Baby Jogger City Mini Baby Stoller Review
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What it is
The original City Mini (not be confused with the City Mini 4-Wheel or the City Mini GT) is one of the most popular standard strollers among BabyCenter moms, and it’s no mystery why. It steers and maneuvers like a dream, even on uneven terrain, it comes with an absolutely huge SPF-50 sun shade, and it has a lovely narrow silhouette. Especially lovable: It’s so easy to fold you can do it while holding a squirmy baby. The pull strap to collapse the stroller becomes a carrying handle, and away you go. You can use infant car-seat adapters to transform it into a travel system that’s compatible with many different seats (we stopped counting at 20 ). And with the newest version, you get lots of snazzy colors to choose from.
What to watch out for
Despite the name, the City Mini is not meant for jogging. The new harness system for 2014 feels floppier and flimsier than we like (but it is easy to adjust). And as a travel system, it doesn’t feel quite as stable as a four-wheel model. Some parents have complained about the cargo basket’s tearing after repeated use.
Running errands and getting around with your child has never been easier, thanks to the City Mini. This stroller is the essence of urban mobility: lightweight, compact and nimble. Its sleek and practical design makes it the perfect choice for traversing the urban jungle. The City Mini is not intended for jogging.
Welcome to the Fold™
Lift a strap with one hand and the City Mini folds itself: simply and compactly. It really is as easy as it sounds. And the auto-lock will lock the fold for transportation or storage.
Our seat reclines to a near flat position with vents and a retractable weather cover to make sure that your child is comfortable and safe as they watch the world go by or kick back and relax.
You can set your 8” lightweight front wheel to swivel for your daily obstacle course or lock for long distance strolling. The front-wheel suspension provides a smooth ride for your little one.
The City Mini can become a travel system in a heartbeat using the Car Seat Adapter. Just choose the adapter compatible with your car seat and you’ve got a customized travel system for your infant. You can also add a pram to handle even the littlest of passengers. (Car Seat Adapter and Prams sold separately).