Spotlight Product Review: Baby Jogger City Select

Bj Select Spotlight Product Review:  Baby Jogger City SelectThe Baby Jogger City Select is the newest addition to the very popular Baby Jogger stroller family. This luxury stroller has the quality that we’ve come to expect from Baby Jogger.

The City Select is a multi-functional stroller that gives parents the ability to mix and match seats, bassinets and car seats to make the stroller perfect for them. The City Select offers parents the unique opportunity to customize their stroller into more than 16 different combinations to suit their family needs. This versatile stroller can go from single for your first child to a double stroller when baby #2 comes along.  Then when you older child outgrows the stroller age, the City Select can go back to being a single.

Let’s start with the seat!  Even though the seat appears small, it is actually quite roomy.  With a high weight capacity of 45 lbs per seat, we were able to easily fit our 5 year old tester.  The seat is 12” wide and has a short 18 1/2” seatback.  Not to worry though because Baby Jogger wanted the seat to accommodate older and taller children, so they made the canopy adjustable with 2 positions to grow with your child.  With the canopy in its lowest position, it has a 21” seatback to canopy height.  For the taller children, put the canopy on the top position for a roomy 24 inches from seatback to top of canopy.  At the top canopy position, our 5 year old tester fit comfortably without her head touching the canopy.

The seat sports a padded, adjustable, 5-point harness for safety, as well as, an adjustable footrest with 4 different positions.  The seat is reversible so that your child can face mom or out at the world and is adjustable so they can be up in a high position or down in a lower position.

Instead of just the back of the seat reclining like on other strollers, on the City Select the entire seat reclines back easily with a large, one-handed button. The seat keeps its wide “v” shape and has four recline positions including all the way back. The seat is recommended for 6+ months to 45 lbs. Not to worry though, you will still be able to use the City Select for your newborn using the bassinet and the car seat adapters that are sold separately.

The City Select has a huge basket underneath that is accessible from all different angles.  We were able to fit an extra large diaper bag plus other on-the-go baby essentials!  There is also a large, mesh storage pocket on the back of the seat for parent’s essentials.  Note:  There is no baby or parent tray or cup holder on the City Select.  There is a child tray sold separately though.

To satisfy the shortest and tallest of moms and dads, it has a telescoping handle that eliminates the “stroller hunch”.  The handle has three different positions ranging from 39”-42” from ground to handle height.  A nice feature of the handle is also that it has a wipe clean grip.

As always, we love the Baby Jogger canopies!  The City Select is no exception!  The sun canopy is quite large with three sections and is complete with peek-a-boo window with magnetic flap closure.  A great thing about the canopy is that it adjusts to create more headroom as your child grows.

The City Select sports two 12″ forever-air rear and two 8″ lightweight front wheels with front wheel suspension and sealed ball bearings to give your little rider a very smooth ride.  You won’t worry about a flat with this stroller!  These heavy duty tires can charge through different terrain such as grass, playground mulch and cobblestone street.

We also love that the front swivel wheels also lock straight for rougher terrain.  There is also an easy to do hand operated parking brake that is conveniently located next to the main seat.

Baby Joggers are known for their easy folds.  The City Select is no exception!  It has a patented “Quick-Fold Technology” that allows you to fold your stroller in one simple step.  There are two handles on the sides of the main seat that you pull up on and the entire stroller folds in half easily.  You can even fold it with the second seat attached but it is a bulkier fold this way.  One of our minor complaints about the City Select is that it does NOT have a standing fold though.  This would be a great improvement!  There is a manual lock on the side to keep the stroller closed while transporting but we would suggest that Baby Jogger add an automatic lock to make it even better!

Weighing it 28 lbs (average weight for a full-size single), we didn’t have too much trouble lifting it in and out of our trunks.  When you add the second seat, the stroller weight is 34 lbs which takes a bit more muscle if you fold it and lift it with both seats attached.  The seats are so easy to remove if you would like to lift less weight though.

