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Best Jogging Strollers For Under $350

Best Jogging Strollers Under $350 Overview
When it comes to jogging strollers, it seems that maximum performance for the money is somewhere between $250 and $350. As you move up from $350-mark, jogging stroller performance and quality do not seem to increase much, or at least, not at the same rate as the price. All of my research indicates that a $250 to $350 range offers plenty of excellent choices for jogging strollers. I outlined below the main factors which should be examined and researched when looking for a jogging stroller. Also, I listed and reviewed three top jogging strollers under $350. If your budget is below $250, check out my Best Jogging Strollers Under $250 list.
  • Weight – When it comes to jogging strollers, weight is one of the most critical factors. Since you will be pushing this thing, you want to make sure it is as light as possible. A decent jogging stroller will weigh less than 30 pounds, while good ones will be in the range between 20 and 25 pounds. 
  • Suspension system – A good suspension system will go a long way for a jogging stroller. Ideally, all stroller wheels will have an independent suspension system. If the suspension exists only on the back wheels, and not on the front one, that might be OK, as long as you are not running over extremely bumpy roads. On a flat and mildly bumpy surface, the back-wheel only suspension should be sufficient. 
  • Braking system – The braking system could be tricky on jogging strollers. A hand-wrist braking mechanism seems like a decent solution. However, design critics will tell you that if you fall down, there is a possibility that you could flip the stroller to the ground. Another braking system commonly seen in jogging strollers is hand-grip brakes, which seems like a safer option.
  • Folding system – Generally speaking, jogging strollers do not fold as easily as regular strollers, and especially not as easily as umbrella strollers. The folding mechanism should not be a driving factor when purchasing a jogging stroller, but it should not be overlooked either. Good jogging strollers will fold with a maximum of two steps. Usually, this involves a basic body folding mechanism and the final bar folds over it, or something along these lines. Jogging strollers are, generally speaking, not travel friendly. You should carefully align your expectations with your needs and strollers capabilities. 
  • Seat quality – Jogging strollers tend to be exposed to weather elements more than any other kind of stroller, which comes as a result of owners’ adventurous nature and tendency to exercise. In addition, jogging strollers tend to experience much higher levels of mechanical stress. Some of this stress is absorbed by suspension, but a good portion of it is transferred to the seating area. This is why you want to make sure that seating area satisfies four main requirements: it is specious enough, it is made out of durable material, it has adequate padding, and it is firmly attached to the jogging stroller’s frame.
  • Wheels - Pneumatic 14-inch to 16-inch back-wheels are almost standard in this jogger category. Anything less than that needs to be carefully examined.
  • Canopy – Three main requirements for jogging stroller canopy are: adjustability, sturdiness, and coverage. A good jogging stroller will have an easily adjustable canopy, which will be sturdy enough to maintain the desired position during running and general movement. Also, you want to make sure canopy covers as much of the seat as possible. Ideally, the canopy will be large enough to cover the entire seating area.
BOB REVOLUTION SE SINGLE STROLLER
 
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Best Jogging Strollers Under $350

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Best Jogging Strollers Under $350 Overview:
This is one of the most popular jogging strollers out there today. The reason for its popularity is two-fold. First, its aluminium alloy lightweight design, superior maneuverability, smooth ride and extreme comfort, make it a great solution for active parents. Second, it is the price, as the BOB Revolution SE does not cost a fortune. This jogging stroller features a three wheel design, adjustable modern suspension system, five point safety harness, adjustable reclining seat, front wheel locking mechanism, 360 degree swiveling front wheel, and a rear wheel brake system. The folding system is fairly simple, as it is executed in just two steps. The thing that people like about the BOB Revolution SE stroller is the overall high quality material and components, from its padded seat to the aluminum alloy steel frame. On the downside, users complain about having to use both hands to adjust the reclining seat angle. Another common complaint is around the handlebar foam, which is somewhat sticky causing discomfort during running. A cup holder for this stroller can be purchased separately, which is a little bit annoying knowing you just paid $300 or so for a stroller. Why they did not add a cup holder to it is beyond me. All in all, BOB Revolution Stroller is definitely worth the money, and it is not a surprise it is one of the highest ranking jogging strollers in the market.
Dimensions:
51.5 x 40 x 25.5 inches

Weight:
25 lbs

Maximum Supported Weight:
70 lbs

Best Suited For:
Active lifestyle, jogging, nature walks, adventure.
BABY JOGGER SUMMIT XC SINGLE STROLLER

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Best Jogging Strollers Under $350 Overview:

This three wheel forward facing jogging stroller folds in a simple step and it features a fully reclined seat. These two features seem to distinguish Summit XC from the competition. In addition to this, the stroller has a superb all-wheel suspension design, hand operated rear drum brakes, lockable front wheel, multi-position sun canopy, rear parking brake, and multiple storage compartments. Oh, I almost forgot, unlike BOB Revolution, Baby Jogger Summit XC comes with a cup holder. The stroller is compatible with other Chicco products, such as a Chicco car seat. This jogging stroller comes in two color combinations: sand/black and red/black. The red and black combination is between 15% and 20% more expensive than the sand and black color scheme. I can't imagine anyone would be willingly paying that kind of premium just for the color, but if one really loves red, I suppose it is worth it. I guess it is all about supply and demand. On the downside, one of the main complaints for this stroller is accessibility of the basket underneath the seat. If you are shorter than 5'3", the handlebar might be too high for you to comfortably operate. Finally, if you will be using this jogging stroller when jogging, you should know that when in a locked position, the front wheel wobbles. All in all, I am not sure if it is worth more money than BOB Revolution.


Dimensions:
46 x 28 x 41 inches 

Weight:
25 lbs

Maximum Supported Weight:
75 lbs

Best Suited For:
Active parents, fast paced walking, hilly terrain.
JOOVY ZOOM 360 SWIVEL WHEEL JOGGING STROLLER 

 

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Best Jogging Strollers Under $350

OVERALL GRADE: 86
 

Best Jogging Strollers Under $350 Overview
This version of Joovy Zoom 360 Swivel Wheel stroller is the cheapest among the top three jogging strollers listed here. The stroller features the usual standard jogging stroller characteristics: shock absorbing mechanism, quick folding system, large storage basket, five point safety harness, rain cover, and 16 inch pneumatic inflatable wheels. Again, all of the listed features are standard in this stroller category. What separates this jogging stroller from the others is a lower price, larger canopy, and it includes rain/wind cover safety leash. The stroller comes in three colors, with the blue one being 5% to 8% more expensive than the black or red ones. The stroller provides a smooth ride, safe design, great sun coverage, and decent control during jogging. On the downside, this stroller runs a bit short on space. If you have a taller kid, he or she might outgrow it much sooner than other models. The main complaint on this jogging stroller seems to be general lack of accurate specifications: maximum weight, recommended age, and seat space. All three are listed at higher levels than where they should be. On the other hand, the price is on the lower range of its competitors, so there is a clear trade-off. Finally, there is a significant number of complaints regarding the strollers front wheel's locking mechanism - locking and unlocking uncontrollably. All in all, if you are unable to go for $350 price mark, Joovy Zoom represents a good value in this stroller category.
Dimensions:
45 x 25 x 50 inches

Weight:
27 lbs

Maximum Supported Weight:
75 lbs

Best Suited For:
Jogging, nature, city walks.
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