It’s no secret that when it comes to modular strollers, the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 is one of the most popular options on the market! Its high-end, sturdy frame and soft, durable fabrics give you AND your kiddos a stroller that will be loved for years. In addition, the VISTA V2's ability to transform from a single stroller to a double (and even a triple) prevents you from having to purchase multiple strollers, while the vast configuration potential will ensure each and every one of your little ones will remain comfy and cozy along the way! So whether you just purchased a VISTA V2 or it's at the top of your wish list, keep on reading as we explore all the features and configurations this luxurious stroller has to offer us!
Why Pick the UPPAbaby VISTA V2?
When it comes to performance, the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 is built to take on all the crazy that comes with having kids--from parks and playgrounds to county fairs and trips to the zoo.
The sturdy aluminum alloy/magnesium frame and all-wheel suspension will hold up in the roughest of terrains. Plus, the foam-filled tires ensure you won’t have a flat tire at the most inopportune time!
The VISTA V2 also portrays a grace and beauty that is exhibited physically in its gorgeous fabrics and luxe leatherette handles, and functionally with its smooth, one-handed push and quick self-standing fold!
For little ones, the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 has countless configuration potential. Whether your child likes to face the world or stare directly into momma’s familiar face, the VISTA V2 seats can rotate forward and back, allowing you to arrange your stroller in a way that will please each and every one of your kids.
In addition, the VISTA V2 seats have adjustable foot rests, a deep recline for snoozers, extra large, extendable canopies and ventilation panels for sunny days, and even bug and rain shields when the weather is anything but cooperating.
Have a tall kiddo? The seat back of the VISTA V2 toddler seat is designed specifically with them in mind, with a taller seat height than most strollers as well as a height adjustable canopy. If you have tall kiddos, you know how difficult it can be to find this in a stroller!
Along with all the features mentioned above, UPPAbaby went above and beyond to provide additional convenience for parents when designing the VISTA V2! From the opening bumper bar that allows you to get your toddler out of the seat without fuss to the no-rethread harness for easy adjustment as your child grows, the VISTA V2 truly has parents’ needs in mind.
In addition, the VISTA V2 features an extra large under-carriage basket with a bonus pocket for storing all your baby essentials as well as easy to remove, washable fabrics for the inevitable messes! And with a telescoping handlebar, parents can get a comfortable push no matter their height!
Unboxing Your UPPAbaby VISTA V2
When purchasing a new baby gear product, it's always nice to know what items are included with your purchase. With most stroller purchases, all you get is the frame and seat, making everything else an additional cost. But with the VISTA V2, you get so much more!
Let’s take a look at each of the items you'll find when you open the box!
Sturdy Aluminum Alloy/Magnesium Stroller Frame: Comes in either carbon (black) or silver depending on the stroller you purchase
Bassinet Bug Shield and Storage Bag
Toddler Seat Bug Shield
Toddler Seat Rain Shield
UPPAbaby VISTA V2 Facts & Figures
You can purchase the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 with all of the above mentioned accessories for $1099.99!
You can also purchase the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 Bundle that includes the rumble seat for $1,319.98!
All other accessories, attachments, and adapters are sold separately.
The UPPAbaby VISTA V2 currently comes in two frame colors and ten beautiful fabrics, from neutral Oat Melange DECLAN to earthy green GWEN! This wide range of choices allows every parent to find a product that fits their style and aesthetic perfectly!
- ALICE (Dusty Pink Fabric/Silver Frame)
- ANTHONY (White and Grey Chenille Fabric/Carbon Frame)
- BRYCE (White Marl Fabric/Silver Frame)
- DECLAN (Oat Melange Fabric/Silver Frame)
- GREGORY (Blue Melange Fabric/Silver Frame)
- GREYSON (Charcoal Melange Fabric/Carbon Frame)
- GWEN (Green Melange Fabric/Carbon Frame)
- JAKE (Charcoal Fabric/Carbon Frame)
- NOA (Navy Fabric/Carbon Frame)
- STELLA (Grey Brushed Melange/Silver Frame)
Infant Car Seat Compatibility
The UPPAbaby VISTA V2 is compatible right out of the box with the MESA, MESA V2, and MESA MAX with no additional adapters required. But if you have another brand infant car seat in mind, no worries!
