Strollers’ manufacturers are responding to parents’ demands. They’re starting to produce strollers that can accommodate heavier and bigger children. A Stroller's maximum weight capacity has significantly jumped from 30 lbs to over 60 lbs, and sometimes even 75 lbs, in the past few years.
Today, we'll be exploring together some of these. I’ll be sharing detailed reviews of the market’s best strollers for big kids. Alongside with their pros and cons, and whom they’re convenient for.
Afterward, you’ll be introduced to an in-depth buying guide that I hope will answer all questions you have in mind.
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My Top 10 List for the Best Stroller for Big Kids
After endless hours of testing, reviewing, and researching the market for the best stroller for big kids. I’ve come to these results. I’ve compiled a list of the creme de la creme on the market, alongside their reviews.
Without further ado.
Ladies and gentlemen, here are the best big kids strollers on the market in 2020.
Don't you dare think that pushing your 'big kid' while you go for a morning run is not possible!
This Revolution Flex 3.0 jogging stroller from BOB Gear is here to challenge the norms and help you lead a more comfortable and active lifestyle, all the while tending to your baby!
This jogger fits kids weighing up to 75 lbs., which is a lot, compared to other strollers! This will work for 4 and 5 year-olds who still insist on riding in strollers, or younger toddlers who just happen to grow quickly.
The seat could recline all the way from an upright chair position from which your child can enjoy the view if you were hiking in a beautiful scenery. To a lie-flat position to give him that peaceful nap he’s been longing for.
For those who care about numbers, the seat reclines up to 70 degrees from an upright vertical position. For those who don't, let me tell you, that's a whole lot of reclination!
My only objection here would be that it needs a lot of effort to recline the seat. Optimally, 2 hands, which aren't always available.
BOB Gear outdid themselves in this design, which is definitely an improvement over Revolution Flex 2.0. For instance, they updated the cushioned compression seat design, where they were inspired by the design of kayak seats. No need to worry, the Ultra-padding is still there!
Having a non-adjustable handlebar is a common feature among strollers, and it turns me off. It becomes really problematic for tall or extra-short fellas to push such strollers.
I was delighted to learn that Revolution Flex 3.0 comes with an adjustable-height handle that accommodates 9 positions! To me, this was a dream come true.
You can switch between the 9 positions effortlessly with a push of a button! Moreover, the handlebar comes with a wrist strap.
One of the merits of this jogger is its ultra-reflective fabric that'll make you visible at night and even clearer on early morning stroller runs! Unlike the Revolution Flex 2.0, the reflective material of Flex 3.0 covers the basket plus the canopy.
The beloved peek-a-boo window of the Flex 2.0 is still here with a magnetic closure instead of the velcro one. I'd have to say that I heard some complaints about this magnetic snap, particularly that it flips open in strong winds.
Definitely, the newer window is safer, neater, and more practical. The UPF 50+ canopy here is well-ventilated as well.
Talk about conquering rough terrain with this jogger!
Revolution Flex 3.0 jogger has one of the smoothest glides ever, you barely push it, and it rolls with you. Don't be afraid of it running away, though. Its brakes and locking swivels are brilliant.
It has a swivel locking front wheel and 2 rear wheels that are air-filled and have a tight suspension system, enabling them to go over rocks, cracks, and dirt smoothly. The locking mechanism of the front wheel works well to grant stability off the road. It also has a tracking adjustment knob.
Regarding regular brakes, they're foot-activated. There are no hand brakes on this model, which was an unpleasant surprise to some parents.
Revolution Flex 3.0 ditched the old-fashioned 5-point harness and introduced a hassle-free 5-point 'no-rethread' harness, that allows for pain-free adjustment.
When you're done with your run, you can simply shrink the jogger using its two-step fold that compresses the stroller into a minimal size. However, you’ve got to know that it doesn't stand straight when it's folded.
For a jogger, a huge under-seat storage basket won't be the most convenient. You'll need to pause and carry out an investigation to find what you need in this unorganized space.
This is why I love BOB Gear's decision to integrate 6 pockets on the Revolution Flex 3.0, surpassing the 3 pockets on the Revolution Flex 2.0.
They're divided as follows: 3 wide seatback pockets, 2 in-seat snack pockets, a cell phone pocket, and a regular roomy cargo basket.
