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I got this as my car boot is quite small, I have a quinny buzz which i love but it takes up the whole boot, this pushchair folds the smallest on the market, and if purchased with the travel bag is soooo handy for the underground or on a plane etc
Here are the official dimensions
Folded: 70 x 25 x 29 cm
Unfolded: 81 x 59 x 102 cm
Weight: 7.8 kg
The pushchair has a 360 swivel front wheel which is handy for turning almost on the spot
Unfortunately in my experience that is where the good points end.... It tips with the slightest weight of a child leaning too far or putting a change back on the back of it (I even purchased buggy weights to attach but theta became a hassle as it couldn't be folded with them on)
Unfortunately there is absolutely no storage unless you purchase the basket separately and even then it is very small!
The pushchair is very low, which is not great if you are over 5 foot 6 I'd say, the pushchair doesn't recline at all, my daughter still has a nap in he pushchair and unfortunately she looked very uncomfortable with her head lolled forward
This pushchair is advertised as suitable from 6 months I put my then 10 month old in it with the straps on the smallest setting and she kept slipping down, there was no way of getting her to fit in it properly and in the end I sold the pushchair as I just could not get on with it,
The seat is quite deep which is great but it is quite narrow and I think a child over 3,5 would struggle to look comfortable in it
Great for an older child and for short periods of time but for anything more long term I'd recommend the petite star zia- similar in size, includes storage, less rickety, can hang a bag on the back etc etc (I have also reviewed this) or the newest quinny zapp extra which can be folded with the seat on, I can't help but feel quinny rushed this version out without identifying its flaws of which unfortunately there are many!
After I bought this i had to take a bit of time to get used to it. After having big bulky pushchairs this seemed flimsy and too light. However after a few days use i got used to it and its great. Easy to fold and folds up so small. The wheels dont have to be taken off like its big brother Buzz so its a doddle to get into the car. I had the old version of this a few years ago and hated the fact that it didnt recline, so the newupdated version of this with the recline feature is great and adds to why i love this pushchair now. The only diggle i have is that the wheels are so small its not easy going over cobbled pavement and it seems like its going to break. Its still going strong after many trips to the park and schhol though!
We were given the Quinny Zapp as a hand-me-down. The pushchair had had a few good years of use but was in excellent condition and came with rave reviews, so I was really excited to try it after having my heavy Silver Cross 3D for a few years!
The Zapp folds down to an incredibly small size, which makes it an excellent options for parents with small cars. Our Zapp came with a bag with a handle (this is an addition bought by the previous owners I believe) which made it even more portable, but you could easily pick up the folded down pushchair with one hand in place in the boot with ease as its so light!
Available in an array of colours, there are many custom accessories available so you can make the pushchair look unique which is great if you want something a bit different.
The hood has a great 'window' so you can check on your child.
Once my daughter stopped napping in the pushchair, she found sitting in the Zapp quite frustrating as it has a natural recline position. She'd try and jolt herself up and get stressed that she couldn't see everything. This was the main disadvantage for me and it got to the point where she refused to get in the pushchair.
The pushchair is suitable from 6 months but doesn't have recline mode, so although the slight recline was suitable for my 2 year old, I'm guessing this would be pretty frustrating for younger babies who want to sleep for longer than 10 minutes.
Lastly, I found the pushchair to be a little unstable, due to its 3 wheel construction. Going up curbs proved a bit of a nightmare.
I really hoped this pushchair would be better. Visually, its fantastic and the size and weight of the Zapp seems like a winning solution for many families as its so portable. It would be great as a spare pram, but at the RRP, there are much better spare pushchairs on the market.
Having two children I have gone through a lot of pushchairs. I recently broke my last one that I use for my two year old so needed something lightweight to replace it and I heard a lot of good reviews about the Quinny Zapp and everyone was always searching for a good deal.
Now it's good points are it is lightweight and it folds really small which is good for fitting it into a small car boot and even better if like me you use the bus a lot.
