Jané Trider Extreme is a luxury all-terrain stroller that is great for long walks in the park or even light jogging. The hard rubber wheels and all-wheel suspension system with adjustable shock absorbers will provide your child with a smooth ride not matter how rough the terrain gets. The reversible seat sits higher on the frame promoting better bonding and communication at an early age. It also can be used a high chair when you are out and about. It also features large canopy, 5 point harness, adjustable handle bar, and adjustable leg rest. I really like the hand brake instead of the foot brake. No shoe scratches! All this goodness has a weight of 33 lbs.
The fold is very compact for an all-terrain stroller, so you should be able to fit it even into a small trunk. To make it even more compact you can remove the seat and the rear wheels. The seat can accommodate a child from 6 months and up to 40 lbs. You can easily convert Trider into a travel system by purchasing a car seat adapter. You can also turn it into a pram by replacing the seat with a bassinet (sold separately).
The Rider Extreme has a very sporty and sleek design. It comes in two colors: blue and red. The red is my favorite because of the gorgeous red metallic frame that matches the color of the seat. The blue one is not bad too, it comes with a gray metallic frame. The blue one has a writing on the leg rest that says “Get your energy back”. I think I will get my energy back only when my daughter Sophia goes to school. LOL. I get no break from her. She is a VERY active toddler.
I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because despite all the great features it’s very heavy (33 lbs), has a very small basket, and costs an arm and a leg. To improve the lack of storage Jané decided to include a matching diaper bag, but I personally think that most parents spent a lot of time picking their diaper bags and won’t really use the included one. It retails for $499 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax). It comes with a cup holder, bumper bar, rain cover, and a diaper bag.
-Large canopy. The canopy is large and it has pop-out sunvisor that provides plenty of sun protection. It does not go all the way to the bumper bar, but is far enough. I wish it has ‘follow-the-sun’ option. Also, there is no peekaboo window. Instead, there are two plastic side windows (without a closure) for your child to look in. Overall, I think it’s a decent canopy.
-Adjustable handle bar. The handle bar goes from 32″ up to 41″ from the ground. Great for shorter and taller parents. What I really like is the that the cross bar has a ‘c’ shape leaving plenty of leg room.
-Wrist strap. It has a run-away wrist strap that is attached to the handle bar. It prevents stroller from getting away from you if decide to take this baby for a jog.
-Reversible seat. The seat is 12″ wide with a 21″ seat back and a measurement of 22″ from the back of the seat to the top of the canopy. It has a one-hand lever recline with three positions. The recline is deep enough to put your newborn in it, but Jane recommends using the seat from 6 months and up to 40 lbs. I think you can put a newborn there, but I personally would use an infant car seat to provide a baby with more support. Like in many luxury strollers, the seat keeps it ‘v’ shape when reclined. I am not a big fan of ‘v’ shaped seats because I feel that a child is always in a sitting position even when napping. You can transform your stroller into a travel system by purchasing a car seat adapter (Jané called it ‘Link Fix’ for some reason). The seat can be easily reversed. All you need to do is push two buttons on both sides of the seat, swing it around and snap it back in. Very easy. It has the same recline positions in the reverse mode. What I don’t like is that in the upright position the seat has a little bit of play.
-Higher seat position. The seat is located higher on the frame than on average stroller. A higher position brings your child closer to you and provides better bonding experience. You can also use it instead of the high chair in the cafe or restaurant.
-5 point harness. It has a padded adjustable 5 point harness with an easy to do buckle that is a puzzle piece (meaning you have to put two pieces together before inserting them into the buckle).
-Bumper bar. INCLUDED! It has a removable swing-away bumper bar that is covered with a durable padded material instead of foam. So even if your child bites it (and he will… kids have a need to have a taste of a bumper bar at least once. LOL), he will not get a mouth full of foam. The material on the bumper can b zipped off for easy cleaning.
