Age of the child
The construction of the Thule Yepp Nexxt Mini
The Thule Yepp Nexxt Mini is compact and comes in a range of colours. The construction consists of durable water repellent materials, feels solid but is extremely lightweight at just 1.9 kg.
The shape of the seat gives the little one sufficient protection with the use of the five-point harness and adjustable shoulder straps. The locking mechanism is magnetic and child resistant. A click confirms that it’s on well.
The height of the foot rests can easily be staggered for a precise fit. The foot straps work remarkably well with a simple clipping mechanism, ensuring your child’s feet are secure. This is one feature that I thought might wear out over time, but that didn’t happen.
Thule also provides a set of keys allowing you to lock the seat to the bike to prevent theft.
Observations and things to consider
The seat was mounted on to my 3-speed omafiets style Batavus. The bike was well suited for cruising the city with its upright style of riding. I didn’t feel like the seat was an obstruction at all. Though I would be cautious if using the seat on a bike with a low flat bar as you could be kissing the back of the seat.
My bike also has a front wheel lock on the stem. This ensures the handlebars and seat don’t swing off to the side. While not necessary, it’s a nice feature to have on a dedicated bike with a child seat.
Though I do recommend using a center mounted double kickstand. It keeps the bike upright and stable when strapping in your child or taking them out.
Adjusting the shoulder straps was simple and quick. I was always confident that she was secure and comfortable. However, there were times when the straps would slide down her shoulders but I found this was more the result of what she was wearing. There is harness clip available by Thule to prevent the straps from sliding down.
Labeled as a shock-absorbing seat, it provided a smooth ride even when going over cobblestone roads in Amsterdam.
The seat also doesn’t get hot, even if left out in the sun. So there is no concern if your toddler is wearing shorts. If it happens to rain, a quick wipe down is all that’s needed to get it dry.
Add-ons for the Thule Yepp Mini
Well constructed, durable weather-resistant materials
Secure clipping mechanism
Seat can be removed quickly
Light at 1.9kg
Shoulder straps sometimes slide down
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