Designed to provide a smooth, cushy ride at higher speeds and over uneven terrain, jogging strollers are favored not only by runners, but also by parents who just like how easy they are to push and maneuver in everyday usage. After analyzing a half dozen versions, we discovered the Thule Urban Glide two is the best jogging stroller for people that are mostly traversing paved terrain, and also the BOB Revolution Pro is best for parents that regularly run off-road.
|Thule Urban Glide 2
The best jogging stroller
The Thule Urban Glide 2 is the most gratifying of the strollers we analyzed to push sidewalk at any given speed, and its light weight makes it easier to maneuver and more suitable for everyday use than other models we’ve looked at.
The Thule Urban Glide 2 is lighter than almost all of the other models we’ve tested, and this, combined with its excellent maneuverability and suspension and high-quality construction, make it the most gratifying to push paved roads, and one of the most flexible and convenient scooters within our testing team. The stroller is comfortable for both parent and child, with more cushioning and adjustability in the harness compared to other models we looked in, and also a distinctive curved handlebar design with integrated hand brake which helps parents keep decent form when running. Adjustable tracking–a mechanism you can use to fix any tendency to veer to one side–makes it easy to ensure that the stroller goes straight over long runs. The Urban Glide two includes a couple of defects: The canopy doesn’t offer quite as much coverage, and the harness buckle is not as convenient to use in contrast with those of our other selections. The Thule is also best on sidewalk; if you intend to regularly take your stroller off, you should consider the BOB Revolution Pro.
The BOB Revolution Pro is more than 5 lbs heavier than our main pick, which makes it less nimble than the Urban Glide 2 and not as convenient to pick up and place in the car. Though the Thule handles like a sports car, the BOB Revolution Pro feels more like a tank. The BOB does have some regions of dominance, nevertheless. It is the only running stroller we looked at that has adjustable suspension–a setting for lighter kids and another for thicker ones, ensuring a smooth ride with larger kids, notably over rougher terrain. It also has a bigger canopy than the Urban Glide 2 and allows your kid to sit more vertical than any other stroller we looked at.
The Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight performs nearly as well as a great deal more expensive scooters, including our other picks, in ease of shoving, and is the most effortless to fold and pick up one of all the strollers we tested. But unlike the Thule and BOB, the handlebar isn’t adjustable, which could be a problem for shorter or taller runners. The Zoom 360 also can often veer to one side over long runs, which can be especially annoying because it lacks flexible monitoring.
|BOB Revolution Pro
Better for trails
This stroller is thicker and less agile than our main pick, but is the only model we tested with flexible suspension and excellent off-roading capabilities.
|Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight
A Fantastic value for casual runners
Light, durable, and half of the price of our other picks, the Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight performs especially well for regular use but lacks a few of the features that produce our other picks better for serious runners.