Which Is The Best All Terrain Stroller In 2019?

If you’re looking for a stroller that handles well in all conditions, then this article is for you. Keep reading to find the best all-terrain stroller for your needs.

Quick overview for busy parents
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A lightweight Baby Jogger City Mini GT is probably the best all-terrain stroller out there. If you wish to buy something that is comfortable from birth, then the Bugaboo Fox is a  great choice, but it isn’t so agile. For runners, the BOB Revolution Flex and the Thule Urban Glide 2.0 are two great choices. If you are looking for a double all-terrain stroller, then check out the City Mini GT Double Stroller and the Summit X3  Double Stroller (for runners).

What Is An All Terrain Stroller?

Many manufacturers make special all-terrain strollers, in 2017 even Land Rover released one that costs over 2000 dollars

That said, you don’t need a special label for your stroller to run smoothly on rougher terrain and snow. It’s possible to find good options in most categories, but you have to accept that they are generally bulkier than city-models.

You may want to check out my stroller buying guide if you aren’t sure which stroller type is best for you. Otherwise just keep reading:)

Most strollers fit into five main categories

Full-sized stroller

You can find many great all-terrain full sized strollers out there. The manufacturers haven’t usually labeled them „all-terrain,“ but in practice they are perfect. For example, our first stroller was a big thing with a large bassinet and air-filled wheels. It worked great on snow, asphalt and forest paths despite not having an „all-terrain“ label.

Lightweight and umbrella strollers 

These strollers are for city-living and don’t usually work well on rougher terrain. There are a couple of exceptions though.

Jogging strollers

They are usually great all-terrain strollers, but it doesn't work the other way around. All all-terrain strollers aren't suitable for running.

Double and tandem strollers

Car seat/stroller combo

Many all-terrain strollers fit into this category

What To Look For In The Best All-Terrain Strollers?

I’ve covered all the essential stroller parts in my buying guide. Here I’ll only discuss aspects relevant specifically to all-terrain strollers.

Air-filled tires

If you want to have the best all-terrain stroller, then opt for pneumatic tires because they give the smoothest ride. It doesn’t actually matter which stroller type you buy as long as it has air-filled tires.

Five-point harness system

I haven’t found a modern stroller without a five-point harness system because it’s the safest design. If you for some reason stumble on a carriage that doesn’t have one...don’t buy it.

Footrest and a grab bar

If you walk on rough terrain, then your toddler may not get much sleep. So it’s a good idea to buy a stroller which allows your little one to sit comfortably and look the world around him or her.

Important stroller extras

A large canopy and a rain cover are two essential items. That said, depending on where you live, you may want to buy a footmuff and a mosquito net. Purchase at least one stroller toy for your little one, and you also may want to have a stroller organizer.


Best all terrain strollers for DadProgress by Category

Best all terrain stroller with a bassinet (full-sized stroller)

Although many blogs say that all-terrain stroller isn’t meant for infants, it isn’t true if you buy a full-sized stroller. It’s the best all-terrain stroller for newborns, but keep in mind that this type is generally not meant for running.

So if you’re looking for a running stroller then scroll down or read my guide on running strollers.

Bugaboo Fox (check the latest price on Amazon)

It’s a high-end stroller that may be the only one you’ll ever need. It comes with a bassinet, so you don’t need to buy a separate pram. It’s compatible with many car seats. This means that you also get a travel system.  Thanks to the suspension and all-terrain wheels you can easily use it on every terrain. The weight limit is also generous 48.5lb (22kg).

PROS

CONS

  • It has non-inflatable pneumatic tires and a suspension system to give your child a smooth ride even on rough terrain
  • The Bugaboo Fox is easy to maneuver thank to the swiveling front wheels. You can also lock them when you’re walking on rougher terrain
  • It has a grab bar and a footrest for your kid
  • The handlebar is adjustable which is a great feature if the height of the parents is different
  • As I’ve already mentioned, you can use it from day one, and it may be the only stroller you’ll ever need
  • The reversible seat allows you to position your kid properly on windy days. It also lets your kid see the world or on grumpy days comfortably face his or her parents
  • The Bugaboo Fox is foldable, but you’ll need some practice
  • Some essential accessories like a rain cover and a canopy come with the package
  • This stroller looks great, and you can choose between 8 different colors. It may not seem like a big thing, but it’s actually an accessory. You’ll end up walking with it for the next couple of years, and you shouldn’t buy a stroller, you don’t like
  • It’s not cheap. On the other hand, it may be worth it as it’s so versatile. For example,  I ended up buying a bulky pram for lousy winter weather, a smaller stroller for city living and a lightweight product for quick errands...
  • It’s surprising that a high-end stroller doesn’t have a peek-a-boo window. It makes your life easier when you need to check if your little one is sleeping

Roan Rocco (check the latest price on Amazon)

Roan Rocco is an affordable „tank“ that works fine on all surfaces, and it’s a great choice if you live outside the city. Roan is a Polish firm which means that this stroller complies with strict EU regulations.

