UPPAbaby is an eco friendly Massachusetts based company, dedicated to creating a better environment for our children. They have created a stroller that’s sleek like a sports car, multi-functional like an SUV and durable like a truck. As a new dad that loves gadgets, the 2009 UPPAbaby VISTA ($669) combines form and function intelligently and beautifully. The stroller is by far my favorite “baby” item for our daughter. No wonder it has topped “must have” infant lists on Martha Stewart and Ellen.
The VISTA stroller frame, made of fully welded, ultra lightweight aircraft alloy, accommodates both the VISTA bassinet and toddler seat in a quick and easy switch—no fabric swapping needed! The organic bassinet is lined with a blend of organic soybean & cotton so every inch of material that touches your baby is a great soft alternative to synthetic materials. For added peace of mind, colored seat attachment indicators let you know when the seat or bassinet is properly installed.
The UPPAbaby VISTA’s elevated seat and bassinet height puts baby in reach, saving your back and keeping your precious passenger away from car fumes, dirt, unwanted pets and other hazards. Plus, you can avoid those germ-ridden public high chairs by simply pulling the VISTA up to your restaurant table and letting your child enjoy her meal in comfort and safety.
Not only is the UPPAbaby VISTA stroller a luxurious ride for baby, it’s also designed with parents in mind. The VISTA’s telescoping one-touch handle height adjustment accommodates parents of all heights, and its floating arch rear axle alleviates toe stubbing for parents who tend to stretch out their stride. All this, and portability too—in a single motion, the UPPAbaby VISTA stroller can fold and stand with or without the seat attached, so you can move from stow to go in a matter of seconds. This sturdy stroller can be configured in lots of different ways, and it’s perfect for a growing family. And when you need it, you have the option of adding an extra seat without doubling the stroller’s width. You can even add a ride-along board and expand to three! Plus, it folds up in one step for easy portability. Optional adapters are available for infant seats for Graco, Peg Perego and Chicco.
It only takes a few seconds to remove our Graco infant seat from the car base and attach it easily to the VISTA stroller. Lastly, when I mentioned a minor glitch with the stroller, the friendly UPPAbaby customer service representative rushed us a replacement frame in a matter of days. Their commitment to customer service coupled with an intelligently designed product makes this great looking and versatile stroller a “FIRE WIRE” top pick for new parents!