Uppababy Cruz Stroller – An InDepth review

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We’re loving the Uppababy Cruz.  Lighter and more nimble than its big sister the Vista, the Cruz is a great option for city dwellers and moms that are in and out of a car often.

The uppababy cruz is just like its name. “Cruz” through the city in style! The UPPAbaby Cruz is just as light, nimble, and stylish as ever, but UPPAbaby is never contented to leave well enough alone, and this new Uppababy Cruz  has a series of tweaks that make it even more comfortable, convenient, and stylish than before.
For 2017, the Cruz now features larger, 8.25” patent-pending AIRGo tires, which combine the light weight of foam-filled tires with the cushioned feel of air-filled tires. They’ll never go flat, and they provide the ultimate in shock absorption. Cool! The  Cruz Stroller also includes a new bumper bar, so baby has something to grab onto on the go.
Heres some of the great standout features of the Uppababy Cruz

 

  • Weighing in at a slender 21.5 pounds, it has almost all of the same features as the UPPAbaby Vista Stroller, including the same roomy seat on a narrower frame;
  • The seat is reversible, so your babe can gaze up at his beautiful mama or explore the new sights and sounds of the wider world;
  • The stroller handlebar is height-adjustable, telescoping to suit the needs of taller and shorter parents;
  • Kids enjoy an ultra-smooth ride on four-wheel suspension and ball bearings (and you’ll love how smooth it is to push!);
  • Like the UPPAbaby Vista Stroller, the Cruz has a gigantic under-seat basket, holding up to 25 pounds!
  • The Cruz is compatible with the awesome UPPAbaby MESA infant car seat, no adapter needed!

Here are some FAQ’s on the uppababy cruz 2017.

 

FREQUENT QUESTIONS ABOUT THE UPPABABY CRUZ STROLLER


Do I have to take the seat off to fold my UPPAbaby Cruz stroller?

No, the UPPAbaby Cruz can be folded with the seat still attached. The seat must be front facing and in the upright seat position to fold easily.

What’s the difference between the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 UPPAbaby Cruz models?

  • 2011 UPPAbaby Cruz
    • The Cruz stroller first came out in 2011.
  • 2012 UPPAbaby Cruz enhancements
    • A new color, Maeve (lilac) was introduced
  • 2013 UPPAbaby Cruz enhancements
    • UPPAbaby introduced an optional bassinet for the Cruz stroller
  • 2014 UPPAbaby Cruz enhancements
    • There were no changes for this model year
  • 2015 UPPAbaby Cruz enhancements
    • A new color-matching bassinet is available
    • Several new colors are available
    • Suspension has been removed and a new more shock-absorbing tire is introduced
    • The bumper bar is included in the box, which was previously optional.

Can the UPPAbaby Cruz be used as a double stroller?
The lighter weight Cruz frame is not designed to be used with the UPPAbaby Rumbleseat, so the stroller can only be used as a single. UPPAbaby does offer an optional riding board for the Cruz stroller, for older siblings to ride while standing.

Where can I find the Serial Number on my UPPAbaby Cruz?
The Serial Number, with barcode, is located on a sticker on the lower right of the stroller frame. The Serial Number is a 17-digit number.

Can the UPPAbaby Cruz be used with newborns?
The optional UPPAbaby bassinet is good for babies from birth. The fully reclinable stroller seat is also suitable for newborns if you add the optional SnugSeat infant insert. The Cruz also has an optional car seat adapter for your Graco, Maxi Cosi, Peg Perego, or Chicco car seats. Finally, the Cruz is compatible with the popular UPPAbaby Mesa car seat, without needing a separate adapter.

What is the maximum weight capacity for the UPPAbaby Cruz?
The UPPAbaby Cruz bassinet is appropriate for an infant from birth to 20 lbs. Using the stroller seat with the UPPAbaby Cruz, it’s rated up to 50 lbs.

How does the Cruz fold?

