Our testing protocol for standard strollers is very extensive. Over several months, we took these strollers through a gauntlet of more than 50 individual tests to see how they compare to one another in day-to-day use. Hands-on testing during regular use provides a lot of information about how each product compares to the competition in real-world settings. We also perform a series of more controlled tests to look at particular performance elements in an apples-to-apples manner. We design our experiments to push the products to the limits to see how one compares to the others.
Testing Stroller Performance
We define specific tests to look at key performance elements. These tests range from things such as the ease of unbuckling and buckling a baby using the safety harness and cup holder stability to more obscure tests like pushing strollers over grass, gravel, dirt, and snow.
We also perform tests to examine stability. These tests reveal significant differences, such as a back-tip issue in the fully reclined Baby Jogger City Mini GT that we feel is potentially dangerous. The new Baby Jogger City Mini GT 2 has less risk than the older version.
We Take the Measurements
We refrain from using the manufacturer's specifications for weights, size, and other factors in our testing. Instead, we perform our own measurements for every product to compare the apples-to-apples results. We hope that by performing a mix of real-world and lab-style testing, we can give parents a complete picture and information to make the right choice for their families.