I love sharing baby gear reviews with you and today I’m going to tell you about one awesome singleton stroller. It’s the Mamas and Papas Urbo Stroller!
Key Features of the Mamas and Papas Urbo Stroller
- Compact stroller designed for parents who want to glide through city life in style
- Narrow design, making it easy to maneuver and ideal for city life
- Weighs under 20lbs
- A reversible seat which will allow your baby to smile back at you, or face forward to watch the world go by.
- Adjustable backrest, which can lay completely flat for sleeping babies
- Adjustable footrest
- All around wheel suspension
- Large canopy and visor to keep your little one safely shaded from the sun.
- Adjustable handle height function
- Lockable front swivel wheels to give you complete control
- Suitable from birth to approximately 50lbs
- Accessories available (but not included) are matching footmuff, bassinet, diaper bag and parasol, or convert Urbo into a travel system stroller by adding co-ordinating Maxi Cosi/Graco car seats (Attachable using Graco adaptors and Maxi Cosi adaptors sold separately).
- Available in 5 different colors
- Approx Size: H: 39″ W: 21″ D: 33″ approx Size folded: H: 11.5″ W: 21″ D: 33″
My Mamas and Papas Urbo Stroller Review
There are quite a few things I love about the Mamas and Papas Urbo stroller. First, let me talk to you about the set up–it was THE EASIEST stroller set up ever! Everything was basically already put together. A few pieces needed snapping in, but it was less than 5 minutes to have it set up and ready to go! Along those same lines, it is a very easy stroller to collapse and set up.
Secondly, the look–not only do I love the sleek, modern look of this stroller, but my husband does too! It is very man-friendly!! The stroller looks smaller in person than I expected it to look–and I love that too!
Lastly, let me tell you about how functional it is! There are so many features that I love, but my favorite feature is versatility of the chair. You can make the chair face forward or backward and switching it is as easy as pulling up on a button on each side of the seat and flipping the seat in the opposite direction. Below is one of the 2 handles you pull up on to remove the seat.
This is what the stroller looks like with the seat removed:
And this is the seat separate from the stroller base:
It is SO, SO easy to change the direction. Jacob is still very young and likes to see me at all times, so he’s been riding facing me right now. The chair also goes from an upright position all the way to a flat recline.
The Urbo has a basket underneath for carrying items with you. It’s not the largest storage space ever, but it is sufficient for me.
The Urbo comes with a rain/wind cover. We’ve also even used it to keep bugs off! I love this accessory!!
The stroller pushes and moves with ease! The front two wheels can be locked in place or unlocked to rotate all around. All you need to do is slide this button to lock/unlock the front wheels.
The back wheels are equipped with brakes to hold the stroller in place when you are stopped.
The canopy is extra large and also has a flap on top so you can peek in on the baby. I love that there are hidden magnets inside it to hold the flap in place.
We haven’t used the seat buckle yet because Jacob is so small and really doesn’t need them. Instead I just fully recline the seat, but I’m sure we’ll be using them with him soon enough. I love that the strap covers are included!
There are only 2 things I’d change about the Urbo. The back of the seat looks a little unfinished and not quite as modern and sleek as the rest of the stroller. It is however very sturdy plastic and feels like it will hold up well. It also isn’t very noticeable. In fact, I had to go back and take this picture because I realized that although I took a bunch of pictures the back of the seat wasn’t visible in any of them.
Also, I wish the stroller came standard with a cup holder attachment.
Maggie and I love to go out in our neighborhood, she pushing her baby stroller and baby, and me pushing Jacob in the Mamas and Papas Urbo stroller. Even though we have 2 kids, lots of times Maggie does not want to ride in a stroller. She says, “self, self!” meaning she wants to walk. Therefore, despite having 2 kids, we still use this stroller for short trips out. I absolutely LOVE this stroller. I told my husband that I really wish we’d had it when we’d had Maggie. It is amazing!
My husband is always saying, “you get what you pay for.” The Urbo stroller does have a price tag higher than most strollers, with a suggested price of $529.99, but I love it far better than any other single rider stroller I’ve used thus far. It is well made, and the high quality of this stroller doesn’t compare to the lower cost strollers. Choosing a stroller is a big decision, but I would be shocked if you purchased this stroller and did not LOVE it! If it is in your budget, I highly recommend the Mamas and Papas Urbo stroller!
You can purchase the Urbo stroller at BabiesRUs, Amazon.com, and other select retailers.
If you love the Mamas and Papas brand, you should also check out my Mamas and Papas Tour Lightweight stroller review, Mamas and Papas Armadillo stroller review and Mamas and Papas Armadillo Flip stroller review.