PROS

CONS

  • It has pneumatic tires with inner tube (so you also need to buy a pump). Air-filled tires combined with a suspension system allow Roan Rocco to give your baby a really smooth ride
  • It has a grab bar and a footrest for your toddler
  • The handlebar is adjustable which is a great feature if the height of the parents is different
  • It also has a reversible seat
  • The Roan Rocco is foldable
  • The quality-price ratio is outstanding
  • The all-weather  come with the package
  • The front wheels don’t swivel so this stroller isn’t easy to maneuver in small spaces. My first stroller was a similar „tank“ by Emmaljunga, and we ended up buying a separate lightweight stroller for every-day shopping
  • It’s heavy (33lb/15kg), so I wouldn’t recommend it if you don’t have an elevator. The Bugaboo Fox weighs over 10lb less
  • It’s not compatible with a car seat, but as it’s so big, it wouldn’t work as a travel system anyway
  • Compared to the Bugaboo Fox, it has a smaller weight limit of 40lb (18kg)
  • It doesn’t look particularly good, and you can only choose between 2 colors
  • This stroller starts to squeak if you don’t maintain it regularly (read: you need multi-purpose lubricant)

Best Lightweight All terrain stroller

Most lightweight (weight less than 23lb/10.5kg) strollers don’t work well on rough terrain. City Mini GT is one of the significant exceptions.

  • Like all the best all-terrain strollers, it has pneumatic tires. Combine it with a front wheel suspension, and you get a stroller that is really comfortable for your kid even on rough terrain
  • The front wheel swivels so it's easy to maneuver
  • The handlebar is adjustable which is a great feature if the height of the parents is different
  • You can buy a bassinet so this stroller functions as a standard stroller. With an adapter, you can also turn it into a travel system
  • All Baby Jogger strollers are very easy to fold with one hand
  • The canopy is big and has peek-a-boo windows
  • It has a generous weight limit of 65lb (29.5kg) for your kid
  • There are many different colors available
  • Older models don’t have a grab bar. For example, Amazon doesn’t sell the Anniversary Edition that comes with the bumper bar
  • It doesn’t have a reversible seat nor a handlebar so your kid can only face forward even on windy days
  • You have to buy most of the accessories (including a weather shield)
  • As it’s a lightweight stroller, you don’t get a big storage basket

Jogging stroller vs all terrain stroller

Most running strollers work well on all surfaces and may be the best all-terrain strollers. That said, you shouldn’t go running with your newborn, and it’s safer to wait at least 12 months if you plan to jog on rougher terrain.

So if you’re looking for an excellent all-terrain stroller that you can use from birth, then this type isn’t the best choice.

It’s worth mentioning that other types of all-terrain strollers aren’t meant for running (unless the manufacturer explicitly states so).

BOB Revolution Flex (check the latest price on Amazon)

This stroller is one of the best options for casual runners. When DadProgress was looking for the best stroller, then this model got an overall fourth place, not bad for a niche product. It has everything you’d expect from a perfect jogging stroller.

PROS

CONS

  • Pneumatic tires with an inner tube and a mountain bike-style suspension system make the ride very smooth. Buy a pump though
  • The front wheel swivels so it's easy to maneuver
  • The handlebar has nine different positions so everybody should find a proper fit
  • If you buy the BOB Infant Car Seat Adapter then this stroller functions as a travel system
  • The weight limit is 75lb (34kg), so you can use it for many years
  • I think this stroller has a nice athletic look and you can choose between 5 and six different colors
  • It doesn’t have a reversible seat nor a handlebar so your kid can only face forward even on windy days
  • You have to buy all the extras. For example, you may want to buy a weather shield and maybe a snack tray because this stroller doesn’t have a grab bar

Thule Urab Glide 2.0 (check the latest price on Amazon)

This stroller is a great option fur runners in EU because BOB strollers aren’t sold in every country. You can order the Thule Urban Glide 2.0 from Amazon (EU) and similarly to the BOB jogging strollers, it has everything needed.

