Mee-go Milano Plus travel system review
In a nutshell
A stylish and durable 3-in-1 travel system suitable for babies from birth to 15kg, that comes with plenty of extras, making it a great option for parents that want all the essentials (and more) in one simple purchase
What we tested
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- Worth the money
4.7A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.
- Lots of accessories included, generous sized seat and carrycot, great suspension, easy to steer, simple fold, carrycot suitable for overnight sleeping, adjustable handlebar
- Small storage basket, car seat handle is a bit fiddly, shiny chassis shows up scratches
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Whilst Mee-go is a relatively new brand (founded in 2012), the product development team have over 35 years of experience designing for the nursery industry. The Mee-go Milano Plus has been designed with the parent in mind, coming as a complete pushchair/carrycot/ car seat travel system with everything you need to get out and about with your baby.
The Milano Plus improves on the previous model with a new style of seat, more chassis colour options and hand muffs, mosquito covers and changing bag included. Winning the Silver award in the MadeForMums 2022 Award’s Best Travel System Package under £800 category, the Mee-go Milano Plus is a good looking, dream-to steer pushchair that offers a lot for its mid-market price tag of £849 (the recent slight price-rise now puts this travel system over the Awards' £800 category, but it still packs a punch for the price).
Becky lives down on the Kent coast and tested the Mee-go Milano with her 2-month-old son Rex, using the pram for walking around town, through parks, on the school runs and on the beach. They also used it in travel system mode with the included car seat.
What were your first impressions of the Mee-go Milano Plus?
My first impressions of the Mee-go Milano Plus were really positive. The materials looked and felt premium and the carrycot seemed really spacious – something I look for as the mum to taller than average babies.
Does the Mee-go Milano Plus travel system require assembly?
The carrycot is ready to go and other than clicking the four wheels into place on the chassis (which takes seconds), everything is built and ready to take out of the box.
What was the carrycot like on the Mee-go Milano Plus travel system?
The carrycot feels secure and generously sized (measuring 75 x 34 x 21cm) and I was impressed with the way the cover can zip down the front to make putting baby in and out easy.
I hadn’t realised straight away that the wind deflector stays up via a magnet, but it made it easy to put up and down depending on whether you want to keep your baby away from the elements or maintain eye contact.
There are ventilation panels for keeping cool in the summer and a small zipped pocket on the hood of the carrycot which is ideal for keeping a spare dummy or muslin in. The mattress is breathable and suitable for overnight sleeping. You can buy an additional foldable, portable stand to use the carrycot for this purpose for travel or at home.
How easy is the carrycot to take on and off the Mee-go Milano Plus chassis?
Weighing 5.5kg, the carrycot isn’t the lightest to lift, but it clips on and off the chassis easily with two hands. I can lift it off with my 2- and-a-half-month-old inside, but I wouldn’t usually have a reason to do so. There is a button on each side that you squeeze to remove it and they aren’t memory buttons, so you do need both hands.
What do you think of the Mee-go Milano Plus car seat?
The Milano Plus comes with a Group 0+ car seat, a newborn insert pack and the required adaptors to fit it to the chassis – my first impression was how snuggly the car seat insert is. Made from a terry style fabric, it doesn’t seem to get as cold in the winter as other car seats – something that has upset my baby before. He could lie in an ideal reclined position and look well cushioned. The insert is removable as your baby grows.
I found it easy to attach the car seat to the chassis using the adaptors and I can remove it (with two hands) to put it back in the car with my baby inside. He is not a fan of the car in our previous seat but was much happier in this one!
Is the Mee-go Milano Plus travel system car seat i-Size?
No, the car seat is a Group 0+ car seat (measured by weight allowance) rather than i-Size (measured by heigh allowance). The car seat can be installed in the car with the seatbelt, although I struggled at first to get the belt around the seat as it is quite large. There is also an Isofix base that can be bought separately.
How easy is the Mee-go Milano Plus car seat to carry?
At only 3.7kg the car seat is light enough to carry even with a baby inside. It comes with a large hood and a footmuff which I was impressed with.
The only issue I had with the car seat is the handle – I had to get help to move it into the upright position so I could lift the car seat and I couldn’t move it back down from there easily. I mostly use the car seat with the handle above it (and this is how it needs to be in the car) so it hasn’t been much of an issue.
What is the fold like on the Mee-go Milano Plus pushchair?
The chassis is easy to fold with two hands using buttons on either side of the frame and there is a catch to keep it folded, which can be released with one hand to open it up again.
The handlebar adjusts and can be tucked in as it is folded, but it, unfortunately, doesn’t self stand.
You can fold the buggy with the seat unit on in parent facing mode which is much easier for public transport but it needs to be separated when world facing or the carrycot is being used.
How compact is the Mee-go Milano Plus pushchair once folded?
The chassis weighs 8.5kg which seems about average and I had no problem getting it in and out of our boot. Measuring L72 x W58 x H58 cm when folded, we only have space for the chassis and not the seat, with all seven seats in our Ford S max up, but this is an issue I have with most pushchairs. If I put one seat down I can fit the whole pram in easily.
How easy is the Mee-go Milano Plus pushchair to push and steer on different terrains?
The Milano Plus is beautiful to steer. The puncture-resistant tyres and suspension make it easy to use on all terrains and I could even manoeuvre it across the sand happily. The front two wheels can be locked into position with a simple click on the top to help manoeuvre over tricky ground like this. No terrain seems too much for the Milano Plus and it could keep up with our family adventures. The suspension means it handles kerbs well and the carrycot seemed to give a smooth ride, even on uneven surfaces.
