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UPPAbaby MESA Infant Car Seat

LOVE: 137 NEUTRAL: 62
REGRET: 2 WANT: 85

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Vicki H.

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The Mesa is (of course) incredibly compatible with the uber-popular Vista. Downside, though, is that it isn’t compatible with many other strollers. It’s tied with the Maxi Cosi Prezi and Orbit Infant for heaviest seat - weighing 12 pounds! Urban parents will like that the carrier installs well... but suburban parents will find that the base installation is often harder than you'd expect with LATCH, and often impossible with the seat belt due to an awkward geometry for the belt path and a seat belt locking device that lets the belt slip through.

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LOVE: 137 NEUTRAL: 62
REGRET: 2 WANT: 85
  • super easy to install and not terribly heavy. we have the henry mesa which we love because it has no flame retardant chemicals in it Sep 20, 2017

    • Mimi K.
    • Langhorne, Pennsylvania

    super easy to install, and loved that it clicked right onto my Vista stroller. Aug 30, 2017

    • joey p.
    • little neck, New York

    it seems like a very sturdy carseat. i dont like the fact that the naby seems to sink into the seat by the torso area making her very comfortable. Aug 20, 2017

  • Love how easy it is to install In the car and sleek design! Only negative is the thin material on the canopy gets dirty very easily and is hard to clean. Candopy gets in the handles way when it's up. Aug 14, 2017

  • Absolutely love this car seat. Snaps into base with one click, and same with removal. Easy to install and light weight. It's a plus that it clicks right into our uppababy vista stroller as well. Aug 09, 2017

  • I love this car seat! So easy to install and use. It looks sleek. If you have the Uppababy stroller, please get this car seat. Just makes both of them 10x better! Love the Uppababy brand! Jul 31, 2017

    • Amy M.
    • La Crosse, Wisconsin

    Doesn't overheat and is lightweight. Worked great on the airplane as we got our baby his own seat and had him in the car seat. No fussing and stayed asleep the entire time! Jul 26, 2017

  • Love it. So easy to clean and holds up after washes. Love the look and functions great with the stroller. Also incredibly easy to install Jul 25, 2017

  • Love this car seat! The latch system is easy to install, the fabrics are easy to remove and wash (important with messy baby's) and they have great safety reviews. Easily installs on on my vista. Jul 20, 2017

    • Maria L.
    • Fort Collins, Colorado

    After a lot of research, I found a car seat I love. The material is so easy to clean, and my kiddo fits so nicely in it. Love that it clips in super easy with no attachments to the Uppababy Vista. Jul 08, 2017

    • Julia U.
    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    We love this car seat. It's great quality, comfortable for our little girl, we feel that it is very safe too. We use it with the Cruz stroller, and it is incredibly easy to Install! Jul 07, 2017

  • This car seat is amazing. Comfy, stylish, and safe. My little one loved being in it. It is also easy to load in and out of the car as well as in and out of the compatible strollers (cruz or vista) Jul 06, 2017

  • If yo have a UB stroller this car seat is great! its chick looking and easy to use in and out from the car. Safety indicators help to ensure baby is safe. Jun 28, 2017

  • Not lightweight, but super safe! Small babies fit well with infant insert. High weight and height limits- my son was in it until after his 1st birthday! Jun 17, 2017

  • This seat is super easy to install and having the ability to use it with the Vista stroller is very convenient. Jun 08, 2017

  • Travel system with my Uppababy Vista, and is a European style car seat so can be used without base Jun 07, 2017

  • Admittedly, we have the UppaBaby Vista stroller, so this makes a huge difference in ease of use. It has been incredibly easy to use and to move from one vehicle to the next without worry. SO SIMPLE! May 23, 2017

    • Ella C.
    • West New York, New Jersey

    My son is STILL in this car seat. He absolutely adores it. Falls asleep instantly. The quick install is super parent friendly. We dont want to give it up, but we have to soon. May 20, 2017

  • This was the easiest base to install. Our little one likes the carseat and i believe it has to do with the generous sun shade and comfortable padding. May 10, 2017

    • Mei K.
    • Torrance , California

    Had a 5.5lbs baby and this seat fit newborns as little as 4 lbs. Nonrethread harness. Easy to to loosen and tighten the harness. Clicks in to the Vista easily Apr 27, 2017

  • Had this with my second and loved it. Apr 07, 2017

  • The seat is great! Especially if you have tall babies. Mar 30, 2017

  • Great car seat. Nice and compact, great color selection Mar 28, 2017

  • Love the safety features and style of this car seat. Also how seamlessly it integrates with the UPPAbaby Vista. Mar 14, 2017

