When it comes to choosing a full-size stroller, there are so many options on the market that it can be hard to know where to start. In this blog post, we’re going to compare three of the most popular full-size strollers available: the Bugaboo Fox, the Uppababy Vista, and the Cybex Balios.
Compared stroller: Bugaboo Fox vs Uppababy Vista vs Cybex Balios
And starting off as the third, most searched is the Uppababy Vista V2 stroller, a tried and true large-sized model built quite Sterly and capable of tackling the rougher terrain that goes along with most urban and suburban environments stuff like gravel, cobblestone, dirt roads, and a bit of nature. In addition to its proven longevity and terrain capability, the features that most stand out on the Uppababy Vista V2 stroller, in my opinion, are its larger and more accessible than the average shopping basket.
The ability to use adapters to raise up its primary seat, which is also of good proportions and comparison to the rest of the reversible seat market. And of course the possibility of converting it into a frontloaded tandem stroller.
The Uppababy Vista V2 stroller is a great model. In fact, it’s one of those that I most commonly recommend, but I do suspect from talking to people that is popularity sometimes may be heavily weighted towards those tandem capabilities.
And it’s important to realize that tandem strollers, in general, are really only the ideal two-child choice. If one is facing a very limited age gap between children and will actually mostly be using the stroller as a single model.
And the Uppababy Vista V2 stroller does make an awesome one-child stroller, as long as what your looking for is a Hardy model with strong terrain capability and good storage capacity to better facilitate traveling around town all day without a car and without the need to pack your stroller down or carry it all that much on a daily basis.
And if this is what you’re looking for, or if you are in a situation where the age gap between your children is known like you’re pregnant and you already have a two and a half-year-old, then the Uppababy Vista V2 stroller will make an excellent choice searched even more than the Uppababy Vista V2 at the current moment is the Bugaboo Fox two, not the Fox three mind you, which is down in fifth place.
In my opinion, this almost certainly has to do with the current market, the fact that the Bugaboo Fox stroller two can be had for a pretty significant discount at the present moment in comparison with the Bugaboo Fox stroller three, which unless you’re really into the new colors, hasn’t really been updated in a meaningful way.
At least in relation to mechanics, the Bugaboo Fox stroller is also a great model, but it’s still expensive even with the discount.
So it’s important to know what you’re getting. And the Bugaboo Fox stroller then offers nearly equivalent terrain capability to the Vista while being even easier to maneuver and smooth conditions have a few folding options that are relatively uncommon on the current market and that the Vista doesn’t offer in its ability to fold down into.
A single standing piece with both the seat reversed as well as with the bassinet and which offers everything you could really ask for in terms of smaller luxury details on the seat unit, both to make your child more comfortable and your own life easier on the negative side, it’s worth noting that the fall Fox’s folding process can be a bit fiddly until you’re familiar with it.
And that the model, the well-engineered has pretty complex internal mechanisms that can develop problems in the long run. If you don’t treat it carefully.
And the Bugaboo Fox stroller all-iterations is a good choice. Then if you need a full-sized all-day stroller with decent terrain capability, still preferably for use without a car, unless you have a big trunk or a willingness to do a fair bit of disassembly to pack it away.
That goes the added mile in terms of luxury and extra functions. But that also requires a bit of a lighter hand and a bit of care and maintenance if you want it last.
And in the first place, strangely in my opinion, the most searched full-size model on our channel currently is a Cybex Balios stroller . In general. It’s not really fair to compare the baos with the previous two models in this video, as it’s a lot weaker in all regards with a somewhat rickety chassis, highly prone to wear much-reduced terrain ability, and a cheaper feeling overall, both in its textiles and other materials.
And also in the way, it’s put together with less reinforced connection points and a fair amount of looseness and rattling from less precisely fitted components. But it’s also a whole heck of a lot cheaper too.
It’s a low to mid-end model pricewise while the Vista and Bugaboo Fox stroller are top of the line and it also offers certain off desired characteristics and it’s highly adjustable. Luckily, it’s one handful. And it’s lightweight.
In my opinion, one of the reasons that the Valio Luxe is so searched is that Cybex Balios stroller as a brand using their two actual quality models, the prem and the MiOS has positioned itself as a quote-unquote premium manufacturer.
So it looks like you’re getting a deal while the truth is more complicated than that because Cybex Balios stroller is just the most popular face of a much larger company, good baby international, which recycles models and design concepts across most of its brands while selling predominantly to the mid and low ends of the market.
And the Cybex Balios stroller then while appearing premium really offers more or less the same quality as is common in its price class and the old only reason for purchasing it.
Then in my opinion is if you’re looking for something of use and throw away model a stroller for smoother environments, exclusively, that you don’t have to break the bank when buying that will probably last two to three years, if you’re a little careful while still being the sort of model where you’ll want to hold on pretty tightly to that receipt.