Bumbleride Indie 2018 Stroller Review

The Bumbleride Indie 2018 is a 4th generation jogger with some minor improvements. It’s designed for active parents who enjoy light jogging and want an everyday stroller with the off-road ability with LUXURY features.

Indie is perfect for moms like me, who is not a serious jogger, but still wants to go for a jog once in a while. Since I am a huge Indie fan and thought the previous model was almost perfect, I was excited to see what improvements Bumbleride came up with.

For 2018 they only had 3 updates:

1) It has an updated UPF 45+ canopy that now sits higher on the frame and can accommodate a taller child. It still offers the same great coverage.

2) The second update made the fold a little easier with redesigned release triggers.

3) New storage pockets in the back of the seat where you can put your water bottle or other small essentials.

And of course they’ve added new colors. The new eco-friendly fabrics are made out of 100% recycled PET materials. Also, no harmful chemicals were used in the process.

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Thule Urban Glide 2 2018 Jogger Review

Thule Urban Glide 2 2018 is a serious competition for the beloved BOB Revolution Flex/Pro which is the God of joggers. Both have a lot of amazing features and are very close in price.

The Thule Urban Glide 2 2018 is a mean machine designed for active parents who value performance and durability. It rolls on large air-filled tires that together with rear-wheel suspension provide a smooth ride and a great maneuverability.

The Glide 2 2018 offers plenty of storage including roomy basket with a cover, two mesh seat pockets, small zipper pocket on the back of the basket, and large pocket on the back of the seat.

For 2018 Glide 2 got bunch of great updated that made it even better! The canopy is now even bigger with an added zipped-in mesh panel that provides better air flow. A new hand brake on the handle bar allows parents to slow down or quickly stop the stroller.

The new auto lock makes it much easier to secure a folded stroller. To help stroller stand out in the dark, they’ve added new reflective features to the canopy and the wheels.

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BOB Rambler Jogging Stroller Review

The new BOB Rambler jogging stroller is a scaled down version of the popular BOB Revolution Flex. It’s more compact, has a little less features, and costs about $150 less. Sort of budget friendlier version of Flex. So, let’s talk about differences first.

While you can still jog with it, the rear wheels are a little smaller than on Flex. The seat is not as wide and not as tall. There are no mesh pockets inside of the seat which is not a big deal.

The handle bar is not adjustable like on Flex. All these small differences resulted in more compact fold, cheaper price, and 3 lbs lighter weight of 25 lbs (Flex is 28.5 lbs).

All other features are pretty much the same. It still has: large canopy, high weight capacity of 75 lbs, one-hand strap recline system, large basket, two-step fold, adjustable suspension system, adjustable front wheel tracking, run-away strap, and one-step brake.

It can also be converted into a travel system and works with most popular infant car seats. The Rambler model is a great choice for sporty parents who don’t have space for large jogger like Flex. If you are looking for a little fancier model with more features but the same size, take a look at Bumbleride Indie.

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Baby Jogger Summit X3 Stroller Review

Baby Jogger Summit X3 is an award-winning jogging stroller that will go through anything no matter how rough the terrain gets. This updated model has all the features parents want in a jogger like full protection canopy, roomy seat, large basket, and easy fold.

The roomy seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to  75 lbs (that is like 9 year old). You can also use it from birth with an infant cat seat or a pram. The canopy is absolutely HUGE and has two viewing windows.

The all-wheel suspension and air-filled tires make it a smooth ride. The front wheel is swivel, but can be locked straight. I love the remote front-wheel lock which is located on the side of the frame instead of the wheel. You don’t need to bend down and touch that dirty wheel.

The hand brake makes it easy to slow down when going down the hill. There is also an adjustable tracking to get your stroller perfectly straight while you are running.

The Summit X3 is very easy to navigate and steer. It’s truly a one-hand stroller. But, the best feature of X3 is the ONE-HAND fold! Super easy. The only thing I didn’t like is that there is no auto lock and no standing fold so you will need to use you other hand to lock it manually.

