The Baby Jogger City Mini GT 2 has been one of the top-rated models for years. Parents love its ability to tackle any terrain, quick compact one-hand fold, and lightweight.
The deep recline and travel system option allows you to use it from birth and up to 65 lbs. If you don’t care about the reversible seat, this easily could be your ONLY stroller.
The maneuverability on the GT is FANTASTIC, even better than on a regular model. The forever-air tires together with all-wheel suspension make it very easy to push. It is truly a one-hand stroller!
Now, many people think that because it has three wheels and is made by Baby Jogger it can be used for jogging. This is NOT a jogging stroller.
This is an everyday stroller that is great for running errands or power walking in the park. It will handle tougher terrain like grass, gravel, or mulch, much better than a regular model. When folded, it is very compact and will fit in the smallest trunk. The double version is also available.
This version has a few great updates like adjustable leg rest, sporty-looking canopy, and all-wheel suspension.
I gave it 5 out of 5 stars because I absolutely love the huge canopy, roomy seat, adjustable handlebar, and the easiest fold in the world.
The only change I would suggest is making the basket larger and easier to access. The City Mini GT 2 can be purchased for about $399.
This is one of my favorite canopies. It is GIANTNORMAS! It has three panels and two peekaboo windows. Your child will always have great sun protection. A good-sized canopy was on top of my list of features when I was choosing a stroller.
The only thing I don’t like is that peekaboo windows have a noisy Velcro closure. I wish it had a magnetic closure instead like they have on the City Elite model.
There are a lot of complaints from parents about City Mini not having an adjustable handlebar. Well, the GT model does. It goes from 30″ up to 42″ from the ground.
Tip: To avoid tipping the stroller backward, hang your diaper bag on the frame using stroller hooks. You can also use it to hang your water bottle or shopping bags.
The seat is a little larger than on the City Mini model and has more padding. It is 14″ wide and 26″ high from the back of the seat to the top of the canopy. You can fit a very tall child in it. It is also a very deep seat with 10″ from the back of the seat to where the knees bend. The leg drop is 11″ high.
The seat has an infinite one-hand recline operated by a strap system. To recline the seat, you need to pull the clip that is attached to the strap, and the seat will go down and stop where you stop. To bring the seat back, you will need both hands.
It goes down to nearly a flat position. You can put a baby into the stroller starting from 6 months. It is not recommended for a newborn.
Once you recline the seat, you can see a large mesh window in the back which allows for better air circulation to keep your child cool on a hot summer day. If the weather gets cold, you can cover it with a material attached above the mesh.
It has a 5-point adjustable padded harness. It attaches to the back of the seat with small clips, so there is no need to re-thread the straps for a taller child. Very convenient. The buckle is a little tricky for a toddler, but a three-year-old will be able to unlock it.
The adjustable legrest was a pleasant surprise. None of the previous GT models had it. It has two positions: up and down.
There is a large mesh storage pocket in the back of the seat that is very handy especially since there is no parent console included. You can store little things in there like your keys, cell phone, shades, and valet.
For even more storage I would recommend getting a universal stroller organizer. That way you can take not only your coffee cup, but also a LOT of stuff including keys, phone, water, wallet, snacks, diapers, toys, and more. The amount of stuff it can fit is unbelievable.
This basket is just OK. In the latest model, they curved the crossbar making it more accessible, but it still takes a lot of effort to get things in and out. I find it easier to access things from the sides.
These are 8.5″ forever-air tires, that are actually inflated with a lightweight foam instead of air. That means you will NEVER get a flat. These tires are not for jogging, but they will handle all-terrain like grass, playground mulch, or gravel.
Because they are only 8.5″ it makes the stroller lighter and more compact. It is worth mentioning, that all three wheels are the same size.
The back wheels can be easily removed with a push of a button for compact storage. It has a single swivel front wheel that can be locked straight for tougher terrain.
All you need to do is push a gray button and the wheel is locked. Just like a regular model, GT has a front-wheel suspension system that will absorb some of the bumps.
Unlike City Mini which has a foot brake, the GT model has a hand brake that is located on the side of the stroller. You just need to pull it up to lock the stroller in place.
I like the hand brake more because it is flip-flop friendly and won’t leave scratches on your shoes. :). With the hand brake, you can unlock the stroller no matter what shoes you are wearing.
The easy one-hand one-step fold is what sells this stroller. It’s one of the easiest folds I’ve tried! (and I tried a lot of them…). All you need to do is to pull on the strap in the middle of the seat and the stroller will quickly fold.
It has an automatic lock. I’ve also noticed that when the fold is compact, you don’t feel the weight as much. While GT is not a heavy stroller (only 21 lbs), it feels lighter to me when I lift it up.
The City Mini GT can be converted into a travel system with included car seat adapters for the City Go model. It also works with the most popular car seat brands. Check out my list of top 10 best and safest car seats.
You can also turn the City Mini GT 2 into a stylish pram by getting a bassinet.
Comes with adapters for the City Go infant car seat.
-Hard to access basket. They did update the basket, but I am not sure it was an improvement. I wish it was a little easier to access.
- Canopy design. It has a slightly sportier look now but still features two peekaboo windows with Velcro closures.
- Adjustable leg rest. This is a completely new feature that was available only in the Elite model.
- Updated basket. The previous model had a curved crossbar in the back for easier access. Now they went back to the straight cross bar which gets in the way. I think the basket is its weakest feature.
- All-wheel suspension. It used to have only front-wheel suspension.
- New colors. It’s available in six colors.
Here is a video overview from Baby Jogger.
Stroller weight: 21 lbs
Weight limit: 65 lbs
Folded dimensions: 24.5″W x 31.5″L x 10″H
Seat width: 14″
Seat to canopy height: 26″
Handlebar height: 30″ – 41.5″
Wheels: 8.5″ (all three the same size)
Overall length: 44″
Overall width: 24.5″
The Baby Jogger has a lifetime warranty on the frame of the stroller and 1 year on small parts and fabric.
City Mini GT has the same great accessories as the City Mini model. They can be purchased separately.
-Snack tray. This tray has one cup holder and a durable easy-to-clean surface. It is one of the must-have items. To put your child into the stroller, you don’t need to remove the whole tray, because it swings open if you push a button on the side. This tray can be used with City Mini, City Classic, City Elite, and Summit 360 strollers.
-Universal parent console. I wish this item was included. GT has a back pocket that can fit a lot of small items, but having a parent console is more convenient It has one cup holder and two deep separate compartments. A cup holder can fit a large drip. If you have a super large cup or bottle, you can put it into one of the compartments.
-Glider board. This is a cool item if you need to keep your older child occupied. It is a good quality board that will go over uneven retain like cracked pavement, gravel, grass, and hills. Kids absolutely love this little scooter and are much more excited to go for a walk.
-Belly bar. Many parents prefer this soft padded bar over the snack tray because the snack tray sits a little too high. This belly bar can be adjusted to the height of your child and has a removable cover. It is very easy to attach toys to the bar to keep your little one entertained. The stroller can be folded with the bar attached.
Where to buy it
You can get City Mini GT in one of the six beautiful colors for around $399.