Cam Compass
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Cam Compass

The lightweight, quick-folding simple traveler
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The Cam Compass is a very light stroller ideal for vacations. It folds extremely compact and with just one hand. When folded, it meets the criteria for a carry-on luggage of some transportation companies, what makes it an excellent travel companion. It even has a telescopic handlebar which can be used to pull the stroller behind you just like a small suitcase. The non-reversible seat is quite spacious. Thanks to the full recline, the stroller can be used right from birth. The air circulation is ensured by the swing-away mesh side panels, the mesh extendable part of the hood and the detachable rear section of the hood. In addition to a rain cover and a mosquito net, the stroller comes with an apron and a travel bag.

Cam Compass Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only)
Stroller weight
6.9 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
104 cm x 48.5 cm x 81.5 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
57 cm x 48.5 cm x 25 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Italy
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
15 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-36 months
Reversible seat unit
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, infinite recline
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Strap-operated
One-hand backrest recline system
No
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 2 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
52 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
32 x 20 cm
Total length of the seat unit
93 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
No
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Yes
Seat fabrics cleaning
Machine washable
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
Yes
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
Yes
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
No

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
Yes
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
No
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
No
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
Yes
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
Yes
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
Yes
Quiet (magnetic/no velcro) peek-a-boo window
No
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
No

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
Yes
Bumper bar type (style)
Bar
Removable bumper bar
Yes
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
No
Height-adjustable bumper bar
No
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
Yes
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
15 cm
Rear wheels diameter
15 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
Number of double wheels
2
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism), Open springs
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
One-step rocker pedal (flip-flop friendly)
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
Yes
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
Yes
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
n/a
Self-standing fold
Yes
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
Yes
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
Yes
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
No
Handlebar material
Foam
Handlebar height
104 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
No

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
No
Basket's weight capacity
2 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
No

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
No

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
No

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
No
Reflective elements
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
Yes
Mosquito net included
Yes
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
Yes
Seat liner/insert included
No
Changing bag included
No
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
Yes
Motorized/Baterry-powered
No
LED light(s)
No
Built-in audio speakers
No
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat
No

Parent reviews of the Cam Compass

3.1/5
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  • lightweight and ultra-compact "buggy", ideal for the plane
  • quite spacious - a 3-year-old child can fit and has room
  • longer stroke
  • full recline, 2 leg positions
  • rain cover, thin fabric leg cover and dust bag included (again great for air travel)
  • design
  • tackles a light dirt road just fine
  • nice design
  • it is not possible to position the handlebar for parents
  • a little less maneuverable
  • slightly higher price

Very compact and lightweight buggy, which have travelled a lot with us by plane and have been on all our holidays. In one movement it can be folded into a very small size. Ideal for travelling by plane, where it was definitely the most compact stroller and was a great helper on all our holidays. The stroller is quite roomy, no "rattle", it went with us through even light dirt roads. Of course it is not for big terrain, but even on broken pavements and light dirt roads, we managed to walk with it just fine.

Quite spacious, the 3-year-old still rides in it sometimes. The frame seems to be sturdy even after a year of use (although not daily, rather occasional). After more than a year of frequent use it shows almost no signs of damage.

The disadvantage is slightly worse handling under load, but this is practically the case with all buggies according to my experience.

Extremely uncomfortable

1

The stroller is extremely uncomfortable. The back of it is bumpy, so the child keeps taking a rather unhealthy position to try to avoid the lower back bumpy part. Once your baby wakes up, you cannot pull the seat up; the back strap that regulates the position is highly impractical. You need at least two people to sit the baby up. Front straps keep falling apart. The upper back part keeps falling down, making the stroller look messy. I tried contacting the producer, mr. MAURO, and he was quite rude and unhelpful.

I would strongly advise anyone looking for a comfortable stroller to keep looking.

  • Lightweight
  • One-hand fold
  • Compact size after folding
  • Travel bag and handle to carry the stroller
  • Adjustable backrest
  • Spacious
  • Large canopy
  • Mesh parts - perfect during the summer
  • Small foam wheels
  • No peek-a-boo window
  • Extendable part of the canopy is made out of mesh
  • When the baby is napping, it is only possible to walk slowly - otherwise, the front wheels rattle!

At the first glance, I fell in love with this stroller - first because of its compactness, low weight, and the large space for the child. However, it disappointed me in one huge disadvantage I couldn't get over...

It's primarily a travel buggy - very compact, lightweight, and with a travel bag and a pull-out handle thanks to which it can be pulled behind you like a suitcase. Also, the one-hand fold is a big plus. It is easy to maneuver, and materials are well-made. The foam wheels are small - but those looking for a travel stroller would most probably not use it in a forest 😃 The shopping basket is also acceptable for a travel stroller, and it can be enlarged by tilting the rear part outwards.

The seat/laying surface is the longest I have found in this type of a stroller. The backrest can be adjusted - and the leg rest as well. The canopy is large, while extended it can almost reach the bumper bar. Nevertheless, the extension is made out of mesh, so it does not protect from the sun that much. I was also missing a proper peek-a-boo window in the canopy. Mesh parts at the back and on the sides of the canopy are a huge advantage in the summer.

And now the unpleasant surprise - when the kid is in the laying position, the center of gravity moves backward, and while walking fast (e.g. downhill), the front wheels are moving from side to side, and they rattle a lot. This is very annoying, and it even becomes difficult to control the stroller because of that. When I locked the front wheels, it helped a bit, but it was still very noisy, and it was driving me crazy... I don't know if I only had a faulty piece, but after this experience, I decided to sell the stroller.

We only used it in summer, on a vacation. Upright sitting-wise, was alright - but yeah, it is not a right angle, which I was actually glad for, since my daughter likes to have some space in front of her. And I was mostly happy with it, it did all I expected of it... even a bit of forest walk.

  • seat space
  • large canopy
  • design and details (like the metal rim on the canopy or the wheel spokes)
  • ventilation (in the canopy, rear part, sides) is perfect for hot weather
  • integrated anti-wind apron
  • easy and really compact folding
  • handle to pull the stroller behind you
  • extending basket
  • there is some suspension
  • dual front wheels
  • not the best handle height for very tall dads - and so the rear axle getting in the way of their steps isn't
  • canopy only extends with a mesh panel, which is not so great in colder weather (when you need it to be closed)
  • the mesh in the canopy may get danaged, if you're not careful enough while opening/closing the zipper
  • because of the compact folding, the backrest is divided in half - not sturdy as much
  • wheels do get worn out after some time, but it's nothing terrible
  • puzzle system of the buckle
  • bumper bar needs to be removed completely - no folding it down the side

For that price, a really nice urban/travel buggy. Looks good and provides enough space (long lying surface). Perfect mainly in summer, when you'll appreciate the extra amount of ventilation mesh. Watch out for the handlebar height as well as how you step, because it's not the best for tall parents.

Your questions about the Cam Compass

1)

Can I use it to carry my 4 year old daughter who weighs 17 kilos please?

Hello, yes, you can - even though, officially, the buggy is up to 15 kg. It is, however, rather spacious, and if only for occasional use, it should be able to handle even a 17kg child. Other choices I would recommend (with a higher weight capacity) would be the Cybex Eezy S+, the GB Qbit+ All-City, the Easywalker Buggy XS, or the CBX Etu Plus.

.eli - 19 Feb 2020

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