Inline and jogging strollers are both very popular styles for new parents who are shopping for a stroller, but they often get confused with each other. They look very similar in their design as they both have only three wheels or tires. Three wheel strollers are a little less bulky as they have a pointier front end, and don’t seem to take up as much space, both in the trunk of your car, or when trying to manoeuver through the aisles during shopping.

It’s important to do your research when buying a jogging stroller because you want to make sure you’re getting the right features for yours and your baby’s needs.

Jogging strollers for various terrains

Mountain Buggy Plus OneIf you’re a parent who loves to jog then you will definitely be wanting a jogging stroller. Buying a jogging stroller doesn’t mean you can’t also use the stroller for all other stroller uses, jogging strollers have come a long way over the years and offer a variety of features and functions. Doing some research before your purchase will ensure you’ll be getting the most out of your stroller.

The beauty of a jogging stroller is that it can be used everywhere and on a large variety of terrains. Jogging strollers also typically have air-filled tires which makes for a smoother ride for your little one when traveling over rocks, gravel or any other terrain, and the larger tire size means less resistance for whoever is doing the jogging. The locking and unlocking front wheel feature will ensure you’re traveling over a variety of terrains with your little one in the safest way.

Jogging strollers are versatile

Mountain Bugge TerrainAlthough jogging strollers are designed for jogging or running they are also versatile for everyday use such as walks to the park or doing errands. Most of them available on the market today offer the option of a locking front wheel. You’ll want to have the wheel locked when used for jogging but then unlocked for all other uses. Having the wheel unlocked offers more manoeuverability such as when making sharp turns or weaving in and out of busy or congested areas.

Mountain Buggy offers one hand fast fold and a compact stand fold when not in use. You’ll also find a variety of features available in jogging strollers such as a safety tether, five-point harness, parking brake, sun canopy, reclining seat, cup holder and much more.

Double jogging strollers

phil&teds Dot StrollerWhen purchasing a double stroller be sure to check out both the side by side and inline options. The main feature of the inline style stroller is the second seat that can be added goes below the main seat. This style reminds me of how bunk beds look and work. phil&ted have a few options of inline jogging strollers on offer and you can browse through them to see their differing features.

When my oldest son was born, my husband and I bought a stroller that was mainly geared towards the younger months up to the toddler stage, and of course as the months passed I wished we had gotten the jogging style. We ended up purchasing a jogging stroller as well because I love the outdoors, and was wanting to be able to take my son on runs and for walks on the local trails. This was many years ago and they are much sleeker in their design but I absolutely loved it. I could take that stroller anywhere and it seemed to be indestructible.

One of the changes I have noticed over the years in stroller design, is that unlike when my boys were little where I felt like I needed two strollers to meet my needs, you can get all your wants and needs met in one stroller and it will last for years.

You can browse a variety of jogging strollers at where you’ll be sure to find one perfect for your family.

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Lindsey Reed
I am a mom of two boys who loves reading and trail runs. I am passionate about health, fitness and food and write about these topics and more on my personal blog