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Hi. I recently bought the Bob Revolution stroller. It's a
great stroller to walk around with, do errands etc. but I'm
finding that it's pretty heavy and not all that easy to run
with. Maybe it'll be better when I no longer have to use the
infant car seat?
I'm wondering if anyone has compared it to the other
Bob running strollers and what you have found. I'm really
hoping to find a stroller that will make it possible to go on
some long-distance runs... Thank you
I have a BOB Ironman, and I think it's a great stroller. I've used the
Revolution once, on vacation, for a 7 mile run and found it to have a much
clunkier feel. I experimented with the swivel wheel and found the
stroller to be easier to control with the wheel locked. I think the spoke
wheels of the Ironman, combined with the larger front wheel and the
slightly lighter weight, make it easier for running. I've also tried the
Baby Jogger stroller, which is super lightweight and handles like a dream;
my main problem with it is that the sunshield is smaller (but I think it
can maybe be repositioned better than on the BOB).
I got a Bob stroller as a gift and returned it for a BabyJogger. Think
the Bobs are great for all-terrain, walking, hiking but have found the key
for serious runners is diameter of the wheels. so I got the largest wheel
size and it makes for a smoother ride, easier pushing and really is not
limiting because of its size--it is extremely light and is easier to get
in and out of places (like the local coffee shop) than my traditional Peg
Perego. i've had my BabyJogger for 8 years (3 kids) and NO maintenance
problems. other runner parents have KoolStride model w/ largest wheels
and equally pleased. I once pushed an acquaintance's running stroller
with smaller wheels and the difference was striking! so go for size and,
in doing so, save your shoulders and neck from stress of pushing a heavy
load. You'll be surprised how quickly you'll Fly down the running path!
Also, avoid bells and whistles-a few brands added cupholders, etc., that
just add weight! but I do recommended the rain shield-clear plastic cover (ventilated) that keeps child
completely dry if you like running in the rain!
-BabyJogger fan/Running enthusiast
I have been happy with my Baby Jogger II with the 20'' wheels. You gotta
get the 20'' wheels. I've taken it on 4-5 mile runs with no problem. I
also put my kids in it starting at 3-4 months without an infant carrier.
Running mother of 3
With my first child, I bought a Bob Sport Utility Stroller. I ran with it
15-times and then joined a gym with childcare. The gym let me run 'off
campus' provided that I carried my cell phone. With my second, I just
bought a Mountain Buggy Urban Double and kept the gym membership. I loved
both strollers for walking in the city (great off of curbs) and for gentle
off-roading. But, I couldn't run with either.
That said, I have a few friends who enjoyed running with Baby Joggers that
had 20-inch wheels. Granted, for one, that was her only option as her
child screamed bloody murder in the childcare at the gym until she was
three. The other had a husband that discouraged her strongly from
spending time away from her child.
In short, buy a Baby Jogger with 20-inch wheels if you don't have any
other choice. Otherwise, join a gym.
-join a gym
I run with the Ironman and my friend runs with the Revolution. We both
run long. I think the biggest question is whether you run on trails much.
If yes, then stick with the Revolution. If not, then there's no reason to
have the Revolution since the Ironman handles the roads so much better. I
actually use my Ironman on the trails reasonably often (once or twice a
week) and it handles fine (just not as soft of a ride I imagine) and
worthwhile tradeoff for amazing handling on road.
Regardless, you definitely want to run with the front wheel locked - you
spend less trying to right it. Again this depends on if you're on roads
or trails - curvey trails are better with it unlocked but particularly
road running and even most trail running, fixed front wheel is the way to
go. From what I've seen, though, the wheels do sometimes drift when
locked. I think the front wheel is fixed on the Ironman (unless the new
models are different). But if your primary use is for running - this is
not a problem.
