What’s The Best Double Jogging Stroller?
Published: July 24, 2017
A double jogging stroller is a must-have for any mom wanting to stay in shape with two little ones. But what mom of two has time to get on Amazon to research the best double jogger strollers? I’ve done the hard part for you so you can focus on your family and fitness! In this post, I’ll review three top-brand double jogger strollers from the more basic Baby Trend Expedition to the sporty BOB Ironman Duallie to the super chic and trendy Thule Urban Glide.
What To Look For
As a mom, there are three main things I look for when making any baby-related purchase. First, the product has to be safe. It also has to be versatile (the more accessories and ways to adapt, the better!). And finally, it has to be a good value.
Along with the basic safety requirements, I look for in any stroller, a double jogging stroller is going to need a little extra. A five-point harness is a must. The last thing I need is my toddler flying off the stroller as I’m taking a leisurely jog. I can imagine the judgy mom-stares now. Another must is a solid brake system. Personally, I prefer a double jogging stroller that is going to provide me with options for anything from a casual stroll to full-out marathon training. If I’m spending the money, I might as well get it all, right?
I’ll admit I’m a sucker for accessories. Especially accessories that make a product more adaptable. The more versatile a product is, the better. A double jogging stroller should come with storage options along with accessories to battle varying weather conditions. Bonus points if my little ones can come along for a stroll from birth through preschool age! I’m all about making a product last for many, many years.
Any mom of two or more knows that while price tags matter, so does the quality of the product. In my review, I’ve made sure to include good quality products at the lower end of the money scale through the upper end. Of course, you get what you pay for, but rest assured these double jogging strollers are all top-quality no matter what their price tags.
What's The Best Double Jogging Stroller?
Baby Trend Expedition
Sometimes all you need is a good quality double jogging stroller at a great value. If this sounds like you, then the Baby Trend Expedition fits the bill. With a price tag of less than $200 and high reviews, this double jogging stroller is everything you need for your basic stroll or jog with two little ones.
The Baby Trend Expedition features a seat recline with a five-point safety harness on each seat and a basic sunshade so your little ones will be safe and comfortable. The wheels are all-terrain rubber pneumatic bicycle tires with a twelve-inch front-locking swivel wheel. There’s a basic foot-activated rear braking system behind the sixteen-inch back tires. It’s easy to store and compact in spite of having roomy storage baskets for diapers, snacks, and toys.
While this double jogging stroller can hold up to fifty pounds for each child, you will not be able to attach a car seat, which can make it harder to accommodate the youngest child in the family. After reading some reviews, though, I found that a lot of moms use the Summer Infant Snuzzler Support for Car Seats and Strollers for the younger babies that need more support. Added bonus: You can use the same support system in your car seat!
More by Baby Trend
The Baby Trend Expedition is the most basic of Baby Trend double jogging strollers, but there are more! I went through the list and pulled out my ultimate favorites:
- Baby Trend Expedition: Centennial Edition – It’s got the same specs as the Baby Trend Expedition, but weighs about ten pounds lighter, which adds a bit to the price tag. This edition comes in right under $200.
- Baby Trend Navigator – With the exception of non-rubber wheels (but still all-terrain), this double jogging stroller has the same features as the Expedition series, but it can hold two Baby Trend Infant Car Seats. The stroller also features a parent tray, unlike the Expedition series. These added features may be worth the extra money. The price tag on the Navigator is a little more than $210.
BOB Ironman Duallie
Ever heard of an IRONMAN Triathlon? Participants swim over two miles, bike over a hundred, and run an entire marathon. It’s intense, and it’s also where the BOB Ironman Duallie double jogging stroller gets its name. And let me tell you, this stroller is packed with everything you need to train at any level.
At a bit more than double the price of some of the Baby Trend strollers, the BOB Ironman Duallie double jogging stroller has nearly double the features! This stroller is built for sprinting and endurance training with sixteen-inch aluminum alloy wheels built like those of a road bike. In addition, the seats offer an adjustable suspension system for up to three inches of travel and two stages of weight support.
The BOB Ironman Duallie double jogging stroller is all about comfort for parents and children. The handlebar is not only padded, but it is adjustable as well. This is my favorite feature considering I’m only a little over five feet and it is challenge to find double jogging strollers that fit my height AND allow me to train effectively at the same time. The seats are ultra-padded and can recline back for little ones to nap. The UPF 50 sun-shade nearly completely covers little ones as well, which is a bonus for both hot days and if you get caught in an unexpected rainstorm. Storage, as expected, is abundant. There is plenty of room for diapers or anything your little ones may need!
