In 2006 in the U.S, the Uppababy brand was founded by husband and wife team Lauren and Bob Montana. The Uppababy Vista was the debut model and designed to be sleek, chic and user-friendly.
The Vista was introduced into the U.K in 2010 and when A3BabyBarn met the Vista it was love at first sight. With its variety of colours, thoughtful design and ease of use it easily became my favourite pushchair.
Jumping forward to now, May 2020 – the Uppababy Vista is still as wonderful as ever. With its attention to detail not just aesthetically but also practically, its hard not to love it.
The main point of this blog is to compare the V1 to the V2 of the Uppababy Vista. The V2 arrived to store in April 2020 and along with a few new colour choices, there are some changes to the stroller. But the question is are they so different?
The Vista V2 now comes in 7 colours – Emmett, Jordan, Gregory, Jake, Bryce, Sierra being the continued colours and Hazel and Finn new colours for 2020. With the exception of the Sierra, the bassinet/carrycot now comes in just one colour, rather than the 2 tone that we have seen on previous models.
The seat unit of the Vista V2 is suitable from 6months until 22kg, with the difference between the original and V2 being slightly bigger by a few centimetres – with a taller seat back and deeper footrest. The new five point, no re-thread harness – singular adjustment system makes changing the position of the harness slightly easier than the previous model.
The sun canopy of the seat unit has also changed slightly, with an added zip out fabric extender and two air vent panels, still with the UPF 50+ protection, the sun canopy definitely gives more sun protection than the original Vista.
The Vista is well known for its extra large underneath storage basket, being capable of holding up to 30lbs worth of weight – the basket is definitely a big selling point for the stroller. The basket has been modified slightly on the V2 – being more rounded and easily accessible.
The original Vista chassis already has an all wheel suspension, however with the V2 the updated chassis now has softer front and rear spring suspension.
The weight differs slightly from the original to the V2 with an added 0.4lbs making it heavier but only just.
With the updated changes and added colours, the Uppababy Vista V2 now retails at £980, the choice is yours whether these are worth the extra £180.