Englacha 2 in 1 Junior X Rider #awesome

 

I was really skeptical of the Englacha 2-In-1 Junior X Rider. It looked REALLY cool, but I wasn’t sure how great it would work once attached to our stroller.  Let me tell you, I ‘ve been missing out! BIG TIME.  If you have 2 or more children, you NEED this.

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The Englacha 2 in 1 Junior Xrider allows you to turn pretty much any stroller  into a double or triple.  This bad boy is awesome!  My son LOVES sitting in the seat and became a little obsessed…like demanding he eat his dinner while sitting in the seat… HA! #momoftheyear

When we were on vacation, I used this with the Nuna Mixx for the entire trip.  It was perfect for our needs!

The seat comes with 3 sets of adapters which allow it to attach to most strollers.  In addition to the adapters, you also receive 2 velcro straps which I used to get a more secure fit.  Not really if that’s what they’re used for, but that’s what I used them for…LOL.  Assembly is a little daunting, but I did it in about 15 minutes. It was worth every minute… and the broken nail.

I attached the Englacha Junior Xrider to the Nuna Mixx, Valco Snap4, BOB Duallie, UPPAbaby CRUZ, Bugaboo Bee and City Select.  It fit pretty well, and I was able to maneuver the strollers easily.  You definitely need to adjust your stride or stand to the side when walking… But, if you have a good single stroller, that’s not an issue.

 

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The seat can hold up to 45lbs, has a handlebar for your toddler to hold on to, and seat belt for some added safety.  My 2 1/2 year is able to hop into the seat himself, and buckle the seat belt.  It’s easy to use, and appears to be quite comfortable!

The reviews I read on the Englacha were all over the place, so I’m here to tell you it’s worth it!  Buy this if you need a quick second seat for your toddler.  It’s worth every penny!!!!

NOTE** This is universal and fits most strollers. This model will NOT fit the UPPAbaby VISTA. Click HERE to see the Englacha model that will!

Happy Strolling!

UPPAbaby VISTA Review. Stroller Zen.

 

Well folks, I don’t know how to say this… but, I think I have reached the infamous Stroller Zen….

I’ve used the UPPAbaby VISTA every single day since I received it.  Each day I wonder if I will find a major flaw… but I don’t.   It’s AMAZING.  It blows the competition out of the water in style, design, quality, and functionality. Here’s why…

The first thing that I said when I saw this beauty was “OMG, I’m in love”… HA!  It’s the truth! It is absolutely gorgeous!  It doesn’t matter what color you pick (although my favorite is Maya!) .  It’s a seriously beautiful stroller!

 

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The VISTA has a gorgeous stylish design, that features a crazy roomy toddler seat (seriously guys, it’s big. My 2 1/2-year-old has TONS of room in it),  huge extendable canopy with SPF 50,  large peek a boo windows,  numerous recline and seating positions,  a bumper bar,  bassinet,  and the most glorious basket you will ever lay your eyes on.  By now,  you know how important a storage basket is it to me… this basket is SO big,  I fit almost a weeks worth of groceries in it.  My Hubby was totally impressed!

 

Look at how much is in the basket!!

Look at that basket!!!!

 

If the basket wasn’t already amazing enough, the back part is flexible so you can push it down for even easier access. #cantevenhandlealltheawesomeness

 

 

Upon first glance, you think the VISTA is  your ordinary tandem double stroller (but much prettier!).  Two seats, somewhat close together,  that can only recline if the stars are aligned and your kids aren’t kicking the crap out of each other.  Well, you’re wrong.  That might be what you see…but… UPPAbaby decided to make Parents across the world love them even more (if that’s possible) and created Upper Adapters so both kids can actually nap in whatever direction they want.  #gamechanger

When you get your Upper Adapters, you should give them a big ol’ kiss.  They are about to change your life!  Below are a few of my favorite seating variations while using the adapters…

 

 

Awesome, right?  And what’s even better…  It folds with BOTH seats while using (or not using) the Upper Adapters!! The VISTA folds in one piece when the RumbleSeat is in forward-facing mode in the fully upright position and toddler seat footrest is pushed down.  I may or may not have had a little dance party when I realized this.

 

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Folded with Upper Adapters

 

If you’ve made it this far, and don’t have your keys and wallet in hand to go get the 2015 Vista,  this may seal the deal.  The push is awesome…really awesome… like, push with my right hand and sip on a latte in my left hand kind of awesome…  And that’s with my 32 lb toddler in the RumbleSeat.

