What kind of jogging stroller is best for you?

We all have a desire to be parents and live for the day for the dream to become a reality. Then it does. First, you are excited and can’t wait to spread the news, then all of a sudden you are overwhelmed. An absolute fear and terror sets in and the panicking starts.

What kind of a parent am I going to be? Will I get everything done in time? Is it a boy or girl? What baby goodies do I need? Do my social life and the active lifestyle have to come to an end?

I can tell you to breathe easy; parenting comes naturally, and nothing has to change drastically. As I am writing this, I am listening to the sounds of my son falling asleep over the baby monitor. Each and every sound he makes reminds me that babies are blessings, and they have a way of fitting into your lifestyle. All you need is the right equipment and baby products, and everything else will fall into place.

As parents, we need all the help we can get so for active parents I have devoted my time lately to researching the best jogging strollers and bike trailers. You then only have the simple task of picking one and planning your next adventure.

Jogging strollers come in many different styles and types, and I have chosen my favorite in each category.

When selecting a jogging stroller, consider your lifestyle and what kinds of activities or sports you want to partake in with your little one in tow. Consider the safety of both you and your child and also we all want something that looks good as well.

 

BOB Double Jogging Stroller with Car Seat Attachment

Double Jogging Stroller with Car Seat Attachment

Once you have tried it, you will be raving about this stroller for years to come. Your active lifestyle will be just as active, and your little one will enjoy every second of the adventure as well in this amazing jogging stroller with car seat attachment.

Bob Revolution SE Duallie has a state of the art suspension system and a 5 point safety harness.

Pros:
– Easy, two-step fold, for easy transport and storage
– Detachable and adjustable canopies
– Lockable swivel front wheel
– Infant car seat adapter included

Price & Reviews

Cons:
– Some of the more petite moms find it heavy

By making use of a BOB Infant Car Seat Adapter, you can conveniently convert your stroller into a complete travel system which is capable of accepting up to two BOB B-SAFE Infant Car Seats. Car seat adapters are available to purchase separately for the other main brand car seats such as Britax, Chicco, Graco and Peg Perego.

The new 2016 model loaded with even more features, with extra storage, bigger canopies and adjustable handlebar making it a great option for short and tall parents.

Other great single and double options from Bob are the Revolution Pro, Revolution Flex, Strides fitness stroller and the Ironman. All these strollers are great options. Available in bright and vibrant colors, blue/black, red/black, green/black and yellow/black.Bob has made sure that parents aren’t limited, and have many accessories that can be purchased separately like, snack tray, handlebar console with a tire pump, travel bag, sun and rain shields. For seriously active moms and dad’s a fitness kit is also available which includes Handlebar Console, Stroller Strides exercise instruction manual, and exercise tubing.

Navigator Double Jogging Stroller with Speakers

Double Jogging Stroller with Speakers

The Baby Trend Navigator Double Jogging Stroller is the one for you if you are and active parent with a love for music or if your child likes having music playing around him. My son will sit quietly for hours on end if he can listen to music.

The Navigator from Baby Trend is a great stroller if you have twins or similar age children. A stroller that can grow with your kids because your Navigator can be converted into a complete travel system and accept up to 2 Flex Loc infant car seat

Pros:
– Equipped with MP3 speakers
– Individual reclining seats
– Adjustable 5 Point Safety Harness
– Two large storage baskets

Price & Reviews

Cons:
– Handlebars are not adjustable

All terrain air-filled bicycle tires for smooth, easy pushing. Reflectors on wheels and frame for extra visibility. Easily washable padded seats. Parking Brake and air filled tires will keep you jogging to the beat of your favorite song through the MP3 speakers.

Baby Trend Navigator Double Jogging Stroller with speakers has a weight limit of 50 lbs per seat. Replacement wheels are readily available.

Other Baby Trend double jogging strollers are Navigator Lite, Expedition double and Navigator EX. Available in numerous colors like graphite red, tropic, baltic, green tea, lincoln, carbon, wasabi and a few others. All of which are compatible with up to two Baby Trend infant car seats.

Baby Jogger 2016 Summit X3 Double Jogging Stroller with handbrake

Double Jogging Stroller with hand brak

If superior performance and maneuverability are what you need, then the Summit x3 is the perfect choice for you. The all terrain wheels, lockable swivel front wheel with remote lock situated on handle bar will blow your mind.

Pros:
– All wheel independent suspension
– 50 lbs weight limit per seat
– Seats recline to near flat
– 16″ rear and 12″ front quick-release pneumatic tires

Price & Reviews

Cons:
– Handlebars aren’t adjustable

You can accessorize your x3 to your heart’s content with rain cover, bumper bar, and even glider board to allow for a third child. You can easily convert it into a complete travel system with matching City Go car seat or by using your existing car seat. To use your current car seat, you will need to purchase the correct car seat adaptor.

Situated on the Handlebars is another cool feature of this stroller,the bicycle-style hand brake. Baby Jogger has made sure that you can use this jogging stroller with handbrake for newborn, infant, toddler or older child.

Expedition Jogging Stroller Travel System, Bubble Gum

Expedition Jogging Stroller Travel System

Baby Trend truly does have the bulk of the jogging stroller market, and it is easy to see why. They have some of the best and most attractive jogging strollers and not only in looks but features as well. The Expedition is no different. This particular one pictured here is a single stroller the Expedition is available as a double jogging stroller as well. Same great features x 2.

