DetailsThe Convaid Cruiser lightweight special needs stroller has a trendy new look and innovative features you will love! This wheelchair has a sleek silver frame and stylish new upholstery, which comes in a variety of colors. The specially designed padded upholstery provides added comfort for the user, and a one-piece angle adjustable push handle for easy maneuvering of the wheelchair by the caregiver.
The new Convaid Cruiser portable wheelchair has an under seat storage basket & side bags, which provide additional storage for those quick trips to the park. Improved head and neck support and a calf panel provide additional comfort.
The Cruiser's solid durability and compact-folding portability make it the best choice for active children. An array of positioning options help you achieve the ideal position for your child, and most options need not be removed when folding the chair. Its patented design provides maximum comfort and durability.
Sleek silver frame and stylish new upholstery
Padded Cordura upholstery provides extra comfort (traditional textilene upholstery also available)
One-piece push handle for easy maneuvering on all sizes except the 18" which has a two-piece push handle
Under seat storage basket and side bags provide extra storage moms will appreciate
New style head and neck support for additional comfort
Compact folding - wheelchair folds like an umbrella stroller
The Convaid Cruiser stroller is designed for the individual with orthopedic conditions requiring a customized back. Designed for everyday use, this sturdy Convaid Cruiser CX looks like a standard umbrella stroller and it's compact-folding and ultra lightweight provide for easy storage without heavy, awkward lifting.
Available in five sizes (10", 12", 14", 16" & 18" seat widths), the Convaid Cruiser stroller can accommodate user from child to small adult with a weight capacity of 75 lbs. to 250 lbs.
The Convaid Cruiser stroller features comes standard with a 30° fixed tilt seat angle, 85°-90°-95° seat-to-back angle (5° adjustment increments), in-depth positioning options to achieve proper positioning, and 2-point positioning belt with adjustable crotch strap. (headrest extension is standard equipment on 18" models only). Removable adjustable swing away footplates are independently adjustable and swing away for user access, scoliosis, the Cruiser is available with an Anatomic Back frame to enhance posture and improve line of vision. Recommended by therapists, the Anatomic Back frame provides lumbar support, which stabilizes the neck and head to assist the development of righting reflexes. It comes with ABS stiffeners which can be custom contoured.
Powder coated frame provides a durable, long lasting finish with low maintenance. Upholstery is fire-retardant, breathable and anti-bacterial and available in Cordura (densely woven material developed to withstand fading, mildew, & soiling). Upholstery removes easily for washing or replacement.
The Convaid Cruiser CX is also available in a crash-tested Transit model, for use aboard a bus or van and complies with WC/19 crash-test requirements.
Standard Features Include:
Durable powder coated frame in silver for easy maintenance
2-point positioning belt
Removable adjustable swing-away footplates
- Heavy duty, nylon wheels with micro-cellular polyurethane.
7.5 x 2" Front, 11.5 x 2.5" Rear Solid Tire (CX10/12/14/16)
8" Front, 11" Rear Solid Tire (CX18)
New Push Handle Design
One-Piece, Angle Adj Push Handle (CX10/12/14/16)
2-Piece Push Handles (CX18)
- Sizes 10, 12, 14, and 16 Foot-operated rear wheel lock. Size 18 toggle wheel locks on both back wheels.
- Closure strap
- 30° fixed tilt
- 85°-90°-95° seat-to-back angle (5° increments)
- Easy, compact-folding for storage
- Ultra-lightweight to reduce strain
- Comprehensive positioning
- Multiple frame adjustments
- Removable fabric
- Swivel wheels for easy maneuvering in and out of tight places
- Available in nine colors
- Crash-tested transit model available
Convaid Cruiser CX Stroller Model 10" 12" 14" 16" 18"
Key User Dimension: Height
The user's overall height is a general guide to help you select the appropriate stroller. Choose the model that allows for growth.
Important: Make sure that seat width, depth, and distance to the footplates are adequate for each individual user.
Seat width (between armrests) 10" 12" 14" 16" 18" Seat depth 6" - 11" 8" - 13" 10" - 15' 11" - 16" 14" - 21" Seat back height 21" 22" 25" 27" 25" Seat to footrest (min/max) 5" - 21" 5" - 25" 4" - 22" 4" - 22" 8" - 23" Seat to floor (based on seat depth) 23" 24" 22" 23" 26" Seat to back angle 85°/90°/95° 85°/90°/95° 85°/90°/95° 85°/90°/95° 85°/90°/95° Seat angle (from horizontal) 30° 30° 30° 30° 30° Headrest extension 6" 8" 8" 8" 10" Stroller weight (w/o front rigging) 27lbs. 27lbs. 28 lbs. 32lbs. 32 lbs.
