5 All-Terrain Strollers That Are Great Come Rain or Shine
When it comes to your baby, there’s actually not a lot of gear that you have to have. But if you like being outdoors, going for walks or doing pretty much anything other than sitting inside your home for your baby’s entire infancy—you’re going to want a stroller.
I’ve managed to acquire five different baby strollers during my parenting years. We had our basic stroller, two umbrella strollers, a double stroller and a jogging stroller. And even though I used them all, I wish I had known about all-terrain strollers from the get go.
All-terrains are great because they go smoothly over uneven grounds like trails, the beach, grass and rough sidewalks, and they can handle all types of weather. But they’re also great for going anywhere around the city (with the exception of really small/tight spaces, as these tend to be a bit larger in size).
A Few Things to Look For in an All-Terrain Stroller:
If you’re not sure if one of these is right for you, or what they even feature, here are a few things to watch out for.
Front wheel All-terrain strollers feature a swivel wheel in the front for super-easy maneuvering.
Tires They also generally have larger tires in order to grip all types of terrain.
Lightweight frame All-terrain strollers also generally feature a nice lightweight frame despite their bigger size. This makes them great for handling.
So, with that in mind, here's a roundup of the best all-terrain strollers on the market at the moment:
Baby Jogger is a very popular brand of stroller with parents—and they’re well-loved for many of their features, plus they look pretty nice! The Baby Jogger City Mini GT is great because it’s got awesome maneuverability, is still small enough to fit in most trunks, has a great adjustable sun canopy to keep your little one protected, and it has an adjustable handlebar so parents of different heights can use it easily.
The BOB brand is the king of the jogging stroller universe. And while this is technically a jogging stroller (it sports a front swivel wheel that locks into place), it’s great as an all-terrain stroller as well. The weight capacity holds up to 75lbs, it’s got a nice sized storage bin, a huge canopy, and adjustable handlebar as well. The nicest thing about the BOB Revolution Flex is that it delivers a super-smooth ride—like butter.
This one can be a touch hard to get hold of in Canada, but we had to include it because of its compact, highly-functional design. It has a really great canopy, awesome storage and it’s only 22lbs, which is nice and lightweight. The one-handed steering is really sweet. But one of the nicest features is the way the seat reclines all the way flat and folds up on both ends to create a little snuggly nest for your little one. Why can’t these types of things come in adult size?
The EvenFlow Victory is a great option for those on a budget. Some say the larger size is a bit inconvenient, but it’s also lightweight (23lbs), has large wheels for good shock-absorbing suspension, and its maneuverability is equally as great for all of the on-the-go all-terrain experiences you’ll have with your little one. Plus, when you buy on Amazon, you'll get the Embrace Infant Car Seat to match. A total bargain!
Also technically a jogging stroller, we had to include this one as well as a great all-terrain option. The Thule Urban Glide features excellent maneuverability, it’s nice and comfy for your little ones, and it’s very easy to push. It also has a great canopy, an adjustable handlebar and it’s got top-notch quality without a super top-notch price.