Ergobaby Metro Review – FIRST Lightweight Stroller By Ergobaby

Ergobaby, brand well-known from ultra-comfortable baby carriers and innovative stroller with reversible handlebar, is now adding a new stroller to the collection. Meet new Ergobaby Metro stroller!

Ergobaby Metro Stroller Review

The new Ergobaby Metro is brand’s debut among lightweight and compact city strollers. It is designed for parents who are often on the go and travel a lot.

I am thrilled to tell you more about this brand-new stroller that has been recently launched in the US. You know that I am a stroller maniac so I couldn’t resist to review this new little thing.

Without further ado, I am presenting you the new Ergobaby Metro stroller.

Ergobaby Metro Stroller Review – All You Need To Know Before Buying

Ergobaby Metro is all about comfort, convenience and portability. This stroller has all the features to provide comfy ride for your little one and be user-friendly at the same time. And all of that at less than 14 pounds!

Erobaby Metro – Seat

This new Metro stroller from Ergobaby comes with a regular seat that I recommend from 6 months. The capacity is 40 lbs.

The size of the seat is rather typical for a lightweight strollers – it’s 13 inches wide and 10.2 inches deep. The seatback is 17 inches long, and there are about 6 more inches above it, to the top of the canopy.

Ergobaby Metro - Lots of cushy padding
Ergobaby Metro seat has lots of cushy padding. It’s suitable from 6 months up to 40 lbs

This is all-season seat thanks to a large mesh top which provides nice airflow for the baby during summer months. Of course you can close with a cover when the weather is more chilly.

To recline the backrest you need to squeeze a buckle with two straps. It’s the same mechanism that we can find on Ergobaby 180 Reversible Stroller. I would prefer one-hand lever, but hey – this is a lightweight stroller! It can’t have it all!

The recline is not fully flat, but it’s really, really deep – very impressive as for a compact stroller.

Ergobaby Metro - New lightwieght city stroller
Ergobaby Metro features reclining seat with vented top

There’s one more noteworthy thing: Ergobaby Metro is the only stroller (at the end of 2018) that is certified by the AGR of Germany as “Back Healthy” both for the baby and parent. I can tell you one thing – the padding is cushy, plush and comfy. It’s probably one of the richest padding I’ve ever seen on a lightweight stroller!

Moreover, the seat pad is removable and machine washable so you can easily get rid of all stains from baby’s drinks and snacks.

I also love that it has adjustable leg rest – something that all parents missed in Ergobaby 180 Reversible Stroller. With Ergobaby Metro your little one can prop his little feet up during the nap time.

Ergobaby Metro offers deep recline and flip-up leg rest
Ergobaby Metro offers deep recline and flip-up leg rest

Ergobaby Metro – Canopy

Lots of lightweight strollers have tiny canopies that don’t provide much cover for the baby. But not Ergobaby Metro!

It has really good-size extendable canopy that keeps the sun rays out of baby’s eyes. The material has UV 50 protection.

There is also a peek-a-boo window so you’ll be able to check what your little adventurer is up to, whenever you want.

Sun canopy gives good amount of shade
Sun canopy gives good amount of shade

What I also like about Ergobaby Metro stroller canopy is its height. The hood is mounted really high up on the frame giving your baby a lot of head room (above the backrest). This is a great solution for tall kiddo.

Using Ergobaby Metro From Birth

Ergobaby Metro Newborn Kit
Ergobaby Metro Newborn Kit

Although the main seat is suitable from about 6 months, parents have option of using this lightweight stroller for their newborn baby.

It’s really awesome that Ergobaby Metro stroller allow you to attach Newborn Kit which converts this stroller into a pram. It looks very similar to UPPAbaby MINU with From Birth Kit actually! Ergobaby Newborn Kit is not available in the US just yet.

Ergobaby Metro - suitable from birth with Newborn Kit
You don’t have to buy expensive and bulky pram nowadays! You can have a lightweight stroller suitable from birth – just add a small, foldable carrycot

This small bassinet offers flat position for newborn baby, there is also big canopy and apron to protect a newborn baby from sun and wind.

The Metro Newborn Kit is very easy to install and you can also fold the stroller with carrycot attached!

And when not in use, you can fold the Newborn Kit itself and store it conveniently as it takes a little space.

