|Baby Jogger City Mini Double Stroller|
The Baby Jogger City Mini Double ($399) is a rare jewel in the world of double strollers. This lightweight double stroller clocks in at amazing 26 pounds, and makes 360° turns. The push is effortless. It also has a terrific full-coverage sunshade and a decent sized storage basket. But what really caught my eye was the super quick and compact fold. Salma Hayek and Jennifer Garner both have the City Mini Single and Julia Roberts has the City Mini Double.
|Baby Jogger City Mini Stroller’s fold|
Putting it Together:
Put the front and back wheels on, click each side of the hood into the side brackets and you’re done!
Baby Jogger City Mini Double is a very smooth ride. This double stroller will really turn on a dime – when they say 360° turns, they aren’t kidding. I found it perfect for maneuvering around doorways and aisles and my apartment building’s elevator. This stroller is so lightweight and the push was so easy! The handle is not adjustable, but seems tall enough that taller parents will be pleased.
The comfortable seats are reclined slightly, and had plenty of room for my tall 3-year-old. The five-point harnesses were very simple to adjust to my children’s bodies. It does not come with an extendable leg rest, but since the seats are already reclined slightly, it was fine. Recline the seats by pinching the black clamp behind the seat and sliding down to the desired recline.
The shopping baskets were a good size, but it was a little awkward to store the huge rain cover (not included, but truly fabulous) in the basket. To add some cupholders/storage, I attached the Carry You! Sicily Double Cup Holder Organizer.
The hood came down extremely far and easily protected my children from the sun.
This is probably one of the easiest folds I have ever encountered on a stroller. Just unsnap the two safety straps (silver colored) from the frame. Next, just pull upwards on the “Fold” straps on each seat. The stroller folds quickly in a reverse book fold. It fit in my trunk much better than other brands of double strollers.
The infant car seat adaptor ($89.00) is now available and will let you use ONE car seat with it. Baby Jogger’s standard double rain cover works for the City Mini Double and provides excellent coverage. No accessories are included.
Pros: The fold is amazing and painless. At 26 pounds, you’re not going to hurt yourself getting this in and out of the car. The stroller pushes beautifully and really handled well on the streets.
Cons: I would have liked a locking strap/bracket to make the fold more secure and compact.
Verdict: If you want a super lightweight double stroller with an effortless push, the Baby Jogger City Mini Double will deliver!
CBB Deal: Use code CBBMini at Letsgostrolling.com for a free univeral cupholder with purchase. If you want to upgrade to a Parent Console, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 877.Stroll.1 to apply the free cupholder price to the parent console. Expires June 21, 2009.