Quinny is part of the Dorel group. Dorel is one of the largest juvenile products distributors in the world. Its products are well-recognized brands that have gained wide consumer acceptance for their high quality, safety and innovative designs that incorporate state-of-the-art features and up-to-date fashion.
Quinny has established itself as a world leader in baby stroller design. It uses modern construction techniques combined with ingenious design to make stylish and practical baby strollers for demanding parents and babies. One of these is the Quinny Buzz Stroller.
You have a choice of eight, vibrant colors. They look great. This is a beautiful and stylish stroller and at first glance it looks very much like the Quinny Buzz 3 due to the long, center stem from the frame that supports the front wheels. It incorporates the trademark, pneumatic Quinny Buzz folding system which makes folding and unfolding a breeze. As would be expected in any expensive stroller today, the seat is reversible.
Quinny Moodd Features
- Unfolded: 88long x 66 wide x 109 high 34.6 x 26 x 42.9
- Folded (with wheels): 81 long x 66 wide x 31 high 31.9 x 26 x 12.2
- Folded (without wheels): 68 x 59 x 16cm 26.8 x 23.2 x 6.3in
- Frame with seat: 15.1kg 33.3lbs
- Frame only: 9.4kg 20.7lbs
- Seat only: 5.7kg 12.6lbs
- Maximum child weight: 15kg 33lbs
- Easy folding and unfolding
- Very smooth ride
- Reversible seat
- One hand reclinable seat – 3 positions
- Lockable front wheels
- Adapters available for car seats
- Easily adjusted/removed child safety bar
- Easily removable fabric
- Large 12″ rear wheels absorb bumps
- 2 year warranty
We Don't Like
- Seat footrest can be angled but has no height adjustment
- Very wide wheelbase
- Bulky when folded
- Small hood
- Seat only rated to a child weighing up to 33lbs
- Heavy frame makes lifting difficult for smaller mums
- Very small shopping basket
Quinny Moodd Review
This stroller is really maneuverable thanks to the front swivel wheels. The pneumatic rear tires make the ride smooth. It is easy to push and handles rougher pavements with ease. However the width was a problem. This stroller is too wide when going shopping and caused many problems. The width gives extra stability but for me it was just too wide. The adjustable handlebar certainly helps make it more comfortable for all height ranges.
The Moodd stroller frame is very similar to the Buzz frame. It has the familiar, sloping, central pillar that incorporates the pneumatic cylinder used for unfolding. The frame is available in either black or white. The frame is compatible with the Quinny Dreami bassinet, the Maxi Cosi Mico and the Prezi Infant car seat. Adapters for these are included.
The seat can be position to face forward or rearward. It has a three position recline regardless of which direction it is facing and the recline operation only requires one hand. It has a three point harness that has three different height adjustments for difference size babies, toddlers or children. There is a front “T” bar for younger children but this is easily removed when placing your baby in the seat. If you want to remove the “T” bar permanently, there is a blanking plate that will cover the opening in the seat frame. The “T” bar is for younger children but I think it really adds to the modern look of the stroller. In normal use, the “T” bar remains attached to the seat by an elastic hook to make it easier when lifting your baby into or out of the seat. Having the “T” bar in place really helps when lifting the seat off the stroller. The seat has a preformed cushion. The fabric can easily snap off or on and this make cleaning it easy. It can be washed in soapy water and hung dried. The seat frame has a gloss finish (like the wheels). This looks really neat but it scratches very easily and I found myself being overprotective of it as the scratches were extremely visible. The stroller comes with a baby cocoon that is used for newborn babies. This keeps your baby snug, warm and secure while the seat is in the fully reclined position. One of my gripes about the seat is that the footrest has virtually no height adjustment. It can be angled to two different positions but this is rather limiting. The retractable canopy is removable.
The folding system is derived from the Quinny Buzz . However folding is easier than the buzz as you do not have to push down as hard to compress the pneumatic cylinder. Folding can be achieved by standing behind the stroller (unlike the buzz). Just release the locking levers on each side of the handlebar and press down on the handlebar until you hear a click.
The stroller can be folded with either the seat attached or the seat removed. A strap is provided to ensure the stroller stays folded but this proved unreliable if the seat was still attached. Unfolding is very easy and truly a one hand operation thanks to the stored energy in the pneumatic cylinder. The process is simple. And once unlocked, the stroller unfolds itself.
The Quinny Moodd stroller is quite large even when folded. I think that if you have a small car trunk, you will have to remove the wheels to make it fit and even then it may be a tight squeeze.
The handlebar is adjustable from 37.8 to 40.9 inches. It is foam covered and to adjust it is simply a matter of pressing a button and then pushing or pulling on the telescopic mechanism.
The front wheels (7″) swivels and this makes it very maneuverable in urban areas. If you need to go over rougher terrain, the front wheels can be locked to make the stroller more stable. The rear wheels are large (12″) and are pneumatic which makes them a little smoother over rough surfaces. There is a pump that hides away in the basket should you ever need to inflate the tires. The wheel hubs are made from glossy plastic which looks great but they actually scratch very easily.
The brakes are foot operated. There is nothing complicated here and they work well.
Due to the design of the frame, tall objects will not fit in the cargo area. The shopping basket was way too shallow and I did not feel that items were secure.
This moodd reviews highlights some problems we found with our stroller but overall, we really liked the Moodd. The cargo area is a little too small and the wheel base was too wide (in my opinion). For me, it was very heavy to lift in and out of the car. This would not be a good stroller for anyone who regularly uses public transport. The stroller takes up too much room when folded. The 33lb weight limit seems very restrictive.
However the Moodd is very maneuverable and looks great. It is well constructed and easily converts to a transport system. Quinny have designed this stroller relatively well and it is finished to a very high standard. It is not complicated to use. The sleek design and fully automatic unfold mechanism make this stroller a pleasure to use. Your baby will be comfortable and it is easy to push. Overall this is a great stroller but you will either love it or hate it as the design will not appeal to everyone and the color range will also not appeal to everyone.