2021 UPPAbaby MESA Infant Car Seat with Base

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UPPAbaby MESA Infant Car Seat with Base

The UPPAbaby Mesa Car Seat is an award-winning infant car seat designed with UPPAbaby’s unique and clever car seat installation technology. It was not too long ago when UPPAbaby introduced an infant car seat with fabric is that is naturally fire retardant – a first in the U.S. for any car seat manufacturer!  Needless to say, customers loved it and demanded more. This year, UPPAbaby brings us a new style option with white and grey marl called Bryce, and continues various fabric options, including the naturally fire retardant options in soft yet stylish hues called Jordan and Henry.

Mesa Style Options:

  • JORDAN – charcoal mélange, naturally fire retardant $349.99
  • HENRY – blue marl, naturally fire retardant $349.99
  • JAKE – black $299.99
  • BRYCE - white and grey marl $299.99

Features of the UPPAbaby Mesa Infant Car Seat:

For use from 4 to 35 lbs and up to 32”. With your Mesa car seat, you will receive the Mesa infant insert, which is recommended for use for the initial 4 to 8 lbs. As Baby grows, the infant insert is easily removable, and the Mesa can be used for up to 35 lbs. and 32” in height, whichever comes first.

Installation. The UPPAbaby Mesa infant car seat is built with UPPAbaby’s SMARTSecure System that cleverly combines visual red/green indicators and auto-retracting LATCH connectors to minimize errors during car seat installation. It is because of this smart design that the Mesa has received the highest government ratings for ease of use, earning an NHSTA 5-star rating (in addition to continuing to receive rave reviews from a large and growing customer base.)

New Performance Fabric. Made with breathable and sweat-wicking materials that are soft to the touch, the Mesa car seat is a great car seat for summer months and higher temperatures. We’d be remiss to not mention that the Mesa car seat in the Henry style became an overnight sensation in early 2017 as UPPAbaby’s – and the world’s – first car seat made with fabric that has no added fire retardant chemicals to the fabric. Read more on this enhancement below.

No Rethread Harness. Mesa’s unique no-rethread harness design enables parents to seamlessly adjust the harness as Baby grows. This smart design eliminates the need to "rethread" the harness as is the case with other car seats, which usually entails removing the fabric, manually threading the harness to a higher slot, and replacing the fabric.

Adjustable Headrest with Side Impact Protection (SIP). Easily adjust the car seat’s headrest as Baby grows in height. Additionally, the integrated design of the Mesa’s headrest helps to keep Baby’s head stationary during a side impact collision, with resulting test scores showing 4 times more effective results over competing brands.

Performance Travel System – Adapters Not Required. The UPPAbaby Mesa Car Seat is the perfect pairing with your choice of the UPPAbaby Vista or Cruz stroller – no adapters required! With the Mesa car seat, your UPPAbaby Vista or Cruz stroller turns into a complete from-birth performance travel system, allowing you to comfortably travel with Baby in the car seat, ultimately transitioning into traditional stroller mode thereafter. With the modular design of UPPAbaby’s Vista and Cruz strollers, the Mesa car seat creates a true all-in-one travel system that grows with the family. The Mesa is also compatible with the UPPAbaby Minu stroller, with adapters.

One-Handed Stroller Release. The Mesa car seat is designed with a one-handed stroller release, enabling you to safely remove the car seat from the stroller and place it into the car with one hand, while juggling a diaper bag or baby’s bottle, or even a much-needed latte, in the other.

Double Modularity. As part of the larger UPPAbaby collection, the Mesa infant car seat is part of a well-designed and highly modular system. The Mesa can be doubled with the Vista stroller for a double stroller in multiple combinations – two car seats, a car seat and bassinet, a car seat and toddler seat, and a lot more.

Our Take on the Mesa Car Seat:

The UPPAbaby Mesa car seat collection includes multiple style options, with Bryce, an understated classy white and grey marl combination, and Jordan, in its stylish charcoal mélange ensemble. There is much more to this car seat than its classy good looks, however. Henry and Jordan fashions are made of fabric that is 100% natural wool. As wool is a natural flame retardant material, UPPAbaby has found an ingenious way to bring us a car seat that meets both quality-conscious parental standards, and legal fire repellant requirements. As the first manufacturer to make this type of a major improvement, UPPAbaby continues to amaze us with highly modular, highly functional and innovative baby gear.

What’s Included? 

3 YEAR "UBXTEND" Warranty – register your car seat online within 90 days of purchase date with a valid proof of purchase, and your free warranty automatically increases to 3 years, which is a rather unconventional long warranty period, as far as baby gear goes. With this, your UPPAbaby car seat is warranted to be free from any manufacturing defects for up to 3 years from date of purchase.


  • Mesa Infant Car Seat
  • One car seat base (additional car seat bases for multiple cars may also be purchased)
  • Mesa Infant Insert


  • Infant car seat dimensions: 17"W x 25.8"L x 23"H
  • Car seat on base dimensions: 17"W x 28"L x 25"H
  • Just car seat base dimensions: 14.5"W x 21.3"L x 10.3"H
  • True weight: car seat carrier 9.9 lbs., car seat base 9 lbs.
  • Suitable 5-35 lbs. and up to 32" in height

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  • 5
    2020 Uppababy Mesa car seat

    Posted by Linda Beavers on 05 05 2020

    Bought for my daughter who is expecting in June 2029 but recommended by my other daughter who bought same one two years ago!

  • 5
    UPPAbaby Mesa Car Seat

    Posted by Calvin Seely on 03 25 2018

    We went with the 2018 model because we really enjoyed the new color options, we went with the Jordan model. It's a great color and again like our other UPPAbaby products, they are simple, safe, effective, and look great. Again, we loved purchasing with Little Sprout online and would recommend this product and company to all.