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In the market for a new baby stroller? Perhaps you’re new to purchasing or you’re looking to upgrade from a previous model? Either way, we’re here to help you decide on which buggy to go for between the Mountain Buggy Nano vs the Babyzen Yoyo.
Just like many other baby products (from formula to breast pumps), there’s a huge variety of choice when it comes to the buggy market and we know how difficult it can be to find the right one. Instead, let us do you a favor by narrowing down exactly what makes these two buggies so great. The aim of this review and comparison is to inform and educate you around these to strollers to allow you to make an informed decision based on our facts and opinions.
Buggies are a vital part of your parenthood. And it’s no wonder since their main purpose is to transport you and your child safely from A to B. When choosing a buggy there are many variables to look out for, such as practicality, looks, comfort, and size.
Our two favorite models on the market right now are the Mountain Buggy Nano V2 and Babyzen Yoyo. Realistically, both of these strollers aim to do the same job but the price and components that are included with both vary by quite a bit.
By the end of this article, we hope you’ll have a have better idea and understanding of the main features of each buggy and which one ticks your boxes best. So, sit back, make yourself comfortable and let us do the hard work. After all, your days are probably filled with enough hard work as busy parents or carers!
The main differences between the Mountain Buggy Nano and Babyzen Yoyo
When making your choice between the two buggies, it’s handy to know the main differences between them so you can contrast and compare. We’ve gathered the biggest differences below so you can start to get a feel for which one you like best.
- The Mountain Buggy Nano is priced at $199.99 while the Babyzen is $499.
- The Babyzen Yoyo is a luxury design while the Mountain Buggy Nano is more functional.
- The Babyzen is designed to be used with a range of additional add-ons.
- The Mountain weighs 5.9kg – the Babyzen weighs 6.2 kg.
- Unlike the Mountain Buggy, the Babyzen comes with some extras – a rain cover, shoulder strap, shopping basket, and cover bag.
Mountain Buggy Nano vs Babyzen Yoyo – Which is better for your baby?
Both buggies have their pros and cons, and both are very different from one another. This is actually a good thing as you should have a bigger choice of which one slots perfectly into your lifestyle and routine.
We’ve taken the time to study each one individually to give you an unbiased opinion of both models. From price, reliability and the amount of space they provide, to the pros and cons, check out our in-depth review below.
Mountain Buggy Nano V2
This is a great stroller that boasts a number of handy features. It’s a lightweight, super classy and practical stroller that aims to ticks all the right boxes for busy parents. It’s also available in a wide range of different colors for a personalized feel, and the general look and style of Mountain Buggy Nano V2 the buggy is modern and sleek.
Overall, the Mountain Buggy Nano V2 is a simple yet clever design that works hard to give moms and dads a top-notch user experience.
The stroller’s stand-out feature is how easy it is to transport when it’s not in use. With just two clicks it can be folded right down and stored in a case with a travel handle. Its lightweight structure weighs in at just 5.9kg, making it super easy to travel with. Many strollers are made with large frames and can be heavy or awkward to maneuver, so this lightweight option from Mountain Buggy gets a big thumbs up from us.
It can be used either as your everyday buggy or purely for vacations and trips away, which adds a layer of versatility and functionality that enables you to tackle whatever life throws your way.
It’s also reassuring to know that you can travel stress-free without having to worry about where you’re going to store your stroller, or how difficult it’s going to be to drag it around an airport or other public space. This buggy eliminates these worries with its amazingly convenient transport solutions. Traveling is always a nervous time when children are involved, so it’s so important that your buggy helps make life easier – not harder.
The Mountain Buggy Nano V2 doesn’t need to be checked in as hold luggage on a plane either. Instead, it can be stowed away in any good-sized luggage storage area, as well as car trunks, cupboards at home, and anywhere else you can fit this surprisingly small-when-folded stroller into.
The verdict? This stroller is seriously impressive and delivers a high standard of user functionality whilst still maintaining that affordable price tag. You can’t go wrong with this one; it’s a great choice.
- Adjustable leg rest
- Suitable for kids from 6 months all the way up to a max weight of 20kg
- Easily folds down and can be stored in a convenient carry-case
- Universal car seat compatibility
- Reclining seat
- Sun hood
- Pedal brake
- Storage underneath seat
- It’s very easy to transport
- It’s a very modern, stylish design
- Comes in a wide range of colors
- It’s a super lightweight design to make life easier
- It could recline a little further
- It, unfortunately, does not contain a cup or bottle holder
Parents’ popular opinion on the Mountain Buggy Nano
Customer reviews are generally good and are definitely pushing towards the 4-star mark. Here are a few of the best reviews we’ve seen so far:
- A lot of parents say they bought this stroller for traveling and it ended up replacing their everyday stroller as it does such a good job.
- A number of parents have suggested that this stroller (when folded and cased) can fit in the overhead storage of an airplane.
- Parents like that there’s plenty of under-seat storage and allows lots of space for all the essentials.
- Many parents love that this stroller is a very good value for money.
The Babyzen Yoyo has a lot to write home about when it comes to features. Not only is it a luxury stroller but it can be used right from childbirth.
You can make this happen by switching out some of the components to turn it from a regular stroller to one suitable for newborn babies. However, this does require you to purchase a few bits of extra kit, which aren’t included as standard.
