BABYZEN YOYO + vs Ergobaby Metro
BABYZEN YOYO + vs Ergobaby Metro Review
BABYZEN YOYO + Pushchair is perfect for:
Travel – fits into the overhead locker in a plane or car boot
Stylish mums – chic colours & lots of optional BABYZEN pushchair accessories
Flexibility – stroller can turn into a pushchair travel system
Ergobaby Metro Pushchair is ideal if you:
Want a great value, compact pushchair for travel
Value ergonomic design – only pushchair certified ‘back friendly’ for babies
Need a lie flat, from-birth pushchair – with addition of Ergobaby Metro Newborn Kit
Two great lightweight pushchairs, but which one is best for you? We weigh up the features and benefits.
Ergobaby Metro Compact City Pushchair Review
In a nutshell: Ergobaby Pushchair is a super lightweight pushchair that folds small enough to take on-board a plane. Designed by Ergobaby, famous for its award-winning Ergobaby baby carriers, this lightweight pushchair has lots of design features to make it as user-friendly as possible. Suitable from 6 months or from birth when purchased with the optional Ergobaby Metro Newborn Kit. A great buy for parents that prioritise the wellbeing of the whole family.
Age: from 6 months up to 18 kg (from birth with Ergobaby Metro Newborn Kit)
Size when folded: 52 x 44 x 23cm
Fold: One hand – can fold with newborn kit attached. Place inside the optional Ergobaby Metro Carry Bag to carry as a rucksack.
Wheels: Ergobaby Metro Compact City Pushchair has durable tyres – two large, two small, with added shock absorption. This means that you can tackle slightly rougher terrain, such as gravel and cobblestones with ease. What’s more, the suspension makes the Metro capable of popping-up and down kerbs – perfect if you’re planning to explore cities on holiday, or use public transport.
Ride/drive: The Metro has been certified as an ergonomic pushchair by the AGR of Germany. In fact, it’s official ‘back friendly’ rating sets it apart from other lightweight pushchairs in its class, with a super-padded seat and adjustable leg-rest for your little one. Should you need a pushchair from birth, simply add the Ergobaby Metro Newborn Kit and your baby can lie flat, and in total comfort, until they reach the 6-month mark.
Ergobaby Metro Pushchair is designed to travel with you. Ergobaby claims that its featherweight Metro can fit into most airline cabins – just make sure to check the folded dimensions – 52 x 44 x 23cm – and weight – 6.3kg – with your carrier before you fly. This is a massive benefit if you travel regularly and even if you don’t – it’ll fit into the boot of even the smallest car.
At present, the Ergobaby Metro is designed as a standalone pushchair, and not as a pushchair travel system. Of course, this won’t be a problem if your child is already past the 6 month stage and has outgrown its group 0+ car seat.
Ergobaby Metro Compact City Pushchair looks simple yet smart. At present, you’re unlikely to find floral prints, but the understated shades and bright canopy contrast options will appeal to modern parents.
Ergobaby Metro Pushchair Accessories – What’s Included?
Ergobaby Metro Compact City Pushchair has a large, spacious underseat basket which is capable of carrying up to 4.5kg. Even better, it has a hidden back pocket which will prove invaluable for suncream, nappies, your keys and all those little things that your toddler likes to collect along the way!
Ergobaby also throws in an all-weather cover as part of the price. This is a real benefit, as it’s a high-quality pushchair accessory that will keep your little one comfortable and dry, even in a downpour. When it comes to sunshine, the canopy on the Ergobaby Metro pushchair is made from UPF50 fabric to protect little one’s delicate skin.
Ergobaby Metro Pushchair Accessories – What’s Nice To Have?
