Your toddler has already outgrown your standard stroller? Or maybe you plan on going on a vacation with your child? Then Baby Jogger City Tour 2017 should be your choice! No matter if you need a light stroller for your toddler for city use or a compact stroller for travel, this model won’t let you down.
If you are looking for a travel stroller you want it to be as much compact as possible, but still comfortable for the little passenger to sit and convenient to push for you. Lightweight and easy to steer, yet sturdy.
Thanks to City Tour from Baby Jogger traveling with kids can be so much easier and less stressful! No more travels with bulky and heavy strollers. This is the ultimate lightweight travel stroller.
|Stroller Name||Type||Capacity||Best Application|
|Lightweight stroller||Up to 45 lbs||Great stroller for traveling by plane, car and train, running errands and using public transportation|
Baby Jogger City Tour 2017 Review
Let’s see what Baby Jogger City Tour stroller may offer you. Here are some of the most important functions. Let’s start with the features that make this stroller so awesome!
Size, weight and fold
This stroller is very compact and light – weighs only 14.21 lbs. It’s really comfortably for quick putting in and out of the car trunk and easy to lift or carry.
City Tour can be folded in a few seconds with just one hand! You just need to push the button in the middle of the handlebar to collapse the upper part of the stroller. Then you pull the strap places in the middle of the seat and the stroller folds down. Piece of cake!
Folding is actually so easy that you can do it with only one hand, while holding the baby in the other arm.
It features automatic lock which simplifies transportation and storage. And thanks to a compact size after folding (22.04” x 17.71” x 9.05”) this stroller is very portable – we can put it in a travel bag and carry it as a backpack or a bag without any effort! And we don’t have to take off the wheels or anything.
Thanks to backpack straps you can carry the stroller and have your hands free! And what’s really great about it – the travel bag is included with the stroller! Big plus for Baby Jogger City Tour. I only wish the stroller itself had a shoulder strap, because it would be easier in some situations just to fold it and carry on a shoulder without taking in and out of the travel bag. However, the travel bag itself is awesome and super useful!
Unfolding requires using two hands and gets more easy after doing it few times. Just practice it couple times and you will be unfolding City Tour in few seconds!
This weight and size makes it a perfect stroller for travel by plane or car. City Tour from Baby Jogger meats the many airlines’ carry-on requirements and fits into the overhead compartments on airplanes. You don’t have to worry anymore that your stroller will get beat up during flight as a checked baggage and you don’t have to wait for it after landing!
This is one of the best lightweight travel strollers for parents who plan many trips with their kids or frequent visits to grandparents. Besides, it doesn’t take up the whole car trunk! Therefore it’s not only a great lightweight travel stroller, but also a stroller you can keep in the car for small trips or quick errands.
It so small you can literally fit it behind the seat and leave the space in the car trunk for the shopping bags 😉 The compact size is very important if you don’t have a lot of room in your car. City Tour size is brilliant!
Thanks to such a small folding size we can also easily put it under the table in the restaurant. It’s also perfect for often using public transportation and trains, because it folds and opens easily and it’s very light to lift and carry.
|Baby Jogger City Tour 2017 is a perfect combination of the umbrella stroller size and full-sized stroller functions.|
Assembling is also very simple. My Baby Jogger City Tour arrived from Amazon in such a small package I couldn’t believe it contained a stroller inside! Putting all together took me literally two minutes and I was ready to hit the road with my daughter.
Although this is a lightweight stroller it is nicely equipped and has many features like a full-sized stroller! Its seat is one example of that.
It features multi-position recline and near-flat position so your toddler can sit upright and watch surroundings or lay back and take a comfortable nap. To recline the seat we need to squeeze the buckle and pull the strap on the back of it.
The seat doesn’t recline completely flat but it goes down quite a bit so it is suitable for toddler to sleep. When the seat is fully recline we can get some extra air-flow thanks to a window behind the child’s head or we can cover it with the stroller material. This reclining system is two handed.
There is also an adjustable 5-point harness with nice padding to prevent baby from sliding down and falling out.
The seat is also equipped with leg rest and a feet rest – it is not adjustable but it is a comfortable place where the little passenger can put his feet. It’s also made of a fabric that can be easily clean with a wet cloth in case it get dirty with baby’s muddy or wet shoes.
City Tour can accommodate a child up to 45 lbs. The seat is 12″ wide and 8.5″ deep, the seatback is 17″ long and from the bottom of the seat to the top of the canopy there are 28″. It makes it a great stroller for kids with longer torso.
This seat is not suitable from birth – we can only use it for children who can sit and hold their heads up unassistedly. City Tour stroller doesn’t feature compatibility with infant car seats, it’s design strictly for toddlers.
|Baby Jogger City Tour doesn’t accommodate a car seat or bassinet but you won’t need it – this is an excellent secondary stroller and lightweight travel stroller.|
3-panel canopy extends with a pop-out sun visor to provide decent shade and UV 50+ material protects the baby from harmful sunrays. It covers baby to the thighs or knees, depending on the child’s height.
There is also a mesh peek-a-boo window that provides extra air-flow which is very useful during summer strolls. I only wish it has a magnetic closure instead of Velcro closure, which can be a little bit noisy during opening. But besides this, it is really great and we can keep an eye on our little one the whole time.
In this stroller we have one solid handle, instead of two like in most umbrella strollers. It’s really nicely design and convenient to push. You don’t need to hunch over it.
