Uppababy Cruz Stroller Review
The Uppababy Cruz Stroller is a standard sized stroller which was designed to provide parents the level of premium features a full-sized stroller has, but in compact form. This model came into the market early 2012 and is a smaller version of the Uppababy Vista stroller, so it’s following in good footsteps.
Uppababy are relatively new on the baby stroller scene, but they’ve quickly established a good name for themselves due to their emphasis on sleek, chic style and convenience features to make parents life easier.
- Reversible seat can reverse to face parent or opposite direction
- Telescoping handlebar accommodates tall parents
- Multi-position recline
- Easy one-step folding
- Two position sun canopy
- Large storage basket
- Optional extras include infant seat adapter and cup holder
Styled and Constructed for Modern Living
Chic and sleek are the buzzwords most people use to describe the Uppababy Cruz Stroller and they’re most certainly apt. With four beautiful color choices available, there is almost sure to be a color to please every parent. The colors available for selection are Black, Red, Yellow, and Ice Blue.
Constructed with a sleek, lightweight aluminium frame, the Cruz weighs a mere 22lbs so lifting it to and from your car’s trunk is a breeze. The one-step fold function allows you to fold the stroller quickly regardless of whether the seat is attached or not. With foldable dimensions of just 37″ x 11″ (H x W), it can be stored in plenty of areas without problem. Its compact, narrow size which is just 22.25-inches wide from wheel to wheel, allows the stroller to fit through all standard doorways.
Easy to Assemble
The Cruz stroller comes almost fully assembled straight out of the box so it can be assembled by one person in as little as five minutes. The only assembly required is to attach the wheels to the stroller frame.
The adjustable seating options are another key reason why so many people are drawn to the Cruz Stroller. The reversible seat can be adjusted so it’s either facing forward or facing towards you. If you have a young baby then this is a brilliant feature because it means you can keep an eye on them at all times as you’re strolling. As your child grows older you’ll want to reverse the seat so they’ll get a better view of the world around them.
The multi-position recline function allows you to recline the seat with just one hand for maximum convenience. There are five recline positions which allow the seat to be put from an upright position all the way up to a full 180 degree recline so your newborn can lie back and sleep in comfort.
The large sun canopy is one of the highlights of the Cruz. Its SPF 50 sunshade can be extended so your child has full sun protection even on the sunniest of days.
An extra large lower storage basket is included which is great as it gives you lots of room to store plenty of gear without having to hang bags from the handlebars.
Useable from birth
Using the optional SnugSeat accessory, the Cruz can be used straight from birth by attaching a car seat. Car seat compatibility is limited to Graco SnugRider and Chicco KeyFit car seats and both these require a specific adapter depending on which car seat you own.
Pros and Cons
Lightweight, exquisite styling, compact, comfortable, great storage basket, the Cruz has all the important features a busy parent or caregiver needs in a stroller, without being bulky. The reversible seating is a great feature for parents with newborns.
Some consumers have experienced a problem with the telescoping handlebar getting stuck, so adjusting the handlebar height can prove to be more awkward than it should be.
Uppababy achieved their goal of taking the most important features of a larger stroller and fitting it into a compact form. Its easy handling, awesome styling, lightweight design amongst everything else makes the Uppababy Cruz Stroller meet the criteria needed for us to give it an A+ rating.