Here’s a good lightweight and standard pushchair that you will love for your baby or toddler. Quinny was created in the fifties by are a man to provide for parents some baby products, and now it is one of the leading providers for pushchairs.
They offer quality and modern strollers for families all over the world to use. For this review, I decided to inform you about the famous Quinny stroller Zapp Flex Plus.
It has over 100+ searches a month and it’s for a good reason. I will be detailing the pros and cons and compare it to the older version.
I will also compare it with other popular single strollers to see its value in the market. The purpose is to give you an idea of what you are buying if you decide to buy it.
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- Suitable from birth up to 15kg (3 years). (Weight:8.8kg).
- Folded with seat.
- Travel System convertible.
- Big hood with UVF50+ protection.
- Forward and rear-facing.
- 5 point harness system.
- One-hand recline.
- Accessories such as the luxurious carrycot, cocoon and car seat.
- Water-resistant fabrics.
- A medium-sized basket underneath.
The Quinny Stroller: Zapp Flex Plus Review.
Product: Zapp Flex Plus.
Size of the Product: H106cm × W60cm × L84cm.
Delivery: Multiple options, worldwide.
My Rating: 8.5/10.
The seat unit is suitable from 6 months up to 3 years of age. Depending on your little one it can be less or more. It’s a travel system convertible which we will come back to later on.
Moving on to the pushchair you have the option to choose a forward and rear-facing, also called parent facing. Your little one can face you or the world.
Whichever you prefer. I recommend having your newborn rear-facing when you buy the other accessories. The seat has reclining positions.
Although not flat but nearly flat enough for your little one to take a nap. Other positions allow them to move freely and have a closer bond with you.
These positions are adjustable using just one hand, which as we all know allows you to do other things at the same time. A 5 point safety harness is designed with it to provide protection and comfort.
Although not included in the purchase a bumper bar also comes with it. They are there to keep the baby or toddler from falling, and always helps you when your child is being difficult.
A somehow big hood with UVF50+ protection from sun, wind and minor rain. Laying down your little munchkin will be well protected and comfortable.
Underneath the basket, you have a medium-size basket. It can be used to hold a few items. When you are ready for the day the pushchair promises an easy fold.
It’s folded with the seat and provides a compact fold. Making it easy to place at your home or in your boot. It will be also easier to use public transport.
The wheels are removable for a compact fold. The brakes are on the back of the pushchair and it’s higher than usual. The Zapp Flex Plus is available in multiple colours that made are for the city.
Colourful, simple and easy to travel for any parent to use.
Zapp Flex Plus Stroller: Accessories.
You have three main accessories the Zapp Flex Plus is compatible with. First, let’s look into the carrycot. Suitable from birth up to your baby can sit on their own.
The one-hand detachable carrycot is perfect for those busy parents and those who are in a constant hurry. It provides breathable and lightweight fabrics which makes them comfortable to be around.
The cot is Ideal to use for your baby to lie as flat as possible. The second option is the cocoon, which is also suitable from birth. Not many strollers offer this option.
If you interested in testing this one instead of the carrycot them you will have adjustable positions on it, a 5 point harness system and also breathable fabrics.
It’s there to keep your baby more secure. Important for bigger babies because they love to move a lot. One more important reason why the cocoon is very good is that you can fold the pushchair with it.
No need to remove it before. This one is also ideal for busy parents. Last but not least a car seat. Perfectly match with it is the Maxi Cosi pebble plus.
I did a review on the Pebble car seat some while back you view it by clicking the link.
- The seat unit is only suitable from 6 months upwards. So it cant be used for your newborn only for your toddler straightaway without any accessories.
- The handlebar is adjustable which can make it difficult to handle for taller parents or any parent when going up a hill (Not a nice experience from my point of view).
- No leg rest or backrest.
- The hood is not extendable and the fabrics don’t have a mesh ventilation system.
- The wheels are lacking many features and they are not all-terrain, which makes them not easy to use anywhere. The back wheels are widely designed which also makes it difficult for the stroller to fit into tiny spaces.
