Baby Jogger City Mini Double Stroller Review
Have you been searching for the bets double for your toddler and the new baby coming? I know how daunting it can be finding a good stroller. I have once been down that same road. When my husband and I knew we would soon have another member joining the family of three, we decided it was time to get a double.
We wanted something quality, durable and worth the while. A stroller that would provide comfort, storage options, and maneuverability would be a plus. We had only to spare for the stroller. And we wanted the best for the cash.
So, you got only to spare? I realized you don’t have to spend the whole amount on the buggy. You can find a great stroller for less the amount. I got the Baby Jogger City Mini Double Stroller and still had some money left for baby diapers and toiletries. The city mini is great stroller whether you are in the countryside or in the urban. I like how it’s easily maneuverable and gives a good handle letting you have your own way.
I think it’s a very accommodating ride that you too will come to love. I wrote this review to share my experience with parents of multiple children like myself. Hopefully, you will find a great buggy. If you feel lost for options, the city mini is a choice you won’t regret.
Features of the Baby Jogger City Mini Double Stroller
It’s as much a stroller as it is a jogger. Though the manufacturer issues a disclaimer saying that it’s not designed for jogging, I take this buggy on my jogs and it performs just fine. It’s a great double that I think will last in my family for a long time to come. Its offering of premium features is incredible. Check out some of its outstanding features.
Quick, Easy Fold
I start with this feature because it really impressed me. I have used quite a number of strollers –while I was looking after my cousin’s kids. I can say for sure that this buggy offers a great, quick and easy fold.
I read and found out that the folding technology used is patented by Baby Jogger. So, it must be one that most other stroller brands wish they had for their strollers. The buggy folds simply and compactly. Just pull the straps and this City Mini GT folds itself. It really is as easy as you hear me say!
Transport and storage aren’t an issue for this buggy. There is an auto-lock that holds the stroller in place. The stroller folds into a compact form that is easy to transport. And it’s compact so it doesn’t take up much space.
If comfort for your kids, while they are in the buggy, is something you wouldn’t wish to compromise, then the city mini is one stroller that will impress. The seats are built with the kids’ comfort in mind. From nice comfortable padding and head rest to harnesses for safety, and padded for comfort.
The padding's on the seat make every ride enjoyable and comfortable for the kids. There is a head rest that holds their heads in a relaxed position as they seat up or when they decide to seat reclined at an angle.
Seats recline to a near flat position which is great for kids who wish to sleep in the buggy for the long strolls. The safety harness is a 5-point harness that is secure – top of its class.
Individually Adjustable Canopies
When the sun is at its high and the kids are at risk of getting hit by the scorching light, the stroller offers protection with its adjustable canopies. They are UV 50+ canopies that you can trust to keep away those harmful UV rays from your kids as they sleep in the buggy.
The canopies are individually adjustable to cater to the comfort and preference of the specific passenger. They open and close in multi-positions and leave a large viewing allowance even when fully drawn out.
They are great for shielding against light showers too. You have a peek-a-boo window on each canopy for seeing what the kids are up to in the stroller. You can easily tell if the baby is uneasy and wishes to sleep.
The City Mini double comes with high-performance wheels that are fit for riding on different terrains. These all-terrain wheels make taking a detour with this baby jogger fun. It lets you make your own rules perfect!
As I said, the manufacturer says this buggy isn’t fit for jogging, but I take it for jogging every once in a while. I like the performance. I don’t know how other “real” joggers feel like, but this one sure fits my style.
The all-terrain wheels and front swivel lockable wheels have a great suspension and work in unison to offer greater comfort to the passengers. The stroller gives you full control. You decide where and how you go, whether on sand, gravel, grass or on the flats, this buggy will hold up just fine. And your little ones will be all the more comfortable.
Adjustable Handlebar & Hand Operated Brakes
My husband and I both use the stroller often. He likes taking the kids to the park whenever he finds time in the weekend – this gives me time to catch up with the ladies. I would always take the kids out for an evening stroll or simply for a jog whenever I feel like it.
As we are of different heights, you would say that having a buggy that offered an adjustable handlebar was not an issue to debate over. This City Mini offers just that.
I like the fact that it is flexible to accommodate parents of different heights. My husband doesn’t have to hunch over when using the stroller, and I never straggle handling the buggy. Parking brakes are conveniently placed at a thumbs reach on the handlebar. This makes parking a breeze.
I saved the best feature for last. The city mini can become a travel system in a heartbeat! I bought this before having my second child, and it sure fit my family quite well. Both my kids would ride in the stroller – the infant in a car seat and the toddler in the seat.
I was really amazed at this feature. I reckon not many doubles can brag they offer a similar feature. To convert your stroller into a travel system, simply install a car seat adaptor that is compatible with your car seat.
It quickly and easily customizes the stroller for your infant. My baby is now grown, we don’t use this feature anymore, but it sure came in handy at that time. We removed the car seat receiver so she can sit on the stroller seat. And I can tell she likes it.
Baby Jogger City Mini Double Stroller – Video
- Lightweight and durable frame, yet solid and sturdy.
- Quality fabric, easy to wash.
- High performance swivels lockable wheels.
- Fit through standard size doorways and narrow paths.
- Coverts into a travel system.
- Comfortable padded seats.
- Reclining for a relaxed nap time.
- 5-point harnesses for safety.
- Had adjustable handlebars.
- Sun canopy large to protect kids from low angle sun.
- Folds easily, quickly and compactly.
- Offers storage for the journey.
- The fold experience can do a little better than that. It’s easy but there is a bit of a learning curve to it.
Features at a Glance
- Folds for Storage, Canopy.
- Reclining, Breathable and Padded Seat.
- Adjustable, Safety Harness.
- One-Hand Folding, One-hand Fold.
- Folds Up for Easy Transport.
- Front Swivel Wheels, Peekaboo Window.
- Folds for Easy Transport.
- Product Dimensions: 38.6 x 29.9 x 41.5 inches.
- Color: Crimson With Gray.
- Size: City Mini DoubleI.
- tem Weight: 46 pounds.
- Shipping Weight: 34.2 pounds.
- Item model number: 14-26-010.
- Target gender: Unisex.
- Minimum weight recommendation: 46 Pounds.
- Maximum weight recommendation: 100 Pounds.
- ASIN: B00G3XR8LM.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can this buggy fit in the back of my Volvo wagon?
A: The City mini Double Stroller folds compactly, but you shouldn’t forget it’s a double and will take much space even if it does fit.
Q: How does it perform as a jogger?
A: This baby jogger city mini double is not the perfect jogger, but you can take it to a few jogs if you are the fitness enthusiasts. It really does hold up well in difficult terrain and it features lockable swivel wheels for the necessary agility.
This buggy is quite the performer. It holds up well in difficult terrain and remains smooth on the roughs. It’s a great stroller for the city family and a good one for the family in the country. It’s versatile to accommodate a growing family thanks to its compatibility with car seats for the new born.
If you are looking for durable and functionality for you and comfort and safety for the kids, this baby jogger is perhaps the best option you will find out there. It’s good for the price and god for the road. You will not regret having this as your first stroller.