How and When to Use the UPPAbaby Rumble Seat

How and When to Use the UPPAbaby Rumble Seat

If you’re having to convert your UPPAababy stroller to a double, congratulations for your new bundle of joy! The newly designed UPPAbaby VISTA V2 Rumble Seat has been a complete hit in New Zealand and is one of the bestselling products here at Hatch Baby & Child. Easy to use, safe and stylish, UPPAbaby’s rumble seat will make travelling with your new baby and toddler a total breeze!

In this post, we’ll explain all your possible questions about what, how and when to use UPPPAbaby rumble seat. 

What this article covers,

What is the UPPAbaby RumbleSeat?

‘Rumble Seat’ is the name of the second seat compatible with UPPAbaby VISTA convertible stroller series. It is attached to the lower position of your VISTA converting it to a double stroller. It is different to the main Toddler seat that came with your VISTA.

Infographic explaining difference between UPPAbaby rumble seat, bassinet & toddler seat

UPPAbaby's Toddler Seat, Bassinet and Rumble Seat


The Rumble Seat is compatible with any Vista models from 2015 to present. There are so many configurations to try out together with the toddler seat as well as with other UPPAbaby components such as the Bassinet and compatible infant capsules from Maxi Cosi and Edwards & Co.

When you have your hands full with new baby and toddler, you don’t have the time and energy to deal with any fiddly changes to the frame. With UPPAbaby you don’t have to worry about any of that, as the rumble seat is so easy and quick to attach and remove. 

Checkout this quick video from UPPAbaby on how to install a rumble seat,

What’s included in the UPPAbaby Rumble Seat?

When you buy the Rumble Seat at Hatch Baby & Child, you get a bug shield, bumper bar and adapters to attach the seat to the stroller. The seat includes a removable canopy and durable fabric that can be easily removed and washed. The seat can come with a 3 year warranty*.

*UPPAbaby offers an EXTENDED WARRANTY of one year for a total of three years on all strollers and select accessories (Bassinet, RumbleSeat, From Birth Kit and PiggyBack). To receive the additional one-year warranty, customers must register their product within three months of purchase and provide a valid receipt from an authorized retailer.


More features to love about the Rumble Seat

  • Can be positioned forward and rear-facing
  • Numerous configurations possible with Toddler Seat, Bassinet and Infant Car Seat
  • Multi-position recline
  • Quick attachment and removal to VISTA stroller
  • No flip when primary child gets out
  • Wheels are out of hand to reach no fender kits required
  • 5-point harness with 3-point height adjustment
  • The removable canopy extends fully to the  back of the primary seat
  • So many colours to choose from: black, navy blue, green melange + more!


UPPAbaby VISTA RumbleSeat vs. Toddler Seat  

What’s the difference between the Rumble Seat and the Toddler Seat? The Toddler Seat is slightly bigger and comes with the VISTA stroller, while the Rumble Seat is sold separately. They are not interchangeable as the Rumble Seat can only go on the bottom of the stroller.

UPPAbaby Toddler Seat

UPPAbaby Rumble Seat

  • Bigger in size
  • Can hold up to 22.6kg
  • Included with the UPPAbaby VISTA stroller
  • Can only be attached to the top of the frame
  • Smaller in size
  • Can hold up to 15.8kg
  • Sold separately
  • Can only be attached to the bottom of the frame


When to use the UPPAbaby rumble seat?

You can use the Rumble Seat for your baby as young as 6 months old to 15.8kg. If your baby is smaller in size, it will be better to wait till they are close to 6 months of age, when they will be more comfortable using the seat.


The adjustable-height canopy for a seat back height in the Rumble Seat is 17-20" while UPPAbaby recommends a height limit of 36" tall for best use. Since the Rumble Seat doesn’t have adjustable calf support, you’ll have to switch to the Toddler Seat when your child get’s to the toddler stage. 

How to use the UPPAbaby Rumble Seat


Where does Rumble Seat go on UPPAbaby?

The Rumble Seat only goes in the lower position of the stroller while the Toddler Seat goes on the upper. The Rumble Seat can be used front-facing or rear-facing, as well as recline- it's the multitasking stroller seat of your dreams!


Do you need an adapter for Rumble Seat?

Yes, you need adapters to easily add and remove the Rumble Seat from the frame, and these come included with your purchase and are not sold separately. These adapters are specifically designed for the Rumble Seat and are not compatible with UPPAbaby’s Toddler Seat, MESA car seat or Bassinet. 

Checkout this video from UPPAbaby that shows you how to easily attach the adapters to the lower part of the VISTA stroller.


Can I put two Rumble Seats on my UPPAbaby VISTA?

No, because the Rumble Seat is not interchangeable and can only go on the lower part of the frame, you cannot use two at the same time. The VISTA strollers can only hold one Rumble Seat together with a Toddler Seat, Bassinet or compatible infant capsules.


Why buy the UPPAbaby Vista Rumble Seat at Hatch Baby and Child?

Hatch Baby & Child is proud to be one of the biggest UPPAbaby retailers in New Zealand, with a HUGE range strollers and accessories from this well-loved US brand. Here's what makes Hatch one of the best places to buy the UPPAbaby Rumble Seat in NZ.

100% Kiwi-owned and operated

NZ-wide delivery

Laybuy available

Instore shopping available at our stores in LynnMall and the Milford Centre on the North Shore.

Shop the UPPAbaby VISTA V2 Stroller with UPPAbaby Rumble Seat Bundle!


Be prepared and buy the set! Take the hassle out of shopping by purchasing the set, meaning you're all ready to roll. 

Purchase includes an UPPAbaby VISTA V2 Stroller and a UPPAbaby Rumble Seat and Upper Adapters.


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