UPPAbaby Vista Stroller Review


If you liked the old UPPAbaby Vista, the new model will blow you away! It really grows with your family.

Now, you can turn it into a double tandem stroller by adding a second toddler seat called RubmlerSeat. The old RumblerSeat was small, without a recline, had no bumper bar, no adjustable leg rest, and had a small canopy.

The new RumblerSeat has it all just like the main seat. It can also reverse and recline. The main seat has a weight limit of 50 lbs while the second seat has a weight limit of 35 lbs.

You can also convert it to a pram by replacing the seat with an included matching bassinet or turn it into a travel system by replacing the seat with an infant car seat (sold separately).

Having twins? No problem! The new Vista can hold two toddler seats, two bassinets, or two infant car seats. The MESA Infant Car Seat attaches directly to the VISTA frame converting your stroller into a travel system. The VISTA is also compatible with select Chicco®, Maxi-Cosi®, and Graco® Classic infant car seats with our adapters. You can even transport three kids by getting a PiggyBack Ride-Along board. How cool is that?

Other updates include a newly redesigned frame that is now made out of aluminum and magnesium, an even larger easier-to-access basket that can hold up to 30 lbs, a one-piece swing-away bumper bar, easier and more intuitive one-step fold, similar to the Cruz. 

Just like the old model it has a telescoping handlebar, a roomy seat with adjustable leg rest, a huge canopy with a pop-out  SPF 50+ sunvisor, an adjustable 5-point harness, never flat tires, deep one-hand recline, and all-wheel suspension. Despite the new lighter frame, the overall weight has increased from 25.5 lbs to 27.5 lbs.


I gave it 5 out of 5 stars, but would give it 6 out of 5 if I could. I just think that this is one of the best convertible strollers on the market. The bassinet is to die for! Totally worth the high price tag. 

It retails for around $820 – $860 and comes with a matching bassinet, bumper bar, bug net, and rain cover. You also get a bug net and a travel bag for the bassinet. The second toddler can be purchased for around $179.

While I really like this stroller, I don’t know if UPPAbaby made a mistake. You see, that two extra pounds and an option for the second full seat pushed Vista from the single reversible seat category to the convertible stroller category. Before it was competing with other reversible seat strollers like Joovy Qool, Mamas&Papas Sola, and Bugaboo Cameleon 3 in the 21- 25 lbs weight range.

Now, it’s competing with Baby Jogger City Select (28 lbs in single mode) and Britax B-Ready  (27 lbs in single mode). Who wants to buy a heavy bulky stroller for just one kid? Nobody! And that’s a problem.

I get a lot of emails from parents who are looking for a reversible seat stroller and everybody asks me how Nuna Mixx, Stokke Scoot V2, and UPPAbaby Cruz compare.

The Vista is not on their minds because it’s too heavy, too bulky and too pricey. Anyway, this is just my two cents. :)

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The canopy is not only large but also has a very large SPF 50+ pop-out sunvisor that will provide even more sun protection. It goes all the way to the bumper bar. Another cool thing is that the canopy adjusts up and down the frame to accommodate an older child.

How cool is that? There is a large peekaboo window made out of dark mesh with a magnetic closure. I love it when they use magnetic closure instead of the noisy Velcro that is guaranteed to wake up a sleeping baby.

The dark mesh also provides better air circulation on a hot summer day since the canopy is attached to the back of the seat and there is no additional mesh like they have on the bassinet canopy.



The telescoping handlebar goes from 39.5 to 42.5″ making it comfortable for taller and shorter parents. To extend it, all you need to do is push the button in the middle of the handlebar and pull it up. Easy!

The nice thing about the handle is that it’s covered with rubber instead of foam making it easy to clean. Since Vista has a standing fold, the handlebar will touch the ground very often and will need to be cleaned very often.

The rubber cover is also much more durable than foam and is not going to fall apart after being thrown around a few times. And believe me, even luxury strollers get thrown around. LOL.



The seat stayed the same size and is 12″ wide and 19.5″ from the back of the seat to the top of the canopy. But, you can slide the canopy up the frame to get 2 more inches making it 21.5″.

Compared to many other strollers the canopy is not very high on the frame. The average canopy height is about 24″ from the bottom of the seat to the top of the canopy.

This seat is REVERSIBLE! To reverse the seat you need to push on two buttons on the sides, swing it around, and plug it back in until you hear a click. Easy! You need to remove your child first, although I did it with my baby in the seat (when she was little) and it was fine. Lazy! LOL.


The one-hand 180-degree lever recline has 5 positions and is suitable for a child from 3 months and up to 50 lbs. What I don’t like about the seat is that it’s one molded piece so your child will be always in the sitting position even when he/she is taking a nap.

Other than that, it’s a great seat! I also like that it’s a very upright seat in the most upright position. My daughter always likes to sit upright looking so important by pulling herself up using the bumper bar.



It has a padded adjustable 5-point harness with a center release button. This button is very easy to unlock so your child will be able to escape (as soon as they figure it out).



The single-piece bumper bar is a swing-away for easy ins and outs. Now, it has a rubber cover for easy cleaning.



Have you seen how big this basket is? It might be the largest basket on the market. It can hold up to 30 lbs! Grocery shopping will be a breeze. You can easily fit two large diaper bags into it.

Easy access means you can get things in and out without any problems even if the seat is fully reclined. Of course, the space of the basket will be dramatically reduced once you install the RumbleSeat in the back.

But since there is also a configuration with the RubleSeat in the front position, you can still use the basket.



