(Closed) City Select vs. Uppababy?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
1624 posts
Bumble bee

teacherbee01 :  I have the city select and have been really pleased. We used a rock and play as a bassinet, and baby slept well in her car seat, so uppa baby wasn’t as appealing and was more expensive. It is bulky, but I’d be concerned about a double stroller that was light as it seems like it would be more likely to tip. I like how smooth it rides, it’s pretty easy to set up and fold down, the bottom storage is huge and it is very hardy despite some rough handling The only negative is evey little accessory comes a la carte and are expensive… baby tray, parent console, second seat, and so on.

We use it with a Keyfit 30 carseat, and while I like the seat and base the sun shade on our model is really inadequate and doesn’t shade baby well at all. 

Post # 4
2053 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have the uppababy vista and recommend it IF you do a lot of walking near your house.  If you are driving everywhere I can’t see when you would use the bassinet.  But I live walking distance from town and a major park, so I took the baby out in the bassinet almost everyday when she was little.  

We have the Nuna Pipa car seat, and when we are driving and running errands we use the Nuna Pepp as a snap-and-go stroller – it’s much lighter than the Vista and easier to take in and out of the car.

Post # 5
243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I opted against these strollers but strongly considered both.  A ton of my friends went with uppababy, and got the matching car seat – no adapters needed!! They all LOVE this stroller. However, I heard that while the included bassinet is nice, a lot of babies didn’t prefer it so it seemed like a waste.   For those with the City Select, I know I really liked the rubberized handle ~seems more durable~ and has very similar features to the UB at a slightly smaller cost but when you add up all of the other things you need to add, the costs are pretty similar.  Upside is that you can get an adapter for most car seats if you have a favorite.  I did find that when test driving both, the Uppa Baby definitely has a smoother drive.  The front/back doubles mode for either stroller is nice for getting through doorways but once kids get a little bigger, I can see this being a challege – really tough to turn, and the kids seem pretty squished if you have taller children.  All in all, I think people might find issues with both, but will also find great perks.   I decided against this because we wanted a jogger more than we wanted a luxury stroller, so we went with a Bob for most days and will get a more compact option for traveling or light trips (that one is still TBD!)

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