Nuna MIXX2 Review
Pros: Nicer quality, good storage
Cons: Expensive, heavy and large, challenging set up
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Our Analysis and Test Results
Nuna started with a question of how to bring the baby to the table which resulted in the ZAAZ™ high chair—launched in 2007. Adventures in parenting have taught this Amsterdam born company that parenthood can be "practical and beautiful with clever, design-thoughtful" baby-centric solutions. Nuna is now sold globally and includes strollers and car seats.
Ease of Use
The Nuna MIXX2 is relatively easy to use with an overall experience slightly better than the average full-size option.
Fold and Unfold
Folding the Mixx is a two-handed process with four steps and an auto-locking mechanism. While relatively easy, it does not self-stand and there is no carry handle which is unfortunate because it is challenging to carry. Unfolding is an easy one-hand process with five steps.
The Nuna has single action, color-coded brakes that easily push to set and push again to release. this design makes them friendly to shoes and feet.
The storage bin on the Nuna looks large and it is fitting our extra-large diaper bag inside with a 10 lbs weight limit. It is easy to access with clear openings on all sides and a divider you can fold down. There is also a pocket on the seat back with a silent magnetic closure. The pocket holds up to 1 lb and is large enough for a standard tablet.
This stroller has a smallish canopy with a small, mesh peek-a-boo window even with the visor kicked out. The canopy is simple with a magnetic cover closure., but it gets the job done for the most part.
The 5-point harness on this stroller is easy enough to get on but slightly harder to remove. It is a rethread style with a button you have to turn sideways to slip into and out of slots you need to feel to find. This harness is the kind where the shoulder straps separate from the waist straps which is not a tester favorite.
The Nuna seat can face forward and back at the parents. It reclines with an easy to use button push and has an adjustable leg rest. The recline has 5 set points with one cozy enough for naps. The leg rest is smaller and probably best for smaller kids but the footrest is larger.
Car Seat Compatibility
This Nuna is compatible with the Nuna Pipa and the Nuna Pipa Lite without the need for an adapter purchase. This stroller requires car seat attachment by lining up the two sides simultaneously. This design has proven to be more challenging than the loop adapter style no matter which stroller you are using.
Ease of Setup
This stroller took us over 11:30 minutes to put together making it one of the longer projects in the group.
Despite being harder to set up, the manual is really good with a single language per section, clear illustrations, and enough instructions to be useful without being overwhelming. There is a lot to assemble with the visor being the most difficult.
The Nuna MIXX2 is harder to turn than we thought it would be resulting in an average performance for maneuverability. The Mixx has rubber tires in the back and plastic in the front which may be one reason why it struggled in our tests for maneuverability. It has some flex in the handlebar and frame that impacted our ability to turn smoothly. Pushing and turning over most surfaces was doable and unchallenging, but it also wasn't that smooth or effortless leaving an unfulfilling feeling when pushing.
Weight and Folded Size
The Nuna MIXX2 weighs 28.5 lbs which is on the heavy side, especially for a product you can't jog with which helped it earn only 5 of 10 for weight and folded size. It measures 15,152 cubic inches when folded which also makes it one of the largest folded products that aren't also a jogging product. In fact, only three options are larger. Size and weight combined make this stroller challenging to lift, stow, and carry.
The Nuna MIXX2 has good attention to detail and a nice overall fit and finish. The fabrics seem like nice quality with heavy canvas in most places and a coarser weave on the seat fabric. It didn't snag in our tests and feels durable. The simple frame looks good and fits together well with a little bit of flex but nothing to impact sturdiness. The handlebar is comfortable, covered in leather with a little bit of cushion. It has stiffer shocks that aren't adjustable and we worry the hard seat may be uncomfortable even with the padding cover.
— Juliet Spurrier, MD and Wendy Schmitz