- Patented quick-fold technology-allows you to fold your stroller in one simple step
- 12″ forever-air rear and 8″ lightweight dual front quick-release wheels with front wheel suspension and sealed ball bearings
- Hand operated parking brake
- Multi-position sun canopy with peek-a-boo window and adjustable head height up to two additional inches
- Multi-position foot well tilt adds leg support for smaller children, telescoping handlebar with wipe clean grip
Great quality, but caution that it’s rather heavy.
I just went to look at this stroller today and just had to put in my 2 cents. Overall, this stroller is very solid and maneuvers like a charm. It can comfortably fit two babies, or two toddlers. The material is awesome!However, if you are a mom of a single child now and ‘plan’ to extend your family, you might want to consider something LIGHTER for the mean time. Perhaps, the City Mini. This stroller is pretty darn heavy to lift with one seat. It’s smaller than many tandem or double strollers but still somewhat bulky. I don’t like that it can stand after it folds either. So, for myself, I will have number 2 one day and I thought about eliminating the hassle of buying and then selling a single stroller. But, after seeing this in person, or lifting it…I’ll definitely consider this when I have two kids. In the mean time, I’ll stick to the much lighter single strollers and deal with the hassle of having to sell it later.Then, I got to thinking…is the City Mini Double that bad? Will it not fit through most doorways? It’s so much lighter and toteable…you can actually travel with it, I feel like. And it’s cheaper without having to buy that extra seat.
Do not buy this in Diamond color
First of all, the color Diamond should not be sold to any parent. It shows dirt too easily. I’ve had this stroller for about 8 months now, and I think it’s been through normal wear and tear, I don’t use it every day, really probably less than normal, and it looks horrible now. Even though this is a nice, expensive stroller, you wouldn’t think so because of the dirt on the canopy. I’ve tried to wash it by hand, you can’t put the canopy in the washing machine, according to Baby Jogger. but it definitely does not get off all the dirt this way. I did not realize this when we purchased the stroller, that the parts cannot be machine-washed. Who wants to hand wash, anyway?This is a great stroller for what it is, though, as a possible double stroller. It has a lot of basket room, which I didn’t think I’d need initially, but comes in handy so often. I’ve only used it as a single stoller, though. It maneuvers well, and is able to handle somewhat gravel paths, sand and snow. It folds close nicely, which was important to us, since we noticed with cheaper strollers this became an issue after a while. This seems like it will last for multiple children no problem. Very sturdy stroller. It folds up compactly if you take off the wheels, that is nice for when we travel to Europe, where people drive smaller cars generally.I just don’t understand why Baby Jogger sells this color. As a first-timer, I didn’t think about things like dirt showing on the stroller. I thought also since it is a light-gray, it wouldn’t be so bad, but it is. Baby Jogger would not exchange my seat for a different color when asked. It’s very disappointing, because when you purchase all of the extras, like the bassinet and the car seat adaptor, etc., this stroller is expensive. You still have this stroller that looks terrible because of the color. I wrote Baby Jogger and told them that they should not sell this color, they did not address this issue. Even though I think the product is worth the money, in this color it is not.A note: you need to get the Gate Check bag if you plan on flying. We did not, and on the way back from a flight, our stroller was dropped. The airline stated they normally don’t reimburse for strollers, but they were really negligent this time, and we are getting a reimbursement. The front wheels broke, but luckily we were able to order new ones for not too much money. At least it was for on the way back from a vacation. Imagine a vacation without a stroller. Just buy the Gate Check bag.I would have given a much higher rating if it were not for the color!
I needed a stroller that would hold my Chicco Keyfit 30 infant seat as well as contain my 2.5 year old son. We tried the Chicco together, the Kolcraft Contours, the Sit n Stand, and the Joovy ultralight. (Whew, that’s a lot of strollers!) We ended up spending a lot more money to get this stroller, but it was SO worth it. It’s wonderfully made, great quality. I love that you can rearrange the seats several ways, and that it still doesn’t seem huge with an infant seat and a toddler in it. I read reviews that said the seats are too small for a toddler, but I haven’t had that problem. I also read reviews saying the Chicco infant seat doesn’t click into the adapter (sold separately) but it in fact does. I couldn’t be happier with this stroller. It’s not as heavy as the Chicco, or the Kolcraft. Not too tall for me like several strollers I tried (I’m 5′ 1″), and still does everything I need it to. Even my skeptical husband was very impressed with this stroller. I have to say the price tag was a bit hard to swallow once I had purchased everything I needed (the extra seat kit and the Chicco adapter), but I don’t think I’ll regret this purchase.
