The 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 allow this buggy to glide with ease absorbing all the bumps. This is a heavy-duty stroller that can handle even the 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 a large canopy with a ‘follow-the-sun’ option that offers full protection, an adjustable handlebar with a run-away strap and a hand brake, a 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 an automatic lock and a standing fold making it super easy and quick.
The roomy seat can accommodate a child up to 55 lbs. There are a LOT of newborn options. Aside from the flat recline, you can turn your stroller into a travel system or even a pram with a purchase of a carrycot plus set. This set has not only a pram but also a reversible seat option. Something no other joggers have!
Another rare feature of this jogger is an adjustable leg rest that provides extra stretch room. The seat comes with a reversible seat liner that is nicely padded and can be removed for easy cleaning.
I gave it 5 out of 5 stars because it really stands out from the crowd by having features like a reversible seat and pram option, one-hand fold, adjustable leg rest, and smaller rear wheels.
This buggy is not light weighing almost 29 lbs. It’s also not cheap at around $499. Comes with a bumper bar, two bottle holders, and a set of smaller 12″ wheels.
I absolutely LOVE this canopy. It has two large UPF 50+ panels and a pop-out mesh sunvisor that you can tuck away when not needed.
But that’s not all. It also converts into a ‘floating canopy’ that can go down all the way to the seat protecting your child all day long. There is a large plastic peekaboo window with a quiet magnetic closure. No noisy Velcro!
The adjustable handlebar goes from 36.4″ – 48.6″ from the ground. It’s soft but durable.
The seat is 12″ wide with a 19.6″ seat back and a measurement of 23″ from the bottom of the seat to the top of the canopy. The recline is very deep and goes to an almost flat position suitable for a newborn.
On the downside, it’s a two-hand strap recline system with TWO buckles (like one was not enough) that is a pain on the behind. I don’t know why couldn’t they just do a regular one-hand strap recline instead.
The other thing I was not crazy about is when you go from the reclined to an upright position, all the fabric from the back of the canopy comes in front of the seat. You will need to manually stuff it behind the seat so it doesn’t get in the way.
The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 55 lbs. It’s made out of water-repellent durable 600 denier polyester fabric that is very easy to clean.
I absolutely love the reversible seat liner which is very soft and provides plenty of padding.
The seat has two mesh pockets inside, so your child can store toys, snacks or sippy cup there.
It has an adjustable 5-point padded harness with tail-free ends and a puzzle piece buckle. Now, with this buckle, you have to click each strap individually which takes forever. I would like to see shoulder straps connected to the waist straps so you only need two clicks.
INCLUDED! It comes with a padded removable bumper bar that is covered with the same durable fabric. No foam! It’s also swing-away for easy ins and outs.
Now, it does take some effort to detach it from the frame every time you want to swing it away. The good news is that you can fold it with the bumper bar attached.
Adjustable leg rest is definitely a big plus on a jogger. Most joggers don’t have one. Together with a flat recline, it provides a very comfortable place to nap.
There are two water bottle holders on both sides of the frame. They are made out of durable fabric. The attached mesh allows you to use it for small accessories like phone or keys.
The basket is a great size and can hold up to 11 lbs. You will be able to fit in a large diaper bag. What I also like about it is that it has a zipper mesh covering that prevents your belongings from falling out while you are going over the rough terrain.
On the back of the basket, there is a large zipper pocket where you can store small items like keys, phone, or sunglasses.
It rolls on three air-filled wheels with 12″ wheels in the front and 16″ wheels in the back. The front wheel is swivel but can be locked straight forward or backward depending on the activity and terrain.
These wheels are great not only for jogging but also for all-terrain. If you are a trail runner, this stroller is for you. It can tackle any kind of rough terrain including snow and sand.
But, one of the main features of Terrain is that it comes with a second set of smaller 12″ rear wheels that you can switch to turning it into a lighter and more compact model. No other jogger has this option!
It features a rear-wheel shock-absorbing suspension that will provide your little rider with a smooth ride even over bumpy terrain.
There is a foot brake between the rear wheels that has two pedals linked together. Stepping on either pedal will lock both rear wheels. I personally found it a little difficult to unlock.
I had to use a lot of foot force to bring it back up and since I was wearing flip-flops, it was especially inconvenient. So, not a flip-flop-friendly foot brake.
The hand brake is located on the handlebar and is designed as an extra safety feature for when you need help slowing down.
It has a run-away strap that is a great safety feature for when you are jogging. It will make sure you don’t lose control of the stroller in case the handlebar slips out of your hands.
The redesigned Terrain has a much easier fold than before. Not it’s a one-hand fold with an automatic lock and a standing fold so you can actually hold something or somebody in another hand while doing it.
It’s also much more compact than the previous version. The folded dimensions are 36.6″ x 24.8″ x 15.3″. Removing the wheels will make it even more compact.
You can convert it into a pram or reversible seat stroller with an addition of the carrycot It comes with two fabric sets and has three parent-facing solutions all in one bundle.
Like most joggers, Terrain has a travel system option and works with major brands.
-Dual recline strap system. I usually don’t mind a strap recline and don’t list it as a con, but this one is very inconvenient. It has two buckles instead of one. Adjusting both of them while lifting the seat up is a pain in the back. I would like to see a one-hand lever recline instead.
-Puzzle buckle. The buckle is a puzzle piece which is annoying especially when you are in a hurry.
-Metal footrest. The metal footrest is very easy to clean and it looks pretty cool, but it could get very hot during summer or cold during winter. Not a big deal for little kids who’s legs are short, but could be inconvenient for older kids.
-No tracking. Most of the joggers in this price range offer an adjustable tracking system.
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Stroller weight: 28.5 lbs
Weight limit: 55 lbs
Folded dimensions: 36.6″ x 24.8″ x 15.3″
Handlebar height: 36.4″ – 48.6″
Seat to canopy height: 23″
Front wheel: 12″
Rear wheels: 16″ and 12″
Overall length: 39″
Overall width: 24.8″
Mountain Buggy gives 1-year warranty from the date of purchase.
The Mountain Buggy Terrain is available in 2 colors: graphite and solus.
Where to buy it
You can get Mountain Buggy Terrain in one of the two beautiful colors for around $499.