I’ve learnt that buying a pram or stroller is an investment that should not be undertaken lightly. Much like buying a vehicle, a test drive is imperative. These days there are so many features and accessories to be bedazzled by.
Now that Pebbles is getting older, a stroller is the ideal way for us to get around easily. The strollers I have used in the past have been the conventional 4 wheeled umbrella style. While generally inexpensive and functional, I have found these to lack durability, style and comfort. So when we were offered a Quinny Yezz to test drive, I jumped at the chance!
We’ve been using our Yezz for a few months now and here’s the low down.
The Quinny Yezz certainly is a stylish and unique little stroller. The amount of compliments we receive is amazing. They come in a great range of colours as well
This has to be one of the biggest selling points of the Yezz. Weighing in at only 5kg, steering this stroller is a dream. It has 3 wheels, which is pretty unusual for a stroller, but they aren’t just any wheels. The Yezz features skate wheels which glide effortlessly on smooth surfaces. This makes it the ideal stroller for shopping centres and pavements. The downside to these light thin wheels is that rough terrain can be a struggle. However, it certainly is my vehicle of choice on the mad dash to school drop off!
A word of warning, the Yezz is so light and easy to manoeuvre that it can easily get away from you. It has a wrist safety strap which I tend to use a lot, particularly on hills.
The Yezz is certainly comfortable to steer as mentioned above, and can be pushed easily with one hand. As for the passenger’s comfort, the seat is a simple hammock design with a 5 point harness. The hammock design means there are no pointy metal frames to poke into your child or to get your fingers jammed in! As it is not adjustable to a layback position, we still tend to use our larger pram for extended outings in the rare event Pebbles may have a sleep. An older toddler or child would be more than comfortable resting their head to the side for a doze. The Yezz is suitable from 6 months up to 17kg (approx 4yrs).
The Yezz also has a sunshade which pops out to protect your precious cargo and a rain cover is also available as an add-on accessory.
One can’t expect too much storage from a lightweight stroller, however the Yezz has a roomy back pocket that claims to hold up to 2kg. I personally find it more than sufficient to store my wallet, phone and keys with room to spare for a nappy wallet if required.
Ease of Use
When the Yezz arrived it required some assembly. Due to it’s innovative design, I must confess The Man and I did some serious head scratching until I found an online tutorial on how to assemble and erect it! Now it’s a breeze. A simple push button on the handle lets you erect or collapse the stroller, in conjunction with a foot mechanism to lock the frame in place. Up and down can easily be achieved with one hand (and one foot).
The 5 point harness is a standard configuration with over the shoulder, waist and groin straps clicking into one central point.
The material of the Yezz is water and spill resistant, making it easy to clean. Hurrah!
The Yezz folds down to a compact size. It also has a shoulder strap built into the frame, and combined with it’s light weight, this really does make it the ideal stroller for travelling (or for carrying when your stubborn toddler decides to walk!)
The Quinny Yezz is definitely at a higher price point than any other stroller that I have purchased. To be honest I’m not sure I would have spent the money if I hadn’t had the opportunity to give it a test drive. Having said that, the quality and features of the Yezz definitely make it a great stroller, especially if you use public transport or travel a lot with small children.
Over all, I think the Quinny Yezz is a top little stroller and I’m sure we will get a lot of use out of it in the years to come.
Now tell me, do you ever find yourself pushing an empty stroller or pram while bub either walks or insists on being carried??