Nuna is a new Dutch company that has recently appeared in the US market. Nuna Pepp is their first stroller that was introduced to the US a couple of years ago.
The Pepp is a compact luxury stroller designed for running errands, traveling, and public transit. Because of the small wheels, it does best on flat surfaces but can handle some mommy terrain like grass, mulch, or uneven pavement.
You will like a roomy seat made out of plush-certified Oeko-Tex® fabric. The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 50 lbs. It also has TRAVEL SYSTEM capability and works with Nuna Pipa and Nuna Pipa Lite car seats.
The adjustable leg rest will provide your younger child with more room to stretch. The adjustable handlebar is great for taller and shorter parents.
When you look at the Pepp model, right away you can notice a unique frame design and wider wheels. It looks very modern and stylish. Pepp’s main feature is its compact flat fold that works great for small trunks and traveling.
What I really like about Nuna is that their products are made in an eco-friendly and ISO-certified factory and consist of quality materials. They try to eliminate the use of toxic chemicals as much as possible.
Being made by a European company is also a plus. You will be surprised, but many parents want to buy ONLY European strollers. It’s their main criteria when shopping for a stroller!
I gave it only 4.5 out of 5 stars because while I really like the the cool frame design and compact fold, I think that the weight of 19 lbs is a little too high for the amount of features you are getting. In my opinion, 17 lbs would be a fair weight for this buggy.
Also, the seat back is very short, and the basket is small. Less important, but still worth mentioning are the puzzle-piece harness that could be improved, a small peekaboo window that is positioned on the back of the seat instead of the canopy, no automatic lock, and the zipper recline that will be guaranteed to wake up a sleeping child.
I also think that it got some pretty serious competition like Babyzen Yoyo+ Plus and Mamas&Papas Armadillo. It retails for around $249 and comes in three different colors. You can also get it as a travel system with a Nuna Pipa car seat for around $399. There is no cup holder included.
The medium size canopy comes with a pop-out sunvisor and a large so-called “dream drape” that provides full coverage. The dream drape is lightweight and can be zipped away when not needed.
There is also a small peekaboo window located on the back of the seat instead of the canopy for some reason. You will need to really bend down to see your child. I would like to see a large dark mesh peekaboo window with a magnetic closure at the top of the canopy instead.
The seat is 13″ wide with a 17″ seat back and a measurement of 25″ from the back of the seat to the top of the canopy. While the is plenty head room, the seat back is really short. The average seat back on most of the strollers is 19″.
The seat has a 3-position zipper recline. To recline the back of the seat you will need to unzip it from both sides. There is another set of zippers for an even deeper recline. To bring the seat back up, you will need to push the seat back with one hand while zipping it back up with another.
This is NOT my favorite recline mechanism. I would like to see a one-hand lever recline instead. The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 50 lbs. It DOES have a travel system capability.
The handlebar adjusts to 5 different positions going from 37″ up to 41″ from the ground. Great for taller and shorter parents. To avoid tipping the stroller backward when the seat is fully reclined, hang your diaper bag on the frame using stroller hooks. You can also use it to hang your water bottle or shopping bags.
It has an adjustable padded 5-point harness that turns into 3 point harness. The buckle is not too hard to unlock. The only thing I didn’t like about it is that the shoulder straps don’t stay attached to the waist straps when you unlock the buckle, so you are stuck with a puzzle piece that you need to put together every time.
It has an adjustable legrest. The leg rest has two positions: up and down.
The basket is really small which is surprising because this is not an umbrella stroller. You can fit some baby essentials or a small diaper bag. Looking at the stroller design, I think it could be a little larger. The accessibility is OK as long as the seat is in an upright position.
For 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 5.5″ in the front and 6″ wheels in the back. The front wheels are double while the rear wheels are single. The front wheels are swivel wheels with the ability to lock straight for rougher terrain.
This stroller is designed for flat surfaces so don’t expect it to handle terrain so well. The maneuverability is great! I like that the tires are wider than you usually see. They are much more stable when it comes to sharp turns. It can be easily pushed with only ONE hand.
The front-wheel suspension will help absorb some of the bumps.
The brake is flip-flop-friendly! All you need to do to lock the rear wheels is to step on it once. To unlock it, lift it up with the tip of your shoe.
You will need to use both of your hands to fold it. It folds forward to a flat backpack size for trunks, taxis, airplanes, and tight entryways. There is NO automatic lock, but there are two Velcro straps that you can use to secure it.
On the Nuna site, it says that you can open the stroller with ONLY one hand. I don’t know how it’s possible. Probably only if you don’t use the Velcro straps to secure the stroller.
Anyways, it has a standing fold and can be wheeled like a piece of luggage behind you. It weighs 19 lbs which is a little higher than I would like to see. I think 17 lbs would be a fair weight for the amount of features you are getting.
-Puzzle piece harness. Because the shoulder straps don’t stay attached to the waist straps when you unlock the buckle, you are stuck with a puzzle piece that you need to put together every time you put the harness on your child. I would like to see a clicking mechanism like other strollers have that keeps the straps together.
-Short seat back. The seat back is only 17″ which is on a shorter side. Average seat back on most of the strollers is 19″. The short seat back makes it inconvenient for a taller child to take a nap.
-Peekaboo window in the back of the seat. I wish it was on top of the canopy.
-No automatic lock. You have to manually lock it using Velcro straps on both sides of the frame.
-Small basket. The basket can fit only your smallest diaper bag or some baby essentials.
-Zipper recline. The zipper recline has two sets of zippers that you need to unzip on both sides of the seat to recline. You will definitely wake up your sleeping child. To me, it’s just a pain in the behind.
If you can’t give us a one-hand lever recline, just put the strap recline system that everybody uses. Why do something unique that is inconvenient for the parent and the child?
Here is a great video review from Baby Gizmo. Note: The seat weight limit is 50 lbs and not 40 as they say in the video.
Stroller weight: 19 lbs
Weight limit: 50 lbs
Folded dimensions: 29″L x 21.7″W x 10″H
Handlebar height: 37″ – 41″
Seat to canopy height: 25″
Front wheels: 5.5″
Rear wheels: 6″
Overall length: 34″
Overall width: 22″
Nuna provides a 1-year warranty from the original date of purchase and you have to be the original owner.
It’s available in five colors with black frame.
Where to buy it
You can get Nuna Pepp in one of the three beautiful colors for around $249. You can also get it as a travel system with a Nuna Pipa car seat for around $399.