Most parents and professional reviewers give the Baby Jogger City Mini high marks. The stroller is noted for its quick, easy one-handed fold, excellent maneuverability and lightweight frame. Reviewers say that the stroller is ideal for traveling, thanks to its tight collapse. Owners also appreciate that, while the storage space is limited, it is greater than that for comparable models such as the Quinny Zapp (*Est. $220). Reviewers do note that the stroller lacks any additional accessories; parent trays, belly bars and upholders all must be purchased separately. In several reviews, the seat is said to be uncomfortable for some children because the seat cannot sit fully upright and has limited back support. Baby Jogger has made adjustments for the 2011 model to remedy this issue, 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 parents should be aware of possible problems with strollers that were made and bought during that time period.
The Baby Jogger City Mini has less formal reviews than many of its sister models in the Baby Jogger line. Owner reviews, however, are plentiful. BabyGizmo.com has the most complete review of the Baby Jogger City Mini, though it's more than 2 years old. Buzzillions.com has compiled 280 owner reviews, with several of them providing detailed feedback regarding the positives and negatives of the stroller. Amazon.com also has 65 owner reviews, with a large majority ranking the stroller very highly.
The editors give the City Mini high praise, touting the large canopies and quick fold. They say that the stroller can provide a bumpy ride when used over rough terrain. It should be noted, however, that this review is more than two years old.
Review: Baby Jogger City Mini Single Stroller, Editors of BabyGizmo.com, Aug. 24, 2008
Editors and owner reviewers give the Baby Jogger City Mini high marks. They do, however, note the low 50 pound weight maximum and suggest that parents looking for a slightly more durable, longer-lasting stroller should look to the Baby Jogger City Elite.
Review: Baby Jogger City Mini Single Stroller, Editors of and Contributors to JoggingStroller.com
Buzzillions.com compiles owner reviews from retailers such as BabiesRUs.com, Target.com and REI. Reviews of the Baby Jogger City Mini are plentiful, with nearly 300 owners weighing-in. Comments are generally positive, with parents touting the easy, compact fold, light weight and comfortable seat. However, several parents note that the stroller is uncomfortable for older children because the seat does not sit entirely upright.
Review: Baby Jogger City Mini Single Stroller, Contributors to Buzzillions.com
Contributors to Amazon.com give the Baby Jogger City Mini very high marks, with 83 percent of reviewers ranking the stroller 4 or 5 stars out of 5. Parents say they appreciate the quick fold and ease of use, but do note, as in other reviews, that the seat does not sit fully upright.
Review: Baby Jogger 2010 City Mini Single Stroller, Contributors to Amazon.com
5. Infant Product Reviews
Infant Product Reviews features many stroller reviews, though the reviewers and their testing methods are unclear. The review is short and lacks details. However, the editors say that they appreciate the smooth ride and quick-fold technology. The stroller loses points because of its lack of included accessories.
Review: Baby Jogger City Mini Stroller Review, Editors of Infant Product Reviews, Jan. 11, 2010
Janet McLaughlin seems enthusiastic about the Baby Jogger City Mini, but fails to give an in-depth analysis of the stroller. She appreciates the wide seats and deep recline, but says that the storage basket is limited. McLaughlin does a mini-comparison with the Quinny Zapp but does not make a conclusive decision about which stroller is better.
Review: Baby Jogger City Mini Review: Baby Jogger Mini Check Mate, Janet McLaughlin, May 16, 2009