Momma on the Move
I can't say that I've compared them, but when I bought my Bob Ironman at
REI, they said that the Revolution was actually not that great for
running. The Ironman is very light and the front wheel is a large size
and does not turn. It took a little getting used to (compared to running
alone) but I have no complaints. I don't use the running stroller out and
about; it seems like it would be a lot more cumbersome than a regular
stroller. If your priority is running, then maybe you should trade, but
if your priority is flexibility, maybe not. Try locking your front wheel
first and see if that helps.
Bob Ironman fan
I'm looking for a baby jogging stroller to do some serious
running. I would like to start when my baby is about 4 months old.
I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good brand and model.
I have put hundreds of miles on my Baby Jogger II. Get the 20''
Running mother of 3
I have a Chariot Cougar which I took my son jogging in at 5-6
weeks. It has an infant sling that holds babies who don't sit up
yet bery well. It great for running and also converts to a
stroller and bike trailer.
If you are truly planning on trail running, DO NOT choose the
BOB Revolution. A swivel wheel is NOT recommended for jogging
especially on trails. Swivel wheels have been known to come
unlocked making the stroller even more prone to tipping than it
already is. The Revolution is OK for light jogging especially
on paved trails and roads. It works great at BabyB oot Camp
classes in Oakland and Berkeley, but BOB will even tell you that
it is a multi-purpose stroller, not a true jogger.
I would VERY highly recommend the Dreamer Design. I think it is
the best out there for serious runners. The BOB Ironman comes
in a close second. Most people would choose the BOB over the
Dreamer Design because they go with the label and the one
that ''everyone has'', but having dealt with both, I would
go with the Dreamer Design. It is lighter (yet VERY sturdy),
taller, folds up better and the brakes are better. The BOB
stroller's handbrakes always give out after a few months and I
am pretty sure it does not have a foot brake (the Dreamer has
The Bob SUS is decent as well, but since it is heavy, it is
harder to turn. The Dreamer Design is easier to turn & I have
yet to find a mom who did not love the Dreamer Design.
Again, if you are doing serious running DO NOT get a swivel
wheel stroller. They are not meant to be true running
Finally, check out www.letsgostrolling.com. They have a store
in Oakland and carry a wide selection of strollers.
BOB strollers are absolutely the best for running. Not
inexpensive, but well worth it. Since you're a serious runner you
should get one with a 16'' fixed front wheel. But I do know people
who jog with the 12'' lockable swivel wheels.
BOB is the only stroller we have ever had - or ever will have.
The Revolution is awesome - we trail run, take it shopping, to
the airport, you name it! It rocks - you'll be sooooo happy
Happy Bob Owner
I am a pretty avid runner and run 2-3 times a week (have done u can click in your car
seat (about $30) and I started jogging when my baby was only 12
weeks old. When he was 6 months old, we removed the attachment
and he just sat in the stroller. I also recommend getting
the lcup holdern which holds 2 water bottles and you then have a
place for your keys, cell phone, etc. We bought our Bob
Revolution at ''Sport Basement'' in SF and they seemed to have
the best prices. Good luck!
I love my BOB stroller, and they are even better now! They go on
sale sometimes at REI, which is the best way to get them, and
they have them with swivel front wheels (which can also be
locked), which is the one thing my older model doesn't have. I'm
pretty easy going about it, and have simply learned to
incorporate a lift-and-turn for sharp turns, or lean into it for
moderate turns. BUt what I love about it is the nice deep shade
that you get, and it's a pretty comfy ride for the little
one.-good shock absorbers. I understand that they also have a new
feature wherein you can put your clip=on carseat into it. They
keep improving! It also has a generous bottom basket, in which
I've stuffed blankets, snacks, water bottles, etc., and it has a
basket in the back for those things too, so you don't have to
slow down much. And there are even some little pockets inside to
put things for when your little one gets more independent. And
they have things for clipping things like a cup or stroller book.
