Best Jogging Strollers
If you’re looking for a stroller to suit your active lifestyle, you may have already decided to focus on jogging strollers.
There are a few different types of jogging strollers you might consider, depending on your needs. For example, a “crossover” model can hold its own as your main stroller, a lightweight jogging stroller is usually designed for running and off-track use, a double jogging stroller can handle two young ones, and a travel system is the answer if you want a car seat and jogging stroller combo.
To help you navigate all of your options, we asked around 3,500 Pampers Parents to vote on the best jogging strollers, and to share their personal experiences.
Read on to find detailed reviews of the best crossover jogging strollers, best double jogging strollers, and best lightweight jogging strollers. You'll also discover what to consider when buying a jogging stroller so that you can find the best one for you and your little one.
Best Crossover Jogging Strollers
Ready to choose the best jogging stroller for you and your little one? We’ve narrowed down the field based on the votes of over 3,500 Pampers Parents. The top five best jogging strollers for 2019 are all crossover models, each offering a different balance of convenience and sportiness:
Why pick this one? This affordable, yet feature-rich jogging stroller travel system was the clear favorite among Pampers Parents, sweeping up the most votes across all the categories of jogging stroller. If you’re looking for a jogging stroller that comes bundled as part of a travel system (with a compatible car seat included), this all-rounder could be ideal for you.
It’s not as lightweight as some of the sportier jogging stroller models, and lacks a few of the advanced running features like a hand brake and suspension, but Pampers Parents generally agreed that the one-handed closing mechanism and other convenient features — like the “click connect” system for attaching the included car seat — easily make up for this.
This jogging stroller also has a parent’s tray with two cup holders and a phone cradle.
Sun and rain protection can seem like an afterthought on some jogging strollers, but not on this one. The extra-large canopy has peek-a-boo windows, so you can check up on your child easily.
Your little one also gets a tray, with a built-in cup holder, and it pivots out of the way to make it easy for her to get in and out.
The front wheel swivels for better maneuverability, but it can also be locked for jogging or rougher terrain.
If you’d just like the stroller, not the whole travel system, then the Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger is also available as a standalone jogging stroller.
Highlights: This jogging stroller folds up quickly with one hand. It’s also self-standing so it’s easier to store upright, and you won’t have to bend down to lift it into a car.
|Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect Baby Travel System|
|Item size||40 x 24 x 42 inches|
|Item weight||38 pounds|
|Child weight||Up to 50 pounds [stroller], 4 to 35 pounds [car seat]|
Price*: about $269.99 on Amazon.com
Pampers Parents review: This is a really easy jogging stroller to fold down and open up again, and you’ll love the freedom of being able to go almost anywhere thanks to the big wheels
Why pick this one? This jogging stroller offers more features for the serious runner. The swiveling front wheel can be locked in a forward position for added stability while jogging or on rough terrain.
Pampers Parents were impressed with the jogging stroller's incredibly smooth ride (on all kinds of terrains) that results from the adjustable suspension system.
The handlebar is adjustable to nine different positions to suit your height. The extra hand-operated brake means you can have more control over your speed.
Various add-ons are available separately, such as a handlebar console with a tire pump, or a snack tray with a cup holder. These will add to the price, of course, and this is already one of the more expensive jogging strollers in our lineup.
All in all, Pampers Parents were happy with the extra features that this jogging stroller offers compared to lower-priced models. It’s also good for infants and toddlers up to 75 pounds, so you might be able to use it longer than some other stroller models.
Highlights: The BOB Revolution PRO can work as a travel system. Adapters are available for various car seats, even those of some other brands.
|BOB Revolution PRO Jogging Stroller|
|Item size||44 x 25 x 43 inches|
|Item weight||30.5 pounds|
|Child weight||Up to 75 pounds|
Price*: around $499.99 on Amazon.com
Pampers Parents review: It would be great if a few of the optional accessories were included in the price, but if you want your stroller to be a serious running partner or off-roader as well as a practical day-to-day stroller, this one could be worth the extra outlay
Hands down the best stroller I’ve ever used in my life. It’s lightweight, steers like a dream, and is super easy to clean!
Why pick this one? This affordable jogging stroller offers many of the same features you’ll find on its pricier counterparts, at a lower price. The large bicycle tires, for example, make it a breeze to push over any surface.
