All About the 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. To help you navigate all of your options, we surveyed more than 5,000 Pampers Parents to find you the best jogging strollers.

What Is a Jogging Stroller?

Jogging strollers are designed to be taken jogging, or course, or to make your way off the beaten path, 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 easier to maneuver while jogging. The wheels, especially the rear ones, are also bigger than the ones you’d usually find on standard strollers. This makes the stroller easier to push and to manage on 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 those 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 on an off-road adventure.

  • Single, wide handlebar. Jogging strollers have a single, wide handlebar, instead of the separate handles you might see on some other strollers. This helps you get a comfortable grip and keep control of the stroller. Some models also allow you to adjust the handlebar to suit your height.

  • 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 example, how easy the stroller is to clean, its size, the amount of storage space provided—are also relevant when buying a jogging stroller. However, a jogging stroller is a little more specialized, so there may be a few extra things you’ll need to consider.

Here are some questions to ask yourself when you’re considering buying a jogging stroller:

  • Does it meet federal safety standards? One way to know this is to 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 I be doing? Many of the jogging strollers on the market today are referred to as “crossover” strollers. These may not be jogging strollers in the purest sense—for example, they might be less adjustable or lack special features like a hand brake or an 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 beneficial, as it gives you extra control of your speed.

  • How light do I need my 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 drink 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.

  • Am I handy with a puncture repair kit? The air-filled tires fitted to jogging strollers provide 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 my 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 cupholders 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 my baby? Most jogging strollers do not recline, so they aren’t suitable 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 my 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 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 my 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 process and others a two-step folding mechanism.

  • Is the jogging stroller a good fit for my needs? Any stroller should be comfortable to use, but even more so when you’re jogging with it. Check that 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 my 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 younger 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.

Top 6 Jogging Strollers

1. BOB Revolution PRO Jogging Stroller

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 cupholder. These will add to the price, of course, and this is already one of the more expensive jogging strollers in our lineup. Some Pampers Parents noted that it’s worth buying the tire pump to ensure the smoothest ride whenever the tire pressure is low. All in all, Pampers Parents were happy with the extra features that this jogging stroller offers compared to lower-priced models. Another plus is that it’s suitable for infants and toddlers weighing 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.

Price*: around $499.99 on

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2. Chicco Activ3 Air Jogging Stroller

Why pick this one? With the Chicco Activ3 Air Jogging Stroller, you control almost everything on the console, including the hand-operated swivel and break controls. And the handle is adjustable to better fit your height. The jogging stroller features foam-filled tires and foot-adjustable suspension for smooth rides over nearly all terrains. To ensure your baby’s comfort, the stroller has a multi-position recline feature with a mesh backrest for ventilation. It also has a parent tray, two cupholders, and a large storage basket to keep anything you would need in reach.

Highlights: If you’d like to turn this jogging stroller into a travel system, you could purchase the Chicco KeyFit or Fit 2 car seats separately. Both of them feature click-in attachment.

Price*: around $299.99 on

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3. BOB Revolution Flex 2.0 Jogging Stroller

Why pick this one? This sturdy jogging stroller offers a similar quality of construction and some of the same features as the BOB Revolution PRO, but at a more wallet-friendly price. It 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 the type of running you’ll be doing. Pampers Parents said that this jogging stroller works well on most surfaces, from rugged nature trails to graveled parking lots.

Highlights: With a special adapter that can be purchased separately, this jogging stroller is compatible with several car seat brands, if you’d like to use it as a travel system.

Price*: about $599.45 on

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4. BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 Jogging Stroller

Why pick this one? The BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 jogging stroller offers a very smooth ride thanks to a suspension system, air-filled tires, and a 360-degree swiveling front wheel. It can handle almost any terrain. You can use this stroller from infanthood up until your child reaches 75 pounds. The ultra-padded seat features an infant recline so that you can set it to nearly flat and raise it to fully upright when needed—all with a push of a button. Set the easily adjustable handlebar to your preferred position, perfect for adjusting to each parent’s height. And, the harness is designed for easy height adjustment, too, without the need for rethreading. Some jogging stroller lack storage space, but not this one. It features six storage pockets and an extra-large cargo basket. There’s even a cell phone pocket next to the handlebar. With your purchase of the BOB infant car sear adapter, you can turn this jogging stroller into a travel system and use it with a car seat from most major manufacturers.

