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Baby Jogger City Mini vs Britax B-Agile Strollers


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Initial post: Jun 5, 2012, 8:16:47 AM PDT
Holly Rudd says:
Stroller info needed please. Could those who use these tell me the pros & cons (or point me to a link) between the Baby Jogger City Mini & the Britax B-Agile. Looking for a lightwgt , one hand open, for a 4 mth old that will grow with her. Any other recommendations are welcome.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012, 8:48:40 PM PDT
We have the B-Agile and we love it- my baby is 8 months. All of my friends that had Uppa babys and other big strollers are already buying another smaller "umbrella" stroller and we are still very happy with the B-agile. It's so light and easy to move from car to car and folds down so easily. The shade it provides is really good too.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2012, 6:26:01 AM PDT
Myriam Baril says:
Hi I bought the baby jogger city mini and used it (almost everyday) since my daughter was born 5 months ago. I wanted a light stroller that didn't require me to buy a new car so that it fit in the trunk! I love it, it is incredibly easy to close (one hand, in 1 second!) and to open. It turns easily (narrow store aisles...) and you can "drive" it with one hand. The only con: you have to buy an adaptor to use your car seat on it (i did not buy it and sometimes when my daughter was sleeping in the car seat i wish i had) Overall one of my top baby items bought so far.

Posted on Jun 6, 2012, 9:40:49 AM PDT
Cory Baker says:
I've had many strollers in the last 4 years with my two sons (I'm stroller obsessed) and recently bought a city mini for my 3rd baby that is due in August. From my past stroller experiences, I knew I needed something easy to fold and lightweight--my husband's only two priorities. The city mini can't be any easier to fold and I'm shocked at how light weight it is for the size. That is a must (especially after using a Bumbleride Indie Twin double with my boys...heavy, heavy). Another plus is the canopy. After having the Bumbleride with the extra large canopies, I realized how important they are....serve as rain covers in a fix and there are a lot of times the sun is in a low position that is annoying to the kids and most canopies just don't come down far enough. The city mini covers them with no problem! Other than having to buy all the accessories separately, that is annoying but with the help of off brands and craigslist, there are some cheaper alternatives. I think my stroller buying days are over because the city mini will be a great stroller all the way from newborn to the days when most people switch to umbrella strollers.

Posted on Jun 8, 2012, 5:52:08 PM PDT
Brattlebird says:
I have both the Britax B-Agile and the Baby Jogger City Mini. My vote, hands down, is for the Baby Jogger. The Baby Jogger is more rugged, turns easily, and the fabric is much more durable than the B-Agile. Also, the B-Agile's handle is a squishy foam. It feels good to the touch but our's tore while sliding it into the trunk. Also, the handle bar on the B-Agile cannot be sanitized as easily as the City Mini. The hood on the B-Agile is stained any it's only had minimal use. Both push so well. The B-Agile is a bit too light and I think the Baby Jogger seems to stroll more solidly and with a smoother push. I can't believe how light the City Mini is given it's strength and high quality material. I think both are equally comfortable for my 38" toddler. The City Mini is the one we will hold onto for the preschool years when walking far distances is hard. The hood is so high and he has years of growth in the City Mini. Good Luck. Feel free to email me with more questions. The right stroller can make such a difference!

