by Sarah Koehler February 03, 2022 5 min read

Both the Nuna MIXX Next and Bumbleride Era are full-featured strollers with all-terrain wheels, reversible seats, and a sleek footprint for the city.

With a compact fold and unique details like a mesh seat back, the Nuna MIXX Next is full of features that make it ideal for everyday use.

The Bumbleride Era is as versatile as it is colorful, featuring eco-friendly materials and air-filled tires for optimal handling.

The two models are similar in price and size, and both are a great fit for families seeking a stroller that's rugged enough for a trail or snowy day, yet convenient for daily errands. But the two also differ in several ways, like car seat compatibility, fabrics and wheels.

We'll review the differences between the Bumbleride Era and the Nuna MIXX Next in this comparison.

Bumbleride Era vs. Nuna MIXX Next Price

Bumbleride Era vs. Nuna MIXX Next Video

See below for a video version of the Bumbleride Era and Nuna MIXX Next, covering differences in features, configurations, car seat compatibility, folding and more.

Bumbleride Era vs. Nuna MIXX Next Price 

Starting at $689, the Bumbleride Era is at least $100 less than the Nuna MIXX Next, depending on color. All colors of the Nuna MIXX Next are $799.

  • Bumbleride Era: $689 for all colors except Matte Black ($699)
  • Nuna MIXX Next: $799.95

Bumbleride Era vs. Nuna MIXX Next Weight and Specifications

The Bumbleride Era is one pound lighter than the Nuna MIXX Next. But despite its lighter weight, the Era can support 5 pounds more for the stroller seat than the MIXX Next.

The Era may be more comfortable for taller toddlers, thanks to a longer calf support.

The two strollers have a similar footprint, but the MIXX Next is taller both when folded and unfolded.

Stroller Weight

  • Bumbleride Era: 27 pounds
  • Nuna MIXX Next: 28.3 pounds

Weight Capacity

  • Bumbleride Era: 55 pounds
  • Nuna MIXX Next: 50 pounds

Dimensions

  • Bumbleride Era: 32.5"L x 24.5"W x 40.5"H
  • Nuna MIXX Next: 32.7"L x 23.6" W x 45.3"H

Folded Dimensions

  • Bumbleride Era: 29.5"L x 24.5"W x 13"H
  • Nuna MIXX Next: 27.5"L x 23.6"W x 19"H

Seat Dimensions

  • Bumbleride Era: 9.5"L x 12.5"W x 19.5"H
  • Nuna MIXX Next: 10"L x 11"W x 19"H
Bumbleride Era vs. Nuna MIXX Next Stroller Comparison

Bumbleride Era vs. Nuna MIXX Next Wheels and Maneuverability

For all-terrain strolling, both the Bumbleride Era and Nuna MIXX Next have large, durable tires equipped for a smooth ride.

Air-filled tires on the Era provide premium suspension that is more common to jogging strollers. The Era comes with an air pump, which stows away in a zippered pocket in the basket.

You won’t have to pump up the tires on the MIXX Next, which has foam-filled rubber tires and suspension integrated into both the wheels and rear axle.

Both models are easy to maneuver over varied terrain, and have front swivel wheels which can lock for rolling through sand, gravel or bumpy surfaces.

Bumbleride Era vs. Nuna MIXX Next Stroller Comparison

 

Bumbleride Era vs. Nuna MIXX Next Features and Configurations

Both the Bumbleride Era and Nuna MIXX Next can be used for a newborn by fully reclining the seat and enclosing the footrest.

You can also purchase a bassinet separately for either stroller, or attach a compatible infant car seat to create a travel system.

The stroller seats are reversible, removable, and able to recline to near-flat angles.

Both models include extendable sun canopies with added ventilation for airflow, visibility, and comfort.

Both strollers are designed for one child, but if you have an older toddler, the Era has the option of a ride-along board sold separately.

Bumbleride Era vs. Nuna MIXX Next Stroller Comparison

Bumbleride Era vs. Nuna MIXX Next Colors and Materials

Bumbleride strollers are some of the most eco-friendly on the planet. The Era uses sustainable materials like recycled ocean plastics in the frame and water bottles in the fabrics. The Era uses 100% recycled PET and OEKO-TEX certified fabrics, while the anti-microbial handlebar is made of cork, a natural and sustainable material. The Era is also water-repellant, without the use of PFA chemicals.

Nuna designed the MIXX Next with varied climates in mind, including a removable seat liner made of a breathable bamboo polyester blend, with a mesh panel behind for warmer months. A soft leatherette handlebar is comfortable to push and easy to wipe clean.

