Mountain Buggy Nano Travel Stroller Review

A perfectly compact travel stroller with all the essential features

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4.8

Mountain Buggy Nano Travel Stroller

Mountain Buggy Nano Travel Stroller

Verywell Family / Theresa Holland

What We Like
  • Lightweight and compact

  • Easy to open, close, and carry

  • Connects to infant car seats

  • Ideal for road trips and air travel

  • Several safety features

What We Don't Like
  • Pricier than most travel strollers

  • Travel cover doesn’t fit back on easily

  • Difficult to fold up while holding a child

Bottom Line

The Mountain Buggy Nano Travel Stroller is a solid product that’s ideal for air travel and road trips as well as any other time families need a compact stroller.

4.8

Mountain Buggy Nano Travel Stroller

Mountain Buggy Nano Travel Stroller

Verywell Family / Theresa Holland

As all parents of tiny tots know, the amount of baby gear needed to get by on a day-to-day basis is mind-blowing. Not only that, but when planning a trip, many families realize there’s a whole other list of travel products they need. Traveling with a baby or toddler can be overwhelming––especially when it comes to lugging around a travel crib and all the other necessary gear and luggage. That’s where travel strollers come in.

The Mountain Buggy Nano Travel Stroller promises parents relief with its compact, lightweight, and easy-to-use design, plus a wide range of features. So, how does it actually perform? To find out, I tested the Nano myself with my 12-month-old son. Keep reading for a detailed review.

Mountain Buggy Nano Travel Stroller
Verywell Family / Theresa Holland 

Setup Process: Easy enough

Out of the package, the Nano Travel Stroller comes with four wheels that were extremely easy to attach by myself—they just click into place. Also included was an instruction manual, as well as a care and warnings manual. I thought both were easy enough to understand.

The stroller is lightweight and compact but not at all flimsy.

The stroller itself is easy to open and close. When folded up, it’s compact and can stand upright on the wheels. It also comes with a satchel cover for storage and travel. Unfortunately, however, it’s pretty difficult to get the cover back on the stroller after attaching the wheels.

Mountain Buggy Nano Travel Stroller
Verywell Family / Theresa Holland

Design: Lightweight yet sturdy

The Mountain Buggy Nano Travel Stroller has a plastic frame, EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) wheels, a retractable sun canopy (covered in weather-proof fabric), and a cushioned seat with plenty of storage underneath. This stroller also has a convenient carrying handle, a shoulder strap, and various safety features (more on that below).

Weighing 13 pounds, this stroller is lightweight but not flimsy at all. It’s also compact when folded up but as large as a standard stroller when unfolded, with a handlebar height of 38.5 inches. 

It was a breeze to push this stroller on straight stretches as well as around tight corners.

Additionally, this stroller was designed to be maneuverable, with 5.5-inch wheels that swivel all the way around. During the testing period, it was a breeze to push this stroller on straight stretches as well as around tight corners. Also, my neighborhood has lots of abrupt sidewalk curbs, but with this stroller, that wasn’t a problem.

Color options include black, nautical, and ruby, while pattern options include Year of the Rat, Year of the Pig, Year of the Dog, and Year of the Rooster. (The stroller is mostly black––color options are for the canopy cover.)

Mountain Buggy Nano Travel Stroller
Verywell Family / Theresa Holland 

Age Range: Accommodates a growing tot

According to the manufacturer, this stroller is suitable for children up to about 5 years of age. More specifically, it can accommodate children between 4 and 44 pounds. My 12-month-old, 25-pound child fits perfectly in the Nano Travel Stroller, and there’s plenty of room for him to grow.

The label on the stroller says that it’s not recommended for children under 6 months of age. However, this is only without an attached car seat or newborn carrycot. Fortunately, the Mountain Buggy Nano Travel Stroller is an excellent solution, as it’s compatible with several popular infant car seats (which are listed on the manufacturer site) via a buckle system. This is convenient for families who are traveling with infants who can’t yet be strapped directly into the stroller. Mountain Buggy also sells a newborn carrycot attachment for those who don’t want to use their car seat.

Mountain Buggy Nano Travel Stroller
Verywell Family / Theresa Holland 

Safety: Certified and secure

The manufacturer lists safety certification codes for the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. This travel stroller has quite a few safety features, including a convenient foot pedal that locks and unlocks the wheels. It also has a velcro strap, which can be held by hand or attached to a stationary object so that it doesn’t roll away. The reclined seat has built-in safety belts with straps that go over the shoulders, around the waist, and between the legs.

Mountain Buggy Nano Travel Stroller
Verywell Family / Theresa Holland 

Portability: Perfect for travel

This stroller is easy to carry up and down stairs and load into a car. I found it comfortable to carry using both the handle and the shoulder strap. Folding it up was also a very quick process. In the folded position, the dimensions are 12.2 x 20 x 22 inches—meaning it meets the carry-on size regulation for airline luggage, which makes it ideal for airplane travel. Lifting it into my car was effortless, and it takes up much less space in the back than my standard stroller.

It’s worth buying for families who travel often.

Unfolding the Nano Travel Stroller is pretty easy to do one-handed with a swift movement. With that said, I wasn’t able to fold it up one-handed while holding my child. This would be inconvenient if I were in an airport without another adult.

Price: Somewhat steep for its category

With an MSRP of approximately $200, the Nano Travel Stroller is priced on the high end for a travel stroller. In my opinion, most travel strollers should be under $100 because they’re secondary to a family’s primary stroller. Having said that, I do think it’s worth buying for families who travel frequently. Also, in some instances, it might work as both a primary and travel stroller.

Competition: Plenty to choose from

Zoe The Traveler: Similar to the Nano Travel Stroller, The Traveler umbrella and travel stroller from Zoe comes in eight different colors and is also priced at around $200 (View on Amazon). However, at 11 pounds, it’s slightly lighter. It’s also more compact at 22 x 17.5 x 10 inches in the folded position.

gb Pocket+ All-Terrain: With a price tag ranging from $160 to $230, the Pocket+ All-Terrain from gb weighs only 9.5 pounds and comes in seven color options (View on Amazon). It boasts exceptional durability and flexibility for wiggly tots as well as easy-to-maneuver swivel wheels.

Baby Joy Aluminum Baby Umbrella Convenience Stroller: For about $70, parents can get the Baby Joy Aluminum Baby Umbrella Convenience Stroller (View on Amazon). Unlike the Nano, it has an aluminum frame and can hold children of up to 50 pounds. However, this stroller isn’t compatible with car seats

Interested in reading more reviews? Check our list of the best travel strollers

Final Verdict

Worth it for frequent travelers.

The Mountain Buggy Nano Travel Stroller is a lightweight, compact, easy-to-use, and well-made product. Although it has a relatively high price tag, it should last for a few years and is worth buying for families who travel often.

Specs

  • Product Name Nano Travel Stroller
  • Product Brand Mountain Buggy
  • MPN NANO_V2__5
  • Price $199.99
  • Weight 13 lbs.
  • Product Dimensions 22 x 12.2 x 20 in.
  • Color Nautical, Black, Ruby, Year of Rat, Year of Pig, Year of Dog, Year of Rooster
  • What’s Included Stroller, travel bag cover
  • Dimensions (Wheels) 5.5 in.
  • Handlebar Height 38.5 in.
  • Warranty 1-year warranty against defects in material and workmanship
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