The Best Strollers for Runners
When you welcome a little one into your family, things change. That much is inevitable.
But not everything has to change—your running, for instance. Instead of hanging up those running shoes for, oh, say the next 13 years, invest a jogging stroller so that your toddler can join you on your runs.
Of course, not all running strollers are created alike. We’ve compiled a list of the best strollers for runners: pick any stroller from this list, strap your bambino in, and hit the trails!
BOB Revolution SEConstantly voted as a favorite among the mommy and daddy runner set, the BOB Revolution encompasses everything that a running stroller should be. Easy to fold? Swiveling front wheel that can turn on a dime? Suspension system and five point padded harness to keep your little one safe and comfortable? Check, check, and check. The BOB Revolution SE can hold its own in all kinds of weather, terrain, and environment, making it the perfect bet for the active jogger who likes to mix it up. It’s on the pricier side, but nothing—from the construction to the fabric to the ease of use—has been overlooked.
Mountain Buggy TerrainRocky trails, sandy beaches, steep slopes—the Mountain Buggy Terrain really lives up to its name. As versatile as it is, possibly the best feature is how well it protects your child. You can head out on a rainy, muddy run, and your child will remain bone dry and comfortable the entire time. The oversize visor is equally convenient for keeping the little one covered from the sun on those bluebird days.
The Mountain Buggy Terrain is on the bulkier side, but it is incredible easy to fold down. Skip it if you’re looking for a metropolitan, downtown stroller—but head straight for it if you’re looking for a rugged running stroller.
In Step SafariThe In Step Safari’s steel frame makes it a little heavier than its aluminum counterparts, but it also means that the stroller is incredibly steady and durable. It folds down easily to a fraction of its size, making it perfect for the on-the-go runner. Best yet, it’s one of the more affordable running strollers, making it a good bet for those who want quality but are working on a budget. The Safari comes in a doubles edition, too, so if you’ve got two little ones, the In Step Double Safari is well worth looking into.
Schwinn Free RunnerIf you’re looking for a tough running stroller that won’t break the bank, you’ll definitely want to check out the Schwinn Free Runner. The adjustable handle bar means that both parents can use this stroller comfortably—a major plus for active families. The Free Runner is the perfect low-frills, high functioning running stroller. You might not get all of the bells and whistles of higher-end models, but you’ll get a safe stroller that can handle all kinds of terrain on any type of run. Ultimately, it does the job, and it does it well.
BOB IronmanAnother BOB stroller for the list—but this time, it’s the official stroller of the Ironman Triathlon. If it’s good enough for Ironman participants, it’s good enough for most everyone else! This is not an all-terrain stroller, but it is designed for runners who stick to roads, tracks, and other hard surfaces. It’s got all the safety features a parent could want, and it will let you train hard without holding you back.
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