The Quinny Yezz works well no matter what the terrain with cool skate style wheels and bearings making it easy and fun to push, turn, and even twirl.
In 1950, Nicolaas (Nick) Quint started a baby product trading company in The Hague The Netherlands. In the 1960s, he started his line of baby products, and the Quinny line was officially born. Starting with wooden playpens, his team grew with the addition of his three sons. In 1989 Quinny introduced their first buggies and strollers with innovative designs and unique folds. Quinny's futuristic designs and features reshaped the stroller market. Quinny continues to offer parents stylish and unique products for urban life.
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 its performance point by point in the performance metrics we tested.
The carry strap on the Quinny Yezz is made with a stretchy and soft elastic material that is comfortable to wear over your shoulder for hands free carrying.
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 almost 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 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 handled when checked. We suggest keeping the Yezz with your carry on luggage whenever possible.
Because the Quinny Yezz lacks some of the bells and whistles more commonly found on standard strollers, it suffered somewhat in our ease of use tests. However, the features it has are easy to operate.
Ease of Use
The Yezz earned a 5 of 10 for ease of use. This metric is the only place where the Quinny failed to shine in, primarily thanks to the minimalist approach that lacks some of the features that bring comfort and convenience. The features it does offer are easy to use.
Below you'll find details on the features it does offer and how they performed during testing.
The Quinny Yezz folds small quickly with a self-stand capability and an automatic lock. This makes it great for on-the-go travel.
Fold and Unfold
The Quinny has a unique fold that is one-handed and simple to do 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.
The Quinny Yezz brakes are inconspicuous, easy to operate, and work well.
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.
The Yezz storage pocket may not look like much, but it fits enough supplies for a pared down day trip.
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 a baby for most day trips, but you may need to carry a backpack if your adventure plans are longer.
The Yezz sunshade isn't very big and has no window, but it covers enough to get the job mostly done.
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 the 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 Quinny Yezz 5-point harness is easy to use and adjust, but the lowest shoulder height option can be too tall for younger or smaller babies.
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 a slot in the material, which is easy.
The Yezz seat back does not recline and sits relatively upright, making it a poor choice for great napping.
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 somewhat non-existent though placed well. This seat is not one of the best 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 Yezz has polyurethane skate wheels with bearings that make pushing fun and enjoyable ulike more traditional stroller wheels that are made of plastic and often tend to wobble.
The Quinny earned an 8 of 10 for maneuverability and is truly a pleasure to push. This stroller has four 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'll feel like you're dancing. Off-road pushing isn't dancing 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 you can push it 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 Yezz uses high end materials to create an innovative stroller that has little frame flex and high attention to detail.
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 Yezz Weather Shield — This weather cover is a must-have for rainy days or surprise storms. It wraps nicely around the Yezz and offers additional protection from the sun as well as the wetter elements. This cover has a nice sized window so baby can watch the world in all its weather wonder.
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:
- Quinny Zapp Xtra — Billed as the "flexible solution," the Zapp works from birth with a variety of seating possibilities including a lay flat option and infant car seat adapters. This stroller weighs about 19 pounds, fold flat with the seat on, and has a height adjustable leg rest and large storage bin. With a list price of $300, this stroller looks like a nice standard stroller with a lighter weight and a below average price.
- Quinny Zapp Xtra South Beach — The South Beach is the limited edition of the Zapp Xtra with soft pastel colors and bright accents that make it a stand out for parents looking for the next big thing. This stroller has the same features and functionality as the Zapp, but with unique colors that would be utterly at home on South Beach.