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Baby Jogger City Tour Review

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Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2018 Silver Best Lightweight Buggy/Stroller
Mother & Baby 2018 Silver Award Winner

At a glance:

Winning a silver award this year, the City Tour from Baby Jogger is the lightest pushchair yet from this award-winning brand. Our panel of mum testers loved how easy and light the City Tour was to push, and the clever fold means you can fit it in a handy backpack. It’s worth noting, the handlebars are not adjustable, so this isn’t ideal for those tall parents out there.

What they say:

“The newest addition to the Baby Jogger range is the lightweight and compact, city tour™. Suitable for children from 6months to around 3 years, this nippy stroller is designed for daily adventures, weekend road trips and even far-away flights. Whether on a plane or simply on the town, the City Tour goes anywhere with ease. Our smallest folding, lightest stroller yet.”

Tested by mum Aime Night for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

I would recommend the City Tour by Baby Jogger to fellow mums if they are travelling abroad as it is very light and compact. The hood has an SPF factor of 50, which is great for hot weather. That said, it would also be a good pushchair for families living in London and using the tube, as it is very easy to collapse and put into the rucksack carrier. I really liked how easy it was to collapse the City Tour – I could get it down and into my boot in 30 seconds!

How has this product made your life easier? 

The City Tour by Baby Jogger makes my life easier as a mum as it is a very compact stroller. It was great to take on a train journey as it folds small enough to put in the overhead storage compartment. Also, the carry bag would make it easy to taking the pushchair on holiday as hand luggage. It is extremely lightweight whilst still being fairly sturdy.

Would you choose this product to win? 

I wouldn't choose the City Tour by Baby Jogger over the other products in this category because there are a few key things I would want in a pram that the City Tour does not have, such as, the size of the basket underneath the seat is only able to hold the rain cover and not much more. Also, the wheels do not feel very sturdy. I think the Baby Jogger City Tour is perfect as a holiday pram, or a pushchair that is left at Grandparents, but I would not want to use it every day.

What changes would you make to this product?

I would change the size of the basket underneath the main seat of the stroller, as it does not hold much more than the rain cover which is not ideal if you are shopping. The general feel of the City Tour is very lightweight and flimsy, and sadly, it doesn't feel like it would cope with everyday use with a baby or toddler.

Tested by mum Angela Evans for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

I highly recommend the City Tour Baby Jogger to other parents as it's small and compact making it easy to hide away from grubby fingers. I'm disabled and I can't recommend this pushchair enough – not once did I struggle to fold or push the City Tour. It like pushing air and made my life so much easier!

How has this product made your life easier? 

The City Tour makes my life so much easier as I'm disabled, so the lightweight, easy push and fold made my life pain and hassle free. Whilst testing the pushchair, I no longer struggled to lift the pram up curbs, or lift it into my car. I used to dread taking my baby out in her pushchair, but the City Tour was a complete game-changer!

Would you choose this product to win? 

Yes, I would 100% choose this pram over any others on the market as for me, it ticked all the boxes. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough – it should definitely win a Mother & Baby award.

What changes would you make to this product?

I personally wouldn’t change anything about this pram – I loved it! That said, if I had to be picky I’d like the option to purchase a bigger set of wheels for everyday use. I seriously love this pushchair – thank you Baby Jogger!

Tested by mum Joanne Fisher for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

Yes, I would – it’s an extremely lightweight buggy, perfect for days out. It's fantastic on public transport as you can store it under your seat. It has a mesh pocket behind the seat and a handy zip pocket on the basket under the seat which is great, although the basket is very small. That said, the handle bar isn't adjustable, so I wouldn't recommend the City Tour to tall parents and I feel the seat is very low down.

How has this product made your life easier? 

When I first saw the City Tour folded up in the bag I thought 'wow! There's no way a buggy can fit inside that rucksack' (which is an excellent idea for the airport). It's super light for a buggy and folds very easily, making it so much quicker to get in and out of your car and with no effort at all. Being compact it doesn't take up much room in the boot of your car, so you have loads of extra room for shopping – I no longer need to empty my car before going to the supermarket!

Would you choose this product to win? 

Over all, this is a fantastic buggy – it’s the lightest pushchair I've seen on the market and as your child gets heavier and spends more time climbing in and out of it, this is perfect. You don't want to be carrying a heavy toddler and buggy around with you, so this helps ease the everyday stress on your back! It is pricey for a buggy, but it still gets my vote!

What changes would you make to this product?

To help improve this product, I'd like to see the seat moved a little higher up, giving more space for child growth. In addition, I think the handle bar would benefit from being a little higher too.

