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Is the uppababy vista REALLY worth it? We're expecting our first and want 3 kids. Husband thinks a $100-200 stroller should be sufficient, but I just keep hearing about how the uppababy vista is really the best option out there. Is it the best? What are your thoughts?

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Loved the Vista but we didn’t want more than one child so opted for the Cruz. Lighter and a few inches less wide. If we were planning on 2 or 3, I would have gone for the Vista for sure. Most of my friends and most of DD’s fellow kids at daycare had the Vista. Lots of praise for their Vistas. Comments below for both Vista and Cruz: It’s a great stroller if you plan to walk a lot with your baby in the first few years. We went grocery shopping, walks in the park, to the zoo, to daycare, to the doctor, etc. using the stroller. It was light enough for me to easily fold and carry myself. Don’t underestimate how important the weight is, whether you’re putting it into the trunk of your car or you have a few steps to walk down from your front door to the street. Super easy to attach the bassinet and later the car seat onto the frame. Baby stayed asleep from the car to the stroller to home. Easy to push even with one hand. Decent in snow but there are better strollers out there if you’re pushing it through snow constantly. The brake system was easy and intuitive. The stroller stands on its own when folded. Can fold and unfold with one hand although I preferred two hands. Fantastic basket underneath. Stroller didn’t tip over when I hung a diaper bag off the handlebar. The handlebar telescopes so it was super easy on the back for both myself and my husband who is taller than me. When DD was 2, we got an umbrella stroller to make traveling easier. We still used our Uppababy because the umbrella stroller hurt the back (hunched over constantly when pushing), no basket, and had a tendency to tip over if I put a feather on the handlebar. When she was 4, we sold our Uppababy stroller. Didn’t fit our needs anymore as her legs were hanging off the seat and she didn’t like that, but we got great resale value out of it. The whole set held its value well. (Bassinet, bassinet stand, car seat, car seat base, stroller.)

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We chose the Baby Jogger City Mini GT and it has been awesome. Other Baby Jogger strollers were close 2nd and 3rds on our list. The one-handed fold has been amazing. Our stroller was light and small enough to travel with from gate to gate when flying (our friends had to check their Uppababy). Our stroller was as easy to push on sandy beaches, wildreness trails, and snowy sidewalks as it was in malls. Carrying it up and down stairs in areas where there was no alternative was never a problem and sometimes didn't require a second person (because the stroller is that light). Being able to lift and stick it in the trunk (even while holding a baby) has been so easy. Adjusting the height of the handle was great since my husband is 6'2" and I am much shorter. The basket underneath was plenty for us on grocery runs or beach trips. We never had issues taking it into stores with narrower aisles. We loved that it took a car seat adapter but also reclined almost flat... Many a baby naps were taken in this stroller. And the huge canopy was great. We also found the quality/build to be fantastic: so many trails, so many plane trips, so many walks all over the city, and it still functions and looks amazing. The 3 wheel thing combined with the bearings or whatever magic they put in the wheels makes it a breeze to push with one hand. Over 4 years I think I have cleaned the fabric only 2 or 3 times (mine is teal with a black frame). We also loved that for car trips we had plenty of space for other items with the stroller in the back, whereas our friends with Uppababy or Bugaboo strollers had half of their SUV trunk space taken up just by their strollers.

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We have a Chicco Cortina stroller and I love it. It was $299.99 with the car seat and a base.

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Love our Chicco travel system!

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No - overpriced, heavy and not necessary

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I think it depends where you live. If you’re in a city and need the space underneath, the weight limit and storage is 1000% worth it. I lived in the city pregnant so I bought it. Now I live in the suburbs and it’s the worst. I really could use a jogging strolling but refuse to spend another car payment on a stroller

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I love the vista. I pumped exclusively and needed all the storage underneath for the diaper bag, my pumping bag, and cooler to store the pumped milk and extra milk. It’s great for walking around the city and super easy to push. I was an athlete so didn’t find it to be too heavy to get it in and out of the car. Also loved traveling with it (pre-COVID). It’s great for taking to the zoo or other day-long outdoor activity as you can fit so much in the carriage!

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Idk about that stroller but we’ve been very happy with the City Select for our toddler and infant. Can accommodate 3 with a glider board for the oldest to stand on. It can also be used as a single stroller, has plenty of storage space on the bottom (unlike the City Mini single stroller)

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I think it also depends on how closely you plan on having kids together and whether you need the double. We have the uppababy cruz (so single + ability to expand rider board) and it is lovely and also they are 20% off for Black Friday this weekend.

