The Tiny Wonder that is the Mountain Buggy Nano #mbnano #Nanoonboard

mbnano_3It’s unanimous! There is a new favorite stroller on the block!   My husband and I love our strollers.  We love checking out the latest and greatest in infant transportation but we haven’t come across a stroller that does it all… until now.  We are unabashedly in love with the Mountain Buggy Nano.  When I first said the Mountain Buggy Nano in a trade magazine, it had me saying… well, what is this now?  Since it was not yet out it had me chasing after a contact to get my hands on it.  Yes, I admit to begging for a sample.  With two upcoming media trips and one cross country with all 3 kids in tow, this stroller was promising me convenience and compactness, two things I was lacking with all my other strollers.

mbnanoLet me preface this with the fact that we are a large family.  When we travel, we are often a family of 6, sometimes 7 people.  All the time, the children outnumber the adults.  On one of the trips, we were 2 adults, 2 children, 1 infant with 9 pieces of luggage, 2 strollers and 3 car seats.  Can you imagine the insanity?  This was us traveling light!  The only real saver we had was that the 6 year old didn’t have a stroller.  To conserve space we opted to bring only compact strollers, one of which was the Mountain Buggy Nano.  To truly understand what a revolutionary stroller this is, watch my demonstration:

mbnano_2In addition to traveling great, we are actually loving this stroller for day to day use.  Not too long ago, our family recently upgraded our car for a larger one to accommodate our growing family.  With that upgrade, came a downgrade, loss of trunk space.  With a new baby, my husband had to just consider the trunk space a loss to the stroller.  Instead our car aisle and floor space became our new storage for shopping bags, sports equipment, groceries and everything in between.  It wasn’t a very comfortable situation and you can imagine with 2 older children, there was a lot of don’t step on that, watch your step!

When we test things, we like to put things through a full life cycle test, a day in the lives of the Chan Family.  So out went the other stroller from our trunk and in went the Mountain Buggy Nano.  I couldn’t wait to tell my husband that he had some trunk space!  It was amazing!  It still wasn’t a lot of space, but it was two thirds (2/3) of our trunk free space that we didn’t have before.  There was no additional parts, no chassis and seat combination taking up the entire space.  We could fit a few bags of groceries, toss the schoolbags and sporting gear in the trunk finally!  That to us was a gamechanger.  We haven’t been able to or want to switch back to our other stroller.

At an MSRP of $249.99 this stroller is a real bargain.  From birth to 44lbs (more than my 6 year old weighs) and able to hold any infant car seat without an adapter.

PROS

  • It handles like a dream thanks to the one piece handlebar that allows easy one handed navigation.
  • We love the universal infant car seat adapters (aka bungees), it was a simple and yet clever design.
  • It fits in the overhead bin of an airplane (tested and true!) which is perfect since I can’t count how many times my strollers have been damaged at gate check.
  • The unfold is amazing, I can do it with a flick of the wrist and boom, stroller is set and ready to go!

CONS

  • I really wish there was more basket space
  • I also wish there was a cup holder
  • The sunshade could be a tad bit more longer
  • No rain cover

{ disclosure:  At my request, I received a sample of the Mountain Buggy Nano for review.  I received no other compensation.  As always, all opinions expressed here are my very own. }