Baby Jogger City Versa is a luxury stroller that combines features from City Mini and City Select models. Its main feature is a reversible seat, meaning your baby can face you or the world. Other convenient features include large canopy, adjustable handle bar, hand parking brake and easy one-hand fold. And like most luxury strollers, Versa has an adjustable foot rest.
This is NOT a jogging stroller. It’s designed for everyday use like running errands, going to the store or doctors appointment. The all-wheel suspension and 8″ rubber tires absorb a lot of the bumps creating a smooth ride for your little one. Weighing 26.2 lbs with a max weigh of 50 lbs, City Versa looks like a smaller and lighter version of the City Select model. But, it is still heavier than City Mini that weighs only 16 lbs. There is NO double version.
This stroller can be used from 6 month and up to 50 lbs. It is not recommended for a newborn, but if you want to use it from birth, you can convert it into a travel system by getting an infant car seat adapter or a bassinet. I like when strollers have a bassinet option because I hate to see those tiny babies all cramped up in a car seat for hours. When my daughter Sophia was born, I bought a bassinet right away. I took my peanut for long walks and she was always so comfy sleeping in her pram. Sigh … too bad she grew out of it in 6 months.
I gave this stroller 5 out of 5 stars because it is full of great luxury features. The only thing I didn’t like is the heavy weight and difficult to access basket. Other than that it’s a great stroller. This stroller is on a higher end retailing for around $385 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax). The price does vary a little depending on the color. I guess some colors are more difficult to make than the other. :)
-Large canopy. Baby Jogger is known for large canopies and City Versa doesn’t disappoint. It has a large three panel canopy with TWO peekaboo windows. Another thing I like is that the closure on peekaboo windows is magnetic. No more waking up your child with that noisy velcro.
-Adjustable handle bar. Just like GT and Elite models, Versa has an adjustable handle bar that goes from 32″ to 42″ from the ground. Great for shorter and taller parents.
-Roomy Seat. It is 12″ wide and 24″ high from the back of the seat to the top of the canopy. You can use it from 6 months up to 50 lbs. If you want to use it from birth, you will need to use it with a car seat or a pram/bassinet. This nicely padded seat has one-hand three position recline, that goes from flat to nearly upright with a one-handed lever. Since the seat is one molded piece, when you change the position, it reclines the whole seat keeping its ‘v’ shape. I absolutely love that the seat is REVERSABLE meaning your baby can face you or face the world. How nice is that? To remove the seat, push two buttons on both sides and swing it around. The seat reclines the same way even when facing the other way.
-Mesh pocket. There is a large mesh pocket on the back of the seat that is great for storing small items since there is no parent console included.
-Adjustable foot rest. It has adjustable foot rest that can be lifted up by pushing two buttons on the sides. Love this feature! It is much more comfortable for younger babies to have their legs up when they are sleeping. The foot drop is 10″ high.
-Large basket. The basket is quite roomy, but not as good as on City Select. It has a curved cross bar and elastic side for easier access. I still find it hard to get things in and out.
-Wheels. Let’s talk wheels. Versa model has four 8″ rubber wheels that are similar to the City Mini model. You will never have a flat! The front wheels are swivel wheels that can be locked straign for tougher terrain.
-All-wheel suspension. That’s what I expect on a luxury stroller like this one. The all-wheel suspension will absorb a lot of bumps providing a smooth ride for your child.
-Hand parking brake. No more scratching your shoes! This stroller has a hand brake that is located on the side of the frame. Very easy to lock and unlock.
-Easy fold. It’s a two-step one-hand fold. First, you need to squeeze two levers located right behind the seat and flap the seat forward. Next, pull on the strap located above the cross bar behind the seat and the stroller will fold. It is an easy fold, but has an extra step unlike City Mini that has one-hand one-step fold. In many strollers with reversible seat you need to reverse the seat back before folding. Not with Versa! It folds the same way. The folded dimensions are 33″L x 23.25″W x 8.5″H. Very compact stroller! To make it even more compact you can easily remove the rear wheels.
-Automatic lock. Unlike Select model, Versa has an automatic lock when folded. The stroller does NOT stand on its own.
-Basket. It is large, but not as easily accessible as on the Select model.
-Weight. At 26.2 lbs it is not a lightweight stroller. I guess it weighs whooping 10 lbs more than City MIni because of the reversible seat and rubber tires. For some reason Baby Jogger doesn’t think it is important to provide stroller weight information on stroller description page. This should be the first thing on the page. I found this document that has all of the baby jogger strollers specifications. BTW, many web sites have incorrect weight information, so double check.
Here is a great video review of Baby Jogger City Versa from Baby Gizmo. Note: Although they say in the video that this stroller is lightweight, it is NOT. It weighs 26.2 lbs with the seat. How is this lightweight?
Stroller weight: 26.2 lbs
Weight limit: 50 lbs
Seat width: 12″
Seat to canopy height: 24″
Handle height: 32″ – 42″
Wheels: 8″ (all four wheels the same)
Overall length: 39.50″
Overall width: 23.25″
Folded dimensions: 33″L x 23.25″W x 8.5″H
City Select vs City Versa
I wanted to give you a small comparison chart so you can see how Versa model compares to Select model. In short, the Select model is an-all terrain stroller that rolls on four forever-air tires and has ability to convert into a double mode with an addition of second seat, while Versa model is designed for urban terrain, rolls on four EVA wheels and has a reversible seat. Both strollers have a large canopy, adjustable foot rest, and adjustable handle bar. While the Versa model has an automatic lock and all-wheel suspension, the Select model has front-wheel suspension and does not have an automatic lock. Price and weight are different as well. The Select weighs 28 lbs and costs $455 while Versa weighs 26.5 lbs and costs $385. If you are going to have two kids, then Select model is a great choice, but for only one child I would get a Versa model.
|Turns to double||No||Yes|
|Weight||26.2 lbs||28 lbs|
|Weight limit||50 lbs||45 lbs per seat|
|Adjustable handle bar||Yes||Yes|
|Wheels||8″ EVA||12″ and 8″ Forever|
|Seat to canopy||24″||27.5″|
|Folded dimensions||33″L x 23.25″W x 8.5″H||42″L x 26″W x 12.5″H|
Baby Jogger has a lifetime warranty on the frame of the stroller and 1 year on small parts and fabric. Here is more information on the warranty.
City Versa comes in 4 colors and has a black frame (which I like more than silver): black, red, silver, green. That silver color is very light and, if you have a kid like mine, it will not going to stay that nice silver for long.
Where to buy it
My favorite place to buy strollers and a lot of other baby items is Amazon. It usually has the lowest prices, free shipping, free returns and no sales tax. How great is that? You can get City Versa in one of the four beautiful colors for around $339 – $399 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax).
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