An Expert Guide to UPPAbaby StrollersPublished on 06/16/2022 · 9 min readUPPAbaby is one of the most popular stroller brands on the market. Get to know their key models with Baby & Toddler Expert Gregg Mason!
New and expecting parents have a lot on their plates! It goes without saying that life with a toddler or infant presents a whole new set of challenges just to safely mobilize a young family out of the house. Traditionally, strollers have met the basic needs of parents with features that satisfied the most simple requirements, but what if we asked more from our strollers? What if we are uncompromising on versatility, capability, safety, customization, and even style? UPPAbaby, an innovative American company, seeks to satisfy even the most discerning new parents. Not only does UPPAbaby deliver on product design that makes their strollers lighter, more intuitive, and easier to use, but they also have upgraded the look and feel of traditional strollers, replacing them with sleeker, more stylish products to fit a modern lifestyle without compromises.
The UPPAbaby Stroller Lineup
UPPAbaby offers a wide range of high-quality baby products from car seats to bassinets and playards. The stroller line, however, is where the company’s mission and dedication to customization, safety, and premium design sense shines. So, let’s break down their full-size and lightweight stroller lineup to explain why UPPAbaby Strollers are so popular, which one is right for your family, and why thoughtful design is so important to daily life as a new parent.
The Vista V2
The Vista V2 is the most comprehensive option available from UPPAbaby, designed for infants and toddlers and even holds up to three children. The Vista’s intuitive design is easy to manipulate like a single-child carrier while increasing the capacity for a bigger family. Starting as a single, this stroller can expand to accommodate your child’s growth, allowing for a range of configurations.
Easily click in two infant car seats, two bassinets, two seats, or a custom configuration of those options. Older siblings can help push or hop on to hitch a ride using the PiggyBack ride-along board accessory. The included bassinet caters to infants on the go and allows users to attach or detach it with a single hand.
Its ventilated canopy and UPF 50+ sunshade keep infants cool, comfortable, and protected. A reversible toddler seat allows for variable seating positions while the telescoping, leather-wrapped handle can be operated with one hand to find the optimal reclining position for your tiny passengers.
The UPPAbaby Vista tucks away small and stands on its own to make space in a busy restaurant or at home. Not only can shoppers find their favorite fabric and leather color for this model, but you are also treated to a range of included accessories like a bug shield, rain shield, and a svelte travel bag. This 27lb stroller is the ideal option for twins, families with multiple children, and those seeking the most refined, customizable experience for their family.
The Cruz V2
The Cruz V2 Stroller is a streamlined, compact 25.5lb option that prioritizes maneuverability with storage. An extra-large, easy-access basket pairs with all-wheel suspension so necessary items are simple to reach while bumpy streets are handled with ease.
This stroller is designed for toddlers with a reversible seat so you can choose their position. The seat also reclines, features a height-adjustable and extendable canopy, and is offered in a range of color choices.
Of course, UPPAbaby keeps customization at the forefront of their design, so their bassinet and the UPPAbaby Mesa car seat are compatible but not included. Urban families seeking a small packed size and multiple configurations will enjoy the Cruz for its size, weight, and maneuverability without compromising on options or style.
The Ridge is a performance-oriented stroller for all-terrain adventures off the beaten path. 12” and 16” tires feature a more aggressive pattern and require no inflation. This eliminates the threat of a flat on gravel roads or paths to the park. Two-wheel rear suspension pairs with powerful disk brakes that can be operated with one hand.
The single front wheel can also be locked, converting this capable stroller into a jogger with a single push button. Users can also adjust the handlebar height to find their optimal running position.
The Ridge folds with just one hand to pack securely in the trunk, at home, or for travel. At 29.2lbs, this stroller caters to riders from three months to 55lbs, your kiddo can ride along from birth with the UPPAbaby Bassinet and Car Seat adapters and longer with the PiggyBack standing board. This is the definitive, all-in-one option for active families looking for strength, performance, and customization.
The Minu V2
The Minu V2 is a lightweight stroller for daily adventures. Modern conveniences like a one-handed, one-step fold mean you can collapse the stroller with a bag of groceries, a phone, or even another child in your other arm. The 17lb stroller features premium full-grain leather accents and caters to a comfortable ride experience for toddlers.
