UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller

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We like

  • 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

We don’t like
  • 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.

 

Design

Design

The UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller has been designed to be as easy as possible for the parent on the go. The stroller is compatible with a bassinet. The bassinet simply clicks into the body of the stroller and you can place your newborn in and be on the go. Once your child outgrows the bassinet, the bassinet can be removed and a regular stroller seat can then be clipped into the body of the stroller. You can reverse the seat and have it either facing you or forward facing. The stroller seat comes with a canopy that is breathable and blocks out sun rays as well as inclement weather. The entire seat can be reclined with the click of a button so that your child can lay completely horizontal or gently reclined for quick naps.

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.
The Bassinet

The Bassinet

You cannot purchase the UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller without the bassinet, so parents should note that if they are going to purchase this stroller, it will come with the bassinet and you cannot change that. It is recommended that if a parent wants to buy this stroller, they should buy it when they know they are going to have a newborn and not purchase it for a toddler. The bassinet clips very easily into and out of the frame of the stroller. There are two clips on the sides of the bassinet that just simply slide into the frame. It takes a matter of seconds. The Bassinet comes with a canopy that has an extender. Not only does the canopy itself block out the sun and the weather, but the extender adds additional protection from the elements of nature. The extender is an SPF 50+ extender that blocks out the most harmful of the sun’s rays. The canopy of the bassinet also has a peek-a-boo window so that you can see your baby at all times.

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

The Storage Bin

As any parent who has children knows, you need to carry a lot of stuff with you in order to get through the ordinary tasks of the day. The UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller has a large storage bin underneath the stroller that can hold up to 30lbs. Some parents have noted that not only can the storage netting hold a medium sized diaper bag, but it can also hold lightweight jackets and clothing, small toys, food, beverage, and snacks, but also some parents keep their laptops under there for when they have to work on the go, and the bin can hold all of the above-mentioned items as well as two laptops. Anything more than 30lbs may cause the netting and the storage unit to drag, which will not only damage the unit, but it may also throw off the balance of the stroller making it unsafe.
Folding and Unfolding the Stroller

Folding and Unfolding the Stroller

The UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller is super easy to fold and unfold; however, it is not that convenient. It should be noted that the best way to fold the stroller is to have the stroller seat forward facing. You cannot fold the stroller if there are two seats attached, so you will have to remove the rumble seat before you fold. Once you have the seat facing forward and the rumble seat removed, you can then pull on the two triggers located on the sides of the stroller frame, and the stroller will simply collapse. There are two nubs on the handlebar of the stroller, which acts as footrests so that the stroller can then stand up on its own. You can then fold down any footrests or canopies that may be open and make the stroller more streamlined. In this folded position it is easy to put the stroller into and out of trunks and cars, and there are two clips on the frame that can be adjusted to keep the stroller pushed together so that it doesn’t unfold on its own.

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

Shock Absorbing Wheels

The wheels of the UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller are shock absorbing wheels that give your baby the smoothest ride possible. The wheels are made of a durable plastic-based material that takes the rumble out of walking over rough or uneven pavement. Some parents have found that the stroller remains secure and hassle during walks along woodland paths that are unpaved and contain a lot of twigs and rocks. As a matter of fact, one parent found that the stroller works well everywhere except in the sand.

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.
Price

Price

The UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller is quite expensive. It may be one of the most expensive strollers on the market. This stroller is definitely not in the budget of most parents. Even though it is expensive, it does have some features that may be worth the price for some parents. It does double as an in-home bassinet. If you were to buy a moderately priced stroller plus a bassinet, it may come out to the same price of buying the one stroller. The VISTA can also last you many years and multiple children because you are able to reconfigure the stroller to your needs. Although you can only use the bassinet by itself, you can use a compatible car seat for when your child is a newborn and your eldest child is a toddler. This way the one frame can still be used for multiple children.

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.
Conclusion

Conclusion

Although the UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller may not be in everyone’s budget it does have a lot of great features. It is lightweight and easy to fold and unfold making it a great fit for the parent on the go. It can double as a bassinet and can help you transport multiple children. The downside to the stroller is that it comes with a lot of parts that are incredibly inconvenient and reconfiguring some of the aspects of the stroller to suit your needs can be a bit time consuming and require a few moments of assembly. The UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller is recommended for those parents with multiple children or who are planning on having multiple children. For the price that the stroller is sold, it may be impractical for some parents to spend the money on something that doesn’t suit their needs, but it is always worth considering the stroller for what you may need because most of its features to make transporting your children easy.
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