Product Type: Quinny prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Quinny Zapp Jogger
Member Name: ukshoe_gal
Quinny Zapp Jogger
Advantages: stylish, compact, light
Disadvantages: raincover, no basket
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.
Summary: Great for occasional use but no workhorse
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