The Best Baby Strollers In 2020

  • Last Update: November 26, 2020
5/5

Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Charcoal

  • Parent Console
  • Under Basket Storage
  • Mesh Panels Allow Airflow
5/5

Mima Xari Stroller Single Pushchair

  • The stroller is beautifully designed
  • The fabric is pretty easy to clean
  • The frame extremely endurable
5/5

Baby Trend Expedition Phantom Jogging Stroller

  • Ergonomic, padded push bar
  • Storage basket under seat
  • Affordable price point

Back in your youth you may have never considered a jogging stroller would ever be something you’d be tirelessly browsing the internet for, oh how times have changed. If you’re reading this, we’ll assume you’ve got kids, and maybe you’ve developed and ever-so-slight dad-bod since your little ones graced the world and lit up your life. While there’s nothing wrong with a dad bod, it’s still important to stay in shape. We already know the scientific benefits of running for us, but these benefits need not end with you. Knowing this, you can invest best jogging stroller so you can get your workout in without leaving the kids to their own devices back at home, because that would be irresponsible, and you’re so totally not that anymore, are you?

With a running stroller, you get the chance to get your 5k (or however far you can or want to run) without risking a return to a house with marker pens all over the walls, burned food, and all your most prized possessions sold off in a spontaneous yard sale. They are the perfect option for dads who love an active lifestyle as much as they cherish the time with their kids and gives both you and the little one a chance to get outside and get some fresh air.

Unlike your traditional stroller, these are designed specifically for joggers, eliminating the cumbersome awkwardness of standard stroller designs and instead providing something that optimizes your performance so you can get your run in with no babysitter.

The Best Baby Strollers

1

Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Charcoal

This jogging stroller was designed to handle even the rough, bumpy terrain and provide comfortable ride for the baby and parent.

It has tons of great features: shock-absorbing suspension, large wheels that go even over grass, gravel and bark chips, roomy seat and huge canopy that perfectly shades the baby.

It is big and definitely less convenient for narrow places like grocery store aisles or crowded sidewalks, but it’s perfect for those who want to escape from the busy city center and enjoy outdoors with their baby.

PROS

  • Parent Console
  • Under Basket Storage
  • Mesh Panels Allow Airflow

CONS

  • Suspension is not as great as other options available

Key Features:

  • Shock-absorbing suspension
  • Large wheels that go even over grass
  • Gravel and bark chips
  • Oomy seat and huge canopy that perfectly shades the baby.


Specification:

  • Brand: Graco
  • Model: 1934924
  • Weight: 38 pounds

2

Baby Trend Expedition Phantom Jogging Stroller

If you’re looking for a running buggy on a budget, the Baby Trend Expedition Phantom is a fantastic choice for the modern parent on-the-go. With large bicycle tires, you’ll get comfortable performance with optimal traction and control across all terrains and surfaces, and the front swivel wheel allows for easy twisting and turning along tracks and also has a locking system to stability when jogging.

The reclining seat has a 5-point harness to ensure your child is safe and secure, while the tether system keeps the stroller from getting away from you on steep hills. As for storage options, there is a large basket to keep everything essential, especially for longer runs and days out.

PROS

  • Ergonomic, padded push bar
  • Storage basket under seat
  • Large smooth gliding bicycle-style tires
  • Affordable price point

CONS

  • Recline system is too manual and feel awkward if altering many times a day

Key Features:

  • Large smooth gliding bicycle-style tires
  • Front swivel wheel for easy maneuvering or can be locked securely in place when jogging
  • Compact, lightweight and easy to store, carry and transport
  • Excellent undercarriage storage and protective overhead canopy


Specification:

  • Brand: Baby Trend
  • Model: JG94068R
  • Weight: 28.6 pounds

3

Mima Xari Stroller

Finding a reliable stroller for your child is probably on top of your list of priorities. However, with so many quality strollers on the market, finding just the right one can be a difficult task for most parents. Today, we’re going to look at one of the most talked-about strollers out there; the Mima Xari.

PROS

  • The stroller is beautifully designed
  • The fabric is pretty easy to clean
  • The frame extremely endurable
  • The handlebar is pretty comfortable
  • The seat pads are comfortable

Key Features:

  • It's meant for children up to 37 pounds
  • It goes from a single pram to a stroller
  • It has travel system capabilities
  • The seat has a three-position recline


Specification:

  • Brand: Mima
  • Model: AS112301
  • Weight: 46.2 pounds

4

Baby Jogger City Mini GT2

The City Mini GT has everything parents love about the popular City Mini, with even more great features like all-terrain wheels, an adjustable handlebar and hand-operated brake. Perfect for city dwellers, it’s easy to maneuver through crowded streets or on the subway. It can also be stored in small spaces and folded while holding your baby (yep, you have officially won parenting when you pull this off).

