Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller Review

OVERALL SCORE

75

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The Baby Trend Expedition Jogger is a budget friendly option that suits the needs of most parents.  It’s good for light jogging, walking, and everyday use.  It may not be the best choice for serious runners, but if you are looking to take the tyke on a walk, this is a great option! The storage basket is large enough to store anything a parent or child could need.  It’s extremely easy to maneuver, thanks to the large wheels and suspension.  It’s not only easy for the parent to use, your child will enjoy the ride as well.  The sun canopy, smooth ride, and recline will have your baby or toddler in peak comfort.  Perhaps the only downside is that it is not very compact when folded. But, if you can look past that, this stroller is a fantastic choice.

How the strollers are reviewed

The following chart rates the stroller for the most important stroller criteria for product specifications, effectiveness, parent preferences, and child comfort.

RATING (SCORE):

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Durability
Weight
EFFECTIVENESS
Brakes
Compact
Ease of Use
Folding
Grip
Maneuverability
Rough Terrain
PARENT PREFERENCES
Accessories
Easy to Assemble
Easy to Clean
Storage
COMFORT
Child Comfort
Sun Canopy
Suspension

 

Durability

Very Good – 8/10

The BabyTrend Expidition is of great quality and has a durable steel frame! It cannot get a perfect score for durability because many of its hinges are exposed and can easily be broken.

Baby Trend Expedition
The Baby Trend Expedition: a view from the side.

Weight

Excellent – 9/10

The Baby Trend Expedition Jogging Stroller is extremely light for a Jogging Stroller weighing in at 23.6lbs. Many strollers in this category weigh over 30 lbs.

Brakes

Very Good – 8/10

The Baby Trend Expedition Jogging Stroller has a double action braking mechanism on the rear end wheels. The user needs to press on both to fully activate the brakes. The front wheel can also lock at the front the prevent swiveling.

Compact

Good- 5/10

The Baby Trend Expedition Stroller is quite compact for a jogging stroller folded it is approximately 23 x 33 x 33 which is small enough to fit into the trunk of a car. Unfolded the stroller is 47 x 21 x 41 inches. But this still makes it difficult to fit in some smaller places and slimmer doors. 

“I purchased this stroller specifically for jogging. It was very easy to assemble and if you read the instructions it says that the tires come uninflated. One of mine was inflated and two were partially inflated. “
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Ease of Use

Excellent – 9/10

The the stroller is easy to recline with the use of only one hand. Many jogging stroller require the use of both hands for recline. It is easy to detach and attach all the parts when user needs to clean the stroller!

Folding

Very Good – 8/10

The stroller has a compact fold for a jogging stroller and is easy to fold with two hands. It also can stand on its own when folded. To make the fold more compact – the user can also remove the front wheel. 

Grip

Very Good – 8/10

This stroller does not have adjustable handlebar. However its handlebar is coated with rubber that allows the user to have a very good grip on the stroller while running or lightly jogging.

Maneuverability

Very Good- 9/10

The Baby Trend Expedition is easy to maneuver on solid and flat ground. The wheels are sturdy and can handle a rougher terrain, but if the terrain is too rough the baby will not enjoy the ride since there is no suspension on this stroller. 

“So much value with this great stroller. It was easy to assemble and works better than the three strollers we’ve had in the past. My wife was skeptical at first, partly because we didn’t expect a stroller at this price to have this level of quality. Plus, it has a large storage area, something we were unsure about.”
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Rough Terrain

Good – 6/10

The stroller has good wheels they in fact are the same wheels you would find a on a bike. But it would not perform the best on trails and dirt paths.

Accessories

Very Good – 8/10

There are various accessories that the user can buy for the Baby Trend Expedition Jogging Stroller. It is actually car seat compatible. On top of this other purchases can include – Mosquite and bug net, rain cover, and infant support padding all available on amazon.

Easy to Assemble

Very Good – 7/10

The stroller does not take that long to set up. However the manual may be hard to understand for some people since the languages are all mashed together. Many of the parts come pre-assembled. Most of the work has to do with attaching the wheels.

Easy to Clean

Excellent – 9/10

The stroller is easy to and spray down since most of the material drys easily. However it is not detachable so the stroller must be cleaning in an open position.

“After my Jeep stroller bit the big one in July, I seriously debated about whether or not I wanted to get another one. After all, my son was walking on his own and probably needed to get as much exercise as possible, so I thought that continuing to use a stroller would just impede his steady progress towards independence. “
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Storage

Very Good – 8/10

The Baby Trend Expedition has great storage capacity. However the user must keep in mind that by overloading the stroller running may become difficult. The storage space below the seat can hold up to 5 lbs. And there is a snack tray for the baby. .

Child COmfort

Very Good – 7/10

The Baby Trend Expedition does come with an adjustable seat that can recline. The seat is padded but it could be padded more to make it more comfortable for the infant. The leg rest is also non adjustable, so taller children may not be as comfortable.

Sun Canopy

Very Good – 7/10

The sun canopy on the Baby Trend Expedition Stroller is decent and covers most of the baby. However there are other jogging strollers with larger canopies.

Suspension

Good – 6/10

This stroller does not have suspension on any of its wheels. However it does have biking wheels which absorb a lot of the shock from bumps and uneven surfaces.


What do experts say?

“The Expedition is suitable for short jogs and parents looking for rubber pneumatic tires that can traverse a variety of terrains with ease” – Baby Gear Lab

“If you are looking for a jogging stroller that can handle a multitude of terrain and the thought of spending four or five hundred dollars makes you uneasy, I highly recommend the Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller. ” – Experienced Mommy

Specifications

BassinetsNo
Car Seat CompatibilityYes
Child’s Age Range6 month to 5 years
Dimension47 x 21 x 41 inches
Forward/Rear FacingForward
Handlebar HeightHigh
JoggingYes
One Hand FoldNo
Passenger Capacity2
Recline160 Degrees
Weight23.6 lbs
Wheel Sizes12″ front, 16″ back

Where to buy?

Amazon$109.99
Walmart$179.99
Target$199.99

 

Our Rating Process

Our team has read through thousands of customer and expert reviews to understand what consumers like, or dislike, about them.  We gather information about the stroller and it’s attributes that you can’t find by doing a traditional google search and present them to you.  Because each stroller is unique and has its own set of features, the search process can be strenuous.  In the end, you need to find a stroller that is meant for your needs.  By rating them on the most important criteria, we can help you find the stroller that will be the best fit for you and your growing family.  We also reach out to real moms to find out what they’re looking for.  After all, they’re the one’s who know what’s best.

 

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