With a car seat adapter, the VISTA V2 can also be used with the following car seats:
- Chicco KeyFit 35, KeyFit 30, KeyFit 30 Zip, KeyFit 30 Zip Air, Fit2, Fit2 Air (with adapter sold separately)
- Clek Liing (With adapter sold separately)
- Cybex Aton, Aton 2, and Aton Q - (With adapter sold separately)
- Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30, Mico Max Plus, Mico AP, Mico NXT, Mico, Citi, Cabrio and CabrioFix (With adapter sold separately)
- Nuna PIPA, PIPA RX, PIPA Lite, PIPA Lite R, PIPA Lite RX, and PIPA Lite LX (with ring adapter by Nuna or post adapters by UPPAbaby)
The VISTA V2 already comes with some incredible accessories. But if you’re needing some extras to personalize your stroller even more, here are some fun things you can snag!
- Additional Bassinet
- PiggyBack Board
- Cup Holder
- Snack Tray
- Bassinet Rain Shield
- Bassinet Stand
- Bassinet Mattress Cover
- Lower Adapters
- Upper Adapters
- Infant Snug Seat Insert
- TravelSafe Travel Bag
Exploring the Main Stroller Pieces
One of the greatest accessories that comes with the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 is the bassinet! The ventilation panels and breathable mattress provide a comfortable place for your little one to rest while you're out and about. And all of us moms know how important a water-repellant lining is for avoiding messes in those newborn days!
In addition, the VISTA V2 bassinet exceeds all current ASTM standards to allow you to use it as an overnight bassinet! With the specially designed cot stand, you can use your stroller bassinet as your bedside bassinet after you bring baby home from the hospital! This dual purpose piece saves you both space and money!
(The bassinet has a weight capacity of 20 pounds or until your baby starts rolling or pushing up onto his hands or knees.)
Toddler Seat vs. RumbleSeat
When you're ready to transition your VISTA V2 into a double stroller, there are a handful of seat configurations you can test out! One of the most common combos is the toddler seat and the RumbleSeat! The toddler seat already comes with your VISTA V2 purchase. The RumbleSeat, on the other hand, can be purchased separately or you can get it with the VISTA V2 bundle! Although it appears these seats can be used interchangeably, there are important differences to note.
The toddler seat has a weight capacity of 50 pounds while the RumbleSeat has a 35 pound weight capacity. The RumbleSeat comes with RumbleSeat adapters, a bumper bar and bug shield. It also has a no-rethread harness, 3 height positions, and an extra large canopy just like the toddler seat.
It's important to note that the toddler seat must be used in the upper position and the RumbleSeat must be used in the lower position. This is to allow better weight distribution, giving the stroller a smoother, easier push.
VISTA V2 Configurations: Single, Double, and Beyond!
One of the most common reasons for purchasing the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 is its potential to adapt and grow just as your family does! When having your first baby, the VISTA V2 can be used as a traditional single stroller. But with its modular design AND it's ability to transform into a double, it becomes much more than the basic stroller you're used to seeing on the market!
Let's explore all the possibilities, both straight out of the box and with additional accessories and adapters, that the VISTA V2 has to offer!
Single Stroller Configurations (Out of the Box)
Toddler Seat (Rear or Forward Facing) & Bassinet Mode
These configurations can be done straight out of the box without ANY additional car seat, adapter or accessory purchases.
Single Stroller Configurations (with Additional Purchases)
MESA Series Car Seat
No additional adapters needed, but you will have to purchase the MESA car seat separately. (The MESA, MESA V2 and MESA Max are all compatible without additional adapters).
