Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat – An In Depth Review

Britax just launched an all new infant car seat!  Woohoo!  The Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat.  We already love the Britax B Safe 35 and cant wait for the New Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat to come out.

Heres all you need to know about the Endeavours Car Seat.

 

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The all new Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat is designed for safety and mobility, so that you have peace of mind your baby is protected no matter how you choose to travel. With the Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat, Britax has raised the bar on rear-facing safety with a steel anti-rebound bar that reduces rebound rotation by up to 30% in the event of a crash. SafeCenter LATCH is an easy and secure installation option when using a base, while the European Belt Guide provides a perfect installation option when installing without the base. The Click & Go system allows you to pair the car seat with any Britax single stroller for a customized travel system. And, as always, next-level Britax safety features such as side impact protection and SafeCell technologies protect your baby beyond industry standards—so you and your little one can relax and enjoy the ride.

Recommended Usage: 4 – 35lbs and up to 32″

Features & Benefits

  • Steel Anti-Rebound Bar reduces rebound rotation by up to 30% in the event of a crash.
  • 2 Layers of Side Impact Protection, w/ deep foam-lined shell and quick-adjust head protection, absorb energy and shield your child from severe collisions.        SafeCell Impact Protection is an integrated system of safety components that work to protect your child beyond federal standards.
  • Impact-Absorbing Base compresses to reduce the rough force of a crash.
  • European Belt Guide is a safe and secure option to install the infant car seat without the base
  • Impact-Stabilizing Steel Frame offers superior strength where you need it most: at the connection point to the vehicle.
  • Easy SafeCenter LATCH makes it simple to tighten and secure the infant car seat base in your vehicle.
  • Spring-Assisted Recline and Dual Level Indicators make selecting the proper installation angle simple and easy.
  • Easy-on / Easy-off LATCH Connectors lock into place with an audible click and are easily released with the push of a button.
  • Built-in Lock-offs ensure a snug vehicle seat belt installation with minimal effort.
  • Quick-adjust, no rethread harness makes it easy to change the harness height as your child grows
  • Flip-forward belly pad maximizes your baby’s comfort and provides easy access to harness buckle.
  • Contoured shell provides a comfortable, safe fit for your child.
  • Easy-remove cover pulls free of the car seat for cleaning without having to remove the harness.
  • Removable body pad cushions your child and provides extra support.
  • Easy-release harness button makes it simple to loosen harness straps.
  • Extra-large canopy protects your little one from the sun and rain.
  • Plush foam padding and fabrics ensure luxurious comfort.
  • Ergonomic handle is comfortable to carry with your hand or forearm.
  • Proudly designed, tested and built in the USA with US and global components for safety and quality

Britax Endeavours Product Specs

  • Seating Compartment Height (in/cm) – 20
  • Seat Area Depth (in/cm) – 13
  • Seat Area Width (in/cm) – 8.75
  • Shoulder Width (in/cm) – 10
  • Harness Slot Heights (in/cm) – 5.5, 6.5, 8, 8.75, 10,11
  • Buckle Strap Positions- 2
  • Buckle Strap Depth -min (in/cm) – 4
  • Buckle Strap Depth -max (in/cm) – 6

Got more questions on the Britax Endevours?  Please comment Below!

10 Best Convertible Car Seats for 2018

A convertible car seat starts in a rear-facing position for babies and then can be switched to a front-facing position for older children. Some can even be used as a booster seat for school-age children. They can take you from day one through the preschool years and beyond.    Moms to be usually do choose to use an infant car seat and then move over to a convertible car seat later on. Although you can put your infant right into a convertible car seat its not usually done.

