Ergobaby Metro+
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Ergobaby Metro+

The most padded, ergonomic ultra-compact
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The Ergobaby Metro+ is a 2021 upgrade of the original Ergobaby Metro. This urban ultra-compact stroller still puts the baby's comfort first. The differences between the Metro and the Metro Plus strollers lay, however, mainly in the parent comfort - the Metro+ features a telescopic handlebar with a perforated leatherette cover, an enhanced suspension system, a one-hand recline and incline of the seatback, and the stroller is now compatible with a car seat to create a travel system. New color fabrics and quality were also introduced, with two summer colors of hoods (Yellow and Rose) being available to be purchased separately.

Not only is it small enough to fit an overhead compartment in an airplane, the Ergobaby Metro+ also features a world-facing, certified ergonomic lie-flat seat with a shape-specific, UV protective canopy and the most padding in the world of travel strollers. The Metro is also combinable with a parent-facing bassinet to form a pram setup and it can even be folded with. The folding system of the Ergobaby Metro+ buggy is one-handed.

Ergobaby Metro+ Features & Specifications

The Basics

Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
7.8 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
105 cm x 44 cm x 97 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
54 cm x 44 cm x 25 cm
Chassis material
Country of origin
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
22 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-36 months
Reversible seat unit
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
Reclining backrest
Yes, infinite recline
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Backrest recline type
One-hand backrest recline system
Extendable backrest
Legrest positioning
Yes, 6 positions
Extendable leg rest
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
Backrest height
46 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
33 x 22 cm
Total length of the seat unit
85 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
Height-adjustable seat
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Seat fabrics cleaning
Machine washable
Safety harness type
Harness padding
Height-adjustable harness belts
Ventilation integrated into the seat
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Extendable canopy/hood
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
Height-adjustable canopy
Removable canopy
Waterproof canopy
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
A pocket integrated into the canopy
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
Quiet (magnetic/no velcro) peek-a-boo window
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap

The Wheels

Number of wheels
Front wheel(s) type
Rubber-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
Rubber-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
12.7 cm
Rear wheels diameter
17.8 cm
Swivel wheels
Lockable wheels
Removable wheels
All wheels are double wheels
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
Wheels equipped with mudguards
Two-wheel mode

The Suspension

Wheels with suspension
Suspension type
Open springs
Adjustable suspension softness
Rocking chassis

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push down-lift up pedal brake
Deceleration handbrake

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
Self-standing fold
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
96-105 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
Safety wrist strap

The Basket

Shopping basket
Large shopping basket
Basket's weight capacity
2.2 kg
Closable basket
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (without adapters)
Carry handle on the carrycot
Inclining carrycot mattress
Foldable carrycot
Rocking-base carrycot
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
Carrycot positioned high on the frame

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
Britax Römer car seat attachment-type adapters available

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
Cup holder can be attached
Reflective elements
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
Rain cover included
Mosquito net included
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
Seat liner/insert included
Changing bag included
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
LED light(s)
Built-in audio speakers
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat

Parent reviews of the Ergobaby Metro+

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Broken in less than a year

  • comfortable for the baby
  • nice and big sunshade
  • small when folded
  • the front wheels stopped spinning when you tried changing the direction in less than a year
  • it's difficult to fold (the button from the handle bar doesn’t work all the time)
  • it's very difficult to open (it's impossible to do it with one hand, how its advertised)
  • poor product for the premium class
  • bad customer service

Broken in less than a year.

  • Good quality
  • Feels stable
  • Comfy for baby
  • Lie flat
  • Comes with rain cover
  • It’s heavy
  • You need to remove the textiles to use it with a car seat and adapters
  • Folding it is not one handed
  • Doesn’t stand on its own when folded

It is comfy for the baby but heavy and folding it is not easy.

Sturdier but heavier than most compacts

  • Quality feels good
  • Long seat
  • Nicely padded
  • Super comfy recline
  • Stable
  • Nightmare to fold
  • Heavy
  • Doesn’t stand on wheels when folded

This seems sturdier than other compact strollers and high quality over all. It is overall heavier than most compacts even though it folds small.