This is a fantastic stroller! My husband and I were amazed by how easy it is to use and manipulate all the parts. Since the 2011 version has come out, we found the 2010 version for $360 on another website – I don’t know why Amazon still has the Onyx listed at $500. There wasn’t much of a difference between the 2010 and 2011 versions, so we went for the “older” one.We had read the reviews, but we were still incredibly impressed with how great this stroller is to manipulate. One downside – it is heavy for me to carry. But even folded up, I can just roll it. It folds down pretty well and fits in our coat closet.
The best stroller for one or two kids – from a long time owner
The City Select may just be the only stroller you’ll ever need, especially if you are planning on having a second child. With three kids under six, I’ve had my fair share of single and double strollers. I bought this stroller almost two years ago and it’s by far the best one I’ve owned because it is the narrowest, goes anywhere – indoors or out – and folds compactly.PROS:I have the Baby Jogger City Select with Second Seat and I love it. No stroller is perfect, but of the doubles I’ve had (Maclaren Twin Tecno, Maclaren Triumph and Bob Duallie), this is my go-to everyday stroller because it is the narrowest, goes anywhere and folds compactly. If I had to do it over, this probably would have been my only stroller – I just wish I had known about it before buying the others!All these strollers can be used with my now 2 year old twins and with my 46″ five year old. However, the City Select is by far the most useful and comfortable for them.PROS:
• The City Select has been named Baby Gizmo’s 2010 Top Tandem Stroller.
• Goes anywhere – the reason I got it. I found out the hard way that side-by-sides do not fit between parked cars – the City Select does, with room to spare. This is the most important consideration when you’re out and about with twins, so that you’re not forced to leave one child alone in front of or behind your car while putting the other one in their car seat. The narrow width of the City Select has also been a huge advantage at doctor’s offices, restaurants and stores that have narrower aisles.
• Can be used from birth up. You can configure the City Select with optionalBaby Jogger Car Seat Adaptor City Select, Singlefor one or two babies (three types sold, some car seats fit better than others) or with one or two seats (place the heaviest child in the top position); it can have stadium seating facing forward (with a huge storage basket), or you can put both seats facing you so they can recline fully @ 180 degrees (better for babies, looks like bunk beds).
• The three-part canopies are excellent and provide far more shade than most Maclaren strollers. A zip-in mesh backing can be zipped in front for additional sun shade when the sun is low (though the instructions don’t say this). A clear peek-a-boo window with built-in mesh for shade on top has a flap with quiet magnetic close.
• Total weight load recommended for this stroller is 45 lbs. per seat (combined passenger and baggage weight), so calculate 90 lbs. total max allowance with two seats. Max allowance for the basket is 15 lbs. and for each seat pocket, 2 lbs. My 14 m babies are 22 & 21 lbs., the diaper bag is 8 lbs. = 51 lbs. Still way under the limit.
• Optional basinettes are sold separately.
• The wheels work on many surfaces. I’ve been able to use the City Select on narrow paths, dirt, snow and grass. The City Selects pushes very easily on smooth surfaces, a little harder on rough terrain but still very doable even with my 38 lb five year old and 28 lb 2 year old – as long as the heaviest child on the top seat near the handle. In comparison, the BOB Revolution Duallie Stroller in Mesa Orange is superior off-road and feels lighter to push, but is way too long to use indoors in smaller spaces. The Techno Twin and Triumph handle very well on smooth surfaces but are impossible to use in snow.
• Very compact fold. The City Select takes up half the trunk of my minivan, standing up, with all three rows up. If I need more space in back, I simply stash the stroller & seats in the second row of the minivan. In comparison, the Bob Duallie takes up 3/4 of the cargo area in the minivan. The Maclaren Techno takes up the whole width of cargo area, lying flat – it’s too tall to place upright without making the third seat completely vertical.
• Huge storage basket – with the seats facing forward, the City Select has an enormous basket. I’ve been able to finally go grocery shopping and fit a fair amount of groceries underneath (up to 15 lbs, but I also use the footwells for heavier items), whether configured as a single or a double. In addition, if you put one baby facing you in the stroller in the stroller and another in a carrier such as the Ergo, one of the seats can be reclined fully to hold a shopping basket & groceries, it holds an additional 45 lbs of groceries (about 3-4 bags)- a Stroller Hook can be used to keep the basket secured to the side of the stroller.
• When the seats are rear facing as a double, storage is more limited but still generous. Zippers on all corners allow you to extend it and put in large items from the front, back or sides.
• The hand break is very easy to use and with the rubber wheels in back, provides a sure grip.
