The Baby Trend Expedition LX all-terrain stroller gets mixed marks in professional and user reviews. It excels in a recent independent test, where it posts higher overall scores than pricey strollers such as the BOB Revolution (*Est. $390) and phil&teds Sport (*Est. $450). However, the Baby Trend stroller gets lower ratings in user reviews. Those who like the stroller say it's roomy and easy to maneuver. Others say the Baby Trend Expedition LX is difficult to fold. The Baby Trend Expedition LX has a swiveling front wheel that locks in place for rough terrain. For maneuvering in store aisles, experts say strollers with a swiveling front wheel are easier to use. Parents on several different websites say this stroller has wobbly wheels and poor tracking, although one or two of them appear to have been attempting to jog without first locking the front wheel. Experts give better reviews to the budget Jeep Liberty Limited (*Est. $160).
The Baby Trend Expedition LX is discussed in the baby book, "Baby Bargains" and at ConsumerReports.org. Owner-written reviews at Buzzillions.com and Amazon.com complete the picture with some parent perspectives.
The Baby Trend Expedition LX is one of 11 all-terrain strollers tested in ConsumerReports.org's latest stroller review. Each one is rated on various criteria, including ease of use, maneuverability, off-road maneuverability and safety.
Review: All-terrain Stroller Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, June 2010
2. Baby Bargains
"Baby Bargains" is a top-rated baby gear book by parents and consumer advocates Denise and Alan Fields. They discuss the Baby Trend brand in the latest edition.
Review: Chapter 9: Strollers, Diaper Bags, Carriers and Other To Go Gear, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition, January 2010
Reviews are mixed at Buzzillions.com, where nearly 400 parents contribute to give the Baby Trend Expedition LX a 3.1-star rating. While some parents are very happy with the stroller, numerous users complain that the front wheel is wobbly and that the stroller is too heavy.
Review: Baby Trend Expedition LX Jogger, Contributors to Buzzillions.com
Amazon.com has only a dozen owner-written reviews for the Baby Trend Expedition LX. The reviews are mixed, with most parents citing sloppy construction, broken parts and bad customer service. Those who like the stroller say it folds easily and is easy to use.
Review: Baby Trend Expedition LX Jogging Stroller, Vanilla Bean, Contributors to Amazon.com