Kinderkraft Indy
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Kinderkraft Indy

The super-affordable, simple&modern ultracompact
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The Kinderkraft Indy was released in Q2 2019. This ultra-lightweight, ultra-compact stroller is suitable as a secondary stroller to be used right from birth. The versatile, urban functionality of the Indy comes with an affordable price tag. You may appreciate the fully reclining seat, the one-hand fold, an individual wheel suspension, and compatibility with Maxi-Cosi type car seats. The Indy comes with a bumper bar, a rain cover, and an apron included.

Kinderkraft Indy Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
6 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
102 cm x 46 cm x 61 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
60 cm x 46 cm x 27 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
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)
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
No
Backrest height
44 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
32 x 20 cm
Total length of the seat unit
79 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
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
No
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
No
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
No
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
13.5 cm
Rear wheels diameter
13.5 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
No
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
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
102 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
3 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
Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
Yes
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
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

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Parent reviews of the Kinderkraft Indy

3.4/5
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  • Light weight.
  • Flat reclining.
  • One hand folding (needs a bit of practice though).
  • Side way opening bumper bar.
  • Good height. (I am 1.77m and it is good for me. Expected it to be lower.)
  • Front wheels can NOT be fixed. Really big minus.
  • Very plastic smelly on arrival. Needs time to air out before first use!
  • Wheels very plastic - I am sure on very smooth or snowy surfaces they will just slide away also due to the low weight of the stroller.
  • Sunshade is not equipped with UV protection.

I am really positively surprised. I did not expect a lot for the low price. But I was positive surprised on arrival.

Only really big and unexpected minus: front wheels cannot be fixed. Had I known that before purchasing it I would have not bought it.

  • small, compact size
  • lightweight
  • durable
  • no rattling
  • high-positioned chood allows odler toddlers to fit inside
  • price
  • higher seat = good view
  • not much suspension
  • narrow front wheels
  • short seat lenght
  • short hood
  • higher seat = child can't get in without help

I like the Indy more than I thought I would. It is lightweight, nimble, and looks modern. I have to carry it upstairs everyday and it works for that. I am very glad that the wheels don't rattle. On the other hand, the suspension is not soft, so you will feel every bounce (and so will your child). A downside would also be the brake, it is not too strong.

Even if the backrest is not the highest, the hood is rather high up, so you will fit a 3yo toddler if needed. It won't be able to sleep comfortably inside, however. That is only doable with an 18mo. The seat is higher up as well, so the child cannot really get in by itself. The hood is not huge, the sun protection is OK for the price.

An important thing to know is that this is a narrow pushchair with even more narrow front wheels. If you're going to go up a ramp, it may not fit (doesn't for us). Be ready to lift it up (even with the child inside) and carry it - OR go backward if possible, using the rear wheels.

The Indy is good for city living, and for small car boots. I would advise using it only on smooth pavements, even though you will be able to go over uneven surfaces from time to time. The best about it, apart from the price, is how small and lightweight it is.

  • super folding mechanism
  • maneuvering
  • light
  • belly bar
  • lie-flat seat with adjustable leg rest
  • crotch belt too close to the backrest
  • the seat is not vertical (90 degrees)

Quick folding and unfolding, and very light to add to it. The maneuvering is easy and the weight is really low, good for loading it in the car or even carrying it from the car to the apartment. A niggle of mine would be the crotch belt - it is too close to the backrest so it starts under the child's buttocks. The seat is also not upright, so the little one may slide down from time to time. The belly bar and the adjustable leg rest help in that area.

I very much mind the small seat

2
  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Affordable price
  • Small seat size
  • No suspension
  • Squeaky frame

Lightweight and compact, just as expected. I very much mind the small seat. It is short and shallow, so the child doesn't sit securely inside - it seems more like hanging on the harness. I also find the ride to be too hard, you feel every hole, no shock-absorbing is present. The frame started to squeak after a month of use.

  • light and compact for traveling
  • quality

I can recommend it for trips and travels, but NOT recommended for everyday use. The folding is very nice, and the compact size is also a plus for any car boot filled with pieces of luggage. The quality is not that good, certainly not for everyday errands.

The buggy looks great

3
  • Driving
  • Low weight
  • Design + color
  • Folding mechanism
  • Thin fabrics
  • Fixed handle
  • Tiny basket

I like how lightweight it is, and how easy it pushes. The color was also very attracive - the buggy simply looks great.

I would make the fabrics thicker, and my partner does miss an adjustable handle - it's a bit too low for him. As expected with the type, the basket is tiny, which I do mind since we take it with us mostly for shopping trips.

Happy with it

4
  • solid materials
  • design
  • manoeverability
  • price
  • seat could be more upright

I am happy with it. The materials seem sturdy, I like the design and the finishes, and the manoevering is pleasant.

Ideal for shopping malls, but not outdoors

2
  • Compact
  • Easy to fold
  • Low weight
  • Apron incuded
  • Short seatback
  • Weak frame

Ideal for shopping malls, but not outdoors, unfortunately. Which, with that price range, can be expected. So the price-performance is good, actually.

  • Price
  • Look
  • Space
  • Not for bad roads and much bumps and holes
  • Short-ish hood

It's quite cheap, but as an occasional/spare buggy, it works very well. Nothing for any terrain, of course, but for that, nobody would buy something like this. We needed something to keep mainly in the car, and it feels like a good investment for such use.

  • Weight
  • Folded size
  • Colors
  • Full lay-flat
  • Rain cover and apron included
  • Price
  • I'd love a longer canopy so that my DD is fully covered while napping; and the back part of the canopy kinda hangs, which is not the most beautiful solution
  • The sleeping surface could be longer
  • Brake needing your upper foot to push it upwards (can damage damage-sensitive shoes)
  • Fabric-covered bumper bar gets dirty and you have to brush it off
  • Velcro-closing peek-a-boo window without ventilation
  • Not perfect for very tall people

It is spacious enough, and it drives relatively well. Don't expect too much of it, and for occasional use, holidays, shopping and such, you'll be happy you have it.

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