While deciding between an UPPAbaby VISTA and a Nuna stroller, parents have been asking for years, "Does Nuna make a double stroller?" Finally, the answer is: Yes!
Like the UPPAbaby VISTA, the Nuna Demi Grow is a convertible stroller that starts as a single and can accommodate a second seat when another child comes along. The Demi Grow will be available from Strolleria starting in March 2018 (sign up for our email list to be notified of its release).
The UPPAbaby VISTA and Nuna Demi Grow share similarities like configurations, pricing and compatibility with an infant car seat and bassinet. But there are also notable differences between the two, including the weight limits and positioning of the seats.
We'll update this post with more details once the Nuna Demi Grow is released.
First, we'll share an overview of each stroller.
The Demi Grow is Nuna's first stroller that can accommodate a second seat for siblings or twins. The Demi Grow offers a sleek design, 2-year warranty, sturdy all-terrain wheels, and compatibility with the Nuna PIPA and PIPA Lite infant car seats considered to be among the safest on the market.
The stroller includes some features not seen on the VISTA, like a zip-out seat lining for an all-weather mesh seat and custom dual suspension that changes the ride for smooth and rough surfaces.
The UPPAbaby VISTA offers superior quality and ease of use, between its three-year warranty, an oversized storage basket accommodating up to 30 pounds, and one-click compatibility with the UPPAbaby MESA infant car seat and bassinet, the latter of which is included with your stroller purchase.
On the UPPAbaby VISTA, the second seat attaches to the front of the stroller frame, in front of the primary seat. On the Nuna Demi Grow, the second seat attaches to connectors in the back of the basket so that the seat is positioned behind and beneath the primary seat.
Both designs offer pros and cons.
The advantage of the Nuna Demi Grow is that the weight of both children is placed on the strongest part of the stroller, the rear axle, which allows for easy maneuverability with the front wheels. The design also allows the second seat to hold 50 pounds, more than the VISTA's 35-pound second seat. With the close positioning of the two seats, the length of the Nuna Demi Grow double stroller is 38 inches—several inches shorter than other convertible strollers.
The downsides of the Demi Grow design: The child essentially rides inside the stroller basket, which limits her view and movement, and the second seat is more difficult to access for both parent and child.
The second seat on the UPPAbaby VISTA is easier to access and attach, thanks to its position on the front of the stroller. But the seat's position elongates the length of the VISTA and adds weight to the front of the stroller for a heavier push.
The VISTA's seats are not identical, with the toddler seat (the top seat) holding 50 pounds and the RumbleSeat (the bottom seat) accommodating 35 pounds. The RumbleSeat can be a drawback for parents with children who have exceeded the weight limit, as older kids would need to sit in the top position with the baby farther away in the lower position.
However, while the Nuna Demi Grow offers a higher weight limit, the bottom seat may be less comfortable for a larger child, as it sits low to the ground, slightly beneath the top seat.
The Nuna Demi Grow costs $100 less than the 2018 UPPAbaby VISTA but does not come with the bassinet included, as the VISTA does. When you add a bassinet, the Demi Grow is about $80 more than the VISTA.
The purchase of a Nuna Demi Grow includes:
The purchase of an UPPAbaby VISTA includes:
Here's what the pricing for each single stroller looks like when you compare the strollers with identical items.
As a double stroller, the Nuna Demi Grow is initially less expensive than the UPPAbaby VISTA if you're using an infant car seat on the upper position and stroller seat on the lower position.
Because the upper and lower seats for the Demi Grow are identical, parents adding a newborn to the family don't necessarily need to purchase a second seat. The seat that comes with the stroller can be relocated to the lower position, while the newborn can sit in a car seat in the upper position.
For the UPPAbaby VISTA, parents must purchase the RumbleSeat if they're using a car seat in the upper position because the two stroller seats are not the same size. Additionally, upper and lower adapters sold separately are needed to complete all of the double configurations. Adapters are not needed to convert the Demi Grow into a double.
On both strollers, the upper seat is reversible, allowing the child to face you or face forward. Both strollers allow you to use an infant car seat on top and the stroller seat on the bottom, and for twins, both strollers take two infant car seats and two bassinets.
The major difference in configurations is the position of the lower seat. While the VISTA's lower seat faces either direction, a child can only face forward in the Nuna Demi Grow's lower position—whether she's riding in the stroller seat, infant car seat or bassinet.
Here are the differences between the Nuna Demi Grow and UPPAbaby VISTA configurations.
While the Nuna Demi Grow can be folded with one seat attached, it's best to remove the seat before folding to ensure access to a convenient carry handle integrated into the frame.
The UPPAbaby VISTA folds with the seat attached, and parents can grab the bumper bar when lifting the folded stroller. For both strollers, the second seat must be removed before folding.
Both strollers also offer an automatic lock and a self-standing fold, which makes them easy to store and lift into a car.
The Nuna Demi Grow is compatible with the Nuna PIPA series of car seats, which include the PIPA, PIPA Lite and PIPA Lite LX. and the necessary car seat adapters are included with your stroller purchase.
The UPPAbaby MESA infant car seat is compatible with the UPPAbaby VISTA, no adapters required. With car seat adapters, the VISTA is compatible with several infant car seats from brands including Nuna, Cybex, Maxi-Cosi, Chicco and Peg-Perego.
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