Choosing the right pram for your family is an important decision. A pram needs to be practical, safe, and comfortable for both you and your child. However, with so many options available, it can be overwhelming to decide which pram to choose.
In this comparison, we will be looking at two very popular prams in Australia – the Redsbaby Jive 5 and the UPPAbaby Vista v2. We will discuss the important features, size and weight, capacity and storage, wheels and suspension, capsule compatibility, and warranty of each pram. By the end of this article, you will hopefully have a much better understanding of which pram will suit your family’s needs.
Key takeaway: These prams are very similar in terms of their size, weight, and features. They both have 4-wheel suspension, come with an included bassinet, can be converted to a double pram with a second seat, and can also accommodate a buggy board. The Redsbaby Jive 5 is slightly lighter and more compact than the Vista v2. Meanwhile, the Vista v2 has a slightly higher weight capacity (both the seat and under-seat basket), has a one-handed fold, and is self-standing when folded. It also has larger wheels for handling different terrain.
Before we dive into the details, we recommend you check out this helpful comparison table on the Redsbaby website to get a feel for the basic differences between the Jive and the other Redsbaby prams.
Who is each pram suitable for?
The Redsbaby Jive 5 is suitable from birth with the included bassinet. It can accommodate children up to 20 kg and can be converted to a double pram with a second seat or by using the Redsbaby buggy board.
The UPPAbaby Vista v2 is also suitable for newborns with an included carrycot bassinet or optional SnugSeat. The main seat has a max capacity of 22 kg.
The Vista v2 is suitable for twins with the optional additional seat and for children of different ages with the optional PiggyBack or RumbleSeat.
Both the Jive 5 and Vista v2 have a 5-point shoulder harness, adjustable handlebars, and an extendable sun canopy with ventilation. They also have a seat that can face both forwards and backwards, allowing your child to face you or outwards.
In terms of differences, the Vista v2 has a one-handed fold-and-unfold system, while the Jive 5 requires two hands. The Vista v2 is also self-standing when folded, which is a useful feature for storing the pram.
Size and weight
The Jive 5 is the lighter of the two prams, weighing 11.4 kg with the seat attached, while the Vista v2 is 12.4 kg. The Jive 5 is also slightly smaller than the Vista v2 when folded, with dimensions of 88 cm (H) x 58.5 cm (W) x 40 cm (L), compared to the Vista v2’s dimensions of 84.5 cm (H) x 65.3 cm (W) x 44 cm (L).
When unfolded, the Vista v2 is slightly larger than the Jive 5, with dimensions of 100.3 cm (H) x 65.3 cm (W) x 91.4 cm (L), compared to the Jive 5’s dimensions of 106 cm (H) x 58.5 cm (W) x 73 cm (L).
Both prams have an adjustable handlebar height, with the max height on the Vista being slightly higher (108 cm vs 106 cm) so this may be the better option for taller parents.
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Capacity and storage
The Jive 5 has a pram seat capacity of 20 kg and an under-seat basket capacity of 10 kg, while the Vista v2 has a pram seat capacity of 22 kg and an under-seat basket capacity of 13.6 kg. This means that the Vista v2 can accommodate slightly heavier children and has more under-seat capacity for storage.
Wheels and suspension
Both the Jive 5 and Vista v2 have four-wheel suspension and can handle a variety of terrain.
The Vista v2 has larger wheels, with a front wheel size of 20.3 cm and a rear wheel size of 29.2 cm, compared to the Jive 5’s front wheel size of 18 cm and rear wheel size of 24 cm.
The Jive 5 is compatible with Britax Unity Neos, Maxi-Cosi, Joie, and Nuna capsules with adaptors, while the Vista v2 is compatible with Maxi-Cosi, Nuna, and Joie capsules.
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Both the Jive 5 and Vista v2 have a warranty period of 3 years with product registration.
When choosing a pram, it’s important to consider your family’s needs and lifestyle.
The Redsbaby pram is a great option for those looking for a lightweight and compact pram that can be converted to a double pram with a second seat or buggy board. It also comes with an included bassinet and has a breathable mesh panel for ventilation.
The UPPAbaby Vista v2 is a versatile pram that can be used for newborns up to 22 kg and can be converted to a double pram with an additional seat. It has a one-handed fold and is self-standing when folded, which is a useful feature for storage. It also has a larger under-seat basket and larger wheels for handling different terrain.
Ultimately, the choice between the Jive 5 and Vista v2 will depend on your individual preferences and needs.
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