How to Choose the Best Jogging Stroller

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Juliet Spurrier, MD, Carrie Vickers, & BabyGearLab Team

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After putting 16 of the top jogging strollers through 4 months of testing, we learned a lot about what makes one stroller better than another, and which features make the best jogging machine. Our goal in this article is to share the lessons we've learned, so you can make the best buying decision for your family.

You may also enjoy our related review of the top standard-size strollers.

Why Buy a Jogging Stroller?


Jogging with baby is a great way to get out of the house and bond while improving your mood and physical well-being.
Jogging with baby is a great way to get out of the house and bond while improving your mood and physical well-being.
After 9+ months of pregnancy a lot of Moms find themselves more than ready for exercise or time outside. A stroller you can jog with is an investment in your health and mental well-being that happily, is a form of exercise you can share with baby once they have developed strong enough neck muscles to handle the stress of jogging. Most babies love to go jogging, and most parents find that it is an easy, cost effective way to get active and into an exercise routine.

The following details will guide you through the important features of jogging strollers and will help you decide which stroller and features are right for you.

Safety in Jogging Strollers and Child Bike Carriers
Running with baby in a jogging stroller and biking with baby in a child bike carrier, can expose baby to stressful forces that can be harmful. Consult with your pediatrician to ensure your baby has sufficient neck and core muscle strength before you begin using a jogging stroller or child bike carrier.

Dr. Spurrier, pediatrician and founder of BabyGearLab notes, "It's important to avoid running and biking with young babies due to the jarring and jostling stresses that can occur. All babies need to have adequate neck and core muscle strength before they can safely participate in any jogging or biking activities. This generally does not occur until at least 8 months of age."

One of the top manufacturers of joggers, BOB Gear, recommends waiting until your baby is at least 8 months old before jogging. We would go one step further and say that running and biking with baby should be strictly limited to smooth surfaces between 8 to 12 months. At a minimum of 12 months, babies can begin to ride on rougher terrain, provided they are adequately restrained in a 5-point harness with proper padding and support. In addition, children riding in a child bike carrier being pulled by a bicycle, should wear an appropriate bike helmet.

How are Joggers Different?


The 3 wheel stance of this Bob Revolution Flex is a telltale sign you are looking at a stroller intended for jogging.
The 3 wheel stance of this Bob Revolution Flex is a telltale sign you are looking at a stroller intended for jogging.
Traditional strollers are not safe for jogging with a baby. They lack the design features necessary to reduce the jarring shocks a baby could be subjected to as parents jog over uneven surfaces. It is difficult to avoid hazards like bumps in the road, curbs, uneven sidewalks, and sections of non-paved surfaces when you are running, and ordinary strollers lack the ability to safely navigate these hazards at speed.

Jogging strollers have several features designed to reduce the impact of the road:
  • Larger pneumatic (air-filled) rubber tires
    The Glide has a sleek look with hidden connections and cool fabric iattachment in a channel groove.
    A jogger typically has 16+ inch wheels in the rear and a 12+ inch wheel in the front (double the diameter of most traditional strollers). These larger wheels roll over bumps easier, and result in less stress for baby. The larger wheels also create less rolling resistance, so long runs require less effort. Traditional strollers usually have smaller plastic wheels that do nothing to reduce shock, and are not good for running.
  • Effective suspension systems
    This shows a close up of the adjustable suspension on the BOB Sport Utility
    A jogging style stroller should include some kind of suspension to further reduce jarring. Most joggers have rear suspension and a sling style seat that helps absorb some of the motion involved in jogging.
  • Locking/Fixed front wheel — If you try to jog with a traditional stroller, or even a jogger with the front wheel unlocked, you will find that the front wheel(s) start wobbling. This creates strong vibrations in the stroller and makes jogging uncomfortable for you and baby. This can also result in the front wheel(s) turning so sharply that the jogger tips over. All strollers designed for jogging provide the ability to fully lock the front wheel, and the better products offer adjustable tracking for straight movement.
  • Long distance between wheels
    The Schwinn Arrow is a lightweight fixed wheel stroller that lacks adjustable tracking and has a significant amount of flex when running and turning
    Strollers designed for jogging push the front wheel forward and away from baby's center of gravity. This allows the front wheel to bounce in the event of a bump in the road with less stress transferred to baby's body.

