5 of the Best 3 Wheel Strollers

Just because you have a baby or small child doesn’t mean that you have to give up your love of jogging when there is no one around to keep an eye on them. But forget about trying to take a run with a regular four-wheel stroller. Some of those are hard enough to maneuver as it is. And don’t be fooled by any run-of-the-mill 3 wheel stroller either. Just because it has three wheels doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good for jogging.

When looking for a good stroller for jogging, there are a few things you want to keep in mind. First and foremost, ensure that the wheels on your stroller are large and filled with air to make the ride so much smoother. Look that the front wheel is out in front of the child, ensuring that they receive fewer bumps and bounces and making their ride more comfortable and safer. The two rear wheels should be at a good distance apart from each other. High-quality jogging strollers also come with good suspension systems with shocks that help absorb and balance themselves on uneven ground, making you feel confident that you can run safely and comfortably on any terrain.

Of course, you might just prefer the look and maneuverability of a 3 wheeled stroller, even if you’re of a jogger, and that’s okay, too! We researched several different 3 wheel strollers and came up with our five best options that we believe you will love, too.

1. BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 Jogging Stroller

bob gear revolution flex 3.0 jogging stroller black color

Pros

  • Suspension system and air-filled tires allow for a smooth ride over any terrain
  • Lots of extra storage including, 6 storage pockets, an extra-large cargo basket, and a cell phone pocket at the handlebar
  • The child’s seat is an ultra-padded compression seat that adjusts from sitting fully upright to laying all the way flat, with infinite recline
  • Travel system ready, compatible with most major car seat brands with the use of a BOB Gear infant car seat adapter
  • Front-wheel is 360° swivel locking

Cons

  • No cup holder or treat tray included (can be purchased separately)
  • Heavy and bulky to fold up

What Recent Buyers Report

Other than being disappointed about the cup holder issue (in which they have adapted by using one of the pouches to hold drinks), many purchasers were very pleased with this stroller. Some buyers reported receiving damaged strollers and having less than positive experiences with customer service. The rides are smooth over different terrain, and the kids seem to be comfortable.

Why It Stands Out to Us

There were so many pros to this stroller that we could not list them all, and we had to pick and choose. This stroller is great from birth up to 75 pounds, so you will be able to use it for quite a while. The extra-large canopy offers 50+ UPF protection, and it has an adjustable handlebar, which taller moms and dads will appreciate. BOB seems to have thought of many little things that can make a big difference, and while they didn’t add the cup holder, you can get one if you want one, so that’s just good business on their end.

The Bottom Line

We’re impressed with this 3 wheel stroller. It ticks off a lot of boxes for us, though we would’ve like to see the back tires have a locking system as well. Though some reviewers mentioned an issue with it being heavy and bulky, it wasn’t an issue for everyone. We would recommend this stroller for anyone looking for a jogging stroller. One thing to keep in mind is that this product is also available as a double stroller. The double does not appear to have as much love as the single version. If you have two kids, you may want to look elsewhere.

2. Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller

baby trend expedition jogger stroller isolated on white background

Pros

  • Large bicycle tires handle a variety of surfaces
  • 5-point harness
  • 2 cup holders with a covered storage compartment for parents
  • Front swivel wheel for easy maneuvering that locks for jogging
  • Child’s snack tray with 2 cup holders
  • Reclining padded seat

Cons

  • Two hands needed to open the stroller, and extra strength needed to apply brakes
  • People having issues with front wheel

What Recent Buyers Report

Several people report it being inconvenient to have to use two hands to open this stroller and that you need to use a lot of strength to ensure the brakes engage. Many of these same people still gave the stroller a 5-star review, so they weren’t too bothered by the issues, but they were the things they said would make this great stroller even better.

Why It Stands Out to Us

The look of the stroller caught our eye first, the dark black with the contrasting neon pink. The stroller does come in other color combinations and with and without baby car seats. This one does not have the car seat included, but it is set up and ready to go as a travel system if you own a Baby Trend car seat. We also like that both the parent and child have a tray and dual drink and snack holders, a welcome addition on a jog. There’s a lot to love about the Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller.

The Bottom Line

This stroller is a great option for moms and dads looking for a more budget-friendly option for a 3 wheel stroller. It has many great features, and you would expect it to be priced up there with other strollers on this list. At this price point, you can’t beat it. It is great to use from birth up to 50 pounds, so you should get a good three years of use out of it.

3. Evenflo Folio3 Stroll & Jog Travel System with LiteMax 35 Infant Car Seat

evenflo folio3 stroll & jog travel system with litemax 35 infant car seat

Pros

  • System includes the LiteMax 35 infant car seat and the Folio3 Stroll and Jog stroller so that you can run with your child from the time of their birth until they are a toddler
  • Great cross over versatility for every day walks
  • An adjustable handle allows parents to find the most comfortable position for them, great for when both parents like to go for jogs
  • Air-filled all-terrain tires and lockable front-wheels optimal for jogging on multiple surfaces
  • Convenient storage including oversized basket, child’s tray and cup holder, parent’s cup holder
  • Ultra-compact and self-standing for storage

Cons

  • Opening the stroller and releasing the car seat can be difficult
  • Thin fabric in car seat and stroller

What Recent Buyers Report

The number one thing reported about this car seat and stroller combination was that it was lightweight and compact, just what many of us are looking for. Users loved the fact that they had a car seat and stroller combination and didn’t have to go out and buy separately, especially at this price point. Some found the material, especially in the car seat, to be quite thin, so they put a blanket down before putting their baby in.

