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@bumbleride has so generously provided their Speed jogging stroller, bassinet, and accessories in exchange for my honest review of their amazing products. I’m excited to let you know all about it! There are so many impressive aspects and features that make Bumbleride unique and the best choice in my opinion. . . They’re a company that is like-minded with outdoor companies such as Patagonia, the North Face, and others who strive to preserve the planet. Some ways they’re doing so is by making eco friendly fabrics from recycled plastic bottles and using dye processes that conserve water. . I like their straightforward, common sense design. It’s by far the best on the market in my opinion. Their clean, purpose-built design is the perfect balance between functionality and style. It’s the most aesthetically pleasing. The steering is engineered for easy strolling and turning. And the front wheel can be locked for your faster tempo runs. Other features that impress me are the adjustable handlebar and how incredibly compact it becomes once it’s folded. And it’s never been easier to fold a stroller, let alone a jogger! My husband was also very impressed by this. He thinks it’s better than any stroller we’ve used, and more compact than the smaller ones we’ve owned. He likes that it’s a stroller that can be your “one and only.” The assembly was very easy and simple. There’s nothing unnecessary in the sophisticated design. . Let me tell you about the bassinet. I’m in love with this accessory! Baby is so comfortable laying down inside. You can attach it with or without the seat fabric (I left mine in, placing the bassinet on top). They also have the option of a seat adapter that allows you to use your own infant carrier brand including Maxi Cosi, Cybex, Nuna, Peg Perego, Graco or Chicco. The bassinet is my favorite accessory. . I did my research on jogging strollers including the BOB and Thule brands, and nothing topped Bumbleride. This high-end stroller is sold all over the world and by fine retailers such as Pottery Barn Kids, as well as on their website bumbleride.com . #bumblerideadventures #bumbleride #postpartumtraining
Let’s chat about a stroller for a hot minute. It’s not a secret that 99% of all my running is done with a stroller. Fact. However, what I don’t share enough about is that I have tried quite a few strollers (tried 7), either because I own quite a few (ummmm my husband Dave thinks I have a stroller hoarding problem. Embarrassingly, I have 5. I refuse to talk about it) or I have been able to borrow a stroller. I use the stroller for running errands to long runs to all kinds of training workouts. My strollers get put through a lot! Not only with the miles that I put on them, but also with Asher and his behaviors that come along with his disability. Let’s not forget that he was able to literally break a Bugaboo stroller seat less than a year ago because of said behaviors. For a 25lb-ish 5 year old he seems to have Herculean type strength.
It has taken me nearly 3 years to find the perfect blend of strollers. Lots of trial and error, paying attention to how Asher responded to each stroller and most importantly how my body responded to each stroller. No two running strollers are made the same. Bumbleride is now my stroller of choice, but about 3 years ago I thought I found the stroller of my dreams and at that time, it was the perfect stroller. Asher went from hating everything about being in any stroller to loving it with the Bugaboo Runner. It got me through 3 training cycles great until Asher simply was too big. The max capacity for the Runner is only 37.5 pounds. Asher is far from that, but he simply got too big. It was awkward for him and there really are no pockets or ways to attach snacks for him. I then moved on to two strollers of varying popularity: Thule Urban Glide stroller and Bob Flex stroller…” READ MORE.
“Oh and one last “Hey you should really try this stroller” argument, I ran a local race this past weekend. Last minute sign up read that as 10 minutes before it started I registered. What was suppose to be an easy run day with Asher in the Bumbleride turned into me trying to see what I could do with the stroller racing. My first race with the Bumbleride did not disappoint. I finished top 10, first female OA, first stroller (there were a lot surprisingly) and first in AG. I consider that pretty awesome for my first Bumbleride Stroller race and think it should be convincing enough in itself to let others know Bumbleride is awesome!
Learn more about Speed.
Farmers Markets are a breeze with Speed. Shop local.
Trail running with Speed on a beautiful day!
Speed on the move with Asher.