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Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Stroller Review

The Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight is an updated version of the Zoom 360 that has been one of the best selling joggers on the market. It might not be as fancy as some other models, but has a lot of great features and is very budget-friendly. The swivel front wheel that can be locked straight, makes it a perfect option for jogging as well as everyday use.

The air-filled tires together with rear-wheel suspension can handle any terrain while providing a smooth ride. The maneuverability on Ultralight is one of the best! You can easily push ans steer it with one hand. The roomy seat is not very upright in the most upright position, but does have a deep recline suitable from 3 months and up to 75 lbs (highest weight limit for joggers). You can also use it from birth with a travel system.

There tons of storage including large easy-to-access basket, two mesh pockets in the seat, large mesh pocket in the back of the seat, and included parent organizer. Nice! While Zoom 360 Ultralight is lighter than their previous Zoom 360 model it still weighs almost 26 lbs which is an average weight for a jogging stroller. So, I think that ‘Ultralight’ part of the name is a little deceiving.

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Mom’s Picks: Top 10 Best Jogging Strollers

Keeping an active lifestyle after having a child was a big challenge for me. It’s so easy to find excuses and skip a day or two or a week. There is always so many things to do. That being said, I found that the best way to keep active is to invest into a good jogging stroller. That way, your child gets outdoor time and you get your an exercise in.

Joggers come with swivel or fixed front wheel. Swivel wheel (that can be locked straight) allows you to easily turn when needed. With the fixed wheel, every time you want to turn, you need to lift up the front wheel.

If you are using it as your main stroller for walking at the park, grocery shopping, running errands and etc., you need to get a swivel wheel. If you are a hardcore jogger that has other strollers and will be using it only for jogging, go with a fixed one.

Most parents buy a swivel-wheel jogger that they can use for fitness or everyday life because most of us don’t have extra money and space to keep so many strollers (except for me who has 5 strollers at the moment… God, I really need to get rid of some).

Of course there are benefits and drawbacks of having a jogger as your main stroller. On the plus side, the large air-filled tires together with suspension can go over ANY terrain while providing the SMOOTHEST ride for you child. The seat on a jogger is very roomy and has high weight limit that can accommodate an older toddler. Some even have it up to 75 lbs (which is till college. LOL). Most of them have a travel system option so you can use it from birth. Of course you have to wait till your baby is at least 8 months before jogging.

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Mountain Buggy Terrain Jogger Review

Mountain Buggy Terrain is an all-terrain jogger designed for active parents who like to take their stroller off road. Take it to the beach, park or trail jogging, it can handle anything. The 16″ air filled tires and shock absorbing suspension allows this buggy to glide with ease absorbing all the bumps. This is a heavy duty stroller that can handle even toughest terrain like sand and snow.

One of the coolest things about Terrain is that it comes with a second set of smaller 12″ rear wheels that you can switch to for everyday use. This makes it a perfect MAIN stroller that you can use for fitness and running errands.

Other great features include large canopy with ‘follow-the-sun’ option that offers full protection, adjustable handle bar with run-away strap and a hand-brake, deep almost flat recline suitable for a newborn, plenty of storage including two bottle holders, large basket, two seat pockets and two canopy pockets. The one-hand fold has automatic lock and standing fold making it super easy and quick. 

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BOB Revolution SE Stroller Review

bob_revolution1Bob Revolution SE is one of the BEST jogging strollers on today’s market. I absolutely love it! It is full of great features like huge canopy, roomy padded seat, and easy fold. It has plenty of storage including large basket, two mesh pockets inside of the seat, and a large pocket in the back of the seat.

The 16″ air filled tires and state-of-the-art adjustable suspension system provide an exceptionally SMOOTH ride. It is very easy to navigate and will go through any uneven surface. The swivel front wheel can be locked straight for jogging or unlocked for walk in a park.

It’s designed for children from 3 months up to 70 lbs! With this weight limit, it will last you for a very LONG time! If you want to use this stroller from birth, all you need a car seat adapter that can be purchased separately. The Revolution SE weighs 25 lbs which is pretty average weight for jogger.

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