The Best Jogging Strollers

If you are looking to get outside to do some jogging or off-pavement walks with your little one, the requisite gear for this type of outing is a jogging stroller. Regular strollers can’t handle the same jostling, bumpy and uneven surfaces that a jogging stroller can. These strollers have features such as air-inflated tires, a suspension system, a long and stable footprint, and a lockable or fixed front wheel to ensure a smooth ride (and hopefully nap time!) for Junior.

Some models in our test, like the Thule Glide, have fixed front wheels that stay pointed forward. This is great for jogging, but not so great in other situations and we found it awkward to maneuver. Other models, like the award-winning Burley Solstice, have a front wheel that can be set to swivel if you are walking and navigating corners, but can be locked in position when jogging and moving more quickly. This feature makes the stroller more versatile, allowing it to be used as a regular stroller as well as for jogging.

From the point of view of the passenger, there are several comfort features to look for. All strollers should have a five-point harness to secure the child inside. Additionally some have reclining seats, which make napping a more enticing proposition. Look for weather protection features such as a sun canopy to keep the glare out of the little one’s eyes and the wind out of their face. Often these canopies will have a see-through window so you can keep tabs on your passenger from behind.

From a parent’s point of view, jogging strollers have some convenience features, such as cup holders (for your drink and a sippy cup or bottle for the rider), under the seat storage, and an easy-to-use fold and stow system.

Jogging strollers, since they carry precious cargo, also have safety features. Some will come with a strap that can wrap around your wrist, so if the handlebar slips from your fingers the stroller can’t get away from you. Some will have hand brakes for use while jogging, and many will feature a lockable brake for parking the stroller without fear of it rolling away.

We most recently tested the best jogging strollers in 2016. In that test, these products were evaluated (with a small co-pilot in tow) on pavement and off-road on uneven trails. We also practiced folding and unfolding each one to evaluate ease of use.

Review Year
Best in Class
Overall Rating
Price
Name Overall Rating Ratings The Good The Bad Price
Burley Solstice
88
Best in Class
2016
Design 8
Performance 6
Comfort 7
Convenience 8
Quality 9

Huge underseat basket

Easy front wheel swivel lock

One-handed folding

Reclined seat position

No handbrake

Handlebar doesn’t fit small hand

MSRP
$400.00
BEST DEAL
$349.00
BOB Revolution Pro 2016 Stroller
87
Design 8
Performance 8
Comfort 7
Convenience 9
Quality 5

Tough construction

Good shock absorbers

Front wheel tracking adjustment

Comfortable seat

Large & heavy

Expensive

Doesn’t stand when folded

MSRP
$560.00
BEST DEAL
$499.99
Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller, Black
78
Design 6
Performance 6
Comfort 5
Convenience 7
Quality 4

Rolls smoothly & maneuvers well

Tire pump & parent organizer included

Lightweight

Stiff rear brake

No front wheel tracking adjustment

Minimal suspension

Non-adjustable handlebar

MSRP
$230.00
BEST DEAL
$219.99
Thule Glide
78
Design 6
Performance 8
Comfort 4
Convenience 6
Quality 4

Lightweight, stripped-down design

Fast rolling wheels

Front brake on handlebar

Awkward to turn & maneuver

Seat doesn’t come fully upright

Underseat storage small & flimsy

MSRP
$375.00
BEST DEAL
$279.00
Baby Trend Manta Snap Gear Jogger
70
Design 4
Performance 3
Comfort 5
Convenience 4
Quality 4

Handy detachable bassinet

Lots of underseat storage

Fits Snap Tech car seats

Inexpensive

Wobbly design

Only carries 50 pounds

Awkward folding mechanism

Small shade canopy

Rear wheel brakes lock separately

MSRP
$170.00
BEST DEAL
$169.99
Chicco Tre Stroller
70
Design 4
Performance 3
Comfort 3
Convenience 5
Quality 5

Huge sun shade

One-hand fold action

Adjustable shocks

Awkward hand brake design

Complicated seat buckle

Hard seat

MSRP
$380.00
BEST DEAL
$379.99
Burley Solstice

The Burley Solstice is designed to be your only jogging stroller you’ll need until Junior is old enough to keep up on foot. It’s tough enough to hit the trails but also works well in more typical settings like supermarket aisles. Compared to its most obvious competitor, the BOB Revolution PRO, the Solstice is sleeker and less expensive, with a few handy design features all its own.

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BOB Revolution Pro 2016 Stroller

The BOB Revolution PRO takes the reins from their ever-popular Revolution SE as the jogging stroller of choice for folks who plan to venture off the pavement a lot, or who just want something that could. Conversely, it is the most expensive and heaviest stroller we tested.

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Thule Glide

The Thule Glide is designed to do one thing and do it well: go on long, fast, more-or-less-straight jogs on pavement. It is not well suited for trail runs or maneuvering in the grocery store.

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Baby Trend Manta Snap Gear Jogger

The Baby Trend Manta was the least expensive and second-lightest stroller in our test, but it also performed the worst in terms of jogging, and its detachable bassinet—its main unique feature—is only big enough to hold infants or small children up to 50 pounds. It’s a decent option if you’re on a budget and don’t plan to jog much.

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