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

Type
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
Aluminum
Country of origin
USA
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately
Yes

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
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, infinite recline
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Strap-operated
One-hand backrest recline system
No
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 6 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
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
No
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Yes
Seat fabrics cleaning
Machine washable
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
Yes
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
Yes
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
No

The Canopy (Hood)

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

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
No
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
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
Yes
Lockable wheels
No
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
Front
Suspension type
Open springs
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push down-lift up pedal brake
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
Yes
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
Yes
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
n/a
Self-standing fold
Yes
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
Yes
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Pivoting
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
96-105 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
No

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
No
Basket's weight capacity
2.2 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
Yes

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (without adapters)
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
No,
Foldable carrycot
Yes,
Rocking-base carrycot
No
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
No,
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
No,
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
No

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
No

The Accessories & Extra features

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

Parent reviews of the Ergobaby Metro+

4.1/5
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  • 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+

1)

Hello,

I am really torn between the Metro+, Easywalker Jackey, and the Cybex Beezy.

I care a lot about functionality. Main things I want: lay flat seat, easy 1 hand fold, able to take as a carry on, ventilation and canopy, easy carry, car seat/carrycot compatible, as well as functional basket for items.

I might be looking for a unicorn, but I am open to other suggestions outside of these as well.

Thank you.

Hey there, Victoria,

From your choices, I would most probably go for the Metro Plus. I mean, as the only one from there, it is comfortably compatible with a bassinet, a car seat, is spacious and not so slanted (as opposed to the Jackey), and has a sturdy frame that will last a bit.

I would also check the Recaro Lexa, which is also well made, just isn't compatible with a carrycot - BUT you could always use a universal cocoon or an insert cot in there if necessary.

.eli - 15 Jul 2022
2)

Hiya - I’ve just got an Ergobaby Metro+ and love it other than the fact it doesn’t seem to stand very well on its wheels when folded. It looks like the seat back pokes out just a bit further than the wheels in this position so it topples over. Is this normal? I haven’t seen it mentioned in any other reviews but that amazes me unless mine is faulty somehow!

Hi, Sarah,

As a small stroller, the Metro Plus is surely not the most stable and sturdy out there, and the fact that it stands on its own when folded alone is rather cool. It won't be totally stable like that, but it should hold from my experience. Most of these small self-standing strollers aren't totally fixed in the self-standing position, so if it isn't so that it really causes you a problem, it is most probably normal, and you just need to find the knack for how it is best to store.

Edit 27/06/2022:

Thanks to a kind email from a strollberry visitor, I realized the Metro+ self-stands on its side when folded, and not on its wheels as the previous model by design. Ergobaby actually mentions this on their website in the FAQ section and also has a picture of it in the instructions booklet they include in the stroller's box. I was told this lovely lady really uses it like that and the pushchair is really stable that way, while the accidental curve in the chassis makes it easy to lift it up from the side. The negative here would be that it might make the bigger round chassis part scratchy, so an adhesive rubber thing on the side should most probably be used to protect the frame from scratching.

Thank you, Kata <3

.eli - 01 Jun 2022
3)

Hi Eli, do you know if they sell this stroller in Australia? I can't seem to find it anywhere!

Hey, Nat, and a good question!

I was looking, but I did not find a shop selling the Ergobaby Metro Plus in Australia. However, there is always a way to get it from gigantic shops like Amazon or eBay. Here (click ;-)), for example, there's a seller on eBay selling it – so be sure to check it out, and perhaps search for some more, you could find even more sellers.

.eli - 23 Mar 2022
4)

Hi,

Does the Metro Plus have lockable front wheels?

Thank you

Hello, Marie,

I am sorry to say there is no swivel look on the Metro+ front wheels, NO. Here's quite a nice video where you can see quite a few features and test (front wheels are discussed around the 6th minute):

.eli - 21 Feb 2022
5)

Hi,

Is the stroller foldable with the car seat adapter attached to it?

I currently have a Melio but I’m unsatisfied because it tips forward every time the front wheels hit a pebble... I tried the Yoyo and I liked how it got over everything in its way because of the front spring-like suspension.

Is this likely to be this nice with the Metro+? I hesitate mainly because of the huge price difference. But then again, the Metro+ is 25% heavier than the Yoyo :( I need a one-hand-fold compact stroller for every day city use with worse than average sidewalks. Could I bother you for recommendations?

Hi, Emese,

You need to remember that these ultra-compact travel strollers (read more HERE) are meant for travels. Even the overpriced Babyzen Yoyo gets loose over time and has its own problems - like a VERY slanted seat with a short seat back that makes the kid kind of hang on the harness. The suspension there is really exceptional, however, I would not recommend such a size for an everyday stroller, nor for worse terrain like very bumpy/holey sidewalks.

About the Ergobaby Metro Plus, it should be able to fold with adapters on in theory. Most manufacturers however make it impossible because of a lock inside, which is a safety measure that prevents the stroller from folding with a car seat attached. Even if it doesn't have that (I seriously doubt that - I never tried though), the folded size will be considerably longer. The suspension on the front wheels is weaker on the Metro +, compared to the Yoyo.

If you search for good driveability in such a small stroller, I will recommend the Joolz Aer which has very nice quality wheels and a nice suspension for the size. Also, the Uppababy Minu is worth mentioning, and so is the Quinny LDN.

.eli - 17 Feb 2022
6)

Have you tried to bring Ergobaby Metro Plus on plane? Since it weighs more than 7 kg, I am afraid that in fact, it exceeds the maximum baggage allowance on most airplanes.

I'll be flying across the continent at some points, so looking for a travel stroller that preferably can be stored in the cabin. I'm keen on Yoyo, but it's too pricey for me. Do you think most strollers will be handled gently when we checked in the gate?

Thx!

Hey, Ann!

I personally didn't fly with it, but a friend of mine did. I also was flying with a cabin luggage-sized backpack weighing more than 7 kg - nobody was weighing that one, at least not in my case. The thing that was checked was whether it fits the accepted dimensions.

I believe it all depends greatly on the airline, so it is best to check your airline regulations. Mostly, however, they are not overly strict at this unless the piece of luggage is not overly large.

And, about the gentle handling, I have mixed experience. Often, they actually do throw the gate-checked things, a few friends of mine ended up with either scratched or even a damaged buggy, unfortunately. A lot of times, however, it was all ok. Again, this depends on the airline and/or a bit of luck.

So, yeah, it should be accepted, at least as far as I know. You should, however, check what your airline(s) say and also not be too afraid - the more confident you look, walking in that hall, the less they'll fuss about your hand luggage (true story ;-)).

.eli - 02 Dec 2021
7)

Hi,

Does the Ergobaby Metro Plus have a viewing window, ie a piece of transparent/see-through fabric on the upper back of the stroller so that a parent can see their child while pushing the stroller?

Thanks!

Hello, Ceecee!

Yes, you're in luck, the Ergobaby Metro Plus DOES feature a peek-a-boo window on the back of the canopy. I'm attaching a side view of the stroller so you see the placement of the flap on the rear part of its hood. It's actually a rather nice position, angle-wise, so you will be able to check on your little one while pushing.

.eli - 12 Sep 2021

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