Great Stroller for Parents on the Move
September 27, 2021
I received the City Mini 2 as part of a Stellar Product Testing Panel. We have owned several strollers across varying price points. The Mini 2 stands strong in its field for many reasons, with a few drawbacks.
First off, unboxing and setting up the Mini was about as simple as it gets. Pop the wheels on, snap in the cover, adjust the straps and you're ready to roll. Only hiccup during setup was just getting access to change the height of the straps. It's a bit tight getting your hands in there.
One of my favorite features of the Mini 2 is how easily it folds. Super smooth, easily accessible. It also folds into a relative small space, making it easy to put in the trunk.
The quality of the materials is hit and miss. Seat fabric is soft and comfortable. The rubber grip on the handle is really nice. The frame feels solid, without being heavy. The tires are not rubber, however, and leave something to be desired. The Mini's traction could be better. The basket underneath is encased by netting, which feels a bit under par.
Using the stroller is a breeze. Rolls super smoothly and has a great turning radius, which is really helpful while shopping. On rough surfaces, things do get a bit choppy however, as there appears to have very little suspension to absorb the bumps and cracks.
All in, would I recommend the City Mini 2? Yes, but with caveats. Great for well-paved outdoor activity and indoor adventures. I would, however, be hesitant to take it for a jog if that's what you're looking to do. I see it as a comfortable mid-tier stroller that checks many of the boxes more expensive manufacturers bring to the table, but still leaves a few key ones unchecked. Great product for more specific use cases.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.