The Schwinn Turismo is one of the most affordable and underrated jogging strollers. It is lightweight yet sturdy, and can be used for jogging and regular daily activities like going to the grocery store.
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Pro Affordable, multi-purpose stroller
The Schwinn Turismo is very affordable. It may not have all the features you can find on a more expensive stroller but is a good option for parents who go out on a regular basis (to run errands or visit relatives, for example) and only occasionally jog. It doubles as a regular stroller and a jogging stroller, avoiding the need to have a second one. To this effect, parents can easily switch between locked wheel (when jogging) and swivel wheel (when maneuvering on normal activities).
Pro Relatively lightweight and not easy to push
Most jogging strollers are heavy but the Schwinn only weighs 24.5 lbs and the jogging parent will find it effortless to push this stroller while running.
Pro Smooth rides, whatever the terrain may be
This stroller's 12" front and 16" rear wheels, and rear-tire suspension all work together to give you a smooth ride even in rough terrain. The wheels glide with ease and you can push effortlessly.
Pro You can use this stroller for both jogging and non-jogging activities
The front wheel has a locking mechanism. You can choose to either lock it in place or let it swivel freely. This feature is used for when you want to run or when you want to steer. A locked front wheel is more stable when running but is not advisable for non-jogging use since you would literally have to lift up the front part of the stroller to turn it to another direction. A swivel wheel is best used for said non-jogging activities.
Pro Has speakers that will keep your child entertained
You can play music on the speakers using a built-in USB cable that you can attach to your phone or audio device.
Pro The lever to lock/unlock the front wheel is conveniently placed under the handlebar
It's strategically placed under the handlebar so you do not need to bend over the front wheel to lock or unlock it.
Pro The canopy can block out the sun no matter what direction it is coming from
The canopy is adjustable and it swivels down to block the sun, wherever it is shining from.
Pro Has a safety strap that serves as your leash for the stroller
Compared to most hand straps which can only be worn around the wrist, this strap is 1 meter long. If you fall and slip on the ground, you will not bring the stroller down with you as you go because of the tether's length.
Pro The cup holders have a firm grip on your cups
On the parent's tray, there are two cup holders with flexible and rubberized rims which can fit any standard-size bottle/cup. The rims stop the containers from slipping out in the case of a bump on the road or a sudden stop.
Pro Your valuables are kept near you, in the parent tray
The Schwinn has a parent tray with a cover which means that your phone and keys are safely kept inside and will not fall off if in case you pass over a bump.
Con You have to press on 2 individual brakes instead of just 1
This stroller has 1 brake for each wheel and you have to press them both to fully stop the stroller. This is a hassle for jogging parents. A single step-brake that controls both wheels is better. Or hand brakes, since you can also control/stop the stroller using your hands.
Con The safety bracket that locks the frame has to be locked manually
Unlike most strollers that auto-locks when folded, you have to bend down and push it flat and manually clasp the lock that holds the stroller together.
Con A horizontal bar limits the basket's opening
An aluminum bar that supports the back frame of the stroller blocks the basket. It is a big basket with a wide opening but your things will get snagged on the bar when you place them in or take them out.