Graco’s FastAction Fold Jogger Click Connect stroller is perfect for my long runs in preparation for my future road races with my first baby. In addition to its quality and comfort, the stroller is aesthetically appealing.
It arrived from the manufacturer with its frame pre-assembled, and the only thing I needed to do was to attach wheels to the frame and to install parent and child trays. In a couple of minutes the stroller was ready. As with many other jogging strollers, this stroller is quite bulky. Besides its width and height, the wheels take up quite a bit space—front wheel is 11 inches in diameter and the rear ones are even wider—15 inches in diameter.
I was really impressed how fast and easy it was to fold the stroller. It took me only one hand and one quick pull of the belt to convert the jogger into a stable-standing frame. In spite of its size, the folded stroller does not take up much space. The wheels snap off easily and it fits in the trunk of my sedan without any problem.
The stroller accommodates one child and has a weight capacity of 50 pounds (without cargo). While the seat is roomy and comfortable, it does not provide extra support for smaller children. The seat reclines in three positions. The seat canopy is large and it has a peekaboo window that allows you to check on a child without having to stop your jog. The only downside I noticed was that the canopy does not stay and was slightly folding during a run.
What impressed and pleased me the most was maneuverability, performance and comfort the stroller provided during my 6-mile run. The stability this stroller has is quite remarkable. The air-filled tires have amazing shock absorption and guarantee a smooth ride on all terrains, even on such crooked and lopsided sidewalks as my town has. Even though it was a rainy day during one of my test runs, I had no problems keeping the stroller balanced on slippery surfaces—the tires maintain good traction all the time with wet ground.
I really enjoyed the maneuverability provided by the swivel lead wheel. Making a 90-degree quick turns was performed smoothly and stably. The only drawback is that the front wheel makes clicking sound and it did not stay in locked position while running on a bumpy ground. Otherwise, the wheels handle just perfect over the potholes and rough roads. A couple of times I even ran over fallen tree branches the size of a baseball bat without any problem.
The height of the handle bar perfectly fits to my size person (I am 6 feet tall). After an hour run, I felt no soreness in my arms. The handle bar also has such a nice round rectangular shape that it fit nicely to my hands. It was pretty easy to keep pushing a stroller in straight direction using just one hand.
There is plenty of cargo space in the lower basket of the stroller, and the snack trays both have two cup holders. In addition, the parent tray features an unique holder for smart-phones and MP3 players. It has an adjustable lock that keeps the device secured while running or strolling.
Overall, I strongly recommend the jogging stroller to any mom and dad who wants to have comfortable runs with their children.
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