Of course, safety is a must if you are training as hard as the BOB Ironman Duallie double jogging stroller allows. The stroller offers a fixed front wheel that can safely accommodate faster speeds. There is also a hand-activated front caliper brake to give you extra control when going downhill. Both of these features can give you peace of mind so you can focus on your fitness goals.
The BOB Ironman Duallie double jogging stroller does accommodate infant car seats, but you have to purchase an adapter. They have options for the Chicco Keyfit car seats, Graco Snugride, or the Britax car seat. Make sure you purchase the correct adaptor, though. The Chicco adaptor, Graco adaptor, and Britax adaptor are slightly different. Also, from the looks of reviews, the Graco adaptor can be a little iffy. Even though these adaptors can cost you a little more, they come with an attached snack tray for your second child! Want the snack tray without the adaptor? BOB has thought of that with their dual snack tray. They also offer a handlebar console featuring two bottle holders!
More by BOB
The BOB Ironman Duallie double jogging stroller, while acceptable for leisurely strolls, is really built to help you train for speed and endurance. Some may find the fixed front wheel unnecessary if they don’t plan on going at high speeds. Thankfully BOB has thought of that and has more double jogging strollers with swivel front wheels! Check out my favorites:
- BOB Revolution Series – Offers the same features as the Ironman, but with a swivel front wheel.
- BOB Stroller Strides – Has the same specs as the Ironman with the exception of the hand-activated brakes. It does come with some extra goodies like Stroller Strides fitness class coupons, exercise manual, resistance bands, and a handlebar console! Can’t beat that!
Thule Urban Glide
If a slick, modern look is more your style, you’ll love the Thule Urban Glide. It’s the smallest of the three, which is perfect for a city lifestyle. Not only does it look great, but its features are great too! Of course, as with everything in the city, it comes with a bigger price tag. I think many parents, however, will see the benefits outweigh the added cost.
The Thule Urban Glide double jogging stroller offers a swivel front wheel that has locking capability for jogging. Like the BOB Ironman Duallie, it has a handlebar that can adjust to parents of all heights and a hand-activated brake for extra downhill control.
The seats are comfortable and can accommodate up to fifty pounds. The sun canopy is multi-positional and includes a view-in roof so you can peek in on your little ones. In addition, the stroller offers storage with a zippered, waterproof cover. I saved the best feature for last! Out of ALL the double jogging strollers I research, the Thule Urban Glide is the ONLY stroller that offers a one-handed compact fold. Parents of more than one understand the value of this feature!
Some reviews comment on older, taller children not being as comfortable in the Thule Urban Glide as other double jogging strollers. This is definitely something to take into consideration if you want the stroller to last for multiple years and through multiple children. Part of the appeal of the Thule Urban Glide, though, is its small design, so you can’t really blame the stroller for being a bit cramped for the top of the age range.
While Thule doesn’t have additional double jogging stroller options beyond the Thule Urban Glide, their accessories make up for it! Here are some of their top-selling accessories:
- Infant Car Seat Adaptor – The description says it fits “popular” infant car seats. One thing to note: the directions do state that a second child should not ride in the stroller while the car seat adaptor is in use.
- Stroller Snack Tray – A must have for toddlers! This accessory is pretty self-explainable.
- Console – An attachable console that holds two cupholders and a zippered pouch that would be great for phones or credit cards.
- Rain Cover – This cover is specifically made for the Thule Urban Glide double jogging stroller, so you can expect a snug and attractive fit!
- Cup Holder – This one is for adults! It snaps on and can hold a bottle to keep you hydrated as you work out!
Are you as sold on these double jogger stroller brands as I am? I’m in love with the value of the Baby Trend Expedition. I can definitely find a way to fit that one in my budget. I love the sporty look and the training capabilities of the BOB Ironman Duallie. Seriously, nothing could get in my way of marathon training with that stroller! And the slick, modern style of the Thule Urban Glide would definitely turn heads in a good way! No matter which double jogging stroller you choose, you won’t regret these high-quality, safety-proven brands! Don’t see what you like here? Check out these double umbrella stroller recommendations!
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