Double Strollers 7
So here we go the final stroller review! In many opinions I have saved the best for last – the City Select by Baby Jogger. I have to agree this is a pretty awesome stroller if you are looking for a great single and a great double I am pretty sure that this takes the cake!
For those of you mommas on the stroller hunt – if you haven’t heard of the City Select this is the time for you to check it out. After testing out this stroller I will guarantee that you will love it! It’s pretty scary making a guarantee online but that is how confident I am. Do you own a City Select? What do you love about it?
Here is my pro & con list of this baby…
- Great single stroller that can become a double! This means you will not have a garage full of strollers.
- Turns on a dime and is very easy to push – the wheels move effortlessly and the handle bar can adjust for a comfortable push
- Many different seating positions…..check them out! If that doesn’t impress you I am not sure what will 😉
- When you are in ‘double mode’ it still feels like a single
- Frame folds easily
- Fits comfortably in most trunks
- Adjustable hood for your older child
- Higher price point although you will get great use! Each item like the 2nd seat , rain cover, car seat adapters and bassinet are separate purchases
- On the heavier side
- You have to put the 2nd seat on/off when getting in and out of your vehicle
- The seat was a bit of a tight squeeze for my 3 yr old Kellan
- If you are using it as a double and both kiddos are napping you can only use it in one seat position to get a comfortable recline
Overall, I really loved the City Select and would highly recommend it to all you moms & dads who are looking for a stroller that is designed to maneuver great and can be used as a double down the road.
Stroller shopping is not easy and I am hoping that my ‘little blog series’ helped answer some questions. Just make sure you purchase a stroller that fits your lifestyle – if you walk/run daily and love the outdoors I am sure the BOB would make you happy, If you are in and out of your car the City Mini Double would be a good option and if you want it all in one stroller the City Select will be worth every penny!
Please feel free to comment any more questions you may have and I will happily answer them!
What do you call a man with no arms and no legs hanging out in the ocean? You’ve guessed it – BOB! What do you call a stroller with amazing wheels & hood (just to name a few of my favourite features)? – Yup, you got it – BOB!
If you haven’t heard of the BOB stroller line-up I will fill you in with what you have been missing. BOB has been a tried, tested & true stroller in my eyes. Since I started working at Snuggle Bugz it has always been one of my favourites for active moms & dads. The company has been around for 17 years and has been making quality strollers the entire time. They have a line-up of great strollers that can fit any lifestyle from hard-core runner to everyday cruisin’.
You also might want to check out the BOB video (if you have 9 minutes to spare).
I feel like, through all my stroller days, I haven’t met any BOB owners that don’t loooove their stroller (correct me if I am wrong)!
But, like any stroller out there, Mr. Bob has his pros and cons:
- Easy to maneuver – great for rugged terrain. Honestly the stroller turns on a dime!
- Easy to fold
- Awesome separate hoods that give amazing sun coverage with peep windows
- Nice and roomy/comfy seats
- Has a nice feel when you push it – good suspension (that’s what my hubby said)
- Great seat recline
- Decent under-basket – Mister Myles decided it was his favourite hang-out spot.
- Takes up a lot of trunk space. I needed to remove some wheels in order for it to fit into the ‘trunk’ of my Toyota Matrix.
- More bulky/rugged. I didn’t feel comfortable pushing in the mall for fear I would take some displays down.
- Fairly heavy and wide frame for lifting in and out of your vehicle (if you are a mini-momma this may not be the best choice).
Overall, this is the stroller to buy if you live in the country, walk daily or love to camp. It will get you through any terrain effortlessly! I really feel that you are getting great value and quality for what you pay. Unfortunately, for me I don’t run and I spend too much time haulin’ my stroller in and out of my trunk to make this the perfect fit for my lifestyle.
My final stroller to ‘test’ is the City Select. Many of you are experts on this one but I thought I would give it a whirl!
See previous items in the Double Stroller search –
The double stroller journey continues! This past week I didn’t get a chance to ‘steal’ a stroller to test for the weekend so I am going to tell you what I think of the double stroller that sits in my trunk. Yes, rewinding back before mister Myles was born we debated up & down if we should sell our Bugaboo single (which we loved) and buy the City Select or hang on to our single and buy a less expensive double. We opted with the second route and purchased the City Mini Double by Baby Jogger!
Here are a few reasons why…..
- We hope to have more children and I like having a double if some kiddos come for the day and we want to hit up the park. So, I knew it would be put to good use even if it got lil’ dusty for a month here or there.
- I like the features of our single Bugaboo and wanted to keep it as our single. So I figured I had the best of both worlds without emptying my wallet.
- Lastly, laugh all you want…..I like the side by side double over the ‘stacking double’. I figured I would be more likely to strap my 3 yr old in a side by side double than the City Select.
All that being said, I think I made a good decision but here are my pros and cons list for the City Mini Double by Baby Jogger:
- Easy to fold. I can do this with one hand, no taking off seats or juggling anything around (other than my baby).