Your Multi-Purpose Stroller


The Expedition has a deep recline for easy napping.
The Expedition has a deep recline for easy napping.
Many jogging stroller could be considered as a multi-purpose solution, doing the work of a jogger and traditional stroller in one product. We rate each product on its run-ability, and our test scores are weighted in favor of the running performance, but many parents rely on their jogger as a stroller for everyday activities as well. Because of this, we rate each jogger on a variety of additional metrics that impact serious running and everyday activities. This can help you decide which stroller will work best for you. So while the award winners are definitely great for jogging, many are often good for "running" errands as well.
While the Baby Trend might not be the best option for dedicated runners  it is a budget friendly stroller and good for everyday use with the occasional jog.
While the Baby Trend might not be the best option for dedicated runners, it is a budget friendly stroller and good for everyday use with the occasional jog.

Overview of Basic Features


The common features you might see in a jogging style stroller are:
  • Safety certification by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) according to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards: So you can be confident the stroller was built with safety in mind and passed rigorous safety tests.
  • Three wheels with pneumatic (air filled) tires: This means a smoother ride, but also that you'll need to check the pressure regularly like bicycle tires, and you'll need a pump to inflate them should they go flat.

Warning
The recommended pressure for inflating stroller tires is often different than the pressure shown on the side of the tire. ALWAYS double check the stroller manual or company website for inflation guidelines. Do NOT rely on the pressure shown on the tire itself.
  • Five-point harness: Goes over the shoulders, across the hips and between the legs to secure baby in the seat and minimize injuries in case of a crash, similar to the harness in infant car seats. This is especially important in the event of a stroller flip due to user error or a faulty front wheel assembly.
  • Safety tether:
    Some strollers have a safety strap that attaches to the bottom frame of the stroller  the straps on the Thule Urban Glide and Thule Glide are both short straps that attach to the handlebar.
    A safety strap with one end attached to the stroller and the other end worn around your wrist. This tether prevents the stroller from rolling away from you and could save your baby's life if you accidentally let go of the handle with traffic or water nearby (please use it, we can't stress this enough).
  • Parking brake: It is very important to engage the parking brake every time you park the stroller. Double check that the brake is fully engaged by attempting to move the stroller back and forth before letting go.
  • Canopy:
    The canopy on the Glide is a nice looking large sunshade with covered peek-a-boo window that rotates down for low setting sun or oncoming wind
    This will protect your baby from the sun and potential headwinds. The larger the canopy, and the more ways you can position it, the better.
  • Peek-a-boo window: Usually a covered window on the canopy to keep an eye on your child while jogging.
  • Reclining seat: For baby's comfort.
  • Under-seat storage basket: Storage for the things you and baby might need when out and about. This storage area is key since the low center-of-gravity helps keep the stroller stable and avoid tip-overs. You should never put heavy objects, such as your purse or diaper bag, on the handlebar. These items can cause the stroller to tip and creates a safety risk.
  • The wheels on the Sport Utility are easy to put on and take off
    Wheels that are easy to take off and put back on: The majority of strollers we reviewed have mechanisms that make it easy to install and remove the wheels, making them more compact and easy to store. When replacing wheels, use caution to ensure they are mounted correctly.
  • Folding mechanism: All of the strollers we tested are relatively easy to fold, but keep in mind that in general folded joggers are not small. And, even though the wheels can be taken off, joggers still may take up more space in your trunk than other kinds of strollers.
  • The BOB's optional Handlebar Console has a zippered pocket and two 5 inch deep cup holder pockets. Caution  never put hot drinks in cup holders because they could fall out and land on baby.
    The BOB's optional Handlebar Console has a zippered pocket and two 5 inch deep cup holder pockets. Caution never put hot drinks in cup holders because they could fall out and land on baby.
    Cup holders: While a cup holder is convenient, we fear they invite temptation to place hot liquids above your baby's head. Adding to that fear, most of the cup holders we tested were relatively shallow, and in our experience most resulted in falling water bottles when going over small bumps. A cup holder less than 3 inches deep is unlikely to retain a tall water bottle as you navigate the stroller. Please be very careful with items placed in a cup holder; just because it has a holder, doesn't mean it is safe to use it. If you rely on a nanny or caregivers, you might consider removing the cup holder, to eliminate the risk that a hot cup of joe will be placed there at all.

Never drink hot liquids while pushing your child in a stroller. Use the cup holder on your stroller for cool liquids only. Seattle Children's Hospital

Avoid carrying children while holding hot beverages; never place a hot beverage in the cup holder of a stroller. The Burn Center at St. Barnabas

How do I decide which stroller is best for me?


