Halloween is such a fun time to pick a stroller. Of course, as with all holidays, the colors have to be right. In the past, I have chosen an orange Quinny Zapp, an orange Phil & Ted’s E3, a black Micralite Fast Fold, etc. This year I have a little baby, so I wanted a stroller that faced me. I also wanted one that could sail over any bumps or cracks with ease. It’s dark, there’s a lot going on, and I don’t want to have to watch where I am going. So the perfect choice is the new gold and brown Quinny 4-wheel Buzz! Quinny 4 Buzz
When I tested it on the SQ Obstacle Course, the performance was stellar. The four wheels make it much more A/T than the prior 3-wheel version. More stable, too. I really like it.
It’s a good thing, because this year, we had a lot of chasing around to do. Chasing a Star Wars Clone Trooper and Supergirl, that is. When it comes to kids and candy, speed is of the essence. It’s kind of funny to see them running from door to door, as fast as they can, trying to hit as many houses as possible before everyone runs out of candy.
And this year, we all did. There were so many ghosts, goblins, princesses, clowns, Hannah Montanas and Barack Obamas out trick or treating this year. They started early, and they continued until late. For hours our sidewalks were packed. I mean shouder to shlouder, rush hour on the subway in NYC packed. The wide base did make it hard to weave through the crowd. Although, as tight as it was, even my Shanghai Tang Mac Quest would have had problems. And it is the width that makes it so stable, so therein lies the trade-off. I do wish it had a bigger basket. Though it wasn’t something I needed on this night. You can get the optional “Buzz box” for more storage.
This stroller is extremely comfy. Look at the cozy footmuff, and the thick neoprene seat padding.
A wonderful thing about the 2009 Buzz is that it comes with an additional seat, a “toddler seat”. Not quite so plush, so there is more room for a bigger child’s shoulders and hips. In addition, it comes with a raincover, and mosquito net. To complete the set, is the fabulous carrycot. SP 2.0 naps in this every day. It has the same soft, terrycloth-type lining as the footmuff. He loves to snuggle in to it. All in all, this is a great choice of a pram that can get you from newborn to toddler; even a pre-schooler.
Anyway, despite our best efforts, the Pumpkin, the Buzz, and I lost our Clone Trooper and Supergirl. Well not lost in a bad sense. The Clone Trooper ran into Commander Cody and Obi-Wan, and wanted to navigate the Halloween galaxy with them. And Supergirl stumbled across several classmates having a silly string war. So she was off to fly with them.
The Pumpkin, the Buzz and I attempted to do a few houses on our own. But that was mostly met with scorn. “He’s too young for candy! That is really for you, isn’t it! You are going to eat the candy!” Well, duh.
But all was not lost. My friend was playing “Twas’ the Nightmare before Christmas” with a movie projector on a big screen. On her front lawn! We slowly strolled our way through the mob, past three haunted houses, down the hill and one block over. And there it was, Jack in the sleigh! The party had begun.
Quinny 4-wheel Buzz Stats:
Weight: 31 pounds
Handle height: 39″-43″
Seat Width: 12″ (baby seat, toddler seat is wider)
Seat Depth: 9″-17″ (footrest extended)
Seat to Canopy: 24″
Seat back: 20″
Drop to Footrest: 9″