A great pram for tall kids!
I bought this as my nearly 4 year old's feet were dragging on the ground of his old pram. Size wise, this is fabulous. He's a tall kid and can comfortably sit or recline. The weight capacity is 34kgs, which was a big selling point for me.
It IS big, so it's also big in the car boot and heavy to lift in and out, but it's a manageable trade off for a bigger pram.
- great for older kids
- easy to maneuver, even with the weight of a big kid.
- Super easy to set up and collapse
- great extended sunshade, magnetised flaps stay open for air ventilation
- suspension is great over most surfaces- fabulous outdoor walking pram. ...
Great for outdoors
Great outdoor pram. Love the wheels as they don't need pumping, suspension is great, pram maneuvers easily one handed, great parent console, sunshade has excellent coverage and seat wipes easily. The cons are wheels too wide for shops, storage hard to get too and pram is heavy. Had pram for over 4 years and haven't had any issues. Use it mainly for walking as it frustrates me when shopping. Great pram for outdoors but I also own a 4 wheel pram for shopping and a stroller. My nearly 5 year old still fits the Elite comfortably.
Very happy with this pram as our walking/jogging pram
We bought this pram secondhand (possibly even third hand) as a jogging and dog walking pram and also because we needed a pram that folded easily to take on a plane (our other one is a 2 piece pram). It is about a 2011 model. So happy to have found this one. It is a sturdy big pram for our 115th percentile baby giant. She is super comfy in it and sleeps in it most days. The accessories tray/bag that hangs from handles is so handy, I really miss it on my other car/shops pram. Great big storage underneath very easy to access from side of pram. Fol...ds really well and fits in mid sized car boot quite well. Great for jogging and rough terrain, I have taken it over gravel, grass, old beach paths and up and down sand dunes. The only slight negative in my opinion is the weight. I manage getting it in and out of our medium sized car and a big high 4wd boot but there are definitely lighter prams out there. But the weight and sturdiness of this pram is also one of its great features. This pram is definitely for walking, jogging, visiting outdoor markets/sports carnivals etc on grass and rough terrain. If you want a light and nippy shopping pram then it's little sister the city mini would be better. We love this pram and highly recommend it for outdoorsy people who want strength, comfort and a big safe ride for their bubs.
Great all rounder
Well built, fantastic folding mechanism. Bassinet attachment great for new borns, have been able to use normal seat from 4 months but with a padded insert (from a car seat).
Have used this for 3 years and still going with 2nd child. Preferred this model to other smaller 3 wheel or 4 wheel variants primarily to go running with. Over a 12 month period it was used solidly for 6-10km runs up to 3 times a week around the local paved paths and has never missed a beat. Never had to inflate the tires/never had a flat.
Only complaint would be their sk...
Has it's moments
Upon referral from a friend, we looked at the baby joggers... mainly because of the easy one pull fold. We purchased an Elite as we have an acreage property and i felt the Mini's wheels would be too small and not handle any paddock walking we do.
Being a horse person the weight doesn't bother me, even after a C-Section i was able to lift the pram in and out of the car (Prado, higher to lift). However, I can see a smaller or not as strong person could have difficulty with it.
The easy fold is great but you need to lift the pram as you fo...ld and hold it up or the handle will bash the ground and eventually damage it. The Elite handles the terrain very well, I find it easy to move around, the handlebar brake is great and easy to use, although sometimes you need to give the pram a bit of a shove to unstick the brake (no biggie!). I love the mesh rear window, allows good air flow (we're in Qld) however the mesh doesn't stop mozzies or flies (we add a mesh over the front, but if the rear is open they still get in). Great sun hood, very large and protective, side mesh windows allow for a bit of extra air flow. I find the storage basket painful! Our model has a straight bar between the uprights across the back (I note the newer ones have a curved bar) which means to put something a little bulky in the basket you need to lift the seat (& disturb your bub), side access isn't much better. You aren't meant to hang bags from the handle however there is no way our nappy bag would fit underneath so it's hung in close to the pram and low as the back of the seat gets in the way, likewise when the seat is folded down the nappy bag is hard to get into without disturbing bub.
Almost a year and still going great!
I love my baby jogger city elite, I had the maxi cosy capsule attached to it, it's been very roomy for my little one to lay flat and rest, just bought a belly bar, i love that you can take it anywhere like on the beach. couldn't fault this pram, money well spent here!
All terrain wheels
Not the best to take shopping, bit bulky
After a lot of research at looking around we bought this stroller for our first child. Everything works well and is well placed. It is super easy to fold up and fits in the back of our Ford Fiesta with a bit of room left for groceries. The basket in the bottom is a little small and hard to get to, but does the job.
Easy to fold, stable and sturdy
Bottom basket is a little small
The Pram every mother needs!
I LOVE my Baby Jogger City Elite pram. It has so many features, but not enough to overwhelm the newest mum. I love the easy break feature near the handle, I love the handle can be raised higher or lower for grandparents or friends to use at ease, I LOVE the larger canopy which acts as a great rain protector or sun protector but the best feature of all is it's easy collapse feature. I can have bub in one arm and hurl the pram into the boot at once. Yes, it is heavier than the City Mini but it is more sturdier and we did buy it so we could purchase the toddler attachment seat, which unfortunately has been recalled.
