Choosing the right pram for your child can be one of the most important decisions that new parents make. But with so many options available in the market, it can be difficult to choose the one that suits your needs.
In this article, we will compare two popular prams in Australia: the Baby Jogger City Select 2 and the UPPAbaby Vista v2.
We will provide a detailed comparison of each pram’s features and suitability, size and weight, capacity and storage, wheels and suspension, capsule compatibility, and warranty.
We hope that this comparison will help Australian parents make an informed decision when choosing the right pram for their child.
Key takeaway: The City Select 2 might be the best option for parents who need a pram that is smaller when folded, lighter, and can accommodate a newborn in the main seat. On the other hand, the Vista v2 might be better for parents who want a pram that includes a bassinet and has better suspension, making it more suitable for rough terrain.
Who is each pram suitable for?
The Baby Jogger City Select 2 and UPPAbaby Vista v2 are both suitable for newborns up to a certain weight limit. The City Select 2 can accommodate children up to 20.5 kg, while the Vista v2 can accommodate children up to 22 kg.
The City Select 2 can only be used with newborn capsules or a bassinet (both sold separately), or with its newborn-approved multi-position reclining seat. Meanwhile, the Vista v2 comes with an included bassinet that can be used from birth.
They are also both suitable for multiple children of different ages. They can accommodate a combination of car capsules, bassinets, seats, and wheeled toddler boards, which make them great options for a growing family.
Both prams have a number of important features that we would expect from prams in this price category, including a 5-point harness, extendable sun canopy, and adjustable handlebar. The sun canopy on the Vista v2 also has a ventilation feature that allows air to flow through, keeping the baby cool and comfortable on hot days.
They are also both fairly easy to fold and unfold. Additionally, both prams are self-standing when folded, making them convenient for storage.
One difference is that with the City Select 2, the seat fabric can be washed in cold water on the delicate cycle of your washing machine. On the other hand, the fabrics of the Vista v2 need to be hand-washed.
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Size and Weight
Size and weight are essential factors to consider when choosing a pram. The City Select 2 is slightly smaller and lighter than the Vista v2.
The City Select 2 total folded size is around 165k cubic cm and it weighs 12 kg. The Vista v2 has a total folded size of around 240k cubic cm, and it weighs 12.4 kg with the seat. The difference in size may be important for parents with a small car boot or storage space in their home.
When unfolded, the Vista is the wider of the two prams (65.3 cm vs 60.5 cm) while the City Select is longer (111 cm vs 91.4 cm).
The handlebar height of the City Select 2 is adjustable and ranges from 104.5 cm to 111 cm, while the handlebar height of the Vista v2 ranges from 100.3 cm to 108.0 cm. This difference might be important for parents who are taller or shorter than average.
Capacity and Storage
Both prams have under-seat baskets that can hold a reasonable amount of weight. The City Select 2 has a basket capacity of 12 kg, while the Vista v2 has a basket capacity of 13.6 kg.
While the difference is not significant, it might be important for parents who frequently use the basket for storage during outings.
When it comes to capsule compatibility, the City Select 2 is compatible with the Baby Jogger City Go Capsule and some Maxi Cosi capsules, while the Vista v2 is compatible with Maxi Cosi, Nuna, and Joie capsules. This difference might be important for parents who already own a particular brand of capsule or who prefer a specific brand.
Wheels and Suspension
Pram suspension can be important in providing a smooth ride for the child. The City Select 2 has a two-wheel suspension on the front wheels only, while the Vista v2 has a four-wheel suspension system. Therefore, the Vista v2’s suspension might provide a slightly smoother ride on rough terrain.
These two prams have similar-sized front and rear wheels.
The City Select 2 comes with a two-year warranty, while the Vista v2 comes with a three-year warranty (both require that the product is registered with the manufacturer).
Choosing the right pram for your child is a significant decision, and both the Baby Jogger City Select 2 and UPPAbaby Vista v2 have features that might be attractive to different parents.
The City Select 2 might be the best option for parents who need a pram that is smaller when folded, lighter, and can accommodate a newborn in the main seat. On the other hand, the Vista v2 might be better for parents who want a pram that includes a bassinet and has better suspension, making it more suitable for rough terrain.
Overall, parents should consider their needs, budget, and lifestyle when choosing a pram. It is essential to test the pram in-store or read reviews from other parents to ensure that the pram meets their requirements.