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- Large canopy
- Can be used as a single, double, or triple stroller
- Easy to operate handbrake
- Huge basket
- Made out of fine fabric
- Easy to fold
- A little heavy
- Doesn't come with any accessories
If you are looking for the best convertible stroller for your baby, the one that offers you all those little useful features, as well as the ones that are a must, then the baby jogger city select lux is an excellent choice for you.
The newest stroller from City Select is really an updated version of their previous best-selling model. What makes it stand out is the ability to convert from a single to a double, and even triple inline mode with a stroller board. However, before we get into that, we have to say that this is one of the best strollers on the market because it was carefully designed according to the needs of the users.
The seat is reversible. It has 20 combinations. It can take two car seats, you can even make room for three kids with a stroller board. You can also switch the main seat with a jump seat if you have an older child. The folding is also super simple and the fabric used for construction is soft and feels great. Now, let’s get to the details and see why this is one of the best strollers on the market.
- Weight capacity – 45 lbs per seat
- Stroller weight – 28 lbs (single), 34 lbs (double)
- Seat width – 12″
- Maximum canopy height – 24″
- Adjustable handlebar height – 38.5″ to 42.5″
- Rear Wheels – 12″
- Front Wheels – 8″
- Folded Dimensions – 30″W x 26″L x 12.5″H
- Weight capacity – 45 lbs per seat
The canopy on a stroller has to be large enough to shield your baby from the sun. The canopy on this stroller has three panels that offer UV 50+ protection from the sun. The canopy goes all the way down to the bumper bar when stretched. You can keep an eye on your child through a dark mesh peekaboo window that also provides air circulation that keeps your baby cool. The window can be closed quickly with magnets that also hold it in place while it’s opened.
The handlebar on this stroller is fully adjustable. You can raise or lower it anywhere from 38.5″ to 42.5″ from the ground. That leaves you plenty of leg room. The handlebar is covered with soft rubber, that isn’t as comfortable as foam, but it’s far more durable and easier to maintain.
The seat is not the biggest one we’ve seen so far, but it’s still pretty large with 12 inches wide and 18 inches long. The top of the canopy is 21″ above the seat, but some simple adjustments can increase that to 24″.
The seat can be reclined to a deep position with a one-hand lever, but you can’t achieve a flat position. That means that the seat is designed for babies older than six months. Another thing to consider is that the seat always retains the ‘v’ shape, and that means that you’ll need to buy a bassinet or an infant car seat if you want to use it for a newborn. The seat is also reversible, so you get to choose the side your baby is facing.
The fabric of this city stroller is much softer and feels better on touch than what most others offer.
The 5-point harness is a standard feature for modern strollers, and this one has it as well. The center release buckle makes it easy to strap your baby in the stroller.
Medium sized storage pocket
The storage pocket found on the back of the stroller is medium-sized. It can hold small items like keys, phone, and wallet.
The ability to convert from a single to a double stroller is the number one reason why this stroller is so popular. If you have the need, just add another seat that’s sold separately or even an infant car seat. There are 20 possible combinations, so you can find the one that fits your child’s needs best. You can combine two main seats, two infant car seats, two bassinets, or a jump seat. You can set them, so the kids look at each other, or away from each other when needed.
The footrest is also adjustable to four different positions. Its height is 9.25″ and the ability to raise it up is great because it provides your baby with a bit of extra room for their legs.
Huge under basket
We’ve found that many strollers have a problem with the basket, but not this one. The basket is absolutely huge, and accessible from all sides. The two zippers found on the back make it even larger when unzipped. You’ll have room for two large diaper bags and still have some to spare. When you set two seats on the stroller, the size of the basket won’t change, and you’ll still be able to access it with ease. That’s some ingenuity right there.
The wheels on the back are a bit larger than the ones on the front. The front wheels are 8,” and the back wheels are 12″ in diameter. The tires are filled with foam, so you won’t have to worry about getting a flat. The wheels on the front are swivel, but you can lock them when you hit some tougher terrain.
As far as the handbrake goes, it’s located in the middle of the handlebar, and it’s easy to operate at any time. That means that you can use it as a brake, to reduce the speed of the stroller when going downhill, as well as a standard handbrake that locks it in place.
Easy fold mechanism
Folding this stroller is quite easy, but you will need to use both hands to do it. Once it’s folded, it’s compact enough so you can store it in little room. Both seats can be folded in half, reducing the chances of fabric damage. If you want to make it even smaller, you can take the seat off and remove the rear wheels. The process is the same with two seats attached.
Stability is another feature that this stroller is known for. Even with two seats attached, it won’t flip over.
The Baby Jogger City Select Stroller is one of the most versatile city strollers you can get. It looks great, it can fit one, two, or even three babies if needed, and it it’s straightforward to adapt. Features like the handbrake, foam wheels and a large canopy work great in practice. There are 20 different seat combinations which give you many options, so you can find the one that fits your babies best.
The seats are roomy, the basket is large and easy to access, and the stroller itself is very stable even when you set two children inside. So, if you’re looking for a stroller you can adapt to your needs precisely, we have to say that this one is as good as it gets.