When it comes to choosing the perfect stroller for your little one, the options can seem endless. Two popular contenders in the lightweight and compact stroller category are the Baby Jogger City Sights and the Thule Spring.
Both these strollers are designed with urban mobility in mind, aiming to provide convenience and comfort for parents and their children on the go. While they share some common features, they each come with their unique set of attributes and advantages most notably four wheels versus three. In this comparison, we'll take a closer look at the Baby Jogger City Sights and the Thule Spring!
Let’s dive in to discover the best one for your family’s needs and lifestyle!
Baby Jogger City Sights
The City Sights is Baby Jogger’s single stroller with all terrain functionality that folds more compactly than any other modular stroller on the market. The City Sight's lightweight frame and one-hand fold makes it easy to pack up and store, cutting down your get-out-the-door time. It also has all-terrain, puncture-proof wheels and suspension, as well as a toddler seat that’s reversible and reclinable with an adjustable calf support and large UV50+ canopy to keep comfort levels high and spirits up. Vegan leather accents on the adjustable handlebar and included belly bar give it a luxe look and feel!
All models of the City Sights features tencel blend fabrics with antimicrobial properties to give your child a comfortable and healthy environment. Frosted Ivory includes an accessory bundle with purchase that includes the snack tray, parent organizer, and rain cover.
With its lightweight frame and compact, one-handed fold, the Thule Spring offers the ultimate in convenience while exploring the city. The Spring offers a footprint that's 30% smaller than traditional three-wheeled strollers and stands when folded, making it easy to maneuver and store the stroller in tight spaces.
Features like an adjustable handlebar, multi-position recline and step-in footrest make the Spring easy and comfortable to use for both parent and child!
City Sights vs. Spring Price
The Baby Jogger City Sights stroller comes with the stroller frame, seat, and leatherette belly bar.
To see the current pricing of the Baby Jogger City Sights, click here.
The Thule Spring comes with just the stroller, and is one of the more affordable high quality stroller options on the market.
To see the current pricing of the Thule Spring, click here.
City Sights vs. Spring Specifications
The City Sights and Spring are unique in the way they look and their sizes vary as well. The Spring is lighter, and folds slimmer than the City Sights. Another notable difference is the City Sights has a removable seat with an adjustable leg rest whereas the Spring does not.
Let’s take a look at all the specs below!
- City Sights: 31.5"L x 23.2"W x 40.55"H
- Spring: 35.2-40.7"L x 23.4"W x 38.6-42.7"H
- City Sights: 11.8"L x 23.2"W x 31.49"H
- Spring: 17.7"L x 12.6"W x 30"H
- City Sights: 24.42 pounds
- Spring: 21 pounds
- City Sights: 50 pounds
- Spring: 64 pounds
Seat Back Height
- City Sights: 20”
- Spring: 20”
Seat to Canopy Height
- City Sights: 21"
- Spring: 22"
- City Sights: 8.5"
- Spring: 10"
Leg Rest Length
- City Sights: 10"
- Spring: 11"
- City Sights: 7” front; 9.84” rear
- Spring: 8.5” front; 8.5” rear
Basket Weight Capacity
- City Sights: 15 pounds
- Spring: 11 pounds
City Sights vs. Spring Configurations and Bassinet
Bassinets aren't required for using the stroller with a newborn, but they are recommended for a few reasons.
A bassinet allows a baby to lie completely flat, rather than in a slightly upright position in the car seat, which allows for open airways and a better-supported head and neck. Bassinets are also more ventilated than car seats, which tend to make babies sweaty with their protective foam.
The Thule Spring does not offer a bassinet option for your newborn, only car seat adapters available for purchase. So that’s something to keep in mind!
The Baby Jogger City Sights does have a bassinet available for purchase, as well as car seat adapters for those quick in and outs of the car! The structured bassinet can be used off the stroller if you're visiting a friend or a restaurant, and it doesn't require a harness. It’s also approved for overnight sleep making it great for travel or home!
City Sights vs. Spring How to Fold
Baby Jogger City Sights
The Baby Jogger City Sights has a multi-step, one handed fold! First, push back the canopy. Then to fold, squeeze the double trigger on the back of the seat and guide the seat down. Next, lower the handlebar all the way down. Then slide the trigger found on the bar in the middle of the stroller frame, and while engaged press on the bottom button, and pull up. The stroller will completely fold and stand on its own.
Folding the Thule Spring couldn’t be easier! First push back the canopy. Then to fold, pull the seat cushion flap up. You will see a handle with two blue squares. Press the left side blue square in and then lift the handle up. The stroller will fold down, and stand when folded.
City Sights vs. Spring Colors
For current colors of the Baby Jogger City Sights, click here.
For current colors of the Thule Spring, click here.
Car seats compatible with City Sights and Spring
Neither stroller works out of the box with a car seat. You will need to purchase car seat adapters if you want to connect a compatible car seat.
City Sights vs. Spring Pros and Cons
So which stroller is better: the Baby Jogger City Sights or the Thule Spring? They’re both lighter and more compact than many other single strollers, however, they are very different from each other. Let’s look at the benefits and drawbacks of each.
Baby Jogger City Sights
- Reversible, reclining stroller seat can face world or face parents
- Has an adjustable leg rest
- Included belly bar provides a place for baby to hold onto while strolling
- Leatherette accents on handle and belly bar
- Offers a bassinet as an additional purchase
- Basket has a higher weight limit
- Weight limit is 14 pounds less than the Spring
- Multi-step fold
- Holds a child up to 64 pounds versus only 50 on the City Sights
- More affordable option
- Lighter by 3.42 pounds when compared to the City Sights
- Fold has less steps than the City Sights
- Step-in footrest to help older children climb in on their own
- No bassinet offered
- Seat is not removable - baby cannot face you once in the stroller seat
- Leg rest is not adjustable
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