The Jeep Overland Limited stroller is a fixed-wheel, multi-terrain stroller that's a great choice for the jogger or power walker, but runners who want to log serious miles may find it tiring to push for long distances. It's loaded with more features than strollers costing twice as much, and parents particularly love its built-in MP3 speakers. Because of its fixed wheel, it's a stroller for exercising, not an everyday stroller.
All the safety features of a high-end jogger. The Jeep Overland Limited's low price point doesn't affect its safety features. It has secure, one-touch, linked brakes; a wrist strap for added security and a slow-down brake on the handle. The adjustable, five-point harness is fully padded. There are reflectors in several places to help with nighttime visibility. It has a latch that securely locks it when folded.
Simple assembly, easy push. Reviewers say the Jeep Overland Limited assembles quickly and easily out of the box, and it gets good marks for other ease-of-use features as well. It's easy to push and maneuvers well. It weighs 26.4 pounds, so it may not be easy for some to lift in and out of car trunks. Many reviewers say it's big for their trunk when folded with the wheels on, but the wheels are simple to pop off and on, making a smaller footprint. The stroller wipes clean, and the parent tray is dishwasher-safe on the top rack.
Music to the ears. The Jeep Overland Limited includes a baby tray with cup holder, parent tray with two cup holders and the iBaby MP3 player hookup to play music through built-in speakers. The Overland Limited is weight rated from 6 months to 45 pounds, but children should be able to sit up unassisted before running with them. It is not car seat compatible. The handle is adjustable, so it's good for parents of differing sizes. It gets great reviews for its performance even on rough terrain and in off-road situations due to its 16-inch, air-filled tires. Owners say their babies are comfortable in the padded, ventilated seat, and the front wheel has a fender to keep the child's feet from touching the wheel. The canopy and basket are generous, and the canopy is fully adjustable with a peek-a-boo window.
The Jeep Overland comes in seventh out of 10 strollers, with an overall rating of 58 out of 100. Mariana Seif likes its plethora of accessories, but says it's heavy and hard to maneuver. She says she would not recommend it to a friend as a jogging stroller.
Review: Jeep Overland Limited Review, Mariana Seif, Dec. 16, 2012
2. Baby Bargains
"Baby Bargains" covers jogging strollers in depth. Authors Denise and Alan Fields consider performance, ease of use and the brand's track record when making stroller recommendations. Reviews are comparative, thorough and unbiased and include reviews of the brand in general, and of specific jogging strollers.
Review: Strollers, Diaper Bags and other To Go Gear, Denise and Alan Fields, 2013, 10th edition
Elena Filatova says the Jeep Overland gets the job done, but you can't expect it to perform as well as more expensive jogging strollers. She likes the "bells and whistles," and says the stroller exceeded her expectations. She gives it an overall rating of 4 stars out of 5.
Review: Jeep Overland Limited Stroller Review, Elena Filatova, March 30, 2013
The Jeep Overland earns an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars in more than 155 customer reviews, but that would be higher if points weren't taken off for the fixed front wheel. It's praised for its many features, but some say it pulls to the left and the pedometer doesn't work.
Review: Jeep Overland Limited Jogging Stroller with Front Fixed Wheel, Fierce, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of October 2013
More than 65 owners give the Jeep Overland Limited an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars. Joggers like the convenience features and easy push. It gets low marks for its fixed front wheel; if it had been accurately rated as a jogging stroller, its rating would be higher.
Review: Jeep - Overland Limited Music on the Move Jogging Stroller, Fierce Orange, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of October 2013
Editors of CityGrips.com round up the Top 5 jogging strollers for runners, including the Jeep Overland, which comes in at number four. One of the models is discontinued, and most are swivel-wheel strollers, which serious exercisers agree are not for the dedicated runner.
Review: Top 5 Jogging Strollers for Runners, Editors of CityGrips.com, Dec. 27, 2012