Since there are not a lot of lightweight reversible seat strollers on the market, I was very excited to see a new Cybex Mios 2 model. A little brother to the Cybex Priam model, Mios 2 is a luxury lightweight stroller with a reversible seat and compact fold. It weighs only 19 lbs, but can also turn into a travel system or even a pram!
The retro-modern design together with maximum functionality creates a statement piece that is ideal for modern parents. The narrow frame of only 19.7″ and small footprint make it perfect for navigating busy city streets and tight spaces.
I was really impressed not only by the sleek look, but also by great features like a huge expendable canopy that goes all the way down past the bumper bar, the adjustable leather-like handlebar, all-wheels suspension, roomy basket, adjustable leg rest, flip-flop-friendly brake, swing-away leather-like bumper bar, and compact fold with auto-lock.
But, the best feature of Mios 2 is a reversible very roomy seat. It has a one-hand lever recline that goes to a flat position suitable from birth and up to 55 lbs. It means you can put your NEWBORN right into the seat avoiding unnecessary car seat time (it’s not recommended to keep your newborn for more than 2 hours a day in the car seat).
QUICK PROS & CONS
|✓ Reversible Seat||X Expensive|
|✓ Light Weight||X Works only w/ Cybex and GB Car Seats|
|✓ Compact One-hand Fold|
|✓ Large Canopy|
|✓ Deep Flat Recline|
|✓ All-Wheel Suspension|
|✓ Adjustable Leg Rest|
|✓ Adjustable Handlebar|
|✓ Bassinet Option|
|✓ Travel System Option|
Of course, I gave Mios 2 5 out of 5 stars because I think this is one of the best lightweight strollers on today’s market. The Cybex Mios 2 is a huge competition for Bugaboo Bee which is also a luxury reversible-seat lightweight stroller.
If I had to choose between the two, I would definitely go with Mios 2 because it has a more compact fold, much higher weight capacity of 55 lbs (vs 37.5 lbs), easier-to-access basket, flip-flop-friendly brake, mesh seat back, bumper bar, and better canopy.
I also like the look of the Mios 2 much more than Bee 5 which reminds me of a wheelchair. LOL. The back of the seat and the legrest are made out of breathable mesh that is perfect for hot weather.
We all know how easy little kids start to sweat and how important good air circulation is. Of course, there is a seat liner you can add to the seat for the cooler days.
Of course, this luxury buggy comes at a luxury price. You can get Cybex Mios 2 in one of the seven beautiful colors with three different frame colors to choose from for around $649 – $820 depending on the color and fashion. It comes with a bumper bar only, a rain cover, and car seat adapters that work with Cybex and GB car seats only.
Detailed Review of Cybex Mios 2 Stroller
Here is my detailed review of all the features with photos and overview video.
The canopy is really great. It has two large UVP 50+ panels plus another zipped-in panel that you can expose for better coverage. You can see from the photo below that it goes past the bumper bar.
There is also a large dark mesh peekaboo window with closure without Velcro so you are not going to wake up your sleeping baby. It’s always great to have a mesh peekaboo window instead of plastic since it provides better airflow.
The seat is very roomy and should fit an older child with no problem. Firstly, the seat weight capacity is 55 lbs and it has a tall seat back and a high canopy. It measures 15″ wide with a 23″ seat back and a measurement of 25″ from the back of the seat to the top of the canopy.
BTW, the average is around 19″ for the seat back and about 22″ for the canopy height. Plenty of room.
The seat is also reversible. All you need to do is fold the seat, unlock it, swing it around, and click it back in. Of course, you will need to take your child out of the seat first. LOL. The so-called “memory buttons” make click-on and -off an easy task.
The seat has a one-hand lever recline that goes to a flat position suitable for a NEWBORN. The ability to put your newborn right into the seat is what all the parents want, but not many strollers have.
I think that this is a great feature for a lightweight model. If you want to put your young baby directly into the seat, I would suggest getting some kind of infant insert. You can also replace the seat with an infant car seat or a bassinet.
Parents who live in warm climates will really like the removable seat liner that exposes a double mesh underneath. That’s exactly what you need on a hot summer day to avoid overheating your child. Together with the mesh in the canopy, it will provide great air circulation.
It has an adjustable padded 5-point harness with a center release buckle.
The handlebar goes up and down from 38″ all the way up to 42″ from the ground. Just like the bumper bar, it is covered with faux leather. To avoid tipping the stroller backward, hang your diaper bag on the frame using stroller hooks. You can also use it to hang your water bottle or shopping bags.
INCLUDED! It comes with a removable swing-away faux leather bumper bar that is very easy to clean. It’s also nice that you can fold the stroller with the bumper bar attached.
The leg rest is 9″ high (about average) and is adjustable.
The basket is pretty roomy compared to other lightweight strollers. Definitely larger than on umbrella models. You will be able to fit a medium-large diaper bag with no problem. Because of the frame design, it’s easier to access in the front. The access in the back is slightly narrower, but you still will be able to get into your bag.
For even more storage I would recommend getting a universal stroller organizer. That way you can take not only your coffee cup, but also a LOT of stuff including keys, phone, water, wallet, snacks, diapers, toys, and more. The amount of stuff it can fit is unbelievable.
It rolls on four hard rubber wheels with 5.9″ in the front and 6.3″ wheels in the back. The front wheels are swivel but can be locked straight. These wheels are almost the same as on Bugaboo Bee.
While Mios 2 is designed for flat surfaces you can still take it on some mommy terrain like mulch and grass. The all-wheel suspension might not be as robust as on joggers, but it definitely helps to smooth out the bumps.
It’s always nice to see a flip-flop-friendly brake. No shoe scratches!
You can fold the stroller with the seat attached facing any direction. Now, they do advertise it as a one-hand fold, but in the last step, you have to bend all the way down to the grown when bringing the handlebar down and then press it to activate the auto-lock.
You definitely can’t hold your child at the same time… Maybe a phone? Anyways, it does have a standing fold and an auto-lock. It does fold into a compact package of 13″L x 19.7″W x 29.6″H.
You can turn your stroller into a stylish pram by replacing the seat with a matching bassinet called Cybex Carry Cot. It features a comfortable, extra-wide mattress that ensures an ergonomically correct and comfortable lying position.
The integrated UVP50+ sun canopy protects from sun, wind, and rain. The carrycot weighs only 8 lbs and can accommodate a child from birth and up to 20 lbs. It retails for around $259.
TRAVEL SYSTEM OPTION
You can also turn your stroller into a travel system by replacing the seat with an infant car seat. The car seat adapters are included! It works with Cybex and GB car seats.
Video Overview of Cybex Mios 2 Stroller
Here is a video overview.
Cybex Mios 2 Specs
Stroller weight: 19 lbs
Weight limit: 55 lbs
Folded dimensions: 13″L x 19.7″W x 29.6″H
Handlebar height: 38″ – 42″
Seat to canopy height: 25″
Front wheels: 5.9″
Rear wheels: 6.3″
Overall length: 33″
Overall width: 19.7″
Cybex Mios 2 Warranty
The Cybex has a 2-year warranty from the original date of purchase and you have to be the original owner.
Cybex Mios 2 Available Colors
The Cybex Mios 2 comes in seven different fashions and two different frame colors. It also has a few beautiful fashion collections.
Where to Buy Cybex Mios 2 Stroller
You can get Cybex Mios 2 in one of the seven beautiful colors for around $649- $820. It comes with a bumper bar only, a rain cover, and car seat adapters.
You will have to purchase all other accessories separately. I would definitely get a cup holder or a parent organizer. Can’t live without a cup of coffee. LOL.