Key features of the Mima Xari pushchair:
- Age suitability: Birth until 15kg (approx. 3 years)
- Type of buggy: Single pram to stroller
- Fold: With seat attached
- Travel system compatible: Yes
- Starting price: £1100
The Xari pushchair is a stunning looking buggy from one of the most fashionable new baby brands, Mima.
It has some innovative features, the most clever of which has to be the collapsible carrycot that’s contained within the pod of the buggy seat unit itself.
The hard pod buggy seat unit has a 3-position seat recline, two height positions, can face both parent and world-ward and comes with luxurious liner and matching chest pads on the 5-point harness.
It has a height adjustable handlebar, two shopping baskets with magnetic shutting lids, a raincover, and a sun canopy and bumper bar that act as the hood and carry handle when in carrycot mode.
The Xari is travel system compatible compatible with the Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix or Cybex Aton car seats too (you’ll need to spend £28 on adaptors).
It also has an easy-to-use footbrake in the centre of the rear bar and it’s foldable with the seat unit still attached when it’s in forward facing mode.
The final point to note is the price – at £1110, it is certainly top of the range.
What do you think of the style of the Mima Xari?
The state-of-the-art design and engineering of the Mima Xari is something to behold. It draws glances from mums and dads on every outing. I almost feel I have to dress up a bit to match such a smart high-end buggy.
How does it feel to push the Mima Xari?
The Xari is nice to push, smooth on flat surfaces and can handle some more turbulent terrain as it has decent suspension.
The adjustable handlebar and large rear wheels also make the Xari feel really solid, durable and very pleasant to push and manoeuvre – even with my chunky 21-month-old onboard.
And I also find the break very effective – it’s quick and easy to use.
Saying that, it’s worth noting that the buggy pretty heavy at 13.4kg with the seat unit, or slightly less at 11.7kg with the carrycot.
Although the fact that the carrycot fits in to the buggy seat is a clever bit of design, it means you’re carrying around a useless bit of kit once your baby has outgrown it, adding to the weight of the buggy. Also, before your baby is ready for the buggy seat, you’re left with the issue of storing it.
Is it comfortable for babies?
Yes, Joseph enjoys the view from being sat higher up than usual and seems very comfy in the plush padded seat.
As he often snacks on breadsticks and gingerbread men on the move, I love the fact the hard leatherette buggy unit is super easy to wipe clean.
What do you think of the Mima Xari carrycot?
I couldn’t believe the carrycot could be zipped so compactly and neatly into the buggy itself.
I love the look of the Mima in pram/carrycot mode – almost enough to tempt me to have another baby. The carrycot has a hard bottom, making it firm and supportive for smaller babies and the structured sides make it a protective way to transport a newborn.
Even the hard canopy feels bulletproof and its stiff design means it stays nicely in place.
What are the storage options on the Xari buggy like?
The shopping baskets are easy to access but I find the shopping bags underneath are on the small side.
You’d have to invest in buggy hooks if you wanted to take to the supermarket.
The buggy is really quick and easy to assemble (even without the help of my husband!) and attaching the wheels is very straightforward.
How does the Mima Xari fold?
The ability for the Xari to fold up without the need to remove the seat (when in forward facing mode) is a useful time-saver. I also like the fact it can be lugged around with the carry handle once folded.
Although Mima boasts that the Xari can fit in the boot of a Mini once folded it wasn’t quite as compact as I was hoping – it may well fit in a Mini boot but I don’t think there’d be much room leftover for your shopping.
Is it suitable for larger babies or toddlers?
Joseph is really comfy in the Xari buggy but I feel that in a few months time, he’d be starting to outgrow it – his head is already nearly brushing the canopy and he’s not even 2 yet and small for his age.
With this in mind, some mums could feel the need to invest in a bigger buggy further down the line, which is off putting when you’re spending so much.
What added extras are available?
As is often the case with designer buggies, the extra accessories have to be purchased separately. If you feel the need for extras, the footmuff will set you back £79.99, the super luxe changing bag £95.00, the parasol £49.99 and the mosquito net £17.
Who is the Mima Xari buggy best for?
Style-hunters after a highly engineered top-of-the-range buggy that could be turned into a travel system.
A state-of-the-art buggy, the Mima Xari delivers on style and durability in the early years but may not go the distance for toddlers.
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