The Nuna Mixx 2019 is comfort and fashion rolled into one. As an upgrade to the Nuna Mixx2, it features a no-rethread harness and still better seating, and it has large rear wheels that can hold any amount of off-roading.
A stylish, simple-to-use pushchair with good storage and a simple fold. Ideal from birth to toddlerhood.
Watch the Nuna Mixx in action
What are the key features?
- Car seat-compatible
- Automatic fast-click folds lock
- Opens simply with just one hand
- Five-position recline
- Large sun canopy with UV 50+ protection
- Adjustable footrest
- Five-point harness, with fast-click release button
- One-touch, rear-wheel braking system
- All-season seat – converts to mesh for summer weather
- Foam-filled rubber tires
- All-wheel delay and front swivel wheels
What are the specs?
- Suitable from: Birth to 20kg
- Pushchair Orientation: Parent-facing and world-facing
- Number of wheels: Four
- Dimensions: L 83.2–90.9 x W 60.1 x H 114.2 cm
- Dimensions when folded: L 88.8 x W 60.1 x H 56 cm
- Weight: 12.53 kg
- RRP: £450 (£699 as a 3-in-1 travel system bundle) at time of review
- Extras contained: Rain cover, footmuff, car seat adaptors
- Compatible with the Mixx carrycot and the Pipa, Pipa Lite, Pipa Lite LX, and the Nuna Pipa Icon 0+ infant car seats, all available separately. Also friendly with Joie, Maxi-Cosi, and some Cybex car seats.
What’s in the package?
Depending on your requirements, you can buy the seat and chassis on their own, or you can want a bundle which includes a carrycot and car seat. The cost for this varies between £450 for the necessary frame and seat and £799 including the carrycot and car seat.
There are always bargains to be found if you shop around, but confirm you buy from an approved supplier to make sure you’re getting the real deal.
Alongside the main seat unit, there is a memory foam-fashion seat insert. The seat itself has five recline choices (lie-flat, upright and three in between) along with two calf rest positions.
The carrycot is brilliant. It’s very sturdy and solid when assembled, but flat-packs when not in use for simple storage.
Contained in the travel system package is a Nuna car seat along with adapters to connect it to the chassis. as the car seat is padded and soft for maximum comfort, it can be tricky to attach to the pushchair base as it must line up accurately with the adaptors. This can be a struggle with a heavy baby, but this matter is not unique to the Nuna Mixx.
How easy is it to assemble?
The pram is very simple to put together and took no more than five or 10 minutes to assemble wholly. The seat is already built with the hood attached, thus it’s just a case of putting the wheels on and you’re away. The carrycot also has the hood previously attached, so there’s no fiddling to be done there either.
The material on the Nuna looks very hardwearing and had a denim look and sense about it. There was no sign of wear on the wheels after our week-long test time.
The travel system arrives with a two-year warranty from the day of purchase; though it does not cover wear and tear or incorrect use. Accessories have a one-year warranty.
Customer service details are simple to access. You can either email or call straight or fill in one of the customer service forms on the Nuna website. A complete manual for assembly and use is obtainable online with easy-to-understand diagrams.
How does it look?
The Nuna Mixx 2020 comes in four colorways, so there are lots to choose from whatever your fashion. We tested the grey which is more like denim and is accented with a leatherette brown trim.
As the buggy doesn’t shout ‘look at me’, the contrasting colors of the blue denim and brown trim are extremely elegant.
The hood is a kind size and holds up during heavy wind. It can be extended to block out the sun and it too has a ventilation panel and window to keep the baby cool during summer.
For rainier days, the Nuna comes with a rain cover exclusively designed for the carrycot.
The mere thing that could be improved is the length of the carrycot as our tester felt a larger kid could outgrow it in just a few short months.
What’s the Nuna Mixx 2019 like to apply day-to-day?
The Nuna Mixx is lightweight with a strong design. At 12.5 kg, it is quite average in weight (if a little on the higher end of the scale) compared to other travel systems on the market, for example, the BabyStyle Oyster 3, but it will leave your kid with lots of room day-to-day.
Our tester found the buggy soft to push and, although she felt a few bumps on uneven ground, there was nothing too great to make it uncomfortable.
She also praised the built-in delay and chunky rear wheels – these features meant that she hardly noticed going up and down kerbs and there were no awkward jolts for the baby.
It handles off-roading and grassy areas well, absorbing most of the bumps and dips with ease.
When it came to day-to-day use, she found the buggy stepped up to tackle all the demands of her frantic life – she took it to football training, around the park, and out with her when walking the neighbor’s dog. It smoothly handled the school run and the grocery shop too.
