By: Deb Thompson, Modern Mama Calgary
I recently had the privilege to test out the Bugaboo Runner.
It arrived in a box the size of me, that at first glance completely overwhelmed me! Not having the knack for putting things of this magnitude together, I thought ‘oh here we go again’… but it ended up taking all of 8 minutes to put the runner together (with a booklet that offered no less than 16 languages).
I found the instruction manual easy to read making for simple product assembly (no need for strong muscles).
Made of lightweight elements, it is easy to carry and makes it great for pushing as well as transporting in and out of a vehicle.
The seating is comfortable and adjustable for a happier rider with a seat that fits front facing infants to toddlers up to 3.
The umbrella (canopy) is large and will be great for shielding the elements from little faces.
A wide base on the stroller makes for a smooth run with great tire tread and an air pump for any flats along the run. The runner is suitable for any terrain (gravel, bumpy side walks, grass or flat pavement) and accessible foot touch brake system. With all good things, there’s always a minus and the non-swivel front tire makes turning a little more difficult, although this is a most common feature in running strollers.
Overall I was very impressed with this running stroller and recommend it to the moderate or even avid runner getting and staying fit after baby!
Watch a video of the Runner here: http://www.youtube.com/
Deb Thompson is the Modern Mama community manager in Calgary, Alberta.