Jané Kendo
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The Jané Kendo is a modern urban stroller with features all-terrain features, released for 2019. Thanks to the small and agile wheels with distinctive tire profile and suspension, the Kendo can handle even a bumpy off-road while being lightweight and compact folding to fit also the small car boots.

The fully reversible seat unit can be reclined deep enough even for the children that cannot sit independently yet. It features breathable fabrics, extended UV hood that is water and wind resistant, and a practical back pocket. To create a full-featured stroller system suitable from birth, the carrycot Micro, the carrycot Matrix Light 2 or a car seat can be added. Without the need to use adapters, you can attach Jané, but also Concord or Be Cool carrycots, car seats or seats equipped with the Pro-Fix attachment system.

Find more (or less ;-)) about the Jané Kendo on the official Jané site

Jané Kendo Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
10.6 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
103 cm x 59.5 cm x 97 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
69 cm x 59.5 cm x 36 cm
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, 3 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
44 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
32 x 27 cm
Total length of the seat unit
90 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
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 can be purchased separately
Yes
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
Front wheels diameter
18 cm
Rear wheels diameter
22 cm
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
89-103 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 Kendo

3.0/5
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  • Small after folding
  • Quiet wheels
  • Tire profile - and the fact that no stones get in the wheels
  • Sturdiness
  • Design
  • Long bassinet space
  • Spacious seat unit
  • An easy click-on mechanism for the seat/bassinet/car seat
  • No real suspension
  • Not for bad terrain
  • 'Hard' ride feeling
  • Not great for one-hand pushing
  • Hard to get up curbs
  • More steps needed to fold it
  • Bad bassinet bumper bar design
  • The canopy of the bassinet doesn't hold in place after being unzipped open
  • Mesh in the extending part of the seat canopy
  • Heavy car seat

I have a lot of good experiences with the Jane brand - I tried all their models I think, but the Kendo made me a bit disappointed 😞 It's a good-looking, 'designer' urban stroller with pretty much no suspension, and even though the tire profile seems to be all-terrain, it is not good for any off-road rides.

The wheels have their good side, of course - they don't rattle nor squeak in any way; the chassis is sturdy and doesn't shake at all, and the fold is simple and compact. It fits our small boot (Seat Ibiza) even with the carrycot. The Micro carrycot is also foldable if you need an even smaller package. The chassis may be small, but it's actually quite heavy. The basket is large, sturdy, and high enough, no scratching it on the floor. The brake is operated easily, no problems there. The curb popping is not the greatest, probably because of the weak suspension, and it doesn't push that well with one hand.

The carrycot size is good, and it will last up to the baby's 6 months for sure. I don't like the fact, however, that the bumper bar there can't be fully removed - it only opens on one side, which I mind - it's not very practical.
The seat unit is reversible and rather spacious, but it's not the best push when there's a bigger toddler in it. The canopy extends, but the mesh-only extension panel makes this feature unusable in winter. The fold with the seat unit is not that compact, but it's still OK, comparable to other stroller systems.

The car seat didn't fit in my car with its Isofix base, and my belt wasn't long enough to secure it with it - so we didn't use it. It's quite heavy (compared to our other - Peg-Perego Primo Viaggio SL).

For me, the stroller (mainly the chassis itself) has more cons than pros, which is why I would probably go for a Jane Muum or a Jane Rider instead.

I really like its weight, foldability, and compactness, and also design. The small chassis with hard-working wheels is a great idea, and the suspension is there. However, I am not so sure about why the chassis got a bit wobbly after being used a few times in a bit rougher conditions (worse, country terrain, or walking in nature). I asked the shop where we bought it, and they said it's a normal thing. I don't like it so much, and I'd love it if the chassis was sturdier - this just makes me a bit nervous.

Other than that, I must say it's a functional hybrid model which drives very nice almost everywhere - and the fabrics are great as well.

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