Deciding which stroller is best for you requires a clear idea of what you want and need. The Thule Chariot Cougar 2 with jog kit is a versatile option that lets you do a variety of activities with the right accessories.
Deciding which stroller is best for you requires a clear idea of what you want and need. The Thule Chariot Cougar 2 with jog kit is a versatile option that lets you do a variety of activities with the right accessories.
There are many jogging options to choose from. However, no stroller has it all, so you should choose the features that best fit your lifestyle and exercise goals. For most parents, this means being honest about your real running prowess. There is no judgment in this realm. However, there is also no need to buy more running stroller than you really need, and being honest with yourself can translate into saving money and time. If you are a regular runner, who ran avidly prior to pregnancy, then you will likely want to invest more in your jogger. If you jog once a week, and are more likely to find yourself running to catch a bus than running for fitness, then you probably don't need the highest end model and will be happy with a cheaper option.

First: Fixed or Locking Swivel Front Wheel


The Thule Glide has a reclining seat back with infinite positions
The Thule Urban Glide is a top scoring product that performed well in just about every test we threw at it
 
The photos above show the fixed wheel on the Thule Glide (left) and the swivel wheel of the Thule Urban Glide (right).

Jogging style strollers come with either a permanently fixed front wheel or a locking swiveling front wheel. When jogging, having the front wheel fixed (or in locked mode) is a must! This ensures that the stroller tracks straight and doesn't shoot off in an unexpected direction as it goes over a bump or loose debris. This feature also makes turning difficult, so you aren't able to accidentally make a sharp turn at high speed and risk rolling the stroller with your baby on-board. Some serious runners believe that a fixed wheel is the only way to go for running, and as a result they shy away from the options with a locking swivel wheel. However, in our tests we discovered that this isn't as big of a concern as it used to be. Some of the new swivel wheel designs have locking mechanisms that not only lock the wheel with little to no play at all, but the swivel wheel adds functionality to the stroller that makes it easier to use for everyday activities outside of running.

The front wheel on the BOB Revolution Flex can be locked by moving the red ball and the tracking can be adjusted by turning the black knob below the wheel lock.
The front wheel on the BOB Revolution Flex can be locked by moving the red ball and the tracking can be adjusted by turning the black knob below the wheel lock.
A swivel front wheel offers better maneuverability and provides easier navigation in tight or crowded spaces like a store or festival. All of the swivel wheel products we reviewed can lock the front wheel in place, a necessity for jogging. However, some of the locked swivel wheels aren't as stable as a fixed-front wheel. We awarded an Editors' Choice to the Thule Urban Glide and the BOB Revolution Flex because we feel both are an exception to this dated belief that fixed wheel is best. When the front wheel is locked, both products perform better than their fixed wheeled counterparts made by the same companies.

You might ask, "If the Thule Urban Glide performs as well as a stroller with a fixed front wheel, and it offers the maneuverability of a swivel wheel, why would I consider a fixed wheel stroller?" Well, you may not want too. We understand this statement flies in the face of a long held belief in the world of runners, but the newer swivel wheeled strollers performed as well, or better than, the fixed options in our tests.

A hand brake similar to this one on the BOB Sport Utility is a nice feature for slowing a stroller while descending a hill or coming up to potential hazards.
A hand brake similar to this one on the BOB Sport Utility is a nice feature for slowing a stroller while descending a hill or coming up to potential hazards.
On the other hand, there are some perks to the fixed wheel you should know about. Many of the fixed wheel models sport a handbrake that makes slowing the stroller easier as you go downhill or up to a traffic light. This can be an important safety feature, and it also helps tired runners ease to a complete stop with less exertion than body power alone. While it does not stop the stroller by itself, and it is not a parking brake, it is something to consider when looking at fixed wheel options. Only a few of the swivel wheel options have a hand brake, and none of the top scoring swivels had them. In addition, most of the fixed front wheels we reviewed have a larger front wheel than the swivel products (16 inch vs 12 inch). Some long distance runners, looking for speed and reduced rolling resistance, may prefer the larger wheels for an easier push. Last, some of the fixed wheel options are lighter than the swivel wheel products making them easier to push for long distances.

Given that the smaller swivel front wheel is easier to maneuver in small spaces, and the larger fixed front wheels are better for running long distances, it is important that you consider how you will be using your stroller when you decide which type to buy.