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I was looking at it too. My mom wanted to splurge and get Bugaboo Fox 2, but I after watching all the reviews I really think Cruz 2 will do just as good in NYC for much less.

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We bought a used Uppababy Vista for $150 and we love it! We live in the city and walk everywhere. The thing is super durable. The model we got was from 2015 or so and is great. I too felt strongly about not overpaying for a stroller, and the used option worked out.

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I have a toddler and an infant. I had none of those fancy brand super expensive stuff. I make good money but those things don’t interest me. And my kids are perfectly healthy and happy. I get reasonable priced items w good functions and reviews. Greco Chicco etc. if you spend that much money, I bet it HAS to be good to justify the price. However I don’t think it’s three times or four times better than other brands. Just my two cents. Happy parenting!

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Personally, we have the UppaBaby Vista and it is absolutely worth it. We also live in coastal LA and literally everyone has the Vista. Its high quality and they are made to handle different terrain. We can easily take it from the sand to the sidewalk, so it’s perfect for us. Most strollers aren’t able to handle that.

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You can consider the mockingbird stroller. We shopped around and found that at 1/2 the cost of uppababy, it was just as good in quality for lesser price.

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I have the vista and have my eye on the mockingbird for my next kid!

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Test a couple out at the store but once you have an idea of what you’re looking for I would highly recommend looking on Facebook marketplace or something similar before buying new! Lots of people use that to sell their perfectly fine 2-4 year old stroller at a huge discount

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Personally, I think it is overpriced and overrated. I went with a Quinny buzz and love how light it is, easy to maneuver, compact and super easy to break down with just one button. It is compatible with the Mico carseats, which worked well for us as our baby was on the small/average size.

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Good question. The purchase was done a fee years apart. The wagon is fun as well, not just an utility like the stroller... it was definitely a bit of a splurge (and also a gift to my daughter who absolutely loves it). Plus, the uppa system is SO HEAVY! I am small and just didn’t want to deal with it.

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It depends how much walking will you do. We live in nyc and walk a lot, so with 2 kids - we got a VERY good use of it. But we also have travel stroller that we take for trips (well, used to). In our mind - vista was absolutely worth it.

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Loved the vista in the beginning when my girls were little. By time they were 2&4 we couldn’t fit in there comfortably and I sold It. I didn’t care for it

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@AD the Citi mini tour is great for 2+ - super lightweight, not expensive, folds small and really fits the kid well

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The vista is by far and away my favorite baby item. It’s smooth, it’s versatile, it grew so seamlessly from infant to baby to toddler age now with my daughter. The best stroller to take grocery shopping, the storage underneath fits so much. I had to borrow someone else’s stroller last year while traveling and wow, I didn’t know how good I had it with this thing.

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Yes

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As others have said, it depends on where you live and how you would use it. We needed a stroller that would be light and easy to lift over and over, and folds/unfolds easily and passed on the Uppababy because it is too big and too heavy. We chose the Baby Jogger City Mini GT and it has been awesome. The one-handed fold has been awesome. Being able to life and stick it in the trunk (even while holding a baby) has been a breeze. Never regreted the decision and never needed more than this stroller, whereas a lot of our friends with Uppababy strollers later required smaller umbrella strollers or joggers for times when they realised their Uppababy getup was too cumbersome. IMO, the Uppababy is more of a shiny status symbol (that we were also very tempted to get) but thankfully made a more practical stroller choice. If having a double stroller option is important to you there are other, lighter and more affordable options.

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I’m meh about it. My daughter is 10 months and I’m not convinced a cheaper stroller would have been much different. The Vista isn’t even my only stroller. I got a smaller one for travel (whenever we can do that again) due to the clunkiness of the Vista. I know you didn’t ask about this but I bought the Vista and the Snoo bassinet. If I could only pick one splurge, I recommend the investment in the Snoo. That’s my must have item and I also want 3 kids so having that from the start was the smartest purchase I made out of all the baby gear “must haves.”

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Love the snoo! My baby is 10 mo too and he sleeps so much better than his siblings ever did. I can only credit the snoo. 100% worth it!

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Also another thing about the vista - the weight limits for the toddler seat and rumble seat are different so you end up with your older kid sitting up high and younger kid sitting on the bottom when you’re using it as a double. Also pretty sure it doesn’t fold as a double either so if you’re considering it for those options, there might be doubles better suited for later on. Not sure how much of a basket you need, but we ended up getting a city mini gt off Facebook marketplace and that’s a really nice but cheaper stroller too

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