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Quinny Yezz ReviewPrice: $280.00 List
Pros: Great maneuverability, compact, light, good for travel
Cons: Minimalist design, few features
Bottom line: Easy to navigate and great for travel and small spaces, but it has limited features for comfort and convenience
The Quinny Yezz earned an Editors' Choice award for best stroller, thanks to its easy compact fold, lighter weight, and superior maneuverability. This stroller earned the highest scores for maneuverability and quality, proving it has what it takes to navigate busy places with ease, and dare we say fun? The Yezz has a cool design with simple features that are perfect for families looking for a great travel stroller or a lightweight day-trip stroller that fits in small spaces. The only downside is the Yezz lacks some of the bells and whistles parents might want for longer trip or in a secondary stroller. The Recaro EasyLife might be a good option for those seeking more with a budget friendly price and the highest score for ease of use.
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Our Analysis and Hands-on Test Results
It should be no surprise that the Quinny Yezz earned our Editors' Choice award when you consider how it scored relative to competing products.
You can see its overall score relative to competing products above, and in the following sections we detail why it scored as well as it did, by describing its performance point by point in the key performance metrics we tested.
Weight and Folded Size
The Yezz earned a 7 of 10 for weight and folded size. This stroller weighs 12.6 lbs and measures 3,262 cubic inches when folded.
The Quinny has a very compact fold that can fit just about anywhere and it is easy to carry over your shoulder when folded, making it the perfect travel companion. While it doesn't have the right measurements for the overhead storage bin on most commercial airlines, it does fit, and we think most airlines will let it slide without a hiccup.
Several Amazon user reviews indicated that Quinny Yezz strollers do not fare well when checked with baggage or at the gate when boarding an airplane. Several parents complained that the wheels broke off of the stroller in transit. We did not find any structural issues with the Yezz that indicate this is a problem with a stroller, as opposed to the way it is being handled when checked. We suggest keeping the Yezz with your carry on luggage whenever possible.
Ease of Use
The Yezz earned a 5 of 10 for ease of use. This is really the only metric the Quinny failed to shine in, primarily thanks to the minimalist approach to its design that lacks some of the features that bring comfort and convenience. The features it does offer are easy to use.
Fold and Unfold
The Quinny has a unique fold that is one-handed and simple to do with with the push of a button on the handlebar and a new foot assist point on the frame. The frame folds down and into itself, creating a smaller final package than the more common long umbrella style fold. This stroller auto-locks and self-stands easily. This makes the Yezz great for public transportation or areas where open strollers are not allowed.
This stroller has single action brakes that are very easy to operate. The brake pedals are on each side near the wheels, and are color coded for easy use. They are both press to set and release making them very sandal foot friendly.
This minimalistic stroller has little for convenience and the missing storage bin is an example of this. There is a pocket on the back of the stroller that is larger than it looks and will hold enough supplies for baby for most day trips, but you may need to carry a backpack if your adventure plans are longer.
The canopy on the Yezz is small with a pop out visor. It is not the smallest in the group and will cover most of baby, but it isn't the best at protecting older children from the sun on their lower halves or from the side. It does not have a window and it does not adjust or move forward to block low sun or headwinds.
The Yezz has a 5-point harness with a nesting buckle that is easy to fit together. Adjusting the straps is easy, but you do need to thread the connector through the back of the stroller where the rethread is, even for simple adjustments that don't include height changes. Rethreading requires pushing the tab through slot in material, which is easy.
The Quinny seat has no recline option and it sits fairly upright, so it is not the best for afternoon napping. It doesn't have an adjustable leg rest and the footrest is fairly non-existent though placed well. This is not one of the best seats for longer trips.
Ease of Setup
The Quinny is one of the easiest to assemble and took us 3:47 minutes. There are no tools required and it is essentially attaching the fabric to the frame with elastic loops.
The Quinny earned an 8 of 10 for maneuverability and is truly a pleasure to push. This stroller has 4 skate style wheels that are dense polyurethane and swivel easily making navigation a breeze. This stroller truly glides on flat surfaces, and is so much fun to push you feel like you're dancing. Off-road pushing isn't dance worthy, but it manages the rougher road better than much of the competition and the single wheels work better than the typical dual wheel design more commonly found on lightweight strollers.
The Quinny has a sling style seat with no hard backing, but no padding either. This stroller also has no suspension and the handlebar is hard plastic, though it can be pushed with a single finger. The Quinny is better suited for shorter trips that will be more comfortable for pushers and passengers than longer trips may be.
The Quinny earned a 9 of 10 for quality. This stroller has an innovative design, made with quality materials that come together nicely to create a sleek stroller that moves smoothly with no flex or wobble. The fabric is simple and stretches over the frame with tension holding everything together and just enough give to be comfortable to sit on. It features polyurethane wheels with bearings that make all the difference for smooth pushing. While it has no bells or whistles, you will appreciate the higher end materials and the way they are all brought together.
The following is a video prepared by Quinny showcasing the great travel side of the Yezz.
The accessories for the Yezz are as minimal as the stroller itself with only one real option.
Quinny makes several cool looking strollers, including the Quinny Buzz Xtra that we reviewed in our Full Size Stroller Review, and a few smaller options that look like a beefed up Yezz. These options include:
— Juliet Spurrier, MD & BabyGearLab Team
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