Stroller Reviews

    Getting your kids from here to there can be the toughest part about getting them outside and keeping the whole family active.  While we love to baby wear (because it is usually easier), we also daily have our kids in some sort of stroller on wheels (or skis…)  We’ve contacted some of the best companies in the business and have worked hard to test out and dig deep into the nitty gritty of the best on wheels.

    As always, you can be sure that the reviews are comprehensive, honest and exactly what we tell our family and friends.  Feel free to leave your questions in the comments of this or individual review posts.

    These posts will be continually updated and added onto as we review different strollers and our kids grow.

     

    Single Joggers:

     

    Multifunctional Strollers (Jog, bike, ski, stroll, etc.)

     

    Double Joggers:

     

    A comprehensive view of our quick-thoughts and facts on the models we reviewed in 2014 (click to make it larger). This will be updated as we have time with additional strollers we review:

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      Comments

      1. Laura Ellingson says:

        This helps with looking for a new stroller to purchase.

      2. First, love your website. Excellent gear reviews (and I share your love of babywearing with Boba – I only have the original first version but will definitely be buying the latest for my next bub)

        As a tall person (6 foot) with tendency to a bad back I need a decent tall handle bar on a stroller. Could you please tell me the maximum handle height on the Thule Urban Glide?
        I had been considering the MB Terrain (max height 46 inches!!) but your review of Thule has me very interested.
        Thanks

        • Sorry for the delay in response here! I am not home to check them now, but I think the MB and the Thule are comparative because they are adjustable….but great question! Remind me (via email??) and I’ll measure for you next week!

          • Friedrich says:

            I am also interested in the maximum handlebar height of the Thule Urban Glide stroller. Could you please tell me what you have measured.
            Best regards from Germany.

      3. Anne (Nightingale) Tucker says:

        Hey Amelia!

        I’m not on Facebook anymore so I miss seeing updates from you from time to time! I just found out I’m having a baby boy (due in April, first kid) and I’ve been loving your website and reviews. Thanks so much. I’m kind of addicted to reading reviews and your info is really thorough and helpful. Thanks so much! I hope you’re well. It looks like you’re still outdoorsy, fun-loving and adventurous. I hope I’ll be able to stay active even with kids so thanks for the inspiration.

        Anne (Nightingale) Tucker

      4. Hello! Thank you for all the great reviews…totally love your site.
        We are considering buying the Thule urban glide or the Thule chariot chinook. We run and bike so we thought that the chariot may be a good investment but I am worried it will be too much stroller for my 4’11 frame. My local REI doesn’t have one in the store to see it in person. What’s your thoughts?
        Also could you add the Thule chariot chinook to the review table above? Would you still rank these the same way with this one included?
        Thank you!

        • Hi Vicky,
          So I didn’t add the Chinook to that table because it’s really mostly an all-around kid mover, though I guess so is the CX so I should 😉 I’ll work on it!

          The great thing about the Chinook is the adjustable handlebar. My mom is your height and able to push it around. I am only 5’2″ and I don’t have issue with it either. If you bike also, I would highly recommend the Chinook just because it is one thing that can do it all well. That said, if you are a BIG runner – like plan on running 5 miles a day, etc. and value lightweight, go with the Thule Urban Glide and get a different bike stroller.

          Does that help???

          🙂 Amelia

        • Looking at Thule and Bob to use 90% off road, hiking, bring to campsite, etc. for my 30+ lbs four year old. She can walk but has mild mobility issues. Which one would be better for her?

          • HI Herb, probably the BOB in her case. A little wider seat and more room for hauling gear too. I would also suggest checking out the Burley Solstice. (I actually prefer it to the BOB personally because more room for gear underneath!)

      5. Catherine says:

        Would you still vote for Thule Urban Glide over the Bob revolution flex now that there’s a BOB with an adjustable handle? They’re about the same price on Amazon right now. Thanks!

        • Hi Catherine – yes, I would if you are using it for a real runner. Those 3 pounds make a lot of difference I think (and my runner friends agree). That’s my personal opinion, but what I would go with!
          If you do purchase, either one, would love for you to go through these affiliate links if you want! Doesn’t cost you a dime and helps us out just a little.
          Thule Urban Glide
          BOB Revolution Flex

          • Natalia says:

            Dear Amelia, could you please advise me whether you consider thule or bob to be better for use with a bassinet. I plan using one of them (thule or bob) with a newborn in Russian winter – with lots of snow and very bad roads (I would not run with a newborn, I will just walk) – and I wonder whether thule or bob has better suspension and which of these two would provide a smoother ride for the newborn.

            • Hi Natalia – if you aren’t worried about running necessarily, I would go with the BOB. Super easy in and out with the car seat. I also really love the Burley Solstice! Hope that helps!

              • Thank you for a quick reply. Both bob and thule have optional bassinets (available in European market) – any of which is easily installed on the stroller (I would buy a bassinet since it provides better protection from the show and cold compared to the car seat). My choice would depend solely on the fact whether thule or bob has softer suspension. I would be very grateful if you could advise me which of these two strollers gives a smother ride for the baby.

