Eddie Bauer Endurance is a budget-friendly jogging stroller that is designed for on-the-go parents who want to get a basic jogger for a reasonable price. These days not many people have $500 for a fancy jogging stroller full of luxury features.
The Endurance model is not only affordable but also has a lot of great features. It rolls on three large air-filled tires that can go through any kind of terrain.
The ‘follow-the-sun’ canopy isn’t big but will provide your child with enough shade. The roomy seat has a one-hand recline and a mesh window at the top of the seat that provides nice air circulation.
The stroller is designed for children from 6 months and up to 50 lbs, but if you want to use it for a newborn, convert it into a travel system. This buggy comes with a large easy-to-access basket that fits a large diaper bag.
You will be pleasantly surprised to see a parent console and a child’s tray included. The fold is very easy and since this baby weighs only 21 lbs, you’ll have no problem lifting and loading it into the trunk.
I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because while this stroller doesn’t have many luxury features like adjustable leg rest, large canopy, peekaboo window, adjustable handlebar, or deep recline, it is very affordable, compact, and very light for a jogging stroller.
The only real drawback is the short seat back with the mesh at the top because if you have a taller child, you won’t be able to use the recline. It retails for around $200 and it comes with a snack tray and parent organizer.
The endurance model has a medium canopy that provides some sun coverage. This is very typical for a low-budget stroller. The good news is that this canopy has a ‘follow-the-sun’ option, so you can bring it forward to protect your child from the sun. I didn’t like the loud clicking noise. Also, it does not have a peekaboo window.
I am not surprised to see a non-adjustable handlebar. It’s located 39″ from the ground. If you are a much taller parent, test this stroller first.
Like most jogging strollers, it has a run-away strap that is attached to the bottom of the stroller. This will prevent the stroller from running away from you in case you let go of the handlebar.
The seat is 11.5 wide with an 18″ seat back and a measurement of 28″ from the bottom of the seat to the top of the canopy. The seat can accommodate a child from 6 months and up to 50 lbs.
If you want to use it for a newborn, you can convert it into a travel system. No special adapter is needed if you are using it with Eddie Bauer, Safety 1st, or Cosco Infant Car Seats. The seat has one hand strap recline which is not very deep, more like a half-way recline.
Therefore, you should wait for your child to be at least 6 months old before putting him into the seat. I would even wait for 9 months before jogging. To bring the seat back up you will need to use both hands.
Once you recline the seat, you will see a mesh window at the top. On a hot summer day, the mesh window will provide your child with better air circulation. The only problem is because the seat back is only 18″ high, you might not be able to recline the seat with a taller child in it.
I wish there was a zipper so you can unzip it for a taller child. Also, since it’s a very basic model, there is no window closure like on most other strollers, so it might get chilly on a cold windy day.
It has an adjustable padded 5-point harness with a hard-to-unlock buckle.
The basket is great, you can definitely fit a large diaper bag in it and it’s very easy to access even with the seat fully reclined. You see, that half-recline works in your favor when it comes to accessing the basket. LOL.
Just like other jogging strollers, the Endurance model rolls on three air-filled tires with 15.5″ wheels in the back and 12″ wheels in the front. The front wheel is a swivel wheel but can be locked straight for rougher terrain. These wheels will go through anything!
There are two individual parking brakes located near each rear wheel. All you need to do is step on the pedal and the wheel will lock. To unlock each wheel, lift the pedals up. These pedals are not flip-flop friendly.
Prepare for the shoe scratches. I personally would like to see a single brake that locks both wheels. It would be easier and faster. It would be even better if there was a hand brake!
First, bring the canopy all the way back and lock the brakes. Next, lift two levers located on both sides of the frame and the stroller will fold in half. It has a standing fold and an automatic lock.
I can’t say that it’s the most compact fold, but it’s pretty compact for a jogging stroller. The folded dimensions are 45″ H x 24″ W x 43.5″L. Since it weighs only 21 lbs, it will be easy for you to get it in and out of the trunk.
Parent organizer. They also call it a ‘parent tray’ or ‘parent console’. Anyways, it has two cup holders and a small size compartment in the middle where you can store your cell phone or keys. I think it’s a little too narrow for a wallet.
Have you noticed that a lot of budget-friendly strollers include a parent organizer, unlike the luxury ones? I still don’t understand why. I guess they think since you have a lot of money to spend on the stroller you can buy all of the accessories.
Snack tray. The baby snack tray comes with two trays and a cup holder in the middle (which I find very convenient). My daughter Sophia loves to hang out in the stroller with her sippy cup so having a place to put it is great. She also likes to put toys, goldfish, and pretzels into the cup holder. The child’s tray can be removed for easy cleaning, but it’s not swing-away.
-Short seat back. The back of the seat is only 18″ which wouldn’t be a problem if there was no mesh at the top of the seat. If you have a tall child you won’t be able to recline the seat without your child’s head hitting the mesh. This problem could be solved with the addition of a zipper.
-Medium size canopy. We are all used to seeing huge canopies that go all the way down to a bumper bar, so it’s a little disappointing to see such a smaller canopy. The good thing is that it has a ‘follow-the-sun’ option. The clicking noise when you move the canopy is kind of loud. I think adding a pop-out sunvisor would be an inexpensive and easy solution. Eddie Bauer, take notes!
-No peekaboo window. I would like to see a peekaboo window with a magnetic closure.
-Half-way recline. I would like to see a deeper recline.
-Non-adjustable handle bar. The handlebar is located 39″ from the ground. I would like to see an adjustable handlebar.
-Bulky. Like most joggers with large wheels, it’s bulky.
Here is a great video review from Baby Gizmo. Note: This stroller weighs 21 lbs, not 20 lbs like they say in the video.
Stroller weight: 21 lbs
Weight limit: 50 lbs
Folded dimensions: 45″ H x 24″ W x 43.5″L
Handlebar height: 39″
Seat to canopy height: 28″
Rear wheels: 15.5″
Front wheels: 12″
Overall length: 45″
Overall width: 24″
Eddie Bauer has 1-year warranty from the original date of purchase and you have to be the original owner.
For 2014 this stroller is available in four colors: red, green, blue, and gray.
Where to buy it
You can get the Eddie Bauer Endurance model in one of the four beautiful colors for around $200. The price does vary depending on the color.