|Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double|
|Type||A double all-terrain stroller convertible into a pram|
|Dimensions while folded||12.5″ x 29.75″ x 31″|
|Maximum weight capacity||50 lbs for each seat|
|Main advantages||A highly spacious double stroller which can be used as a pram with two bassinets or as a travel system with a single infant car seat. An adjustable handlebar, two peek-a-boo windows, a large mesh window as well as a handbrake will make the ride more pleasant for you and your baby. The wheels of the highest quality combined with full suspension make it possible for parents to explore off-road locations.|
If you are a parent of twins or of sibling with a small difference in the age, you will definitely need a twin stroller which is a model featured by two same seating options. Furthermore, a great idea is getting such a stroller with separate reclining mechanisms for backrests of the seats as well as leg rests. Separate canopies are a great feature for such a stroller too. Of course, all parents wish their strollers to be as lightweight as possible. Unfortunately, it is really difficult to find such a stroller and even if you are lucky to find one, in all likelihood, it will be featured by a rather limited weight capacity. Actually, the majority of such strollers can be used for only two first years after the birth.
Fortunately, there are some models of double strollers with a large weight capacity available on the market, although they are rather scarce. A great example of such a stroller is undeniably Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double which can be used for four or even five years depending on the weight of your babies. Needless to say, purchasing such a stroller can be a better idea than investing into the model which is suitable only for children who haven’t exceeded the age of 24 months especially since double strollers are not cheap.
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Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double is one of the best double strollers available on the market today as it has a great number of advantages all of which will be discussed in this review.
If you are already acquainted with Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 which is one of the most favourite convertible strollers of many parents, then you definitely can imagine the design of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double which is actually a double version of this popular stroller designed for two babies. Thus, there are two seats in this stroller.
Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double is a truly unique double stroller since it combines a reasonable weight and a large weight capacity of its seats. Furthermore, it can also be converted into a double pram after attaching two bassinets to its toddler seats. Thus, the chassis of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double, albeit not being excessively large, can still hold a lot.
It is also worth saying that this stroller is not suitable exclusively for urban use. Its wheels are featured with the design appropriate for some off-road strolls as well. Needless to say, I like such a mixture of functions since, as a rule, they are making strollers bulky and heavy. Yet, it is not the case of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double which is still very compact and is not excessively heavy.
Note that there are already two versions of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double since the first one was released in 2016 and, in 2020, an upgraded version of this stroller was introduced to the market. These two versions of the same model are quite similar when it comes to their functionality and parameters, however, there are several differences which I am going to point out in this review. Yet, the major subject of this review is the newest model since this one will soon fill all the shops with baby gear.
Last but not least, neither Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 of 2020 not its previous version are joggers. I know the name of the brand suggests its strollers might be used as joggers, yet, it is only a name and you are not supposed to go jogging or running with such a stroller.
The weight of this stroller is definitely not small which is absolutely natural for a double model. Actually, it weighs 32 pounds. The size of the stroller while it is not folded is 44″ x 29.75″ x 30-43.5″ (since its handlebar is adjustable).
Of course, the fold of the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double is smaller than its original size. This is something around 12.5″ x 29.75″ x 31″. The dimensions of the fold of the previous model of this stroller are pretty similar.
One of the most amazing aspects of this stroller is its folding mechanism which was even patented by the company because of its particular effectiveness.
In order to fold Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double, you will just need to pull the straps which are located in the middle of the seats. This will cause the stroller folding itself. Thus, this stroller differs a lot form the models which cannot be folded efficiently.
Once the stroller is folded, it is locked automatically. In such a way, you get a very compact and stable fold which will make it easier for you to store or transport the stroller. The 2016 model is featured with the same folding mechanism.
Let’s look at the most important elements of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double. I will recommend you to pay particular attention to the safety features used in the stroller, the quality and parameters of its seating options as well as wheels which are of paramount importance. At the same time, don’t forget about the handlebar and storage options which are crucial for your comfort in the first place.
As you know, Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double is a convertible stroller. This means, it can be used as a pram and a travel system as well. I will explain all the necessary details of these features of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double in the following part of my review.
The basic configuration of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double includes two irreversible toddler seats which are located side by side. On the one hand, this adds extra width to the stroller. On the other hand, such a design is more convenient for babies and their parents, as the kids have a better view whereas the parent has equal access to both of the passengers.
Even though the seats are located side by side, they have separate reclining mechanisms as well as separately adjustable calf rests. This is a great feature which will make the ride more convenient for your babies who might have different needs at a particular moment. Due to this option, one of the children will have an opportunity to observe the world while the other one will be enjoying a nap. Actually, prior to the model of 2020. Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double didn’t havean adjustable calf rest. This function has been just added to the newest version of this stroller.
