Saturday, 21 October 2017

Baby Jogger City Mini GT

- fantastic looks
- great quality
- durable and easy to clean fabrics (apart from the small part on each side of footrest)
- huge sun canopy with viewing windows
- easy to adjust and comfortable 5 point harness
- infinite strap recline to a flat position
- one hand fold
- hand brake
- very large shopping basket
- good quality wheels
- very large seat
- comfortable height adjustable handlebar
- light to push one handed even with a 4 year old in the seat.

- low canopy, even though the seat can take a tall child the hood rim will make them uncomfortable, with the hood opened it's much better but for an older child this may not be ideal
- wheels are not all terrain, they're small and good on normal pavements and occasional walk in the park but they don't go over rough ground easily
- lack of a leg rest means toddlers look uncomfortable when sleeping
- seat hard to put upright with child in it
- fabric on each side of the leg rest is easy to tear as it's so stretched.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Baby Jogger City Premier

After trying out the Baby Jogger City Versa and Versa GT I knew I'd have to at least give the new City Premier a go with my daughter. I was hoping it would be lighter to push than the Versa GT and have much better wheels than the standard Versa. I also liked the look of the Premier more than the 2 Versas and it reminded me of the City Select that I really loved but which was slightly too wide and too long as a single pushchair. Here's my look at the Baby Jogger City Premier.

- the elegant look
- good size wheels with suspension
- fantastic denim like fabrics, a great upgrade on the standard slippery like fabrics on previous models
- huge seat
- massive basket
- one hand fold with seat in situ both parent and world facing
- extendable handlebar
- easy to apply handbrake.

- heavy to push
- noisy front wheels
- canopy folds itself down when fully extended
- very heavy to fold with one hand, easier to do with seat removed but still heavy and awkward to hold/lift, doesn't freestand
- very heavy to tip up kerbs.

Overall the Baby Jogger City Premier was a disappointment to me. It ticked all the boxes on paper but it was just too heavy and I couldn't believe how noisy the wheels were. I wish Baby Jogger would make the pushchair lighter to lift and to push because with such a huge seat and basket it could really be a fantastic pushchair.

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