Jané Kawai
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The Jané Kawai was released in 2019. It is a stroller or stroller system in a limited edition - a version based on the success of the urban hybrid Kendo with all-terrain capabilities. The original, luxurious look of the Kawai is achieved not only by premium materials and a chrome, glossy chassis, but also by a cheerfully patterned reversible seat liner, a shopping basket large enough to fit a basketball, and by the large rubber wheels with suspension. You can, therefore, easily tackle urban surfaces as well as more demanding terrain outside of the city, while having a rather compact stroller at your hand.

The fully reversible seat unit can be reclined deep enough even for children that cannot sit independently yet. It features breathable fabrics and an extendable hood offering protection against wind, rain and UV rays. It also features an extendable mesh panel to allow air flow through, as well as a practical rear pocket. By adding a Micro carrycot - which is also usually a part of the Kawai bundle - or another Jané carrycot and/or a car seat, you have an opportunity to create a full-featured system suitable from birth. Alternatively, you can use carrycots, seat units and car seats of brands with the same type of Pro-Fix attachments, such as Concord or Be Cool. In all of these cases, you won’t need any adapters.

Jané Kawai Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
11.6 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
105 cm x 61 cm x 97 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
64 cm x 61 cm x 29 cm frame only
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Spain

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
15 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-30 months
Reversible seat unit
Yes
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
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
Yes
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
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
No
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
Yes
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
Yes
Height-adjustable bumper bar
No
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
No
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
Rubber-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
Rubber-coated wheels
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
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)
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push down-lift up pedal brake
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
No
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
No
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
No
Self-standing fold
No
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
No
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
No
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
Telescopic
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
91-105 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
4 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
Yes

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (without adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
72 x 31 cm (Micro, 66x30 Matrix)
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
Yes, Matrix
Foldable carrycot
Yes, Micro
Rocking-base carrycot
No
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
Yes, Matrix
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
Yes, Matrix
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
No

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (without adapters), Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
No
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes
Britax Römer car seat attachment-type adapters available
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
No
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
No
Seat liner/insert included
Yes
Changing bag included
Yes
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
No
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 Jané Kawai

4.0/5
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  • beautiful and stylish
  • lightweight and compact for a full-featured stroller/stroller system
  • high-quality rubber wheels
  • all-wheel suspension (even though it is not a rocking chassis, it absorbs shocks well enough)
  • adjustable, super tall handlebar - good even for my 2m husband
  • awesome quick-folding carrycot (Micro) with a lot of space (which I didn't expect actually)
  • seat unit is a bit open
  • I would extend the seat's canopy with a fabric panel, not a non-coverable mesh
  • folding the chassis needs a few tries to get used to (and it only folds with the seat forward-facing)
  • probably not the cheapest - but I find it worth the price

I love it - it is so great for us, needing a full-size stroller system while hoping for something relatively compact since we use the car a lot... It pushes so well (for me, a short mum, as well as my 2m hubby)! We were able to go pretty much through everything (we were also ok in winter - some snow in the city...).

The baby was comfy in the Micro carrycot, and later on also in the seat. It is a bit open, but that is an advantage in the summer (a lot of air), and in the winter, we are using a nice footmuff anyhow. My daughter is comfy in the seat, even though I wish it was a little bit more upright in the sitting position - she doesn't seem to mind ;-) It is comfortably padded, and with a liner in it as well. Space-wise, it seems absolutely appropriate. I believe we keep the Kawai until at least 2 and a half years of hers.

The fold of the chassis is really compact, and it is overall a lightweight model. However, I would make the lock after folding automatic - now you need to do it manually yourself with a strap. Also, the most compact is a two-piece fold, even though you can fold it with the seat attached (forward-facing only).

  • beauty married practicality in this pram
  • maybe the plastic joints could be a little sturdier, the chassis feels a bit looser after time, but it doesn't really make a difference in how it drives

We are happy with it. It is very functional and comfortable for the baby as well as the parent. I think we would choose the same again if having another go at it. We even got a very nice offer for a 3in1 combination (all clicked on without any adapters, mind you), so it was a bargain, considering how much we use it.

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