Baby Jogger City Mini GT stroller (2014/2015)
AT A GLANCE FEATURES
BABY JOGGER CITY MINI GT STROLLER FEATURES
- Roomy seat with plush padding and very good headroom to last into preschool
- Rubber forever air tires never go flat and provide superior ride
- Quick-Fold Technology for one-hand, one-step folding
- Full, deep recline with seat suitable from birth and up
- Optional deluxe pram for young infants
- Very compact fold - no other stroller with the same features is smaller!
- Suspension on front wheel for smoother ride
- Adjustable handlebar height for parents of different heights
- Optional infant car seat adapter
- Generous under-seat basket to carry the day's needs
- Excellent sun protection via large canopy that has two peek-a-boo windows
- Auto-lock when folding for easier carrying and stowing
- 65 pound maximum weight capacity suitable for older toddlers and preschoolers
The 2014/2015 Baby Jogger City Mini GT is one of the best "all in one" baby stroller options for parents who want a stroller that does well outdoors but is also easy and compact enough for indoor shopping.
In this price-range, the City Mini GT stands alone as an all-terrain baby stroller with rubber tires, one-handed folding, a roomy seat with generous headroom, excellent sun canopy coverage, height-adjustable handlebar, and infant car seat compatibility. This makes the Baby Jogger City Mini GT a top stroller for long walks to the park as well as a quick run into the market.
The City Mini GT goes from birth to preschool. The plush, reclining seat will be very comfortable for your baby while also accommodating older toddlers.
Baby Jogger offers many helpful, optional accessories so you can customize your stroller for your needs at any stage: infant seat adapter, snack tray, parent console, and even a riding board for an older sibling.
There are no changes to the 2015 model, so it is designated as a 2014/2015 model and may have been manufactured in either year. Manufacturer's website is Baby Jogger.
|WHY WE LOVE IT!|
CITY MINI GT DIMENSIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS
|Type Of Stroller:||Compact all-terrain stroller|
|Maximum Carrying Load:||65 pounds|
|Newborn Suitable:||Yes, also with optional compact pram or infant seat adapter|
|Infant Seat Adapter:||Optional|
|Stroller Weight:||20.9 lbs|
|Open Height (to top of handle):||43"|
|Tire:||8.5" rubber tires|
|Folded Size:||31.5" x 24.5" x 9.75"|
|Brakes:||Rear parking brake via hand lever|
|Warranty:||Lifetime on frame, 1 year other parts|
Posted by Gail, a new mom on 16th Jan 2015
Just started using stroller, all features are easy to use, wheels glide very smoothly. We even put our newborn in the seat ( in her bundle me) and she was comfortable.
Great light, compact jogger!
Posted by Veron on 16th Jan 2015
So far we absolutely love this stroller. It's the lightest jogging stroller we've seen as well as the easiest to collapse and open. It also folds up quite compact compared to most joggers! Adjustable handle is great although you can't hang too much on it (diaper bag, shopping bags) or the stroller will tip over from the weight. Wipeable fabric, extra large sunshade/rain shade :) we love how baby sits higher than in our other stroller and can sit upright or lay all the way down quite comfortably. The tires are not air filled so they can't go flat but still give the stroller good 'shock absorbency' when going over bumps. The basket underneath is great although it could be larger. Steers very smoothly and makes me excited to use it! Love this stroller!
Posted by Raquel on 16th Jan 2015
i love this stroller!! I wish i would have bought it sooner (my daughter is 1yr already) I have the uppababy vista and although i did like some feautres that this one doesnt have (reversible seat and doubles option) the weight and difficulty of using it wasn't worth it at all. This stroller is perfect! Lightweight enough that i can carry it plus my 20lb daugther, The wheels are great on grass and the uneven city streets, The seat is comfy and much more padded then the reg city mini, The full recline is nice and the sun shade is huge! It folds pretty small and you can take off the wheels to make it even smaller. The only thing i can think of that i dont like about this stroller is that when folded the seat is exposed so you have be careful where you put it down but other then that its the best!!