PROS

CONS

  • Pneumatic tires with an inner tube and a mountain bike-style suspension system offer a smooth ride even on rough terrain
  • The front wheel swivels so it's easy to maneuver
  • The handlebar is adjustable which is a great feature if the height of the parents is different
  • You can buy a bassinet so this stroller functions as a standard stroller. With an adapter, you can also turn it into a travel system
  • Similarly to the BOB Revolution Flex, it has a weight limit of 75lb (34kg)
  • A handbrake is a nice feature if you like to run on hilly terrain. It allows you to control the speed better when running downhill
  • This stroller is easy to fold
  • It has a nice athletic look, and you can choose between four different colors
  • The storage basket is large and comes with a zipper. It’s a useful feature when you need to protect things on bad weather or want to keep 
  • It doesn’t have a reversible seat nor a handlebar so your kid can only face forward even on windy days
  • You have to buy all the extras (even a grab bar)
  • If you plan to buy this as your only stroller, then remember than jogging strollers are still bigger than some other types

Best all terrain double and tandem strollers

If you’re looking for an all-terrain stroller for your two young kids, then there are many good options out there. I think that Baby Jogger strollers are the best because they are very easy to fold. Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double Stroller is a great overall choice, but if you love running then consider the Summit X3.

Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double Stroller (check the latest price on Amazon)

This stroller weighs  32.6lb (14.8kg), so it’s not a bulky double stroller. When DadProgress was looking for the best stroller, then the City Mini GT got an overall sixth place, and this is an adaption of the very same model.

PROS

CONS

  • Like all the best all-terrain strollers, it has pneumatic tires. Combine it with a front wheel suspension, and you get a stroller that is comfortable for your kid even on rough terrain
  • The front wheels swivel so it's easy to maneuver
  • The handlebar is adjustable which is a great feature if the height of the parents is different
  • You can buy a bassinet so this stroller functions as a standard stroller. With an adapter, you can also turn it into a travel system. For example, you can have an infant in a car seat and a toddler comfortably sitting next to him
  • Even the Baby Jogger double stroller is very easy to fold
  • The canopy is big and has a peek-a-boo window
  • It has a generous weight limit of 100 lb (45 kg). Both seats have a weight limit of 45lb (20kg), so you should be fine if you plan to buy only this stroller
  • There are many different colors available
  • It doesn’t have a reversible seat nor a handlebar so your kid can only face forward even on windy days
  • You have to buy most of the accessories (including a weather shield and a belly
  • As it’s a double stroller, most parents would want to get a bigger storage basket
  • Pneumatic tires with an inner tube and all-wheel suspension system make this a great jogging stroller. Buy a pump though
  • The front wheel swivels so it's easy to maneuver
  • You can buy a bassinet for it
  • The canopy is big and has a peek-a-boo window
  • It has a generous weight limit of 100 lb (45 kg). Both seats have a weight limit of 50lb (22.5kg), so you should be fine if you plan to buy only this stroller
  • A handbrake is a nice feature if you like to run on hilly terrain. It allows you to control the speed better when running downhill
  • The handlebar isn’t adjustable so it may be worth testing it before actually buying
  • It doesn’t have a reversible seat nor a handlebar so your kid can only face forward even on windy days
  • You have to buy all the extras. For example, you may want to buy a weather shield and a grab bar
  • I think this stroller has a nice look, but you can choose only between two colors. It’s a con if you plan to buy it as your main stroller and wish to find something with more personality
  • They don’t sell car seat adapters for this stroller

Best all terrain travel systems

You can buy car seats or at least a car seat adapter for many of the reviewed strollers. It means that they are one of the best car seat/stroller combos out there. Here’s a list for quick reference.

Bugaboo Fox (check the latest price on Amazon): A standard stroller

Baby Jogger City Mini GT (check the latest price on Amazon): A lightweight stroller

BOB Revolution Flex (check the latest price on Amazon): A jogging stroller

Thule Urban Glide 2.0 (check the latest price on Amazon): A jogging stroller

Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double Stroller (check the latest price on Amazon): A double stroller

To Sum Up

I hope this article helps you find the best all-terrain stroller for your needs.

If you need more advice then just scroll back up where you can find a suggestion box for quick reference.

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