Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller
Last updated date: June 10, 2019
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The Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller is versatile, with front wheels that lock while jogging and unlock when you want to use it while walking. The rear brakes require you to use your foot to engage them, and you'll need to be wearing a good pair of shoes to do this comfortably. Its large canopy keeps your child safe from the elements, especially the harmful rays of the sun. In our analysis of 93 expert reviews, the Baby Trend Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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The Expedition Jogging Stroller features large bicycle tires and a front swivel wheel that can be unlocked for low speed maneuvering or locked into place for jogging. Stroller also can accept any of the Baby Trend Flex-Lock or Inertia Infant Car Seats to make a travel system, comes with both a parent tray with 2 cup holders and a storage compartment and child tray with cup holder. The multi-position reclining padded seat, has a fully adjustable 5 point safety harness and tether strap, and fully adjustable ratcheting canopy to block the sun and wind. The stroller folds effortlessly with a trigger release into a compact fold for easy storage or transport, and the extra wide ergonomically shaped rubber handle is both soft for pushing and cushy when transporting. Footrest reflectors provide greater low-light visibility, comes with an extra large storage basket, lightweight rugged steel frame construction and JPMA certified. 21"W x 47"L x 41"H.
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An Overview On Jogging Strollers
- Safety starts at the handle level. This is where you’ll control the stroller while you jog. The Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller features a unique handlebar with a handbrake built in. Just twist it when you want to stop. This keeps you in control even when you’re rolling down steep hills or navigating tricky curves.
- It’s also important to make sure your child is securely belted in before you start your jog. The BOB Gear Revolution Flex Duallie Jogging Stroller, Schwinn Interval Jogging Stroller and Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller have give-point harness systems to firmly secure your little one.
- One issue with moving at a pace faster than a casual stroll is the quicker you move, the more jarring those bumps can be to the stroller you’re pushing. The Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller has large 16-inch rear wheels and a suspension system that absorb those shocks, and the smaller front wheel keeps the stroller easy to maneuver. Larger wheels also make it easy to tackle rocky terrain and gravel pathways. The BOB Gear Revolution Flex Duallie Jogging Stroller, Schwinn Interval Jogging Stroller and Schwinn Interval Jogging Stroller also combine large air-filled wheels with a suspension system that keeps them moving smoothly no matter the terrain. The Schwinn Interval Jogging Stroller adds polished wheel bearings to that equation to keep the ride smooth.
- For jogging, you’ll also need a front wheel that locks in place. The Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller, BOB Gear Revolution Flex Duallie Jogging Stroller, Schwinn Interval Jogging Stroller and Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller have front wheels that you can lock when you’re jogging, and then unlock when you want to use them in normal mode.
- Unless you’re strictly using your stroller in your own neighborhood, you’ll probably occasionally need to take it on the road. The Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller can be folded with just one hand, making it a top choice for those parents who know how often they’ll only have one hand free. Just twist the handle, and the stroller folds up on its own.
- The BOB Gear Revolution Flex Duallie Jogging Stroller requires two hands to fold, but it does break down in only two easy steps. You can have it folded and in your trunk in only three minutes.
- Shock absorption isn’t the only thing keeping your child comfortable. The harnesses in both the Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller and BOB Gear Revolution Flex Duallie Jogging Stroller are padded to keep your little one comfortable while the stroller moves.
- It’s also important to make sure you’re comfortable while you run. The BOB Gear Revolution Flex Duallie Jogging Stroller and Schwinn Interval Jogging Stroller both have adjustable handles that allow you to find the perfect height for you.
- The rear brakes on the Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller have to be engaged using your foot, and you’ll find that in flip-flops, this can be challenging. You’ll need to make sure you have a strong, solid pair of shoes on before you use it.
- Size can also affect maneuverability, especially on crowded sidewalks in urban areas. The Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller has a more compact size, making it ideal for situations like these.
- It’s also important to consider weight since it can impact how much resistance you’ll have when you’re trying to keep a decent jogging pace. Weight determines how easily you’ll be able to fold it up and toss it in your trunk, as well. The Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller is the most lightweight, at only 24.4 pounds, while the Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller comes in at a close second at 27 pounds. The BOB Gear Revolution Flex Duallie Jogging Stroller and Schwinn Interval Jogging Stroller are both on the weightier end, at 33.1 pounds and 35 pounds, respectively.
