Baby Jogger City Mini GT2
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Baby Jogger City Mini GT2

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The Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 is an improved, 2019 version of the City Mini GT. The Mini GT2 features three identical wheels with foam-filled, no maintenance tires. With an individual suspension on each wheel, the suspension system of the Mini GT2 is now improved, and the stroller can handle a mild off-road easier. Thanks to the adjustable handlebar, the stroller, once folded, can now stand independently. The central brake can be found on the side of the handlebar.

Thanks to the high weight capacity of the extra spacious seat, the City Mini GT2 can handle even a bigger child. To accommodate the youngest children, the backrest can be reclined flat. The leg rest of the City Mini GT2 can be lifted. To create a full-featured stroller system suitable from birth, you will need either the Graco car seat adapters that come with the City Mini GT2 stroller included or adapters for different brands available to purchase separately. When it comes to carrycots, you can choose either the slimmer, foldable Compact carrycot or the firmer Deluxe carrycot. The robust hood features a new, magnetic peek-a-boo window. Various pockets in the hood and in the backrest are expanding the storage capacity of this stroller. All of the accessories for the Mini 2, including the bumper bar or the snack tray, are optional and available to purchase separately.

Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
10.4 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
119 cm x 61.5 cm x 111.5 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
75 cm x 61.5 cm x 26 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
USA
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
29.5 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-48 months
Reversible seat unit
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, infinite recline
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Strap-operated
One-hand backrest recline system
No
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 2 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
53.5 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
35.5 x 25.5 cm
Total length of the seat unit
104.5 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
No
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Yes
Seat fabrics cleaning
Machine washable
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
Yes
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
Yes
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
No

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
Yes
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
No
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
Yes
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
No
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
Yes
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
Yes
Quiet (magnetic/no velcro) peek-a-boo window
Yes
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
No

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
Yes
Bumper bar type (style)
Bar
Removable bumper bar
Yes
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
No
Height-adjustable bumper bar
Yes
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
No
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
3
Front wheel(s) type
Foam-filled tires (puncture-free)
Rear wheels type
Foam-filled tires (puncture-free)
Front wheels diameter
20 cm
Rear wheels diameter
20 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Open springs, Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Hand-operated
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
Yes
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
No
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
n/a
Self-standing fold
Yes
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
Yes
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
Yes

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Pivoting
Handlebar material
Rubber
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
No

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
No
Basket's weight capacity
4.5 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
Yes

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
74 x 35 cm
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
No,
Foldable carrycot
Yes,
Rocking-base carrycot
No
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
No,
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
No,
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
No

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
Yes
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes
Britax Römer car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
Yes
Reflective elements
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
No
Mosquito net included
No
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
No
Seat liner/insert included
No
Changing bag included
No
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
No
Motorized/Baterry-powered
No
LED light(s)
No
Built-in audio speakers
No
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat
No

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Parent reviews of the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2

4.7/5
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  • Spacious
  • Compact
  • Larger wheels available
  • No-maintenance wheels
  • 3 wheels

An excellent stroller - we finally found a stroller that suited at least 90% of our requirements.

  • it drives almost by itself
  • easy folding as well as the overall manipulation
  • for any terrain and situation
  • I didn't find any yet

I cannot express enough how great this pushchair is. Thanks to the single front wheels, it driver pretty much by itself even in terrible terrain or in the snow - only minimum effort from my part, that is.

The one-hand fold is so practical - I am recommending it to everybody! I have tried many different pushchairs, and this one is suitable for running, urban use, trips to the mountains, to load in the car often, and for a small baby as well as a bigger toddler.

❤️👏

Your questions about the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2

1)

Hi Eli,

Thanks for this detailed review! I'm seriously considering the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 because I have great references of the old BJ City Mini 3, but I also want to use it for weekend - light countryside walks. My problem is that the elevator in my building is not huge (99cm from the door to the back and 90cm wide) and im not sure if it will fit...

I know the City Mini 3 is the biggest one that fits, and the gt2 is supposed to be 5cm longer.
The stores in my city don't have BJ anymore (selling only online now in Spain) so I can't really take a look at it.

So my question is quite specific:
Do you by any chance know how long the adjustable handlebar is? And how long is the stroller with the handlebar folded in the highest position?

Thanks in advance!!

Hiya, Belen,

I don't have it at hand at the moment so cannot give you the precise measurements. I, however, think it should totally fit if you fold - rotate the handlebar upward or downward, getting at least 4-5 cm, and if you put the pushchair diagonally and/or gently lift the front or the rear wheels if there's really a problem, you will be fine for sure. I mean, it is a few seconds in the elevator, and I have managed something similar in an even smaller lift, too.

