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Baby Jogger F.I.T. Review

   
 

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  • Currently 2.0/5
Overall avg rating 2.0 of 5 based on 1 review. Most recent review: December 15, 2012
Price:  $300 list
Pros:  Quality, can be folded with one hand, 75 lbs. weight capacity, roomy seat, large canopy
Cons:  Heavy, does not "glide" forward, price, accessories are extra, non-adjustable handlebar
Bottom line:  This is not the jogging stroller we would recommend to a friend
User Rating:       (0.0 of 5) based on 0 reviews
Manufacturer:   Baby Jogger
Review by: ⋅ Review Editor, BabyGearLab ⋅ December 15, 2012  
Bottom Line
The Baby Jogger FIT is a high-quality, great looking stroller, that appears to be well tuned to the needs of serious runners. However, performance-wise it did not have what it takes to be a top stroller for runners in our comparison tests. We would not recommend it to a friend.

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BabyGearLab Editors' Hands-on Review

The Baby Jogger FIT should be a great jogging stroller. It is made with high quality materials and finishes, has a responsive hand brake, a stylish design, a large canopy and roomy seat to accommodate taller kids. Unfortunately, its performance as a jogging stroller is not up to par with these features or with the top jogging strollers we reviewed.

Pros
  • The Baby Jogger FIT has a permanently fixed front wheel, which is better for running because it keeps the stroller going straight and makes it more stable.
  • The quality of the materials is very good.
  • Its patented Quick-Fold Technology allows you to fold the stroller with one hand.
  • The seat cover is machine washable.
  • Has a weight limit of 75 lbs, which together with a roomy seat, makes for a stroller that you can keep using even after your kid has outgrown other strollers.
  • It has storage in the back of the seat and an easy-to-access basket underneath.
  • The canopy is ample and can be detached from the handlebar to give greater coverage from the sun.
  • Sturdy

Cons
  • Expensive
  • At 27 lbs, it is heavy compared to other strollers we reviewed.
  • It's not an efficient running stroller. The Baby Jogger FIT does not "glide" forward with each push, which makes running with this stroller uncomfortable and harder than it needs to be.
  • It has no shock absorbers. It rides smooth on smooth roads but not on rugged terrain or bumpy sidewalks.
  • Accessories (parent console, snack tray for baby, car seat adapter) have to be bought separately.
  • While the fixed front wheel is an advantage for running, it hinders the stroller's maneuverability in crowded or tight spaces. This is not a stroller you'd take shopping –it would be hard to maneuver around and between isles- or into a crowded place.
  • The handlebar is not adjustable.

Conclusion
We had great expectations for the Baby Jogger FIT. The quality of the materials and the construction is top notch, but it simply does not deliver as a running stroller when compared to similarly priced competing products. The Baby Jogger FIT is not cheap, and its price puts it head to head with the slightly higher priced BOB Ironman, as a stroller for serious runners. But, when compared to the Ironman, the FIT is significantly heavier, and scored lower on every one of our rating metrics and tests. If you are deciding between these two strollers, go for the BOB Ironman.

Mariana Seif

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Most recent user review: December 15, 2012
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