6 Best Jogging Strollers for Moms Who Love to Run
The Best Jogging Strollers for Moms
If you're a big runner and a new mom, you're likely not only craving a little sleep, but also some time pounding the pavement. After all, continuing to run during your pregnancy—especially in the third trimester—isn't always the easiest.
The catch: You might not have the option to leave your newborn with a spouse or sitter even for a few laps around the block. The solution: jogging strollers.
While figuring out the safest and most enjoyable way to transport your little one during your run (without sacrificing performance, if you can manage that) can be fun, finding the right jogging stroller can also be confusing. Should you look for fancy features like a hand brake? Do you want a jogging stroller that you can also use to run errands? How much should you *actually* spend?
As is true with most baby products, there is a slew of options with a wide range of shapes, sizes, and features. So which model is best for you and your baby? Here, six of the best jogging strollers. (Related: Everything You Need to Know About Running with a Jogging Stroller, According to Experts)
Note: Make sure both you and baby are cleared for this activity. Generally, around eight months is when babies are developed enough to go on a jogging stroller ride, but verify with your doc.
Thule Urban Glide 2
Looking for something that will double as an everyday stroller perfect for walking city sidewalks *and* a serious jog stroller that will seamlessly transition to your favorite running paths? Thule's Urban Glide model is a fave among fit mamas because it easily does both. Its front swivel wheel rotates for easy navigation but can be locked in the fixed position for running or jogging. Plus, one of its best features is that it's super easy and comfortable to move (hello, suspension)—something that can't be said about every model on the market—making for a smooth ride for baby and you. Bonus: It comes in a double if you've got two kiddos to bring along. You can count on premium features such as a hand brake, too.
BOB Gear Revolution FLEX 3.0 Jogging Stroller
BOB's Revolution Pro Jogging Stroller has been loved by new moms for years, mainly thanks to safety features such as hand brakes and a wrist strap. The latest Flex 3.0 is outfitted with all of the same stuff you love: a UPF 50+ canopy to keep baby protected from the sun (with an opening so you can peek in!), tons of storage, and the tech needed to off-road if that's your thing. The Lunar Black color is $20 more but it's also reflective, making it one of the best jogging stroller picks for early morning and evening runs.
Graco RoadMaster Stroller
Graco's RoadMaster (favored by big-time runners and low-key joggers alike) proves that you don't need to spend a ton of money to get one of the best jogging strollers. Much more affordably priced than some of the other models on the market, this stroller folds up small (about 20 percent smaller than other Graco models, in fact), works with all Graco car seats, and has enough storage for long runs. It might not be equipped with the same level of suspension some of the pricier picks offer, but if you're looking to get out of the house for some much-needed fresh air and time on the pavement, you and your baby will be just fine.
Thule Glide 2
This jogging stroller is well-known in the serious running community: It's actually helped break world records in both the marathon and half-marathon! Thule's Glide jogging stroller is lightweight (at about 24 pounds its roughly 5 pounds lighter than the BOB Flex) and aerodynamic, making it a great jogging stroller for runners who don't want to compromise performance just because they have a little one tagging along.
Baby Jogger Summit X3 Single Stroller
Active moms love how easily this product fits into their busy days: The hybrid stroller works just as well for weekday errands and school drop-off as it does for running your first stroller race. The all-wheel suspension also makes for a super smooth ride no matter the surface you're running on. BTW: If you're registered for a Disney race, Summit X3 meets size requirements as a single stroller.
Joovy Zoom Ultralight Jogging Stroller
You won't find some of the suped-up features such as an adjustable handlebar or a handbrake on this jogging stroller but as a more affordable pick, Joovy's Ultralight model is perfect for mamas who find themselves traveling often. The product fits easily into your car's trunk, is lighter than other jogging strollers out there (a huge perk for moms on the go), and you can actually fold it up using just one hand.