• The handle extends from 39″ to 42″ for taller parents. AMunchkin Stroller Hook, Colors May Varycan be placed on the handle to hold bags up to 8 lbs (Note: Baby Buggy does not recommend this).
• I’m able to fit two 7 lb. bouncy seatsBABYBJÖRN BabySitter Balance, Brown/Beigeor two 7 lb.KidCo GoPod Portable Activity Seat – Pistachioin the storage basket – the diaper bag hanging down from the Munchkin stroller hook keeps them secure (these portable seats have a 29 and 26 lb max weight allowance, if interested). No other double I have can do this – great for playgroups or when I need to take the twins out of the stroller for any reason and am alone.
• Many accessories – you can get many different ones but I found that stroller accessories from other manufacturers also work, at a fraction of the price.
• JJ Cole Urban Toddler Bundle Me – Stealthfit these seats perfectly and can be used Spring & Fall – go with the toddler size which you’ll use longer. LL Bean winter buntings work great in frigid winter weather. Fully reclined, the seats work like carrycots – my babies sleep very comfortably in them.
• Baby Jogger is coming out with a ride-on boardBaby Jogger Glider Board For City/Summitfor use with a third child up to 45 lbs. However, if needed, the seats are wide enough (12 inches) and the canopy high enough for my 46″ oldest child. Both the canopies and the seats can be extended for older kids.
• The “Baby Jogger City Select 2nd Seat Mounting Brackets” are sold separately if you lose one for any reason.
• As a sidenote, my husband did not think I needed this stroller and was quite mad when I got it. But a while back, we did a two-cart BJs’ run (4 boxes diapers, wipes, formula, groceries etc) and had ZERO room left in the back or anywhere else of the minivan, apparently. No problem – the two seats folded flat and went in the front passanger seat well. Wheels and second seat adaptors come off easily – those were tucked underneath the seats; the frame folded flat (26″ x 21″ x 9″) and was tucked behind the second row. Everything fit. My hubby was stunned – no way you can do this with any other double.CONS:
• The City Select can be hard to get up and down curbs – if you’re pushing it forward; but if you pull it backwards up or down a curb, it’s no harder that any other stroller (actually a bit easier because of the larger wheels in back). I’ve even brought it up and down stairs (empty of course).
• The rain cover is not included. You can buy other brands that work though. For example, the universal Jeep rain shield fits each seat well or you can get a sngle cover for less fromSashas Kiddies Model BJCS Baby Jogger City Select Series Single Double Strollers Sun Cover(for use as a double although it works better for it as a single).As a side note, the 2010 model costs much less than the 2011 model, which has been slightly redesigned with a firmer back and a deeper seat. I personally prefer the 2010 as the seats fold flat, whereas the 2011’s only collapse partially.
Loving My City Select! Perfect For Me!
I’m a first time mom who’s done tons of research on everything I bought for my little one. I had a tough time finding a stroller that met all criteria on my “wants” list- high quality construction, excellent manueverability, rear facing seat capability, bassinet option, and not too heavy. I was also hoping the stroller could have the capability of accommodating a second seat (for the future). I considered the Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller Dark Grey Base, Red Canvas Fabric NEW! and theUPPAbaby Eco-friendly Vista Stroller, Yellow/Maya, but wasn’t completely happy with those two. Then I saw the previews for the City Select, which wasn’t released yet. I put myself on the waiting list and eagerly waited for the stroller. I was a bit uncertain about purchasing it online without first testing it out in person, and since it was back-ordered and sold out everywhere, I was also unsure about whether I’d get it by when I needed it. However, it was definitely worth the wait and also the cost!It meets all my criteria (as stated above) and exceeds my expectations of a good stroller. The Ruby color is very nice, the fabric & the frame all feel top quality, and it is super easy to fold & unfold. An unexpected plus is that I have made very good use of the extra roomy basket and the adjustable handle (I’m 5’5″ but I prefer the handle at the extended length). Since my little one is 2 months old, we’ve been using it mainly with theBaby Jogger Car Seat Adaptorand myMaxi Cosi Mico Infant Car Seat – Lily Pink(which is also a terrific car seat!). Being in LA, I drive everywhere and have not had any difficulty getting the stroller in and out of my car (even several times a day). I’ve used it with theBaby Jogger City Select Bassinet Kit, Rubya couple of times, but my little one seems to like the snug feeling of the car seat instead. I just use the bassinet when she’s sleeping for awhile outside of home and I’m not doing too much walking (like at church).Overall, this is an excellent stroller and I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone looking for a stroller similar to what I was looking for!