UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller
The stroller doubles as a bassinet
Can house more than one seat for multiple children
The stroller is car seat compatible
A large storage bin underneath holds up to 30lbs of stuff
The handlebar is adjustable for taller parents
The stroller comes with bug and rain shields for your child plus an SPF 50+ canopy
Easy to fold and unfold and while folded it stands on its own
- The stroller is very expensive
- Some features must be reconfigured and removed to fold the stroller.
How it works
The makers at UPPAbaby have developed a stroller that is all-in-one for the new parent and the second and third-time parent. The UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller allows parents who have one child to have one stroller from the birth of their child until their child outgrows the stroller to the parent who has multiple children and even twins. The stroller is a streamlined mechanism that helps keep all of your children in one place as you transport them, and its versatility helps parents reconfigure and change the stroller as their child or children grow and develop. Although it is priced extremely high, many parents have found that it’s worth the investment and its design and materials are unmatched by other strollers.
Separately, you can purchase additional clips so that you can add a seat to the stroller so that you can push more than one child at a time. All you have to do is purchase a separate rumble seat that comes with the clips included. You take off the stroller seat and add the clips to the frame and then you will have two areas where you can clip in a seat and have stadium seating style stroller seats where you can then push both children. The top seat can also be reversed to face you in case your littlest one is still young enough to need to face you. For an additional charge, you can but a piggy-back board where a third, older child can stand and hold onto the handlebar of the stroller so you can then push three children at one time.
The body of the stroller is made out of either aluminum or carbon frames with a powder finish that not only gives the stroller an impressive look, but it is also durable and extremely lightweight for taking the stroller in and out of the car. The aluminum and carbon will also not tarnish or change in case you get caught in the rain. The stroller easily folds and stands up on its own, it contains a storage unit underneath that can hold up to 30lbs of cargo, and the stroller comes with bug and rain shields. The UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller is also compatible with other UPPAbaby car seats so you can easily clip and unclip your baby into and out of the stroller and into and out of the car with absolute ease.
For the warmer weather months, the canopy unzips around the body of the bassinet so that you can make a breeze for your baby and allow them fresh air to circulate through the bassinet at all times. The canopy can also fold down completely for more air circulation. Another interesting feature of the canopy is that the bottom also opens to create yet another air vent for your baby so that even more air can circulate through giving your child every opportunity to have fresh air at all times.
The UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller bassinet has also been approved for overnight sleep. The mattress is designed for comfort and safety, so if a parent wants to save money on buying an expensive bassinet that will not last very long, you can use the bassinet of the stroller as your in-home bassinet. You can separately purchase a base to set up the bassinet in your home, and when you are taking your baby on the go, you can then place them back into the bassinet and click them onto the frame of the stroller.
The Storage Bin
Folding and Unfolding the Stroller
To unfold the stroller, all you have to do is hit the release button and pull on the stroller and it will unfold on its own back to its original shape and you can then add and reconfigure the seats to your liking. The only hassle is that if you do have to remove seats, you then have a folded stroller and extra seats, so even though it is easy to fold it, what you’re left with can be a lot. You also have to remove the bassinet each time as well, so if you are putting your newborn into their car seat, you will have the folded stroller and the bassinet to store for your travels.
Shock Absorbing Wheels
The wheels are also easy to lock. There is a button on the top of each wheel that you press. After pressing the button, you can turn and lock the wheels. When you want to unlock the wheels, all you have to do is hit the button again and turn the wheel again to give it a full range of motion. Having to bend down to lock and unlock the wheels is not as convenient as other strollers where you just step on the latch to lock and unlock the wheels.
One parent found that the size of the back wheels are large enough that you cannot bring the stroller to all the places you may want to bring it because it simply won’t fit, but that was not a major reason to not buy the stroller.
The piggyback board feature is a great reason for the high price as you can then transport three children at once, and by that time you may have this stroller for almost five years. The materials of the stroller are of high quality so that the stroller will last long, which is also another reason for the high price. If you can fit the stroller into your budget it may be worth considering, but it also has its flaws and inconveniences that must also be considered as well.