Mamas and Papas most lightweight buggy that has been popular since it came out.
If you are looking for a lightweight stroller either for your toddler or baby then this one is good. Recommend by many mums.
Mamas and Papas Airo is luxurious, stylish and suitable for many lifestyles. For this review, I will detail the pros and point out the cons.
I will also compare it to another similar stroller to see its value. I hope to deliver and answer the questions you have regarding this buggy.
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- Suitable from birth or 6 months up to 22kg (4 years).
- Foldable with one hand (Quick, compact fold).
- Carry straps.
- Auto locks when folded. (Stands on its own).
- 3 reclining positions on the seat. (Recline option at the back of the seat).
- Adjustable footrest.
- Adjustable handlebar. (Leather made, wrist loop on the bar).
- 5 adjustable point harness.
- Big and extendable canopy (peek a boo window, sun visor).
- Bumper bar included.
- All suspension wheels.
- Medium size basket.
- Travel system convertible (With car seat and carrycot).
Mamas and Papas Airo Review: Buggy.
Product: Mamas and Papas Airo.
Price: £399.00 (Single Price).
Size of the Product: Folded dimensions: H25 x W45 x L55cm (Weight: 7.6kg).
- Handle low – H:88 x W:45 x D:103.5cm / H:34.6 x W:17.7 x D:40.7in.
- Handle high – H:99 x W:45 x D:95.5cm / H:38.9 x W:17.7 x D:37.5in.
Delivery: Europe Only.
My Rating: 9/10.
A lightweight buggy that’s suitable from birth up to 22kg is kind of rare.
Although many parents and myself included will advise you to use a carrycot instead, especially for this one.
The Mamas and Papas Airo is luxurious and has a simple look to it. According to many parents, it’s one of the best buggy to use in the city and travel with.
Available in more than one colour and these are: Grey Marl, Black, Grapefruit and Mint and Rose Gold. Quite popular colours on strollers.
Many seem to fancy the Grapefruit and Mint because of how unusual it is on the buggy, and that it gives it a nice look.
Covered with quality fabrics that are soft and safe for babies. Let’s analyse what the seat unit has to offer, including the canopy.
At first glance, you can tell that the seat is quite tall and very open. A review done on pushchairexpert saw the tall seat as something good.
It’s perfect for taller toddlers and it will give space to babies as well.
With the lie-flat option, you can put your baby there because it does lie flat. Besides that position, it offers two more positions.
One in the middle and an upright position, which was reported to be some toddlers favourite. It gave them good views and there were comfortable.
Reclining the seat can be done while your baby is on board as well. It’s done on the back of the seat and these are not straps. Straps are usually harder to handle.
More On the Seat.
To make nap times more relaxing you have the adjustable footrest for your napping toddler.
When positioned in a laying mode your tall toddler would sleep without having their legs and feet dangling around.
Moving back up you have the 5 point harness. It’s adjustable and easy to set up. Keeping baby safe and it also has chest pads. Keeping the harness clean.
The Airo seat unit is said to be used from 6 months but some parents have confirmed to carry their 5 months and even 4 months old babies.
So, it does depend on the height of your baby and as well how well they can support themselves.
Yes, the canopy. Very big and extendable. It does provide shade from the sun, tiny raindrops and also the wind. Keeping your child safe and secure.
The canopy not only provides that but also a sun visor and peek a boo window. When facing forward the peek a boo window will make it possible to keep tabs on the little one.
A bumper is included with the design to keep the toddler at bay, and your toddler will love to touch the bar.
It’s made of leather and has a sleek and smooth surface. Adding a more stylish look to the seat.
When talking about the frame the handlebar is first. It’s also made of leather. It will feel good pushing the buggy with smooth touch.
It’s adjustable with a height of 88cm – 99cm and quite good for tall parents. Short and middle height parents will also like the bar.
Going up hills will not trouble you anymore.
To make the pushing easier when going up a hill or pushing on a tougher ground you have the wrist loop. It gives you more control and makes sure it’s easier to steer.
