The Quail stroller from egg claims to be the ultimate compact and lightweight stroller, boasting luxurious fabrics and build quality, plus lots of additional features. When I was asked if I would like to be gifted one in exchange for an honest review, I was excited and intrigued to take a look.
Watch the video below or keep reading for my honest opinions about the Quail.
Important things that you need to know about the Quail
Here are the technical specifications from the manufacturer, you know, the essential dimensions and things that will help you decide important things like if it will fit in your car.
- Weight: 10.9kg
- Folded size: 70 x 31 x 54cm
- Open size: 84 x 54 x 96cm
- Suitability: 0-22kg
- Handle height: 96-109cm
The Quail is available in 4 colour options; Latte, Gotham Black, Strictly Pink and Quantum Grey. As I have a bit of a thing for pink, I obviously opted for strictly pink.
If you click the video below, you can see me unboxing the Quail live on YouTube. Now you will have to forgive the 2 baby brain moments I have during this
This really is a beautiful pushchair. I adore the colour and the design is sleek and elegant. But what I realised as I explored and began to use the pushchair is that it’s not just attractive, but designed with so many features to make parents’ lives easier too.
The Quail is not only a comfortable ride for your
The tyres are puncture proof and have this lovely Quail footprint detail, very cute.
The seat is easy to recline with just one hand (not a standard feature with all pushchairs). The recline is smooth (essential for if your little one has already fallen asleep) and reclines all the way to a lie-flat position, making it suitable from birth.
Easily height adjusted
I was impressed with how very easy it is to adjust the seat for the height of your child. Most strollers offer various strap heights, but adjusting them is often a bit of an ordeal that involves threading straps through gaps in the seat.
The Quail, however, makes seat adjustments quick and simple. Squeezing the top adjustor
This feature will come in especially handy if you have more than one child using the pushchair from day to day. When a younger sibling gets out and an older sibling gets in, for example, the seat can be made to
A clever touch
The Quail has a clever back magnetic back panel that covers all of the mechanisms at the back. Even better? There is a selection of colours to choose from, so you can totally personalise and change the look of your pushchair. I went
The Quail has an impressive height range when it comes to the handlebar, with the highest setting far exceeding any other pushchair that I’ve owned. Handle height is not a huge issue for me (I’m only 5′ 4″) but my husband, who is over 6 feet tall,
The handlebar height can be easily adjusted by turning the barrel in the centre of the handlebar towards the baby.
I also love that the handlebar has these stoppers on the sides. “What are they for?” I hear you ask, Well, they are to stop your changing bag sliding down and into your baby when it’s hung over the handle. Genius.
To fold the Quail
To fold the Quail, first raise the footrest up to meet the seat, then fold the seat forward and all the way down to the position shown below.
Next lower the handlebar by turning the barrel
The final step of the fold is to squeeze the button in the basket
To unfold the pushchair you simply reverse the process by first unclipping and releasing the frame, then the handlebar before unfolding the seat.
Why the Quail fold is game changing
The of all the Quail’s impressive features, this has to be the most important – the Quail folds with the seat still in parent facing mode. I cannot emphasise enough how much time this saves me daily. I have had a pushchair that folded with the seat in
As a Mum with 2 children in
How does it push?
Now I’ll be honest, I didn’t have high hopes for how smooth this pushchair would be. I was coming from a pushchair with much larger wheels and in my experience, larger wheels generally make for an easier push and smoother ride.
Well, how wrong was I? The Quail pushes like a dream. It boasts “true ride technology” which is clearly not just marketing jargon, as the stroller is so smooth, both on the flat and when tackling curbs. It’s literally a one-handed push and turns almost on the spot. The only way to appreciate this for yourself is to test drive (or test push?) one for yourselves. There is a list of stockists on the egg website where you can get your hands on one to play with.
The rain covers fit neatly over the
If I’m going to be super picky, I’d probably say that I’d prefer a zip through the middle of the rain covers to unzip and access baby that way, without removing the whole cover. (I’d also like it if it would just stop raining altogether so that I never have to use rain covers again anyway. Just saying.)
Still, overall they are better than rain covers that came with previous prams, some of which were so useless that I had to purchase separate covers anyway.
Additional accessories available for the Quail include;
I have been sent the footmuff and ride on board to look at, which I talk about below. Sadly I no longer have a newborn, so have no need for the
The footmuff is warm and snuggly for your little one and really is beautifully made. The apron unzips to leave the Quail with just the seat liner portion if desired.
I especially liked the way I which the footmuff attached to the pram. So many other footmuffs that I have had spent their entire time slipping out of place. The fact that the care has been taken to avoid this and keep the footmuff neat and tidy and in place really is commendable.
Ride on board
The ride on board comes in two boxes; the board itself and the connector kit that attaches to the pram. The connectors are attached with 4 simple screws and an Alan key (all included) and live on the stroller even when the board is not in use.
I love that the board can be clipped out of the way when your little one is not on it.
As far as I am concerned, even if you only have one child, a ride on board is essential. Zara is now at the stage where she does not always want to sit in the pram but is happy with the more “grown-up” option to stand on the board. This means that I am able to keep her safe, use the pram to
I am totally in love with the Quail. It is beautifully designed and I love the colour, but the stand out feature for me has to be that it folds in one piece in parent facing mode. I cannot tell you how much easier this makes my day to day life.