- As great as a lightweight stroller can be for keeping you moving, you also need to consider the weight limits of the stroller. Make sure your chosen model can handle your child through the growth spurts likely to come in the time you’ll be using it.
- A standout feature the Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller has that others don’t is adjustable tracking. If you notice that your stroller tends to veer to one side, you can easily tweak the stroller to keep it moving in a straight line.
- The Schwinn Interval Jogging Stroller and Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller use bicycle tires, which have the benefit of being able to traverse rough terrain easily. However, bicycle tires can get punctures and flats, which could be an inconvenience if it happens when you’re a decent distance from your destination.
- As with any stroller designed for outdoor use, jogging strollers use canopies to protect little ones from the harmful rays of the sun. The Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller has an oversized canopy with mesh side windows that promote airflow. It also includes a peekaboo window. The Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller’s canopy is also large and prevents even the tiniest pinhole of sunlight getting through. The BOB Gear Revolution Flex Duallie Jogging Stroller’s canopy is water resistant, which will come in handy if it starts raining.
- It’s important to note that while most jogging strollers hold one child, the BOB Gear Revolution Flex Duallie Jogging Stroller can comfortably seat two. However, there’s space for only one car seat.
- Jogging strollers can vary in price, with both the Schwinn Interval Jogging Stroller and Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller retailing for less than $200. The BOB Gear Revolution Flex Duallie Jogging Stroller sells for well over $500, while the Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller is only slightly less expensive, at more than $400.
- Although it costs more than others, the BOB Gear Revolution Flex Duallie Jogging Stroller not only gives you seating for two, but it also has a frame built with high-strength aluminum. For those who plan to go for frequent jogs, this durability could be well worth the extra expense.
- With strollers, sometimes the little things are the most important. The Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller has a two-cup holder, as well as a storage basket underneath. You’ll find this becomes a handy place to shove jackets and shopping bags if you use your stroller when running errands or traveling.
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If you want to go for a daily jog with your baby, you’ll need to check with your pediatrician first to make sure it’s safe. Generally, physicians will recommend waiting until at least six months of age to ensure the baby has the necessary neck and head control. Babies and toddlers tend to be more temperature-sensitive than adults, so it’s important to make sure your child is dressed properly for the weather. You may also consider timing your warm-weather jogs for the early morning hours and waiting until the hottest part of the day during the colder months of the year. You can purchase blankets similar to sleeping bags that are perfect for bundling your littlest one up during those chilly days.
The Jogging Stroller Buying Guide
Finding time to work in a daily run can be tough for a busy parent, but physical fitness has been linked to improved mood, in addition to all its other health benefits. If you can combine regular exercise with spending time outdoors, you’ll also get an even bigger boost to your overall mental and physical health.
But if you’re a parent of young children, going for a daily jog isn’t the easiest thing to do. A jogging stroller can give you that opportunity, with a build that protects your little one against shocks while also giving you the opportunity to move at a faster pace than a stroll. Today’s jogging strollers come with multiple safety and comfort features that should ease any of the concerns you might have about jogging with a stroller.
The biggest worry when it comes to strollers is typically safety. Most jogging strollers come with five-point harness systems that keep your little one securely fastened in place while you move. It’s also important to look at the canopy that keeps your child safe from the sun’s harmful rays since some are built with more protective features than others.
What sets jogging strollers apart from standard types is the locking feature that keeps the front wheel from swiveling while it moves at a faster pace. Look for a locking mechanism that’s easy to engage and disengage, especially if you’ll be running on city streets where you’ll have to routinely maneuver through crowds and stop for traffic lights.
The tires themselves also become vital when using a stroller for jogging rather than walking. Jogging strollers are built with larger tires in the back to help absorb the bumps that happen along the way. However, some jogging strollers use the same type of tires found on bicycles for this. While this does help with rough terrain, bicycle tires can be prone to punctures and flats, which isn’t normally a worry with strollers.
If you have more than one child, you can also find jogging strollers with seating for two. If you opt for this, though, make sure it will still have the maneuverability you’ll need. Some strollers are easier to fold down to tuck into a vehicle trunk than others, including giving you the ability to close it up with one hand rather than requiring two.
Lastly, if you’re looking for a stroller with cupholders or under-stroller storage, make sure you search specifically for those features. On those mornings when the weather warms up quickly after you head out for your run, you may find having a place to stow your jacket comes in handy. Having somewhere to keep your bottled water and a sippy cup or bottle can also be convenient.