For a review of the latest UPPAbaby Cruz Pushchair 2017 model, click here.
The main improvements to the new Cruz 2015 include…
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.
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.
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.
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!
The handlebar is also height adjustable so there is no excuse for a parent of any height not to push this stroller.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We love the height adjustable canopy that allows the Cruz to grow with your child.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
For a second child, a PiggyBack is also available for any independent little walkers whose legs get a little tired at times.