Nuna MIXX2 Review
Pros: Nicer quality, good storage
Cons: Expensive, heavy and large, challenging set up
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|Pros||Nicer quality, good storage||Easiest to push, jogger, high quality, easy to use||Less expensive jogger, great maneuverability, durable||Easy to use, lots of supplies fit in storage, great features, suspension, no flat tires||Price, lightweight, compact fold|
|Cons||Expensive, heavy and large, challenging set up||Bulkier, harder to transport||Larger, may be hard to lift and carry||Heavier than old Cruz, more expensive||Dual-front wheel, hard to access storage|
|Bottom Line||The benefits and features don't justify the price of this average high-end stroller||A cool-looking multi-purpose jogging stroller that is also great for everyday use||Versatile option with quality craftsmanship and features for jogging or everyday use||A high-quality option with lots of useful features and an impressive design with an eye for details||A budget-minded stroller with the features you need and not much else|
|Rating Categories||Nuna MIXX2||Thule Urban Glide 2||BOB Rambler||UPPAbaby Cruz v2||Baby Jogger City Mi...|
|Ease Of Use (45%)|
|Weight Folded Size (15%)|
|Specs||Nuna MIXX2||Thule Urban Glide 2||BOB Rambler||UPPAbaby Cruz v2||Baby Jogger City Mi...|
|Weight||28.5 lbs||24.4 lbs||25.1 lbs||25 lbs||19.3 lbs|
|Folded Dimensions||23.4"W x 17.5"H x 37"L||27.2"W x 15.5"H x 36.5"L||25.3"W x 13.5"H x 38.5"L||22.9"W x 16.5"H x 33"L||25.7"W x 10.6"H x 31.1"L|
|Capacity Limits||Minimum: From birth with infant car seat
Maximum: 50 lbs/45"
|Minimum: 6 mo.
Maximum: 49 lbs/43.7"
Infant Car Seat: 0 - 8 wk.
Stroller Seat: 8 wk. - 8 mo.
Jogging & Off-Road: 8 mo. - 5 yr.
Maximum: 74 lbs/44"
|Minimum: From Birth With Infant Snugseat Or Bassinet
3 mo.+ For Toddler Seat
Maximum: 50 lbs/40"
Maximum: 50 lbs/44"
|Included Car Seat Compatibility||Nuna Pipa||None||None||UPPAbaby
|Baby Jogger City GO, City GO 2|
|Click-in Car Seat Adapters||Nuna Pipa||BeSafe
Izi GO Mod, Izi GO X1
KeyFit, KeyFit 30
Aton, Aton 2, Aton 4, Aton 5
CabrioFix, Citi, Mico 30, Mico Max 30, Mico NXT, Pebble, Pebble Plus
KeyFit 30, KeyFit 30 Zip, KeyFit 30 Zip Air, Fit2, Fit2 LE, Fit2 Air
Mico Max 30, Mico NXT, Mico AP & Micro Max Plus,
PIPA™, PIPA lite, PIPA lite lx, PIPA lite r & PIPA lite rx
Aton, Aton 2, Aton Q & Aton M
|Baby Jogger City GO, City GO 2
Britax B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite
Chicco KeyFit, KeyFit 2, KeyFit 30, KeyFit 30 Zip
Cybex Aton, Aton 2, Aton Q, Cloud Q
Graco Snugride Snuglock 35 Elite, Snugride 35 Platinum, Snugride Click Connect 35 LX
Maxi Cosi Mico AP, Mico Max 30, Mico NXT, Mico 30
Peg-Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35
|Strap-in Car Seat Adapters||None||BOB
Affinity Unity, B-Safe, B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite, Chaperone, Unity, Unity ISOFIX Compatible
Baby-Safe, Baby-Safe Plus II
SafeSeat, SnugRide, SnugRide Click Connect, SnugRide Click Connect 30, SnugRide Click Connect 35, SnugRide Click Connect LX 35, SnugRide Click Connect 40
Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30, Primo Viaggio 4-35
Comfy Carry Elite, onBoard, onBoard Air
Unity, Unity Neos
B-Safe, B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite, Chaperone
B-Safe, B-Safe 35
SnugRide Click Connect 30, 30LX, 35, 35 LX, 40, SnugRide Classic Connect 22, 30, 32, 35
Primo Viaggio 4-35, Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30, Primo Viaggio SIP
KeyFit, KeyFit 30
|Storage Basket Size||Large||Large||Large||Very Large||Large|
|Sun Shade Size||Large||Large||Large||Large||Large|
|Handlebar Height - Min/Max||40.5"/44"||30"/46"||38.8"||40"/43"||41"|
|Included Accessories||Pipa car seat adapters, rain cover||None||None||Rain Shield, Bug Shield||City GO infant car seat adapter.|
|Setup Time||11:37 min:sec||5:13 min:sec||5:30 min:sec||5:54
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