There is an adjustable 10″ leg rest that will provide your baby with a more flat surface to stretch his/her little legs. Since the leg rest is part of the seat, it works in both modes. For an older child, there is a footrest that is attached to the frame. It’s not adjustable.


It rolls on four hard rubber wheels with 11″ wheels in the back and 8″ wheels in the front. Since the tires are filled with lightweight foam instead of air, you will never get a flat while still getting the cushioned ride of an air-filled tire.

This is an all-terrain stroller that will handle a lot of different terrains like grass, gravel, or uneven pavement. It is great for long walks in the park or on the city streets.


To make the ride even smoother UPPAbaby has added the independent shock-absorbing front and rear wheel suspension.



The one-step brake is located on the right wheel. It’s flip-flop friendly.


The fold was pretty easy before, but now it’s just a one-step fold similar to the Cruz model. You can fold with or without the seat. Like most all-terrain strollers with the reversible seat, Vista is not the most compact package.

To make it more compact you can remove the rear wheels and the seat first. The folded dimensions with the seat attached are 25”W x 15”L x 32”H, without the seat 25”W x 14”L x 32”H. It does have an automatic lock and standing fold. Since the handlebar has a rubber covering it will not get damaged in the standing fold position.



You can use the included bassinet to turn your stroller into a stylish pram. It plugs right in to the frame instead of the seat. I am absolutely in LOVVVVE with this bassinet. I think I can write a whole review just about this bassinet.

Don’t worry , I will try to contain myself. The bassinet weighs 8.4 lbs and is designed for a baby from birth and up to 20 lbs. The cool thing about this bassinet is that it’s deep enough for you to use at home for overnight sleeping.

Great extra bed for your baby! The large canopy unzips in the back exposing a dark mesh that allows for better air flow. While keeping your baby cool and comfortable, the dark mesh also provides sun protection. To provide your baby with even more sun protection there is a large pop-out SPF 50+ sunvisor.


The perforated mattress pad and vented base allow for added breathability. The mattress inside is very soft and is made out of organic material. I really like the water-repellent inner liner that  keeps the space dry and comfortable because let’s face it, these little cuties throw up and spill things all the time!

Add to it diaper disasters and you will never get it out. The trow ups are the worst. It takes me sometimes three times to get the smell out. Oh that smell… Moving on. The liner and boot cover is very easy to remove for cleaning.

The mattress cover and the zip-out liner are machine washable. This bassinet folds down for compact transportation. The bassinet comes with a bug net and bassinet storage bag. You can purchase a rain cover for the bassinet separately.



The biggest update for this model is the new RumblerSeat!  Now, you can add the RumblerSeat which is a full-size toddler seat to the stroller converting it into a double tandem stroller.

The RumblerSeat can be added to the front or the back of the stroller. The seat is 12″ wide with 17″ – 20″ from the back of the seat to the top of the canopy. Since the canopy is height adjustable, you can get three extra inches. The seat has also the same one-hand lever recline just like the main seat.

It can accommodate a child from 3 months and up to 35 lbs. It included a padded adjustable 5-point harness with center release buckle. The canopy is great! Just like on the main seat, it has a large pop-out SPF 50+ sunvisor and dark mesh peekaboo window with magnetic closure. The RumblerSeat also comes with a bumper bar and a bug net.

Keep in mind this RumblerSeat fits ONLY 2015 Vista and is NOT compatible with an older Vista model. It retails for around $179 on Amazon.



The Vista can be transformed into a travel system by using UPPAbaby Mesa car seat that attaches directly to the Vista. The cool thing is that Mesa is reversible on the stroller.

I am a big Mesa car seat fan. It’s a little expensive but is an amazing car seat. The Vista is also compatible with popular car seats like Chicco, Maxi-Cosi, and Graco Classic. You will need to get correct adapter for those car seats.


You can get stroller, bassinet and Mesa car seat in one package for around $1,139.


The new Vista truly grows with your family. Whether you have twins, two siblings, or three siblings, it got you covered. Now you can have two 2 infant car seats, 2 bassinets, 2 toddler seats. Add a PiggyBack board for an older child.

IMPORTANT: It’s worth mentioning that some seat combinations require additional adapters. Many parents get very upset when they realize they need to spend more money on the adapters. Unfortunately, to get all the seat combinations you will need to purchase two more adapters. I know it sucks, since it’s already a very expensive stroller.



If you have an older child who is too old for a stroller but can’t keep up with you, then a PiggyBoard. Attach it to the back of the stroller and you are ready to roll. The PiggyBoard is specially designed to work with the new Vista.

It will NOT work on older models.  It’s made out of natural eco-friendly wood and can handle a child up to 55 lbs. What I really like about this board is that it folds up and out of the way when you don’t need it. You can even fold a stroller with it attached.



-Bulky. Just like all other reversible seat strollers, Vista is very bulky once folded.

-Expensive. The stroller with bassinet retails for $860, plus the RublerSeat costs around $179. If you add their Mesa car seat that retails for $279, it will be a very heavy price tag.

Recent Updates

-Frame. The frame now is made out of aluminum with magnesium for optimal lightweight, durable performance.

-Easier to access basket. The basket is now bigger and easier to access. It can hold up to 30 lbs

-Second full seat option. The RumblerSeat is a full seat now that is suitable for a child from 3 months and up to 35 lbs. It has recline and can reverse.

-Easier fold. The fold is now one-step similar to Cruz.

-Bassinet update. The bassinet has new zip-out liner and boot cover.