It is compatible with car seats using adapters.

The basket is so shallow

  • Looks good
  • Manoeuvres beautifully
  • Good shade provided with the sun hood
  • Feels well made
  • Comfortable seat
  • Fully adjustable foot rest
  • Lies flat and sits almost upright
  • Sun shade hits the handlebar when not in use
  • Basket only takes 2.2kg
  • Basket is very shallow
  • Hard to fold/unfold
  • Feels heavy to carry

I ordered this after lots of research as I was looking for a compact, light but comfortable and stylish stroller for everyday city life with lots of public transport. I don't have a car so always on and off buses and trains and up and down steps and pavements. But I was really disappointed!

The basket is so shallow that any shopping would just fall out as I went up and down curbs. The sunshade is weirdly tall when not in use so it gets in the way of the handlebar. It's really tricky to fold and unfold - not ideal when trying desperately to fold it out the way on a busy subway. It also feels heavier than it is when carrying it folded.

I ended up sending it back!

  • Sturdy
  • Good value for the price
  • Infant cocoon/lay flat option
  • Good maneuverability
  • Handles grass, uneven terrain well
  • Well-positioned peek-a-boo window
  • Included vented raincover
  • The fold (both ways feels a bit hard)
  • Self-standing on the side when folded

I purchased this stroller new, a few weeks ago. It is really sturdy, but as a result weights a bit more than similar ultracompacts. It handles bumpy roads and grass really well, my baby is 7kgs, and lying flat, yet it offers a smooth ride on the bad countryside roads for her. I am 182 cm, and my hubby is 196 cm tall, so the extendable handlebar and the elevated crossbar at the back is really a must for a comfy walk. We tried the Yoyo before, but kept kicking the crossbar and our shoulders hurt after long walks...

The only off-putting thing is the fold and self-stand. The Metro+ self-stands on its side when folded, and not on its wheels as the previous model. In my opinion it will make the bigger round chassis part scratchy, and this stand requires 2 hands to fold out.

  • Padding
  • Light weight
  • Compact
  • Comfy
  • Nice to drive around
  • Not the sturdiest
  • No handle adjustment

I am positively surprised. Lightweight but functional, and so comfortable as it’s so padded. My little girl’s happy inside.

  • padding
  • lie-flat seat with a leg rest that goes up to protect a small child
  • really small after folding
  • combinable with a capsule
  • wheel can get noisy
  • funky hood

It's really padded, perfect for my 4-month-old and tube rides. The wheels could be quieter but I am happy with it overall.

Your questions about the Ergobaby Metro+


Hi I am looking for a compact stroller which has full recline seat, easy to maneuver and can fit in my small trunk and also I want it for regular use such as grocery, mall or sometimes park. Metro+ Deluxe look very tempting and has many features than all other expensive compact stroller in market even though It's still in higher price $399. I have Baby Jogger City Tour 2, which I like, but it feels flimsy. Metro+ Deluxe seems more sturdier. But my concern is I have seen so many reviews saying that folding/unfolding gets stuck over the time or complaining about the wheels. I am so confused. Is it worth of $399?

Hey, Emi,

I also think the Metro+ is a little overpriced. It could be 50-100 cheaper and it would be a great buy. EVen like this, it is a nice stroller for that type especially, and I can recommend it, especially with a need for as small as possible while having a smaller child.

Personally, I would probably, with that price, pay some more and get the Joolz Aer+ which to me seems like 2 levels higher, but in general this is a good stroller with a bit higher price tag than it perhaps should have.

.eli - 21 Jan 2024


I'm really considering the Metro Plus, but can't really figure out if it has a good upright position. I'll be traveling for summer holiday with my 10 month old, small for her age. I will generally use the stroller for vacations.

