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UPPAbaby MESA Infant Car Seat

LOVE: 158 NEUTRAL: 71
REGRET: 2 WANT: 92

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Kathryne S.

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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: 158 NEUTRAL: 71
REGRET: 2 WANT: 92
  • We had a screamer..our daughter stopped when we bought this seat!! It is very sleek and relativity light!! It clicks right on to the Uppa baby stroller. Love that the straps tuck in to the side too!! Nov 16, 2017

    • Erika M.
    • Pleasantville, New York

    Great car seat and clips right into the Uppa stroller with no converter required Nov 15, 2017

  • Car seat works well for the stroller. So easy to install it’s really amazing. We didn’t have to buy two bases because it was so easy to move between cars. Nov 11, 2017

  • love the ease and convenience but it does take up a lot of space when rear facing. The front seat has to go way up to accommodate Nov 02, 2017

  • Super easy to install and not so heavy when carrying even with baby inside Nov 01, 2017

    • Cori T.
    • United States of America

    Light weight. Clips directly into the UPPAbaby Vista stroller Oct 26, 2017

  • Very stylish.The only problem I’ve had in the past is with the base. It has a feature that lets you know if the seat belt is tight enough to the base, however I struggle making it green/ok. A mat help Oct 26, 2017

  • The no re-thread straps are nice. I found it a little weird to get a good fit when baby was newborn. Oct 24, 2017

  • Super easy to use and install! Not convenient to carry around or travel with--it's really heavy. Easy to clean, take apart and throw in the wash. Oct 23, 2017

  • LOVE this car seat! It is more than worth the price. We have the Mesa Henry, so it's 100% flame-retardant free. Super convenient, stylish, washable cover, get so many compliments! Oct 21, 2017

    • Amy Y.
    • Durham, North Carolina

    Compatible with the Uppababy stroller & easy to click in/out. The padding seems very comfy for baby. Cons: heavier than others, canopy clicks when opening or closing which can wake baby. Oct 20, 2017

    • kat p.
    • COSTA MESA, California

    This was a car seat recommended to me by many friends! Oct 19, 2017

    • Sarah L.
    • Pembroke Pines, Florida

    Baby fits nice and snuck in car seat - feels very safe. Pro - LATCH system - easier installation, secure (clicks when in place), compatible with UPPAbaby strollers - easy in and out of car Oct 19, 2017

  • I feel like my child is very secure. It is versatile and fits do easily on my stroller frame. Baby doesn't care for it so much, but I'm sure he'll come around! Oct 19, 2017

  • safe stylish and compatible with our UB Cruz stroller! Oct 19, 2017

    • Reh W.
    • San Diego, California

    Easy to install and easy to clip baby in and out. Only down side is it is a little heavy to carry but I think majority of the car seats are. Love how it clips into the stroller so easily. Oct 18, 2017

  • It keeps baby safe and very easy to click into Uppababy Vista Stroller. Oct 18, 2017

  • LITERALLY LOVE THIS CAR SEAT!! It's super easy to take in and out. The headrest is easy to adjust as well. Great product. Oct 18, 2017

    • Carol C.
    • United States of America

    So comfy!!! Oct 18, 2017

  • I live the ease of use, installation, and integration with Cruz stroller. Oct 18, 2017

  • I love how padded this car seat is !! I got this car seat in Henry ! It was so easy to install and pretty light weight . I compared it to a Graco and this hands down is the best ! Oct 03, 2017

  • This car seat is amazing. It is so easy to get in and out of the car and on the Uppa Baby Vista stroller. I have the blue one and always get complements on it. Oct 02, 2017

  • Great car seat and base Sep 22, 2017

  • I love how easy it installs in the car and the Uppababy Vista stroller. But I hate how heavy and difficult to carry it is. Sep 21, 2017

  • I love how easy it installs in the car and the Uppababy Vista stroller. But I hate how heavy and difficult to carry it is. Sep 21, 2017

  • I love the convenience of it clicking straight into the stroller. Lots of my friends car seats of different brands look much more plush and supportive. Would buy adapter and other brand next time. Sep 21, 2017

