New Year, New Gear: Presenting the 2015 UPPAbaby VISTA #UbVISTA

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Pass any park in New York and you will see moms and nannies equipped with UPPAbaby VISTA strollers — and for good reason, the UPPAbaby VISTA stroller is the must-have stroller for urban moms because it offers an user-friendly stroller that’s versatile and easily adapts from bassinet, to toddler seat to car seat and back all packed in to a comfortable ride that is so smooth on bumpy streets and up and down curbs that your little one will have no trouble sleeping soundly while you run errands or just take a stroll around the city.

In an exciting development for parents everywhere, UPPAbaby has just raised the bar and made their amazing, highly coveted stroller even better with the 2015 VISTA. The 2015 VISTA is designed to adapt as your family grows. This stroller is all weather, all terrain and all family accommodating every one from babies to toddlers in comfort and in style. The best part, the new 2015 VISTA adapts to accommodate more kids WITHOUT growing any wider so you can stroll the streets and not lose your maneuverability.

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One of the biggest changes UPPAbaby made to the 2015 VISTA is the updated frame now made out of magnesium and anodized aluminum for added sturdiness. The studier frame means the VISTA can now support two seats, two bassinets, two car seats or ANY combination of those two (see image, above). This amazing advancement gives parents so much more freedom and versatility in their lives to get out and about comfortably with all of your kids in tow. These configurations all work in addition to UPPAbaby’s Piggyback Toddler Board which means that you can fit THREE kids onto your new UPPAbaby VISTA stroller! With all of these configuration choices UPPAbaby’s genius design makes transporting a second or third child a breeze!

I love that the newly redesigned RumbleSeat can go read facing or front facing and recline so you can keep both kids as comfortable as possible. When I tested out all of the different configurations I was amazed at how well the stroller still maneuvered with two kids on board and I know that these expanded configuration options are going to make the challenge of navigating the city with two (or three!) kids that much easier. And these features are handy to have even if you are still on your first child. My son and I are headed on a trip with a mom friend and her little girl soon and the UPPAbaby VISTA means that we can take two babies and two car seats all on my one stroller — our travel schlepping has just been cut in half!

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Other great features that UPPAbaby has added include: a larger storage basket (pictured above, right), a new and improved bumper bar that now wipes clean, redesigned tires for a smoother ride paired with shock-absorbing front and rear suspension, easier to use brake with indicator so you can see when its engaged, new easier seat recline mechanism that lets you recline the seat 180 degrees and perhaps most exciting of all, the new one-step folding mechanism with finger triggers that makes the UPPAbaby VISTA the easiest stroller to fold that I have ever tried, bar none. Best of all, the stroller folds with the toddler seat attached and when folded the stroller stands up on its own making storing your VISTA as easy as using it.

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UPPAbaby has also updated their already fabulous bassinet making it even better. As with their previous bassinets, the 2015 VISTA bassinet is approved for overnight sleep and the new one hand button to release the bassinet from the stroller means it’s easy to move the sleeping baby from the stroller to the bassinet stand without waking them up. The bassinet includes a vented mattress and base for breathability and you can also unzip the ventilated canopy for airflow. The new bassinet includes a zip out liner and boot cover that are easy to remove and clean and the expandable SPF 50+ sunshade ensures your baby is comfortable and protected as you explore the world together.

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But all of the new features aren’t just about making the world’s best stroller function even better, the new UPPAbaby also introduces several more fabulous colors to the UPPAbaby lineup giving you eight gorgeous colors to choose from.

The 2015 UPPAbaby VISTA is in stores now and retails for $819.99-$859.99 depending on color choice.

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So now you’ve got the perfect stroller, what happens when it’s time to take your stroller on the road? Have no fear, UPPAbaby has got you covered with their amazing Travel Bag made especially for the UPPAbaby VISTA stroller. The Travel Bag is made out of durable luggage grade nylon and includes exposed wheels for easy rolling. The Travel Bag completely covers your stroller, including the wheels, and can fit the stroller frame and toddler seat or stroller frame and bassinet depending on your travel needs. The Travel Bag has a padded bumper bar pocket and an external luggage tag window so it’s easy to identify your stroller at your destination. Best of all, the bag rolls up incredibly small for easy storage while not in use!

One of the best features of the UPPAbaby Travel Bag is their TravelSafe program that guarantees your VISTA during air travel. When you register your travel bag online UPPAbaby will cover any damaged caused to your stroller during air travel for the first two years when your stroller is under warranty.

The UPPAbaby Travel Bag for the VISTA retails for $119.99.

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Now that you’ve got the perfect stroller, it’s time for the world’s best carseat. A car seat is a critical piece of baby gear and picking the right one can be a nerve wracking experience for new parents. I must confess, the first car seat I picked out for my son was not a winner. While perfectly safe, he HATED it and there were more than a few car rides I spent with a hysterical little boy apologizing to our Uber driver. That’s why I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to test out the UPPAbaby Mesa car seat, not only does my son love the interior design of the Mesa so much more than his former car seat, but also I love all of the features that the Mesa offers that makes it so much more user friendly.

Some of the best features on the Mesa car seat are the little things to make your life easier. The base installs very easily into the car and has a special SMARTSecure System with tension indicators that change to green when the seat is correctly installed so you have visual confirmation that you have safely installed the carseat. The car seat has a one handed stroller release so it’s easy to pop out of the stroller. The no-rethred harness means that it’s incredibly easy to adjust the five-point harness on the Mesa as your child grows to make sure they are always comfortable and secure. This is especially convenient during the winter when bulky clothes mean baby may be a different size from day to day depending on what he is wearing. The canopy is easy to extend and retract without having to try to simultaneously push buttons and even the carry handle was given conveniently located buttons on the handle to make popping the handle up and down a snap.

Best of all, the Mesa car seat connects directly to the UPPAbaby VISTA and CRUZ strollers without any adapters making changing from your car seat to your toddler seat even easier. This also means that the Mesa car seat is reversible on the VISTA and CRUZ strollers so when you’re out and about you can pull baby up to the table to join you without the stroller bar being in the way!

The UPPAbaby Mesa car seat was awarded the NHTSA’s Five Star rating and the the first car seat to pass their proposed standards for side impact protection and it’s been recommended as the Best Infant Car Seat by the leading consumer testing publications so you can rest easy that you’re not only using a car seat that makes your life easier, you’re also keeping your baby as safe as possible when out on the road. The Mesa car seat is designed for babies 4-35 pounds and up to 32 inches long. Most infant car seats are only usable up to 30 inches so if you have a long baby like I do this means the Mesa gives you several more months before you have to switch to the much less portable convertible car seat. The Mesa includes an infant insert for babies up to 8 pounds which is easily removable when you no longer need it.

The UPPAbaby Mesa car seat comes in four fabulous colors (pictured above) and retails for $279.99.

Visit UPPAbaby online to grab the only stroller your growing family will ever need and the must-have car seat to keeo your little one safe and comfortable on the road or visit them online on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Samples provided for review, opinions expressed solely mine.

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