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The Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 is a 3-wheel stroller that offers a variety of features and benefits for parents and in this post I review it looking at the features, pros, and cons. The stroller is designed to make it easy to get around town, and the large canopy provides protection from the sun and rain. Additionally, the City Mini GT2 folds up quickly and easily for storage or travel.

Overview

The Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 is larger and has more features compared to the cheaper expensive, Citi Mini 2 which goes for about $120 less than GT2. You’ll really appreciate the 3-wheel designs that are quite large and the tires are also foam-filled and never deflate – compared to air-filled tires of the older models that required parents to carry around a pump when it deflates.

The additional price of this GT model compared to non-GT models is worth it. Aside from improved wheels and ‘forever air’ tires, the performance of this full-size stroller is far more improved. It has adjustable handlebars and a hand-operated parking brake that makes it suitable for parents of all heights.

Before looking at the features, below is a brief history of Baby Jogger, the manufacturer of this stroller;

About Baby Jogger

Baby Jogger is a manufacturer of baby carriages and strollers and was founded in 1984 by Phil Baechler, a runner himself. He was surprised with the limited number of joggers available for purchase and wanted to create a better one. He began designing and testing three-wheeled strollers in his garage and soon Baby Jogger became a well-known company worldwide, offering quality products that empower parents.

Features of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2

Fold and unfold:

Compared to all full-size and 3-wheel strollers we’ve reviewed here, we really like the easy easy folding process that involves unlocking the frame and pulling the handle on the seat bottom. It locks itself automatically and is able to self-stand and for carrying, it has a carry handle that you can use once you fold.

Brakes

The handbrake of the GT2 runs along the frame and does the job quite well. The brakes in the form of a side lever hold the stroller steady – no movement or swivel when you pull the handbrakes. Compared to the footbrake models, I like it more.

Storage:

GT2 was redesigned and the space of its storage space was increased compared to the older models. The max weight limit is 12 lbs and has front access – which was not there in the earlier versions.

It also has a seat picket at the back that can hold up to 2 lbs of items such as water bottles or snacks. 12 and 2 lbs give you 14 lbs which are about half of what you can get with Vista V2 model by UPPababy.

The GT2 canopy is large and sports 2 peek-a-boo windows for full viewing coverage.

Canopy

GT2 has a UV 50 sunshade that can adequately cover your baby and has 2 peek-a-boo windows that can be closed with magnet covers.

Harness

I didn’t like the harness of GT2 as the rethreading process is difficult, and the buckle is hard to push. The shoulder straps also separate from the waist straps at the buckle, which can be tricky to fix.

Recline

The seat reclines back and is simple to adjust by pressing the clip on the rear of the seat to recline or pulling on the two straps to extend. When the stroller seat is reclined, you can remove the back canopy flap for a greater view of your child or additional ventilation for him.

Seat

The car seat is secure, with a soft cushion that makes me feel my child is protected. It also reclines to a nearly flat position.

Car Seat Compatibility

GT2 is compatible with infant car seats but you’ll need to purchase adapters. The click-in car seat adapters (sold separately) are available for models such as  Chicco Fit2, Chicco KeyFit 30, Cybex Aton 2, Cybex Cloud Q, Graco Snugride Snuglock 35 Elite, Maxi Cosi, Nuna Pipa, Peg-Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 and  UPPAbaby Mesa.

Set-up/Assembly

Assembling GT2 will take you less than 5 minutes – it comes with an easy-to-follow guide/manual. No tools are required too.

Tires

GT2 replaced the ‘air-filled’ tires in the older models with ‘forever-fill’ tires with all-wheel suspension. The new 3-wheel design is superior for pushing and turning on rough routes compared to Citi Mini 2.

Handlebars

The GT2 also has an adjustable handlebar with a rotating design, which may be useful for parents of all heights – short and tall.

Weight

It weighs 21.6 lbs and has a weight recommendation of 5 to 65 lbs.

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