An easy fold is essential when buying a lightweight stroller, and the Baby Jogger City Tour more than ticks that box.
The City Tour’s fold was our favourite in the category. It collapses at the push of a button, and is by far the easiest to do with one hand. Reopening the stroller can also be done one-handed by releasing a side clasp and shaking it out. We found this invaluable when using public transport alone, with a baby on one arm; it saves faffing, and allows you to use the steps in stations and in buildings.
And not only that; this buggy is lightweight, has ample storage space and can be easily steered with one hand for that extra bit of convenience.
The City Tour is easy to carry when folded; it has a handy shoulder strap and even fits into a lightweight bag which is perfect for travel. It’s one of the lighter strollers at 6.4kg, making it easy to lift and to steer with one hand (so you can hold a coffee in the other – bonus!). However, it’s not the most compact. Although Baby Jogger claims it can fit into an overhead locker, when folded the City Tour is taller than the more compact Babyzen Yoyo+.
However, the extra space means the City Tour is a great option for storage. Its sizable shopping basket holds up to 7kg, plenty for everyday items and shopping, and for valuables (or snacks) there’s a separate zipped pocket that holds an extra 1kg. Despite its lightness, the stroller is definitely sturdy enough to hold a shopping bag or two on the handle with a buggy clip. All this is perfect if you have more than one child’s worth of things, or if you’re going on a grocery run!
All in all, this is a high quality product that is light, easy to use and a great all rounder.
Suitable from: 6 months
Dimensions when folded: H25 x W62 x L80 cm
Maximum weight for shopping basket: 7kg (additional 1kg of storage)
RRP: £269 at time of review
Estimated resale value: £160
Available in onyx, juniper, and violet (otherwise known as black, green and pink).
Best Lightweight Stroller with Easy Fold 2017
Agree? Disagree? Leave your comment below...
Still searching for that perfect baby carrier?
We've done the work so you don't have to
Mumsnet's Best Budget Baby Carrier 2017
We've put the Boba 4G through its paces
Mumsnet is here with some tips to save the day
Ready for the first weeks with a newborn?
What should you put in your baby changing bag?
And do you really need that many spares?