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Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller

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9.3 Total Score
Excellent

Safety
9.4
Design
9.2
Price
9.3
PROS
  • 5-point-harness, ensuring the baby is safely buckled
  • Pocket-friendly price; Swiveling and lockable front wheel makes the stroller easy to turn
  • Parent organizer and child snack tray
  • Very easy to maneuver
  • Versatile
  • Can be used as a travel system with the Baby Trend Flex-Loc Infant Car Seat
CONS
  • No side padding on the seat
  • Wheels wobble a bit at very high speeds
  • Non-adjustable handlebar
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An affordable stroller with a sporty look. The Expedition is one of the most basic jogging strollers, but it is also the most popular Baby Trend stroller. It is a jogging stroller that can glide over different surfaces, such as grass, cracked pavement, gravel and bike trails, and dirt trails.

Even though the majority of parents are not avid runners or joggers, they do enjoy getting out for a brisk walk. It comes with all features necessary for busy parents that are constantly running errands needs, and also for those who are fond of exercising.

The Baby Trend Expedition model is especially popular as a travel system. The infant car seat that is sold separately comes in various colors, all guaranteed to give you a fashionable sporty look. But the main reasons most parents adore this stroller are its weight, maneuverability and folded size.

Features

  • Wheels

A front wheel that swivels is highly recommended on a jogger stroller. It comes in handy when you are taking turns in your neighborhood, navigating through the park and maneuvering around slow pedestrians. The wheel can also lock into place for your marathon running moments.

The wheels are quite large and are equipped with bicycle tires ensuring a nice and thick tread. The tires are inflatable, made out of rubber, and can take on all kinds of terrain.

  • Seat

The recline goes deep enough for a comfy nap, it is operated by one hand and is easy to use. The back seat offers ventilation even when reclined and it can be covered in case of cold weather. The edge of the seat is curved at a convenient angle and is soft to the touch.

The recline is multi-positioned, but it doesn’t have the fully-flat position, rendering the stroller unsuitable for babies under six months old. It also comes with a five-point harness which is the safest option for your child.  The buckles slide right in like butter making them very easy to operate.

  • Maneuverability

Possibly the best feature of this model. It is very easy to push and turn on flat surfaces; no pre-planning necessary. The light weight allows for an easy push and its short wheelbase and narrow width make it easy to turn. Tipping it back and lifting and raising the front wheel for curbs is easy and the stroller offers good control without any bouncing.

Even though the handlebar is not adjustable, it has a rubber cover and is slightly curved upwards mid-bar. If the handlebar suits your height, you will be more than happy with the ergonomic design of the handlebar.

  • Brakes

The Expedition comes with double action foot brakes. The two pedals are conveniently located right at your feet and need to be pressed to completely engage the brakes. They are easy to set but, because of their slight stiffness, they are not flip-flopping friendly.

  • Folding mechanism

When it comes to large all-terrain joggers, the bulkiness can be intimidating and the notion of folding it can be dreadful. Well, that’s not the case with the Baby Trend Expedition stroller. This model has what’s known as an “effortless trigger fold.”

All you need to do is pull the two triggers on each side of the stroller and there you have it. To secure it, use the fold latch and remove the rear wheels. That way it will be secure and compact for transport. Even with the wheels attached, it folds more compact than a regular stroller. It is sturdy when folded and stands on its own. Most likely, you won’t have to worry about fitting it in your car and having room for other items.

  • Storage

This model comes with a sizeable under-seat storage basket that can fit an extra-large diaper bag. You can access it from all sides and the maximum weight it can hold is five pounds. In addition to that, the model comes with a parent organizer that is comprised of two cup holders and a small storage compartment for keys and smaller items.

  • Canopy

Yet another feature that puts the Expedition at an advantage. The canopy is sizeable, adjustable, and provides enough cover from the sun. It is equipped with a small flap that keeps the sun out of the child’s eyes. The whole sunshade rotates forward for headwinds or low sun. If you want to take a peek and say hi it can easily be rolled up.

Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller

What’s wrong with the product?

– No side padding

Babies that have outgrown their infant car seat might need an extra blanket because of the missing side padding.

– Wobbles a bit at a higher speed

The stroller is missing a suspension system. When running very fast, it starts to wobble a bit. Luckily, since the previous versions had the same problem, the wobble issue has been improved a bit and the manufacturer has included detailed instructions on how to fix it in the owner’s manual.

– Non-adjustable handlebar

As mentioned before, the handlebar is well designed and comfortable, but it not adjustable and will suit only parents of certain hight.

This is always especially disappointing for parents who find all of the other features to be great. Make sure the handlebar height suits you before making the purchase.

Conclusion

The Baby Trend Expedition comes highly recommended for parents who are looking for an affordable stroller that can take on a multitude of terrain. It is a neat neighborhood jogger that offers an incredibly smooth ride. Despite some of its shortcomings, it is a stroller on which you can rely on.