When I was pregnant three years ago, there was a lot of talk about the Quinny Buzz — an English stroller that was slowly making its way to the American market. Now I see the sprightly pushchairs everywhere! The sleek modern design is droolworthy but I wondered if the mechanics of the stroller would be equally as pleasing.
To see what I thought about the Quinny Buzz,
At $550, the Quinny Buzz is more affordable than some of its competitors in the same category. Like the Bugaboo Cameleon and Orbit Baby, the Quinny Buzz offers you the option to have your child forward or rear facing. Similarly, the handlebars are adjustable, which is a nice perk for parents of different heights. The three-wheeled buggy has a 360-degree swivel wheel in the front and air-filled tires in the back making it easy to maneuver in tight spots and push through all-terrains.
The flexible soft seat reclines into three various positions making it suitable for children ages six-months through four-years-old or 50 pounds. To begin using the stroller at birth, a parent can add the bassinet ($189) feature to their package or simply use the adapting infant car seat. Still fairly new to the market, one of the drawbacks of the Quinny Buzz is that it is only compatible with the Maxi Cosi infant car seat. If that is your car seat of choice, the Buzz may be for you.
The six dazzling colors that can be perched atop the aluminum base make the Quinny Buzz a piece of stroller eye candy. Adding to the attractive package, the $550 bill gets you a sun canopy, Buzz Box (the carry-all to stow items), bug net, wind stopper and rain shield. Easily one of the strongest features of this stroller is the ability to break it down and unfold it with one simple step. With the seat still attached, the stroller collapses quickly into a flat position making it a cinch to pick up and store though you will require some muscle as it weighs 26.4 pounds. When you're ready to get up and go again, an effortless punch of a button releases a hydraulic system that pops the stroller up in a blink of an eye. Watch the video below for a quick demo of the advanced collapsing system.
Tell me what you think of the Quinny Buzz!
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