Are you in the market for a single-to-double stroller? The Cybex Gazelle S and UPPAbaby VISTA V2 are two really similar strollers you should definitely take a look at!
Let’s start off by going over the things they have in common.
- Both have telescoping handlebars with leather accenting for grip.
- Each stroller has an extendable sun canopy with a peekaboo window.
- The included seats are pretty similar. They both have a 360-degree rotating belly bar to make it easier to get your child in and out, a no-rethread harness to make adjustments easy, and a weight capacity of 50 pounds. Additionally, each of the seats recline and can face forward or backward.
- Both strollers have all-wheel suspension with foam filled tires. Their wheels are the same size—11 inches in back and 8 inches in front.
- They both have foot brakes, and each of these strollers weigh the same—about 27 pounds.
Now let’s touch on some of their differences:
- The VISTA V2 and the Gazelle S both have a large storage basket underneath, but the Gazelle S comes with a detachable shopping basket as well to give you even more storage space!
- The VISTA V2 has a height-adjustable canopy to accommodate your growing child, but both of them have adjustable footrests.
- Although these strollers both expand from a single-to-double stroller in a similar way, there are a few differences worth mentioning:
- The UPPAbaby VISTA V2 comes with a seat unit and a bassinet, but you have to purchase separate adapters to turn it into a double stroller or if you want to attach a car seat. If you have two older children, you can purchase a RumbleSeat separately to attach on the bottom. It’s slightly smaller and has a lower weight capacity than the main seat.
- The Gazelle S, on the other hand, has flip-up adapters included on the bottom of the frame to make it a double. The upper adapters have 3 possible height positions, and they adjust easily by sliding up and down the frame. The Gazelle S comes with a set of Cybex car seat adapters. If you want to attach a second seat, bassinet, or a car seat, those need to be purchased separately.
- These strollers fold really similarly. The VISTA V2 has triggers on each side of the frame that you pull up, and the Gazelle has a combination of two buttons on the handlebar and one trigger on the side of the frame. The Gazelle S has more of a learning curve when you first try folding it, but it’s easy once you catch on!
- Each stroller will fold easily in half, whether you have one or two seats attached! They both stand when folded.
- Straight out of the box, the Gazelle S is less expensive than the VISTA V2—it’s just under $300 less. Something to keep in mind is that the VISTA does require purchasing separate adapters to make it a double, which adds to the cost. The Gazelle S has adapters included or built-in, but doesn’t come with a bassinet like the VISTA does.