Manufacturers of this jogger advise against using harsh detergents to clean it. Their recommendation is to use a sponge soaked in lukewarm water + mild soap, clean the target area, thoroughly rinse it with water, and leave it to dry.
Gear Revolution's stroller is compatible with car seats from variable brands like Britax, Graco, Chicco, Nuna, Per Prego, Maxi Cosi, Cybex, and BOB, of course.
I love how stylish and trendy Revolution Flex looks. You're surely going to turn some heads with this stroller!
It's available in 4 equally-beautiful color combos. Glacier Blue, which is a mix of dark and bright shades of blue. Graphite Black that's obviously black, but with grey stripes.
For those who love patterns, there's Lunar Black, which features a black & white pattern instead of the grey stripes. Finally, there's an orange and maroon-ish mix called Sedona Orange.
You can get the full travel system of Revolution Flex 3.0 here.
BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 Specs
Who's BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 For?
If you're planning a long trip and you intend to take your kids with you, Bob Revolution Flex would be an excellent choice.
Shortly, Revolution Flex 3.0 is for active parents who won't trade their workouts for the world!
One of the most versatile options on the market is Baby Jogger’s City Mini GT stroller. It’s made for those who live in large cities, who are looking for sturdy strollers that they can effortlessly steer while navigating the city.
What I love about City Mini GT stroller is that it’s not only light and easy to push, but also really compact when folded. This means that you can put it in your car trunk or take it with you on the subway easily. Hassle-free.
Baby City Mini GT has all the features that comfort parents within an arm’s reach. The handlebar height is adjustable, and the brakes are hand-operated for ultimate convenience.
It has a nice recline range for the seat that goes down to the near flat position. Concerning the maximum weight capacity (65 lbs.), it isn't the best on the market, but it's quite alright.
The City Mini GT stroller packs well in a car trunk. It collapses into a compact size when folded. The folding mechanism itself is pretty straightforward, all you need to do is pull a strap, and its 2 halves are folded together.
The unfolding is equally easy. One of the smartest design decisions is that the handlebar serves as a carrying handle when folded.
Parents are praising it for this feature, and it lives up to the praise!
City Mini GT puts the parents’ comfort as a priority, that’s why the handlebar is adjustable -sigh- and there’s a handbrake within an arm’s reach so that you can control the wheels’ steering and lock the stroller in place whenever you want.
The wheels of this model are a step up of its precedent ‘City Mini’, where they’re made of rubber and foam-filled. The previous version’s wheels were also foam-filled, but they were made of plastic. They roll smoothly and withstand unprepared roads.
I’d also love to give City Mini GT manufacturers a hand here for the ergonomic padding of the handle. Nice touch, y’all!
The storage basket is okay. But if we have to rate it, it’s sadly on the smaller side of the scale. They tried to make up for this by integrating a zipped pocket in the canopy for your essentials. After all, there will always be a trade-off between storage capacity and compact build.
Like any decent stroller, City Mini GT has an ultraviolet ray resistant canopy that extends to cover your child and protect him/ her from sun rays. This is combined with a magnetic peek-a-boo window that allows for frequent check-ups and proper ventilation, if needed.
This is a stroller with pleasant aesthetics. It has a sleek and streamlined frame and good-looking wheels. It’s available in a bunch of colors: the dark red (Ember), dark grey (Jet), bright grey (Slate), and 2 variations of blue (Windsor & Mystic).
You can get the compatible car base and car adapter and turn this stroller into a comprehensive travel system. The only pitfall is that you have to pay for each one of its components separately.
The price tag is a bit big, but the features are worth it.
Baby Jogger City Mini GT Specs
Who’s Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller For?
If you aspire to give your child a nimble ride around the city while he/ she snuggles comfortably in their seat. This stroller should be on top of your options’ list.
This is a stroller that’ll give you effortless maneuverability and versatile use. On top of that, it’s designed with your comfort as a parent, in mind. So, we can’t expect but the best from it.
In the past 5 years alone, Britax has won over 100+ awards for safety and optimal performance. With such information in mind, you'd expect to see a Britax featured on this list.
For big kids, Britax B-Lively is one of the best options; it's lightweight and easy to maneuver.
