Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller
The frame boasts a ton of storage compartments for all-day adventures and includes many comfort features for your little one. It’s easy to handle, runs smoothly, and folds up very compactly to store it in your trunk or in the backseat of your car. If you are looking for a super affordable running stroller that handles well and keeps your little one comfortable and happy, this design is worth checking out.
Below, I wanted to take a deep dive into all of the advanced features that make the Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller worth checking out!
Offered at a very affordable price point
Cupholders for driver and rider
Plenty of storage compartments
Rugged and durable wheels
5-point safety harness
No suspension system; not great for trails
No secure zippered compartments
The footbrake is very stiff
What I love most about this design is that it provides a good deal of performance features that really allow you to focus on your run. It has a swivel front wheel that is able to lock in place for straight shots down the sidewalks, and it is also able to be unlocked to swivel for easy maneuvering and handling. It has many of the advanced features of some of the higher-end brands, so why is it so insanely affordable?
The biggest feature missing from this running stroller is a suspension system. Many of the higher-end brands offer a suspension system that absorbs a good deal of impact to make the ride nice and smooth for your little one. The lack of a suspension doesn’t make this stroller ideal for the professional runner, or for runners that like to tackle difficult trailheads. Even though it boasts wide mountain bike tires, I suggest sticking to nice and even sidewalks to ensure a nice and easy ride for your little one.
You can feel confident that your little one is securely locked in place as you run. This design provides children with a strong and secure 5-point harness that is similar to their car seat. Parents love that this harness is actually a little bit easier to use than many of the harnesses out there on the market, and it’s super easy to quickly lock them in place so you can focus on tying your running shoes. One of the downsides to this harness, however, is that the straps are not padded. While it’s fine for short trips around the neighborhood, it may prove to be a little uncomfortable on those long days.
This design also comes with a sunshade that does a good job of blocking both the sun and the wind. While it doesn’t have a UV rating on the product description, the dark color of the shade does a good job of keeping your little one comfortably in the shade. Parents have noted that this shade needs to be adjusted slightly to cover their knees as well.
There are a few pros and cons regarding the overall comfort of this design. First, the good news. One thing that parents (and riders) like about this design is the breathable mesh backing is able to be adjusted back or forward. This allows your little one to be able to sit completely upright, or reclined all the way back to take a little nap as mom or dad powers through a training session. This adjustable back also accommodates very young babies to older toddlers as well.
The downside of this design is that the safety harness doesn’t provide any extra cushioning. While many safety harnesses add additional padding in the straps, yet this design is fairly minimal. The stiff straps won’t be that much of an issue for light and easy runs, but if it may prove to be a little uncomfortable when strapped in for longer periods of time.
EASE OF USE
I also appreciate that this design is super easy to use. It has many similar features to some of the higher-end brands that make for a pleasant ride for you and your little one. Users can adjust the front wheel to pivot or stay locked in place with just the twist of a knob. While the handlebars are not able to be adjusted to accommodate different heights of runners, they do include a rubberized grip that feels strong and secure in your hands, even as they start to sweat on those hot days.
For runners, this design is super easy to use and glides well on straight shots down the sidewalk or when you need to engage in a little maneuvering.
I knocked off a few points for the initial assembly of this device. The initial setup of this stroller is a bit of a nightmare. Parents have reported that this design comes in quite a few pieces and parts, and the instructions are not exactly user-friendly. The instructions are broken down into blocks of texts in various languages that aren’t separated so that it is easy to follow, and the pictures are also a little confusing to follow.
As a parent, you are no stranger to complicated assembly (I’m looking at you, cribs). However, it’s good to be prepared to reserve some patience and time to put this device together!
This jogging stroller has storage on storage on storage. One of the things that I loved most about this design is that it has large storage compartments for both you and your little one. The base of the unit boasts a wide and open storage area that is perfect for just about anything. You can store a large diaper bag in the base, or a wide variety of toys to have at your disposal if your little one starts to get a little bored. It also has storage pockets in the main chamber for easy access for your little one.
One of the things I also love about this design is that it has dual cup holders for your little one, as well as you. Your little one can store a sippy cup in one cup holder, and a snack in the other one. It also has a small little table to place toys or snacks for easy access. It also has a set of cup holders for parents to place dual water bottles or extra snacks for you as well!
This jogging stroller is made to take with you on the go. What I love about this design is that folding it up compactly to store in the back of your car is as easy as pressing a button. With a simple pull of a knob, the entire unit folds down compactly with just one hand. This makes it incredibly easy to store in the trunk of your car. The downside of this design is that it is slightly heavier than most. Completely assembled, it weighs in at just over 25 pounds, making it one of the heavier designs out there on the market.
While some designs allow parents to take off the big and bulky back wheels, the wheels on this design are made to stay in place. This makes it just a little bit more difficult to store in a tight spot. It’s easy to fold and store, but it lacks some of the higher-end portability features as some of the more expensive brands.
The Baby Trend Jogging Stroller gets high marks in my book due to its super affordable price point. It has many of the advanced features as big-ticket brands such as Thule but suffers a bit when comparing overall performance. It’s a great design for everyday use or casual jogging around the neighborhood but isn’t quite as good for those high endurance runs on difficult trails. However, the super affordable price point and versatile design make this design worth checking out!
I would recommend this design for casual joggers that just want something built for nice and easy tempo runs without breaking the brand. Plus, it boasts a ton of storage compartments, and the versatile design makes it a great option for running errands and shopping as well!