Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double stroller is the latest model the brand has released in 2016 and it is one of the best double strollers you could possibly find. It combines all the great features of the City Mini Double and the discontinued already City Elite Double, both of them great strollers, but with their own minuses that Baby Jogger has tried to address with the release of City Select Double stroller. Let’s dig deeper into the features and find out if there is any cons left to deal with in the best double stroller titled City Mini GT Double stroller 2016 model.
The City Mini Double is known as one of the most lightweight and compact side-by-side double strollers available, while the City Elite Double is the all-terrain, luxurious model released by Baby Jogger. The City Select Double Stroller released in 2016 combines the compact size of the City Mini and the all-terrain feature of the City Elite, so you have a comfortable and babies and parents-friendly product that completely deserves to be titled as best double stroller.
The first thing I will start with is the fact that the City Select Double Stroller is 30 inches wide what makes possible fitting the stroller through any standard size door. I am sure you would say that if a side-by-side double stroller can fit through standard size door, then the seats are not big enough and the comfort of your babies is jeopardised. The thing is that City Select Double Stroller comprises of two 12 inch seats that are not only wide and roomy, but also high and sturdy enough to easily carry two 5 year old toddlers with a combined weight of up to 100 lbs. As we are still talking about the seats, let me tell you that this is one of the two best features that the City Select Double Stroller has inherited by the City Elite Double.
They are nicely plush padded, very comfortable and the fabric is machine washable. The seats are also equipped with an adjustable 5 point harness with shoulder covers and buckle pad that can become a 3 point one when the children are older. The recline of the seats is individual of up to 150 degrees, which is nearly fully flat recline and it is easily done with the adjustment of a strap. To keep the air flowing on a warm day, all you need to do is pull up the fabric at the back of each seat.
The seats are equipped as well with huge canopies with three levels of unfolding that can be adjusted individually and have two peek-a-boo windows each. Baby Jogger has nailed it with the canopies size and it is great to know that your little ones can actually be sun protected, without the need of getting an additional sunshade.
The City Mini has a few design flows that baby Jogger has addressed and now the City Mini Double GT Double Stroller comprises of an adjustable handlebar (now dad and grandparents can not complain about feeling uncomfortable pushing the stroller) a hand brake, so you can stop worrying about hitting it by accident as sometimes happens with a foot brake and easily accessible storage bin.
With a comfortable seats, huge canopies, adjustable handlebar and compact size all you need to add to have the best double stroller is a quick fold and sturdy tires and the good news is that the City Select Double Stroller has it all.
All you need to do in order to fold the stroller is just pull the fold strap located in the middle of the seats. The stroller would fit into any average size trunk and has an auto-lock option that keeps it folded for easier transportation and storage.
The feature that is a great upgrade from the City Mini are the tires. The City Mini Double GT Double Strollersports four 8.5 inch “forever-air” foam filled wheels that make the ride through all kind of terrains comfortable for you and your babies....yeah, and you do not need to pump them up! The two front wheels have swivelling option and suspension and all four wheels are removable in case you need to wash them under the tap.
The all-terrain tires do nothing else, but just add to the already absolutely outstanding maneuverability of the double stroller. Taking turns is so easy that you can do it even with one hand, although with heavier babies travelling, may be you will still need your both hands.
If your babies have an age gap, than you are offered with the option to turn your City Select Double Stroller into a travel system and attach a car seat, but unfortunately you will need an adapter that sells separately.
It seems like the City Mini Double GT Double Strollerhas it all to be the best double stroller available. There are only two little dealbreakers - some moms might find the 32 lbs a bit heavy, especially when lifting the stroller to put it in the trunk and the price. The price tag is one of the highest for that type of stroller, but in my opinion it will be worth every cent of it. Sometimes it is a better option to spend a bit more, knowing that you will own a product that is sturdy, maneuverable, safe and comfortable and will last for years.