Recommended : The Mountain Buggy Protect capsule is recommended for parents who have leather seats and do not want to position the carrier in the centre of the back seat; and are happy with the carrier being on the passenger or drivers side.
Introducing the Mountain Buggy Infant CarrierMountain buggy have discovered that people want an easy to use travel system, which can be clipped into a capsule base easily in the car and then transitioning to a Mountain Buggy pram.
Easy of Use
Mountain buggy have discovered that people want an easy to use travel system, which can be clipped into a capsule base easily in the car and then transitioning to a Mountain Buggy pram.
The Mountain Buggy Protect capsule is very narrow; allowing it to fit into smaller cars; and into the back seats of small hatches which have a wide wings on the back seat such as the BMW hatch.
The next feature of the Mountain Buggy Protect travel system; is the ease of which the capsule can be released from the base and clipped into the base, making capsules such as the Maxi Cosi Mico AP seem like you need to be Mr Universe to release the capsule.difficult to release from the base.
The base of the MB protect has a line on it; which I find is more useful than the spirit level bubble indicators used to get the correct level. As this is a label; then over time, it may come off or fade; hopefully by then all your children will have grown up.
Leather seat friendly
Looking underneath;the base of the MB protect; you will notice a flat bottom. The flat bottom is great news for cars with leather seats; as there is less chance of the plastic marking the seats; however the flat bottom also means there is no depth adjuster.
InstallationThe Mountain Buggy Protect also has its own built in locking clamp to help keep the lateral tension on the base. When the seat belt is pulled tight, then closing the locking clamp is very difficult and some women may find that they cannot close the locking clamp. Time will tell if the locking clamp is useful or if it will spring open at the slightest bump like the Joie Gemm baby carrier.
Despite the base width being rather narrow; the width of the carrier, at the handle is still 43 cm; meaning you have not gained any additional space on the back seat due to the narrow base.
Summary Mountain Buggy Protect Review
Recommended: for parents who have leather seats ;and do not want to position the carrier in the centre of the back seat; and are happy with the carrier being on the passenger or drivers side. The ease of removing the capsule is delightful; and makes the Safe n Sound Unity and the Maxi Cosi Mico appear clunky by comparison.