Graco has always been proactive keeping up with trends and their selection of bulky, frilly four-wheeler strollers are a thing of the past. They respond to what parents want and within the last few years, the selection of all terrain and jogging strollers has grown to include some top quality products.
Four years ago, the Trekko was introduced, Graco's first all terrain stroller. While it did OK, it didn't have enough stamina to keep up with the likes of Baby Jogger's Mini or the Baby Trend's Expedition.
A year or so after the Trekko came the most successful Graco jogging stroller: the FastAction Fold Jogger. This three wheeler is sleek, functional, and has the easy one-step, one-handed fold that we parents have come to love. A fold like this is a deal-breaker in many cases!
Both the single stroller and travel system are hits, often reaching best selling status on merchant sites like Amazon.
The next Graco jogging stroller is the Relay, a step up from the FastAction Fold Jogger, meant to be used for parents who like to work out and need a stroller that can handle those rigors.
Discover more about each of these joggers to see which one is right for you.
Graco FastAction Fold Jogger
What you see here is an incredibly popular, versatile, and functional jogging/all-terrain stroller. The FastAction Fold Jogger has all the convenience features of a traditional stroller with the rugged performance of a fitness 3-wheeler. With air-filled rubber tires you feel as if you float over bumps and rough terrain, and your baby feels comforted by the smooth movement.
This jogger accepts all Graco Click Connect car seats for ease taking your newborn from stroller to car. It is the most popular travel system right now on Amazon (at the time of writing.)
The padded seat has multiple reclining positions and the 5-point safety harness converts to a 3-point lap belt for free movement when baby gets older. The FastAction Fold Jogger holds up to 50 pounds.
So far parents are giving rave reviews, with the average rating at 4½ stars. The stroller is big and a little bulky at 30 pounds, so some have commented on that, but most really like the maneuverability. The handlebar height is comfortable for both tall and petite parents, and the large storage basket holds all your stuff. Parents like the canopy with the large mesh peek-a-boo window that allows for better airflow through the seating area.
Read the Stroller Envy exclusive review to discover if the FastAction Fold Jogger is for you. This product is similar to the Baby Trend Expedition.
Entering into the world of high-performance joggers, Graco introduces the Relay. Unlike other high-performance joggers or all-terrain strollers, the Relay includes all the accessories we come to expect like a child's cup holder/bumper bar, parent cup holders and adequate storage.
But all those accessories don't add up to a huge amount of bulk. The Relay weighs only 28 pounds, holds your child up to 50 pounds and can accommodate a total weight of 70 pounds. Pretty amazing, plus you will get a phenomenal workout pushing an extra 70 pounds.
The Relay is made with avid joggers in mind. The tires are pneumatic, so they have the effect of air-filled, but no risk of getting flats. The front swivel wheel locks into place and has a tracking mechanism, which helps to guide your stroller straight if it begins to pull to one side. The suspension system is top quality, smoothing out that fast bumpy ride, so your child can also enjoy your time out together.
Premium fabrics with reflective accents provide safety and comfort for your little passenger. A safety tether keeps you in contact with your stroller so you can push it ahead of you while jogging or as an added safety measure when going down hills.
The sun canopy is huge and gives great coverage. It is SPF 50 for sun protection, has a flip-out visor and peek-a-boo window.
So far this Graco jogging stroller has been getting 5-star reviews by active parents who appreciate the sleek design, and value for their money with the performance they get. They rave about getting all the little extras that other to brands don't include. You can also purchase this stroller as a travel system with a Graco Click Connect car seat included.
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