For those active moms and dads out there, there are athletic double stroller options for those who like to get in a brisk walk or active jog with their twins or similarly-aged kids. This article will explore a few of the jogging stroller options.
Most importantly, here are 7 key areas that you want to be sure to focus on when considering all your options:
– carry options for accessories and supplies
– weight (for putting it in and out of the car)
– swivel ability (turning radius is nice and tight)
– comfort for you and babies
Let’s start by looking at a couple of the many stroller options to see how they stack up with what we’ve written:
InSTEP has a Suburban Safari Stroller that is functional, but perhaps not the best looking option out on the market. It has the single-wheel front wheel (also known as a swivel wheel, common in a jogging double stroller). The wheels are air-filled. It comes in ten colors. It offers an under seat cargo basket. It holds up to one hundred pounds of weight, and the stroller weighs thirty four pounds. This is a pretty good package and can typically be found for under $200. In the world of the double stroller, that’s not a bad price at all.
-carry options: adequate, not extensive
-colors: ten available, good
-sturdiness: average for the price point
-weight: 34 lbs is in the midrange of weight (30-40+ lbs)
-swivel ability: average to good turning
-comfort: adequate, not many standard options but you can always add on with blankets and pads.
BOB is another popular single Cute Useful Solid Baby Car Seat Protector stroller name. One of the popular models is the Revolution Duallie Double model. This also has the larger air-pumped wheels. Though available in just two colors for this year’s model, one neat feature is the suspension system that has a 3-inch shock range. This will smooth out the bumps in the road which translates to an easier ride for your twins. The ability to lock the front wheel or let it swivel is also a big selling point here. Very convenient. The BOB double stroller also has a large amount of really useful optional accessories. A large handlebar console can hold beverages and cups. A Car Seat Adapter can give you a seat-to-stroller attachment. A Sun, Wind and Insect Protector reduce heat and glare in addition to reducing UVA and UVB rays by up to 65%, according to the company literature. And an optional diaper bag clips directly to the stroller as well.
One note on the air-filled tires. For those who are in a harsh climate, especially those with rocks and cactus, thorns or needles in their jogging paths, you also do consider the difference in tires. Some of these strollers have air-filled tires while others are plastic. If you come across a thorn and POOF, there goes the air out of your double stroller front tire, that could make for a long walk back home. A good quality bike shop will be able to fill your stroller’s air tires with some goop or thick liquid that seals any punctures and will keep that air tire right on rolling. All aboard the athletic and in-shape family strolls!
-carry options: above average with handlebar console plus basket and options, very versatile but higher price point at roughly $550
-colors: wide variety, good
-sturdiness: solid, made for active use, above average
-weight: 32 lbs, lighter than many double strollers
-swivel ability: versatile again as front wheel can switch from pivot to locked. very maneuverable.
-comfort: shock absorbers decrease bumps for the riders.