- No straps or carry handle to carry it with.
- Not the cheapest single stroller, in fact for some parents it’s expensive.
- No chest pads on the harness system. It’s harder and can get dirty easily.
- The basket is reported to be large but it’s not large instead it’s a medium-size basket.
Zapp Flex Plus vs Zapp Flex.
So what separates the newer version from the old one? Well for starters the wheels are differently designed. The newer one is a 4 wheel stroller while the older version is a 3 wheeler.
The front wheels are conjoined making it also easier to fit into smaller places. The new handle is a standard handle that differs from the static the older version had.
They share the same features, but a bit different in design. The older version has an auto-lock while the newer version offers a one-hand recline on the seat.
The older version is also cheaper because it’s older, but it has almost the same features. What makes the newer version better is the reclining options and the handle.
You are also available to fit a bumper bar for more security. Other than that they are similar, so it’s a minor upgrade than a major one.
The only mistake they made was to leave out the auto-lock system which would have favoured the Zapp Flex Plus even more.
The Quinny Zapp Flex Plus vs Other Strollers.
What other popular strollers are out there that have the same spot in the market? The Zapp Flex Plus is indeed popular and lightweight, but it’s competing with many famous strollers.
For this comparison, I chose the Chicco Goody Stroller and the Mama and Papas Flip X2 stroller. Although not compared with each other I chose all three because they are standard lightweight strollers.
Zapp Flex Plus vs Chicco Goody Stroller.
Both a simple and lightweight, although the Chicco stroller is simpler and also cheaper. Other similarities these strollers share are:
- Suitable from birth up to toddlerhood.
- Both don’t have adjustable handlebars.
- Adjustable seat unit
- No extended good.
- Canopy with sunshade.
- 5 point harness.
- Easy fold.
Other than that these both have features the other lack. Chicco Goody stroller has an auto click mechanism when folded, fold with one hand and it stands when folded too.
Transparent wheels and the stroller is lighter at around 6kg which makes it one of the lightest strollers out there. The Zapp Flex Plus, however, has more features to offer.
It’s both forward and rear-facing and can convert into a travel system with three different accessories. The stroller has water-resistant fabrics making it last longer.
It also has a one-hand reclining position. The Quinny Stroller has more colours to offer and they are brighter making the stroller more suitable for any lifestyle.
Although it’s heavier and more expensive. The Chicco Goody is also suitable for up to 22kg which a year longer. Your toddler might need that extra year.
The Chicco seat unit is suitable from birth and you don’t have to buy anything else.
However, the Quinny Zapp Flex Plus wins because of the reasons above. It is better and is more suitable for many families than the former.
Zapp Flex Plus vs Mamas and Papas Flip X2 Stroller.
These two are less similar in design than the former but they do share many features. Some of these features they share are:
- Travel system convertible.
- Reclining positions.
- Compact fold.
- Front and rear-facing.
- Standard handle.
- Safety harness.
The Flip XT2 has a bigger hood with peek a boo window and air ventilation system. The basket is much bigger and the brakes are much easier to access.
It can be folded with one hand and the harness has chest pads to keep it clean and also safe for your child. The back wheels are less apart making them fit better.
It also comes with a bumper with the purchase to make things easier.
When analysing the Zapp Flex Plus it has a one-hand reclining option on the seat, offers more colours on the canopy and offers a third accessory. The cocoon.
It also has water-resistant fabrics making it easier to keep the dirt away. The strollers have a similar price, not that far apart. They both take the first spot because of the features they have.
Each feature comprises the other and I believe both to be ideal for many families.
Lightweight and Easily for City Dwellers.
Quinny Zapp Flex Plus has been proven to be the ideal stroller for those city dwellers and also those who travel a lot whether abroad or using public transport
The stroller with its accessories will make things easier for the whole family. Although not the best stroller out it still has the main features you will need on your journey.
If simplicity is your thing then I say go for it. What about you? Do you agree or disagree? What are your thoughts on the other strollers I compared it with?