Uppababy Vista V2 + MESA Travel System Review – Is It Worth The Hype?

If you’ve typed the words’ UPPAbaby VISTA V2 review’ on Google, you probably wonder whether this is the perfect stroller you’ve been seeking or just another hyped-up product.

This is understandable as finding the right stroller for your baby can be challenging. You want something safe, durable, within your budget, and accommodates your lifestyle, and many strollers fall short. As a mom who was initially skeptical of every baby gear, including the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 but ended up using it for two years as of now, I’ll give you an honest review of it. 

The UPPAbaby VISTA V2 is a high-end single to double stroller with an impeccable design that accommodates numerous configurations and is made from superior materials to last you through multiple babies. 

It is an upgraded version of the UPPAbaby VISTA, a high-quality premium stroller that can withstand all terrains and is quite functional in that it has a bug shield, foot break, rain shield, and extendable SPF 50+ sunshade for your little one, among others. 

Some of the improvements made to the new model – UPPAbaby VISTA V2 include new colors, more space in the toddler seat, a better canopy, additional ventilation, extra sun protection, and it is easier to maneuver, among others. 

This set is ideal for parents of single or multiple kids or those looking to grow their family in the future. It also works well for those who love exploring the outdoors with their babies. If you also value quality, functionality, and luxury, the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 with MESA travel system is perfect for you and something you should probably consider getting. 

So let’s get into a detailed review of the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 and MESA Travel System.

Uppababy Vista V2 Review – Specifications and What It Comes With

Uppababy Vista V2 + MESA Travel System Review

The UPPAbaby VISTA V2 isn’t just a stroller. UPPAbaby, in collaboration with MESA came up with a complete package for parents – the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 and MESA travel system. This package consists of:

  • The UPPAbaby stroller
  • 2 MESA infant car seats
  • 2 toddler seats with bumper bars
  • 2 baby bassinets
  • Bassinet storage bag
  • Bug shield for the bassinet
  • Bug shield for the toddler seat
  • Rain shield for the toddler seat
  • Other accessories like a canopy, insect net, wheels, and basket. 

The frame + the seat weigh 27lbs while the bassinet weighs 8.8 lbs. The dimensions for the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 are 17.3″ L x 25.7″ W x 33.3″ H while (folded), 36″ L x 25.7″ W x 39.5″ H (while unfolded), and 13″ L x 25.7″ W x 32″ H when folded but without attaching the seat. 

The bassinet accommodates a baby of up to 20 lbs while a toddler seat can be used by a 3 months baby up to when he or she weighs 50 lbs. 

UPPAbaby VISTA V2 and MESA Travel System Review – Why I like It

It grows with your baby/family

With the UPPAbaby VISTA V2, you don’t need to limit yourself by only strolling with one baby at a time because it’s made to accommodate up to 3 babies of either the same or different ages. This is one of the reasons why it’s a favorite among parents with more than one child or those looking to expand their families. 

So if you have a newborn and a toddler, you can walk around with both of them, or if you have twins. It also has a piggy backboard that can accommodate a third child (an older child who can ride on it while standing). 

When you ask anyone who’s used the UPPAbaby VISTA V2, they’ll likely mention the fact that it grows with your child. This means you can use this set for every stage of your baby’s growth. 

When you have your baby, they can use the bassinet since it’s perfect for newborns. You can put the bassinet in the stroller and walk around with your baby. You can also use the infant car seat it comes with. When your baby grows, you can transfer them to the toddler seat instead of buying a new one. 

Additionally, it has an adjustable footrest area to accommodate your baby’s legs as they grow and become longer. 

The MESA car seat has a no-rethread harness which means you won’t have to manually take out the seat and keep adjusting the shoulder straps to fit your baby as they grow. Also, since the headrest is adjustable, it will accommodate your child as they get older. Therefore, your baby or babies will use this set right from when they are born to when they can walk next to you as you push the stroller. Thus, it wouldn’t be a complete UPPAbaby VISTA V2 review if I didn’t mention this vital fact. 

Although I only have one child, I love the fact that when my niece and nephew are around, I can put all of them in the stroller and we can enjoy walks as we spend time together. I also have the comfort of knowing that when I have more babies (my husband and I are working on that), we won’t need to shop for a stroller or car seat again.

