The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is hands down my favourite travel stroller, or super compact everyday stroller, at the moment.
It seems to do everything that a travel pram needs to do, and more.
Baby Jogger City Tour vs Baby Jogger City Tour 2
I absolutely loved the older version of this pram, the Baby Jogger City Tour (which I have also reviewed). At the time it was my top pick for travel stroller, but it did have a few limitations, which have been addressed with the latest version of the City Tour. Also it’s worth noting unlike other Baby Jogger prams these prams won’t be sold side by side. The City Tour has been discontinued and has been replaced by the City Tour 2. So it’s unlikely you’ll be choosing between one or the other. But it’s still worth knowing what’s been changed.
It is essentially the same pram. The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is slightly bigger all round. It’s a little bit taller, a little bit wider and a little bit bigger folded than the original City Tour. It’s also 100 grams heavier. Though these size differences are so slight they’re barely noticeable even when you have the prams side by side.
The seat on the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 is also about 2cm deeper than the City Tour.
Also the City Tour 2 has a weight capacity of 22kgs, compared to the 20.5 weight limit on the older City Tour.
The City Tour 2 now also has an adjustable footrest, that not only gives your baby or toddler a comfortable place to rest their legs, but also allows access to the basket from the front and back of the pram.
Now for the BIG change……
Newborn Ready With Three Different Riding Options
The City Tour only had a semi-recline and was not suitable for newborns at all.
The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 not only has a fully flat recline, so is ready to go from birth, it also has the option of using a bassinet for your newborn, which is sold separately, or can be paired with a Baby Jogger City Go capsule with the use of adapters (also sold separately) to make it a travel system.
So you have three different ways to transport your newborn in your City Tour 2.
Also the bassinet can fold up and will even fit with the pram into the handed carry bag – which is included. So it really is a neat little package.
Baby Jogger are known for their impressive folds. The fold on the City Tour was fairly simple, and also could be done one handed. Which is especially great for travelling if you’re unable to put baby down to fold the pram. However the City Tour 2 fold is even quicker and easier. The whole pram folds down in two quick and easy movements.
One Of The Tallest Seats On The Market
The seat height is SO impressive, given that it is also one of the lightest and most compact prams. My very tall seven year old can sit in the Baby Jogger City Tour 2. Admittedly she does exceed the weight limit, but I’m confident that no matter how tall your toddler or preschooler is there’s no way they will outgrow the height of this seat. Also despite it’s tiny size and weight the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 still feels surprisingly robust, and so you will get many years of use out of it.
Just My Favourite Little Pram
As I said this is my favourite travel stroller at the moment. It just ticks so many boxes. And I think the best part about this stroller is that I really could see families using it every day as the pram they keep in their boot for shopping trips and quick outings. It’s definitely not an all terrain walking pram, it has small wheels and no suspension, but it will handle shopping centres, footpaths and airports with ease.
Also… just a small FYI… Baby Jogger have announced that they are bringing out a double version of the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 which I am very excited about! I haven’t seen it, but I am keen for a double pram that’s still going to be super light and compact, easy to fold, and suitable for newborns. Sounds amazing.
I borrowed the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 from the lovely team at Baby Train. I am not paid for these reviews.