Ergobaby 180 Reversible Stroller

Ergobaby 180 Reversible Stroller Review

January 19, 2018

Ergobaby 180 Reversible Stroller Review

Ergobaby 180 Reversible Stroller Review
Photo by Ergobaby
✅ Reversible handlebar ✅ Weighs just 20 lbs. ✅ One hand fold ✅ Use from birth to 50 lbs  ✅ Compatible with Graco & Chicco car seatsErgobaby 180 Reversible Stroller Review

Upshot: The first stroller from one of the best carrier brands, the Ergobaby 180 Reversible Stroller offers the best features of high-end strollers at a reasonable price.

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First off, the name. It’s called the 180 Reversible Stroller because the handlebars can flip to allow you to stroll with baby in either direction.

Most high-end strollers that have reversible seats (like the UPPAbaby Cruz and Vista and the NUNA Mixx) require you to detach the seat in order to flip it. With the 180, you flip the direction of the handlebar instead of the whole seat. This makes it a lot easier to have baby quickly face you when they’re screaming. Since the whole stroller reverses its direction, all four wheels can be locked or unlocked depending on which direction you need to push.

At $399, the 180 is priced in between the economical full-size strollers like the City Mini (which is usually around $250) and the luxury strollers like the UPPAbaby Cruz (around $500). Considering everything it includes, this is a really good price.

Why We Love It

The 180 checks almost all of our boxes for stroller features we love:

  • one-handed fold
  • reversible and adjustable handlebar
  • self-standing fold so it doesn’t topple over in your foyer
  • pretty lightweight (at 20 lbs)
  • big storage basket

It also includes nice extras that you typically have to pay extra for: a parent cup holder, a pouch for keys and your phone, an extended canopy and a peekaboo window with quiet magnets.

Why We Don’t

The 180 has limited car seat compatibility. It only connects to the Graco SnugRide Click Connect and Chicco KeyFit and Key Fit 30 car seats, so if you have your heart set on the Britax B-Safe 35 or the NUNA Pipa, they won’t snap together.

Of course, it can’t do everything. The 180 stroller doesn’t convert into a double like the City Select or UPPAbaby Vista.

Also the footrest is not adjustable, which can be a challenge as baby grows, and the footrest cannot fold up to create a bassinet like the NUNA Mixx.

One major consideration: this is a very new stroller, so there aren’t any parents who’ve spent a long time with it. We can’t speak to its durability or point to a wide range of parent reviews.

Tips About How to Use

To flip the handlebars, you have to pull the gray release on both handlebars at the same time and then push forward.

The one-hand fold is as easy as it looks. You pull up on the cloth handle in the middle of the seat, and it collapses together.

Car Seat Compatibility

Right now, the Ergobaby 180 is only compatible with the Chicco KeyFit and KeyFit 30 line and the Graco SnugRide Click Connect and SnugLock lines.

The Competition

The closest stroller is the City Mini GT, which retails for around $350. It has a one-handed fold, strong wheels and an adjustable handlebar. However, it doesn’t have a large storage capacity or the reversible handlebar.

With a reversible seat, large storage capacity and a self-standing fold, the UPPAbaby Cruz is comparable to the 180. The Cruz costs over $100 more than the 180, which will get you luxury details like a leather handlebar and belly bar. Also if you want an UPPAbaby Mesa car seat, it is not compatible with the 180, but is with the Cruz.

Accessories

Car Seat Adapter: If you are going to connect your Graco or Chicco stroller to the 180, you’ll need this.

Snack Tray: Just like you, your kid needs to eat. This snack tray snaps on the front of the stroller so they can keep their snacks handy.

Newborn Comfort Insert: Ergobaby recommends this for babies under six months to keep their legs in a healthy position and make for a more comfortable ride. It can be used up to 18 months for head and neck positioning.

Weather Shield: If there’s a lot of snow and rain in your parts, the weather shield will keep baby comfortable.

Specs

Age of Use: Birth to 50 lbs

Weight: 20 lbs

Unfolded Dimensions: 30.7” L x 23.5” W x 38” H

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