Meet the UPPAbaby CRUZ stroller, the “little sister” to the UPPAbaby VISTA’s “big brother.” The CRUZ delivers the same tremendous build quality and head-turning fashions without sacrificing any safety, but is designed for parents who aren’t planning on having a big family--the big difference between the CRUZ and VISTA is VISTA’s ability to scale up to transporting three children at one time, while the CRUZ is quite happy with just one child all of the time. The MESA infant car seat still attaches to the CRUZ (just like the VISTA) and makes for one remarkably lightweight and complete travel system.
The CRUZ is a user-friendly stroller with the ability to enter into a UPPAbaby bassinet/MESA travel system with ease. If a parent would rather not enter into a travel system, UPPAbaby makes an insert so the CRUZ is ready to go from birth to three months, and then beyond without the insert. But what really matters here is just how easy it is to navigate with the CRUZ, even with the bassinet attached. It’s smooth. It’s deftly maneuverable. And when it comes time to jump into a cab, the one-hand fold makes this stroller “trunk-ready” in seconds.
Furthermore, the CRUZ does have an uncanny ability to continue to look brand new regardless of the constant wear and tear to which it may be exposed. It’s not made out of adamantium, but it’s easy to see how one could think that it was.
The UPPAbaby MESA also pairs with the CRUZ stroller to create a super-convenient travel system that is both luxurious and safe.
UPPAbaby products meet the most stringent industry standards required by the Juvenile Product Manufacturing Association (JPMA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Even with a notably lightweight frame, the stroller is sturdy.
The CRUZ is suitable from 3 months to 50 lbs. It can be used from birth with the Infant SnugSeat accessory, or if you opt to use the UPPAbaby Bassinet (not included). It has five recline positions, the seat is reversible, and for a larger child approaching toddler status, it’s quite comfortable.
While many first-time parents tough out the challenges between car seats and strollers, once those parents get a little experience, they quickly realize the pure simplicity of having a travel system instead of inserting and removing a child between car seat and stroller. The CRUZ makes for a great travel system with the UPPAbaby MESA and Bassinet, and it can use adapters to also form a travel system with car seats from Maxi-Cosi®, Nuna®, Cybex®, and Chicco®.