'What makes this Britax stroller stand out among its counterparts?' You ask.
Let's start with the fact that the fabric is breathable and of high-quality. Besides, the intuitive, quick folding mechanism is to die for!
The seat features a pull handle that's accessible and can be pulled for a quick fold. Keep in mind that the folding needs both hands despite being advertised as a one-handed folding. Not the best course of action, eh?
You can unfold it using one hand, though.
We then move on to the full-recline ergonomic seat that has ample headroom and a nice leg rest. It gives your child the so-needed cuddle it needs. The only seat feature that isn't so comfortable is that the 5-point harness system lacks a crotch pad, which can annoy your child.
The harness system has 3 height adjustment options too.
It's noteworthy that Britax B-Lively features an ample storage compartment that can be accessed from all 360 degrees. Front, sides, or rear, you'll face no difficulties reaching out for your stored goods.
I don't know if you can keep a secret, but I oughta tell you that you'll find a secret storage space at the front, below the leg rest. The idea is to make some space that you can access easily when your child is napping in the full-recline seat position. Smart move.
The plastic wheels are my least favorite feature. Although they have a full suspension, they don't perform well on rough terrain. They're not sturdy by any means. So, don’t expect flawless maneuverability from this one.
The brakes featured on this model are foot-activated and relatively easy to use. They get one point for that.
The seat has an expansive sun protective canopy with a peek-a-boo window. The mesh window doesn’t have a flip magnetic or velcro snap per se, but it does have a piece of extra fabric that you need to take off to take a peek at your kid.
Needless to say is that this stroller is compatible with Britax’s car seat and adapters. You’ll have to buy them separately though, if you need them. The point is that the option is still there.
Britax B-Lively stroller is available in a variety of color combos: the all-black raven, the black & aqua mix (cool flow teal), and the cardinal dark red.
Britax B-Lively Specs
Who's Britax B-Lively For?
Parents who need a high quality stroller with no fancy special features will be happy with Britax B-lively. It gets the job done quickly and efficiently. What does one need more?
Next on our list is a popular choice among parent runners, Joovy Zoom 360 jogging stroller packs a decent array of features that make it shine among its counterparts as jogging stroller for big kids.
Joovy Zoom 360 is made of 6061 aircraft aluminum, which is a pretty sturdy and lightweight alloy.
Despite being lighter than its previous version, Joovy's 'Ultralight' name isn't quite accurate. There are plenty of options on the market that weigh less. This doesn't mean that it's heavy by any means. I'm just acknowledging a fact.
Joovy Zoom 360's front wheel is swivel and easily maneuverable. More importantly, it's lockable, so you don't have to worry about its stability and safety.
The rear tires are air pumped and come at 16-inches size. They help make pushing the jogger even smoother. Integrating a small tire-pump with the Joovy Zoom 360 so that you can pump your tires on-the-go is a nice touch from Joovy. Hats off!
Regarding brakes, there's only a foot brake that you need to push. Beware that it'd be problematic to try to push it if you were wearing flip flops, though. The absence of accessible handbrakes was a turn off for me.
Joovy stroller provides a car adapter that's compatible with a variety of car seats from well-established manufacturers like Graco and Britax.
Joovy approaches the storage problem smartly through a neoprene parent organizer with a zippered pocket that also can hold 2 cups. In addition to the mesh pockets that serve as a perfect place for your child's snacks and little toys.
This stroller carries up to 75 lbs of weight. Yet, its seat height doesn't seem to suit taller children. I think you should try it out with your kid first.
The seat reclination range is fine. However, don't expect from the seat to hang on to the 90-degrees upright position. It won't. I don't think this would suit older kids, they might be annoyed by their inability to sit upright and see the world around them.
Joovy Zoom 360 has Joovy's signature extra-large canopy with a mesh peek-a-boo window to keep an eye on your child.
One of the merits of Joovy Zoom is its suspension mechanism. It's designed to be shock absorbent so that your child is comfortable while you conquer bumpy, rough terrain.
Regarding its folding mechanism, it's pretty straightforward. You just need to pull the strap under the 'fold' labeled flap. The only downside would be that you'll need both your hands to do so.
When folded, Joovy Zoom 360 is compact and doesn't take up much space. However, there's no handle to it, which makes it awkward to carry when folded.
