Updated: Mar 14
From a company best known for their high quality baby carriers, Ergobaby is looking to make a name for themselves in the travel stroller market.
The Metro+ boasts a comfortable ride for babies built into a compact frame. When it comes to compact strollers for babies and toddlers, safety and convenience are key. You and your child need a stroller that keeps them comfortable while making your life easier. A compact stroller will do just that.
Ergobaby’s Metro+ Stroller is not only compact and lightweight, but it’s also newborn-ready and car seat-compatible. With an ergonomic seat that reclines and has extra cozy cushioned padding and an adjustable handlebar the stroller focuses on comfort for both the baby and whoever is pushing Baby on the go. Infant and toddler stroller accessories, from sunshades and a carry bag to car seat adapters and support bars, adapt this reliable stroller for any situation.
So let's have a look at everything we loved about this stroller as well as a few features we thought could be improved.
The Metro+ is one of the only compact strollers with an extendable height handlebar. Ergonomically designed to improve your posture as you push and allow space for greater strides.
It’s the #1 most padded seat of any premium, ultra-compact stroller.
Sometimes family adventures and quiet time can’t help but overlap. That’s why the Metro+’s deep recline and adjustable (flat) leg rest are there to make resting on the go comfortable and easy. This is truly a highlight of this stroller. The stroller’s most upright seat angle is 95 degrees while the most reclined seat angle is 175 degrees.
It is a bit of a clunky fold to both open and close but you can *almost* close the stroller with one hand and it only takes seconds to fold up.
Hidden, built-in newborn nest flaps keep the youngest babies cozy and secure.
Spring suspension banishes bumps in the road, making most rides a smooth one. I did find the ride to be smooth and suspension to be effective with cracks in the road, however the small front wheels would get stuck behind large cracks so there were certainly some slight limitations.
Form meets function with a premium, faux leather handlebar. Soft, smooth and perforated for a no-slip grip.
The under seat storage basket has room for a small bag or a blanket. I felt the seat-back pocket was the perfect place to store smaller items like diapers, wipes, and a changing pad. As we do with most strollers, we did feel the need to add our detachable storage bag with drink holders to the handlebars for personal items.
Weight: 16.9 lbs / 7.8 kg
Tire Material: Polyurethane Rubber
Front tire size: 5 inches
Rear tire size: 7 inches
Compatible Car Seat Brands: Cybex, Nuna, BeSafe, Maxi Cosi, Graco, Chicco (adapters sold separately)
Use Range: Usable from birth up to 22 kg, or 4 years, whichever comes first. Ergobaby recommends only using the stroller in its fully reclined position for babies who do not yet have good head and neck control. They recommend using the ‘newborn nest’ feature to ensure babies under 3 months feel cozy and secure.
Maximum Child Weight: 50 lbs / 22 kg
What's included in the Box: Stroller, sunshade, weather shield
Assembly Required: None
Yays & Nays
This stroller is a comfortable and smooth ride for Baby
Sunshade is large and can provide a good amount of shade to keep Baby cool and relaxed
The deep recline and adjustable footrest can provide a great place for your little one to nap on the go
Simple and quick seat adjustment whether you want to recline the seat or sit it back into an upright position.
Fits in most airplane overhead bins so you can take it onboard the aircraft without instead of gate checking
Adjustable handle that is great for parents/guardians of different heights.
Mesh back so baby has good ventilation within the stroller
Magnetic peep hole making it a quiet way to check on the baby from above.
This stroller is so loud - from the sunshade to the adjustable handles to the footrest. Each part clicks into each new position with a sonic boom. At least it would seem that way when you have a sleeping baby in the stroller and you need to move any of these parts.
The simple fold is not quite one handed. It is a bit clunky and you really need to have two hands on it to keep it balanced enough to close properly. This may be able to change over time with practice.
The car seat adapters have to be screwed onto the frame of the stroller. When this is done, you lose a few of the strollers benefits including the compact size and the ability to fold.
While the stroller comes with a weather shield, it does not come with a carrying bag. And the way this stroller stands on its own and needs to be carried, the bag is really a must to be its most convenient form for travel. (Update: Ergobaby is currently offering a free carrying bag with the stroller when you use the code FREEBAG at checkout.)
The metro+ is a really great option for parents looking to keep their baby comfortable all day while traveling around on vacation and the compact fold and light weight of this stroller makes it ideal for airplane travel.
If you decide the Metro+ is the right travel stroller for you, feel free to use the code TWB10 at checkout for 10% off your purchase.
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