I am a huge fan of Baby Jogger. Fact.
We used our Baby Jogger City Mini for a couple of years with Lamb, packing it away before he turned 3.
I’ll be honest, when I was asked to work with Baby Jogger I did a little happy squeal. When you already love a brand, working with them is a joy.
My first impressions of the City Premier are really positive. I instantly fell in love with the colour as I pulled it out of the box. The frame is matt black and the wheels look like they could handle rough terrains. The seat unit is made from a luxe looking grey/brown marl fabric. Online it’s described as tan or beige, but it’s slightly more grey than that. It’s absolutely my taste and I genuine love the look of the pram.
As with any pram I’ve bought or reviewed, I assembled this myself. The instructions we very easy to follow. (Make sure you use the pictures as well as read the bullet points which are on a separate page).
When I found out I would be reviewing the City Premier there were a couple of things I was looking forward to testing. Firstly is the 4 wheel chassis. The City Mini has 3 wheels, and in general I prefer 3 wheeler prams. Personally I find them easier to manoeuvre and get up and down kerbs. So testing this 4 wheel pram would be interesting and something I was looking forward to trying.
I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the 4 wheels are to push around. Being able to push the pram one handed whilst carrying my little bear cub is ideal. The City Premier definitely passes the one hand test. It’s much easier to push than other 4 wheelers I’ve tried.
Secondly I was keen to see how easily the pram folds down, as we all know the City Mini is famous for it’s one hand folding system. Which is just brilliant.
Something I love about the City Premier is that you don’t have to remove the seat to fold the pram down. Whether it’s parent facing or forward facing doesn’t matter. You simply fold the seat in half first, then use the handle to fold the chasis. As with the City Mini, this pram have the signature one hand fold system which is a major plus point for me.
One criticism I have is the seat unit swings when you life the pram to put in the car, which can be a little awkward. This makes unfolding the pram a littler trickier than I expected, but it doesn’t put me off the pram. I just thought I’d let you know my observation.
As with other Baby Jogger prams the City Premier has a large hood, which is also UV 50+. There are two viewing windows, so you have easy access to checking baby without lifting the hood up. These are magnetic which I much prefer. The City Mini windows fasten with velcro which can be a little noisy. The magnet upgrade on the City Premier is fab.
Something else I look for with a pram, especially a travel system, is a large shopping basket. As I live very close to Aldi, I regularly walk to do my weekly shop. Having a decent basket means I don’t have to mess around with carrier bags and hang too much from the handle.
The City Premier has a deceivingly large shopping basket. I could see it was larger than the City Mini, but at first I didn’t realise how large it actually was. It’s huge! My Babymule changing bag fit in the basket with ease, whilst it was full of everything I need for Bear.
I walked to Aldi last night and managed to fit around £30 worth of food in the basket, so you really can do a weekly shop without carrier bags!
There are some lovely features to this pram which I think are worth mentioning. Firstly is how to fold the pram. Push the white buttons at the back of the seat (see bottom left photo) and flip the seat over. You then press the hidden red button the unlock the chassis (see top left photo). Finally you pull the handle and the pram instantly collapses and folds together.
Secondly is the hand brake. There is no foot break with this pram. To put the break on you flip the handbrake down. To take the break off you push the 2 white buttons with the black button and flip the handbrake down. It’s easier to do than it is to explain!
Attaching the seat unit is really easy. To remove you press the white buttons (see top left photo) and simply lift the seat off the base. The seat can attach with parent facing or forward facing.
The City Premier is a really impressive pram. As I’ve mentioned, I’m a huge fan of Baby Jogger, so I knew this would be a quality product, but I didn’t know how much I would like this particular design. Well, I love it. I really do.
- Looks high quality
- Gorgeous fabric and colour
- Good quality wheels
- Easy to fold
- Can be both parent facing and forward facing
- Large hood
- large basket
- Adjustable handle
- Adjustable footrest
- Can be used with Baby Jogger City Go infant car seat
- Magnetic closing hood windows
- Comfortable seat
- Can be manoeuvred one handed
- A little awkward to unfold (for me anyway!)
- Seat swings when pram is folded
- More difficult to push up a kerb than the City Mini
As you can see there are way more compliments than criticisms of this pram. I try to always offer you things that aren’t quite perfect when I review products, and these 3 were the only criticisms I have. They certainly aren’t enough for me to not recommend to you.
If you’re pregnant or looking for a travel system then I very highly recommend you take a look at the Baby Jogger City Premier. If you want to use from birth than all you need to do is buy the City Go car seat (isofix base also available) and car seat adapters. I wasn’t sent one, but you can also get the matching footmuff for this pram which looks gorgeous so I might have to sneakily buy one without telling hubby 😉
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