TheBaby Jogger City Mini Double is one of the best double strollers available right now due to its lightweight, easy fold and the comfort it brings to babies and parents at the same time. It is actually the same City Mini that you might already know, but made to carry two babies side-by-side.
You would probably think that the major issue with side-by-side double strollers is getting through doors and you might be right, but not with this City Select double stroller. It is only 30 inches wide and it would fit easily through any standard size door. What also adds to the compact size of the City select Double Stroller and places it in the list of best double strollers is its weight. With a frame made out of lightweight aluminium, the City Mini weighs 27 lbs, which is a great number when talking about double strollers.
So far we have a lightweight and compact double stroller and how about adding an easy fold to it? The City Double Stroller, same as the single version of the product comes with a patented “Quick-Fold” technology, and it is advertised as a one hand fold, but you should be prepared that you will need both of your hands to do that.
Do not get disappointed yet, it is still super easy, as all you need to do is unsnap the two safety straps on both sides of the frame and then pull the seat straps up..and there you go, the City Mini Double Stroller is folded. The best thing is that you can actually use the two seat straps to lift it up when storing it in a trunk for example and by the way, the City Mini is compact enough to fit even into smallest trunks. It is only 12 inch high when folded and you have the option to lock it in position for even easier transportation.
You might start thinking now that all this thing with the compact size might not make your babies feel comfortable in the seats, but you will be wrong. This City Select jogging stroller sports two 12 inch wide seats with a 19 ½ inch seatback that can hold up to 100 lbs all together. Basically, you can use the stroller until your little ones get to around five years old. The seats are nicely padded and fitted with a 5 point harness belt to ensure the safety of the little travellers. Both seats recline up to 150 degrees, which is not fully flat, but still close enough and comfortable enough for the babies to have a nice nap while mom is on the go. The adjustment of the recline is with an easy strap system and you also can pull up or down the fabric on the back of the seat in order to get the air flowing in a warm day or prevent your babies from the wind on a colder days.
Now we came to the best ever feature of the City select Double Stroller that definitely blows the competition out of the water and makes it the one of the best strollers for 2 kids on the market due to its canopies! The Stroller is equipped with two separate massive canopies! Each one of them has 3 levels of unfolding and 2 peek-a-boo windows. Imagine how big they are if they have two windows each.
I have mentioned before that the small canopies are an issue with even the best double strollers and almost every brand, but City Select are the one's that has overcome this problem by offering canopies that will actually protect your babies from the sun and if your kids are smaller they will even be in the shade from head to toe.
As they say, you can't have it all, so the trade off for the great canopies is the handlebar that does not adjust at all. It stands at 41 inch from the ground and is a perfect fit for parents who are no taller than 6’0. So if you are taller, than you might want to test the stroller, before you buy.
Another thing that I am not impressed with is the storage bin. It is big and you can fit quite a lot in it, but it is hardly accessible even when the seats are in an upright position and absolutely impossible to access with the seats reclined. I actually use it to fit in only small items, so that I can then take them out a bit easier.
The foot brake is located just under the storage bin and amazingly it is not so hard to pull it up or down, but if you are not as tall, you need to be careful not to tip the stroller while reaching for the brake.
What makes it up for this little design downfalls is the maneuverability of the stroller. It is so easy to push the stroller, that you can even take turns with one hand...well if you are carrying 5 year old toddlers, may be you will need both of your hands to maneuver, but it is still super easy.
The City select Double Stroller is equipped with four 8 inch wheels, as the front ones have a suspension system and a swiveling option. You can lock them straight for longer and faster walks. Although, the wheels are not all-terrain, you can easy handle gravel and walks in the city or the park, however the ride for the little ones might not be as comfortable.
Another great feature that makes the Double Stroller one of the best is the adapter you can get separately to fit car seat in and turn your stroller into a travel system. You will be able to fit only one infant car seat at a time, but the range of brands that it will accept is quite big. It includes Peg Perego Primo Viaggio, Britax Companion, and almost all Graco and Evenflo models.
If you are looking for a compact, lightweight and easy to fold double stroller, then City select Double Stroller should definitely be on your shopping list. What makes it a great stroller are the massive canopies, the great maneuverability and the comfortable side-by-side seats for the little ones. Despite the few design flaws, you will be happy with the it as it is just one of the types that you can quickly pop out to the grocery store with and take your two little ones with you.