Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double – a perfect choice for twins

Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double
TypeA lightweight double stroller convertible into a pram
Weight22.7 lbs
Dimensions while folded24.8 L x 26.1 W x 9.8 H
Maximum weight capacity33 lbs for each seat
Main advantagesA double stroller which can be converted into a pram featured by a small weight and a compact fold. These features are making this stroller a great option for every parent who need a convenient way for dealing with two babies of the same or close age. The stroller is also equipped into a large storage basket and wheels of a high quality which will allow you to go for a walk with your kids not only around the city but also in the park.

One of the major downfalls of the majority of the double strollers is undeniably their large size and weight. Such strollers tend to be too great for getting through the doorways or for transportation in elevators and car trunks. At the same time, their large weight makes it almost impossible for handling such a stroller completely on your own without any help especially if you need to lift a stroller to higher than to the first floor. Still, it doesn’t mean one has any choice if there are twins or two children with a small differences in the age. You just have to purchase one of such strollers in order to be able to get out of your house with your children.

Fortunately, there are some manufacturers who were able to make this task easier for parents. Of course, their double strollers will never be as lightweight as the single strollers. Yet, their weight is a way smaller than the weight of regular double strollers. Certainly, the same goes for their shape which is more compact than the shape of the alternative models of strollers. Are you wondering what are exactly these strollers? Then, let me give you one of the best examples of the top lightweight and compact double strollers which is Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double.

What is Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double?

Have you ever heard about Baby Jogger City Tour? This is one of the most famous lightweight strollers which has already been upgraded to the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 version. As you can imagine Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double is its double version which means you will be able to benefit from all the advantages of this model so loved by many parents around the world while strolling with both of your babies.

I am more than glad that this stroller can be used with newborn babies as well as toddlers. Of course, its major target are twins, however, it is possible to use this stroller with siblings of a close age as well.

Weight, dimensions and fold

The weight of Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double is definitely one of its greatest advantages. Of course 22.7 lbs is more than the maximum weight of single lightweight strollers, however, comparing to other double strollers, Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double is undeniably a lightweight one.

Even though Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double was designed for two children, it is equipped into an exactly the same folding mechanism as the single version of this stroller. Thus, in order to fold the stroller, the top button of the handlebar has to be slid to the side. Then, the lower button has to be pressed and pushing the stroller down will make it collapse into a pretty flat fold. The dimensions of this fold are the following: 24.8 L x 26.1 W x 9.8 H. Note that the length and width of this stroller when it is unfolded are 37.2 L and  26.1 W.

Thus, you will be able to carry this stroller wherever you need without experiencing any difficulties.

The major components of Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double

Let’s examine the most important parts of Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double so as you will be able to estimate whether this stroller will be suitable for your babies. As usually, I recommend parents to pay particular attention to the quality of the seating options, wheels, brakes, canopies, a handlebar as well as the availability of storage options.

Seating options

As I have just mentioned, Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double can be used with newborn babies even though it is a lightweight stroller and not an all-in-one model.

Toddler seats

The weight capacity of the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double is 33 lbs for each of the toddler seats. As you can notice, it is not particularly a lot especially while comparing this capacity to the maximum weight allowed by similar lightweight models of strollers designed for carrying a single child. Yet, such a limited weight capacity is inevitable for keeping the overall weight of the stroller small.

I am glad to see that the toddler seats of Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double can be reclined separately. Although this feature has become more popular in the modern double strollers, there are still models which will deprive you from such a feature which is actually extremely important for the comfort of your babies. When ever one of your children will be willing to observe the world while another one will need a nap, you will have to recline the seats separately and if your stroller will not let you do it, it might be rather annoying for your small passengers.

The reclining mechanism of this stroller can be used with just one hand which is not thus popular among double strollers. All you need to do is squeezing a buckle and pulling it down. You will find the lowest position of this stroller almost flat. Lifting the backrest will require using both of your hands.

Not only can the backrests of these seats be reclined separately, but also the calfrest of each seat can be adjusted in a separate way. Actually, this feature is one of the upgrades of the original Baby Jogger City Tour Double stroller. Lifting the calf rest while using the lowest recline of the backrest will provide your child with a particularly long area for convenient napping.

Each of the toddler seats of Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double is equipped into a five-point harness.

It is also possible to add separate bumper bars to each of the seats.

Bassinet

Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double has a pretty flat recline of its toddler seats, however, it is not enough for the safety of newborn babies. Yet, this stroller is compatible with special bassinets, so you can use this stroller from the very beginning.

This is actually a very good idea, especially taking into consideration the fact the stroller has a somewhat limited weight capacity.

The bassinet compatible with Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double is sold separately. This one can be attached to the stroller without removing the toddler seats. Needless to say how important this feature for the functionality of the stroller.

Canopy

Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double has also two separate canopies which can be adjusted according to the needs of each of your children. The material of these seats is featured by UV 50+ protection which is definitely crucial for the safety of your kids.

The canopies include three panels as well as a sun visor which can be popped out whenever extra protection for the eyes of your babies is needed.

The only thing which could be improved in the canopy of Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double is the closure of the peek-a-boo window which is based on Velcro. This one is unfortunately rather noisy.