Specs that are important for me:
Full or nearly full recline for good naps
Upright position for sitting
Foot rest
Need to be used as carry on luggage on flight

Generally a quality stroller that doesn't break to easy and has a nice smooth drive. It doesn't need to be terrain going :-)

Price isn't that important.

Thank you so much :-)

Hey, Anne,

I won't make you happy by saying this, but this stroller is not really upright. Pretty much no stroller that is of the cabin luggage size is. Some are a bit better - the best being probably the Joolz Aer, and also the
which, however, may not have other features you need, the Emmaljunga Kite is worth checking out, or the Chicco Goody Plus is not totally slanted, but... don't expect any of those to be really upright, as they won't. That is the price to pay for that smallest possible size.

Personally, I would get a Joolz Aer, practicality and comfort-wise.

.eli - 05 Jul 2023

Hi Eli

I am really interested in the Ergo Metro as it is lighter but looking at the Metro+ as it can lie flat and able to cover the sides like a cot (coming out from the foot rest). Is this also available in the Metro variant?

I have found nothing that confirms this - would be helpful if you can confirm this.


Hey, Alissa,

The Metro = the original, meaning older design, is also able to lie flat, so the fully reclined position is present on both models. The cot-like setup with the sides is, however, there only for the Metro Plus, and if that is what you need, you should go for the newer Metro+. Other than that, both will be ok for smaller babies in that reclined position, and both also offer the extra bassinet option.

.eli - 15 Jun 2023


I just bought the Ergobaby Metro+ deluxe. It looks great and we bought for our upcoming trip to Europe. My concern is that I find it extremely hard to fold when I have to push the bar on the side to lock. I've watched how to fold/unfold videos but still have issues. Is it me or could it be the stroller? Thank you

Hey, Titika,

I am not completely sure what you mean by "When I have to push the bar on the side to lock."

For a new stroller, the folding can always be a bit stiff. This is normal with many strollers. Try and do it for multiple times, not 2, but like 20, and if it still so, you can use a little bit of WD-40 or silicone oil (can be bought in a bike shop or a shop with car parts, or even in many supermarkets) for the joints. Watch ot not to dirty the fabrics though.

In any case, it should be fine with time - imaģine it like new jeans or shoes that sometimes need to be "broken" (with use) to soften.

.eli - 27 Apr 2023

Hello, Eli!

I’m thinking between Cybex Beezy, Ergobaby Metro+ and Baby Jogger City Tour... and cannot decide!

I wish my 6 month old baby could have comfy naps (full recline), that it could handle quite rough terrain and be sturdy, I guess. Spacious basket for groceries is a plus.

Could you please give your opinion regarding these three options?

We are going to use it for traveling and daily use during the warm days in the city.
Thanks, Marta

Hey, Marta,

I have to warn you, NONE of these occasional-use travel strollers will be good for any kind of worse terrain, these are the smallest strollers on the market and you need to take that into account. Out of the three, though, the Metro+ will be the sturdiest, so probably that would be your best bet. Also, the padded seat is a plus with a baby as small as 6mo.

.eli - 25 Apr 2023

Hi, what is the difference between the Ergo baby Metro and Ergo + please. I know the Ergo Plus is heavier and you can extend the handle bar. I was wondering what is great about the Ergo baby (the older one).

Thank you, Jana

Hey, Jana,

I mean, the extending handle itself is a nice addition that also adds a bit to the weight. Apart from that, the Plusversion has an suspension, a one-hand recline system, and iit is now compatible with a car seat to create a travel system, which the first gen cannot. Apart from that, and of course new colors of the Plus, the buggies are very similar, and so if you don't need the adjustable handle nor the car seat and can get the 1st Metro for a nice price or preowned in a good shape, it is definitely worth it.

.eli - 23 Apr 2023


We live in Europe and have an upcoming trip to Disneyland (Florida). We have a Yoyo and love it but I am looking for a portable stroller that reclines fully so our 18-month-old has better naps while we are there.

