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Baby Jogger downsizes

Baby Jogger City MiniEvaluating new products isn’t usually straightforward. It’s very rare that I’ll see something and know immediately whether or not it will succeed, but when I feel that sense of certainty, I always follow my gut.
On the last day of the show, I finally got around to the Baby Jogger booth. I wasn’t expecting anything earth-shattering, but lo and behold I was wrong. Baby Jogger has designed a new extension to the City Series, their all-terrain line with swiveling front wheels.

The City Series Minis are just that – small. And light. Instead of large pneumatic tires, these have smaller foam wheels. It’s not the design of these strollers that’s so exciting, nor is it the patented fast-fold mechanism that has made the regular City Series so popular, but what’s truly impressive is the way these strollers handle. The stroller was phenomenally responsive and the ride seemed very smooth. I’d venture to say, from strictly a performance perspective, it’s the nicest compact three-wheeler I’ve ever tried. Aesthetically, though, it doesn’t hold a candle to the Quinny. But the City Mini also comes in a double version that is, at 23 pounds, easily one of the lightest side-by-side double strollers on the market. And check out those canopies! The single weighs just under 17 pounds and will tentatively retail for $199, while the double will be $349.

Accessories of all kinds will be available for both models, though there will not be a car seat adapter for the double stroller at launch. They are still trying to figure out if that’s a possibility. Colors will include this orange/silver combination, black, red, green and royal blue.

4 comments

  1. Thanks for all the pics, vids and reviews! That BJ looks really interesting!

  2. Does this mean that the seat on the new Mini is smaller than the regular City Series? The great big seat was one of the wonderful things about that stroller. Also, any news on the ATS…any changes? Thanks!

  3. Cool! Any idea when these will come to market? Also any measurements available to get an idea of seat size? I love my BJCSD and recently passed it on to a friend w/ twins and was hoping a great lighter double would show up at ABC! Thanks for the great coverage!!

  4. The single will be available in late October/early November and the double will arrive in January.

    I don’t know the answer to the question of dimensions, but I can ask. Next time there’s a tradeshow, will someone please remind me to bring a tape measure???

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