The Only Stroller You Will Need!!!
Posted by Tiffjsu on 16th Jan 2015
The 2014 Mini GT is the best stroller I have ever had. The first time I came across it was at Babies R Us and the sales guy told me it was the number one seller so much so all they had was the display left. Not knowing much about the brand I did a little research and decided to order it online. The day I got it I took it to Six Flags and my 18 month old enjoyed riding in it, he didn't get sweaty (it was 90 degrees) and slept very well in it. The stroller handled the hills without any hesitation. The ride is smooth and the quality is superb. The safety features are like no other. Needless to say I love it and will be ordering another one for my second vehicle.
Posted by MrsL217 on 16th Jan 2015
I bought this as a gift for my cousin & I'm so jealous! I own the Baby Jogger City Mini 2011 & this tops it. I love the adjustable handle & the easy access to the basket. The best thing about Baby Joggers is the one handed fold. I can hold my two year old (while 8 months pregnant), fold the stroller, & get it into the back of my car without any problems. The extra large canopy is great too. Super easy to steer/navigate & to jog just lock the front wheel. Having to buy all accessories separately is a bit of down side, but you get to pick & choose what you want/need that way. Of course, you are spending more money. Overall, I'm thrilled with the purchase (& so is my cousin). I wish I could upgrade mine too!
Love it! Much better than the orig city
Posted by Lisa Canada on 16th Jan 2015
I am very happy with the decision to get the mini gt. it's smaller and lighter than the elite and easier to steer around and has many improvements from the original city mini. The wheels are durable, the sat has plenty of space, I like the adjustable handle bar. Lightweight and easy to fold are important for me and traveling and this stroller satisfies both.
Posted by Granny P. on 16th Jan 2015
We bought this stroller, having seen it in a store, for our 9 month old grandson. We love pushing him around the neighborhood, as it almost goes by itself! It is amazing how agile and easy to push it is, on all types of terrain. Our daughter and son-in-law are really enjoying it, too. Our little buddy seems quite content while riding in it. We have no complaints, except for one. The stitching is coming loose on the storage basket under the stroller. My daughter says she thinks she can fix it. If not, we may have to try to get it replaced.
Posted by M on 16th Jan 2015
Baby Jogger GT is what I have been waiting for. I love the fact that Baby Jogger combined the features of the City Mini and the Elite, but more affordable than the elite. The fold is great and compact. The push is awesome.
"Love Love Love this stroller"
Posted by Ooops were pregnant. on 16th Jan 2015
I am a Mother of eight year old twins and a 10 month old. I wish I had this stroller for my twins. I have been waiting for this stroller for the past 3 months and it has been worth the wait. We are a very busy family and I needed a stroller that would fit our everyday needs with shopping, soccer games, baseball/softball games, and amusement parks. I love the sun shade, wheels (no need to blow up), adjustable handle, and easy to fold handle. My husband calls it the "Maserati" of strollers. Well worth the money!!!
love it love it love it
Posted by Bili on 16th Jan 2015
i spent 12 months looking for the perfect pram and wasted 12 months on two mid range prams that i hated! the city mini GT is everything i wanted, lightwight not bulky easiest fold system you could ask for, all terain for outdoors offroad malls. so easy to move around i wish it was around when my baby was born but he is one now and im sure it will last for the next three!!. the only downside is the accessories are all sold seperatly which can make the pram expensive but from my experience with prams you get what you pay for and i am so happy with this baby jogger. would buy it agian and again. i recommend it to all parents! you will not regret it!
Posted by Dog Walker on 16th Jan 2015
Great for any dog owner who needs to manage stroller and dog on the leash at the same time. Great handling, works well on grass and gravel and transitioning from one to the other. Great going up and down curbs and steps. Only wish it came with a parent console for keys and phone.
