Mamas&Papas Strada
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The Mamas&Papas Strada stroller (its name derived from the tagline phrase ‘Streets Ahead’) was launched in 2020, being the most compact reversible pushchair of the Mamas&Papas brand. Meant for the city, the luxuriously-looking Strada is narrow enough to fit anywhere and lightweight enough for easy manipulation. You can fold the Strada with only one hand - even with the seat unit (in the forward- as well as parent-facing mode). With that, you'll find a sturdy chassis with rubber wheels, and the comfortably padded, fully reclinable, lie-flat seat very upright in the sitting position on the stroller. The Strada is also compatible with a dedicated (foldable) carrycot, and with Maxi-Cosi-style car seat adapters to use from birth - both available optionally, or in the complete stroller/travel system sets.

Mamas&Papas Strada Features & Specifications

The Basics

Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
10.4 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
95 cm x 56 cm x 88 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
60.5 cm x 41 cm x 19 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
15 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-36 months
Reversible seat unit
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
Reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Extendable backrest
Legrest positioning
Yes, 2 positions
Extendable leg rest
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
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
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
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 type (style)
Removable bumper bar
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
Height-adjustable bumper bar
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
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
15 cm
Rear wheels diameter
20 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
Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
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
95-103 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
3 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

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  • Light
  • Small frame
  • Collapsible carrycot
  • Has broken 3 times in a year - twice with brake issues and once the handlebar has broken in two.
  • Too flimsy
  • Brake issues
  • Will not last so is definitely not worth the money

We had a small car at the time so were somewhat limited with what we could buy that would fit in our boot. This made the Strada very appealing with the collapsible carrycot and small frame.

However, we have had to send it back 3 times for repairs. Twice due to issues with the brake and once because the handlebar completely broke apart. Really disappointing when it is only used in town so isn’t exactly off-roading and can’t seem to handle even that. Even the loan chassis we’ve been given from M&P has issues, so I think it’s just a poorly made; flimsy pram in general.

Unstable and dangerous

  • Light
  • Unstable
  • Faulty
  • Basket not strong for its purpose
  • Weak handle
  • Overall a weak pram

Do not buy this pram! Its unstable and dangerous. I was with my child when the handle broke in two and I could barely avoid a tragedy. When pointed out the faults, I was given option of a repair - why would I want a pram that put my baby in danger? I asked for other options and I was denied help.

  • steering
  • comfy padding
  • gorgeous fabrics
  • long seat surface
  • sturdy frame
  • extendable handlebar
  • hood is short in lie-flat position
  • basket is not the largest
  • smaller wheels

Strikingly unique and fabulously compact. That is why we got it. The seat is padded and, actually, long! So it does fit a 2yo even if it's a reversible pushchair. The canopy is very close to the end of the seat back, though, so I am pretty sure it won't last more than 3 years of age. Another niggle of mine is the canopy when the seat is reclined - it doesn't cover as much then.

The fabrics are truly nice, and the beige is incredibly cool and not seen much on the streets. The wheels are small but agile and maneuverable, the steering I am very happy with.

For city mumz, I absolutely recommend it. Don't expect much terrain or suspension from it, though.

Don't compare it to a large pushchair and you'll be fine. My hubby always rants about how the Uppababy we had with our first was "better". Well, it certainly was more "manly" = terrain capable. And much higher, at least the pram version. The wheels are, of course, incomparable. But since I am doing most of the pushing, and I need to fold and load/unload the pram, I was deciding between the Cybex Mios and the Mamas and Papas Strada.

The Strada was new, which I liked, and also more padded. The leg rest also seemed more toddler-friendly. Both had similar canopy sizes, and I also liked the telescoping of the handle on the Strada more to have more space for walking. The Mios was maybe softer in terms of suspension... but that doesn't really differ as much with these urban pushchairs. I am happy with my choice, even if there are compromises the smaller the pram gets.

  • compact
  • luxurious
  • not boring
  • simple fold
  • a true lie-flat seat
  • feels heavy-ish
  • the hood could be longer
  • not the best for very tall daddies

The Strada is a small pushchair as well as a pram that is lower-positioned, so nothing for super-tall dads. If you don't mind, though, it is also super-compact, suitable even for smaller boots.

I fell in love with the fabric feel immediately, and when deciding between the Bugaboo Bee and the M&P Strada, we went for the Strada eventually. It is small, but the Bee is anyway even lower - the Strada seat is higher than the carrycot anyhow, and you don't use the carrycot as long. And it is so much less "boring", not many have it yet!

Also, the folding of the Strada felt so much easier than the Bees.

The bad about the Strada is that it feels a bit heavy to me. I thought it will be lighter. But maybe it's not the worst thing . it "sits" on the sidewalk better.

Your questions about the Mamas&Papas Strada


In your opinion if you needed a lightweight, compact pram for everyday walks on sidewalk only would you choose the Silver Cross Dune, Bugaboo Bee or the M&P Strada?

Thank you

Hey, Jas,

I would actually choose the Cybex Mios. The smallest of these, but also the sturdiest, super well made. I was truly happy with that as an everyday compact reversible.

From your choices, I would not go for the SIlver Cross as it is hard and rattles. Personally I find the Strada more comfortable for the baby - having a leg rest, and also it is the more compact, compared to the Bee, so I may be on the Strada's side. Some moms found it not completely stable though, so you might want to try it out first. The Bee, in my opinion, is a bit uncomfortable design for some, especially in the parent-facing position, which is why I don't like it that much (as well as for it's getting stuck on cobblestones a lot and a large-ish fold for th type) - but it is a good-looking stroller with a nice material quality so it would also be an ok choice I'd say (out of the two).