The maneuverability on the City Select is fabulous.  As a single, the stroller glides along with very little effort and turns on a dime.  Even with the stroller fully loaded with a 45 lb rider, we had no problem maneuvering this stroller even one-handed.  When you add the second seat or bassinet, it takes a bit more wrist power because you are adding more weight.   We found it is easiest to maneuver with your larger child in the seat closest to mom.  In all the different seat/bassinet configurations, we found the maneuverability to be better than most.

 

The City Select is a very sturdy, well-constructed stroller.  It’s heavy-duty and we definitely feel very confident in its ability to transport our most precious cargo.  When the stroller is in double mode, the stroller is constructed so well that either seat can be empty (with a child in the other) without compromising the stability.  Our testers could even climb into the front seat without any worry of the stroller flipping over.   

Now the main feature that we love is the stroller’s ability to go from a single to a double. The City Select starts out as a single stroller but expands to a double by using Baby Jogger’s unique patented attachment method and adding a second seat, bassinet or one of the adaptable car seats. So, there is no need to buy a single AND a double stroller!  Love that!

In order to turn the stroller into a double, a sold separately double conversion kit is required.  There are more than 16 unique seating combinations from double tiered car seats to a bassinet and a single seat.  No other stroller has that many seating combinations!  In order to do all the seating combos though, you would need the extra seat kit, 2 bassinets and 2 car seat adapters.  Or just pick the seating arrangements that work best for you and your kids and buy the coordinating accessories.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The double conversion kit pieces ONLY come with the second seat purchase! If you plan to use a bassinet with the toddler seat, 2 bassinets, infant car seat with toddler seat or 2 infant car seats – you MUST buy the second seat kit! You will need those adapters! At this time, Baby Jogger does not sell the adapters separately without the second seat! Bottom line: If you are going to use the City Select in doubles mode, you have to buy the second seat kit whether you think you are going to use that second seat right away or not. So factor in that expense when considering this stroller!

We love that we can move the seats around depending on our kids’ moods.  Most tandem strollers usually cause fights with our little riders because of pulling hair or kicking seats – but not the City Select. When our kids are feeling friendly, we can put them one behind the other or even facing each other. Note: With older toddlers, facing each other never lasts long as one always “accidentally” kicks the other. When they are feeling feisty, we can put them back to back so they cannot possibly touch, kick or pull each other’s hair. This is a great feature for those terrible 2s! With two seats both facing forward or backwards, we found that there was plenty of room between the seats but the rear rider can still kick the front seat.  Be careful putting your toddler behind the bassinet or car seat because if he is anything like our little tester, the baby may be bumped, kicked and jostled more than you want.

The seats can accommodate up to 45lbs a piece even in the double mode so that makes a 90 lb weight capacity!

Having twins?  We love that you can use 2 bassinet kits or 2 car seat adapters together for both babies!  When the twins hit 6 months, you can also use the two full-sized seats.

The Baby Jogger City Select is a luxury stroller and it is going to cost you a luxury price.  But for a stroller with such sturdy construction that can turn from a single to a double and back to a single again, we kinda think it’s worth it!  No need to buy an entire second stroller when your baby #2 arrives!

Overall, the Baby Jogger City Select is a fabulous stroller with versatility that you can find on any other stroller.

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Comments

  1. Shoshana Chanales says

    Hi. My husband and I have been going back and forth between the Baby Jogger City Select and the Uppababy vista 2010. I am wondering if you have any thoughts on how they compare to each other? We do not have a second child right now but would like to not have to buy another stroller when we do.

    Thank you for any insights.

  2. admin says

    Ohhh…that is a hard one! I LOVE the Uppa Baby Vista! It is a fabulous stroller! I like that it has an automatic lock (unlike the City Select)! It would have been my pick for you until the City Select came out! Now, it is a little harder to choose. The one thing that I don’t like with the Uppa Baby Vista is that you can’t use the bassinet AND the Rumbleseat. There isn’t enough room!

    I love the many, many seating options of the City Select! If you are looking for more versatility, I would say go with the City Select. Since an infant car seat, bassinet and seats can go in either position (either in front or back) – the City Select gives you that much more versatility than the Uppa Baby!

