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Baby Jogger City Micro

Est. $160
Reviewed
February 2011
by ConsumerSearch
Baby Jogger City Micro

A basic model of the popular Baby Jogger City Mini

Pros
  • Large, comfortable seat
  • Lightweight
  • One-handed collapse
Cons
  • Minimal features
  • Lacks basic accessories
  • Flimsy canopy

The Baby Jogger City Micro (*Est. $160) is the most pared-down, inexpensive version of the brand's classic stroller. The company discontinued the model in late 2010, but it is still widely available. Reviewers often compare the City Micro to the attention-grabbing City Mini -- a stroller which has been a top seller since its introduction. At $160, it's about $70 less than the much praised Baby Jogger City Mini (*Est. $230). The City Micro does not feature the seat recline or large canopy that the Mini is often hailed for. Plus, at 17.2 pounds, the Micro is heavier than the Mini, which weighs 16.8 pounds. Reviewers often suggest that for the extra $70, parents should seriously consider the higher-quality City Mini.

That said, the City Micro performs well in reviews. It is often referred to as a stellar option for families with older babies or toddlers looking for an everyday stroller that's easy to fold and transport, which is one of the model's strengths. The tight collapse rivals umbrella strollers, and it is comfortable to carry when folded. Testers appreciate that the stroller can be stashed in the tightest sedan trunks and say it's a good choice for airport travel. The City Micro maneuvers quite well, but some reviewers note that the wheels and brakes feel "flimsy." Under-seat storage is on the small side but is acceptable, reviewers say. The one notable drawback is the lack of additional accessories -- there is no cupholder or toddler tray. Reviewers also warn that this stroller is not suited for smaller children. There's not much recline, and younger children may be uncomfortable. However, toddlers will love this stroller, say testers. The seat is tall at 26 inches (most strollers hover around the 23-inch mark). The roomy, breathable seat is good for children who are more independent. Reviewers generally conclude that this is a good stroller at a good price for families looking for an on-the-go everyday stroller, but families looking for luxury features should look elsewhere.

In recent years the Baby Jogger City Select and Baby Jogger City Mini (*Est. $230) models have garnered more attention than the City Micro. Both are known for their features, and reviewers tend to be more impressed. As a result, reviews of the Baby Jogger City Micro are sparse. Several blogs mentioned the stroller when it was first introduced in 2009, but they don't provide reviews. Let's Go Strolling and Momtrends are the only formal reviews, and both are somewhat vague. User generated reviews are a better source of information regarding the Baby Jogger City Micro. Amazon.com and Buzzillions.com feature many detailed reviews which thoroughly outline the positives and negatives of this stroller model.

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Our Sources

1. Amazon.com

Amazon.com features about a dozen user-generated reviews of the Baby Jogger City Micro, and the reviews are generally positive. Plus, they are thorough, with many detailing the highlights and drawbacks of the stroller. The City Micro earns high praise for its good steering and small fold. The small basket and canopy are definite issues, but they aren't a deal breaker, say parents. The general conclusion is that this is a good stroller for everyday use and travel, but that families looking for a model with extras may want to try the City Mini (*Est. $230).

Review: Baby Jogger City Micro Single Stroller, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of Feb. 2011

2. Buzzillions.com

Buzzillions.com aggregates user-generated reviews from top stroller retailers such as R.E.I. and ToysRUs.com. About 20 users weigh in on the Baby Jogger City Micro, contributing to an average score of 4.4 stars out of 5. Reviews are generally positive, but many users suggest that this stroller be used for older babies or toddlers. The fold and maneuverability are stellar, they say, and they make this a good day-to-day stroller. The recline is shallow, however, and can be uncomfortable for sleeping babies.

Review: Baby Jogger City Micro Single Stroller Reviews, Contributors to Buzzillions.com, As of Feb. 2011

3. LetsGoStrolling.com

This site offers reviews of several strollers and clearly outlines the benefits and drawbacks of each model. Let's Go Strolling gives the stroller high marks for the large, roomy seat, which they say is comfortable for children approaching the weight maximum. They do note, however, that there is very little recline and that the canopy and ride do not exceed the pricier Baby Jogger City Mini. Both strollers weigh about the same.

Review: Baby Jogger City Micro -- he Ultimate Toddler Stroller, Contributors to Let's Go Strolling, July 10, 2009

4. Momtrends

Founding editor Nicole Feliciano gives a brief review of the Baby Jogger City Micro. She praises the stroller for its ample storage, quick fold and tight, easy-to-store collapse. However, she says she is unsatisfied with the "flimsy" wheels and brakes and the "stingy" recline.

Review: Test Stroll: Baby Jogger City Micro, Nicole Feliciano, Aug. 26, 2009

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