UPPAbaby is taking safety to the max with its newest infant car seat.
The MESA Max builds on the MESA series by adding two leading safety features: a steel-reinforced load leg and an anti-rebound panel that limit movement and rotation of the seat in a crash.
Studies show that car seats with load legs reduce the risk of head injury by nearly 50 percent. The MESA Max also features a larger headrest for added side impact protection, and its carry handle can also be used in a new fourth position to prevent rebounding.
The MESA Max also introduces features like an extra-large UPF canopy for full coverage, side ventilation for added airflow, an infinite adjustable headrest to customize fit, and a contoured infant insert for added newborn support.
The base of the MESA Max installs in a matter of seconds, thanks to self-tensioning LATCH connectors and three indicators that turn green to signal that a safe installation is complete. For taxis and travel, the seat can be installed without the base with European-style seatbelt guides that double as harness holders when you're helping baby in and out.
The MESA Max pairs with all UPPAbaby strollers, connecting the UPPAbaby CRUZ and VISTA strollers without adapters.
While all colors of the MESA Max are free of flame-retardant chemicals in the fabrics and foam, the Greyson and Gregory colors are made with a merino wool, a fabric that's naturally fire-resistant, moisture-wicking and breathable to help control baby's temperature.