My Big 4 wheel drive pram lol
I chose this pram initially because it was large enough to fit a toddler skate board at the back (maybe my arms are just short, but unfortunately smaller prams didn't allow me to reach over and push them and have the skate board comfortably) I also liked that this pram has an extra heavy weight limit so that my 17kg 3 yr old can sit in here/nap in here as well without any space issue or strain on the pram, the snack tray with cup holder which is sold separately is also a god send and the canopy is large to protect from sun etc and stays where y...ou tell it to, trust me this isn't standard across all prams so check this very thoroughly when you buy one if the shade canopy STAYS PUT .. This pram is absolutely Amazing for taking on walks and 'off road' as it has large wheels and really good suspension, it glides along effortlessly on the footpath/road/mall and I can actually walk next to it and guide it with one hand, so yes it's a big and bulky pram but it is also very easy to use. I take this in and out of my Toyota sedan boot easily enough and I am a smaller person at 5"5 with a bit of a dodgy back, so i mean its probably really easy for someone bigger and of average strength, although it doesn't leave much room for groceries etc even in my large boot, the folding down to put it away or popping it back up is easy as peasy and the only design FLAW I might nit pick on is that the harness/seat belt isn't removable so you can't remove the little arm pads etc for cleaning, but honestly I just hosed the whole pram down once when it was so dirty and left it in the sun to dry and it came up tip top, plus I have a very cute pram liner that didn't cost much to help keep it clean. I do not like the adult cup holder (sold seperately) for this pram as it's expensive, flimsy and awkward and easily knocked as it's hanging out to the side which isn't ok for mad mama's coffee intake needs, but it wouldn't stop me from reccomending it to anyone who's looking for a great quality, heavy duty and multi-purpose pram that is easy to collapse and very luxe to push around. The down side with this pram and I only really know this because my old pram I had for the 1st 2 kids was a much smaller 3 wheel similar in design (but way less of quality) is that this pram is very large and a pain to get into appointment rooms such as dr, or elevators, it is a bit obnoxious in waiting rooms and hard to get around smaller shopping isles, like taking this pram into the $2 shop style shops and not having issues LOL forget it! This is why I name my review '4 wheel drive' do I need such a big fancy pram personally since I am not a jogger/runner? Probably not and they city mini might have actually been a much better choice for me since my son barely used the skate board thing anyway in the beginning and now can walk further than I can less than 2 years after purchase, but if you have the boot space for this in your car and you enjoy going for walks, running, or going to a lot of parks etc where the pram goes off road and you just want ONE pram to do every thing with then I highly reccomend this one, the storage underneath looks small but it's more than enough for the average mall shop or putting stuff for a day out etc..I am tired and my brain feels funny so hopefully my review makes sence to other mum's who are also like what did i just read again?? Lol but in conclusion YES this is an awesome pram and YES I'd reccomend this as a day to day all rounder, unless you have a small boot/hatchback and then I would reccomend going to the store and testing if it will actually fit in your car as it is a bigger pram and I know if I hadn't upgraded from a little mazda astina I wouldn't have been able to have this pram. Oh and also, this pram has a BUILT IN little caddy kind of pockets up the top near the handle for pushing that fits HEAPS of random junk in it so you can have a coffee cup in that, I do! And socks and receipts and wipes and drink bottles and loose change and car keys omg it's an amazing feature I must add on here LOVE IT!
I bought the baby jogger elite second hand and it’s such an amazing jogger. It’s literally a one arm fold, it’s made of quality materials, has different lock settings for the front wheel, if you want it to lock straight, swivel or move 360.
The sunshade is absolutely huge and has magnetic flaps to keep it open and closed so you can keep an eye on baby, without the flaps moving. Heaps of storage space.
The only thing I would comment on is it’s weight. It’s not super heavy but not lite as a feather either.
I was able to use my infasecure arlo baby capsule via the capsule attachment part. It’s all easy to attach and holds nice and secure.
Love this stroller.
Great all round pram!
It sold my husband on the one handed folding but also the Perfect pram for me to push around the farm on rough roads but also great for when I go to town, very smooth and easy to turn.
