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Video Review: The UPPAbaby Vista Stroller

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If you need a stroller for the long haul (2+ kids for 5+ years), the UPPAbaby Vista should be on your radar. Granted, it’s not cheap. But that $840 price tag does include a bassinet, so you can at least cross that off your registry. Plus, you can easily attach a rumble seat down the road for kid number 2, alleviating the need to drop additional cash to upgrade to a double-wide. All that said, if you’re wondering what people who’ve tested and/or own the Vista think, here are some of the top pros and cons according to online reviews.

UPPAbaby Vista

Pros:

  • Baby Gear Lab names this tiny chariot one of their Editor’s Choice picks for “high ratings in both ease-of-use, maneuverability, and quality.” It comes with a bassinet (huge plus) and you have the option of squeezing a second kid in with an improved Rumble Seat (sold separately).
  • And speaking of that bassinet, it’s one of the Vista biggest selling features. Not only is it approved for overnight sleeping and snaps right into the stroller, but Lucie’s List notes: “It has a removable, breathable mattress pad with a vented base and its own sun canopy!”
  • Baby Gizmo loves the fact that “the 6-position reclining seat is easy to move with one hand and the entire seat can reverse so that your child can parent-face or face out at the world.” Things getting too real? Spin them back.

Cons:

  • The Vista has a “luxury price tag for a luxury stroller.” One Amazon reviewer didn’t love how husky (and heavy) the Vista was, saying: “Maneuvering through the racks in stores can be challenging since the wheelbase is pretty wide.” And they also have it on good authority that the cupholder is lacking — as in, it’s not included.
  • That size is something of a negative when it comes to folding too, writes BGL: “With seat attached, it is a 2-step operation but requires both hands to complete, so you won’t be able to hold baby while folding it.”
  • It’s not commuter-friendly or designed with public transportation in mind. Notes one Amazon customer: “I don’t recommend using it for public transportation. It is really awkward on buses and a pain in the neck on the subways.”

Weight: 25.11 lbs
Capacity Limit: Up to 50 lbs, 40″
Wheel Type: Foam core rubber
Wheel Dimensions: Front, 8″, Rear 11.5″
Suspension: Front and rear shocks
Brake: Single-foot parking brake
Carrier Adapter: Yes
One-handed Fold: No

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