Hauck Citi Jogger review

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
User rating
£99.99 RRP
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In a nutshell

A budget buy for short jaunts, but not great for newborns or challenging terrain of any kind.
Fold/unfolding
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Manoeuvrability
2.0 out of 5 rating 2.0
Comfort for child
2.0 out of 5 rating 2.0
Style
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Durability
2.0 out of 5 rating 2.0
Worth the money
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Pros: Sleek design, roomy shopping basket, easy to assemble
Cons: Rickety, poor suspension
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The Hauck Citi Jogger is for pushed-for-space parents on a budget who need a buggy for short jaunts around town. However, it’s a bit rickety and not that stable over bumps.

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The Hauck Citi Jogger is a lightweight and compact 3-wheeler that’s suitable from birth.

The Hauck Citi Jogger has a 5-point harness and bumper bar for safety, and a one-touch break at foot level on the rear wheels. It’s easy to fold in half, with a lock to keep it folded up for easy storage. Other features worth mentioning include the double front wheel for extra stability, which can rotate 360 degrees or be locked, a drawstring backrest that can be fully reclined or upright, and an adjustable footrest.

The Citi Jogger costs a very reasonable £99.99 and comes in two colourways – grey and plum.

What we love

The price of the Hauck Citi Jogger! It’s a rare bargain in a market where many of the latest buggies cost the price of a secondhand car (as my husband is always keen to point out).

Once over the pleasant shock of the price tag, I was pleased to find the buggy wasn’t a nightmare to assemble. The instructions are straightforward and the wheels attach without the need for brute strength.

The Hauck Citi Jogger is also pretty easy to fold up, although you will need both hands. It becomes really quite compact once folded in half – great if you only have a small boot or need to store it in a cupboard at home.

I like the sleek look of the 3-wheeler design – and the all-important reclining backrest, which is a necessity for your baby to nap on the move.

I also love the roomy shopping basket underneath, which is really easy to access compared to my usual Bugaboo Cameleon.

It’s also great to know the canopy and cover are removable and washable – especially as my 14-month-old Joseph never goes on a buggy trip without a breadstick in hand.

What to watch out for

Unfortunately one of the buggy’s main selling points – its lightweight frame – is also a big turn off for me as it just doesn’t stand up to the dodgy pavement on my street. A short walk with Joseph to the post office nearly ended in disaster when the buggy flipped over a tree root bursting through the paving. Although I pulled it back in time and Joseph was unperturbed, this really put me off the buggy and I don’t feel relaxed with it even on a short stroll. 

At this price you don’t expect state-of-the-art suspension but I certainly wouldn’t feel comfortable taking a newborn out in such a rickety design and if it can’t cope with bumpy pavements, don’t even think about taking it off road. New parents could also be put off by the fact the buggy is forward facing only, making it tricky to keep an eye on your baby.

It’s annoying the rain canopy isn’t included – it costs an extra £14.99.

Who is the Hauck Citi Jogger best for?

Town-based parents on a budget after an easy-to-store buggy for short outings

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MadeForMums verdict

The Hauck Citi Jogger is a great budget buy. However, it’s a bit on the rickety side for a newborn or any off-pavement action.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Hauck
Model Citi Jogger
Price £99.99

Suitable for

Child age (approx) Birth to 3 years

Dimensions & Weight

Weight 7.3kg
Dimensions H:110cm W:51cm L:91cm
Dimensions (folded) H:31cm W:51cm L:92cm

Features

Travel system compatible No
Seat facing direction Forward facing
Front wheels Lockable swivel
Recline positions Multi-position
Features
  • Lightweight
  • 5 point safety harness
  • Bumper bar
  • Lockable front wheel that can also swivel 360 degrees
  • Rear wheel lock

Accessories

Accessories included Canopy, shopping basket