Mamas and Papas Strollers Ratings and Reviews

The UK's Favorite Baby Brand

Making strollers and baby goods for more than 30 years.

Mamas and Papas is a baby and juvenile products manufacturing company from Britain that began in 1981, when  David & Luisa Scacchetti found that the best baby products at that time were not good enough for their two little daughters. So like many stories you hear about, they chose to do something about it and Mamas and Papas was created. 

Today they have extended into the USA and worldwide. The two daughters, Amanda and Olivia, have since grown and have children of their own. They are a part of the company through their roles as Product Development Director and Creative Director. 

The company has not only strollers, but a rather large array of other products such as maternity and baby clothing, carriers and slings, nursery décor and bedding, high chairs and booster seats and infant positioners. 

Mamas and Papas strollers are generally lighter weight or standard single size. There are no doubles. Some have a reversing seat, all have plenty of color and lots of style!

Discover more about the company by watching this short video or skip right to the strollers!




Armadillo Series

Mamas and Papas has five strollers in their Armadillo line and they range from the simpler lightweight up to the fullest featured luxury model with all the bells and whistles. 

Here, discover what all of the Armadillo strollers have in common, then as you scroll down and view each one, the unique features to that particular one will stand out. This way, you can have an easy Mamas and Papas Armadillo stroller comparison experience and choose the right one.

Car seat compatible with the following: 
Maxi Cosi
- Mico

- Citi
- Pebble
-Cabriofix
Chicco KeyFit 30
Nuna
Graco Snugride Click Connect
Cybex
- Aton

-Aton2
-Aton Q

Car seat adapters sold separately.

All Armadillos have features like a roomy padded seat that is large enough to allow plenty of room for growth. A padded 5-point safety harness with sturdy buckle is standard and the seat reclines in multiple positions. Your child stretches out in comfort with an adjustable leg rest (City excluded). String up a favorite toy with a toy loop under the hood.

Bring along a diaper bag, toys or whatever else you need; an under seat storage basket holds it. A large sun canopy offers UPF 50+ fabric for ultimate protection in every kind of weather. All models except the City have flip-out sun visors. Smooth the ride with all-wheel suspension and then stop and go as needed with flip-flop friendly brakes. Stay in constant contact with your stroller with a safety tether attached to the handle.

The most consistent disadvantage across the board is that there is no bumper bar or snack tray, nor anything to buy separately. But you have other advantages such as a quick, easy fold that is compact. Armadillo strollers are sturdy and have a 50-pound carrying capacity and you get a rain cover included with your purchase!


Armadillo

  • Weighs 17 pounds
  • 6" front & 7½" rear tires
  • Car seat compatible
  • One-handed strap recline
  • Large storage basket 
  • Vinyl peek-a-boo window
  • Extra large sun canopy 
  • Fixed height foam handle
  • Adjustable leg rest

The Mamas and Papas Armadillo has won some impressive awards:

  • The National Parenting Center
  • The Cribsie Awards
  • The Bump - Best Of Baby Awards
  • National Parenting Publications Awards

It has 4½ star-reviews for the easy fold, smooth one-handed maneuvering and the enormous sun canopy. Consumer Reports gives it an overall 84% and is a Recommended Buy. They give the Armadillo very good marks for Ease of Use and Maneuverability and an excellent mark for Safety.

Here's a review and demo you'll find helpful:





Armadillo City

  • Weighs 15 pounds
  • 5" front & 6" rear tires
  • One-handed strap recline
  • Smaller storage basket 
  • Vinyl peek-a-boo window
  • Large sun canopy 
  • Fixed height foam handle
  • Not car seat compatible

Reviews give the Armadillo City stroller 4 stars for the lightweight convenience, easy fold, and smooth steering. See this video review for more: 





Armadillo XT

  • Weighs 19 pounds
  • 6½" front & 9" rear tires
  • One-handed strap recline
  • Large storage basket 
  • Peek-a-boo window + mesh panel
  • Extra large sun canopy 
  • Adjustable height foam handlebar 
  • Adjustable leg rest

The Mamas and Papas Armadillo XT has a few more features than the "regular" Armadillo in that this one has a telescopic handle bar measuring from 38" up to 41". The enormous sun canopy provides full coverage (all the way down to your child's knees!) and the XT has a sporty design on the side of the canopy plus a zip-away mesh panel to provide better air flow.  The tires are a bit bigger on this model to tackle rougher terrain more smoothly.

