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2020 Nuna Pipa RX vs. 2019 Nuna Pipa Car Seat

2020 Nuna Pipa RX vs. 2019 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.

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
Anti-rebound panel No Yes
Rigid LATCH design Yes Yes, with improved design to allow for install in more vehicles
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
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
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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 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 the 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?n Yes Yes No No Yes
Peek-a-boo Wibdow Yes Yes No No No
Crotch belt positions 2 2 1 1 1
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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? Email us! We can break down each feature and help you figure out which car seat will be best fit for your lifestyle.