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Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Review

Review Overview

Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Review
Expert Reviewer
216 Reviews
Reviewed On: 13 Nov 2020
Sophie Bell
Expert Reviewer
Sophie's Verdict:

If you're a parent in the know then you will have heard of Baby Jogger pushchairs. The city mini GT2 is a new and updated model of Baby Joggers' go-anywhere pushchair. This new model has a few changes, so let's see how it got on under the Pushchair Expert eagle eye.

Review Summary

Summary

There is no doubt that when buying the city mini GT2, you are buying a superb quality product which will still be serving your family for many years to come. 

What’s good
  • Large seat
  • 22kg weight limit
  • Brilliant tyre material
  • Great sized hood and basket
  • Adjustable handle height
  • Carrycot and car seat compatible
  • Compact easy one-hand fold
What’s not so good
  • Two hands needed for recline
  • Raincover not included
  • Costs soon add up when purchasing essential accessories

Review Content

Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Review
Things we love…

Finding a pushchair that fits an active and diverse lifestyle can be tricky but we think the city mini GT2 was designed to do exactly that. Baby Jogger believes in parenting uncompromised. It believes in embracing the joys of being a parent, without giving up on the joys of our own individual lives and this is evident in their functional design.

With its recently revamped design, the black chassis looks smart but it's clear from the off that this pushchair means business. 

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The all-terrain and all-wheel suspension wheels are fantastic. The previous model ran on air tyres but the GT2 rolls on ‘forever air' tyres which are made from a wonderful rubber material which absorbs bumps as air filled wheels would but without the worry of punctures. We pushed the wheels over grass, rocky tracks, pavements, you name it and they rolled really smoothly wherever we went. Equally, the wheels are small and nimble around corners meaning the city mini GT2 transitioned well from county to town and vice versa, making it a great all-rounder.

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High up on the list of things we love about the city mini GT2 has to be the signature fold. A true one handed fold, just grab the handle in the base of the seat and pull - the fold is flat and simple. We love the auto-locking clip that stops the package from flapping open as you transport it. 

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On the handlebar you will see a hand operated brake (just below the height alternation button on the right hand side). There is a little grey trigger on the handbrake that you pull up with your finger to release the brake. When the brake is up, it is on and when the brake handle is down, the brake is off. Hand brakes are really handy when walking off road and also give really quick easy access when travelling on public transport too. 

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The seat is really roomy and the recent addition of the calf rest means that passengers of all ages can rest their legs when napping and it also adds a little length to the seat too. The seat has the ability to carry children up to 22kg and our 19kg 5 year old still had plenty of room in the seat so the city mini GT2 really will last right the way through until you no longer need a buggy. 

The flat recline means that the forward facing seat can be used from birth as long as baby is properly and safely secured but we really loved how a carrycot or car seat can be added to provide some more snuggly from-birth options. 

To attach a car seat you need to buy the additional adapters and pop them into the chassis - once secured on the frame, the car seat feels really stable and sat at a really nice height to interact with baby. 

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The carrycot can also be purchased separately and popped onto the frame. We love how the seat fabrics do not need to be removed to add a car seat or a carrycot but if you do prefer to take them off completely then you can - the choice is yours!

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Things to look out for…

As a hard working pushchair, the chassis of the city mini GT2 is strong. The support bars on the back of the chassis can sometimes stop you from popping really large items into the basket but access is great from the side and when you have a carrycot in place without the seat fabrics on, access is even better.

The recline on the pushchair is operated by a cord system. There are infinite possibilities to the recline angles so you can really find the best position for your passenger and whilst it takes just one hand to pull the cord tether and recline, it can be a bit more of a fiddle to pull the seat back up again. 

Whilst we recognise that you pay for quality and it is clear that the city mini GT2 will certainly stand the test of time, by the time you have purchased the pushchair, then the carrycot and car seat adapters and raincovers (as they are not included in the box) it can become expensive.

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Our verdict

There is no doubt that when buying the city mini GT2, you are buying a superb quality product which will still be serving your family for many years to come. 

The excellent go anywhere ‘forever air' tyres combined with the roomy seat and one hand easy fold make this pushchair a comfortable and fuss-free choice for parents who favour practicality over all else. It's a shame that the essentials such as the raincover and belly bar need to be purchased as an added extra but smart thinking parents will see past the cost and view the city mini GT2 as an investment for the future. 

If you need a pushchair that can wear many hats then be sure to give this one a try.

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