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The Information from website saying “This is Suit for child from 22-33kgs. My son is 25kgs, this stroller doesn’t do what it said. Very hard to push and front wheel often slip to left when you in “Swing option” another problems when using “Straight wheel” Seat Belt is too short and uncomfortable. Storage pocket underneath will touching front wheel this cause Material torn off. Took plenty of space to store when folded. I had another 2 stroller which much easier to use and safe but have to change only because it doesn’t support my son weight.
Not suitable for all terrain only Tiles or Concretes
Purchased in March 2019 for $799.00.
This is an excellent pram, one star off is due to preference - not performance
As someone who changed 5 prams in 3 years, I can tell you that Baby Jogger City Elite comes as a second-place only to BABY JOGGER CITY MINI GT . The main reason is that they are both very comfortable, practical, easy to clean, great brakes, good looking, easy to store, open and close, have a good amount of storage and available accessories that could fit the pram (both 3rd party and first-party). City Elite is great and easy to manoeuvre, and for those who want to run and push the pram, this is a good choice as it absorbs bumps and it is a pleasure to steer.
Purchased in June 2010 for $700.00.
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Best All Terrain Pram on the Market
We purchased this pram in 2017 several months before our son was born.
This has been the best baby purchase we made.
The baby jogger elite provides a very comfortable and smooth ride from newborn and up. Our son is now almost 2 years old and is 16kgs, from newborn to now the pram has not changed in handling or smoothness.
Unboxing - The pram came in one medium sized box, we were expecting it to take a little while to put it together but we were mistaken. All that was required was to attached the wheels, hood and parenting console, this w...as all done within 5 minutes or less. The instructions were very clear and easy to read. Wheels - The tyres have been through it all sand, rocks, prickles, concrete paths, paddocks and many more rough terrains and they have handled everything with no issues or need to change them. The size of the tyres are medium to large, with large tyres your able to outmaneuver the pram alot more freely being a three wheeler
Pretty good pram as a whole but after about 6 months of use the brakes failed from the springs popping out and was about $80 to replace it. Other than that it’s been a good pram, easy to use, easy to pack away and set up just wish it fold into something a bit more compact
This pram has had SO MUCH use with my two boys. This is money well spent, I haven't ever regretted my decision to buy it.
The only improvement I could suggest is if the wheels could also be folded flat when packing away in the car boot. Out of all my purchases for motherhood, this was the best for its amount of use, durability, practicality and monetary value.
Worth every cent. It just keeps on keeping on.
We purchased this buggy for our granddaughter almost 5 yrs ago. Initially a big outlay but this buggy is still as solid as the day it was purchased. It is now used for 2nd granddaughter and we just wish this buggy could talk and tell us all the kilometres it has travelled with never a thing going wrong. Both girls have always been very comfortable and had no problem sleeping as back tilts a long way down, allowing girls to stretch out. Yes, it is heavy but I think this is the reason it has lasted so long. It is sturdy, has enough storage under...neath and never had to worry about flat tyres like the pram I bought for my son’s boys. The seating can be taken out and washed and because the fabric is so strong, it comes up as good as new. The plastic rain cover that is purchased separately is also an excellent buy, used constantly and nil rips or tears. Suspension is good and this buggy has handled just about every surface you could imagine. Daughter is now living in Austria so this buggy now copes with snowy conditions too. Highly recommend this buggy if you want a great workhorse that lasts and gives you your money’s worth.
Great pram but...
I loved this pram, it was really easy to handle and was easy enough for me to get in and out of the car. It has a one handed folding mechanism which made it very simple to use. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars was because even though it is called a "baby jogger" it wasn't a suitable jogging pram.
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Quality but not the best design
This pram is solid and well made, pretty easy to fold and unfold, medium weight. However, it doesn’t recline all the way down and doesn’t go flat so getting our little one to sleep was impossible as she likes to sleep on her tummy now. Also there is an extension for feet at the bottom attached to the pram and there is a metal but that clips in. This is constantly falling out and can be frustrating.
