Review: Baby Jogger City Mini Double Stroller
I have yet to come across a double stroller as light and as easy to maneuver as the Baby Jogger City Mini Double. The stroller makes 360° turns on a dime, even when loaded with two kids! Weighing in at only 26 lbs, this lightweight double stroller is an excellent option for travel as it is so light, fits through standard sized doors (less than 30″ wide) and folds in one easy step.
Putting this stroller together was a cinch and took a matter of minutes. All you have to do is snap in the front and back wheels before inserting the two hoods in the side brackets. Very simple.
Features & What We Liked:
Amazingly enough, the stroller is incredibly easy to push even when fully loaded at its maximum weight allowance of 100 lbs. The front wheel suspension and dual swivel wheels (can be locked in place if needed) are what make this such a pleasure to push.
The grippy, rounded handlebar feels nice and comfortable when pushing, however I would have loved to see an adjustable handlebar on this stroller as taller parents may find it a tad low.
When strolling up or down a hilly area, or if you are carrying quite a bit of weight, you will really appreciate the rear parking brake. To engage, you simple press down with your foot and flip it up when you are ready to unlock.
No worries about UV rays or sudden downpours! The multi-position sun canopies are super wide and deep offering a very generous amount of coverage for your little ones. If you don’t want to pull them all the way down, the canopy can be pushed back several notches in order to achieve the desired amount of coverage.
You don’t have to worry about switching or re-threading the harness as your child grows, because the five point safety harness is set up in such a way that you simply unclip and move it up to the next notch in order to make room for taller children.
After a long day at the market or playground, kids tend to get cranky and want a place to lie their heads. You’ll be happy to know that the Baby Jogger City Mini Double has you covered. When reclined to their near flat position, the seats provide an almost bed on wheels type format.
Reclining the seats couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is pinch the back clamp behind the seat and pull down to the desired recline.
Hot days call for adequate ventilation and there is plenty of that as well. In combination with the deep sun canopies complete with top vents and the vented seat top, you have a cool, breathable and comfortable spot for your child to lay down and take a snooze. My girls absolutely loved the fact that they could lie down!
In regards to storage, there is plenty of space in the under storage basket to put bags, books or whatever else you may be toting. If you have smaller objects, you may wish to take advantage fo the seat back storage compartments.
One of the most impressive features of the City Mini Double is the Patented Quick-Fold Technology. To fold, you simply pull up on the two seat straps (instead of the one as pictured with the single) and the entire unit collapses in half. So convenient!
What We Didn’t Like:
Honestly, I don’t really have any complaints with this stroller. The City Mini is meant to be pushed around in urban areas, sidewalks or flat surfaces. It is not an all-terrain stroller and wasn’t designed to be. We live in the country and found this stroller fared pretty well on rockier terrain. I was quite thrilled however when I recently found out Baby Jogger will be debuting the City Mini GT in 2012 – an all-terrain version of the City Mini . It will be interesting to see how the two fare side by side.
The Baby Jogger City Mini is currently available in 6 colors: Black/Black, Green/Gray, Purple/Gray, Stone/Black, Crimson/Gray and Orange/Gray. The 2012 City Mini will be available in two new colors – Blue/Gray and Sand/Stone.
Price: $399.99 through our affiliate Amazon.com
Disclosure: Baby Jogger sent us this stroller in order to facilitate the review above.