The storage basket can well two to three bags of shopping or a changing bag with space for an extra bag or a few loose bits and parts without making the whole buggy too bulky. Nuna suggests you don’t load the basket with any more than 4.5kg though.
Our tester’s six-year-old son liked to push it and it was just as simple for him to handle and steer since it was for her six-foot partner. This was helped by the simply adjustable handle which has three positions, so you can switch between heights on the go.
The only real awkwardness came when our tester had to carry the buggy up and downstairs. It was almost unfeasible to do with one hand while holding the kid with the other as there is no integrated carry handle.
Nuna Mixx is an amazing price for money. Big basket, tires fab for off-road walks and carrycot extremely ergonomic. My child is 16 months old and I doubt I’ll bother getting another buggy.
How does it fold?
The Nuna is very simple to fold – the mechanism collapses towards the floor meaning that all four wheels stay on the ground at all times, which stops it from getting wet or dirty as you’re folding.
Nuna claims that you can create the buggy with the seat facing both ways, except, when our tester attempted to fold it with the seat facing backward, it didn’t close correctly. She noted that the seat hung off the back of the frame, which didn’t occur when it was folded with the seat in a forward-facing position.
Keep in mind that you require to press a button on each side of the frame to fold it. You’ll require two hands-free and will need somewhere safe for your baby as you collapse the buggy.
Once folded, it fitted into our tester’s medium-sized boot simply, leaving a bit of space for bags and extras.
How comfortable is it?
The seat unit will easily fit a toddler as not swallowing up a tiny baby either – we experienced it with a seven-month-old and two-and-a-half-year-old.
It lies flat which makes it appropriate from birth. It’s very easy to change the seat recline, thus it can be transformed from an upright to a lie-flat position naturally.
This not only helps with naps on the move (it’s so soft you can transition the seat without disturbing a napping toddler), except also means that the pushchair is suitable for a newborn still without the carrycot.
The seat is both parent- and forward-facing and it arrives with a good head support cushion for the seat to make it more relaxing for younger babies. This can be removed to create the seat roomier for bigger children.
How safe is it?
As the Nuna Mixx is light to push, it doesn’t tip or fall when weighted with heavy shopping bags with or without a kid in the seat – this is true whether it has the carrycot, seat, or car seat joined.
This buggy was carefully tested on bumpy paths, long walks, and shopping trips and there were no security concerns at all.
The brake holds well, is simply accessible and effortless to flick on and off with your foot as it’s located in the center of the bar across the back of the buggy. It also doesn’t stick similar to some others on test, most remarkably the Mamas & Papas Ocarro, which did get stuck on occasion.
The five-point harness works as it should – it is very safe and easy to use. All parts fit together well and can’t simply be unclipped by little fingers.
When it comes to the seat unit, the recline feels very strong. There is a pull-out handle on the back of the chair, which means it’s simple to adjust and remains secure once in place.
The pushchair also has a belly bar but this sits pretty low on a small baby. So our tester felt that was more for the kid to hold rather than for added security.
What about the extras?
The hood on the seat has a UV protection rating of 50+. It covers the baby amazingly well when fully extended.
The rain cover was effectual in keeping the baby dry. It was also very quick and simple to fit for those sudden showers. It’s lightweight, folds down well, and fits simply into the onboard storage basket.
A great design quality that our tester liked is that the storage basket can be split into two compartments which signify you can separate your shopping from your baby essentials. And, there’s a handy zip pocket if you want to hide anything away.
How easy is it to clean?
The high-class fabric comes mostly in dark colors, so the majority of marks and stains are improbable to show. We tested the Aspen colorway.
The seat fabric is hardwearing, which means it can go throughout the washing machine and come out as new. It can be unzipped at the back and pulls off wholly to be put into the wash. A wet wipe does a good job if you need to do a few spots cleans during the day.
As for the carrycot, it comes with a detachable sheet for easy washing. The sides and hood unluckily can’t be removed. But a quick scrub with a wet cloth and water will quickly remove any marks.
After our week-long test time, the chassis and wheels were remarkably scratch-free. With the simplicity of washing the covers, this buggy could stay looking brand-new for a long time.
As there are cheaper travel systems out there, the Nuna Mixx 2020 is well worth the money – at £450 for the vital seat and chassis, it’s not going to break the bank for the popularity of parents.
It’s a solid all-rounder and performs truly well. Our tester found it easy for her entire family to use, from her six-year-old son to her six-foot-tall partner. It slotted into their busy, lively family life, making itself a useful, comfortable, and fashionable asset for any eventuality.