 

Our top pick for 2018 is the all new Doona Jewel Collection Car Seat

 

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Top 10 convertible car seats for 2017

Best Value Convertible Car Seat

 

1. Evenflo Tribute LX Convertible Car Seat

 

Evenflo Tribute LX Convertible Car SeatLooking for the perfect value convertible car seat with no extra bells and whistles?   The Evenflo Tribute LX is our top pick.    While it may be a cheaper convertible car seat it does not compromise on safety at all.  Made in the USA (rare for convertible car seats!) the Tribute has been tested and approved for side impact safety.  It also offers 4 harness positions and 2 crotch positions.   (Many other car seats only offer 1 crotch position and as baby grows it can get pretty tight down there!)

The Tribute has a rear facing recline so  you can use this right from birth.   Its super easy to clean with a removeable head pillow and a machine washable pad.   This budget car seat is a no brainer!

 

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Best all around car seat

2.   Graco 4ever All-in-One Convertible Car Seat

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Just as the name implies the Graco 4Ever will last 4ever!!  Well almost :).  The All-in-1 Car Seat gives you 10 years with one car seat. It’s comfortable for your child and convenient for you as it transitions from rear-facing infant car seat (4-40 lbs.) to forward-facing 5-point harness seat (20–65 lbs.) to high-back belt-positioning booster (30–100 lbs.) to backless belt-positioning booster (40-120 lbs.). For a proper fit, the Simply Safe Adjust Harness System and 10-position headrest lets you adjust the harness and headrest together, with no rethreading. The 6-position recline keeps your child comfortable, while the InRight LATCH system with one-second attachment makes installation easy. It’s the only seat that truly goes from baby to booster.

 

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Easiest install car seat

3. Chicco NextFit Convertible Car Seat

 

chicco nextfit convertible car seat 2017Car seats are known for being a pain to install even with the new Latch system in most cars. But not so with the NextFit. There are two bubble level guides – one on each side of the car seat – that show when you’ve got it right. With nine recline positions, it also fits in a wider range of cars than other seats.   The Nexfit features 9 recline position. Thats right 9!  What we wouldnt do to keep baby comfortable for the ride!

 

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4. Diono Radian RXT All-In-One Convertible Car Seat

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Unlike most seats, the Radian RXT is narrow enough to squeeze it and two other people on a backseat bench (in most mid-size cars).  You can actually fit 3 of these across the back of your car. (If you have triplets :)!) You can also fold it flat and carry it on your back, making it ultra-convenient for trekking down airport terminals. Plus, this car seat takes you from newborn days through the booster seat years.  Because the Radian is so tall and may require moving the front seat forward, it’s not for compact cars where the front-seat legroom will get squished.

 

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5. Maxi Cosi Pria 70 Convertible Car Seat

1The Pria 70 is luxury at its best.  Though not the cheapest option it is def the most lux of all convertible car seats.  The Pria 70 offers a  small shape that fits into compact cars, a removable infant insert that keeps babies snug, and extra protection against side impacts. It also has three harness levels (adjusted with a handle in back – no rethreading of straps!) and 11 height adjustments to grow with your child. Even better? The cushy seat fabric can be snapped off and thrown in the washer. (I actually have this seat myself and love it!. ).

 

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6. Britax Roundabout convertible car seat

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From the most popular brand in car seats. Britax.  The Roundabout 2017 is always about safety first.  May not have all the extras but its got everything you need for the safest ride with your baby.

 

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7. Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat

 

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First looks this looks just like the maxi cosi pria.  So if you like the look of the pria but its a bit out your budget go with this!   From your first ride together coming home from the hospital to soccer car pools, the 3-in-1 Grow and Go Car Seat will give your child a safer and more comfortable ride. Featuring extended use at each stage, this convertible car seat is designed to last through all your firsts with your child. For newborns to growing toddlers, the Grow and Go can be used in the rear-facing position from 5-40 pounds. It includes two comfortable grow-with-baby pillows to give your new travel companion a snug fit, and they easily remove as your baby outgrows them. In forward-facing mode, the Grow and Go keeps your child protected in a harness up to 65 pounds. In both rear-facing and forward-facing mode, harness holders keep the harness in an open position. This makes it easier for you to get your child in and out of the car seat. No more fishing for the harness and clips from behind your child – they’re right there when you need them. The Quick Fit Harness offers additional convenience in both of these stages by letting you adjust the height of both the headrest and harness in one easy step, making it simple to give your growing child the best fit. When your child is ready to use the vehicle seat belts, remove the harness to use the Grow and Go 3-in1 Car Seat in belt-positioning booster mode: up to 100 pounds.

