UPPAbaby Vista Pram 2015 Review
UPPAbaby Vista Pram 2015 Review
For a review of the latest UPPAbaby Vista Pram 2017 model, click here.
It includes everything a parent would need for a newborn up until around nursery age, but the great new thing about the new 2015 model is that it can now do that times 2! From a new style bassinet to raincovers and mosquito nets, the Vista is perfect for growing families.
Check out our review of the pre-2015 model UPPAbaby Vista for more details and product info.
Differences between the old and new 2015 model
1) It is now able to to take two children from birth to toddler.
2) There is a new one step super easy fold.
3) A new style lighter and more durable frame.
4) The bassinet zip-out liner and apron are now easier to remove and clean. There is now a perforated mattress pad and vented base allowing for added breathability, ventilated canopy and extendable SPF 50+ sunshade.
5) Includes an easy to clean, single piece bumper bar, compared to the old material style.
Available in 9 both old (most popular) and new colours, the new 2015 Vista has been updated for the better.
The seat unit is even better than before. It can either be front or rear facing which is great for both nosey and quiet children and it can fully recline to 180 degrees. We love this feature as allows a smaller sized yet older child to fit in snugly and not look as if they were too little to be in the seat. It’s easy to recline using one hand which is ideal if you’re on the go.
There is a 5-point safety harness that undoes with a simple click of a button making getting your children in and out extremely easy.
The footrest is also height adjustable so is great for both long and shorter legged children. The cushioning of the seat unit follows into the foot rest so also provides lots of padding for little legs.
The new way in which the Bassinet is removed from the stroller chassis is one of the best features about this. It’s extremely easy to interchange between seat unit and bassinet. Just press down on a button located at the top of the bassinet and off it pops – super easy. There is also a a carry handle making it easy to transport and move around.
The actual material inside the bassinet itself is super comfy and easy to clean/remove. The mattress pad is vented for added breathability, ensuring that your child never over heats. The inner liner is water-repellent so great in case of any spillages yet will also keep your baby’s sleeping environment dry and comfortable.
Not only is the new style bassinet even more plush than the last but it has also been tested and approved for overnight sleeping, meeting ASTM requirements. Going from stroller to bedroom never seemed so easy. With the Bassinet Stand we loved how easy it was to click the bassinet off of the stroller frame and in doors without disturbing our little one inside. Once your newborn has out grown the Bassinet, Hamper Inserts transform the stand into a laundry basket or storage space. We love this feature and it also helps your money stretch further!
The new Vista 2015 also has an updated frame which is both lighter and slightly narrower than the previous model, making it easier to get places. Made from materials such as Aluminium and magnesium it’s light to the touch and gives a durable yet sturdy feel to the ground. This stroller is built to last.
The Air-Go tyres give the same great feeling of strolling with air-filled tyres however the great thing is they’re not. They will never deflate and most importantly you will not be carrying around a puncture repair kit and spare inner tubes. This Air-Go technology means that the wheels have a foam core and are made of rubber. We love just how easy the Vista is to push, it literally feels like it glides along terrain. There is also front and rear shock-absorbing suspension allowing for that much smoother ride.
The Vista is not only built for comfort for your child but for the person pushing too. The handlebar is comfy to the touch and with one-hand it can be height adjusted. There is no getting away from pushing, as there are heights perfect for all parents and relatives.
The break pedal is an easy tap-on, tap-off system which is even flip-flop friendly, so perfect during the summer. The front wheels are lockable swivel wheels so ideal for when travelling longer distances or over rougher terrain.
The fold has gotten even easier with the use of two grey trigger-like clips located on either side of the stroller frame near the handle. By clipping these upwards the stroller will release and fold down, almost in half. This can either be done with or without one seat unit attached.
It also has the great feature of being able to stand once fully folded and has an auto-lock for making it stay tightly compact for when travelling. We love just how easy the new Vista is to fold. It was great for when out and trying to get children in the car at the same time as having to fold a stroller, or when wanting to store in a small cupboard due to it being able to stand.
To match its compact fold, there is a brand new Vista Travel Bag that is great for travelling with your stroller in tow. UPPAbaby also offer a brilliant warranty on this product where if it does get damaged in transit (not due to your cause) it will either be replaced or repaired – check out their t’s and c’s for more info.
The Sun canopy on both the seat unit and bassinet is excellent. A parent couldn’t wish for more protection even if they asked. Both have pop-out sun visors that are ideal for sunnier weather and not wanting to mess around with a parasol. These extendable visors are also SPF 50+ so you can be sure it will protect your child well.
For taller children the canopy on the seat unit is also able to slide up or down in height to accommodate for their size. We love this feature, as our child grew so did the height of the canopy which was great for letting them still have a full vision even when slightly taller. The seat unit canopy also has a peek-a-boo style window on the top which is closed via magnetic strips so there’s no chance of waking baby. This is a perfect feature for parents and sleepy heads.
The bassinet sun canopy has just as many features as the seat unit canopy. The base can be unzipped to reveal a mesh netting, allowing air to flow through in hotter weather. Most companies often think of adding a bassinet as an accessory, however, UPPAbaby have really thought about every last detail. It’s part of the product, not just an extra.
The extra large under seat storage basket is the perfect shopping accessory. It’s easy to access from the rear, front and sides to pop in your essentials and also easy to get to when the seat is rear facing or when you’re using the bassinet. It can hold up to a massive 30lbs so is great for both you and your child’s essentials.
By being able to take two children at once the Vista is the perfect family stroller, growing as your family does. It can take either one or two children from birth (using two bassinets or car seats) up until toddler age. Possible configurations include two bassinets, two car seats, two seat units or a mixture of all three. Both rearward and forward facing is possible when the rumble seat is attached.
Lower Car Seat Adaptors are available if you’re wanting to attach two car seats at the same time, however car seat adaptors for one car seat in the normal seat position are included in the box for the Vista. This is great for newborn twins that prefer to sleep in a car seat, or for a parent looking for ease going from car to stroller.
The great thing about the Vista is that it includes everything you could imagine that you would first need to get you going. 2 raincovers for both the seat unit and bassinet make going out in bad weather not so bad and mosquito nets for both as well make travelling to more exotic places even easier and safer. Plus a Carry Bag for the Bassinet is included for when you’re using the seat unit instead.
The seat unit has a new style bumper bar which is easily removable to get your child in or out and also provides them with something to hold on to. Car seat adaptors compatible with the Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix Car Seat and Maxi Cosi Pebble Car Seat are also included in the price so a travel system is just one click away.
To turn the UPPAbaby Vista 2015 into a twin stroller you will need to purchase either another Bassinet for a newborn or new style Rumble Seat for a toddler. With the use of both Upper and Lower Adaptors both the seat unit and bassinet can sit comfortably on the stroller frame, or two seat units will easily just attach with plenty of room. This is great if you have a toddler and newborn as the bassinet can then also be interchanged with a new rumble seat giving you a double inline stroller!
Or you can make the seat unit just that little bit more comfortable with the use of a Snug Seat to add that extra bit of comfort. We thought it was great for an older yet smaller child needing to use the seat unit instead of bassinet.
If adding a third child or if your oldest has out grown the seat unit, the PiggyBack is the perfect accessory for toddlers wanting to hitch a ride and explore.
We added a Cup Holder for on the go walks and a Parent Organizer was great for holding things needed close to hand like a mobile or snack for little one. Or if it’s your little one that needs somewhere to play we loved the UPPAbaby Snack Tray.
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