Are you looking for a lightweight stroller known for its compact fold? Well, then you need not look any further because the Zapp Flex is one of Quinny best strollers.
A new model from the Zapp X series. For this review, I will be giving you detailed information on the pros and point out the cons.
Compare it with an older version and also with another lightweight stroller to give you its value in the market. Let’s see what makes this stroller popular even in the US.
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- Suitable from 6 months with the seat. (Up to 15kg).
- Travel system convertible (Carrycot, Car Seat, Newborn Cocoon).
- Forward and rear-facing.
- 3 reclining positions on the seat (play, napping, sleeping).
- 5 point harness system with chest pads.
- UPF50+ Canopy with extendable.
- Unique Zapp handles. (Sleek and easy to steer with).
- 3 wheels pushchair.
- Transport lock.
- 3D folding mechanism (three steps with folding).
- Medium size basket.
- Water-resistant fabrics.
- Two brake systems (Grey and red).
Included in the package is:
- Quinny Zapp Flex Pushchair.
- Quinny Zapp Carrycot.
- Rain Cover.
- Car Seat adapters for Maxi Cosi.
Quinny Zapp Flex Review: Stroller.
Product: Zapp Flex.
Size of the Product: Open dimensions: H82cm x W58cm x L108cm. Folded dimensions: H73cm x W37.5cm x L38.5cm. (Weight of seat and frame: 8.8kg, weight of seat: 2.5kg, weight of frame: 6.3kg).
Handle height: 102cm.
Delivery: UK deliveries (included Ireland).
My Rating: 8.5/10.
According to pushchairexpert this stroller model is the only model that offers 12 colours. The canopy and the seat come with colours and these are many.
Allowing any parent to choose from any of these.
The colours are as follows: Graphite Grey, Red, Blue, Turquoise, Grey, Pink, Hot pink, and Cream. Some of these colours come in other variants.
The frame is available in matte or aluminium choosing whichever matches your style.
The colours make it perfect for the city and even when travelling. Do you know you can mix and choose the colours? The colour of the hood and seat do not need to be the same.
Let’s start with how the seat unit can help your family out. Suitable from 6 months up to 15kg it offers three reclining positions on the seat.
15kg is around 3 to 3 and half years and this of course depends on your little one. It offers a sleeping option with a near flat position, napping position and a play option for them to relax and mingle with you.
Not only can your baby face the world with the forward-facing option, but they can face you as well with the rear-facing option.
It’s good for your developing baby and also for you. Choose the position you want them to face to suit your situation.
The way to change the seating position and adjust the seat is behind the seat with a button on the frame.
So, it’s not straps which is a nightmare for many (Mine has straps).
More On the Seat.
5 point harness is included with the seating set. With chest pads and according to reviews is easy to adjust the size and height, and buckle your child with it.
Keeping them safe and secured. The Harness is made with rubber instead of the usual material many strollers have.
Moving back up you have the canopy although it’s a bit separate it’s still part of the seat. A huge hood that’s also extendable by using a zip.
UPF50+ harness that’s thick but air flows through it easily. Keeping the fresh air during summer and thick fabrics will keep your baby warm during winter.
A 90-degree angle on it, which will cover the baby in all three positions. The fabrics on the hood and seat are water-resistant.
You only need to wipe it clean and when it rains the fabrics won’t get damaged easily. Keeping it with the family for a while.
Starting from upwards you have the handlebar which is unique by the way, and it’s associated with the Quinny Zapp models (except the Zapp Flex Plus).
The handle height is 102cm and not adjustable, but have been reported to be sleek and soft to touch.
The handle as well is easy to steer with two hands and even one hand. It’s perfect for the human average height both for men the women.
It’s not covered with foam which keeps it longer than most buggies.
Foam handles usually get damaged easily.
The frame weighs 8.8kg with the seat and this is still considered a light buggy. Making it easier to carry. The seat is detachable leaving only the frame.
It’s around 6.3kg and super light. What about the folding part? It takes three steps to fold the frame and this takes a while for first-timers.
You need to first recline the seat to a play position, which is a forward-facing mode, and then the push levers on the sides need to come forward releasing the handle.
Then you only need to push the pushchair forward and squizz it together. Folding it compact. It takes 3 minutes and with two hands even after mastering it.
