Inglesina Quid Review
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|Pros||Better quality, easy to use, better maneuverability||Reasonable price, good quality, comfy napping, smaller fold||Easy to carry, lightweight, stands on its own||Inexpensive, easy to use||Inexpensive, hands only fold|
|Cons||Price, two hand fold, no automatic lock||Brake hurts the top of uncovered feet, harder to push and turn off-road||Hard to push and turn, not for napping, convoluted fold||Poor quality, harder to maneuver||Poor sun protection, wobbly wheels|
|Bottom Line||A nicer Inglesina with useful, easy-to-use features and better maneuverability but it has a higher price and two-handed fold||A high-scoring, reasonably priced option with nice features suitable for comfortable napping but harder to turn off-road||Upright seat with no adjust-ability that can be harder to push on uneven terrain||The cheapest option with disappointing functionality||Difficult to navigate stroller that is lightweight and budget friendly, but lower quality|
|Rating Categories||Inglesina Quid||Zoe Traveler||UPPAbaby G-Lite||Kolcraft Cloud Plus||Summer Infant 3D lite|
|Weight/Folded Size (35%)|
|Ease of Use (30%)|
|Specs||Inglesina Quid||Zoe Traveler||UPPAbaby G-Lite||Kolcraft Cloud Plus||Summer Infant 3D lite|
|Weight||13.5 lbs||12 lbs||11.8 lbs||12.6 lbs||13.1 lbs|
|Folded Dimensions||17.5"W x 32.8"H x 9"L||17.5"W x 23"H x 13"L||13.3"W x 10.8"H x 42.5"L||18.6"W x 11.7"H x 34.7"L||13.9"W x 10"H x 42.6"L|
|Folded Volume||5,166 cu in||5,233 cu in||6,105 cu in||7,551 cu in||5,921 cu in|
|Capacity Limits||Minimum: 3 months
Maximum: 50 lbs/41"
|Minimum: 3 months
Maximum: 45 lbs
|Minimum: 6 months
Maximum: 55 lbs/45"
|Minimum: Not Listed
Maximum: 50 lbs/44"
|Minimum: 6 months
Maximum: 50 lbs
|Included Car Seat Compatibility||None||None||None||None||None|
|Click-in Car Seat Adapters||None||None||None||None||None|
|Strap-in Car Seat Adapters||None||None||None||None||None|
|Handlebar Height - Min/Max||42"||40.5"||42.3"||38.9"||43"|
|Setup Time||2-5 Min||2-5 Min||2-5 Min||5-10 Min||5-10 Min|
Our Analysis and Test Results
Inspired by a traditional English pram, Liviano Tomasi created his first stroller in 1963 in Vicenza, Italy. In Italian, Inglesina means feminine. Inglesina strives to develop products with safety and protection in mind and comfort and reliability with advanced technology and materials.
Weight and Folded Size
The Quid is shockingly small and lightweight for a product that feels relatively robust, especially in the umbrella category.
The Quid weighs 13.5 lbs, about .5 lbs more than the manufacturer claims. This weight is in the lower third of the products. When folded, this stroller is 5,166 cubic inches, making it one of the smallest we've tested. It also folds in thirds, like the BabyZen Yoyo2 and the Zoe Traveler, making it much shorter than a traditional umbrella product.
Ease of Use
The Quid stands out as above average for ease of use in a group of harder-to-use products.
Fold and Unfold
The Quid has a two-handed fold, but the unfold only requires one. The smooth process works well without getting caught or creating a struggle. It does not have a lock, but the fold is helped in place by tension, and this seems to work. Unfolding just requires holding the handlebar and giving it a shake.
The brakes on the Quid are single action. They are very easy to set and release with a sizeable center-placed pedal. Instead of lifting the pedal to release, you press on one end to set and the other to release, making them friendly and pain-free for sandaled or bare feet. There is minimal play in the wheels when the brake is set.
The bin on the Quid is canvas, not mesh, like most of the competition. It is relatively small in comparison and only holds up to 6.6 lbs. We were able to shove a medium-sized diaper bag, but a metal crossbar prevents stretching the opening to make more oversized items fit.
The sunshade is large compared to the competition, with a UPF protection factor of 50+. The canopy has a zippered extension that allows the shade to come low enough to block the sun from the passenger's face, increasing the potential for napping and overall comfort. It doesn't have the best shape and sort of curves instead of extending outward to cover the passenger's knees. It has a mesh peek-a-boo window for ventilation and spying, and the cover closes with Velcro (we proper magnets for quiet peeking).
The 5-point harness is lightly padded and is a rethread style. The padding is nice, but it would be better if the seams were away from the neck. The straps double back on themselves, making them harder to adjust than the competition, but it prevents little ones from messing with the straps and keeps them from loosening on their own. The crotch strap is well-padded and adjustable, which is not common in this group. The buckle is stiff, but it springs apart when you release it so it can be done one-handed.
The seat on the Quid is adequately padded, but nothing spectacular. It reclines further than much of the competition, and the leg rest is adjustable. The recline adjustment requires only one hand to lower, but you will need two hands to pull the straps to bring it back up. Both are easier if the passenger is leaning forward or not in the seat.
Car Seat Compatibility
This stroller is not compatible with any infant car seat, but traditional lightweight strollers rarely are.
Ease of Setup
It took us 2-5 minutes to assemble the Quid despite a manual that only offers pictures. It was average in difficulty to put together as the manual lacked captions for the photos. The assembly consists of snapping on the wheels and the bumper bar.
The Quid managed a higher than average result during testing in a group where none of the products impressed with maneuverability. This stroller has narrow, foam-filled plastic wheels that are single on each leg. The front can be locked if necessary, and it has front-end suspension.
It was relatively easy to push and turn on flat and hard surfaces during testing. It does have a longer wheelbase, so you need to plan your turns, and it doesn't turn sharply, but it also didn't require backing up like some of the more challenging competition. The smaller wheels don't roll through tall grass well as those with bigger wheels, and they got hung up on gravel and small bumps in the road.
The Quid offers higher quality materials and design than much of the lightweight competition. This stroller has front suspension and better wheels than the average despite being foam-filled plastic and somewhat narrow. The frame is better than some, but it has some exposed rivets, and ours came scratched, indicating, in our opinion, that it might scratch easily over time.
The Quid's fabric is a rougher-feeling polyester canvas with average padding underneath. It wraps all the way up the sides of the seat and lays nicely on the frame. The harness straps have padding, and the fabric is soft. However, the padding seams are close to the neck, which seems like a design flaw as they'd be less irritating facing toward the shoulders. The canopy fabric is decent compared to the competition, but it is still more wrinkled than it needs to be when open. The bumper bar is wrapped in faux leather, giving it a higher-end appearance and perhaps extending its lifespan. The overall fit and finish are slightly above average for this type of gear.
Should You Buy the Inglesina Quid?
The Inglesina Quid has many of the same features as other top products, with a few exceptions like no car seat compatibility and a lower maneuverability score. It has a lower price tag that may be more feasible for most families, especially if it is not your primary stroller. Although it did not win an award, we like the Quid. It is a comfortable ride for toddlers and relatively easy for parents to use.
What Other Umbrella Stroller Should You Consider?
The Quid is above average in most areas, but it is not a standout product. It is not the best, it is not the cheapest, and it does not have any special features that set it apart. If you are okay with a basic product that will get your from point A to point B, the Zoe Traveler earned scores almost on par with the Quid and is much less expensive. If you are looking for something in the same price range as the Inglesina, we feel that you may get more use out of a more versatile stroller like the Britax B-Lively or the Baby Jogger City Mini 2, although they are not as small and light.
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