UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Review

 

For a review of the latest UPPAbaby Cruz Pushchair 2017 model, click here.

 

New 2015 Features

The main improvements to the new Cruz 2015 include…

  1. NEW AirGo tyres  The larger 8.25” rear wheels give the impression of a cushioned ride that you would receive when pushing a stroller with air-filled tyres but with lightweight foam so no punctures here!
  2. NEW One piece, foam moulded bumper bar

UPPAbaby Cruz Pushchair

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015

Seat

The seat unit can either be rearward or forward facing which is great for children that either want to explore or take a nap in private. It’s a very light seat which makes interchanging it even easier. There is a 5-point safety harness with a simple button to undo making getting your child in and out very easy.

 

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 5 point safety harness

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 5 point safety harness

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Rearward facing seat

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Rearward facing seat

A one-handed 180 degree recline has multiple positions so ideal for a sleepy head and a busy parent. We love this feature as in one simple manoeuvre our child inside the Cruz was fully reclined and left to sleep comfortably.

 

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Recline button

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Recline button

The footrest is also adjustable so great for a child with both shorter and longer legs, it’s easy to adjust with grey buttons located on either side and is very supportive and comfortable.

 

Frame

The slimmer style frame is extremely compact and great for getting into tight spaces. It literally can turn on itself in a complete circle so manoeuvring this stroller is not a problem you will ever come across. The brake is a simple touch-on, touch-off. This is great for when someone new is using the stroller, it’s also flip-flop friendly so brilliant for the hotter months!

 

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Brake

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Brake

The handlebar is also height adjustable so there is no excuse for a parent of any height not to push this stroller.

 

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Handle Bar Adjustment

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Handle Bar Adjustment

Ride

Air-Go tyres are what really this new 2015 model is all about. These new style tyres are brand new and somehow manage to give the feeling of air-filled tyres; just without the hassle of having to carry around a puncture repair kit. To explain how this works isn’t the easiest of things, but the inners of the tyres are half filled with foam and the other half air. Leaving a suspension filled tyre, we love the way that these have been designed.

 

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Rear Tyres

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Rear Tyres

We love the smooth ride given by this new technology and wish that someone had just thought of it sooner. The rear wheels are now larger than the previous model at 8.25” and the fronts seem to be slightly thinker which is ideal for when in tougher terrain.

 

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Front Wheels

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Front Wheels

Fold

This is another great feature of the Cruz, just how simple its fold is. There are two grey coloured triggers located on either side of the frame (just below the handlebar), by clicking on the brake (to make sure it doesn’t role) it sandwiches in your hands to the floor. Plus even better – it stands.

 

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 How to Fold

Grey levers to fold the UPPAbaby Cruz 2015

 

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Folded

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Folded

An auto-lock will also keep it in place once fully folded and it’s your choice whether you leave the seat unit on or off. The Cruz’s folds is ever so handy when out as can be tucked away in the corner, and for storage at home we found it fitted perfectly standing up in small cupboard.

 

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Auto-Lock

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Auto-Lock

Sun Canopy

The Sun Canopy on the Cruz is one of the best things about it. It features a peek-a-boo style window with a magnetic closure and when opened reveals a mesh like window so is ideal for not wanting to wake up your child and it also has an extendable drop down sun visor.

 

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Sun Canopy

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Sun Canopy with Extendable Visor

This is rated SPF 50+ so parents can be rest assured that their child inside will be fully protected. We absolutely adore this sun canopy because even when the seat unit was fully reclined it still offered complete coverage. The mesh of the peek-a-boo style window is also great for hotter months as will allow air to flow through the seat unit.

 

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Sun Mesh peek-a-boo window and magnetic closure

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Sun Mesh peek-a-boo window and magnetic closure

We love the height adjustable canopy that allows the Cruz to grow with your child.

 

Storage

UPPAbaby really have thought about a parents needs when in comes to the under seat storage basket. It can hold up to 25lbs (which is roughly 11/12kg) so perfect for parents with plenty of cargo. There are pockets sow into the basket which are great for keeping a phone or purse close to hand. It’s easy to access from all sides of the buggy even when the seat unit is reversed, we love this extra-large basket.

 

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Storage Basket from the side of stroller

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Storage Basket from the side of stroller

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Storage Basket

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Storage Basket

Travel System

The UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 does include car seat adaptors, so makes turning this stroller into a travel system easy. Or if you have a younger newborn that you’re planning on taking out with you everywhere there is a Bassinet which is available in all the same great colours as the Cruz. This Bassinet is a extremely sturdy and very comfortable, it also includes a raincover and mosquito net to fully protect your little one. We love this plush bassinet, it creates the perfect environment for a newborn and its sun canopy is just as good as the Cruz’s itself. If your child loves to sleep in the Bassinet then a Carrycot Stand will let you go from stroller to bedroom within seconds. There are also Hamper Inserts available to turn it into a laundry basket – recycling at its best!

 

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 with Maxi-Cosi Pebble Car Seat

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 with Maxi-Cosi Pebble Car Seat

Includes

The new UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 now includes a one-piece, foam moulded bumper bar. This is a great added bonus from UPPAbaby that they didn’t have on the older model Cruz plus it’s not made of cotton material so is incredibly easy to wipe down after messy fingers have touched it.

 

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Bumper Bar

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Bumper Bar

The Cruz also includes a Raincover and Mosquito Net to keep your little one covered during all months of the year, and also Car Seat Adaptors which are also new this year. These are compatible with the Maxi-Cosi Pebble and CabrioFix, plus many more.

 

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 with Mosquito Net

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 with Mosquito Net

Accessories

For cooler weather our little one adored the BabyGanoosh Footmuff as it kept them out of the coldness. Or for a more personal touch a Stroller Blankie may be what your child prefers. And if you’re wanting to put a slightly smaller sized child in the seat then an UPPAbaby Snug Seat makes it that extra bit more comfortable and well padded.

 

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 with Baby Ganoosh Footmuff in Pink

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 with Baby Ganoosh Footmuff in Pink

For the parents there is a Parent organiser helping to keep essentials close to hand or a Cup Holder for coffee on the go.

 

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 with Parent Organiser

UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 with Parent Organiser

For a second child, a PiggyBack is also available for any independent little walkers whose legs get a little tired at times.

 

Where to buy

BuggyBaby.co.uk £449.00

UPPAbaby Cruz Pushchair

 

 

 

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UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 Review
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