The images on the locking wheel mechanism of the Urban Glide make it easy to switch between a swivel wheel and a fixed one.
The images on the locking wheel mechanism of the Urban Glide make it easy to switch between a swivel wheel and a fixed one.
If you are serious about running, run more than a few miles every day, and you don't plan to use this stroller for other kinds of trips, then you might go for a fixed front wheel stroller with a handbrake; it's tough to beat the performance and safety features. You may also want to consider a handbrake if you run in a hilly community where the downhill slide might be easier with the use of a handbrake to slow your roll. However, for those that mainly walk, take frequent shorter runs, or the occasional jog, a locking swivel wheel stroller is a better all-around solution that gives you the best of both worlds, but can still graduate up to serious running if it turns out to be a hobby that sticks. We believe the Thule Urban Glide or the Burley Solstice have the best features for both worlds, and that serious runners and occasional hobbyists alike will enjoy their quality and performance no matter what the day has in store. Alternatively, our professional runner/tester indicated she preferred the BOB Revolution Flex over all of the competition.

Adjustable Tracking


Adjustable tracking helped the Burley Solstice earn a 7 out of 10 for run-ability.
Adjustable tracking helped the Burley Solstice earn a 7 out of 10 for run-ability.
Arguably, a more important feature than fixed vs swivel wheel, is the ability to adjust the tracking of the front wheel. The better jogging products have adjustable tracking to keep the front wheel running straight. If the stroller pulls or veers in one direction while running on a flat surface, you can use the adjustment mechanism to keep the front wheel tracking straight and the stroller moving easily. Think of it as a quick front end alignment on your stroller like you regularly get on your car. Alternatively, those products without adjustable tracking can result in chronic veering and constant manual correction while running. This will increase overall fatigue, and the experience of running will be far less enjoyable. All of our award winners, with the exception of the Baby Trend Expedition, have adjustable tracking. While it lacked tracking adjustment, we found that the Baby Trend we purchased tracked straight enough for the occasional jog.

Second: Adjustable Handlebar


The BOB Revolution Flex has an adjustable height handlebar  that rotates on a pivot point.
The BOB Revolution Flex has an adjustable height handlebar, that rotates on a pivot point.
An adjustable handlebar can come in handy if you (and anyone else who will regularly use the stroller) are taller or shorter than average person. The average height of American women is 5'5 inches tall, the average male is closer to 5'10 inches tall; this alone is a big disparity if mom and dad plan to use the same stroller and are within average range. To complicate the issue further, if one of you is over 6 feet tall, the non-adjustable handle might change your running style and could result in inefficient running, possible injury, or increased fatigue. Luckily, stroller companies seem to be "grasping" the handlebar height significance, and several offer an adjustable handlebar. The top scoring Thule strollers, the Thule Urban Glide and Thule Glide, both have adjustable height handlebars, as does the BOB Revolution Flex, and the Burley Solstice.

Before purchasing a stroller without an adjustable handlebar, make sure its height works for you and anyone else who might use it. As a guide, most people feel comfortable running with a handlebar close to belly button level.

Some strollers have a safety strap that attaches to the bottom frame of the stroller  the straps on the Thule Urban Glide and Thule Glide are both short straps that attach to the handlebar.
Some strollers have a safety strap that attaches to the bottom frame of the stroller, the straps on the Thule Urban Glide and Thule Glide are both short straps that attach to the handlebar.
In the past, we felt that most of the adjustable handlebars made the stroller feel sort of "squishy" due to the up/down play found at the adjustment point. However, the handlebars in this review are very easy to adjust and generally do not have noticeable play. On the contrary, they seem to have similar precision responsiveness as the fixed handlebars. In the end, we feel that being able to adjust the height of the bar is a crucial component for running if you aren't in the average height range. Given that it can impact your running biomechanics, and thus your ability to run for longer durations and avoid injury, we can't find a reason not to choose an adjustable handle.

Third: Suspension


The BOB Revolution FLex offers adjustable suspension.
The BOB Revolution FLex offers adjustable suspension.
Good suspension provides smooth strolling over uneven terrain, just like in your car. Most joggers offer shocks on the rear wheels to help prevent baby from getting jostled too much and to make the whole experience more enjoyable for baby. Most true jogging products will have excellent suspension. Historically, BOB strollers set the standard for great jogging products, in part because they have impressive adjustable suspension that can be altered depending on the type of terrain you are going over and/or the weight of your child. Not to be outdone, the Thule options and the Burley Solstice also have nice rear wheel suspension (though they aren't adjustable).