I’ll pause for a moment while you read that again… I told you guys… Stroller Zen.

 

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Everything about the 2015 UPPAbaby VISTA blows its competition out of the water.  There’s just no comparison.  Even if you’re on the fence because the RumbleSeat can only hold up to 35 lbs, it’s still the best convertible tandem stroller available.  When I really think over the concern of the RumbleSeat, I have to realize that my son is 2 1/2 years old and 32 lbs.  He has a long way to go until he hits the max weight on the RumbleSeat,  and if I’m being realistic,  he will probably won’t need a ride as often at that point (yeah right. Brody will be pulling up to his Freshman year of High School in a stroller…sorry dude! LOL ).

 

The RumbleSeat is clearly cozy...he napped for 2 hours!

The rumble is clearly cozy…he napped for 2 hours!

 

I really played around with the seating between the two kids and have Harper in the RumbleSeat daily.  She loves being in the front checking out all the scenery and waving to everyone that walks by! Too cute…

 

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I was asked a few times if I felt “disconnected” from the child in the RumbleSeat,  and the answer is no.  When we’re out for a walk or running errands,  I leave both peek a boo windows open which gives me a clear view to the front seat.  Plus, I am always stopping to interact with the kids along the way. And by interact, I mean pick up the 50 Goldfish crackers they’ve dropped.   As long as the kids are happy and comfortable,  I’m happy!

I honestly cannot say enough great things about the 2015 VISTA.  I’ll admit,  I had a major concern with the Upper Adapters.  Since I’m only 5’2″, I was worried that it would raise the seat too high,  and I wouldn’t be able to maneuver the stroller as easily or see over the top. But, I was wrong….it’s a total nonissue.

 

 

If I could change one thing about the UPPAbaby VISTA, It would be that the footrest on the rumble seat was adjustable. That’s a feature I love and use often. It’s not really a complaint, it’s just an added feature that would make an already AMAZING stroller absolute perfection!

One more thing I want to talk about is the Travel Safe program UPPAbaby offers.  I know I’m not the only one who cringes when boarding a plane because of what could happen to your precious stroller!  I’ve had a few horrendous experiences, and let me tell you, it’s not pretty.  UPPAbaby offers a Travel Safe program for all of their strollers. If you purchase the Travel Bag and complete the registration form,  your stroller is completely covered by UB should anything happen to it (while it’s in the bag) during air travel.  This is HUGE and worth every penny!

 

The entire process took me less than 5 minutes. Trust me, it’s worth those 5 minutes and few extra steps to make sure your stroller is in one piece when you get to your destination!

SPECS:

Price –

Stroller: $819.99-$859.99

Upper & Lower Adapter: $19.99 each

Rumble Seat: $179.00

Dimensions –

Unfolded: 26.5”W x 37”L x 39.5”H

Folded with seat attached: 26.5”W x 14”L x 33”H

Folded without seat attached: 26.5”W x 13.5”L x 33”H

Unfolded WITH Upper Adapters and Rumble Seat: 52″ L x 50 1/4″ H

Unfolded with Rumble Seat attached: 52″ L

Weight (includes canopy, wheels and basket) –

Frame + Seat: 27.5 lbs

Frame: 20 lbs

Seat: 7.5 lbs

Bassinet: 8.4 lbs

What’s in the box?

  • Aluminum alloy/Magnesium frame
  • Wheels
  • Bassinet
  • Bassinet Bug Shield
  • Bassinet Storage Bag
  • Toddler Seat
  • Toddler Seat Rain Shield
  • Toddler Seat Bug Shield
  • Bumper Bar

Car Seat Compatibility –

  • UPPAbaby MESA
  • Maxi-Cosi Mico
  • Maxi-Cosi Mico AP,
  • Maxi-Cosi Mico NXT,
  • Maxi-Cosi Citi,
  • Maxi-Cosi Cabrio
  • Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix.
  • NOT COMPATIBLE WITH Maxi-Cosi Prezi.
  • Chicco Key Fit 30
  • Chicco Key Fit

 

If you haven’t already done so, head to your local retailer and check out the 2015 UPPAbaby VISTA.  Push around a few others, and then go back to the VISTA. It’s crazy how amazing the push is and how compact it feels for a full size convertible stroller. The VISTA really grows with your family, and can truly be your one and only! Prepare to be impressed 😉

Happy Strolling!

 

**Thank you UPPAbaby for sending us the 2015 Vista! I was not compensated for this review, and all opinions are my own.