 

  • STEP 1: Activate the brake to prevent stroller from rolling forward while folding.
  • STEP 2: Place index fingers on both slide release triggers and slide upward until frame begins to fold.
  • STEP 3: Once the Cruz stroller begins to collapse, hold handle bar with right hand and reposition left hand onto back leg.
  • STEP 4 Continue to fold stroller until latch on left side has engaged. Stroller will stand when folded

Where can I buy the UPPAbaby Cruz on sale?
Authorized Dealers have agreements with UPPAbaby not to advertise discounts or coupons for the Cruz stroller unless approved by UPPAbaby.

What comes with the UPPAbaby Cruz?
The Cruz comes with these standard accessories: bumper bar, rain cover, and bug shield.

How heavy is the UPPAbaby Cruz?
The Cruz stroller weighs 22 pounds.

What strollers are like the UPPAbaby Cruz?
Parents most often compare the UPPAbaby Cruz to other single strollers like the Bugaboo Bee, Nuna Mixx, and Stokke Scoot.

Does the UPPAbaby Cruz have suspension?
In 2015, the Cruz stroller introduces wheels that better simulate the cushier ride of real air tires. To help reduce overall weight, the frame suspension was removed in 2015.

Can my child face both directions in his/her Cruz?
Yes! The Cruz seat can be front or rear facing and easily snaps in and out for quick, convenient conversion.

What makes the UPPAbaby Cruz wheels so special?
UPPAbaby borrows from the latest in high performance athletic shoe technology to create all terrain wheels that never go flat! The AirGo tires simulate the cushioned ride of an air-filled tire. The new Cruz tire provides a shock-absorbing performance. The 2015 Cruz stroller has larger 8.25 inch rear wheels for a smoother ride. Rubber-coated, EVA foam tires create a unique system that replaces pressurized air with foam to prevent punctures and untimely flats.

What are the dimensions of the UPPAbaby Cruz?

  • Unfolded: 22.25″W x 39.5″H x 37″L
  • Folded with seat attached: 22.25″W x 37″H x 11″L
  • Folded without seat attached: 22.25″W x 37″H x 9″L
  • Weight (includes canopy, seat, basket, and wheels): 22 pounds

What is the TravelSafe Program that comes with the Cruz Travel Bag?
The TravelSafe Program guarantees your stroller during air travel in the TravelBag. With the UPPAbaby TravelSafe Program, you can now gate check your stroller without worry. By simply registering this TravelBag online, any damage caused to your stroller during air travel is fully covered by UPPAbaby.

What infant car seat adapters are available for the Cruz?
The Cruz is compatible with Graco (SnugRide, SafeSeat, SnugRide 30, SnugRide 32 and SnugRide 35), Peg Perego (Primo Viaggio and Primo Viaggio SIP), Nuna Pipa, Chicco (Keyfit and Keyfit 30), Cybex Aton, and Maxi-Cosi (Mico, Mico Max, Maxi-Cosi Citi, Maxi-Cosi Cabrio and Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix) car seats.

Does the Cruz come with a cup holder or snack tray?
The Cruz Cup Holder and UPPAbaby Snack Tray are separate accessories that will fit on all Cruz strollers.

What are the fabrics used on the Cruz?
1680 Polyester and 600D Nylon fabrics are used for the Cruz toddler seat and bassinet. The bassinet is lined with an all-natural blend of cotton and soybean fiber.

How do I wash/clean the fabrics on my Cruz?
The Cruz fabrics are machine washable. Keep plastic seat insert inside fabric along with harness belts attached to fabric. To wash the canopy, remove the metal and plastic frame that run the width of the fabric (you will need a Phillips head screwdriver to remove).Wash in delicate cycle in a front loader (not a top loader) or hand wash. Hang dry.

 

The 10 Best Strollers for 2018

Looking for best strollers of 2017?  You’ve come to the right place!  We don’t just blog about strollers we live and breathe and use all the strollers we recommend so you can really be sure when youre picking out the best stroller for your needs.

