Let’s talk about the best strollers for travel.
If you’re going to be on the go, you absolutely need a travel system and the best Travel System on the market is BabyJogger’s City Mini GT Travel System.
What is a Travel System and Why do I Need One?
A travel system consists of a stroller and carseat that are built to attach and detach from each other. A few brands make them but the BabyJogger Travel System is by far the most nimble and adaptable whether you’re on city streets or in the countryside off the beaten path. Its lightweight and easy to take with you on the go and on a flight.
The Travel System pairs Baby Jogger’s City Go Infant Car Seat with the BabyJogger City Mini GT Stroller. The City Go Infant Car seat is an excellent car seat in itself that can be easily secured with or without the car seat base. I got mine with the base – the base is easy to install and the car seat snaps right on top. We leave the base permanently in our car and when we needed to take baby out we simply detach the car seat from the base and snap it into the Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller. When we’re traveling we install the car seat without the base in a rental car, family member’s car or an Uber. Installation takes less than 30 seconds.
A Travel System ensures you don’t have to carry a car seat separate to a stroller. When you’re going on a a plane and traveling in a new city where you’ll rely on Ubers or Taxis this is invaluable. Why? Think about the flexibility you give yourself when exploring a new city. You’re not going to want to carry your car seat with you as you’re on a stroll in a new place in case you need to jump in a taxi because it starts pouring. The carseat and stroller is in one piece that you’ll push your baby around in.
Think about rushing through huge airport terminals and going through security. Being able to combine the car seat and stroller into one means you don’t have to check your car seat through to baggage claim, and you don’t have to carry it with you when you’re short on hands for your carry on’s and other baby gear anyway. You can gate valet both pieces separately as you board. I wrote a blog post on how this works exactly here.
Why is BabyJogger’s Travel System the Best?
BabyJogger’s Travel System has several features that ensure extra safety for your baby while giving you the ultimate mobility with how lightweight and easy it is to use.
All you have to do to fold and collapse the stroller is lift a handle with one hand. It folds in half and locks into place. Its ultra lightweight compared to any other brand where you can lift the stroller into the trunk of a car with one hand while holding your baby comfortably in the other arm.
The wheels are all terrain and this comes in so handy when you’re out exploring. Especially in other countries where city streets have cobble stones or in areas with some uneven pavement, these all terrain wheels will make this navigation safe and comfortable for your baby. In addition, you can easily push this stroller through thick grass and dirt and pebbled roads and you won’t have any issues whatsoever.
The travel system also comes with an extra large canopy that will completely shield your baby from the sun, mosquitos and for the most part the rain as well. The canopy from the stroller fits right over the canopy from the car seat so when they’re being used in the Travel System together the baby is completely enclosed. There is a see through flap where you can see baby perfectly and of course plenty of airflow still coming in.
The quality and convenient features go on and on from the easy to flip on and off side break, to the storage area underneath, and the fact you can lay the stroller down and essentially turn it into a mobile diaper changing station. You will not regret this purchase.