City mini GT
Posted by Gervynyc on 16th Jan 2015
I love this stroller, I use it everyday for my 4 month old son. It is soooo gorgeously made, it stands out from all the other city minis. I truly hit the jackpot. It is worth every penny.
Posted by djac610 on 16th Jan 2015
The City Mini GT is THE stroller! Baby Jogger really did well with this one! The forever fill tires really sold me.. I use my stroller everyday for walking on pavement and sometimes other terrain and this truly is an all terrain stroller. I would recommend it to anyone. The City Mini GT looks nice, has the highest quality construction, and I love all the new features that they fixed from the regular City Mini. You can't go wrong with this stroller!
baby jogger vs bumbleride and babytrend
Posted by Catherine the Nurse on 16th Jan 2015
I've had this stroller for about two weeks and I absolutely love it. I've used it on grass, uneven pavements, gravel and even to the beach. It works great on wet sand, but needs a little more effort to push on dry sand. I use it for my 1 year old, but my 65lb 7 year old was on it and I can still push it with just one hand. It turns on a dime. BJGT is truly an all terrain stroller even though the wheels are smaller then the other all terrain strollers, but the smaller wheels makes it lightweight. I love how you only need one had to fold it and how I don't need to bend over or place the stroller on the floor. It folds incredibly flat. BJ also added an automatic lock when folded so that it doesn't come apart when you're trying to put it in your car. I can have my baby in one arm and fold it with the other. I was also thinking about the bumbleride indie, but what sold me on the BJGT was the easy fold and the fact that I never have to inflate the tires. There is a four step process to fold the bumbleride indie where you'll have to lay it down on the ground, and it's not nearly as flat as the BJGT. The bumbleride indie has a weight capacity of 45lbs while BJGT at 65lbs. I've also had the babytrend expedition and it is heavy and bulky. It takes up my whole trunk and I drive a mazda suv. I barely use it, and the wheels are starting to deflate. That's what great about BJGT, you'll never have to inflate the wheels. The babytrend is also more difficult to maneuver then the BJGT. I have my 7 yr old on it, and I have to use two hands and some effort to push it, unlike BJGT. The canopy on the BJGT is huge. It completely shades my child. There are a few minor things that I don't like about the BJGT. It doesn't come with baby bumper bar, snack tray, or parent cupholder, you'll have to but it seperately. The seat doesn't sit completely 90 degrees upright because my child sometimes like to sit as upright as possible. The seatbelt is a bit easy to undo, I'm sure my child will figure out how to undo it by the time she's 2. It doesn't have an adjustable footrest like the bumbleride indie, but my child doesn't use that anyways. lastly, when I have the seat completely upright as possible, the automatic lock doesn't work. I have to recline the seat a cm down for the automatic lock to kick in, not a big problem. All and all, the easy fold and great maneuverability makes up for a few flaws. If you want and all terrain stroller that is lightweight and easy to use outdoors or indoors at the mall, this is the stroller for you.
The Perfect Stroller!
Posted by So Cal Mom on 16th Jan 2015
I bought this stroller after researching TONS of options. We needed a stroller for our daughter (19 months) because we like to take very long walks in our hilly neighborhood and our old stroller was flimsy and getting worn out. I finally settled on the Citi Mini, but didn't really like the handle (not adjustable and I'm short) or the smallish plastic wheels. Then I found the GT - it's perfect! The adjustable handle is so comfortable and adjusts to fit me perfectly. The wheels are sturdy and give a smooth, easy ride that's comfortable even after 1 or more hours of fast walking. Some of my favorite things about this stroller are the huge sunshade canopy, nice-sized basket underneath with a curved bar for easy access, and the super-simple fold! It feels very sturdy and easily goes over rougher terrain such as dirt or gravel, but the transition onto grass takes some care. Once on grass it does pretty well. The GT is heavier than the regular Citi Mini, but is still pretty lightweight, especially compared to our BOB stroller that my older son rides in. I store the Citi Mini GT in my Corolla trunk and it doesn't take up too much room.
