Long-awaited UPPAbaby VISTA 2018 is finally available in stores! Are you super excited about the new version of this iconic stroller? Maybe you’re wondering which model you should go for: VISTA 2018 or VISTA 2017? Here you will find the answer.
Let me tell you a little bit about the updated VISTA 2018 and show you awesome new features and functions that stay the same for the new model. This is definitely one of the best convertible strollers in 2018.
- It looks beautiful and sleek
- All materials and fabrics are top-notch
- It can accommodate even 3 kids at once!
- The bassinet is roomy, breathable and approved for overnight sleep
- The main seat features deep recline and hassle-free harness
- It’s very easy to maneuver and it glides like a breeze
- You’ll fit all of your gear in the HUGE storage basket
- According to many customers it’s worth the money
- Price range: $$$$$
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- UPPAbaby VISTA 2018 Review – Upgraded Features
- Unchanged features of UPPAbaby VISTA 2018
- Pros & Cons
- UPPAbaby VISTA 2018 Release Date
- What other parents think about UPPAbaby VISTA 2018?
- VISTA 2018 or VISTA 2017 – Which model is better?
- Keep in mind
- 3 Reasons Why You Will Love UPPAbaby VISTA 2018
At the end of my review you will find more information about pricing, UPPAbaby VISTA 2018 release date and comparison with previous version!
UPPAbaby VISTA 2018 Review – Upgraded Features
Let’s start with a quick sneak peek on VISTA 2018 upgrades and new features.
Fashions & Fabrics
There are two main collections of fashions: Mélange and Core. The brand offers 9 colors for VISTA 2018.
All Mélange fashions look really stylish and chic and have clear texture.
I’m really excited that VISTA 2018 comes in Gregory color – moms’ favorite fashion for UPPAbaby CRUZ 2017. Yaay!
In my opinion Henry and Gregory are the most beautiful versions. They seem to be very similar, however the Gregory is a bit more grey-ish, which you can see in the picture above.
|Keep in mind that current availability and the price may vary for different colors. You can check which color versions are available now and compare their prices by clicking here.|
There are new fabrics for the canopy and the seat. Even at first glance I can tell that UPPAbaby used really high-quality materials.
What is really great about the new fabrics and colors is that they are rather mat and less shiny than VISTA 2017.
There is new upgraded frame, which is now powder-coated, instead of carbon-coated. It is more mat and less susceptible for scratching.
All of the fashions for 2018 are equipped with REAL leather handlebar and bumper bar. The leather is available in brown and black color. According to the manufacturer this material doesn’t contain any chemicals. Big plus for UPPAbaby. Besides, these new leather bars give the stroller smart look.
Another change is the front wheel design. In the new UPPAbaby VISTA 2018 the front wheel mirrors the rear wheel – it has the same shape and tread pattern, and it is more rounded.
UPPAbaby has also upgraded the bassinet. It has more squared shape thanks to which it has 2.5 inches longer mattress. This change allows to accommodate taller infants and gives your baby more room to grow. And you don’t have to worry if the whole bassinet get bigger or bulkier – it has exactly the same size.
Beside this small change, the bassinet stays exactly the same. It’s fully breathable thanks to vented base and perforated mattress pad. You can also unzip the back of the canopy to provide extra air-flow during hot days. Thanks to these features your little one will stay cool and comfy – no sweating, no overheating!
Big canopy with extendable pop-out sun visor fully covers the baby and protects from harmful sun rays at the same time. Therefore you could enjoy summer strolls without worrying about sunburns.
And if something spills out or your baby vomits during the stroll you will be able to clean the bassinet without any problems. The inner liner and boot cover are easy to remove and you can throw them into the washing machine.
There is one more advantage of UPPAbaby Bassinet – it is approved for overnight sleeping, if you add UPPAbaby Bassinet Stand (check it here) .
Apart from these upgrades, the new UPPAbaby VISTA 2018 remains the same high-quality, expandable and convertible stroller.
Now, for those of you who are not familiar with VISTA, I present the main features that are similar for the 2017 and 2018 model. You can also read my full & comprehensive review of VISTA 2017.
Unchanged features of UPPAbaby VISTA 2018
Aside from these small changes, other features stay the same for VISTA 2018.