PROS

  • One-hand fold
  • All-terrain wheels
  • Easy to put together

CONS

  • Small storage pocket

Key Features:

  • Stroller seat holds a child up to 65 pounds
  • Includes a 5 point stroller harness to keep your child safely secured
  • Stroller has forever air rubber tires
  • Adjustable handlebar and hand operated parking brake


Specification:

  • Brand: Baby Jogger
  • Model:2082767
  • Weight: 21.4 pounds

5

Chicco Viaro 3-Wheel Quick-Fold Jogging Stroller

The Chicco Viaro took our Best Value award in previous rounds of testing, and it’s still a decent stroller at a relatively low price point. The Viaro is similar in design to the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2, and its biggest selling point is the pull-to-fold handle that lets you fold the stroller in seconds. The seat is generously-sized so that you don’t have to worry about your kid growing out of it too soon, the storage basket is roomy, and it comes with a cup holder and a child snack tray.

I found the seat really difficult to clean—there were a lot of nooks and crannies—and it was a pain putting this stroller together. Instead of having wheels that simply snap on, there are all these annoying little parts that were rather difficult to install, and it took me quite a while to get it strolling. My other complaint is that the canopy doesn’t connect to the back of the stroller, so it only provides minimal protection in the rain.

Honestly, the Viaro feels kind of rickety. It’s not an unattractive stroller and it absolutely gets the job done, but the wheels don’t provide a jostle-free ride, and the fabric and finishes are definitely of the less expensive variety. I didn’t feel that the Viaro would hold up to rough use from more than one kid as well as some of the other, more durable, strollers we tested.

PROS

  • Easy to fold with one hand
  • Roomy seat
  • Comes with snack tray

CONS

  • Difficult to clean

Key Features:

  • Lightweight aluminum frame and sleek 3-wheel design
  • One-hand, free-standing fold
  • Multi-position reclining seat and adjustable canopy
  • Child tray with two cup holders.


Specification:

  • Brand: Chicco Viaro
  • Model: 06079746210070
  • Weight: 18 pounds

6

Larktale Lightweight Compact Coast Stroller

The Larktale Coast is a good quality full size stroller that’s relatively lightweight (it weighs just over 21 lbs.).

Once I got the Coast (mostly) put together, I really enjoyed using it. The padded, adjustable handlebar extends to a nice height that was ideal for both of the tall parents in our family. The storage basket is generously-sized, and easily held my purse, as well as all of the stuff my kids feel it’s necessary to bring along. When we took the stroller to our local farmer’s market, we stuffed it full of produce and groceries, and didn’t end up with any bruised fruits or veggies.

PROS

  • Smooth ride
  • Snack tray and cup holder included
  • Roomy storage basket

CONS

  • Difficult to attach canopy

Key Features:

  • this lightweight baby stroller features a multi-position full reclining seat
  • Newborn foot barrier safely cocoons your baby in the fully reclined seat like a bassinet
  • This full-featured stroller is perfect for everyday use with your newborn or toddler
  • Designed with city life in mind


Specification:

  • Brand: Larktale
  • Model: LK20009
  • Weight: 27.6 pounds

7

Babyzen Yoyo+

For jet setting parents who need a lightweight stroller that fits into an airplane overhead bin, there’s the Babyzen Yoyo+. This incredibly lightweight stroller—it’s just over 13 pounds—has a built-in shoulder strap so you can easily carry it from plane to train to automobile.

The Yoyo+ packs a ton of features into a very small stroller. The seat can recline flat (facing the parent) when paired with the 0-6 month “nest” configuration, and then swapped out for the forward-facing seat once your baby is older. Most strollers this lightweight can’t support an infant car seat, so the trait that really sets the Yoyo+ apart is its ability to be used with an infant car seat.

The Yoyo+ boasts a one-handed fold, but I found there to be a bit of a learning curve at first. Once I got the hang of pushing the button and pulling the strap, it was easy to do with just one hand, but I would suggest practicing a few times before taking the Yoyo+ into a stressful situation like an overcrowded airplane.

I liked that the sun canopy offers UPF 50+ sun protection, but it didn’t provide nearly enough coverage from the broiling Los Angeles sun. A thick rain canopy was included, as were mosquito nets, which would definitely come in handy for buggy coastal summers. Another optional accessory that I tested was the ride-along board, a sort of banana seat with wheels that clips to the back of the stroller to enable an older sibling to ride along. I found it horrendous—I kept stubbing my toes on it and I had to sort of walk to the side of the stroller—but I have a long stride, which may have been the cause of the issues.

PROS

  • Very lightweight
  • Fits in airplane overheard bin
  • Folds flat
  • Safe operations with wide toast slots and extra lift levers
  • Multiple toast setting for better control on toasting levels

CONS

  • Small wheels

Key Features:

  • New suspension that smoothes out the ride even further
  • An extendable canopy for more shade
  • A newly reinforced frame that allows for a higher weight limit of up to 40 pounds
  • Better storage for all of your baby/kid needs on the go,


Specification:

  • Brand: Babyzen
  • Model: B01C7J43DQ
  • Weight: 16.6 pounds

8

Bugaboo Bee5 Complete Stroller

Designed specifically for parents who live life on the go, the bugaboo bee5 for newborn to toddler features an easy-to-carry lightweight bassinet for exploring the city without disturbing your sleeping child!