    I still love the Uppa Baby though! Hope this helps!

    Hollie

  3. Caitlin says

    HI- I am expecting again and my kids will be 18 months apart. I am in LOVE with the city select, your video has helped answer a lot of my questions, but I am curious how a graco car seat and a toddler facing out fits. Does the back of the toddler seat hit the car seat? is it a tight fit? Thanks!

  4. admin says

    Hi Caitlin,
    Yes, the Graco Snugride and the toddler seat facing out fits but ONLY with the canopy in the lowest position. That gives you 21″ from seatback to canopy. With the canopy in the lowest position you can even recline the front seat back all the way. I took some pictures to show you how the Graco Snugride and the toddler seat fit together and some other options. These pictures were added to my previous post of City Select pictures: BABY JOGGER CITY SELECT PHOTOS

    Hope this helps!

    Hollie

  5. Irene says

    First of all, I LOVE your reviews, it really help me alot!!

    I am torn between City Mini by baby Jogger, Cielo Evolution by Mia Moda and Onxy 400 by Simmons. wonder if you have any advise or recommendation? There not much reviews on the Onxy 400, wonder if you have seen one yourself and tested it.. I wonder how is the folding. Also I read negative eviews about yje folding of the City Mini, something about a strap to be unbuckle before pulling it close or open. and the Cielo, i wonder such a wonderful stroller why discount only a few months after it put out in the market! can you pls advise and Thanks~

  6. admin says

    Hi Irene,
    I have not tested or seen the Onxy 400 by Simmons yet – so I can’t comment on that stroller. Between the City Mini and the Cielo – I would definitely recommend that you get the City Mini. It’s just a better stroller with more features in my opinion. The fold on the Cielo is nice and compact but it can’t compete with Baby Jogger’s canopy, quality and seat recline. So, if it is between those two – I’d get the City Mini. Hope this helps!

    Hollie

  7. says

    Hollie,
    I love your reviews and your videos are so helpful! It became an essential tool on my stroller hunt (although I live in Brazil! Your fan club really has travelled overseas…).
    I am pregnant with twin girls and desperate to find the “perfect stroller”. What a difficult task!
    I am in love with the baby jogger city select profile. It seems to me I found everything I needed…As I am going to USA to shop I was actually considering buying two single strollers for the girls to use as newborns and a double one to use when they get older…Until today!
    After seeing this brand new review I changed my mind!
    Do you think it is a safe option to buy this stroller and two infant car seats to use it since the beggining and then after exchange the car seats for the regular seat and the additional seat kit OR buy two separate baby joggers city select and only after they’re six months old put them in the same stroller^
    Do you recommend buying the bassinet kit as well^
    My last question: which car seat do you recommend to use with this stroller – MaxiCosi Mico, Peg Perego or Chicco Key Fit^
    My decision will be based upon your recomendations!
    Thank you so much in advance.
    Warm regards from São Paulo,
    Renata

  8. Katie Cremasco says

    I see that the Graco Snugride works with this stroller, but does the Graco Safeseat work with it? That is the car seat we have and since it will be good when #2 arrives I would like to still be able to use it and that will be a deciding factor in what double stroller we get.

  9. Jennifer Johnson says

    Hi Hollie,

    Thank-you so much for your informative review and video! We have just started trying for #2 and the two things I have most dreaded about having 2 kiddos are double stroller and the minivan (hubby says we have to get one when #2 arrives and I just don’t feel old enough for one yet! Ha!). Anyway, I was so excited when I found out that Baby Jogger was debuting this stroller! It’s like a single…only it is a double! What more could we ask for.

    The only thing I am a bit worried about (and have not seen addressed in any reviews) is the recline on the seats. If two seats are attached, can both seats fully recline? If so, which configurations? I am talking about 2 full seats, not the bassinet and a seat or a carseat and a seat. Can you please advise?

    Thanks so much for your help! This blog is fantastic!

  10. Elizabeth says

    Your review is wonderful and very helpful! I am getting ready to have our second child and the two will be 18 months apart so I do need some sort of double stroller. I wanted to see if you think the City Select is truly an all terrain stroller – I need something that can go to the mall as well as on gravel paths (for walking the dog).

