on March 15, 2009
We've been using this stroller since my son was born (4 months ago), only with the Maxi Cosi Mico infant seat, so I can't speak to how the Quinny seat has been working, but I can say that we love this stroller. (And I have felt the seat, which feels like neoprene/wetsuit material, and absolutely NOT like burlap. Seriously?)
The stroller maneuvers like dream, and I can easily steer/push it with one hand. The wheel locks are easy to operate, it folds down nice and flat, and pops open with the easiest and quickest touch. We constantly get looks and compliments on this stroller, and after trying out the various Bugaboos, Maclarens, etc. we were completely sold as soon as we tried this one. My husband and I are both tall, and every other stroller we test drove caused us to 1) hunch over the push bar and 2) kick the back wheels. The handlebar can extend up to 6+ inches, and the back wheels are far enough apart that we never kick or trip on them, like we did on others.
My son benefits from the very smooth ride and nice bouncy shocks, and I'm excited to try out the stroller with the original seat, once he's big enough. I'd recommend this stroller to any parents.
on November 24, 2009
After a lot of online research, I decided to purchase the Quinny Buzz travel system (including the maxi cosi car seat) and I have loved it. I don't know if it's the easiest stroller and car seat to handle and maneuver (this is my first baby so I have no prior experience), but trust me, it's not difficult at all. My little girl is just now big enough to use the stroller without the car seat, and she loves it. I only wish there was one big enough for me to be pushed around in! It looks like it would be so comfortable - the seat material is like a memory foam mattress. I get tons of questions and compliments about it everywhere I go, so you can't beat the style, and in my opinion, the functionality is just as good. My only constructive comment is I wish there was more storage. I ended up buying the cup holder (it arrived today), and I'm thinking about getting some of the hooks. Other than that, I give it a gold star and an A + + + !
on July 17, 2008
1. The material in the carseat is rough like burlap.
2. The carseat is too big to fit in the back seat without putting the front seat all the way up even with the carrier handle upright(I have a Honda CRV--not a small car)
3. The stroller takes 2 hands and a knee to fold down--not intuitive and very difficult.
4. EXTREMELY DANGEROUS because the stoller pops up with at least 40 pounds of pressure and easily does so accidentally. I got my finger caught in it from the wrong side and after 5 minutes of excruciating pain and difficulty I pulled my finger out. It would have easily crushed the hands or fingers of a toddler or child--I'm fortunate to have only lost my fingernail.
I fully expect the Consumer Product Safety Commission to do a recall very soon. It is fashionable, ridiculous JUNK.
on August 26, 2008
to the previous reviewer.....the reason why your stroller unintentionally pops out is probably that you do not follow manufacturer instructions and don't lock it. Folding is not hard at all, requires a little practice at the begining and once master can be very easy (I prefer folding and unfolding over Bugaboo...)Cover is very easy to wash, car sear and stroller seat both very comfortable for the baby, the only downside is that it's making noise after few months of usage and takes a lot of space in my SUV trunk but on the other hand my Bugaboo takes even more. The plastic they are using is somewhat on a cheaper side and feels cheaper than Bugaboo. Otherwise I do recommend it for using is for long stroll with Bassinet or car trips with car seat and frame. Definitely very eye catching, every third person is stoping us and asking or complementing this stroller either used with car seat or in stroller mode.