- Separate canopies that offer great sun coverage and peep windows
- Good recline. I like having a good napping stroller so I can regain some sanity while shopping
- Small enough that it fits through any standard door
- Good price point for a double
- No ‘beefy’ front wheels so it doesn’t maneuver great through snow (yeah, crummy winter for this stroller)
- Accessories are sold separately and can jack the price pretty quickly
- Doesn’t have any extra fancy features like adjustable handle bar, fancy foot break etc….
- I find the straps annoying to adjust. This may just be me but I find it pretty cumbersome.
- You can only use this for double occupancy (you can’t remove one of the seats), so it may sit in the garage for some months
Overall, I would recommend this stroller to any of my girlfriends. You totally get good bang for your buck with this guy. You are giving up in the maneuvering department but I still am happy with our purchase. Do you have this stroller? What is your pro/con list?
Will this one take the cake? You will have to check back in since the stroller journey continues!
See previous items in the Double Stroller search –
The perfect double stroller search is still on a roll. This past week I tested out the Bugaboo Donkey. I am Bugaboo fan and was super excited to give this guy a ‘push’.
If you are not familiar with the Bugaboo Donkey and all the stroller options, it may be good to familiarize yourself with this little clip –
That was way easier than explaining all the bells & whistles on the Donkey. If you want a stroller that starts chatter and turns heads this is the one for you! Adam (hubby) and I took the Donkey out for his inaugural spin at Ikea and so many people were pointing and asking questions. Wowzers!
- Very easy to maneuver. It moves like butter, you feel like you are pushing a single stroller.
- I love all the seat options! Myles faced us while Kellan was forward-facing. Both Seats can flip, have their own hood and a great recline if babe falls asleep!
- Did I mention you can use a bassinet and a toddler seat at the same time! I am a huge fan of bassinets and this is a fantastic feature.
- The best feature yet is that the frame widens to become a double or shrinks to become a single – no need to switch strollers in and out of your car if you are out with just one child.
- Open and closing requires a bit of work. Especially if you have limited trunk space – it required me to change the frame to a ‘single’ in order for it to fit.
- It is costly. This is not a cheap stroller – worth the money if you are looking for something that fits a lot of needs and is super smooth to push and easy to maneuver.
- You do have to purchase the duo or twin kit if you want to use the Donkey as a double.
Overall, the Donkey is a great stroller and is super stylish. It is fun to ‘customize’ the look of the stroller with different tailored fabrics. In my opinion I would purchase this stroller in a heart-beat if I did a lot of walking from my home or if I lived in NYC (and won the lotto)! 😉
But I didn’t find it to be an easy transition to put the stroller in and out of my car which I do a lot… so back to the drawing board! I am excited to see which stroller takes the cake!
Do you have a Donkey? Would you recommend this stroller to your closest friends?
So the search continues this week with the City mini double by Baby Jogger!
Wow. Thanks for weighing in on my double stroller journey! I read all the comments on Facebook and lots of good advice and recommendations were shared – thank you!!
A lot of you Mamas suggested swear by the City Select by Baby Jogger. I do looove that stroller and will be putting it to the test and will weigh in with the pros & cons (if there are any cons). But, to give all the double strollers on the market a ‘pushing chance,’ I will be testing out a handful.
First up was the POD by Baby Jogger. Being Canadian and living with long winters I thought it would be worth trying out a stroller that we could use for a walk no matter how much snow is on the sidewalks. I hate feeling limited due to my stroller so here is my official review for this ‘guy’….
- Love all the options this stroller offers. You have 3 different modes – jogging, stroller and bike
- My boys loved ‘driving’ this stroller- Kellan especially loved his own little cup holder
- It is well protected – has a built in mosquito netting (yay for not having to purchase accessories!)
- It maneuvers great! Very light to push and it went through the snow no problem – no excuses to not go for your daily walk/jog
- It wasn’t huge, I was very comfortable pushing the stroller and I didn’t feel like I was taking up the entire sidewalk
- Easy fold/open
- Not much sitting room for the boys. If your kids don’t get along this would be a torture chamber 😉
- You need to purchase each kit (stroller, jogging & bike) separately
- It was a tight squeeze into my Toyota Matrix – had to remove the front wheel to fit
- Although it’s not huge, I am not sure if I would feel comfortable using it in a shopping centre. Not so ‘cutesy’ looking.
- The price is not low and if you want to add more than one kit it will go up quick
Overall, I really enjoyed the POD. We went for a 2 hour family walk, Myles fell asleep and was cozy warm. Kellan felt like a cool dude ‘driving’ in a fancy stroller. Adam (hubby) loved pushing this stroller and said he would maybe start jogging if we owned this guy (this is monumental)! If you are a runner or love your outdoors and want something that is versatile & easy to push, add this stroller to your list – it definitely is worth checking out!
Stay tuned for my next review on the Bugaboo Donkey (ooh la la)!
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