I’m a self-proclaimed baby gear junkie. No lie, I am always looking for the newest and best gear. This is probably based on the 9 months I spent reading mommy blog after mommy blog after mommy blog.
It wasn’t surprising when I upgraded our first jogging stroller to a BOB, or when I spent four months researching which convertible car seat would fit in our car and was right for Ethan meaning we took him out on the cusp of it a. being safe and b. him being comfortable because it took me so long to decide (for the record: we went with the Evenflo Symphony – which is great!). So when I was asked if I wanted to review the newest Graco jogging stroller (the Graco Relay Click Connect Jogging Stroller) made with active mamas in mind, I jumped on it because hi. Baby Gear!
It’s the only stroller with air pumped tires (necessary for joggers), with a UV protecting sun shade, AND all of the accessories included. Sign me up!
What I liked about the stroller
Lightweight – lighter than the BOB to steer and push. Also had better shocks, and
Accessories – the accessories were all included – the parent console for keys and the tray with a cup holder for baby.
Shaded – the sunshade on the Graco is much longer than the one on the BOB which is nice since Ethan hates the sun in his eyes. Not to mention the sunshade is a UV50 sunshade meaning there’s a bit of sun protection there!
Reflective – this isn’t a deal breaker for me, and quite frankly I hardly noticed because I never run in the dark with E (though we do go on family walks that sometimes it’s gets on the cusp of sunset on our way home) but the fabric does have some reflectivity which is nice from a safety standpoint.
What I didn’t like about the stroller
- The seat is bit more shallow – but less of a con more of an observance.
- not an increase in storage space. Similar to the BOB which is always a pain in the bum especially when I jog up to the grocery store.
- The parent console isn’t really functional for water bottles – better for phone, keys, etc.. but not the most functional of parent consoles that I’ve seen.
- Folds up weird. It took Adam a bit to figure it out when I wasn’t around,
Overall though, it’s a nice, lightweight, sturdy jogging stroller. Hubs likes it because it’s easy to steer, lightweight and has great shocks (great for the crappy sidewalks in our area when we’re strolling about). If you’re going with a Graco infant seat, the two are automatically compatible and the car seat should easily connect – I’m not going to speak too much to this because I didn’t use that feature.
FTC disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however, I did receive the product for free. All thoughts here are my own.