If you liked the old UPPAbaby Vista, the 2015 model will blow you away! The new 2015 Vista 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 small canopy.
The new 2015 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 the weight limit of 35 lbs. You can also convert it to a pram by replacing the seat with 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 2015 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 trasport three kids by getting a PiggyBack Ride-Along board.How cool is that?
Other updated include newly redesigned frame that is now made out of aluminum and magnesium, even larger easier to access basket that can hold up to 30 lbs, one-piece swing away bumper bar, easier and more intuitive one-step fold, similar to the Cruz. Just like the old model it has telescoping handle bar, roomy seat with adjustable leg rest, huge canopy with a pop-out SPF 50+ sunvisor, 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. Yep. I like it that much. 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 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax) 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 single reversible seat category to convertible stroller category. Before it was competing with other reversible seat strollers like Joovy Qool, Mamas&Papas Sola, Bugaboo Cameleon 3 in 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 asking me how do Nuna Mixx, Stokke Scoot V2 and UPPAbaby Cruz 2015 compare. The Vista is not on their minds because it’s too heavy, too bulky and too pricey. Anyways, this is just my two cents. :)
-Great canopy! The canopy is not only large, but also has 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 large peekaboo window made out of dark mesh with a magnetic closure. I love 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.
-Adjustable handle bar. The telescoping handle bar 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 handle bar 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 handle bar will touch the ground very often and will need to be cleaned very often. 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.
-Reversible seat. 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″. Comparing to many other stroller that 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 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.
-One-hand recline. 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 very upright seat in the most upright position. My daughter always likes to seat upright looking so important by pull herself up using the bumper bar.
-5 point harness. 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).
-Bumper bar. INCLUDED! The single piece bumper bar is swing away for easy ins and outs. Now it has a rubber cover for easy cleaning.
-Huge basket. 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 in to it. Easy access means you can get things in and out without any problems even with 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.
-Adjustable leg rest. There is an adjustable 10″ leg rest that will provide your baby with 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 foot rest that is attached to the frame. It’s not adjustable.
-AirGo wheels. 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 at the park or on the city streets.
-All-wheel suspension. To make the ride even smoother UPPAbaby has added the independent shock-absorbing front and rear wheel suspension.
-Parking brake. The one-step brake located on the right wheel. It’s flip-flop friendly.
-Easy fold. The fold was pretty easy before, but now it’s just one step fold similar to 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 handle bar has rubber covering it will not get damaged in the standing fold position.
-Matching bassinet. INCLUDED! You can use 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 withe 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.
-Second seat option. The biggest update for 2015 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 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.
-Travel system option. 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 on Amazon.
-8 different seating combinations! The 2015 Vista truly grows with your family. Weather 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.
-Bug net. INCLUDED!
-Rain cover. INCLUDED!
-PiggyBoard option. If you have an older child that is too old for a stroller, but can’t keep up with you, them a PiggyBoard. Attach it to the back of the stroller and you are ready to roll. The PiggyBoard 2015 is specially designed to work with Vista 2015. 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 2015 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.
-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)
Handle bar 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″
Here is a video overview from UPPAbaby.
UPPAbaby has 2-year warranty from the original date of purchase and you have to be the original owner. Here is more information on the warranty.
The UPPAbaby Vista is available in eight different colors: denny, george, jake, lindsey, pascal, taylor, maya, and samantha.
Where to buy it
My favorite place to buy strollers and a lot of other baby items is Amazon. It usually has the lowest prices, free shipping, free returns and no sales tax. How great is that? You can get UPPAbaby Vista in one of the eight beautiful colors for $820 -$860 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax). 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 stroller, bassinet and Mesa car seat in one package for around $1,139 on Amazon.