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Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller Review

Baby Jogger City Mini GT: Introducing the next generation of the award-winning Baby Jogger City Mini, now with all-terrain capabilities and deluxe standard features.

The Baby Jogger City Mini GT stroller is still lightweight and compact like the original City Mini, but it can now easy glide over the bumpiest city sidewalks and roughest off-road terrain.  This stroller can do it all!

Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller Review:- Features

  • Patented Quick-Fold Technology – allows you to fold your stroller in one simple step
  • Swivel front wheel for quick and agile maneuverability can lock into place for long distance strolling
  • 8.5″ quick-release forever-air wheels with sealed ball bearings
  • Plush padded seat reclines to a near flat position with vented seat top and weather cover
  • Accessory mounting bracket – accessorize your stroller with ease
  • Large multi-position sun canopy with clear view windows
  • Adjustable handlebar for users of all heights
  • Front wheel suspension
  • Seat back storage compartment
  • Easy to access under seat storage basket
  • Adjustable five-point safety harness with shoulder pads & buckle cover
  • Hand operated parking brake
  • Washable seat fabric
  • Removable auto-lock to keep stroller folded
  • 65 lb. weight capacity on stroller

Baby Jogger City Mini GT vs. Baby Jogger City Mini 2016

How does the new Baby Jogger City Mini GT stroller differ from the new Baby Jogger City Mini 2016?

  • GT has 8.5” quick-release forever-air wheels with sealed ball bearings vs. the City Mini 8″ lightweight, quick-release EVA wheels with sealed ball bearings (meaning GT is an all terrain stroller where the City Mini original is not)
  • GT has an adjustable handlebar vs. the City Mini non-adjustable rounded handlebar
  • GT has a 65 lb. weight capacity vs. the City Mini 50 lb. weight capacity
  • GT has a hand brake vs. the City Mini rear foot brake
  • GT has an adjustable push handle
  • Both strollers have an automatic lock when folded (the Baby Jogger City Mini 2011 stroller does not)
  • GT weighs 20 lbs and the City Mini weighs 16 lbs

 

 Baby Jogger City Mini GT Accessories (Sold Separately)

  •  City Mini & City Mini GT Car Seat Adaptor (multi):- Fits with car seats from Peg Perego, Maxi Cosi, Graco and Evenflo.
  • City Mini & Mini GT Car Seat Adaptor (Chicco): – Designed for Chicco brand infant car seats only.  Car seat adaptor for double stroller holds one car seat only and only one adaptor can be placed on the stroller.
  • City Mini & City Mini GT Rain and Wind Canopy: – This rain and wind canopy will not fog and is made from a BPA and PVC free material.
  • City Mini & City Mini GT Compact Pram: – sleek design, plush padding, adjustable sun canopy, bassinet apron to cover baby’s legs and carrying handles to easily transport baby to and from the stroller.
  • Weight capacity of up to 25 lbs. When used on the 2011 & 2012 City Mini and Mini GT Double strollers, either one or two Compact Prams can be used.
  • City Mini & City Mini GT Bassinet: – with plush padding and an adjustable sun canopy.  Purchase includes car seat adaptor.  Compatible with single strollers only.  Weight capacity up to 25 lbs.
  • City Mini & City Mini GT Belly Bar: – soft and padded and can be adjusted with the push of a button to suit the height of your child.
  • City Mini & City Mini GT Belly Bar Console: – attaches to the single or double belly bar and gives great storage for your child’s snacks and toys.  For a double belly bar, you may want to purchase two consoles.
  • City Mini & City Mini GT Child Tray: – Features baby cup holder and has a durable, easy to clean surface.
  • Child tray for the double stroller requires the use of a double belly bar (sold separately).  Child tray for the double stroller comes with one tray in the box.
  • City Mini & City Mini GT Glider Board: –The glider board attaches to the rear axle of your single or double Baby Jogger stroller to allow an older child to ride along.
  • The Glider Board is distance adjustable from the stroller to accommodate taller children, features a non-slip surface and conveniently stows out of the parent’s way when not in use.  Holds up to 45 lbs.
  • City Mini & City Mini GT Carry Bag: – Allows you to carry or store your stroller and has specialized storage compartments for your wheels, durable fabric and a sturdy carry strap.

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Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller Review:- User Reviews

The Baby Jogger City Mini GT stroller has received a ratings from users at amazon.com, toysrus.com and diapers.com.

Users love their Baby Jogger City Mini GT purchase and believe this stroller is the perfect compromise between the lightweight, indoor use original Baby Jogger City Mini stroller and the  heavier and bulkier all-terrain Baby Jogger Elite.

The City Mini GT gives you the best of both worlds with all-terrain tires that can glide over dirt, grass, gravel, sand, snow and bumpy sidewalks and the lightweight, compactness the City Mini stroller is known for.

Reviewers are thrilled with how effortlessly they can push and maneuver the GT and say they have no problem pushing this stroller with only one hand.

Of course another favorite feature of the GT, like with all Baby Jogger strollers, is the one hand, one second fold.  This is a real selling feature for Baby Jogger strollers.

Although the GT weighs 4 lbs more than the Baby Jogger City Mini original stroller, (20 lbs vs. 16 lbs) users say they can still fold and carry the stroller with one hand while carrying their baby with the other hand.

The stroller has an automatic lock when folded and is very compact–you’ll have no problem fitting it in the trunk of a compact car and still have room to spare.

The Baby Jogger City Mini GT stroller has an adjustable push handle, a super large sun canopy with 2 peek-a-boo windows, a fully flat reclining stroller seat, a large, accessible storage basket, and it can hold children up to 65 lbs.

While Baby Jogger does not recommend it, users say the stroller won’t tip if you hang your diaper bag from the handle bars.

Users are thrilled with their GT purchase and love taking walks with this stroller.  City users and country adventurers should definitely consider this stroller!

Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller Negatives

The City Mini GT stroller is still a relatively new stroller release and therefore has not yet worked out all of its kinks.

Unfortunately, several users complain of faulty front wheels on their GT stroller and say that after a little use, the locking mechanism on the front wheel will brake and cause the wheel to suddenly lock up on its own.

However, all the users who mention this complaint do say that Baby Jogger customer service will immediately send a replacement wheel–and not all users have this problem.

But, I did hear this complaint from enough reviewers to know that it is not a one stroller broken wheel fluke.

A couple of users also warn that when the stroller is fully reclined with a heavier toddler in the seat,  it can tip backward if there is any shift in balance in the stroller.

This is something to be aware of if you have an older toddler who likes to nap in the stroller.

Users would also love if on future models of the GT Baby Jogger would switch the Velcro closures for the peek-a-boo windows to magnetic closures.  This will make viewing a sleeping baby a much quieter undertaking.

Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller Review :- Conclusion

Overall though, the Baby Jogger GT has received very high rankings from online reviewers and almost all reviewers (even those who initially had to deal with the faulty wheel problem) would whole heartily recommend this stroller.  Worth a buy!

sheri

sheri

She was born and raised in Southeast Georgia and she is mother of three wonderful little boys. Her passions are writing and photography.

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