Great bassinet and canopy

Uppababy Vista V2 + MESA Travel System Review

The bassinet is designed to enable your child to lie flat on it which is not only safe but comfortable. Since the system comes with two bassinets (which is quite rare), you can have one in the baby’s room and have them sleep in it at night and attach the other one to the stroller so your baby can lie on it while you are up and about.

It comes with a mattress pad that is not only removable and breathable but has a vent at the base to allow more air circulation. It is also perforated which makes it more comfortable. 

Additionally, you can unzip the back of the canopy for more ventilation. The comfortable mattress and great breathability and ventilation provide a conducive resting environment for a newborn. You can even have the baby in it while they are awake, especially because of its mesh window that allows you to keep an eye on them. 

If you want to carry your sleeping baby around, you simply detach the bassinet from the stroller (which you can easily do with one hand) and move around as you please, while your baby naps. 

I appreciated the water-repellant inner liner of the bassinet because my baby would be dry and comfortable regardless of whether she would spit or sweat in it. 

I love the outdoors and one of the things I enjoy doing with my daughter is taking walks. I don’t have to worry about the harmful UV rays getting to her because the extendable bassinet canopy provides a UPF of 50 and above. Therefore, it doesn’t matter how sunny it is outside, if it’s family time, we get out and have our moments. 

Another fact we cannot ignore is how beautiful the bassinet is. That is why you’ll see a lot of moms carrying it everywhere because it is stylish and aesthetically pleasing. 

Adjustable leather handlebar

Uppababy Vista V2 + MESA Travel System Review

As a tall mom (I’m 5’8), I’ve had trouble pushing my friends’ babies around in their strollers because the handlebars seemed low and I always strain. 

One of the reasons I settled for UPPAbaby VISTA V2 is its adjustable handlebar. I was happy to know I wouldn’t struggle to push my baby around because the handlebar extends to various heights. 

So you don’t have to worry about being short or tall because it will accommodate your height and your partner’s. 

Smooth rides

Uppababy Vista V2 + MESA Travel System Review

I must confess that what sealed the deal for me when I was considering the stroller was its maneuverability, and so this point had to make it to this UPPAbaby VISTA V2 review.

I like being up and about and I never wanted to leave my baby behind. So when I saw that the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 stroller had a spring suspension system that absorbs bumps on the road, I was sold.

I’ve used this stroller on all kinds of terrain. I’ve had it in the park, on the sidewalk, on the pavement near our house, and even at the grocery store. When I push the stroller, it bounces back because it absorbs the shock from the ground so my baby doesn’t feel any effect. She can sleep all the way even if I’m pushing the stroller on a bumpy road. 

It is also easy to apply the brakes as you just press on the huge pedal located next to the right-hand wheel, at the back. Thus, you don’t need to fumble trying to locate the pedal or engage while pushing the stroller.

One of the upgrades made from the old UPPAbaby VISTA to the new UPPAbaby VISTA V2 was a new type of wheels manufactured using soft PU material which makes rides even smoother for your baby.

It is also easier for you to push it around because it is light, and the front wheels rotate easily even on turns. When added to the fact that you can adjust the height to suit you, pushing the stroller becomes a lot of fun. Sometimes, I comfortably do it with one hand.

Another addition to the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 set is green indicators on its front wheels. This alerts you whenever the stroller wheels are locked or unlocked. It comes in handy let’s say when you are pushing over rough ground and you want to lock the front wheels to allow the stroller to move smoothly over this terrain. You can check the indicator to be sure the wheels are locked and also confirm when you want them back in a swivel position. 

I appreciate the fact that the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 accommodates my lifestyle, which is one of the factors to consider when choosing the right stroller for your baby

Works seamlessly with the MESA Travel System

Uppababy Vista V2 + MESA Travel System Review

We can’t have a review of the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 and MESA Travel System without talking about how these two work seamlessly together. 

The MESA infant car seat fits right into the UPPAbaby stroller. You don’t need any special equipment, attachments, or adapters to fix it in place. You simply place it on the stroller and it clicks in and locks itself so you are sure your baby is safe and you can start strolling. Pretty amazing, if you ask me. 

Combined with the fact that the stroller folds easily, it makes it easy to travel with. You can simply fold it, keep it in your trunk and have your baby in the infant car seat. When you get to your destination, you take out the stroller and use it. It is also easy to put together.

