Most parents and professional reviewers give the Baby Jogger City Mini high marks. They like its quick and easy one-handed fold, excellent maneuverability and lightweight frame, and say the stroller is ideal for traveling thanks to its tight collapse. Although storage space is limited, owners appreciate that it's greater than that of comparable models like the Quinny Zapp . Reviewers note that the City Mini lacks additional accessories; parent trays, belly bars and cupholders must be purchased separately.
Several users say the seat is uncomfortable for some children because it doesn't adjust to a fully upright position and has limited back support. Baby Jogger has made adjustments to the 2011 model, including a removable back support pad and an additional upright position. Parents should note that Baby Jogger issued a voluntary recall in 2009 on strollers sold between November 2007 and February 2009 because of a faulty restraint buckle. The company offers a free replacement buckle for these strollers, but owners should be aware of possible problems with strollers that were made and bought during that time period.
The Baby Jogger City Mini has fewer formal reviews than many of its sister models, but owner feedback is plentiful. BabyGizmo.com has the most complete review of the City Mini, even though it's more than 2 years old. Buzzillions.com compiles nearly 425 owner reviews, several of which provide detailed comments regarding the stroller's positives and negatives. Amazon.com features about 85 owner reviews, with a large majority ranking the stroller very highly.
BabyGizmo.com editors give the City Mini high praise, touting its large canopy and quick fold. They say, however, that the stroller can provide a bumpy ride when used over rough terrain. This review is more than two years old.
Review: Baby Jogger City Mini Single Stroller, Editors of BabyGizmo.com, Aug. 24, 2008
Editors and owners like the Baby Jogger City Mini, but say its 50-pound weight maximum is low. They suggest that parents looking for a slightly more durable, longer-lasting stroller consider the Baby Jogger City Elite (*Est. $400).
Review: Baby Jogger City Mini Stroller, Editors of and contributors to JoggingStroller.com, As of Dec. 2011
Buzzillions.com compiles owner feedback from retailers such as BabiesRUs.com, Target.com and REI. Reviews of the Baby Jogger City Mini are plentiful, with nearly 425 users weighing in. Comments are generally positive, with parents praising the stroller's easy, compact fold, light weight and comfortable seat. However, several say the City Mini is uncomfortable for older children because the seat doesn't sit entirely upright.
Review: Baby Jogger City Mini Stroller, Contributors to Buzzillions.com, As of Dec. 2011
Contributors to Amazon.com give the Baby Jogger City Mini very high marks, with 80 percent of owners giving it 4 or 5 stars out of 5. Parents appreciate its quick fold and ease of use, but note that the seat doesn't adjust to a fully upright position.
Review: Baby Jogger 2010 City Mini Single Stroller, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of Dec. 2011
5. Infant Product Reviews
Infant Product Reviews features many strollers, but who the reviewers are and what testing methods they use is unclear. The evaluation is brief and short on details, but editors say they like the City Mini's smooth ride and quick-fold technology. The stroller loses points due to a lack of accessories.
Review: Baby Jogger City Mini Stroller Review, Editors of Infant Product Reviews, Jan. 11, 2010
6. Stroller Queen Reviews
Self-described "stroller queen" Janet McLaughlin is enthusiastic about the Baby Jogger City Mini, but doesn't provide an in-depth analysis. While she appreciates its wide seats and deep recline, she says the storage basket is limited. McLaughlin does a mini-comparison with the Quinny Zapp (*Est. $220) but doesn't conclusively decide which stroller is better.
Review: Baby Jogger City Mini Review: Baby Jogger Mini Check Mate, Janet McLaughlin, May 16, 2009