I must have researched for hours to figure out which double stroller I should get for running errands with the kids. I really wanted to find the best convertible strollers, with a large storage basket and a smooth ride. Nearly everything I found that fell into the “convertible double stroller” category either wouldn’t work well on rough terrain or didn’t have a compact fold that would work with our three-row SUV.
My criteria for a convertible double stroller:
- Easy push
- Easy to fold and put in the back of the car for everyday use
- Works well on grass and other terrain
- Could be a single or a double
- Infant car seat adapter available (or part of a full travel system)
- Large storage area underneath
- Good for a baby and an older kid – since my kids are nearly 3 years apart
- Adjustable leg rest (my preschooler is tall for her age)
Originally I thought I wanted a side by side stroller, but then I decided that a tandem would probably work better. I wanted something I could use as a single stroller or double, which a tandem allows for.
I’ve had the Baby Jogger City Select now for almost a year. Here’s my honest review of the stroller!
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What I love about the City Select double stroller
- First of all, the color. I always choose blue or navy blue over any other color, and the Moonlight Blue is so pretty in person!
- Ease of use: It’s on the heavier side but I can easily put it in and out of the car by myself
- The sun canopy is large and provides a lot of coverage.
- The stroller base folds up easily, but it does require both hands.
- It has a car seat adapter (sold separately) that accommodates the car seat we use. For a third child (or an older second child), there’s an optional glider board you can add.
- When my baby boy was younger, I could recline the seat and put him in there for a walk. I didn’t need a bassinet attachment. (Starting when he was around 5 months old. Prior to that I used the car seat.)
What could be better
As with pretty much any tandem stroller, you have to remove the seats before you can fold up the base. It’s not a huge deal but it’s an extra step.
If you have a tall kid or an older child, they might not be super comfy in the seat. My daughter is about 41” tall and if the footrest isn’t all the way down, her legs look a little cramped. They do have a glider board, but she’d rather sit.
There aren’t too many configurations you can do with the two seats.
Other different features that might be important to you
- Adjustable handlebar
- Peek-a-boo windows on the sunshades
- Great wheel suspension on the rear wheels
- The main seat can be up higher or down in the lower position, so if you have a toddler who can climb in and out they can do that (or the baby can be closer to you)
- Second stroller seat capability
- The extra seat and regular seat are the same, so they are interchangeable
- Parking brake at your hand, not at your foot
- 5-point harness
- Optional cup holders you can add on (not build into the handlebar)
- Higher weight limit than some strollers
In all, I really like this stroller. It does get heavier with 2 kids in it, but any double stroller will! I think next I’m going to get a side by side double stroller for long walks, since that will probably be better for walks than a tandem. Would I recommend the Baby Jogger City Select (now City Select 2)? Yes!
What do you need to make the City Select a double stroller? It comes as a single, so you need to add on a few things: