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Jogging Stroller Reviews
Jogging Stroller Reviews
Although jogging stroller reviews written by experts about budget models are few and far between, there are scads of comments posted by users, usually parents and occasionally grandparents. Jogging stroller reviews point to three attributes that determine whether a model is good, bad, or indifferent: passenger comfort, convenience, and performance while on the move.
Jogging Strollers Child Comfort.Regardless how highly a particular model ranks in jogging stroller reviews for performance and user-friendliness, if your child isn't comfortable, you're going to hear about it.
The Jeep Overland Limited Jogging Stroller (starting at $175, Amazon) seems to impress kids. Jogging stroller reviews posted on sites such as Amazon report that children ride aboard without complaining and often fall fast asleep. One mother says her 4-year-old daughter happily watches roadside attractions when not engrossed in a movie on her iPad. Another parent says a rolled towel placed to the side of a baby keeps him secure during running workouts, and others generally commend the smooth rolling motion.
Another child-pleaser, according to jogging stroller reviews, is the smooth-riding Schwinn Turismo Swivel Wheel Jogger (starting at $176, Amazon). Comments posted at Target note the comfortable seat that reclines for a peaceful nap, the extra seat pad that makes for a snug fit, and the child tray that can be filled with goodies to keep youngsters busy or folded out of the way for unobstructed viewing. One jogging stroller review claims a toddler is so content that he insists on remaining seated even after arriving at the destination.
Independent seats, trays, and sun visors on the InStep Safari Swivel Double Jogging Stroller (starting at $160, Amazon) ensure that each rider's needs are met and sibling fights kept to a minimum, according to jogging stroller reviews at Walmart. Many reviewers assert that passengers -- including 4-year-olds -- are comfortable enough to sleep or jabber through the day's activities, although one parent says the relatively steep incline of the seats causes an 8-month-old to fuss and an older child to keep sliding forward. Other reviewers appreciatively mention the roomy seats that accommodate both small babies and pre-schoolers.
The Schwinn Arrow Fixed Wheel Jogging Stroller (starting at $149; a.k.a. InStep Arrow Fixed Wheel Jogging Stroller, Amazon) barely passes the comfort test. One jogging stroller review on Amazon reports that a young child likes sitting in the upright position but is nearly too tall to lie flat without her head hitting the back netting, and a harness extension was necessary to accommodate her height. Some jogging stroller reviews at Toys R Us likewise note that taller children don't fit easily in the seats, even as others assert their child seems comfortable enough.
Jogging Strollers Convenience.Whether the jogging stroller arrives in the mail or is picked up at a big box retailer, chances are you'll have to assemble it. The consensus in jogging stroller reviews suggests that all of our top picks are a cinch to put together. Many comments on this topic say the task can be completed solo within half an hour.
But what do you do with a jogging stroller that's not in use? A fully-assembled unit is something of a space hog, so ease of set up prior to an outing and folding for storage or transport is important. Most budget models, including all those we researched, feature a folding mechanism that's activated by depressing a trigger or button; two hands may be necessary for this operation. Jogging stroller reviews generally assert that the models discussed here are easy to open and close, although opposite opinions were also expressed. Note that jogging strollers fold flat (or what passes for flat in the jogging stroller universe) and the Jeep Overland Limited stands upright when folded.
Most strollers also feature quick release wheels to facilitate storage. All three wheels on the Schwinn Turismo Swivel, Schwinn Arrow Fixed Wheel, and InStep Safari Swivel Double pop off (in three seconds flat, according to one jogging strollers review of the Schwinn Turismo) but only the front wheel is removable on the Jeep Overland Limited.
Despite the ease or lack thereof associated with folding these buggies, numerous jogging stroller reviews for all the models we researched carp about their bulk and weight. Some posts at Toys R Us, for example, say the 37-pound InStep Safari Swivel Double is awkward to lift in and out of a car trunk and is a tight fit in some vehicles, particularly compact cars and small SUVs. Some users find even the 26.4-pound Jeep Overland Limited a bear to transport; one jogging strollers review at Walmart says a Honda minivan can't accommodate this stroller when the back seats are up. The Schwinn Turismo Swivel weighs in at 31 pounds, and some users consider it a heavy load. The Schwinn Arrow is the lightest cheap jogging stroller we found, at 20.5 pounds.
We also came across reports about the inability to push a jogging stroller through doorways, store aisles, and check-out lanes. This gripe surfaces most often in reviews of the Safari Swivel Double and Baby Trend Expedition Double (starting at $188, Amazon), both side-by-side models. But as several commenters point out, these are jogging strollers, after all, and by definition are neither svelte nor meant for indoor use.
Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogging Stroller Review
Schwinn Arrow Fixed Wheel Jogging Stroller Review
InStep Safari Swivel Double Jogging Stroller Review
Jeep Overland Limited Jogging Stroller Review
Schwinn Turismo Swivel Wheel Jogger Review
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