Some strollers are perfect for outdoors and daily runs. There are also strollers designed to be travel-sized for museums, malls, and family trips. Have you heard of the Mountain Buggy Nano stroller?
The Mountain Buggy Nano stroller is easy to store in the trunk of your car, and ready to be used whenever you are on the go. It’s as light as it can be with just 13 lbs as its weight. It is a combination of the best features from different types of strollers. It could’ve been a perfect travel companion if not for its significantly relevant flaws.
The Stroller Seat
The stroller can be used by babies as young as six months old and up to 44 lbs. The seat is larger compared to the seats from other compact strollers.
The seat can be adjusted as recline, upright, and world-facing. Parents love that their babies are comfortably laid back when reclined and enjoying nice naps in it. To change the seat position, you just need to pull the strap on the back to lower or lift up the seat.
Some travel strollers recline minimally, but with the Mountain Buggy Nano, it lays back nearly flat. Most parents do not find any issue at all with their child taking naps in it. But some reviews oppose. Some users want the reclined position all the way flat and the upright position to be straighter.
Between the seat and canopy, there is a 27-inch space, which is enough to accommodate your growing child.
The Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller can also be turned into a travel system. No additional adapters needed! It already has an onboard adapter for car seats. You can simply install it through the in-stroller belt style adapters. Such a lightweight stroller, but stable enough to accommodate your separate infant car seat.
The Restraint System
The stroller is equipped with a 5-point harness strap. Just look for the two red buttons and push them, squeeze the buckle, and there you go!
Some say that the seat belt isn’t the most comfortable feature. You might need to practice to buckle and unbuckle before you get used to it. That sounds pretty good for some parents so that their kids can’t undo on their own, and they think that they will not learn anytime soon because it is a bit complicated.
Make sure that the harness strap pads are also always securely in place. You can easily lose it with negligence.
One-Hand Open/Fold Mechanism
If you need a stroller that is compact, quick to fold, and portable, Nano meets all your needs. Folding this stroller only takes two simple steps. Others say it is not the fastest to fold because it requires two hands and a little practice. You need to press the two buttons to drop the canopy behind the seat and then fold the stroller down by grabbing the handle. Once you get used to the whole process, it will be much easier.
You cannot fold this stroller using one hand. So if you are alone on the road with a baby in one hand and with a lot of things with you, you practically need help to fold it.
It has carrying straps to hang it on your shoulder like a handbag. If your shoulders hurt from carrying it, there is a sturdy plastic handle to pick up or use it to roll like a suitcase.
The Mountain Buggy Nano stroller is usually purchased for traveling. It folds small enough to fit under an airline seat or inside the compartment. Yes, bringing it along with you in flights is as easy as ABC. Thanks to its super compact fold! But since it is a smart and solid stroller, the Mountain Buggy Nano is usually kept inside the car and only used for running errands, a quick stroll in the park, or maybe grabbing a bite somewhere.
Can Stand Upright Alone When Folded?
When this stroller is folded, it self-stands and stays in place. You can park it inside your house, car trunk, or elsewhere if it is not in use and it will remain on its folded standing position.
For a compact and lightweight stroller, the storage basket of Mountain Buggy Nano stroller is pretty spacious and can accommodate your medium-sized diaper bag, snacks, and other essentials. It is accessible from front and back. That means you can grab the things you needed wherever you are!
Nowadays, the single push bar handle is emerging in recently released strollers. It is much preferred than those with separate push bars since it’s easier to push this using one hand. It’s a good thing that Mountain Buggy Nano has the single push bar.
The handlebar height of this stroller is higher than usual. One 6’3” parent mentioned that he is pretty comfortable when he’s walking with the stroller. However, it’s not adjustable.
As for me, it would still be better if it’s adjustable because not everyone has the same preference. Perhaps just three adjustable positions for the handlebar would be great.
Nano has four 5.5 inches wheels. The two in the front are swiveling and can be locked. With the wheels being locked, the stroller can go over sand or grass without worrying it will get stuck in bumps. Because of its swiveling mode, the wheels are set to be more agile.
The size of the wheels makes it easier to navigate through aisles in stores and tight corners around your neighborhood.
