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UPPAbaby MESA Infant Car Seat

LOVE: 278 NEUTRAL: 97
REGRET: 9 WANT: 151

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Maria O.

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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: 278 NEUTRAL: 97
REGRET: 9 WANT: 151
    • Mom T.
    • United States of America

    Sturdy, well known and has a good rep. It's easy to slide in and out of the car. Easy to attach LATCH. I feel very comfortable my baby is safe inside. Jun 19, 2019

  • Super easy to snap into the Vista stroller and into the car seat base. Didn’t love how there wasn’t a larger sun shield (you can buy one separately, the cabana, which I did, but it was a pain). Jun 18, 2019

  • We have been so happy with this carseat. It works great with the UppaBaby Mesa, and is very easy to use. We loved using it while traveling without the base and still felt very safe! Jun 18, 2019

  • This is a great, light car seat. Clicks in easily to the Uppababy strollers. Rated for 4lb and up so suitable for bringing a preemie home from the hospital! I have the wool fabric which is great! Jun 06, 2019

  • My baby loves her car seat! Love how easy it is to attach to uppababy strollers. Super convenient. Only downside is a little heavier than some other car seats we looked at. May 30, 2019

  • This car seat was great- it was easy to clean, secure, safe, and comfy for our daughter- however, it’s heavy. As she started to get heavier, it became very difficult to use as a carrier. May 17, 2019

  • The canopy is loud and stirs my son every time I open or close it (which happens a lot since you can't hold it on your arm with it fully open). I wouldn't get it again but it is a safe seat. May 14, 2019

  • Love how this infant car seat clips right into the stroller without an additional adapters! So easy to instal in car, and easy to clean! May 08, 2019

  • I loved the convenience of attaching this to my Vista stroller. It seemed very safe and comfortable, but it was heavy!!! I chose a lighter car seat for my second and third child. May 06, 2019

  • It is so easy to use as part of my travel system with the UPPABaby Vista. Love that the fabric is machine washable. Very easy to remove and clean! Don’t love that our little guy gets so warm in it! May 04, 2019

    • Abbey G.
    • Westminster , Colorado

    I love my Uppababy Mesa car seat! The seat is light weight while still providing protection, the base is simple to install and the leveling guides are as easy as the color changing from red to green. May 02, 2019

    • Emma H.
    • Westfield, New Jersey

    This car seat is now on its fourth baby and keeps going strong. I love how compact and light weight it is and it works seamlessly with our UPPA baby stroller system. May 01, 2019

  • I'm not crazy about this car seat. It goes with the UppaBaby travel system, but I'm disappointed with how deep the seat it. My babies never really seemed truly comfortable in it. Apr 23, 2019

  • Love this car seat! It attaches onto the UPPA baby Vista to use as a stroller seat and detaches easily to put baby in the car without waking her! She is 6 months and we still use it almost everyday Apr 22, 2019

  • I do not love this car seat. It was extremely heavy for me and my son hated being in it. Apr 20, 2019

  • This is a seriously wonderful car seat!! So easy to use! It’s the easiest car seat to put in a car that I’ve ever used! It’s easy to move to the stroller too. It’s sort of heavy but I love it! Apr 18, 2019

  • What I love most about this carseat, is how it uses wool as a fire retardant rather than chemicals. Fits in airplane seats perfectly, It sits securely without the base. Incredible safety ratings! Apr 18, 2019

  • I love this seat! It pairs with our stroller so well that our baby never wakes up when we switch from car to stroller. Easy to buckle, fabric easy to clean. Seamless transition. Apr 16, 2019

  • Love the sleek look, breathable fabric and how easy it is to keep clean. And of course, the amazing safety ratings without the added weight. Apr 16, 2019

    • Morgan H.
    • Pendleton , South Carolina

    This caeseat clicks right into the Vista, making transfers from the car a sinch! We also were in an accident while our twins were in this seat and they were completely unharmed thanks to its safety! Apr 14, 2019

    • Tina L.
    • Garden grove, California

    Love the color of the fabric. Super easy to clean and getting baby in and out. easy to attache on base. The only thing I don’t like about it is it’s heavy. Apr 14, 2019

