My name is Vita, and my little daughter (nearly 3 years) is Harper. We are from East London.
are family of five - me and my partner and Harper and two elder
brothers - Endijs 6 and Ronaldo 8, and we also have two little
am a part-time family photographer, but most days I spend together with Harper. We have a mile walk to school and
nursery and use a pushchair most days.
are a very active family, visiting parks and having trips quite often. I
am one of those people that rather choose to walk instead of
Having three children I have had a chance to try most popular pushchair brands, and am really looking forward to test the Quinny Zapp X!
We have been using the pushchair every day. From school runs, to local libraries, playgrounds and we even visited Peppa Pig World at the weekend. I have been using it in forward facing direction only, as in parent facing it doesn't in fully upright position, that we use the most. It doesn't bothers me much as Harper is three next week.
Harper has had few naps in the Zapp X as well. I love the extendable hood for those naps. We also placed in seat liner, which is lovely, padded and fits perfectly.
We have a Ford Focus estate and folded it takes a very small space and I believe it will fit most boots.
26th June 2017
This week brought us one of the hottest days in the year. So we tried to escape midday sun and go for evening walks. Except the school runs that we do every morning.
As a family of 5 and two dogs, we often do off road walking through parks and forests. For this - I can say that I am glad that our choice were the big chunky four wheels. They go through everything and I have not yet found a struggle with those. If you are a person that loves walking, then these wheels are definitely for you. Also they are easy to click on and off for a wash - after those long walks.
Overall, the chassis is quite sturdy, but not on the lightest side for strollers. Our choice was black chassis and I think it looks sleek and nice with the blush fabrics. But obviously any scratch will be easier to see on black chassis, so if you are worried about that, then the silver might work for you better.
This week started off with rain, so it was our first time using the rain cover. I love the concept that it is so small and doesn't takes a lot of space in basket.
I must say though that it is quite flimsy and only has a very small window (clear part). Harper kicked off the rain cover within minutes. Luckily the rain wasn't heavy and we got home within minutes. And love that hood is waterproof and extendable, so you can go out without a rain cover in mild showers too.
Also we had a trip to London Olympic stadium because I was running 10km marathon, so Harper waited patiently in the buggy. Daddy had to bring it all the way up the stairs that lead to our seat. And it had enough space to fit in between.
11th July 2017
We were using our pushchair a little less than usual, as the UK was hit by another heatwave and we were using the car more. At the end of the week we went fishing and our children really enjoyed it! It was a little escape from the London busy streets for the fresh air.
I have noticed that with all the trips, the fabrics on the pushchair have gotten marks already, so I may need to do a wash soon. The blush pink is really lovely colour, even though it marks easily. I use the seat liner every day, so it helps to keep it cleaner for longer.
For a sleeping position, I have been keeping it in the middle position. As Harper is a toddler - 3 years old, when in the lowest recline, I feel that her head is lower than her feet and I don't think that it's overly comfortable. It probably doesn't happen with smaller babies and children. I do prefer pushchairs where you can lay them completely flat, as it usually extends the sleeping time!
24th July 2017
We have been using the pushchair for almost two months now. I must say I cannot imagine going without it now. I still have a Bugaboo and Baby Jogger at home, but my first choice is the Quinny Zapp X. Another day I took the Baby Jogger out and had forgotten that it is harder to push, almost thought I had the brakes on! Quinny have definitely spoilt me with its smooth and easy ride. To be honest, I must say it is by far one of the most easiest prams to push, how amazing that even with a three year old it's so easy to swivel and stroll around.
It is definitely my pushchair on the go. School and nursery have now finished too, so we are enjoying walks around East London with our family.
31st July 2017
Holidays have started! Having the chance that my mother-in-law is here, I have taken more work, so she can test the pushchair for a while too!
As much as I love it, she loves it too! So she has visited some gardens and Alexandra Palace at this week too. The fold though was too confusing for her, so she didn't even attempt to do it. But she got on well with adjusting the seat, hood and brakes.
I have noticed that the part where her feet go is already quite marked. I would have suggested maybe having eco-leather or even black material for future Quinny models. That would make marks not so noticeable. I have had the seat liner on since the start, so this has happened even with it on. I must attempt washing before we go on holiday, but have to read instructions first on how to remove the covers. Will let you know how I get on with that!
This week we are relaxing at home before heading on holiday next week.
A couple of evenings we spent going for walks in the local park just so the children get rid of some
energy before bedtime. And I must say it works! After a good run
Harper often sleeps on the way home. As the Quinny Zapp Flex has 4 chunky
wheels, I have not yet experienced problems with strolling around.
Slowly getting ready for our holiday too. Will let you know how the pushchair strolls abroad and survives the flight. Folded up it looks quite robust, so hopefully all goes well!
28th August 2017
Our 3 months "Living with" period has ended! It has been fun, a great experience and I have loved to be part of it. I have also realised that I haven't mentioned about the footmuff that was one of the accessories we received with the pushchair. The footmuff is very cosy and I must say clever ly made. It has extra zip in material to detach when its warmer. On the package it says that it will fit until 3.5 years, but it's definitely too small for Harper who is three and petite, so I would say it would fit until around 18 months from what I can see. But it depends on the child really.
Also when you purchase the pushchair, it comes with car seat adapters. I've tried them and they easily clip onto the buggy.
Overall the Quinny Zapp Flex is our go-to pushchair. We will continue using it for nursery runs and for longer walks.
I would rate this pushchair 4.5 stars. I have added some pros and cons from our point of view, so you can decide what is for you!
• Small fold
• Big chunky wheels
• Large seat unit
• Extendable hood
• Easy steering