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Ashrita Furman, of Queens, NY, is known as “Mr. Versatility,” for his unusual hobby: beating Guinness World Records. As of 2011, he held 121 titles in a wild variety of categories, ranging from the impressive to the absurd. For instance, Furman’s first record, in 1979, required him to do 27,000 jumping jacks in a row, which is pretty amazing. We’re not sure about the utility of being the fastest to duct-tape yourself to a wall, though, or eating jelly with chopsticks.
However, there’s no argument that the versatile skills of the Baby Jogger City Versa Stroller will come in handy for you and your baby. The City Versa baby stroller’s main attraction, of course, is the reversible seat: you can turn the seat around in seconds to face you or to face the world. And you can fold your Baby Jogger City Versa Stroller with the seat facing in either direction!
The designers at Baby Jogger conceived the City Versa baby stroller as a hybrid of two of their most popular models: the Baby Jogger City Select and the Baby Jogger City Mini strollers. The Versa is lighter than the Select, but because it doesn’t take a second seat, it has a larger seat and a higher weight limit (50 pounds). But the Versa has the City Select stroller’s reversible seat and broad chassis, with four 8” EVA plastic wheels, and adds all-wheel suspension for an even smoother ride.
For comfy city strolling, the Baby Jogger City Versa stroller has a four-position recline, an enormous adjustable canopy with peek-a-boo windows (magnetic closures mean that you can check on your sleeping baby silently), and an adjustable handlebar. The stroller basket is also huge, and a low rear u-bar makes it easy to access, so you can easily fit your diaper bag, or groceries, or other baby necessities.
And when it’s time to pack up for the day, the Baby Jogger City Versa stroller has a wonderfully simple and compact fold: it actually folds as small as the City Mini! You can execute the two-step fold one-handed whether the seat is forward-facing or rear-facing, and then pop your folded stroller into any car trunk. Baby Jogger’s quick-fold technology never disappoints.
The Baby Jogger City Versa Stroller may not be setting any records for pogo-stick-jumping or hula-hooping, but when it comes to city strolling, this lovely little reversible stroller has all the versatility you need.
Reversible Seat, Compact Fold, Sturdy, Not too heavy, large basket
We LOVE this stroller! I love having the reversible seat so my baby can face me. It reclines nearly flat. I've been using it since my baby was 3.5 months without the car seat adapter. The basket is large and I can fit a large diaper bag plus shopping bags, my coat, etc. The fold is so compact, and it fits well into our Honda Fit and Honda Civic. We use it for both errands and long neighborhood walks. The suspension is quite good. It handles the terrible sidewalks in my neighborhood much better than our City Mini. The sun shade is great. I was concerned about the weight (which was why we went with the City Mini for our first stroller). It's actually not that bad -- lighter weight than some of the other baby gear I have gotten used to shlepping around! I'm so glad we went with this one!
Easy To Steer, Sturdy, Durable, Easy To Set Up, Easily Stowed
I love this stroller. I bought it because I wanted a rear-facing stroller. I'd definitely recommend it. Things I love: it folds with the seat rear-facing (this is what sold me on the Versa), it folds super small and fits nicely in our car, it maneuvers very well, it can handle broken-up city sidewalks, it reclines to nearly flat, and I can fold it one-handed. Things I would change: I would like my baby to be higher up (like the UPPAbaby Cruz), all accessories are sold separately, the stroller is a bit heavy, and the harness are a bit big for my on-the-large-side 3.5-month-old.