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Nuna PIPA Car Seat Comparison : PIPA, PIPA RX, PIPA LITE, PIPA LITE R, PIPA LITE LX AND PIPA LITE RX

NEW NUNA PIPA LITE RX

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NEW NUNA PIPA LITE RX

NUNA PIPA LITE RX PRE-ORDER NOW

As of this date, Nuna offers six different PIPA infant car seat options.  Yes, you read that correctly, SIX different PIPA variations. Nuna is obviously cementing their top-level status by ensuring you’ll find a PIPA that is just right for you… and your wallet.

A quick summary of the Nuna PIPA Infant Car Seat series

  1. PIPA original – first launched in 2016 and the one that paved the way. One of the first to market with a front load leg and 5-second latch install base. $319.95
  2. PIPA Lite – intro to feather light weight car seats. Same Truelock Base as original. 5.3lbs. No Dreamdrape. No baseless install.  $349.95
  3. PIPA Lite LX – same as PIPA Lite (above) but comes with Dreamdrape to cover the baby. Merino wool and TENCEL fabrics. 5.7lbs. No baseless install.  $399.95
  4. PIPA RX – released in April 2020. Features the new RELX base with 4 position on-the-go recline, and enhancements on install and impact absorption. Includes Dreamdrape.  $379.95
  5. PIPA Lite RLight version with the new RELX base series. 5.3lbs. No Dreamdrape. No baseless install. $399.95
  6. PIPA Lite RXComing Late Fall 2021. Has ALL the bells and whistles and then some. 6.9lbs. Features RELX base.$449.95 

Need more information? Check out the PIPA Car Seat series comparison chart below:

PIPA (Original) PIPA RX PIPA lite PIPA lite R PIPA lite LX PIPA lite RX

Price

$319.95

$379.95

$349.95

$399.95

$399.95

$449.95

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
4-32 lbs / 32 inches

Colors

Brich, Frost, Caviar, Granite

Brich, Caviar, Granite

Caviar, Granite

Timber, Caviar, Granite

Frost, Caviar, Granite

Caviar, Granite, Timber , Frost

Compatible with Nuna & Premium Strollers

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
INFANT SEAT PIPA (Original) PIPA RX PIPA lite PIPA lite R PIPA lite LX PIPA lite RX
Car Seat weight w/o canopy & insert

7.9 lbs

7.6 lbs

5.3 lbs
5.3 lbs
5.7 lbs

6.9 lbs

Peek-a-boo Window

Yes
Yes
No
No

No

Yes

Greenguard Gold Certified

Yes
Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Harness Keeper

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes (Magnetic)

Adjustable head support

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Flame retardant additive free
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Crotch belt positions
2
2
1
1
1

1

Aerospace aluminum handle

Yes
Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes
Yes

Removable Infant Insert Fabric

Woven

Organic Jersey

Woven

Organic Jersey

Merino Wool

Merino Wool

Belt Guides

Yes

Yes

No
No

No

Yes

No-Rethread Harness

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Removable UPF 50+ Canopy

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dream Drape?

Yes

Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes

Luxe leatherette handle grim

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

BASE & INSTALLATION PIPA (Original) PIPA RX PIPA lite PIPA lite R PIPA lite LX PIPA lite RX

Included Base

Pipa Series Base

Pipa RELX Base

Pipa Series Base

Pipa RELX Base

Pipa Series Base

Pipa RELX Base

Can be used without base
Yes
Yes
No

Yes

No

Yes

5-Second True Lock Installation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rigid LATCH + Load Leg

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bubble-free install

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes
Yes

Anti-rebound panel

No

Yes
No

Yes

No

Yes

Recline

1 position

4 Position, on-the-go recline

1 position

4 Position, on-the-go recline

1 position

4 Position, on-the-go recline

FAA aircraft Certified

Yes

Yes

Yes (with base only)

Yes (with base only)

Yes

Yes

The PIPA original with base continues to be the leader in the market for those seeking safety and quality in their infant car seat search. The entire PIPA line up uses fabrics that are Fire Retardant Free, Greenguard Gold certified, and the rigid-LATCH system with load leg for added impact protection. 

With the introduction of the PIPA Lite series, Nuna pushed the envelope even further by delivering the market’s first car seat under 6lbs without compromising important features from the original PIPA.

The PIPA series with RELX base was introduced in 2020. Despite its start during a global pandemic, the PIPA RX has proven to be a true player in the market. The RELX base offers a tighter installation in more cars by using an adjustable LATCH system. The angle of the car seat can be adjusted while installed (what Nuna calls on-the-go) on the RELX base and the load-leg on the RELX base is height adjustable for middle seat installation where the floor of the car my vary in height. The RELX base also features an anti-rebound bar which means you have the best impact protection from the back, front and sides!

The newest and need I say best-EST in the family, is the PIPA Lite RX car seat. Even at the low 6.9lbs, this car seat includes everything the others don’t. First, and most importantly, the PIPA Lite RX allows for installation with or without the base. This is the only lightweight version of the PIPA that offers a baseless install for those taxi, uber, jet-setters out there!  Other major and unique call outs for this model are: height adjustable head rest and NO-RETHREAD HARNESS! These are major upgrades, trust me. There is no other car seat with this many enhancements and luxury points. 

So, is a Nuna PIPA Car Seat Worth Buying?

A resounding yes! Hands down our favorite is the new PIPA Lite RX but whichever PIPA you choose, you simply can’t go wrong. Nuna is best in class for safety innovations, use of premium fabrics and incorporating functional details that will simply, simplify your life! Pair any PIPA with a Nuna Stroller for a seamless travel system. 

Still not sure if PIPA is worth the money?

Try the Nuna EXEC All in One car seat. While you will spend more upfront for the EXEC, this all in one car seat will last from birth to 120lbs. Yep, that’s a full grown person size.  Think of it as paying for all the car seats you will eventually buy upfront with this one purchase.  The EXEC can be used from birth as rear-facing, then forward-facing after 2 years, then onward as a full on booster seat (after 4years and beyond).  

You can purchase this and all other Nuna products at www.kidslandusa.com with installment payments and 0% interest using Sezzle or Afterpay at check out.