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Soon after I had my twins, a friend gifted me her double jogging stroller. I imagined effortlessly jogging along the bay, pushing my adorable babies and feeling endorphins charge through my body.
In reality, the stroller was hefty and had a fixed front wheel, which made going around turns impossible. I had to basically pick up the stroller each time I veered from a straight line, and nothing about the exercise – the jogging or folding up the stroller to fit in the back of my car – was effortless.
Instead of learning the hard way that not all double jogging strollers are created equal, check out the key questions to ask yourself before buying one, as well as a round-up of the five best double jogging strollers – and our pick for the best of the best.
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How to choose the best double jogging stroller
Double jogging strollers can be a life-changing purchase for parents of littles. Whether you’re in the market because you’re a parent of twins or need a stroller solution that keeps both your toddler and newborn safe while you exercise, these jogging strollers are built for active parents of more than one child.
A jogging stroller differs from a traditional stroller in one main area: the front wheel set-up. While traditional strollers have a four wheel set-up – two wheels in the back and two wheels in the front – most jogging strollers have two wheels in the back and one wheel in the front. This allows for a more aerodynamic profile.
That front wheel also has an additional important function – it’s either going to be fixed or allow you to toggle between a jogging stroller and a strolling stroller. When the wheel is fixed or locked in the non-swivel position, it’s safer for you and your babies. It provides stability when speeds increase.
So now that you know what makes a jogging stroller different from a regular stroller and now that you have two kids – how do you know which double jogging stroller is right for you?
These are the key questions to ask yourself as you begin your search:
How little are your little ones?
While some double jogging strollers can be safe for newborns thanks to car-seat adapters, many are only recommended for babies 6 months and older.
If you are going to go the car-seat adapter route, be sure to read all the fine print to make sure that your existing car-seat will work with the stroller, as many stroller brands only support certain car-seats. You do not want to end up purchasing a new stroller and a new car-seat (or two!) if it wasn’t in your plan.
If your babies are closer to being big kids, you’ll want to make sure you choose a jogging stroller that can support bigger bodies. Specifically, you’ll want to make sure their longer legs don’t interfere with the front wheel.
How intense will your jogging be? And where will you be jogging?
This is a personal question and one you should answer honestly.
Do you want to easily pack your double jogging stroller in your car, take it on low-key walks around the neighborhood or to run a few errands, and also use it for some more serious jogs around the park when inspiration strikes?
On the flip side: are you training for an upcoming race that will require consistent runs? Or are you most likely to take your stroller off-roading, taking advantage of trails in your neighborhood?
Some double jogging strollers are great options for more everyday use with the occasional jogging excursion. If this is you – a benefit here is that perhaps you’ll only need the one stroller that fits nearly all your needs. You’ll want to look for a stroller with a convertible front wheel that you can toggle between walking mode and jogging mode. You’ll also want to make sure that the storage solutions are adequate for taking the necessities with you wherever your day takes you – whether it’s to an amusement park for the day or for a run around the lake.
If you’re preparing for a training program or inspired to take your stroller off pavement – you’ll want to consider a double jogging stroller designed with your running goals in mind. If this is you – you’re in luck because many stroller companies have designed double jogging strollers with serious athletes in mind. You’ll want to look for a stroller with a fixed front wheel, shocks, a safety leash and a hand break.
How will you move the stroller around?
Heads up: You’ll need to bust out the measuring tape for this one.
This question is less about how the stroller moves – and more about how you will be getting your stroller around. In other words: how will you get it from its storage place to the real world? Is it easy to fold and unfold? Double jogging strollers can be hefty, both in size and weight. (Parents of twins, you feel me on this – are not all double strollers like this?)
Will you be folding up your stroller and placing in your trunk to drive to the park? Will you need to fold up your stroller and carry it to your third-floor walk-up after each outing? Do you have ample garage space, or will you need to make sure the jogging stroller can fit through your apartment doorway?
For many, these are the least exciting questions to ask – but the most important to combat buyer’s remorse when your shiny new stroller doesn’t fit into your lifestyle. Consider a variation on the carpenter’s famous wisdom: measure twice, purchase once.
Think about where you will be storing your double jogging stroller and then use that measuring tape. Measure door openings and your trunk space. If possible, practice lifting a large item that’s a similar weight as your potential stroller into your trunk or lugging it up your stairs.
What lifestyle extras are important to you?
Double jogging strollers come with a wide array of important-sounding accessories that can easily sweep you away. Parent trays, snack trays, cup holders, speakers, weather shields, extra-large canopies, stroller organization caddies – the add-ons seem endless.
The truth is: not all of these extras matter to everyone. You’ll want to ask yourself what’s a must-have and what’s a nice-to-have for your lifestyle so you choose your double jogging stroller wisely.
Some parents know they will benefit from a large under-carriage storage compartment, while others consider a snack tray a must. Think about your lifestyle, how you’ll be using your stroller, what you need and what your kiddos need – and prioritize the extras that make the most sense for you.
