Nuna, a Dutch company has been available to our friends across the pond for quite some time. However, Nuna is a relatively new to the U.S. markets and released its first product, the Nuna Leaf, last year. Since then Nuna has been thoughtfully and slowly introducing their innovative and quality designed products to us. Today, we are taking a closer look at the Nuna Pepp, a fabulous lightweight stroller for on-the-go mamas and those of us in urban environments but really, it would be great for anyone anywhere. And of course, what sort of review would this be if we weren’t giving one lucky reader their very own Nuna Pepp! I mean, seriously, the winner is going to be the envy of the playground!
Take a look at this awesome stroller:
At a glance:
- Lightweight: The Nuna Pepp is a lightweight, travel stroller weighing in at a total of 19 pounds.
- Smooth ride: The Pepp has a super smooth ride. We all know some lightweight/umbrella strollers can be soooo bumpy and rough that they are almost unusable. The Pepp has ample sized hard rubber wheels. The front wheels swivel and can be lock in place for rougher terrain – think parks, playground mulch, etc. Eloise was very comfy while strolling around the rough city streets of Chicago.
- Super easy and compact fold: The fold is super easy and very compact – one of the most compact on the market. Once folded, you attach two velcro wraps to hold it in place and the Pepp stands on its own and even rolls when folded. The latter is an awesome feature for travel!
- To unfold, undo the velco and the Pepp easily opens with one hand and voila you are ready to roll.
- Weight limits: The seat is roomy and can accommodate a newborn up to fifty pounds.
- 3 position recline seat: The seat reclines with two sets zippers. There is upright, slight recline and full recline. I found the zippers to be a bit more cumbersome (and noisy for a napping child) than some other models with reclining seats. However, the zippers are easy to use and create a firm hold once zipped/unzipped.
- Adjustable footrest: I really like the adjustable footrest on the Pepp. Many strollers that fall within the lightweight class do not have this feature. It is super easy to adjust and clicks in a place to ensure comfort for both a younger and older child. The footrest also helps keep the rest of the stroller clean!
- Harness: The Pepp has a five point harness that can be converted to a three point harness for older children. The harness can be a little tricky and isn’t my favorite feature… the pieces come unconnected every time (they must) and need to each be inserted into a center buckle. In other words, there are two straps per side (4 total) that need to go to a center buckle, every time you put your child in the stroller. The harness can be challenging should you have a fidgety little one however, over time, it does gets easier. I am hoping that Nuna adjusts this aspect in next year’s model.
- Canopy: The canopy is ample but not oversized. It is adjustable and has a “peek-a-boo” window so you can keep an eye on your little one while strolling.
- Adjustable handlebar: The easily adjustable handlebar goes up to 41″ inches to accommodate both short, tall and in between parents.
- Cargo basket: I would call the cargo basket medium sized. It can accommodate a mid-sized diaper bag or an ample amount of park toys and a few refreshments. However, this isn’t a “carry all” basket but given the size of the stroller I find the basket decent sized.
- Brake: The Pepp has a sturdy and easy to use break – an obvious must of any stroller.
- Compatibility: In August, Nuna released the carseat adapter for the Pepp. The adapter, sold separately, can accommodate the Nuna PIPA infant car seat, Maxi-Cosi Mico, Maxi-Cosi Prezi, and Cybex Aton. We reviewed two of the four mentioned in our infant carseat reviews and are big fans of both of them.
- Quality: Nuna makes quality products. You can tell the Pepp is well made and sturdy. Nuna is a brand I trust is going to make a product I would have until I no longer have a use for it.
All in all I think the Pepp is pretty great. There are a few features that I don’t love like the harness and not-so-oversized canopy. Eloise hates sun in her eyes and I found the canopy to be a little inadequate at times. However, the Nuna is tough to beat for travel or on-the-go. Its lightweight, folds easily and has a super smooth ride. The Pepp is a great option for all moms but again, especially for urban moms, those who travel often and here-and-there, on-the-go moms.
We are giving away the Pepp in the black color so aptly called “night”! The giveaway starts today October 14th and ends, Saturday October 19th at 5pm CST. The winner will be chosen at random, contacted via email and have five days to claim their prize before another winner is selected.