    Thank you for your advice!

    Elizabeth

  11. shazia says

    Hi, thank you for your reviews!
    quick question- does the city select allow for upright “0” position like uppa baby vista 2010 model? thanks!

  12. admin says

    Hi Elizabeth,
    Yes, the seats both recline in a few of the configurations. 1) If the toddler seats are back to back and the front seat has the canopy in the lowest position (and down), you can recline the seats. The top seat will be over the head of the child in the bottom seat. I probably wouldn’t do that though. 2) If both seats are facing mom/dad, you can recline both seats. *This is the best configuration for both reclined! 3) If the seats are facing each other, you can recline the seats if you recline the top seat first.

    So, yes it is definitely possible to recline two seats!

    Hope this helps!

    Hollie

  13. Brooke Wells says

    In double mode will the kiddo in the front seat be able to get their hand/fingers down to the wheels?

  14. danyel says

    I am looking to replace my old side by side …
    I am torn between the city select and bumbleride twin indie. Yes I am sick of not fitting through isles in the stores but would suck it up for the “perfect stroller”. I have a 4 month old and a 2 1/2 yr old. I am very nervous about making a big purchase without seeing it in person. Which would you recommend?

  15. admin says

    That is a difficult question! Both are fabulous strollers and it would depend on your lifestyle to which one I would recommend.

    Regarding the size/weight of the City Select in doubles mode and the Bumbleride Twin: 1) Both weigh the same – 34 lbs 2) The City Select is a bit more compact when folded.

    The main feature that might help with your decision is whether you want to do any jogging/running with the stroller. The Bumbleride is a true all-terrain stroller and with the larger air-filled front tires, you would be able to jog with the Indie Twin. The City Select would not allow you to do this.

    So, if you want to use the stroller as a jogger as well – I recommend the Bumbleride hands down. If not, I truly think both strollers are fabulous. The City Select is going to give you more versatility because it can be used as a single or a double but the Bumbleride is going to handle rougher terrain much better.

    Hope this helps a bit!

    Hollie

  16. Monica says

    Hello Hollie, I just read your review about the BJ city Select, it´s very informative; I´m looking for a stroller and my options are bugaboo Frog or BJ city select, i´m not able to see fisicaly the BJ city select, I´m going to get one of them online, and I need your help.
    I love the bugaboo mostly the style, but the BJ city select looks more practical (the fold in 1 piece), but my only concern is the weight 22 pounds vs 17 pound bugaboo.
    you tryed the BJ city select what do you think about it, I would like to know your advace.
    Your advice would be wonderful
    Thanks you a lot!!!
    Mónica

  17. emily says

    Can the city select be used as a light jogger, mainly on smooth concrete? I love every aspect of the stroller but I want to be able to run a couple miles with it
    Thanks
    Emily

  18. admin says

    Hi Emily,
    The City Select isn’t really built for jogging. With the front wheels being quite small (for jogging), Baby Jogger and I don’t really recommend it. I haven’t even tried jogging with the City Select to be honest. The front wheels do lock straight so you might be able to get away with some fast walking?

    Hollie

  19. Yuliya says

    Dear Hollie,

    I am debating between Peg Perego Skate 2010 and City Select. My baby is almost 10 month now, she does sleep in the stroller a lot, so I need something where she can lay flat and protected. While Peg Perego has both the bassinet and the seat with protective booot, I am not sure whether the seat reclines completely. I am also concerned about the smoothness of the ride ( it seems like City Select has better wheels). What concerns me about City Select is that there is no “boot” cover and I am not sure if the seat reclines completely. What are your thoughts on this? How large is City Select Bassinet? Any other recommendations for the stroller that reclines completely almost flat and with the seat facing the parent, and can be steered with one hand?

    Thanks!

  20. Win says

    I’m curious if a child snack tray fits on both toddler seats. Also, when the stroller is folded, does it fit into the trunk of a sedan?
    Thanks!!!

