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It’s Here! UPPAbaby MESA Infant Car Seat

November 20, 2015

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After months years of waiting, the much anticipated UPPAbaby MESA Infant Car Seat has finally arrived to Canada! Available now in all colours, you can be among the first MESA owners in the country.

Taking the guess work and hassle out of infant seats, UPPAbaby has entered the infant car seat market with an innovative and well thought out product, designed for parents by parents who just “get it”. Receiving a top marks for ease of use, MESA combines safety and simplicity in one.

Does the product live up to all the hype? After testing it out, here are 10 reasons we think that UPPAbaby really knocked it out of the park with this product:

  1. Smart Secure System:
    • An industry first, MESA created a unique technology that uses a tightness indicator and self-retracting Universal Anchorage System (UAS) connectors, resulting in a 10 second accurate install! This is time saving genius at work!
    • Equipped with an indicator window that turns from red to green when installed, you get a visual confirmation that the seat is properly installed and secured.
  2. Side Impact Protection
    • Studies have suggested that over 50% of side impact collisions involving infants result in death. MESA’s headrest is reinforced with EPP foam, providing added protection that keeps an infant’s head stationary during a side impact collision. This results in up to 4X better crash test scores and provides amazing peace of mind.
  3. No Rethread
    • Eliminating the need to take apart the harness system as baby grows, MESA’s unique no-rethread five point harness ensures that the harness is installed correctly every time.
    • Adjustable from the front, the height can be changed by simply pulling up a lever on the top of the seat to adjust harness position. This can be done while baby is in the seat and even in the car, guaranteeing a perfect and safe fit in seconds
  4. Performance Travel System
    • Pairing seamlessly with the VISTA or CRUZ strollers, no adapters are required as MESA is designed to attach directly. This saves money and is more convenient without sacrificing safety- a win-win in our books!
  5. One Button Stroller Release
    • A unique one hand release on the carry handle of the infant car seat is used to release the car seat from the UPPAbaby stroller. This may seem like something minor, but it will make it much easier for parents to navigate busy parking lots with bags, toddlers and baby!
  6. Light Weight
    • Weighing in at less than 10 lbs, this light weight beauty makes it easier to tote around your growing baby, lengthening the amount of time you can use the seat. As baby gains weight you will be so thankful that your seat is light weight, trust us!
  7. Designed to Fit Preemies and Newborns
    • With a weight range from 4 to 35lbs and an included infant insert that creates a flatter and safer riding position for preemies and small newborns, MESA can be used right from the hospital.
    • Adjustable harness and crotch strap settings allow a secure fit for infants as small as 4 pounds, giving the tiniest peanuts a safe ride home.
  8. Removable and Washable Fabric
    • Let’s face it, kids are messy and absolutely everything designed for kids should be washable. The ability to machine wash your car seat and easily put it back on will make those inevitable spills easier to deal with.
  9. Smooth Bottom Base
    • MESA’s base has a smoothly finished bottom to protect car upholstery and eliminate the need for seat protectors- which can compromise car seat installation and safety. This is another win-win with increased safety and change in your pocket!
  10. The Little Things
    • Okay, we admit we couldn’t limit this list to just 10 things since there is just so much to love. Some of the little things, that aren’t deal makers or breakers, but are great additions include:
      • Buckle Storage Pockets- Allows buckles to tuck away into the seat, making loading and unloading easier and keeps them cool on those hot days.
      • Low-profile and Slim Base- Makes it easier to fit into newer cars with smaller seats and space. This keeps the passenger’s knees off the dashboard, which is more comfortable and safer for them as well.
      • Performance Fabric- Soft, breathable and moisture-wicking fabric keeps those hot babes cool and comfortable.
      • It’s pretty! Available in five gorgeous colours, that are so pretty it is hard to choose which one we like best!

MESANow that you know some of the things we love about MESA, you may be interested in some of its technical specs as well.

  • Car seat weight: 9.9 lbs (really good given it has a SIP system)
  • Child weight: Supports 4 to 35lbs (Infant insert to be used from 4-8lbs)
  • Infant Car Seat Dimensions: 17”W x 25.75”L x 23”H
  • Car Seat on Base: 17”W x 28”L x 25”H
  • Base: 14.25”W x 21.25”L x 10.25”H (lowest level), 13” H (highest level)
  • Available Colours:  Jake (Black), Denny (Red), Lindsey (Wheat), Georgie (Marine Blue) and Pascal (Grey)
  • CDN Price: $429.99

We are so excited that this long awaited addition to the market is here! What do you think? Does it sound like something you’d like to use for your baby? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Katie

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