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UPPAbaby Cruz v2 vs Redsbaby Metro 5

Choosing the right pram for your baby can be a difficult task, especially with so many options available on the market.

In this guide, we’re going to try and make your job a little easier by comparing two prams that have proven very popular with Australian parents: the UPPAbaby Cruz v2 and the Redsbaby Metro 5.

Key takeaway: If you have a newborn, the Redsbaby Metro 5 might be the best option since it comes with an included bassinet. However, if you have an older baby or toddler, the UPPAbaby Cruz v2 might be better for you since it has a slightly higher pram seat capacity. Further, taller parents may prefer the higher handlebar on the Cruz v2.

Who is each pram suitable for?

The UPPAbaby Cruz v2 is suitable for babies from 6 months to 22kg, making it ideal for families with older babies and toddlers. If you have a newborn, you will need to purchase the optional Carrycot bassinet or Infant SnugSeat accessory.

On the other hand, the Redsbaby Metro 5 is suitable from birth with the included bassinet, making it ideal for families with newborns.

Neither pram is suitable for twins but both can accommodate a toddler board for a second child.

Important Features

Both the UPPAbaby Cruz v2 and the Redsbaby Metro 5 have a 5-point shoulder harness, an extendable sun canopy, ventilation, and the ability to face the seat both towards you and away from you.

The UPPAbaby Cruz v2 has a one-handed fold (compared with a two-handed fold on the Metro) and can self-stand when folded, potentially making it more convenient for parents.

Both prams require fabrics to be hand-washed, which may be a downside for parents who prefer quick and easy care methods.

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Size and weight

When it comes to size and weight, the UPPAbaby Cruz v2 is slightly heavier than the Redsbaby Metro 5, weighing 11.6kg with the seat (vs 10.7 kg).

These two prams have a very similar overall size when folded up. The UPPAbaby Cruz v2 has a folded height of 83.8cm, width of 57.8cm, and length of 41.9cm. The Redsbaby Metro 5, has a folded height of 80cm, width of 61cm, and length of 42cm.

When unfolded, the UPPAbaby Cruz v2 has a height of 101.6cm, width of 57.8cm, and length of 95.3cm, while the Redsbaby Metro 5 has a height of 106cm, width of 61cm, and length of 74cm.

Both the UPPAbaby Cruz v2 and the Redsbaby Metro 5 have adjustable handlebars, allowing parents to customize the height according to their preferences.

The UPPAbaby Cruz v2 has a handlebar height that can be adjusted between 101.6cm to 109.2cm, while the Redsbaby Metro 5 has a handlebar height that can be adjusted between 96cm to 106cm.

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Capacity and storage

The UPPAbaby Cruz v2 has a slightly higher pram seat capacity of 22kg, while the Redsbaby has a pram seat capacity of 20kg. When it comes to under-seat basket capacity, the UPPAbaby Cruz v2 can hold up to 13.6kg, while the Redsbaby Metro 5 can hold up to 10kg.

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Wheels and suspension

Both prams have four-wheel suspension, which provides a smooth ride for your baby. They have very similar-sized front wheels while the UPPAbaby Cruz v2 has slightly larger rear wheels (25.4 cm vs 24 cm).

Larger wheels on a pram can make it easier to maneuver the pram over uneven surfaces such as gravel or cobblestones, as they are less likely to get stuck. Larger wheels also provide a smoother ride for the baby, as they absorb more of the bumps and shocks from the road.

Capsule compatibility

Capsule compatibility is an important factor to consider when choosing a pram, especially for parents who plan to use a capsule or infant car seat with their pram.

A capsule or infant car seat is a convenient way to transport a newborn in and out of a car, as it can be easily removed from the base and attached to a pram. This eliminates the need to wake the baby when transferring them between the car and the pram.

The UPPAbaby Cruz v2 is compatible with Maxi Cosi, Nuna, and Joie capsules, while the Redsbaby Metro 5 is compatible with Britax Unity Neos, Maxi-Cosi, Joie, and Nuna capsules.

Warranty

Both the UPPAbaby Cruz v2 and the Redsbaby Metro 5 come with a three-year warranty period (with product registration).

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Conclusion

When choosing between the UPPAbaby Cruz v2 and the Redsbaby Metro 5, it ultimately depends on your specific needs and preferences as a family.

If you have a newborn, the Redsbaby Metro 5 might be the best option since it comes with an included bassinet. However, if you have an older baby or toddler, the UPPAbaby Cruz v2 might be better for you since it has a slightly higher pram seat capacity. Further, taller parents may prefer the higher handlebar on the Cruz v2.

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