Ergobaby Metro - Folds down with carrycot attached
You don’t have to remove the carrycot to fold Ergobaby Metro stroller

Ergobaby Metro – Wheels & Suspension

As other lightweight strollers, this one is designed for city use, not off-road cruises, but it handles surprisingly good! It has rubber & shock-absorbing tires, bigger in the back, smaller in the front. The tires are non-inflatable and you don’t have to worry about punctures.

There is also a spring suspension system that makes the ride more cushy and you’ll feel it on cracked sidewalks or bricks.

Ergobaby Metro - Front wheels with suspension
Front wheels with visible suspension

Of course when you hit bigger bump or crack the stroller may shake a bit (the wheels are still pretty small, not like on joggers or all-terrain strollers). But on even surfaces it rides smoothly.

Manufacturer recommends this stroller for walks on pavement, as well as cobblestone.

Ergobaby Metro Stroller can go over pavement, bricks and cobblestone
Ergobaby Metro Stroller can go over pavement, bricks and cobblestone

Another feature that is pretty usual among lightweight and compact strollers is the large parking brake. I love it! With many other strollers I often have a problem with finding the pedal and pressing it.

But with Ergobaby Metro it’s super convenient. There is a big pedal right in the middle of the rear axle. Its size make it very easy to tap and lift.

Ergobaby Metro - Large parking brake pedal & useful pocket on seat back
Here you can see the large parking brake pedal, as well as the useful pocket on seat back

Ergobaby Metro – Storage

The storage basket underneath the seat is not huge, but it’s decent. Its size is similar to other lightweight strollers’ baskets like BABYZEN YOYO+ or Baby Jogger City Tour.

It should be sufficient for a small diaper bag or mom’s purse. It can hold up to 10 pounds of your essentials.

You’ll also love the additional pocket, hidden on the seat back. It’s perfect for keeping your valuables like phone or wallet at hand.

Ergobaby Metro Stroller 2019
As for a lightweight stroller, Metro has decent basket under the seat with capacity of 10 lbs.

Ergobaby Metro Weight & Fold

If you haven’t already fallen in love with Ergobaby Metro, these two features will make you love this stroller for sure.

First of all, it’s really light and portable. It weighs less than 14 pounds so lifting it and carrying is a piece of cake.

But that’s not all. Ergobaby Metro offers compact fold as well, which makes it very easy to transport and store. It may be your new travel lightweight stroller!

Ergobaby Metro - Compact fold
Ergobaby Metro fold is really compact. The size is almost exactly like BABYZEN YOYO+ fold

It folds down insanely simple and you can do it all with just one hand. It takes literally few seconds – just check the video at the end and see it for yourself.

Ergobaby Metro folds into a small package, and what’s most important – you can fold it with one hand! This is a feature than many other compact strollers are missing.

The dimensions of folded Ergobaby Metro are: 20.8″ x 16.9″ x 9″. It meets carryon regulations of some airlines (at least some of the European airlines) – make sure to check it before your trip!

But it definitely looks very small so if you often use public transportation, travel by train or car, this stroller is perfect companionship. It fits in a small car trunk or even behind the driver’s seat. You won’t have any problems with stashing it under a table in a restaurant.

Ergobaby Metro weighs a little under 14 lbs so it's very easy to carry
Ergobaby Metro weighs a little under 14 lbs and can convenient handle so it’s very easy to carry

It has also a carry handle right in the middle of the seat which makes carrying even more convenient. Frankly, this stroller is so light and small after folding, that carrying is a pleasure 🙂

So whenever you enter the metro, museum or simply when your toddler prefers to walk, you’ll be able to fold Ergobaby Metro within few seconds with just one hand and carry it effortlessly. Some parents wish there was a shoulder strap though.

Ergobaby offers a backpack carry bag for Metro stroller (sold separately) to make it even more portable.

Ergobaby Metro - Backpack carry bag
Ergobaby Metro Backpack Carry Bag Accessory

Would you like to get a FREE Ergobaby Metro Carry Bag?

If you purchase the Ergobaby Metro Stroller and write a review of it on Ergobaby.com you will receive a FREE carry bag! Read more about the terms and availability on Ergobaby official website.

Ergobaby Metro – Colors

Ergobaby Metro stroller comes in 4 colors: Blue, Red, Black and Grey. They all have black frame, except for Blue model which has partially white frame. You can see it in the picture below.

Ergobaby Metro - All color versions
Ergobaby Metro – All color versions

Important: Unfortunately red version is not available in the US! You can check currently available colors on Ergobaby website.

