We bought this pram as we live on the beach. It easily moves along sand, grass, through the park and up and down hills.
Limited movement in pram for baby when negotiating terrain.
Wheels great so far.
Adjustable height for pushing.
Easily manouvered with one hand.
Can be collapsed with one hand.
Not city friendly. Wide wheel base and long pram.
Peek a boo window has discolored, hard to see in.
Can get hot if windows not opened. Needs ventilation behind baby when in upright position. ...
Hardy, sturdy, safe, reliable pram! The four-wheel-drive of prams.
Very easy to push and navigate. Easy to fold flat and carry. Not too heavy to lift. After owning and trialing a few different prams, I have fallen in love with my Baby Jogger a City Elite and have since purchased the Baby Jogger GT Double pram also. My Elite is very smooth and easy to push with excellent suspension. The large foam-filled tyres give the pram a smooth glide and punctures aren't an issue. This pram is built for larger kids too, so can be used way past the newborn stage. The seat is large and comfortable and the sunshade comes all the way foward, offering lots of cover. The City Elite is excellent for walking long distances and is easy to push on most terrains.
Good for ruggard areas
We bought this pram as we live in an area without paved footpaths. Its excellent for that purpose and is a great pram for running, but for going into town its way too big (we bought a cheapy stroller for that) its also heavy to put in and out of the car. Our bubs sits oddly in it as it seems to sag in the bum section so his legs are higher, slightly. Its a great pram for sturdiness and its pretty indestructible, we havent been that gentle with ours and its survived well. Reccommend as a jogging or park pram, hard work taking it to the supermarket because of its size.
Love my Baby Jogger City Elite! It's never let me down.
When I got pregnant an aunt said to me that babies don't need much and not to go crazy buying lots of stuff. She did however say that if we did spend money then we should make sure we invest in a good pram because it can make all the difference when you are recovering from childbirth or have a busy child in your life. So before purchasing I did extensive research on prams, reading hundreds of reviews and visiting lots of showrooms to try out various prams. I wanted a pram that gave me the following:
1. would last from birth right up till my da...
This pram is easy to maneuver with one hand (great for when you also have a toddler who wants to walk and a baby). Can be folded with one hand (a little heavy to load into the car one handed) and cam be unfolded with one hand if needed. Fits through standard doorways. Some checkouts can be an issue.
The lay back of the seat to nearly 180 is excellent for newborns.
Excellent wheels for going to the park. You don't get bogged.
I would buy this pram again
bought for first baby in 2012 and is still going. Used for number 2 also. And if I had to buy another pram I would buy this one.
Excellent so compact, yet has the bigger wheels to get over the toughest terrain
Bought in 2012 It's very easy to manoeuvre, adjustable handle for taller people. It is very compact, just press a lever on each wheel and they all come off for even better storage. Large wheels are great for uneven ground. Build quality is excellent, this is our second child in it and we love it. We also have the capsule that clips to the front which is great for a new born. We are still using ours in April 2017
Great closing mechanism and able to buy adapters to affix a baby capsule
We used to have a Steelcraft. Definitely prefer the Baby Jogger - it is lighter, easy to carry and easy to close (you can do it with one hand) and we bought adapters so that our baby capsule (a Maxi Cosi) could affix directly onto the pram. The baby could go seamlessly from the car to pram without being woken.
My only issue with the pram is that it does not have much storage capacity underneath.
We are happy with the quality and build of the pram.
Love this - best baby purchase
We love how easy his pram is to fold down. Also how durable it is. We take it camping with us. Over the beach sand (not too boggy) tough corrugated roads and gravel. Wherever and whenever. It folds quite far back, not completely flat but almost. He sun shade is amazing as well. It goes really far forward and makes it nice and dark in there. Loved the magnetic flaps on the hood cover as well so we can check on Bub without waking her with noisy Velcro
Consider your lifestyle - Perfect pram for the outdoors!
The best piece of advice I can give is to consider your lifestyle before investing in a pram. If you spend a lot of time outdoors and want something that can comfortably handle parks and rough terrain with ease, then I'd highly recommend this pram as this is when it shines. If however you spend more time indoors and in shopping centres (and getting your pram in and out of your car), then I'd recommend something more compact and lighter.
- Very high quality product;
- Compatible with the Maxi Cosi Infant Capsule (need to buy the attac...
Well built and easy to push
I order this online in 2012 thinking I was getting the city mini! My friend had one and I didn't realise there were multiple versions!
It's a big pram, and heavy to lift in and out of a car but very very nice to push and my 4.5 year old 17kg/115cm still fits comfortably.
I had the Maxi cosi capsule and adaptors which for me were excellent and great having bubs forward facing.
