Product Type: Baby Jogger prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Baby Jogger City Series Single
Member Name: paulie1975
Baby Jogger City Series Single
Advantages: Easy to push, great for packing up, looks good, very smooth push
Disadvantages: The extras do become quite expensive
The Baby Jogger is an expensive but thoroughly good value item. We bought our City Single from Halfords for £189, but it is definitely worth shopping around as prices can veer from this price to over £300 on the official website.
The baby jogger comes in a number of colours and styles ours is a red and black City Single, it is a one seat pushchair for babies from 6 months upwards, the idea for my partner was that she could use this whilst jogging to keep our little one with her, this hasn't happened in practice more due to lack of time than any issues with the buggy, but when we have had to rush for buses etc it can be used for jogging quite easily.
The design is very cool, one wheel at the front, two at the rear, a large hood which can go through 3 levels keeping baby entirely shaded, partially shaded or open to the elements, the hood has two see through windows so you can see what your little one is doing, or you can cover these to help your baby sleep. The wheels are large and strong and built for use on the dodgiest terrain, they are superb and really durable. The pushchair has a small basket underneath, big enough to keep some shopping, a small bag or some blankets, the handles are well designed and easy to grip and hold.
The harnesses to hold baby are easy to move as they grow and aren't too restrictive, they are padded and add a layer of comfort for your child, the chair can also be used upright or laid back to allow your little one to sleep, the push chair is large enough to last until around 2-2.5 years of age with ease.
The pushchair is easy to push and move, we've used it in London, it is large but easy enough to weave through shoppers, aisles and in restaurants, it isn't restrictive in anyway and really is an easy push, it is light and agile and I really prefer this to our previous pushchair from mothercare. The brake is simple to administer on the back of the buggy you just step on the red switch.
Packing it up:
This is so easy to pack up, simply pull the cord in the middle of the chair and it folds in half, we've used this in lifts at airports, in cabs and cars and it takes 20 seconds, to reopen you just pull the cord again and the buggy is reassembled, it is superb in this respect and such an ease to your mind when you are trying to get on a bus in a rush or simply need space.
Extras cost extra, you have to pay extortionate amounts for rain covers, sun covers, drinks holders etc, we bought these and they have proven useful, but it's a shame they don't come with the chair.
I think this is a superb push chair, some of the extras like the drinks holder are overpriced (As I regularly remind my partner), however for a pushchair that is a smooth push on all terrains, including bumpy woodland, this is so easy to use and a pleasure to pack away, this peace of mind is worth a lot and in comparison to our previous pushchair this really is light years ahead in terms of design and ease of use.
I would recommend shopping around via sites like offeroftheday as there are some good prices if you are prepared to have a different colour or design sometimes, this is the best pushchair I've ever used and I was sceptical at first thinking it was purely for jogging mums, but am now happy that if this ever broke (I can't see that happening), we would replace it with another from the same range.
Summary: The best pushchair i've ever used!