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Skip Hop Tuo High Chair – All New + Full Review

We’re loving the all new skip hop TUO highchair.     The Tuo High Chair by skip hop is simplistic.  Our favorite feature of the Tuo is that it can grow with your child.  Once your child outgrows his/her highchair it converts to a really cool chair.

This simple to use high chair is so sleek, and so easy to clean.  (Lets face it…  We care more about that feature than its looks!).   Tray is a nice large size which can easily fit a mat like EZPZ (which i highly recommend!).

Check out this smartly-designed piece of furniture that will grow with your child!  Skip Hop has put a lot of thought into the launch of their first high chair.  This modern high chair transforms into a toddler chair.  It boasts gorgeous beechwood legs and footrest that will complement any decor.

 

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skip hop tuo high chair

Halo Snoozypad – All New + A Full Review!

From the makers of the famous halo sleepsack were excited to share with you the Halo Snoozypad. The Halo SnoozyPad is a new white-noise-machine-meets-bassinet-vibrator that fits under your baby’s mattress like a motion monitor and attaches to the side of the crib.
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Billed as an “all-in-one soothing station,” the SnoozyPad includes 2 levels of soothing (and, no doubt, good good good) vibrations, as well as 3 types of sounds and an LED starry night ceiling projector. It’s designed for newborns to 2-years-old.

 

Cant wait to test this out and see the real results but I have to say it looks really promising!

 

 

A vibrating soothing pad that fits under your child’s mattress with ceiling projection nightlight and white noise to help make night times easier. This great new product recieved the  2016 Award of Distinction at this years for its unique innovation.

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Babyzen Yoyo Stroller Board – 2 ways + Full Review

We’re super excited to let you know about the all new baby zen yoyo stroller board that will be coming soon!

The baby zen yoyo stroller board can be used with and without the seat.   It lifts up when not in use so no need to remove it.

Now you baby zen you can accomodate 2 children!

 

 

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babyzen yoyo stroller board with seat

Ergobaby Sophie the Giraffe carrier – spotted

Not sure if this will make its way to the USA but it was spotted in the kindundjugend show in Germany.

How cute is this sophie giraffe ergobaby carrier??!

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Diono Quantum Stroller – All New + A Review

An All new stroller from Diono!  The Diono Quantum.

We dont have much info about the all new diono quantum stroller but as soon as we do we’ll keep you posted.

 

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More about Diono:

 

1999

made of seattle
We all know that where you come from shapes the way you are. We come from Seattle, one of the planet’s most innovative cities. Where world-leading brands like Amazon and Boeing nestle for space between evergreen forests and an active volcano (Mount Rainier).

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2002

“most innovative product” award
The Diono Mighty-Tite debuted at the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) show in 1999. It went on to win the Most Innovative Product award from Mother & Baby in 2002.

across the atlantic
Wind of our success in America traveled all the way across the Atlantic and Diono established its first overseas wholesale operation in Staffordshire, England.

the super mat protection
2002 also marked the introduction of the Super Mat, designed to contour to any vehicle seat and protect upholstery from permanent indentations caused by child safety seats.

2005

the radian car seat
Diono transformed the industry for a second time with the introduction of the Radian Convertible Car Seat, the first steel-reinforced folding car seat designed to make travel and storage more convenient than ever.

