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UPPAbaby MESA Infant Car Seat

LOVE: 259 NEUTRAL: 90
REGRET: 9 WANT: 143

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Brittney J.

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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: 259 NEUTRAL: 90
REGRET: 9 WANT: 143
    • Amy T.
    • Duxbury, Massachusetts

    super easy to use w the vista and base. high quality wool in jordan version, has been warm for the though imagine it could be hot in summer. a bit heavy Mar 21, 2019

  • This is a must have! Versatile, carry weight up to 35 lbs with the ability to use in all cars, even if you do not have a base! No need to lug the car seat base around and easily snaps into stroller. Mar 19, 2019

  • Love this! First car seat I ever have and I love how easy it is to set up in the car (even the base). The material feels amazing and I really like the support it has for the head area for the baby. Mar 13, 2019

  • I love every little thing about this car seat! The ease of being able to snap it into the base or the stroller is amazing. It also is heavy which I see as a plus for safety! The quality is great Mar 08, 2019

  • Biggest regret for this FTM! This carseat doesn't fit in any other stroller (only UppaBaby brand) and my baby always looks uncomfortable in this carseat. I've told all my friends not to buy this! Mar 04, 2019

    • Niema G.
    • Temple Hills, Maryland

    I love how this car seat grows with my baby. He is so comfortable in this car seat. I love how easy it is to put on the Uppababy frame. Feb 27, 2019

  • I love the uppababy system so i had to get this one but it is really heavy! Wish I would have researched a little more. Feb 26, 2019

  • Very easy to install, which I think is the most important thing in determining the safety of a car seat. I bought the merino wool version and LOVE the feel of the fabric. It feels very sturdy and safe Feb 14, 2019

  • I have used a few different makes and models in the car seat market, but the UppaBaby has by far been one of the best! Aside from safety, it also easy to clean and wash! Feb 13, 2019

  • I love using this car seat with the base. Although it is separate, it is very much worth it. Feb 11, 2019

  • This car seat fits into the uppababy vista stroller for a complete travel system! This is also one of the few carseats made from naturally flame retardant wool so no chemicals! Feb 06, 2019

  • Extremely easy to install and transfer to/from stroller. Feb 06, 2019

  • Lightweight car seat and easy to clean Feb 06, 2019

  • Love the way it looks and love the way and the latch system works great it’s also not too heavy Jan 31, 2019

    • Bari S.
    • Greenvale, New York

    Fits nicely with the uppababy vista however i find it a bit heavy. Id rather use the doona in the beginning of infancy as i am a living in the suburbs than go through the steps of attaching this in Jan 29, 2019

  • I have this in the dark grey wool fabric and it has been amazing. My baby seems very comfortable. Jan 28, 2019

  • I feel like my LO is snug and secure in this seat. It is lightweight and so convenient to click into the base or her vista stroller. This is a must-have! Jan 26, 2019

    • Ali L.
    • NEW YORK, New York

    It’s rated one of the safest car seats. It's easy to get him in and out. The material is really nice. I like that it also fits directly into the uppababy stroller. One complaint is that it’s heavy. Jan 23, 2019

  • I like the car seat - it's safe, easy to clean and does its job well. It is heavy! And big. Very easy to set up and use. Compatibility with other products and brands (including UBs own) is lacking. Jan 21, 2019

  • This car seat is amazing. The base is so easy to install and you KNOW it’s in securely with the display. Putting in baby is fast and easy and the no re-thread adjustments is so perfect as baby grows! Jan 21, 2019

    • Emily W.
    • Lidgerwood, North Dakota

    Looks great and snaps so easily into the base and stroller. Like other uppababy products, it is priced on the higher end but ease of use has made it well worth it! Jan 21, 2019

  • Perfect fit into our vista stroller!! Jan 20, 2019

    • Demi Y.
    • Memphis, Tennessee

    Love bc the Henry color is flame retardant free. It is so easy to adjust! One con is there is no adapter for BOB stroller Jan 20, 2019

