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I brought this buggy in July 2011 for £115 in Argos, Me and my partner fell in love with it since I push the buggy around I make all the major decisions on which buggy were buying. But it wasn't long after we brought it we realized what I mistake it was! Yes it looks very attractive and different compared to alot of buggy's but don't be fooled by this pram.
Its major down points are you can't lay the baby back when they fall asleep so there propped up and they end up leaning there head to side and just generally look really uncomfortable when were out we tend to rush back if our son has fallen asleep in it. Also folding the buggy down its a disaster if your out on your own and you need to nip in a taxi as you have to have both arms to be able to fold it down and then getting to the 3rd stage of folding it down is a pain and alot of hassle just to get it into the car.
You can't hold alot of shopping as the buggy tips up even after putting something in the tiny basket and about 3 bags on the handle, Its terrible getting down curbs and bumping pavements and roads as wheel just locks up and buggy won't move at all. The buggy not suitable for under 6 months so when you buy it make sure baby can sit up completely and there head not all floppy.
Now the good points are is this buggy looks stylish so if mum's like feeling abit of style to there life's then maybe a Quinny is for you just not this make. Its a 3 three wheeler and its got a quite cool stop and go brake system which I liked when I first brought the buggy. Its very lightweight and easy to navigate round if your not going down bumps. I find this buggy really easy to push about its not heavy in the slightest.
I bought this pushchair new as a second lightweight pushchair for going round the shops. I particularly liked the travel system option and used it with the cabrio car seat. The car seats lifts straight out of the car and fits onto the frame - this is easy to do, although I found it quite tricky to release the seat from the frame to go back in the car, on the other hand my husband had no trouble doing this. The pushchairs strength is in it's easy manoverability. Having previously bought cheap buggys that steered like shopping trolleys this was a breeze - great for getting in and out of shops. Now here's the downside; the buggy is very unstable so even the weight of a handbag can push it over - no where to put your shopping. My older child was in a bigger pushchair with a big shopping trolley under, so this wasn't such a big problem when we went out as a family. I found the pushchair was more stable with the car seat in than the material seat so I didn't use the material seat until my child was one. The material was quite difficult to stretch over the frame - not something I would want to do again in a hurry. The folding and unfolding of the pushchair was one of the easiest I have used and it folds up more compactly than a normal pushchair, but more bulky than a cheap buggy - claiming that it can fit in the footwell of a car is a bit of a stretch in my opinion, it didn't fit in mine and I have a PT cruiser. The footrest for the child is not that large resulting in toddlers putting their feet on the floor sometimes - I ran over my son's foot once not realising he had stuck it out. The chair is so unstable, my son had a habit of throwing his head back and this resulted in the pushchair falling backwards on more than one occasion -luckily he wasn't badly hurt- really dangerous. The only way to combat this is to never take your hands off of the handles - not even for a moment. I would never buy one again because of this. It is hard to believe that they are allowed to sell something that could result in serious injury to a child.
I bought this buggy for my 8 month old, and have not been able to use it for nearly 1yr it said suitable from 6 months, my little girl only just now at 19months look comfy in it.
After my first use I noticed how unstable it was, all I had to do was hit a small pot hole in the pavement with the front wheel then the buggy would try to tip over, also the brake if you don't push down hard enough it tends to disengage, even if you give the buggy a small push to check it parked properly. This came to a head when I turned my back for a second after checking the brake was on, to find my baby upside down in the middle of a main road, it had tipped over forward. If you have a child who tends to have tantrums then yet again they will very easy tip this buggy over, and don't even try to push it over a gravel path as yet again it will tip.
Good Point's: it's small and light.
So all in all a very disappointing buy, I would never recommend it to anyone
The Product -----
The quinny zapp is very eye catching with its unique design and compact folding, it also comes in some great colours which a lot of people like however i don't like this pram much i had one for my son and i found it to be no good however saying that my partner loved it and was sad to see it go!
We decided to get this as we use public transport a lot, and this is very small and light and meant to be easy to fold we too liked the fact you could get it in various colours and there is some nice accessories for the pram.
Good Points -----
The main good point i guess would have to be the fact it folds up so small, it would fit in the boot of a mini, it is also very easy to steer and its very light to push aswell.
You could also say one of the good points is the fact it does come in loads of different colours and you can also remove the entire seat cover and change them whenever you like.
Bad Points -----
For me this pram has quite a few downfalls i find it hard to fold up and very fiddley it takes a lot of force to fold it down and you need both of your hands rather than most buggys which can be folded with one hand and a foot!
