All-terrain strollers allow you to take your baby to places that would be impossible with other strollers. They are larger, stronger, and packed with more safety features than any other stroller out there. All terrain strollers are different from dedicated jogging strollers because of their locking front wheel. A fixed front wheel keeps the stroller steady at high speeds, but is difficult to steer. Here are the best all terrain strollers you can buy now!
First, take a quick look at our current most popular recommendations:
|BOB Revolution SE|
|Schwinn Turismo Swivel ||A|
|Joovy Zoom 360||A-|
The BOB Revolution SE is the highest rated jogging and all-terrain stroller on the market. It has a lightweight design, while still offering the comfort and safety features you expect in a heavier, more expensive stroller. The seat is designed to carry a child from the age of three months until they weigh 70 pounds. This off-road stroller will set you back under $400. That may seem like a high cost but these strollers have a high resale value. See more visual specs here.
The Schwinn Turismo Swivel Single Jogger is a great value for casual joggers, campers, or low-impact hikers. This stroller may not keep up with parents who take frequent, high-speed, off-road adventures. In any case, this stroller offers a wide range of features and costs only $180. It even boasts features you won’t find in strollers that cost twice that!
The Joovy Zoom 360 Swivel Wheel jogging stroller is a great choice for casual joggers or hikers. While it isn’t as high quality as our other picks, it does include a couple features they don’t have. The stroller retails around $225.
There are a couple important points to keep in mind in your search for an off-road stroller. First, is the quality of the materials used. Typically, heavier strollers tend to be more durable, yet are harder to transport and store. Avid explorers will require a more durable stroller, and may even choose to use an all-terrain stroller everyday. Those who hit the trails less frequently can make a less durable jogger last as a secondary stroller.
Next, look out for a few key safety features. A wrist strap is commonly included. This attaches the parent to the stroller to ensure their constant control. A five-point harness is strongly encouraged. Padded shoulder straps add support and comfort. Brake designs vary greatly between manufacturers. Stay away from traditional plastic gear locks. These are prone to bending if you need to come to a quick halt.
Lastly, for the most comfort for both you and your child, try to choose a stroller with air-filled tires. This will absorb more bumps. You will have to maintain the correct air pressure, but will find them to last longer than other tires. Another thing to look at is their size. Strollers with larger rear tires are easier to push. A large front wheel is more useful for runners and joggers, while a smaller front wheel allows for more maneuverability.
Do All-Terrain Strollers Run at Your Pace?
If you would prefer to take your child on a run or jog, you will want to check out our favorite strollers for runners and joggers. They may not traverse mountain trails or sandy beaches, but they will tear up the track.
It you are looking for a sporty ride without the all the weight, take a look at the best lightweight strollers. The Summer Infant 3D Lite has a sporty shape, low price, and low weight of only 11 pounds. It is one of the few umbrella-style strollers with front suspension, a large basket, and high handlebars.