Silver Cross Zest
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Silver Cross Zest

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The Silver Cross Zest is an ultra-lightweight umbrella stroller. This lightweight model comes with all the basic as well as some premium features. Thanks to the width of only 46 cm, it will handle narrow shopping aisles and small elevators with ease.

The Zest folds into a compact, but a rather long package. The dual wheels are made of a mixture of rubber and foam and feature only a slight suspension. The Zest is, therefore, more suitable for undemanding, easy everyday walks.

Thanks to the full recline and the generous padding, the spacious seat is suitable practically from birth. The hood with UV protection and a ventilation panel in the zip-open part will protect your little passenger against the sunrays. The older models of the Zest can be recognized by the hood with a sun visor, and the absence of full recline.

Find more (or less ;-)) about the Silver Cross Zest on the official Silver Cross site

Silver Cross Zest Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Umbrella stroller (buggy)
Stroller weight
5.8 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
106 cm x 46 cm x 77 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
103 cm x 27 cm x 22 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
UK
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
25 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
2-42 months
Reversible seat unit
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 2 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
49 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
No
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
Fabrics removable for cleaning
No
Seat fabrics cleaning
Wipe-clean only
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
No
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
No
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
No

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
Yes
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
No
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
Yes
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
Yes
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
Yes
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
Yes
Quiet (magnetic/no velcro) peek-a-boo window
No
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
No

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
No
Bumper bar can be purchased separately
No
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No
Safety wrist strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
12.5 cm
Rear wheels diameter
12.5 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
Yes
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push down-lift up pedal brake
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Umbrella-style
One-hand fold
Yes
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
No
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
n/a
Self-standing fold
No
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
Yes
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
Yes

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
No
Handlebar material
Foam
Handlebar height
106 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
Yes
Basket's weight capacity
2 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
No

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
No

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
No

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
No
Reflective elements
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
Yes
Mosquito net included
No
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
No
Seat liner/insert included
No
Changing bag included
No
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
No
Motorized/Baterry-powered
No
LED light(s)
No
Built-in audio speakers
No
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat
No

Parent reviews of the Silver Cross Zest

3.2/5
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The quality disappointed me. The chassis wobbles after a few months, and the whole thing feels like it won't last. The suspension is also somehow not present. I really like it on paper but it didn't meet my expectations.

The harness is rather horrible to use

2
  • Hood
  • Look
  • Weight
  • Harness buckle
  • The brake broke

The brake broke. Also, the harness - it's rather horrible to use. To say something positive, I loved the hood and the look of the buggy. And it is very light.

OK around town and shops

3
  • gorgeous color
  • spacious seat
  • tall-enough handles
  • fiddly harness
  • no harness pads
  • no belly bar
  • small wheels
  • basket access

The harness is a bit too fiddly and without padding. The stroller is, otherwise, OK around town and shops.

  • light weight
  • easy to fold down
  • compact
  • small, inaccessible basket
  • frame quality
  • not the biggest fan of the harness

Light and easily folded down, and it served us well for holidays. As with all umbrella pushchairs, the basket is small and not at all accessible when the seat lays flat.

The unfortunate thing about it is that the frame kind of weakens, and it even started folding down once or twice when in use.

  • Hood prints & size
  • Low weight
  • Easy fold
  • Roomy enough for my 2yo
  • We're missing a bumper bar
  • The recline is not full - but it's OK for napping for a toddler

The patterns inside the hood are so lovely 😍🤩 Also, the weight and simple fold are very very nice. The wheels are small and doubled = no all terrain ride and snow/sand will be your enemies, but this buggy is not even meant for that.

It pushes smoothly and it's easy to go up a curb. We're happy with it.

  • lightweight
  • canopy
  • fabrics
  • long umbrella fold
  • separate handles - no one handed push

Incredibly lightweight. Good for occasional use or shopping. The fold is long but the weight makes up for it.

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