The Arrival of the Quinny Moodd

Written by Lauren on. Posted in Pushchairs/Prams/Buggies, Quinny, Quinnycaster

In Sepember 2011 Quinny unveiled their two new offerings in the Pram market.  The Quinny Moodd and the Quinny Yezz.  Quinny built up the anticipation to it’s fans perfectly on their Facebook Page revealing a tile a day on a hidden picture.  When the picture of the Quinny Moodd was finally released there was a mixed reaction with a lot of people shouting “it’s just a Buzz!”

Now I have owned a Quinny Buzz so I was probably amongst the rabble of people thinking Quinny had fobbed us off with the same pushchair with a smaller seat and different colour schemes.  Quinny soon battered down all the speculation revealing that the Moodd was very different to the Buzz, the seat, the chassis, the colours – everything was different.  Call me a cynic but it still just looked like a Buzz.  As more features were announced it started to sound like a different pushchair but I still always had a niggling thought Buzz-ing (see what I did there!) around.

The Quinny Yezz is a nifty little thing that folds up super small and only weighs 5kg.  It would have been perfect for last Summer when Spud and I spent days back and forth to London using their not so pushchair friendly underground.  The Yezz is made from climbing ropes, skating wheels and kite fabric so not your usual pushchair but it is designed to be extremely lightweight, sporty and very much for Urban use.

The QuinnyCasters then waited with baited breath to find out which one they would be lucky enough to be testing.  We were told that we were going to be getting the Quinny Moodd and I was delighted.  I would get to see first hand if this “new” pushchair really was just a glorified Quinny Buzz.

Last week the Quinny Moodd arrived on my doorstep.  The delivery man literally ran away from my house petrified because I was so excited that I was quite tempted to hug him!  Luckily the Hubby was in and able to hold me back.  The boys were both at Nursery so I quickly tried to get into the box.  Now Quinny have told us that it was meant to be like a gift box so we would lift the lid and “ta-da!” but unfortunately it took me a good 10 minutes to wiggle the lid off.  Boy there was some swearing going on!  Now before I got too excited I decided that it would be to show you all just how easy or hard it was to put together rather than tell you so set up the video camera!

Now the basics were dead easy but the basket, canopy and bumper bar all required a look at the instructions!  Had I read the instructions beforehand (I never do, ease of use is a sign of a good pushchair so I only reach for the instructions if I really really have to) the time would probably have been cut in half.  Once completely set up I pushed it empty (I did get odd looks believe me!) up the hill to collect the boys.  It really didn’t like being pushed without a child and the front wheel kept spinning around so it’s safe to say I was worried.  Once the lump that is Spike was secured in the 5 point harness with the bumper bar on it pushed like a dream.  The rear air filled tyres and front foam filled tyres make it extremely easy to push and even though I mentioned in the video that the seat on it’s own was very heavy, the pushchair with a 12kg child in wasn’t.  I could push it easily with one hand whilst I held Spud’s hand or took pictures of Spike.

My excitement didn’t fade and after lunch and nap time we decided to head out into the woods for a walk.  The Hubby was gobsmacked.  He really didn’t expect me to take a brand new sparkly pushchair out on it’s first day into thick mud and leaves.  Again it pushed like a dream.  I was able to glide through the mud and leaves whilst speed walking or almost jogging along next to Spud who took his bike with him.  The brake system is great with one peddle for on and one for off.  It’s easy to engage and disengage and holds the pushchair nice and securely.

So do I think it is like a Buzz?  There are some similarities i.e. the look of the chassis but that really is where it ends.  I would say that the Quinny Moodd is an evolved Quinny Buzz.  Quinny have taken the bad points and made them better on a much more luxurious pushchair.  The seat is very different.  It’s much more comfortable and the harness is super easy to adjust.  The cover is attached with press studs so there is no fiddling around trying to get it off and one of it’s biggest plus points is that the 3 position recline is for both parent and forward facing.  You can collapse the Moodd with the seat unit on in forward facing mode and it has a whole new folding system without losing the automatic unfold.  Instead of standing facing the chassis like you did with the Buzz you simply pop up the two trigger buttons on the inside of the handle and push it down in one clean movement.  My one massive bugbear with the Buzz was the width of the chassis at the back.  The whole pushchair gives you the feeling that it is nice and compact but then you go through a door and get stuck because it’s massive rear end can’t make it through.  The Moodd has the same wide rear end.  HOWEVER!  I measured the width from the edge of the left wheel to the edge of the right wheel and it came up as 66cm.  I then measured the same distance on my Jané Slalom Reverse and found that to be only 2cm skinnier at 64cm.  The Moodd isn’t actually that much wider than standard 3 wheelers but because the rest of it is compact it just gives off a beasty vibe at the back.

Nearly a week after it’s arrival and I am still excited every time I get to use it so I am definitely looking forward to what tasks Quinny throw at us over the next few months!

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Comments (8)

  • amy

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    I rreeealllly like the look of that one.
    Wish i had a baby to put one in!
    600 big ones though. ouchies.

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  • Mandi Morrison

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    Thanks for the information, mine should be arriving tomorrow, my fab win from Pushchair Trader comp. Now getting quite excited xxx

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  • Lauren

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    Heya, great review :-). Knew it was the one as soon as I seen it on Quinny, so pre ordered early in Oct!! It’s all built just waiting for baby now, only 2 weeks left till due date :D eeeeeekkkk! Looking Forward to following you and the tasks Quinny make for you! xx

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  • carrie

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    hi
    i am getting my very own mood this week and was wondering if the buzz bag would fit on the front.

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    • Chris

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      I too have been wondering about the Buzz Bag and whether or not it will fit on the Mood, I hope somebody knows. Sadly I think I’m more excitable about these things than my wife.

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      • Lauren

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        The Buzz Box? The bag that clips on to the chassis between the wheels? If so then yes it does fit. The clips aren’t on the chassis but I have been advised by Quinny that it will still hook over and be secure.

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  • trey

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    Hi, Can anyone help, I have the black quinny buzz and to me the chassis does actually look the same so im wondering if you know wether or not the moodd seat unit will fit my buzz frame, Im a bit peeved as I had just bought my quinny buzz and all the extras £900!!! then 2 weeks later out came the new one the moodd which i like better :-(
    any help will be appreciated, i doubt mothercare will let me fiddle with the seat units in store.

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    • Lauren

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      I can confirm that the moodd seat unit will NOT fit on the buzz chassis, it has a different mechanism. It’s always a pain when that happens, the same happened for me with the Jane Slalom Pro, they released the Reverse about a month after I paid out for the first one!

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