Best Double Jogging Stroller List of 2017
Do you love to do jogging with your kids? Well, jogging is one of the best exercises to keep you fit and mentally happy. A double jogging stroller does the job for you. If you are among those parents who are looking for the best double jogging stroller, your search ends here. Read this guide which gives you a clear idea on the best double jogging stroller for infant, double jogging stroller for toddler and reviews for each type of stroller.
What are the Specialties of a Best Double Jogging Stroller?
Have you ever thought about the unique characteristics which make a jogger different from an all purpose stroller? Yes, there are some specialties, but the most important one is the front wheel. Almost all jogging strollers have fixed front wheel. with the exception of very few models, the front wheels can not be swiveled. Imagine what will happen if you are running with a stroller whose front wheel swivel? The stroller can turn about or even it can flip over, in worst case.
However, if you need a dual purpose stroller or an everyday stroller , you should think twice before buying a jogging stroller. The only way to steer the joggers with fixed front wheel is to lift the wheel off ground which is really uncomfortable.
Minimum Age of babies to start Jogging with them
The head of newborn babies will get fixed after 7-8 months only. They have to acquire neck control before being able to sit in the stroller with considerably large amount of shaking and jerking. Other wise it is not good for their brain as they lack neck control in ages of 3-4 months. You may consult with your pediatrician to clear doubts in this matter.
Enough with the story telling, here are the best double jogging strollers, listed in order from least to most expensive:
Front Wheels: The Fixed front wheel is the major difference of Ironman and SUS from the ordinary BOB Revolution stroller. Fixed wheel provides enhanced stability while jogging or speed training. Please note that this feature makes it uncomfortable for use as a general purpose everyday use double stroller. You can not take it to a mall or local shopping. In case if you feel difficulty in managing little turns, remember to master the trick of turning the stroller while in movement by pushing the front wheel slightly up and having a smooth turn.
The tires of ironman are 16″ semi-slick and air-filled lightweight aluminum alloy wheels mean that the Ironman stroller is built for usage just like a road bike. The SUS tires are more rugged and they provide increased traction on tough terrains.
Braking System: Ironman and SUS are having Hand-activated(like in bicycles) caliper brake on the front for enhanced control when you are jogging downhill.
Suspension: The excellent piece of adjustable suspension system offers 3″ of travel and 2 stages of weight support for a super-smooth ride.
Transportation and Storage : You can fold the Ironman and SUS in simple 2-steps for convenient transportation and storage. The only thing to note is that the front wheels will protrude slightly as it can’t swivel.
Size & Weight:The weight comparable to their counterparts (Flex & Pro). Weight: 34 lbs (Ironman) and 36 lbs (SUS)
The Handlebar is adjustable and padded which offers 9 positions to make the perfect fit for parents of all heights.
You can even combine the stroller with an infant car seat, such as the BOB B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat by Britax, to make this a perfect travel system.
Typically there is a very narrow divider between the jogging stroller and all-terrain strollers. This stroller is a perfect example of that. Actually it performs pretty well as an all terrain stroller while it is a full fledged jogging stroller. Hence I prefer it to be included in the list of best double jogging stroller 2017.
Tires: The rear wheel is of 16″ and front wheel of 12″. The front tires are air filled with front wheel lock mounted on the handlebar for quick and easy toggling between a jogger and a stroller. This switch on the handlebar allows you to switch from fixed front wheel mode to swivel mode.
Size & Weight: The Baby Jogger 2016 Summit X3 Double Jogging Stroller Weighs 37 lbs. Its dimensions are 34.25″ x 32.48″ x 15.35″ . Note that this may create issues while moving through the standard door sizes of 36″
Folding and Transportation: Patented quick fold technology allows you to fold this double jogging stroller in single step.
Suspension: All wheel suspension system absorbs road bumps pretty well.
Breaking: Rear brakes are hand operated for more control on hilly or tough terrain.
Canopies: This jogging stroller has large adjustable sun canopies with peek a boo windows and side vents for enhanced comfort. Remember canopies are very important feature of a jogging stroller and no compromise on their quality is acceptable.
A new comer in the double jogging stroller market. The price is usually around $650 which makes it slightly costlier, but you get the quality product for such a price.
The main features are,
- Easily convertible from jogging stroller to all purpose stroller. You can swivel the front wheel for easy maneuverability and lock into place for jogging. This is the most important feature which differentiate this double jogging stroller from the earlier ones mentioned here.
- The handlebar is ergonomically built with a wide range of adjustable heights for parent’s comfort.
- Presence of a hand-activated brake for enhanced downhill control.
- Folding and storing this stroller is super easy. You can hold it to compact size with single hand and store and transport conveniently.
- The canopy can be adjusted to Multi-positions. There is a view-in roof port to see your baby properly.