Double Jogging Stroller Reviews
While the Baby Trend Navigator Double Stroller has 4 wheels, the front wheels are close together, which makes this suitable for jogging. The front wheels can be locked into position while on your run, and released back to swivel mode when you’re walking around the neighborhood. The stroller also features air-filled, bicycle-like rubber tires for smooth easy pushing on all kinds of surfaces.
This double jogging stroller also has a parent organizer, which is great for accessing your water bottle, keys, or phone while you’re on the go. Two cup holders and a covered storage compartment provide easy and thoughtful access for key items, and an mp3 player lets you listen to your favorite work-out music or podcast, and still hear your kids. (Jury’s still out on if that’s a pro or a con!) Two large storage baskets under the seats are also great places to stow items you need to take with you, but don’t need at the ready.
As far as comfort for the kids, the two seats recline independently and offer individual canopies. Snack trays are also a bonus, so depending on the age of your kids, they can enjoy a snack or bottle while you’re on your run.
This stroller can also accommodate two infant car seats, but the manufacturer advises that they should be from Baby Trend. The stroller also offers a five point harness on each seat for safety.
The stroller weighs 43 lbs and measures 32.5” wide, 46” long and 43” high, and can accommodate children starting at 6 months. It has a 50 lb weight limit – or a 42” height limit (whichever happens first!).
What We Love
The mp3 player is a thoughtful touch.
The stroller comes in 4 fun colors.
Keep in Mind
While the Baby Trend Navigator Double Stroller can accommodate infant car seats, they are intended to be made by Baby Trend. If you have a different brand, this may not be the best double jogging stroller for you.
The double front wheel really makes this a modified jogging stroller. It won’t be ideal for you if you’re going to do serious training or races.
The Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger Stroller is a popular pick in the affordable double jogging strollers market. You can easily lock or unlock the front swivel wheel by using your foot on the rear brake system. When the wheel is unlocked, this double jogging stroller is easy to steer and offers a good range of motion. When the wheel is locked, the ever-frustrating swiveling front wheel shaking is minimal compared to other convertible jogging strollers.
It’s quick and easy to fold, and the bicycle-like tires also feature quick-release functionality, which makes the stroller even more compact for storage and travel. Like its sibling, the Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger Stroller also offers a speaker hook-up, so you can listen to your favorite podcast or playlist without the need for headphones or earbuds.
Parents also like the adult-friendly amenities, like the parent tray which offers two cup holders, a secure place to store phones, as well as the handy under-seat, large storage basket.
Your children will appreciate that both independently reclining seats offer shade canopies, so your baby can nap while your toddler can sit up and observe the world around you. Many parents love that the seats can fully recline, a handy feature especially when an emergency diaper change is in order!
While this double jogging stroller is not compatible with car seats, it does offer a 5-point harness to ensure the safety of your precious cargo.
The stroller weighs 32 lbs and measures 31.5” wide, 46” long and 42” high, and can accommodate children ranging from 6 months to 50 lbs or 42” tall.
What We Love
If price is your biggest concern, but you still want a quality double jogging stroller, the Baby Trend Expedition Double Stroller should be a serious contender.
This double jogging stroller ranks high on maneuverability and compact storage – two common complaints in the world of double strollers. Less frustration on these two common pain points makes this a great choice!
Keep in Mind
The Baby Trend Expedition Double Stroller is not compatible with any infant car seat.
The aerodynamic design of the foot board means that while the stroller is easy to push during your run, your little one’s legs may outgrow the foot board and cause issues if their foot gets caught in the front wheel.
If you’re looking for a light-weight double jogging stroller, then you’ll want to seriously consider the Joovy Zoom X2. Weighing just 28 lbs, the Joovy Zoom X2 is the lightest double jogger stroller on the market.
The front wheel can be locked for more serious runs, or left in swivel mode for more easy maneuvering on a leisurely walk or in crowded spaces. The pneumatic tires – a fancy way of saying they are inflated using compressed air – ensure a smooth ride for both you and your children across all kinds of terrain. Joovy also includes a handy air pump with purchase, so you’ll never be stranded with a flat tire.
Folding up strollers can often be a very frustrating experience, so Joovy created an easy, one-handed fold that makes collapsing the stroller a breeze.
The extra large shade canopies operate independently, giving each child their own preferred dose of sunniness. The canopies are also water-resistant and offer 50 SPF, making this stroller great for both sunny and rainy outings.
Parents love the thoughtful parent organizer, which offers a zippered, protected pocket and two cup holders. The below-seat, large storage basket holds up to 15 lbs of gear – perfect for snacks, books, loveys, a diaper bag and your purse.
While car seats are not compatible with the Joovy Zoom X2, this stroller offers a 5-point safety harness to keep your kiddos secure.
Again, this stroller weighs just 28 lbs, which makes it the lightest double jogging stroller on the market! It measures 31.5” wide, 55” long and 42” high, and can accommodate children ranging from 6 months to 50 lbs.
What We Love
We can’t say it enough: we love how light weight this stroller is!
We appreciate that the stroller comes in a few fun colors.
