The UPPAbaby Mesa is an impressive infant car seat that scored well overall in our infant car seat review. The Mesa has a couple of different easy installation options, and it won a Top Pick for City Living award, for its strong performance for installation without the base making it a top contender for families that frequent taxi cabs or Uber. We love the retractable LATCH anchors and the easy-to-use harness height adjustment, and we think it has a lot of features to rave about that make it easier to use and a stylish standout. While its higher price or heavier weight means it may not be the right choice for every family, its high-quality materials, and sleek design mean it will appeal to many.
UPPAbaby has released a new version of the Mesa that includes fabric that is naturally flame resistant without the addition of chemicals. The fabric is a Merino wool that is a wicking fiber, making it comfortable in both warm and cool weather. The new chemical-free fabric is only available in the Henry (blue marl) fabric with the remaining color options made of a different kind of fabric with different properties for flame retardants. We tested the Henry version for this gear review.