Tested by mum Sarah Myerscough for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

I would definitely recommend the Baby Jogger City Tour to other parents – if you’re looking for something compact and lightweight, this is the pushchair for you! It is absolutely ideal for public transport and travelling. The Baby Jogger City Tour is lightweight and easy to manoeuvre whilst still being sturdy, and the basket underneath is a good feature as it has meshed compartments suitable for storing drinks.

How has this product made your life easier? 

The Baby Jogger City Tour is really quick and easy to put up and down, and this can be done with one hand in seconds. It is lightweight so makes transporting it easy and being in a bag when folded down ensures it fits easily into the smallest of car boots. My little girl is nearly two and often gets tired walking to the local park, so this pushchair is great to take along as it is easy to manoeuvre one handed. I liked the recline on the chair as it could be altered to wherever you required it and wasn't on a fixed axis of three or four positions like a lot of other pushchairs.

Would you choose this product to win? 

We often go away in our caravan at weekends and the Baby Jogger City Tour is ideal for taking with us, as it easily fits in an already cramped car and takes up much less room than any other pushchair I've seen. It is lightweight and easy to push, but also feels sturdy and for a small pushchair it has a basket underneath with meshed compartments big enough to carry drinks and a small changing bag.

What changes would you make to this product?

I didn't get to try the City Tour in bad weather, so I am unable to reliably test the rain cover but I felt that the cover that attached to the rear of the chair could flap around if it was particularly windy. Also, at 5 ft 8, I found the handle was quite low, so if it had an option to extend this it would definitely make it more comfortable to push for taller parents.

Tested by mum Katie McMahon for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

The Baby Jogger City Tour was really handy for being out and about. The stroller is very lightweight and is extremely compact when folded, making it very easy to transport. It was very easy to fold and put up and I had no issues getting it on and off the train whilst on my own with a toddler. It was small enough to keep by my feet which made it very easy to travel with. The stroller looks stylish and is very easy to manoeuvre – my little girl is a pretty average weight 22-month-old and on the tall side for her age, but seemed happy and comfortable in it the whole time, however it did seem like she might outgrow it before too long and I did struggle to fit the rain cover over her feet.

How has this product made your life easier? 

If you travel around a lot and need a pushchair that is easy to transport, the Baby Jogger City Tour is a very good choice. As well as being very compact and easy to fold, it seems extremely sturdy considering how lightweight it is. It also has a very decent size hood with SPF 50+ material and a window to see through to the child, meaning it is suitable for being out and about in different weather conditions. I found this very pleasing, as the hoods are often disappointing on strollers.

Would you choose this product to win? 

The stand out feature of the Baby Jogger City Tour is definitely how compact it is when folded and I loved how easy it is to transport around. It will easily fit in the boot of any car and has a bag that makes it possible to carry the pushchair on your back. That said, it does come with quite a hefty price tag, which is more than I would personally spend on a stroller, especially as it is not suitable from birth meaning it would be a second pushchair. I wouldn’t buy it purely for this reason, but I would definitely recommend it to anyone willing to pay the price.

What changes would you make to this product?

I would have found it useful if the shopping basket was slightly bigger on this pushchair as I struggled to fit much in it. I know this is often the case with compact strollers, but this being slightly bigger would have made things much easier, as toddlers often come with lots of necessary baggage!

Tested by mum Shirley Ashman for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Would you recommend this to other mums?

I'd recommend this pushchair as it was so lightweight and easy to push. It was very easy to get in and out of the car and up and down kerbs. It feels well-made and it folds down so small that you could take it anywhere, even on holiday.

How has this product made your life easier? 

I found this product incredibly easy to push and steer in all the different places I tried it. I could push it using one hand and it made shopping much easier, as I could push my baby and hold a basket at the same time. It's a very versatile pushchair and was a very smooth ride for my little one – she felt more comfortable in it, which meant she was more patient and less fidgety, which meant I could get more done.

Would you choose this product to win? 

I would definitely choose this pushchair over others I have tried in the past – the fold is smaller, it's lighter and it's not too low to the ground. I also thought it seemed sturdier than other lightweight pushchairs I've tried and I love the fact it's so transportable. I think this product should win a Mother & Baby award as it has more features than most lightweight pushchairs and it is more versatile.

What changes would you make to this product?

The only thing I would change about the City Tour is how it folds – it took time getting the knack without feeling like I was going to trap my fingers! I'd like it to have a more straightforward fold or unfold action. I loved everything but this!

Product Information

Weight: 9kg. Suitable from six months to approximately three-years-old. 

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