  21. Renee says

    How does this thing fold in double mode?

    We’re thinking about getting it when #2 arrives so our then 2 year old can ride along with the baby still in his/her carseat (Maxi Cosi). I realize it should fold fine when the carseat is removed with one seat attached, but what about when both seats are attached? Does it have to come completely apart?

    I really love my Maxi Cosi Pearle stroller and I’m sick that I’m already stroller shopping again!! It was a dream stroller for one child (light, compact, maneuverable, posh looking, carseat adaptable… sigh!).

  22. Krin says

    I have pretty much decided on this stroller and since I don’t have a car seat yet I’d like to get one that fits well. I had been planning on getting the Graco Snugride but it sounds like it doesn’t feel super secure. Can you suggest which one would be the best fit?

  23. Julie says

    Hi Hollie,
    Thanks for your review… very helpful! I was wondering, are you able to attach two bassinets at one time for twins or does this not fit? I’ve not seen a picture of this. Thanks!
    Julie from Australia! :)

  24. admin says

    Hey Julie,

    Yes, you can do two bassinets on the City Select. Great option for twins! Hope this helps!

    Hollie

  25. Lisa says

    Hollie,

    Thank you for the review! Totally helpful! I’m wondering about what you said in the video about the steering and having the heavier child in the seat nearest the handle bars. I’m thinking that I would want the new baby in the bassinet towards mom and our 2 year old near the bottom, facing me or out. Will this, in your opinion, make it hard to push and turn? We live in the city so turning and moving are key! And do both seats (or seat and bassinet) have to be removed for folding? Also important when getting on the subway/bus! :) Thanks for your help!

    Lisa

  26. admin says

    The manueverability of the City Select will still be good with a two year old in the seat farthest from mom. As your older child grows, you will just need a bit more muscle to turn the stroller than you would if the smaller child was in that seat. Also, you can fold the stroller with both toddler seats attached but I think you have to remove a bassinet (but I’m not positive!). Hope this helps! – Hollie

  27. Jennifer says

    Hi Hollie,

    I have had my eye on this stroller for some time, and am about to purchase it. I have one lingering question, though, and I’m hoping you can help.

    I am buying this stroller to accomodate 2 children. I will soon have a 24 month old and a newborn. As it is, my 24 month old has been wanting to walk rather than sit in her stroller. Does the BJ City Select have the ability to add on the BJ Glider board to add a “standing” option to the existing double configurations, thus creating somewhat of a sit-stand option as well? If so, how does this impact folding?

    Thanks Hollie – your review is the best I’ve seen yet on this particular stroller.

  28. Autumn says

    Would you recommend the City Mini double or the City Select (in double mode) for a 16 month old and a newborn?

  29. admin says

    Hi Autumn, The City Select is going to give you much more versatility than the City Mini Double but at a price. The City Select with the added accessories (second seat/car seat adapter/etc) is going to cost you quite a bit more than the City Mini Double. I think both would accommodate your children unless you really want to put your newborn in a bassinet (which only the City Select takes). So, depending on your budget and how you want your newborn to ride, both are great strollers. -Hollie

  30. Bob says

    Hi,

    I noticed a casual phrase in your review that says “Having twins? We love that you can use 2 bassinet kits or 2 car seat adapters together for both babies! When the twins hit 6 months, you can also use the two full-sized seats.”

    I have been to a couple of stores to see this stroller and they have told me that attaching two basinets is just not possible…

    Have they overlooked something?

    M wife is expecting twins in the fall and we are pulling our hair out trying to figure out what stroller to purchase.

    The other option is the Peg Perego Duette.

    Thanks.

  31. Bob says

    Hi,

    I was just on the phone with Baby Jogger Customer Service to discuss the possibility of two bassinet kits and the answer was no they do not recommend it???

    Has anyone tried this out? Is there a real security issue?

    They would not comment on why.

    Thanks!

  32. Yoshi says

    Hi, I am curious to know if my Peg Perego SIP car seat will work with the second toddler seat facing OUT. I am keen on having our 20month old facing out to see the world instead of look at the back of his brother or sister’s car seat.
    Thanks for your help!