The wheels are also removable for repair and replaceable when it gets damaged.
A major flaw about the wheels is that the rear wheels can unexpectedly fall. If you are traveling overseas and it happens, you’ll be left helpless because the only way to have it fixed is to wait for the replacement wheels from Mountain Buggy. There is no way to expedite the process even if you are willing to pay for it.
You really need to take good care of its wheels. Don’t use it in the snow or in rough roads. This is not an all-terrain stroller.
Rear Wheels: 5.5 inches
Front Wheels: 5.5 inches
It doesn’t come with any trays or cup holders, unfortunately. It does come with a travel bag, though, so you need not worry that this stroller will get dusty when it is stored.
As mentioned, the Mountain Buggy Nano stroller doesn’t have any trays. If soon they will release a new version of this stroller, adding at least a removable child’s tray would be nice.
Size and Weight
Dimensions When Opened:
Stroller Width: 22 inches
Stroller Height: 38.5 inches
Stroller Depth: 32 inches
Dimensions When Folded:
Stroller Width: 22 inches
Stroller Height: 20 inches
Stroller Depth: 12 inches
Stroller Weight: 13 lbs
Weight Limit: 44 lbs
The Mountain Buggy Nano stroller has such a good weight for carrying around. 13 lbs isn’t a burden, is it?
Leg Rest/Foot Rest
This stroller has an adjustable leg/footrest for your child — a feature you would not always expect from a compact and lightweight stroller. Frequently, it is already disregarded, and your child is left with feet dangling down.
This an added comfort for your child when where they can rest their legs and feet. It makes the stroller more conducive to napping and riding.
The Mountain Buggy Nano’s canopy is of fantastic coverage — it has an added extension to protect your baby from different angles of harmful sun exposure, not the legs and body, however.
There is no peek-a-boo window, but a mesh window, for better ventilation and to quickly check on your baby. No need to go in front.
I have to tell you that if your canopy is opening by itself when it is folded, then complain no more, there is a connected running strap to the canopy to secure it when it is in a closed position. You just have to attach this strap to the handlebar upon closing.
Because of the canopy’s coverage, there is excess material especially if it is not in use. If it is pulled back, it covers or gets in the way of the handlebar. This might be a bit annoying for some users.
In the Mountain Buggy Nano stroller, a single action brake is available. It has color indicators, which makes it easy to access. If you want to put it in on, step on the red part. For releasing, step on the blue part. Sounds super easy, right?
Some essential features need improvement – the wheels, the one-hand open/fold mechanism, and the canopy covering the handlebar to name a few. Despite this, the Mountain Buggy Nano is versatile from baby use to toddlers. And it is not that crazy expensive!
This stroller is one excellent investment if you plan to travel a lot. Its ability to accept infant car seats is a great plus, especially that it already comes with a strap to secure your infant seat. Use the money you’re supposed to spend on infant car seat adapters to other accessories such as an all-weather cover pack.
The Mountain Buggy Nano stroller isn’t only a great solution for parents who often are on-the-go or always out for some errands. It is also awesome mostly because you don’t need any more strollers after this.
The maneuverability and ease of use are the best features of this stroller. No issues at all with how to operate, push, and turn it. Although it is light, the weight of the stroller is equally distributed making it easy to hop over curbs. Its wheels can also absorb light shocks and bumps.
The Mountain Buggy Nano isn’t designed for off-the-road strolling.
In terms of compactness and portability, Nano has a big say because of its fantastic fold size. Commuting never sounds easy, but this stroller adds convenience especially in using it in public transportations. It is also perfect for store aisles to finish off your errands.
As mentioned above, the trays and cup holders are not available in the package. But that is something that can be added in future versions of Nano. The rest of the features are innovative and well-manufactured and are all readily available.
If you’re bothered folding the stroller with two hands, if parent and child’s tray are necessary for you, and the canopy coverage is kind of annoying to you, then you might want to think twice, or maybe four times, before buying the Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller.
But if you are looking for a light and compact stroller but well-equipped like full-sized strollers and do not want to spend money on a secondary stroller, the Mountain Buggy Nano is the answer to your long search.
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What Do You Think?
I highly suggest that you check out the feedbacks of parents who got this stroller to help you decide further.
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