Stroller weight: 27.5 lbs (frame + seat)
Weight limit: 50 lbs (main seat), 35 lbs (RumblerSeat)
Folded dimensions: 26.5”W x 14”L x 33”H (with the seat)
Handlebar height: 39.5″ – 42.5″
Seat to canopy height: 19.5″ – 21.5″
Rear wheels: 11.5″
Front wheels: 8″
Overall length: 37″
Overall width: 26.5″

Video Overview

Here is a video overview from UPPAbaby.


UPPAbaby has a 2-year warranty from the original date of purchase and you have to be the original owner.

Available colors

The UPPAbaby Vista is available in eight different colors: denny, george, jake, lindsey, pascal, taylor, maya, and samantha.


Where to buy it

You can get UPPAbaby Vista in one of the eight beautiful colors for $820 -$860. Unfortunately, I was not able to find a good sale on this luxury stroller. I know it’s an expensive stroller, but it comes with a bunch of accessories like bug net, rain cover, bumper bar, matching bassinet, bassinet bug net, and bassinet storage bag.

The RumblerSeat can be purchased for around $179. You can get a stroller, bassinet, and Mesa car seat in one package for around $1,139.

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76 thoughts on “UPPAbaby Vista Stroller Review”

  1. Thanks for the great review! Have you tried it with 2 children in it? How does it handle? Is it easy enough to steer? How does it compare to the Baby Jogger City Select? I had the Select but found it awful to steer with 2 toddlers in it. Is the Vista any better? Also are the seats tall enough for a larger child? My 3.5 yo fits in the Select and it would be great if this would fit her too. She’s well under the weight limit, so will fit weight wise. I’m 3 hours drive from the nearest stockist so can’t just go and have a look. Your advice would be appreciated.

  2. Hi Luana. My close friend who has two kids just got it and the maneuverability is amazing even fully loaded. I can’t even compare it to City Select. It’s like comparing BMW to Honda :). The all-wheel suspension makes the ride much smoother. The main seat on Vista is very roomy so your 3.5 year old should have no problem fitting in. BTW, you can move the canopy up and down the frame to get extra height. I think you will really like it. The worst case scenario, you can always send it back. If you order it on Amazon the returns are also free.

  3. Thank you for all of the time you put into these reviews! They are so helpful and have led us to get the vista. Thanks again!

  4. Hi Bronwyn. I am very happy I was able to help! Don’t hesitate to write when it’s time for a lightweight umbrella stroller :)

  5. I was walking in the mall and these two moms were strolling the Vista and B-Ready by Britax… Omg, They looked almost identical! So here is my question: is it even comparable to Britax where the older kid can get into an empty stroller on his own without tipping it over? Thank you for your answer and great articles

  6. Hi Ulia. You are right they are very similar. Britax B-Ready is a more affordable version of Vista. B-Ready has a nice canopy height of 24″ which will give an older toddler a plenty of head room. You toddler not going to tip it over when climbing into the seat because it weighs 27 lbs. You will probably also have your dipper bag in the basket or hanging off the handle bar which will make it even more stable. Are you trying to decide between the two?

  7. hi Katrin! I’m finally down to my two choices and it’s between the VISTA and CRUZ. i really can’t decide and i think i better have to, since I’m 32 weeks already and the only method for me to buy the stroller is by ordering it online (we live in a military base in JAPAN). i loooove the huge basket of vista and the idea of it becoming double stroller(in case we decide to have another LO or would get pregnant again unexpectedly) nothing to hate on the CRUZ though it’s just that what if, what if we’ll come to the point of having another LO while the first one is still small to be in the piggy ride board. i don’t want to get another stroller and don’t really like the idea of having one ride for each of them. i know I’m thinking way too ahead but ugh idk. i need some light to be shed on me regarding this issue. LOL one thing i don’t like about the VISTA though is that I have to purchase it with the bassinet which i think would really be no use since we’d be using a car seat a lot. thank you so much

  8. I am pregnant with my 3rd child, my youngest right now is 19 months and is already 30lbs, i am sure this is the stroller for me although it seems the seats are too close together when facing back. I also have concerns about the weight limit on the rumble seat. which is why i have considered the city select based on the 45lbs list on both seats, what are your opinions on that. I walk a lot and I am always going up curbs, i know that the city select is almost impossible to get up, what about the vista?

  9. Hi Amanda. I can’t believe that your 19 months old is almost 30 lbs! Wow! My 2.5 year old daughter is 30 lbs. I think you definitely need to plan for another heavy child. In this case I would go with City Select or Britax B-Ready (55 lbs weight limit). What do you think about B-Ready?

  10. Thanks Katrin,

    My oldest was maybe 27 lbs at this age and 30lbs by age 2, so the fact that my 19mo old is so big is crazy, thank you for the advice. I really do love the vista but i guess i will be going for the city select. I did check out the B-ready and just do not like that the seat is at the bottom.

  11. Great review! Thank you! We have been happy with the Cruz (including the bassinet) for more than two years, but now we need room for another baby. The UPPAbaby website says that the stroller works best if the bassinet is on the bottom and the toddler seat is on top, but I don’t think we will enjoy using the stroller unless we can put the bassinet on top and use a forward-facing rumble seat on the bottom. Have you (or has anyone else) tried it with the bassinet on top?

  12. Hi Christy. Thank you for visiting the site. Congratulations on the second baby! Vista is really a great stroller, but unfortunately you cannot have a bassinet on top with the seat at the bottom. The rambler seat is not going to fit. Sorry. If this is an important feature for you, I would recommend looking at Baby Jogger City Select or Britax B-Ready.

  13. Great review! We own this stroller already. Trying to figure out if I can use both the upper or lower adapters along with a maxi cosi adapter. Do you happen to know? I’m particularly wanting to see if I can put a non uppababy infant seat in the lower spot while using the toddler seat in the upper spot.

