Quinny have been among the pioneers in making pushchairs practical but sexy. Great designs and fun colours give them that 'must have' appeal. Helen Taylor road tests a Buzz 4 and offers her opinion on it's substance and style.
I love the design of this pushchair. From the minute it's assembled it has 'good looking' stamped all over it, but it isn't as shallow as that, it actually works. My son, Reuben, has slept in it, eaten in it, spilled over it and with little effort it has come up as good as new.
It's manoeuverability is excellent with a tight turning circle. The seat can be mounted front or rear facing and comes away from the frame easily to collapse it . The frame fold is a little more complicated if you are small. You have to lean on the handle while pressing the buttons each side of the frame. Conversely the opening of the frame is smooth; just release the clip, start to open a little and then the hydraulics do the rest and it opens before your eyes.
The bumper bar release and the adjustable handle are more features that just work well.
I don't like pneumatic tyres as they always seem to get a puncture at some point. Plus the Buzz bag, that sits inbetween the back tyres, can get dirty if you don't remember to detach it when you close the frame.
Altogether, a well designed pushchair that feels like quality and value for money.
About our Road Tester: Helen is a graphic designer and mum of three, Tilly, Izzy and Reuben.