Even though it’s missing some things like a suspension system and hand brake, Pampers Parents looking for a solid all-rounder loved how affordable this jogging stroller is.
There’s lots of storage space, including a basket under the seat, and trays for you and your child. The parent’s tray has a compartment with a lid for storing your mobile phone and other small personal items.
Highlights: The Baby Trend Exhibition Jogger Stroller is compatible with various Baby Trend infant car seats, or you can buy this jogging stroller bundled together as a travel system.
|Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller|
|Item size||47 x 21 x 41 inches|
|Item weight||27 pounds|
|Child weight||Up to 50 pounds|
Price*: about $119.99 on (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FZP3E8A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00FZP3E8A&linkCode=as2&tag=pampersenus-20& linkId=60782f9361d2b9d57f7d757da0dbadd8)
Pampers Parents review: This jogging stroller is versatile and practical, with some stylish colors to choose from
Why pick this one? This jogging stroller offers a similar sturdy build quality and some of the same features as the BOB Revolution PRO, but at a more wallet-friendly price.
It still has suspension to ensure a smooth ride, but without the adjustment options of the PRO model.
The Flex has a nine-position adjustable handlebar, but it doesn’t come with a hand brake – only a foot-operated parking brake. This might be a deal-breaker depending on what kind of running you’ll be doing with it.
Pampers Parents said that this jogging stroller works great on most surfaces from rugged nature trails to gravel parking lots.
Highlights: With a special adapter that can be purchased separately, this jogging stroller is compatible with several brands of car seat, if you’d like to use it as a travel system.
|BOB Revolution Flex 2.0 Jogging Stroller|
|Item size||44 x 25.4 x 43 inches|
|Item weight||28.5 pounds|
|Child weight||Up to 75 pounds|
Price*: about $389.99 on Amazon.com
Pampers Parents review: Not the cheapest model around, but this jogging stroller is a real workhorse, and very easy to use
Love our BOB! Can go on all terrains, and it is such a smooth ride for the baby. It’s a bonus that we can use it with our infant carrier! Pampers Parent
Why pick this one? The Evenflo Folio3 comes bundled as a travel system, and the whole package doesn’t cost much more than many standalone jogging strollers. This stroller is more of a crossover between a regular stroller and a jogger.
The rear-facing baby car seat is only suitable for babies up to around 1 year of age. When the time comes, you can choose to purchase an upgrade to another seat from the same manufacturer, so you can keep using the stroller with your toddler.
The stroller folds down to quite a compact size for a jogging stroller, and stands up by itself when folded, so you won’t have to bend over to pick it up when loading it into your car. Some Pampers Parents mentioned that opening the stroller can take some getting used to.
One of the great features of this jogging stroller is that the handlebar is adjustable to suit your height.
Highlights: The included baby car seat is very light, and it comes with a separate base to make transferring it to your car a breeze.
|Evenflo Folio3 Stroll & Jog Travel System|
|Item size||38 x 24.5 x 46 inches|
|Item weight||31.4 pounds|
|Child weight||Up to 50 pounds|
Price*: about $250.00 on Amazon.com
Pampers Parents review: Pampers Parents loved the lightweight car and felt that — as a package — the stroller and car seat were pretty good value
Best Double Jogging Strollers
If you’ve got twins or an infant and a toddler who are both still using a stroller, you can take them jogging with you with one of these double jogging strollers, which were voted the best by Pampers Parents:
Why pick this one? This is the double version of the BOB Revolution PRO jogging stroller, and it comes with the same sporting creds.
The ease of steering and smooth ride were two features that Pampers Parents said they loved.
The additional hand-operated brake is there to help you control the speed even when jogging downhill with this stroller or during a faster burst of running, and the clever adjustable suspension system smooths out any bumps in the road that the air-filled tires can’t absorb.
The suspension can even be adjusted through two firmness settings, to adapt to the weight of the stroller’s little occupants.
The seats are in a side-by-side configuration, so you should check that the stroller fits through the width of any doorways and narrow spaces that you have to navigate regularly.
