The Best Lightweight Jogging Strollers (2018 Update)

lightweight jogging strollers

Jogging strollers are notoriously large, heavy, and difficult to store. That’s why most people only buy them to be used as a second stroller used only for jogging. There are however a handful of joggers out there that buck this trend.

Below is a list of the jogging strollers which are light compared for their category. I have only listed strollers which are truly jogging strollers. Many strollers call themselves jogging strollers but they really aren’t. If you are unsure what a jogging stroller is see this post for the difference between a jogging stroller and a regular stroller.

The strollers below may not be the ultimate best strollers for joggers and runners but they are better than non-joggers and they are lighter, smaller, and easier to get into and out of the car as well as store when not in use.

The Absolute Lightest Jogging Strollers For Sale

The BOB Ironman Jogging Stroller

The BOB Ironman Jogging Stroller

The BOB Ironman Jogging Stroller

Weighing in at just 23 pounds this is the absolute lightest stroller for joggers out there. It isn’t the best jogger in my opinion (see bottom of post) but it is small, lightweight, easy to pickup and handle when not on the road.

And best of all – it is meant to be a jogger only and not an all-terrain “jack-of-all-traits” type of stroller.

You can see the sales page for this stroller over here for more information or check out our full review of this stroller here on the blog.

Alternatively BrooklynDad posted a great personal review of the Ironman over on Amazon. It’s the most popular review of the stroller on their site. Check it out here for his experiences with this jogger.

And if the Ironman isn’t for you – maybe it’s too expensive or doesn’t have the features you want – see the list below for other lightweight strollers.

In order of lightest to heaviest the following are the lightest joggers on the market:

  • 23 lbs – The BOB Ironman Jogger (best for paved surfaces)
  • 23 lbs – The BOB Revolution CE (best for paved surfaces)
  • 24 lbs – The InStep Flash Jogging Stroller (best for paved surfaces)
  • 24 lbs – The Schwinn Arrow Fixed Wheel Jogger (best for paved surfaces)
  • 25 lbs – The Baby Jogger F.I.T. (designed for all-terrain surfaces but best on pavement)
  • 25 lbs – The BOB SUS Jogging Stroller (designed for all-terrain surfaces)
  • 26 lbs – The Baby Jogger Summit XC (designed for all-terrain surfaces)
  • 27 lbs – The Joovy Zoom ATS Jogging Stroller (best for paved surfaces)
  • 27 lbs – The Schwinn Free Runner (best for paved surfaces)
  • 28 lbs – The Jeep Overland Limited Jogging Stroller (designed for all-terrain surfaces)

Quality Yet Cheap Lightweight Jogging Strollers

The Joovy Zoom ATS Fixed Wheel Jogging Stroller

The Joovy Zoom ATS Fixed Wheel Jogger

The Joovy Zoom ATS Fixed Wheel Jogging Stroller

There is something to be said for cheap but with all things it’s still worth getting quality items. This stroller is not the lightest stroller for joggers (a bit heavy for my liking at 27lbs) nor is it the cheapest jogging stroller (mid-$200s) but it sure is a good value in the category if you are looking for quality at a bit lower price.

If you want a really good inexpensive jogging stroller this is a viable candidate. It holds kids up to 75 pounds which is great in my opinion because you can’t start using real joggers with your kids until they are a bit older anyway. When a young toddler outgrows a jogger it is basically useless. Your toddler won’t outgrow this one anytime soon.

Like other good joggers the Zoom ATS has a fixed front wheel, big tires, and a high quality suspension system which will keep your little guy from bumping around too much while you run your hardest.

Other things that I like a lot about this jogger is that it comes with a good sized basket for storage and with accessories that other strollers require you to buy separately like the organizer, tire pump, and rain cover.

To date I haven’t owned this stroller so I can’t speak about it with authority as a parent that bought it but this review by Anne V. who has used this stroller with two kids of different ages over a few years. She’s got a few good things (and negative) to say about it.

You can see the main sales page for this stroller here or take a look at the full review of this jogger on the blog when I get it posted.

Alternatively you can find this stroller for sale at many additional niche retailers online such as Baby Earth and to name a couple.

The Cheapest Lightweight Jogging Stroller For Sale

The Schwinn Free Runner Jogging Stroller

Schwinn Free Runner Jogging Stroller

The Schwinn Free Runner Jogging Stroller

As far as joggers go there are quality joggers, there are strollers which aren’t really joggers at all, and there are true jogging strollers that are actually quite cheap. This is the latter currently priced near $125-$150 or so depending on where you shop.

