How To Choose The Best Single Jogging Stroller: Read This Before You Buy A Jogging Stroller!

BOB Revolution Stroller

BOB Revolution Stroller – Swivel Wheel Jogger

First of all, what do you intend to do with it? Are you a “serious” jogger, or are you a “kind of serious, but not really” jogger. This is important when it comes to choosing the design. “Serious” joggers will more than likely lean towards a fixed wheel for added stability, whereas the “kind of serious” crowd will lean towards the swivel wheel, for more maneuverability. Also, where do you intend to go? Are you running on a track, or an off-road trail? Are you be-bopping around town, sidewalk crawling (as I like to call it), or are you shopping at the mall? All of these things will help you determine not only the size of your tires, but the amount of suspension needed.

Second, take measurements! I’m serious! Measure your doorways, your hallways, and your trunk. This is the number one thing overlooked by consumers. Of course, the safety features are overall the most important thing, but, if you can’t fit it through your doorway, or into the back of your car, none of that really matters. So, measure, measure, measure. You need to know what the dimensions are as it stands, unfolded, as well as the folded dimensions. If you drive a big SUV, than you’re more than likely going to have plenty of room, but if you drive a little sedan, you might want to make sure it fits, without removing the spare tire!

Schwinn Free Runner Jogging Stroller

Schwinn Free Runner Jogging Stroller – Fixed Wheel True Jogger

Thirdly, test drive. Find a store that sells different brands of jogging strollers, and take your child for a test drive. Typically, you won’t find the best deal at a department store, you’ll have to go online for that, but there isn’t anything in the rule book that says you can’t test drive without buying. A test drive will tell you so many things. How does your child fit? Is he/she comfortable? How does the stroller fit you? Is it easy to push? Does it fold easily, and can you lift it into your car easily? However, I’m not sure if you should REALLY load it into your car, you may get arrested for “intent to shoplift”, so make sure you have permission first!

Last, but not least, do your RESEARCH! Read reviews, compare prices and features. Study the customer feedback. Educate yourself on your options, decide what features you can’t live without, and most importantly, make sure that your possible purchase has not been recalled for any reason.

Good Luck, and happy jogging, or “kind of” jogging!

Related Links:

The Best Single Jogging Strollers – Comparison Reviews: The Baby Jogger Summit XC Single Stroller Vs. The Joovy Zoom 360 Jogging Stroller

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