The Era stroller comes in five colors:

  • Clay
  • Dawn Grey
  • Maritime Blue
  • Matte Black
  • Sea Glass

Bumbleride Era vs. Nuna MIXX Next Stroller Comparison

The MIXX Next comes in three colors:

  • Caviar black
  • Granite grey
  • Timber black and tan
Bumbleride Era vs. Nuna MIXX Next Stroller Comparison

How to Fold Bumbleride Era vs. Nuna MIXX Next

Both the Bumbleride Era and Nuna MIXX Next fold easily and stand when folded for easier lifting and storage.

The Era folds in two steps: First, fold the stroller seat in half using grey tabs at either side of the canopy, then fold the frame forward while pressing grey tabs near the handlebar. It stands while folded, and includes a carry handle for easy lifting.

    To fold the MIXX Next, lift the silver tab at the upper seat back to fold the seat forward, then fold the frame forward by lifting up on the black tabs near the handlebar. The MIXX Next can stand upright when folded and trolley like a suitcase. It also folds with the car seat adapter attached.

    Bumbleride Era vs. Nuna MIXX Next Stroller Comparison

    Car Seats Compatible with Bumbleride Era vs. Nuna MIXX Next

    Both the Bumbleride Era and Nuna MIXX Next can become a travel system by adding a car seat sold separately, but the Era has a wider range of options.

    Although Bumbleride does not make an infant car seat of their own, Bumbleride offers three different types of adapters for the Era stroller, which make this model compatible with several popular car seat brands.

    Nuna strollers are only compatible with their own line of car seats, and the MIXX Next includes an adapter needed to attach a Nuna PIPA series car seat. Nuna's unique style of adapter is shaped like a ring, allowing you to attach and remove the car seat using only one hand.

    Car Seats Compatible with Bumbleride Era

    With the purchase of these adapters, the Era is compatible with car seats from these brands:

    • Clek
    • Cybex
    • Maxi-Cosi
    • Nuna

    With the purchase of this adapter, the Era is compatible with car seats from the following brands:

    • Chicco
    • Graco

    Peg-Perego infant car seats are compatible with the Era using this adapter.

    Car Seats Compatible with Nuna MIXX Next

    Using an included adapter, the Nuna MIXX Next is compatible with all Nuna infant car seats:

    • Nuna PIPA
    • Nuna PIPA RX
    • Nuna PIPA Lite
    • Nuna PIPA Lite R
    • Nuna PIPA Lite LX
    • Nuna PIPA Lite RX

    See this comparison to learn more about the differences between the six Nuna PIPA infant car seat models.

    Bumbleride Era vs. Nuna MIXX Next Price

    Bumbleride Era vs. Nuna MIXX Next Pros and Cons

    So which stroller is better: the Nuna MIXX Next vs. Bumbleride EraOnly you can decide which is best for your family, but here are the benefits and drawbacks we see.

    Bumbleride Era

    Benefits

    • Air-filled tires offer shock absorption over rough terrain
    • Compatible with wider range of infant car seats from several brands
    • Made with eco-friendly and sustainable materials, including cork handlebar and 100% recycled fabrics
    • Can be used with glider board for an older toddler

    Drawbacks

    • Air-filled tires are prone to flats and require maintenance
    • Does not have leatherette details

    Bumbleride Era vs. Nuna MIXX Next Stroller Comparison

    Nuna MIXX Next

    Benefits

    • Foam-filled wheels don't have to be inflated like Era tires
    • Offers more ventilation in seatback and canopy for warm-weather comfort
    • Leatherette handlebar and bumper bar add a premium look and feel
    • Magnetic harness buckle and no-rethread harness make for easy transitions and adjustments
    • Height-adjustable handlebar is telescoping, compared with rotating handlebar on Era
    • Trolleys when folded for easy transport

    Drawbacks

    • Compatible only with Nuna infant car seats
    • Nuna does not offer glider boards for toddlers
    • Not made with recycled materials

    Bumbleride Era vs. Nuna MIXX Next Stroller Comparison

    QUESTIONS?

    Strolleria is an authorized retailer of Bumbleride and Nuna strollers dedicated to making the baby gear buying experience less overwhelming for parents.

    If you have more questions about the Nuna MIXX Next vs. Bumbleride Era debate, feel free to contact us by starting a live chat, calling 480-442-9433 or e-mailing customercare@strolleria.com. 

    Sarah Koehler
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