Reviewers say the lightweight and stylish Aprica Cadence maneuvers well, and the 70-pound weight limit easily accommodates older toddlers. The carrying strap can be used to sling the stroller over your shoulder or to pull it along on its wheels behind you, simplifying travel. Reviewers say it folds compactly, so it stores easily in most trunks for quick trips or weekend getaways. The handles aren't adjustable, but they are taller than those on most umbrella strollers, and most owners say they work well for taller parents. The biggest drawback is the seat, which reclines even in its upright position. Parents say their toddlers strain against the harness to sit up straighter to see out.
ConsumerReports.org includes the Aprica Cadence in its latest roundup of stroller testing, offering ratings based on maneuverability, safety and ease of use. StrollerQueen.com provides the most in-depth individual product review we found on the Cadence, and consumer feedback is found on WindsorPeak.com, the online community for readers of the book "Baby Bargains," and on Buzzillions.com.
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The Aprica Cadence is included in ConsumerReports.org's latest roundup of stroller testing. Editors rate each model in terms of ease of use, maneuverability and safety, and the folded size of each stroller is described as small, medium or large.
Review: Traditional Stroller Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.com
Janet McLaughlin tests the Aprica Cadence on an Astroturf field, saying it steers fairly well on a somewhat uneven surface, although the turf sticks to the wheels. She likes the breathable fabric of the Cadence and the 70-pound weight limit, which she says would accommodate her 9-year-old. She also notes that it's freestanding when folded, and it can be toted by pulling it by the carrying strap or slinging it over your shoulder.
Review: Aprica Cadence Stroller Review, Janet McLaughlin, June 20, 2010
The discussion forum for readers of the baby-gear book "Baby Bargains" has a thread discussing the Cadence. Readers say the primary concern is that the seat is reclined in its most upright position, and several posters say their children prefer to sit more upright. Several owners say the taller handles are a plus.
Review: Any reviews out there for the Aprica Cadence?, Contributors to WindsorPeak.com, As of March 2011
Buzzillions.com compiles reviews from other online retailers, such as BabiesRUs.com and Strollers.com. Because owner reviews are limited on other sites, we found Buzzillions.com useful for finding a number of reviews in one location. Less than 10 reviews are available at the time of our visit, and the Cadence has an average rating of 3.1 stars out of 5. Parents say they appreciate the high weight limit and tall handles, but several complain that the seat doesn't sit fully upright.
Review: Aprica Cadence Stroller – Premiere Red, Contributors to Buzzillions.com, As of March 2011