Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Stroller
One of the things that parents really appreciate about this design is that it is compatible with a ton of fun accessories that will make your life a bit easier, and provide a smoother ride for your little one.
The tires are built for all terrains, so you can take this stroller out of the sidewalks, and it easily transitions to the trails. Unlike previous models, this option includes a suspension system for an all-out smooth, and comfortable ride. If you are in the market for a durable and versatile jogging stroller, the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 is worth a look.
Foam-filled rubber wheels are great for trails
Easy to use hand brake
Affordable price point
Folds up with the press of a button for quick and compact storage
Compatible with a wide array of affordable accessories
Seat folds back completely flat
Will not stand when folded
Limited cargo storage
Parents love that this stroller is built for just about anything. The wheels are composed of foam-filled rubber, which handles much better on uneven surfaces. Unlike the previous versions of this stroller, the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 also boasts a pretty impressive suspension system that allows you to go off-roading while keeping your little one nice and content on the ride. The improvements made to the wheels and suspension system make this improved version of the Baby Jogger City Mini well worth the investment.
What makes this stroller unique is the implementation of the hand brake. Even some of the high-end jogging strollers only utilize a foot brake, which can often be a little stiff and cumbersome to use. This design opts for an easy-to-use hand brake next to the handlebars that make locking this stroller in place super easy and outshines the competition.
When your kid one is comfortable and happy, it makes your run a little more enjoyable for everyone involved! This stroller utilizes quite a few comfort features to keep your little one content on those long runs.
One of the bigger improvements made to this design is the addition of the leg rest. Parents can opt to leave the leg rest down, or kick it up to turn their stroller into a La-Z-Boy. The leg rest is made from easy wipeable materials and has a good deal of internal padding for added overall comfort.
The back of this stroller also adjusts to multiple angles that grow right along with your child. You can opt to adjust the seat back to a slightly reclined angle, or adjust it all the way down to a perfect napping angle. The smooth ride with the ample seat adjustments ensures that your little one will be nice and comfortable as mom or dad works on shedding a few lbs.
For parents, there are a few features to make your ride much more enjoyable as well. I love that the handlebars are able to be adjusted to accommodate your height. This feature is also important when you aren’t the only parent using this stroller to go on a run. It easily adapts to accommodate taller and shorter parents.
The Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 provides parents with plenty of storage compartments, but these storage areas are a little lacking (at least on the base model). It has a large lower storage area, but some parents found that it isn’t quite big enough to store a larger diaper bag. This storage area is built tough and is able to comfortably hold up to 10 pounds, but the overall design is a bit shallow and rather awkward to pull out your stuff as needed.
Another downside to the storage options on this design is that it doesn’t have any pockets for your little one. While other models utilize mesh pockets along the side of the seat, this design is surprisingly lacking. I feel that the overall design of this jogging stroller would be a real home run if it just implemented a few convenient pockets!
While this stroller is a little lacking in the storage department, it really shines when it comes to portability. It boasts a handle on the inside of the seat that parents simply pull to collapse the stroller completely. When collapsed, I was quite surprised at just how thin this stroller became.
The smaller wheels also make this design much more compact than strollers that utilize larger 16-inch wheels. Parents should have no problem storing this stroller in the back seat or the trunk of their car.
It’s also important to note that this stroller is surprisingly lightweight. It weighs in at just over 21 pounds. While it may seem pretty heavy, it is one of the lightest jogging strollers out there on the market.
Many of the more compact and user-friendly jogging strollers typically clock in at around 25 pounds. The compact and lightweight design is one of the easiest models to store in even very tight spaces.
I found that the base model to be a little lacking, but Baby Jogger has a long list of compatible accessories that are modestly affordable. One of the accessories that parents swear by is the additional parent console.
This console straps to the handlebars and gives parents some much-needed storage space. It comes with a cup holder to hold a bottle of water (or juice for your little one), and a zippered compartment to store your essentials. The central compartment is big enough to hold your phone, car keys, wallet, and even a few snacks for you and your passenger.
I also love that this design also comes with a car seat adapter. If you don’t want to take the time to lift your little one out of their car seat and load them up into the stroller, this little adapter can make your life so much easier.
Plus, Baby Jogger also includes a pram attachment on their online store to turn your jogger into a pram for more protection from the sun, and it also makes it easier to check on your passenger at a glance.
As I mentioned earlier, the price of this design runs about in the middle of the road. It’s a great option for parents looking for a mid-range jogging stroller that comes with advanced features such as rubber tires and a suspension system but doesn’t break the bank. It’s important to note, however, that the base model is a little lacking when it comes to advanced features such as car seat adapters and parent consoles.
These accessories often come standard on some of the higher-end models. I did the math and still found that even with the additional accessories (that were quite affordable) this stroller is still much more affordable than the higher-end designs from brands such as Thule.
Comparisons to Previous Versions
The very first thing that I noticed that changed between the two has to do with the tires. On the original GT, the tires are made from hard plastic that doesn’t perform quite as well on the trails. The GT2 utilizes rubber tires that are filled with foam, which makes the overall weight on the stroller lighter, and also makes the ride a little smoother.
The newer model also boasts a suspension system, which the previous version lacked. This creates a smoother ride for your little one and handles much better when running on rocky and uneven surfaces.
These changes are noticeable at a glance, but a deep dive into the specs clearly shows that the GT2 has undergone a serious performance overhaul and makes it well worth the slightly higher price point.
I highly suggest investing just a little bit more money into the base model to get the parent console for additional storage, and the car seat adapter to make your life just a bit easier.
These accessories are modestly priced and still comes in at a lower price point than many of the high-end models out there on the market.