I spent weeks researching the perfect travel system. It was the first item we bought after our 20 week scan. Talk about a daunting task.
As with most travel systems, with the VISTA you have the option of the carrycot, stroller and car seat (the VISTA is compatible with our Maxi-Cosi Pebble).
What makes the VISTA great, is how easy it is to swap between all of these.
The handle height adjusts to two positions, and there’s a huge basket underneath. And I mean huge. Enough to fit baby bag, and at least 4 carrier bags of shopping as well as coats and rain covers.
Marnie used the carrycot (which makes an excellent travel cot as it folds down and you can buy a carrycot stand) from birth up until she was around 3 months old.
She was a summer baby so we had some lovely walks with her. Very easy to attach to the system and take off, even with Marnie still asleep inside.
The carrycot hood comes with a ventilated panel and a sunshade.
What I loved about the travel system, was how easy it was to use with the car seat. I could have Marnie from car to system in 20 seconds. I’m still using the car seat in the travel system 8 months on. Just make sure you have the car seat adapters for the VISTA.
This was great when she was newborn, because I didn’t have to disturb her sleeping. As with a lot of babies, she would always fall asleep in the car.
I started using the stroller when Marnie was about 5 months old. The stroller can face you, or outwards. (I’ve only ever had Marnie facing me, I’m not quite ready to let her face the world yet…). The stroller has a variety of reclining positions, as well as reclining all the way back.
There’s also the added bonus of the sunshade which is SPF 50.
Again Marnie finds it really comfortable. She often takes her afternoon nap in the stroller when we’re out and about.
The stroller collapses with the travel system. And it just fits in my Ford Focus.
I love the look of my UPPAbaby. It’s understated. It looks smart and elegant, but it’s not in your face. It suits both mum and dad.
My model is the 2011 and is in black. I can see from the website they now do some gorgeous colours, including VISTA drew, which is a stunning burnt orange colour.
Marnie is approaching 8 months old, and I haven’t had to buy another pram/stroller/car seat yet. We’ve used the Vista since day one, and it’s still going strong.
Lamb & Bear official rating: 9/10
I’m going to be looking for a lightweight stroller for our summer holiday… I see another review brewing…