This one goes out to my moms & dads to be out there.
Let’s talk about gear. While I am somewhat of a minimalist (clutter makes my head spin), I love when I find something that is versatile, streamlined and can be used for years. When it comes to baby gear, this is a tough combo to find. That’s where the UPPAbaby VISTA comes in. I have a love affair with the UPPAbaby brand, full disclosure. Not only have I only had great experiences with their products, but their customer service is incredible, and that’s an important thing when you’re a new mom and every moment can feel super dramatic.
If you’re on the hunt for a stroller that is super durable (it plows through snow like it is nothing), easy to use, big enough for major grocery shopping trips, accommodates a growing kid (or kids), and has lots of cool add-on features, the UPPAbaby VISTA is a great choice. I think this all holds true especially in a city where a car is often not an option.
When Hudson was a newborn, we used the bassinet every day. We even used the bottom basket to stroll our dog Carly around (not sure if she enjoyed this, but we did). There is, of course, an option to use the stroller with a car seat as well which is super convenient in the early days. Later, we swapped to the toddler seat which can face rear or forward.
The best thing, for me, about the VISTA is that it can hold a ton of stuff. With a 30 LB weight limit in the storage basket, that means full trips to the grocery store, solo, with a toddler are doable. I actually use it is a grocery cart!
The VISTA has a lot of configuration options for adding a 2nd kid so it literally grows with your family. It also folds in half for easy closet storage (another city must).
Here are Some Specs from UPPAbaby
VISTA One for all.
The VISTA is a performance stroller system that has a variety of configurations and maneuvers like a single stroller with the ability to adapt as a family grows. For 2018, new fashions and features including, an extended bassinet, new front wheel design, and 100% premium leather accents on all fashions.
• VISTA Bassinet suitable from birth up to 20 lbs or until infant can push up on hands and knees, whichever comes first. Toddler Seat suitable from three months to 50 lbs
• Stroller includes both Bassinet and Toddler Seat – completely interchangeable and requires no fabric swapping
• Adjustable canopy for growing child, an extendable, pop out UPF 50+ sunshade, adjustable footrest and an extra-large basket for storage
• One-button telescopic handlebar height adjustment
• Reversible Toddler Seat with multi-position Toddler Seat recline
• All-weather protection with included Bassinet Bug Shield, Bassinet Storage Bag, Toddler Seat Rain Shield and Toddler Seat Bug Shield
• UbXtend 3 YEAR WARRANTY with online registration
• Expandable seat selections & configurations that can comfortably hold two MESA infant car seats, two Bassinets, or two Toddler Seats (the RumbleSeat reclines and can be used parent or forward-facing)
• Transport up to three children easily by adding a PiggyBack Ride Along Board
• The VISTA is compatible with the MESA infant car seat – direct attachment, no adapters necessary
Function & Design.
• Stroller frame design combines aluminum with magnesium optimizing the stroller’s lightweight, durable performance
• Easy one-step fold – with or without the seat attached (same stroller fold as the UPPAbaby CRUZ stroller)
• Stands when folded
• Bassinet has a zip in boot cover, ventilated mattress, airy canopy and extendable, pop out UPF sunshade
• Toddler Seat includes a one-hand release, pivoting bumper bar for easy loading
• All fashions offer premium, full-grain leather accents that use a tanning process adhering to REACH Certification