The newest model has the same, large and extendable sunshade which provides really great coverage from the sun. Moreover there is a pop out sun visor made of special fabric that protects baby from harmful UV rays.
There is also silent peek-a-boo window that provides extra ventilation and allows parent to check on the little passenger at any moment.
Another great thing about VISTA 2018 sunshade is that you can slide it up a bit, when your baby gets taller. Thanks to this feature the child has more room to grow.
Each model of VISTA: 2016, 2017 and 2018 is super convenient to push and navigate. Thanks to extendable telescoping handlebar shorter and taller parents can easily steer the stroller – without wrist fatigue and back pain.
Moreover, when taller parents slide the handlebar out, they have more room behind the stroller so they don’t kick the back of it during strolling.
VISTA 2018, just like the previous models, can be used from birth with a bassinet or infant car seat (MESA – without any adapters, or many other car seats – with adapters). From 3 months you can use the regular toddler seat, which can accommodate a passenger up to 50 lbs. As you can see it really grows with the baby.
The main seat remains multi-position recline. VISTA 2018 has the same awesome one-hand mechanism for recline (instead of common straps which require using two hands). You just pull a lever and the seat reclines deeply to provide comfy place for naps on the go.
Moreover, this seat is reversible, so your baby can face you or the surrounding. You can easily reverse the seat, depending on your baby’s age and mood.
VISTA 2018 also expands to accommodate second child – you can add second bassinet, car seat or Rumble seat for a toddler.
Keep in mind that although both seats look very similar, the Rumble Seat has lower weigh capacity (35 lbs instead of 50 lbs).
The newest model is also compatible with PiggyBack board therefore VISTA 2018 can accommodate up to three kids.
The only thing that I don’t like about expanded VISTA is the combination of bassinet and toddler seat. As you can see in the picture below, the bassinet has to go below the toddler seat. I definitely prefer to keep younger baby closer to me (especially a newborn). Good thing is that you can attach the infant car seat in upper position.
Another common issue with expandable strollers is the combination of two bassinets – they are very close to each other and the upper one completely covers the lower one, so you can’t see your baby, unless you close the canopy.
Parents who plan on using VISTA 2018 for two kids of different age, should keep these issues in mind.
Newest model of UPPAbaby iconic stroller has the same enormous basket under the seat with the capacity of 30 lbs. Thanks to it you will always have enough space for all of the baby gear and shopping bags.
Weight, size & folding
The newest VISTA weighs 26.6 lbs and is 25.7 inches wide. It’s not the lightest model on the market but it’s a decent weighs as for such a versatile and multi-purpose stroller.
The fold remains one-hand and super quick. VISTA 2018 also has the same automatic lock and self-stand.
|Stroller weight||26.6 lbs (frame + toddler seat)|
|Weight limit||50 lbs (toddler seat)|
|Stroller dimensions||25.7″ x 36″ x 39.5″ (WxLxH)|
|Folded dimensions||25.7″ x 17.3″ x 33″ (WxLxH)|
Performance and ease of use
If you have ever read other parents reviews of UPPAbaby VISTA, you already know that this stroller glides like a breeze. All parents love how smoothly it goes over many types of terrain. The newest version is no difference!
As for a standard stroller, it has quite big wheels (8″ in the front and 11.5″ in the back) and all-wheel suspension to cushion the ride over bumps.
Although the wheels are not air-filled like in joggers, they can go over pretty much any type of terrain: old sidewalks, cobblestone, grass, gravel, snow… maybe not the beach sand, but it is still pretty impressive as for an everyday stroller!
Last year the manufacturer upgraded the rear wheels to new, polyurethane ones which are lighter and slimmer. Thanks to them the stroller is 1.5 lbs lighter and 1″ narrower than 2016 model. Of course the VISTA 2018 has those wheels as well.
With the upgraded front wheel design (they added more tread to the front wheels) VISTA 2018 rolls even smoother. And you don’t have to worry about the punctures – these wheels are non-inflatable.
This stroller is very nimble, easy to maneuver and turn. When you use it as a single stroller you can push it with one hand almost effortlessly.
However, you should remember that especially when you turn VISTA into a double stroller, it gets more clumsy, so it can be more difficult to steer in tight spaces or crowds. In this case you will need two hands for pushing.
