I chose the Ruby so I could easily identify it in a line up of strollers.

I chose the Ruby so I could easily identify it in a line up of strollers.

When I got pregnant with my second child I knew I would need a double stroller. I am a very on the go mom and although I enjoy babywearing I also like to have someplace to set him down while on the go (I’ve even done diaper changes in that car seat!). The research began almost immediately and I scrutinized every double stroller I saw when we were out and about. Over the next nine months I honed in on what I felt we would need in a double and finally decided on the City Select. The biggest selling points for me were:

Versatility – If I had bought only one stroller when my first was born it would have been this one. The fact that it can go from a single to a double so easily was the BIGGEST selling point. Since I sometimes go out with the baby and not the toddler this is a big benefit. I just pop off the front seat and away we go!

This is what it looks like when I just take the baby out.

This is what it looks like when I just take the baby out.

Stadium Seating - I really wanted something that was tiered instead of side by side. I just didn’t want to worry about getting through tight spaces. Not to mention I had heard some kids tend to fight when placed next to each other. The City Select has numerous seating options that can be changed as your kids grow.

It has 16 configurations in all. Talk about versatile!

It has 16 configurations in all. Talk about versatile!

Maneuverability – This thing drives like a Cadillac it’s so smooth! Although it is pretty heavy when loaded with all my stuff I can still push it one-handed. It glides so easily I have to make sure to put the brake on if we are on an incline otherwise it may stroll away.

Hand Brake – Why doesn’t every stroller have this?! There is nothing I hate more than using the foot brake while wearing flip-flops.

Easy Access Large Storage Area – Another thing I love about the City Select is the HUGE storage space below. It even unzips in the back to accommodate more stuff! Plus no need to worry about yanking and tweaking that bag of sand toys to squeeze it out, there is nothing in your way! Just grab and go!

Parent Tray – I know, seems silly, but after having spilled my coffee more times than I can recall from other poorly constructed cup holders this was a MUST.  Luckily the City Select has a parent tray that securely holds my coffee safely away from door frames and also had two velcro pouches to stash your keys, phone, etc.

Some other features include:

  • Telescoping handlebar with wipe-clean grip
  • Multi-position seat recline with long seat bottom
  • Multi-position sun canopy with peek-a-boo window and adjustable head height
  • Secure latch keeps stroller folded during transport

Now this wouldn’t be a fair review without mentioning a few drawbacks:

  1. The City Select is BIG and HEAVY, but what double stroller isn’t? It’s made from metal and high quality materials, such as the forever air tires, thus making it weigh more. This just means it’s durable and will outlast cheaper plastic models.
  2. It’s EXPENSIVE! This was the biggest drawback for me. I had a hard time justifying the price but as I mentioned above due to its durability and versatility this will probably be the last stroller I buy. For something I will use almost daily for the next few years it was worth it for me.
  3. There are only a few seat configurations that do not require you to remove a seat before folding it up. With the way I currently have it set up (car seat adapter in back and seat in front) I am able to leave them all attached and just fold and go. Once I move the baby to his own seat I will have to remove one every time I break down the stroller. This was a drawback for me but with how easy and fast the seats pop in and out it wasn’t a deal breaker.

I couldn’t be happier with my choice and after looking at all the options out there this is definitely the best one in my book!

One of my first outings with the stroller. It made taking two kids to the mall enjoyable!

One of my first outings with the stroller. It made taking two kids to the mall enjoyable!

What double stroller did you choose and why?

About 

Kate Wilkinson is a wife to an amazing man who loves to cook (yes she knows she’s lucky!) and is blessed to be a stay at home mom to her two very active boys, Little Man and Punkin. Come join her adventure to maintain sanity while she juggles a VERY energetic toddler, housework that never seems to end, and the occasional date night that isn’t thwarted by falling asleep in the movie theatre. When mommy brain allows Kate blogs at RetroModernMom.com about family, faith and the funny things in between. It may be hard living in LA but she’s a modern mom doing it the old-fashioned way.

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18 Responses to Baby Jogger City Select Double stroller review

  1. I was recently at Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower in LA and saw this awesome stroller. I was amazed that this stroller could be CLOSED and OPENED with ONE hand!!! Now that is what moms really need!

  2. Janine says:

    Just curious, what carseat are you using with the stroller and any feedback on the adapter?
    Thanks!!!

  3. Amazing! :) I NEED to see one in person.

  4. Anna says:

    If you’re having a hard time pushing this through the sand, do what I did and get a Beach Baby Towa’round stroller accessory. It’s only $19.99 and makes pushing your stroller through sand a breeze! Available at http://www.bbwaters.com or on amazon!

  5. timeandspace says:

    I have a City Select and I love it – but it is expensive – but when I read this review I realised that they really hold their value and you can sell them second hand for about 70% of their value new!

  6. Edna Berger says:

    I like all the features of this baby stroller, like the hand break. Definitely moms need this kind of baby stroller. Thank you.

  7. rosemary says:

    I just feel like they thought of everything with this,

  8. Brooke says:

    Can you jog with this stroller?

  9. Robert says:

    Hello! Does anybody know if this stroller is available in pink please? :))) Where can I find it? Thank you! R

  10. Miranda says:

    Thanks for the detailed review and the pic showing various positions of stroller helped me a lot before considering it.

  11. Vini Mira says:

    I don’t know if stroller have a hand brake. In the past, we are using our foot.

  12. Amanda says:

    I really enjoy the red color one. Great job of explaining things. Great blog.

  13. […] been almost a year since I reviewed my Baby Jogger City Select stroller (see review here) so I thought it would be a good idea to revisit my initial thoughts to see how this stroller has […]

  14. Good Double stroller.

  15. LAILA says:

    THANKS FOR THIS DETAIED ARTICLE,IT A LOT OF HELP ME

  16. Mary says:

    I found a perfect double stroller by using the best double strollers comparison table at
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  17. Zosimos Ubol says:

    It’s good but little smal forl first baby….

  18. James says:

    I love it and would highly recommend this to parents….a deeper opinion is at http://www.mycityselectreview.com/

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