Product Type: Petite Star prams, pushchairs and strollers
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The Zia is a star
Petite Star Zia
Member Name: clarebear10
Petite Star Zia
Advantages: Lightweight, steers well
Disadvantages: Straps can twist
After spending allot of time reading reviews on all sorts of websites about different lightweight strollers we decided on the Petite Star Zia.
We found it difficult to choose between the Zia and the Quinny Zapp. My husband favoured the Zapp but from my research there didn't seem much of a difference between them, I favoured the Zia because of the little shopping basket & because it reclined. When I bought the Zia the Zapp didn't do either. (Around summer '10)
I paid £80 for this stroller which included a rain cover. I wanted something very lightweight to keep in the back of my car that could be easily whipped in and out, as and when needed. It has actually done that and more.
I can pull this buggy out of the boot with one hand and pull it up. Useful when you have a toddler in the other. It can be collapsed and put away in seconds.
There is a toggle on the back of the seat which lets you recline the seat easily and smoothly when your child is in the stroller. It is harder to put the stroller into an upright position when your child is in the seat. I try to do this before my daughter gets in.
The stroller steers well and is very nippy, without it feeling flimsy.
Although I only bought this stroller for occasional use whilst my larger and considerably more expensive buggy had a puncture I used the Zia exclusively and couldn't have been more pleased with its performance and practicality.
You do have to take care with balancing too many shopping bags on the handles but only if you don't have a child in the stroller. I think most light weight buggies would tip up if overloaded without a child to counterbalance the weight.
Summary: A fantastic light weight stroller