    Anyway, we’ve definitely been happy with our stroller overall. Just a few nitpicks. I don’t like that the handle sits on the ground when folded, it’s been really difficult to keep it from getting damaged and it already had scratches with a few months of use. It does fold easily but it’s almost too easy, with the position your hands have to be in to pull the fold buttons you’re stuck trying to either hold the whole stroller up with your hands like that or allow the handle to scrape along the ground. The lock is also in an awkward spot, it clips right where I naturally want to hold the frame so I either have to hold it awkwardly or pinch my finger. I really wish the second seat had an adjustable footrest. It’s a fairly small seat and any child over about three will eventually drop their feet off it (especially if sleeping) and get their feet to where they drag along the ground. The toddler and rumble seat really need to be a bit further apart without needing to buy adapters to make it that way. A two year old can barely fit their feet and any child older than two has to either sit in the too small rumble seat (making the stroller so front heavy you can’t get up a curb) or sit backwards in the toddler seat since their feet will not fit with the toddler seat forward even when the footrest is all the way back.

    It’s not the fault of the stroller because I have the problem with pretty much every stroller but the lowest handle height isn’t low enough. I feel that stroller companies are so focused on making their strollers comfortable for someone 6’8″ to push that they forget about those who are short and are uncomfortable pushing a stroller with a chest high handle. The problem is compounded if you want to use the piggyback board as it requires the handle to be raised.

    I’m pleasantly surprised with the basket. Not only is it big but it easily unzips for washing. Ever have a sippy cup leak in a stroller basket? No problem with this stroller.

  14. Hello Katrin,
    I’m 32 weeks and expecting my first baby. I’m finally down to my two choices and it is between the VISTA and the Bugaboo Cameleon 3. I’m really having a hard time deciding which one to get as both of them have really good features. I love the one hand operation of the VISTA when using the bassinet and the MESA car seat; also like the huge basket, but hate how heavy it is. The Cameleon 3 seems easier to maneuver as it is lighter and smaller and I love that. Also, love the look of the Cameleon. I know they are both very good strollers but want to get the one that is a bit easier for me to use when running errands and walking when my husband is not around to help.

    Any advice that you could offer would be great, as I can decide.

  15. Hi Ida. The easier one would be Cameleon 3 because it’s much lighter. After the 2015 upgrade Vista is almost 28 lbs! It’s really heavy. Are you planning on heaving a second child soon? If yes, I would get Vista. Otherwise Cameleon 3 is a great choice! The all-terrain tires will go through anything.

  16. Hi Katrin, Thank you for a great review! I am currently expecting due in 2-3 weeks. Hopefully the sooner…lol I also have a 28 month old. I am so torn between this stroller and the Britax B Ready. Originally it was between the Vista and City select but after doing more research I’ve arrowed it down to Vista or Britax. My issue is that my toddler son is a napper and I feel with most configurations the seats don’t recline without sitting on top of another child. What are your thoughts on the Britax. I will be reading your review now on the Britax but wanted to get your input as well. Thanks so much

  17. Hi Katrin!

    I’ve just started my stroller search and with no previous experience I’m assuming I need an “all terrain” stroller – we live in MA and have plenty of snow, so the stroller would have to work well on that.
    I’ve been looking at the Bugaboo Buffalo and Uppababy Vista – I was initially set on the Bugaboo since I’ve always loved the brand, but then pushed them around at Buy Buy Baby and was surprised that I like the push of the UB even more – it felt more maneuverable. I definitely want a bassinet! So, here are my questions:
    1. Are there any other all terrain or able to handle snow strollers with bassinet that I should be looking at?
    2. If choosing between the Vista and the Buffalo, what would you choose?

    Thanks in advance!

  18. Hi Olga. I would probably pick Vista because I think that Buffalo is way overpriced, has low sitting canopy, is super bulky and heavy. But have you looked at Cameleon 3? It also has bassinet option and all-terrain wheels. The canopy sits higher at 25″ from the back of the seat and it weighs only 21 lbs!

  19. Hi Vanessa. I do like Vista more than Britax because it’s just higher quality stroller. But, Britax is a great option if you don’t have money to through around. Think about our parents who didn’t have all the luxuries in the world. We turned ok! LOL. I can see a nap being a problem because you will have a hard time recline the seat all the way down. You can probably do it if your older child is sitting in the smaller second seat, while your baby is in a car seat on top. Soon, your older child will probably not going to want to sit in the stroller anyways, so you can get a sit-n-stand type of stroller or get a stroller board that connects to Vista so he can just hop in for a ride.

  20. I am also debating between these two strollers. But reading both your reviews it seems the canopy height is the same on both, even with the vista extending, or is extending it make the vista taller than 22″? And don’t both strollers weigh the same? I am so torn between the two! I just see the cons you are mentioning for the buffalo the same with the vista. I feel the vista fabric is really shiny, have you noticed that? And do you know if you can get new fabric for the vista if I end up having another child down the line?

  21. Hi Katrin,

    Fantastic review of the Vista – one of the best overviews from an online blogger for parents to understand all about the Vista!

    Because I’m sure you’re getting plenty of readers, I wanted to post on this page UPPAbaby’s final testing of car seats on the Vista when using for twin newborns.

    The Vista will take two Mesa seats, just using the upper and lower bracket sets.

    The Vista will take two Chicco seats, using two of the May 2015 (or later) Chicco adapters plus the upper and lower bracket sets.

    The Vista will take two Maxi Cosi or two Nuna seats, using the upper and lower bracket sets, plus the existing Maxi Cosi adapter in the upper position, and a new Maxi Cosi adapter for lower position (available approx July 2015).