Highlights: The extra-large canopy features UPF50+ protection from the sun, and has a magnetic window so that you can peek in on your little one.

Price*: around $549.99 on

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5. Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller

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 that allows for speed control. Pampers Parents liked the light weight and sleek, minimalist style. The stroller folds down with just one hand and the rear wheels can be removed for compact storage. The handlebar height is adjustable. The swiveling front wheel can be locked into place for jogging. 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 cupholders and other accessories, which can be purchased separately. The stroller reclines easily with one-handed operation. And, there’s a windowed canopy with side ventilation. There’s also plenty of storage available in the zippered cargo basket, the rear mesh pockets, and two other mesh compartments, so you’re never without space to store your baby’s things.

Highlights: The 16-inch rear wheels and 12-inch front wheel are large, even by jogging stroller standards, for even better stability.

Price*: about $579.95 on

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6. Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller

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. Another feature that Pampers Parents appreciated was the large canopy. To help keep the weight down, the stroller uses mesh, straps, and soft materials instead of hard plastics and complex mechanical parts. A good example of this is the recline mechanism, which uses straps that can be lengthened or shortened. However, the straps need to be adjusted separately on both sides, so you’ll need both hands to recline the seat. 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 storage. Highlights: Adapters are also available for attaching a car seat, so you could even use this stroller to transport your newborn baby.

Price*: about $289.99 on

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3 Best Travel System Jogging Strollers

The top three travel system jogging strollers offer a different balance of convenience and sportiness:

1. Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect Baby Travel System

Why pick this one? This affordable, yet feature-rich jogging stroller travel system received the most votes from Pampers Parents. If you’re looking for a jogging stroller that comes bundled as part of a travel system (with a compatible car seat included), this versatile jogging stroller 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 its convenient features easily make up for this. Sun and rain protection can seem like an afterthought on some jogging strollers, but not on this one. The extra-large canopy has peekaboo windows, so you can check up on your child easily. Your little one gets a tray, with a built-in cupholder, and it pivots out of the way to make it easy for them to get in and out. There’s also a parent’s tray with two cupholders and a phone cradle. 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 your car.

Price*: about $269.99 on

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2. Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Travel System Stroller

The large bicycle tires make it a breeze to push the stroller over any surface. Even though it’s missing some features like a suspension system and hand brake, Pampers Parents looking for a versatile jogging stroller loved this model’s affordability. The stroller features a trigger fold to reduce it to a compact, storable size. Plus, the wheels can be removed for even more compactness. There’s lots of storage space, including a basket under the seat, and trays for you and your baby. The parent’s tray has two cupholders and a compartment with a lid for storing your mobile phone and other small personal items. Highlights: The Baby Trend Exhibition Jogger Stroller features a multi-position reclining seat with a five-point safety harness to ensure your baby’s comfort and safety. The adjustable canopy includes a peekaboo window so that you can check on your little one periodically.

Price*: about $119.99 to $219.99 on

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3. Evenflo Folio3 Stroll & Jog Travel System

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.

Price*: about $242.49 on

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2 Best Double Jogging Strollers

If you have twins or an infant and a toddler who are both still using a stroller, you can take them jogging with you with one of the two double jogging strollers that were voted the best by Pampers Parents:

1. BOB Revolution PRO Duallie Jogging Stroller

Why pick this one? This is the double version of the BOB Revolution PRO jogging stroller, and it comes with the same sporting credentials. 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. The clever adjustable suspension system smooths out any bumps in the road that the air-filled tires can’t absorb. The suspension can 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 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 running in rugged, outdoor environments.

Price*: about $689.99 on

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2. Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger Stroller

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 won’t need it for more strenuous activities or use it 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 cupholders and a covered storage container mean you’ll always have somewhere to put your phone and other small items.

Price*: about $199.99 on

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The Bottom Line

A jogging stroller can be a great way to explore the world and get 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.

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