But be warned: jogging with a child is never going to be as
liberating as jogging on your own, though someitmes it feels like
you're getting your cake (jogging) and eating it too (being with
I have a jogging stroller I bought used which needs some tune-up
and maybe repair. The most noticeable problem is that it pulls to
the right (front wheel is not swivel, but apparently is off
center or something) and the hand brake needs some adjusting.
Should I just take it to a bike shop, since the mechanisms that
need looking at are similar to those on a bike? Do bike shops
work on jogging strollers? Are there any that you would recommend
for a stroller? Where else would I take it? Something in Oakland
would be best.
I always take my jog stroller to Wheels of Justice on Mountain
Blvd. in Montclair. They are very nice and do a great job (in
fact, I'd highly recommend them for all of your biking needs as
We live in the Berkeley Hills and also love to go trail-hiking.
We would like to find a All-Terrain (or Jogging) stroller that
has a 1) swivel wheel/easily manueverable, 2) can handle off-
roading, 3) easy fold/relatively compact/easily removed wheels,
4) durable and safe, 4) lightweight, and 5) comfortable for a 6-
month old up to age 3. The BOB is too expensive for us. We
were looking at the Bumbleride Rocket and the Valco Runabout.
Does anyone have either of these and would you recommend them?
Pros/cons? Any other recommendations. We would almost never
need to use the stroller for actual jogging -- just fast-
walking, hiking on trails, and pushing up and down the Berkeley
sidewalk-less and steep hills.
Thanks so much!
I have the Valco Baby Runabout (double) and it's great. The ride is super and
it almost pushes itself! Great on the beach and rough terrain. It was pretty
easy to put together. The kids (3.5 and 22 months) like the bar a lot. It
does not fold easily however. It's not bad but it's not a one hand 10 second
operation like a Graco. I solved that problem by just leaving it
up (luckily the back of my minivan is huge!). It is not significantly heavier
than my double tandem Graco was and it fits just about everywhere I need it to
(except through historic building doorways) but that wouldn't be an issue if
you're planning on a single. The only other minor hassle I have with it is that
it has flaps at the top where the kids heads are and I haven't been able to
figure out how to unsnap or otherwise remove them. I'm sure you must be
able to since even my 22 mo. old is too tall for that piece (it keeps a baby in
when reclined). They're used to it at this point I guess!
Good luck finding the right stroller for you ...
Looking for advice on a good jogging stroller for adults 6 feet
or taller. Both parents are runners, on/off trails, and would
like a stroller that will grow with the child (starting 6 mo.).
Does the back need to recline? Any thoughts on Dreamer Design
Go to www.joggingstroller.com for great reviews on jogging
strollers, especially for parents who actually run (versus
walking in a cool-looking stroller). It discusses brands to buy
for running on different types of terrain, too. I know that Kelty
brand is designed for taller people. Generally, the backs do not
recline, but shouldn't be used until your baby can sort of sit up
on its own anyway (~6 mo.). They have shoulder straps, so your
baby isn't going to flop over in any case. I think they generally
fit kids until they are ~40 lb., which, I think, is about when
they won't put up with being in a stroller any longer anyway. I
have a Kelty Joyrider 20 in., which I love. The difficulty I had
was finding them in stores. Every store I went to had only 2, so
it was hard to comparison shop. I ended up buy one at REI, but
check bike shops and sporting goods stores, too.
I'm 5'9'' and my husband is 6'5'' and we have a Baby Jogger
stroller that we've used a lot. See www.babyjogger.com for more
I shopped around and much preferred the Jogger over other models
and opted for the 20'' wheels, which makes it that much easier to
push effortlessly, and probably make it a bit taller than the
average jogging stroller. It was fairly pricey, but you could
probably find something comparable second-hand if that's an
issue. In my opinion, the $300 was worth it for the freedom to
get back into running every day.
