Post # 1
I’ve started researching strollers and oh. my. goodness. There are a lot of options. Here’s what I’m looking for – do you have a recommendation that fits these items?
1. Jogging stroller that’s adaptable with an infant car seat. I’m interested in it mainly for power walking, not jogging/running so I think a Bob is a little too high-tech for me (and expensive). I’m looking at the Chicco infant seat, if that helps, since it has a higher weight limit than the Graco.
2. Height-adjustable handlebars. I’m 6′ tall and Darling Husband is 6’6″ so we need something where we can move the handlebar position.
3. Lockable swivel-front wheel. I’m assuming this is the best of both worlds.
4. Under $300? Is that even possible?
5. Easy collapsibility.
We’re also thinking of using it as our only stroller – so any pros/cons you can share about a “jogging” stroller as your only baby wheels would be great.
Post # 3
we used Jeep … I loved it.. there are its been a few years and I am sure they changed the styles since I was using it with my son.. Im not sure about adjustable handles …but i would reccomend looking at those.. I had one where I could stick my Ipod in it and it would play music.. and also came with a steering wheel for the baby when he/she got big enough
Post # 4
@tootsweet: I saw that on Amazon, but it didn’t say if it had a height-adjustable handlebar. I may have to look into that further since it was already one of my frontrunners because it doesn’t need a car seat adaptor.
Post # 5
I don’t have any recs, but if you do find something you like and it’s too expensive, you might look on Craigslist. Bobs are huge in my area, and I see them on Craigslist up here all the time.
Post # 6
I second the idea of craigslist for a used BOB. But if you want a brand new stroller… We’re going with the Joovy Zoom 360, which costs about $250 new, and is very well reviewed as a “high-end jogger without the high-end price”. I don’t think it has an infant car seat adapter though, so we’re getting the Snap N Go stroller frame to start off with, until baby grows into the Joovy Zoom. The Snap N Go is cheap, and I figure I won’t be doing much jogging during the early weeks anyways.
Post # 7
I cannot recommend the Bumbleride Indie enough…unfortuantely it’s not under $300 though. But check it out, maybe you can find one second hand.
Post # 8
I see that Graco has a “jogging” stroller that works with the Snugride 30. I might have to change my carseat preferences . . .
Anyone try the Graco one?
Post # 9
@soccerball – Do you use the Bumbleride Indie as your everyday stroller, or just for jogging? I’m considering getting it as our primary stroller with a Maxi Cosi carseat to start, but live overseas and can’t try one out in my country before ordering. I’d love to hear more about your experience with it if you don’t mind sharing, especially regarding how it handles on slightly uneven terrain, if you have used it with a carseat, and ease of folding.
OP, sorry – hope you don’t think I’m thread jacking; I’m just really interested in jogging strollers too! 🙂
Post # 10
We use the Bumbleride Indie (Walnut Natural Edition) as our primary stroller. We have a small umbrella stroller too, but mostly use the Bumbleride.
Here are the bonuses for us:
The canopy is HUGE!! No sun gettin’ in here! It blows the others away.
The handlebar is height-adjustable (good for the hubs)
The carseat bar comes with it and fits most makers. (don’t have to buy it separately. Nice!)
The basket is a decent size and mostly accessible.
The stroller handles GREAT on all terrain (front wheel locks if needed). We have taken it over lots of rocks and trails and the kiddo is safe and comfy.
The negatives for us:
It is a tad difficult to fold. It takes two hands to do, which is my biggest issue. Definitely hard with an infant in your arms.
The peekaboo window is covered in UV mesh…which is a good concept, but hard to see the kiddo.
No rumbleseat available, so it can’t grow with your growing family.
Holds slightly less pounds than some of the big competitors.
The tires are air-filled, which makes for a nice ride but involves pumping at times.
Overall, the positives greatly outweigh the negatives. I would suggest the Movement edition, since it is made of weatherproof material. Good luck stroller shoppin’!
Post # 11
@goodbuddy: Good information! Thanks for sharing.
@cupcake627: Hope you found goodbuddy’s review helpful too!
Post # 12
If you want the stroller for jogging/running, you want to look for one that has the larger 16″ rear wheels. It’ll give you more stability. If you are planning to run/jog often, I really think it’s worthwhile to invest in a higher end stroller. I LOVE mine and it’s so smooth. It folds with one hand, the wheels come off so easily and it folds pretty flat.
I have a Baby Jogger Summit XC and I LOVE it. It was $399 though, so definitely on the pricier side, but they are cheaper than the new models of the Bob stroller.The Baby Jogger has an adapter for use with most infant seats, including Chicco.
Looking for a used Bob on craigslist is a great idea. They are made to last, and if you check frequently you can find a good deal.
I looked at the Joovy Zoom 360 as well. I had to dig for reviews, but all that I found were positive. I don’t believe you can use an infant seat with it.
I’ve heard good things about the Instep Grand Safari as well, but I don’t know if it works with an infant seat either.
I had a Baby Trend Expedition that I received as a gift, but I ended up returning it because it didn’t fold very flat at all, and the wheels were a pain to get off. It just wasn’t going to work in our cars. Also, it didn’t feel very stable jogging and it pulled to the side a bit, even after checking to make sure everything was assembled right and the tires were inflated the same.
Post # 13
Also, check out joggingstroller.com They have compatibility charts for strollers with carseats. They have some good reviews too.
Post # 14
Can you link to the graco one? I can’t find it anywhere.
Post # 15
Sorry for first post, my phone is dumb sometimes….
I registered for the graco one on amazon. I found it to be the best because it works with the snugride 30, which is the car seat that we got. I also registered for the snap and go for when a smaller stroller will do (basically, indoor vs. outdoor). Since I won’t be using the stroller for jogging per se, I was more concerned with having a semi rugged stroller that would fit with the infant seat without having to get an additional extender.
I am 6′ and Darling Husband is 6’3″ but I seem to be less concerned with the height since I have never had an issue with stroller height in the past with my much younger siblings strollers or the strollers that my friends have.
Good luck in your search and let us know what you decide!!
Post # 16
Here’s a link to the Graco I was eyeing up on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Graco-1794307-Trekko-Stroller-Metropolis/dp/B005Dirty Delete57UM/ref=br_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I21I4OXWDUZHDT&colid=293OJN8G6429
@bpcmarj: Is this pretty much the same one you got? I’m looking primarily for light jogging, but more power walking, plus using as my main stroller. I’d like to say I’ll run with it, but even I can’t delude myself that much about my post-baby workout routine!