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 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)
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.
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.
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 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.
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.