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Women’s Running blogger, coach and mother-of-three Sarah Canney tested six new strollers in search of the best for logging miles with one or two of her little ones. Here are her top picks.
Bob Gear Revolution Flex
The latest jogging stroller from Bob has all of the features you’d expect from a top-of-the-line stroller. Out of the box, it is quick and simple to assemble, requiring only that you insert the three wheels. The foot-activated parking brake adjusts in and out of the locked position in a snap, perfect for those moments when toys and blankets get dropped. A generous sun shade, padded seats and straps are sure to keep your passengers happy. The shock-absorbing frame makes it great for running on pavement or packed dirt trails.
28.5 lbs., $500, bobgear.com
Thule Urban Glide 2
One of the lightest double strollers available, the aluminum frame and large rear wheels make this stroller a dream to push and a very smooth ride for passengers. Sun protection is paramount here with generous shields that articulate in two directions for maximum protection. The stroller can be secured in the folded position (we did it with just one hand!), which makes it easy to pack in and out of the car. The zippered pocket and effective hand brake ensure nothing—and no one!—falls out on hilly terrain.
32 lbs., $650, thule.com
Joovy Zoom360 Ultralight
A car-seat adapter, high-riding chair and 75-pound capacity make this pusher perfect for accommodating your growing child. The swivel front wheel can lock into place, and large rear wheels afford a smooth ride even on bumpy trails. A generous storage basket means you can tote plenty of gear. While it lacks an adjustable handlebar, it does come with a bike pump and a console with room for two bottles. The wheel lock can be stiff at times, but once in the folded position, the stroller is incredibly compact and easy to carry.
25.7 lbs., $300, joovy.com