Highlights: The wheels can be locked in a forward-facing position, making this double stroller easier to control when you’re out jogging, or in rugged, outdoor environments.
|BOB Revolution PRO Duallie Jogging Stroller|
|Item size||48 x 30.5 x 43 inches|
|Item weight||36 pounds|
|Child weight||Up to 50 pounds [each child]|
Price*: about $689.99 on Amazon.com
Pampers Parents review: You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to steer this stroller one-handed, even with two children on board
I own 3 different strollers for my twins, and this is hands down my favorite. It steers like a dream. It’s a little heavy to pick up, but you won’t know it when using it. Pampers Parent
Why pick this one? This double jogging stroller has an extra function that you won’t find on many other jogging strollers: The swiveling front wheel can be locked or unlocked remotely using a lever mounted on the handlebar.
This lets you switch between strolling and jogging mode without taking your hands off the handlebar.
Pampers Parents highlighted how comfortable their children looked in this double jogging stroller, but if you’re looking for a travel system, keep in mind that the manufacturer does not sell a car seat adapter for the double version of this stroller.
It has an unusual add-on feature for a jogging stroller: a compatible bassinet, known as the Compact Pram.
The separately reclining seats have a mesh window at the back, providing good airflow and the ability to keep an eye on your little ones without having to stop and walk around the stroller.
Highlights: This double jogging stroller comes with a higher price tag, but it offers a slick one-step fold, and packs some great features for runners, including all-wheel suspension, a hand-activated brake, and a handlebar-mounted lever for operating the steering lock.
|Baby Jogger 2016 Summit X3 Double Jogging Stroller|
|Item size||53.2 x 32.5 x 40.6 inches|
|Item weight||37 pounds|
|Child weight||Up to 50 pounds [each child]|
Price*: about $649.99 on Amazon.com
Pampers Parents review: You’ll love the way the canopy folds almost all the way down to give better protection from the sun
This is an unbelievable stroller, easy to handle and run with. Pampers Parent
Why pick this one? If you liked the look of the single Baby Trend Expedition reviewed above, but you need space for an extra child, this side-by-side double jogger might be for you.
This double jogging stroller is an affordable option if you’re looking for the maneuverability and other benefits offered by a large-wheeled jogging stroller, but you aren’t wanting to use it for more strenuous activities or in extreme environments.
Pampers Parents loved how the bicycle tires glide effortlessly over surfaces like grass. They also liked the way the wheels can be removed easily to save space during storage.
A downside to this double jogging stroller, as one Pampers Parent commented, is that it’s not compatible with any baby car seats, so you won’t be able to use it as part of a travel system. The seats don’t fold down flat, so this stroller isn’t suitable for babies younger than 6 months old.
Highlights: A parent tray with two cup holders and a covered storage container mean you’ll always have somewhere to put your phone and other little items.
|Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger Stroller|
|Item size||31.5 x 46 x 42 inches|
|Item weight||32.5 pounds|
|Child weight||Up to 50 pounds [each child]|
Price*: about $169.99 on Amazon.com
Pampers Parents review: This stroller is easy to collapse and open out, and it’s easy to push on most surfaces, although the canopy could fold out a bit further to give better sun protection
Best Lightweight Jogging Strollers
Here are the lightweight jogging strollers Pampers Parents voted as their favorites:
Why pick this one? This jogging stroller is designed to carry a child who weighs up to 75 pounds, but the stroller itself is very lightweight, with several Pampers Parents commenting that they found it easy to handle.
The use of mesh, straps, and soft materials instead of hard plastics and complex mechanical parts helps keep the weight down.
Another feature that Pampers Parents appreciated was the large canopy.
Although it doesn’t have a tray for your little one, the stroller does have two mesh pockets — one on either side of the seat — for storing a sippy cup or toy.
The recline mechanism is operated by lengthening or shortening straps. This helps keep the weight down, but it does need to be adjusted separately on both sides, so you’ll need both hands to recline the seat of this jogging stroller.
Highlights: Adapters are also available for attaching a car seat, so you could even use this stroller to transport your newborn baby.
|Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller|
|Item size||46 x 25 x 54 inches|
|Item weight||25.7 pounds|
|Child weight||Up to 75 pounds|
Price*: about $219.99 on Amazon.com
Pampers Parents review: This is a stylish-looking stroller that’s lightweight and easy to use, although a wider choice of colors would be great
Why pick this one? If you’re looking for a lightweight jogging stroller that checks all the boxes for your active lifestyle, this streamlined model could be right for you.
