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Best jogging strollers of 2020

Best jogging strollers of 2020

A jogging stroller is a must-have for many parents – including those who aren't runners but love these strollers' superior durability and maneuverability. To find the top five jogging strollers recommended by parents, we analyzed actual threads from moms and dads in the our site Community. Here are the our site Love It winners for the best jogging strollers.

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  • Jogging stroller basics

    What you need to know

    Jogging strollers have special features to make them safe and comfortable for your child when you're running or jogging. They have a stronger suspension system to handle bumps and jostles, plus air-filled tires for a smooth ride. Top-of-the line models have a front wheel that swivels 360 degrees for easy maneuvering, then locks into place when you want to jog or run. Jogging strollers also usually have a hand brake, a wrist strap for keeping the stroller connected to you, a parking brake you can operate with one foot, and a five-point harness to hold your child securely.

    Though wonderful in many ways, jogging strollers have downsides. Until your baby can safely hold up his or her head, you'll need to use your jogging stroller with an infant car seat, and you may have to buy separate adapters to make this work. Jogging strollers are often bulkier and heavier than other strollers, so they aren't always ideal for taking on trips. And they tend to be pricier than standard strollers.

    The following jogging strollers are the five most recommended by our site parents. All are good choices in terms of features, looks, and ease of use ­– and they're the our site Love It winners for the best 2020 jogging strollers.

  • Quick look

    The best jogging strollers

  • BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 Jogging Stroller

    Our site Parents' Pick

    BOB strollers are synonymous with running for a reason – they're a favorite among both dedicated and casual runners, thanks to mountain bike-style suspension and air-filled tires that make for a smooth ride. The Revolution Flex 3.0 also has the advantage of a seat that reclines almost fully to keep your little one comfy, plus an easily adjustable handlebar to customize for each parent.

    Heads up

    While BOB strollers are top-of-the-line and a must for serious runners, they're also at the top of many parents' budgets.

    Parents say

    "I love the BOB and had no problem finding the car seat adapter for it. I would absolutely buy the BOB if you're using it for running or jogging."

    "We have a BOB and I freaking love it!"

    "Our BOB is really fantastic as far as quality goes, and it's smooth as can be. The build quality is superb."

    "Our BOB is the best money we've ever spent. If you get the infant car seat adapter, you don't need another stroller. Our daughter loves it and will go 5 miles, no problem."

    "We didn't want to buy two different types of strollers, so we bought just a jogging stroller. BOB strollers have great reviews and last a long time."

    "I love my BOB. It's so lightweight and maneuverable with one hand. It's like an off-roading stroller."

    Specs

    • Stroller dimensions: 46 x 25 x 45 inches
    • Stroller weight: 28.5 pounds
    • Accommodates up to 75 pounds
    • Travel system compatible
    • Locking front tire

    Available at Amazon starting at $499.99

  • Graco Modes Jogger SE Jogging Stroller

    Our site Parents' Pick

    This relatively inexpensive jogging stroller has a lot to offer: air-filled rubber tires, three-wheel suspension, and a lie-flat seat for walks with your infant. One of the coolest features of this stroller is that it offers multiple ways for your child to ride, including options so your child can face forward or back at you. This stroller works as a travel system with Graco car seats. And parents appreciate that the Modes folds easily (though you'll need to use both hands) and stands on its own when folded.

    Heads up

    Some smaller parents find this stroller a bit too tall, especially because the handlebar isn't adjustable.

    Parents say

    "I use the Graco Modes jogger for walking mostly and the occasional jog. It's a smooth ride, no complaints."

    "We like it. It's pretty compact and relatively flat when folded."