I also like the fixed five point harness, a lot safer then the 'loose' ones.
It's easy to wash the seat fabrics after a bit of a tug to remove them from the chassis and goes back on pretty easy too.
With it only being a three wheel pram it doesn't balance too well. If my son throws himself back it will tip with ease and that isn't what you want something to do with a child sat inside it. It even tips with a changing bag on the handles if there is no child sat in it.
It doesn't come with a basket, you have to buy that separate which just adds to the cost.
The handles are a good height for me (5ft 3) but anyone taller would have to lean over to push it which would lead to a bit of back ache I should imagine.
The seat unit is small, my two year old fits fine without a coat on but in winter with a thick coat on he looks squashed. It's not a buggy for long/ tall children either.
We bought this for our first child, and couldn't of been more excited as the reviews seemed to really rate it & it looked fab. It's so hard to put together i'd really not recommend it the last thing you need when your child is restless is a rubix cube to solve ie this stroller! It's not got a basket how ridiculous yes you can buy a fishing net sorry a hair net sorry... that was basket, but a basket incorporated in it as standard a proper basket would go down well. Also a far easier opening closing fold. The frame feels cheap of poor quality and the fabrics abrasive. The seat wouldn't allow my child to sit fully upright either. It's a budget product i must say you can get alot better for the same cost. It swiftly got returned as an absolute nightmare do not bother wasting energy on the hype of this brand it just isn't worth it. We didnt get to the stage of taking it out and about as it was that much of a pain so that i simply cannot comment on manoueverability etc.
I have had hundreds of pushchairs and prams through my door, not just because im a mum of 3 children but because i started to get into the baby goods trade. I can tell you (my personal opinion) which is the most reliable, great for different weather, lightest, heaviest, folds small, enough space for infant, easy folding etc..
The Zapp is fantastic for its small folding mechanism. It folds to a length of 69cm, height and width of 26cm, it literally folds into a bag and you can purchase one of these quinny travel bags from quinny (or ebay for a very cheap price) The bag makes it very easy for you to carry your Zapp as it has a carry handle but it also protects the frame, wheels and fabrics.
*This is perfect if you are going away on an aeroplane as you can carry your zapp as hand luggage and it fits in the cupboards over head (above your seats on the plane), so instead of waiting for your luggage to come through you can put your little one straight into there pram once off the plane*
Also this is extremely lightweight, weighing in at just under 8kg. This makes it easy to push with your little one on board but also easy to manoeuvre. I can push the Zapp with one hand easily freeing up other hand where needed. It has a decent size shopping basket for such a little pushchair. There is a 'nack' to folding the pushchair, it is numbered so very easy to do it sometimes just takes a few attempts before you get it first time and perfect.
Like all pushchairs/prams if your riding on gravel, cobbles, sand etc it is quite difficult and with these having small wheels compared to a big travel system it will be that bit harder.
My only 2 negatives are:
The seat doesnt recline so its from 6 months (although you can buy the zapp xtra seat now which fits on your normal zapp chassis) and
The handles do not change position. The pushchair is perfect for me but my partner being just over 6ft it didnt do well for his back.
You can customize your zapp, change the colour of the hood, seat unit, shoulder pads etc.. make the most of it and adventure!
We purchased a second hand zapp as a smaller stroller to our Jane Slalom R and bought the xtra seat to go with it but have dropped down to using just the zapp now that she's mostly walking as it's far easier to fold and takes up much less space. I love and hate this buggy though with plenty of reasons for each!
~~ The Buggy ~~
The quinny zapp pushchair is suitable from 6 months old as it doesn't lay flat although I wouldn't personally use it on a baby under a year old as they still need more support than this one offers. It has 3 wheels and a nice compact 3d fold (the attraction for us) but it requires two hands to fold it down and to put it up again. It has an optional hood, basket, cosytoes, travel bag and raincover and can also be converted into a travel system via a maxi cosi car seat.