  • This is the 3rd infant car seat I have owned (4 kids) and by far the easiest to install. The fabric matches the high quality of the Vista. I like how the handle is easy to maneuver. Mar 06, 2017

  • a bit heavy but otherwise have been happy Feb 22, 2017

    • Kate P.
    • Alexandria , Virginia

    My son loves the padding around the head and seems to love this car seat. looks really comfortable. I love it if he loves it, but the downside is that its rather heavy! Feb 22, 2017

  • I love how easy it is to install. My baby seems very comfortable in it. It comes with an infant insert which i love being that I used it to bring her home from the hospital in it and she was quite sma Jan 09, 2017

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  • super easy to install and not terribly heavy. we have the henry mesa which we love because it has no flame retardant chemicals in it Sep 20, 2017

    • Mimi K.
    • Langhorne, Pennsylvania

    super easy to install, and loved that it clicked right onto my Vista stroller. Aug 30, 2017

    • joey p.
    • little neck, New York

    it seems like a very sturdy carseat. i dont like the fact that the naby seems to sink into the seat by the torso area making her very comfortable. Aug 20, 2017

  • Love how easy it is to install In the car and sleek design! Only negative is the thin material on the canopy gets dirty very easily and is hard to clean. Candopy gets in the handles way when it's up. Aug 14, 2017

  • Absolutely love this car seat. Snaps into base with one click, and same with removal. Easy to install and light weight. It's a plus that it clicks right into our uppababy vista stroller as well. Aug 09, 2017

  • I love this car seat! So easy to install and use. It looks sleek. If you have the Uppababy stroller, please get this car seat. Just makes both of them 10x better! Love the Uppababy brand! Jul 31, 2017

    • Amy M.
    • La Crosse, Wisconsin

    Doesn't overheat and is lightweight. Worked great on the airplane as we got our baby his own seat and had him in the car seat. No fussing and stayed asleep the entire time! Jul 26, 2017

  • Love it. So easy to clean and holds up after washes. Love the look and functions great with the stroller. Also incredibly easy to install Jul 25, 2017

  • Love this car seat! The latch system is easy to install, the fabrics are easy to remove and wash (important with messy baby's) and they have great safety reviews. Easily installs on on my vista. Jul 20, 2017

    • Maria L.
    • Fort Collins, Colorado

    After a lot of research, I found a car seat I love. The material is so easy to clean, and my kiddo fits so nicely in it. Love that it clips in super easy with no attachments to the Uppababy Vista. Jul 08, 2017

    • Julia U.
    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    We love this car seat. It's great quality, comfortable for our little girl, we feel that it is very safe too. We use it with the Cruz stroller, and it is incredibly easy to Install! Jul 07, 2017

  • This car seat is amazing. Comfy, stylish, and safe. My little one loved being in it. It is also easy to load in and out of the car as well as in and out of the compatible strollers (cruz or vista) Jul 06, 2017

  • If yo have a UB stroller this car seat is great! its chick looking and easy to use in and out from the car. Safety indicators help to ensure baby is safe. Jun 28, 2017

  • Not lightweight, but super safe! Small babies fit well with infant insert. High weight and height limits- my son was in it until after his 1st birthday! Jun 17, 2017

  • This seat is super easy to install and having the ability to use it with the Vista stroller is very convenient. Jun 08, 2017

  • Travel system with my Uppababy Vista, and is a European style car seat so can be used without base Jun 07, 2017

  • Admittedly, we have the UppaBaby Vista stroller, so this makes a huge difference in ease of use. It has been incredibly easy to use and to move from one vehicle to the next without worry. SO SIMPLE! May 23, 2017

    • Ella C.
    • West New York, New Jersey

    My son is STILL in this car seat. He absolutely adores it. Falls asleep instantly. The quick install is super parent friendly. We dont want to give it up, but we have to soon. May 20, 2017

  • This was the easiest base to install. Our little one likes the carseat and i believe it has to do with the generous sun shade and comfortable padding. May 10, 2017

    • Mei K.
    • Torrance , California

    Had a 5.5lbs baby and this seat fit newborns as little as 4 lbs. Nonrethread harness. Easy to to loosen and tighten the harness. Clicks in to the Vista easily Apr 27, 2017

