Best Baby Strollers

Top 10 Rated Baby Strollers 2014

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Parents faced with picking just one stroller out of the hundreds of brands and styles on the marketplace have a daunting task. Whether it’s a lightweight, umbrella, standard, jogging or double stroller, the factors to consider include price range, features and options, and if there’s a recall history. See the stroller comparison and ratings below with a link to the full review of each.

40 by 25 by 54.5 inches when in use
53 by 25 by 20 inches folded up

For parents who like to combine a good run with an outing with baby, this is the stroller built for some speed. It has been described as being … more


When in use: 36 by 39.5 by 22.5 inches
When folded up: 31 by 22.5 by 11 inches

The Baby Latitude is a good everyday stroller, although the price tag can put some off. This model has a telescopic adjustable handle and … more


Evenflo Journey  8.5/10

Stroller stands alone when folded
Stroller accommodates children up to 40 lbs

With its name recognition from Evenflo baby bottles and other infant products, this popular stroller has a front suspension wheel system, a … more


When folded up: 19 by 25 by 34 inches
15.5 lbs.

Compared to its heavier counterparts, the Contours Lite Refresh is considerably lighter and less expensive. At 15.5 pounds with a … more


41 by 29 by 29 inches
36 lbs.

The Mountain Buggy Duo provides another choice for families needing a double stroller for everyday use. Despite being a double, this … more


Skylar Double  8/10

Dimensions: 31.5 by 46 by 42 inches.
Weight: 32.5 pounds
Stroller folds up for easy packing

For parents of twins the Skylar Double Jogger gives them another choice when they want to take their kids along on a run. The built-in … more


Schwinn Turismo  7.5/10

When in use: 43.75 by 24 by 49 inches
Folded up: 23 by 23.5 by 25 inches

The Schwinn Turismo Swivel Wheel is similar to the baby Jogger strollers, with two wheels in back and one in front. Billed as a … more


Peg Perego Si  7.5/10

When in use: 41 by 20 by 33.5 inches
When folded up: 13 by 13 by 39 inches

This high-end Italian stroller has some nifty perks, if you don’t mind paying more. The Si Single, designed to make traveling … more


Bumbleride Indie  6.5/10

When in use: 36 by 29 by 34.5 inches
Folded up: 32 by 29 by 15 inches

This top of the line double stroller is great for carting around more than one child at a time. It has plenty of features for … more


 

 

Jogging Strollers Buying Guide

Good Quality Jogging Strollers Exist in All Price Ranges

The evolution of the “perfect” stroller has come a long way over the years, and now active parents have another choice in addition to the traditional four-wheeler. A number of manufacturers have jogging strollers on the market in varying price ranges. Compared to other types of strollers they’re not cheap, but many families have embraced them as a convenient way of combining the daily jog with taking the little one out for a stroll.

Baby Jogger, Schwinn, Jeep, InStep and BOB were brave enough to radically redesign strollers and create their own versions of single, double and even triple jogging strollers with only one wheel in the front. The changes resulted in dramatically different handling and increased mobility. Wheeling around more than one little one at a time can get expensive. These strollers fall in the price range of less than $150 to more than $900, plus extra for the accessories. In addition to these top five, there are more than a dozen other jogging stroller manufacturers.

Baby Jogger , billed as “the original all-terrain strollers,” first came out with a jogging stroller in the early 1980s, opening the door for other stroller manufacturers to follow. The idea came from newspaper journalist and runner Phil Baechler, who founded the company to be able to spend more time with his infant son without cutting back on his jogging. He quickly learned four-wheeled strollers couldn’t strand up to the strains of jogging on various terrains, so designing a three-wheeled version filled a need in the running community.

Schwinn has gained named recognition over time through its bicycles. Its line of jogging strollers, with its large, spoked wheels resembling bike wheels, was a logical progression. Initially InStep made strollers for Schwinn, but then both companies were sold to Pacific Cycle. Despite the brand name, Schwinn jogging strollers bear a close resemblance to other InStep models.

InStep has affordable strollers slightly lower in quality than BOB or Baby Jogger, but still providing a good value for the money. Its line of seven fixed-wheel and swivel wheel jogging strollers runs for between $53 and $185. Some of the accessories available include trailer couplers, bug screens, weather shields and lambskin seat covers. The similarities between Schwinn and InStep’s jogging strollers are so close, some accessories fit both brands of stroller. The InStep and Schwinn Safari TT and Suburban Safari Mall Cruiser Single stroller sun cover is an example.

Similar to Schwinn, Jeep gained named recognition through its line of rugged automobiles, so branching out into jogging strollers made it easier to compete. Jeep makes several different models of strollers, which include single, double and lightweight. Many of its jogging strollers cost hundreds, but it does have one model which is an inexpensive traditional four-wheel stroller costing less then $75. One of its most popular jogging strollers, the Overland Limited, received a Best Budget Jogging Stroller award. This model is equipped with a speedometer, odometer and speakers for an MP3 player.

BOB was founded in 1994 by a group of outdoor enthusiasts in California, and grew into a company making top of the line jogging strollers for fitness-minded parents. The name “BOB” evolved from the company’s original name, Beast of Burden. The company makes it strollers with lightweight, durable aircraft aluminum frames. With styles sporting names like the Ironman Stroller, the Sport Utility Stroller, the Revolution Stroller and the Stroller Strides Fitness Stroller, it’s easy to see where the company values lie.

The highly popular jogging stroller will no doubt spur more changes in the industry, so be sure to keep up with the latest breakthroughs in the field. With so many companies competing for sales, it’s a consumer’s market in terms of the vast number of choices. At the very least, parents looking to enjoy sharing their love of running with their young children can find a high quality stroller to fit their family’s lifestyle.

Brands of Jogging Strollers:


Baby Jogger Baby Trend BOB Britax Bugaboo Bumbleride
Burley Chariot Chicco Easy Walker Graco InStep
Jeep Joovy Kelty Kolcraft Micralite Maclaren
Mountain Buggy Phil and Teds Schwinn The First Years Tike Tech Valco

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