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2007

the monterey expandable booster seat
Being the first was becoming a thing for us, so we thought about where else we could start to innovate. We had a break through with the Monterey Expandable Booster, the first height and width-adjustable child booster seat designed to accommodate children as they continue to grow up to 63 inches tall or 120 lbs.

2008 – 2011

inner ingenuity
The Monterey went on to win several prestigious awards.

  • Mother & Baby “Best Junior Car Seat”
  • Creative Child “Top Choice of the Year”
  • Parent Tested Parent Approved “Seal of Approval”
  • Consumer Digest “Best Buy
  • Practical Parenting “Silver Award”

Not to be left behind, the Radian was also recognized with several honors.

  • Pregnancy & Newborn “Reader’s Choice Award”
  • Creative Child “Top Choice of the Year”
  • Parent Tested Parent Approved “Seal of Approval”
  • National Parenting Center “Seal of Approval”

2012

top of the brands
Diono made its fourth appearance on the Inc. Magazine’s “500 Fastest Growing Private Companies.” Diono was also placed on Inc.’s list of “Top Consumer Products & Services.” On a local level, Diono earned a place among top companies in the Seattle metro area.

2017

Diono introduces the Diono Quantum Stroller. 

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loved all over the world

Today, we have more than 100 original and thoughtful ideas available in 54 countries across the globe. We have offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong and China.

 

 

 

 

Bugaboo Bee 5 – {Ratings – Reveiw – Pricing – Video}

Bugaboo Bee 5 Stroller (aka the bugaboo bee5)

We all love the bugaboo bee3 stroller.  Its super light, luxury and a breeze to transport baby.    Bugaboo has now made the bee3 over 100 times better with the all new bugaboo bee 5 stroller.

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bugaboo bee 5 stroller

Whats New??

The Bee5 Stroller is fully customizable.   So you will build out every aspect based on your color and fabric specifications.    There are 5 different parts to bugaboo bee 5 (hmmm… maybe thats why they didnt call it bugaboo bee4 and went to bugaboo bee 5!)

 

What are 5 parts to the Bugaboo Bee5 Stroller?

  1. Bugaboo Bee5 Base – Bugaboo allows you to pick between a black / aluminum frame.  That is the cheaper option of the 2 frames.  In addition there is the All Black.  (the retail pricing is an additional $50 of the all black frame so if you’re not dead set on the all black frame definitely worth going for the black aluminum frame

2. Bugaboo Bee5 Seat Fabric –  There are 3 levels to the seat fabric.   The core level which only includes the black color.  That is the cheapest option.   For $10 more you get the premium collection which offers great new color choices  (green, grey, red and blue) for the seat fabric.   Lastly if you want a real eye stopper stroller check out the signature collection which features a botanic floral option . (an additional $10 making it $20 more than the core black!)

3. Bugaboo Bee 5 Sun Canopy –   There are 3 levels to the sun canopy as well.   The Core Collection, the Premium Collection and the signature Collection.  There is a nice selection in the Core sun canopies so you may not feel the need to upgrade this option.  (Black, Olive Green, Ruby Red, Sky Blue, Sunrise Yellow and Soft Pink).      The Premium Collection features Grey Melange, Red Melange and Blue Melange.   The Signature collection for now features 2 different print models.  Both Gorgeous!   The Botanic and the Waves.   These as so stunning and totally worth the upgrade price!

4. Bugaboo Bee 5 Grips – Finally!   The Bugaboo Bee5 offers grips for the stroller handlebar.  This is huge!  Since its one of the first things that got damaged on the last model bee.

The Grips come in 3 colors.  Black, Cognac and Dark Brown.   If they do get damaged.  Super easy to replace!  (and not that expensive!!).

5.   Customizable wheel caps – Last but not least  the bugaboo bee5 has made our wheels customizable. What out you car lovers.  We can customize our wheels too.   There are 2 color options for the wheel caps.  Dark Red and White.    (same price for both colors.)

Want to know more about the Bugaboo Bee 5?  Heres a list of our favorite features!

