UppaBaby Mesa 2019

The UppaBaby Mesa is a popular model of infant car seat, but it only works with UppaBaby strollers like Cruz and Vista, no adapters required.

In 2018 UppaBaby updated fabric and in 2019 year they’ve just added a new color. Now you can choose polyester fabric or merino wool fabric. Merino woll is hypoallergenic, free of flame retardant chemicals, and helps to keep your baby cooler in summer months and warmer in the winter.

Jake (black) and new color Bryce (white & grey marl) are made from polyester and Henry (blue marl), Jordan (charcoal melange) are made from merino wool, also they cost $50 more.

Uppababy Mesa Infant Car Seat

Significant upgrades in 2019 models:

  • one new color Bryce (white & grey marl)

The car seat weighs 9.9lbs. It counts rather heavy, compare to Nuna Pipa which has the same price and weighs only 7.9lbs. From the other side the heavier car seat is the safer, because it usually means that it’s created from metal, steel and so on. It will be able to take more force before anything gets to your child, so they’ll be safer in car accident. Your baby have to be from 4 to 35 lbs or under 32”, so once your child has reached that 35 lbs mark or the 32” height you will have to move the child to a different car seat.

Let’s see the features:

  • Base installation and safety

Uppababy Mesa Infant Car Seat

The UppaBaby Mesa has very easy instalation system. The Mesa has LATCH connectors on the sides, you take them out and conecting to your anchors. Then you have to push down on the base until it rachets down. There is a little window on the base that will turn green and that means it’s in tight enough – it calls SMARTSecure System. The MESA base comes with standard LATCH anchors but you can also attach it with your seat belt if your car doesn’t have the LATCH system. Don’t try to use both systems at the same time though. The base isn’t built for it and it won’t make the installation safer. The car seat is super safe and so easy to install, it’s determining factors.

The UppaBaby Mesa removes traditionally from the base, It has a lever on the back, you need just to pull up and take the car seat off.

  • Canopy

Uppababy Mesa Infant Car Seat

The UppaBaby Mesa has two-panel canopy, it’s UPF 50+. It’s made from very nice breathy meterial. I can’t say that it’s large, I would probably say medium size, but it’s still very good made and there’s no extra fabric hanging off the back.

  • 5-point harness

Uppababy Mesa Infant Car Seat

The UppaBaby Mesa has a no-rethread 5-point harness. So all you do is you take the canopy back and there is integrated harness adjuster, and you just pull on that lever to adjust the height. You need to rethread the harness until your child’s actually in car seat. Your harness should always be at or below an inch of your child shoulders. There are little pockets on the side for the buckles. It will be very easy to get your child in and out.

  • Seat

The Mesa has infant insert which is recommended for use for the initial 4 to 8 lbs. As Baby grows, the infant insert is easily removable.

Uppababy Mesa Infant Car Seat

The UppaBaby Mesa has the Side Impact Protection. That wings are made from an EPP foam and it will absorb and direct the shock and energy from your child if you were get into an accident. The Mesa’s headrest helps to keep Baby’s head stationary during a side impact collision. As I wrote before you can choose the fabric by choosing the color, or polyester or merino wool. Both material are extre soft and nice to touch, alsomachine-washable, and the only fabric that truly repelled water. It’s really good because nothing will save you from a leaky diaper or a juice/milk spill, it’s good to catch it before it sets into the fabric.

  • Stroller compability

Uppababy Mesa Infant Car Seat

The UppaBaby Mesa is compatible with:

  • Uppababy Cruz and Vista (no adapters needed)
  • Uppababy Minu (adapter required)
  • Thule Urban Glide single and double stroller (universal adapter required)

The Mesa car seat has an one-handed release on the top of the car seat that’s very usefull. Also baby can face you while strolling, or you can pull right up to a table without a handle in the way.

  • Specifications:

  • Weight capacity: 4 to 35 lbs.
  • Height limit: 32″
  • Infant car seat dimensions: 25.8”L x 17”W x 23”H
  • Car seat on base dimensions: 28”L x 17”W x 25”H
  • Base dimensions: 21.3”L x 14.5”W x 10.3”H (lowest level)
  • Car seat weight: 9.9 lbs
  • Base weight: 9 lbs


  • Colors

The UppaBaby 2019 is available in 4 colors: Jake (black), Henry (blue marl), Jordan (charcoal melange) and new color Bryce (white & grey marl).

Uppababy Mesa infant car seat

  •  Conclusion

The Uppababy Mesa is very safety and stylish infant car seat, also it’s very popular. The thing I do not like is that you can use Mesa as a travel system only with Uppababy strollers and Thule Glide. One more cons – it has rather small canopy, of course, if you are going to use it only in the car, it’s ok. But if you want to put it on the stroller- I think it’s so-so. Most of people don’t like the weight of the Mesa, as for me it’s not a big problem. The difference in weight is not so big. From other side we have good safety tests and good fabric. I think that the price is justified for such quality and style.