Posted on Jun 10, 2012, 11:48:56 AM PDT
Shopped out both and went with the Britax B-Agile - almost exactly the same as the City Mini, but there is a bent bar on the back axle on the Britax that allows for a longer stride without kicking the stroller. A breeze to use at the airport, fits into any trunk, easily expanded while holding baby.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012, 4:40:56 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 11, 2012, 7:26:52 AM PDT
Mary L says:
I love the Baby Jogger City Mini. I have used a Perego double, two different Perego singles, a single jogger, a double jogger, a Graco lightweight (loved it), a Bumble Ride Queen B (great, but huge and not very easy to maneuver and hard to find space to store it), and the City Mini. After pushing around 4 kids over the last 14 years I can honestly say the City Mini is a great stroller. Super easy to fold with one hand, easy to open, a pleasure to push around whether outdoors or in the mall etc. I started using it when my daughter was a little older than one year so I am not sure what the comfort level would be for your baby. My daughter is four now and still very comfortable in the stroller on the rare occasion that she sits in it. Plan on using it soon for a trip to Disney where I know it will come in handy, especially with the great sun canopy.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012, 8:55:24 AM PDT
I went back and forth between these two. I settled on the baby jogger city mini because it was $50 cheaper on AlbeeBaby. They are essentially the same now. My City Mini doesn't have a lock to lock the stroller closed but it's last years model. I believe the new ones do. www.babygizmo.com has a great review on each.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012, 8:56:27 AM PDT
Oh, and my son is 8 months now. He was 4 months when we started using it, but he was a bigger baby. I can see that he will easily be comfortable in this stroller for a long time. My only con would be the small basket, but the Agile's is the same way.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012, 6:43:44 PM PDT
Mary L says:
If you need some extra storage space you should check out the J.L. Childress Side Sling Cargo Net. I bought two and attached one to each side of the stroller. I bought them here on Amazon. You can fit quite a bit in the net, great for toys, snacks, wipes etc.
You can also attach the Sunshine Kids Stroller Accessory Buggy Buddy to the handle bar. It is good for holding water bottles, keys, glasses or whatever you need to keep handy.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012, 10:00:46 PM PDT
Wendallyn says:
I have the City Mini for my now 17 month old son. The size, weight and ease of folding is terrific. There is plenty of room for my son to grow. However, I have only had it for 2 months and already the front wheel keeps locking in the forward position (non-swivel) which is very frustrating when trying to maneuver with one hand. I ran into another couple while traveling who also had the City Mini and asked if they had the same problem and they did. They did not feel it was a big issue as it is easy to unlock, however mine locks about every 20 steps. I love this stroller, I'm going to try and figure out how to get this problem rectified or exchange it and hope a new one doesn't have this issue.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012, 3:25:02 AM PDT
Brattlebird says:
Yikes, that forward wheel locking would drive my crazy! I haven't that problem at all. Exchange that stroller, you need your sanity through babyhood!

Posted on Jun 13, 2012, 8:31:32 AM PDT
Holly Rudd says:
I want to thank every one for their input on these strollers. It is great to have advice from those using them. Our baby is just 4 months old but also want something that will last a long time as strollers are not cheap but are worth the iinitial investment. Have a Baby Trend travel system but that is a pain to take just for errands . Still want to have something lightweight especially after the infant seat stage.
More advise is always great. Thanks again.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012, 4:01:22 PM PDT
Pheebers says:
To the poster with the locking wheel -- have you contacted the company? I have a BJ City Mini and when I had a problem with one of the accessories (the parent console) they were quick to apologize and 2 days later a new one was at my door at no charge.

I also made several calls to the company when I was shopping around, and the reps took a lot of time with me and answered all of my questions. Although to be fair, I have a Britax car seat, and when I called them with a problem their customer service was good too.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012, 9:14:52 AM PDT
jmkcanes says:
After seeing that everyone in my family had a city mini, I decided it was a good choice to go with. Couldn't have been happier traded my chicco travel system stroller for as I just had a c-section and needed something lighter. I love, was the best money spent!! Now I'm awaiting another and would like to buy the double that my cousin has!!!!!! Please let us know what you decide.

Posted on Jul 4, 2012, 12:53:43 AM PDT
seattlegeek says:
they are almost identical. We chose Britax because it does not have the back bar that City Mini does. Husband (6'2) found it more comfortable - he kept hitting the bar on the City Mini.

Posted on Jul 9, 2012, 7:50:54 AM PDT
Nicole says:
I have the B Agile, which also comes with adaptors for the carseat. LOVE how portable it is!

