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Jack’s Picks: UPPAbaby VISTA 2015

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UPPAbaby VISTA 2015 Stroller (c/o), H&M Shirt, Madewell Jeans, Sam & Libby Boots (and similar), Madewell Bag

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Hey mamas, can we talk strollers for a minute? We recently have had the chance to check out the 2015 UPPAbaby VISTA and can I just tell you…IT IS THE BEST STROLLER IN THE WHOLE WORLD! That maybe could be construed as hyperbole, but I am being 100% honest with you. I. Am. Ob. Sessed. And today (along with all of these fun photos we snapped around Encinitas) I’m going to tell you why.

First things first, what I love most about the VISTA is its adaptability. The VISTA is a total dream in its single mode, but one of the main reasons I’m super stoked on it is because of how easily it can be adapted for 2 or even 3 kids. While having one child is absolutely “enough” for me, we’ve talked about having a second baby one day and I really love that the stroller we already have will work if that comes to fruition. The bassinet is actually included and is approved for sleep. You can even buy a stand to use it as a co-sleeper to keep your new baby near you at night during those first few months. I absolutely plan to do that if we have a second!

Second, it is the most intuitive and well-designed stroller I’ve ever tried. Seriously, Brian and I were baffled when we first took Jack out for a spin in it. I’ve read some reviews of previous models of the VISTA, and most mommy bloggers agree that the 2015 edition is their shining star. They’ve clearly taken all of the feedback over the years to heart and designed a stroller that covers all the bases. It’s lightweight, easy to assemble when it arrives in the mail, folds and unfolds easily and doesn’t take up too much room in the trunk. It also has a massive basket at the bottom to carry all of your stuff—something that proves useful for me now, but will be especially handy if I’m ever hauling multiple kids around. And, BONUS, it actually is tall enough for my 6’9″ husband to use thanks to the telescoping handle (yet still short enough for my 5’4″ self to use!).

Lastly, it’s a beautiful and super functional stroller. We got ours in the “Taylor” color, which is a beautiful indigo/navy hue. It’s easy to maneuver in stores and on walks, not difficult to push up hills, and has a simple brake that is flip flop friendly (something that matters quite a bit to us San Diegans). The stroller itself feels so sleek and modern—I love walking around with it!

All in all, I am really pleased with the stroller and looking forward to using it over the years as Jack grows and we potentially expand our family. If I could go back in time, I would buy this stroller from the start and skip the other ones I’ve tried out that sadly fell short.

(This post was created in collaboration with UPPAbaby. I was not compensated to write this post, but was provided a stroller to test out and enjoy. All thoughts and words are my own—I’ve been using this stroller nonstop since it arrived, and as always, I never share about products I don’t truly love.)

10 Comments

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    Kasey
    December 17, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    We have the uppababy Cruz and love it, too! It worked great with a car seat adapter, but I’m loving how the seat can face you or face forward!

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    traci G
    December 17, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    I wish I would have gotten a Uppababy! Oh well maybe for the next baby. I think it would be fun if you started a series called Jacks picks and did some fun kids clothes and toys!

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      Natalie Borton
      December 17, 2015 at 6:57 pm

      It is a series! You can see the other posts at thoughtsbynatalie.com/tag/jacks-picks ;)

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    Katie
    December 19, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Can you use this for jogging for your morning runs as well?

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      Natalie Borton
      December 21, 2015 at 11:29 am

      No, unfortunately it isn’t a jogging stroller. I use my BOB for running and love it!

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    Jeanette
    December 19, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    We have this stroller and absolutely love it. I am definitely one of those nerdy moms who did a ton of research beforehand and paid off especially with this stroller which was kindly gifted to us from family. I love that I don’t have to buy another stroller ever again when we have a second child and people don’t call this the Cadillac of strollers for no reason in terms of quality and utility!

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    Emily
    January 14, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    The Vista is the best thing ever! Glad you like yours. We used the bassinet and stand for the first three months. LOVE!

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      Natalie Borton
      January 15, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      Yay! Can’t wait to test out the bassinet one day. It is so beautiful!

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    Amy
    February 16, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Is this stroller high chair height? I am debating between this and the Stokke Crusi and I know the Stokke can be used at restaurants in lieu of a high chair.

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