  33. Katie says

    I am looking into this stroller for my daughter who will be just shy of three when our second miracle arrives. We have a single BOB and are not sure we want a double bob. Which would you recommend on that? Also with this stroller can i put the infant car seat on the bottom and the seat on the top?
    Thanks

  34. KT says

    To Bob
    We are expecting twins also in a few weeks and the double bassinet works just fine!! There is about 1.5″ clearance between the foot of the lower bassinet and the underside of the upper bassinet.
    There are a couple of stroller websites that do have pics of this also. There is no balance issue that my husband and I could find (we loaded up top and bottom in turn with books… plus the cat…. to acheive WAY more weight than any 4 months old). Of course we are not in any way professional safety assessors, but since we will be with the babes in the carriage at all times, we are just going for it (especially since the baby carrier from the car fits on the adaptors but is not suitable for the long walks that we love…).
    Interestingly we also go the same “warning” but no one will commit as to WHY two bassinets will not work. Odd…
    Congratulations on your twins!
    KT

  35. Joy says

    Hi Hollie-

    I saw both your reviews on the Baby Jogger City Select and the iCandy Peach Blossom. Which would you recommend between the two since you have seen them both in person. I like that the Peach folds in the center with a carrying strap and is lighter but I’m not sure how tall a child can fit in their seats and that the 2nd seat has a smaller weight capacity. The City Select looks great for a taller kid since you can adjust both top and bottom. Does either one stand on it’s own when folded? I can’t decide. Thanks in advance.

  36. Jeremy L says

    I don’t recommend the City Select. It has serious control issues, particularly when you have the heavier child sitting in the front seat. This requires a considerable amount of strength, especially when the front wheels encounter a slope (the wheels will tend to pull down the slope). Additionally, the handle broke the first time we used this stroller, one side of the latching mechanism will no longer lock. The locks look under-designed to me. I am guessing the handle broke due to the amount of force we applied to control the stroller when we encountered a slope. I should have looked at the seats more closely, but they are quite small relative to other strollers so I wonder how long this will last our kids. Lastly, but most importantly, our 20 month old son had his legs pulled under the stroller when he was sitting in the front seat. The seat is far too close to the ground in my opinion when it is fully upright, and somehow he managed to get his legs dangling beyond the bottom of the seat and when we encounterd a small bump in the sidewalk his feet got caught and pulled under. He was fully strapped in with the 5-point harness. Since he was sitting in the front and relatively far away from us, we only noticed when he started screaming. Luckily he wasn’t hurt. Would note that Baby Jogger customer service was very quick to respond to our complaint regarding the handle and offered to ship us a new frame immediately, but ultimately, I decided to return the stroller due to a) the control issues, b) the small, cheap seats, and c) the fact that my kid’s legs nearly got broken.

  37. Brenda says

    Hi, my husband and I are so blessed to be adopting twins. YAY!! We will be getting our precious babies when they are around 4-6 months old. We have been told that rear facing strollers are preferable when adopting to help with attachement. We live in the country so we are looking for a tough all terrain stroller. We looked at the City Select today and were initally impressed with it but after reading some reviews are a little confused. What rear facing, all terrain, all purpose stroller would you recommend for our little miracles? One more thing, my husband is tall and I am short so we would love a stroller handle that adjusts! Thanks for your advice!!

  38. admin says

    Hi Brenda,
    First, congratulations on the twin!! That’s fabulous! I’m not sure if you are going to find the perfect stroller that you are looking for. The Bugaboo Donkey that comes out next spring will be close but it doesn’t come out until next spring and you can bet it is going to be very, very pricey! The City Select is another choice but it’s not an “all-terrain” stroller. It will handle a bit of all-terrain but it’s not going to be as good as some of the all-terrain strollers that can really handle the country. All the great all-terrain strollers that would be good for you do not have rear facing seats. Like the Valco Baby TriMode Twin, Bumbleride Indie Twin and BOB Duallie are all great – but all forward facing. So, you have to decide if the rear facing is a deal breaker. – Hollie

  39. April says

    Hi Hollie!

