A high-quality Dutch-designed pushchair, the EasyWalker Qtro is especially easy to manoeuvre and comfy for parents of different heights to push.
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EasyWalker is a Dutch company that has been making single and double pushchairs for years, some of which have won awards back in the Netherlands. However, it’s not a brand I’d ever heard of, and a quick call round a few baby friends confirmed that I hadn’t been walking round with my eyes shut. It was therefore with some interest that Jack, 14 months, and I assembled our EasyWalker Qtro ready for our daily walk to the supermarket and park.
Once out of the box and assembled there are two things about the EasyWalker Qtro that are immediately apparent. First of all it’s heavy in comparison to other pushchairs. But secondly it’s extremely well built in that everything about it smacks of quality. It’s also quite wide, but this does mean that it would continue to be a comfortable ride as your child approached 4 or 5 years, unlike some that really don’t look big enough.
What we love
Once out and about the EasyWalker Qtro is ridiculously easy to push – the wheels are very manoeuvrable. It truly is a one-handed-steering pram – it turns like it’s on ice.
The adjustable-height handlebar is also a real bonus and so the Qtro proved a hit with my husband and mother-in-law too as we’re all such different heights. Another excellent feature of is the storage basket underneath, which is robust and can carry loads up to 5kg (another 2kgs is possible if using the seat-pocket, too).
The seating reclines to four different positions, and is so easy to adjust as it’s based on a zip-system. The rain cover is also very well designed, and is thick with no obvious seams where rips might occur from frequent use.
The optional carrycot is easy to fit on to the frame, although it is quite bulky. However, my tester (my friend’s 6-month-old Minnie) seemed comfortable and nodded off to sleep when on a walk – maybe because the adjustable suspension makes the ride more comfortable.
We also tested the Qtro on the beach and it still handled well, mainly because the wheels have air-filled tyres so they don’t sink into soft sand/mud easily. Although not designed for running, I did actually take Jack for a jog in the Qtro and it was easy to push, and the wrist-strap adds extra security.
Also, the EasyWalker Qtro looks good, with no outrageous logos or ‘fun’ designs on this beauty.
What to watch out for
When assembling the EasyWalker Qtro it’s much easier to do so by following the pictures than the words in the manual, which are overcomplicated for what is essentially a simple product.
This pushchair is not light so while it does fold down to become quite small, it’s not easy to lift in and out of the car on your own.
Another little niggle is the shopping basket is not very easy to get to once the seat is horizontal.
Who is the EasyWalker Qtro best for?
City-slicker parents who are mainly out and about in town, but want to be able to take a weekend country walk or stroll on the beach without changing pushchairs.
The EasyWalker Qtro is a well-designed, quality pushchair that offers good manoeuvrability in town. It also has the added bonus of air-filled tyres for a more comfortable ride on rockier surfaces. The height adjustable handle is a hit for those who share the pushing. While it’s not that light to haul into the car boot, it does fold down to a reasonably small size.