  • Amazing product! Very easy to install. Clicks in and out of the car and the stroller with ease. Could not be happier with this infant seat! Apr 14, 2019

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    • Mom T.
    • United States of America

    Sturdy, well known and has a good rep. It's easy to slide in and out of the car. Easy to attach LATCH. I feel very comfortable my baby is safe inside. Jun 19, 2019

  • Super easy to snap into the Vista stroller and into the car seat base. Didn’t love how there wasn’t a larger sun shield (you can buy one separately, the cabana, which I did, but it was a pain). Jun 18, 2019

  • We have been so happy with this carseat. It works great with the UppaBaby Mesa, and is very easy to use. We loved using it while traveling without the base and still felt very safe! Jun 18, 2019

  • This is a great, light car seat. Clicks in easily to the Uppababy strollers. Rated for 4lb and up so suitable for bringing a preemie home from the hospital! I have the wool fabric which is great! Jun 06, 2019

  • My baby loves her car seat! Love how easy it is to attach to uppababy strollers. Super convenient. Only downside is a little heavier than some other car seats we looked at. May 30, 2019

  • This car seat was great- it was easy to clean, secure, safe, and comfy for our daughter- however, it’s heavy. As she started to get heavier, it became very difficult to use as a carrier. May 17, 2019

  • The canopy is loud and stirs my son every time I open or close it (which happens a lot since you can't hold it on your arm with it fully open). I wouldn't get it again but it is a safe seat. May 14, 2019

  • Love how this infant car seat clips right into the stroller without an additional adapters! So easy to instal in car, and easy to clean! May 08, 2019

  • I loved the convenience of attaching this to my Vista stroller. It seemed very safe and comfortable, but it was heavy!!! I chose a lighter car seat for my second and third child. May 06, 2019

  • It is so easy to use as part of my travel system with the UPPABaby Vista. Love that the fabric is machine washable. Very easy to remove and clean! Don’t love that our little guy gets so warm in it! May 04, 2019

    • Abbey G.
    • Westminster , Colorado

    I love my Uppababy Mesa car seat! The seat is light weight while still providing protection, the base is simple to install and the leveling guides are as easy as the color changing from red to green. May 02, 2019

    • Emma H.
    • Westfield, New Jersey

    This car seat is now on its fourth baby and keeps going strong. I love how compact and light weight it is and it works seamlessly with our UPPA baby stroller system. May 01, 2019

  • I'm not crazy about this car seat. It goes with the UppaBaby travel system, but I'm disappointed with how deep the seat it. My babies never really seemed truly comfortable in it. Apr 23, 2019

  • Love this car seat! It attaches onto the UPPA baby Vista to use as a stroller seat and detaches easily to put baby in the car without waking her! She is 6 months and we still use it almost everyday Apr 22, 2019

  • I do not love this car seat. It was extremely heavy for me and my son hated being in it. Apr 20, 2019

  • This is a seriously wonderful car seat!! So easy to use! It’s the easiest car seat to put in a car that I’ve ever used! It’s easy to move to the stroller too. It’s sort of heavy but I love it! Apr 18, 2019

  • What I love most about this carseat, is how it uses wool as a fire retardant rather than chemicals. Fits in airplane seats perfectly, It sits securely without the base. Incredible safety ratings! Apr 18, 2019

  • I love this seat! It pairs with our stroller so well that our baby never wakes up when we switch from car to stroller. Easy to buckle, fabric easy to clean. Seamless transition. Apr 16, 2019

  • Love the sleek look, breathable fabric and how easy it is to keep clean. And of course, the amazing safety ratings without the added weight. Apr 16, 2019

    • Morgan H.
    • Pendleton , South Carolina

    This caeseat clicks right into the Vista, making transfers from the car a sinch! We also were in an accident while our twins were in this seat and they were completely unharmed thanks to its safety! Apr 14, 2019

    • Tina L.
    • Garden grove, California

    Love the color of the fabric. Super easy to clean and getting baby in and out. easy to attache on base. The only thing I don’t like about it is it’s heavy. Apr 14, 2019

  • Amazing product! Very easy to install. Clicks in and out of the car and the stroller with ease. Could not be happier with this infant seat! Apr 14, 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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