This is a collaborative post with Baby Jogger
At the moment, I am halfway through an epic holiday in Australia. We’re down in Melbourne, so the sun is shining on and off and every day is filled with spending well overdue time with family and friends. However, getting here was a little bit daunting for both me and my partner. A 20 hour flight, not knowing what will happen or if we really have packed everything we need was a little too much. But, like anything the anticipation was much worse than the reality of it all and we made it! One thing is for certain though, our new Baby Jogger City Tour stroller has been an absolute life saver.
Baby Jogger have recently brought out an ultra portable, lightweight and compact stroller that is easy to use and perfect for day to day use as well as travelling too. It folds down flat so it can be carried as a back pack and has a super comfy seat for the little ones. My favourite feature is the canopy hood, which extends down well to block out the sunlight ‐ so important for us when we are on the seafront in the summer!
Flying long‐haul to the other side of the world with a buggy, car seat and several bags felt like the ultimate stroller test. It’s not often that we go out together with Emma and are genuinely overloaded with things to carry…but on this trip, we were two pack horses and being able to steer the stroller so easily just made my day. It was one less thing to worry about and kept those pre‐travel stress hormones well and truly under control. A huge bonus is that it folds flat, so we could take it onboard as hand luggage. Amazing for us as there was lots of inevitable queuing and we could keep Emma in the stroller for as long as possible.
So what did we think?
This is our fourth stroller over the past 19 months and by far the best we’ve experienced in so many ways. When I chose my first one, I had absolutely no idea. I foolishly went for aesthetics, rather than what is really important: lightweight enough to be able to steer with a cup of coffee in one hand, a decent sized basket and being easy to get the toddler in and out to minimise stroller related meltdowns. The City Tour ticks all those boxes in an instant! What you get with the City Tour is the chassis and seat, plus a carry bag so you can carry the buggy as a backpack too. The only negative for me is that it doesn’t come with a raincover, which isn’t a dealbreaker but certainly needed when out and about in Brighton! All in all a fantastic stroller and one that doesn’t disappoint.