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Quinny Yezz Review

Editors' Choice Award
Price:   $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
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Manufacturer:   Quinny

The Skinny

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

Review by:
Juliet Spurrier, MD & BabyGearLab Team

Last Updated:
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December 8, 2016

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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.
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 own 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.



Performance Comparison


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.

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.
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 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.

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.
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 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.


The Quinny Yezz folds small quickly with a self-stand capability and an automatic lock. This makes it great for on-the-go travel.
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 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.
The Quinny Yezz brakes are inconspicuous, easy to operate, and work well.

Brakes


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.
The Yezz storage pocket may not look like much, but it fits enough supplies for a pared down day trip.

Storage


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 Yezz sunshade isn't very big and has no window  but it covers enough to get the job mostly done.
The Yezz sunshade isn't very big and has no window, but it covers enough to get the job mostly done.

Sunshade


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 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 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.

Harness


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 Yezz seat back does not recline and sits relatively upright  making it a poor choice for great napping.
The Yezz seat back does not recline and sits relatively upright, making it a poor choice for great napping.

Seat


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 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 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.

Maneuverability


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 Yezz uses high end materials to create an innovative stroller that has little frame flex and high attention to detail.
The Quinny Yezz uses high end materials to create an innovative stroller that has little frame flex and high attention to detail.

Quality


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.

Manufacturer Video


The following is a video prepared by Quinny showcasing the great travel side of the Yezz.



Accessories


The accessories for the Yezz are as minimal as the stroller itself with only one real option.
  • Quinny Yezz Weather Shield
    The weather shield for the Quinny Yezz is fun and futuristic
    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.

Other Versions


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
    The 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 Quinny 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 perfectly at home on South Beach.
Juliet Spurrier, MD & BabyGearLab Team

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