Jogging with a baby in front of you is no small undertaking! Add another child to the mix, and things can get out of hand in a hurry. Thankfully, there are a few double jogging strollers which prove you really can take two little ones out for a jog at once without hassles or hiccups.
We’ve asked Jenny L. Brown, our in-house expert on all things baby, to have a look at the current crop of double jogging strollers. After spending time evaluating dozens of options, she’s come up with a few recommendations to help you in your search. These are the safest, smoothest, and most parent-friendly double jogging strollers available today.
Read on to see which models Jenny recommends, and to find out why!
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It’s very affordable. This is 1/3 the price of a BOB, and it even costs less than some single jogging strollers! It’s rare that you find something in this price range that actually works well (and isn’t downright dangerous). Thankfully, the Baby Trend bucks that trend!
The sun shade is actually quite good, which isn’t something you’ll find with a lot of inexpensive models. It’s adjustable and provides a generous amount of coverage.
While it’s not as ruggedly-built as a Baby Jogger or a BOB, it’s still pretty sturdy. The Baby Trend can handle kids up to 50 pounds each. It’s roomy enough for kids up to 42”.
We’d never compare this to a premium model like the BOB below, but it does have decent ride smoothness. The pneumatic tires handle sidewalks, streets, and trails quite well. You’ll be fine as long as you don’t go on too much chunky gravel or sand.
It has all the basic conveniences you’d expect. There’s a relatively simple folding mechanism, a lockable front wheel, and adjustable recline for your passengers. You also get a small parent tray, as expected.
While the Baby Trend is wildly better than anything else in its price range, you certainly have to make some sacrifices for saving money. This one doesn’t have the best build quality, and there are some issues with quality control.
We’ve seen reports of people having trouble with wobbly front wheels, for one thing. Since it’s not a universal issue, we’d put that down to quality control rather than a design flaw. If you go for this one, make sure you do a careful inspection and test run out of the box before your return window closes.
Likewise, the Baby Trend isn’t likely to last as long as the Baby Jogger or BOB. It’s just plain cheaper, from the materials to the attachments. This is a very serviceable stroller, but it may not be the last one you ever buy.
The seats aren’t separated very well, which means kids tend to tip together somewhat.
This isn’t an all-terrain model. It has pneumatic tires, but there are no shocks and the tires are meant for more casual adventures.
It doesn’t fit through all doorways–something to consider if you’re looking to use this as your primary set of wheels.
There aren’t too many frills.
The City Mini GT is compatible with many car seats, unlike the Baby Trend. You can easily turn it into a convenient travel system for daily use, or ditch the car seats when you want to go for a stroll without so much weight.
It’s very light, at only 32 pounds all told. If you don’t need all-terrain performance, the Baby Jogger can save you a noticeable amount of bulk! Of course, it’s not as rugged an off-roader as the BOB, and it doesn’t have suspension for intense running on uneven surfaces, but it manages to do very well as an urban jogger without weighing you down.
It’s sturdy and well-made. Like the Baby Trend, the Baby Jogger holds 50 pounds in each seat. It never feels rickety, and it has a very good reputation for reliability over the long term.
The best thing about the City Mini GT: it fits through standard doorways! It’s roomy enough for taller tykes, but it won’t keep you from visiting your favorite shops or eateries.
Likewise, it folds easily and conveniently. You won’t have any problems tackling it one-handed.
We really like the GT’s tires, which there’s no need to inflate. They’re very low-maintenance but still provide impressive cushioning and handling.
This one’s compatible with the majority of car seats from other brands, but Chicco car seats are generally no-go’s. Adapters for most models just aren’t available, and the few that are are usually backordered.
Storage isn’t great. That’s not a huge surprise on something compact, but it’s a factor to bear in mind if you tend to carry a lot of accessories.
If you want to jog absolutely everywhere, you’re better off with the BOB. This one doesn’t have much of a suspension system.