    First of all, thank you for the many video reviews! I watched so many in my search for a double stroller and chose this one for our family’s needs. Just one quick question before purchase a child tray and/or belly bar… do you know if it has to be fully removed to get the child in and out of the seat? Or is it a swing away?

    Thanks SO much!!!
    April

  40. Kristin says

    Thank you for your review of the City Select. I am going between the Valco Trimode Ex and the City Select. I understand the Valco is an “all terrain” and the select is not but in terms if quality would you suggest one over the other. I only have 1 child at this point and live in Canada so there is snow to deal with.

    Thank you so much.

  41. hollieschultz says

    I’d go with the Valco Trimode Ex especially if there is snow to deal with. It’s a very sturdy, well-made stroller that can handle it all! – Hollie

  42. Makai's Mommy says

    Hi Hollie,
    Thank you for your page.I appreciate the good n bad reviews as I just purchased the city select 2010 version in diamond color.Don’t be deceived by it’s color as it comes right off n seats n canopy are all machine washable.I initially wanted purple in 2011 version,as I have a girl but we are hoping to expand our family in the next year and try for another one,so I thought white would be a good unisex color.Anyhow my question is that is the frame eventually going to be brittle and unstable like some reviews say.HOw long have you had yours? and is it the 2010 version.Do you find it easy to clean and is the storage on bottom machine washable too?what would you say is the best feature about the city select and do you prefer it compared to the Bob and Phil & Ted’s even if it’s not a jogging stroller?

    PRos: I really like the adjustable canopy that allows us to keep the sunaway from babies face and that it’s got a magnetic fold rather than velcro ontop for roof window.also canopy can be adjusted

    Also love the adjustable handle bar even if I’m not tall and the foot rest swings back and forth for reclining position and that it can be extended 1 1/2 inches longer.

    I did by second seat ahead as Tj’s kids had a sale for either bassinet n car seat adapter free with first seat or second seat free.This is to prepare for baby #2. I like the 18 options n counting and that the babies can face each other and with the rear seat can be positioned higher than front seat so that baby #2 doesn’t get blocked from his/her view. I also like that the seats have a four point recline

    I like the harness adjustments so that you don’t have to fidget in adjusting it from behind and taking it apart and let’s not forget that fold huh? So amazing how it opens and closes. I recently and gladly gave away my Laura Ashley hand-me-down stroller with open arms and till this day have never been able to figure out how to open n close it.Always left that up to my husband.Need I say it was bulky!

    City select is by far a sleek n unique Tandum stroller for me n I’m sure you’ll all agree that It’s one of the sexiest strollers out there w/it’s unique designs and options..It’s a head turner!
    Sincerely Makai’s Proud mommy

  43. Makai's Mommy says

    Hi Hollie I have another question,
    the new model has just come out for 2011 in March and is now available in purple. But did you really find, having the 2010 model yourself that it would make such a huge difference with the PE board on the seat. I mean besides the extra cushion on the back and 1 1/2 more of seat space there’s not really much of a difference. Do you find that your kids slouch because there is no PE board on the seat. pls. lemme know at your earliest convenience

    Sincerely,
    Makai’s Proud Momma

  44. Dina says

    Hi Hollie,
    I have a crucial question to decide on city select purchase.
    I am expecting my 2nd child and I purchased the city mini for my first child. He does not like it as it does not have a proper seat and its back is not firm which is a major disadvantage for him, as he cannot sit upright.
    are the seats of the city select designed as the city mini? this is very important for me to decide.
    Thanks a lot
    Dina

  45. hollieschultz says

    The seats on the City Mini and the City Select have changed for the 2011 models. They are now a more rigid seat and what you would consider a “proper seat”. I think you will really like the City Select. – Hollie

  46. Erin says

    You do not have to buy the second seat kit in order to purchase the second seat adapters. They can be purchased separately at various retailers and websites.

  47. hollieschultz says

    You are completely right, Erin. You can now buy the second seat adapters separately. When our review was done when the City Select first came out – you could not buy them separately. After many, many complaints, Baby Jogger wised up and now offers them separately.

