Love this stroller
March 2, 2015
We had the Baby Jogger City Mini Select GT as our single stroller with our first child so I really wanted the double version as we're expecting #2 in just a few weeks. There are many great things about this stroller and I'm excited to use it soon.
Pros(1) assembly was a breeze, just involved snapping on the wheels and sun shades;
(2) It rolls SO smoothly and turns on a dime. We tested it out around the house and it fits through "some" of the door frames, but I anticipate it will fit between all public door frames without a problem;
(3) My two year old is 36" tall and has about 4" of space above her head and LOTS of leg room;
(4) If folds just as easily as the single version and very flat (you can collapse it with the car seat adapter on it too)...it stands upright when folded;
(5) adjustable handle bar for taller parents.
Cons(1) While it folds easily, it's MUCH heavier than the single stroller. I'm 6'1" and an athlete (and while I'm 8 months pregnant at the moment) and it's definitely going to take both arms to get it up into the hatchback of an SUV. A smaller woman lifting it into a trunk might struggle.
(2) If you use the car seat adapter, the car seat sits VERY far away from the handle bar, in fact it hangs out over the front wheels. It's not unsafe, but it looks ridiculous and you'll barely be able to reach the baby as you're pushing. It's the WORST design! It's possible they designed it that way to keep it away from the other child so it's not right against their shoulder, but it could easily be designed to sit 3 inches closer to the push bar and it wouldn't annoy the other child.
(3) The clearance between seat bottom and the bars under the stroller make it very difficult to fit things in the storage bin. Lots of little things would fit, but good luck jamming a diaper bag in there, especially one that's packed for two!
MOST ANNOYING FEATURE EVER: Baby Jogger forces you to re-purchase every accessory that you had for the single Baby Jogger stroller by changing the size slightly and how everything attaches to the stroller. I love that the push bar is adjustable, but it means that the "universal" parent console will not attach. Secondly, you have to purchase a belly bar just to use a child tray (which you have to re-purchase), and it attaches to this bar with VELCRO. Seriously? You're going to use velcro to attach a tray with food and liquids that a toddler is using? It would have been simple to design the child trays the same as they are on the single stroller, but it was of course changed so that you have to repurchase everything (the seats are also slightly narrower than the single seat so you couldn't use the same child tray even if they didn't change the design). The reason it bothers me that they redesigned it, is that I wanted to use the baby seat attachment on one side and a child tray on the other side for my toddler. This isn't possible.
Best UsesTwo children, both able to ride in the regular seats.