Mountain Buggy Urban Jungle is an all-terrain full-size stroller that is designed for active parents who like to spend time outdoors. Take it to the park trails, beach, or uneven sidewalk, it can tackle any rough terrain.
You can even do some light jogging with it. The air-filled tires and rear-wheel suspension provide a very comfortable and smooth ride for a child. For shorter and taller parents there is an adjustable handlebar with a runaway strap.
This sleek and stylish buggy has plenty of storage for your diaper bag and smaller items like keys and phone. A roomy seat can hold a child from birth and up to 55 lbs. The stroller weighs 24 lbs which is an average weight for an all-terrain stroller.
Although you can put a newborn right into the seat, there is also an option of turning it into a travel system by using a car seat or a pram by replacing the seat with a carrycot/bassinet. Want to face your child? Well, you can zip off the seat and replace it with a smaller seat called a ‘face-to-face’ parent-facing seat (available for purchase). This face-to-face seat can hold a child up to 20 lbs.
I gave this stroller 4.5 stars out of 5 because of the medium size canopy, the extra material on the seat, and medium size basket. I am all about large canopies, so I took some points off for that.
I also wish there was a cup holder instead of a bottle holder. This stroller is not cheap. The lowest price I found for this model is $440. The previous model without new upgrades is sold for only $399. Since the price difference is so small, I would go with the new model.
The canopy is a good size and it also has a dark mesh sunvisor that provides additional sun protection. This should be enough to shield your child from the sun. The canopy is attached to the back of the seat and does not have a ‘floating canopy’ option. It has a large peekaboo window with a noisy velcro (would love to see a magnetic closure).
It goes from 31″ up to 44″ from the ground. There is a short run-away strap attached to the bumper bar to prevent the stroller from running away from you. Although Urban Jungle is designed more for tough terrain than for jogging, you can still take it for a light jog. If you are a hardcore jogger, the Mountain Buggy Terrain model will probably work better for you.
There is no plastic cup holder that we are used to seeing on strollers, but there is a bottle holder on the side that is made out of durable fabric.
The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 55 lbs. It is 14″ wide and 23″ from the bottom of the seat to the top of the canopy. Although the height of the canopy is not that high, you can move the canopy higher on the frame giving your taller child more headroom.
It has a very deep recline that is adjusted by a strap system. It goes almost to a flat position to accommodate a newborn. The only thing I don’t like is the canopy material getting all out of place when you bring the seat back up.
You have to tuck it behind the seat every time. The seat is made out of durable water-repellent fabric that is very easy to remove.
The harness is padded and adjustable with a hard-to-undo buckle. For 2013, it has been updated to a new tail-free harness with no excess straps.
It is removable and swing-away. In 2013, it has been improved for easier ins and outs.
The basket will probably only fit your medium size diaper bag. It is not large and not deep but is easily accessible. The good news is that it has two mesh pockets on the sides and a zipper pocket in the back for smaller items.
This stroller is very sturdy, so if you run out of space in your basket, just strap the shopping bags to the handlebar (I probably shouldn’t be recommending it. LOL).
BTW, there is a high weight limit of 11 lbs for the basket. My little yorkie Porsha who weighs 11 lbs, fits right in! Just kidding, I wouldn’t put her there.
It has three 12″ air-filled tires that can handle any terrain. The front wheel is a 360-degree swivel wheel that can be locked straight for more stability. The rear wheels can be easily removed for more compact storage.
I also want to mention that a lot of parents complained about tires wearing off too quickly. It has a rear-wheel suspension system that together with air-filled tires provides a smooth ride.
It has a one-foot brake that locks both of the rear wheels. It’s NOT flip-flop friendly and will definitely scratch your shoes.
You will need both hands to fold this one. To fold it, lift two latches located in the front of the stroller while lifting the front of the seat and the stroller will fold. In 2013 it was updated and now has an automatic lock.
Before, you had to use a strap to secure it in place. The Urban Jungle is VERY bulky. The folded dimensions are 41″L x 12″H x 25″W.
-Seat adjustment. When you bring the seat back after reclining it, all the canopy fabric gets stuck in front of the seat around your child’s head. You will need to tuck the fabric behind the seat manually. Very envying.
-Bulky. Like many all-terrain strollers with large wheels, Urban Jungle is very bulky. It also has that inconvenient fold that doesn’t really fold the seat in half like most strollers but rather folds the legrest with the front wheel. This makes it even bulkier.
Baby Gizmo has a good video review that you should watch. It doesn’t cover the 2013 updates, but they were really minor except for an automatic lock.
Note: The Urban Jungle has rear-wheel suspension and not all-wheel suspension as they say in the video. Also, the handlebar goes from 31″ up to 44″ and the seat can accommodate a child up to 55 lbs.
Updates for 2013
In 2013, the Urban Jungle came out with some updates.
- Bumper bar. The improved swing-away bumper bar for easy ins and outs.
- New colors. For 2013 there are three colors: black, chili, and flint.
- Automatic lock. This is the most important upgrade to the 2013 model. Before, there was a strap that you had to manually lock to keep the stroller in place.
- New harness. The harness is tail-free with no excess straps.
- Seat fabric. New seat fabric can be quickly zipped on and off the frame making it very convenient to clean.
- Weight limit. Before, the weight limit was 77 lbs. For 2013, the weight limit is only 55 lbs.
Stroller weight: 24 lbs (with the seat)
Weight limit: 55 lbs
Folded dimensions: 41″L x 12″H x 25″W
Handlebar height: 31″– 44″
Seat to canopy height: 25″
Overall length: 49″
Overall width: 25″
Mountain Buggy has a 1-year warranty from the date of purchase.
For 2013 Mountain Buggy Urban Jungle is available in 3 colors: black, chili, and flint. They promised to release more colors later this year. All of the strollers come with an aluminum frame.
The Urban Jungle has the following accessories available: carrycot, footmuff, car seat adapter, travel bag, storm cover, sun cover ($51), sun hood, pouch, parasol, carry-on bag ($15), seat liner ($70), cup holder($13), travel bag ($100), bottle holder, tire pump, umbrella/parasol ($35), rider board ($100)
Where to buy it
You can get Mountain Buggy Urban Jungle in one of the three beautiful colors for $410. This is a great price since it’s sold for $499 on most other sites. If you want to save even more money, you can get a previous model for about $399.