Joovy offers outstanding customer service and stands by their products. We love that peace of mind.
Keep in Mind
Car seats cannot be configured in this double jogging stroller.
Mesh pockets on the side of each seat are helpful for tucking in snacks and drinks, but there is not a snack-tray attachment.
While the extra large canopies are awesome, they do not offer a peek-a-boo window to be able to check out your little ones on your run.
The stroller offers a patented, one-step closure that allows you to fold the stroller quickly. Plus, it has an all-wheel suspension system. What is all-wheel suspension, and why do you want it on your stroller? Basically, all-wheel suspension is a fancy way of saying you can go off-roading with your stroller, and the stroller will absorb some of the bumps – making a smoother ride for your littles and an easier push for you.
One of the coolest features for all-terrain joggers is that the push bar on the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double has hand-operated rear brakes which allow you to have even more control on hills or uneven surfaces.
Parents also love the 50+ UV rated sun canopies, which provide ample shade on a sunny day. Each seat has its own canopy, and provides peek-a-boo windows so you can check on your little ones. The canopies can be adjusted to multiple positions as you open or close it. And, the canopies have side vents, so your babies can catch a breeze while being protected from the sun’s rays.
It’s worth noting that while Baby Jogger offers many additional amenities to make life easier for parents – including weather shields, beverage holders, stroller organizers – they need to be purchased separately. Fortunately, the Baby Jogger X3 Summit Double comes with a large capacity under-seat, large storage basket that is a huge help for storing all sorts of necessities.
The Baby Jogger X3 Summit Double Jogging Stroller weighs 37 lbs. It measures 32.5” wide, 54” long and 41” high, and can accommodate children ranging from newborn to 50 lbs.
What We Love
The stroller pushes well, even when the two occupants are different sizes. So if you have a newborn and a toddler, you’ll want to seriously consider this double stroller for jogging and strolling.
Hand-operated brakes and all-wheel suspension system make this a great choice for parents looking for a little more flexibility in choosing different kinds of walks, courses, and terrains.
Keep in Mind
A stroller organizer, belly bar and weather screen shield are available, but must be purchased separately
While the adjustable 5-point harness makes this technically safe for newborns, car seat adapters are not available. Additionally, some parents say they’re more comfortable buying additional infant insert cushions as well.
BOB strollers seem to have a bit of a cult-like following in the jogging stroller world. There’s a good reason for this – they are built like moving machines that just happen to also provide a safe, smooth ride for your little passengers.
The BOB Revolution Flex Duallie Double Jogging Stroller is no exception. This double jogger stroller has been designed with the most active parents in mind. The suspension system and air filled tires provide a smooth ride on most surfaces. A swivel, locking front wheel allows parents to easily toggle between intense training sessions and more relaxed walks around the park.
One of the biggest stand-out features is the foam-grip, adjustable handlebar, which provides a customized experience for each adult using the stroller. With nine different positions, this unique feature lets parents of all different heights benefit from an ergonomic and comfortable stroller experience.
The stroller comes with ten storage pockets, including two zippered, easy-access pockets near the handlebars and four in-seat snack pockets. There’s an extra-large cargo basket under the seats, which allow for ample accessories, loveys, spare clothes and blankets to be brought along on the ride.
Parents also appreciate the extra large canopies and the stealthy peek-a-boo windows. On this double jogger stroller, the window covers are secured with magnets, rather than the more common Velcro, so you can check on your babes without waking them with the tell-tale rippppping sound of Velcro being undone.
The BOB Revolution Flex Duallie Double Jogging Stroller weighs 33 lbs. It measures 31” wide, 48” long and 45” high. This double jogging stroller is travel-system ready, meaning it works with most major brand car seats. Note: you will need to purchase a BOB infant car seat adapter to make the car seats work. But once you do so -you and your tiniest babies can venture out for epic jogs. The BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 Duallie maxes out at 50 lbs per seat, so this can stay in your rotation for quite a few years.
What We Love
The adjustable handlebar is near genius, and allows this stroller to be comfortable for anyone who happens to be pushing the stroller.
If you have babies who are very easy to wake, you’ll love the thoughtful touch of magnetic closures on the peek-a-boo windows.
Keep in Mind
The BOB stroller isn’t the most compact of the bunch. While you can technically remove the tires to store more compactly, it’s not something you’ll want to do regularly to store in smaller spaces.
Many parent-friendly additions are available, but most of them require making additional purchases.
While we believe that selecting the best double jogging stroller for you is a very personal decision, we do have a clear favorite from these five.
The BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 Duallie Double Jogging Stroller checks many of our boxes for a great double jogging stroller. The adjustable height ability for the handlebar makes it comfortable for mom, dad, grandma, grandpa or a babysitter. Additional accessories are available for purchase, meaning you can customize those extras to be just what you need. Thoughtful touches – like the magnetic peek-a-boo windows and the fact that it’s travel-system ready – helps make it a good choice for new parents. While ample storage space and a swiveling front wheel lets this stroller be good for more casual excursions, the aerodynamic profile makes it a great choice for more serious runners.