~~ The good bits ~~
The fold was our main reason for buying this buggy as originally it was for taking on our camping holiday and the space was very limited given we had a tent, travel cot, suitcases & a million other things a baby needs to this was ideal. It folds so small that it fits in behind our seats in the car rather than in the boot too which quite often comes in handy if we've been shopping or the likes. It's very light so picking it up and moving it around isn't a problem either. It's easy to push with two handles - so easy that I can now push it with one hand whilst balancing a much needed umbrella in the other - and very easy to move up curbs and over mostly smooth terrain.
The seat unit is made from a material that just doesn't stain so it always looks clean which was a god send for us after a bird decided on the seat was a brilliant place to poo! It can also be removed and put into the washing machine on a cold wash if it ever needs freshened up - something all of my previous buggies were incapable of!
The brakes are very easy to use with a red button for on and a grey button to release. This is far easier than the ones with a bar over the back and haven't let us down yet.
~~ The Niggles ~~
The main reason for purchase was the fold of the buggy but it's far from easy for just anyone to do and it does take a bit of practice to get it right. You also need two hands in order to do it so you can forget holding onto your little one at the same time as there would be a huge danger of dropping them on their heads! This isn't a problem for us so much as we've a secure location to fold it where my little girl can't get into anything dangerous but it's a consideration for others.
The front wheel of the buggy is an absolute nightmare over ground that isn't completely smooth and does nothing but make a horrible rattling noise so there's certainly no element of surprise when you're coming! I thought this was a second hand thing as our buggy was older but my friends brand new one does it too so obviously not.
The lack of recline can be an issue for some but my little girl is never in it long enough for a nap so although it would be handy, it's not entirely necessary.
There is an optional basket for the quinny zapp too and I found it handy on the zapp xtra but slightly more tricky to use on just the zapp as the seat unit seems to be placed a bit further back. I can still fit the rain cover underneath and a bag or two but it's certainly nowhere close to what your average one might hold.
The hood is removable and whilst I choose to have it on the buggy all of the time, it's useless for the sun! It doesn't reach far enough forward to be any use whatsoever unless you have your back to the sun. Not really helpful if you have to walk with the sun towards you and your little one doesn't like wearing a hat or being blinded by the sun.
My last niggle isn't really a niggle but more of a huge complaint - the raincover. I don't know if other people manage to keep the raincover on it but I certainly can't. It doesn't seem to be big enough to join at the top and bottom and if you do finally manage to get it on, one little kick from a monkey or a little gust of wind and you'll be chasing it over the road! Not one for use in the rain then..
~~ Overall ~~
It is a nice buggy overall and although I have more niggles than actual likes it's still worth it for the space it saves in your car. It's easy to push and light to move around but there are certainly a lot of areas for improvements. I've had the zia too for my other little girl when she was younger and I'd definitely chose this over it anyday... well maybe not on a rainy day!
When I was pregnant with my first child, one of the first things we purchased was a pushchair and travel system, this was duly left at my mums house until the little one arrived.
When she finally did, it was taken out of 'storage' and during the first two weeks on my partners paternity leave, it was great. It was only when he went back to work that I realised that the Graco pushchair I had with the travel system, did not fit into the boot of my Corsa! This was January time and as I did not fancy walking everywhere, I quickly set about looking for something a little smaller which is when I came across the Quinny Zapp.
We purchased ours from Boots and cost £129.99, the RRP now is around £140.
When it arrived I was quite excited, it has a sleek design, and I found it really easy to fold up. The folded dimensions are around 70cm x 25cm x 29cm which was perfect for my car, it also made it sense to use this pushchair if we went away for the weekend.
It also comes complete with its own little carry bag, again, ideal when travelling on holiday.
I used the pushchair with the Cabriofix infant car seat (this was purchased separately and cost around £120), the good news was that the car seat adapters were included with the Quinny Zapp.
Its worth noting that accessories can be expensive, the first time I went away I needed a Parasol, and whereas you can pick a universal Parasol up for about £8, due to the design of the frame you have to by one specifically for the Quinny which cost me £25.