While both are very expensive, it does allow the design to be completely changed, with your baby facing towards you instead of outwards in the direction you’re going in. Babyzen says that this is actually designed to increase the connection and bond between you and your child by maintaining maximum visibility and eye contact when you’re out and about with your buggy.
There is also an option to clip Babyzen’s car seat directly onto the stroller, which can save a lot of time and proves to be a very convenient option.
Whether this stroller is affordable or not is completely down to you and your financial situation, but we feel that although this is a luxury stroller, purchasing extra equipment can be disheartening when you’ve already spent a fair amount on the stroller itself.
Having said that, the option to be able to customize your stroller to suit your needs and add extra features along the way is very useful. We recommended visiting Babyzen’s website to see a full list of all the available extras for this particular stroller.
The Babyzen does include a lot of extra gear as standards such as a rain cover, shoulder strap, shopping basket, and cover bag. Having these added extras is definitely a plus point, especially the rain cover – you never know when you’re going to need these extra bits and bobs so it’s a neat thing for Babyzen to include in the price.
This stroller also features a four-wheel suspension system which means your little one can enjoy a nice comfortable ride on your trips out. The shopping basket is now also 60% larger than its predecessor. You’ll be taking your child out in style with this stroller so if you fancy splashing the cash for something a little more upmarket then this could be the one for you.
Although it is expensive, this stroller does have the luxury look and feel that will be attractive to a lot of parents, and it’s comforting to know that your child will be ready for all weather conditions and any bumpy pathways you may encounter!
- Comes with a two-year warranty
- Four-wheel suspension
- Reclining seat
- Reversible backrest
- Five-point safety harness
- Extra options available for customization
- It’s a lightweight design at only 6.2kg
- It has a very luxurious look
- It protects your child from the sun up to UPF 50+
- You have the ability to fit the additional Newborn Pack
- It can be easily folded and stored with one hand
- Fabrics can be removed and washed
- Newborn Pack comes at extra charge
Parents’ popular opinion on the Babyzen Yoyo+
The Babyzen has a ton of great reviews online and is pushing towards the perfect 5-star rating! Here’s what just a few moms and dads are saying:
- One parent said that “this is easily the best compact umbrella stroller” – a great review!
- A lot of parents have noted that converting the buggy with the Newborn Pack is said to be very easy to carry out.
- Parents love that it’s easy to store and good for traveling long distances.
- A few parents advised that this stroller is great for the city and for tarmacked roads but isn’t so good on gravel or loose surfaces as the wheels can become stuck.
After careful consideration and thought, we have decided that the buggy of choice is the Mountain Buggy Nano V2. Our main reason for this is that it’s such good value for money when compared to other strollers, especially the Babyzen Yoyo. It performs in much of the same way but with far less cost involved.
Both buggies can be folded, both are light, both can be washed and maintained but above all else, the Mountain Buggy Nano V2 has excelled in pretty much every aspect of our review.
We also love the fact that it is under six kilograms in weight, which makes this buggy so easy to use anywhere in the world. No more achy arms and bad backs when transporting your child around town!
This isn’t to say that the Babyzen stroller is a bad choice. It’s a luxury stroller in its look and feels with loads of nice features, but it came up slightly short when we compared it directly with the Mountain Buggy option. This is purely based on cost, versatility, and functionality. If you’ve got the cash, this could be a good alternative for a brand new baby with the extra pack available for purchase.
FAQ’s About Mountain Buggy Nanno & Babyzen Yoyo
What do they both come as with as standard?
Both strollers come with a carry case, shopping storage, and UV protection, but only the Babyzen Yoyo comes with a rain cover.
How do I clean the Mountain Buggy Nano?
The answer is simple – all you need to do is remove any excess dirt with a brush and rinse off once when you’re finished. Mild soap can then be used to hand wash the stroller’s fabrics with lukewarm water and left to dry naturally. The fabric is definitely not suitable for tumble drying so must be left to dry naturally outside of direct sunlight. It’s important to keep it clean to prolong the stroller’s life and avoid any nasty smells developing if your child manages to spill anything on it.
How do I repair a puncture?
Before repairing a wheel the first thing you must do is locate the source of the problem. The easiest way to locate the punctured spot is to hold the tire underwater and keep an eye out for bubbles. As soon as you spot some you’ll need to mark the spot so you don’t lose it again. Once this is done, you can repair it with a regular bicycle repair patch. It’s also important to check the inside of the tire and the rim of the wheel for any sharp objects embedded inside. The last thing you’d want to do is repair the tire to be burst again by the same pesky object like last time!
What car seats are compatible with the Babyzen Yoyo?
1. Cybex Aton/Aton 2 and Aton Q (please note the Cloud Q is NOT compatible)
2. Maxi Cosi Mico
3. Nuna Pipa
Each of these seats is compatible with the Babyzen Yoyo stroller.
We hope that this guide has provided you with enough detail on both buggies, and leaves you with some idea on which one might be right for you. As we’ve already covered, the Mountain Buggy Nano ticks pretty much every box and is a more affordable option, but the choice is 100% yours and we’re confident you’ll be happy with either buggy.
Let us know which one you’ve gone for and how you rate it – we’d love to hear how you got on!
If you have any questions then feel free to pop them in the comment section below – our expert moms and dads are more than happy to help! And if you have anything else you’d like us to review, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.