Strong and heavy
A really sturdy pram that performs well on uneven ground. Good suspension and comfortable for bub. A bit heavy and bulky (weighs almost 12kgs) which aggravated my De Quervain's but I'm used to it now bub weighs more than that. I wish you could put the seat into a fully upright position rather than always on a recline, even at highest setting. Also would appreciate more storage under but this size is pretty standard across all prams I just put too much under there!! Comes with cup holders by the handle which are useful and glad we got the sturdier pram as our son is huge!
Strong as an ox
I love this pram. It goes over uneven surfaces like it's nothing. Its a dream to push and manoeuvre. I love all the accessories you could get for it. I love the adjustable handle height. I love the easy fold-down. It doesn't have as much under pram storage as my old pram. But when you're a mum, you figure out ways around this. Totally worth it. I probably wouldn't recommend it to mums who don't feel up to the task of lifting the bulky pram into the car boot though.
What an upgrade !
I had purchased a second hand Bugaboo cameleon and hated it. It was dodgy, couldn’t get over hills, and sucked up all our boot space. This is the exact opposite. The pram folds up and done one handed, has a side clip to make it flatter if need be, and survives interstate domestic flights! Only gripe is that the seat doesn’t fully go straight so if baby wants to look forward she does get annoyed at times.
Perfect for growing baby
One of the reasons I bought the baby jogger - elite was so we could use it from birth to 4 years of age. It’s so easy to set up and put away- just one quick pull and it’s folded up and into the car it goes.
The wheels make it great for going on a loose gravel track and easy to take around the neighbourhood.
It looks great and has lots of attachments you can buy but for this reason it can be a money pit once you add a coffee cup holder etc.
The only down sides are it is quite heavy and hard to get into small spaces in a cafe.
It doesn’t have a huge amount of storage but enough for a small shop or big nappy bag.
Highly recommend this pram, it is durable, well made and stylish.
Amazing pram for country living and traveling
We love this pram! Had it since 2014 and we can easily fit two kids even tho we have the skateboard too. We just took it to Europe for a month with two kids sitting happily inside and the big wheels were perfect for Italian cobbled streets.
Country roads also great with this pram. We just love it!
The stroller is great it’s kinda. Bulky and hard to store ,but it is great when out of town,hiking or if your one to go jogging It’s easy to take up and down. I’m pretty happy with it. I think if it was more compacted it would be better. I’m pretty happy with the build quality overall.
Good but heavy
Positives are that pram can be folded with one hand, it is quite agile and easy to manoeuvre, the front wheel can be locked into place for rougher terrain or left to rotate for extra manoeuvrability when out shopping. The wheels are quite large and rubber which doesn’t need air inflation and is very sturdy on unsealed roads and bumpy terrain, pram can be used for running. Negatives are that pram is quite heavy, about 11-12kg so although it can be folded with one hand it’s too heavy to lift it up into the car boot with one hand. And using this w...ith a capsule converter and capsule with a child in it becomes very heavy so less good on rough terrain and more of an effort to push across bumps. Can lay flat for a newborn but doesn’t parent face unless you buy the bassinet attachment so isn’t as practical for babies who want to see mum or dad while out walking.
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Questions & Answers
I have a second hand baby jogger city elite 2014 model and would like to know if its possible to undo the side harness straps to fit a universal pram liner? They seem fixed.
Baby Jogger C.Baby Jogger
Hi Vanessa, Unfortunately we do not recommend this. You should be able to find a universal pram liner from your local baby shop to fit the stroller.
Baby Jogger Customer Service Team
Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. I did purchase a universal liner a few months back that said it was compatible with this model, but it is not unfortunately so I just wanted to confirm. Cheers
Baby Jogger C.Baby Jogger
Sorry for the inconvenience. Please let us know if we can assist with anything further.
Baby Jogger Customer Service Team
We have the city elite and love it. Had it for our 3 year old but now need it for our 4 month old. Does it only face outwards? Is there a temporary seat insert we can buy to have our boy facing us for the first little while. Thanks
Baby Jogger C.Baby Jogger
Good morning, thank you for your enquiry. We are very happy to hear you love your Elite. You can use a Compact Bassinet or a Deluxe Bassinet. However as bub is already 4 months old, you would only get around 2 months use out of it. Thank you Baby Jogger Customer Service Team
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