This is a collaborative review post
What makes for a good stroller? Having tried a few over the past year I would say that it naturally depends on your needs. If you are conscious of living space and do a lot of travelling you will need one that not only folds up easily but also small. If you do your weekly food shop with your baby or toddler in tow you will probably opt for a buggy with a bigger basket to hold it all. With the new Quinny Zapp Flex Plus, you get all of the above in one clever design. But how you is that possible you might be thinking?
It folds up small very easily. With the addition of the XL shopping basket that can be attached at the back combined with the more petite basket underneath you can hold a week’s food shop on the go. So what else do you get with the new Quinny Zapp Flex Plus?
WHAT MAKES THE QUINNY ZAPP FLEX PLUS SPECIAL?
Firstly, it takes you from birth to 3.5 years. The stylish carrycot can be purchased separately and it also comes with car seat adaptors for those early months. It can be both parent and forward facing once your little one is ready to take on the world. It can be customised in a vast variety of colours. I was tempted by the grey and light pink combo (also, as it matches my blog colours!), although we went for the sky blue/blue combination in the end. It really lights up and looks cool and stylish. Naturally, the light blue colour is a bit more sensitive to dirt and marks although the foot rest has an additional plastic net coating that makes it easier to clean.
I was tempted by the grey and light pink combo (also, as it matches my blog colours!), although we went for the sky blue/blue combination in the end. It really lights up and looks cool and stylish. Naturally, the light blue colour is a bit more sensitive to dirt and marks although the foot rest has an additional plastic net coating that makes it easier to clean.
You’ll find easy to manoeuvre swivel wheels at the front. All four wheels are on the smaller side, although still allows for a smooth ride. It also means the stroller takes up very little space when folded. Perfect for an oversea’s holiday as you can bring it onboard as hand luggage. The lightweight aluminium frame means it weighs less than 10 kgs, so even if you got a big toddler like we do it’s still easy to push.
It has a clearly marked break/release system attached to the back wheels. If you’ve been used to a one-sided break this takes a bit of getting used to although once you’ve got it it is actually quite handy.
The Quinny Zapp Flex Plus comes with a generous hood that can even be extended further by unzipping the fastening at the back. The fabric has built in 50+ UVF protection so handy on hot summer days. The model also comes with a rain cover for when the British’s summer shows its true colours.
OPTING FOR A FEW ACCESSORIES FOR THE QUINNY ZAPP FLEX PLUS
As mentioned at the beginning the basket underneath is not huge. It can hold essentials although I would highly recommend investing in the XL shopping basket. It hooks on at the back and means you can still do a week’s food shop while out and about with this nifty stroller. I found it very useful and means you don’t always need to bring a big changing bag as you can just pop what you need in the net.
Once at home you simply unhook it and use the handles to carry it into the house/to your kitchen etc. I love little clever details like that so definitely worth the extra investment.
I love a good cup holder as it saves you fumbling around for your drink. This cute flower design perfectly matches the Zapp’s sleek design and easily holds a 50 ml bottle. It also encourages me to drink more water on the go, something I’m notoriously bad at. A habit I’m desperately trying to change!
FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE QUINNY ZAPP FLEX PLUS
My only big criticism of this otherwise fab design is the fact that you can’t adjust the handle height. It’s just about okay for me at 5’10” but it’s far too low for Daddy Long Legs at 6’5″. It’s a shame as Quinny really is his favourite brand when it comes to buggies. We started out with a Quinny Buzz when Caspian was born. He says he’s never found another travel system to rival that one. Althought if height is not an issue your in household then this is a great stroller.
You can fully recline the seat which is perfect for when your little one is napping and allows them to get even more comfortable.
This modern and colourful design definitely suits our lifestyle, even if I have to do all the pushing. The fact it folds up easily and small is an added bonus.
What do you think of the new Quinny Zapp Flex Plus? Would this design work for you?
Please note we were sent this product to test. All words and opinions are my own.