It's fairly easy to fold up by removing the front wheel and is
tall enough to be comfortable for both of us. The sun canopy is
adjustable, which is handy, and the large basket underneath is
convenient for stowing stuff. Our daughter is two now and I
don't run with her much anymore, but used it quite a bit when
she was an infant, and look forward to using it with our next
We also have a Quinny Freestyle 4 stroller
) that's not quite jogger friendly, but is very tall and rugged
(real tires, etc.). This was the ONLY stroller I found that had
an adjustable handle bar that would rotate to a comforatable and
tall enough position for my tall husband. Can't recommend it
highly enough for tall folks.
They have a chart that compares features and sizes for tons of
strollers, helping you find one that fits your body the best.
We bought ours based on the information we found on there and
we could not find at any store because most stores only cary 2
or 3 brands. We love our dreamer design because it gave us the
same features, a canopy better than most brands and LOADS
cheaper. I did lose a washer and screw when hiking a rough
trail once and their customer service was wonderful and sent me
more than enough replacement parts in 3 days!
My husband and I would like to purchase a jogging stroller. I
went to REI in Berkeley several months ago and there were only
two models. I would appreciatre recommendations for other
local places (Berkeley, Alameda, Walnut Creek) that sell them.
What brands have people been happy with (Kelty, In Step,
etc.)? Also we would like to have another child in acouple
years. Does it make more sense to buy a double jogging
stroller now? Any advice or recommendations appreciated! :)
I just recently purchased a jog stroller and I had a really difficult time finding a store
that sold more than just one or two models. I looked at running, sports and baby
stores. I finally just read a lot of reviews on the different models and settled on the
Dreamer Design (I have twins so we had to get the double stroller). I found it on
ebay (brand new and being sold through a dealer) for a lot cheaper than other
websites. I was looking into the InStep model but I read some reviews that said that
the frame doesn't hold up very well (especially if you are running with it).
We bought our jogger at Hellar's in San Rafael. They were very
knowledgeable and friendly. They had several different
manufactures and colors. We decided on the BOB jogger and its
great. We take it everywhere and we love it. It folds up easy
There are very good descriptions, recommendations, reviews and
comparisons re: jogging strollers at joggingstroller.com. I
puchased a Dreamer Designs jogger over the internet from this
company and was very happy with both the product and the
company's service. For somebody who is really going to use the
jogger for running, the Dreamer Designs jogger seems to have all
of the great features of the Baby Jogger, but is much less
expensive. As for the single vs. double jogger issue, if you
plan to run on streets and sidewalks in Berkeley/Oakland, and
not just on the trails, you are going to have a much easier time
maneuvering a single jogger while running.
I've looked in the archives and haven't seen anything posted
recently about late model single jogging strollers. I'm
interested in suggestions for a nice quality jogging stroller
for medium distance/speed runs and off-road walking. The Baby
Jogger models look basic (blah)to me and may be designed for
more serious runners than I am. I like the Dreamer Design
Deluxe aluminum (approx $270) and the new MacLaren off-road
stroller (approx $300). The MacLaren is super light and has a
special axel to allow a longer stride, but the wheels are only
12'', so may be less efficient. Has anyone had experience with
either of these, or have another jogger you would recommend?
Is there a good local shop to check these out in person? It's a
lot of money, so I want to chose wisely. Thanks.
I have tried a couple of jogging strollers, and what I've
learned is how important it is to try them out first. I ended
up (after buying and selling my first one) with the baby jogger
II. I think its absolutely great. The most I ran at a time
with my baby was 10 miles but I could have run more, my arms
didn't feel it at all. Its light, maneuverable, and extremely
easy to forget that you are pushing. The first one I had was a
heavy and so hard to turn. It constantly reminded me that I was
As far as trying them out, I called around to local bike-type
shops to ask what kind they had available. I also contacted the
manufacturers of the ones that I was interested in to see what
locations sold their products.
Key things to do on your test drive are:
1) get going at a good speed and try taking a 90 degree turn (is
2) try folding it up, see how compact it is and how light it is
3) put your baby in it and see how they like it and how easy it
is to get them in and out.
