Check out these excellent options for taking your kids in tow.
Written by: Sarah Wassner Flynn
All I want for 2011? A new jogging stroller. Not the most exciting gift, I know, but definitely essential for someone who logs many miles with a 2-year-old in tow. And now that my second baby has arrived, I’m ready to trade up my trusty single for a double that’ll go the distance—without being too unwieldy. Good thing there are so many brands offering lighter-weight (think less than 38 pounds) and easy-to-push strollers. After road testing some of the sleeker models out there, here are three that I could run and roll with.
Baby Jogger Summit XC Double
Admittedly, Baby Jogger’s selection is limited when it comes to double joggers—the Summit XC is the only true running stroller among their fleet that is offered in a double. But in this case, it’s quality over quantity as the Summit delivers with deep, roomy seats, hand-operated brakes for extra control and extensive sun canopies.
Fab Feature: Pull the handles in the crease of each seat and the stroller folds almost completely flat in a snap.
✱ $650, babyjogger.com
BOB Revolution Duallie
BOB’s top seller, the Revolution is built to last. From the sturdy aluminum alloy frame to the easy-to-clean padded seats, this stroller can handle both mileage and messy toddlers without showing much wear. Plus, the state-of-the-art suspension system makes running with two babes a breeze.
Fab Feature: The extra-large storage basket below the seats is great for stashing water bottles, snacks and maybe a toy or two.
✱ $569, bobgear.com
Bumbleride Indie Twin
Though not intended for off-road running, this chic stroller—and its four 12-inch air-filled wheels—can easily handle light distance (three or four miles on a paved surface). With a slimmer (29-inch) frame, you can slide through narrow doorways without feeling the pinch.
Fab Feature: The seats completely recline, creating a comfy nap spot for your little ones. Plus, each stroller comes with a rain cover, air pump, car seat adapter and cup holder.
✱ $679, bumbleride.com