Baby Jogger City Tour LUX is a revolutionary and innovative stroller: lightweight, compact, multi-functional and suitable for newborn.
Baby Jogger has upgraded the City Tour to LUX version by adding few useful and versatile features that parents were asking for. The regular City Tour is an awesome stroller, perfect for travel by plane, but it can be used only for child who can sit unassisted (around 6 months). Many parents complained about lack of infant car seat compatibility and lack of possibility to use this stroller for newborns (you can read more about it here). The new model – Baby Jogger City Tour LUX has all that features that we were waiting for!
Every parent who appreciate combination of minimalism, functionality and modern design will love this stroller.
Here is my Baby Jogger City Tour LUX Review with all information we already have on this stroller. Find out if this stroller is worth waiting for and if it is right for you and your little bundle of joy.
- Baby Jogger City Tour LUX Review
- City Tour LUX vs City Tour
- Baby Jogger City Tour LUX – Release Date
- Baby Jogger City Tour LUX – Price
- Keep in mind
- 3 Reasons Why You Will Love Baby Jogger City Tour LUX
Baby Jogger City Tour LUX Review
What features has the new model City Tour LUX 2018 from Baby Jogger? It is very different from previous model of City Tour stroller.
Older version of Baby Jogger City Tour is equipped only with a toddler seat, suitable from 6 months and there is no seating option for newborns, since the stroller isn’t compatible with infant car seats and carrycot. The upgraded model – City Tour LUX is the manufacturer answer to customers complaints and requests. It will have much more seating combinations.
The regular, toddler seat is nicely padded and multi-position recline with near-flat position (it’s not completely flat, it’s still few degrees reclined). I really like that we can easily lower or raise the seat with just one hand by using a lever. There is also adjustable leg rest for better baby’s comfort, which also is one-handed.
The seat can go in both directions so the baby can face parents or the World. There is 5-point restrain with padding. This seat can hold a passenger from 3 months up to 45 lbs. What I really like about the toddler seat it that it’s much more roomy and deep than in original City Tour!
This new model offers a carrycot which can be attach to the frame. It provides fully flat position, suitable for younger babies. Thanks to it you can make the stroller suitable for your newborn baby. With the carrycot this is one of the smallest and lightest strollers that can be used since birth. What’s really great about this bassinet is that it folds with the stroller! You don’t have to remove it to fold your City Tour LUX. It’s very convenient and makes travel with newborn so much easier!
The bassinet is sold separately.
Infant car seat
Yes! Baby Jogger City Tour LUX is compatible with infant car seats! That was the main parents complaint about the older model (regular City Tour) which doesn’t work with car seats. Now you can easily remove the regular seat, click the infant car seat to the stroller frame and you’re ready to go. It’s very useful for parents who often drive or want to run some quick errands or go shopping with their newborn baby.
Thanks to new options for newborns and infants (carrycot and car seats) City Tour LUX can be used since birth! Finally this excellent lightweight stroller is also suitable for smaller and younger babies and makes travel with infant more easy and enjoyable.
Option for the older sibling
There is an option of attaching Glider Board so your older child can also have a ride in City Tour LUX! You can check how this board works here.
This stroller has awesome huge canopy with flip out sun visor. The canopy is not only roomy, giving baby a lot of space to grow, but also provides full shade from the sun and protects baby from the wind. It’s bigger than the canopy on original City Tour stroller.
This canopy has also a peek-a-boo window that gives nice extra air-flow and allows parents to check on their baby during stroll. The window closes with magnets, so no noisy Velcro – yaay!
The handlebar on City Tour LUX is similar to the City Select LUX handlebar – the grip has rubber rings which makes it more comfortable to operate and more durable than foam padding. However, the handlebar is unadjustable.
Wheels & Suspension
Front wheels are pivoting to make the stroller more nimble. They can be also locked to increase stroller stability when going over more difficult terrain.
Although the wheels are rather small, they roll really smoothly. And they absorb shocks to provide more comfortable ride and easier pushing. However, these wheels work the best for strolling in the mall and around the city, they are not all-terrain. It can go over gravel or cobblestone but it will wobble a little bit.
And since the wheels are rubber and filled with foam, you don’t have to worry about having flat or remember about inflating.
