UPPAbaby Vista 2017 vs Vista 2018 Pushchair Review

The UPPAbaby Vista Pram 2018 is the brand new and updated model of the already tried, tested and loved Vista Pram 2017 Pushchair. Although similar to the 2017 model, the new 2018 Vista boasts new hand sewn full-grain leather accents, a longer bassinet and brand-new colours.

To read our full review of the UPPAbaby Vista 2018 Pushchair, click here.

UPPAbaby Vista Pram 2018 Pushchair and Carrycot

UPPAbaby Vista Pram 2018 Pushchair and Carrycot

To check out our full review of the UPPAbaby Vista 2017 Pushchair, click here.

UPPAbaby Vista Pram 2017 Pushchair and Carrycot

UPPAbaby Vista Pram 2017 Pushchair and Carrycot

Features

UPPAbaby have made changes between these two models, adding to the sophisticated feel of the pushchair and carrycot system. Within the box of the new UPPAbaby Vista 2018 model, you’ll receive the brand new leather handlebar and bumper bar, however, you will not receive car seat adaptors or the bassinet raincover that were previously included in the 2017 model.

 

UPPAbaby Vista

UPPAbaby Vista 2017

 

UPPAbaby Vista Pram 2018 Pushchair and Carrycot

UPPAbaby Vista Pram 2018 Pushchair and Carrycot

 Seat

Both the 2017 and 2018 UPPAbaby Vista have seat units that are suitable from 6 months to 15kg, which is approximately 3 and a half years. The seat units of both models are also fully reversible, letting you easily switch the way your little one is facing. Each seat also has a one-hand recline, with multiple positions. Inside the seat is a padded 5-point harness, securing your little one inside.

 

UPPAbaby Vista 2017 sun canopy

UPPAbaby Vista 2017 sun canopy

 

Parent facing

Parent facing 2018 model

Underneath both the 2017 and 2018 model seat units is also a large storage basket. They are both fully accessible from all sides and can both hold a massive 5kg worth of baby gear!

 

2018 model shopping basket

2018 model shopping basket

Carrycot

The 2018 model carrycot has been updated and is now longer than before. This is great for longer or larger babies, as it really lets you get full use out of the bassinet. Both models are suitable for use from birth to 9kg and suitable for overnight sleeping. Plus, they can each be used with the UPPAbaby Bassinet Stand which is great for letting them carry on their snooze inside. A one-hand release also lets you swiftly move off of the pushchair without waking them up.

 

UPPAbaby Vista 2017

UPPAbaby Vista 2017 with the included carrycot attached

 

UPPAbaby Vista 2018 Carrycot

UPPAbaby Vista 2018 Carrycot

Although the base of the carrycot has increased in size, it still has the great ventilated base and aerated mattress. These work together to allow air to move through the carrycot, creating a breathable and cool environment inside. The sun canopy also plays an extra part in creating the perfect yet cool environment and can be pulled up to let air flow through the carrycot.

 

Carrycot sun canopy fully extended

Carrycot sun canopy fully extended on 2018 model

 

Carrycot with ventilated panel open

Carrycot with the ventilated panel open on 2018 model

Ride

The brake system on both the 2017 and 2018 model is the same. It’s a flip-flop friendly push-on, push-off brake. All tyres, on both models, are no-puncture and shock-absorbing. This lets you glide over all-terrains, from paths to country trails. The front wheels on the 2017 and 2018 model are also lockable, making that harder terrain easy.

 

UPPAbaby Vista 2017 Rear Wheels

UPPAbaby Vista 2017 Rear Wheels

 

UPPAbaby Vista Rear Wheels

UPPAbaby Vista 2018 Rear Wheel

When pushing, the new addition of a full-grain leather handlebar really makes a difference. You can feel the quality of the fabrics used and the handsewn finish really gives it a classy, sophisticated feel.

 

Full-grain leather handlebar

Full-grain leather handlebar

Fold

UPPAbaby have really heard what parents have to say about the Vista and left the easy fold the same. It still has the same great standing fold with auto-lock to keep it in place. To fold, both models, simply pull up on the grey levers either side of the frame and push to the floor. It can be done with or without the seat unit attached too.

 

Folded

Vista 2018 Folded

 

UPPAbaby Vista 2017

2017 model folded with seat unit detached

Sun Canopy

Both the sun canopy of the 2017 and 2018 Vista seat and carrycot have pop-out visors and are UPF 50+ to provide maximum sun protection. The seat unit’s sun canopies have silent magnetic peek-a-boo windows that let you check inside without making a noise. Whilst both the 2017 and 2018 model’s carrycot sun canopy can be unzipped to reveal a mesh panel that lets air flow through. The height of the seat unit’s sun canopy, on both the 2017 and 2018 model, can also be adjusted, letting you move it as they grow.

 

Seat unit sun canopy fully extended

Seat unit sun canopy fully extended

 

Magnetic peek-a-boo window

Magnetic peek-a-boo window in seat unit canopy

 

Carrycot sun canopy fully extended

Carrycot sun canopy fully extended on 2018 model

Summary

Overall, the new additions to the UPPAbaby Vista Pram 2018 have really given it a modern yet sophisticated feel. It still has the same great features that let you take on any adventure, whilst adding that little bit of extra finesse and comfort.

 

Where to buy

UPPAbaby Vista 2018 Pushchair

BuggyBaby.co.uk       £929.95

UPPAbaby Vista Pram 2018 Pushchair and Carrycot

 

 

UPPAbaby Vista 2017 Pushchair

BuggyBaby.co.uk       £899.95

UPPAbaby Vista Pram 2017 Pushchair and Carrycot

 

 

 

 

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