Babybee Duo2 VS Uppababy Vista V2 – Value VS Luxury

Babybee Duo2 VS Uppababy Vista V2

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The Uppababy Vista V2 is one of the most (and possibly the most) popular full sized pram in Australia right now, and has been for a number of years. In 2019 the Uppababy Vista was the highest rated pram on ProductReview.com.au

Babybee Prams is a lesser known brand, based in Melbourne, but the Babybee Duo2 has been gaining popularity. The Babybee Duo2 was voted the Best Double Pram for 2021 by ProductReview.com.au. The Babybee Prams are sold exclusively online, so you won’t find them in store, but they do provide a lot of online support including virtual demonstration days

Overall the Babybee Duo2 offers very similar functionality and features to the Uppababy Vista for half the price. 

How Are They Similar? 

Both the Uppababy Vista and Babybee Duo2 offer parents the future proof option of going from a single pram to a double pram, with the option of bassinet, toddler seat, car capsule or any combination of the two. Meaning they work for one or two babies, whether they’re siblings or twins. 

They both come with a complete hard bassinet that functions as a carry cot – ie you can lift it from the pram with a handle and carry it.

They have the “cinema seating” style configuration, which means when you have two seats forward facing they can both see forward – which is a very popular style of single-to-double convertible pram. The common drawback to this style is that when you have a bassinet and toddler seat on the frame at once, the bassinet goes at the front and the toddler seat at the back facing the parent. 

If you want your newborn closest to you and your toddler at the front facing forward the only way to do this is using a capsule as your infant seat. 

vista vs babybee 1

Other features they have in common include:

  • Easy to fold.
  • Extra large shopping basket
  • Telescopic Adjustable Handlebar
  • Extendable Sun Canopy
  • Reversible seats (parent and world facing)
  • Lots of seating configurations.
  • 3 Year Warranty (Note – Uppababy Vista comes with 2 year warranty, but can be extended to 3 years if you register online, whereas Babybee Duo2 comes with 3 years standard) 

How Are They Different?

Firstly, I think the biggest difference is – as I already mentioned – the price. Babybee Duo2 offers incredible value for money. Especially when you break down what is and isn’t included when it comes to converting these future proof prams into double mode. I’ll explain exactly how they price up below.

However, the quality of the feel, finishes, materials and overall robustness of the Uppababy Vista V2 is definitely reflected by its price point. The Uppababy Vista is a premium pram with a premium price. Whereas the Babybee Duo2 is a mid-ranged price point and so a mid-ranged quality.

What Does The Uppababy Vista V2 Offer:

UPPAbaby Vista Stroller With Bassinet 2018 - Blue Marl - Gregory
UPPAbaby Vista Stroller With Bassinet 2018 – Blue Marl – Gregory
  • One handed recline on the seats – which is such a small detail, but makes life so much easier sometimes.
  • Step to engage/step to release brake – so it’s open toed shoe friendly.
  • Higher Quality finishes – including full grain leather handlebar and belly bar.
  • Varied colour range – 7 stylish colours to choose from.
  • Sold in most Baby Retailers – meaning you have lots of opportunity to touch and play before you purchase.

What does the Babybee Duo2 Offer:

travel system duo2
  • Both toddler seats are the same – so there’s no “Main seat” and “Second seat” – both with a 20kg weight limit.
  • Australian Owned Brand – Babybee Prams is a Melbourne Brand.
  • Easier to purchase and convert to a double.
  • 9 Month Change of Mind Return – Because you can’t play with it in store, if you buy a Babybee Pram you can return within 9 months of the purchase date for a full refund IF your stroller is in sellable condition. Meaning you can have a little play with your pram before committing to keeping it. Conditions do apply. 

Babybee Duo2 VS Uppababy Vista V2 Tech Specs

Uppababy Vista V2Babybee Duo2
Frame Weight9.1kgs9.7kgs
Seat Weight3.3kgs3.2kgs
Main Seat Capacity23kgs20kgs
Second Seat Capacity17kgs 20kgs
Bassinet Capacity9kgs9kgs
Basket Capacity10kgs8kgs
Folded Dimensions44 x 65.3 x 84.5 cms43 x 60 x 92 cms
Unfolded Dimensions91.4 X 65.3 X 100.3 cms 92 x 60 x 99 cms
Seat Back Height50.8cms (main seat)54cms (both seats)
Seat Canopy Height58.5cms (main seat)59cms (both seats)

What do you need to buy?

Neither the Babybee Duo2 or Uppababy Vista V2 come with absolutely everything you need to go from a single pram to a complete double pram – though the Babybee Duo2 does come with more, however you may still find yourself buying an additional seat or bassinet depending on your family.

This can be very confusing, so let me break down the double configurations and what you would need to buy for each.

Also the pricing for the Uppababy Vista is a guide only. Because you can purchase from retailers, and if you’re bundling a few items together they’re often more than happy to negotiate on price. For example the RRP of the Uppababy Vista is $2099, however the market value is more like $1600-$1700.

On the other hand Babybee Prams might occasionally offer sales, but mostly their price is firm because there aren’t any other retailers competing on price. 

Uppababy Vista V2Babybee Duo2
Single Pram$2099$899
Newborn and Toddler$2208 $949.99
Two Toddlers$2587.95$949.99 (or $1128)
Twins (newborn to toddlers)$3066.90$1318.98
Price Comparison At A Glance

Uppababy Vista 

Bassinet and Toddler Seat

Uppababy Vista$2099
Upper Adapters$59.95
Lower Adapters$49.95
Total $2208

Two Toddler Seats

Uppababy Vista$2099
Upper Adapter$59.95
Rumble Seat $429
Total $2587.95

Twin Newborn to Toddlers

Uppababy Vista$2099
Additional Bassinet$429
Rumble Seat $429
Upper Adapters$59.95
Lower Adapters$49.95
Total $3066.90

Babybee Duo2

Bassinet and Toddler Seat

Babybee Duo2 – Bassinet + Seat Set$949

Two Toddler Seats

Babybee Duo2 – Two Seat Set$949

* OR if you’ve already been using your Babybee Duo2 in double mode with a bassinet and seat you just purchase a stroller seat for $179. 

Twin Newborn to Toddlers

Babybee Duo2 – Bassinet + Seat Set$949
Additional Bassinet$189.99
Additional Stroller Seat$179.99
Total $1318.98

In Conclusion

Overall the Uppababy Vista V2 and Babybee Duo2 are very similar prams – they offer a lot of similar features and functionality. If you’re motivated by price and looking for exceptional value for money then the Babybee Duo2 is a great option. Otherwise if you’re looking for a more luxurious stroller and happy to pay for the quality, then the Uppababy Vista V2 might be the pram for you.

If you have any questions about either of these prams, if there are any other prams you’d like to see a side by side comparison for please let me know!

Otherwise check out all our stroller reviews here.

Rachel Stewart

Rachel is the founder of Parenting Central. She is raising two children, boy and girl, with her partner. Rachel is obsessed prams, car seats, carriers and all things baby. She has worked in the baby industry for several years, for both suppliers and also in a retail setting and has developed a passion for connecting parents with the right products to make their lives easier. When Rachel isn't playing with prams she's enjoys crocheting, drinking coffee (sometimes wine) and spending a little too much time on Facebook.

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