disclosure, I live in a very flat area so it’s wheels easily glide across the paths here. It feels super light but strong enough to deal with most roads. I’m not sure its ideal for mountain hiking, but it wasn’t made for that. It took a little while for me to get used to going up and down curb edges as my current pram is a bit of a heavy beast. This much lighter alternative just takes a little getting used to.
Assembly was super easy with direct instructions to follow. It has that lovely ‘click’ sound every time you put together a piece correctly which gives me the ultimate satisfaction that I’m doing something right.
What I really loved about this pram was the aesthetics. You can choose your colour way, your accessories and essentially build a pram just for you. It comes with the ‘from birth cocoon’ but you can pick up a carrycot if you wish. It also comes with adjusters to attach to your car seat (although it has to be Maxi Cosi to be compatible). It comes in tonnes of colour options, meaning you can combo it your way. I went for lightish colours as it’s currently blisteringly hot and I thought it might be a little cooler for Jaz.
As a little of a different touch it has these easy to grip handle bars. Different than my usual one bar I found these a lot easier to hold. It made me feel I could really drive through the effort that it is to push a buggie and it made it all the easier. I also found the braking slightly different to my usual pram. It has a stop and go, so to speak. One on either side of the foot well meaning you can stop and secure your pram with ease.
The fabric has a mild grit to it that I like. Meaning when the inevitable happens, and your baby dribbles/wees/spits out food or snacks you can wipe down the material with ease.
I asked for an umbrella accessory, as I’ve never tried one. What a clever little contraption that is. You can move it around to protect your little one from the sun yet giving them all the fresh air they need. Perfect if you’re thinking about taking the Quinny travelling.
It folds up into one piece or you can separate it should you wish. You can pick up a travel bag too! Meaning you can keep your Quinny clean and tucked away or ready for travel.
All in all Jasper seemed pretty pleased with his new ‘digs’! (Evidence attached below) I would happily have the Quinny in a smaller environment. It seems suited to city life and those being more space conscious in their apartments. Alternatively it makes a great second buggie to keep in the car for nipping out to the shops with.