With the newborn kit installed, the Ergobaby Metro Pushchair will carry your little one up to 9kg. After that, simply switch in the 6 months plus seat. It all takes a couple of minutes and even better, doesn’t require the use of any tools. The Ergobaby Metro Carry Bag is a nice optional extra, as it lets you bag up your folded Ergobaby Metro Compact City Pushchair and carry it ruck-sack style. In addition, the Ergobaby 360 Four Position Baby Carrier is a real plus for those days that you want to go hiking without your wheels!
Babyzen YOYO + Review
In a nutshell: a go-anywhere, ultra lightweight pushchair that’s small enough to be stored as cabin luggage. Loved by urban parents around the world, BABYZEN YOYO+ Pushchair is suitable from 6 months, or from birth when purchased with the BABYZEN Newborn Colour Pack This turns the pushchair into forward-facing stroller that’ll keep your baby happy right through to preschool.
Age: from 6 months up to 15kg (from birth when purchased newborn pack)
Size when open: 106 x 44 x 86cm
Size when folded: 52 x 44 x 18cm
Fold: one handed – simply shake it out and go!
Wheels: BABYZEN YOYO+ has four wheels of the same size front and back. This is not a pushchair for track or field! But for pavement, airports, shops and streets: it’s just the job – you’ll whizz around the streets with the YOYO+!
Ride/drive: The BABYZEN YOYO+ has a padded seat that reclines to a max of 145 degrees. Moreover, the steering is excellent. The fixed bar handle is foam-covered for comfort and lets you drive with just one hand on the pushchair. If you find yourself getting carried away, you can apply the small red foot pedal brake.
Is the BABYZEN YOYO+ group 0+ car seat compatible? Definitely. The YOYO + is designed to be a pushchair travel system. As a result, you can place your baby into any one of the compatible group 0+ car seats, pop the car seat onto the chassis, into the car and back again. The BABYZEN YOYO+ supports the Maxi Cosi Pebble Car Seat, and Maxi Cosi Pebble Plus Car Seat. These attach via the BABYZEN YOYO + Car Seat Adaptors – sold separately.
When it comes to air travel, the BABYZEN YOYO+ can rightly take the crown. It was the first pushchair to be accepted as cabin luggage by Air France. No more sticking the pushchair into out-sized baggage – it can follow you into the plane. This is so useful when waiting in the departure lounge. Baby can nap in the pushchair or simply explore the airport on four wheels. Relax, right up to the moment you board.
So Chic, so YOYO! This French brand scores really highly on style points. First choose between either the black or white base colours options.
Then, have fun selecting your colour pack. The BABYZEN YOYO+ colour pack comes in a rainbow of shades to suit your personality, from chic black to sophisticated pastels and muted shades.
YOYO+ Pushchair Accessories – What’s Included?
BABYZEN YOYO+ comes with a 48 x 22 storage basket with a max capacity of 2kg. BABYZEN YOYO+ also comes with a carry bag and shoulder strap to keep your pushchair protected. Naturally, it’s really nice and light to carry.
Pushchair Accessories – Nice To Have:
On super bright days, you’ll want to add a parasol to shade your little one from the sun. The BABYZEN YOYO+ Parasol is made from UPV50 fabric for max ray protection. The BABYZEN YOYO+ 6+ Mosquito Net will keep out unwanted bugs so little ‘un can relax in peace. The wonderful BABYZEN YOYO+ Footmuff is a must in the winter and is available in the same, or complementary Colour Pack shade to complete your look. Got a newborn in the YOYO + and a toddler in tow? The BABYZEN YOYO+ Board is a buggy board that’s 100% compatible with your YOYO+. Simply attach and let little legs take a rest while you ace that school run!
Babyzen YOYO + vs Ergobaby Metro Review
YOYO + vs Ergobaby Metro Review – Price
If you’re in the market for a lightweight pushchair for a 6-month old and upwards, then both models are a great bet. Price-wise, the BABYZEN YOYO+ Pushchair is the slightly more pricey of the two.
