The Minu is a new lightweight compact stroller from UPPAbaby. Since it’s not out yet, I can’t give you a full review like I usually do, but I can give you an overview of all the great features.
BTW, I’ve noticed there have been a lot of new lightweight non-umbrella models on the market. Very often these new models have more features than umbrella ones and are just as compact. The Minu is not an exception. I think it was designed to compete with Babyzen Yoyo which is super popular especially in Europe.
While Minu has a lot of the same features as Yoyo it is not as compact (from what I can tell) and won’t fit in the overhead storage on the plane. But, there are a lot of other great things parents will love.
It features a very roomy seat that can accommodate a child from 3 months and up to 50 lbs. If you have a newborn you can convert it into a travel system by replacing the seat with an infant car seat or by converting it into a pram by replacing the seat with a birth kit. It works with Mesa and Maxi-Cosi car seats.
Like on all Uppababy strollers the canopy is large and UPF 50+ with a pop-out sunvisor that offers plenty of coverage. Large mesh peekaboo window with magnetic closure provides nice air circulation on a hot summer day. I also liked how roomy and easy to access the basket is. Baskets are usually tiny on lightweight strollers. This one can fit your medium-large diaper bag.
The wheels are around 6″ and it has all-wheel suspension to help with the bumps. The fold is one-hand and is very compact as I’ve mentioned above. I don’t have exact folded size right now. From what I’ve seen so far I think it’s possible to hold a baby in one hand and fold it with the other. But, I have to test it and see if the auto brake activates easily or if you need to squeeze the stroller together to activate it. This compact package weighs only 14.5 lbs so you can easily throw it over your shoulder.
This buggy comes out in Spring 2018 and will retail for around $399-$429 depending on a style.
-Large Canopy. The canopy has two large panels and a pop-out sunvisor that provides full coverage. I really like the sunvisor option because it doesn’t take too much room and provides extra shade when needed. There is also a large dark mesh peekaboo window with a magnetic closure that will let you see your child and provide better air circulation on a hot summer day. BTW, I am happy to see a magnetic closure instead of a noisy Velcro. Some babies can be easily woken up by a slight nose.
-Roomy seat. The seat looks very roomy and deep. It can accommodate a child from 3 months and up to 50 lbs. I also like how wide the sides of the stroller are. Great for extra support on the sides. It has a strap recline system (not my favorite) that is suitable from 3 months from what I can tell.
-5-point harness. It has an adjustable padded 5-point harness with a center release buckle.
-Large storage pocket. There is a large pocket with Velcro closure in the back of the canopy that you can use for storing small items.
-Nice handle bar. The handle bar is not adjustable, but is covered with real leather.
-Medium size basket. The underneath basket is a good size and can fit a medium to large diaper bag. It’s very easy to access from the back or the front.
-All-wheel suspension. Helps to smooth out the bumps.
-Flip-flop-friendly brakes. It has an interesting flip-flop-friendly bake system with two pedals. You push a red pedal on one side and it locks both wheels in place, you push the green pedal it releases them.
-One-hand fold. The fold is very easy and compact. It looks like a “true-one-hand” fold meaning you can actually fold a stroller with one hand while holding your child in the other. Very often companies claim they have an one-hand fold, but in reality you need to bend way down to fold it or you need the other hand to press it together to activate the auto-lock. On Minu it looks like you can fold it with just one hand. There is an auto-lock and standing fold. While the fold is very compact I don’t think it’s compact enough to fit into the overhead compartment on the plane.
-Travel system option. You can covert it into a travel system with Mesa and Moxi-Cosi car seats. BTW, in one video over view they say only Mesa and in another they’ve mentioned Moxi-Cosi. We’ll have to see when Uppababy releases more info.
-Birth Kit. There is a birth kit (sold separately) that you can get to use this stroller from birth. You will need to remove your seat and replace it with the kit. It’s similar to a carry cot, but has soft shell and sides. There is a nice size canopy with a pop-out sunvisor that provide plenty of shade. The cover easily zips on and off. Inside you will find soft mattress and a 5 point harness for added safety. I really like that you can fold the stroller with the kit attached.
-Carry handle. There is a carry handle and also a shoulder strap so you can just throw it over your shoulder and go.
Here is a video overview of the Uppababy Minu.
Stroller weight: 14.5 lbs
Weight limit: 55 lbs
Folded dimensions: 20.5” W x 23” H x 11.5” L
Overall width: 20.5″
UPPAbaby has 2-year warranty from the original date of purchase and you have to be the original owner. Here is more information on the warranty.
UPPAbaby Minu is available in four colors: Denny, Jake, Jordan, and Ryan.
Where to buy it
You can get UPPAbaby Minu in one of the four beautiful colors for round $399 – $429 (free shipping) depending on a style.
P.S. If you have any questions, leave me a comment below and I do my best to answer them as soon as I can.