I looked at the Silver Cross 3 (folding and unfolding is a NIGHTMARE) and the Joolz Aer + (I haven’t seen reviews of the new model here, but it reclines more than the previous one), I am thinking if the Ergobaby Metro + might the one for us.

How does it compare to the Joolz Aer + in terms of baby comfort, flying in cabin and ease to fold?
Main things I am looking at:
-full or near full recline
-one hand folding/unfolding
-decent leg support (the Joolz even with the extra support seems a bit lacking… is it me?)
-has car seat adapters for Cybex
-can fly in cabin (not a must)
-decent canopy for day naps

The metro+ seems to tick all the boxes but it is the heaviest of the group. Is it the best one for what I need or am I missing any other candidates? I wanted to love the Joolz but it also feels huge when folded compared to the Yoyo.
Thank you!

Hey, Constanza,

If you're looking for comfy naps, I am thinking the Metro could definitely be better. It is very nicely padded (better for smaller babies, but you don't have that anymore), and it's not the smallest seat either. The sturdier chassis will work with travel nicely, although it may be it won't fit every airline cabin luggage dimensions, so be sure to check that out.

I like the Joolz Aer / Aer+ build and I think it's a very nice buggy, high quality, but I don't think it was made for naps. Check also the Recaro Lexa for a full lie flat and a spacious enough seat - but I think you'll be resonably happy with the Metro.

.eli - 21 Apr 2023


I’m looking for a fairly robust yet compact pram, mainly for use on holiday. Doesn’t have to be exactly cabin size as the most time we travel, it is put on hold by the gate anyway. My 18-month daughter is tall and heavy so this is key consideration (minimum 22kg weight limit but ideally, the buggy itself weighs 8kg or less).

I want her to be able to comfortably take naps in it but also not be too slouched when upright, as I find a lot of these travel versions are not very supportive or have a very narrow seat. After much research, I’m thinking either the Ergobaby Metro+ or the Inglesina Quid2, or possibly the Cybex Beezy.

Hey, Helbel,

After having said you don't need a cabin-sized stroller, and rather would go for a less narrow, sturdier, more upright model, you kind of named 3 cabin-sized strollers that, well, are kind of narrow, are not really so upright, and (especially the Quid) are simply... small. Simple. Not so awesome for naps. Especially with a tall, heavy 18mo. I am not sure why you looked at these if you don't really care about the size that much.

From these three, I would probably go for the Metro+ just because it is the sturdiest. I think though it won't make you so happy in the conditions you described. If such a small model as your choices are, the Joolz Aer has a much taller seatback (but for naps you'd need the extra le rest I believe).

I would probably look at larger models, though. The Oyster Zero Gravity is so much wider and roomier. And it is about those 8 kgs. The Valco Snap as well, lighter, but roomier, and more practical for a larger kid. And from Inglesina, perhaps look at the Now or the Maior.

.eli - 05 Apr 2023

Please save my life and tell me if there is any newborn cot that can be installed on Metro+, like Cybex car seats can?

Hey, Ena,

There is an actual carry cot fitting the Metro+ - try googling 'Ergobaby Metro Newborn Kit Carrycot' to check whether there's one available around you.

Apart from that, you can simply get the Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat adapters and click the Joie or Cybex reclinable car seat for your newborn. Another option would be getting a universal soft insert cot of coccoon and simply use it in the reclined seat.

.eli - 19 Mar 2023

After thorough research, I decided the Bugaboo Butterfly was best for me, due to it being airline cabin friendly, easy to fold (with one hand, a bonus) and a tall seat for my tall toddler. However, it's very expensive! The Ergobaby Metro+ is more in my price range, would you say it would still suit my three requirements?

Hey, Jen,

You need to count on the Metro+ has a shorter seat back, and it is a tad larger then the BGB. It will, however, in most aspects, work similarly to the Butterfly. The good thing is that it is sturdy and the wheels chunkier, so if you don't use it on too uneven a surface too often, you may be happy with it.

.eli - 17 Feb 2023
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