When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. This keeps it 100% reader supported and free of ads or sponsorships. Thanks for your support!
Best Jogging Strollers
Jogging strollers give you the freedom to go for a run whenever you darn well please, especially if you feel like you can never get away. [See also: best double jogging strollers]
Jogging Strollers come in two different flavors: swivel wheel and fixed wheel.
Best Jogging Strollers – Summary
It used to be that there were several fixed wheel strollers to choose from; now there is only one, the Thule Glide 2. They are not as popular as they once were. It all boils down to this: if you require a stroller to serve as your day-to-day stroller and as a jogger, get a stroller with a front wheel that can swivel. If you don’t have a swivel wheel, you’ll have to resort to lifting the front wheel from the ground each time you steer, which is fine for jogging, but terrible for walking, shopping, or futzing around.
On the other hand, if you are an earnest distance runner and your stroller will not be used for bumbling around the neighborhood, grocery store and such (i.e., you have another stroller for that purpose), you should consider the fixed wheel Thule Glide.
With a fixed front wheel, you will most definitely experience a smoother run with better tracking and less wobbling. Many hardcore runners swear by them.
Generally speaking, jogging strollers are all fairly large and heavy, so if you’ve been using a City Mini or an umbrella stroller, you’re in for quite a surprise. Sorry, this is the nature of the beast — it’s apples and oranges compared to other types of strollers.
Another point to make is that the seats in sports strollers tend to be reclined more than most (thus, they don’t sit bolt upright, even in the most upright position).
FYI — all of the joggers reviewed here use pneumatic, air-filled tires (as they should), which will need to be re-inflated occasionally and may become flat if you hit something sharp; such is life with a jogging stroller. On the plus side, air-filled tires ride and handle exceptionally well, even on the cheapest of strollers.
Just to be crystal clear, the front wheel of a fixed wheel jogger cannot swivel. At all. Ever.
I feel terrible for people who buy a fixed front wheel stroller expecting something different. And you see them all the time — trying to negotiate the aisles at the grocery store by lifting the stroller up to turn it. This is not the stroller for shopping, folks.
For serious runners, however, a fixed wheel stroller will track beautifully and won’t wobble. These strollers are not multitaskers, but they are specially designed to do their job (distance running!) very well.
We hope you found a jogging stroller that suits your needs. And remember, you can often find these strollers being sold on the secondary market.
Now, get out there and run!
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
I just want to take a minute to send you a THANK YOU! We followed your advice on sleeping last night and for the first time in weeks we got to sleep for more than 2-3 hours at one time. You, my friend, are a genius! As a first time mom, I thoroughly enjoy and look forward to your emails each week. Your info on products is ahhhmazing! It makes navigating the jungle of baby junk a breeze. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s holiday!
New parents unite!
Join 450k Parents already receiving "Crib Notes"
Get practical advice and pro-tips for pregnancy, postpartum and parenting.
The Real Lowdown on Pregnancy
Preparing for Birth
Postpartum Survival Strategies
Breastfeeding, Newborn Sleep Solutions and more
Get a weekly email with practical advice and insights as your baby grows.
Infant Sleep Solutions
Pumping at Work and more
Hi there - Welcome to the fold.
Bearing and raising kids is hard, but we're here to simplify everything. Unlike most sites, we offer an ad-free, sponsor-free environment, so you always know you’re getting a full dose of honesty.
If you want to noodle around on our site, our 3 most popular articles are: