Whether you are an avid runner, jogger or walker, or you are just trying to get in shape after the birth of your baby, having a jogging stroller, for many parents, is nothing short of a necessity. You will find the prices range depending on the features, but start at approximately $150 for a single jogger stroller. However, the good thing about many jogging strollers is the many years of use that you can get out of them, as many can easily transport your child up to age 5.
Independence Push Chair
The Independence Push Chair by Baby Jogger gets the number one spot according to Allegro Medical. Features of the Independence Push chair include a one-hand easy fold system, quick release rear wheels and adjustable five-point safety harness with rear wheel parking brakes. This chair can accommodate a small passenger who weighs up to 100 lbs., but comes with a hefty price at approximately $900.
The BOB Ironman stroller comes equipped with 16-inch wheels and a hand brake, but does not have the swivel option. It collapses in two easy steps, opens with one hand and has a weight capacity of up to 70 lbs. Priced at approximately $350, this jogging stroller is one of the top 10, especially if you want a hip stroller to take your child on long training runs, according to RunningTimes.com.
Babble.com rates the BOB Revolution on top of the jogging stroller list with an approximate retail cost of $390. The stroller maneuvers with one hand and folds in two easy steps. The stroller accommodates your child weighing up to 70 lbs. and offers a knob to change the front wheel from a fixed to a swivel position.
Phil and Teds Sport Buggy
Phil and Teds Sport Buggy is a popular pick at JoggingStroller.com. You will find the jogging stroller equipped with a five-point safety harness, foot break, adjustable height handle and the ability to convert for a single seat to two-passenger tandem double stroller. The average retail cost is $450, and the stroller will accommodate your child up to 55 lbs. in the conversion seat and 88 lbs. in the front seat.
The Step Safari is a single jogging stroller with a 12-inch swivel front wheel for easy handling. The adjustable height handle accommodates runners of all heights, has a weight capacity of 50 lbs. and there is plenty of room to store your items with the under-seat storage space. The stroller comes in with an average cost of $170 and rates on the top of the jogging stroller list at Allegro Medical.
Schwinn Free Runner
The Schwinn Free Runner offers a jiggle-free ride with 16-inch wheels, adjustable handle, five-point harness and a hand brake. You can collapse the stroller quickly and it will accommodate your child up to 50 lbs. The average retail cost for the Free Runner is $220, making this a practical, budget-conscious running stroller, according to RunningTimes.com.
Jeep Overland Limited
According to Babble.com, the Jeep Overland Limited is on top of the list of jogging stroller with features, such as an adjustable smart handle, adjustable five-point harness, trip odometer that monitors speed and distance and an adapter for an iPod for music on the move. The stroller will cost you approximately $220 and can hold your child up to 45 lbs.
The Valco Matrix is one of the top picks at JoggingStrollers.com and offers an aluminum frame, 12-inch wheels for rough terrain, adjustable handle height and a locking front swivel wheel. You can find the Matrix for approximately $375 and the stroller can accommodate weight up to 48 lbs.
Instep Run Around
The Instep Run Around rates high on Allegro Medical top list for jogging stroller and is a winner of the iParenting Media Award. At a reasonable price of $116, the jogging stroller can accommodate your child up to 50 lbs. and offers a five-point safety harness, adjustable handle and a one-hand folding design.
The Bumbleride Indie rates on the top of Babble.com top jogging strollers and is nicknamed the "urban jogger." The Indie offers you a front swivel wheel, adjustable handle, aluminum frame and a quick release five-point safety harness. You will find the jogging stroller will accommodate your child up to 45 lbs. and averages $400.