Swivel Wheel Jogging Strollers VS Fixed Wheel Jogging Strollers – A Buyers Guide to Jogging Strollers
by Tillman Lovejoy
Jogging strollers can be a great solution for the transportation of your baby, but it is important to find the right type of stroller to fit your lifestyle and your personal needs. There are a lot of things you should consider when thinking about purchasing a stroller and we will cover a few of the considerations in this article.
The most important thing you should consider in purchasing your jogging stroller is the environment that you will use it in. For example, do you find yourself in crowds a lot? Do you often find yourself in tight places where you have to maneuver around quite a bit? Or do you mostly find yourself in wide open spaces with plenty of room to move about? Another thing to consider is the type of terrain you are on. Do you stay mostly on sidewalks and parking lots or do you find yourself cutting across the park, walking in the grass and enjoying Mother Nature?
These are all very necessary things to consider before purchasing a Jogging Stroller. They basically come in two styles. One style features a swivel front wheel and the other features a fixed front wheel and each style has its own specific advantages.
Swivel wheel jogging strollers are great for tight places that require a lot of moving around, going around corners, or avoiding obstacles such as people in a crowd. Check to see what the stated turning radius is for stroller. Some swivel wheel jogging strollers have a zero turn, turning radius, which means it can literally turn on a dime. Swivel wheel jogging strollers are great for active moms and they can provide a lot of flexibility. Some models even have a locking device for the front wheel turning it into a fixed wheel stroller. This is excellent and more versatile because you can go jogging or running through the park over different types of terrain and then with a quick adjustment, you can unlock the front wheel and turn it back into a swivel wheel stroller for going into the store or the mall to grab something for your baby.
Fixed wheel jogging strollers are designed mostly for those flat-out open spaces with a lot of different types of terrain. If you are a dedicated runner you might want to consider this type of jogging stroller for its stability and durability. They do very well through the grass or going over that curb on the sidewalk.
So make sure you take some time and consider how you will be using your new jogging stroller and you will be sure to get the maximum benefits from all of the features. You might even consider buying one of each for the ultimate flexibility for your lifestyle. But you must consider all options so that whichever type you choose, it will fit your lifestyle. Happy strolling!