I have the Pipa and the Pipa Lite and both are very good, easy-to-install car seats. But, I REALLY love how light the Pipa Lite is...those few pounds that Nuna shaved off might not sound like much, but they make a HUGE difference, especially when you have to go somewhere (grocery store, doctor's office, etc.) where lugging a stroller is more of a hassle than convenience. The fabrics on the seat and canopy are both very high quality. It's a shame that the Pipa Lite doesn't have the same Dream Drape the Pipa has, but the Pipa Lite's flip out eye shade still offers a significant amount of coverage. Cosmetically, the Pipa Lite has an updated handle that make the seat look nicer, and the heathered grey "Fog" seat fabric is beautiful and contrasts well with the solid grey canopy. Compared to the Pipa, I like the insert on the Pipa Lite a lot more because the headrest is a lot more supportive. And as an added bonus, Nuna includes an extra insert made out of organic cotton. I think my baby loves the Pipa Lite too, he falls asleep every time I put him in it with no fussing whatsoever!