I also found it way too low, i am 5ft 8 and i struggle with this pram, it made it very uncomfortable for me to push this.
Another downfall is that the pram does not recline, so can only be used from 6 months and even then i wouldn't put a 6 month old baby in the pram as it doesn't look very comfortable at all!
I couldn't use it for long with my son with him being quite big for his age his legs just dangled off the bottom of the pram and when he was strapped in he looked extremely uncomfortable.
I bought mine second hand and only paid around £60 for it which for one of these prams is realy good.
I have found the pram in the Mothercare store for £153 which is a lot of money to pay for this pram! Alternatively you can get the pram from Argos for £112.
But before purchasing i would recommend going to take a good look at one in store.
I wouldn't recommend this pram to someone who was going to use it a lot as i don't think it looks very comfortable and to be honest i don't think it would last very long either it doesn't seem very strong.
However if you needed a light buggy for holiday or just nipping around town then maybe this would be the pram for you as i have said above before purchasing i would go to a store where you can have a real good look at it and also try folding and unfolding the pram.
We were given a Quinny Zapp when my son was born and it was one of the best and most useful presents we received. Suitable from 6 months it is an incredibly lightweight pushchair and very easy to use. It comes with a 5 point harness and the buckle clicks into place and you squeeze the outer edges of this to release which can take a bit of getting used to at first.
It doesn't have a reclining position which is a shame as if it wasn't for this it would have done everything we could have wanted from a pushchair. It also comes with car seat adaptors so you can use it with a Maxi Cosi car seat from birth, although we did not use this.
Space is a premium in our house and this took up no space at all when folded as it is one of the most compact pushchairs there is. It folds very easily and can be put up quickly although you would need to use both hands to do it but this was never a problem for us. It comes with a bag for storing the pram when not in use which is great for use in the car to prevent muddy wheels getting on the boot.
The rain cover that is supplied is not great, very fiddly to put on and when my son was big enough he was constantly pulling this off. I did buy a shade a babe cover for use in the summer months and this fitted the pushchair perfectly.
There is no basket to the pushchair but you can buy ones to fit online which you would be able to get small amounts of shopping in. I would not recommend putting any shopping bags on the handles as it could easily tip back.
The covers can be removed for washing, this is a bit fiddly but then not something you are doing all the time so not a big problem.
We used this constantly for our son and it was perfect for short trips into town and for holidays. I would recommend this for anyone who needs the convenience of lightweight and portable pushchair that folds away to an incredibly small size.
I purchased the Quinny Zapp when my Daughter was first born. I wasn't sure which Pram I wanted really (I've been through lots as I'm a bit of addict). In the first fewdays after my Daughter's birth I decided my main priority was that I needed something to transport my Daughter to & from the car on the school run (I don't live close enough to walk). I wanted to be able to keep her in the car seat so as not to disturb her & as I had already bought a maxi cosi infant carrier as I knew this fitted many different types of pram, I decided on the quinny zapp.
I purchased mine brand new on Ebay for £65 which was a bargain. I immediately took off the seat fabric as you can't attach the car seat with them on.
I loved the size of the Quinny Zapp, it folds up smaller than any other pushchair I've owned. I did find it a little strange to fold, You're supposed to press a large button either side of the Zapp & then fold the handles downwards then push a button on the frame & fold it in. I'm not sure if I was doing it correctly but I found my own way of doing it in the end.
If you want to use the Maxi Cosi car seat you have to have special adapters which in my case were supplied with the pushchair. The car seat simply clicks on & off the frame very easily. The Zapp is very lightweight which is lovely to go in & out of the car but this can also be a downfall as it's almost too light. I found even with no weight on the handles it occasionally felt like it might tip backwards when I went up a curb. I didn't even feel safe to put a light handbag on the handles.
The shopping basket doesn't come as standard with the pushchair, something that is common with the Quinny brand, they seem to charge extra for everything. Although it did come with the raincover which was nice but only fits in pushchair mode.
The fabric is quite easy to get on & off the frame, it kind of threads onto the edge of the frame & then clips into place. I never used it with the fabric on as it's not suitable until your child is 6 months old as it doesn't recline. This was eventually the reason I sold my Quinny Zapp. I felt that even at 6 months I still wanted the back rest to recline as I had seen many children asleep in the Zapp with their head flopped to one side which I'm sure can't be any good for their necks.
