Are you a family of 4 or 5 that includes babies and toddlers? Has grocery shopping been a challenge with the little ones in tow? If yes, check out the Uppababy Vista stroller. This stroller continues to amaze parents of larger families with its versatility but is the Uppababy Vista the best stroller for pushing multiples?
What is an UppaBaby Vista?
The Uppababy Vista is a full-size stroller that is convertible to a travel system. What is so amazing about this system is that it can accommodate as many as 2 babies and a walking toddler or 3 toddlers all at the same time.
The package includes a stroller frame, a bassinet and a toddler seat. You may want to buy extra car seats and an extra stroller seat, also known as the Rumble seat, to fully maximize this stroller.
If you are a new mom, you may be more inclined to buy a basic travel system. But on a practical standpoint, if you are planning to have a big family, this is a smart choice to consider.
There are so many ways to maximize the Vista. All you need to do is mix and match seats to suit your babies’ needs.
|Folded Dimensions (with seat)||17.3" x 25.7" x 33"|
|Folded Dimensions (without seat)||16.8” x 25.7” x 33”|
|Open Dimensions||36"L x 25.7"W x 39.5"H|
|Bassinet Weight Limit||20 lbs|
|Toddler Seat Weight Limit||50 lbs|
|Seat Width||approx. 25"|
|Wheels||11" back & 8" front|
|Frame only||19.3 lbs|
|Frame + Seat||26.6 lbs|
|Seat only||7.3 lbs|
9 Ways to Use the UppaBaby Vista Stroller
1. With a Bassinet
Be up and about even after giving birth with this stylish bassinet.
UPPABABY BASSINET FEATURES
- The perforated mattress pad allows air to flow freely making it well ventilated to avoid overheating.
- The bassinet’s built-in canopy can be zipped and unzipped from the back to regulate air flow.
- It has an extendable UPF 50+ Sunshade to protect your baby from harsh elements.
- The mattress has an inner liner that repels liquids like spit-ups, sweat, pee and other liquids making the surface clean and dry all the time.
- Tested safe even for overnight sleeping
- Can be used until baby is 20 lbs heavy.
2. With an Infant Car Seat
Of course, it is not a travel system if it is not car-seat ready. The Uppababy Vista stroller is compatible with the Mesa Infant Car Seat and select Chicco, Maxi-Cosi, Nuna and Cybex infant Car Seats. Additional Uppababy adapters are required for installation. Car seat is sold separately
3. & 4 With 2 Bassinets / With 2 Car Seats
Expecting twins? The Vista can accommodate 2 bassinets or 2 infant car seats at the same time. Take them out on a stroll anytime you want without getting your hands full.
5. With a Stroller Seat
Do you have a curious little baby? Give your little one a full view of the world as early as 3 months. The stroller seat is designed to accommodate 3-month old babies until he or she reaches 50 lbs.
Worried that your baby will be overstimulated with the sights? The seats are reversible and can do both forward and parent-facing positions. It could also be fully reclined so your little one can still have quality sleep while you stroll.
6. With a Stroller Seat + a Rumble Seat
The extra Rumble seat expands the Uppababy Vista Stroller to give room for his younger sibling. Unlike the stroller seat, which can hold up to 50 lbs., the Rumble seat can only hold up to 35 lbs. so it has to always be attached at the front, never at the back, to maintain the stroller’s balance. Additional adapters must be purchased for this to be installed. Both seats are reversible and fully reclinable. Check out price of Rumble seat here.
7. With a Toddler Seat + a Car Seat
8. With a Toddler Seat + a Bassinet
Parent like a pro with these configurations. Your hands will never be full when you push your newborn and your tot at the same time using the Vista. You may pair your Vista with a toddler seat and a car seat or a toddler seat and a bassinet.
9. With a Piggyback Ride Along Board
Your young walker may want to hitch a ride from time to time. This Piggyback Ride Along Board can make strolling with 3 kids in tow possible. Made with natural eco-friendly wood, the board can be quickly snapped on and off the stroller. This can carry an additional load of up to 55 lbs! This is sold separately as an accessory.
Click the video to see actual demo.
