The Mockingbird and UPPAbaby are quite recognizable strollers and comparable in design. While the Mockingbird is a somewhat new entrant in the world of strollers, UPPAbaby is a household name and has been around for a while. Both brands may easily be found in several retail stores.
Here is an in-depth contrast between the two strollers:
A Comparison – The Similarities and Differences
This simple comparison will help us make a final verdict about which stroller comes at the top. Let us get started:
- With both brands, you can lock the front wheels.
- Both have a reversible stroller seat
- Both have a flip-flop friendly foot brake
- Both feature a 5-point no-rethread harness
- Both are compatible with different types of car seats
- Both feature leather on their handlebars and bumper bars
- Both brands are free of any toxic chemicals
- Both strollers have adjustable handlebars. They only differ in that the Mockingbird handlebar has a more extensive range and features a lower setting. The UPPAbaby handlebar is half an inch taller at the tallest setting
- Which one is cheaper?
The Mockingbird strollers go for around $350. For that price, you get an additional magnetic sunshade.
The UPPAbaby price is almost double that of the Mockingbird. It ranges between $650 and $900, depending on the color you choose. For that price, you get an additional bassinet, rain shield, and a mosquito net.
The Mockingbird double stroller goes for $495 while the UPPAbaby double stroller costs $1,150
- Which one has more color options?
The Mockingbird comes in three color options: black, sky blue, and deep sea. They also offer bloom, but that is a limited-edition color.
The UPPAbaby strollers come in 9 different colors: black, dusty pink, deep sea, olive green, white marl, green mélange, blue mélange, charcoal mélange, and knit. As we mentioned earlier, the color that you choose determines how much it is going to cost you.
Even though Mockingbird only offers three color options, they have more design options in the end since you get to choose the frame/leather color and the pattern on the inside of the canopy.
- Which one has more available accessories?
UPPAbaby has more accessories available for purchase, but these are also more expensive than the Mockingbird options. For example, some of its accessories that stand out include the travel bag, the ride-along board, and the snack tray.
- Which one has better storage?
The UPPAbaby basket can hold 5 pounds more than the Mockingbird basket. They can hold 30 and 25 pounds, respectively.
- Which one has a better canopy?
Both strollers feature somewhat standard size canopies that have two windows covered in mesh each. The windows facilitate proper airflow.
The UPPAbaby stroller canopy is expandable to provide extra coverage. While the Mockingbird canopy is not expandable, it is genuinely useful. It features a removable magnetic sunshade that attaches to the canopy to provide full coverage.
- Which one has better wheels and suspension?
Both strollers have never-flat polyurethane tires. The Mockingbird has 7” front and 9.5” back wheels while the UPPAbaby has 8” front and 11.5” back wheels. Typically, bigger wheels equal a smoother ride.
The UPPAbaby features all-wheel suspension while the Mockingbird has seat suspension. All these are good for a smooth ride.
- Which one is easier to fold?
To fold both strollers, make sure that the seats are facing forward. Also, they can stand when folded.
The Mockingbird stroller has a single lever in the middle of the handlebar that you squeeze to fold. It means that you can fold it using one hand. The UPPAbaby has two slide release triggers on the sides that you pull up to fold it. It means that you must use both hands.
None of them is hard to fold, but the Mockingbird is much easier to fold.
- Which is better for newborns?
None of the strollers is appropriate to a newborn straight out of the box. You must buy other accessories separately to make the infant stroller safe. These accessories include a bassinet, an infant seat insert, as well as car seat adapters.
- Which is better for older kids?
Both strollers may be used until the baby gets to 50 lbs.
- Which is better for multiple children?
If you purchase and attach a riding board on either stroller, you can use it as a double stroller. The double strollers may also accommodate a third child with appropriate attachments.
Based on our comparison, the Mockingbird seems to have won. Even though there are a few places where it slightly falls short, it has so much to offer at only half the price. However, each parent needs to put their unique needs into consideration before making a choice.