After folded you can place it in your boot or at the house and fits most places. Travelling with it will be easy.
Wheels and Basket.
3 wheels pushchair that can be removed to save space when folded. The wheels are normal and will be easy to use on even grounds.
Lastly, you have the basket. It’s a medium-sized basket that’s useable mostly from the back. It’s deep which will make it easier to carry some groceries.
Zapp Flex: Accessories.
Included with the link is the Zapp carrycot. It’s suitable from birth up to 6 months right when it’s suitable to use the seat. This means you will have everything you need.
Comes with a soft mattress, inlay and boot cover. The cot is super lightweight at 3kg and combined with the frame will give a 9.3kg stroller.
This is still lightweight and easy to push. It also has a UPF50+ canopy with water-resistant fabrics.
It has a bar that’s covered with the fabrics and this enables you to hold the carrycot.
When the carrycot is not in use you can use the bar on the stroller giving your a little more security.
No need to buy a separate bar if you wanted it
Car Seat, Rain Cover and Additional Accessories.
The adapters for the car seat are included so there’s no need of buying them separately. All Maxi Cosi car seats are compatible with It.
I did a review on Pebble Plus which you can read here. One of the best car seats Maxi Cosi can offer.
A rain cover is also included with the purchase. Living in the UK makes it super important.
Other additional accessories are:
- Newborn Cocoon instead of the carrycot.
- A shopping basket.
- Changin bag.
- Seat liner.
- Net cover.
- Another sun canopy.
- Travel bag.
- Static handlebar (Is not adjustable).
- Wheels do not swivel and are not all-terrain.
- It does not have an upright position.
- The canopy lack a peek a boo window.
- The mechanism takes time to do and it’s two hands.
- The basket is not always reachable from the front.
Zapp Flex vs Zapp Xtra.
What’s the difference between these models and what kind of update has Quinny made from the original? If you look at the similarities, they both do offer the same style and design.
Have some colours in similar. Both are travel system convertible and have forward ad rear-facing seats.
Offers a compact fold and the seat can attach and detach. The same handle as well.
Now when looking at the differences the Zapp Xtra has an adjustable leg rest, a different design to the hood and the shopping basket is tinier.
On the Zapp Xtra, you have ventilation panels on the side which wasn’t added to the another one.
The Zapp Flex, however, has a bigger canopy with UPF50+ sun canopy, the fabrics are water-resistant and look more modern.
It has more colours to choose from as well.
All and all it was more of an update on the style and design. The fabrics as well with a little improvement on some features.
Both are good and long-lasting.
Quinny Zapp Flex vs Nuna Pepp Next.
Both of these brands offer amazing models and quality. Nuna is more popular and more expensive, but is it because of the brand?
The Zapp Flex and Nuna Pepp Next are two lightweight buggies that are suitable from birth up to toddlerhood. Having some similarities and differences.
Let’s see which of these two is better. What’s the value of the Quinny Zapp Flex when compared to a top brand.
These are the similarities:
- Both are car seat compatible.
- 3 reclining options.
- UPF50+ sun canopy.
- Folds compact.
- 5 point harness system.
- Both don’t have adjustable handle bars.
- Not all terrain wheels and puntured proof tyres.
When looking at the Nuna Pepp Next it has all suspension wheels and lockable swivel front wheels.
The stroller also offers an adjustable footrest, offers an eyeshade and a dream drape. The folding part is also easier and it only has one brake system.
However, is more expensive and it weighs more as well.
The Zapp Flex has a forward and rear facing option which the other dont offer. It has a bigger hood, its fabrics are water resistant and the biggest is the carrycot and cocoon.
Although the other is suitable from birth, pushchair seats are not known to provide the best experience for babies.
Being lighter and cheaper makes it accommodate many lives as well.
So, which one is better? Well, it looks the Zapp Flex does win because of having both facing options and the carrycot. However, for some, they both can take the first place.
However, you look at it you can see that the Zapp Flex does have a high value.
Is the Quinny Zapp Flex the One?
Well, after reading this review I will tell you that depending on your lifestyle this one is absolutely the one.
If you love a simple urban lifestyle and travel then this one is just fine. Will work good on even grounds so you can’t really be an adventurer.
The travel system price is reasonable as well wouldn’t you think?