Jogging Stroller vs Regular Stroller: Which Do You Need?
In this guide, we will explore the key differences between jogging strollers and regular strollers, helping you make an informed decision based on your specific requirements. Whether you are an active parent who enjoys outdoor activities like jogging or hiking, or you prefer a stroller for everyday errands and leisurely walks, we will break down the essential factors to consider.
Key Features of a Regular Stroller
Regular strollers are versatile options suitable for a wide range of everyday activities - running errands, taking public transport, and even going for walks in the park. They are generally lighter, more compact, and designed for easy manoeuvring in urban environments, crowded spaces, and tight corners. Regular strollers often feature smaller wheels and may not have the same level of suspension as jogging strollers. However, they offer a wide range of seating positions, ample storage space, and convenient features for everyday use, making them a popular choice for parents who prioritize practicality and versatility.
Benefits of Using a Regular Stroller
1. Versatility for everyday activities
2. Compact and lightweight design
3. Convenient features and storage options
Downsides of Using a Regular Stroller for Jogging
1. Lack of Stability: The wheels of regular strollers are typically smaller and not as sturdy as those on jogging strollers, leading to a less smooth and stable ride. This can result in discomfort for both the parent and the baby and causes potential safety hazards.
2. Insufficient suspension: The lack of proper suspension can cause increased jostling and impact on uneven surfaces, potentially leading to discomfort or even injury.
3. Handling and Maneuverability: Regular strollers, with their smaller wheels and four-wheel configuration, may be more difficult to steer and control at higher speeds, making the jogging experience less enjoyable and potentially unsafe.
Key Features of a Jogging Stroller
Jogging strollers are specially designed for parents who want to maintain an active lifestyle while spending quality time with their children. These strollers typically feature larger, air-filled tires, robust suspension systems, and a streamlined design for enhanced manoeuvrability and stability during jogging or running. They offer excellent shock absorption and smooth rides on various terrains, making them perfect for active parents who want to take their children along on their fitness adventures.
Benefits of Using a Jogging Stroller
1. Enhanced manoeuvrability and stability
2. Robust suspension and shock absorption
3. Suitable for outdoor activities and jogging
Downsides of Using a Jogging Stroller
1. Bulky: Jogging strollers tend to be larger than regular strollers. This can make them less convenient for everyday use or when navigating tight spaces. Their bulkiness can also make them challenging to transport in smaller vehicles or store in limited space.
2. Manoeuvrability in tight spaces: Due to their three-wheel design and larger wheels, jogging strollers may be more challenging to navigate through narrow doorways or crowded sidewalks. However, rolling down the walkways in the mall, your jogging stroller will turn heads and be the centre of attention.
3. Usable for infants with an infant insert or bassinet: Parents can jog with their children as early as 6 months old. Before that, the stroller is suitable to use from birth with an infant insert or bassinet, which allows the baby to be in a more reclined position for proper support.
Meet the Thule Urban Glide 2: All-Terrain Jogging Stroller
Thule, a well-known and trusted Swedish outdoor lifestyle brand, has just brought its stroller range to Singapore. Designed to meet the demands of modern parents, Thule strollers offer exceptional comfort, safety, and versatility. Whether you're navigating urban streets, exploring nature trails, or travelling with your little one, Thule strollers are built to withstand the rigours of everyday life while providing a smooth and enjoyable ride for your child.
The Thule Urban Glide 2 All-Terrain Jogging Stroller is perfect for parents who love to stay active. Whether you're jogging, power-walking, or simply strolling, this stroller offers excellent performance and control. Its lightweight yet sturdy construction, coupled with large wheels and advanced suspension, ensures a smooth and stable journey, even over rough surfaces or uneven paths.
Weighing only 11.5kg, the Thule Urban Glide 2 is lighter than other jogging and multi-terrain strollers in the market.
Give it a Test Run at Hatchery Cribs
Whether you are looking for a jogging stroller or other strollers from the Thule range, visit our showroom for a test run! Shop for a stroller on our website, or book a showroom visit today!