Overall dimensions w/o footrest48x22x3744x23.5x3849x25.5x3752x27.5x4055x28.5x38
Shoulder Strap height (from top of seat rail to eyelets) 11" - 19" 12" - 20" 15" - 23" 17" - 25" 16" - 22" Folded dimensions 47x15x17 48x15x17 47x16x17 53x16x17 50x15x17 Weight capacity (Basic) 75 lbs. 75 lbs. 100 lbs. 170 lbs. 250 lbs. Weight capacity (Transit) 66 lbs. 66 lbs. 100 lbs. 170 lbs. 170 lbs.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I choose if the Convaid Cruiser Stroller is the right for me?
The Cruiser stroller features a 30 degree fixed seat back. This means the seat back does not recline but the fixed tilt provides a comfortable position for the user but upright enough to where they can see everything in front of them. The 30-degree tilt provides increased comfort and support for children, older teens and adults who lack upper body strength and trunk control. In addition, there is an array of positioning options helps you achieve the ideal support for your child, and the patented design provides maximum comfort and durability.
What is the difference between the Convaid Cruiser Classic and the new Convaid Cruiser?
- The Cruiser - The specially designed padded Cordura upholstery provides added comfort for the user. The new Cruiser also has a one-piece height and angle adjustable push handle for easy maneuvering of the wheelchair by the caregiver.
- The Cruiser Classic - For individuals who prefer the Cruiser’s classic styling with Textilene upholstery and a 2-piece push handle, we offer the Cruiser Classic. This lightweight wheelchair has passed the test of time with a proven track record of over 35 years!
What is the user cannot sit up on their own and has poor trunk control?
For the user who needs upper body positioning, a shoulder harness or lateral supports may be needed provide the user with better trunk positioning. The Convaid Cruiser offer offers a variety of trunk positioning option including: 5-point harnesses with padded covers, swing away adjustable support flap with scoli strap, and a full torso swing-away-vest support.
Does the Convaid Cruiser have an option for a shoulder harness?
Yes, the Convaid Cruiser stroller features an optional padded shoulder harness with a 3-point positioning belt with depth adjustable crotch strap, creating a 5-point safety harness.
Can I order a sun canopy for the Cruiser Stroller?
Yes, the Convaid Cruiser does have an option for a sun canopy.
What is the transit model stroller and how is it different from the basic stroller? A transit stroller or transit wheelchair means that they are WC19 Bus Transit ready and can be occupied while traveling in a properly equipped bus or van. WC19 Wheelchair Safety Standard is a voluntary standard, which improves the safety and security of your child when seated in their wheelchair aboard a school bus or van. Their safety and security applies to all aspects of transportation, but particularly in the event of a vehicle crash. The transit model includes a crash tested frame, hold down brackets, headrest extension, padded shoulder harness with a 3-point positioning belt with depth adjustable crotch strap, and foot positioners.
How do I determine which size stroller to purchase?
Refer to our Sizing Chart under the Specifications tab. You will need to focus on the seat depth, seat width, seat back height, seat to footrest, and weight capacity. The user's thighs should be slightly spread apart. The proper seat width measurement is decided by taking the widest point between the hips and the knees when sitting comfortably and adding about 1 to 2 inches for comfort and growth. For help with measuring and fitting the user, use our Measurement Chart or contact one of our seating specialists at 877-664-4565.
If I have the user’s overall height or weight, will that be enough in determining the correct size?
No. And the reason for this is that every user is built differently, it is always best to refer to the Sizing Chart on the Specifications tab. For example, if you have a user who is tall and skinny and doesn’t weigh much, they may still need to be in a larger chair due to their overall length. This is why we recommend completing the Measurement Chart and reviewing those measurements against the Sizing Chart. This will also help in selecting a stroller that will allow for growing room as well.
Convaid’s lightweight, folding chairs are designed to be more than just a convenient chair. Order the correct size chair by first determining the user’s height, weight and seating measurements. Properly-fitted, Convaid chairs will provide years of comfortable use. As your child grows, refer back to this Fitting Guide to adjust the dimensions of the chair.
Correct seating and positioning encourages good posture, which in turn aids circulation, breathing and digestion. Please take the time to properly adjust the chair to fit the user. If the user is not correctly positioned, check the accessories section of this manual to see if one or more of our accessories would help to facilitate posture or consult your physical therapist. Improper seating can create problems with posture. Please consult your child’s physical therapist or doctor for additional guidance.
How do I fold up the Cruiser stroller?
- Unlock rear brace by pushing up on center of brace. (click here to view image)
- Swing footrests to the side, grasp one handle and pull on seat fabric or seat tube with other hand.(click here to view image)
- Lean chair backward on rear wheels and push on seat tubes or footplates to complete fold.(click here to view image)
- Buckle closure strap.
Still have questions on choosing a special needs stroller?
Visit our Special Needs Article section and click on How to Choose A Special Needs Stroller or Wheelchair.
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