Babyzen Yoyo Plus is the talk of the town and if you’ve been window shopping online, you might have come across this neat little gear. But with its high price, I wouldn’t be surprised if you have taken a step back to compare it with other options.

There are other options that you might want to carefully consider such as the GB Pockit Plus, Uppababy Minu and the Mountain Buggy Nano. But among these choices, the Mountain Buggy Nano is the cheapest travel-system ready stroller. 

So which stroller is more cost effective, the Mountain Buggy Nano or the Babyzen Yoyo Plus? Read on.

Tale of the Tape

Mountain Buggy NanoBabyzen Yoyo Plus
Folded Dimensions (inches)20 x 12 x 22 17 x 7 x 20.5
Open Dimensions (inches) 33 x 22 x 38.5 39 x 17 x 41
Stroller Weight (lb)13 13.6
Stroller Weight Capacity (lbs)44 40
Storage Weight Capacity (lb) 11 11

Size and Portability

Nano

As far as folded size is concerned, the Babyzen Yoyo Plus clearly wins this round. The Babyzen Yoyo stroller may be

Yoyo +

smaller but the Mountain Buggy Nano is just about the same weight as the Yoyo Plus, in fact, it is even lighter by half a pound.

What’s great about these two is they both have an attached shoulder strap for portability. If you are a frequent flyer, you won’t have a problem fitting any of these strollers inside an airplane compartment. But just a disclaimer, better check first with the airline if they will allow your stroller inside the cabin. Some airlines have stricter carry-on luggage policies.

Weight Capacity

These two strollers are head-to-head when it comes to weight capacity. The Nano and the Yoyo Plus can be used by your baby starting 6 months. But, the Yoyo Plus can only carry a child until he or she is 40 lbs, the Nano has a slight advantage in this aspect because it can carry until 44 lbs.

Travel System Ready

These two have the same configurations. Both are travel system ready so you can use them with a bassinet (Cocoon for Mountain Buggy Nano and Newborn Packfor the Babyzen Yoyo Plus ) an infant car seat and even with a scooter board for your older child. The Mountain Buggy Freerider Stroller Board and the Babyzen Yoyo Plus Board can carry another kid up to 44 lbs.

Compatible Car Seats

Babyzen Yoyo Plus is compatible with

  • BABYZEN iZi Go Modular by BeSafe (YOYO+ adapters are supplied with the seat)
  • BeSafe iZi Go & iZi Go Modular (optional adapters)
  • Bébé Confort Pebble & Pebble Plus (optional adapters)
  • Cybex Aton Q (optional adapters)
  • Maxi-CosiPebble & Pebble Plus (optional adapters)
  • Nuna Pipa (optional adapters)
  • Maxi-Cosi® Mico AP (optional adapters)

As for the Mountain Buggy Nano,  there’s no need to buy a separate adapter. It comes with its own adapter that are compatible with the following car seats:

See demo below.

 

Maneuverability and Suspension

Mountain Buggy NanoBabyzen Yoyo Plus
Wheel Size (in)5.5 inches5 inches
SuspensionRear-wheel4-wheel

The Babyzen Yoyo Plus has earned a great reputation as a steady stroller both on smooth and rough surfaces. The secret is in the Soft Drive System which is a mechanism that stabilizes the stroller by automatically locking the front swivel wheels when it hits bumpy road. It also has a 4-wheel suspension that absorbs mild shocks. Driving a Mountain Buggy Nano is also a delight but I have yet to find a lightweight stroller that will outbest the Babyzen Yoyo Plus’ smooth glide. This is actually surprising because Mountain Buggy is known for it’s all-terrain strollers.

Ease of Fold

Watch the Babyzen Yoyo Plus’ fold below.

Watch the Mountain Buggy’s fold below.

Unfolding both strollers is just a matter of unlocking and pulling up the handlebar which is great. So let’s talk about the fold.