The strollers for 2018 are really awesome!  There is so much innovation and style.  More importantly the functionality just keeps on getting better.  Honestly who cares about the style when you got a baby in tow, its all about function!    How heavy is it, how small does it fold, how well does it push especially over rough terrain.  These are all questions that really are important yet when you look at a picture of a stroller you really dont see any of that.  As more and more moms make their stroller choices online we’re here to help out on helping you pick the perfect stroller for your lifestyle and needs.
With so many new strollers out there its kinda hard to figure out which one is right.

 

 

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Best Value Strollers

  1. Summer Infant 3D Lite Stroller

summer infnta 3d lite stroller 2017Price: $79.99

Why We love it?

The award winning 3Dlite features an innovative air-light aluminum frame which makes it super lightweight to carry and push – yet durable enough to stand the test of time! With its open design, you can easily access the large storage basket or recline almost flat which is ideal for on-the-go naps or diaper changes! Going for a sunny day stroll? The canopy features a pop out visor that protects baby from sun’s harmful rays – 99.9 percent to be exact – and with the included cup holder there’s even a place for your water (or iced coffee).

Available in six delightful fun fashions – scoop yours up today.

Click Here to Buy the Summer Infant 3D Lite on Amazon.com

We need to add the All new Uppababy Minu stroller for 2018 top strollers.  Its taking our #2 spot!   The all new Uppababy Minu is super lightweight, super chick and super cool.

Click here to pre order the Uppababy Minu Stroller!

2. Baby Trend Range Jogging Stroller

Baby Trend Range Jogging StrollerPrice: $99.00

Why we love it?

A Jogging stroller for just $99??!! Yes!!

The Baby Trend Range Jogger switches from running to resting in no time! Locks and unlocks quickly and easily. Safe and secure when you’ve stopped; easy to maneuver when you’re out for a jog. Multi-position, reclining padded seat and fully adjustable 5-point safety harness and tether strap.

This is by far the best value jogging stroller we’ve come across.

Click Here to Purchase the Baby Trend Range Jogging Stroller on Amazon.com

3. Bob Revolution Flex 2018  Stroller

& Bob Revolution Pro 2018 Stroller

Bob Rambler

Price: $368.00

Why we love it?

Theres a reason you see the bob revolution stroller wherever you go!  Its awesome.   Best jogging stroller by far!   With the latest innovative features, the Revolution Flex 2017 is perfect for any sport experience.

From the zoo to the beach, zip through congested areas and around tight corners with the revolutionary swiveling front wheel or lock it in place for increased stability jogging or when the terrain turns tough. Easy fold, lightweight design means this BOB is ready to stow, go or roll wherever life moves you. The state of the art suspension ensures baby will have a smooth ride on the journey.

If your little one is not quite ready for the roomy, comfortable seat, the Accessory Adapter feature quickly secures a BOB Infant Car Seat Adapter or Snack Tray when he’s older. Also available in a Duallie two seat model.

Click Here to Buy The Bob Revolution Revolution Flex 2017 on Amazon.com

 

 

Best Travel System Strollers

4. Britax B-Agile 2017 Travel System 

 

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Price: $329

Why we love it?

The 2017 B-Agile 3/B-Safe 35 Travel System pairs the best protection with outstanding maneuverability, making it the smart choice for you and your child. The combination of incomparable safety of the B-Safe 35 infant car seat and the lightweight maneuverability of the 2017 B-Agile 3 Stroller create the perfect way to maintain your on-the-go lifestyle.

The B-Safe 35 infant car seat features the Britax-exclusive SafeCell Impact Protection system. This integrated system of safety components provides unmatched protection for your baby. These features include a steel frame for strength and a base that compresses to absorb energy during a collision. The deep shell takes up less space in your vehicle while also minimizing side-to-side movement, resulting in maximum protection. Lightweight, maneuverable and simple to fold, the Britax 2016 B-Agile 3 Stroller is easy to carry and navigate. The 3-wheel configuration with swivel front wheels gets you through any tight spots with ease. Quick one-hand fold makes storage effortless. The Click & Go System allows you to combine these two products to create a travel system perfect for busy parents and caregivers. Easily attach the infant car seat to the stroller with just a click, and transitions between car and stroller are fast and easy, allowing you the freedom to keep on moving.

