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Quinny, Zapp Xtra
Weight: 8.7 kg
This well established buggy has some great new additions. The lightweight seat now has a recline feature that includes a lie-flat position making the pushchair’s seat suitable from birth. The recline function also allows for a more comfortable sleeping position for an older child. The seat can also be fitted forwards or rear facing which is perfect for parent to child interaction.
You can coordinate the Zapp Xtra with the Maxi-Cosi Pebble car seat (sold separately) to make a practical and safe travel system. (The Pebble is a lightweight car seat that clips straight into the frame of the Zapp Xtra using adaptors). Suitable From birth up to 15kg and compatible with Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix & Pebble car seat.
Reviews in chronological order (Total 3 comments)
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Rating: 8.5 / 10
31 Dec 2010 2:12pm
The Quinny Zapp Xtra is really lightweight which is great when you have to get it in and out of the car a lot and to push it is very easy.
It looks really good too and can be used both parent facing and outward facing which is perfect as your child gets older.
Can be used from birth with the Maxi Cosi car seat or the seat unit included. Great for popping to the shops with as very easy to maneuvre (as long as you have both hands free).
Pros: Lightweight and easy to push, looks really good and is suitable from birth.
Cons: Two part system means you have to take apart to get in and out of car. Handle hight is quite low which is not great for taller parents. Not much storage space in the basket. Not very easy to steer with one hand.
Rating: 8.5 / 10
emmaand3, Mother of 3, Gloucestershire
15 Dec 2010 9:59pm
I was one of 25 lucky people to be chosen as a Quinny Caster. The Quinny Xtra is the latest model from Quinny and comes in Rebel Red or Rocking Black. I choose the black as it goes with everything. I am really glad I choose black as I have now bought a fantastic orange and pink footmuff, which looks amazing!
The Xtra is amazing as it has a reversible seat - I love having Erin facing me, as at aged just one, she still finds me as the best thing to look at!!
The buggy is suitable from birth with its lie flat feature. Having tried a few different models of pushchair this is the first that Erin has actually managed to sleep in. The Maxi Cosi pebble is compatible with the Xtra. The hood is probably the deepest hood I have ever seen as well which is great for blocking out the sun, but also for when napping.
The whole unit is really lightweight and compact – in fact the smallest buggy I have ever seen. Therefore it is just perfect for having in the car. As the seat is reversible the only downside to the buggy is that the seat unit has to be taken off when folding the buggy.
The brake system is also really good, it has two simple pedals, one for stopping and one for starting! I find the buggy so easy to push, partly due to have a double wheel at the front, it means that when you lift onto a kerb you do not have the wobble that many other three wheelers leave you with.
As you can tell I love my Quinny Xtra and will continue to use it long after the product test has finished, I think it offers great value for money. It is a stylish lightweight buggy, designed to meet the needs of busy mum and dad's. It also has lots of funky extras. I earlier referred to the footmuff I have just got. Wow - this has received so many comments from the mums at school! It is like a gigantic sleeping bag and Erin adores being snuggled up in it during with cold weather!
Rating: 7.5 / 10
cshepherd, Mother of 1, London
13 Dec 2010 9:32pm
This buggy has lots of great features, and is great for every day use around town. The fact that the seat unit can face either way as well as recline, and the inclusion of adaptors for use with a car seat, means that it can be used from birth right up to toddlerhood.
I was impressed by the good design and quality of the chassis, brakes, hood and seat fittings. The seat is easy to recline with one hand, the hood is nice and deep to provide good shade and a cosy place to nap, and I like the footrest which pops up so that smaller children aren't left with their feet dangling in the air. The integral fold-out sun visor is very useful - much better than faffing around with a parasol or having to bring an extra sunshade. The raincover is simple to put on and gives good coverage.
The only bits that don't feel quite so well designed are the handles, which feel a little cheap and plasticky. It's nice that the basket is included in this version, but it is pretty tiny and difficult to access - even stuffing the raincover into it is tricky.
The main drawback of this buggy is that, unlike the standard Zapp, it doesn't fold in one piece - the seat unit has to be removed and the chassis folded separately. It is still quite compact when folded, but obviously this makes it less good for use on public transport or for air travel. Apparently the seat units are available to buy separately, however, so you could have both versions and change them over depending on whether you wanted the comfort of the reclinable version or the convenience of the foldable one.
Overall, this is a very nicely made compact buggy for urban use.