Easy to collapse and put up
Can no longer get the attachable toddler seat as of October 2011
Love it! Would buy again over other prams on the market
After months of searching for the right pram I am so happy we chose the city elite. It is sturdy, comfortable for baby, attractive looking and easy to fold. It has a quality feel to it that other prams lack. We bought the bassinet too, which was invaluable when my baby was a new born.
It's sturdiness and ease to manage
It is big, but it hasn't really effected us. Heavy to lift, especially after a c-section!
Great pram! perfect for my needs.
I have had my pram for just over 3 months now.
Used it with a valco cocoon inside when baby was just born. (It clips in easy and saves you buying the bassinette attachment which are crazy priced) She is getting a little big for it now.
I love the magnets for the peek windows that allows you to check on baby and not disturb as babies hate velcro, wakes them up every time.
Great big canopy which shuts the sun right out, my favorite part of the pram as i do quite a few KM's around the local walking track.
Turning circle on this pram is fantast...
This is a great pram. Its:
-easy to collapse
-easy to steer, even with one hand
-very smooth and comfortable ride for the little one
-has a really large sun cover
-comfortable handle and adjustable height
Its a little pricey, but you get what you pay for.
Excellent quality pram
I love my baby jogger City Elite pram!! I purchased this pram with all the accessories - bassinett, rain cover and UV net.
The bassinett was excellent for the first 3 months when our son was born. I probably would have liked to have used it longer but my model is a 2009 and the storage underneath the pram is attached to the pram material itself so whilst I was using the basinett there was nowhere to store shopping etc.
The canopy is enormous making it nice and dark for bubs to go to sleep. It's easy to manuvour easily with one hand. The ut...
Fantastic walking pram!
I did months of research, read every review possible before finally deciding to buy this. Decided to disregard other comments about the size of it and access to the basket as all the other features won me over. Who can go past the one handed collapse, the brilliant huge sunshade which really does cover your baby, the magnetic peep windows/vents etc, hand brake and the fact that it pushes so smoothly and is a gently ride for baby. I tried pushing other prams and they felt so heavy and clunky and awkward in comparison to this one.
The things I m...
Great Pram.. but now no toddler seat
I did love this pram and when i brought it i was told you could get a todder seat, but am now unable to, leaving me having to buy another pram. Up until then i was happy with the pram and i do a lot of all terrain power walking and it never faulters.
Baby jogger think that bringing out the city select was a way of doing away with the city elite needing a toddler seat. i have brought and give away the city select as it was the biggest piece of garbage i had ever brought
Great on all terrain, great for shopping
No toddler seat
I love this stroller, but its a shame there is no toddler attachment anymore.
I absolutely love this stroller. I purchased it in June 2010 when my son was born with knowing it had the toddler attachment if I had another child close in age. I'm about to have another baby and can no longer get the toddler attachment as it was recalled so unfortunately I had to buy another stroller and didn't have the opportunity to spend the same $$ this time around. It is so easy to fold up and lift into the boot, great on all types of footpath, road, off road. Lots of storage space off handle bar for bottle, keys, purse etc. Durable, ...quality fabric that's easy to keep clean. Heaps of sun/shade cover for bubba. I really, really love this stroller and thoroughly recommend it if you only have one child. Great suspension so can jog or walk with it, on or off road/footpath. Easy to fold and light to lift into boot of car. Quality, durable, easy clean fabric. There is no longer option for toddler attachment, so only good for one child.
Easy to fold up, great size seat!
I have only been using the pram for the last 2 months but have been so happy with it so far. It is certaintly one of the easiest prams to fold up, taking up much less room in the boot of the car than many others we tried. Even though it is quite heavy to lift up, because it is more compact when folded, it doesn't really matter. We have been using the Safe n Sound unity capsule in which we had to purchase the mounting brackets for it separately but it is so worth it! A few shops told us it wasn't possible to use this capsule with it, or that it ...was difficult to take on/off, but we have not found this to be the case. I don't find it any wider than any other pram I looked at (eg. the mountain buggy), in fact seems slightly less so than some I have seen around. I can get it easily through all standard door ways, and through supermarket aisles and checkouts. It is probably one of the more expensive 3 wheel prams on the market, but I feel it is worth the investment to get something you are really happy with. If you are willing forego the warranty then I have heard it is much cheaper to buy online from the US (eg. Amazon) even when you include postage. 1. The hand brake, much easier than having to fiddle around with a foot brake, and seems much more reliable. 2. Easy of folding. 3. Larger seat width and length, especially important if your baby is likely to be a tall toddler. 4. Ability to use car capsule instead of bassinet 5. Extra large sun hood with plenty of ventilation 6. Accessories are expensive, and it doesn't really come with any. I purchased the belly bar, and the cup holder from Amazon in the US for a third of the price than in baby shops in Oz (eg. belly bar on Amazon US$26, in baby bunting was about $70). The basket underneath is slightly difficult to access but as it has plenty of other storage for smaller items this redeems it somewhat.
