I have been researching strollers for a while now and have come across many different makes and models. You have your normal umbrella stroller or single stroller for everyday use and jogging. You then have your double side by side, inline or as they are better known the Tandem. All these I have known and personally used, however, one that is new to me is the jogging stroller bike trailer.
I know that my son would absolutely love these strollers and so do I they are super cool and once you have seen what they have to offer I guarantee you will be heading out to buy one.
If your family loves the outdoors and especially cycling then a jogging stroller bike trailer is a must have.
When looking for a bike trailer stroller you need to consider a few important factors. Most importantly the age of your child because most bike trailers are not recommended for infants or babies under 12 months of age. Secondly look for one that is convertible into a regular jogging stroller, not only is it extremely convenient but a great investment as well.
The Thule Chariot Cougar 1 is the perfect fit for active and adventurous families. It was built entirely with sportsmen and women in mind, the sleek aerodynamic design is not only sexy but enhances many sports capabilities.
– Partial window for temperature control
– Storage area for conversion kits
– Weighs only 24.3lbs
– Not compact for storage
Let’s get the bulkiness of this stroller out of the way, the cougar 1 was not designed to be a compact everyday stroller, it was designed to protect your child while you enjoy your favorite outdoor activities. So if you are looking for an everyday stroller this is definitely not the one for you. However, if you are looking for a strong outdoor chariot for your child then you definitely have to check this one out.
It has all the great features you would expect from a jogging stroller like 5 point safety harness, park brake and adjustable handlebars.
If you have twins or similar age children you will love the Cougar 2 or Thule Chinook2 which can accommodate one or two children.
Not only is it a cool stroller but by accessorizing you can convert it into a bike trailer or even a sled, yes you read correctly a sled. Conversion kits for jogging, biking, hiking and cross-country skiing can all be purchased.
This double combo jogging stroller bike trailer from Veelar, comes with a universal bike hitch to rear axle included. Well priced for a bike trailer it is proving to be extremely popular with great reviews and ratings.
– Padded seats
– 5 point safety harness
– Loads of storage
– Seat doesn’t recline
Assembles quickly with no tools required and can fold flat for easy storage. Easily converts between stroller and trailer. Safety was obviously a big factor in the design of this stroller with reflectors and safety flag for extra visibility. The feature that I love the most is the fact that even if your bike tips over the trailer still remains upright. If you are in the market for a safe yet cheap bike trailer jogging stroller combo, well then your search is over.
With so many great options of bike trailers available, active parents can embrace parenthood and still keep up their active lifestyle. The Instep double Sierra will keep you going whether you are a cyclist or a jogger.
– 16” rear and 12” front pneumatic tires
– Front wheel swivels when used as a stroller
– Folding frame and quick release wheels for easy storage
– Includes bug screen and weather shield
– Rear storage is not easily accessible
Deluxe safety harness, park brake, 2 in 1 canopy and all the other amazing features that you would want. The universal coupler attaches to most bicycles, Includes stroller kit with swiveling front wheel & handle bar. Judging by feedback from other parents it seems that Instep offers you a great after purchase service so replacement parts and spares are no problem. Definitely a contender for best combo in its price range.
Other Instep models available are the Quick N EZ, Take 2, Rocket II, and the sync which is the single version of the Sierra double.
Another awesome bike trailer stroller not to be overlooked is the Aosom Elite II. A 3 in 1 design double child bike stroller, trailer and jogger giving you convenience and flexibility in one easy purchase.
– Duel suspension
– Fits into trunks of most vehicles
– All conversion kits included
– All terrain wheels
– I am not a huge fan of the sling style seat
Personally, I prefer a bench style seat but that is a matter of personal preference and doesn’t necessarily reflect badly on the bike trailer. Front wheel can swivel for strolling, lock for jogging or be removed while in use as a bike trailer. Flexibility, versatility, convenience these are words that come to mind with this stroller. Dimensions are 55″L x 36″W x 42″H with a maximum weight capacity of 88 lbs.
Other Aosom models available are the 2 in 1 child bike trailer and stroller. If you are a pet lover like me also check out their Pet trailers.
What have we learnt?
I found reviewing the bike trailers jogging stroller combos to be a difficult task. There are so many amazing ones to choose from it was hard for me to narrow it down. There are many other great models that you can take a look at such as the Schwinn Trailblazer, Allen Sports JTX-1 Trailer/Swivel Wheel Jogger, Schwinn Little Ranger, 2016 Croozer Kid for 2 and the Burley Design D’Lite.
Been a parent is no longer an excuse for giving up your passion for adventure and sports. I realize now that since the birth of my son I have become, for lack of a better word, lazy. It has been too easy for me to use my son as an excuse for doing any kind of physical activity. Well, it stops here. I no longer have an excuse and my son who loves the outdoors will enjoy each and every moment that we spend together outdoors. Now just to pick one and hit the trails.