After spending many pregnant months researching strollers, we finally settled on the UPPAbaby VISTA ($699) for our son because of it’s sleek look, solid reviews including reviews stating that the company offers wonderful customer service, and the ability to add a jump seat if baby number two becomes a reality. It has been a great stroller for us, and as it can hold up to 50 pounds, it will work for us for years to come.
UPPAbaby recently debuted the MESA, their new infant car seat, at ABC Kids Expo 2012.
I love the clean modern look of the car seat and the new SMARTSECURE™ System is very appealing. According to UPPAbaby, “this unique technology utilizes a tightness indicator and self-retracting mini LATCH connectors to facilitate quick, accurate, and easy installation.”
It doesn’t require an adapter for the VISTA or CRUZ strollers, something you currently have to purchase regardless of which type of car seat you have.
A couple of features I love:
- A hideaway SPF 50+canopy for sun protection.
- Finished bottom to protect car upholstery which eliminates the need for seat protectors. Seat protectors can be a problem for safe car seat installation.
- One-push stroller release on the carry handle for a smooth transfer.
The UPPAbaby MESA (http://uppababy.com/products/product.php?id=272 )will be available beginning in March 2013. It will retail for $280 and come in four styles: DREW (tangerine), SEBBY (teal), LINDSEY (wheat), and JAKE (black).