Mountain Buggy Nano’s fold is actually pretty simple. Press the buttons located at the sides of the frame, push the canopy backward, grab the sides of the stroller frame then fold forward all the way down. Very easy.

Similarly, the Babyzen Yoyo Plus’ fold starts by pushing the canopy backward and with both hands you need to press the buttons at the sides of the frame. After that, you have to pull the red button below the stroller, grab the metal bar and raise it up so the stroller automatically folds. It takes some getting used to but it is actually one of the nicest and snappiest folds I’ve ever seen.

I’ve always liked the Babyzen Yoyo Plus’ fold because it can be done with mostly one hand, except at the start. And that’s very important because you will need one hand to be free so you can hold your baby.

BUT I also love the simplicity of Nano’s fold. It’s a 2-step process that is as basic as folding a dollar bill. In short, less learning curve is needed to fold the Mountain Buggy Nano. So for this one, I’ll go with the Nano.

Comfort

Mountain Buggy NanoBabyzen Yoyo Plus
Seat Width (inches) approx 12 approx 11
Recline approx. 145 degrees approx. 145 degrees
Height of Canopy from Seat (in)2726
Canopy2 panels and a pop out sunvisor2 panels and a pop out sunvisor

Yoyo Plus

Your baby will be comfortable using either the Nano or the Yoyo Plus. Both have well-padded seats and high canopies so either stroller can accommodate tall kids, like mine.

I’m also very particular about reclines, so I’m glad to see that both strollers can go as low as 145 degrees. The lower the recline, the better for napping.

For the peek-a-boo windows, the Yoyo Plus has a small opening at the top of the canopy while the Nano has a nicer, full mesh opening at the back of the canopy. This allows air to freely flow from behind. The canopies are of decent sizes, both have 2 panels and a pop up sunvisor.

A good feature of the Nano is its built-in adjustable leg rest which is a nice support especially for

Nano with Leg Rest

younger babies. The Yoyo Plus doesn’t have this feature but they do have an attachable leg rest accessory that you can buy separately in Amazon.

 

Safety

The Mountain Buggy Nano and the Babyzen Yoyo Plus both have an adjustable 5-point harness that helps secure the babies as you stroll. Both have a one-step brake that you can step on to engage and lift to disengage.

However, just a bit of a bummer here as some users have complained about mechanical issues of the Mountain Buggy Nano. As reported, the rear wheels sometimes come off and the brake sometimes locks and unlocks by itself. The manufacturer, from their end have been addressing these issues by replacing parts and/or sending customers a basic repair kit for minor wheel issues.

Steering

Higher Handlebar of Yoyo Plus

They both have handlebars that are non adjustable. If you are about 6 feet tall, you might find the Yoyo Plus easier to drive because of it’s 42-inch high handlebar.

The Nano’s handlebar is 38 1/2 inches from the ground but is still at a comfortable level if you are as tall as 5’7″ or 5’8″

Price

Now for the price. The Babyzen Yoyo Plus will definitely put a dent on your budget. It retails on Amazon at almost $500 for the stroller alone. On the other hand, the Mountain Buggy Nano is quite a steal, you can get it for half the Yoyo Plus’ price including the bassinet. So, for the budget-conscious, we know who the clear winner is.

Check out price of Mountain Buggy Nano and Babyzen Yoyo Plus

Conclusion

It’s almost identical sans the price and some issues.

If budget is not a concern, I would definitely go with the Babyzen Yoyo Plus. But the Mountain Buggy Nano, also has it’s merits. The price alone is a good enough reason for you to take a second look. Despite some mechanical issues, note that not everyone has experienced them, there are also a lot of satisfied customers who think it’s a gem.

Check out what other customers have to say about the Babyzen Yoyo Plus and the Mountain Buggy Nano.

 

If you have other questions about these strollers, feel free to leave me a message below. 🙂

Ciao,

Sheila


Related posts: Babyzen Yoyo Plus and Mountain Buggy Nano