Anatomy of an UppaBaby Vista Stroller
The Strong Frame
The sleek-looking stroller frame is made out of aluminum and magnesium that makes it so sturdy and strong. However, it weighs 26.6 lbs and is a little heavy.
The All-Terrain Wheels
Maneuverability and suspension are impeccable despite its weight. The 11-inch rear wheels and 8-inch front wheels were designed to be agile on all kinds of terrain. You’ll never experience flat tires with its polyuretherane plastic wheels. It is also equipped with shock-absorbing suspensions to support the rear and front wheels.
The Adjustable Handle
The handlebar is covered with full-grain weather for some elegant touch. It is is adjustable with just a press of a button, making it more comfortable for taller people to push without hunching.
The Adjustable Canopy
The Vista has a canopy that can be adjusted to allow more head room for taller kids.
It has a large UPF50+ canopy with a pop out sunvisor to give your little one shade from the sun. For more coverage against the rain, you may purchase the UppaBaby Rain Shield.
There’s a large mesh peek-a-boo window at the top that has a magnetic closure. Your sleeping child won’t be disturbed again by the cracking sound of velcro straps.
The Roomy Seat
The seat is 12 inches wide and 9.5 inches deep which is roomy enough for a child to sit comfortably. It has 5 multi-position reclines that allows a totally upright and totally flat positions (180 degrees) for sleeping. There is also an adjustable leg rest that can be lifted to support your baby’s legs.
A 5-point harness with a center button keeps your child in place. Press the button to unlock all the straps. Also included in the package is a leather-covered bumper bar that provides extra protection for your child from falling off.
The BIG Storage!
Below the stroller is a large, easy-access basket that can hold a load of up to 30 lbs! That’s large enough to accommodate toys and stuff for 3 kids! At the back of the stroller is also a pocket for storing valuables. You may also want to purchase separate accessories like the stroller organizer for storing valuables, a snack tray and a cup holder.
The One-Step Brake
The one-step brake can be found on the rear right wheel. It’s very easy to use and flip-flop friendly. Step down on it to engage the brake and lift to disengage.
Watch video below for set up instructions.
The One-Step Fold
The one-step fold can be done with or without the bassinet attached. It also stands upright when folded.
See how it’s done.
Is the UppaBaby Vista Stroller Good for Traveling?
Compared to other travel systems, the UppaBaby Vista is a little heavy at 26 lbs. This full-size stroller is definitely not the best option for travel IF you are traveling with just one child. If you are tagging along just 1, you might want to purchase a smaller stroller like the GB Pockit Plus Babyzen Yoyo+ or the Uppababy Minu instead.
Is it ideal for traveling? It sure is if you are traveling with the gang.
Can I Bring this as a Carry-On Luggage?
No. At most, airlines will allow you to gate check lightweight and full-size strollers. Unfortunately, some airlines mishandle and accidentally break parts of the stroller. What’s good about the Uppababy Vista is its TravelSafe Program that insures your stroller, Rumble seat and bassinet during air travel.
How can I get the Travelsafe Program for my UppaBaby Vista?
You can insure your stroller by purchasing the UppaBaby Travel Bags. All you have to do is register your gear and your travel bags before departure and the manufacturer will cover any damage incurred during the flight. They will cover as long as your gear is still under warranty. However, lost gear will not be covered by the manufacturer. If that happens, you may go after the airline to demand payment. Many have availed of this program and swear by the efficiency and swiftness of the manufacturer in replacing the damaged stroller or its parts. It will definitely give you peace of mind as you travel especially with a stroller as pricey as this.
What about the Warranty?
Uppababy is offering an EXTENDED WARRANTY of 1 year for a total of 3 years on all strollers, infant car seats, and now select accessories (Bassinet, RumbleSeat & PiggyBack) simply by registering your product online within 3 months of purchase.
The Uppababy Vista stroller and Bassinet retails at about $900 on Amazon. Check out the package inclusions and other colors here.
There is nothing to hate about the Uppababy Vista except the hefty price tag. But I guess, quality and convenience really come with a price. If you have a big family or is planning to have one – the Uppababy Vista stroller is worth your money. I personally was able to test it when my little niece came for a visit a few weeks ago and boy I was truly envious. LOL. Let me know your thoughts by commenting below.
Chek out what other customers have to say about this product here.