View Full Version : Any negatives about the Zippy?
11-05-2007, 10:49 AM
This is the stroller I keep coming back to. I really like how easy it is to fold and how it seems more sturdy and less plasticky than the P3.
The only downside I can see is that the basket is hard to access, but I didn't know if there were other problems people have faced.
I already have a snap n go for my carseat (Chicco Keyfit), so this would be used when I needed something more sturdy, like for walks around the neighborhood, and once the snap n go doesn't work. I like how lightweight and compact it is and the fact it will fit in my trunk.
Any negatives I don't know about? If so, what stroller do you think is better?
11-05-2007, 08:56 PM
The basket is about the same as the P3. It is designed to be accessed from the front so that you can still get into it with the seat reclined. I used to go in from the side as well. The biggest negative for us is that DH (6') kicks the wheels. I don't have that problem. I guess the cup holder on the Zippy is pretty inadequate, supposedly the P3's is better but I couldn't care less about cup holders.
The part of the seat front (leg area) that folds up and down on our Zippy broke recently (not the fault of the stroller but misuse instead) so we are looking to replace it. I was considering the P3 since it does have adjustable handles but it didn't seem to fold quite as nicely as the Zippy and I like the option of the napper bar instead of a tray (Zippy comes with both, P3 just has a tray) and I like that the Zippy comes with a rain cover. I don't think the P3 does. I am intrigued by the P3's floating harness though but I wonder how well it stays clipped. I'm really leaning toward telling DH to suck it up and deal with kicking the wheels on a new Zippy.
So does that help?
11-05-2007, 11:41 PM
For me, the main downside was that it doesn't sit fully upright. It is still slightly reclined even when in the most upright setting. And I love the peg floating harness! I haven't had any issues with it coming unclipped during storage. When the kid is harnessed, it doesn't need to be clipped. If I forget to clip it when I am putting the stroller away, it's only a second to clip it back up to make it easier to get the kid harnessed.
11-06-2007, 12:38 AM
My concern was the times I might not want DD to have so much freedom. How easily would it come unclipped while she was in it.
11-06-2007, 04:26 PM
Well, it isn't supposed to be clipped to the back while the kid is in it. It is secured down by the waist. A kid can't climb out while they are harnessed, and it won't come undone. It just isn't attached to the back of the seat so they can lean forward if that makes sense. My DD really loved it at the younger ages when she was not trustworthy enough for no harness but hated being strapped against the back of the seat! You should try it, it is awesome! I really don't understand why more strollers don't have this feature.
11-06-2007, 05:00 PM
Thanks for the clarification. I knew the child was well secured. But when we were stroller shopping originally, the salesperson told us that you had the option of clipping it to the seat so they couldn't lean forward like a regular harness or unclipping it when more freedom is wanted. So that is why I wondered how well that would work in reality.
11-06-2007, 10:34 PM
I did the P3 Zippy debate 6 mos ago. Someone would have to pry my Zippy out of my hands I love it so much! I loved that the footrest could enclose for a small baby. It did seem less plasticky & a tad lighter (I had a csection w/ major issues so light was a must).
I don't use the 5 pt harness. you can unclip the shoulder straps & use the 3 pt. dd must sit upright & hold the bar, lol. I haven't had any issues w/ her & the seat but it does sit back maybea couple of inches than the p3. I also have a Peg Uno & the freedom harness is very fussy for us, dd has no patience for me to put it on so again I use the 3 pt.
The 1 hand fold rocks on the Zippy. The basket doesn't bug me & the p3s is about the same.
Some folks love the p3 some the Zippy-I think its personal preference.
11-07-2007, 02:39 AM
I'm with you, love the Zippy. I kept my P3 until I was sure, and the Zippy won out. Sold the P3 and haven't missed it. Yeah, the Peg harness is handy, but we just use the 3pt anyway. Even if I get the shoulder straps on DD, she'll just get out of them, doesn't like them. The push and the fold with the Zippy are so much better than the P3, IMO, it's worth it for me.
11-08-2007, 12:30 PM
For me, I couldn't deal without a snack tray. DD is 9 months and we use it as a high chair at fast food places, the mall, and when we are at friend's houses. Cheerios on the snack tray keep her occupied a lot while we are shopping.
I also couldn't live without the floating harness. DD cries and tries to escape in her Mac, but loves to sit up in the P3.
11-09-2007, 01:55 AM
Zippy's have snack trays standard now. I've heard that the earlier models didn't, but they do now. DD likes that she has two cupholders on the Zippy tray, one for her cup, and one for her trinkets/toys.
11-09-2007, 07:51 PM
I love how sturdy the tray is constructed-turn it over sometime. Massive bolts!
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