We mainly keep this at home for walks to the park. If I'm planning a day at the zoo or uneven terrain this is perfect over the maclaren umbrella stroller I have in t...
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. ...
Brakes no longer work!!
I really did love my baby jogger city elite until slowly my brakes stopped working!! :( :( they dont lock at all now so its quite dangerous. I cant seem to find replacement parts. Disappointed. Has anyone had the same problem? I do however like how easy the pram is to manouver and the quick fold.
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.
A great pram...but measure your boot space first!
So I bought this pram after renting one whilist on holidays. I completely fell in love with the whole fold concept-love it.
It definitely seems like a comfortable ride for now my second child and the weight capacity is great (from memory 30kgs) which is why I bought one as I thought it would last for a while longer then some other prams with a lower weight capacity.
-large enough to accomodate a large baby and or older child
-wheels easily come off and on allowing for easier transport
-great extendable hood coverage
-comes with parent caddy included
-meneuvers really well for a large pram! ...
Excellent BUT be aware it is quite wide which can be awakward
Very easy to maneuver, easy to unfold and solid build. So originally this was out of my price range and was shopping for the mini gt, until I found it on ebay new for $549. For that price I didnt think twice, I figured it will benifet as my son starts toddler years. This pram is excellent being the elite model you recieve with it storage with pockets that hang off the bar with velcro straps. Easy to remove seat for wipe down. Has suspension and you can choose swivel or straight when pushing with a flick at the front of the pram wheel. Basket un...derneath can be awakward to access when child sitting in pram. Has a huge hood really handy when little one has fallen asleep or wants sun out of eyes. Magnetic curtains on side as well as uv protected see through shade on top.
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.
I used this pram for 3 months before selling it. Cons: heavy! Way too heavy to get in and out of car frequently. Only forward facing, not great for babies under 5 months who need to see a parent for reassurance. Basket is almost inaccessible when pram is in full recline.
Pros: big hood, easy to manoeuvre.
Best suited for a toddler, and kept as a pram for walking around your local area. Not suited for babies and lifting in and out of cars
I am pretty much obsessed with this stroller
I have the 2015 model. It has taken every single terrain thrown at it. It is heavy, but this has meant I have actual muscle tone now!!! It is easy to wash the seat. It even can go on the bus, it is a bit big sure, but it has never been an issue yet. I swear that it has helped me loose almost all my extra pounds lol. It lets me walk on any type of surface, grass, gravel, mud, (packed sand not loose sand - loose sand works just not when loaded with child and all the luggage that goes with it). uneven pavements, any terrain you can think off we have taken it with this. If a bike can go on that terrain so can this stroller. Which was the biggest requirement for me.
Such a good pram! dream to fold
This pram wasn't my first choice. My partner wanted a sportier pram, and I originally hated the look of the baby jogger. God, after 3 and a half years with it, plus working in a baby shop myself, I am so glad we ended up purchasing this!!! It folds and unfolds so easy, that is the best part, no parts to put together and doesn't take up your entire car boot. The material is cool and keeps bub cooler, the 3 pockets up the top of the pram are a lifesaver for phone/coin and wallet. The wheels are amazing - we have used ours so much and we have never had to replace a tyre. The only downer - the basket at the bottom is way too small, baby jogger need to make this bigger and more accessible and sizeable and they would have the perfect product!
Pram wheels cost same as a car tyre.
I have this pram and wheels are foam filled. For what ever reason they lost the pressure and when contacting Baby jogger i was offered to replace the three wheels for $200 + shipping + 20% discount. So a wheel costs me $50-$60 to replace.
I think its similar to a cheaper car tyre, I think its better to stick with air filled tyre, its ok to fill in air every now and then, but not to replace wheels entirely.
Questions & Answers
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.
Baby Jogger C.Baby Jogger
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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Hi, I am looking to buy a Baby Jogger City Elite 2. Can you please let me know if the existing Baby Jogger Compact capsule (approx 2 years old) is compatible with the new model pram?
Sorry I mean the Compact Bassinet. Or the Deluxe Bassinet. Have found both listed as compatible with the City Elite, but no mention of whether they are with the City Elite 2 or not.
Baby Jogger C.Baby Jogger
Good Morning, thank you for your question. You will need the Mini2/GT2/Elite2 bassinet. You can find this at the link below.
Have a baby jogger Elite 2017 Model. How do you take off the straps to be able to fit a pram liner? or Can't this be done?
Hi, did you end up finding out if this can be done? I was just given a pram liner and trying to fit it now
No one replied. But it couldn’t be done. I had to get a new one made instead with clip buttons. So annoying. Least I can use the first one with my select so not all was lost.
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