    Vista cannot take two seats at the same time from any other maker.

    Keep up the great work!


  22. Hi Katrin, i’m torn between the Vista 2015 and Cruz 2015. We’re having our first baby and will probably have a second in the next few years. I really like the idea of a more compact stroller, especially to get round the shops and for storage, but had looked into the Vista because the wheel size gives more ability to cover rougher ground. As we do some country walks this would be good. We don’t often use public transport either. Also we’re going to have to buy the bassinet anyway so we wouldn’t really save with the Cruz. But overall the Vista does sound quite bulky ..
    The other thing is I heard the uppababy chasiss can scratch easily, is this more of a problem with the silver or black frame?
    Many thanks.

  23. Hi Katrin! I purchased the older model of the UppaBaby Vista in June of 2014 for my newborn son. I’m now expecting again and will have a 17 month old and newborn in November. I’m thinking of selling my current Vista and upgrading to the newer model. Do you think that is the best option? I live in NYC and LOVE my Vista. At about what age do most toddlers grow out of the Vista Rumbler Seat? Thanks in advance for your help! Love your site!

  24. Hi Amy. AT 17 months they are active, but get tired pretty quickly and unexpected so you will need a second seat for sure. The new rumbler seat is a great size so your toddler should be fine till he is 3 years old probably. The new vista is also more comfortable for two kids so I think it’s the right thing to do. And down the road you can get the stroller board for the toddler and use it in a single mode.

  25. Hi Katrin,

    I am now thinking it may make sense for me to consider the vista since we will likely have a second child 2-3 years after our first. I am concerned that the Vista is too heavy as a double and very hard to push. Would you recommend just getting a different double stroller when we are ready for our second, or should we get the vista now with the expectation that we will be happy converting it to a double when we need one? Thanks!

  26. Hi Katie. If you are planing on having a second child soon, I would go with Vista. You should also get a second lightweight stroller for running errands. Cruz is somewhere in between and not that compact and light btw. I think if you are not throwing it on the ground it should not scratch.

  27. Thank you so much for your review…I’m pretty much set on the Vista but now it’s down to color. Not sure if you have any experience with the different color options. My husband wants the cream and I want the black, my concern with the cream will be how quickly it gets dirty. Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks so much.

  28. Hi Tiffany. I think it all depends on the kid. My daughter is not a messy kid so even after a few years my strollers look like new. On the other hand, my friend’s boys are so messy the stroller looks like crap! They spill everything, they jump in it with their dirty shoes, they like to eat in their stroller. Black will be more practical of course. Black is also better color for resell once they grow out of it.

  29. Thanks for such thorough reviews! I’ve been researching strollers for weeks now (I’m expecting my first in September) and I think I’ve finally made my decision with the Vista. And just like Tiffany Doll, I just need to choose a color.

    I like the Wheat and Black. I wish they made it in that aqua blue that the Mesa car seat comes in! Has anyone ever mentioned that the black gets too hot for baby?

  30. What is your opinion of the Vista vs the mama’s and papa’s mylo2? They seem compatible I’m terms of price and stats. I have not been able to find much info out there on the mylo2 at all. Would you recommend this stroller…pros and cons? Thanks!

  31. Hi Katrin,
    Great review! I love the new Vista, but I’m wondering whether the 2014 model would be better. I already have a 25 month old who doesn’t ride in our pushchair anymore so a buggy board will be perfect. This may be our last child so I’m wondering whether the 2014 is a better single buggy that the 2015 version?
    Many thanks

  32. Hi Charlotte. Are you trying to buy a 25 months old child a new stroller or you having another child? For 25 months I would get an umbrella stroller for traveling. That’s all! The new 2015 Vista also has a board.

  33. Hi Tobi. Mylo2 is a great stroller but not convertible like Vista. You can’t transform it into a double. The basket is also smaller and harder to access. On the bright side, I like the seat better because it fully reclines to a flat position, while Vista’s seat is one molded piece and is always in a sitting position.

  34. Hi Rachelle. Nobody complained about it being hot but you can’t see dirt as much on black. I think wheat is pretty, but will get dirty quickly.

  35. Hi Katrin,

    I’m sorry my message wasn’t that clear! Yes I am pregnant again and have a 25 month who doesn’t really use the pushchair that much so weighing up whether the 2014 version with buggy board will suffice or whether the 2015 version is so terrific we shouldn’t even consider the 2014! The only other concern is my 25 month old is rather tall so I am not sure he would fit in the Vista for much longer even if we wanted him to. How does the seat to canopy height compare with other brands? Thanks for your advice, Charlotte

  36. Hi,
    I’m trying to decide between strollers for our second. I’m really liking the Vista! The only problem is, we have a Britax B Safe car seat from our first with all the bases and id rather not have to spend the money on a new car seat, etc… Would any of the adapters fit the Britax car seat?

  37. Hi Charlotte. I think that the seat is pretty roomy and your older child should definitely fit till he is 3 years old. The new Vista is not that much better than the old one. The main difference is the second full seat and heavier frame. If you are not going to have a third child, I would just go with 2014 and save some money. The 2014 is lighter and has prettier colors :)

  38. Hello! I have the 2011 Vista for my first. I now have a 7 month old and have purchased all of the extras that go with it including the second rumble seat. My now 3.5 year old still naps and still gets tired. We live in the NYC area, so it’s used multiple times a day. We’ve had several issues with how poorly designed the second seat is in the earlier models including the 3.5 y.o. falling asleep slumped over (almost falling out) as well as the sun beaming down on her Irish skin. She does boogey, but there are plenty of times I need her in the seat. I’m seriously considering getting the 2015 so both can recline and nap. What are your thoughts?