The reclining mechanisms used in the seats of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double will require both hands to be activated. Still, the process of reclining itself is very simple and includes a buckle and a belt which are located at the backrest. The toddler seats of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double are featured by a near-flat recline and an almost upright recline. Still, the recline of the seats is not perfectly flat which makes them unsuitable for transporting newborn babies. Depending on the condition of the muscles of your babies, you might need to wait for six months after the birth before you will be able to use Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double directly with its toddler seats. Before that, you can use an option with bassinets or an infant car seat.
Note that the full recline of the seats will give you an opportunity to uncover a large mesh window which is hidden in the layers of fabric right above the backrest. furthermore, the reclining system used in this stroller is infinite which means you will be able to decide which exactly level of recline is better for your babies.
The fact the seats of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double are installed in the side-by-side configuration, they are very spacious. Their weight limit is 50 lbs whereas the maximum height of children the seats can provide room for is 26 inches. This mean that Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double can be suitable for transporting babies who are even five years old! Needless to say, it will make your life easier especially if you compare this capacity of the seats to the capacity of the double strollers which can hold a maximum weight of 33 lbs per child.
The seats of the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double of 2016 are quite similar to the seats of the 2020 model. The major differences between them concern canopies and the material the seats are made of. When it comes to the canopies, I am going to deep into this topic in the separate part of the review dedicated specifically to this part of the stroller.
So far, I would like to point your attention to the quality of the fabric used in these two versions of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double. When it comes to the 2016 model, the fabric resembles a kind of jersey which is not necessarily easy to be cleaned, yet, at the same time, it is very pleasant to touch and is particularly pleasant for your children. The material of the newest version of this stroller can be cleaned easily since it is nylon. Unfortunately, it is not as pleasant as the fabric used in the previous model.
Both of the versions of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double will provide your child with five-point harness which is absolutely needed for safety.
A travel system is a convenient way of transporting babies who are still too young for using toddler seats. Undeniably, using an infant cars seat for transporting your babies is an amazing opportunity as you will not need to carry any extra bassinets in your car. Still, you should be aware of the fact Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double has a somewhat specific design which will not let you to attach two infant car seats at a time. Thus, you will be able to use only a single one with the chassis of this stroller.
In practice, this means that using Jogger City Mini GT2 Double with newborn twins will require purchasing two bassinets. Yet, if you are going to use this stroller with children in different age, it might be possible to make do with just one infant car seat.
When it come to the models of infant car seats compatible with this stroller, there is a whole variety of them including the products of some top brands of the industry such Maxi-Cosi, Cybex and of course, Baby Jogger.
Both of the versions of Jogger City Mini GT2 Double do not have any adapters of infant cars eats included into their prices. You will have to pay for these adapters separately.
As you can see, if you are a parent of twins and would like to use your stroller from the very beginning, you will need some other option than a travel system since Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double will let you to use exclusively one infant car seat at a time. Fortunately, this problem can be solved easily by purchasing special bassinets. These seating options are the most convenient ones for young babies since they will provide them with a completely safe position for naps which is even better for newborn children than an infant car seat.
Note that the bassinets compatible with the 2020 version of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double differ from the bassinets which can be used with the previous version of this stroller. Actually, the model of 2016 was compatible with three types of bassinets which were of different price categories. The most affordable of them was Baby Jogger Compact Pram MB whereas the most expensive one was Baby Jogger Deluxe Pram which is actually a totally premium model.
Pay your attention to the fact the stroller cannot be folded with its bassinets, so you will have to remove them first.
The canopies of the Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double models of 2020 and 2016 are quite similar to each other. Both of them are really large and are made of the materials featured with UV50+. The design of these canopies includes three panels.
Pay your attention to the fact that the Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double strollers, unlike the majority of strollers of any possible categories, have two peek-a-boo windows. These windows are located on separate layers of the canopy which means you will be able to use one of them even if the canopy is folded.
The major differences between the canopies of the two versions of Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double are a more stylish look of the canopy of the newest model of the stroller as well as magnetic closures the new model is using. The previous one was equipped into Velcro closures which are somewhat too noisy.
The only issue I am not particularly happy about in the both Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double strollers is the fact the peek-a-boo windows in these strollers are made of plastic rather than mesh. This design somewhat limits the sources of the fresh air in this stroller. Yet, it is not a huge problem in these strollers as they are equipped into a mesh panel above the backrest which I have already discussed.
I am more than glad one can adjust the height of the handlebar in the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double stroller. The mechanism used for this purpose is a rotating one which is a quite simple one if compared to the telescopic handlebars. Yet, it is still effective allowing you to change the height of the handlebar according to your own needs and create extra space between your legs and the rear axle of the stroller.
