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Nuna PIPA Urbn Infant Car Seat Review

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Choosing the infant car seat that’s best for your family’s lifestyle can be a daunting task, especially if you use multiple cars, public transit, or rideshare services regularly. Luckily, the premium car seat market has expanded in recent years to offer lots of great options for families on the go, and PIPA seats by Nuna are some of the most elegant, lightweight options out there.  

Nuna’s industry-leading PIPA and PIPA Lite car seats have made a name for themselves, but there is always room for improvement when it comes to baby gear — enter the PIPA Urbn. This is the newest seat in the PIPA lineup, and it’s an ultra-lightweight option that doesn’t compromise on style or functionality. If you’re looking for an easy and feather-light infant car seat, read on to learn all about the PIPA Urbn! 

Standout Features  

This infant car seat takes its ultralight designation seriously. Weighing in at only 7 pounds (3.2 kg), it is super easy to transport anywhere your adventures take you. Unlike other PIPA models that can be installed with a base, the Urbn has been designed for base-free installations only via an innovative pipaFIX™ rigid latch installation system — making it perfect for on-the-go families. Plus, the auto-reclining foot helps ensure a safe and stable install every time. 

Another huge plus for the PIPA Urbn is that it’s fully compatible with all Nuna strollers and attaches to the Nuna TAVO series and TRVL without adaptors. When it’s time to move on to the next adventure, the pipaFIX™ system features a one-handed vehicle and stroller release for easy in and outs. 

Safety First  

Safety is always at the top of the list when choosing a car seat, and the PIPA Urbn delivers peace of mind in that department. With side impact protection and a five-point harness, your infant will stay safe and secure at all times. The Urbn is also made with Aeroflex™ foam — a lightweight, resilient material designed to minimise forces transferred to your little one by absorbing and diffusing energy. All materials are guaranteed to be both flame resistant and contain no added fire-retardant chemicals. Plus, the fabric covers and inserts are made from an ultra-soft, environmentally friendly blend of natural fibres that controls moisture and keeps your little one cosy and comfortable. 

Here are the important details for this car seat at a glance: 

  • Dimensions: 17.5" w x 25" l x 22" h  
  • Weight: 7 lbs. (3.2 kg) 
  • Recommended use: Rear-facing only  
  • Child weight: 4 to 22 lbs. (2 to 10 kg) 
  • Child height up to 29"  

Like all infant car seats, the Urbn can only be installed in a rear-facing position. Of course, this is to your advantage, since this is the safest position possible for your little one!  


Installation in Seconds – Really! 

What makes the PIPA Urbn so special is just how easy it is to safely and securely install in any car or vehicle without the need for a base. With a single push of a button, the pipaFIX™ latches pop out from underneath the Urbn. Then, simply guide the clips onto the steel loops in between the car seat cushion and back and push down until it clicks in place. Be sure to check that the seat is level, and you’re set to jet! Taking the seat out of the car is just as easy — you can use just one hand to press the release button, and gently lift the car seat up and away.    

For airplanes or vehicles without LATCH compatibility, you can also use the European belt path method to install your Urbn — just thread the seat belt through the designated slots, make sure the seatbelt is in locked mode, and ensure there is no extra slack in the belt line. With these two ways to install the Urbn, your little one will be ready to travel no matter what. 

All the Extras 

Every detail of the PIPA Urbn Infant Car Seat has been carefully considered and optimised for convenience and comfort. The infant head support and body inserts feature environmentally friendly Merino wool and TENCEL™ branded lyocell, and the integrated head support includes a 2-layer soft surround to accommodate smaller babies. All the seat fabrics and inserts are machine washable for easy clean-up of spills or messes.  

The Urbn offers an extendible, full-coverage UPF 50+ canopy with a flip-out eyeshade and XL peek-a-boo window. The breathable Sky drape™ cover panel pulls down from the canopy smoothly and attaches quickly (and quietly) to the front of the seat with magnets. The Urbn also has nifty integrated magnetic buckle holders to help keep straps out of the way when buckling your baby in. 


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Final Thoughts 

When it comes to infant gear, there can be no compromising on safety and comfort for your little one. But your comfort is important too, and having an ultra-lightweight, portable, simple-to-use car seat can make the stressful days of early parenthood just a little bit easier. The PIPA Urbn by Nuna is an excellent choice for city-dwelling families who don’t own a vehicle or use one infrequently, but still want the convenience of a travel system and have a safe on-the-go option to hit the road with baby when needed. 

Like the Urbn but want to explore your options? Be sure to check out the PIPA and PIPA Lite. Whatever seat you choose, remember to keep an eye on the safety specifications and your baby’s size to ensure they are always riding safely — happy travels!