Direct4baby's guide to running & jogging pushchairs

Direct4baby's guide to running & jogging pushchairs

Now that we have entered the month of May, the days are getting longer & warmer and often parents want to start exercising and getting out into nature more with their babies.

If you are looking for a pushchair to use for jogging or running, it is important to choose a model that is specifically designed for that purpose. Here are a few key features to look for when selecting a jogging pushchair:

  1. Large, air-filled tyres - Jogging pushchairs typically have three large, air-filled tires that are designed to absorb shocks and provide a smooth ride on uneven terrain.
  2. Suspension system - A good jogging pushchair will also have a suspension system that further helps to absorb shocks and provide a comfortable ride for your child.
  3. Sturdy frame - The frame of a jogging pushchair should be sturdy and well-built to withstand the additional stresses of running and jogging.
  4. Lockable front wheel - Many jogging pushchairs have a lockable front wheel, which can be fixed in a straight position for running or unlocked for easier manoeuvring during everyday use.
  5. Safety features - Look for a jogging pushchair that has a secure five-point harness, a handbrake, and a wrist strap to keep the pushchair from getting away from you.

Some popular jogging pushchairs on the market include the Out’n’About Sport, the Mountain Buggy Terrain, Uppababy Ridge and the Baby Jogger Summit X3. However, it is important to research and test out different models to find the one that best suits your needs and preferences. Let’s take a look at Direct4baby’s top picks.

 Baby Jogger Summit X3 – prices start at £529

The Baby Jogger Summit X3 is a popular jogging pushchair designed for parents who want to stay active with their child. The stylish stroller features an adjustable suspension system that can be tuned to provide the level of shock absorption that you need for your chosen terrain and features hand-operated rear drum brakes that give you additional control over the pushchair when you're running downhill. The Summit X3 features a three-wheel design, with a 12-inch front wheel and two 16-inch rear wheels. This configuration provides excellent stability and manoeuvrability on uneven terrain, making it ideal for jogging or running. Recently Baby Jogger have launched a Collaboration version of the Summit X3, designed in partnership with marathon runner and fitness instructor Robin Arzón, this buggy includes a gold grid print on the canopy interior is inspired by the streets of New York City and designed by a local NYC artist.


Out’n’About Nipper Sport Double – prices start from £549

What we love about the Out’n’About Nipper Sport Double is that it’s a well-designed and durable jogging pushchair that can accommodate not one but two children, making it a great choice for active parents with multiple kids. The side-by-side stroller has two independent reclining seats that can be adjusted to multiple positions, making it comfortable for both children to sit or nap, with each seat able to hold 20kg (approximately 4 years of age). A single version is also available if you only have one child which retails at £369.


Uppababy Ridge Stroller - £819

At the top end of the budget, the Uppababy Ridge is built for performance. The all-terrain Ridge Jogger goes to more places than a traditional pushchair. Smart, adjustable features keep parent and passenger comfortable from road to trail to off the beaten path. Refined yet durable, the Ridge offers new horizons to explore. The tyres are non-inflating, which mean you can take off and leave the air pump at home. Large 12″ and 16″ wheels with a deep tread provide a smooth ride over any terrain. Create a stylish travel system by adding a carrycot to use from birth or car seat adaptors and attaching an infant carrier. There is even a ride on board available which makes this a flexible and adaptable pushchair for your growing family.


Mountain Buggy Terrain Pushchair - £659

The Mountain Buggy Terrain is a popular all-terrain pushchair designed for parents who want to stay active with their child, while also being able to navigate rough terrain. Available in Onyx Black, Graphite & Solus, the pushchair features hand-operated rear drum brakes that give you additional control over the pushchair when you're running downhill, whilst the handlebar of the stroller is adjustable, which means that it can be set at different heights to suit parents of varying heights. The stroller is also compatible with certain car seats, so you can use it as a travel system, we currently have bundles on the Direct4baby website that include a Maxi-Cosi Cabriofix i-Size, Maxi-Cosi Pebble 360 & Cybex Cloud Z2 Car Seat and Carrycot.


For more jogging buggy inspiration, head over to our Running & Jogging Pushchairs section on our website for a full line up of options. Or why not head to one of our showrooms based in Aintree, Liverpool & Ormskirk for some one-to-one advice from our well trained staff.