Ergobaby Metro
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Ergobaby Metro

DISCONTINUED in 2021
The ultra-compact comfortable for the baby
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The Ergobaby Metro is an urban ultra-compact stroller design with baby comfort in mind. Not only is it small enough to fit an overhead compartment in an airplane, but it also offers a full lie-flat, a large, UV protective canopy. The Metro is not a pushchair only, but it is combinable with a parent-facing carrycot that it can even be folded with. The fold of the Ergobaby Metro buggy is one-handed.

Ergobaby Metro Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
6.3 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
104 cm x 44 cm x 87 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
52 cm x 44 cm x 23 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
18 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
13.5 cm
Rear wheels diameter
17 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
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
No
Handlebar material
Foam
Handlebar height
104 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
4.5 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

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Parent reviews of the Ergobaby Metro

3.6/5
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  • large canopy
  • padded seat
  • roomy enough
  • very light and compact
  • good to push
  • thin canopy
  • I’d want it to be sturdier

Could be a bit sturdier & we mind the foam handle bar. But the seat is super padded and roomy enough. Loving the canopy size just the canopy itself is thin imho.

  • compact size
  • suspension
  • padding
  • ventilation
  • sun coverage
  • travel system compatible
  • thin, wobbly canopy
  • noisy wheels
  • short laying surface (84 cm)
  • foam handle
  • small basket

I love how the canopy is high-positioned so the buggy, even if narrow (as these types usually are), can fit a larger toddler, no problem. I do not like the canopy itself, I mean - the coverage is good, the shape is funky (I don't mind much), but the canopy itself is very thin and wobbly, so it moves - and so much more it moves with stronger wind.

The suspension is very nice, but the wheels do get noisy on cobblestones. I also like the padding and the lie-flat seat.

It's too easy to tip backward

2
  • padding
  • seatback
  • safety

It's beautifully padded and with a nice seat back, but we had to return it. It's too easy to tip backward, so I was afraid to use it with my son - not even talking about a nappy bag on the handle.

The wheels are not the quietest

4
  • easy to open and close
  • comfortable
  • noisy wheels

Easy opening and closing, and comfortable for even a napping little one. The wheels are not the quietest, however.

  • high-quality
  • quick-folding
  • handy and agile
  • comfortable for the child
  • too low a handle (I am 174 cm tall)

It is very comfortable and feels high-quality. I wish it had an adjustable handle since it felt too low for me, and I am 174 cm tall.

  • handy
  • broken brake
  • warranty problems

It might have been nice, but the brake got broken. Even with the warranty in place, we couldn't get the retailer to repair it, they asked for additional charges. The buggy seems promising, but it's, unfortunately, damaged.

Fits even the smallest car boot

4
  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Not the best for winter

A true ultra-compact pushchair - it fits even the smallest car boot. Recommended.

  • price
  • style
  • soft seat
  • summer-ready
  • ultra compact
  • higher seatback, compared to Yoyo
  • funny-shaped (but rather well-protective) hood
  • no adjusting the handle

I also owned a Babyzen Yoyo, and this is half its price - but just as good! Very happy, highly recommend the Metro.

Not worth the money

1
  • looks nice
  • weird canopy shape - and the canopy feels too thin
  • not too much space for larger hands pushing the buggy

It's not worth the money. The wheels rattle on any uneven surface. I especially don't like the thin fabric on the canopy.

  • adjustable leg rest
  • adjustable backrest - lie-flat position
  • long seat unit surface
  • 5-point harness, each side can be fastened separately
  • rain cover is included
  • compact
  • newborn kit or car seat adapters can be purchased
  • canopy protects only from the sun as it is made from lycra
  • carry bag needs to be purchased separately (30 EUR)

The stroller is really great. I was planning to buy a Babyzen Yoyo, but it doesn't lie completely flat, and the backrest is much shorter. Pricewise, both strollers have a similar price, or the Metro is cheaper if you manage to get a discount (I bought it in 01/2020 and paid 270 EUR). The Ergobaby also has an adjustable leg rest, which is a big plus for me.

The main reason why I purchased this stroller is that we travel a lot by car and train. It is perfect for this purpose - it can be folded with one hand, unfolded with one move. We are planning to take it with us when we go for a holiday by plane - so let's see how it will go there.

My daughter enjoys riding in the Metro, she is 1.5 years old but wearing clothes size for 2-3 years 😃. Despite this, she has plenty of room there, and the shoulder straps are adjusted to be in the middle height position (out of 3 offered). If I had this stroller sooner, I would stick with it (even though our Armadillo Flip XT is the best during the winter season).

The shopping basket under the seat is perfect. Even though the stroller is compact, the basket fits a lot of stuff and is designed to be accessible from both sides - even when the baby is sleeping. At the back of the backrest, you can find a small pocket, the nicely hidden straps, and a cover for the space behind the head when the baby's napping and you don't want to have only a mesh there. The break is simple and easy to put up/down.

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