The stroller’s seat is high, which makes it easier to push. It also helps with 'bigger children' as they're at a good height that makes it convenient to interact with the world around them.
I'd like to note that this jogger can serve as a stroller for kids with special needs.
Joovy Zoom 360 Specs
Who's Joovy Zoom 360 For?
Active parents who enjoy a light jog every once in a while. Those who're looking for a light jogger that's easy to steer and glide smoothly on gravel and/or grass. Joovy Zoom 360 would be a highly functional and affordable option.
If you're into running or more vigorous activities, we recommend you check other options that are more stable and that have handbrakes.
It's hard to make a list of the best strollers on the market without featuring one from Graco. It's simply not possible!
The reasons for that are numerous; being in the baby-items manufacturing business for over 75 years now. Graco already has all the trade secrets!
They know what moms crave, what makes babies comfortable, how to keep them safe, and, most importantly, how to give us all that at an affordable price!
Testing this stroller's seat was a blissful experiment. Starting from the seat that's 14 inches wide, it's well-padded and feels soft. No wonder why kids feel comfortable in it.
The elegant gender-neutral fabric caught my eyes. It features an intricate geometric pattern with tones of grey and black.
You can tell this stroller was made to suit fast-growing kids from its adjustable leg rest. You can extend it as your child gets taller!
As for the harness, Graco Breaze features a regular 5-point harness, which is what you expect from a well-made stroller. Generally, it's safer than 3-point harnesses. However, it's convertible to a 3-point one, if you feel like it's more suitable for your older kid.
If you ask me about my favorite feature about baby strollers, I'd tell you it's the one-hand folding technique. For someone like me, I run errands and go jogging on my own. I occasionally have an extra set of hands to help. So, I'm pro anything that takes minimal effort, and when it comes to strollers, this thing manifests in the form of a one-hand folding mechanism.
They do care about the parent's comfort, so they added a carrying handle to the stroller when folded. Thankfully, this makes me need no help when I need to fold the stroller and load it into the car trunk when I'm on my own.
The same applies to adjusting the seat's recline positions, you can do it all with one hand! Even the lie-flat position that converts the stroller into a deep seat for your child to nap in.
When it comes to the wheels, Graco Breaze has 2 swivel front wheels and 2 other double back wheels that are large enough to conquer rough terrain when you lock the swivel feature. They're easy to maneuver as well.
It can be easily integrated into a travel system, where it's compatible with Graco's click-in car seats.
Regarding storage, there's nothing special about this stroller. It has a spacious storage basket that's -naturally- hard to access when it's in the full recline position.
Graco Breaze has one of those full-coverage canopies that are granted to keep your child in a cool shade.
On top of that, there's a velcro flip cover at the back of the canopy. This comes in handy in hot weather, as it allows for proper ventilation and better air circulation.
I'm tired of the fact that I have to mention in every single stroller review that the handlebar height isn't adjustable. But what can one do? It is what it is.
The height of this stroller's handlebar is 39 inches, which is average. It'd be more convenient for shorter people, though. For a tall parent, it won't be their favorite feature.
On the downside, the adjustable footrest doesn't lie flat completely, which can be uncomfortable for taller children. Also, it's not the lightest on the market.
Graco Breaze Click Connect Specs
Who's Graco Breaze Click Connect For?
If you're concerned with sturdiness and strong build, then this is the one for you. It has all basic functionality plus an impeccable build. All of that comes at a decent price tag that won't poke a hole in your pocket.
If you usually go out on your own, Graco Breaze would be convenient for you. Thanks to the ultra-smooth one-handed folding mechanism and the attached handle.
Why Buy a Stroller When You Can Get a Wagon?
I can't begin to list the reasons why this beast was one of my most favorite choices by far.
In case you're looking for a mighty rugged stroller to accommodate your 'big kid' and that you can steer easily at the same time, look no further. I’ve found you the solution.
The Veer Cruiser is a stroller wagon hybrid that infuses smooth maneuvering with a sturdy build, making for a killer combo!
Don’t be intimidated by the multiple boxes it arrives in. Assembling this wagon is like putting up Lego pieces together. Not only is it effortless, but fun at the same time.
