Mountain Buggy Cosmopolitan is a luxury slick modern stroller that is designed for parents who live in a city. Its main feature is a reversible seat that allows your child to look at you or the world. It also converts into a FLAT BED for a newborn, so you don’t even need to buy a bassinet. It is a very compact stroller with an easy fold. The all-wheel suspension and Aerotech tires, create an amazing maneuverability and provide a smooth ride.
Although it’s not an all-terrain stroller, it can easily tackle playground mulch, grass in the park, or gravel. This stroller is full of great features like a large canopy, adjustable foot rest, and a huge basket that can handle 22 lbs of stuff!
The Cosmopolitan weighs 26 lbs which is quite average for a full size luxury stroller with a reversible seat. It can be used from birth and up to 44 lbs. Since the seat is removable, you can use it as a frame by taking the seat out and replacing it with a car seat.
It gets a perfect score of 5 out of 5 stars from me because it is almost perfect. The only thing that needs improvement is its non-adjustable handle bar. I also wish it was not as bulky and weighed a little less.
The Cosmopolitan retails for around $549 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax). It doesn’t come with any accessories except for the bumper bar. I wish the cup holder was included. There is also no pram option, but I guess you don’t really need it since the seat converts into a flat bed.
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-Great canopy. The canopy is really a good size. It has two large panels that are zipped together. Unzipping them will expose a middle panel that is made out of dark mesh. I like that this canopy goes way down to the bumper bar. There is a large peekaboo window with a no-noisy-velcro closure. The back of the canopy is attached to the seat so it does NOT convert into so called ‘floating canopy’. I wish there was that option. Overall, I think it’s a great canopy that will shade your child any time of the day.
-Handle bar. It is non-adjustable handle bar located 40″ from the ground. I think the fact that it doesn’t adjust is the ONLY con of this stroller.
-Roomy seat. It is 13″ wide and 22″ from the bottom of the seat to the top of the canopy. The seat is one molded piece, so it keeps its ‘V’ shape when reclined. It has one-hand recline that allows for the seat to go to almost a flat position. The seat also is reversible, so your child can face you or the world. This seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 44 lbs.
-Flat bed. The unique thing about this stroller is that it can be turned into a flat bed if you undo two buckles underneath the seat. I love this feature! It creates a bassinet like environment for your baby. Great for a newborn.
-5 point harness. The harness is padded with a tricky buckle. To unlock it you will need to push two buttons in the middle and squeeze the buckle from both sides.
-Bumper bar. INCLUDED! It has a removable swing away baby bumper bar. The bumper is covered with the same fabric as the stroller (instead of the foam cover).
-Adjustable foot rest. When in toddles’s mode, the foot rest can be adjusted to provide your child with more flat surface. The foot rest area is made out durable rubberized material for easier cleaning.
-Huge basket. The basket can fit two large diaper bags! It’s really huge. The weight capacity of the basket is 22 lbs making it great to go grocery shopping. Two steel bars underneath the basket provide plenty of support for a heavy weight. It is also very accessible from every side. The stretchy elastic mesh makes it easy to get things from the sides. That basket gets 5 stars from me :)
-Wheels. The Cosmopolitan rolls on four Aerotech tires with 8″ front wheels and 12″ rear wheels. Aerotech tires is a combination of a rubber and EVA foam meaning you will never get a flat. The front wheels are 360 degree swivel wheels that could be locked straight if the terrain gets rough. To lock them, you just press a button located on top of the each wheel. Easy!
-All-wheel suspension. The Cosmopolitan has a round house suspension across the entire frame that helps to absorb some of the bumps making the ride smoother. Although it is an urban stroller, it can tackle a grass, mulch and gravel without a problem.
-Parking brake. It has a single flip-flop friendly brake in the back that locks both rear wheels in place. We like that!
-Easy fold. The fold is easy, but you will need to use both hands. After pushing two buttons on both sides of the frame and a large button on the handle, it folds down flat. The automatic lock keeps it in place. When folded, it can stand on its own or you can pull it behind you like a luggage. The folded dimensions are 25.1″W x 37.4″L x 13.8″H. In real life it looks less compact than on company’s site. Take a look at my photo below vs the photo from their site.
-Non-adjustable handle bar. I do expect to have an adjustable handle bar in a luxury stroller.
-More storage. I wish there was a storage pocket in the back of the seat for small items like keys or sunglasses.
-Bulky. As with most reversible seat strollers, the fold is a little bulky. I think because the frame of the seat doesn’t fold at all it’s also longer than some of the other strollers.
Here is a great video review from Baby Gizmo.
Stroller weight: 26 lbs
Weight limit: 44 lbs
Folded dimensions: 25.1″W x 37.4″L x 13.8″H
Handle bar height: 40″
Seat to canopy height: 22″
Front wheels: 8″
Front wheels: 12″
Overall length: 37.4″
Overall width: 25.1″
Mountain Buggy gives 1 year warranty from the date of purchase. Here is more information on the warranty.
For 2013 Cosmopolitan is available in 3 colors: chili, stone, and turquoise. All of the strollers come with an aluminum frame.
If you want to see how Cosmopolitan compares to other Mountain Buggy strollers, take a look at this comparison chart (click compare button on the page).
Mountain Buggy Cosmopolitan has following accessories that can be purchased separately: car seat adapter ($40), sun cover, rain cover, foot muff, organizer, carry-on bag ($15), seat liner ($70), cup holder ($13), travel bag ($100), bottle holder, tire pump, umbrella/parasol ($35), rider board ($100).
Where to buy it
My favorite place to buy strollers and a lot of other baby items is Amazon. It usually has the lowest prices, free shipping, free returns and no sales tax. How great is that? You can get Mountain Buggy Terrain in one of the three beautiful colors for $549.99 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax). I couldn’t find any good sales on this buggy.
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3 thoughts on “Mountain Buggy Cosmopolitan Stroller Review”
I just can across the MB Cosmopolitan and it seems like a great stroller. Was wondering what your thoughts are between this and the Armadillo Flip/Flip XT? I am mostly looking for a stroller to run errands with or short walks, as I already have a jogging stroller.
I like the Flip models, but am thinking that the no bumper bar option might be kind of a drag.
Which would you choose and why?
I just read your great reviews on both the MB Cosmopolitan and the Nuna Mixx. I live in NYC, and I am trying to decide between the two strollers…is there one that you would recommend over the other?
Thank you for your help!
Hi Lana. Both of them are great strollers and of course both of them have their own pluses and minuses. I really like that Cosmopolitan can convert into a bassinet without any additional purchases. At the same time the seat on Cosmopolitan is lower (22″ to the canopy) while on Mixx it is 25″. So if you have a taller child it’s better to get Mixx. Another thing I like about Mixx is that the seat can fully recline creating bed-like environment for you child to take a nap and stretch. This can be used even when your child is older. On Cosmopolitan the flat-bed feature works only for younger babies. Once your child is older, he will be always in the sitting position when you recline the seat. Susan