Click Here to Purchase the Britax Travel System on Amazon

5.   Graco LiteRider Click Connect Travel System

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Price: $79.98

Why We Love it?

Its got everything you need in one awesome value pack. Stroller and car seat!  You can see the car seats themselves for more that the cost of this travel system!     Get your gear and stay in budget!

Stay light and ultra-mobile with the Graco LiteRider Click Connect Travel System. It includes the LiteRider Click Connect Stroller and the top-rated SnugRide Click Connect infant car seat for a baby from 4-22 lbs., which connects to the stroller with a secure, one-second attachment. There are plenty of convenience features to keep you and baby happy, including a parent’s and child’s tray with cupholders and a large basket.

You’ll also appreciate the one-hand fold and lightweight design (it weighs less than 17.5 pounds), and the padded, 2-level reclining seat ensures a comfortable ride for baby.

 

Click Here to Purchase the Graco Literider on Amazon.com

 

6.  Chicco Keyfit Caddy Stroller Frame

chicco keyfit caddy stroller frame

Price: $89.00

Why we love it?

We love snap n gos.  This one featured is for the chicco but they have them for graco, maxi cosi and others as well. (Depending on which car seat you have).

The Right fit for a Keyfit. Designed exclusively for the rated Keyfit Infant Car Seat, the Keyfit Caddy is a perfect addition to a Chicco baby gear collection. Featuring the easy and secure click in car seat attachment you’ve come to expect from Chicco, this lightweight car seat carrier was created specifically for Cortina Travel System parents looking for an extra convenient way to travel with baby on those especially busy days. With its light aluminum frame, compact one hand fold, large expandable basket and 4 position height adjustable handle, easy to see how the Keyfit Caddy can simplify life during baby’s first months. Other features include all wheel suspension, toe tap locking brakes and a full featured parent tray.

Click Here to Purchase Chicco Keyfit Caddy on Amazon.com

 

6b.  Baby Jogger City Tour Stroller

baby jogger city tour 2017Price: $199

Why We love it?

Small. Smaller.  Smallest!  Thats right!  The all new baby jogger city tour stroller is so small it will actually fit into the overhead bin of an airplane!  (although good luck getting the flight attendant to let it on… I’ve seen them block all strollers no matter how small!).   The City Tour is super small and super light yet it has a really smooth push and decent size understorage basket for a stroller of that size.  An lets not forget about the weight.  The baby jogger city tour stroller is super light!  If you’re looking for small this is for sure the stroller for you!!

The baby jogger city tour will be available in four great colors so theres one for your preference!

 

Click Here to Purchase the Baby Jogger City Tour Stroller

 

 

 

 

 Best Full Size Strollers

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6c. The Nuna Demi Grow stroller.   Why we love it?
Looking at the success of convertible stroller its not surprise that Nuna has jumped on the Convertible stroller bandwagon.   The all new Nuna Demi grow stroller  the first convertible stroller offered by Nuna.   With 23 configurations the Nuna Demi has all you need as your baby grows.   You can attach a car seat (or 2) a bssinet (or 2) and 2 toddler seats.   Great for twins or for a toddler and newborn as well.

7. Bugaboo Cameleon 3
Best Strollers 2017

Price:  $1059

Why we love it?  

The Bugaboo cameleon stroller is iconic.   It is a luxury all-terrain stroller thats in its own class.   First unveiled worldwide in 2005, the Bugaboo Cameleon has now clocked up a decade on the luxury stroller market, and is in its third edition.

The best part of the bugaboo is its ‘push’.  There is no other stroller like.   The smooth ride and the easy of manuvering make the bugaboo cameleon the dream rider.

Its got a full size seat and bassinet so it can be used from newborn and up.   Height adjustable handlebars make it easy for parents of all heights to find the perfect size stroller handlebar.   You can purchase car seat adapter with it as well to make it a travel system.  (works with all popular car seats graco, cybex, maxi cosi and more.)

