The 8 best running prams for joggers (and what to look for)

bugaboo runner jogging pram

Best running and jogging prams recommended by mums.

Exercise does wondrous things for the mind, body and soul. A running pram can give a new mum the freedom to enjoy the great outdoors and get some exercise, all with the little one in tow.

Whether it’s a stroll around the park, light jog or marathon running, a running pram provides all the features to make it a smooth ride for both you and your mini trainer.

What to look for when choosing a running pram

Lockable front wheel: Locking the front wheel is essential for stability in a running pram and to ensure the pram continues in the direction you want. It can also help navigate tricky terrain.

Handbrake: Having a handbrake allows the mumma-runner more control over the pram. You can use the squeezable handbrake to help ease your speed, especially downhill. You also want locking brake – which can be on the handlebar or a foot brake.

Suspension: Quality suspension ensures bub isn’t bouncing around as you hit the track. It also reduces any strain or shock you may feel in your arms.

Air-filled tires: Jogging prams traditionally have 3-wheels and have air tires. While there is the possibility of air getting a puncture, air tires are generally a smoother and less bumpy ride and are better for going fast.

Safety: While we may not be talking Usane Bolt speed, you want to make sure your precious cargo is safe and sound so make sure there is a 5-point harness.

Suitability: It is recommended that you do not jog with a baby under 6 months of age. There are also weight and size limits for each pram that need to be taken into consideration.

Here are 8 running prams to get you moving.

Bumbleride running pram review

Bumbleride Speed

Bumbleride Speed running stroller ($799.95)

The Bumbleride Speed is a purpose-built running stroller specifically engineered for you to go at your pace. The ultimate training partner for serious runners, the Speed thrives on pounding out the k’s – it’s built for fitness lovers who grind out more than 15kms a week.


Bugaboo Runner pram review

Bugaboo Runner Pram

Bugaboo Runner ($1099)

The Bugaboo Runner comes in two versions; as a complete jogging pram ($1,099) and as an accessory for existing Bugaboo owners ($609). With the trademark Bugaboo style, the 3-wheeled design offers premium steering as well as a quick-access handlebar brake to control speed and stop easily.


Thule running pram review

thule glide2 jogging pram

Thule Glide 2 jogging pram ($799)

The uber slick Thule Glide 2 running pram is an all-round sports stroller with a lightweight, aerodynamic design. The swivel front wheel allows easy manoeuvrability through city streets and locks into place when you hit your favourite running track.


phil&teds sub 4

phil and teds sub4 jogging pram

phil&teds sub 4 ($999)

phil&teds running pram is engineered for speed and uncompromised performance with a unique geometric design for unparalleled stride length. With motion control hub at the centre of the frame for easy one-handed control, it’s the complete package.


Baby Jogger stroller review

Baby Jogger Summit X3 jogging pram

Baby Jogger Summit x3 ($849)

With all-wheel suspension, the Summit X3 provides high-performance on any terrain.  The remote wheel lock on the handlebar means with just the flip of a switch, the Summit’s front wheel releases to swivel mode for precise manoeuvrability or locks in place for a run or power walk.


Mountain Buggy Terrain pram review

Mountain Buggy Terrain jogging pram

Mountain Buggy Terrain jogger stroller ($849)

The Mountain Buggy jogger is designed for maximum control and performance both on and off road. With a bold look, the Terrain is lightweight and packed with sport enhanced features including adjustable handlebar, shock-absorbing suspension and multi-mode front wheel.


BOB stroller review

BOB Ironman Stroller jogging pram

BOB Ironman Stroller ($699)

Feel the need for speed? The BOB Ironman is built to go as fast as you. From training sessions to daily jogging, lightweight alloy wheels with pneumatic tyres and tubes plus state-of-art suspension system provides a smooth ride.


BOB Revolution stroller review

BOB Revolution PRO jogging pram

BOB Revolution PRO ($629)

Whether for fitness, easy strolling or fast and far hard-core running, the BOB Revolution is versatile on and off-road. Sporting the latest innovative features including hand-activated rear drum brakes and wheel tracking adjustment, BOB will be your best training buddy.

 


Continue your search for the best running pram

If you’re searching for the best running pram for jogging, and you’re still not sure if any of these are right for you, continue your search online by jumping into one of our closed Pregnancy or Baby Facebook groups and ask thousands of other Australian mums what they recommend – ‘What to buy’ is the most talked about topics, followed by MIL vents!

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