  39. Hi – great review thank you! I’m considering the VISTA as I’m pregnant with my second and my daughter will be 2 1/2 when it arrives. I use the Bee at the moment which is great as a stroller and originally I was looking at the City Select Double. However looking at it today I can tell the UPPA is shorter and more manoeuvrable. I’m curious though with the Toddler being in the rumbler seat (which should be fine as she runs on the small side) can that seat recline if I have a capsule on the top for the baby in the initial instance? and then once I convert across to the two seats can both seats recline for sleeping? Also in the two toddler seats configuration can they face inwards at each other? Thanks so much!

  40. Hi,

    I have a 2.5 year old and am 30 weeks pregnant with bub no 2. 2.5 year old still uses the pram a lot and still has a sleep in her pram when out and about. I would like a pram with the full travel system as loved having that with my first. Which would you suggest out of the uppa baby vista 2015 and bugaboo donkey duo? Is the vista a lot heavier than the bugaboo?

  41. I have this same question…I have heard that the Chicco adapter may work with the Britax B-Safe car seat but cannot find an answer that says for sure. I really want to purchase the vista but do not want to have to purchase a new car seat as well.

  42. Hi Katrin,
    I have the old Vista and am now expecting my 3rd child. I am wondering if any of my old vistas parts will work on the new model (ie the piggy back or seat). I would love to keep using the one I have but can not fund the old rumble seat anywhere.

  43. Hi Katrin –

    My husband and I have narrowed our search down and are now trying to decide between the Cruz and Vista strollers! We have the uppababy Mesa car seat so we are 100% going with an uppababy stroller.
    We love that the vista can grow with your family. We know we will have a second kid but it could be a little ways down the road, maybe three years. So for that reason will our soon to be son even still be in a stroller at the age of three?
    Also we like the wheels of the vista but not sure the all terrain wheels are a must since we already have a bob. We also like the bassinet it comes with but not sure we absolutely need the bassinet.
    We like the Cruz because it is cheaper, narrower and more light weight then the vista. Overall the Cruz seems more compact and we worry about having two heavier/bulky strollers (a bob and vista). However if we are going to have another kid then does it make sense to just get the vista even if the second isn’t for another 3 years?
    Let me know what you think! Thanks!


  44. Hi :) thank you so much for all the review.
    I’m on my first pregnancy, and my only way to purchase a stroller is online.
    We are planning to have a second baby soon.
    I love the Vista strollers! My only concerns is the weight and the fact that the bassinet is on the bottom with second set.
    what do you think about it ?
    thank you :)

  45. Hi Katrin!

    Great review for an amazing stroller! I have the 2015 Vista and have been using it in single form for 8 months now, and I love everything about it especially the easy fold and huge basket. I’m concerned when number 2 comes (not for a while yet) because of the height at the which the top seat will sit with the upper adapter. I saw a setup in the store with both seats on, but it didn’t have an upper adapter on it, and the seats were too close together for the older child to sit comfortably. I would definitely be using an upper adapter for that reason. I am only 4’10” and have heard that it’s hard to see over the top seat while pushing if you’re not tall. This is making me regret not going with a stroller that will become a side by side double as opposed to tandem. Please let me know what you think about this issue, and if I should look into selling my Vista and getting a different setup for the future.

    Thanks so much in advance!!!

  46. Hi Katrin,

    My son is 9 months old and we own the 2014 uppababy cruz….and love it! We are planning to have another baby very soon and now regret we didn’t get the vista instead. My question is if our 2014 Mesa car seat would still fit on the 2015 vista? And does it require adapters? This way if we did purchase the vista stroller, we’d only have to buy the rumble seat correct? Maybe I’ll leave the Cruz stroller at grandma’s house!


  47. Hi Katrin,

    This site is amazing! We’re expecting our first baby this fall and are having such trouble choosing a stroller! This may sound strange, but we’re trying to decide between the Uppababy Vista and the Armadillo Flip XT. We live in the city and walk a lot, but also use our car often and will be carting the stroller around, and we’ll be traveling by plane not infrequently. We plan to have a second child soon after the first, which is why we were thinking the Vista, but we like that the Armadillo is lighter and more compact. We like both because of the parent-facing option. A friend of ours gave us a BOB Revolution jogging stroller, so I’m also wondering if it would make sense to just get a car seat frame stroller to use for awhile (we will be using a Cybex Cloud Q car seat) until we can use the BOB (though without a parent-facing option, its not ideal). As you may gather, our heads are spinning! Any thoughts or advice would be so appreciated! Thank you!

  48. hi. Im really torn between City Select double stroller and Uppa baby double stroller. I have 20 month old now and due in 4 months. i like them both but dislike the fact that uppa doesnt let the seats face each other. but i like the smoother ride of the uppa. this stroller will only be used as a double because i will be using another one as a single stroller when i need to. please let me know what you think i should. thanks

  49. Dear Katrin,
    Sorry if this is a double email — the last message said “error”. Thank you for this great review !
    I just wanted to know if there were any other specifications I needed to be aware of when buying an uppa baby vista on ebay since I want the new rumble seat option. Do I just need to look for a vista 2015 ? Or is there such thing as a 2015 “single” or “double” ?
    Thank you !

  50. Hi Christina. You just need to buy 2015 Vista. It’s a single stroller that can be converted into a double with a purchase of a second seat.

