One of the most useful pieces of baby gear you will purchase is a stroller. Not only does your child need to be safe and comfortable, but your baby stroller should be easy to use and functional. Our baby gear expert tested two of his favorites — see what he has to say.

Frame and fold

The Cameleon was notorious for its fold. It's not that hard, and the new Cameleon 3 has made the fold and unfold even easier. You do have to remove the seat to fold the stroller, which some people hate, but it does keep the weight of the baby stroller split into two parts — this means you're not lifting 21 pounds at once into your trunk. The undercarriage bag is not gigantic, but it does have a drawstring to close the bag — this means that usually you can leave things in the bag when you fold the frame. The handlebar is height-adjustable, and it can actually flip on the frame to change which wheels are in front. Usually you want the smaller swivel wheels in the front, but if you're dealing with gravel, snow, cobblestone or similar terrain you can flip the handle to have the big wheels in the front for easier maneuverability. The Vista folds with the seat attached, as long as it is facing outward and in the upright position.

The Vista weighs right under 26 pounds, so you are lifting a heavier stroller, but the wheels are positioned as such that you can drag the whole thing like a sled (you can also take the seat off if you want). The undercarriage bag is massive and you can fit anything in there (including a dog), but you do have to empty the cargo when you fold the stroller. The frame itself is about 1-1/2 inches wider than the Cameleon, so that is something to consider — but it's not nearly as wide as a double. The handlebar is height-adjustable, but is stationary so you'll always be pushing with the swivel wheels in front (although you can lock them as well).

Accessories

Both baby strollers have cup holders, foot muffs, rain shields, wheeled boards for older riders and a multitude of other accessories you may or may not need. All of these are lifestyle-based, as is everything else.

In closing^I hope this has provided you with a bit more information on these two popular strollers. Both have great features, both have drawbacks, both are nailing it and making strong choices as they continue to innovate the category. Any more questions? Check out these links below to video reviews done by yours truly, and you can always find me on Facebook.

Which one would I get? The world may never know.

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