Cybex Gazelle S vs UPPAbaby Vista V2

The Cybex Gazelle S and the UPPAbaby Vista V2 are considered the premium tandem double prams in Australia. Both of them are convertible double prams, hailing from premium global brands. Which one is best for you?

In this article, we take a look at the main features of each pram to help you decide between them. 

Brand

Cybex is a German brand that was formed in the early 2000's, primarily focussed on carseats. At the core of their product development is the DSF Innovation Principle; the combination of Design, Safety and Functionality. Cybex has not only become a leader in child safety, but is also seen as an innovative lifestyle and fashion brand. In recent years, Cybex has expanded into the stroller market; applying their product development philosophy from carseats to the broader infant market. Cybex is now one of the largest manufacturers of baby products in the world. Cybex is a more recent entrant to the market in Australia, only branching out here in the last few years. It is a much less known brand but their great designs and quality products have seen them make great strides in only a few short years. In 2020, they entered the double pram market with the launch of the Gazelle S. Like all other premium baby products that Cybex has designed and manufactured, the Gazelle is nothing short of impressive.

UPPAbaby is an innovating American company that focusses mainly on strollers / prams. Their mission is to make high-quality baby products that fit the needs of your new life as a parent, while appealing to the sense of style you've always had. They look for ways to make their strollers and baby products lighter, more savvy, easier to use, even fun. The UPPAbaby Vista model has been available for a number of years. It was one of the first cleverly designed tandem convertible double prams on the market.

Style

Obviously the style of the pram is a very important part of the purchasing decision. Here's some pictures to show the 2 prams and their differing styles. We'd recommend you check them out in store, or have a look at some of the videos online.

Cybex Gazelle S

 

UPPAbaby Vista V2

 



Comparison of Features & Specs

Cybex Gazelle S UPPAbaby Vista V2
Weight - Chassis without seat 8.8kg 9.1kg
Weight - Chassis plus seat 12.6kg 12.4kg
Fold with 1 seat attached in single mode Yes (seat can be forward facing and rearward facing to fold) Yes (seat must be in forward facing position)
Fold with 2 seats attached as a double Yes (top seat parent facing, bottom seat outward facing) No
Weight capacity of first/main seat 22kg 23kg
Weight capacity of second seat 22kg (second seat is the exact same size and weight capacity is the first seat). Note: when second seat is rear-facing max weight capacity is 15kg. 15kg (is called a rumble seat, much smaller in size than first seat and must be attached to the lower position at the front of the pram).
Reversible seats Yes Yes
Height Adjustable Canopy with vented mesh peekaboo panel Yes Yes
XL Sun Canopy with UPF 50+ Yes Yes
Dimensions folded with seat attached (cm) 86 L x 65 W x 35 H 84.5 L x 65.3 W x 44 H
Dimensions unfolded (cm) 93 L x 65 W x 100 H 91.4 L x 65.3 W x 100.3 H
Handle-bar (telescopic) 4 height positions 100 - 110cm. Leatherette 100 - 108cm. Leatherette
Travel system compatible  Yes. Compatible with Cybex Cloud Q, Maxi Cosi, Nuna, Joie. Adapters sold separately. Yes. Compatible with Maxi Cosi, Nuna, Joie. Adapters sold separately.
Shopping / storage basket capacity
XXL 13kg under pram basket. Plus an additional 10kg detachable shopper basket attached to upper position when in single mode and child seat move to lower position. XXL 13kg under pram basket.
Adjustable footrest for extra child comfort Yes Yes
Suitable from newborn Yes, with or without a bassinet. Seat fully reclines to a lie-flat position and is suitable from birth. The bassinet is an optional extra. Yes, using bassinet included.
Lie-flat seats (suitable from newborn)
Yes. Both seats can recline full to a lie-flat position and are suitable from newborn and offering the ultimate comfort for napping toddlers. No. Seat is bucket shape, therefore only suitable from 6 months. Must use bassinet for first 6 months.
Pram bassinet included in the pram purchase No. Bassinet is optional extra. Seat is suitable from newborn. Also compatible with Cybex Cloud Q capsule which can recline to a lie-flat position while on the pram.  Yes. Seat is not suitable until baby is 6 months old.
Adapters required to convert from single to double No additional adapter purchase required to convert from single to double. Adapters seamlessly incorporated into the frame. Need to purchase Upper Adapters and Lower Adapters separately.
Configurations

Can be used with two infant car capsules, two bassinets, two stroller seats or any combination.

20+ configurations.

Bassinet can fit in upper position when in double/sibling mode to allow newborn to be closer parent. Older or younger child can sit at the top or down in front of the pram. Works well if having younger child close to you is priority. 

Can be used with two infant car capsules, two bassinets, two stroller seats or any combination. 

Limited configuration when in double mode / sibling mode.

Bassinet does not fit in upper position when in double / sibling mode. Bassinet & Second / Rumble smaller seat must go on the front of the pram requiring the younger child to sit in lower position up the front of the pram further away from the parent. Older child must sit at the top.

Folding

2 step fold, 2 hand fold.

Free standing when folded.

1 step fold, 2 hand fold. 

Free standing when folded.

Suitability for twins

Perfect, both first / primary seat and second seat are the same size and suitable to 22kg.

Limited because the second / rumble seat (15kg capacity) is a lot smaller than the first / primary seat (23kg capacity).

All wheel suspension

Yes

Yes

Toddler kid board available

Yes. Gazelle S Kid Board

Yes. Piggyback Ride Along Board

Warranty

2 years

2 years + 1 year additional if product is registered

Country of manufacture China China

 

In summary, both are great prams with premium features backed by reputable global brands. The UPPAbaby Vista V2 is more known in the market as it has been available for a longer time. The Cybex Gazelle S provides extra functionality due to the more flexible configurations and both seats being the same.

No pram will tick all the boxes; you need to prioritise which features are more important to you and your family. Ultimately, the decision on which pram is for you has to be made by you. We hope this article provides you with some information to make that decision easier. 

If you're undecided on whether to buy a single pram or a convertible double pram, check out our blog post: Single or Double Pram?

If you have any further questions, please reach out to our team, we love helping parents and parents-to-be with their pram purchase. Contact Us.

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