Parenting is complex enough – so shouldn’t your car seat be both effective and simple? The UPPAbaby Mesa Infant Car Seat has pared down this key safety device to its essence, with top-notch safety features and incredible ease of use. And did we mention that you don’t need to buy a separate adapter to use it with your UPPAbaby Vista or UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller?
Here’s the scoop on this delightful new treat of a child safety seat:
Really, we could go on about how much we love the UPPAbaby Mesa Infant Car Seat – except that we already did, when we first saw it at the ABC Kids Show. See more pics and read our own Sheri Gurock’s take on the Mesa here. We think this car seat will become just as ubiquitous as the UPPAbaby Vista Stroller – and you can’t turn a corner here in Boston without spotting a Vista. Get your Mesa Infant Car Seat today, and enjoy the beauty of simplicity!
Design, style, safety, ease of use
I am a new first time mom, so my experiences with carseats is next to nothing. However, the UPPAbaby Mesa made my first installation a breeze! My husband and I spent all of ten minutes reading the easy manual and installing the base and seat. The safety indicators made this mama happy... as a type A I like to triple check everything, but did not need to with the help of the green/red indicators. The car seat is stylish and modern. I also have the Vista Stroller and am thrilled with it so far. My only critique of the Mesa is that it felt heavier than I would have anticipated. This could be a low point for many, however, it will force me into a daily arm workout with my son and Mesa as the weight!
Stylish, Slim, easy LATCH install, Buckle pockets
Tight fit, impossible seatbelt install, heavy
After all of the delay drama and hype, I am underwhelmed by this car seat.
-Smaller profile of seat and base than other infant seats
-Love the LATCH base install
-Pockets for buckle are helpful when putting child in seat
-Super easy to remove from Vista
-Like that is has the Side Impact protection
-Installation with a seat belt on leather is impossible! I had to kneel down on the base while trying to tighten the belt with my foot to get the indicator to turn green. Then the seat belt lock off was very hard to close unless you have the belt in there just right. After all the hard work, the base could wiggle back to a red indicator with very little effort. Just could not get the base installed safely using a seat belt.
-Level indicator is green for all of the base level settings so I had to eyeball the line on the seat with the ground to find the correct level setting. Thus the level on the base is useless
-Infant insert makes seat to small for even tiny babies. My daughter is just under 8lbs and with the infant insert the seat buckle digs into her skinny legs. Without the insert it seems like she is seated too low and there is lots of extra space in the seat.
-Wish you didn't need the included adapters for use with the Vista. Would be nice if UPPAbaby made is compatible with their higher end stroller instead of the cheaper one.
-Chest buckle is difficult to move up and down when the child is strapped in. Good for safety probably but makes a very unhappy baby and frustrated mommy when trying to get it into place.
-Canopy stains with rain. I plan on just wetting the entire canopy and hope that it will no longer look stained after being in the rain.
-A little heavier than other seats but not too noticeable
-Seems like I can never get the straps as loose as I want them and tightening the straps is not as easy as other seats (I used the Chicco Keyfit before the Mesa arrived).
Overall, it is a nice seat but not sure it was worth all of the hype, wait or price. For $100 less the Chicco was a great seat, just doesn't look as fashionable as the Mesa.