(Closed) Is the UppaBaby Vista Stroller worth it?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Blue Hound Farm

A great stroller can really improve your quality of life, IF you use a stroller a lot. As a nanny working in a very walkable city, I would always ask to see their stroller before accepting a position, as erying to manuver a Graco around the city was absolute torture. I’ve never heard of the brand you’re considering but I say, if you’re going to be using a stroller a good portion of time, it’ll be worth it. Plus, it should have resale value when you’re done with it

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn

I think it depends on where you live. If you’re in a city and you would use the bassinet piece then by all means, I think it makes sense.

We decided against it because we live in a suburban area and there aren’t sidewalks or anything so we really need to get in the car to go anywhere. We live closer to hiking trails than we do to “town”. (and it’s still a few miles to get to those!)

I’ve heard nothing but great things about the UBV and I agree it was great to “test drive” in-store, but for our lifestyle it just isn’t the right choice. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

mrsalexander:  My boss has it  (she talked about it all the time and how she only registered for that stroller and nothing else so she could use the registry discount on it.   We actually went in at work and bought it for her, her husband only had to put in $200, so we were quite successful in pooling money!)    She absolutely hands down swears by that stroller!    I personally am due in October and registered for the Phil and Teds promenade, she hasn’t seen that yet and I am wondering if she will try to get me to change my registry stroller lol

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  Lulah.
Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I had the Vista, and now that my child is long out of it this is my experience:

– it’s heavy and doesnt fold down very small

– loved the large basket

– my newborn slept in the bassinet on our dresser for his first 3 months  

– when I used the bassinet or seat on the stroller base, newborn wasn’t heavy enough to engage the suspension so if I was walking on any uneven surfaces, baby would jiggle around.   Baby was much happier being worn in the ergo 

– in retrospect baby starts walking in a short couple of years or sooner and may not want to be strapped in a stroller so much, that’s a lot of money for only a few solid years of use   

– again, the suspension isn’t sufficient for jogging, I ended up getting a BOB Revolution, and though I don’t like the aesthetics of it, it’s ALOT more maneuverable than the Vista and has great suspension.  I would hands down take the BOB over the Vista for most excursions, with the exception of easy city mall shopping   

– I sold my vista and the BOB remains in storage for my sister.  what would I do if I did it again? Get a BOB and an umbrella Maclaren

ive heard good things about the city mini jogger too   

 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am pregnant with my first and also wanted the UB Vista so badly but just couldn’t justify the price- UNTIL I searched craigslist everyday and found a never used one with tags still on for 1/4th of the original price! I haven’t used it yet with a baby in it, but I love how smooth of a ride it is, that the handles can extend for my tall husband and very short me, the large basket, and that it has so many options (rumble seat, forward and backward facing, bassinet, fold down with seat attached, attachment for carseat, etc.) I would highly suggest if you are super set on this to look around craigslist and mom to mom sales online and through your neighborhood! 

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