As with any term used to describe a baby stroller, “lightweight” is relative. We divvy up the weight categories of the strollers in our assortment accordingly:
- Ultra light: Less than 11 pounds
- Very light: 11-15 pounds
- Light: 16-20 pounds
- Medium: 21-15 pounds
- Med-Heavy: 26-30 pounds
- Heavy: 31-35 pounds
- Very heavy: 35 pounds & up
By these standards, the Baby Jogger City Tour Stroller, at 14 pounds, is “very light,” while the Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller just squeaks in under “medium.” But those pounds are added by features you may or may not find essential: do you need to be able to clip on an infant car seat? Do you need all-terrain wheels? Do you need an adjustable-height handlebar? What weight limit are you looking for? Are you going to be traveling a lot by plane?
The City Tour, which will be available in October 2016, is specialized for travel far from home: while it will do fine right in your own city, it truly shines when it’s time to fly! The ultra-compact fold, echoing the popular BabyZen YoYo+ Stroller, makes the City Tour small enough to pop into the overhead compartment, and it comes with a super-convenient backpack-style travel bag, so if need be, the stroller can ride on your back and the baby can ride on your hip. Easy-peasy!
The Baby Jogger City Mini GT, on the other hand, is a well-loved classic because it’s so great for everyday use around the city and suburbs: you’ll see it everywhere because the all-terrain wheels, front wheel suspension, huge canopy, nearly-full recline, and other great features make it simple for you to use and totally comfortable for your kid. The adjustable-height handlebar and handbrake are great perks, and the fold? It’s just too easy to believe: just pull up a strap in the seat and it claps in half. Done!
In this video, Mike from Magic Beans Brookline walks you through the features of both strollers, and opines on which Baby Jogger stroller is best for which family’s lifestyle. Got questions? Mike and the rest of our stroller experts are always here to help – email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit your local Magic Beans store, or sign up for a free consultation!