  51. Hi Katrin! Love your reviews. I am really torn between the Uppababy Vista 2015 and the Baby Jogger City Select. I am pregnant with my first child and due in a few weeks. We are planning on having another baby within 2 years so definitely want one that converts. We live in a suburb but do a lot of inner city walking plus love to go on walks/parks/zoos etc. We have a Britax bucket seat but have no problem transferring baby to the bassinet for walks or shopping. Although the price difference is quite big, I would still want to buy the add ons that already come with the uppa so price isn’t a huge factor. We do travel quite a bit as well and our first trip on a plane will be when baby is 2 months old. Which would you suggest?

  52. Amazing answers and reviews!! I am due with my 2nd and have a 15 month old. I have the 2014 vista and love it. However, I just bought it last year and am having a hard time rationalizing spending that much money on an upgraded version 18 months after I made my original purchase. My question is does the 2014 version convert to a double?

    We only used this stroller until she was about 10 months-after that we found it easier to use a lightweight umbrella stroller.

  53. Hi Jeni. The 2014 also converts into a double. The second seat is just simpler and doesn’t have the canopy nor recline. The fold is easier but really, I wouldn’t get the 2015 because of that. As a single stroller, I actually like 2014 more because it’s lighter!

  54. Hi, thanks for all the careful reviews. We love it!

    We’re expecting our third in a few months. We have a 3-year old and a soon-to-be 5-year old as well. We want to make sure we buy a stroller that will work for the baby and that our 3-year old can also use when he doesn’t want to walk. Really considering the new Uppa. Since the baby will go from bassinet/infant carrier to eventually a normal seat, will our 3-year old (37 lbs already) be able to use the stroller when the baby is in the bassinet or the carrier?


  55. Hi Elizabeth. If you place your 3 year old in the main seat, he will be fine because it’s up to 50 lbs. Your baby will have to be in the back in the bassinet. You can’t put a car seat in the back, only in the front. Now if you put the car seat in the front, your 3-year old will have to seat in the back in the rumbler seat which works only up to 35 lbs :( So Vita will work only in one seat configuration with the bassinet. But, I would recommend looking at City Select. Both seats are up to 45 lbs and it has over 16 configurations! Perfect! B-Ready is another great choice. It has 14 seat combinations. The main seat has weight limit of 50 lbs and the second has it at 35 lbs, but you can keep your toddler in the main seat and put an infant car seat in the back!

  56. Just left a baby store looking for a stroller. Looked at 2 that I thought had great features. Bugaboo Chameleon 3 and Uppababy Vista. Loved how light the Bugaboo was and also loved the features of the Uppababy. Why is everyone so hell bent on having a car seat, interact with the stroller? The strollers come with bassinets and a seat, that looks very comfortable. What is so attractive of putting the car seat on the stroller? It seems to me that you would want your baby to be more comfortable in the seats that come with the strollers. The car seats look not nearly as comfortable for a baby. Plus, on a personal note, it seems like you won’t be handling your baby as much. Physical bonding with your child seems like it might be limited, if you are just clicking and unclicking him, from one 4 wheel device to another. Thoughts? Thank you

  57. Great review! With the Mesa car seat, do you need to buy the car base as well or is this included in the $299?

  58. I love your stroller reviews! I have a dilemma, I currently have a Bumbleride Indie single, a bumbleride indie twin and a bumbleride ride on board that I use with my 3.5 year old and 23 month old. I have used both since the baby was born. I love taking long walks with our double and use the single with board in the mall and such. But now I am pregnant with my third and seriously considering selling both bumblerides and going for the Vista with rumbleseat and board. For one I like the idea of having a stroller I can easily convert from the back of my van rather than having to switch between the two and loading them in and out of the car depending on my needs. I also hate that the bumbleride board does not fold up and my feet hit it a lot and I like the idea of being able to fit all three kids on the Vista at once. So what would you do? Trade in and get the Vista or keep the two I have and rotate between them as needed? Right now my 23 month old needs to be in a seat but he will be almost 2.5 when baby arrives. It would certainly save me a lot of money to stick with what I have but I am loving the looks of the Vista!! I am very loyal to bumbleride too though. Thanks!!

  59. Hi Katrin,

    Thank you for your helpful reviews. We are thinking of getting the Vista2015 for our first baby. I’m wondering if you have tried jogging with the Vista2015? Do you recommend it for jogging?

    Thank you,


  60. Hi Katrin! I’m having my 1st baby (due in April) and am working on registering for a stroller/infant seat. I am down to 2 options – UppaBaby Vista & the 4Moms Oragami. The Oragami is a stroller I have been looking at since before I was pregnant, but now I am wondering which will be more practical for use. I love the ‘techy’ features of the 4Moms brand – auto fold, display screen with temp, distance, etc., and the capability to charge my phone while pushing the stroller. BUT I also like the Vista Stroller with the Mesa car seat and the features it has. Please help! Thank you!

  61. Great review! I could really use some help. FTM, due in 10 weeks. I’m having a really hard time deciding between the Bumbleride Indie 4 and the UB Vista. I’m looking for a stroller that we can walk around town, walks through the park, travel with and particularly take on beach vacations. Planning on baby 2 in 2 yearsish.
    I’d really love your feedback. Thank you so much!!!

  62. I love your thorough reviews. Even if I’m even more confused on what I want in a stroller. Expecting Baby#1 in March. Really loving the sleekness of the Vista and the all-terrain of the Indie 4. How does the 2015 Vista handle in mulch, snow and sand? Since it does say all-terrain/4 wheel suspension.
    Also I love that the Vista converts to a double. If all goes as planned #2 will be in 2ish years. Is the 35 lb limit an issue? I’m not liking the idea of putting the older child above the infant so I’d be using a rumble seat and car seat option.
    Thank you so much for your help! Your reviews and replies are so helpful!