Pros:
– Large all terrain tires
– Front swivel wheel
– Easy compact fold
– MP3 speakers

Price & Reviews

Cons:
– Swivel wheel lock is on the wheel and not remote

Remote swivel wheel lock would be better,however, it doesn’t take away from all the positives. Included are a Baby Trend Flex Lock 30 infant car seat and car seat base. 5 point safety harness, large storage basket, and large canopy. Available in Pink for girls. Blue or green for boys or a range of unisex colors such as millennium, phantom, spartan or centennial.

Baby Trend single and double replacement parts and accessories such rain cover are easily obtainable.

The Flex Lock Infant Car Seat removes easily from car seat base for a quick and easy click-in attachment to stroller to convert to travel system.

Recommended use and weight limit of stroller and car seat are as follows: birth – 50 pounds or 42″. Car seat: 5 – 22 pounds and up to 28.5″.

Your stroller will come complete with easy to understand manual with clear instructions how to assemble, how to fold, unfold, and maintain your Expedition jogging stroller travel system. A video is also available on the Baby Trend website.

ThuleUSA Chariot jogging stroller bike trailer

jogging stroller bike trailer

The Thule Chariot Cougar 1 is by far my favorite jogging stroller bike trailer combo. The flexibility of this bike trailer is not comparable to many in my opinion.

It boasts all the usual features of a jogging stroller like 5 point safety harness, park brake, and adjustable handlebars.

Pros:
– Partial window for temperature control
– Storage area for conversion kits
– Weighs only 24.3lbs

Price & Reviews

Cons:
– Not compact for storage

If you are looking for a strong, well built outdoor chariot for your child then you definitely have to check this one out.

For parents of twins or similar age children, you will love the Cougar 2 or Thule Chinook2 both of which can accommodate one or two children.

Conversion kits, purchased separately, for jogging, biking, hiking and cross-country skiing. The Thule options are the best jogging stroller bike trailer combos available. Their sporty look is excellent and will accommodate all your, and your children’s sporting needs.

Baby Trend Range Jogging Stroller – Chrome

Baby Trend Range Jogging Stroller

The LX range jogging stroller is also a great option from Baby Trend available in chrome. Baby Trend has a jogging stroller to suit every lifestyle

Pros:
– Locking front wheel
– Front swivel wheel
– Lightweight steel frame
– Adjustable 5 point harness

Price & Reviews

Cons:
– Only compatible with Baby Trend Infant Car Seats

The dimensions of the LX range jogging stroller are 22.5″W x 46″L x 41.5″H, nice and lightweight weighing only 24.75 lbs and recommended for use from 6 m up to 50 lbs or up to 42″.

All range series strollers can accept car seats and are compatible with all Baby Trend infant car seats to convert your stroller into a complete travel system easily.

With Baby Trend, you aren’t only limited to the Range Series when it comes to single jogging strollers they also have the Xcel range, Manta Gear, Passport, Stealth, and Calypso. Whether you just want a peaceful jog in the park with your child or a brisk run to the beat of your favorite song, you will find a Baby Trend range jogging stroller that suits your lifestyle.

The Baby Trend range is hugely popular and has high ratings and great reviews throughout.

Mountain Buggy Plus One Inline Double Stroller with Second Seat

Inline Double Stroller with Second Seat

The Plus one is also a great option for an inline double jogging stroller, and its sporty, sturdy look will have you wanting one without even looking at its features. And it is packed with features.

Pros:
– 12” air filled tires
– Versatile all round stroller
– Stadium style seats
– The second seat folds flat against the front seat

Price & Reviews

Cons:
– Car seat adapters purchased separately

Included in the set with the stroller is a second seat, bumper bar, bottle holder and lie flat cushioned mattress for infants. Max weight capacity of 55 lbs as a single and 44 lbs per seat as a double. The handle bar is adjustable from 31.5″ – 49″ so it’s ideal for short and tall parents.

The Plus one is compatible with certain Phil & Teds, Mountain Buggy, Maxi Cosi, Peg Perego, Graco, Cybex and Chicco infant car seats.

Inline is also known as Tandem style, double joggers. It refers to the seats been one behind the other as opposed to side by side.

Conclusion:

When buying your dream jogging stroller, decide carefully, with jogging strollers the most important aspects for me are safety, sturdiness, and flexibility.

When partaking in sports, whether it is jogging or cycling with a bike trailer attached you are moving at faster speeds so you want a stroller that can take the hammering and withstand the rougher terrains.

You want a stroller that has a good safety harness, one thing you don’t want is a flimsy harness. If your child is adventurous and inquisitive like mine, they will want to try and unstrap themselves. You want a harness that they can’t open themselves.

Flexibility is important because you want to make an economical purchase and at the same time you want a stroller that will grow with your child or children. Having to buy a new stroller every year or two can put a lot of strain on your budget.

All the above strollers offer everything that I would want, the most difficult for me would be trying to choose between them.

If I had to pick judging on cool factor and what my son would love then, without a doubt, it would be between the Thule bike trailer jogging stroller combo and the Baby Trend Navigator with Mp3 speakers.

My choice based on versatility the Mountain Buggy Plus one would be my choice.

However, based on which one would grow with my son, then, of course, all of the above would be an option.

The truth of the matter is that all of the above are great, versatile, safe and sturdy jogging strollers. Naturally, some are cheaper than others, so I would think that it will come down to what I could afford and of course, which one would best suit my lifestyle and needs.

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