Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Stroller Review

YSG Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

Weight: 21.4 Ibs

The Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 is a two-seater buggy with which you can transport twins or siblings comfortably and easily. It is a brand new design that features the Baby Jogger Style; perfect for parents who don’t want to compromise. It is equipped with air rubber tires and an all-wheel suspension for relaxed stroll on any terrain. It has an adjustable handlebar and hand-operated parking brake for easy and comfortable control and steering. The included infant car seat adapter is compatible with all Baby Jogger infant car seats and the jersey-type fabric feels softer and nicer for baby’s skin. The City Mini GT2 5-point harness strap have padded covers to provide baby with safety and comfy ride. The backrest reclines deeply so the child can comfortably nap during the stroll, but keep in mind that the lowest position is not fully flat – I wouldn’t recommend it for newborns. To recline the seat back you need to use the strap and buckle.

The seat can be lowered with one hand. However, you will need to use both hands to raise it. All versions of Baby Jogger City Mini GT since 2016 have the same reclining mechanism. The seat has vented top which is very useful on hot/sunny days as it provides extra ventilation. On chilly days, the vent ca be closed with a retractable cover. The newest Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 2019 has adjustable calf rest which is a huge improvement. The child can prop their feet up during the nap time. Also, it has an adjustable calf rest for more comfortable napping on-the-go. GT2 have not one! , but two peek-a-boo windows on the canopy Therefore you can always check on your little passenger, no matter if you’re using fully open canopy or just 1 panel. The Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Stroller was upgraded in 2019 with an improved silent magnetic peek-a-boo window. Customize your ride for 4 different modes of use with accessories like the infant car seat, pram, glider board, parent console, child tray, and more (sold separately). 

The Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Stroller provides uncompromising agility on any terrain thanks to forever-air rubber tires that will never go flat and all-wheel suspension. The signature one-hand compact fold, adjustable handlebar, and hand-operated parking brake provide you with the ultimate convenience, while the adjustable calf support and near-flat seat recline allow you to find the most comfortable position for your child. Create a travel system using the included Baby Jogger infant car seat adapters or customize your ride with a variety of accessories (sold separately). The signature one-hand compact fold, adjustable handlebar, and hand-operated parking brake provide you with the ultimate convenience, while the adjustable calf support and near-flat seat recline help you find the most comfortable position for your child. Customize your ride with a variety of accessories (sold separately).

Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Stroller Features

Baby’s First All-Terrain Vehicle 

With forever-air rubber tires and all-wheel suspension, it has 3-wheel design with 8.5″ all-terrain tires that never go flat. Thanks to those wheels, parents are able to stroll on pretty much any type of terrain. The all-wheel suspension makes the ride even smoother. You can not only run errands and stroll around the city but also go over gravel, cracked sidewalks, cobbled streets, grass or even dirt roads. Your baby will have comfortable ride and will be protected from negative impact of shocks.

Break

City Mini GT2 have hand-operated brake. This brake is not located on the handlebar, like most handbrakes are. The toggle is below the handlebar, just on the right side of the canopy. It’s not only easy to use, but it’s also perfect for parents who like to wear sandals or flip flops often times.

Canopy

The large UV 50+ canopy will protect baby from the sun, while the canopy’s magnetic peek-a-boo window allows you to sneak a peek inside. With this oversized hood, you will be able to enjoy the summer strolls without worrying about sunburns.

The Comfort Zone 

Find the most comfortable position for your child to kick back and relax with adjustable calf support, a near-flat reclining seat, and an air ventilation panel. 

Seat unit

padded seat units, individually adjustable 5-point seat belts, multi-adjustable backrests and calf supports, multi-functional, adjustable, 3-part sun and wind protection canopy (50+ UV protection) with viewing windows and ventilation elements, large practical storage basket, height-adjustable handle

Compact Fold

Baby Jogger’s signature one-hand compact fold and auto-lock make it easy for you to transport and store your City Mini GT2. Although Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 has gone a makeover and has many upgraded features, it weighs less – 21.4 pounds. It’s really not that much as for a stroller that handles almost any type of terrain. One of the biggest advantages of this stroller is the quick one-hand fold. Thanks to patented technology you can fold City Mini GT and GT2 within few second while holding your baby in other arm. Both models fold down the same. You just simply pull a handle, which is hidden in the middle of the seat, and the stroller folds itself and locks automatically.

Storage

Stash everything you need for your life on the go with ample storage in the seatback and a large under-seat basket that holds up to 10 lb. GT2 have additional mesh storage pocket on the back of the seat, where parents can hold their essentials like a wallet, phone or a bottle of water. It’s nice to have the possibility to keep the valuables at hand.

Handle bar

The handlebar hasn’t been changed and it’s the same for City Mini GT 2016-2018 and City Mini GT2 2019. The grip has rubberized rings which make it not only more durable, but also convenient to hold. Most of the strollers have foam cover on the handlebar which is of course prone to tearing. GT2 have adjustable pivoting handlebar. The range of height setting is really impressive: from 30″ to 43.5″ from the ground. Even very short and tall people can push this stroller conveniently without wrist fatigue or back pain caused by slouching.

Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Stroller Specifications

Handle Height ‎ 79cm – 109.5cm
Folded Dimensions65cm W x 25.5cm H x 81cm L
Maximum weight recommendation ‎65 Pounds 
Material composition ‎Aluminum 
Batteries required ‎No 
Harness type ‎5 Point 
Item Weight ‎21.4 Ibs 
Pros
  • The City Mini is Easy to fold and unfold
  • Great suspension.
  • A dream to push.
  • Huge triple hood and lies practically flat when folded.
Cons
  • The peek-a-boo windows aren’t mesh, rather its of plastic and would not give extra air-flow.
  • The storage basket is not spacious enough, when you put there a medium-sized diaper bag, you won’t have space for your handbag or groceries. The access to the basket is not very easy either.
  • I think telescoping handlebar would be better, as it would provide more room behind the stroller for parents with very long legs. Here they may sometimes kick the rear axle with their feet while walking. However, I didn’t find any complains about the handlebar in customer reviews.

Ease of Use & Maneuverability

Each versions of this stroller is easy to operate and turn with one hand. It maneuvers like a breeze and rolls really smoothly on many types of terrains: sidewalks, grass and gravel in parks, cobblestone and cracked pavement. I don’t recommend it for sandy beach, but it will handle hard-packed sandy roads.

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