Jogging Strollers: Ratings of Sources
Total of 22 Sources
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Strollers, Diaper Bags, Carriers and Other to Go Gear
by Denise and Alan Fields
Our AssessmentThis excellent book includes buyer's guides and ratings for all types of baby gear, including jogging strollers. The authors conduct hands-on testing and also interview parents, manufacturers and retailers. Parents posting to Amazon.com say this is the best baby gear book available, with plenty of current info and lots of attitude, including sections aimed at steering consumers away from unnecessary features. Although the authors focus mainly on reviewing stroller brands, they do single out a few jogging strollers as the top strollers in their class.
The Best Jogging Strollers of 2012
by Nancy Johnson Horn
Our AssessmentThis roundup of the top jogging strollers of 2012 includes testing by both an expert and a mom who is a runner. Strollers are recommended by lifestyle categories (long runs, jogger, budget, etc.), and the reviews are thorough and based upon road tests as well as everyday use, such as folding, navigating store aisles and lifting in and out of car trunks. Recommended strollers are rated on a star system with 5 stars being the top rating. Best strollers and runners up are presented.
A Runner's Guide to Jogging Strollers
by Katie Wolpert
Our AssessmentRunning Times magazine editors offer an excellent overview of jogging strollers in this article, and the author personally tests several models. The analysis is balanced and thorough, and it contains some of the best notes on usability that we've seen. Six jogging strollers are recommended, each for a different type of runner. A couple have been discontinued.
A Runner's Guide to Double Jogging Strollers
by Katie Wolpert
Our AssessmentTested by running parents and their two children, this roundup of double joggers only includes three models and, technically, the phil&teds Sport is not a running stroller. The reviews, however, are thorough and well-balanced. Pros and cons are included, as are lifestyle recommendations.
Babble Best Strollers 2011
by Editors of Babble.com
Our AssessmentThe editors at Babble.com rate nine strollers plus a reader's choice as the best of 2011. This roundup includes two jogging strollers, an editor's pick and a reader's choice. The reviews are based on testing; Babble.com editors say they assembled and test drove all of the strollers. The reviews are detailed and include a best in each category as well as a runner up or two.
Babble Best Double Strollers 2011
by Editors of Babble.com
Our AssessmentThe editors at Babble.com rate eight strollers plus a reader's choice as the best of 2011. The editors do not pick a jogging stroller, but the readers do. The reviews are based on testing with a 5 month old, 18 month old and 3 year old, and they include ease of assembly, use, break-down and storage. The reviews are detailed and include a best in several categories based upon needs and lifestyle.
by Editors of BabyGizmo.com
Our AssessmentBabyGizmo.com is best known for its thorough reviews of baby products, including strollers, usually posting both a written and a video review. The reviews are detailed and thorough, but they are not comparative. This is probably the best site to help narrow down stroller selection based upon lifestyle. The senior editors have also compiled a Top 5 list in each category, including single jogging strollers, but a couple of these picks have been discontinued.
Double Jogging Strollers
by Editors of BabyGizmo.com
Our AssessmentBabyGizmo.com is best known for its thorough reviews of baby products, including strollers, usually posting both a written and a video review. The reviews are detailed and thorough, but they are not comparative. This is probably one of the best sites to help narrow down stroller selection based upon lifestyle. The senior editors have also compiled a Top 5 list in each category, including double jogging strollers, but a couple of these picks have been discontinued.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentAmazon.com lists dozens of jogging strollers, but the site is most useful once you have a stroller in mind. Reviews tend to be detailed and well thought out, listing both pros and cons of various strollers. Some strollers have hundreds of reviews, while some have only a handful. The reviews have to be considered carefully -- especially when it comes to complaints. Strollers are often downgraded because of factors having nothing to do with the stroller, such as shipping issues. Amazon.com is a particularly good resource for determining how a stroller holds up over the long term.
by Contributors to Walmart.com
Our AssessmentWalmart.com is a particularly good resource for finding reviews on budget jogging strollers. There are dozens available on the site, and most have a good number of reviews. Like Amazon.com and other consumer sites, the reviews tend to be balanced and detailed, with pros and cons. Most useful is the insight into the everyday use of the stroller as well as its durability.