We love love love our Dreamer Design jogging stroller (the ''suspension''
model). It has the smaller 16'' wheels, but alloy, and compared to the old,
20'' wheel ''baby jogger'' brand stroller I had inherited, it's just fine
if not better. Features I like are the wheels, the two different brakes,
the really good and adjustable canopy, the relative narrowness (compared to
the McLaren counterpart), the five-point harness (a problem with the old
joggers which don't have them), the shock absorption, it folds up to put in
the car, and just how comfortable my daughter seems in it. The one thing I
don't like is the basket below which is both a little small and difficult
to reach into because of where the frame is. But that's a small thing if we
are intending to just walk rather than shopping and loading up the basket.
Highly recommended....I bought ours online:
I am looking for a SERIOUS jog stroller that will meet my needs. I have
looked on the archives and saw rec's for the Baby
Jogger II and have searched runners worlds recommnedations but I am still
having difficulty narrowing down the field. I am
a marathon runner and triathlete and run great distances. I run on roads
and trails. I am looking for a stroller that is light
weight to handle distances, 20 inch wheels for trail running and an
adjustable handle height. I am 5'6'' and my husband,
also a runner, is 6'3'' so we need one jogger for the two of us. As I have
been researching this I found that some strollers
look like joggers but say ''not for running.'' Two strollers that
interested me were Trek Dash Pro and Nordic Trac Pro 199
based on reviews but I have not seen them out. Any one have recommendations
on strollers and in particular these two
versions? Thanks, Linda
I have jogger stroller envy of my girlfriend's Kelty. The
handle bars are higher than mine (on the Baby Jogger), which is
important for taller people. It doesn't seem to bother shorter
people to have high handlebars, but it is annoying to have to
lean over slightly to push a lower handle bar if your're tall.
The Kelty folds up quickly and easily into the trunk of her
Jetta (no need to remove a tire). I wish I had bought the Kelty
instead of the one I have. She and her husband (6'1'') are also
a big runners. She says another great doublestroller brand is
the Dreamweaver - they sell it on Babystyle.
We settled for a Kelty Joyrider with 16'' wheels. It is
reasonably lightweight, has a good suncover, a very safe harness
and an easy, safe, one-move collapsing/assembling mechanism,
where the wheels come off really easily for transportation.
I have run with it mostly on flat surfaces, the longest
stretch would be approxiamtel 7 miles. A few times I have taken
it on Tilden's diagonal trail connecting the Pony Ride parking
lot with Inspiration point (not too steep or narrow). This has
been my experience:
1. Jogging with a jog stroller is not the same as jogging
without. It affects your stride and I have pulled a muscle once
or twice. Even lightweight strollers are heavy to push uphill,
particularly on trails, and slows you down. On the other hand,
you get an upper body static work-out (!).
2. The Kelty does not have suspension shocks. Running on trails
seems uncomfortable for a baby and limits the speed you can go.
It seems to be more a matter of 'jogging' than running with a
jog stroller, especially on trails. The impact of this also
depends on your child's age. I did not take my daughter on bumpy
trails until quite recently (she is now 11 months old).
3. Our baby's patience for being in the jog stroller is limited -
- I have to time it with her nap so that she falls asleep and
naps for an hour while I run. This will affect your use of the
4. The Kelty has the most extensive sun cover I have found,
which was a decisive factor for us when choosing that stroller.
But it still makes your baby exposed to the sun for a long
period of time, so I try to run late afternoons or on cloudy
Concluding remarks: My experience with baby joggers have been
that they are absolutely FABULOUS for walking. Serios running is
less of an option because of all the above factors. I don't know
your situation, but I would not, unfortunately, consider going
on really long runs with the baby jogger until my baby was
older. I may sound conservative, but my experience indicates
that it would be difficult to seriously train for a marathon,
especially on trails, with a baby runner. If you and your
husband need to train, you might want to consider taking turns --
one person on a bike with the baby in a bike-trailer for 15
miles, and then switch on the way back (for example).