It weighs only 25.3 pounds, thanks to its aluminum construction and Scandinavian engineering, and it also comes with suspension and a twist-operated hand brake.
Be warned: the front wheel of this stroller can’t swivel. This means that it’s permanently in “jogging mode,” so to steer round tight corners you’ll have to push down on the handlebar a little to raise the front wheel. Speed can be controlled with the twist-operated hand brake.
Pampers Parents like the light weight and sleek, minimalist style. It folds down with just one hand, and the handlebar height is adjustable.
Many Pampers Parents liked this stroller because they wanted a more specialized jogging stroller, so for them this capability made up for the lack of cup holders and the limited storage room.
Keep in mind that you can buy a range of add-ons such as cup holders, trays, organizers, a universal car seat adapter, and bumper bar.
If you plan to make the most of its jogging smarts, you might consider getting this as a second stroller that you use for outdoor adventures and exercise, to complement a more universal stroller or travel system that you can take on those trips to the mall.
Highlights: The 18-inch rear wheel and 16-inch front wheel are large, even by jogging stroller standards, for even better stability.
|Thule Glide 2.0 Performance Jogging Stroller|
|Item size||40.6 x 27 x 40.9 inches|
|Item weight||23.8 pounds|
|Child weight||Up to 75 pounds|
Price*: about $479.95 on Amazon.com
Pampers Parents review: A high-quality jogger that’s easy to fold and rides very smoothly, although it lacks the creature comforts of more universal jogging strollers.
Thule is the best if you’re an actual jogger. Real runners will know the difference.
What Is a Jogging Stroller?
Jogging strollers are designed to be taken jogging, or to make your way off the beaten track, so you’ll instantly be able to recognize some of their special design features. These include:
Three-wheeled design. Having only three wheels makes a jogging stroller more stable when you're jogging. The wheels are also bigger than the ones you’d usually find on standard strollers. This makes it easier to push and maneuver a jogging stroller over all kinds of surfaces — including wood chip, gravel, and even mud or snow.
Air-filled tires. The tires fitted to most jogging strollers are air-filled (like on a bicycle), which provides a smoother ride and also makes it easier for you to push the stroller over a variety of surfaces.
Suspension. Not all jogging strollers come with shock absorbers, but they can be a great feature if you’re planning to go off-road.
Single, wide handlebar. Jogging strollers have a single wide handlebar, instead of the separate handles you might see on some other strollers. This makes it easier to get a comfortable grip and keep control of the stroller. Some models also allow you to adjust the handlebar height to suit you.
Hand brake. Some jogging strollers have an extra hand-operated brake, rather than just a foot-operated “parking brake,” to help you control the speed of the stroller more easily, especially on downhill runs.
What to Consider When Choosing a Jogging Stroller
Most of the general considerations that you can read about in our article on the best strollers for 2019 — for example, how easy the stroller is to clean, its size, the amount of storage space provided — are also valid when buying a jogging stroller. However, a jogging stroller is a little more specialized, so there may be a few extra things you need to consider:
Does it meet federal safety standards? Above all else, make sure the stroller carries a sticker showing that the manufacturer is part of the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association’s (JPMA) certification program.
How much actual jogging will you be doing? Many of the jogging strollers on the market today are referred to as “crossover” strollers. These may not be true jogging strollers in the purest sense — for example, they might be less adjustable or lack special features like a hand brake or ultralight aluminum frame — but they can still have good all-terrain capabilities and be suitable for power walking or gentle running.
How big are the wheels? Be wary of products marketed as jogging strollers that have a tiny front wheel, especially if it has solid rubber or plastic tires. These might look like jogging strollers but are unlikely to be suitable for actually jogging. We’ve made sure that all the models reviewed here are the real thing, with large wheels and proper air-filled tires!
Can the steering be unlocked? Some jogging strollers are designed specifically for jogging or running, and have a fixed wheel that doesn’t swivel at all. Most jogging strollers these days, however, are for dual use. This means they have a swiveling front wheel for easy steering, but which can be locked for extra stability when jogging or pushing the stroller over difficult surfaces.
Does it have a hand brake? All strollers are fitted with a parking brake, but some advanced jogging strollers come with an extra brake that you can operate using a lever or twist-grip on the handlebar. This is great for giving you extra control of your speed.