For the first 8months, the Quinny was perfect, easy to push, its from wheel swivels 360 degrees so the slightest touch and you could maneuver it. If also comes complete with a sun canopy, rain cover and a small shopping basket at the bottom (by small I mean that a pack of baby wipes would fill it up so I would not really class it as a shopping basket!)
It wasn't until Lauren came to about 9months and we needed to upgrade the car seat that we encountered another problem. The product in stated as being suitable from 6 months old, despite this, although Lauren was quite large for her age, but she looked tiny in the Quinny and very un-secure. The straps cannot be lowered, meaning that when they came out the pushchair was just near her ears. She also look very uncomfortable as the Quinny does not recline. I only made one journey which lasted for about 20minutes and that was the last time I used it.
I decided to change this for a Petite Star Zia which is almost identical in functionality and price however at least you could recline this pushchair and seemed to be loads more comfortable.
As with most of my baby products, it then went on EBay and I managed to get nearly £100, bearing this in mind, I cannot really grumble as it had quite a lot of use (nearly 6 months worth and it only cost me £30).
I recently bought the Quinny Zapp in rebel red. My baby had turned 9 months and although feeling that a fullsize pushchair was still necessary for heavy duty work such as walking the dog, I thought he may be ready for a lighter weight buggy for taking in the car, popping to the shops etc.
The 3 in 1 pushchair that we purchased when our son was born is large and cumbersome and doesn't fold (only the chassis folds and the seat unit remains in one piece) therefore proving to be a bit of a pain to fit in the car when going anywhere with luggage or the dog (or both!)
Therefore, I decided to do some research online about buggies and found the Quinny Zapp to receive excellent reviews and to be the most compact and lightest buggy on the market. My friend had the Quinny Buzz and seemed happy with the brand and once I found the Zapp was on offer for £120 on Amazon, I bit the bullet and ordered one.
It arrived a few days later and I was pleased to see it was in quite a small package indicating that it did indeed fold away quite compactly. After unpacking, I managed to erect the pushchair really easily, without having to refer to the instructions. It looked good in it's vivid red colour and the 5 point harness looked substantial. The pushchair felt of good quality and was very stylish. I couldn't wait to try it out!
It's first outing was shopping in Glasgow where I managed to get it on and off the train with no problems without even having to fold it up. I was slightly concerned as many people had said the the version of the Zapp without the reclining seat made it difficult for the child to sleep. However, my baby rarely sleeps whilst out so didn't think this would be too much of a problem. Just to be awkward though, on this particular trip, it became apparent that he was extremely tired and grumpy. After a while he did manage to drop off and slept quite happily in the pushchair for over an hour.
The pushchair does fold away very compactly and I have since purchased the carry bag that allows the buggy to be packed away neatly and stored in the car.
The downsides that I have found with the pushchair are that the hood is very flimsy and doesn't seem to fit at the sides properly. The raincover that is provided is USELESS! It attaches at the top and bottom with velcro but as you fix it at the top it comes undone at the bottom and vice versa. So annoying!!! Also, my little one has a habit of pushing his feet out while you are trying to attach meaning it won't even reach to be able to fasten in place. There is no basket included to put shopping in/store raincover etc. and to buy one is rather expensive. It is almost a necessity aswell because you are unable to put bags over the handles without the buggy tipping backwards!
This buggy is perfect for shopping trips and travellling as it is so compact and easy to manouvre, however, it would be very impractical for off-roading as it has very small, hard plastic wheels. I imagine this will be great to take on holiday though as it is light and compact to take on the plane.
All in all, I am happy with this buggy and the price I paid for it. It serves it's purpose as an occasional use pushchair well and the quality of the product means that I am sure we will be using it for a long while to come.
When we go abroad the last thing we wanted to do was take our usual pushchair/buggy with us as it is so big and bulky (the Quinny Buzz) and we wanted something light, easily folded down, easy to store and something that was going to be well made and was going to last as from various recommendations you certainly get what you pay for.
