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UPPAbaby MESA Infant Car Seat

LOVE: 472 NEUTRAL: 151
REGRET: 23 WANT: 239

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Lauren K.

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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.

what parents are saying

LOVE: 472 NEUTRAL: 151
REGRET: 23 WANT: 239
  • Great for safety and convenient ....but lasts for less than a year...expensive Jan 17, 2022

  • Love it! Jan 15, 2022

  • Great product with high limits. So easy to transfer from car to stroller. Simple install with base and also the seat by itself with belt install. Red/green indicators, comfortable, easy to wash. Jan 10, 2022

    • Darci Y.
    • United States of America

    Loved it so much we asked for it for our last baby as our first had expired. Can get a little hot for the baby but the safety ratings sold me. I just put one of the little fans on it. Dec 31, 2021

  • Perfect car seat to go with the vista stroller. The installation is super easy, quality material and my baby fits in so comfy. I love that I can just click in my stroller and go. Dec 21, 2021

  • This was another great gift received from our registry. It is a little heavy but safe for baby and that is most important. Installing the base in the car is a project! Dec 15, 2021

  • I love how this attaches to my stroller! Nov 24, 2021

  • We got this in combo with the vista stroller and it’s been life changing. Our baby is comfortable and we love being able to move the headrest rather than needing to rethread the straps as she grows Nov 24, 2021

    • Erin H.
    • San Diego, New York

    Got my first Mesa to bring my now 7 year old home and for my other 2. So safe, not terribly hard to clean, and it works amazingly with the Vista or Cruz. A little on the heavy side. Nov 04, 2021

  • Great car seat, easily clicks in an out of the base, one of the best purchases we made for our baby. Sleek, modern design, and super convenient! Oct 25, 2021

  • We love this car seat! The install was very easy and hasn't budged. Our baby seems comfortable and easy to adjust headrest once they grow to a new size. We have the Bryce color (light grey). Oct 25, 2021

  • Love that this car seat is super light. But I wasn’t a fan of my sweaty baby after would have a smell and I have many car seats only this one gave off an interesting yucky smell Oct 19, 2021

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  • Great for safety and convenient ....but lasts for less than a year...expensive Jan 17, 2022

  • Love it! Jan 15, 2022

  • Great product with high limits. So easy to transfer from car to stroller. Simple install with base and also the seat by itself with belt install. Red/green indicators, comfortable, easy to wash. Jan 10, 2022

    • Darci Y.
    • United States of America

    Loved it so much we asked for it for our last baby as our first had expired. Can get a little hot for the baby but the safety ratings sold me. I just put one of the little fans on it. Dec 31, 2021

  • Perfect car seat to go with the vista stroller. The installation is super easy, quality material and my baby fits in so comfy. I love that I can just click in my stroller and go. Dec 21, 2021

  • This was another great gift received from our registry. It is a little heavy but safe for baby and that is most important. Installing the base in the car is a project! Dec 15, 2021

  • I love how this attaches to my stroller! Nov 24, 2021

  • We got this in combo with the vista stroller and it’s been life changing. Our baby is comfortable and we love being able to move the headrest rather than needing to rethread the straps as she grows Nov 24, 2021

    • Erin H.
    • San Diego, New York

    Got my first Mesa to bring my now 7 year old home and for my other 2. So safe, not terribly hard to clean, and it works amazingly with the Vista or Cruz. A little on the heavy side. Nov 04, 2021

  • Great car seat, easily clicks in an out of the base, one of the best purchases we made for our baby. Sleek, modern design, and super convenient! Oct 25, 2021

  • We love this car seat! The install was very easy and hasn't budged. Our baby seems comfortable and easy to adjust headrest once they grow to a new size. We have the Bryce color (light grey). Oct 25, 2021

  • Love that this car seat is super light. But I wasn’t a fan of my sweaty baby after would have a smell and I have many car seats only this one gave off an interesting yucky smell Oct 19, 2021

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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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