Kinderkraft Cruiser
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Kinderkraft Cruiser

The cheap, pastel shopping-ready pushchair
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The Kinderkraft Cruiser is a simple, ultra-lightweight stroller with a modern design and urban functionality. The minimalistic colors and shapes will grab your attention just as much as its affordable price, the one-hand fold, the extra-large shopping basket, the fully reclining seat, and the rubber wheels (rear wheels also feature a suspension system). This versatile helper of every urban mommy is suitable even for young children. Instead of a conventional bumper bar, the Cruiser is equipped with a practical child tray as well as a cup holder, a rain cover, and an apron (all included in the base package).

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Kinderkraft Cruiser Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only)
Stroller weight
7.6 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
106 cm x 51 cm x 87 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
86 cm x 51 cm x 34 cm
Chassis material
Steel
Country of origin
Poland
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)
3-36 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, 4 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
No
Backrest height
46 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
33 x 22 cm
Total length of the seat unit
84 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
Wipe-clean only
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
No
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
Yes
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
No
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
No
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
Yes
A pocket integrated into the canopy
Yes
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
Yes
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
No

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
Yes
Bumper bar type (style)
Tray
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
EVA foam-coated wheels, Rubber-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
EVA foam-coated wheels, Rubber-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
17 cm
Rear wheels diameter
25 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
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)
No
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
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
No
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
No

The Handlebar

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

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
Yes
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
Yes
Reflective elements
Yes
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
Yes
Mosquito net included
No
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
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 Kinderkraft Cruiser

3.4/5
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I love it, but the left back wheel fell off

4

I love the pushchair, it's perfect BUT the left back wheel fell off whilst my daughter was in the pushchair. It keeps falling off as well and I'm now left without a buggy. I haven't even had it in a year.

  • Easily accessible basket
  • Upright seat
  • Large full protection hood
  • Cupholder
  • Multi-position leg rest
  • Peakaboo window
  • Good handle height
  • Front wheels are too small
  • Small seat unit
  • Excess fabric at the front of the seat for the recline straps
  • Thin Raincover that has lots of velcro straps

So I purchased this for my 18-month-old son, who is average-sized, after our current Bugaboo pushchair being a bit too big and bulky - now he wants to walk most of the time. I couldn't find many English reviews online, so I took a gamble and ordered anyway for the cheap price tag. I thought I didn't have much to lose.

Today I took the stroller out, and I noticed immediate faults that when pushing on the path, the front wheels do not touch the ground; they glide and bump. Another is that the recline feature isn't a smooth process, and the excess fabric at the sides is annoying and gets in my son's way. He also looks huge in the seat, so I can't see it lasting us the 1.5 approx years we have left off using it as his head is at the top of the seat, but his legs have room to grow before touching the footplate.

Another thing is the tray has to be removed each time completely - there's no gate-opening feature, so it's tricky to do whilst holding a wriggly toddler. He did fall asleep comfortably, though with the hood right down, which provided ample coverage. Also, the fabric is a wipeable material, so perfect for muddy feet. It is incredibly light to steer and perfect height for my 5 "5 self! The cupholder came in handy for my coffee too.

  • Lightweight
  • Compact for the car boot
  • Nice to push
  • The child's tray is very nice
  • Accessories
  • Really good enough for the price
  • Squeaks after six months of use (but I must admit, I am using it in harsh condition - cobblestones, forest roads...)
  • The sitting position is not upright
  • No adjustable handlebar

This stroller is very beautiful, and I am glad to have bought it. I got it when my DD was 13mo. Nice accessories that were included (an apron for the legs, a rain cover, a cup holder). It's lightweight and easy to fold in the car, good for the city (mainly for public transport, it's ideal for that). I have no problem lifting it up in the tram, even with my daughter in it. Of course, you can't expect super high quality - it reflects its price. After a half year of use, it squeaks, cobblestones are a bit difficult to go through... but still, it can tackle a forest road, and one hand push is absolutely doable. I also appreciate the tray.

The price-performance ratio is good enough, but we only have it for the last of our stroller days. My DD already walks by herself quite a lot. It's also comfortable for naps; the recline is easy - even if two-handed, the hood is extendable (your child is in the sunlight). The apron seems to fit only a smaller baby (maybe up to a year) - my daughter kicked it off.

A lightweight pushchair with an extended canopy. The seat is comfortable and reclinable to lay flat; the leg rest adjustment is also there. A large basket, and a not-so-good leg cover - but that's not that important. Just the chassis could have been thought through more - after being folded five times, the pushchair rattles, but it's not that terrible. The colours are beautiful, and the price, of course, great - and the easy folding I like too.

  • design
  • price
  • ok to push
  • lightweight
  • suspension is weak

For that price, I can recommend it. I didn't expect it to be much, so it pleasantly surprised me.

Very easy to put together. I love the child tray, and so does my son. The space is good even for my older daughter, who is even over the maximum weight limit. If looking for something urban and affordable, look no more. The only downside would probably be the bulkier fold.

  • weight
  • price
  • it's prettier on the pictures
  • thin hood fabrics

It's prettier in the pictures than in reality. The hood fabric is a bit thin, and a bit less pastel than on the picture. The driveability is good, though, and the pushchair is lightweight.

It pushes very nice on smooth surfaces; it's, however, more difficult on uneven terrain.

  • price
  • design
  • colors
  • straightforward functionality
  • (bulky) fold
  • (rear axle) assembly
  • cheaper details and finishes

The fold doesn't work smoothly for us; it's a bit of a fight - I guess it may get better with time and practice. The folded stroller is a bit too large, I can fit it in our small car just so-so. I also didn't like the way you need to put in the rear axle, I am not a fan of such 'construction' works, and I struggled there.

The design mirrors the price, it's nice and pretty, but the details sometimes feel cheaper or unfinished. For that price, though, a nice occasional stroller; as such, it's a good value for your money.

We had to return it

2
  • nice design
  • faulty piece

The folding mechanism failed right after getting it out of the box and we had to return it. We were refunded. It looked nice, though.

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