              • Hi Natalia – the Thule has softer suspension 🙂

              • Amelia, Many thanks for a clear answer.

              • Hi Amelia and Natalia
                Just wanting to join in this thread – we are due in Dec and looking at the Thule Urban Glide buggy vs the Mountain Buggy Terrain. I would also want to get a bassinet for first 6 months, but am living in Australia, so baby will be youngest during the hot summer. I wondered if you had any feedback on the two bassinets, which might be better in warmer weather? The Thule one seems to be quite new and I can’t find much info on it, but from the look of it is seems to have less ventilation than the mountain buggy? Mountain buggy bassinet also seems to have an option to sit baby up a bit if it suffers from reflux. Overall, we prefer the Thule buggy, but am bit concerned about the bassinet. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!

              • Hi Jen – great question! I honestly don’t know much about the bassinets…but we have another baby coming, so let me see what I can do to find out! Are you planning on running a lot with the stroller once Baby is old enough?

              • Hi Amelia – thanks so much! Yes I do plan to run with the pram later on, but we also live by the coast and will be taking it on sand and trails so is important to have good suspension and for it to be pretty tough. The thing I liked about about the Thule was also it’s weight, as there will be a fair amount of carrying up and down steps! The only concern o had was in relation to the Thule bassinet as I can’t seem to find much info on it – I think it is pretty new. I just wanted to check t would be suitable for hot climate and has the ventilation etc that the others on the market seem to have. If you have a good contact at Thule would you be able to find out more for me? Thanks so much!

              • Hi Jen,
                I am so sorry – I am just not finding much info either. It’s only available in Europe and my contacts just really can’t give a first hand experience (or let me do that for myself). I am sure it’s a great product (knowing Thule), but not sure about air flow. Sorry!!!
                =) Amelia

              • Thanks so much Amelia! Will let you know what I learn!

              • Thanks!! Please do! 🙂

      6. Thanks for the comparison table! Definitely super helpful! I’m curious as to why the BOB stroller didn’t make the Editor’s choice?

        Let me know your thoughts and I’ll definitely check out the Thule stroller!

        Cheers,
        Evelyn
        http://www.MommyStroller.com

        • Hi Evelyn – the BOB is a GREAT stroller, no doubt! But, the Thule is lighter, easier to maneuver, and just handles better, in my opinion! Definitely check out the Thule! 😉

      7. Hi Amelia.
        Great blog and review and helpful comparison review! I live in Munich and awaiting my first child soon and have very big difficulty in which pram to buy. I am between the Mountain Buggy Terrain, Thule Urban Glide and the Mountain Jogger Summit X3.
        I would use the pram with bassinet in the beginning, then as a buggy/running stroller. That means for everything such as shopping, walks, hikes, running and also traveling etc. My husband and I are quite outdoorsy people, loving the mountains all year around but we live in the city close to forrest/park though where I plan to do a lot of walks and runs with the stroller.
        I like the lightweight of the Thule and if I was just looking for a 100% running stroller I would go for this one. My question/concern is just if one of the others maybe is a better choice if Im looking for a allround active stroller which also should be used for naps /sleeps for the baby? Which has the best suspension?
        Which would you in the end recommend me? Any advice would be appreciated a lot!

        Thank you so much in advance!
        BR
        Cec

        • Hi Cec,
          We LOVE the Thule Urban Glide and do think it could be used as an all-around stroller too. It’s so lightweight and has great suspension. IT doesn’t has as much storage room as some of the others….but enough to hold most things you need!
          =) Amelia

      8. Thank you so much for putting so much time into helping mamas choose the best stroller! I’m due with #2 in 4 months, and have a 12 month old. I currently run with the MB Terrain and love it, and had only considered the MB duet up until recently, when I tried out my friend’s Thule. Since the seats lay flat, I used the MB from day 1 with my large newborn, just not jogging! That was the leading reason for choosing the stroller: I didn’t need to buy anything else, didn’t even buy a 4-wheel stroller at all. Just the terrain. It worked great! By 5-6months of age, he’d grown into it and mama could run again! This go around, would you recommend the Thule double over the MB duet? My Terrain lays flat, but that wasn’t mentioned in your comparison chart. Does the Thule? Thanks for your help!

        • Hi Ginny – the Thule doesn’t lay completely flat, unfortunately….but it’s much lighter than the MB. Depending on how much you run, I would also recommend the Bumbleide Indie Twin. Not for running like 10 miles, but the seats lay flat and it’s very light too.

      9. Will you be reviewing the Thule Chariot Cross 2? It seems to have replaced the Chariot CX1/2 curious how it compares. Thanks!

      10. Kristina says:

        hi! Your reviews are very helpful 🙂 I’m waffling between the Thule Urban Glide and the Burley Solstice. I imagine that most of the use will be on runs around the neighborhood, but would like the option of gravel roads/flat trails as well as normal walking. Do you think that one or the other is better in that regards?

        Thanks in advance!
        -Kristina

        • Hi Kristina – personally, we think the Thule is a better runner (much lighter, etc.) Both have great suspension, but if you plan to mostly run, I’d go with the Thule!

      11. this is the most useful comparison table for choosing baby stroller.

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