Fellow MFM parent tester Jennifer agreed, stating “The Mee-go Milano Plus has a really smooth ride and is very easy to steer, even with one hand. It’s been really easy to steer in general, very light and responsive, manoeuvres well and easy to use up kerbs. All family members including grandparents have tried and found it easy to use.”
What is the chassis like on the Mee-go Milano Plus pushchair?
The Milano Plus chassis comes in three colour options and we tested the platinum. We did manage to scratch it slightly on a trip out down near one of the wheels and it does show up more because of the shiny finish.
Is the handlebar on the Milano Plus pushchair adjustable?
Yes. The handlebar is comfortable and has a leather feel finish. You can adjust the angle with buttons at the side. I can steer one-handed with my baby in the carrycot and the adjustable handlebar makes it a good fit for different heights. I am 5 foot 9 and could move it to fit my natural position. My son also found it comfortable to push at 5 foot 1.
What is the seat unit like on the Mee-go Milano Plus pushchair?
The seat unit looks generously sized at 90 x 32cm and is suitable for up to 15kg. I think it’s a great option for bigger toddlers for this reason.
There is a one-hand recline and the Milano Plus seat unit works in multiple positions, which can be can be attached to the frame in a parent or world facing position. It has an extendable footrest, a comfortable apron cover, a 5-point harness and even a detachable leather-trimmed bumper bar with a ‘gate-opening’ function.
What’s the hood like on the Milano Plus pushchair?
The seat is equipped with a large expandable hood with a peek-a-boo window, which comes quite far over the seat and has a section at the back that can be opened for ventilation. The hood has a small zip-up pocket on the top. I really like this feature, it’s been really handy to use for small objects you want to be readily accessible such as your keys, phone or wallet.
What are the brakes like on the Mee-go Milano Plus?
The brakes are central along the back of the buggy and are easy to use. I didn’t find myself accidentally kicking them and the pushchair felt secure when the brakes were on.
What is the basket like on the Mee-go Milano Plus pushchair?
I am used to pushchairs with open baskets but the Milano Plus has an enclosed basket which means you can’t fit as many bulky items underneath, but what you do put in it is much more secure and protected. Having lost shoes out the side of a basket before, I can definitely see the benefits of that.
I tested the basket with many things and it had no trouble holding everything I needed for a day out with a baby in cloth nappies and some small toys. There are zips on both sides which keep it covered and it is easy to access in whatever set-up you have on top.
MFM parent tester Jennifer, however, didn’t rate the basket, stating: “The basket is the only feature I really have more reservations about, it’s only designed to hold max 2kg and is held at quite a steep angle so difficult to hold anything heavy or awkwardly shaped.”
What’s in the box?
- Seat unit
- Carrycot with mattress and apron
- 4 x wheels
- Group 0+ car seat
- Car seat adaptors
- Car seat apron
- Seat apron
- Changing bag with changing mat
- Mosquito cover
The number of extras included for the price is a real positive. MFM parent tester Jennifer said, “I love all the little extras such as the hand mitts, the zipped pocket in the hood, the loop under the hood for a hanging toy, the adjustable backrest in the carrycot, as well as the insect and rain covers” – you certainly get a lot for the price.
What additional extras you can buy?
- Isofix car seat base ( £115)
- Carrycot stand (£90)
Who is the Mee-go Milano Plus travel system best suited for?
This pushchair is ideal for someone who wants to make one purchase and know everything is sorted. You don’t have to look for additional extras as everything you need from birth to around 4 years is included. I think the generous carrycot and seat unit mean it is especially good for anyone who has taller children too.
Is the Mee-go Milano Plus travel system worth the money?
For just over £800 you get a stylish and well-built travel system with plenty of extras, so I definitely think it is worth the money. The pushchair feels robust and built to last.
How does the Milano Plus compare to other travel systems on the market?
|Product name||Age suitability||Weight (Kg)||Accessories included||RRP (£)|
|Mee-go Milano Plus||Birth to 15kg (approx. 3 years)||8.5kg||Changing bag, raincover, insect net, handmuffs, cup holder||£849|
|Graco Near2Me Travel System||Birth to 22kg (approx. 4 years)||11.9kg||Footmuff and raincover||£459|
|My Babiie Dani Dyer Giraffe Travel System||Birth to 22kg||17.9kg||Raincover, footmuff and cup holder included||£399|
|Maxi-Cosi Adorra Luxe Pebble Pro||Birth to 22kg (approx. 4 years)||12kg||Footmuff||£799|
|Cybex Priam Travel System||Birth to 22kg (approx. 4 years)||12.9kg||Car seat adapters, raincover||from £1439|
Where can I buy the Mee-go Milano Plus travel system?
The Mee-go Milano Plus travel system is available from Winstanley's Pramworld and Baby Planet.
The Milano Plus is a brilliant, complete travel system ready for adventures on different terrains thanks to its puncture-proof tyres and suspension. With a cosy carrycot suitable for newborns and the option to use as a travel system with the included group 0+ car seat, we love the little wealth of included accessories, offering excellent value for money.
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Dimensions||H:107cm W:58cm L:121cm|
|Dimensions (folded)||H:58cm W:58cm L:72cm|
|Child age (approx)||Birth to 2 years|
|Child weight||Up to 15kg|
|Travel system compatible||Yes|
|Seat facing direction||Forward facing and parent facing|