In a nutshell the old Cruz was a workhorse, a mini version of the Vista in some respects but without the ability to convert to a double stroller. The new Cruz V2 is different though.
Whilst it still can’t be converted to a double stroller the design has changed pretty dramatically and certainly resembles the Vista V2 in many ways. Some features remain the same as the old Cruz though. Cruz V2 retains features like being travel system compatible. Both UPPAbaby’s MESA and many other car seats fit Cruz V2 though the UPPAbaby car seat does not need adaptors when attaching to the stroller to make a travel system. Other retained features include one handed multi position recline, adjustable height handle, removable bumper bar, full grain leather accents and one step fold (with or without the seat attached). Other features which stay the same on Cruz V2 include removable, washable fabrics (that of course can also be wiped down), free standing chassis when the handle in lowest position and of course the supply of a rain cover and insect net. A large comfortable carrycot (Americans often call it a Bassinet) is available as an accessory.
Give all the retained features on Cruz V2 it becomes pretty hard to imagine how UPPAbaby have improved what was a pretty special pushchair, but they have!
The Cruz V2 boasts a new five point “no thread” harness, new zip out extendable canopy (UPF 50+) with mesh ventilation panels, new dual action rear suspension, a huge new design easy access shopping basket with pockets (max holding weight a huge 13.6 kg), front wheel locks (with visual indicators) and larger front and rear tyres. But the list doesn’t stop there! Cruz V2 also has a new design full size seat with a longer leg rest and deeper footrest, a new design aluminium and magnesium chassis making it lighter and a integrated attachment making it far easier to secure the UPPAbaby “PiggyBack” buggy board.
So to sum up: The UPPAbaby Cruz has undergone a radical re-design making the new Cruz V2 2020 model a contender for the best stroller of the decade award. Actually, no such award exists but we are suggesting it should! Sleek, practical, UPPAbaby reliable, being a parent just got a bit easier.
The UPPAbaby Cruz Includes:
- Toddler Seat + Canopy
- Bumper Bar
- Toddler Seat Rain Shield
- Toddler Seat Insect Net
- Extendable, UPF 50+ sunshade
- Forward and Parent-Facing Toddler Seat
- Extra-large, easy-access basket (5 kg weight limit)
- Infant car seat compatible
- One-step fold. Stands when folded.
- One-handed multi-position recline
- Adjustable canopy and one-button telescoping handlebar
- Rain Cover
- 2 year UPPAbaby manufacturers warranty, which can be extended to 3 years by registering your product online within 3 months of purchase.
Cruz V2 Technical Specifications:
- Unfolded dimensions: 94 L x 56.6 W x 103 H cm
- Folded with seat attached: 43.2 L x 56.5 W x 91.4 H cm
- Folded without seat attached: 33 L x 56.6 W x 91.4 H cm
- Chassis + Seat (includes canopy, wheels, and basket): 9.8kgs
- Chassis only: 6.8 kg Seat: 3.0 kg
- Suitable up to 22kgs
WARNING: The Cruz V2 is not suitable for running.
The Carrycot is suitable for a child who cannot sit up unaided, roll over and cannot push itself up on its hands and knees. Maximum weight of the child: 9 kg
A note about the UPPAbaby brand.
UPPAbaby is an innovative American company on a mission and formed by husband and wife team, Laura and Bob Monahan. The success they have achieved has been phenomenal and perhaps it would be true to suggest they were the first company to realise that pushchair baskets in most pushchairs were just too small for many modern parent’s needs. UPPAbaby say their aim is “to make high-quality baby products that fit the needs of your new life as a parent, while appealing to the sense of style” and we would say they achieve that and much more.