If your reading this our guess is you have endured a lot with your baby over the past few months. It’s time to take yourself back! With spring on the horizon, let’s get out and get active. But where do you start? With all of the jogging strollers out there today, which is the right one for you? Here we will present our Jogging Stroller Guide for 2017.
2017 – New Year for Jogging Strollers
There are a handful of jogging stroller makers on the market today, BOB, Graco, Thule are just to name a few. At the forefront is the tried and true BOB.
Our family weighed heavily between both a BOB and a Graco brand jogging stroller. After our second child, we had a chance to try both. Below is a list of BOB strollers we looked over before deciding on BOB Revolution SE Single Stroller. For our second child, we decided on the Baby Jogger 2016 Summit X3 Double Jogging Stroller.
|Revolution SE Single Stroller||25 pounds||$$||4.7/5|
|Revolution FLEX Stroller||28.5 pounds||$$$||4.6/5|
|Revolution FLEX Duallie Stroller||33.1 pounds||$$$$||4.5/5|
|Ironman Duallie Stroller||33.1 pounds||$$$$||4.8/5|
|Sport Utility Duallie Stroller||29.7 pounds||$$$||4/5|
Jogging Stroller Brand Guide
Having a child is no reason to stop running. Parents who hope to keep in shape, or maybe even get into shape for the first time, after having a child may choose to purchase a stroller made for jogging. The market is flooded with them, but some of them are significantly better than the others. Top options include the Schwinn Turismo, Joovy Zoom 360, Chicco Tre, Thule Urban Glide, BOB Revolution, and the Baby Jogger Summit. Before considering these options, a parent will want to consider what makes for a perfect jogging stroller.
What To Look For
Here are features to consider when shopping for a jogging stroller:
● Rear Suspension: this is extremely important when running with young children.
● Fixed Front Wheel: this allows for running without worrying about keeping the stroller straight.
● Foot Rest: this keeps bigger children from getting their feet caught in the wheel.
● Top Peek Window: this allows the parent to check on their child without stopping their run.
● Adjustable Handlebar: this allows the parent to maintain good running form while jogging with a stroller.
The Schwinn Turismo falls on the lower end when it comes to cost, at around $150. This stroller features an adjustable handlebar, adjustable suspension, and a locking front wheel for greater stability. The fleece seat pad is removable for easy cleaning, and the lightweight aluminum frame doesn’t leave the runner pushing more weight than necessary.
Joovy Zoom 360
The Joovy Zoom 360 is a bit more expensive, at just under $300, but the jogging parent will appreciate what the extra cost does for the comfort of this stroller. Weighing in at only 25.7 pounds, this stroller can still take a beating, allowing for children up to 75 pounds to ride along. Equipped with shock absorbers, a locking front wheel, large peek through window, and a car seat adapter, this stroller will impress even the most finicky jogging parents.
The Chicco Tre, which can be found for at, and frequently below, $380, is a great choice for parents looking to spend a bit extra for quality, but not willing to break the bank. Featuring a full, water resistant canopy, large, magnetic peek-a-boo window, and a hand operated brake, this stroller glides smoothly and safely, ensuring a pleasant jog for both the child and the parent. The suspension on this stroller is also adjustable, and parents love the console that faces them, which is not a common feature on jogging strollers.
Thule Urban Glide
The Thule Urban Glide, at just under $400, certainly isn’t a budget friendly choice, but you are paying for high quality. Lighter than the Juvy Zoom by more than two pounds, and offering wheels that can handle many different terrains, the Thule is a good choice for parents who prefer running on light trails. A five-point safety harness ensures the child is secure, no matter where the parent’s running takes them.
The BOB Revolution stroller, also just under $400 is equipped with tons of features to make daily runs more comfortable for both the child and the parent. The suspension system on this stroller is one of the best and smoothest, and it is equipped with stability control, should the stroller begin to veer in one direction or the other. Fans of this stroller love that it can be moved with just one finger.
Baby Jogger Summit
The Baby Jogger Summit, at around $430, is the most expensive one on this list, but it comes with features unparalleled by competing strollers. This stroller is made for the outdoors, capable of taking on all sorts of terrain. Equipped with drum brakes for better control, independent all-wheel suspension for an even smoother ride, canopy with UV protection, and a whole line of accessories, this stroller is made for the true running parent.
Choosing A Stroller
When making the investment into a jogging stroller, it is important to be confident that both the parent and the child will be comfortable. Jogging strollers are not cheap, and comfort is key. If the child is uncomfortable, there will be a lot of crying, and possibly even injury. If the parent is uncomfortable, they may choose to stop jogging altogether. For this reason, it is important to go into retailers that sell these strollers and test them out.