UPPAbaby Cruz Review
If you're in the market for a single, modular stroller to get you and babe from A to B in comfort and style, you will have all the heart eyes once you see the UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller. Mamas all around agree that this stroller is an absolute dream-- it handles great, has features that make it convenient for mama and babe, and is sleek and stylish!
When it comes to the UPPAbaby brand, there is just so much to love. They're an American company that produces exceptionally built products that are stylish and convenient for parents, and comfortable for kids. With so many options to choose from when it comes to your baby's gear, UPPAbaby has made sure the Cruz offers you styles, colors, and features that will be too hard for you to resist!
The Cruz is a modular stroller, which means it gives you options, mama! You can turn baby forward- or rear-facing, or you can attach a compatible infant car seat when babe is still too tiny for the toddler seat. Once your sweetie gets into the seat, there's a 50 lb weight capacity, so this will be a ride that grows along with your little one. And whether your babe is snoozing, snacking, or the two of you are just strolling, the easy-to-clean fabric is a total bonus! Big messes? Just remove them and throw them in the wash! Did you hear me say they are machine washable? The convenience, mamas. Seriously--all the heart eyes.
One thing that every mama drools over is the large canopy with additional sunblock extension. The canopy itself is already giving your babe more coverage than your average stroller, but add the extra length and SPF power of the extension, and you never have to worry about your babe getting too much sun. This, along with the lay flat recline and magnetic peek-a-boo window, make this stroller almost too easy for your babe to sleep in.
The Cruz is also super easy to handle and has all the things mamas are looking for when they're toting around their little. And they've made it so easy to use that even with your worst case of mom brain, you can still get the job done! There's a large storage basket, adjustable handlebar, and large foot brake. The fold is super simple and compact. It's relatively lightweight (around 22 lbs), so you're not breaking your back if you're getting it in and out of your trunk.
There are a couple of things that just take this stroller from great to totally extra (in the best way). The bumper bar that you can easily detach and use to keep toys, rattles, or even a little cup holder for your little just makes clean up so easy, and keeps all of your things in one place. And the hope is if they're attached to the bumper bar, then your baby can't throw them out and lose them forever. I know. Glorious. The stroller also comes with rain and bug shields which make it perfect for mamas who brave the weather and the trails with their little one!
The UPPAbaby Cruz has high-quality rubber wheels and shock-absorbing front and rear suspension. These features make for a smoother ride for your little, and will give you more control and maneuverability than an average stroller. It also has optional front-wheel lock to make it easier when you're walking over uneven surfaces.
Depending on whether you go with the base, mid, or luxe model of the stroller, you're going to get different frames and finish options, but overall the Cruz offers a wide color selection that lets you customize your stroller to your lifestyle. Base models will feature a silver frame, mid-range will be the carbon fiber frame, and both come with foam finishes on the handlebar and bumper. The luxe version of the Cruz has a carbon-fiber frame with leather finishes, and will offer a different color selection than the base or mid-range Cruz. Keep in mind that the price does climb depending on which model and color you choose, and if you choose to splurge for the nicer finishes.