I was pleased with the Zapp for the purpose I needed it for but I wouldn't have used it as a main pram.
Being a mum of two children i know how important a good stroller needs to be.
when Jack my youngest was a year old we needed to get rid of the big heavy pram we had and needed something that was small and that didn't take up much space in the car going away with two young children we need as much room in the car as we can get.
we went round Toys R us and looked at many strollers.
we came across the Quinny Zap and after having a good play, folding it down and seeing how comfy jack sat in the seat.
The Pram its self
3 wheels - fixed or swivel front wheel.
3 point safety harness
Suitable from 6 month - i would not use from 6 months as Jack looked very small in the stroller at a year and even with the harness on the tightest setting it was still to big and he had to wear a big coat to make him look like he fitted him
Compatible with Maxi Cosi Cabriofix car seat
Comes with hood and rain cover,
you can buy a shopping basket to attach to the pram
Also buy a carry bag to carry the pram in.
This is a nice stroller, very light and folds down very small.
The one thing I do not like is the seat dose not lie back so if jack falls a sleep he slouches down and looks really um-comfy.
I find the hood dose not stay up and the rain cover dose not fit very well and i find my self having to pull it up all the time to keep it on.
Great for toddles who can not walk far but who do not sleep when out and about, but i would not recommend it for any child under a year.
I first bought this pram for my one year old, she loved it and i thought it was great. I kept it and when i had my latest baby we bought the maxi cosi car seat and used the adapters it came with to attach the car seat. its compact and therefore a must have if you've a big family. It fits in the foot well of the car behind the drivers seat and doesn't take up any room. However its really light and not designed at all to carry bags on. If like me you ignore this rule (as its the same with all buggy's) and hang bags you won't get away with it with this pram, it tips over very easily. When i recently used it for my baby with the car seat it tipped really easy and i darn't let go of it incase someone knocked it (without bags on it). Getting the car seat off the wheels is hard if your on your own. It requires you to press 2 buttons and lift at same time.
i think its great because of its size but am not sure i would buy it again. its best for a baby not requiring to sleep loads during the day but probably the smallest folded pram around
I fell in love with the pushchair when I was pregnant with my daughter. My best friend had it for her little boy and I decided I would have one when my baby was old enough!
The pushchair is suitable from 6 months as it does not recline and comes with the hood, raincover and adaptors to enable you to fit a maxi cosi car seat to the frame. It isn't the cheapest of pushchairs as it retails at around £150 but I can honestly say it is worth the money especially as they really hold their value, I got mine second hand as my friend's little boy had outgrown it and when I sold it on I got back what I paid for it (£40).
The zapp is great if, like me, you need to use public transport a lot although there is a definite knack to folding it down whilst holding your little one! It is lightweight and easy to carry once folded, I have never seen another pushchair that folds down that small! I used to put a velcro strap round mine so I had a handle to carry it with when on the bus or train.
You can purchase a cosy toes that goes with this pushchair, it isn't cheap as it retails at around £50 but it is hard to get a standard cosy toes to fit due to the unique shape of the seat.
This is not a pushchair for those of us who like to hang shopping on the handles as it does tip easily (as with most 3 wheelers) but you can purchase a shopping baset that fits underneath.
As I said it comes with adaptors so you can use the frame with a maxi cosi car seat, I never used mine for this but I have seen it used for that and it looks very practical as a lightweight chassis to push the newborn around in.
I would recommend this pushchair especially for use on public transport or for someone who is flying a lot (it comes with a great carry bag).
I loved my Quinny Zapp and was very sad to sell it!
When my son was born we opted for one of those travel systems that did everything but the one disadvantage we found is that they are extremely bulky and dont collapse down very small so the search was on for a stroller, something we could throw into the boot of the car and use to transport our son from point A to point B.
We looked around but as soon as Quinny released the Zapp stroller I fell in love with it, It ticked all of the boxes for what I was looking for in a stroller..It looked stylish, collapsed down small, was easy to push, was compact and came in some great funky colours.
Suitable from 6months up, The Quinny Zapp is a very stylish stroller that is extremely practical. its Aluminium frame makes the Zapp very lightweight and three wheel design makes it very easy to control and manoeuvre .It collapses down and goes up with the greatest of ease and folds up so compact that it can be stored in the smallest of spaces and car boots which is absolutely brilliant for those who dont have that much space at home to store it or have a car with a large boot space. I would say that this is an ideal stroller for taking away on holiday abroad and It also comes with its own carry bag which you can store it in and use to carry around so great for traveling.
