Hello, if you’re here then you’re probably wondering which of these 2 super compact and lightweight strollers is a better fit for you and your baby. This is a product review of the Ergobaby Metro vs Babyzen Yo-yo+, which stroller is better?
And by better, I mean overall score after weighing up the key features of each of these strollers and their respective pros and cons. Of course we will also factor in the price of each of these strollers too, as this will also be a key factor for most people when making a decision on which of these strollers you should purchase.
Well, because at their heart the key features of these 2 strollers are very similar. They are designed to be extremely lightweight and more importantly have the same key feature of being able to become super compact when folded up, and very easy to carry.
Essentially they are being aimed at busy parents who are living in a fast paced environment and would appreciate the ease of use of such convenient to use lightweight strollers for travel and getting around in their day to day activities with their babies.
That’s not to say that these strollers can only be used by busy urban city dwellers by any means, both of these compactible strollers are very well made as we will see and offer a high end experience for both parent and baby in any case.
And that’s why I am reviewing these 2 strollers side by side, so that you can see the where they do differ and then make an informed choice as to which one is right for your family. So without any firuther delay, let’s take a look at both of their aim key features.
So first let’s look at the Babyzen Yoyo+. This stroller has been designed to be taken anywhere with a minimum of fuss.
It’s key features are as follows:
▪️It’s very lightweight, depending on if you using the Yo-yo+ newborn pack or the 6 month onwards fabrics, the weight of this stroller is between 6.2-6.6 kgs.
▪️ It has a quick and easy one hand folding and unfolding feature, and it really is that easy.
▪️ The XXL storage basket is a nice feature considering the whole frame is designed to be super compact.
▪️ Which brings me to the key feature of this very clever stroller. When compacted the Babyzen measures at L:52cm, W:44cm, H18cm. Which in many cases is small enough to take on a plane as hand luggage! I’m not saying you should take it as hand luggage, just that you can. There is also a carry strap attached for ease of carrying when in the folded position.
▪️ It is compatible with a car seat. If you are going to have a baby, you are going to have to but a car seat. So bring on the Babyzen izi Go Modular, by Besafe. It fits nicely on to the Babyzen stroller frame using the included Yoyo+ adapters and you don’t even need to remove the stroller fabrics. It is a little pricey though at £240 ($310).
▪️ Now you will need to choose which variant of the Babyzen you want. This will come down to the age of your baby. If your child is 0-6 months then you will go with the 0+ edition.
In this variant the baby lies parent facing to encourage bonding with their parents. It comes with a 5 point harness, a 2 position pop-up style canopy and a foot cover and headrest.
▪️ So what if I want to go with the 6 month onwards variant? Well then this consists of a different fabric and you can now have your baby facing away from you and sitting up using the multi position incline on the backrest. Up to a maximum of 145 degrees. Again the padding can be used with the very secure 5 point harness.
So what about the Ergobaby Metro Compact City Stroller? The clever team over at Ergobaby have come up with a very neat design. Similar in some ways to the Babyzen.
Now I should point out I have a full detailed review of the Ergobaby Metro Compact City Stroller on another post which you can read about here. But for comparison purposes I will run through the key features of the Ergobaby Metro as follows.
▪️ The Ergobaby is also designed for ease of use and carry. It’s very lightweight at only 6.3 kgs.
▪️ It’s dimensions are L:52cm, W:44cm, H:23cm. So virtually the same as the Babyzen.
▪️ It also has a one hand fold and unfold feature.
▪️ Again the key feature of this stroller is it’s incredible compactability. You can take it just about anywhere with you when you need to and it is so lightweight you will feel as though you’re holding a briefcase. Although this compact stroller does not have the carry strap feature.
It does however have the separate rain proof carry bag that you can fit the stroller into if you so choose. Which is actually a good option for protecting your stroller from the elements in poor weather conditions. It does come at a cost of £24.90 ($32.25). But unless you live in a place with no rain I would make the investment.
▪️ Now I do have to say that in my view the materials that have gone into creating the Ergobaby Metro are just a little bit more luxurious than that of the Babyzen Yoyo+.
▪️ It also has an adjustable leg rest, a large storage basket and smooth ride suspension.
Along with the UPF 50 sun canopy multi position recliner seat.
▪️ Similar to the Babyzen, the Ergobaby Metro Stroller will need a separate insert depending on whether you buy it for a newborn or from 6 months onwards.
One key difference about Ergobaby Metro is that it is bought originally to be used from 6 months on. And if you you want to use it for you child straight away you will need to purchase the newborn kit for around £129.90 ($168). The newborn kit is parent facing also.
Which does seem a little pricey at first glance. But these are both high end strollers and you get the luxury you pay for.
Ok so my main gripe about both of these strollers is the same. I don’t think it’s right to make parents pay extra for either the newborn or the 6 month inserts respectively. But at least the Ergobaby comes as standard with the 6 month on insert for longer use.
Given what both of these strollers cost I would have liked to seen a few more accessories thrown in, but I guess this is just part of the marketing strategy from both companies.
So now to the all important question of price. I deliberately waited this long in the review in order to demonstrate the biggest key difference in these 2 very similarly designed strollers. The Ergobaby Metro Compact City Stroller costs £299.90 ($388).
Where as the Babyzen Yoyo+ will cost you £389 ($503). Plus the 6 month onwards insert or newborn insert (depending on which original variant you buy), for another £50-60 ($65-75), depending on where you buy it. Amazon was the cheapest I could find.
Don’t get me wrong, if you add in the Ergobaby newborn pack, then there really isn’t a lot in it. The point I would make is that you could go from 6 months right up to 3 years plus with the standard Ergobaby Metro.
But your going to have to pay the £389 ($503) as standard regardless of which variant you buy from Babyzen, even without an insert buy.
So here it is then. My verdict. In truth there is not slot in the price of these 2 high end strollers once the inserts costs added in. Unless you don’t buy either insert, in which case the Ergobaby Metro is significantly better value.
Also in terms of the key features they are both designed with the same unique features in mind. That being they are highly compactible and very lightweight, with ease of carry.
The difference is in my view the detail to quality. The materials used are just a little nicer on the Ergobaby Metro and the whole purpose on Ergobabys existence is to put the comfort of your baby at the front of what they do.
So unless you just have a personal preference for Babyzen, then I would say that the Ergobaby Metro Compact City Stroller JUST has the edge over the Babyzen Yoyo+.
If you wish to view a couple of alternatives to either of these strollers then I can also recommend looking at the Ergobaby 180 Reversible Stroller, or the Armadillo City Slim Folding Pushchairfrom Mamas&Papas. Check out either by clicking on the highlighted text above.
However if you want to check out the either of the Ergobaby Strollers then please do so by CLICKING THE LINK HERE NOW, and go straight through to the Ergobaby main site.
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