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2021 Nuna Pipa RX vs. Original Nuna Pipa Car Seat

2021 Nuna Pipa RX vs. Original Nuna Pipa Car Seat

One of our favorite brands, Nuna, has leveled up the infant car seat game, yet again! If you’re expecting or have a newborn, their safety is your number one priority.

We have been there, are there, or expecting to be there soon! That’s why we are excited to share with you the most innovative and safety-conscious car seat we have met to date - the 2021 Nuna Pipa RX car seat.

Just released, the NunaPipa RX infant car seat series that comes with the RELX base AND the upgraded Pipa Lite R infant car seat that will also come with the new RELX base (release is mid-summer). We are excited to share with you the technology that keeps Nuna a step ahead of its competition.

Let’s start with the RELX base which is really where the upgrades can be found:

Priced at $199.95, RELX Pipa series base is one of the first to feature an adjustable stability leg to fit in the center positions and a wider range of vehicles. The base is designed to work on all new and old model Pipas. RELX base also helps take the guesswork out of installing the base with colored indicators, no more bubble levels! Nuna boasts that the RELX base can be installed in five seconds with their true lock installation that is guess-free and hassle-free. Recline positions are numbered and you can change the position as your baby grows without having to uninstall the base. Vehicle seat belt lock off makes belt routing easy with the open belt path, opens with a touch of a button, and accommodates more vehicles. Built into the RELX base is their anti-rebound panel which reduces the rearward motion in an event of a vehicle collision while also aiding with installation and achieving a tight installation.

Pipa Series Base $159.95 NEW RELX Base $199.95
Fits all PIPA?
Yes
Yes
Recline
Flip-foot used for installation purposes only
purposes only Four positions, on-the-go recline
Belt Path
Thread belt under two guides
Open belt path for easier install
Rigid LATCH position
Rotates on the axis but sometimes leaves a gap between base and vehicle seat
Four position adjustable LATCH to remove and reduce the gap between seat and base for a better install
Rigid LATCH design
Yes
Yes, with improved design to allow for install in more vehicles
Anti-rebound panel
No
Yes
Load leg design
Free Flowing two-piece
Locking three-piece load leg for improved range and better fit to middle seats
Seat belt lock-off
Yes
Yes but improved to allow natural belt angles for lap and shoulder belts to accommodate more vehicles
details of the PIPA and PIPA lite car seat new RELX base

Along with their new and improved RELX Base, Nuna released 2 new infant car seats! Expect the same features that you know and love from the PIPA and PIPA lite but are now equipped with the new RELX base! Both new seats are outfitted with Organic Jersey fabric and are flame retardant additive-free.

PIPA RX costs $349.95 and weighs in at 7.5 lbs (.5 lbs lighter than the PIPA). The increase in the price is due to the PIPA RX being equipped with the RELX base. They have also included buckle holders whereas PIPA does not have magnetic holders.

PIPA Lite R costs $399.95 and is also equipped with the new RELX base. However, with this new release, Nuna has decided to not include the infant insert. PIPA lite r is outfitted with Organic Jersey compared to PIPA lite which is outfitted with Polyester.

PIPA (Original) $299.95 PIPA RX w/ RELX base $399.95 PIPA lite $349.95 PIPA lite R w/ RELX Base $399.95 PIPA lite LX $399.95
Car Seat weight w/o canopy & insert
8 lbs
7.5 lbs
5.3 lbs
5.3 lbs
5.7 lbs
Suitable from
4-32 lbs / 32 inches
4-32 lbs / 32 inches
4-32 lbs / 32 inches
4-32 lbs / 32 inches
4-32 lbs / 32 inches
Can be used without base
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Flame retardant additive free
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Additional infant insert included?
No
No
Yes
No
Yes

Dream Drape?

Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Peek-a-boo Wibdow
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Crotch belt positions
2
2
1
1
1

If you already own a Nuna PIPA series car seat, you’re in good company. Still, we would recommend looking into the RELX base as a separate purchase to give our Pipa an upgrade! If you are expecting and have yet to purchase an infant car seat, we strongly recommend Nuna PIPA series infant car seats to keep your little one safe so you can RELX, get it?

Have questions regarding the different series? Contact Us! We can break down each feature and help you figure out which car seat will be the best fit for your lifestyle.

Frequently Asked Questions About the 2021 Nuna Pipa RX Infant Car Seat with RELX Base

Q: What colors does the Nuna Pipa RX Infant Car Seat Come In?

A: Currently, the Nuna Pipa RX Infant Car Seat is available in Caviar (Black), Granite (Grey), and Birch (Tan). Additional colors and limited edition colors may be available in the near future. Looking for a specific color? Contact us!

Q: What's included with the Nuna Pipa RX Infant Car Seat with RELX Base

A: All Nuna Pipa RX Infant Car Seats will include the car seat, along with the RELX base, Dream Drape, canopy, and two-piece infant insert.

Q: Is there a Nuna Pipa car seat insert?

A: Yes! Included with your purchase of the Nuna Pipa RX Infant Car Seat is Nuna’s two-piece removable infant insert + head support. You’ll be able to customize to your baby’s unique shape and provide support with a perfect fit right from birth.

Q: Is the Nuna Pipa car seat aircraft certified?

A: The Nuna Pipa RX Infant Car Seat is certified for aircraft use by the Federal Aviation Administration.