  • I was originally on the fence about this car seat because I felt like my little one was being squished in it! But once i took out the additional padding for smaller babies, it was perfect! LOVE! Sep 21, 2017

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  • We had a screamer..our daughter stopped when we bought this seat!! It is very sleek and relativity light!! It clicks right on to the Uppa baby stroller. Love that the straps tuck in to the side too!! Nov 16, 2017

    • Erika M.
    • Pleasantville, New York

    Great car seat and clips right into the Uppa stroller with no converter required Nov 15, 2017

  • Car seat works well for the stroller. So easy to install it’s really amazing. We didn’t have to buy two bases because it was so easy to move between cars. Nov 11, 2017

  • love the ease and convenience but it does take up a lot of space when rear facing. The front seat has to go way up to accommodate Nov 02, 2017

  • Super easy to install and not so heavy when carrying even with baby inside Nov 01, 2017

    • Cori T.
    • United States of America

    Light weight. Clips directly into the UPPAbaby Vista stroller Oct 26, 2017

  • Very stylish.The only problem I’ve had in the past is with the base. It has a feature that lets you know if the seat belt is tight enough to the base, however I struggle making it green/ok. A mat help Oct 26, 2017

  • The no re-thread straps are nice. I found it a little weird to get a good fit when baby was newborn. Oct 24, 2017

  • Super easy to use and install! Not convenient to carry around or travel with--it's really heavy. Easy to clean, take apart and throw in the wash. Oct 23, 2017

  • LOVE this car seat! It is more than worth the price. We have the Mesa Henry, so it's 100% flame-retardant free. Super convenient, stylish, washable cover, get so many compliments! Oct 21, 2017

    • Amy Y.
    • Durham, North Carolina

    Compatible with the Uppababy stroller & easy to click in/out. The padding seems very comfy for baby. Cons: heavier than others, canopy clicks when opening or closing which can wake baby. Oct 20, 2017

    • kat p.
    • COSTA MESA, California

    This was a car seat recommended to me by many friends! Oct 19, 2017

    • Sarah L.
    • Pembroke Pines, Florida

    Baby fits nice and snuck in car seat - feels very safe. Pro - LATCH system - easier installation, secure (clicks when in place), compatible with UPPAbaby strollers - easy in and out of car Oct 19, 2017

  • I feel like my child is very secure. It is versatile and fits do easily on my stroller frame. Baby doesn't care for it so much, but I'm sure he'll come around! Oct 19, 2017

  • safe stylish and compatible with our UB Cruz stroller! Oct 19, 2017

    • Reh W.
    • San Diego, California

    Easy to install and easy to clip baby in and out. Only down side is it is a little heavy to carry but I think majority of the car seats are. Love how it clips into the stroller so easily. Oct 18, 2017

  • It keeps baby safe and very easy to click into Uppababy Vista Stroller. Oct 18, 2017

  • LITERALLY LOVE THIS CAR SEAT!! It's super easy to take in and out. The headrest is easy to adjust as well. Great product. Oct 18, 2017

    • Carol C.
    • United States of America

    So comfy!!! Oct 18, 2017

  • I live the ease of use, installation, and integration with Cruz stroller. Oct 18, 2017

  • I love how padded this car seat is !! I got this car seat in Henry ! It was so easy to install and pretty light weight . I compared it to a Graco and this hands down is the best ! Oct 03, 2017

  • This car seat is amazing. It is so easy to get in and out of the car and on the Uppa Baby Vista stroller. I have the blue one and always get complements on it. Oct 02, 2017

  • Great car seat and base Sep 22, 2017

  • I love how easy it installs in the car and the Uppababy Vista stroller. But I hate how heavy and difficult to carry it is. Sep 21, 2017

  • I love how easy it installs in the car and the Uppababy Vista stroller. But I hate how heavy and difficult to carry it is. Sep 21, 2017

  • I love the convenience of it clicking straight into the stroller. Lots of my friends car seats of different brands look much more plush and supportive. Would buy adapter and other brand next time. Sep 21, 2017

  • I was originally on the fence about this car seat because I felt like my little one was being squished in it! But once i took out the additional padding for smaller babies, it was perfect! LOVE! Sep 21, 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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