It is a real jogging stroller, not just a stroller that only could be used for jogging. And not only that but it is not too heavy (27 lbs) and is dirt cheap to boot.

As always you get what you pay for and although this stroller is the most inexpensive stroller for runners you can find (and even cheaper if you can find it discounted or on sale) it is not even close to the best jogging stroller out there do to it’s weight, size, and lack of premium features.

That said many people don’t use their jogging stroller all that much so having a cheap jogger for those times when you feel the running bug can be handy. And just because this isn’t the best jogger you can buy doesn’t mean it’s a bad stroller either. Schwinn is a great brand which makes quality products. I still think this is a great buy for parents who don’t want to spend a fortune on a second stroller.

You can see the sales page for this stroller here on Amazon or take a look at my full review of this stroller on the blog.

Alternatively I recommend reading this review of the Free Runner from M. Lamberty on Amazon. It’s been voted one of the most helpful reviews for this product on their site and it echos a lot of my opinions too.

Other Options

Of course there are other cheap alternatives. Below is a list of the the cheapest joggers for sale sorted in order of cheapest first. I hope it helps.

  • The InStep Flash Fixed Wheel Jogger
  • The Schwinn Free Runner Jogging Stroller
  • The Schwinn Arrow Fixed Wheel Jogger
  • The Jeep Overland Limited Fixed Wheel Jogging Stroller
  • The Joovy Zoom ATS Fixed Wheel Jogger
  • The Baby Jogger F.I.T. Jogging Stroller

The Best Lightweight Jogging Stroller Without Going Overboard On Price

FIT Jogging Stroller

The F.I.T. Jogging Stroller by Baby Jogger

The F.I.T. Jogging Stroller by Baby Jogger – If you’ve got some cash to spend on a really good jogging stroller then this is the one I recommend above all others.

It is not the most expensive jogging stroller out there (usually priced between $275 and $325 or so) but it certainly isn’t the cheapest either. There are lighter strollers for sale and more luxurious strollers for sale but this is still the pick of the litter in my opinion.

This stroller weighs in at around 25 pounds and is a bit lighter than the average jogging stroller. It is extremely well made and should last you for years. It’s got all the features you could want without getting crazy. This of course means you get the best stroller for the best price possible and to state the obvious you are more likely to use this stroller for running or jogging simply because it’s better than the rest.

You can see the other Baby Jogger jogging strollers here but for pure running this one is my favorite in the category.

Click through here to see the sales page on Amazon to check for current pricing.

You can also see more information on the F.I.T. Jogger review page on this site or take a look at this top review by “Monk Fan” over on Amazon.

Lastly – Lighter Strollers Are Not Always Better

This goes without saying… but I’ll say it anyway. Lightweight jogging strollers may seem better but this is not always the case. Some full sized strollers may be easier to handle and may fold up in a more convenient and intuitive way. The features on some of the bigger strollers may even make it more likely that you’ll get more use out of your stroller. Heavier strollers also mean your child can sit in them longer.

If you are not completely dedicated to getting a super light stroller then take a look at my favorite joggers for sale today. In my opinion they are the best jogging strollers made and they vary widely in style, price, and function.

Living in Canada, try here.

Win A Jeep Wrangler Sport Jogging Stroller

Jeep Wrangler Sport Jogging Stroller

I don’t have personal experience with the Jeep Wrangler Sport jogging stroller yet but I do love giveaways and free strollers. 🙂

Over on Mom’s Balancing Act you can enter to win one of these Kolcraft strollers by doing some simple things online like tweeting and facebooking and blogging, etc.

I have entered myself because I’d love to try this stroller out with my toddler. If I win I’ll definately review the stroller myself with my own personal thoughts and experiences.

If you want a good chance of winning one for yourself make sure to head over to MBA’s site and follow the instructions at the bottom of the post.

Enter here:

Double Jogging Strollers

Jogging with young children becomes increasingly more difficult when you have two very young children or even twins. Many of the top stroller manufacturers do make double seat strollers for joggers and hikers so you can workout… so long as you have the energy and time to do so.

I don’t have twins, I don’t even have two kids, but I do know which strollers have the best reputation. Below is my take on which dual seat strollers are best for joggers.

Many of the links below direct to Amazon. They are affiliate links meaning I will earn a commission should you use them and make a purchase. If you are uncomfortable with this them please do not click the links.

JSO’s Favorite Double Child Jogging Strollers

This section is a work in progress…

Swivel Front Wheel Joggers

Jogging strollers with swivel front wheels are not ordinarily going to be great for real running but they may be fine for the light jogging that many parents do. Let’s face it, most people don’t run a ton and most of us don’t have room for multiple strollers. I swivel front wheel jogger is more versatile for ordinary, everyday use as well as general walking.