  1.  Lightweight Chassis –   So lightweight and easy to fold with one hand. (Yes moms usually only have one hand available to fold a stroller! )
  2. Reversible seat –  Face mom for great bonding time or face the world and learn all about whats going on around you.
  3.  Drives Like a Dream – So smooth, makes even rough terrain feel like smooth terrain.
  4. 4 wheel drive – Yes its not only for cars.  The bee5 has 4 wheel suspension for smoothe and stable turns.
  5.  Comfort & Saftey –  The Bee5 seat is super plush making the baby super comfortable.  It also sits all the way up and has a great 5 point harness.  (Many strollers even in their upright position are on a slight recine.  I find babies really like the fully upright steat).
  6. Extendable Sun Canopy – Yes the sun comes in on all angles so the original canopies just dont work.  Now with the fully extendable canopy your baby will be protected from rain and sun.
  7. Height Adjustable backrest – The stroller grows with your child.   Sun canopy and harness adapt when you change the seat height
  8. Height adjustable handlebar – Enjoy one hand steering no matter your height.
  9. Extendable Seat – Pull out the seat to support small legs when babies are asleep.
  10. Bassinet option – Although not included with the bee5 stroller you can purchase a bassinet for the newborn stage.
  11. Car seat Compatible – Works with many different car seat models so great for on the go travel.
  12. Underseat storage basket – pretty nice size for such a small stroller.
  1.   The Bugaboo bee5 stroller is  luxury lightweight stroller that has a reversible seat.
  2.   It does have a bassinet option but the bassinet is sold separately.
  3.  Its the perfect city stroller being that it can fold really small and maneuvers really well.
  4.  There are many color combinations that you can customize your Bee stroller.
  5.  All wheel suspension is included on the bugaboo bee making it a breeze to push around.

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The Bugaboo Bee5 model is designed for urban lifestyle where parents live life on the fly. It’s great for running errands, using public transit and traveling.

The large basket of the bugaboo bee5 can fit a lot of stuff when going grocery shopping. The narrow frame allows to navigate in tight spaces like elevators, narrow store aisles or doctor’s office. The extendable reversible seat grows with your baby providing her with much needed comfort. The deep one-hand recline is great for long naps and quick dipper changes. The wheels are small, but will be able to tackle SOME mommy terrain like grass, mulch or gravel. The all-wheel suspension helps to absorb the bumps. Keep in mind that this is NOT an all-terrain stroller so long walks at the park or around town with uneven surface might be very bumpy.

Bumpi – 5 Things you NEED TO know!

Get ready for Bumpi!

What is Bumpi?   Great question!

Every parent knows how difficult it can be to get his baby to fall asleep.  Some take the baby for a walk on the uneven street tiles or the bumpy grass,

Some use a baby carrier.  These are some ideas from tired parents, But Bumpi is an amazing solution for getting the baby to sleep without even leaving home!

Bumpi is a revolutionary patent pending silicon bracelet with two magnets at its ends.  Bumpi  straps around your stroller’s wheel and using its unique design, creates a small natural bump moving the stroller back and forth as it gently rocks the stroller and the baby to sleep.

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5 things you need to know about Bumpi –

  1.  Its small and sleek so its real easy to add to a diaper bag or even to attach to your stroller pushbar.
  2.  It comes in many different color combinations so pick one you love!
  3.  It works!  Yes it really helps keep baby from crying and helps baby fall asleep.
  4.  Works on just about any stroller you have.
  5.  Its Durable.  It will be getting lots of wear on the bottom of your stroller wheel but no worries it will last!!!

I love bumpi and I”m really excited about it coming to the USA.

Baby Jogger City Tour Stroller – New!

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Retail Price:  $199

Want to purchase the city tour?  Now available on Amazon.com!  Free Shipping 🙂
Click Here to Pre-Order the Baby Jogger City Tour!

