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Baby Jogger City Select Double Stroller Review

Side-by-Side Double Stroller by:
Baby Jogger
Version:
City Select
Price:
$$$

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On November 15, 2014
Last modified:November 15, 2014

Summary:

"I really like my city select. Right now my children are 2 months and 2 years. I use the car seat for the infant and the extra seat for the toddler, though she prefers to walk." Amazon customer review

Baby Jogger 2014 City Select Stroller ReviewAs a parent, you probably love those peaceful strolls with your kids, the sun shining and not a worry on your mind, until the little ones get bored, that is. Once they get bored they probably try to climb out of the stroller, and in the worse case scenario they also start crying.

If you’re a parent of babies or toddlers, scenarios like these are not so unfamiliar.

Because most strollers are not very flexible, the kids can’t change their viewing angle, getting restless pretty fast and ruining your perfect sunny afternoon.

The solution seems pretty simple: search for a double stroller that is highly adjustable. Meet the Baby Jogger City Select Double Stroller.

Benefits of the Baby Jogger City Select that Make It Worth Your Consideration

1. Seating Position Flexibility

The City Select is truly one of the most versatile double strollers. You can set the seats in 16 different combinations keeping your kids occupied while exploring new viewing angles. This innovative design is not something you can see on many other models. A double stroller that is comparable in this aspect is the Contours Optima Tandem Stroller, which also has multiple seating arrangements.

But the multitude of seat position settings would be void of any value if they wouldn’t offer your babies or toddlers the comfort and support that they need at every stage of their first years of life. The seats have the ability to be reclined completely, offering babies the correct sleeping position, but are also very comfortable for toddlers when they feel like taking a nap.

2. Easy Folding Design

This is another aspect that many strollers, and double strollers especially lay behind. It’s common to hear from parents complaining about how inconvenient their double strollers are. The design team over at Baby Jogger did a good thing by developing a folding technology that is both quick (there’s only one step to it) and can be done even by only using one hand. This is pretty smart because it’s so often that parents of young babies have to hold them until they pack everything.

3. Comfortable and Smooth Ride

It’s perfectly suited for active parents. So if you like to go out jogging or need to move quickly taking care of things that have to be done on a regular  basis, this stroller is perfectly built to offer your kids the most comfortable ride even at higher speeds. The wheels are lightweight and are provided with suspension systems that ensure a smooth ride.

More Useful Features:

  • 12″ forever-air rear and 8″ lightweight front wheels with front wheel suspension and sealed ball bearings;
  • Multi-position seat recline for passenger comfort;
  • Multi-position foot well tilt adds leg support for smaller children;
  • Two individual canopies keep your babies safe from the environmental factors.

Feedback, Ratings and Reviews of Customers

 
48 customers have reviewed this item giving it an average rating of 4.3 stars out of 5. The interesting thing that has to be mentioned is that 34 of them, a staggering majority, have rated it 5 stars. The rest of the 14 reviewers rated this product as follows: 4 rated it 4 stars, 5 rated it 3 stars, 2 rated it 2 stars, and 3 rated it 1 star. Let’s take a look what most of the parents who bought this stroller thought about it:

  • Rides Great on Different Types of Terrain. According to most reviewers, the wheels of this stroller can handle all kinds of terrain pretty well. Parents who love to take long walks with their kids, said that during their walks they often have to go over all types of surfaces. With many strollers, handling uneven terrain would become somewhat challenging for you and uncomfortable for the babies, but with the Baby Jogger City Select Double Stroller it’s easier than you would expect. You can easily go over uneven pavement areas of the sidewalk or go on dirt-paths, and the ride will be as comfortable for the babies as going on flat ground.
  • Compact Design. Due to its compact dimensions, 43.5 x 25.8 x 38.5 inches, it fits perfectly through narrow spaces. With many double strollers, going between aisles in the supermarket, or having to make your way through crowded spaces or narrow pathways is pretty difficult. The City Select makes all the above situations a breeze to handle, possibly helping you discover a pleasant way to going about daily chores. It also fits in-between cars in the parking lot, according to one mom. It’s a real advantage not having to leave one of your kids in the front or back of the car while putting the other one into the car seat.
  • Reduced Weight and Increased Portability.  Although this stroller is built to last and endure harsh treatment, the materials used are actually pretty light. It has a total weight of 33.3 pounds, which doesn’t make it the lightest double stroller but on the other hand, it wasn’t necessarily designed to. It’s also a great stroller if you like to travel with your kids, you can quickly fold it and it fits in almost any car trunk.
  • Big Storage Area. Most parents were pleased with the size of the storage basket from beneath the seats. The space is generous when the seats are both facing forward, but when turned around, the storage space shrinks. This aspect didn’t trigger complaints by most users of this product. This is probably because they fit it with some zippers on the sides that offer direct access to the storage basket when the seats are facing backwards, offering a pretty good solution, although making it more difficult to use.

Cons

 
There are users on the other hand that complained about some aspects of this stroller. Some parents said that they felt like the stroller was pretty heavy, thus making it difficult to transport and carry around, although it does fold up nicely. That ultimately depends from one individual to another.

Another thing that some parents mentioned was that they though the stroller wasn’t big enough. Considering the fact that it’s in a higher price range, most buyers said that they didn’t intend to buy a different model once their kids got older. Most users who mentioned this aspect said their kids liked it so much that they would have liked to be able to use it even more.

Conclusion

 
Overall, without excluding the negative feedback it got from some users, the Baby Jogger City Select Double Stroller is still one of the most highly appreciated strollers by most parents who have decided to buy this model for their babies and take the time to review their experience, although there are other budget-friendlier choices available. Most people are really happy with their choice and considering everything that goes for it, the City Select might be the best option for your needs.

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