UPPABaby Vista 2010 Stroller Review

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UPPAbaby Vista Stroller

The Basics: 24 pounds. Good from birth to 50 pounds with bassinet. 25 inches at the widest point when it's unfolded. Collapses to 32 by 26.5 by 18 inches.

The Lowdown: Since it first hit the market, the UPPABaby Vista has been a favorite in the luxury stroller category. It's chic and modern, but still feels classic. The Vista offers one of the smoothest rides we've found. It rolls relatively smoothly over grass, dirt, gravel, mulch and even cobbled streets. Plus, despite the wide wheel base, the Vista maneuvers well. Pair its all-terrain superiority with the included zip-in weather shield, mesh bug-and-sun shield, and a canopy that features a pop-out extension with SPF 50, and the Vista is one of the best outdoor strollers we've tested.

It should be noted that you can find the 2009 version of the Vista for a more reasonable $580, but it's worth the extra $120 to get the 2010 model. The newer model offers a more upright seating position and an additional 1.5 inches of headroom so that older children are more comfortable. The already fantastic wheels have been improved; the bumper bar now has a removable, washable cover; there is more seat padding; and the parking brake is now easier to set.

Our main issue with the Vista is its size. At 24 pounds (27 with the carrycot), it's a heavy stroller. Plus, it doesn't fold down very compactly, so stashing it in a closet isn't going to happen. If you've got a small car trunk or limited home storage, the Vista may not be your best bet.

You'll Want It If: Walks outdoors along bumpy terrain and in inclement weather are you family's thing; car and home storage space aren't an issue; and you're not planning on taking your stroller up or down too many flights of stairs.

The UPPAbaby Vista Stroller is available for $700 with carrycot at Amazon.

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