  48. cheryl says

    Hi Holie,

    I’ve always go by your reviews when I was about to buy a stroller for my firstborn. Now I’m expecting my second and wondering what’s the best of the convertible in-line stroller out there right now? and if there is anything else coming out the end of this year? I’m not due until the end of December. So far I think baby jogger city select has the most interesting features. I am also looking into sit n stands but my first will just be turning two by the time the second one comes out, so I think she still would like to sit comfortably and occasionally nap in a stroller.

    Thanks!

  49. Kate says

    Hi,

    Where did you find the second seat adapters without buying the second seat? I cant seem to find them

    Thanks :)

  50. says

    Hi,
    Thank you so much for your reviews…soooo helpful!! I was wondering if there were any differences in the 2010 and 2011 models? Also, will the 2011 2nd seat work on a 2010 model stroller? Thanks!

  51. Glen says

    Hi,

    The reviews have been very helpful and informative but I was wondering if both seats are facing forward is it possible for the two seats to recline?

    Thanks!

  52. michelle says

    Are the second seats for 2010 & 2011 different? I saw a review online saying it was not updated and others say it is.

  53. says

    I’m really interested in this but I really have one question…I am NOT a runner at all but I was looking at maybe getting a jogger because I hope to do stroller fit clubs and what not. Is this a decent stroller to use for that? Thanks!

  54. Mandy says

    Jami, This stroller would be perfect for you. It’s perfect for the family who wants the option of doing off-road tours, mall shopping, walking and light jogging. I have the second seat for it and use currently use it with a Chicco Key Fit 30 (you need the Chicco adapter). Our 2 year old loves the seat. It has plenty of room for her and I love how the seat reclines, from a sitting position to a completely flat. Perfect for when the kiddos fall asleep while you are out exploring. I strongly recommend this stroller to everyone looking for a single with the option of a double! Very worthy of the price!

  55. Ashley says

    Have you had any complaints or issues about the front wheels locking themselves into the straight position? I’ve had an issue with this recently and it’s happening every time I use the stroller, making it very hard to maneuver! If ou have any solutions to this that would be helpful. I found another question like this on the Internet but no answers.

  56. CR says

    I am looking to purchase my first (& hopefully will not need to replace) stroller & am really liking the City Select. Im just wondering how the pushing would be in Chicago snow.. Any clue?

  57. Jenna says

    Hi Hollie, love your reviews! We currently have the city mini GT and I love it except my son wants to sit up straighter. Considering the city select since we will be trying for a second baby soon. Do the seats sit upright more? Thanks!

  58. Katie Olson says

    Hi! I am having the toddler and infant stroller dilemma. Ours will be almost 3 years apart. I want a double option, but obviously don’t know how long my son will be interested. I mostly use a stroller right now to make shopping easier and I can imagine I will need him strapped in when I have 2. I had a frog and loved its ease of use. I would really like another stroller of that quality. I’ve been debating between the vista, city select and a Phil n’ teds. I actually bought the CS and as its in a box in my car, I’m having buyers remorse. Mostly because the vista seems like more my style and the CS seems very cumbersome. Could you please, please tell me what stroller you would choose for this age gap? HELP! :-)

  59. Karen Blackwell says

    Do you have any advice on cleaning this stroller. Best methods, etc. I am trying to decide between the Quartz and the Red and want the one that will show the least stains as my 2 yo will be having a snack while we stroll. Thanks!

  60. says

    Great review. Thank you! Do you or did you ever have issues with this stroller pulling to one side? It seems that my stroller pulls to the side if the sidewalk or path is slanted. I am wondering if I have a defective model. I use it with my 21 months-old (23 lbs) and 8 months-old (18 lbs).
    Thanks.

  61. nancy says

    Thanks for taking my question. i currently own a Vista but am pregnant again – my kids will be 18 months apart. Anyway, Im wondering if the City will take the bassinet from the Vista? I can sell the Vista and keep the bassinet to save money. Thoughts? Thank you again.

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