When traveling by plane, it is advisable to first check with the airline you are contemplating because some don’t allow big strollers as they consider them bulky or say they weigh too much. 

While researching car seats before stumbling on this amazing duo of MESA and UPPAbaby VISTA V2, I was pleasantly happy to learn that the MESA infant car seat is the ONLY one that has a distinctive technology with latch connectors that self-retract and it also confirms how tightly secured the seat is. That is why it locks itself in place effortlessly and the indicator window turns green to tell you the base is correctly secured. This base also has a finished bottom which protects your car seat from getting damaged. 

Other amazing MESA features include the side impact protection (ensures your baby’s head is stationary and gives them extra protection in case of a side-impact collision) and the no-rethread harness that saves you from manually adjusting your baby’s seat shoulder straps as they continue growing. 

So when you have UPPAbaby VISTA V2 and MESA Travel System, you get safety and portability. 

Different types of Seating

With the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 stroller, you can choose how your babies sit. For example, if your baby is young and you want to keep a keen eye on them, or if you want to communicate with your toddler and see his or her face as you stroll, you can have him or her sit while facing you. 

If you want them to enjoy nature or you realize they want to look at activities outside, you can let them face outward as you push.

If you have two children in the stroller and one wants to look at you while the other wants to see what’s going on outside, you can make both of them happy. You’ll simply have the one facing you on the toddler seat (since it’s at the top and hence close to you) while the sleeping baby or one who wants to face outward can be at the rumbler seat at the bottom.

Ample storage

As a mom, you can never have too much storage, especially when you are running errands, traveling, or even just taking a walk, with your babies. 

You need to have some key items with you. These could be extra diapers, wipes, phone, change of clothes, your house or car keys, wallet, or snacks (depending on what you’d like to carry.) This is where the ample storage by UPPAbaby VISTA V2 and MESA Travel System comes in.

The bottom basket that comes with this set is the largest I’ve ever seen. It accommodates items of up to 30 lbs and you can easily reach it from any side of the stroller. It also has storage pockets. Let’s just say, I’ve never run out of space when using this stroller. So it’s not surprising that it’s worth mentioning in this UPPAbaby VISTA V2 review. 

To top it off, the storage basket is not only huge but also durable and beautiful. 

Wide range of colors

The UPPAbaby VISTA V2 is available in different colors which is amazing because it gives you the freedom to choose what you want. You can have it in:

  • Noa Navy – has a navy carbon frame and a saddle leather
  • Alice dusty pink – has a silver frame with a saddle leather
  • Emmet green melange – comes with a silver frame and saddle leather
  • Bryce White Marl – has a silver frame and chestnut leather
  • Gregory Blue Melange – has a silver frame and saddle leather
  • Declan Oat Melange – designed with silver frame and chestnut leather
  • Greyson Charcoal Melange – comes in a  carbon frame and with a saddle leather
  • Jordan Charcoal Melange – made with a silver frame and black leather
  • Stella Grey brushed Melange – designed with silver frame and chestnut leather
  • Jake Charcoal – Comes with a carbon frame black leather

The Price

I wouldn’t do this Uppababy vista v2 review justice if I didn’t mention the one thing that a lot of parents who’ve bought it have had to think about. That is the price. The UPPAbaby VISTA V2 and MESA Travel System do not come cheap. The set currently costs up to $1,399.98 on Amazon.

I can’t lie that I didn’t question my decision to spend over $1,000 on a stroller. However, when I looked at its unique features which I couldn’t get with other strollers, and the fact that I will continue to use it with my future kids, I considered it an investment. 

Final Thoughts

A stroller and car seat are among the items you should have on your baby registry. If you are lucky, your friends and family members can get them for you. However, sometimes this task falls on you. With so many strollers out there, it’s easy to get confused and overwhelmed. When you are done with choosing one, then you go through the same process for a bassinet and car seat, and so on. It’s just a lot. 

An alternative is getting a complete set – the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 and MESA Travel System. With this, you are sorted with a luxury and quality stroller with so many accessories that will make both your life and your baby’s easier. I hope this UPPAbaby VISTA V2 review has shed some light on what to expect with this baby gear. I’ve had an amazing experience with it and I wish the same for you.