The XT version has gotten stellar 5-star reviews, though there isn't much feedback for this stroller yet. Customers like the smooth handling, the lay flat recline and easy fold and unfold.

You'll like the video review here:





Armadillo Flip XT

  • Weighs 22 pounds
  • 6½" front & 9" rear tires
  • One-handed lever recline
  • Large storage basket 
  • Peek-a-boo window + mesh panel
  • Extra large sun canopy 
  • Adjustable height faux leather handlebar 
  • Adjustable leg rest
  • Reversing seat

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The Armadillo Flip XT has a few more features than the "regular" Flip in that this one has a telescopic handle bar measuring from 38" up to 41", and it is made of a luxury faux leather material.

The enormous sun canopy provides full coverage (all the way down to your child's knees!) and the XT has a sporty design on the side of the canopy plus a zip-away mesh panel to provide better air flow.  The tires are a bit bigger on this model to tackle rougher terrain more smoothly.

Recline the seat completely flat for your newborn, or attach a car seat or bassinet straight onto the chassis. While the wheels on the Flip are a little smaller than the XT models, they are still a good size for going over most urban terrain.

Mamas and Papas Armadillo Flip XT  has gotten 4-star reviews for the reversing seat, fashionable design and roomy basket.

While there is no full review, this video shows you the main differences between this model and the Armadillo Flip.





Sola2/Sola2 MTX

Mamas and Papas Sola2 is pretty much just like the Armadillo Flip XT, in that it weighs 22 pounds, it has the reversing, lay-flat padded seat and adjustable leg rest for long stretched-out naps.  

The handle bar is also adjustable, but rather than being telescopic, it rotates up and down between 38-41".

The wheels on the Sola2 MXT are bigger and the rear tires are air-filled, making all-terrain strolling smoother. They measure 7½" front and 10" rear, which is an inch bigger than the Flip XT wheels. 

This stroller is folds slightly bigger, it also has a mesh panel in the enormous sun canopy for better air flow. The stroller is bassinet and car seat ready, accommodating the Nuna Pipa, Maxi Cosi Cabriofix/Citi/Mico/Pebble & Prezi, Peg Perego Primo Viaggio IP & SL, Graco Snugride 35 and the Cybex Aton/Aton2/Aton Q.

Sola2 has the advantage of costing a bit less than the Armadillo Flip XT, and yet it has a bumper bar and rain conver included. The MXT version includes a tire pump. 

Reviews give this stroller an average 4½-star rating for the reversing seat, adjustable leg rest and zip-out mesh panel in the sun canopy. You'll find this video review highly helpful:





Urbo2

Another premium luxury product in the Mamas and Papas line, the Urbo2 is made for city strolling. 

Weighing less than the Flip XT and Sola2, the Urbo2 is 20 pounds and holds your child up to 50 pounds. 

Details such as a faux leather bumper bar and handle, as well as quilted lining under the canopy give this a luxurious experience.

The ultra compact fold is the perfect size for smaller spaces - you've got more stuff for your trunk than just your stroller. While it is a 2 handed fold, it's quick and easy. Front-end suspension smooths the ride for your little one. I personally love the unique wheels, and know from a distance that this is a Mamas and Papas stroller. 

You will love the roomy, reversing seat with padded harness and lay-flat recline. Attach a bassinet or car seat right on the chassis while your baby is a newborn. 

Not surprisingly, the Urbo2 has gotten mostly 4½ and 5-star reviews with parents loving the design, full recline and reversing seat and the enormous sun canopy. Plus all those little extra luxury touches.

Consumer Reports is more lukewarm about this stroller, though, rating it at 70% overall with very good marks for Ease of Use and Maneuverability and a good mark for Safety.

Take a look at this video review:













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