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Stroller Review: Baby Jogger City Select 2010
Filed under: Baby Essentials
The Basics: The stroller weighs 28 pounds when used as a single, 34 pounds when used as a double. 45 pound weight capacity per seat. 26 inches at the widest point when unfolded. Collapses to 28 by 26 by 13 inches.
The Lowdown: The Baby Jogger City Select is one of the most exciting new strollers on the market. The stroller is sold as a single stroller, but can be converted to a double tandem stroller. It has 16 different seat arrangements, and can accommodate any combination of bassinets, car seats, or traditional stroller seats. At $500 for the base model single and an additional $160 for the doubles kit, the stroller is pricey, but the its versatility makes it worth the price. Growing families will appreciate the City Select's ability to adapt to children of varying ages.
The City Select's traditional seats have a one-handed recline, but do not lie completely flat and are unsuitable for children under six months. The seats have a notably short, 18-inch seat back, but the canopies can be raised to accommodate taller children. Parents will appreciate the telescopic handle and hand-operated parking break.
One of the best features is the stroller's basket. A large diaper bag and necessities fit with ease and are easily accessible from all angles of the stroller. There is a pocket on the back of the seat, but the base model does not include an adult tray or cup holder. The stroller also does not include a baby tray.
At 28 pounds as a single and 34 pounds as a double, this is not a particularly light stroller. Scaling curbs or steps of any kind can prove challenging. Despite the weight, the stroller does maneuver well. Twelve-inch back, "Forever-Air" tires give the smooth ride of traditional air-filled tires, but don't go flat.
The City Select collapses easily, but once folded is still rather bulky. Families looking for a tight fold should look elsewhere. The stroller doesn't feature a self-standing position once collapsed, which makes it slightly difficult to store. That said, the fold is comparable to similar models.
You'll Want It If: You need a stroller that will grow with your family.