Our search led us to the Quinny Zapp. I do like the whole Quinny range and I guess it was only natural to head towards the Zapp being the smaller pushchair compared to the Quinny Buzz. Quinny is a brand made by a large manufacturer known as Dorel. Their ranges of pushchairs are very popular with parents but they do come with a highish price tag compared to say Britax and Gracco.
We purchased the Quinny Zapp in a limited edition colour known as Orient which is basically red and purple. It is certainly a distinctive colour especially as the matchning footmuff is lined with lime green fleece! The Zapp is known as an umbrella pushchair and this is because of how it folds. The Zapp is one of the smallest pushchairs available once it has folded down, this was a major selling point to us as when abroad you tend to be limited with space.
The Zapp has a sleek design which compared to a lot of pushchairs I came across in my search it certainly has a more attractive look about it. It has a compact 3-D fold and once folded the Zapp measures 70x25x29 cm which makes it incredibly suitable for travelling by train and plane and it even frees up a lot of space in your car! The Zapp has 3 wheels, the two at the back are fixed, each has a small foot peddle which will lock and unlock the pram from moving. The front wheel can rotate 360 degrees but can be locked should you want to, I find that when I'm shopping in the high street a wheel that is locked can be a real pain in trying to manoeuvre around people and aisles.
The Zapp isn't just a pushchair for older children or babies that do not need to be in a car seat as it can be used as a travel system as the Maxi Cosi infant car seats can attach to the Zapp (with adaptors) making it an incredibly light and compact travel system compared to most on the market. However, should you just use it without the car seat the pushchair seat will take up to 15kg so it will give you quite a few years of use. The 5 point harness is easily adjusted to make it bigger or smaller, attached to the harness straps are two shoulder pads which are removable should you not want to use them.
The seat of the Zapp is fabric which is soft with a tight weave. It almost has a soft sheen to it which also makes it easy to clean. The shoulder pads are also made of the same material and the straps of the harness are also similarly made. The hood/canopy which is already attached to the frame which is expandable depending on whether you want it open over your child or folded back is made of a durable yet flexible PVC type material which is colour co-ordinated with the pushchair itself. The canopy can also be removed should you want to take it off completely. The five point harness can also be adjusted to increase the height when your child gets bigger. The frame I'm guessing is made from an aluminium material as it is light but it makes it incredibly easy to clean.
The Zapp has a 5 stage opening system which is great as you don't need a degree in pushchairs to open it up and fold it back down! The steps are clearly labelled with numbers, the first step to just pull up the seat and the top part of the frame up, the second step is pulling the bar underneath the base of the seat which is attached to the frame and slide it up until it snaps into place, thirdly you need to then open up the arms of the frame and the handlebars, the forth step is opening out the handlebars and pulling up the bar in between until it snaps into place and the last step is simply locking the pram into place by the little lock that is above the back wheels. And to fold it you just do the steps in reverse and done!
Unlike the Quinny Zapp Xtra this standard version of the Quinny does not recline which was my only concern but as we managed to get the Zapp at such a good price it was hard not to buy it. Also, unlike the Zapp Xtra you can't change the seat position from rear facing and forward facing which for some may be a deal breaker but for us we were quite happy for our daughter to face forward and see the world go by.
Our Quinny Zapp was purchased simply as a fill in pushchair when we went abroad and visited relatives as we needed to save as much space as possible and once folded the Zapp is certainly compact and small enough to store anywhere (even in an aircraft over head locker!). It is also easy to carry so when we were waiting around the board the plane it wasn't heavy or hard to carry around which made trying to deal with a baby a lot easier!
Now I do have a few issues with the Zapp. One being how to unfold and fold it. At first it was incredibly easy to do and take a matter of seconds. However, after being used for a few months I soon noticed that it was difficult to fold and unfold, so difficult I had to have my other half do it for me and even he struggled a bit. The result was that we had to use WD40 on a regular basis as the Zapp certainly needed a little help and this really put me off as I couldn't use the Zapp by myself as I simply wasn't strong enough to unfold it which immediately put me off the Zapp.