.eli - 21 May 2023


I have got a Strada for my newborn son. When I fix the carry cot on the top of stroller, it clicks fine. Until the carry cot wobbles. Can you advise me on this?

Hi, Sharoon,

If everything clicks fine and the attachment system holds, it's actually not a problem. Many similar and more expensive strollers, including a Cybex Priam, wobble on the frame. They CAN have looseness as that also serves for absorbing the bumps.

o I would say you don't have to do anything, it can move a bit, however if it moves very much - truly wobbles to the point of rocking on the frame, OR doesn't hold on, then you need to visit or call the seller or distributor you got your stroller from and ask for a repair service, perhaps.

.eli - 21 Feb 2023

Good morning.

We have recently tried the pushchair attachment of the Strada set and have noticed that the backrest in the lay flat position and the intermediate position does not have a lock preventing it from moving forward (towards the upright position). The upright position locks for both directions of movement. Is this by design or is it a fault?

Thank you

Hi, Simon,

This is more of a design question on the manufacturer, I mean, if you want to know why they did it. It is, however, not a fault, and many strollers have this "feature" - that the lower positions, by just pushing/pulling the seat forward allows for it to be positioned higher. It makes the use "easier" - not having to search for a lever if, for ex., your baby wakes up from a nap and starts getting nervous, and you want to put it in a sitting position so that it sees you and the world quickly. It, however, has to be locked in the upright position so that the seatback doesn't "fall" backward with the seat sitting. So, it is not a fault, it is quite often seen on strollers with a lever positioning system.

.eli - 14 Jan 2023

We tested the Strada in store today and found the gap between the bottom of the seat and the bottom tray to be quite tight, even with the elasticated part at the front, i.e. the gap is too small to fit anything much thicker than a hands width, and I think we'd struggle to fit a backpack/changing bag in there.

I heard there are "risers" for the seat that might help, but I can't find them.. Do you have any other ideas or alternatives to alleviate this issue? Thanks!

Hiya, Jw,

Well, less space is the usual "tax" to pay for smaller, more compact strollers, and you will find something like that, perhaps in other areas, with other compact strollers, too. With the Strada, there are no height adapters for the seat as far as I know, the only adaúters that would create a bit more space would be the car seat adapters, so you might have a bit more space with a capsule on.

Realistically, I cannot think of any real way to truly and safely create access to the basket other than perhaps remove it and have a tailor make one based on it, but a bit different, like with lower sides or even more elasticated sides, I am sorry to not be of more help. Other than that, I would probably go for a different model if the basket simply doesn't work for you - and it is an important feature for your lifestyle. I, personally, did not mind smaller baskets (I had a Cybex Mios, also an M&P Urbo, and I was just ok - and used a bag on the handlebar if needing more space for my bits and pieces.

.eli - 02 Jan 2023

Is the Strada carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping? And is it well ventilated?

Hi, B,

For the bassinet to be certified for overnight sleeping, it HAS TO be well-ventilated, so the question is actually just one. And the answer is, unfortunately, a no - the Strada carrycot is not suitable for overnight sleeping, it wasn't made nor certified for that. It is a reasonably comfy cot, and there is ventilation in the canopy (one part can be zipped open), however the cot should not be used for sleeping at night, no.

.eli - 23 Oct 2022


The foot rest of my Strada is now not staying in the up position as soon as you move the pushchair or my son moves his leg it falls back down - how can I stop this happening as it has never happened before? Thank you

Hello, Kay,

You must have a faulty piece as that means the teeth holding the leg rest in the upper position are either broken or so loose it goes down with any kind of bump = strain. You cannot really correct this yourself so be sure to contact the customer service of the seller/distributor of this model around you - or with the M&P brand themselves. This should not happen if you, by any chance, did not damage that part by putting strong pressure on it.

.eli - 01 Sep 2022

This is in response to my previous question that was just answered (very promptly, thank you).

The metal isn't sticking out or anything; it is covered by the material but there just seems to be a gap between the back section and bottom section when it is laid completely flat resulting in a very hard part of the pram being where baby's back is.

A lot of reviews say comfortable padding this does not correspond with my experience. I will follow this up with Mamas and Papas.

Hey again, Holly,

I am trying to think about what you say and how could that feel, though I have to say it is hard without really seeing and feeling it. I did not, however, bump into such an experience. Definitely ask M&P about this, and in the meantime, I recommend getting a (universal) seat liner which could help a bit.

.eli - 28 Aug 2022

When I lie the Pram back so it is completely flat there is a very hard piece of metal where bottom of babies back is, it is clearly uncomfortable for my baby. Is this normal?

Hi, Holly,

There should definitely NOT be a piece of metal or any protruding part on the surface where the baby lays- You might have a defective piece - I recommend not using it till you contact the seller and/or the brand's customer service and don't resolve this defect.

.eli - 28 Aug 2022

What is the handle height of the Mamas and Papas strada?

Heya, Carrie,

There are 7 handlebar heights possible, and they range from about 95 cm from the ground to about 103/104 cm from the ground (approximate measurement, as the manufacturer doesn't provide any exact data). It is not a very tall handle, so extremely tall parents will probably find it a bit low even at its highest.

.eli - 08 Apr 2022

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