The stroller comes with rain cover, although its not the greatest as its fairly flimsy and does not have much wind resistance and the Velcro fastening is not very effective as my little boy kicks it of with the greatest of Ease.
It also comes with car seat adaptors which are compatible with the Maxi-Cosi®CabrioFix infant car seat to use it as a travel system.
you can also additionally purchase items including
a Cosy toes that retails at approx £50 which even though is a little expensive it keeps my little boy warm and protected from the weather in the colder months and is available in a variety of colours to match the strollers .
a shopping basket to put underneathe the stroller to put items in, although its not the largest of space and I dont think that it is really worth it.
Overall and my opinion I would say that this stroller is primarily designed as just that, a stroller, good for people who are on the go and just want a pushchair to push the child around in but If you are wanting one for taking out shopping where you can put your shopping underneath then the Quinny Zapp definitely is not for you as there is no storage section, you have to purchase additionally and the stroller is not sturdy enough to be able to put shopping bags onto the handles as it tips the stroller with the greatest of ease.
Other than the lack of storage the only other downside that I have found is that the seat of the stroller is in a fixed position therefore does not recline so you are unable to lay the child back if they fall asleep which can be a bit of a pain at times and it makes the child look uncomfortable as they are sleeping.
Overall this is a great little stroller if you want it for the purpose of transporting the child from A to B otherwise I would consider looking elsewhere.
The Quinny Zapp stroller retails at approx £150 so its not the cheapest of strollers available on the market but I believe for its convenience and ease of use that its worth every penny.
This pram was purchased when i had my second child. My eldest was 2yrs 3mths when she was born so he was walking everywhere, meaning a double was not needed. With 2 children space was at a premium and the fact that this pushchair folds up very small and comes with it's own carry bag meant i was sold!
This puschair does not lie flat so is only suitable from 6months. However, i purchased the maxi cosi car seat and adapters and with a quick strip down (which becomes easy after a couple of tries) the material on the puschair comes off (it is like a sliding system in which the material slides into gulleys in the buggy) and the car seat nestles comfortably and safely on the frame. Very compact and easy to push BUT hold on tight as it is so light it tends to blow away in the wind. The brake is very easy to use and secure. The red push down plastic on one wheel engages it and the grey one disengages it.
When folding the pushchair it can be complicated at first but soon becomes easier. You need to push up the piece of metal between the two handles and then press the grey circular buttond on the frame half way down. This folds the buggy in half. You then push hard with your foot (brake must be on) on the black plastic piece near the wheels. This then closes it fully.
This pushchair has no basket for storing shopping, and as it is so light i would not recommend haging it on the handles unless you have a very heavy child to anchor the pushchair!
From around one year i used this as a pushchair (she was in car seat till then) and it was fine for quick trips however if she fell asleep it would be impossible to get her into a comfortable position and she would awake grumpy! The harnesses are secure and comfortable and the lock is complicated enough to prevent your child escaping but easy enough for one handed application!
Overall this is an excellent puschair which is still in use by me today, for the youngest and middle children (when i only have one and a short journey to make!) but it really came into its own as a travel system for the youngest!!!!
This pram is a nice convient pram if your just nipping out somewhere thats a short distance or if your child no longer naps during the day, I dont find it good for children that are still napping as when my daughter fell to sleep in it her head just lolled on one side and she looked so uncomfortable, also if you hang shopping bags on the pram be careful as it tips up pretty easily.
When you buy the pram there is no shopping basket with it so you have to spend some more money to buy that aswell it does fold up realy small and realy easily and its very light, so like i said if your just throwing it in the car and nipping out somewhere its great but for a shopping journey its no good well i wouldnt recommend it, it retails in Mothercare for about £150.
Handle Height: 90-104cm
Folded Size: L69 x W26 x H26cm
Assembled size: L79 x W60 x H104cm
Product weight: 8.8 kg
The Quinny Zapp is my 'other pushchair'. It is the one I use when I need a light stroller for a short journey. I also use it for baby group as it takes up less space in the pushchair locker which is always crammed full.
I originally chose it along with the Maxi-Cosi car seat. My mother in law was adamant that she wanted to buy our first pushchair and in all honesty we subsequently chose one which we deemed affordable. It was purchased from Baby Store Direct in Birmingham, who are also available online at www.babystoredirect.com. At the time it cost £113 for the stroller in khaki and an additional £98 for the Maxi-Cosi in Skydive design.
