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Ergobaby Metro vs Babyzen YOYO+

Ergobaby Metro vs Babyzen YOYO+

Compact strollers are on every parents must have list. They’re light weight, compact and let’s be honest, a complete life saver when travelling or on the go with little ones in tow.  

But which one should you choose? To help you make the decision we have compared our two top selling compact strollers so you can make the right choice for you.

 

Why the Ergobaby Metro VS the Babyzen YOYO+?

Well in a nutshell the Ergobaby Metro and the Babyzen YOYO+ are two of our top sellers in the lightweight compact stroller sector and they both tick very similar boxes on parents wish list. They are both designed to be extremely lightweight and more importantly have the same key feature of being able to become super compact when folded up, and very easy to carry. As a result, they both answer parents’ prayers who travel a lot or are living in a fast paced urban environment and looking for a convenient lightweight stroller perfect for being on the go with the family.

So how can you choose? Let’s take a closer look at the two…

 

Ergobaby Metro vs Babyzen YOYO+

 

Ergobaby Metro

Price: £299.95. Newborn kit is an additional £129.95

Dimensions: L52cm, W44cm, H23cm

Weight: 6.3 kg

Age: Can be used from 6months to 18kg. From birth with the newborn pack

 

Ergobaby have introduced their first compact stroller to the market, the Ergobaby Metro, and it’s one to seriously take note of. It’s obviously got a cheaper price tag than others on the market which could be a big pull for some parents, but despite this, the Metro doesn’t feel like a downgrade or any less of an absolute steal! Its big back wheels offer a lot more manoeuvrability and suspension over rougher terrain than some other compact strollers.

It of course can fit in most overhead cabins thanks to it’s easy one hand super compact fold. It also has all the extra features we value in a compact stroller, such as a super padded reclining lie-flat seat and adjustable leg rest for comfy naps, a roomy basket able to carry 4.5kg and a storage pocket for stashing your valuables. As if that’s not enough to click “add to basket”, the Ergobaby Metro is also the only stroller currently on the market certified “back healthy” for baby and parent by the AGR of Germany thanks to its ergonomic design.

At present, the Ergobaby Metro is designed as a standalone pushchair, and not as a pushchair travel system. Of course, this won’t be a problem if your child is already past the 6 month stage and has outgrown its group 0+ car seat.

It really is a smart and sophisticated stroller but that does mean there are no crazy prints or flashy designs. But the understated shades and bright canopy contrast options will appeal to most.

This compact stroller does not have the carry strap feature, but you can buy a separate travel bag. This allows you to fold up the stroller and carry it like a rucksack, which will also protect it whilst travelling. Other than that, accessories are currently limited.

Ergobaby Metro vs Babyzen YOYO+

Ergobaby Metro VS Babyzen YOYO+ review

Ergobaby Metro vs Babyzen YOYO+

 

Babyzen YOYO+

Price: £389. Newborn pack is an additional £190

Dimensions: L52cm, W44cm, H23cm

Weight: Depending if you are using the YoYo+ newborn pack or the 6 month onwards fabrics, the weight of this stroller is between 6.2-6.6 kgs.

Age: Can be used from 6months to 18kg. From birth with the newborn pack

 

The Babyzen YOYO+ is the leader of the pack, it’s the original compact stroller and is often parent’s top choice around the world despite its higher price tag. Babyzen takes the crown in the style stakes that’s for sure. There is nothing on the market that offers as many colour options with a heavy focus on tailored style. There are 2 frame colours and 8 chic colour choices that you can choose from and simply swap and change depending on your mood for the day! Another neat feature is the carry strap, perfect for carrying your YOYO+ around when you’re not using it.

There is also a huge array of Babyzen accessory add on’s to help parents travel the world carefree and with as much ease as possible. They really have thought of it all; storage bags, sun parasols, add on leg rests, and footboards for tired little legs. As well, as cosy footmuffs, handy cup holders and essential insect shields.

This pushchair isn’t one for mountain adventures due to its smaller wheels that are all the same size. But it is just the trick for pavements, airports, streets and public transport – the perfect urban companion to whizz around with.

The real seller for this stroller is that it is super adaptable to meet changing family needs thanks to its ability to be part of a travel system. Yes, using the adapters (sold separately) you can put your infant car seat on to the YOYO+ frame for ultimate travel ease. It is worth mentioning that the 6+ month seat pack does only recline to a max of 145 degrees.

Ergobaby Metro vs Babyzen YOYO+

Babyzen YOYO+ vs Ergobaby Metro review

Ergobaby Metro vs Babyzen YOYO+

 

Overall

If you’re looking for a stylish, practical and super-compact lightweight pushchair, then either the Babyzen YOYO+ or Ergobaby Metro is a safe bet. Size and weight wise, they’re almost identical and fold neatly with one hand.

It really comes down to how you plan to use the stroller as a family. The feature of the YOYO+ being part of a travel system could be a big bonus if you are planning on using it as your main pushchair. But if it is simply for travel, then the slightly cheaper price of the Metro could sway you. Also, what type of holidays you go on would be a factor. The more adventurous explorers may prefer the bigger wheels and comfortable suspension of the Metro, but for those city explorers or hotel lovers the smooth ride of the YOYO+ will suffice – but they are both suitable for planes so it really does depend on what you are planning on doing once you get off the plane.

YOYO+ and Metro pushchair both include a canopy, raincover, and under seat basket in the price. The Metro has the better storage basket, capable of carrying up to 4.5kg, while the YOYO+ has a max capacity of 2kg. That said, these are lightweight pushchairs, so they’re not designed for the weekly shop.

Another big difference that could be a deciding factor for parents is the lie flat feature of the seat. The Metro has a near lie-flat feature which allows for your little one to be close to 180 degrees when reclined. However the YOYO+ only reclines to a max of 145 degrees.

But the Metro does slightly lose out in the style stakes, because who doesn’t love a bit of colour and the YOYO+ certainly delivers with its rainbow selection of shades to suit your personality– but this really is a matter of personal taste. If you love an accessory, then the YOYO+ is for you. The list of optional extras is extensive and there really is an accessory for every eventuality and need. This is something the Metro lacks in.

We honestly recommend both and know you won’t be disappointed with either compact stroller. Ultimately everyone has different priorities and wish lists when purchasing products, so pick the one that works best for you and your family.

 

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