The stroller doesn't come with a cupholder, but I also bought the Baby Jogger parent console which fits very well and has one cupholder and two storage compartments so my keys don't rub on my smartphone.
I thought hard about the cons, and only can come up with two that ultimately aren't a big deal: (1) the window covers on the canopy attach with Velcro so they make a loud noise that could wake a baby, and (2) when folded the inside of the stroller where the baby sits faces out, so when I fold it on my driveway and lay it down the seat part touches the ground. Also there is a red tab with a snap on each side of the seat that has to be unsnapped from the frame before you fold it, and resnapped when you unfold it before use (I forgot to resnap them a couple times and nothing happened...). But, the pros far outweight these minor things. I'm so glad I spent the extra $$ for the GT version; it is truly the perfect stroller for us and we use it almost daily. Very comfy for baby and mom/dad alike.
City Mini GT- Great all-around choice!
Posted by Mom of 3 kids on 16th Jan 2015
So far I really like it! The canopy is huuuuge and great. I used it at the zoo and had both viewing windows open. It folds super easily and the basket is very nice and accessible. I was able to fit a regular sized metal lunchbox, 2 water bottles, 1 container of gerber puffs, and my skip hop duo with plenty of stuff in it in the basket.
I have the sunshine kids organizer/cup holder on top and it's great and folds with the stroller. Something like that or the bob organizer would be perfect (I just already had the sunshine kids one so I'm using that, they are very similar).
I do notice that the ride is not as "cushy" as my previous strollers that had true air tires and not the foam-filled "forever air" tires. The tires don't have that "bounce" to them that true air-filled tires do. That could be just because of the tires or because other strollers with air-tires I've used had suspension on all wheels, while the BJ GT only has suspension on the front wheel. Definitely satisfied with the push and how it rides but it isn't as "bouncy" as I'm used to an air tire stroller being. Something to think about if you have really rough terrain or off-roading but for my purposes and uses it will be perfect. The wheels are hard though covered in rubber. It's kind of hard to explain!
I really like the handbrake so far and I have used it a bunch. And of course the fold is super easy to do, just lift it up. It's a little awkward to open because I'm conscious of that handlebar possibly touching the ground and I don't want to damage the rubber covering on it (also I'm barely 5'3" so if you're taller this might not be an issue). But it's easy and quick to both open and close.
Also I do wish there was a way to rig it so that the harness was only a 3 point and not a 5 pt.
There might be a way to do this, but I haven't figured it out yet.
I am thinking about getting the child tray in the future but from what I've read and seen it will sit quite high up and so I don't think my DD2 is big enough to use it yet so I'm going to wait and see if I feel I need it.
Only other disappointment was that I wish there were more color options offered and that the colors were not just accents on the gray. I love a red stroller and would have probably gotten red or plum had it been offered. I have the green and it's nice, just not enough for me personally.
Overall, I'm very happy. I was looking for a pretty much do-it-all stroller now that my youngest rider is past the "needs to see me" stage, and with this and the volo (out of the 20 strollers I've owned, it's the only one I've kept since I bought it when DD1 was 6 months old!) I don't foresee needing any other strollers, ever. And that's saying a lot!
I sold a bugaboo gecko to buy this and I don't regret that at all.
Posted by smbeiswanger on 16th Jan 2015
We already had a stroller, but after buying this I was mad I even got the other. Wish I would have gotten this from the beginning! Super easy to maneuver. Loove the canopy!! We've gotten so many compliments on the looks and ease of use. All around love it!
Worth the wait!
Posted by Georgie's Mommy on 16th Jan 2015
I have been waiting for this stroller to be on the market since I was pregnant with my son who is now 11 months old and it was worth the wait! This stroller is so easy to use and my son loves it. The GT has many improvements compared to the regular City Mini. The improved wheels go anywhere and my husband loves the adjustable handle from a shorty like me to his size! The basket is huge and easy to get things in and out of. I can't wait to buy accessories like the parent console and child tray.