What kind of suspension to consider will depend on how often you plan to run and the kind of surfaces you plan to run on. In short, the rougher the ground, the better the suspension should be. Many of the cheaper models in our review did not have individual shocks, which leads us to believe that the manufacturers don't really expect you to run with them. Our Best Value winner, the Baby Trend Expedition, is a good example of this. Its lack of shocks and adjustable tracking make it a poor choice for serious runners.

All the BOB jogging strollers (including this Sport Utility) have a padded sling style seat that can help keep baby comfortable while jogging.
All the BOB jogging strollers (including this Sport Utility) have a padded sling style seat that can help keep baby comfortable while jogging.
Other features that can help cushion the blows associated with jogging are the style and padding of the seat. All the products we tested claim to have a padded or comfortable seat for baby, but not all seats are created equal. To complicate things further, the style of the seat seems more important than the padding.
This is the under side of the hard plastic seat of the Chicco Tre. This hard bottom can be significantly harder on baby than the sling seat because each bump causes baby to hit on the board. This could lead to a cranky baby who quickly decides running is no fun.
This is the under side of the hard plastic seat of the Chicco Tre. This hard bottom can be significantly harder on baby than the sling seat because each bump causes baby to hit on the board. This could lead to a cranky baby who quickly decides running is no fun.
The sling style seats, that are suspended from the surrounding frame, offer a more comfortable experience for baby because they lack a hard surface for baby to bounce against. It is similar to the difference between sleeping in a hammock or on a hard board. The hammock will give with the bumps and you won't be banging against a hard surface as you bounce up and down, while the board creates a hard surface to bang against. Given that happy cooperation from baby will directly affect your running experience, you'll want baby to be as cozy and safe as possible. Most of the true running strollers in this review had sling style seats with enough padding to help adequately cushion baby from any jolts remaining after the shocks work their magic. Alternatively, the Graco FastAction Fold Jogger and Chicco Tre both have a hard plastic seats that did not absorb any impact baby experienced while running, despite the added padding.

Fourth: Additional Features


Additional features are nice to have  like the parent console on the Baby Trend Expedition  but it is hard to utilize a cup holder while running  so keep your list of must have features to the bare minimum.
Additional features are nice to have, like the parent console on the Baby Trend Expedition, but it is hard to utilize a cup holder while running, so keep your list of must have features to the bare minimum.
Extra features like cup holders, pockets, snack trays, built-in speakers, and odometers were offered in some of the models we reviewed. Some features are essential, like the infant car seat adapter for strolling with babies under 8 months old. Others are really useful, like a parent tray with space to store your keys, wallet and cellphone. Others are useful, but have some trade-offs, like snack trays for baby that add to the stroller's weight, make it less aerodynamic for fast runs, protrude in awkward ways when folded, and are virtually useless for baby when you are moving quickly. However, some features are rather useless in practice, like built-in speakers. All that being said, while a boat load of features can be useful in a standard stroller, keeping jogger simple is usually better. The Burley Solstice earned a Top Pick for ease of use thanks to its intuitive and useful features that performed well in our tests and didn't inhibit running or safety.

Final Consideration: Tell the Truth


If you are a dedicated jogger/runner  the Urban Glide earned high marks in our metrics for Run-ability and Maneuverability.
If you are a dedicated jogger/runner, the Urban Glide earned high marks in our metrics for Run-ability and Maneuverability.
The most important factor you need to consider, above all other things, is how much running you will REALLY do. This consideration is important because for everyday errands you would value good maneuverability and ease of use over run-ability. You may be able to save a few dollars by skimping on the running features, if you aren't a daily runner. However, if you are a serious runner you will need a stroller with high marks for run-ability with the performance and features necessary for dedicated running. The more extensively you plan to use your stroller for running, the more you should be willing to pay for the sake of improved performance and safety for baby.

The Thule Urban Glide is a great all around stroller for serious running and simple strolling. Its swivel wheel and zippered storage make it great for navigating errands  and its locking wheel  adjustable tracking  and great suspension make it a top scoring runner.
The Thule Urban Glide is a great all around stroller for serious running and simple strolling. Its swivel wheel and zippered storage make it great for navigating errands, and its locking wheel, adjustable tracking, and great suspension make it a top scoring runner.
We believe that joggers have improved so much in quality and design that you can have it all. You can have a swivel wheel for better maneuverability around town, and you can lock that wheel in a fixed position for running and fun outdoor adventures. The Editors' Choice winners, the Thule Urban Glide and the BOB Revolution Flex offer versatility, high quality, and functional features that will last for many years and babies to come. These strollers came in top overall, and in key metrics like run-ability and maneuverability. The Burley Solstice also performed well in those metric, but has the high for ease of use making it a good choice for an everyday stroller with running abilities. The upside is all of these options are less expensive than some of the higher ranking traditional strollers.

