We were recently given an UPPAbaby Vista Cupholder, which is the replacement for the original design which was TERRIBLE. Well, we’re sorry to say that the updated one fared little better for us. We broke our first one within two days of use. So, we ordered another one, thinking we must have done something wrong or just gotten a lemon. It broke on the first day we used it. It connects to the stroller frame with a tiny plastic bracket. Knock your drink – even very gently – and the plastic “teeth” that hold onto the stroller frame break. Ridiculous.
Luckily, we’d ordered an UPPAbaby Vista Parent Organizer at the same time. It is super easy to “install”. Just wrap it around both sides of the stroller frame and it velcros to itself. It took less than a minute and no reading of instructions. Just the way we like it!
We weren’t too hopeful about it at first, though. The pocket for the water didn’t seem like it would be deep enough to keep our Thermos from falling out. (And we love, love, love our Thermos. It made our list of 10 Great Christmas Gifts for the Travel Lover in Your Life. We are SO not prepared to give it up). We took it out for a walk around Spring Lake and put it through its paces. The trail is paved, but really hilly. The Thermos stayed put through them all! If you’re partial to wider bottles, though, you’re out of luck. They won’t fit. 🙁
Wendy loves being able to slip her phone into the perfectly sized pocket. It makes it super convenient when the kids do something cute, and you want to snap a photo, or just if you’re trying to answer your phone! There’s also a super convenient zippered pocket for your keys. No panicked looking for them somewhere in the bottom of the stroller again!
Now, some people have complained that it’s hard to recline the seat when it’s in use. We have the seat forward facing, since we also use the RumbleSeat, so that’s not an issue for us. However, the seat seems to recline fine, provided you raise the handlebars to the highest position.
One fringe benefit of using the UPPAbaby Vista Parent Organizer? Our Skip Hop diaper bag doesn’t slip off the side, and neither do our Mommy Hooks or our Skip Hop lunch bag! (And yes, we really do have all that dangling off our stroller handle! Everything is right where we need it!) So, will the Parent Organizer solve all your storage needs? Um, no. BUT – it will hold your water and keep your most important valuables within easy reach, and that’s all we needed!