Jogging Stroller Reviews
by Contributors to Buzzillions.com
Our AssessmentBuzzillions.com compiles owner reviews from various sources, including REI, Toys R Us and Mercantilia. There are a good number of reviews for the most popular jogging strollers, and the sorting feature makes it easy to see which strollers attract the best reviews. However, a number of nonjogging strollers come up on this list, and there are not nearly as many reviews as there are on other consumer sites.
by Contributors to Viewpoints.com
Our AssessmentThis is a user review site with ratings for a number of popular jogging strollers. It tends to have fewer user reviews than sites such as Amazon.com or Buzzillions.com. However, parents who choose to write in offer solid, user critiques that are detailed and helpful.
Top 5 Best Jogging Strollers 2012 and Reviews
by Elena Filatova
Our AssessmentElena Filatova, founder of WalkingMama.net, focuses on topics related to getting in shape after having a baby and exercising with baby. She reviews of a number of strollers as well as compiling a Top 5 list. The reviews are thorough; they include a complete overview of features and describe how the stroller can be used for other fitness activities like roller blading and general firming exercises.
Stroller Queen Stroller Reviews
by Janet McLaughlin
Our AssessmentStroller Queen Janet McLaughlin has tested hundreds of strollers over many years. Her reviews are detailed and thorough and are tested in real-world situations with actual children. The reviews are not comparative and are often overly positive, and she seems to test only higher-end strollers. Her reviews, however, have value for choosing a stroller based upon lifestyle. It's also a good source if you're trying to make a final decision on a stroller. However, her site is not searchable, so finding out if she reviewed a stroller requires either painstakingly clicking through her site or a Google keyword search.
Cheap Jogging Strollers
by Raechel Conover
Our AssessmentThis review site, called "A Consumer Reports for the cheap," by The New York Times, provides thorough reviews of double and single jogging strollers, naming the best in both categories. The reviews are comparative and include pros and cons, and they explain why these strollers match up to higher end models. However, they are not based upon actual testing, but rather research into product features and safety requirements, reviews from other sources, and an elimination of luxury features that raise the price of similar products.
by Contributors to BackCountry.com
Our AssessmentBackCountry.com is a consumer website devoted to products for camping, hiking and other outdoor activities. They carry a few jogging strollers, geared primarily toward fitness running on a variety of terrains. There aren't a lot of reviews, but the ones that are there are detailed and include pros and cons.
by Contributors to Kelty.com
Our AssessmentManufacturers' sites aren't usually a great source for reviews, but at Kelty.com there are a good number of current reviews available from owners of the stroller. The reviews are detailed and include pros and cons, and they address how the strollers perform on a run, ease of use, durability and comfort.
Kelty Speedster Swivel-Deluxe Review
Our Assessment"Johanna," a blogger and mother of two, plus one on the way, does a few reviews and giveaways, but her reviews are thorough and critical. Her only jogging stroller review is of the Kelty Speedster Swivel-Deuce. She doesn't look at it as a jogging stroller, but rather as a stroller for getting around the challenging terrain in her rural environment. It's informative and includes helpful photos.
Jogging Stroller Ratings
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentConsumerReports.org editors test seven jogging strollers for safety, maneuverability and ease of use. Two jogging strollers score a recommendation, but both are discontinued. The reliability of this source is downgraded because so many of these strollers have been discontinued, making this report seem dated.
Top Jogging Strollers
by Christine Luff
Our AssessmentChristine Luff, the running guide for About.com, offers her picks for the best jogging strollers. It appears that most of the strollers were not tested. She provides a brief overview but not much else. Even though this review says it was updated in July 2012, it includes a couple of strollers that were discontinued before that time. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Top Double Jogging Strollers
by Christine Luff
Our AssessmentChristine Luff, the running guide for About.com, offers her picks for the best double jogging strollers. It appears that most of the strollers were not tested. She provides a brief overview but not much else. Even though this review says it was updated in February 2012, it includes a couple of strollers that were discontinued before that time. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Best Baby Stroller Reviews
by Contributors to Pregnancy and Newborn
Our AssessmentThis is a roundup of reviews by parents who purchase the strollers and then share their experiences with assembly and initial use. The reviews are highly positive; even those strollers with well-known, well-documented issues are reviewed positively, making this a less-than-helpful source of in-depth stroller information.