    Specs

    • Stroller dimensions: 40 x 25.8 x 41 inches
    • Stroller weight: 21 pounds
    • Accommodates up to 50 pounds
    • Travel-system compatible

    Available at Amazon starting at $199.99

  • Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller

    Our site Parents' Pick

    The Thule is a sleek jogging stroller that's comparable to the BOB in function, quality, and price. Its 16-inch rear wheels and superior suspension provide an ultra-smooth ride. The Thule is actually 3 pounds lighter than the BOB and folds more compactly, making it easier to bring on a trip. This stroller has a thoughtful extra: a zip-top cover on its bottom storage basket, so your belongings won't get lost.

    Heads up

    The seat is slightly reclined even when in the most-upright position, and some parents say their kids would rather be fully upright to take in the view.

    Parents say

    "The Thule has a great push like a BOB. For running they're equally good. I'm part of a stroller running club so I've pushed them all!"

    "A friend of mine has an outdoor family blog, and I tested several strollers for her. The only one that made me question my beloved BOB was this new Thule. I really like this stroller!"

    "It's lighter than my BOB and has a huge sun canopy and storage basket. You can lock the front wheel or not, and it handles really well. The adjustable handle bar is awesome."

    "I'm really impressed with this stroller and I'd say it's definitely worth taking a look. It's the only one that seems truly comparable to the BOB."

    "My husband and I went to REI last night to roll the BOB and the Thule around. After trying both of them, the Thule felt easier to maneuver, plus it's more compact."

    Specs

    • Stroller dimensions: 41 x 27 x 40 inches
    • Stroller weight: 25 pounds
    • Accommodates up to 75 pounds
    • Adjustable handlebar
    • Travel-system compatible

    Available at Amazon starting at $422.95

  • Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller

    Our site Parents' Pick

    Baby Trend offers an affordable jogging stroller that has all the basics you need: large bicycle tires, a generous storage basket, a reclining seat with five-point harness, and a front swivel wheel that locks. You can use the Expedition with a Baby Trend infant car seat to make a travel system. Parents appreciate the included snack tray and cupholder for little ones, as well as an adult tray with two cup holders and a compartment to keep phones and other essentials safe.

    Heads up

    Some parents report that the front wheel malfunctioned – and even snapped off unexpectedly – during use.

    Parents say

    "I got the Baby Trend Expedition because it's a travel system as well. I'm a runner and if I had the money I would have gotten the BOB Revolution, but this is a good alternative depending on your finances."

    "I waited until my baby was 8 months old to use this for running, and it's a smooth ride."

    "I love the snack tray for my baby, the storage underneath, and the adult tray with covered storage area."

    Specs

    • Stroller dimensions: 47 x 21 x 41 inches
    • Stroller weight: 25 pounds
    • Accommodates up to 50 pounds
    • Travel-system compatible

    Available at Amazon starting at $109.99

  • Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller

    Our site Parents' Pick

    The Joovy's on the lighter end for a jogging stroller and has all the key features you'd expect, like 16-inch rear wheels and a swivel front wheel that locks. It also features an oversize canopy for superior sun protection. There's a lot to appreciate about this stroller, from its mid-range price to its extra-wide seat. Children ride higher in the Joovy Zoom than in other jogging strollers, so they'll enjoy the view. And parents appreciate the easy fold and shock-absorbing suspension.

    Heads up

    The seat-to-canopy height is 20 inches, so if you have a tall child, there's a chance his or her head may brush up against the canopy.

    Parents say

    "The Joovy Zoom is a good-quality stroller that will last for more than one baby."

    "I don't jog but I walk with the Joovy often on gravel, dirt, and grass. It does remarkably well in the sand as well. I've had ours for four years and it's on our second kid. I'm happy with the value for performance versus cost."

    "Now that I've been running with this stroller and know how smooth it is, I wish I had bought it sooner."

    "I'm the happy owner of a Joovy and I really love this stroller. At such a reasonable price, you can't go wrong!"

    Specs

    • Stroller dimensions: 46 x 25 x 54 inches
    • Stroller weight: 25.7 pounds
    • Accommodates up to 75 pounds
    • Travel-system compatible

    Available at Amazon starting at $269.99


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