You'd think a wagon of this size would be hard to steer. Well, allow me to tell you you're wrong.
To provide you with an easily pushable wagon, the manufacturers made the handle lockable to help keep it stable.
Such a hefty price tag tells you a lot about this cruiser, aside from the fact that it’s not that affordable. The aluminum frame it’s made of is sturdy and durable. It includes some plastic parts as well, for convenience and lightweight, yet they’re not flimsy.
The braking mechanism is primitive yet practical. It’s a foot brake that can be activated using a handlebar button. Convenient!
On top of that, it’s versatile, as it’s compatible with car seats from well-known manufacturers like Chicco, Britax, Graco, and UPPAbaby. At such price range, you expect to get a full-option product!
Veer Cruiser is spacious; a toddler and an infant can co-exist peacefully in its seat, only if they decide to!
This wagon pays extra attention to details and accessories. It features a brilliantly-organized snack tray, in addition to 6 cup holders! What’s interesting is that the tray is detachable, and it serves as a divider for the seating space in case you want to introduce some peace between your kids.
Regular accessories are included too. A nice protective canopy, a practical zippered back pocket for storage, and a feel-safe -point harness contribute to make this a world-class product.
Veer Cruiser Hybrid Wagon Specs
Who's Veer Cruiser For?
First of all, you should be someone who has this amount of money to invest in a kid's stroller. We just want to remind you that this is a stroller that's going to grow with your kid(s), that can accommodate 2 kids at the same time, and that'll last long.
So, don't look at the price tag, thinking it's too big for a stroller. Well, it is above the average range. Yet, it might be saving you a lot of unthought-of costs of multiple strollers, car seats, and fixes for both.
This is rather for big kids whom you need to control. But it won’t be the most convenient for smaller children because of the lack of seating options.
If you and your partner are the type of couples that love to go camping or go on outdoor activities frequently, and you're worried that your toddlers will hinder you, then you should pay attention to the Veer Cruiser. It'll please you and your baby. A win-win!
Bonus: You'll get a 2-year warranty if you purchase from their authorized seller "Veer Cruisers" on Amazon.
While having a reputable brand name gives you credibility and clients’ trust. There are always some hidden gems in the market that no one is aware of. My job is finding those gems and presenting them to you. Summer 3D Lite Convenience Stroller is one of these gems.
What do I usually look for in a stroller? Being lightweight, easy to fold and maneuver, at an affordable price.
What features of these does Summer 3D Lite have?
All of them!
Starting with the 13 lbs weight, this stroller stole my heart. It's featherlight and easy to carry. Thanks to its carrying strap. So, here's a point!
Moving to the folding mechanism, it's pretty elementary. You lift the rear handle, then push the lever with your foot and fold. Then, you're ready to go.
For the sake of transparency, I'd like to note that it's pretty bulky when folded compared to other options. Beware of that if your car trunk is small.
Summer infant spared no effort in making this on-budget stroller similar to fancy options. Its appearance is similar to the renowned UPPAbaby, which helps attract more parents to it because of the high-end look.
The frame is made of aluminum to grant sturdiness. The seat is spacious and has multiple recline positions, it nearly lies flat so that your baby can enjoy a nap.
The canopy has a removable UV visor that protects your kid against harmful sun rays and that you can adjust its angle to provide full protection to your little one.
Designers of Summer 3D Lite seem to had it in mind while making this stroller that it should grow with your child. This is evident in the 5-point harness that's adjustable to 3 height positions that'll be convenient for your baby as it grows.
The storage of Summer 3D Lite is average. The under-seat storage room is okay, and there's a pocket for quick access. It's handy for placing your keys, mobile, and such stuff.
It's available in black, grey, blue, green, teal, and pink. For me, teal is a winner!
Purchasing Summer 3D Lite Convenience means you're getting good bang for your buck. It -nearly- has it all; proper functionality, being compact, lightweight, and quick folding. All of that is packed at a nice price.
Can one ask for more?
Summer 3D Lite Convenience Specs
Who’s Summer 3D Lite Convenience Stroller For?
If you need an on-budget stroller that performs well in cities and on not-so-rough terrain, this is the one for you.
It has all the features of high-end strollers plus the reasonable price. If you’re the sporty type, there might be better options.