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to maneuver
  • Reversible seat

CONS

  • Expensive
  • Difficult to fold

Key Features:

  • Height-adjustable handlebar
  • Easy one-piece fold
  • Push and steer with one hand
  • Spacious under-seat basket with extra pockets
  • Integrated accessory attachment points


Specification:

  • Brand: Bugaboo
  • Model: Bee 5
  • Weight:22.80 lbs

9

BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0

With the BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0, you can say yes to any type of family outing—whether prepping for a 10K or heading out for a day at the zoo.
 
The suspension system keeps you running smoothly and the adjustable handlebar fits parents of all heights. The seat is designed with compression padding for all-day comfort and sits fully-upright so your little rider can take in the world. The extra-large UPF 50+ canopy shields from the sun and includes a magnetic “peek & chat” window so you can check on and chat with your child along the way.
 
With a spacious cargo basket and six storage pockets, you’ll have plenty of room for all your gear and can keep your cell phone close-at-hand. The swivel-locking front wheel maneuvers easily through crowded streets and locks for stability when jogging while

PROS

  • Lots of storage pockets
  • Smooth ride
  • 75 lb. weight limit

CONS

  • Doesn't stand up when collapsed
  • Need two hands to fold

Key Features:

  • Maximum child height 44 inches
  • Smooth, speedy stability: locking swivel front wheel
  • 9 position adjustable handlebar with wrist strap


Specification:

  • Brand: BOB
  • Model: U971947
  • Weight: 28.5 pounds

10

Maclaren Quest Stroller

For a high-quality, lightweight “umbrella” stroller, look no further than the Maclaren Quest. Designed to collapse to a compact size, umbrella strollers don’t support car seats and they rarely offer extra features (including large storage baskets).

That being said, if you already have a snap ‘n go frame to use with your infant car seat, and you just want a stroller to use for occasional outings around town, the Quest can certainly work as your primary stroller. While there is no way to snap your car seat into this stroller, Maclaren does offer an infant Carrycot that can be purchased separately for $170. It’s essentially a bassinet attachment that fits into the Quest to keep your newborn safe and secure for outings and walks.

PROS

  • Easy to fold with one hand
  • Attached shoulder strap
  • Lightweight

CONS

  • Can't push with one hand
  • Small storage basket

Key Features:

  • 4 position padded seat
  • 5 point harness
  • Easy Fold/Lockable swivel wheels
  • Extendable leg rest
  • Removable shopping basket


Specification:

  • Brand: Maclaren
  • Model: WD1G040092
  • Weight: 12.19 pounds

Other Strollers You Should Know About

These newer strollers are definitely ones that are on our radar. You might want to check out:

  • Mockingbird Stroller: This direct-to-consumer stroller offers fancy extras (like a gigantic storage basket that holds up to 25 lbs!) for significantly less than similar strollers.
  • Colugo Compact Stroller: Another direct-to-consumer stroller, the Colugo is intended for city living. It’s a mere 16 lbs, has a shoulder strap or can fit in the included backpack for easy toting on public transportation.

Do You Need a Stroller?

Most parents use strollers a lot–to take power walks, go running, shop or walk around farmer’s markets, malls, neighborhoods and downtowns. A stroller ride also can help a fussy baby fall asleep (they love fresh air and movement). Chances are, you’ll add a stroller to your baby registry. But which one?

What Types of Strollers are There?

There are several different types of strollers to choose from, including:

  • All-purpose strollers: Regular strollers that are great for everyday activities.
  • Travel systems: These come with an infant car seat that attaches to the stroller, so you can use it with your baby right away.
  • Lightweight strollers: They weigh less, making them great for travel.
  • Double strollers: If you have twins or little ones close in age, a double stroller can make your life a little easier.
  • Jogging strollers: Runners take note: these strollers are built to handle rougher terrian and have suspension systems for a smoother ride.
  • Stroller frames: A skeleton of a stroller (think: handle, storage basket and wheels), these are made complete when you attach a compatible infant car seat.

If you’re not sure about what stroller is best for your family, check out our step-by-step guide to finding the perfect stroller for your family.

When Do You Need a Stroller?

It definitely depends on your family, but most parents end up getting a stroller at some point—and using it. If your stroller accomomdates an infant car seat or reclines flat, you can use it from birth. If not, you can typically start using a stroller around 6 months, when baby can sit up and has neck control.

And though it varies by model, many strollers (minus the stroller-frame type) can hold kids until they weigh about 50 pounds. That means even though a stroller may seem like an investment, you’ll get a ton of use out of it.

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