We love our BOB Ironman. We love it so much that we bought it twice. We have no complaints about it because it is what it is and it does what it does and it has met our expectations for what a jogging stroller should be for fairly serious amateur runners who have two kids, a small space, and no place to park.
Which is to say: our stroller seats two, it folds up fairly easily and compactly and is relatively lightweight. It has a fixed front-wheel, which is great for running, not so great for shopping or moving through tight spaces. The wheels are pretty big for a smooth, quick ride. And the boys regularly fall asleep in there, so I think it is comfortable for them as well. It also has a pretty good sized basket underneath — which makes taking all the stuff we need for a beach trip possible — and large sunshades for the boys.
There are challenges associated with it that have more to do with where we live than with the stroller. Like stairs. And narrow hallways. And a couple of really heavy doors. Still, I can’t imagine what we would do without it and I dread the day we won’t be able to use it any more. I can only hope that Manchild will be able to join us for a mile or two before many years have passed and running time can still be family time.
But enough about me and my stroller. We’ve been there and done that before. I (and other people I know) would like to know about your jogging strollers. Why did you decide on the one you have? What are its benefits? Anything you would change? If you could do it again, what would you get? No detail is too small. These are important decisions and should be made with as much information as possible. Spill, please.