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Wonderful pram, pity about the toddler seat recall :(
We've had this pram for 10 months now and couldn't be happier - that is, until we heard about the toddler seat recall, as the ability to take two kids was one of our main criteria in choosing a pram. Toddler seat aside though, this pram is fantastic. I've taken it on walks with friends who have Phil & Teds, Bugaboos, Mountain Buggys and other brands, and I've felt it out performs them all.
It has a number of great features but three main things stand out - steering, ease of collapsing & setting up, and sun protection. It glides beautiful...ly with a turning circle to die for! I can steer it one handed without any strain and despite its size rarely find it too big when shopping because of its remarkable maneuverability. The one hand fold mechanism is also sensational - I can actually get it out of the car and put it up with just one free hand while holding my baby with the other. It's not a cinch because of the weight of the pram but it can be done, whereas I don't know of any other prams that can be set up or collapsed one handed. The huge canopy is incredibly handy, in light rain I don't even bother attaching the rain cover because the hood covers so much. It's great on sunny days ducking into and out of shops - no need to constantly take a shade cloth on and off. I've seen friends struggle with parasols and moving pram hoods back and forth to avoid the sun, but the Baby Jogger hood keeps out everything but very low level sun. It also has great viewing windows and ventilation for when its fully open. It works well for sleeping in, the enormous hood makes it nice and cosy inside and the seat reclines to an almost perfectly flat position. We've also found the recline very useful for on-the-go nappy changes! Re the back support, as another reviewer mentioned this is easily fixed by purchasing the extra support from Baby Jogger - a bit of a pain but nothing huge. And as for not being able to have your child facing towards you, chances are that if your child doesn't face you from the start, they won't know any different and will be perfectly happy facing outwards. I completely disagree about some of the comments about poor storage, I can fit an entire supermarket basket of goodies into the storage basket. I imagine it's not as easy to access as those baskets on the City Select or Strider prams, but I'm the kind of person who enjoys the challenge of stacking a dishwasher so it doesn't bother me :)
Amazing! But no more toddler seat
I absolutely loved this pram! I had to sell it though when I was due for my second baby as they no longer sell the toddler seat with the pram and I didn't want to use a buggy board. I would have definitely given it 5 stars it this hadn't happened. It was such an easy pram to push and loved going on walks to the park
There are many reasons I love this pram.
~it is really easy to fold and unfold
~easy to steer and manoeuvre
~smooth ride because of the air tyres
~amazing hood, that covers basically the whole pram seat
~large enough for a tall child
Not Perfect but is the Best!
We bought this pram because we wanted something that was sturdy and safe for our newborn which could then be used for an older bubba later on. It's great for outdoors/ walking/ running and all terrain. The Elite has fantastic storage and great compatible accesseries. The only negatives about this pram is that once baby is too big for the bassinet (purchased separately) then they won't be able to face you anymore. OK if your toddler doesn't mind facing outwards. Mine prefers to face me! The other negative thing is that the back isn't very suppor...tive so you need to buy the back board from BJ which I think is about $30. Other than that, it is a fabulous pram for walking everywhere outdoors! Lots of people have commented it's too big for shopping... well it isn't intended as a shopping pram. I recommend to everybody to have 2x prams. One for outdoors & one for shopping. After testing a million other 3 x wheeler all terrain prams, the BJ Elite is by far the best I've come across. You won't find a lighter or easier to manouvre pram on the market. Really light to steer and manouvre. Great turning circle. Very sturdy and great storage. Newborn can face you if you buy the bassinet separately. Back support isn't wonderful (there isn't an actual shaped seat) but you can buy the board to insert into the back so it is more solid. It would be great if you could reverse the seat so toddler can face you.
Questions & Answers
I have a 2013 City Elite pram in perfect working order, however I would like to purchase a second hand 2017 Delux bassinet. The bassinet is sold with 3 different sets of adaptors.
1. Would the 2017 bassinet fit the 2013 model pram?
2. Which adapters are needed?
Many thanks in advance!
I have Just purchased what I was told was a city elite 2. However it's the older model with city elite logo on the side and air filled tyres rather than forever tyres. I paid 799 and told the rrp was 949 but if it's this original model should I of been charged the new City Elite 2 price?
This pram is also the model where you can attach adaptors for a range of capsules which is why I went with this one but I was under the impression other than this it was identical to the new City Elite 2.
I read that the new City Elite 2 has better suspension etc. I would rather buy the new model for the same price if this is the case.
Hi I have a city elite pram years ago for my son but now have another one on the way, I just want to know what bassinets are compatible with the city elite please? I bought one second hand but they’re the wrong adapters for it.
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Congratulations on Baby Number 2!
The City Elite is compatible with our Deluxe Bassinet.
The Deluxe Bassinet is sold with the adaptors that you need to attach it to your City Elite.
Do you know which model of Bassinet you purchased second hand?
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Thank you for your reply. I’m actually not too sure! I had to buy a second set of adapters but the bassinet seems to be on an angle so I don’t know if it is the right one for my city elite. My city elite pram is from 2017...
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