The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 was designed with adventurous families in mind. This is a stroller that will follow you wherever you may wander. With features like a one-hand fold and a carrying bag, it’s ready when you are.
The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Single Stroller is your new favorite travel stroller. You may already be familiar with the Baby Jogger City Tour, but this new iteration has some major upgrades, including car seat compatibility, a deeper seat, and a more compact fold.
Currently, you can get this stroller in three colors: Jet, Slate, and Seacrest. Flowery names aside, this translates to black, gray, and a shade of navy blue. While this review is featuring the single stroller version, you can also purchase it in a double style. You can also find it in a set with a car seat or a pram.
Important Benefits of the Baby Jogger City Tour 2
Three Ways to Ride
While the first City Tour wasn’t newborn friendly, this updated version allows for attaching an infant car or a carry cot (also known as a bassinet). Before the upgrade, this wasn’t a stroller your child could grow with, as it was only intended for toddlers.
This Baby Jogger stroller can transport your child from newborn up to 45 pounds. If you choose the carry cot (sold separately), it can accommodate babies from birth to 20 pounds. The compatible Baby Jogger City GO car seat is a rear-facing infant car seat with a weight limit of 35 pounds.
Easy to Fold
Every parent who has ever pushed a stroller has wished for the elusive one-hand fold. Many companies swear their strollers can be folded up with just one hand, but their claims fall flat in practice.
Thankfully, this is a stroller that delivers on the one-hand fold. With only your pointer finger and thumb, you can press the handlebar fold buttons and the stroller and the top of the stroller will fold. From there, you grab and pull up the strap found on the seat, and the rest of the stroller collapses easily.
When folded, the stroller is 6.8″ high and 16.9″ wide. The entire City Tour 2 weighs a mere 14 pounds. It’s small enough to carry alone in its folded position, but the lightweight stroller comes with a carrying bag for even easier transport!
Offers Near-Flat Recline
The first City Tour stroller had a shallow seat which made it similar to an umbrella stroller. Baby Jogger listened to their customers, though, and the City Tour 2 offers a deep seat that is more comfortable for babies and toddlers alike.
Thanks to this improved depth, the City Tour offers multiple recline positions, including a near-flat one. You’ll love this level of recline because it, along with the padded plush seat, will leave your baby cozy enough to snooze away while you walk through town running errands.
Don’t forget, as your baby recline aways, you can lift up the adjustable calf support for a comfier ride!
Concerns About the Baby Jogger City Tour 2
Doesn’t Sit Upright When Folded
Much like a bike without a kickstand, this stroller isn’t able to stand upright. When you have it folded, you’ll have to find a wall or similar to lean the stroller against.
If you were planning on frequenting airports and airplanes with this stroller, this won’t be much of an issue there. You’ll likely push your baby in the stroller until it’s time to board and then fold it away into its bag for the flight. Still, once you arrive at your destination, you may find yourself annoyed at having to prop the stroller up against something at all times.
Small Storage Basket
If you tend to shove your diaper bag in the stroller’s storage basket, the City Tour 2 might leave you disappointed.
It’s not a small basket, by any means, but there are many strollers with larger (and more durable) storage options. Most customers agree the basket can only fit a small to medium diaper bag, so large bags need not apply.
However, it is worth noting that this doesn’t have to be a deal-breaker. There are a plethora of stroller hooks for sale that can make attaching your diaper bag to the handlebar a possibility. This leaves the storage basket available for smaller items like a water bottle or some snacks. I bring this up because of the next concern on this list.
No Parent Tray, Cupholders, Etc.
Perhaps this is my own personal hang-up but, why do we still have strollers without cupholders in 2020? Don’t we all have cups of coffee and water bottles on us 75% of the time?
Regardless, this stroller does not have a parent tray with cupholders or a child tray for sippy cups and snacks. If an owner of this stroller would so choose, they could buy any generic stroller organizer for the job, but most people would rather not have to purchase a separate product.
As for a child tray, the closest the company offers is a belly bar. This allows you to hang some toys for entertainment’s sake, but not much else. Most customer reviews found City Tour 2 owners questioning why this is a separate accessory and not an included part of the stroller.
Check out these genius stroller hacks for ideas on making these cons work out for your family.
The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 vs Britax B-Lively
The Britax B-Lively is remarkably similar to the City Tour 2, even down to the price range. Both lightweight travel strollers promise easy one-handed folding mechanisms, along with cushy reclining seats. Both can connect with a
The differences between these two strollers boil down to personal preference. First, the B-Lively does not offer a bassinet option. Some parents will never utilize a bassinet, so this doesn’t matter to them.
Second, the B-Lively offers more storage space, thanks to an extra-large storage basket and a zippered pocket on the back. Large diaper bags and purses are no problem here.
Last, at 20 pounds, the B-Lively weighs 6 more pounds than the City Tour 2. But that extra weight may be the very reason it can sit upright while folded, while the City Tour 2 cannot.
The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 vs UPPAbaby Minu
UPPAbaby has a well-earned reputation as a luxury brand of baby products. Their Minu stroller is a close match for the City Tour 2. Both strollers are intended to be lightweight and ideal for travel. They actually both weigh 14 pounds!
Likewise, the Minu includes a travel strap, while the City Tour 2 has a carrying bag. Both travel strollers are compatible with bassinets and infant car seats and both require car seat adapters.
For your baby, both strollers offer a deep and comfortable seat with multiple recline options. Your child will be protected by a large UV 50+ sun canopy in either stroller. Neither offer any features like trays or cupholders.
So, what makes these strollers different then? The answer is a resounding “not much.” If you like a touch of luxury, the UPPAbaby Minu has a 100% full-grain leather handlebar grip. Is that a necessary feature? Not exactly, but it looks classy.
The deciding factor is the price. The UPPAbaby Minu is nearly double the price of the City Tour 2, but it doesn’t exactly offer double the value. It’s merely the UPPAbaby name driving up the price. Even so, if you want to own a UPPAbaby stroller, nobody would blame you!
FAQs About the Baby Jogger City Tour 2
What infant car seats are compatible with the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 stroller?
The City Tour 2 is only compatible with two brands of infant car seats: Baby Jogger and Graco. Only the Baby Jogger City GO car seat will attach. For Graco car seats, only the Snugride Click Connect series of car seats will work.
While it seems rather inconvenient, Baby Jogger brand car seats won’t connect to the City Tour 2 without an adapter. The same goes for the Graco seats.
To connect your infant car seat to this stroller, you’ll have to buy the separate Baby Jogger car seat adapter. Fortunately, the adapter clicks right onto the stroller and doesn’t require any tools to install.
Is the Baby Jogger City Tour good for jogging or running?
Actually, no. The name may be confusing, but this isn’t a jogging stroller. “Baby Jogger” is the company’s name.
In fact, the company was the first to release a jogging stroller in 1984. In that decade, the idea of a jogging stroller was revolutionary and it made sense to name the entire company after the product.
However, in 2020, not every Baby Jogger product is running-approved. The City Tour 2 doesn’t offer the appropriate type of support for the child for it to be used during a jogging session. Save the City Tour 2 for leisure walks and strolls.
Despite some minor faults, the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is still a quality stroller that is built to make travel and transport a snap. It’s lightweight enough to stow in a car trunk or an airplane overhead compartment. With one hand, you can fold it and carry it wherever you need it.
Plus, this could be the only stroller you ever need, thanks to its car seat and bassinet compatibility. As your child grows, the stroller evolves with them. Your kids will be comfortable as they ride as well, thanks to the comfortable reclining seat and adjustable calf support.
If you want a stroller to travel grow with your family, choose the Baby Jogger City Tour 2.