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UPPAbaby MESA Infant Car Seat

LOVE: 312 NEUTRAL: 106
REGRET: 12 WANT: 160

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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.

what parents are saying

LOVE: 312 NEUTRAL: 106
REGRET: 12 WANT: 160
  • Great car seat!! Love that it fits in my uppababy vista stroller, it makes it super convenient. Easy to install and I feel that it’s been very safe for us so far! Sep 17, 2019

    • Linh G.
    • Garden Grove, California

    Super easy to get my baby in and out of. Sep 16, 2019

  • I absolutely LOVE this car seat! It is super easy to install the base; with my vehicle I have to use a seat belt, and my husband's has the anchors and both installs are simple. Bonus is baby loves it! Sep 15, 2019

  • As first time parents it’s so comforting to know with certainty that your car seat is installed correctly (and can easily be moved without sacrificing that confidence)! Sep 14, 2019

  • This carseat come sin wool now. It has zero chemical flame retardants. Dh loves the base design- super easy t o install. We are frugal but this is worth it for zero chemicals and ease of use. Sep 14, 2019

  • Chosen for high safety & ease of use rating. Negatives: weight, sun shade hits handle &, for the price, doesn’t grow with your child, but I splurged for my 1st born anyway & got it in the color Henry. Sep 12, 2019

  • Seems lightweight compared to others! Sep 12, 2019

  • best car seat ever! my daughter slept everytime she was in it. fits right into the stroller and carseat dock! must have! Sep 11, 2019

  • Great car seat. Works with the vista stroller. Easy to clip in and out of both the seat and from the base onto the stroller. A little heavier then some comparable car seats, but very sturdy. Sep 10, 2019

  • This is very easy to install and taking it in and out of the car is also very easy. But my 9 month old (19lbs) is getting too big and is not happy in this anymore! I wish we could have use it longer. Sep 09, 2019

  • Love this seat. Super easy install, intuitively designed, great canopy, and very convenient for our uppababy stroller. It is very heavy though Sep 08, 2019

  • It was a great day while he fit in it. So easy to pop into the Vista stroller. Sep 04, 2019

  • Very easy to load into base. Sep 02, 2019

  • This car seat is fool proof. As first time parents, you’re terrified of incorrect installation before putting your child in the car. This is so quick and simple. Sep 01, 2019

  • Did sooo much research and was so impressed with the Mesa. Will definitely get another one for next baby we have. It is such good quality, amazing safety ratings, so easy to install and use! Aug 30, 2019

  • SO heavy! Aug 26, 2019

  • Super easy to install, super easy to take the cover off to wash and put back on! Aug 25, 2019

  • Click and go. So simple to install. We love the Mesa Aug 24, 2019

  • Perfect fit into our vista stroller!! I love the convenience of clipping it right into the stroller. It is a little on the heavy side but well-made. With a long baby it fits him perfectly Aug 22, 2019

  • This car seat was SO easy to install with the base that I started taking the base with me when traveling. Much easier using the latch system instead of the seatbelt. It was super comfy for baby Aug 22, 2019

  • Bought this in conjunction with the vista- easiest travel system! No need for adaptors. Easy to clip in and out of base in the car and you can ur a seat belt option too! I like the head support too! Aug 22, 2019

  • The nicest car seat I own! Somehow I ended up with three car seats and this one is the nicest material, easiest to install and use and definitely the one my daughter likes the most. Aug 20, 2019

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  • Great car seat!! Love that it fits in my uppababy vista stroller, it makes it super convenient. Easy to install and I feel that it’s been very safe for us so far! Sep 17, 2019

    • Linh G.
    • Garden Grove, California

    Super easy to get my baby in and out of. Sep 16, 2019

  • I absolutely LOVE this car seat! It is super easy to install the base; with my vehicle I have to use a seat belt, and my husband's has the anchors and both installs are simple. Bonus is baby loves it! Sep 15, 2019

  • As first time parents it’s so comforting to know with certainty that your car seat is installed correctly (and can easily be moved without sacrificing that confidence)! Sep 14, 2019

  • This carseat come sin wool now. It has zero chemical flame retardants. Dh loves the base design- super easy t o install. We are frugal but this is worth it for zero chemicals and ease of use. Sep 14, 2019

  • Chosen for high safety & ease of use rating. Negatives: weight, sun shade hits handle &, for the price, doesn’t grow with your child, but I splurged for my 1st born anyway & got it in the color Henry. Sep 12, 2019

  • Seems lightweight compared to others! Sep 12, 2019

  • best car seat ever! my daughter slept everytime she was in it. fits right into the stroller and carseat dock! must have! Sep 11, 2019

  • Great car seat. Works with the vista stroller. Easy to clip in and out of both the seat and from the base onto the stroller. A little heavier then some comparable car seats, but very sturdy. Sep 10, 2019

  • This is very easy to install and taking it in and out of the car is also very easy. But my 9 month old (19lbs) is getting too big and is not happy in this anymore! I wish we could have use it longer. Sep 09, 2019

  • Love this seat. Super easy install, intuitively designed, great canopy, and very convenient for our uppababy stroller. It is very heavy though Sep 08, 2019

  • It was a great day while he fit in it. So easy to pop into the Vista stroller. Sep 04, 2019

  • Very easy to load into base. Sep 02, 2019

  • This car seat is fool proof. As first time parents, you’re terrified of incorrect installation before putting your child in the car. This is so quick and simple. Sep 01, 2019

  • Did sooo much research and was so impressed with the Mesa. Will definitely get another one for next baby we have. It is such good quality, amazing safety ratings, so easy to install and use! Aug 30, 2019

  • SO heavy! Aug 26, 2019

  • Super easy to install, super easy to take the cover off to wash and put back on! Aug 25, 2019

  • Click and go. So simple to install. We love the Mesa Aug 24, 2019

  • Perfect fit into our vista stroller!! I love the convenience of clipping it right into the stroller. It is a little on the heavy side but well-made. With a long baby it fits him perfectly Aug 22, 2019

  • This car seat was SO easy to install with the base that I started taking the base with me when traveling. Much easier using the latch system instead of the seatbelt. It was super comfy for baby Aug 22, 2019

  • Bought this in conjunction with the vista- easiest travel system! No need for adaptors. Easy to clip in and out of base in the car and you can ur a seat belt option too! I like the head support too! Aug 22, 2019

  • The nicest car seat I own! Somehow I ended up with three car seats and this one is the nicest material, easiest to install and use and definitely the one my daughter likes the most. Aug 20, 2019

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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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