  • Had this with my second and loved it. Apr 07, 2017

  • The seat is great! Especially if you have tall babies. Mar 30, 2017

  • Great car seat. Nice and compact, great color selection Mar 28, 2017

  • Love the safety features and style of this car seat. Also how seamlessly it integrates with the UPPAbaby Vista. Mar 14, 2017

  • This is the 3rd infant car seat I have owned (4 kids) and by far the easiest to install. The fabric matches the high quality of the Vista. I like how the handle is easy to maneuver. Mar 06, 2017

  • a bit heavy but otherwise have been happy Feb 22, 2017

    • Kate P.
    • Alexandria , Virginia

    My son loves the padding around the head and seems to love this car seat. looks really comfortable. I love it if he loves it, but the downside is that its rather heavy! Feb 22, 2017

  • I love how easy it is to install. My baby seems very comfortable in it. It comes with an infant insert which i love being that I used it to bring her home from the hospital in it and she was quite sma Jan 09, 2017

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  • Q: How easy is it to use this car seat in taxis?

    asked by Secretly Expecting - Dec 22, 2015

  • The 2014 model is VERY easy to use in taxis. But the 2015 model is slightly different and not a safe without the base according to The Car Seat Lady. Try the Nuna Pipa if you're looking for a compatibility to the 2015 Uppa Baby Vista and easy to instal in taxis.

    Mieke S. - Dec 22, 2015

  • The original Mesa had a European belt path which allowed for a safe, secure installation without the base in most cars anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, the redesign for 2015 saw UPPAbaby remove this safety feature... and the seat is no longer one we recommend for parents who will be taking taxis or going in other cars without the base. https://youtu.be/l_ZvrrRzSw4

    The Car Seat Lady . - Dec 22, 2015

  • We have the older Mesa that we bought in 2014 so we had a good experience using it in taxis (except if the cab driver has some sort of seat covers across the whole back seat, which is another story). Be aware that there's a little metal H-shaped bar you can use to get a really snug fit with the safety belt that is tucked inside the Mesa frame. I'm not sure I would bother with this in a taxi though

    Jane U. - Dec 22, 2015

  • We've never tried this in a taxi, however, there is an option to go seatbelt only with no base for this car seat.

    Cathalina L. - Dec 22, 2015

  • We found it relatively easy to use the Mesa in taxis with the seatbelt securing it (without the base). There were a few sweat full moments though in cars from the airport though who seemed to have shorter shoulder straps that were a real struggle to get around the car seat correctly. Not sure if other car seats would have a similar issue. Sent from my iPhone

    Cheryl A. - Dec 22, 2015

  • We have the 2014 model and as others have said, very easy to quickly install in taxis/ubers. For nearly the first year of our son's life, we didn't even own a car, being city dwellers, so this was super important to us.

    Marianna R. - Dec 22, 2015

  • I have used it in a taxi(uber) once and it was very easy. im not sure about the safety feature, i felt it was quite secure with the seatbelt and no base. However I would not do that for a long ride without the base

    Secretly Expecting - Dec 23, 2015

  • Q: On our local news (SF Bay area) an 11 month old was able to undue her chest harness.... Has anyone had problems with their infants unbuckling the chest harness? There are reports of infants as young as 6 months doing this. UPPAbaby's response to this issue - is that it is "isolated".

    asked by Secretly Expecting - Nov 13, 2015

  • My son is now almost 2 years old and pretty smart - and has never even attempted unbuckling his car seat straps - either on the Mesa or on his current seat, the clek foonf. I would think it would be pretty difficult to do if the straps are tight and buckled where they should be.

    Marianna R. - Dec 22, 2015

  • My son started doing it around 11 months and did it with just one finger. He was getting too long for the car seat anyway but it was very easy for him to do and hard for us to prevent when driving.

    Samantha G. - Dec 23, 2015

  • When my son was around 11 months it was very easy for him to unclip the chest harness with one finger. Once he figured it out there was really no stopping him and he did it constantly. He was getting too long for it anyway but doesn't seem isolated according to my son.

    Samantha G. - Dec 23, 2015

  • Q: I purchased this car seat since it is one of the more compact infant car seats and I have 2 other kids, but I did not do diligence before about stroller adapters. Does anyone know if this works with the bugaboo bee? I have been able to locate an adapter, but just curious if anyone else might know.

    asked by Secretly Expecting - Mar 23, 2014

  • Bugaboo does not make an adapter for this. However, I have a chameleon and it fits perfectly in the graco adapter they make. Of course that's not what it's intended for, so use at your own discretion.

    Jordan W. - Aug 14, 2017

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