The Best InStep Jogging Stroller. The InStep Safari Or The InStep Grand Safari?

InStep Safari Swivel Jogging Stroller

InStep Safari Swivel Jogging Stroller – click here to purchase on Amazon.com

The InStep Jogging Stroller’s are very popular among consumers, mainly because they’re not only affordable, but they provide the best value for your money. Two of the most popular models, the InStep Safari Swivel Jogging Stroller and the InStep Safari Grand Swivel Wheel Jogger, are so similar, it’s hard to tell what the differences are, besides the price. Surprisingly, the InStep Grand is cheaper than the InStep Safari. I would’ve thought this would be the other way around, so that begs the question, why is it called the GRAND Safari?

First of all, let’s look at the similarities. Both the InStep Safari, and the Grand Safari have similar designs, including a front 12-inch locking swivel wheel, and 16-inch rear wheels. Both are also super easy to assemble, and fold compactly, as well as having the option to remove the rear  wheels. Both InStep Jogging Strollers also include an adjustable handle bar, parent and child trays, running leashes (wrist straps), and adjustable protective sun/rain canopies. Also, both InStep Jogging Strollers have a maximum weight limit of 50 pounds.

As for the differences, the InStep Safari original includes a padded push bar, and a removable, washable seat pad. The InStep Grand’s seat is made from faux lambskin, therefore it’s super cozy and warm, but it has to be spot cleaned. The InStep Grand also comes equipped with pneumatic tires and molded rims, as opposed to the original InStep Safari’s bicycle style tires with spokes. The InStep Grand’s design also includes exposed spring suspension, that delivers an extremely smooth ride, as well as a remote locker. That means, you can lock the front swivel wheel from the handle bars, without stopping. The Grand also includes an MP3 speaker so that you and your little one can listen to tunes.

InStep Grand Safari Swivel Wheel Jogger

InStep Grand Safari Swivel Wheel Jogger – Click here to purchase at Amazon.com

With all those extra’s, I can’t understand why the original still costs more, aside from the fact that it weighs less, only about 5 pounds less. At the time of writing this article, the InStep Safari original was listed on Amazon.com for $145.99, 30% off of its list price of $210.00, whereas the Grand Safari was listed at $125.95, 21% off of its list price of $159.99……Well, it beats me.

So, to conclude this comparison, I will say this. It appears that the InStep Grand Safari may have better off-road capabilities with its spring suspension. It also has some nice added features, such as the MP3 speaker, and remote locker, all of which can make for a much more enjoyable hike or jog. I personally like the bicycle style wheels on the original InStep Safari better. They seem much more durable. In fact I read a review that complained that the InStep Grand’s front swivel tire was a pain to air up because of the plastic style spokes. It was also difficult to find a pump small enough to fit. All in all, both InStep Jogging Strollers are affordable, well built jogging strollers, and well worth the purchase price.

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