Why It Stands Out to Us

Evenflo has been a trusted source of quality-built child-safety systems for almost 100 years, so you know that they will build a good quality stroller. We also wanted to include at least one stroller with the car seat included as some people will be looking for the set and not just the stroller. We’re not disappointed with this stroller at all, we might change a couple of things, but we would recommend new moms and dads out there.

The Bottom Line

If you don’t have a newborn or aren’t expecting one anytime soon, then this version is not for you. You can save yourself some money and purchase the stroller-only version. However, if you are looking for something to last you from the time you have a newborn up until they are about 50 pounds, take a serious look at the Evenflo Folio3 Stroll and Jog Travel System with LiteMax 35 Infant Car Seat.

4. Jeep Classic Jogging Stroller

jeep classic jogging stroller isolated on white background

Pros

  • Swing away tray makes getting your child in and out of the stroller much easier
  • Shock-absorbing frame with 16-inch back wheels to ensure a smooth ride
  • An extendable visor protects the child from the element, such as the sun (with a UPF 50), rain, wind, or snow
  • 5-point safety harness with reflective piping for higher visibility during nighttime walks
  • 2 cup holders for parents

Cons

  • Hard to close and maneuver
  • Not enough storage pockets or pouches, no cup holder for child

What Recent Buyers Report

Some buyers report problems with the front wheel, but the majority of buyers love this stroller, though they are a little disappointed with the changes from their previous Jeep stroller model. The cup holders on this stroller aren’t very effective, but if that’s your biggest complaint, I think as a stroller manufacturer, you’re doing ok.

Why It Stands Out to Us

We had no idea Jeep-made strollers, so we had to check it out and see what it was like and what other people thought of it, too. We love the side flip tray for easy access to the child, and we don’t know why more stroller manufacturers don’t build their products this way. We like a lot about this stroller, but there are a couple of things we don’t. For instance, there’s no window on the visor between the parent and child. It’s a comfort to the child to know that they can look back and see mom or dad, and it’s also a comfort for mom and dad to keep an eye on their child, so this feature is missed.

The Bottom Line

This budget-friendly stroller is great, at first, but it’s made by Jeep and you’re paying for the Jeep name. For the price, it’s worth it if you can get over the cup holder issues. For us, that’s not a problem. There are other ways to bring along and store hydration. If you walk to the grocery store and need somewhere to put your groceries until you get home, this might not be the stroller for you; otherwise, it’s another fine choice.

5. Graco FastAction Fold Jogging Stroller

graco fastaction fold jogging stroller isolated on white background

Pros

  • Air-filled rubber tires for a safe ride on many terrains, and a lockable front wheel
  • Parent’s tray with smartphone cradle and cup holders
  • Child’s tray pivots and removes for easy access and cleaning
  • Easy transition from jogging to walking
  • Covered storage compartment
  • Extra-large basket compartment underneath
  • Easy folding stroller with automatic storage lock
  • Self-standing when folded

Cons

  • This stroller is large, so some shorter people may have issues with it
  • Cup and phone holders don’t hold current sizes

What Recent Buyers Report

Many purchasers of this stroller report loving it, with the biggest complaint being that the cell phone cradle was too small for their phone. Several parents reported that their children enjoyed the stroller, and they were easily able to lay down and nap when they were tired. The stroller is large, and those closer to five-feet tall may have trouble with the size; however, people as small as 5’3” reported having no issues.

Why It Stands Out to Us

Graco is a name that has been around for over 60 years. Whenever we come across a company with that much experience, we always notice and give them a closer look. They wouldn’t have made it this long with subpar products and services. While the child’s tray doesn’t flip up, we love that it pivots and even removes, which is perhaps better than flipping up. There is a lot to love about this stroller.

The Bottom Line

We’re not too concerned whether our cell phone fits in the assigned compartment or not, so that doesn’t play a role in our decision, but it might for you. We do like this stroller, but there are others that we like on this list better that cost less. Just as with every stroller we reviewed, there are some areas of this one we would change. We might make the most changes to this one. That does not take away that this is a great stroller from a reliable company and is perfect if you already have a Graco car seat, as it will fit in perfectly.

In Closing

There are a few things to consider when finding a good 3 wheel stroller for your family. Look at your needs, which include the age and size of your child, whether anyone in the family jogs, and how you plan on using the stroller. Consider safety and comfort, too, and the types of terrain and surfaces you will be taking your little one over.

A lot more goes into purchasing a stroller, more than you might think. There are so many advanced features available, but plenty of simple options from which to choose. Hopefully, one of these products is a good fit for your family.


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