Are you truly a mom on the go? If you have an active life and love the outdoors, and want to bring baby with you on your treks, Maclaren jogging strollers are your solution. These are made for truly active moms, and take you from the sidewalk to rough terrain with no problem. But is it really what you need?
The Maclaren jogger Mac 3 is the primary jogging stroller, but be on notice – it is truly for outdoor treks, not for strolling around the shops. It’s a three wheeled buggy, with one wheel in front and two in the rear, and many stores may not accommodate the width of those rear wheels.
This is the stroller for moms who want to take baby on a walk at the beach, through woodland paths, or on otherwise more rugged terrain than downtown. Anywhere that you would be hesitant to take a regular stroller, the Mac 3 is designed to handle it easily and comfortably.
Of course, that rugged design means it can handle more common issues as well. You’ll easily go over curbs and bumps in the pavement, or uneven surfaces like grass or gravel, without jostling your baby. And you can jog over all sorts of surfaces while knowing that baby is getting a smooth ride too.
While the stroller itself is not meant for newborns, you can attach a bassinet or carrier to the frame until your little one is big enough to fit securely in the stroller itself. It takes a child weighing up to 55 pounds, so you’ll get lots of use out of it.
Because this stroller is an all-terrain ‘vehicle’ of sorts, it as fewer bells and whistles than some other Maclaren strollers do. For example, there are not as many pockets and tucks to stash things in, though there is a slower storage basket. Though for active walks, you’re probably not bringing as much stuff with you anyway!
One downside is that there is no water bottle carrier, so you’ll have to buy a clip-on bottle holder for that. That said, this stroller is mad with the same safety and comfort features as all other Maclarens, with a five point harness and a comfy reclining seat. The handles are adjustable to your height, and an easy to attach rain canopy is included.
Though it is a little heavier than other Maclarens, it still folds up easily and quickly for transport and storage. And if you need a buggy for two, this model is also available as a Maclaren double jogging stroller. It will be heavier, but both the single and double joggers are lighter weight and less bulky than most other jogging strollers on the market.
If you mainly plan to walk with your child through your downtown or along the sidewalk, or intend to go through the shops, then you probably want a more traditional stroller.
But if you spend a lot of time out of doors, in the park, at the beach or otherwise navigating tougher terrain, then Maclaren jogging strollers give you the freedom to go anywhere, but without the bulk and heft of many other jogging strollers.
And as always, they have that distinctive Maclaren style, with a variety of sleek colors to choose from. For an active mom, a Maclaren jogger truly is an all-terrain travel system.