The cover of the handlebars in both of the strollers is made of rubber, however, there are some differences in the area covered in these strollers.
The size of the wheels of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double is 8.5 inches and it is the same for all of the wheels. I am more than glad that the manufacturer added suspension to all of the wheels.
The design of the wheels has rubber feeling which means you will not have to maintain the tires as they will never become flat.
The front wheels are featured by a swivelling mechanism which can be locked whenever you find it uncomfortable. Even though Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double is not a real jogger, it can be used on all types of terrains. This will give you complete freedom with the places where you will be able to go with your babies.
Unlike many other strollers, Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double as well as its previous version are using a hand brake. Note that the position of this brake is not on the handlebar as it is installed on the right-hand side of the frame. This is actually a great solution as you will not activate it accidentally while pushing the stroller.
At the same time, a hand brake is also great since you will not have to worry about your shoes anymore.
The major storage option of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double is its large storage basket. This basket is really large, however, there is one serious issue with it which will prevent you from carrying large items in it. This issue is the design which is using a metal bar connecting the two sides of the chassis. Unfortunately, this bar is going right above the basket and there is also a perpendicular vertical bar attached to it right in the middle. Since the major access to the basket is the rear part of the stroller, it happens that there is an uncomfortable division into parts located there. Still, pay your attention to the possibility of lifting the calf rests up in order to get extra access to the basket from the front side.
In the case of the previous model of this stroller, there are also two bars limiting the access to the basket. Even though their design looks in a somewhat different way, it still makes the access troublesome.
As you can imagine, even though the storage baskets can hold a lot, the design of the chassis will not allow you to use the full capacity of these baskets.
On the back sides of the seats, you will find to handy pockets for some small items such as your smartphone or keys.
If you look at Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double and compare its appearance to the strollers of the same model released in 2016, you will find that their design differs a lot. Whether you will like such changes or not depends on your personal preferences.
Some parents find the design of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double more sophisticated than the appearance of the previous version of this stroller. Actually, the colour options for the 2020 model to choose from are Carbon, Jet and Slate. The Carbon model is entirely black whereas the Jet one is dark blue and the Slate one is dark grey. Still, both of them are equipped into a black frame.
If you are prefer brighter colours, you might love the design of the Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double more which included some really colourful version such as a bright red and a bright blue ones. Yet, you should be aware of the fact, this product will leave the market soon since there is a new model available now. As a result, you might not be able to find all of the colours for purchase, whereas some of them might be available with a discount.
As I have already mentioned it, this stroller will allow you to attach one infant car seat right to its toddler seat. For this purpose, you will have to purchase car seat adapters according to the model of the seat you are going to use with your stroller.
Undeniably, if you wish to use your stroller with two babies below six months of age at a time, you will have to purchase a special bassinet. For the previous model, there was a choice of three different bassinets. In the case of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double, you can buy Compact Pram for transporting your newborn baby in the safest way.
There is a possibility to add extra storage options to your Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double which are a child tray and a parent console. The first one looks like a tray with a cup holder in the middle, whereas the parent console has two cup holders as well as a pouch in the middle which can be closed for protecting the items you are going to store there.
Finally, you might be interested into buying a special double carry bag which is a bag designed for transportation of the stroller. Such an accessory can be particularly useful during travelling.
If you have read the entire review, you have definitely noticed a large number of positive aspects about Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double as well as a couple of disadvantages which this stroller has just like any other product does. In order to make it easier for you to decide whether this stroller is suitable for your babies or not, I have created lists of positive and negative features of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double. Check them and you will be able to make the best decision.
Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double is undeniably one of the best double strollers you can find on the market. If you don’t mind its large weight, you will be able to enjoy using a variety of absolutely amazing features.
First of all, this stroller is a convertible one which means you will be able to use it right from the beginning without a need to invest in any other strollers. All you will need for this purpose is a pair of bassinets.
Second of all, this stroller is featured by a large weight capacity which is not thus popular among double strollers which tend to have somewhat limited options for transporting babies. This stroller will be suitable for caring two pre-schoolers at a time.
Furthermore, I am really glad this stroller is an all-terrain one. This is extremely important for people who really want to invest in one single stroller without switching to another one in the future. Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double actually gives parents such an opportunity as it can be used conveniently not only around the city but also in some natural sights.
Finally, don’t forget about such amazing features of Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double as an adjustable handlebar, two peek-a-boo windows in each of the canopies, a mesh window above the backrest for extra airflow as well as a super comfortable automatic folding mechanism.
Still, pay your attention to the fact this stroller can be used with just a single infant car seat at a time. This is actually the only crucial issue I have come across in Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double, otherwise the model is really of the highest quality!