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Key features of the Quinny Yezz pushchair:
- Age suitability: 6 months to 3 years (15kg)
- Type of buggy: Lightweight single
- Fold: One-handed fold
- Travel system compatible: No
- Total cost: £175
The Yezz is hailed as ‘The Travel Hero’ by Quinny, the Dutch brand now owned by Canadian group Dorel.
A super slick, ultra-light buggy perfect for hip urbanites and parents with wanderlust, it has also won several awards for innovation.
Quinny takes pride in creating products geared towards supporting city living, striving to find functional solutions for parents in an urban environment.
During the last few years Quinny has really established itself as a pushchair brand focused on stylish, innovative models.
The Yezz is a great example of Quinny’s ability to adapt and create fresh, modern products yet still stay true to its original design roots.
But with this no frills, modern design retailing at a cool £175, and ultra-light competitors such as the Mee-Go Feather (£130), GB Pockit stroller (£149.95) and Babyzen Yoyo (£375) vying for its title, does this hero live up to its super expectations?
When the Yezz first arrived, I have to admit I was pretty excited.
At 5.6kg it was a lot lighter than my previous ‘lightweight’ alternative (which weighed in at 7.2kg) and it looked the business.
I was even willing to overlook the fact that it did not have a shopping basket *gasp*, although this did not last too long!
The Quinny Yezz is a lightweight buggy, but how robust is it?
At 5.6kg, the Quinny Yezz is very lightweight.
It has been constructed out of a trio of tough yet light materials to make it robust. The chassis is made from a composite glass fibre called IXEF, the wheels from polyurethane and the seat unit from a sturdy, super water resistant fabric that attaches to the chassis with climbing rope (capable of withstanding 200kgs!).
What’s in the box:
- Seat Unit
- Raincover (£29)
How was it to assemble the Yezz?
I found the Yezz easy and quite quick to assemble, I would liken it to putting up a mini tent!
How easy is it to fold the Quinny Yezz?
The buggy is easy to fold and can be done in seconds, although it is not a one handed job as Quinny claim. A foot also needs to be used in the folding & unfolding of the Yezz, which is no easy task in open toed sandals.
Watch how to fold and unfold the Quinny Yezz
How compact is the Quinny Yezz?
When folded, it is very compact at 23.5cm x 68.5cm x 27cm and easily fits in a car boot or can be popped away in a reasonable sized cupboard.
How easy is it to carry the Quinny Yezz using the shoulder strap?
The shoulder strap makes it very easy to carry the Yezz around, and I found it quite comfortable.
How comfortable is the Quinny Yezz for your little one?
The hammock-like seat unit looks quite cosy and my son found it very comfortable. The major drawback is, that the seat does not recline. I did not really like this as when my son fell asleep his head would loll forwards or into an awkward position, and I was always conscious of this.
What’s the harness like?
The 5-point harness can be adjusted to three different heights on the seat back.
What age is the Quinny Yezz suitable for?
The Yezz says it is suitable from 6 months (or when your child can sit unassisted) to 15kg, but as there is no recline, for me, I do not think I would use it until at least 10-12 months. I personally feel it is more suitable for a toddler.
What is the Quinny Yezz like to push and steer?
The scooter-like ‘skate wheels’ are pretty nifty and make manoeuvring on flat, smooth surfaces an absolute dream!
When it comes to uneven, bumpy surfaces they do not fare so well. Although I live in the buzzy urban metropolis that is London, the pavements in my area are littered with ruts, cracks and tree roots that have almost literally stopped the Yezz in its tracks several times.
I have also found that gravel is this hero’s kryptonite!
How is the Quinny Yezz on public transport?
The Yezz is a dream on public transport. It fits neatly into the pram bay on buses and can even be squeezed in there next to a double buggy. It takes up very little room on a tube/train and even on busy commutes with no real space, you just fold it down.
What are the brakes like?
The brake system is great, its two pedal on/off system is effective and super easy to use.
What did you think of the storage space on the Quinny Yezz?
I found the lack of a shopping basket disappointing but there is a large storage pocket on the back of the seat unit that can hold up to 2kg.
Due to the nature of the seat unit, anything placed in the pocket can have an effect on the comfort of the little one sitting in the buggy, so be careful not to cram it with stuff, instead use it for essentials (pack of wipes, drink, fave toy, etc)
If you do nip to the shops with the Yezz, do not be tempted to hang bags off the handle bar, as it is too lightweight for this.
Tell us about the handlebar
The ergonomic handlebar is comfortable to hold and the fact it is one single handle helps to make the Yezz easy to steer, although it is a shame the height cannot be adjusted.
At 165cm tall, I find the height is good for me, even in heels, although I can imagine this will not be the case for loftier parents.
Do you have to buy any extras?
I was a bit miffed to find that for the price of the Yezz no rain cover was included, but instead has to be purchased separately for £29.
The rain cover does look great, like a little waterproof cocoon, but if you can’t stretch to that, I found my universal rain cover did the trick.
I also used a snooze shade on several particularly sunny days, as I found the hood did not really provide much protection from the sun.
Despite my hang ups, there is no denying that the Yezz is still a fantastic travel companion. May it be for a day trip, city break, holiday abroad or a stroll around town, the Yezz provides a modern yet simple mobility solution. If you have the budget, it really is an option worth considering.
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|Model||Yezz lightweight stroller|
|Child age (approx)||6 months to 3 years|
Dimensions & Weight
|Dimensions||H:105.5cm W:56cm L:75cm|
|Dimensions (folded)||H:23.5cm W:27cm L:68.5cm|
|Seat facing direction||Forward facing|
|Accessories included||In-built hood/sun canopy, storage pocket|
|Optional extras||Raincover (£29)|