Baby Jogger 2011 City Select Stroller in Amethyst (Purple) With Second Seat
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I have a 19 month old and a 2 month old - hence the need for the double. Also, our primary family vehicle is a Buick Enclave and we specifically wanted a stroller that would fit in the cargo area WITH the 3rd seat up. There's not a lot of space...
I first looked at side-by-side doubles. These were nixed because of the weight difference between my kids. I tried many and even bought a cheap used one from Craigslist, but because of the 20 lb weight difference, no matter which ones I tried, they all pulled towards the side my 19 month old was sitting on. Even when I had the car seat adapter added and had the 2 month old and car seat, they all still pulled. This probably wouldn't have been an issue once the little one reaches a year and the weight difference is not so big. But I didn't want to have to compensate when pushing them around that long. Also, I took my $20 Craiglist find out and about and found that I really didn't like the "double wide" it was harder for me to navigate between aisles and cramped shopping places than a tandem.
That led me to look at tandems. All of the inexpensive tandems, Gracco, Chicco, etc... are TANKS when folded. None would fit in the Enclave. So we started looking at high end strollers.
I narrowed it down to the Phil & Teds, Britax B-Ready, and the BJ City Select.
B-Ready would not fit in the Enclave w/o taking off the wheels and was still very big and heavy, so it was nixed.
I read a lot and was also told by 2 different sales clerks that Phil & Teds wheels have problems with separation from the rims.Read more ›
I am reviewing this strictly as a Double stroller:
The City select is wide and heavy. The seats arent the greatest, though it is an improvement from the previous year with some support rather than free form like a hammock.
Folding it is easy after you remove the seats, keping it folded when transporting however is a different story, it just tends to unfold on its own. The clasp is pathetic. The seat belts and the adjustment design is poor, it is hard to fit a little one in the seats, until they are of a certain size (my youngest daughter is 11 months old and of normal size but the belts still dont fit). Also, the placement of the hook anchor is too narrow and is directly impacting the comfort of the child once they are of size.
Also, you will find that as many "configurations" as this has, that it is impossible to utilize them. Physically, its very hard to utilize the configurations because there is simply not enough space. Once the kis are old enough to be strapped correctly, they will be too big to sit in these things. The only way that kids can sit somewhat comfortably is if they are both facing opposite directions, though you wont be able to recline them.
MY BIGGEST COMPLAINT, and a huge design flaw is the handle bar. The cheap rubber surface which tends to feel sticky....but, what irks me about this stroller is the shape of the handle. Its flat. Imagine riding a bike with a flat bar, not round or tube, just flat. This fixed design forces the users wrist to confrom to the flat surface. Another example, imagine a steering wheel with a flat surface. When steering or turning with two children, it places most of the pressure on the wrists. Its a pro-carpal tunnel waiting to happen.Read more ›
All these strollers can be used with my 8-month old twins and with my 41" four year old preschooler but the City Select is the most useful one.
* The City Select was named Baby Gizmo's 2010 Top Tandem stroller.
* Goes anywhere - the reason I got it. I found out the hard way that side-by-sides do not fit between parked cars - the City Select does, with room to spare. This is the most important consideration when you're out and about with twins, so that you're not forced to leave one child alone in front of or behind your car while putting the other one in their car seat. The narrow width of the City Select has also been a huge advantage at doctor's offices, restaurants and stores that have narrower aisles.
* Can be used from birth up. You can configure the City Select with optional Baby Jogger Car Seat Adaptor City Select, Single for one or two babies (three types sold, some car seats fit better than others) or with one or two seats (place the heaviest child in the top position); it can have stadium seating facing forward (with a huge storage basket), or you can put both seats facing you so they can recline fully @ 180 degrees (better for babies, looks like bunk beds).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had a baby jogger sumit which I love so when I had my second baby (my babies are very close in age) I thought this stroller was the way to go. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Alexandre Fischer
This came with one 2011 (older) seat and a new 2014 seat. The only difference is the logo and type of buckle and is not a cosmetic issue - the colors are the same. Read morePublished on June 24, 2014 by Daniel C.
I am really impressed with this stroller. Shopped around for months, reading reviews, trying to find the best double. Definitely found it. Color looks great. Read morePublished on June 21, 2014 by DrMatt
This stroller is expensive and poorly designed. It is heavy and takes up a lot of space even when folded up. Read morePublished on May 22, 2014 by Man Yu Lui
This review is late in coming, as I typically like to see how a bigger ticket kid item holds up over time before reviewing. Read morePublished on April 2, 2014 by Po
I can't expect it to always maneuver in the most awesome way, because anything meant to hold that much weight is going to test my strength at some point, right? Read morePublished on June 3, 2013 by Nov.Ember
It is very easy to adjust as well as comfortable to push. Folds much easier than I expected and takes up far less room in my trunk.Published on March 8, 2013 by janet skoglund
Its the best! Worth every penny! Easy to use, easy to fold. Yea, for good design and construction! Buy one, you will agree.Published on February 15, 2013 by Buffspartan
Disappointed with the fact that it was not made clear on amazon nor official web site that this model is not made capable for babies from 0-6 months.Published on February 12, 2013 by CheekyJ