Stroller Specification

Stroller typeLightweight stroller
Stroller Weight13.9 lbs
Weight limit40 lbs
Stroller dimensions (LxWxH)34.3” x 16.9” x 40.9”
Folded dimensions (LxWxH)20.8” x 16.9” x 9”
Handlebar height39.4”

Accessories

Currently Ergobaby offers three accessories for this lightweight stroller: carry bag with backpack straps, weather shield and stroller support cushion. Unfortunately, there is no cup holder or parent organizer for this stroller, at least not yet.

Ergobaby Backpack Carry Bag Backpack-style Carry Bag – Very useful bag for keeping Metro clean while stored in a car trunk or overhead bin. It’s also perfect for carrying the stroller around when it’s not in use (in a ZOO, theme park, museum etc).
Ergobaby Metro Weather Shield Weather Shield – This cover keeps the stroller and your baby dry during rainy or snowy days.
Ergobaby Stroller Comfort Cushion Comfort Cushion – This pillow provides additional supports for baby’s back, bum, head and neck. It helps to keep baby’s legs and hips in ergonomic and healthy position.

Ergobaby Metro Release Date

Ergobaby Metro release date in the US was set for March and the stroller has just hit the stores! You can already buy your lightweight, ultra-compact Metro stroller on Ergobaby website or at Amazon.

Keep in mind

This stroller is not compatible with infant car seats.

3 Reasons Why You Will Love Ergobaby Metro

1. This is a compact and lightweight stroller, but it doesn’t compromise baby’s comfort. That’s why it can be your main stroller for daily use, and not only for travel.

2. One-hand fold works like a breeze. It’s very important especially when you’re on your own and have to quickly fold the stroller and load it to the car trunk. 

3. It allows baby for a comfortable nap time thanks to near-flat recline and adjustable footrest (very rare features on lightweight strollers).

Pictures belong to Ergobaby. Source: https://ergobaby.com


About Me - Zooey BarnettHello Moms! I am Zooey. I am a wife and a mother of three amazing kids: almost 5-year-old Haley and 2-year-old twins Jesse and Matthew. I am a jogger, cooker and blogger.

If you have a question or a comment, do not hesitate to write to me! 🙂

13 thoughts on “Ergobaby Metro Review – FIRST Lightweight Stroller By Ergobaby

    1. Hi Lina,
      Metro performance on tough terrain is comparable to other lightweight strollers. I wouldn’t recommend pushing it on muddy trails or snow, the wheels are too small and not pumped. On short grass and hard packed gravel you should be fine, but the more bumpy terrain the more it will shake.

  1. Hi Zooey,

    Do you have any idea on what the seat dimensions are (seat width, seat depth, height of seat back, and height clearance between the seat and the canopy) for this stroller? Thanks in advance for your help!

    1. Hi Cindy!
      The Ergobaby Metro is not available in the US yet, so I can only give you the details about European version (available for example in UK and Germany).
      Depth: 10.2″
      Width: 13″
      Seatback height: 17 + about 6 inches to the top of the canopy

  2. Hi Zooey, great review thank you! I have narrowed it down to this one and the mountain buggy nano – what’s your opinion on the differences between the two?

    1. Hi Megan! There are few things that in my opinion make Ergobaby Metro better than Nano. It has larger canopy that gives more shade from the sun and it has more cushy padding on the seat. The backrest reclines to near flat position – the recline is much deeper than on Nano stroller. It’s really useful feature if your baby still naps during strolls.
      One more thing – for me Metro folding mechanism is more user-friendly and the fold is even smaller than Nano’s. If you’re going to take your stroller for trips, travel by airplane or public transportation these few inches may be very important.

  3. Hi Zooey, hope you are well. My baby is going to be 6 months soon and I want to change her pram for a stroller. I am between Yoyo or ergobabymetro.

    Which one do you recommend?

    Many thanks in advance

    Nathalie

    1. Hi Nathalie, sorry for late reply!
      These two strollers are very similar when you consider weight, canopy size, wheels size (suitable mostly for city/travel use), as well as the size of storage basket.
      Yoyo+ has slightly smaller fold. On the other hand Metro has deeper recline and adjustable calf rest which you can lift up to make the seat even more comfy for nap on the go. I think it’s a big advantage. It’s really useful to have a calf rest that supports baby’s legs.

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