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Bargain Quinny Senzz alert! (great alternative to bee+ or umbrella fold)

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MonkeysPunk Thu 22-Sep-11 14:57:33

Bargain Alert Quinny Senzz very much discounted direct from the manufacturer Here NEW in the boxes - a fab alternative to the Bee+ or an Umbrella fold for your urban trips.
I found some good reviews online and it seems to suit even very large children. (although as usual weight limit is set at 15kg in the UK as that is the max uk testing goes up to - but in the USA it's 50lbs....). suitable from 6 months as a buggy or from birth with car seat or carrycot attachments.
Just thought I'd share as who isn't on a budget these days? x

MonkeysPunk Thu 22-Sep-11 14:59:36

(50lbs is 22kg)

Tiggywunkle Thu 22-Sep-11 15:29:39

Thanks! I have bought one. I thought it would sit very nicely with the BJCM and B-Agile to review.

saoirse86 Thu 22-Sep-11 18:01:10

Nooooo, I was trying to keep them quiet until I've decided not to buy one! grin

MonkeysPunk Thu 22-Sep-11 18:16:44

Sorry saoirse......hope there's plenty of stock so you don't miss out.

suzie38 Thu 22-Sep-11 19:14:38

Can't find the folded dimensions...I wanted to buy one of these well over a year ago but never did...Small pushchairs more important now but really don't want to sell my Nuna as i want to save it for DD to have it for her dolls.

Tiggywunkle Thu 22-Sep-11 22:41:11

Senzz
Folded: 62 cm x 20 cm x 71 cm
Unfolded: 62 cm x 72 cm x 103 cm
Weight: 8.4 kg

suzie38 Thu 22-Sep-11 22:50:50

Thanks for that...It's smaller folded than the Nuna, except the width...The Nuna Pepp now has 3 seat positions including a near lie flat for newborns...Plus a larger removable basket.

saoirse86 Sun 25-Sep-11 11:19:24

The new nuns sounds really good. Although I still think they should do slightly bigger wheels, or design it so it's a little bit higher off the ground. We saw one yesterday that was purple with a black chassis and I really liked it!

pramsgalore Sun 25-Sep-11 13:17:42

my nuna would not go out the door, could not get it to go over the doorstep it just got half way over and then bottomed out and sat there rocking on the base hmm but other than that it was really nice to push. i have to say i sold it really easy and doubled my money grin, did not think to keep it for dd for her doll, but never mind!!

sabas Mon 26-Sep-11 17:38:18

maybe a silly question, but why is this pram being sold for so much less than RRP, is it an old model being phased out? And is it any good, say in comparison to BJCM 4 Wheel which may be my ideal 2nd pram? Dont want to miss out on a real bargain!

thanks ladies!

suzie38 Mon 26-Sep-11 18:26:05

Think it just never took off in the UK, so stocks being sold off cheap.

Tiggywunkle Mon 26-Sep-11 19:27:08

I think it's just old stock to be honest. They are 2010 colours not 2011.

suzie38 Mon 26-Sep-11 19:36:24

The Senzz is no longer on the UK Maxi Cosi site but it is on some European site and the American one.

Tiggywunkle Mon 26-Sep-11 20:15:20

That's interesting because I have seen new colours at Cologne so assumed they would come here too. Thanks Suzie.

suzie38 Mon 26-Sep-11 20:18:51

Twice there have been things i've wanted from Maxi Cosi for them to be on our UK site, only to email and they say that they're not available over here...Cue a few days and the offending item has been removed off the UK site.

MonkeysPunk Mon 26-Sep-11 20:47:29

Mine is hopefully coming tomorrow (hoping they catch me in inbetween school runs)! I'm quite excited, its either going to be brilliant or awful! Lol
I love the spring colourway and frame styling. I think the seat looks really comfy and quinny do a lovely harness.
I have high hopes for whizzy spinny wheels with ball bearings in...like the zapp. I'm anticipating good manouverability. Not sure what to expect suspension wise...probably v little. It looks like an urban only pram.
I shall report back when I have my hands on it.

MonkeysPunk Tue 27-Sep-11 12:15:49

It's here! I've just finished setting it up. First impression: I like it! It's very stylish. The quality is good. There is good suspension from the rear wheels. Manouverability is fabulous on a smooth surface. I'll test it outside later to tell more about that.
The pram looks wide visually from the front. You will easily get a large preschooler in it. Infact, I wonder how much support a very small baby might get. Personally I would be putting a kidopotamus snuzzler body support in maybe for a baby under one year.
The harness is very very large. My three year old (the size of a 2.5y old) has the harness fully tightened and still has room to wriggle! The handle is tall and not adjustable. It suits me well at 5'7". Petite parents may not like the height. I love it!
The snuggle bag is for legs only! It fits at the waist and has double ended zippers so longer legs wearing outdoor shoes my poke through. It is not thickly padded and is cotton jersey lined. Would do for spring, summer and autumn. In winter you'd need a snowsuit or blankets adding. It's a useful design though, for year round use and has a thoughtful hand pocket for your toddler.
There is a lot of headroom when my toddler is upright, not quite so much when fully laid back but should last a year or two more if needed.
For me I would use this buggy for public transport, holidays, whole day outings in urban areas.
I'm not sure how well it work from 6 - 18m once baby is out of the car seat or carrycot unless you add an infant body support. I think its a great alternative to an umbrella stroller for toddlers upwards. I think it offers much more comfort for the child, and is easier to push and manouver.
Oh and the hood has windbreak panels made of fabric so the hood feels nicely enclosed. You can remove them completely if the weather is v hot (perhaps holidays abroad). The solid footplate is also nice for a toddler to climb in and out themselves. The padded harness is lovely, though v big.

Tiggywunkle Tue 27-Sep-11 12:47:04

Mine is here too but I am going to finish checking over the B-Agile first. My son is 14 months so will be interested in how he gets on and whether he needs extra support.

MonkeysPunk Tue 27-Sep-11 13:03:20

I'm guessing he will be ok support wise if he's okay with sitting up. I wonder if you'll get the harness tight enough though!
Forgot to say the basket is more shelf style. Things will need to be in bags for security, but access is easy.
I like the neat eurostyle fashionable look the senzz has.

Tiggywunkle Tue 27-Sep-11 13:12:59

I hate harnesses that don't go tight....what's the point of them if they don't?

MonkeysPunk Tue 27-Sep-11 16:46:31

Swivel lock does not work. It's a design fault. Can't believe that one passed by unnoticed. I mean. How hard is it to make a swivel lock mechanism which actually works. Hope they fixed that on the latest models! It's pretty annoying on long straight pavements which have a slope to the right or left. Your hands and arms then have to take the strain and compensate to keep the buggy in a straight line. Not so comfy when there's a squared off handlebar.
It will work well in shopping centers, hospitals, airports, anyplace there aren't miles of straight pavement with a slope to either side.
Having said that it was still an ok push, very easy to manouver, and a light push. My 7 and 9y olds both had turns at pushing and found it easy.

pramsgalore Tue 27-Sep-11 17:02:36

what is it like at going up kerbs, is it heavy to tip back

MonkeysPunk Tue 27-Sep-11 17:52:16

It is a little heavy, but even my dainty 7y old could manage it. Ds is 14kg.
It's quite nice to go down steps with also. Feels sturdy. Nice spring from the suspension on stairs.

pramsgalore Tue 27-Sep-11 18:23:51

thankyou

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