UPPAbaby MINU – Review

UPPAbaby announced their Minu stroller for this year, together with all the other improvements to their Vista, Cruz, Mesa, G-Luxe and G-Lite for 2018. The Minu is the latest addition to the long line of UPPAbaby strollers, with beautiful, functional design that can match the rest of the family.

The 2018 UPPAbaby Minu is a light and compact stroller that works great for travels and shopping at the mall. With its weigh of around 14.5 lbs, it can remind some people of the Babyzen Yoyo+ stroller. The Minu can be folded with a single hand into a compact size that can easily fit into a car trunk. It can also recline in multiple positions for comfortable napping. This year’s UPPAbaby Minu is also pretty smooth to ride thanks to its all wheel suspension! It comes in the classic UPPAbaby colors as well as the new Charcoal Melange color.

UPPAbaby MINU Stroller

All of the Minu fashions also feature a handle bar with one hundred percent premium leather! It’s a full grain cowhide leather tanned without any chemicals, plus it has a REACH certificate which means it meets European Union’s strict chemical testing requirements. Over its regular use it’ll eventually develop a darker patina and a softer feel, like all high quality leather.

There are many ways the UPPAbaby Minu can be used right from the birth. There are car seat adapters available, sold separately, that allow to attach your Maxi Cosi, UPPAbaby Mesa or Nuna Pipa baby car seats, as well as the Cybex Aton Q and Aton 2 baby car seats. You can also buy the Minu’s From Birth Kit separately! It includes a mattress to make it more bassinet-like, except its sides are lower than in a regular full size bassinet. It will allow you to use the Minu right from the very start and your newborn will be able to lay completely flat in there. The From Birth Kit also doesn’t prevent the stroller from folding normally.

UPPAbaby MINU

Among other features of this year’s UPPAbaby Minu are:

  • Big, extendable sun canopy
  • Includes a storage bag
  • Can be used from the age of three months to 50 pounds of weight
  • One step fold that only requires one hand and can stand even when folded
  • Portable and light design, with a shoulder strap and a carry handle
  • Roomy seat that can hold up to fifty pounds to provide full comfort
  • Easily accessible, big basket with twenty pounds weight capacity
  • Additional storage pocket
  • One hundred percent full grain leather handlebar
  • Reclines in multiple positions
  • All wheel suspension that absorbs shocks
  • Extendable pop-out sunshade with UPF of over 50
  • Vented peek-a-boo window
  • When combined with the From Birth Kit, it can be used right from the birth
  • When combined with adapters, it’s compatible with the MESA Infant Car Seat

UPPAbaby MINU Colors

Things I love the UPPAbaby MINU for:

Suitable for Traveling. Everyone knows how annoying it can get to travel with a baby, with all the things you have to gather beforehand and everything. While there’s no stroller that could rid us of that problem completely, the UPPAbaby Minu makes it all much easier, not having to be checked in with its ability to be reduced to quite a small size. Now seeing the world with your little one seems much more achievable!

Great Color Choice.  With UPPAbaby Minu, you can choose out of four different colors, including more neutral ones like the black Jake and the charcoal Jordan, or brighter types like the red Denny and the teal Ryan. Everyone can find something for themselves!

Unique Features. Despite being so light and designed with traveling in mind, the UPPAbaby Minu actually comes with its own set of unique features that wouldn’t be easy to find in other models, like the angled foot rest, more spacious basket or the extended canopy with SPF of over 50.

Folding. The UPPAbaby Minu’s folding mechanism is pretty innovative and original, which allows it to fold to quite a compact size. Folding it and locking is a breeze. When it’s in the folded position, it is down to 4 accordion components, which combined with only weighting 14.5 pounds makes the UPPAbaby Minu the best stroller to bring along with you.

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UPPAbaby Minu 2018 Pros:

  • Deep recline with plenty of head space
  • Extendable canopy and a pop-out sun visor, providing the baby with plenty of shade
  • Magnetic peekaboo window
  • Possibility of attaching a baby car seat or a carrycot
  • Storage basket with large capacity
  • All wheel suspension that makes it easy to go over cobblestone and sidewalk cracks
  • Folds down to a compact size, which makes storing it and traveling with it easy
  • Its light weight and shoulder strap make it very portable
Caroline Cooper

Hi moms! My name is Caroline. Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm a mother who often had to face the task of choosing the stroller herself, so I know what it’s like looking for the best one. I hope that you will find my reviews useful. If you do, I’m glad I could make that though choice easier for you. If you still have any doubts – go ahead and ask, I’m here to help you.