December 2016

Bugaboo Runner Review

by Meghann on December 29, 2016

This post is sponsored by Bugaboo Strollers. 

One of my absolute favorite activities in the world is running with my daughter. It’s something I loved doing while she was in my belly, and now enjoy even more as a duo with her on the outside. Nothing makes me feel more like supermom than pushing her in a jogging stroller, especially during the rare opportunities I get to run her to daycare drop off.

Running to daycare is great because a) I get to sleep in, b) I get to kill two birds with one stone (getting Annalynn to daycare and fitting my exercise in), and c) it’s extra time I get to spend with Annalynn while also introducing her to the sport I love.

I was recently sent the Bugaboo Runner to review for the blog, and have really been enjoying it during our daycare drop-offs.

If you’re not familiar with Bugaboo Strollers, you’re missing out. Driven by design, Bugaboo seamlessly integrates form and function into their iconic strollers to provide comfort, ease and convenience for the modern.

The Bugaboo Runner is an innovative addition to the Bugaboo Stroller line, having just made its debut a couple of years ago. You can order the Bugaboo Runner complete as an all-in-one package, or if you already own the Bugaboo Cameleon³, Bugaboo Bee (2010 model onwards), Bugaboo Donkey or Bugaboo Buffalo, all you need is the Bugaboo Runner Chassis and adapter for the seat.

The stroller itself is absolutely gorgeous. I love the seamless design, bold color, and sturdy appeal. It truly is the best looking stroller I’ve had the honor to push around town. On top of looks, the handlebar height is easy to adjust, there are two brakes (one at the handlebar and another by the wheels), and a fixed front wheel.

The fixed front wheel aides to Bugaboo Runner’s smooth ride and makes this a true jogging stroller. Thanks to the fixed wheel, I spend less time worrying about the stroller steering off course or losing control over a bump, and more time enjoying the run. The wheels are all-terrain and handle the bumpy roads around my house with ease.

Perhaps my favorite feature is the flexibility with the Bugaboo Runner seat and the option to face the seat forwards or backwards. It was a little chilly when we were leaving the house one morning, so instead of worrying about Annalynn freezing with the wind in her face, I was able to turn the seat towards me. She was nice and cozy with the wind at her back and I enjoyed seeing her smiling face for a few miles.

The seat also reclines, the canopy offers plenty of shade, and the grab bar is great for holding toys. I also appreciate the ease-of-use with the 5-point harness. Everything snaps quickly into place, and I can quickly unfasten it with an easy click of a button and one hand.

Of course, no stroller is perfect and I have to say my main critique of the Bugaboo Runner would be its collapsibility. Instead of simply folding the stroller in half, you have to break it down in parts. The process requires both hands and a tiny bit of elbow grease. It’s not the biggest deal in the world, but definitely something worth noting.

When it comes to spending time with my daughter, every moment counts.  Whether it be heading to daycare or a walk to our favorite park, I look forward to many future runs together. Thank you, Bugaboo Runner, for allowing us to move freely.

 

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