There is very easy to use handbrake. The toggle is placed on the right side of the handlebar.
Under the seat there is a storage bin – it’s not the biggest one, but as for such a small and compact stroller it is sufficient. It can accommodate all your necessities. In the rear part of the basket there is a zippered pocket where you can put your valuables or smaller items.
There is one additional storage pocket on the back of the seat. It’s useful because you can keep there your essentials like phone and keys within reach.
The upgraded model – City Tour LUX folds up similar to the previous model. Folding is super easy, one-hand and takes few seconds. City Tour LUX features one of the easiest fold in the World! All thanks to patented folding mechanism.
Once the City Tour LUX is folded it’s very compact and doesn’t take much space. However, this model is bigger than the previous version so it may not be approved as carry-on on all airlines. You should check specific regulations for the airline you choose to be sure.
This stroller stands on its own when folded and features automatic lock which simplifies storage and transport. There is also a shoulder strap and a handle which are useful for carrying the stroller up and down the stairs or when you use the stroller for older kid who can walk but sometimes needs a break and want to ride in it. You can carry around the City Tour LUX almost effortlessly.
You can also put the folded stroller into a travel bag which has convenient backpack straps. This bag is also useful for storing the City Tour LUX.
This new model is more heavy than the original City Tour which is understandable when we consider it has to hold a carrycot or infant car seat with a newborn baby. It has to be more strong to do that!
It weighs around 19 lbs which is still very impressive and light enough for carry around. The new model, Baby Jogger City Tour LUX is not an umbrella stroller, it’s rather something between lightweight and full-sized stroller.
I love that this stroller is so compact and light, yet really well equipped!
There are few accessories for the new City Tour LUX from Baby Jogger: travel bag, cup holder, bumper bar (all 3 accessories should be included, but it is not confirmed yet) and carrycot (sold separately).
City Tour LUX vs City Tour
If you’d ask me which model is better the original Baby Jogger City Tour or the new Baby Jogger City Tour LUX, I would say, it really depends on your needs. Both stroller are awesome, but have different features and different purpose.
Regular City Tour is great lightweight travel stroller for toddlers. If your child is at least 6 months old and you’re plan on traveling with him, this is the perfect choice for you. However, this would be probably your second stroller, because for the first few months you will need a buggy that is suitable for newborns.
The new City Tour LUX is more like a light everyday stroller which can serve you since infancy to toddlerhood. And it can be the only stroller you will ever need. It is also great for travel, nonetheless it is less likely that you could bring in on the airplane. Even if you can’t take it as carry-on it is still very useful for travel and perfect for road trips! The City Tour LUX is definitely awesome choice for parents who have small apartment and/or car with a small car trunk. It’s really nice to have such a light and compact stroller for everyday use.
So the answer to the question “City Tour LUX or City Tour” depends on when and how you will use this stroller.
If you want to read more about the original City Tour here is my in-depth review of this stroller.
Baby Jogger City Tour LUX – Release Date
We all are super excited about this stroller! Baby Jogger City Tour LUX release date is scheduled for February 2018 but it is a subject to change. I will definitely let you know when this stroller becomes available! Meanwhile you can check out my ranking of all new stroller coming out in 2018!
Baby Jogger City Tour LUX – Price
The expected price of Baby Jogger City Tour LUX is around $299, but it is not confirmed yet. In the meantime you can check current discounts on original Baby Jogger City Tour on Amazon.
Keep in mind
This new model rather won’t fit in overhead compartment on airplane, but it’s still useful stroller for travel with baby.
3 Reasons Why You Will Love Baby Jogger City Tour LUX
1. Since it has seating options for newborns, it can be the only stroller you will ever need. You won’t have to buy another stroller so you can actually save a lot of money!
2. The stroller with regular seat is much more compact and lightweight than other everyday strollers, yet it is really well-equipped.
3. This stroller is a space-saver, so it’s great choice for parents who have small cars or don’t have much free space at home.
Stay tuned for more information about City Tour LUX release date and exact price!
Hello Moms! I am Zooey. I am a wife and a mother of three amazing kids: 3-year-old Haley and almost 1-year-old twins Jesse and Matthew. I am a jogger, cooker and blogger
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