On the handlebar, you have a push-button as well. That’s where you push and fold the stroller (to unfold it as well).
Said to be done with just one hand and very quick. According to pushchairexpert verdict, it has been tested and proven to be true(Regarding the quick fold)
Thanks to its dual side wheel lock the Mamas and Papas Airo stays folded and auto locks. Keeping it compact and small.
The folding size of H25 x W45 x L55cm makes it one of the most compact strollers. Many parents have reported that the Airo fit in the boot with much space left.
It also stands on its when folded so you can place it in a tiny place at home and won’t take much space. Bring it along with you when travelling.
You have options on how to carry it if your toddler doesn’t want to sit on it.
Straps are available and you either have it as a handbag mode, shoulder bag mode or as a backpack mode.
Don’t worry about the weight because it’s only 7.6kg. Not the lightest but is definately among.
All suspension wheels and a sizeable shopping basket underneath. You have also one system brake between the wheels.
Mamas and Papas Airo: Accessories.
With the Airo you have many accessories available you can add into it to have a travel system. These are the available accessories:
- Carrycot/Newborn pack. (Available to buy on Boots).
- Car Seat ( Aton 5 is suitable with it. Did a review on the Aton 5).
- Adapters from Cybex and Maxi Cosi.
- Changing bag. (If you fancy luxurious bags see these).
- Rain cover.
- Insect net/sun shield.
- Despite seat unit being advertised from birth, it’s not really the best option and this is confirmed by many parents.
- The seat unit is too open for newborns and even some babies. When seated you have to strap your baby to keep them from rolling and fall.
- Despite it being long and good for the height it does look slim. Might not be the best for overweight children.
- The more you adjust the handle the further it is from the pushchair making it a bit harder to push and especially with this one. It’s built taller with a tall structure. Steering it won’t be easy. (Report from pushchairexpert).
- It’s highly expensive for a single stroller and is one of the biggest cons.
- It’s not a double convertible.
- Faces only forward.
- Some parents have complained it does not take one hand to fold it with their 2 to 3 times attempting to fold it. So, it does take a little bit of time.
- It does not offer all-terrain wheels and lockable front wheels. Making it hard to push on uneven grounds.
- The basket is not always accessible depending on the sitting position.
- When folded it does have pointy ends near the wheels.
Mamas and Mamas Airo vs Baby Jogger City Tour 2.
Both of these buggies come from top brands that are well known in many countries and they always deliver quality strollers.
Different in style and design, but like most lightweight buggies the Mamas and Papas Airo and Baby Jogger City Tour 2 has similarities.
- Both are suitable from 6 months up to 22kg.
- Multiple reclining positions.
- Adjustable leg rest.
- 5 point harness with chest pads.
- Big canopies with sun visor, SPF50+ protection and peek a boo window.
- All suspension wheels.
- Medium size basket.
- One-hand push fold.
- Travel system convertible
- Highly prised strollers.
- Both seats are quite open.
As you can see the similarities are many it’s almost on all of the important features.
When looking at the Baby Jogger Tourist 2 you have swivel lockable wheels as well. Pushing through narrow streets is easy with those.
It has a wider seat and has a lower height on the fold. It’s cheaper costing around £250+ and it weighs around 6.5kg which is 1kg less but still lighter.
When analysing the Mamas and Papas Airo you can see it offers an adjustable bar, folds quicker, has more colours, leather made bars, a bigger hood, auto-locks when folded, etc.
It’s heavier and more expensive but it has features to make up for it.
Therefore, the Mamas and Papas buggy take the first spot.
Unique and Luxurious.
It does differ from the other mamas and Papas strollers with the new look they gave it. A simple stroller that’s easy to use and that’s easy to set up as well.
Made for urban lifestyle and travellers. Travel with style, less weight and at the same time keep it simple. I must admit the buggy is very expensive for my lifestyle but the features it offers makes it worth it.
It’s not for every parent, but the Mamas and Papas Airo will suit many lifestyles.
What are your thoughts on this lightweight pushchair?