- 1 Factors to Consider While Picking the Best Double Jogging Stroller
- 1.1 Are you looking to purchase a double jogging stroller just for jogging or will this stroller be used for everyday use as well?
- 1.2 How many kids do I have or plan to have?
- 1.3 How much do I care for convenience and nice to have features?
- 1.4 Other Factors to Consider
- 2 Best-Selling Double Jogging Stroller Reviews
- 3 Closing Words
Are you an avid jogger but have a hard time leaving your kids at home to go for a jog? Do you have more than one child? If you answered yes to both questions, then a double jogging stroller is the type of stroller you’re looking for. Let’s face it, jogging is kind of an addiction (a good one), and is a wonderful way to stay healthy, get some fresh air, and keep your mind sharp and focused. Often times, it is hard to find someone to look after your kids when you’re out jogging. That’s when having a double jogging stroller can really help. Taking your kids along with you out in a double jogging stroller while you jog is an excellent way to balance both your personal needs as well as the needs of your kids.
How do you pick out the best double jogging stroller for your family’s needs? That’s when I come in! I have spent a good amount of time researching and reviewing strollers and have certainly noticed a few top-rated double jogging strollers. I have written detailed reviews for these including the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double Stroller and the BOB Revolution Flex Duallie Stroller. Or, if you want a quick breakdown of the key comparisons for the best double jogging strollers of 2017, take a look at the comparison chart below. This table allows you to quickly compare specifications.
|Name||Image||Weight (lbs)||Weight Capacity (lbs)||My Rating|
|Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double||37||50+50||5.0|
|BOB Revolution Flex Duallie||33.1||50+50||5.0|
|BOB Ironman Duallie||34||50+50||4.9|
|BOB Revolution SE Duallie||34||50+50||4.8|
|Thule Urban Glide 2||32||50+50||4.7|
Factors to Consider While Picking the Best Double Jogging Stroller
While all double jogging strollers have certain similarities such as most of them do come with full-sized canopies and have seats that can be reclined, there are a few things that differ from one double jogging stroller to the other. To help you pick out a double jogging stroller that suits your lifestyle and needs, here are a three main questions you should ask yourself:
Are you looking to purchase a double jogging stroller just for jogging or will this stroller be used for everyday use as well?
All of the jogging strollers that I’ve tested out and reviewed have different front wheel(s) configurations. Some double jogging strollers come with lockable front wheels that can swivel while others have wheels that don’t swivel, also known as fixed front wheels. A front swivel wheel allows for great maneuverability, allows your stroller to turn easily and can be used for everyday use. Fixed front wheels on the other hand are used to provide stability and smoothness while you are jogging. If you want the convenience of just having one stroller for jogging and for everyday use, make sure that the double jogging stroller has lockable front swivel wheel(s) rather than fixed front wheel(s).
How many kids do I have or plan to have?
This one is pretty straightforward, yet extremely important in the decision making process of purchasing a stroller. If you have two kids or are planning to have two kids, purchasing a double jogging stroller makes a lot more sense when compared to having two separate strollers. Note however that it is recommended that your child be at least 6 months old before taking him/her on a jogging stroller.
How much do I care for convenience and nice to have features?
Not all double jogging strollers have the same features – some have more features compared to others. Two “premium” features that I’ve seen in my search for the best double jogging stroller are: 1) an adjustable handle bar and 2) a hand brake. For those of you new to jogging strollers, an adjustable handle bar allows you to adjust the height of the stroller’s handle bar such that the stroller is easy to jog or stroll with regardless of parent’s height. A hand brake is included in some double jogging strollers to assist in slowing down the stroller. I found this to be extremely useful when I’m jogging on an uneven or sloped surface.
Other Factors to Consider
These three questions will definitely help you narrow down your double jogging stroller options. Some other things you may want to consider are:
What is my budget and how much am I looking to spend on a stroller?
What is the maximum weight capacity for this stroller?
How heavy is this stroller and how convenient is it to use?
In the following section, I discuss three double jogging strollers which are absolutely top-notch and will definitely meet the criteria jogging parents have.
Best-Selling Double Jogging Stroller Reviews
Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double Stroller
The Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double stroller is not only extremely well-designed for comfort, but also includes many nice to have features, making it super convenient to use and carry around. One of its key features is its patented quick fold technology which folds the stroller in one step. I have to admit that this is certainly one of the easiest folding mechanisms for a double jogging stroller. Other unique features this stroller showcases include a remote lock for the front swivel wheel, a hand brake, an all-wheel suspension system and its excellent canopy coverage for maximum sun protection.
BOB Ironman Duallie Stroller
As I’ve written in my full review of this BOB stroller, this double jogging stroller is aimed at hardcore running and jogging parents. It has a fixed front wheel which does not swivel and is ideally used solely for jogging. The BOB Ironman Duallie stroller has a lightweight and strong aluminum frame, extra comfy seats, a hand brake and is travel system ready. Being travel system ready means that it can be used with compatible infant car seats. I also noticed a very good back support for these stroller seats which also happen to have a deep recline, in case your kids want to take a nap in the stroller. It is an excellent double jogging stroller, especially if you consider yourself to be a serious runner.
BOB Revolution Flex Duallie Stroller
The BOB Revolution Flex Duallie stroller is a versatile stroller that can be used for jogging as well as for everyday use. Like the BOB Ironman Duallie, this double jogging stroller has a very durable frame that is constructed with high strength chromoly and aluminum. This stroller also has premium quality wheels, a padded handle bar that is adjustable and a good amount of storage space. I really liked the adjustable handle bar and the small footprint of this double jogging stroller when folded. This is one of the most versatile double jogging strollers around today.
And there you have it, those are my top three picks for the best double jogging stroller reviews for 2017. If you’re looking for just a regular double stroller, head on over to our guide to finding the best one. You can also read more about the best (single) jogging stroller here.
If you need help deciding what type of stroller best suit your needs, Mommy Stroller is definitely the best resource to help you do just that!