If you like to run and would like to shed off some baby weight, a jogging stroller is just what you need.
What are jogging strollers exactly? Jogging strollers are strollers that are designed and manufactured for outdoor use, or more specifically, jogging. Their popularity have increased dramatically in the recent years due to more people being more health conscious. Jogging strollers enable you to take your child out along in the stroller for a jog. What’s nice with jogging strollers is that your child is able to join you, and explore the outdoors!
How are Jogging Strollers Different from Other Single Strollers?
- 1 How are Jogging Strollers Different from Other Single Strollers?
- 2 Picking Out the Best Jogging Stroller for Your Family
- 3 Best Jogging Strollers of 2017
- 4 How Should You Pick the Best Jogging Stroller for Your Family?
- 5 Top Rated Jogging Stroller Reviews
Jogging strollers, unlike umbrella and lightweight strollers, have larger pneumatic air-filled wheels that enables the stroller to go over uneven surfaces with ease. Most of them also come equipped with a hand controlled brake and a safety tether.
Given that the design and features of umbrella and lightweight strollers are quite different when compared to jogging stroller, they should not be used for jogging activities. In contrary, most jogging strollers can be used for jogging activities and for everyday use. As such, jogging strollers are typically pricier when compared to other single strollers.
One thing to note however is that jogging strollers tend to be heavier when compared to umbrella and lightweight strollers. For convenience, I usually get a jogging stroller AND an umbrella or lightweight stroller as it makes life so much easier! This is especially true if you love traveling – you certainly want to travel around with a lightweight stroller, rather than something heavy, if you can.
Picking Out the Best Jogging Stroller for Your Family
As with picking out a stroller of any kind, choosing the best jogging stroller to meet your family’s needs can be stressful and overwhelming. This is why I created Mommy Stroller in the first place! Use the tool below to compare key specifications for the jogging strollers I have tested out – all you have to do is drag and drop up to three different strollers into the table below. In this guide, I also go over a brief review of some of the top rated jogging strollers in 2017.
Best Jogging Strollers of 2017
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Chicco Activ3 Jogging Stroller Review
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Mountain Buggy Terrain Stroller Review
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Graco Relay Click Connect Performance Jogger Review
|view pricefull review||Graco||28||50||Jogging|
How Should You Pick the Best Jogging Stroller for Your Family?
After you’ve decided that you need a jogging stroller, it is important to consider the following questions before you make the purchase.
What will the jogging stroller be used – just for jogging or for everyday use as well?
Some jogging strollers are designed solely for jogging activities, and can’t be used for everyday use. An example of this is the BOB Ironman Jogging Stroller. On the other hand, some strollers are designed to be used not only for jogging activities, but also for everyday use activities. An example of this is the BOB Revolution Flex stroller.
As mentioned in this guide, while most parents use their jogging strollers as their everyday use strollers, I do not recommend using jogging strollers for your travels as they are significantly heavier than an umbrella or a lightweight stroller. I personally have a lightweight stroller which I use just for my travels.
What features do I need?
While all jogging strollers are designed for jogging activities and serve the same purpose, some do have more features than others. For example, some jogging strollers such as the BOB Revolution Flex have adjustable handle bars which is something you’ll need if both you and your partner plan to use the stroller and both of you have significant different heights. Other features to look out for include hand controlled brake, fully-recline seat (suitable for newborns) and car seat compatibility. If you’re looking for one of the best jogging strollers with all the features included, check out the Mountain Buggy Terrain. For a cheaper option, the Chicco Activ3 is a good choice.
Top Rated Jogging Stroller Reviews
Thule Urban Glide Stroller
The Thule Urban Glide stroller is a relatively lightweight jogging stroller that makes it perfect for jogging as well as for everyday use. I like how it has a weight capacity of 75 lbs – what this means is that it’ll last your kid for a long time! Like many other jogging strollers, the Thule Urban Glide stroller has a lockable front swivel wheel, making it versatile for everyday use. Besides that, its adjustable handle bar makes it suitable if you and your partner have significant height differences. No more hunching forward to push the stroller if you’re tall! What I like about the Thule Urban Glide stroller is its covered (zippered) storage compartment which is pretty large. The suspension system on this Thule stroller definitely does its job well; my kid did not even notice the bumps when I took this stroller for a quick jog. All in all, the Thule Urban Glide is a great jogging stroller I highly recommend checking out.
PS: When I think of the brand “Thule”, I usually think of bike racks. So, needless to say, I was quite surprised when I found out that they also made strollers, especially high quality strollers!
You can find out more about this Thule Urban Glide stroller here.
Baby Jogger Summit X3 Stroller
The Baby Jogger Summit X3 stroller is one of the highest rated stroller in the recent years. The maneuverability of this stroller is amazing! I found that this stroller is super easy to push and maneuver on any surface. It also has a near flat seat recline, an excellent sun canopy and is suitable for day to day use. The features of this stroller is the same as the Baby Jogger Summit X3 double stroller which I have reviewed in the past and is still one of the best double jogging strollers out there today.
Check out the latest price for the Baby Jogger Summit X3.
Chicco Activ3 Jogging Stroller
The Chicco Activ3 jogging stroller is one of Chicco’s flagship stroller products. This affordable jogging stroller can also be used as for everyday use activities. One of the main features for this stroller is that it has a one handed recline and the seat can be reclined to an almost flat position. It also has an adjustable suspension system for rough and smooth terrains and parking brake and front wheel lock controls on the handle bar. The stroller is also car seat compatible and comes with a super large canopy – the largest I’ve seen for a jogging stroller.
BOB Revolution Flex Stroller
The BOB Revolution Flex stroller is one of my favorite jogging strollers for quite awhile now. The stroller has a very durable frame that is constructed with high strength chromoly and aluminum and has an adjustable handle bar. It is designed to take you to almost any terrain, is travel system compatible and a offers a good amount of storage. The stroller has front wheels that can swivel for easy maneuverability during everyday use and can be locked when you’re jogging. This stroller is one of the best-selling jogging stroller around today.
Check out the latest price here.
Graco Relay Click Connect Performance Jogger Review
This Graco stroller is one of the most budget friendly single jogging strollers you’ll see out there. Not only is it affordable, it also comes equipped with a ton of great features at its price point. This Graco jogger has a comfortable, padded seat, comes fully equipped with accessories and is car seat compatible. I really like the folding mechanism Graco designed for this jogging stroller. I found that folding and opening this Graco jogging stroller to be a breeze. Given its price, this stroller is a perfect choice for someone who wants to get a jogging stroller, but doesn’t want to foot out too big of an investment.
Mountain Buggy Terrain Stroller
The Mountain Buggy Terrain stroller is perhaps the most versatile and innovative jogging strollers out there. This 28 pound stroller has a seat capacity of 55 pounds and folds super easily and holds a very compact form once folded. The Mountain Buggy Terrain stroller pretty much has every feature you’d want in a jogging stroller – a full recline seat, water resistant canopy, one hand folding mechanism, an adjustable handle bar, shock absorbing suspension system and a hand control brake. It also comes with sets of 16” and 12” rear wheels for jogging and everyday use activities respectively. Another thing unique about this stroller is that it has a compartmentalized zip covered storage space for easy organization of essential items. I highly recommend this product if you’re someone who wants all the features or just can’t decide what features you want. You certainly can’t go wrong with the Mountain Buggy Terrain stroller!
If you’re looking for a double jogging stroller, head on over to my guide to selecting the best double jogging stroller here. Or, if you just want to learn more about the different types of strollers out there, check out our homepage where you’ll find information on which type of stroller is best for you and your family.