Best for Urban/City Living 2019
Quinny Yezz Air review
This lightweight buggy is far from conventional, but if you’re an urban dweller or frequent traveller, it could well be what you’re looking for. Stylish, contemporary and incredibly easy to carry, it makes nipping around a town or city with a little one in tow an absolute doddle.
Verdict in 10 seconds
- Remarkably compact and lightweight, which makes it ideal for public transport
- A contemporary model with high-tech fabrics and only three wheels
- Offers limited longevity
- No storage basket or rain cover and no recline option for the seat
- Super lightweight and compact
- Ultra comfortable hammock-style seat
- Extremely manoeuvrable and easy to push
- Breathable fabrics – great for hot, summer days
- Effortless to carry
- Ergonomic pushbar
- Stands upright when folded
- Lifetime warranty
- Not suitable from birth (only to be used from six months plus)
- No storage basket
- No belly bar
- Only available in two colours
What are the key features of the Quinny Yezz Air?
- Featherweight – it weighs just 5kg
- Breathable high-tech knitted fabrics
- Reversible sun canopy
- Skate wheels and front swivel wheels
- Compact three-step fold
- Three-point safety harness
- Shoulder strap
- Comes with handy shopping net
- Stands upright when collapsed
What’s in the box?
A Quinny Yezz Air buggy that needs a little assembly, plus a sun canopy and a shopping net.
What are the specs?
Suitable from: Six months – 15kg (approximately three years old)
Folded dimensions: 27 × 23.5 × 68.5cm
RRP: £199+ at time of review
Estimated resale value: £100+ at time of review
How does the Quinny Yezz Air handle?
In three words: like a dream! The Quinny Yezz Air was one of the smoothest lightweight buggies we put to the test in this category, impressing our tester with how effortless it was to both push and steer.
Featherweight at 5kg and with just three wheels, instead of the usual four, this buggy tackles all usual flat surfaces superbly but did struggle a little when it came to tackling bumpier grounds, so perhaps not one for off-roading.
The unusual hammock seat means that you cannot recline it, however it has been designed to support all pressure points evenly, ensuring maximum comfort. Our tester reported that her one-year-old toddler loved the seat and found it really comfortable. The safety harness is a secure and easy three-pointer.
In terms of manoeuvrability, this was the best buggy we tested for getting around easily, through tight spaces and the smallest of doorways. Our experienced tester loved how great it was to steer and found it a godsend in busier, urban areas which is why we believe this travel buggy definitely needs to be considered by parents who live in towns or cities.
The brakes are secure and easy use. One wheel has the stop pedal and the other has the go. Both wheels are colour coded – red for brake and green for go – which makes it easy to follow and great for any parent who is using a stroller for the first time. Our tester did find the brakes to be tricky to use in an open shoe, however.
What is the weight limit on the Quinny Yezz Air?
The weight limit on the Quinny Yezz Air is 15kg, so, like a couple of the other buggies we tested such as the BabyZen Yoyo+, it is at the lighter end of the buggy spectrum.
It’s also worth noting that, unlike most of the others buggies in this category, the Quinny Yezz Air cannot be used from birth. So, longevity-wise, this buggy doesn’t deliver as well as the others, however we believe that what it lacks for in longevity it more than makes up for in other areas.
Are there lots of extra features?
No, but it’s still a very clever buggy that performs brilliantly. The Quinny Yezz Air is sleek, simple and modern in terms of its design. Feature-wise, if you’re after a host of impressive little extras, you may be disappointed.
It does come with a knitted storage bag/pocket though and also features a handy carry strap which makes lifting and carrying the buggy simple and effortless.
Can I buy any extras?
Yes, you can buy a rain cover (which we would definitely recommend as the buggy disappointingly does not come with one as standard) and a travel bag if you require more storage. Both items are reasonably priced.
For parents who live and work in a city, this is a fantastic stroller. The only downside is the lack of basket and you have to purchase a rain cover.
Is there much storage?
The Quinny Yezz Air has been designed to be as compact, light and easy to manoeuvre as possible so, because of that, it’s not the best in terms of storage.
The pushchair does have a knitted storage bag/pocket which is adequate for the essentials, but if you’re after more storage, you will definitely need to carry a changing bag or backpack or perhaps consider investing in the buggy’s matching travel bag.
Reassuringly, our tester did find that the Quinny Yezz Air could comfortably hold a changing bag off the handles and not topple, with and without her toddler in the seat.
How easy is the fold?
The Quinny Yezz Air is a simple three-step fold which is relatively easy to do, however our tester did report that occasionally it can feel a little stiff. It wasn’t the easiest buggy to collapse in the category but, when folded, is neat.
How much space does it take up?
When collapsed, the Quinny Yezz Air is small, light and super compact. It takes up very little room and stands safely by itself which our tester loved.
How does it look?
The Quinny Yezz Air looks amazing and is certainly a head-turner! Unusual and contemporary, it’s sleek, almost futuristic design is perfect for those who want a more modern aesthetic for their buggy. Our tester loved how it looks and received lots of compliments and enquiries from other parents while she put it through its paces.
Can I get the Quinny Yezz Air in a number of colours?
No, sadly not. The Quinny Yezz Air is only currently available in two colours – black and white or aqua.
How easy was it to clean?
This buggy performed well on our cleaning test. As the seat is knitted, it’s slightly trickier to wipe clean than some of the other pushchairs tested, but the seat can be easily removed and washed if needed.
Is it good value for money?
At just under £200, the Quinny Yezz Air certainly isn’t cheap, however we believe that, for certain parents, it is incredibly good value for money due to how well it performs on flat ground and how it manoeuvres through the tightest of spaces.
It’s not for everyone, but for those parents who need to be on the go, either in a city or on regular travels, then this buggy will certainly make life a lot easier for you and much more comfortable for your little one too.
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