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 a large canopy, adjustable handlebar, hand parking brake, and easy one-hand fold. And like most luxury strollers, Versa has an adjustable footrest.
This is NOT a jogging stroller. It’s designed for everyday use like running errands, going to the store, or doctor’s appointments. 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 weight of 50 lbs, the City Versa looks like a smaller and lighter version of the City Select model. But, it is still heavier than City Mini which weighs only 16 lbs. There is NO double version.
This stroller can be used from 6 months 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 it 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 was the heavyweight and difficult-to-access basket. Other than that it’s a great stroller.
This stroller is on a higher end retailing for around $385. The price does vary a little depending on the color. I guess some colors are more difficult to make than others. :)
The 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 the peekaboo windows is magnetic. No more waking up your child with that noisy Velcro.
Just like GT and Elite models, Versa has an adjustable handlebar that goes from 32″ to 42″ from the ground. Great for shorter and taller parents.
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 a 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 REVERSIBLE 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.
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.
It has an adjustable footrest 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.
The basket is quite roomy but not as good as on City Select. It has a curved crossbar and an elastic side for easier access. I still find it hard to get things in and out.
Let’s talk wheels. The 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 straight for tougher terrain.
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.
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.
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 crossbar behind the seat and the stroller will fold.
It is an easy fold but has an extra step, unlike City Mini which has a 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.
Unlike the 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 a whopping 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 the stroller description page.
This should be the first thing on the page. BTW, many websites 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″
Handlebar 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 the Versa model compares to the Select model.
In short, the Select model is an all-terrain stroller that rolls on four forever-air tires and has the ability to convert into a double mode with an addition of a second seat, while the Versa model is designed for urban terrain, rolls on four EVA wheels and has a reversible seat.
Both strollers have a large canopy, adjustable footrest, and adjustable handlebar. While the Versa model has an automatic lock and all-wheel suspension, the Select model has a 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 the Select model is a great choice, but for only one child I would get a Versa model.
|Turns to double
|45 lbs per seat
|12″ and 8″ Forever
|Seat to canopy
|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 a 1-year on small parts and fabric.
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
You can get City Versa in one of the four beautiful colors for around $339 – $399.