It was soon replaced however when at four and a half months my son, who was and still is a small baby, outgrew the Maxi-Cosi car seat. My pushchair of choice was then the Mamas & Papas Luna in Cress and the Quinny was stored away until my son needed a lightweight stroller.
The Quinny Zapp has three drawbacks. The first is that it does not lean back. It is however angled back slightly and I have found that my son has slept soundly in it without his head dropping to the side. The second is that the oval shape of the frame means that older children often have their legs rather uncomfortably overhanging and the sides. The third is that is does not have a storage basket underneath. Personally I would rarely use such a feature anyway.
Otherwise it is an excellent stroller. It is very lightweight and particularly easy to steer. I live in location which is edged by rural areas and waterways and I have subsequently used this stroller and rocky pathways and over grass and mud. It has always fared very well indeed. It can also be turned 360 degrees on the spot, which is very useful when out shopping in tight aisles and in lifts.
The Zapp is very compact when folded down. At the time of purchase we had a Peugeot 107 with quite possibly the smallest boot space around and so this was an ideal feature. It now rattles in our MPV! In order to collapse this pushchair two buttons are pressed in on either side and the top half folded over. There is then a push pedal on the frame which when pushed in with your foot causes the whole thing to collapse downward and inward. To make it even easier than that, the two buttons and push pedal are numbered one, two and three in order of use. In order to re-open the pushchair the actions are done in the same order again but this time lifting the top half into position and pulling the push pedal outward - this part can be rather tricky and I often have to lie the whole thing down onto its side first.
The harness has straps between the legs, around the waist and over the shoulders, where it has Zapp branded pads for protection. I do find that the harness clasp can be a little rigid but at least it is secure. My son has been known to release himself from my Britax First Class car seat and so I need a difficult clasp!
The rain cover attached by Velco at the top and bottom and although secure it is a little fiddly as there really isn't much Velcro to play with. When attached at the top it can be folded back to rest on the hood just nicely.
The breaks are very simple, being two push peddles over each wheel, one had red centre for the break facility and the other is plain for release.
Overall I would recommend this pushchair to anyone looking for a second more lightweight stroller. It is currently serving its purpose very well for me. However I would recommend that you try it out in the shops and consider its suitability first.
When I had my first baby, I was looking for a buggy that was light, easy to assemble and that fit in my vw beetles tiny boot. I also wanted something I could use with my Maxi Cosi car seat so that I could place my sleeping baby in its pushchair without having to take her out. (adapters for this purpose are sold seperatly)
The Zapp covered all my criteria, and more, I also found that it came with a carry cover and could be used as hand luggage at the airport. We took this to Florida with us and this proved to be an exellent decision as we did a lot of walking and the Zapp was incredibly easy to push unlike some 4 wheel buggies which take a lot of effort to push around corners.
The only downside is that there is no basket underneath, but you can buy net bags (from ebay) to attach to the handle bars and to the bottom to carry a few lighter items, dont be tempted to carry your shopping on the handle bars if you baby is still small, as it will tip back as its so light, but there is always some compramise you need to make with buggys hence why I own more then one for different purposes.
This one has lasted me almost 3 years (so far) the button you push to close the chair has become a little stiff and the section that holds the handle bars together is a bit weak but thats probably my fault as I do use it to carry my shopping as my toddler is now bigger and heavier so it dosnt tip like it used to.
This push chair can be bought from mothercare for £120.
i fell in love with this pram the moment i saw it, its just the cutest pram ive seen so i had to have it. my first pram was the gracco tour travel system which was very bulky and weighed a ton (not good when u live on in a 1st floor apartment). i also found my son looked really uncomfortable in the car seat. so first of all i looked for a car seat and found the lovely maxi cosi one which had so much more room in for baby and also came with a removable foam pad which made it more comfy for small babies.
once i had the car seat sorted i was on the look out for a lightweight stroller that i could possibly use with the maxi cosi car seat as a travel system and i found the zapp. As a travel system i found it was great and once adaptors were fixed on it was just a matter of clicking in the car seat. really easy to use.
its very small once folded and comes with a travel bag which is handy to keep it tidy in your boot, it will fit in every car as it folds so small. its really easy to push as its so lightweight, the only downside i found was the lack of storage space (ie a basket to keep the raincover) and being unnable to put a nappy bag on the handles as it would tip.
Seating Direction: Forward Facing / With 3-Point Safety Harness / With Detachable Base / Weight Limit Up to 28.66 ...