Wheels

As it is typical for lightweight strollers, Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double is equipped into quite small wheels. Undoubtedly, they are designed for the use in the cities in the first place, however, their quality is quite high, so you will be able to stroll not only over perfectly even surfaces.

Of course, bumpy terrains will cause such a lightweights stroller with small wheels to shake. Yet, you will be anle to push this stroller over short grass or cobbled streets without any difficulties.

For increased comfort, the manufacturer has also added a swivelling mechanism into the front wheels of Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double.

Handlebar

Although the height of the handlebar of Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double is suitable for parents with different height, it still would be better to have an opportunity to change the height of this stroller. Unfortunately, the handlebar cannot be adjusted.

At the same time, it is great that the manufacturer covered the handlebar with rubber instead of a popular foam material which can be damaged rather easily.

Storage options

The major storage option of is its large basket located underneath the seats. Actually, this basket is twice larger than the basket of the original Baby Jogger City Tour 2 designed for a single child. Of course, this basket is not as large as the baskets of the full-size double strollers, albeit it is quite spacious.

The access to this basket is pretty convenient, although you will be able to reach your possessions stored in this basket only from the rear and front sides.

Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double – colour versions

Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double is featured by a stylish and elegant design and is available in pretty neutral colours. The versions of this model to choose from are Jet, Seacrest and Slate.

Jet is a black model with black seats, black canopies and a black frame, however, the fabric used in this model has thin delicate horizontal grey lines which are creating a very appealing visual effect. The same pattern is used the two other models of Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double .

The Seacrest model is also equipped into a black frame. Its seats and canopies are also of a dark blue colour. If you prefer lighter colours, pay your attention to the Slate model which has a canopy and a seat made of a very beautiful colour which is a mixture of grey and silver. Although this colour is pretty light, stains and dirt won’t be thus visible on this material. Still, it is really easy to clean this stroller.

Note that the frame of the Slate model is also black.

Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double – accessories

Even though Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double is not particularly cheap, its price doesn’t include any extra accessories, yet, some additional items can be purchased separately.

First of all, the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double carrycot is available for parents. This accessory is absolutely needed if you want to use this stroller with your babies right after their birth. Fortunately, the design of the stroller allows you to use Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double with two carrycots at the same time.

Secondly, if you want to provide somewhat older children with extra protection, you can buy bumper bars for them. Pay your attention to the fact there are two separate bumper bars available for each toddler seat.

Finally, parents living in the areas with frequent rains and snows should purchase a weather shield which is a very useful form of protection for your children. Of course, even if it is neither raining nor snowing, the cover can always be used as protection against strong winds.

Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double – pros and cons

Not only is the single version of Baby Jogger City Tour 2 extremely popular among parents, but its double version is also one of the most favourite lightweight strollers. This is so because of a variety of advantages this stroller is offering to parents and children. Yet, as any other product offered by the market, Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double is not a perfect one and a lot depends on your particular situation and the preferences and age of your kids.

In order to make it easier for you to understand whether this stroller will be good for your family, I have included lists of advantages and disadvantages of this stroller into this review. Look at them with full attention and then check my final word about this stroller in the conclusion section of the review.

Pros:

  • a small weight for a double stroller;
  • compatible with carrycots with a possibility of using two of them at a time;
  • a compact design;
  • a simple folding mechanism and compact fold;
  • wheels of a great quality allowing you to use the stroller on the grass and other slightly uneven surfaces even though the size of the wheels is pretty small;
  • a large storage basket;
  • the seats have separate reclining mechanisms, separately adjustable canopies and calf rests;
  • a full recline combined with the uplifted position of the calf rest makes a great option for napping which your babies will certainly like.

Cons:

  • a handlebar can’t be adjusted;
  • noisy Velcro openings in the peek-a-boo windows located on the canopies of the toddler seats;
  • somewhat limited weight capacity although it is typical for lightweight strollers of the double types.

Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double – my conclusions

Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double is one of the favourite lightweight strollers of many parents for a number of reasons.

First of all, it is really compact so you will not experience any problems while navigating the city with both of your kids. The weight of this stroller is small for a double model which will allow you to carry it in the ways you prefer. Storing this stroller will also not cause any problems.

Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double has separate reclining mechanisms in its seats as well as separately adjustable canopies and calf rests which will let you customise the seats according to the individual needs of your children.

What I personally like about Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double a lot is the fact it has wheels of a particularly high quality. Even though they are pretty small, they will be able to handle with some uneven surfaces as well which extends the list of options for using this stroller.

Don’t forget about a possibility to use Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double with newborn babies which can be done after installing special carrycots sold separately. Thus, even though this stroller is not particularly cheap, it can be a great investment for your family allowing you to use it from the very beginning. Still, you should bear in mind the maximum weight capacity of Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double which is not particularly large.

In addition to it, you should make sure Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double will be good for you as its handlebar cannot be adjusted to a different height.

Lindsey Mitchell

Welcome to my blog, dear moms! I'm Lindsey, happy mother of two, keen blogger, traveller who likes to cook and spend time reading a good book. If you have any questions or find it difficult to make a choice, feel free to message me - I'm here to help!

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