Despite the smaller frame dimensions, the spacious seat holds up to 50lbs and includes an adjustable leg rest. The unit has a multi-position reclining ability with a height-adjustable canopy that maximizes shade and UV protection. The large storage basket, additional accessory pocket, and vented, peekaboo window make fast-paced, daily life a breeze.
The G-Luxe is a practical umbrella stroller with the UPPAbaby features and aesthetics you’ve come to love. You get the simplicity of this stroller style with a wealth of easy-to-use features for comfort and agility. Aesthetically, the bold color palette options pair with an adjustable footrest and sunshade, and the seat fabric can even be removed for easy spot cleaning.
Children can rest comfortably while you operate the multiple reclining positions with a single hand. This is the go-to travel stroller, weighing only 16.3lbs and featuring one-handed folding action plus a convenient carry strap. The one-step brake ensures safety on busy curbsides while the easy access storage allows for up to 10 pounds of daily essentials. From errands to airports, the G-Luxe makes life simpler!
The G-Lite is a breezy, ultralight option for the minimalist. This stroller shines on vacation or whenever you need to throw it over your shoulder. At only 11.2lbs, this is the lightest stroller in UPPAbaby’s lineup, but it’s not shy on features. The extendable UPF 50+ sunshade offers full coverage and ventilation while the sippy cup or water bottle holder promotes hydration on the go. The mesh sling seat boasts a zipper recline feature to maximize weight savings, comfort, and breathability. Spacious storage holds up to 10 pounds of gear for a fun-filled day!
The G-Link 2
The G-Link 2 is a lightweight and narrow stroller with side-by-side seating. Independent reclining seats allow for your child’s optimal position, regardless of age or nap schedule, while multiple rethread harness positions make sizing adjustments simple as children grow. The G-Link 2 double stroller boasts dual Deluxe canopies with multiple panels to protect from sun and weather, while the cup holder ensures beverages or snacks are always within reach. Four sets of wheels coast effortlessly for a smooth ride, and a simple one-step fold feature requires no foot action. This is a slick solution with a lightweight frame for children the months to 55lbs per seat, ideal for siblings on the go.
Select Your Style
If it isn’t already abundantly clear that UPPAbaby invests a lot of time into creating high-quality, innovative gear that caters to your unique needs and preferences, check out their Swatch by Mail Program. At-home shoppers who can’t physically experience the modern stroller color choices in person are encouraged to select up to four favorite options to receive swatches of right at their door, for free. Colors like Emmett, Alice, Greyson, and Stella are named after children of real UPPAbaby employees. This thoughtful program ensures shoppers can get a closer look and touch and feel the quality fabrics that will adorn their new stroller.
Warranty, Registration, and Spare Parts
UPPAbaby proudly offers a one-year extended warranty (for a total of three years) on all strollers as well as their full line of juvenile gear. New owners are encouraged to visit their website and complete a very simple process to register the unique serial number on their stroller within three months of purchase. Moreover, the company stands behind its products with a limited warranty ensuring your new investment is free from any manufacturing defects for a period of two years after purchase.
Not only will UPPAbaby provide replacement parts or conduct repairs, but they also offer a dedicated assortment of spare parts, accessories, and replacement pieces to ensure your new stroller meets the needs of your demanding day.
To make life even simpler for new stroller owners, the new UPPAbaby app is available for free download. As a companion app for busy parents, this innovative tool not only makes the warranty process simpler but acts as a one-stop-shop for the UPPAbaby family to meet the needs of your new life. Consumers can easily scan barcodes on products, connect for a one-on-one video consultation with customer service, and access videos and tips.
A Dedication to Safety
The sleek, sophisticated, and downright luxurious product offerings are only part of the UPPAbaby story. The Juvenile Product Manufacturing Association (JPMA) sets a stringent industry standard that UPPAbaby meets and exceeds. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is a governing body that oversees a wide range of American consumer products, and again UPPAbaby adheres to the rigorous standards, eliminating the concern of product safety and durability, even omitting the use of any hazardous materials, like chemical flame retardants in the construction of their strollers.
While safety compliance and industry-leading customer experience are behind the scenes, modular compatibility, shock-absorbing ride quality, ease of use, and a thoughtful sense of style are heavily on display with UPPAbaby strollers. If you’re looking to get an UPPAbaby stroller of your own or want to talk through your options, connect with a Baby & Toddler Expert here on Curated!
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