I really had hoped I'd be able to seriously run once I got the
jogger, but this has not been the case.
Email me if you want more feedback.
I looked around at jogging strollers last summer when part of
the frame on my Fitness First broke. I ended up just replacing
the part, but here's some of the information I gathered.
A lot of strollers have features that allow them to be used for
more than just running, but which really add weight. Most of the
ones I looked at were about 23 pounds, which was more than I
wanted to be pushing up a hill. Those mega sunshades allow you
to run in a wider variety of conditions, like when the sun is
low or it's drizzling, but I didn't find them on the really
lightweight models. You can also improvise shade with a
receiving blanket and some clips.
In addition to your height and your husband's, factor in that
you may well be using this stroller for a few years, and not all
of them fit older kids well. The Kool-Stride (Missing Link) in
particular is very light and ultra-comfy for the person pushing
(cambered wheels make it turn really well), but the seat is
incredibly narrow. My 4yo couldn't ride with her arms by her
sides, and even my skinny 1yo was squished. The BOB (REI)was
comfy and a reasonable weight (23 lbs), but the footrest is
designed for shorter legs than those on my 4yo. I'm not sure how
well it would work for someone with a longer stride, either. I'm
5'7'' with a wimpy stride and noticed I had less clearance than
with my Fitness First.
If there's any way you can borrow a stroller, you'll find out a
lot more on a real run than on a lap around a store parking lot.
You may even find that your child hates being in the stroller
and screams the whole time, which is a useful thing to know
before you shell out for the stroller.
If I hadn't been able to replace that frame part, I'd have gone
with the Baby Jogger, which seemed to strike the best balance
between the runner's comfort and the kid's.
Hope this helps.
I'm in the market for a a jogging stroller, but have realized
that some of these strollers feel too bulky for my size. I've
checked out a Kelty kids 12 inch Joyrider stroller that I really
liked, but have heard that these strollers don't really afford
the benefits of a jogging stroller. Also, I've checked their
website and it seems as though they've stopped manufacturing
this size. I'm not a jogger; I'm planning on using the stroller
mainly for taking long walks. Any advice on the 12 inch stroller
or other jogging strollers that have worked for petite moms
would be appreicated.
I love my Baby Jogger II with the 16 inch wheels. I'm 5'2'' and
have used it several times a week for 3 years, including some
long hikes (3 or 4 hours)on trails where strollers don't usually
go. The handlebars are slightly high, but it's never been a
problem. In fact, it gives better leverage when pushing
uphill! Best piece of baby equipment I own.
I am 5 foot 2 inches tall (on a good day) and love my Baby Jogger
II. The handle bars are slightly higher than where my arm
naturally bends, but I have never found this to be a problem. I
use it every day to walk about 45 minutes or so around our very
hilly neighborhood with my daughter. It is light and handles
sidewalks/bumps easily. It also works well off road.
Look for a KoolStop jog stroller from 1997 or earlier -- before
they ''fixed'' it by raising the handhold in response to taller
users' complaints. I'm 5'1'' and have found it completely
comfortable. It has the larger back wheels and is very stable
on all kinds of terrain, as well as being quite maneuverable.
The older ones don't fold as easily for transport, but many
newer ones are really awkward (for we ''petite'' ones) due to
the high handhold.
The Baby Jogger II, with the 16inch wheels has worked
wonderfully for me. The Kelty was too big. The guy at
Rockridge Kids said it was made for taller people. The Baby
Jogger is sturdy, lightweight, and easy to maneuver and my hands
rest at a reasonable height. You can get it online at
Another Petite Mom
We are preparing to purchase a jogstroller and would like to learn
of the comparison of the 16" and 21" wheels. Any recommendations?