There are several tangible areas where the BOB is better: ride quality, storage space, and build quality. The GT is great, but the BOB is worth the extra money if you want to jog anywhere that’s not urban, or to get up to intense running speeds where suspension is essential. However, for compact convenience, it’s hard to beat the Baby Jogger.
The BOB Revolution Pro handles extremely well, even at running speeds. No wobbles or jitters, and no loosening wheels. It has a full, mountain bike-style suspension system to keep the kids comfortable, and a heavy-duty frame for your peace of mind.
One of the best things about a premium model like this is the peace of mind you get. We know of no reliability issues with the BOB, and it feels safe and secure throughout. If you jog often and go off-piste, you can’t put a price on knowing that your kids will be absolutely fine!
Of course, the premium construction and premium ergonomics also justify the cost. Everything feels very well-executed, and there aren’t any issues with quality control. You get things like an adjustable handle, an enlarged cargo space, and a remarkably good folding mechanism. If you hit the trail on a daily basis, you’ll appreciate all of those.
Any terrain is fair game for the Revolution Pro. The tires are rugged and they’ll do well practically anywhere, from sand to grass.
We especially like the BOB’s performance on hilly terrain. It has an excellent handbrake, and the adjustable brakes are a lifesaver with hills. They’re as sturdy as you could want, and plenty responsive.
It’s as enjoyable for the little ones as it is for you. There’s plenty of headroom for kids up to 44”, and the seats sit fully upright. Of course, there’s also plenty of recline range. The standout feature: it holds two 50-pound kids and still doesn’t lean inward in the seating area!
While a little more weight isn’t a deal-breaker by any stretch, it’s worth noting that the BOB is bulkier than the Baby Jogger. That’s inevitable. With the suspension system and all-terrain wheels, it’s going to be a bit heftier.
We absolutely love the Revolution Pro Duallie. However, we’re also aware that some parents may not be able to afford it. It’s the priciest here by far. Still, you should consider that this is probably the last stroller you’ll have to buy. It’s that good!
Which of these double jogging strollers should you buy?
The Baby Trend is the obvious choice if you need to save money and won’t be asking too much from your jogger. It does well on most casual terrain and at jogging speeds. Just don’t expect it to do well on rough surfaces or at full-bore running speeds. If you can afford the BOB, it’s a world of quality better.
The Baby Jogger is a good choice if you stick to urban terrain and, again, don’t go super fast. It’s light, convenient, and ergonomic. The Baby Jogger won’t do well off-road, though. It’s also not made with a suspension system. That means you’ll want to avoid jogging on uneven surfaces.
The BOB is simply the best dual jogging stroller out there, as far as we’re concerned. It’s ergonomic, rugged, reliable–everything you could want. Sure, it costs a premium, but you’ll find that it justifies its high price tag in every department. If you can afford it and know you’ll get your money’s worth, buy it!
Here are a few things to think about when you’re choosing between double jogging strollers:
Think about where you’ll jog
For pavement, sidewalks, and smooth trails, you shouldn’t need an all-terrain model. Look for something with decent pneumatic tires and possibly a basic suspension system, but don’t feel like you have to go overboard unless you run. If you do, you should spend more for suspension to take the bumps and knocks out of the ride for your little ones.
If you want to go on rougher trails and terrain that’s not urban or suburban, you should plan to spend quite a lot for something with full suspension. Kids simply won’t be comfortable or safe off-road without it. Look for rugged tires, too.
Know whether this is your everyday stroller
If you’ll just use your double jogging stroller for active adventures, it probably doesn’t matter whether it fits through the door at restaurants or stores. If you want to use one stroller for absolutely everything, fitting through standard doors is going to be a high priority.
Make sure you check the proportions & weight ratings
As with any stroller, you’re going to need to make sure your new double jogger is suitable for your kids. Know their heights and weights up front, and be generous so they have some room to grow.
Be prepared to make an investment
Double strollers are always more expensive, and jogging models in particular can get costly. Remember that going for jogs and runs is asking quite a lot of a stroller. It’s worth paying more to make sure your kids will be completely safe, especially over the long haul.
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