I recommend most people buy swivel front wheel strollers because the average person uses a stroller on sidewalks, in parks with pavement, in stores and malls, and in other areas with generally flat and even surfaces. Even avid joggers don’t usually run extremely long distances or too fast with their strollers so fixed wheels are less necessary.

I have not tried all the strollers out there but I have used many of them and I have my favorites. Below are my favorite swivel front wheel strollers which would be great for light jogging. I’ve linked them to their sales page for more information or for you to make a purchase. Please note these are affiliate links and I will receive a commission should you click one of these links and make a purchase.

You can buy cheaper strollers easily or you could easily move up the food chain and buy something that is top of the line. On this page I will only recommend middle-of-the-road strollers which most people want to buy anyway.

My Favorite Jogging Strollers With A single Swivel Front Wheel

Updates to follow…

Fixed Wheel Joggers

Fixed Front Wheel On A Stroller

Use Fixed Wheels For Jogging

If you’ve never felt the difference between a jogging stroller with a fixed front wheel and one with a swivel front wheel you might be amazed at the differences. When running fixed wheel strollers go straighter with less effort. Any bumps in the road or uneven pavement go mostly unnoticed whereas swivel wheel jogging strollers have a few problems.

Even swivel wheel strollers which lock into place tend to have a little wiggle in the direction of the wheel. Small bumps or uneven pavement can cause the runner to have to constantly redirect the course of the stroller making jogging a bit more difficult. As a runner you want as little impeding form as possible and a solid front wheel frame helps a lot.

For most runners a fixed front wheel is generally preferred if you are going fast or going over rough terrain and you can really tell the difference between the two. Of course not all parents have the luxury of owning multiple strollers and most runners are casual joggers. There is a reason why fixed wheel joggers are not as commonly found in stores.

Truth Be Told

Most people don’t outright run with their strollers and most people stick to even paths, sidewalks, and stores. Most people also don’t want to have multiple strollers so in my experience swivel wheel strollers tend to be best for the average family. However there are very important reasons to get a fixed wheel stroller and if you need one then you will want a good one.

Which One’s Are Best?

There are tons of fixed wheel joggers out there by more companies than you could possibly think of off the top of your head (see this page of stroller brands). I haven’t tried them all but I have formulated my own opinions on which one’s are worth the money based on features, independent reviews, and price.

Below are a few of my favorite fixed wheel jogging strollers with a few comments on why I recommend them. Each stroller below links out to Amazon for you to learn more about it or to buy it. They are affiliate links and I will earn a commission for anything you buy after clicking the below links for full disclosure. I hope this short list helps.

The Two Best Fixed Front Wheel Strollers (In My Opinion)

There are a lot of good fixed wheel strollers to choose from. There are more swivel wheel joggers but plenty to make things difficult in selcting just a few. I tend tot hink the majority of people are looking for a good marriage between quality and price. With that in mind the two fixed front wheel jogging strollers I recommend to most parents follow.

The Baby Jogger F.I.T. Jogging Stroller

The Baby Jogger F.I.T. Jogging Stroller

This stroller is also featured on this site as my favorite all-around lightweight jogging stroller. It not only has the fixed front wheel but it has tires a bit wider giving a bit more of an all-terrain edge to it.

It only weighs 25 lbs, which is less than many similar strollers and it still sports the ability to transport kids up to 75 lbs. Basically it can hold kids bigger than just about any other jogger out there which is handy for those parents who like jogging but don’t want to leave their toddlers home with someone else… or heaven forbid by themselves.

The F.I.T. jogger works just like all the other baby jogger strollers. It has quick release tires and a wildly simple one hand fold. The stroller is very easy to operate.

There are a number of good strollers that are cheaper (Schwinn Jogging strollers come to mind) but there are also some top of the line models which are more expensive too. For the average running mom or dad this will likely be the best compromise between price and value in my opinion.

I recommend reading this top rated review of the Schwinn Free Runner by M. Lamberty on Amazon for more pros and cons from an independent party. You can also see the sales page for the F.I.T. jogging stroller by clicking through to Amazon, Pish Posh Baby, Albee Baby, or by simply doing a Google search.

The BOB Sport Utility Stroller

The BOB Sport Utility Jogging StrollerThis BOB Sport Utility stroller is a lot like the Ironman but it is designed more as an all-terrain stroller rather than just a road racer. For this reason I like it a lot.

*more to follow*