  63. Hi Katrin,
    I just came across your reviews today and I must say wow…. been thinking of what stroller. to buy. I have a son who is 15months old and weighs 13kg (28.6lbs) and currently expecting another baby (about to enter 3rd trimester). I need help deciding between these strollers because I need a stroller that can convert into double after my baby comes.
    1. 2015 UPPABABY Vista stroller
    2. Baby Jogger City Select
    3. Britax. B Ready‎

    Please help in guiding my choice putting into consideration my son’s weight. Also I never had a stroller so this will be my 1st. Stroller. Thanks

  64. Hi! Thank you for all of your helpful reviews. I am expecting my first baby and having a tough time narrowing down the search for the perfect stroller. I would really like a stroller that can easily handle uneven sidewalks and more rugged parks, but that has great luxury features and is lightweight (ha!). I would also like to use a Chicco car seat, so compatibility with Chicco would be great. Huge pluses would be: air-filled tires, seat that fully reclines, a bassinet option, and seat that reverses. Ideally, this would be my only stroller.

    I have been considering Uppababy Vista or Cruz (cons are the full recline with bent knees and bulkiness), Bumbleride indie or indie 4 (not reversible seat), Mamas and Papas Sola2 MTX or Mountain Buggy Swift (not reversible seat). Are there any other strollers I should be considering that meet most of these criteria? Do you have any recommendations between these for my needs?

    Thank you so much!!

  65. I am currently looking at the uppababy vista and the city select. I am constantly going back and forth between the two. I do have a dog that I walk with frequently on different terrain and I am wondering which one of these would be better for different terrain?


  66. Hi Katrin-

    I am just wondering if Uppababy accessories can be used in any brand stroller? Reason I ask is my sis- in-law gave me bassinett,
    Mesa car seat +accesories but not the stroller. I really do not want to buy a new stroller/travel system since this will be our last baby. So, based on your research, is there any stroller out there that could fit all the accessories I have, most especially the Mesa car seat? Also, I know this is a 2013 model, if I find an Uppababy stroller, would any other year be compatible with what I have?

    I would greatly appreciate your feedback. Thank you very much!!

  67. Hi – do you know whether the 2015 Vista can handle two peg perego car seats if I use the upper/lower adapter and a car seat adapter on each? Thanks!

  68. Hello! I’d like to know if I can use toddler seat as a second seat? If for example I’d like to put my newborn in the car seat adaptor with upper adapters. Can I put my toddler in the main seat using lower adapters? Or do I have to buy a rumble seat for that?

  69. Hi Katrin,

    Thank you for posting such detailed and thoughtful reviews! It’s hugely helpful, especially for those of us without any experience in buying a stroller. I am expecting my first and have been researching my stroller option for the past few weeks. I love the 2015 Vista and was dead set on it but a friend suggested I consider the City Mini and now I am starting to wonder if there are better options that I haven’t considered. Would really appreciate your advice! Here are my considerations:
    1. I would prefer a stroller with a reversible seat
    2. Definitely want a bassinet option
    3. Big wheels that can handle uneven terrain (e.g. parks, trails) and excellent maneuverability is a “must”
    3. I live in Texas so vents are important, otherwise it’s too hot
    4. I love everything about the Vista except how heavy it is. I am a pretty petite person and the fact that Citi Mini GT was so incredibly light and compact had a huge appeal
    5. This is my first kiddo and since my husband already has two from a previous marriage it’s not very likely that we will have another one, so the ability to fit more than one kid in a stroller is not a big concern for me. However, my younger step-daughter is 4 and doesn’t love walking, so a piggyback would be a nice feature
    6. A big storage basket is important
    7. We travel a fair bit to something that’s ranks high on portability would be a huge plus
    8. Easy “snap and go” for a car seat would be great

    Any words of wisdom you can give me would be hugely helpful!

  70. Hi! Thank you so much for such a great review. I actually bought the vista 2015 thanks to this review, I kind of like it but I feeli it is too small, specially I’m having a hard time having a hard time having the rumble seat to recline in case my baby wants to nap; in currently using it with the car seat, but I’m very concerned ok what to do once I have to use both seats and my two babies want to nap at same time.
    I don’t know if it’s me not knowing how to use it, because I don’t see any other parents complaining about it, so please help me out here on what to do in this situation.
    Thank you!

  71. You’ve probably already figured this out by now, but in case anyone else reads this, no, the toddler seat will not fit onto the lower adapters. Only the rumble seat fits. This has the unfortunate limitation that if your toddler is more than 35 lbs, he has to sit in the top, and the baby has to be in the bottom.

  72. Hello,
    Awesome review! I would love your advice please. I am looking at a Vista or maybe a City GT double. I have a 3.5y old who is 16kg and 98cm now. He is special needs so while he walks/runs etc, he often needs a seat when we are out and about. Newbie has arrived though now too.
    My question is will the Vista be okay for my son to keep growing in – concerned that it won’t last very long given his age/size now?
    Any views on this would be greatly appreciated.

  73. I have the Vista and my one complaint about it would be the harness. As the straps are nylon my little one can wiggle out of it. I contacted uppa baby and was given instructions on how to lock the straps in, but she still can escape. I would caution anyone with a rambunctious child to be careful about this!

  74. You can put the bassinet on the top and rumble seat on the bottom IF the rumble seat is backwards facing. The toddler is looking directly at the bassinet, and there isn’t a lot of room so I wouldn’t recommend it for an older child. My toddler prefers to be up the top, getting some face to face time with mummy… Which as I’m sure you can relate, is a rarity when you have a new baby :)

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