Two great pushchairs, but which one is right for you? From first glance, these pushchairs seem pretty much identical. But with around £100 difference price wise, where does the extra spend go? We take a deep dive into the features and benefits to help you make your decision.
Both the Baby Jogger City Mini 2 Single Stroller - Jet and Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Single Stroller - Jet are suitable from birth up to 22kg. So, you can safely use both these pushchairs until your child is around aged six.
These pushchairs have padded seats which are really comfy for your baby to toddler. The seats of both models go into a near flat recline. So, if you are going to use either of these pushchairs from birth, then the manufacturer recommends that you place the seat as far back as possible.
What about Carrycots?
Both models support carrycots. This allows you to create a perfect lie flat environment for your newborn. Purchase the Baby Jogger City Mini 2 / GT2 Single Carrycot - Jet - for convenience, the same carrycot fits both models.
Baby Jogger City Mini 2 or GT2 - which is heaviest?
At 10.3kg, the City Mini GT2 is a fraction heavier than the City Mini 2, which weighs in at 9.4kg. The City Mini GT2 is a slightly taller pushchair and also has bigger tyres which accounts for the extra weight.
Wheels, tyres and suspension
Both the City Mini 2 and City Mini GT2 are sporty three wheelers, with a front swivel wheel. As a result, they are easy to steer on both straight pavements. If you wish to switch from pavement to grass, simply lock the front wheel. The main difference between the City Mini 2 and City mini GT2 is in the tyres. The City Mini 2 has slimline tyres which are puncture proof and ideal for urban environments. Whereas the City Mini GT2 tyres are slightly wider, with a heavier tread. This plus the all-wheel suspension, makes the GT2 preferable for offroad.
Is the City Mini 2 Travel System Compatible?
Yes. You will just need to purchase the relevant City Go infant car seat adaptors (available separately, check car seat brand prior to purchase). This is exactly the same for the City Mini GT2. Both are Pushchair Travel System compatible, which is a big plus when deciding which is the best pushchair for you.
Baby Jogger City Mini 2 or GT2 - Fold
Great news for busy parents: both these pushchairs collapse with the trademark one-hand fold. The auto lock holds everything in place making it a cinch to get the City Mini 2 and City Mini GT2 into the car boot or on/off public transport. But which is the most compact? The City Mini 2 just sneaks it, measuring H23.5 x W66 x L77cm when compared to H26 x W65 x L81cm.
At 109.5cm high, the City Mini GT2 is slightly taller than the City Mini, which measures 103cm.
The City Mini 2 has a foot operated brake, whereas the City Mini GT2 brake is operated by hand. As a result, the GT2 gives you slightly more control when manoeuvring the pushchair down hill and on more uneven terrain.
Both models are compatible with Baby Jogger City Mini 2 / GT2 Child Tray. This handy Pushchair Accessory allows your little one to enjoy drinks and snacks while in the pushchair. Plus it gives growing babies something to hang onto while you stroll.
For warmth on the go, the Baby Jogger Multi Fit Footmuff 2 - Jet keeps your baby snug and cosy from birth to 24 months. Plus its anti-slip studs keep everything in place, even against kicking feet!
Finally, the dual compatible Baby Jogger City Mini 2 / GT2 Single Belly Bar will finish off your pushchair nicely. It clips on and off, and has an adjustable height to give your baby something to hang onto as well as providing a great place to hang toys.
Choose the Baby Jogger City Mini 2 Single Stroller - Jet if you're looking for:
- a from-birth pushchair with longevity - up to 22kg / approx 6 years
- compact pushchair that folds with one hand
- streamlined pushchair for urban living
Choose the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Single Stroller - Jet if you want all the above, plus:
- wider tyres with a deeper tread for offroading
- a hand brake for extra downhill control
- all wheel suspension
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