At some point, most multiple parents consider a jogging stroller. The sticker shock can be, for lack of a better word, shocking. And unlike a double umbrella stroller, there are so many options to consider. How big should the tires be? Do I need a fixed front wheel or a swivel wheel? Does more money really buy me better features?
Rather than trying to answer all of these questions, I am going to suggest something crazy. Don’t waste your time looking for all these answers on the internet. Give the people at JoggingStroller.com a call. Not only do they have a 1-800 number to answer all of these questions, they have Live Help and quick turnaround on email questions. If you are going to spend a significant amount of cash on a product, why not spend a few extra minutes talking to an expert? How often do you get advice like this for free?! They are not tied to a particular manufacturer so they can answer your questions honestly.
Before I bought my stroller, I called joggingstroller.com to ask all my questions. I already had a hand-me-down Kelty that I found difficult to use and I wanted to know what (if anything) would make the BOB Revolution easier for running. I wanted to know why you have to lock the front wheel for running. I wanted to know how big it was when fully folded since we only have a Toyota Corolla. Did I need 12″ wheels or 14″ wheels? With my planned usage, would fat or thin tires be better? I spent 30 minutes on the phone discussing different models and features. Again, picking the right stroller for you highly depends on your needs.
Two of the most popular double jogging strollers are the BOB Revolution Duallie and Mountain Buggy Urban Double (MBUD). You rarely hear people say anything negative about these strollers for good reason – they are awesome. But that awesomeness comes with a high sticker price. They are both wheelchair-width, easy to turn, and easy to fold (although the MBUD is significantly easier). The Revolution’s front wheel can be locked for running or swivel for walking, while the MBUD is not designed for running.
I was planning to wait until Saturday for the review but Babycenter is having a 10% sale on all BOB strollers for the next two weeks. It is extremely rare to see these strollers on sale, so if you are considering one at all, now might be the time to purchase one. The money you save on the stroller could go to purchasing a BOB stroller diaper bag, BOB handlebar console (a must buy), or BOB weather shield (all also 10% off!). Shop BOB at Babycenter HERE. If you spend more than $49, use the code FREESHIP49 for free shipping.
If you have jogging stroller questions, comment on this thread and I will update this post!