It’s not adjustable, but its height (38’’ from the ground) makes the stroller perfect for short and average parents. It will be comfortable to push if you are 5 or 6 feet tall, although I’ve read in some reviews that even 6’4’’ parent pushed it without problems.
Moreover, the handlebar is place at the right distance from the back of the stroller so you don’t have to worry about kicking the back with your feet during strolling or stooping.
The handlebar features nice rubber grip and proper thickness. Thanks to it we can push and turn the stroller with one hand which is very important when you’re strolling around all day on holidays.
The rear wheels are 6’’ and the front ones are 5’’. Front wheels are 360° swivel and can be locked straight for more difficult terrain (gravel or grass).
As a lightweight travel stroller City Tour works best on smooth surfaces, however it do fine on cobblestone streets, paved roads and sidewalks. It glides like a dream over store floors and parking lots. Just don’t take it to the sandy beaches. 🙂
There is a single action brake, places right next to the right rear wheel. The pedal is easy to push and lift and it locks the stroller pretty well.
Maneuverability and ease of use
Of course many lightweight travel strollers fold into a small package but not everyone of them has so many features and is easy to maneuver like City Tour!
When going over flat surface it can be easily pushed with one hand. Remember that it is a very light stroller and not design for running or going over very bumpy terrain. However it handles NYC streets very well, grass in parks and thanks to the medium size wheels it’s more sturdy than regular umbrella strollers.
It can handle off-road strolling, but not a rough terrain. It’s pretty obvious, because it’s not a jogger, just a lightweight travel stroller. It serves its purpose perfectly.
We can also take it for quick running errands or going in and out of stores in a mall – it handles narrow aisles very well, rolls and turns smoothly.
|Baby Jogger City Tour 2017 is light as an umbrella stroller, but has definitely more features and is more comfortably and easy to use.|
There is a mesh basket underneath the seat where we can keep our necessities during trips and strolls. I easily fit there my medium size diaper bag, some snack, drinks and toys.
It is not the biggest basket on the market but it is enough to hold the essentials. It is a decent storage basket as for a travel stroller. The storage usually isn’t huge on travel strollers, so I guess it’s not a big deal. Besides, it is a stroller for toddlers so you will probably take less gear than when traveling with an infant.
Thanks to a stretchy net we can access the basket from the back and from both sizes (if we want to take out some small items). Besides it protects things from falling out. Nicely design!
The basket has also a special zippered pocket for the carry bag, but we can also keep there some small items.
There is also a mesh pocket on the back of the seat so we can keep our phone or keys within reach.
Pros and Cons
As every other stroller City Tour has some advantages and disadvantages. In the table below I pu all pros and cons that I found, however this list is of course subjective. Every parent has different lifestyle and needs, therefore different features might be consider as pros and cons. Here’s my list:
|Quick and one-hand folding||Unadjustable handlebar – it’s great for short and average parent, but might be too low for really tall parent (above 6 feet)|
|Super small size after folding – you can take it on most of airplane as a carry-on||Not compatible with infant car seats|
|Very light (only 14 lbs) – easy to lift and carry||Noisy Velcro closure on peek-a-boo window|
|Travel bag included with the stroller – makes transportation and storage even more easy||Except the Travel Bag, other accessories need to be purchased separately|
|Takes small space in the car trunk, fits behind the driver seat|
|Nicely padded seat with 5-point harness|
|Large canopy with pop-out sun visor and mesh peek-a-boo window provides decent shade and nice ventilation|
|Wheels can handle flat surfaces, sidewalks, cobblestone roads and streets|
|Easy to use single action brake|
|Desent storage space as for a lightweight travel stroller|
Video – Baby Jogger City Tour Features
Baby Jogger City Tour 2017 – Stroller Specification
|Stroller type||Lightweight stroller|
|Stroller Weight||14.21 lbs|
|Weight limit||45 lbs|
|Stroller dimensions (LxWxH)||35.8” x 17.7” x 38.7”|
|Folded dimensions (LxWxH)||22” x 17.7” x 9”|
Baby Jogger City Tour 2017 comes in five beautiful colors. I’m sure you will something that will suit your and your child’s tastes. Personally, I think the Cobalt version looks awesome and this is the one we bought!
There are also some great accessories that parents can purchase additionally to customize their City Tour stroller.
|Very useful item, where parents can keep they phone, keys, wallet or baby toys within reach. There are also two places where we can put the beverages. This organizer easily straps to the handlebar and doesn’t get in the way during strolling.|
|Mommy needs her water and/or coffee especially during long strolls, day trips and shopping. This cup holder attaches to the stroller frame.|
|This shield blocks the wind and protects baby from rain. It provides proper ventilation at the same time. It is a must if you live in an area where it rains often or plan on visiting such a place.|
|Your toddler can hold to this bar during strolling, it also an extra protection from falling out.|
|You can easily attach it to the handlebar, it will keep your hands warm so you could enjoy strolling during cold winter days.|
This is one of the best lightweight travel strollers. You can use it on holidays, travel with it by plane, car or train, easily use public transportation, go shopping, run errands or just take your little one to daycare.
It’s also perfect for city dwellers. If you don’t have much space in your home or car trunk – Baby Jogger City Tour is perfect for you, because it takes really small space. You can keep it in your car and use it for quick trips and errands. This stroller is made for parents who are often out and about with their children.
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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