Also, we are comparing Baby Jogger to the Kelty jogger and would like
to hear some thougts on these. Thanks!
I think you will be fine with 16" wheels, however if you are planning
to do any off-road running, then I would go with the 21" wheels.
i have a baby jogger II with 21" wheels which i absolutely love.
although it's a bit harder to load the 21" wheels into my car, i
love my baby jogger. we use our jogger far more than we anticipated,
and my son absolutely loves being in it. in my mind, it is one of the
best ways to get a great workout with baby in tow. both parent and
child are happy. we use our jogger to walk on dirt trails, sand, grass
and around town (near our home many streets do not have sidewalks),
to jog and rollerblade on pavement and to jog on smooth firetrails.
i believe that the 21" wheels absorb more shock but we find that we
are still limited to smooth firetrails when we jog, for it is too
bumpy a ride for my 13 month old. baby jogger also allows you to
add shock absorbers to their baby joggers for a small fee. and lastly,
we found a great internet baby jogger price (which included a free
canopy), took the ad to a local vendor, and the! y ! gladly matched
I just went through a decision making process about a jogging stroller too
(I ultimately decided against one in part because they really took up a lot
of room in our squishy little Saturn station wagon). Here are some
thoughts. It really makes sense to see them in person and try your baby
out in them to see how they feel to you and him/her. So we ended up at
BABY WORLD on College Ave. (They have two stores--we mean the smaller one
with the used items, for some reasons that's where they keep their jogging
strollers.) I'm not sure if the prices are the best but they have three or
four different models and styles on the floor. They let us stroll in front
of the store and even fold up and try to stick two of the types in our car.
One other idea--we looked at REI on San Pablo and they gave us a web site
address for a mail order bargain close out catalog and mentioned that there
were some of the baby jogger zipper model (this looks like a jogging
stroller but has smaller wheels and is meant to take hiking etc.. the
advantage of this model is that it takes up less room in the car). So,
they may have reduced jogging strollers too. I have misplaced the internet
address but I'm sure you can call them and find it.
We bought a Baby Jogger II from the Baby Jogger Company in Yakima, WA.
Their phone number is (509) 457-0925; there's also an 800 number, I
believe. Following a recommendation from the Net, I phoned them up and
ordered a "demo" for $219. The price with freight was $234. We're
*very happy* with the stroller.
Before buying our stroller, I stopped people on the street whenever I
saw one in action. I saw every possible brand this way. Plenty of
strollers were being used for shopping and general walking around. I
asked the owners whether they were happy with their purchases.
Invariably, the answer was "yes"!
I would also like to recommend the jogging strollers made by The Baby Jogger
Company in Yakima, WA. I had the original Baby Jogger which I used for
running from the time my daughter was a month old up until she was six. I
put many, many miles on it but it held up really well and was still in great
shape when I was finally ready to sell it. It was lightweight and easy to
maneuver (I was able to run our dog at the same time) and although it seemed
pretty expensive at the time, it was well worth every penny! We bought ours
at Hank & Frank's. REI also carries them.
I just purchased a Jogger stroller after a month of research on the
web, around town and from friends. I did really like the Baby Jogger
brand jogging stroller, but it is VERY expensive, and doesn't include
things like a sun visor and a basket under the jogger.
I found a company that makes one that is at least as good as Baby
Jogger, I think it may be made even better. The company is called
Fitness First and it is out of Salt Lake City. The Jogger is called
"Jog N' Fold Alloy" and it is sold at Darla's Boutique in El Ceritto
for $179 - including the sun visor and TWO storage areas, one
underneath and one pouch behind the seat. This jogger has a hand
break and has ALLOY 16" wheels. I've talked with the company a couple
of times before purchasing it and they are extremeley helpful and
completely behind their products. I have only had it a week or so,
but am very confident that I got a GREAT deal and all my friends are
buying them too! It folds down too and has all the features of the
Baby Jogger for half the price!
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