Pros & Cons
To sum up my review I put the major advantages and disadvantages in the table below. Keep in mind that it’s just mine opinion. 🙂
UPPAbaby VISTA 2018 Release Date
Few months ago the brand announced that UPPAbaby VISTA 2018 release date is scheduled for February 2018. UPPAbaby did not disappoint us! The new upgraded VISTA 2018 is for sale from February 1st.
You’re probably wonder how much UPPAbaby VISTA 2018 costs. It is a high-end product, now with more useful features to make strolling with a baby even more convenient and pleasant. The price is very similar to the previous model, however some color versions are a bit more expensive. Would you like to check the current price? Just click here.
In the picture below you can see all parts that you receive with UPPAbaby VISTA 2018.
UPPAbaby VISTA 2018 comes with a bumper bar, bug shields for bassinet and toddler seat and rain cover for toddler seat. This stroller is expensive so it would be really weird if it didn’t come with any accessories.
Nevertheless, there are few other items that you can purchase separately to make using VISTA even more enjoyable. Below I present you some of the accessories which are sold separately.
|UPPAbaby Carry-All Parent Organizer – It easy attaches to the handlebar and allows parents to keep their essentials and valuables within reach. There are three storage pouches for your wallet, keys, phone and some snacks. They can also double as a beverage holders.|
|UPPAbaby Cup Holder – Useful accessory that allows mom and dad to keep their water at hand.|
|UPPAbaby Snack Tray – It offers a convenient place for kid’s snacks and sippy cup.|
|UPPAbaby Infant SnugSeat – You can add this cozy and soft insert to the toddler seat so your infant could feel even more comfy and secured in it. It provides additional head, neck and spine support for younger infants.|
|UPPAbaby Rumble Seat – If you want to use your VISTA for two kids who can sit unassisted, you will need to add the Rumble Seat. Notice that it has lower weight capacity (35 lbs) than regular toddler seat.|
What other parents think about UPPAbaby VISTA 2018?
I always check customer reviews on Amazon to find out what other people think about the product I’m about to buy (especially when it’s so expensive like VISTA). Last time I checked VISTA 2018 on Amazon, it’s had few reviews already and I’m sure there will be more opinions soon, so don’t forget to check it on your own – you can do it here.
According to customers VISTA is very easy to push and turn. It rolls very smoothly. Enormous basket where you can fit ALL of your gear, even for a weekend trip is another advantage. Moreover parents love the bassinet, which is a bit extended in the new version, and the whole stroller looks just beautiful. Parents praise the craftsmanship, quality of fabrics and colors.
Customers say folding is easy but the stroller is not very convenient to carry. Removing and adding seats/attachments is quick and easy. However the seating option where the bassinet is on the bottom position and toddler seat is on top is not good. One parent says it’s too bumpy for an infant in the bassinet.
One person complains the parking brake doesn’t always unlock properly. Moreover this stroller is not very convenient for public transportation as it’s hard to pop the wheels up to get over the gap when you’re boarding a metro or train.
VISTA 2018 or VISTA 2017 – Which model is better?
In my opinion the previous model was really awesome and high-quality and definitely one of the best strollers on the market. The new features and upgrades for 2018 are useful and make this stroller even more convenient to use.
If you have few extra dollars, I would definitely recommend you to go for VISTA 2018, but if you have to stick to your budget, the 2017 model won’t let you down for sure!
Keep in mind
When you convert VISTA to a double stroller it is quite heavy and large, so it can be difficult to steer with one hand through tight spaces. Also, it is one of the most expensive strollers.
3 Reasons Why You Will Love UPPAbaby VISTA 2018
1. This stroller is a guarantee of high quality, durability and safety.
2. It can be your only stroller and serve you even for three kids at a time.
3. As for such a big stroller, well-equipped stroller, it features really compact fold – easy to put in a car trunk and store in a small apartment.
Do you plan on buying UPPAbaby VISTA 2018? This is a pricey stroller so make sure it really meets your needs. Don’t forget to check customer reviews and available discounts (click here to skip to Amazon).
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Hello Moms! I am Zooey. I am a wife and a mother of three amazing kids: almost 5-year-old Haley and 2-year-old twins Jesse and Matthew. I am a jogger, cooker and blogger.
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