Hanging out at Run She Is Beautiful Santa Cruz, CA (Paula, Emily & Matt (Co-founders of Bumbleride)
Running near the Midway carrier on a recent trip to San Diego for the Rock N Roll Marathon.
“A smooth ride, easy to fold, great storage space… It’s easy to say what makes a good stroller. But what sets a stroller apart from the rest? What to Expect moms and dads shared their opinions. These six rose to the top because they offer those features — and so much more. See your favorite stroller on the list? Make sure to cast your vote for it. It could win the What to Expect Mom Must-Have Awards.”
Thanks to our amazing Bumbleride Family, Indie has been nominated a Finalist for Best Stroller in the What To Expect Awards!! Please take a second to vote for Indie and your other favorite baby products! VOTE HERE.
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Why We Love It
Strollers To Look Out For In 2016
Excerpt from Big City Moms: “The baby and toddler industry is continually making advancements when it comes to products to help make our lives as parents easier.
A stroller is a big purchase for many parents and it can be tough because there are so many options on the market. From lightweight, travel systems, double-strollers, and now even a stroller that’s small enough to fit under the seat of an airplane, there is something for everyone.
If you’re in the market for a new stroller this year, take a look at what will be hitting stores this year!
Bumbleride is adding a running stroller to their family. The Speed is a stroller that is made for running, all-terrain, or everyday mode With a lot of space in the basket, air filled tires, this is a great stroller for those with an active lifestyle.”
Available Spring 2015.
Learn more about Speed here, https://www.bumbleride.com/speed-running-stroller .
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LET’S NOT REINVENT THIS WHEEL.
Call me old fashioned, but I’m pretty into air. And so is every single car manufacturer in the world. Not to mention, the most technologically-advanced car racing series in the world, Formula-1. So if all these guys are filling their tires with old-fashioned air, why do some strollers opt to fill their tires with foam?
But before I get into this earth-shattering air vs. foam debate, let me tell you where I’m coming from.
My first stroller was not a Bumbleride. It was a City Mini GT (foam-filled tires). I put a lot of thought into this purchase and admittedly, it has some legitimate strengths. In particular, it’s really easy to fold. I consider it the Honda Accord of strollers. It looks pretty good (although the styling is conservative), does everything pretty well and drives just as you would expect, nicely.
After getting a little tired of “nice,” however, I opted for a stroller that I could actually connect with on a deeper level. Like, say, a fine automobile. You see, the difference between a Honda and BMW, for example, has to do with the intangibles. Like how you feel when you’re behind the wheel, how it takes the corners as if it is simply interpreting and responding to your innermost desires and how it looks. Yes, looks are so very important.
To me, my Bumbleride feels like my car. I drive a BMW X5 diesel. Like my car, the stroller responds to me and to the road with confidence. The handling is spot on. The fabrics look and feel durable, yet luxurious and are equally good for the environment. It feels tight. And like a diesel BMW, it’s unique. If you’re a car lover, uniqueness is everything.
Most importantly, the tires on my Bumbleride are filled to the brim with good old-fashioned air.
Air is better. Air is nature’s shock absorber. Air is proven to deliver the most comfortable ride, while maintaining a high-level of performance. Air-filled tires can handle road elements far better than their foamy counterparts. Road elements that can jerk your precious baby awake from a happy slumber.
Air is not about off-roading or all-terrain. Air is about the terrain we experience on a daily basis. Air is about handling all the terrains with ease and comfort as well as cornering like a Formula-1 car when road is smooth.
This is why I’m sticking to air. Something that’s been pretty much the norm since a man named Dunlop decided to patent the idea in 1888. He’s long gone but his wheel remains the same. So let’s not reinvent it. – Graham Simon, Bumbleride Adventurer, Creative director. Daddy. Lover of anything with wheels. Learn more about Graham on his Adventurer profile, https://www.bumbleride.com/graham and follow him on Instagram at https://instagram.com/grahamsimon/ .