The Minu is a new lightweight compact stroller from UPPAbaby. It’s designed for on-the-go parents that like to run errands and travel.
BTW, I’ve noticed there have been a lot of new lightweight non-umbrella models on the market. Very often these models have more features and are just as compact.
The Minu is not an exception. I think it was designed to compete with Babyzen Yoyo+ Plus 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 with a deep recline 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.
Just like on most lightweight strollers the wheels are small, but all-wheel suspension helps with the bumps. The fold is one-hand and is very compact as I’ve mentioned above. You can hold your baby in one hand and fold it with the other. This compact package weighs only 14.5 lbs so you can easily throw it over your shoulder.
Note: There has been non updated for 2019.
Overall, this is a great stroller that I think will be very popular too. That is one of the reasons I included it in my ‘top 20 best strollers for 2018‘ list. This buggy comes in four colors and retails for around $399-$429 depending on a style.
The UPF 50+ 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.
The seat is very roomy and deep. It is 13″ wide with 18″ seat back and a measurement of 26″ from the bottom of the seat to the top of the canopy. 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.
It has an adjustable padded 5-point harness with a center release buckle.
There is a large pocket with Velcro closure in the back of the canopy that you can use for storing small items. For even more storage, I would recommend getting an 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.
The handle bar is not adjustable, but is covered with real leather. It’s located 42″ from the ground which is a great height for such a compact fold.
The underneath basket has a high weight limit of 20 lbs and can fit a medium to large diaper bag. It’s very easy to access from the back or the front.
It rolls on four single wheels with 5″ wheels in the front and 7″ wheels in the back. The front wheels are swivel but could be locked straight for rougher terrain. Of course this stroller is designed mostly for flat surfaces, but could handle some grass or mulch. The all-wheel suspension helps to smooth out the bumps.
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.
The fold is very easy and compact. This is 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.
There is an auto-lock and a 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. The folded dimension are 11.5″L x 20.5″W x 23″H. For comparison the Yoyo+ Plus model is only 7″L x 17″W x 20″H (allowed as a carry-on on all airlines). There is a carry handle and also a shoulder strap so you can just throw it over your shoulder and go.
You can covert it into a travel system with Mesa, Moxi-Cosi, Nuna and Cybex car seats. BTW, all these car seats are on my top 10 best and safest car seats.
There is a birth kit (sold separately) that you can use 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.
Here is a video overview of the Uppababy Minu.
Stroller weight: 14.5 lbs
Weight limit: 50 lbs
Folded dimensions: 11.5″L x 20.5″W x 23″H
Front Wheels: 5″
Rear Wheels: 7″
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.