Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect Stroller

OVERALL SCORE

69

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The Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger Click Connect Stroller might seem like a smart choice for parents looking for a budget stroller with a durable build that is easy to use. Despite these features being true, the weaknesses of this stroller might be too relevant to ignore. The stroller is heavy, has little suspension, and wobbly tires. Being a jogger stroller lacking in these categories hurts its potential for being a worthy buy. If you do not plan on using this stroller for jogging and instead for lighter or outdoor use, then this stroller might be for you.

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):

   Poor (1-2)   Fair (3-4)   Good (5-6)   Very Good (7-8)   Excellent (9-10)
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

This stroller has a fairly sturdy frame despite some shaky joints. The seat is also covered in a sturdy and plush fabric. This stroller should be expected to last through 1 or 2 children assuming no accessory breakage.

Weight

Good – 6/10

For a jogger, this stroller weighs a little too much being just over 30 pounds. This plus a child and a full storage will leave you fatigued pushing around so much weight while running.

Brakes

Very Good – 7/10

The Fastaction jogger comes with double action brakes meaning that they have to be set on and off individually on each side. They are affective and east to use which will help you feel safe using this stroller.

Compact

Good – 5/10

When folded, this stroller is bulky in addition to its heavy weight. Putting it into your trunk will leave you with not much space for your other belongings. However, the 3 wheels can be removed with the push of a button allowing for a smaller folded size.

“I love this stroller for it’s sturdiness, practicality, outdoor capabilities, and tie downs. It’s a quality product with only a few things in need of slight improvements.
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Ease of Use

Very Good – 8/10

Despite this strollers apparent weaknesses, It overall is extremely easy and intuitive to use. Both assembly and folding are simple and hassle free. The storage bin is also easy to access.

Folding

Very Good – 7/10

One of the best aspects of this stroller is its folding capability. The folding up is extremely easy and can be done with one hand although the unfolding will probably take most 2 hands to be done with ease. Another perk is a kickstand that will truly let the stroller self-stand when folded.

Grip

Very Good – 8/10

The Fastaction jogger’s handlebar is fairly ergonomic despite it having a more rectangular design. The handlebar is covered in foam and sits somewhat high up which means it is catered more towards tall to average height people.

Maneuverability

Very Good – 7/10

This stroller does come with a rotating swivel front wheel which helps with turning but the sheer weight of the stroller and the tightness of the joints do somewhat limit this strollers maneuverability. Overall though, it is far from being hard to handle.

“The Fastaction Fold Jogger with Click Connect is the Land Rover of strollers. Some initial hurdles included the fact that it is super heavy, and one of the wheels needed to be replaced because it was constantly going flat.
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Rough Terrain

Good – 5/10

Similar to its somewhat faulty maneuverability on hard surfaces, this stroller struggles even more on rougher terrain. The strollers poorer quality wheels and lack of suspension make it hard to control the direction of this stroller on grass or gravel.

Accessories

Good – 6/10

On paper, this stroller seems like it succeeds in having many accessories that parents will enjoy. However, in practice, they fail to perform. The stroller packs a parent organizer tray with cup holders and a phone clip but the problem is that users report that the cup holders are shallow and the phone clip doesn’t cater to newer, larger phone models. Additionally, the cup holders on the child tray are too shallow and narrow for many sippy cups.

Easy to Assemble

Excellent – 9/10

A major highlight of this stroller is its ease of assembly. The set-up is intuitive and the instructions are clear and easy to understand. Set up can easily take under 10 minutes and requires no tools.

Easy to Clean

Very Good – 7/10

Users report the fabric material of the stroller being compliant when cleaning. Additionally, the child tray is removable allowing for easier access to clean the main seat of the stroller.

“It is very smooth and very easy for mom and dad to push, even on grass. All in all, we couldn’t be happier with our purchase of two Graco Fastaction Fold Joggers.”
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Storage

Good – 6/10

The under head storage compartment is large and can hold up to 13 Ibs. It can be accessed from both the rear and the side allowing for easy access.

Child COmfort

Very Good – 8/10

The fit of the stroller is spacious and there is a 5 point harness that will keep your little one safe. The middle strip of the material on the seat is a little rough however and might irritate your little one.

Sun CAnopy

Very Good – 7/10

The sun canopy is removable and does come with plenty of ventilation as well as a peak-a-boo window. It does sit a little high however which means less protection from a setting sun that sits lower in the sky.

Suspension

Good – 6/10

This stroller sadly comes with no suspension system which is disappointing for a jogger stroller. This will mean that you and your little one will feel more bumps and cracks while running.


What do Experts Say?

“Many parents will be drawn to this stroller for the cheaper price and the Graco name. While it does fold easily, has some nice convenience features, and looks pretty sharp there isn’t a good application for this stroller in our opinion and we recommend even die hard Graco fans look elsewhere.” – Baby Gear Lab

“I like not having to bend down to get it before hauling it into the trunk. Makes for better storage in the garage or closet as well.an auto lock holds the frame in place and a kickstand comes out so that your jogger is self-standing. I like not having to bend down to get it before hauling it into the trunk. Makes for better storage in the garage or closet as well..” – Stroller Envy


Specifications

BassinetsNo
Car Seat CompatibilityYes
Child’s Age Range6 months – 5 Years
Dimension40 x 24 x 42 inches
Forward/Rear FacingForeward
Handlebar HeightHigh
JoggingYes
Passenger Capacity1
ReclineAlmost Flat
Weight30 lbs.
Wheel Sizes 16″ rear 12=1″ front

Where to Buy?

Amazon$199.52
Target$143.99
Kohl’s$189.99

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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