Baby Jogger City Mini GT Review

Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller
Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller

OVERALL SCORE

81

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The Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller is an enticing stroller that will impress you! The stroller is relatively lightweight, compact and very easy to push and navigate in tight spaces. Its a stroller built for maximum comfort for your child and you. While the features of the stroller is worth your money, the stroller is known for a tipping hazard – where the stroller tips backward when the child moves up higher in the seat. But if you are able to ensure your child is safely seated, the Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller is a great bang for your bucks.

How the strollers are reviewed

The following chart rates the stroller for the most important stroller criteria for product specifications, effectiveness, parent preferences, and child comfort. Check out our guide to standard strollers to see how this stroller compares to others!

RATING (SCORE):

   Poor (1-2)   Fair (3-4)   Good (5-6)   Very Good (7-8)   Excellent (9-10)
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Durability
Weight
 EFFECTIVENESS
Brakes
Compact
Ease of Use
Folding
Grip
Maneuverability
Rough Terrain
PARENT PREFERENCES
Accessories
Easy to Assemble
Easy to Clean
Storage
COMFORT
Child Comfort
Sun Canopy
Suspension

Durability

Excellent – 9/10

The City Mini GT stroller is built to last! The frame is sturdy and strong, it is designed for rough condition outdoors. The canvas material of the stroller is made from durable fabric that easily wipes clean.

Weight

Very Good – 8/10

The 22.5 pounds stroller is relatively lightweight in the standard stroller category. Its weight can be attributed by its strong frame structure and heavy duty fabric. A slight compromise on weight is not an issue for the City Mini GT as you get a stroller that will last you a long time.

Brakes

Very Good – 8/10

The Baby Jogger City Mini GT is a special one. The single action brakes are operated by a handbrake located on the handlebar. This means that the brakes are easy to set and release, and moms would not need to worry about messing up your pedicure. The handbrake also has a safety lock feature that prevents accidental release of the brakes.

Compact

Very Good – 8/10

The stroller has a decent compact fold. It has an auto lock mechanism that holds the stroller chassis in place and also ensures the stroller remains compact when stored and transported.

“I LOVE my baby jogger city mini gt. This stroller is the perfect combination of quality, ergonomics, and reasonably priced. “
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Ease of Use

Excellent – 8/10

The Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller is incredibly easy to use. It is easy to push and turn. Its all-terrain wheels allow the stroller to easily glide over uneven terrain. The adjustable handlebar makes it easy for tall and petite parents to push the stroller comfortably. The stroller is short of 2 points because it does not self stand and can be difficult to manage once folded. Furthermore, reclining the seat requires two hands and toggle can be quite stiff.

Folding

Very Good – 7/10

Folding the Baby Jogger City Mini GT is a breeze. Its one-hand fold feature allow your other hand to be free, and its built in carry strap is designed for easy carry and transport. The stroller however does not self stand and it can be slightly cumbersome to handle when folded.

Grip

Very Good – 8/10

The handlebar of the stroller is comfortable to grip. The Baby Jogger City Mini GT has padded handlebar for extra comfort for the hands. Adjustable handlebar height makes it ideal for parents of different heights to push the stroller with ease.

Maneuverability

Excellent – 9/10

Maneuvering this Baby Jogger City Mini GT is extremely easy. The three-wheeled stroller is easy to maneuver in tight spaces, and the all terrain non-flat wheels roll smoothly over smooth and uneven terrain with ease.

“Some of the features that attracted me to this stroller were the rubber tires that don’t deflate, the folding mechanism which is extremely easy, and the large canopy.”
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Rough Terrain

Very Good – 8/10

This stroller is able to handle rough terrains relatively well. Its foam-filled wheels are built for rough terrains. Its lockable front wheels makes it easier to roll over bumps and lumps. Although the stroller has only two wheel suspension, it is a decently smooth ride over rough terrain.

Accessories

Good – 6/10

The Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller comes in bare bones but they can be purchased separately. Accessories for the Citi Mini GT include a snack tray, parent console, bumper bar, and a car seat adapter that works with most popular car seats.

Easy to Assemble

Excellent – 10/10

Assembling the Baby Jogger City Mini GT stroller is easy. There are no tools required to assemble the stroller, and all you need is about 7 minutes to put everything together. The instruction manual is also easy to follow and understand.

Easy to Clean

Excellent – 9/10

The fabric of the footrest is durable and easy to clean. A quick spot cleaning is sufficient to remove any dirt and grime. The wheels are also very easy to clean.

“LOVE it!!! I can push this cart with one hand. It’s so smooth and doesn’t pull to one side. I would definetly buy this again. I also bought the lap bar and a universal cup holder/storage bag that attaches to the handles..love them all”
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Storage

Very Good – 7/10

The Baby Jogger City Mini GT has a moderately-sized storage basket. While the basket is able to hold up to 20 pounds of weight, large items such as a big diaper bag is unable to fit inside because of poor accessibility. On the brighter side, there are convenient pockets at the back of the seat that is large and good to keep essentials such as you phone or wallet.

Child Comfort

Excellent – 9/10

The stroller is definitely designed for a comfortable ride for your little one. The plush padded seat reclines to near flat and is very roomy and spacious. A large sun canopy also protects your child from the unbearable sun rays or cold winds.

Sun Canopy

Excellent – 9/10

The sun canopy of the Baby Jogger City Mini GT provides plenty of protection for your child. It is generous and features two peek-a-boo window, so that parents can easily watch over their baby. The windows are velcro closed.

Suspension

Very Good – 8/10

The Baby Jogger City Mini GT has two wheel suspension, which can provide a relatively smooth ride for your child. While the stroller is not fully suspended, its extra padded seat and harness provide a good enough seat that’ll remain comfortable when the stroller goes over rough terrain.


What do experts say?

Baby Jogger City Mini GT Standard Stroller Review

” This stroller is relatively lightweight, compact when folded and has some nice features like a handbrake and adjustable handlebar.” – Baby Gear Lab

 

“The Baby Jogger City Mini GT has been one of the top rated models for a while now. Parents love it’s ability to tackle any terrain, quick compact one-hand fold, and light weight.” – Moms Stroller Reviews

 

“The Baby Jogger City Mini GT gives you the best of both worlds: the ease and maneuverability of an umbrella stroller with the rugged durability of a larger model. It can take you seamlessly from an urban café to a muddy petting zoo.” – The Bump


Specifications

BassinetsNo
Car Seat CompatibilityYes with Adapter
Child’s Age Range1 – 5 Years
Dimension24 x 9.5 x 30 in
Forward/Rear FacingForward
Handlebar HeightAdjustable
JoggingNo
Passenger Capacity1
ReclineNear Flat
Weight22.5 lbs
Wheel Sizes8.5 inches

Where to buy?

Amazon$345.98
Target$359.99
Macy’s$359.99

Our Rating Process

Our team has read through thousands of customer and expert reviews to understand what consumers like, or dislike, about them.  We gather information about the stroller and it’s attributes that you can’t find by doing a traditional google search and present them to you.  Because each stroller is unique and has its own set of features, the search process can be strenuous.  In the end, you need to find a stroller that is meant for your needs.  By rating them on the most important criteria, we can help you find the stroller that will be the best fit for you and your growing family.  We also reach out to real moms to find out what they’re looking for.  After all, they’re the one’s who know what’s best.

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