How lightweight do you need your jogging stroller to be? Being light makes the stroller easier to run with, so many lightweight jogging strollers are aimed at more serious fitness enthusiasts, with extra features like hand-operated brakes and suspension. To get the weight down, however, features like drinks trays and large storage baskets might be missing. Also, keep in mind that “lightweight” is a relative term. A lightweight jogging stroller may still weigh more than an umbrella stroller, for example.
Are you handy with a puncture repair kit? The air-filled tires fitted to jogging strollers give a great ride, but they can get punctures. If you don’t know how to fix punctures (and don’t want to learn), you might want to scope out your local area for stroller service centers or even bicycle stores who’ll be able to fix any blowouts for you, just in case.
Will this be your only stroller? If you’re looking for a jogging stroller for day-to-day use, then some of the pure jogging models may not have all the creature comforts you would like or need like cup holders for you and your child, trays for you and your little one, or a large storage basket big enough to hold your diaper bag. If you’d miss these features, you might prefer one of the crossover models. If you need a lightweight jogging stroller but want one of the extra features, too, check whether the specific add-on can be purchased separately.
How old is your baby? Most jogging strollers won’t recline flat, so they aren’t usually good for carrying newborns and babies under 6 months. However, many jogging strollers are available as a travel system, or can take adapters for use with a baby carrier, car seat, or bassinet. This could offer a solution for carrying children who are too young for the stroller’s regular seat.
How adjustable is the jogging stroller for your child? Consider things like the seat recline options; whether the seats of the double jogging stroller recline separately; whether the stroller can carry your infant and toddler at the same time; and whether it can be configured to hold an infant car seat or baby carrier if you need it to.
If it’s a double jogging stroller, does it have a single footrest? There should be one footrest on a double jogging stroller that extends across both sitting areas. If there were two footrests, a child’s foot could become trapped between them.
Will it fit in your car? The larger wheels can mean a jogging stroller isn’t as compact or lightweight as some other types of strollers. On the upside, many jogging stroller models have quick-release removable wheels, which can make storage and transportation a little easier. Check the size of the stroller and the size of the trunk of your car before making a decision on which model to buy.
How easy is it to fold and unfold the jogging stroller? Some jogging strollers can be folded down with one hand, and others require two. Some have a single-step, and others a two-step folding mechanism.
Is the jogging stroller a good fit for you? Any stroller should be comfortable to use, but even more so when you’re jogging with it. Check the handle is at a comfortable height for you; or choose a model with an adjustable handlebar.
Is the price right? Jogging strollers can range in price from very affordable to, well… the sky’s the limit. Think about what you want out of your jogging stroller. Some of the more expensive jogging strollers are highly specialized, lightweight models with fewer practical features. If you’re only planning on light exercise, and want a great stroller for running errands, too, one of the more affordable models might actually serve you better.
Is it compatible with your existing baby gear? Maybe you’ve already got a baby car seat made by the same manufacturer as the jogging stroller you’ve got your eye on. Can they be used together? If not, there’s still hope: Some jogging strollers can work with adapters for other brands of car seats. Alternatively, if you’re looking to buy a jogging stroller and car seat as a travel system, you’re in luck as several of the top-voted jogging strollers on our list can be purchased in a car seat and jogging stroller combo.
Jogging Stroller Safety
Keep in mind that although you may be able to safely carry a smaller child in your jogging stroller, it’s not advised to run or jog, or even walk over rough terrain, with a baby who is less than 1 year old.
When you’re using your jogging stroller, the usual safety precautions that apply to all strollers remain valid. These include:
Never leave your child unattended in your jogging stroller.
Always strap your child into your jogging stroller using its five-point harness.
Keep children out of the way when folding or unfolding your jogging stroller, to prevent them from catching their fingers in any hinges.
Don’t hang bags or other items from the handlebar of your jogging stroller, as these can make it tip over backwards.
A jogging stroller can be a great way of exploring the world and getting your little one involved in your active lifestyle from an early age.
With all the options and features on offer, choosing a jogging stroller (or any major item of baby gear) can be challenging.
We hope that this list, based on Pampers Parents’ votes and reviews, will help you choose the jogging stroller that best fits in with your lifestyle and needs, so you and your little one can make the most of the outdoors together.
*Prices are correct at the time of writing.
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