WHat I wanted to say is that I believe it won't be a huge problem and you will fit it in there one way or another, I am pretty sure.

.eli - 28 Sep 2022
2)

Hi Eli,

Thank you very much for this amazing website and your professional advice!

My son is about 11-month old and I am looking for a new high-quality pushchair that suits most of our requirements and lasts the duration of his stroller years. I live in a small apartment with elevators in the city and here are my requirements:

-not too clumsy in elevators, restaurants, and supermarkets.
-easy to fold and self-standing, not take too much room in a small apartment.
-could handle bad pavements and easy to cross over the road shoulders.
-some light-terrain trips on the weekends.
-a more upright seatback.
-the folding-form fit for a Tesla Model Y's boot with other camping equipment.
-reversible is not a need.

I have read a lot of the reviews of the popular high-rated pushchairs and come up with a short (maybe not that short) list:
(big-size) Uppababy Cruz V2, Baby Jogger City Mini GT2, Joie Mytrax, Jane Epic; (mid-size) Gesslein S4 Air+, ABC Design Avus; (ultra-compact) Bugaboo Butterfly, Babyzen YOYO+, ABC Design Zephair.

I am confused about that would I really need a big-size pushchair? Are the mid-size pushchairs significantly nimbler than big-size ones? Could the ultra-compact ones fit my demands? Do you have other recommendations beyond my list?

Joie Mytrax and Jane Epic's seat load is only 15kg while their seat units seem spacious, why?

BJCMGT2 is quite high and long, is it very clumsy in a supermarket? I have read about a review noting that some 3-wheel types have a bad view when the toddler looking left and right even at the most upright position. Is it true?

Gesslein S4 Air+ has a quite short depth of the sitting surface (20cm), would that make an older toddler uncomfortable?

ABC Design Zephair is much cheaper than other ultra-compact competitors on my list in my country, is the quality inferior to others very much?

Sorry for so many questions as I have a selecting phobia /(ㄒoㄒ)/. Could you give me some advice and recommendations…

Heya, Tess, and thank you for a detailed question.

I miss your child's size, weight, and needs (like a lot of strolling, not much, just occasional, or from birth, etc.) – but I will try to answer you as clearly as possible.

I personally love the BJCMGT2 the most, and that is because of its quality and push. Even from birth, I would be partial to getting it - with a bassinet, because this three-wheeler is not overly long and is very very easy to turn and get over bumps. The seat is super spacious even for a 4yo, and although not totally upright, with the extra belly bar it will work for most people just fine. And I would prefer this to the Mytrax as that has a shorter backrest (= less longevity in use) and is heavier and bulkier while not being more all-terrain. The CMGT2 is also better than the Avus to me in terain use and flatter, quicker fold, while also offering the travel system option that Avus doesn't. The Gesslein has a shorter seat while 20 cm being the lowest acceptable number for me, so yeah, a very large (4 years old) toddler could be uncomfortable, but up to 3 years of age, it should be just fine.

You do need a full-size (big) pushchair ONLY if you need a stroller from birth that has all the bells and whistles, meaning a reversible seat, all-terrain wheels, large basket etc. If you, however, need as small as possible, I would not go for such, as it will just make other things harder - and after 6-12 months, you will only need a basic roomy forward-facer anyhow. And if not totally needing that full-size comfort that is also bulky, you can totally survive the first 12 months without that.

If really really need that while wanting a small pram, my personal choice in there would be the Cybex Mios as that one is small but reversible, with a great carrycot, and even with those small wheels super nice to puh even on grass.

About the 15 kg maximum, don't take that crazy seriously, it is a European norm, and the others stating 22 kg actually often cannot fit such a large child anyhow. It only means they paid for the extra testing, not a more roomy seat. And from my experience, even to a 15 kg weight capacity stroller you can actually out more if it is a quality pushchair.

The Zephair/Ping Two stroller from ABC Design, if much cheaper than others, is probably just a budget version of the Ping Two with potentially lower quality components (if the price difference is really that large). I would only get that if you need an occasional stroller, though, as itis narrower and overall simpler that the larger models - and as such, best for holidays and around shops. The same goes for the - even better - BGB Butterfly and Babyzen Yoyo, as the Butterfly, although roomier, is still a travel stroller in the first place (but one of your best bets for even kind of everyday use if an ultracompact is a MUST, along with the Uppababy Minu V2). I would NOT get a YOYO as that is one of the most slanted models on the market, and the slanted seat along with the short backrest is just super uncomfortable for more than occasional rides for your child.

Hope I helped ;-)

.eli - 12 Jun 2022

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