The Expedition is a budget friendly jogging stroller you can use for everyday activities  but it isn't the best for serious runners and did not score well in our tests for run-ability.
The Expedition is a budget friendly jogging stroller you can use for everyday activities, but it isn't the best for serious runners and did not score well in our tests for run-ability.
Alternatively, if you aren't really a jogger, and the majority of your time will be spent walking with only the occasional run, then our Best Value choice, the Baby Trend Expedition, is a nice stroller with useful features that has a locking swivel wheel and is easy to push and turn. This stroller is a budget friendly choice for parents who want the jogging style, but aren't committed to the jogging lifestyle.

Can a jogging option be my only stroller?


We think a good jogging stroller  like the BOB Revolution Flex can be used as your only stroller. If this is your intention we encourage you to find one with a locking swivel wheel that offers great maneuverability and has ample storage.
We think a good jogging stroller, like the BOB Revolution Flex can be used as your only stroller. If this is your intention we encourage you to find one with a locking swivel wheel that offers great maneuverability and has ample storage.
Depending on your specific situation, you could use a locking swivel front wheel jogger as your only stroller. But remember that joggers do not fold small, are sometimes heavier, and are cumbersome to carry around, so they are not the ideal stroller for commuting or city life. Also, if you plan to stroll with a baby younger than 8 months, you'll need to make sure that the stroller is compatible with an infant car seat. Joggers also offer a smoother ride for baby, especially on rough roads, so if you will be moving over a variety of surfaces the versatility of a swivel-wheel jogger could be a good fit as your main/only stroller, as a standard stroller may not have the best performance over uneven terrain.

Conclusion


Some of the top jogging strollers we tested (Grand Safari  Burley Solstice  Mountain Buggy Terrain  and Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight not pictured)
Some of the top jogging strollers we tested (Grand Safari, Burley Solstice, Mountain Buggy Terrain, and Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight not pictured)
Jogging strollers are really cool, no two ways about it. In general, they are the most versatile, high performance strollers on the market in any category. We like that most of them offer suspension, easy folding, giant sun shades, 5-point harnesses, sling style seats, and a wide child weight/age range for years of use. We also think these strollers can work for many families as their only or primary stroller.

All of our award winners are great options depending on your needs, and a few of the other products have features you might want, but are not available on our winners. The Thule Urban Glide has the best of many worlds with high scores in most metrics. The Burley Solstice is the easiest to use and has a really simple fold. The Baby Trend Expedition is a good all around option that is a budget friendly and functional enough for everyday use with the occasional jog. And the BOB Revolution Flex was preferred by our expert in the field.

The Burley offers good run-ability  but its top ease of use score make it a great option for everyday errands about town.
The Burley offers good run-ability, but its top ease of use score make it a great option for everyday errands about town.
A final word of caution for this category of stroller is that most of the lower priced models lacked in performance or quality, and in the end are not the best options for parents who really want to run with baby. While the price tags for the better joggers are higher, they are still lower than the top performing standard strollers, and we think parents should look at this factor when deciding what jogger to buy or if their jogging stroller could be their only stroller.

About the Review Team


Our review team for jogging strollers including our usual BabyGearLab research analyst team for testing the basic functionality, such as folding, maneuverability and more. But, we also created this review hand-in-hand with a professional running coach and national class runner, Carrie Vickers.

Carrie is running expert and a mother of three lovely little girls. She is a professional consultant in biomechanics for running, and an avid runner herself. You can read more about Carrie's background here.

Dr. Juliet Spurrier is founder and Mom-in-Chief at BabyGearLab
Juliet Spurrier, MD
About the Author
Dr. Juliet Baciocco Spurrier is a board certified pediatrician, mother of two, and founder of BabyGearLab. Juliet earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Anthropology and Italian Literature from the University of California at Berkeley and her Medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington DC. She completed her pediatric residency at the Doernbecher Children's Hospital at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR, and subsequently practiced pediatrics in both the Pacific Northwest and Silicon Valley. Juliet serves as Mom-in-Chief at BabyGearLab, where she oversees all baby product review activity, assuring that each review delivers on our commitment to quality.

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