My second gripe and one which is partly our fault is that even at 9 months our daughter wasn't big enough for it. The straps were a bit too high up and they didn't adjust enough for my liking. In the end we had to sit her on a small cushion which enabled the shoulder pads to actually sit on her shoulders and I tied a knot in the straps so they were tight enough. Now, I know we should have taken it back when we first realised this but unfortunately we let the returns policy date slip and in the end we kept the Zapp as a pram just for going abroad with. My daughter now at 14 months still isn't big enough for it and although she never struggles or seems uncomfortable sitting in it, I still don't like how it suits her.
Overall, may be a great lightweight, compact pushchair for some but for us it was unsuitable due to our daughter not being big enough even though it is recommended for children from 6 months that can sit unaided. I was immediately put off when the frame started to become hard to unfold and although it may not happen to all Zapps it really put me off from buying another should I ever have to. I'd recommend to older children and bigger babies but I won't be buying again. 3 stars.
~ Useful Info ~
Availability: Kiddicare, Mothercare
Price: New from £150 Used from £60
Accessories: Bag, sun canopy, raincover, shopping bag, adaptors
Colours: Various such as black, red, pink and blue
I was lucky enough to get this buggy from a family member, so I did not have to go and buy it. It currently seems to sell for just under £150.00. There are, however, a few hidden costs with this buggy. The buggy has a little sign beside the handle bars telling you that it is not safe to place bags around the handles, however, this buggy does not even come with a net basket, you need to buy this separately. I think that a net shopping bag, which would cost quinny next to nothing should be given for free. Some people will also want the carry bag for the buggy, which will cost an extra £20.00; once you add all of these little extra things into the cost, it becomes quite an expensive purchase.
Ease of Use
This buggy can be erected in three easy steps. These have to be done in a specific order and can seem a little confusing at first, but once you've got the hang of it, it's really very easy. I got this buggy for going on holiday and despite already having a buggy which is very easy to push (the quinny buzz), this is even easier. Pushing my daughter with one hand was not a problem.
It is also a great buggy for going in a small car, as it takes up so little room, allowing you to put your shopping in the boot alongside the buggy, without a fuss.
Wear and Tear
The footrest and the area around the footrest seem to be made of a thick rubbery material, which I really liked; it meant that the buggy was really easy to wash down. The wheels, however, are very small and hard; this means that they quickly become old looking with little chunks of the rubber missing from them.
I have to say that I felt guilty every time I put my daughter in this buggy. She is thirteen months old, but I still felt that she was far too small for it. The material to support her head actually seems to tilt her head forward so that she is looking downwards, and her neck looks really uncomfortable like this. There is no way of adjusting this, and on the one occasion when she fell asleep in it, I walked about with the front wheel in the air, so that she wouldn't hurt her neck.
I wouldn't choose to go and purchase this pram again; it is good for going on holiday, due to its compact nature, but no good for your child to rest in.
We were taking our 3 month old daughter away for a week's UK holiday & as any parent will know, we had so many things we needed to take with us, so our Quinny travel system was just too big & took up a lot of boot space! It already feels like we are playing Tetris when we have to pack the boot!
So we researched a few strollers & eventually chose this one because it had attachments on it that allowed our Quinny baby car seat to still be attached, which is great as the actual stroller itself does not lay down.
We ordered the stroller, managed to find a deal for £100, which at the time was a good deal (3 years ago & stroller was brand new to the market).
The stroller folds down really small & is lightweight so I had no problems lifting it in & out of our boot. It also comes with a bag, which is very handy but I found it a bit difficult to put the stroller in. I usually had to get my husband to do this for me, so day to day use I didnt bother packing it in the bag. We did however use the bag when we took a trip to Florida later in the year, so the stroller did not get damaged at baggage handling.