The Bugaboo Cameleon 2017 has many color options for the hood and bassinet apron as well as the base so you can really customize it to your liking.  (Also another great option is you can just replace the fabrics with your second child and you’ll feel like you are pushing around a brand new stroller!)

Click Here to Buy the Bugaboo Cameleon 3 on Amazon

 

8. Uppababy Vista 2018

 

Price: $839.99

Why We Love it?

The Uppababy Vista 2017 is an awesome choice for a grow with me stroller option.  The full size stroller includes a bassinet as well so its great for a newborn too.   Comes in many great color options including several quilted patterns.

The uppababy vista also has the option of adding a rumble seat to make it a double stroller as well.  That’s a huge plus over the bugaboo cameleon as only the vista has that option.  (The Rumble seat is sold separately and can be purchased at a later time).

The wheel width of the vista is a bit wider than the cameleon so if space is an issue that’s something to keep in mind.     The canopy on the vista is huge and offers great sun protection something that many other strollers lack.  The price is from $839.99 so its definitely not a cheap stroller but well worth the price tag.

Click Here to Buy the Uppababy Vista on Amazon

 

9.  Baby Jogger City Select Lux 2018

 

baby jogger city select 2017

Price: $499.99

Why We love it?

16 Different Stroller Combinations!

Baby Jogger City Select is an award-winning luxury stroller that became very popular because of its ability to TRANSFORM from a single stroller into a double with an addition of a bassinet, car seat adapter or additional seat. With the second seat, it has 16 different combinations of the seating arrangement. How great is that! But the all new City Select Lux Stroller offers 2o combinations with the introduction of the JumpSeat.  It also has great features like large canopy, adjustable handle bar and huge storage basket. It is a sleek stroller that looks very modern and innovative.  The Lux model includes a decelerating parking brake as well.

There are not many INLINE double strollers that can transform from single into double mode. Most of the double stroller have both seats side-by-side making them very wide and hard to get around things. Try getting  down shopping aisles or between parked cars with a side-by-side stroller! You will need to go around the whole parking lot to get to your car.

Even as a single stroller alone, this stroller is top rated.   The large basket, easy recline and bassinet add on option (sold separately) make this a great priced full size stroller.

The single city select retails at $499.  Bassinet $89

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Click Here to Buy the Baby Jogger City Select Lux 2017 Stroller on Amazon.

 

UPDATE!  We’d like to add this the all new baby jogger city select LUX stroller as our top single to triple stroller.   Its a great option along with the standard city select stroller.

 

 

10.   Britax B-Ready 2017 Stroller

 

Britax B Ready 2017 Stroller

Price: $299.99

Why we love it?

Its a full size stroller, with all the features of a real expensive purchase yet it retails at just $299!   So many features are similar the the uppababy vista at just a fraction of the cost!

The Britax B-READY 2017 stroller from BRITAX is a versatile, modular stroller that can easily convert to an in-line double stroller. with 14 different configurations the B-READY stroller is adaptable to fit your needs. The integrated Click and Go receivers enable you to position the top seat forward or rear-facing, attach a bassinet, or attach an infant car seat to create a travel system without having to purchase additional adapters. Foam-filled rubber tires help absorb bumps, provide a responsive smooth ride and eliminate the hassles of air.

The reversible top seat has a weight capacity of 55 Pound and features a non-rethread, adjustable, 5-point harness system. An extra large canopy, 4-position recline, adjustable leg rest, and full suspension will ensure the travelling comfort of little ones. As an in-line tandem stroller, the second seat is certainly not an afterthought. with 4 recline positions; the second seat is appropriate from birth to 35 Pound Perhaps most impressive is the fact that the second seat does not need to be removed to fold the stroller.

The Britax B ready 2017 stroller is all new and redesigned for 2017.  So if your thinking of getting a B ready defintely wait until the new 2017 model comes out! (in Sept of 2017)

Click Here to Buy The Britax B ready on Amazon.com
Heres an image of the all new 2017 britax b ready thats coming out soon!

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Have a question about a specific stroller not on this list?  We’re here to help!  Just drop us an email at hello@babygeargal.com!
Thanks for visiting 🙂

 

 

 

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