If you’re looking for a pushchair that’s suitable from birth, then you’ll need to invest in a newborn kit. Again the Metro is the more cost-effective option, with the combined price of the Ergobaby Metro Newborn Kit and Ergobaby Metro working out cheaper than the BABYZEN YOYO+ Pushchair Black Chassis with Newborn and 6+ Colour Pack.
Babyzen YOYO + vs Ergobaby Metro Review: Size
The BABYZEN YOYO+ Pushchair and Ergobaby Metro represent some of the most compact pushchairs on the market. When folded, the YOYO+ just has the edge, shaving 5cm off the depth of the Metro.
Babyzen YOYO + vs Ergobaby Metro Review: Weight
At 6.2kg, the YOYO+ just steals it, weighing a touch less than the Metro which weighs in at 6.3kg.
Babyzen YOYO + vs Ergobaby Metro Review: Usability
Ride: With its small, round puncture proof wheels, the BABYZEN YOYO + is ideal for any city environment. However, the slightly larger rear wheels and added suspension of the Ergobaby Metro gives it an edge when tackling uneven terrain.
Drive/comfort/usability: with its formal ‘back friendly’ rating, the Ergobaby Metro is a safe bet for growing babies. The adjustable foot-rest is a big benefit too, and will stop babies slipping down the seat. However, that’s not to say that the YOYO+ isn’t comfortable – its super padded seat has legions of little fans! To see real-life pictures, visit our BABYZEN YOYO + Review.
Both models are super-easy to fold, collapsing with one hand into a portable lightweight pushchair.
Travel: Both pushchairs are designed to travel on board a plane with you. As a result, they’re both great choices if you fly frequently. However, if you’re looking for a pushchair travel system then the BABYZEN YOYO+ wins this category. Why? It’s compatible with a range of Group 0+ car seats including Maxi Cosi Pebble Car Seat, and Maxi Cosi Pebble Plus Car Seat. These attach via the BABYZEN YOYO + Car Seat Adaptors.
As a result, you can pop your baby in/out of these compatible Group 0+ car seats and onto the YOYO+. This may prove a deal-breaker for many mums and dads in the early stages of parenthood!
Babyzen YOYO + vs Ergobaby Metro Review: Style
BABYZEN YOYO+ and Ergobaby Metro are attractive but for different reasons. The BABYZEN YOYO+ undoubtedly provides many more colour options whereas the Metro comes in understated shades and colour block options. As always, it’s a matter of taste.
Babyzen YOYO + vs Ergobaby Metro Review: Accessories
BABYZEN YOYO+ Pushchair and Ergobaby Metro Pushchair both include a canopy, raincover, and under seat basket in the price. The Metro has the better storage basket, capable of carrying up to 4.5kg, while the YOYO has a max capacity of 2kg. That said, these are lightweight pushchairs, so they’re not designed for the weekly shop but are more than capable of carrying a changing bag and a coat.
When it comes to optional (some would say essential!) accessories however, the YOYO+ storms ahead, with loads to choose from. For the first few months, there’s the BABYZEN YOYO+ 0+ Mosquito Net and BABYZEN YOYO+ 0+ Raincover. Then there’s the BABYZEN YOYO+ 6+ Mosquito Net and BABYZEN YOYO+ 6+ Raincover, as well as a host of other wonderful goodies including the BABYZEN YOYO+ Board and BABYZEN YOYO+ Cup Holder. Phew!
Babyzen YOYO + vs Ergobaby Metro Review: In Summary
If you’re looking for stylish, practical and super-compact lightweight pushchairs from 6 month up, then either the BABYZEN YOYO+ or Ergobaby Metro is a safe bet. Size and weight wise, they’re almost identical and fold neatly with one hand.
The BABYZEN YOYO+ is better than the Ergobaby Metro Compact City Pushchair for:
- Its more exciting colour packs and overall style, plus two chassis colour options
- Ability to convert into a pushchair travel system
- Extensive range of optional pushchair accessories such as mosquito nets, coffee cup and buggy board.