Other Infant Car Seat
The VISTA V2 is compatible with Chicco, Clek, Cybex, Maxi-Cosi, and Nuna infant car seats with their respective adapters.
Toddler Seat Double Stroller Configurations
Toddler Seat and Bassinet
Upper and lower adapters are needed for this and must be purchased separately, but the toddler seat and bassinet come with every VISTA V2 purchase!
Toddler Seat and Infant Car Seats
For this configuration, an infant car seat and upper and lower adapters are required (all sold separately). An additional car seat adapter is required if using a non-UPPAbaby car seat.
RumbleSeat Double Stroller Configurations
In order to attach the RumbleSeat, you will need to click the RumbleSeat adapters into the lower position on your stroller before attaching the seat. These come with your purchase so you will not need to buy them separately. *Note: the RumbleSeat should always be in the lower position.
RumbleSeat and Toddler Seat
The RumbleSeat adapter is required for this configuration (comes with purchase). Upper adapters not required, but they are recommended for better spacing.
RumbleSeat and MESA Series Infant Car Seat
MESA infant car seat and upper adapters are required for this configuration. The upper adapters are used with the MESA in order to raise it up enough to fit the RumbleSeat.
RumbleSeat and (non-UPPAbaby) Infant Car Seat
Additional Double Stroller Configurations
The following configurations are ideal for twins rather than those that need a double stroller for a baby and an older child.
Dual Infant Car Seats
Bassinet and Infant Car Seat
Upper and lower adapters are needed for this configuration. An additional car seat adapter is also needed if you're using a non-UPPAbaby brand infant car seat.
Triple Stroller Configurations
As if the VISTA V2 wasn't incredible enough, combine ANY of the above configurations with the PiggyBack Board for a stroller that can tote 3 at once!
The PiggyBack board can carry kiddos up to 55 pounds and even lifts up and out of the way when you're not using it! This is perfect for those kids that want to get up and explore often, but also love to ride along when they don't want to walk.
*For more info on all the configurations you can do with your UPPAbaby VISTA V2 and the specific adapters needed for each configuration, read our VISTA V2 configuration guide here!
Can I use the toddler seat in the lower position?
No, the toddler seat can only be used in the upper position and the RumbleSeat can only be used in the lower position. This is to ensure proper weight distribution. So if you're adding a new baby to your fam and you prefer your baby to be closer to you, you'll want to purchase the RumbleSeat so that your toddler can be out front.
Can I use an infant bassinet in the top position?
Yes, but only when using two bassinets at the same time. Otherwise, the bassinet needs to be placed in the lower position. The bassinet cannot be used in the upper position when the RumbleSeat is in the lower position due to space constraints.
Are there any double stroller configurations I can do right out of the box without any additional adapters or accessory purchases?
All double stroller configurations will require an additional purchase of either an infant car seat, a RumbleSeat, or adapters.
The closest you can get to double stroller configuration right out of the box is with the bassinet in lower position and the toddler seat in the upper position. However, you will need the upper and lower adapters to click the bassinet into place and to give the toddler seat enough space.
For all the other double stroller configurations, you will need to purchase the RumbleSeat, an infant car seat, or another bassinet as well as additional adapters.
Why are there so many different adapters?
UPPAbaby wants to make sure you can create any configuration or combination you dream of (even if you go with an infant car seat of another brand). That is why they offer so many different infant car seat adapters.
The VISTA V2 also requires upper or lower adapters in many configurations to create enough space between the upper and lower positions for multiple seats/bassinets to fit. Due to the front-to-back design of the stroller, there is not a lot of space to put two full seats/bassinets/car seats without the usage of adapters.
The good thing is, if you know what configurations you're going to be using, you only need to purchase the adapters/accessories that match. Use our quick and easy configuration guide here to help you!
And there you have it! Everything you need to know about the UPPAbaby VISTA V2, the PERFECT stroller for growing families!
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