The stroller is easy to push along, being so lightweight. It turned easily, which I put down to it being a 3 wheeled stroller, often with the 4 wheeled strollers I find myself fighting with the wheels wanting to go in opposite directions! The only problem with it being so lightweight is, you can't really hang any bags on the handle as it immediately starts to topple over. Bear this in mind if you do sometimes do this when shopping with your child.
The stroller came in very handy for us for a few holidays & our daughter seemed happy enough in it.
Two negatives with the stroller is:
1. The stroller only has one seat position, so for young babies you still need to put the car seat on the pram. Also not great for older children when they sleep.
2. It did not come with a bag or basket so we ended up having to pay another £20 from a company we found on the internet who had created a basket to attach to the bottom.
I recently bought the Quinny Zapp from my friend in pink because I had heard good things about them being easier to push and more compact than other push chairs. I had been struggling with my four wheeler by Koochi for a while and it had got so bad for me too push with the wheels sticking and being quite heavy that I developed a lot of back pain and avoided going out with my daughter as much as I could.
As soon as I picked up the Quinny I put my daughter straight in it and to say there was a big difference would be an understatement! It was so light and so easy to push that I could mange it with just one hand. It didn't even feel like my daughter was in there it was so light and suddenly, the pressure on my back was gone!
On top of it being so easy to push around, it folds up so compactly that it will fit into the boot of even the smallest car and it takes up barely any room in my cupboard at home. I honestly, have never seen a push chair fold up so tiny. Not only that, it is also very simple to fold down and put back up again. It is just a simple two steps and your done.
The Quinny range are also very attractive and modern looking, and they come in quite a good range of colours so overall, they are great! The only slight fault that I have found is the fact that there is no storage basket underneath to pop my shopping in, but hey, that's where my husband comes in handy. I would definitely recommend the Quinny Zapp to anybody who asked me.
I have used this pram through two babies (4+), and it still looks in pretty good condition. It is well made, very durable, and even the wheels are still working perfectly! I bought it initally as I had seen other mums with it and it looked so small, easy to manoevre, easy to pack into a boot/on a bus. On using the pram I found out I was correct with all these assumptions. I find it incredibly easy to fold up and down (sometimes a little oiling makes everything work effortlessly again!), and can do it easily bymyself (5ft4, quite small build). Very light frame making it ideal if you are out and about on your own. Fits beautifully in all car boots. Easy to take up and down stairs (no annoying bottom bar that puts you off balance). Love its compatibility with the maxi cosi car seats - great for moving a sleeping baby from the car directly onto the pram - saved me soooo much stress over the years!
One fault with the pram is storage - there isn't any and if you try to put any bags of significant weight (two shopping bags) on the handles the pram feels unsturdy, and I have had it tip a couple of times (minus baby luckily!) With the baby in the pram it can hold two shopping bags on the handles but it makes me feel wary doing so.
Overall a great little pram (so many jealous looks I've had from mums with huge travel systems who can hardly fit through doors!), nifty little mover, and great value for money! It has also lasted me from newborn - 3years + - no need to buy a stroller after.
I have owned two of these buggies and I am a big fan. If you travel a lot on trains, planes or buses, or if you have a particularly small car, then this is the buggy for you. When folded down it is one of the smallest buggies you can buy and it is also one of the most manoeuvrable - being able to turn on a pin-head. It handles extremely well on tarmac and pavements, but won't get very far off-road unless the terrain is very smooth.
It is not suitable from birth because the sitting position is fairly upright - but is fine once the baby is able to support its neck and back (around 5-6 months). Once you have got the knack it is easy to assemble and collapse - however there is a learning curve because my parents still have trouble when they have to try and put it up, and you definitely need two hands to assemble/collapse.
There is an optional shopping carrier, but it is very small, and the buggy is too light to support any shopping bags hung over the handle-bars. Overall, though, this is an extremely versatile buggy.
It's a funky full-sized stroller but becomes the world's smallest when it's folded down to be packed away in its carry bag. Features: 5-Point Harness.