PRODUCT REVIEW: Quinny Zapp Xtra Pushchair – Pink Blush

I purchased this Quinny Zapp Xtra to take on Holiday with us in September. Having had just a normal Zapp in the past for Daulton and Ashton, I quite fancied trying this one out to use for layla as I still like her to be parent facing.

Layla Sat in the Quinny Zapp at 5 months old

Layla Sat in the Quinny Zapp Xtra 5 Months Old

PROS:

  • Easy on the eye, sleek and Beautiful
  • The Zapp Xtra comes with a Removable seat unit which can be parent or forward facing.
  • You can actually use just normal Zapp Seat fabric and attach it to the Zapp Xtra Chassis, then you have a one piece folding Zapp.
  • Large Canopy hood with an added extra pull out piece which is great to shade baby more.
  • Easy to use harness, easy to adjust and easy to fasten/unfasten.
  • Easy to push and turns easy, great for shops!

CONS:

  • It feels sooooo flimsy as though its loose. I remember the zapp being very similar when I had one for the boys, but that was about 4-7 years ago now and so I thought surely by now Quinny would of improved this!.
  • When in the parent facing fully reclined position, the bottom of the seat unit sticks out a lot! and when walking ive banged my chin OUCH!.
  • The Raincover is pretty pointless, its such a snug fit, that it doesn’t stay where you put it.
  • The 2 piece fold is a pain in the Butt, especially when you need to go on a bus, just not practical
FORWARD FACING: There is 3x positions when forward facing this is the fully sat up.

FORWARD FACING: There is 3x positions when forward facing this is the fully sat up.

FORWARD FACING: Semi Reclined

FORWARD FACING: Semi Reclined

FORWARD FACING: Fully Reclined

FORWARD FACING: Fully Reclined

PARENT FACING: There is only 2 positions when parent facing, this is the semi reclined.

PARENT FACING: There is only 2 positions when parent facing, this is the semi reclined.

PARENT FACING: There is only 2 positions when parent facing, this is the fully reclined.

PARENT FACING: There is only 2 positions when parent facing, this is the fully reclined.

CANOPY: The extra canopy pops neatly into the hood when not in use.

CANOPY: The extra canopy pops neatly into the hood when not in use.

CANOPY: There is a extra pull out canopy which is great for shading your child even more!!! and especially more so when reclined.

CANOPY: There is a extra pull out canopy which is great for shading your child even more!!! and especially more so when reclined.

HARNESS PADS: These harness pads are secured to the straps with a concealed press stud, so there don't slip about and actually stay where they should. Only concern I had with them was there rested more at layla's shoulders than her chest which there should really sit.

HARNESS PADS: These harness pads are secured to the straps with a concealed press stud, so there don’t slip about and actually stay where they should. Only concern I had with them was there rested more at layla’s shoulders than her chest which there should really sit.

HARNESS: The 5-point safety harness is very quick and easy to do. Its easy for a adult to do, but for a child it could prove very tricky which is great!!! You simply overlap the 2 straps and then push it into the bottom crotch strap until you hear a click. Then when you want to release simply just press the grey button in the middle.

HARNESS: The 5-point safety harness is very quick and easy to do. Its easy for a adult to do, but for a child it could prove very tricky which is great!!! You simply overlap the 2 straps and then push it into the bottom crotch strap until you hear a click. Then when you want to release simply just press the grey button in the middle.

FOOTREST: This is the footrest in the lower normal position. Great for restless legs. The black fabric piece has rubber on it, so its washable.

FOOTREST: This is the footrest in the lower normal position. Great for restless legs. The black fabric piece has rubber on it, so its washable.

FOOTREST: This is the footrest, which you just pop up. It has some sort of hard plastic inside it, so when you pop it out it stays up. There is 2x little black pieces of fabric that you pull, which I found quite hard to do, I did find it easier to just put my hand under the seat and pop it out from the back.

FOOTREST: This is the footrest, which you just pop up. It has some sort of hard plastic inside it, so when you pop it out it stays up. There is 2x little black pieces of fabric that you pull, which I found quite hard to do, I did find it easier to just put my hand under the seat and pop it out from the back.

SHOPPING BASKET: Its great to hold its own raincover... I was able to get the raincover and the boys rainmacs when I picked them up from school. But that was about it... I couldn't of got anymore in. So its great for just the odd small item.

SHOPPING BASKET: Its great to hold its own raincover… I was able to get the raincover and the boys rainmacs when I picked them up from school. But that was about it… I couldn’t of got anymore in. So its great for just the odd small item.

FOLDED: The Zapp Xtra unfortunately is 2-piece fold.. The chassis folds very small!!! But the seat is a fixed seat  and doesn't fold. Here is a side by side comparison and as you can see the seat unit really isn't much bigger than the folded chassis. So still great for small carboot spaces.

FOLDED: The Zapp Xtra unfortunately is 2-piece fold.. The chassis folds very small!!! But the seat is a fixed seat and doesn’t fold. Here is a side by side comparison and as you can see the seat unit really isn’t much bigger than the folded chassis. So still great for small carboot spaces.

FOLDED: Heres the more compacted fold of the Zapp Xtra, the chassis sits comfortably on top of the seat unit with the front wheel sitting in the footrest area. My only problem with this is, the fabrics are light pink and using the zapp in maybes rain/muddy conditions, your seat unit would be dirty within no time at all. So I really wouldn't recommend that you store it like this.

FOLDED: Heres the more compacted fold of the Zapp Xtra, the chassis sits comfortably on top of the seat unit with the front wheel sitting in the footrest area. My only problem with this is, the fabrics are light pink and using the zapp in maybes rain/muddy conditions, your seat unit would be dirty within no time at all. So I really wouldn’t recommend that you store it like this.

OVERALL:

I didn’t end up taking this on our holidays, which was to Chester Zoo and Blackpool. We were travelling by Coach, and I just didn’t fancy having to do the 2 piece fold (didn’t realise it was, before I purchased it)… It just didn’t feel practical for what I wanted to use it for. Layla Seemed Comfy in it, so maybes if I just needed a “In the Shopping Centre” type of buggy I may of kept it. But having cost £250.00 it’s a lot of money to buy a buggy solely for one purpose only.

7 thoughts on “PRODUCT REVIEW: Quinny Zapp Xtra Pushchair – Pink Blush

  1. Family Fever

    I have to admit to not being a huge Quinny fan, and this one doesn’t tick my boxes. BUT, having said that, it’s a fab review! Thanks for sharing with #TriedTested

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    1. Leanne

      I did like the original Zapp when my boys were toddlers. But there ok for short shopping centre trips.. It wouldn’t be great for all terrain :/

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    1. Leanne

      The colour is lovely!!! its like a peachy/pink, really nice. But the fabric is like cotton, I think it would be forever in the washer. x

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  2. Colette B

    I’ve never been a massive fan of Quinny – I’ve never used one, I just don’t like the look of them – they never look very comfy!
    Thanks for linking up again this week 🙂
    #TriedTested

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  3. Super Busy Mum {Debs}

    I have to admit, I’m not liking the two pieces once broken down. Getting on a bus with a baby/toddler and a folded buggy in one piece is hassle enough! But I have to admit, it does look comfy for little ones, I really like the seat positioning. Fabulous review! #triedandtested

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