-Adjustable leg rest. There is an adjustable leg rest that is part of the seat. It goes all the way up to provide your child with more flat surface. Little babies love to stretch their legs. There is another foot rest for older kids that is part of the frame. The front of the stroller sticks out very far and it almost looks like an additional seat for another child or a dog. LOL. Don’t put your dog there, I am just kidding.
-Basket. The basket is very small. I think this is the smallest basket that I’ve seen on a luxury stroller (except for Stokke Xprory that doesn’t have a basket at all). You won’t be able to fit your diaper bag. Maybe just some baby essentials. To add some storage, Jané decided to include a free matching diaper bag that hangs from the handle bar.
-Diaper bag. INLCLUDED! The free messenger style diaper bag is very neutral and can be used by both parents. It is the same color and material as the stroller. I appreciate the diaper bag, but I think not many parents will be using it since many spent a lot of time picking out a diaper bag. I spent about three weeks looking at different diaper bags in stores and online before making my choice. I have a gorgeous medium size diaper bag that expends if needed. It has 10 pockets that will fit anything! And, it goes with most of my outfits.
-Cup holder. INCLUDED! It’s a sporty looking cup holder that can be place on either side of the frame.
-Wheels. It rolls on three hard rubber wheels meaning you will never get a flat. The rear wheels are 12.5″ while the front wheel is 9.5″. The front wheel is swivel, but can be locked in place . This is an-all terrain stroller that will go through all kind of rough terrain like grass, mulch, trail, or uneven pavement. You can even take it for a light jog. The wheels are not as large as you will find on a jogger, but it’s great for long walks in the park. And I think most parents like to do light jogging or fast walking anyways.
-All-wheel suspension. It has an all-wheel suspension system and adjustable shock absorbers that will provide your child with a smooth ride even if you are going over rough terrain.
-Parking brake. It’s a hand brake! Flip-flop friendly and does not scratch the shoes. It’s located on the side of the frame and is very easy to use.
-Eeasy fold. The fold is very easy, but will require both hands. You can fold it with the seat attached. First, recline the seat all the way and pull on two levers located underneath the handle bar to unlock the frame. Next, bring the handle bar forward until you hear an automatic lock click. This is a pretty compact fold for an all-terrain stroller with folded dimensions of 28″ L x 23″ W x 15.75″ H. Good luck loading it into the trunk because it weighs whooping 33 lbs! Of course to make it lighter you can remove the seat and the rear wheels. As you can see from the photos below, you will get the most compact fold if the seat is facing forward.
-Rain Cover. INCLUDED!
-Heavy weight. This buggy weighs 33 lbs! This is one of the heaviest all terrain strollers I’ve seen. For comparison, Bumbleride Indie is an all-terrain stroller that weighs only 20 lbs. Just saying…
-Expensive. The Rider model retails for $790 which I think is a lot for what you are getting.
-Small basket. The basket is tiny! For such a heavy and expensive stroller I think the basket could definitely be larger.
Baby Gizmo has a great video review. Take a look. Note: They say it weighs 29 lbs, but on Jané website it says that the weight is 33 lbs.
Here is a great video overview from Jané.
Stroller weight: 33 lbs
Weight limit: 40 lbs
Folded dimensions: 28″ L x 23″ W x 15.75″ H
Handle bar height: 32″ – 41″
Seat to canopy height: 22″
Rear wheels: 12.5″
Front wheel: 9.5″
Overall length: 42.5″
Overall width: 23″
Jané has a one year warranty on strollers from the date of purchase. Here is more information on the warranty.
For 2014 this stroller is available in two colors: blue and red
Where to buy it
My favorite place to buy strollers and a lot of other baby items is Amazon. It usually has the lowest prices, free shipping, free returns and no sales tax. How great is that? You can get Jané Trider Extreme in one of the two beautiful colors for $499 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax). It comes with a bumper bar, cup holder, rain cover, and a matching diaper bag.
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