Posted on Jul 10, 2012, 12:13:04 PM PDT
M. Mayeaux says:
I have used both strollers several times. I HATE the B-Agile. I love the City Mini and use it all the time. The City Mini is everything the B-Agile isn't. We took it when traveling abroad and it navigated the airport and London Underground with ease.
Here is what I don't like about the B-Agile:
The two step fold is annoying.
The handle grip is not comfortable and the shape isn't quite right.
The buckle on the harness is not at all easy to release and is not user friendly
I don't like the basket.
I don't like the fabric texture.
The B-Agile does not handle as well as I expected it to. To me, it handles much like a cheap travel system stroller.

Do yourself a favor and get a City Mini. If you don't like the City Mini, look at Phil & Teds, Mountain Buggy, Peg Perego, or other quality stroller. After testing several of the higher end strollers I am a firm believer that it's worth it to spend the extra money on a good stroller.

Posted on Jul 11, 2012, 7:17:07 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 6, 2012, 7:19:40 AM PDT
lovestocook says:
I have the B-Agile. I tested both in the store and went with the B-Agile because it seemed to have a smoother stride than the City Mini and I would not have to install a separate bar for the Britax infant carrier. After 6 months of use it definitely has not met my expectations. It tends to veer to the right and I have to push down on the handle as I am strolling to keep it straight. It might not be the most expensive stroller on the market, but it wasn't cheap either and I don't think I should have to make accomodations to keep it rolling in a straight line.

EDIT: Have started using the stroller without the infant seat and no longer have the problem of it veering to the side. Now my only complaint is that the buckle on the harness is VERY difficult to operate - I can't open it with one hand and still struggle a bit with both hands. I am hoping it loosens up a little with use but I am sure I will be happy it's difficult to open some day when my LO becomes a Houdini!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2012, 5:16:25 PM PDT
Holly Rudd says:
That's for that input. The B-Agile's boost was you wouldn't smack your foot on back bar. While they're not to super expensive one ( like who needs a $1000+ stoller) but they are still an investment. So I'll definitly be trying them out on store with DD in tow.

Posted on Jul 15, 2012, 5:46:45 PM PDT
Becky says:
It's probably not applicable to the OP (btw, we picked the Britax over the Baby Jogger because of the back bar, too), but for those wanting to use the B-Agile with your infant seat, you don't necessarily need the separate adaptor. DH and I use Britax's strap adaptor (available on Amazon for $8) with our Chicco Keyfit 30 Magic and like it better than the click and go adaptor, which we had and returned. It actually holds the seat in place more securely, although it takes a few seconds more time to install the seat in the stroller. That said, the infant seat make the stroller much less manueverable and we were very happy when we felt our daughter was big enough to use the stroller without her seat.

Posted on Jul 19, 2012, 2:04:48 PM PDT
Andrea says:
I have the B-Agile and my husband and I love it! The bar on the back that's bent is a huge bonus for tall parents like us. It feels like it could turn on a dime (not sure why previous post M. Mayeaux was so hateful - the reasons they outlined for hating the B-Agile are not true for the normal/sane person). This is a terrific stroller you can't go wrong. Good Luck to you:)

Posted on Jul 19, 2012, 2:19:30 PM PDT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=086tXr29JSA

Check out this quick video if you want the "Honest 411" on both strollers.

Posted on Jul 20, 2012, 8:47:06 PM PDT
M. A. Power says:
My son is 8 months old and I had the same dilemma trying to decide between the same two strollers. I went with the Britax and have no regrets. They are very similar and I pushed them both around at Babies R Us and personally thought the Britax handled a little easier. I like the curved back bar that accomodates a wider stride. I also purchased the car seat to create a travel system and did not have to purchase a separate adapter like you do with the City Mini. Found the stroller for under $200. Would highly recommend the Britax! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2012, 9:23:09 PM PDT
Holly Rudd says:
Thanks for this helpful info. Will be taking DD to try them out.
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