A Review and a list of Potential Hacks for the Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller
Mountain Buggy Nano: Small enough for carryon and overhead bins, but full featured enough for everyday use. An universal carseat strap makes for even simpler travel, and a tall seat back makes it perfect for older toddlers and taller children.
Best for: Lots of travel, especially trips that necessitates a carseat too, or families with an infant and a toddler or taller children.
Handle bar: Non adjustable, single handlebar covered in foam. The tall canopy, when not extended, rests on the hands of the person pushing which is rather annoying to some (see hacks below for fix).
Cup holder: None, but see hacks below.
Sun Canopy: Not extendable and not full coverage, but larger than the average travel stroller. The higher canopy makes it useful for taller children and does not block their vision. The final flap is ajustable to be pushed in or pulled out. The tall canopy, when not extended, rests on the hands of the person pushing which is rather annoying to some (see hacks below for fix).
Peekaboo Window: None, although v1 had a mesh back that allowed for quick peeking at your child
Seat: Might seem small, but it is not shallow.
Seat Back: One of the taller seatbacks amongst travel strollers. Great for older and taller children.
Recline: Great recline, but the seat does not sit completely up either.
Seatbelt: Easy to use. only 2 straps to deal with and not 5 separate pieces.
Belly Bar/snack tray: None, but see hacks below
Foot Rest: Adjustable footrest
Basket: OK for a travel stroller. Hard to access larger items from the back, easier from the front with the leg rest moved up.
Wheels: No suspension, but thicker wheels allows the stroller to take the cracks and bumps with greater ease. The V1 wheels were much thicker than the V2 wheels.
Weight: Average for the world of travel strollers.
Fold: Two handed, two step fold. For full compactness, you have to remove the wheels which gets pretty annoying. The fold is cumbersome, but with practice it becomes second nature. An extra step is needed to secure the canopy in the folded position, otherwise there is the risk of the canopy flapping open when carrying which is quite a pain.
Unfold: With practice, the unfold can be done with one hand must more easily than the Yoyo, Zoe XLC, or GB Pockit
Carry strap: Small attached strap that is minimal enough to not get in the way but just enough for proper carrying.
Carry Case: A snug fitting carry case that exposes the wheels and is quite a pain to put on.
Stability: Pretty stable and much less tippy than the ZOE XLC or the Babyzen Yoyo
Maneuverability: Easy to turn and can push with one hand, although not as responsive as the Babyzen Yoyo
Price: $$ Midrange for most compact strollers.
Parent Cupholder--Add a console that doesn't affect the fold or the carry
Child Snack and cup holder--to keep them full and content
Belly Bar--Add a bar for your child to grab on to and for you to hang toys on.
Stroller Storage--Add a second stroller in the basket for the potential older sibling who might need a ride
Canopy Hack--Get the canopy lifted off of the handlebar and add a useful hook along the way
Toddler Carseat--Making it just as easy to travel with an older child
- Compact enough for a travel stroller, yet full featured enough for everyday use
- The frustrations and lack of simplicity of the fold doesn't make this the first choice for frequent folding
- The universal carseat strap, and ability to store a second stroller in the basket, along with the great recline, tall seat back, and adjustable leg rest makes this stroller ideal for a family with multiple children of different ages. It will grow easily with a family and be more comfortable for taller children.
- Larger wheels makes it capable of handling tough terrain even if it is not the smoothest ride in the compact stroller market
To Purchase a Mountain Buggy Nano