 

7 Things you Need to Know about the Baby Jogger City Tour!

1. Its super small.   Weights Just 14 lbs.

2.  Its amazing for travel. You’ll love this stroller always but especially if you’re doing any traveling with your baby.

3.  6 months is the earliest age to use so you will need another stroller until the baby reaches that age.

4.   The colors available are really cool so dont think you have to stick with black. (although it is a classic color!)

5.  Its very similar to the baby zen yoyo when we compared it side by side and its just a FRACTION of the price!  (495 to 199!!)

6.   Yes its true, it does fit in the overhead bin of an airplane.

7.   It has a great recline so baby can sleep blissfully even on the go!

 

Heres a more in depth review!

The Baby Jogger City Tour is a tiny folding but sturdy stroller suitable for a child from 6months old, The City Tour has all the hall marks of a Baby Jogger, but with a neat square fold which is small enough to go into the overhead locker of most aircraft. The Baby Joger City Tour comes with its own travel bag, ready for you to see the world with your child. Awesome! The fold is really small that it will easily fit in an overhead bin of an airplane!!

Just how small is the baby jogger city tour?

The Baby Jogger City Tour folds down to a tiny 22 x 18 x 10 inches (which can fit in an overhead bin of an airplane!)

How much does the baby jogger city tour weigh?

The Baby Jogger City Tour weighs just 14lbs and is certified to hold a huge 45lbs of child weight and 15lbs of shopping weight in the basket! Those numbers are awesome! Especially when you compare it to other strollers out there.

The Baby Jogger City Tour seat is suitable only from 6 months, but it does have a good recline for a child who wants to have a nap. The recline is a toggle one, which means it can be stopped at the point you wish. The seat on the baby jogger city tour only forward faces.

There is no compromise on safety for the baby jogger city tour as it includes a 5 point harness with harness pads.
There are 4 small wheels, a large accessible basket and an optional bumper bar. The handlebar is fixed. There is a peekaboo window in the large 3 panel hood. The hood of the baby jogger city tour has a flick out visor on the front.

The Baby Jogger City Tour looks like the perfect traveling companion where space is at a premium but a full sized stroller is still required.

Heres what we love about the baby jogger city tour stroller!

Its best feature is is Very compact fold. It also includes a storage bag which is great for travel. The baby jogger city tour holds up to 20kg weight capacity and has a near flat recline. The city tour also has a storage pocket on the rear of the seat and a basket that holds 7kg. Another great feature is the lockable swivel front wheels. All in all for the price of $199 its a great value!

Heres what we dont love about the baby jogger city tour stroller 🙂
Its not suitable from birth so you will need another stroller for the first 6 months. Or a car seat that hooks into a stroller frame.

 

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Want to know more about ordering the baby jogger city tour for your upcoming trip? You can order it here:

Baby Jogger City Tour

Heres the colors the city tour will be available in:
Baby jogger city tour onyx, baby jogger city tour garnet, baby jogger city tour juniper, baby jogger city tour violet, baby jogger city tour cobalt.

 

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We’re getting lots of requests for this question:

How does the Baby Jogger City Tour Compare to the Baby Zen YoYo Stroller?

The main differences are the Baby Zen Yoyo can be used from birth (with the purchase of a bassinet) and the baby jogger city tour can not.  The city tour is from 6 months and up.   Also the city tour does not have a carry handle attached to the stroller it does comes with a great backpack though to carry the stroller on your back.  The baby zen yoyo has a carry strap thats attached right on the stroller.  (It comes with a carry bag too but the strap to carry the stroller is not connected to the bag its connected to the stroller itself.)

The baby zen yoyo also has a bit stronger wheels and I feel like it can handle a bit more of a rougher terrain than the baby jogger city tour.   Pricing is also a Huge difference.  The baby jogger city tour retails at just $199 and the babyzen yoyo is $495. (without the bassinet option!)