Summer Infant recently launched a new line of strollers. The Fuze stroller is their full-featured, luxury option that offers a reversible seat, adjustable handle, large, accessible basket, easy fold and travel system capability.
The Fuze has a 50 lb weight capacity with a seat that measures 13″ wide, with an 20″ seat back (that’s tall!) and a measurement of 23″ from back of seat to top of canopy. The 5-point, adjustable, padded harness adjusted easily but has a super easy to undo buckle. Your mischievous toddlers will be out of the seat in a jiffy. Luckily, Summer Infant included a belly pad sewn to the seat (so it doesn’t continuously fall off!) that covers the buckle.
The seat doesn’t have an adjustable leg rest but it does have a long “leg drop” which measures 11″ from where the seat breaks (right behind your child’s knees) to where they place their feet. It also has a removable, swing-away baby bumper bar.
The seat has a typical “luxury stroller recline” where the entire seat reclines back keeping it’s wide “v” shape. It has three positions: Upright (actually slightly back!), half-way back and fully-reclined. Since the seat is considered fully-reclined, it is suitable for a newborn. For those parents looking for a reversible seat, this one has it! Yep, the seat will give your rider a view of the world or if you switch it around, just a view a mommy’s or daddy’s beautiful face.
Under the seat is a huge, accessible basket that even has a bar that pushes down for more accessibility. You’ll be able to fit a very large diaper bag and baby essentials in this one.
On the back of the seat, there is also two small, mesh pockets to hold a few parent essentials and we love that a cup holder is included that can be attached on either side of the handlebar.
The canopy is a decent size (not the biggest but not the smallest either!) and sports a peek-a-boo window. The canopy window has a cover with magnetic closures (yah! no Velcro!) but the closures could be a bit stronger as they don’t hold the cover down especially on a windy day.
The adjustable handlebar on the Fuze was designed for shorter and taller parents. It adjusts up and down from 30″ to 41″ from ground to handle.
The stroller rolls on 9” wheels in the back with rear suspension and 6 1/2″ wheels in the front. The front wheels are swivel wheels with the ability to lock straight for a bit of mommy terrain such as grass and playground mulch. There is also a one step parking brake that is easy to do on the back wheel bar.
Folding the Fuze is a two-handed deal but it’s easy to do. Push a red safety button, pull up on two black levers with your fingers and the stroller folds down and locks automatically. If you place the handlebar all the way to the canopy before you fold it, you’ll get a standing fold. The stroller weighs in at 22 lbs which is on the lighter-weight side for a full-featured stroller.
If you are looking for a travel system, you’ll be pleased that the Fuze comes with a universal car seat adapter that works with a Graco, Peg Perego, Chicco or Summer Infant Prodigy Infant Car Seats.
The Summer Infant Fuze is stocked with some great luxury features but has a more affordable price than some of its chic counterparts. The Fuze retails for $349 and is available is two colors: green/grey and black.
Now that you have read all about the stroller, why not watch it up close and personal in our Baby Gizmo Video review?