  • Being able to put this car seat on the stroller so easily was amazing when our son was a newborn. You can tell this is a quality product and will be great when we are ready for #2. Jan 16, 2019

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    • Amy T.
    • Duxbury, Massachusetts

    super easy to use w the vista and base. high quality wool in jordan version, has been warm for the though imagine it could be hot in summer. a bit heavy Mar 21, 2019

  • This is a must have! Versatile, carry weight up to 35 lbs with the ability to use in all cars, even if you do not have a base! No need to lug the car seat base around and easily snaps into stroller. Mar 19, 2019

  • Love this! First car seat I ever have and I love how easy it is to set up in the car (even the base). The material feels amazing and I really like the support it has for the head area for the baby. Mar 13, 2019

  • I love every little thing about this car seat! The ease of being able to snap it into the base or the stroller is amazing. It also is heavy which I see as a plus for safety! The quality is great Mar 08, 2019

  • Biggest regret for this FTM! This carseat doesn't fit in any other stroller (only UppaBaby brand) and my baby always looks uncomfortable in this carseat. I've told all my friends not to buy this! Mar 04, 2019

    • Niema G.
    • Temple Hills, Maryland

    I love how this car seat grows with my baby. He is so comfortable in this car seat. I love how easy it is to put on the Uppababy frame. Feb 27, 2019

  • I love the uppababy system so i had to get this one but it is really heavy! Wish I would have researched a little more. Feb 26, 2019

  • Very easy to install, which I think is the most important thing in determining the safety of a car seat. I bought the merino wool version and LOVE the feel of the fabric. It feels very sturdy and safe Feb 14, 2019

  • I have used a few different makes and models in the car seat market, but the UppaBaby has by far been one of the best! Aside from safety, it also easy to clean and wash! Feb 13, 2019

  • I love using this car seat with the base. Although it is separate, it is very much worth it. Feb 11, 2019

  • This car seat fits into the uppababy vista stroller for a complete travel system! This is also one of the few carseats made from naturally flame retardant wool so no chemicals! Feb 06, 2019

  • Extremely easy to install and transfer to/from stroller. Feb 06, 2019

  • Lightweight car seat and easy to clean Feb 06, 2019

  • Love the way it looks and love the way and the latch system works great it’s also not too heavy Jan 31, 2019

    • Bari S.
    • Greenvale, New York

    Fits nicely with the uppababy vista however i find it a bit heavy. Id rather use the doona in the beginning of infancy as i am a living in the suburbs than go through the steps of attaching this in Jan 29, 2019

  • I have this in the dark grey wool fabric and it has been amazing. My baby seems very comfortable. Jan 28, 2019

  • I feel like my LO is snug and secure in this seat. It is lightweight and so convenient to click into the base or her vista stroller. This is a must-have! Jan 26, 2019

    • Ali L.
    • NEW YORK, New York

    It’s rated one of the safest car seats. It's easy to get him in and out. The material is really nice. I like that it also fits directly into the uppababy stroller. One complaint is that it’s heavy. Jan 23, 2019

  • I like the car seat - it's safe, easy to clean and does its job well. It is heavy! And big. Very easy to set up and use. Compatibility with other products and brands (including UBs own) is lacking. Jan 21, 2019

  • This car seat is amazing. The base is so easy to install and you KNOW it’s in securely with the display. Putting in baby is fast and easy and the no re-thread adjustments is so perfect as baby grows! Jan 21, 2019

    • Emily W.
    • Lidgerwood, North Dakota

    Looks great and snaps so easily into the base and stroller. Like other uppababy products, it is priced on the higher end but ease of use has made it well worth it! Jan 21, 2019

  • Perfect fit into our vista stroller!! Jan 20, 2019

    • Demi Y.
    • Memphis, Tennessee

    Love bc the Henry color is flame retardant free. It is so easy to adjust! One con is there is no adapter for BOB stroller Jan 20, 2019

  • Being able to put this car seat on the stroller so easily was amazing when our son was a newborn. You can tell this is a quality product and will be great when we are ready for #2. Jan 16, 2019

Everyone
  • 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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