Best Double Stroller: Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger, Centennial Review

Best Double Stroller: Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger, Centennial

  • Designed for children from 6-50 pounds (each child) and no more than 42″ tall
  • Multi-position seat recline with 5-point safety harness
  • 16″ rear and 12″ front all-terrain, rubber pneumatic bicycle tires
  • Locking front swivel wheels with foot-activated rear brake system and quick and easy compact fold

Best Double Stroller: Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger, Centennial Reviews

Overall I love it, there’s just the one thing… (By Emily)

I knew from reading reviews (on this stroller and on different-colored versions of the same model) that there might be a problem with the front wheel shaking. When I was assembling the stroller, I made sure to tighten the nuts on either side of the wheel as tightly as possible– finger-tightening won’t work, you need to use a wrench or two pairs of pliers to make sure there’s not a gap beside the wheel. The first two times I jogged with it, I had no problems at all. The third time, it did the shaking thing a couple of times when I would start to go faster. I don’t think it has anything to do with the nuts on either side of the wheel after all, because those were still tight. I guess it must be an issue with the wheel’s attachment to the foot-rest frame, but I can’t tell exactly what the issue is… I followed the directions and tightened the bolt there as well.

BUT… if you lock the wheel so it doesn’t swivel, there’s no more problem with shaking. And a lot of jogging strollers don’t have front wheels that swivel anyway, so it’s not that big of a deal. I can unlock the wheel so it swivels when we’re just walking, and lock it when I want to run faster. Not a huge problem.

Everything else about the stroller, I love. It’s easy to fold and unfold. The seats recline individually to different levels (so my 7-month-old can be more reclined than my almost-3-year-old). The angle of the sun shade can be adjusted to still shield your kids’ eyes even if you’re walking toward the sun, and there’s a mesh window so I can see them while we’re walking/running with the shade open (but you can also cover the window for maximum sun protection if you want). There are big pockets behind the seats as well as a storage bin underneath.
The handles are comfortable to grip, and the mp3 player speakers are a fun touch. I like the colors too.

A couple things that aren’t a problem for me, but might be for you:
– There’s not a tray attachment for the kids, but I just attached a Munchkin brand cup-holder to the side for my toddler’s water bottle (I can still fold it up without un-attaching it).
– It does NOT fit through standard doorways. It’s just an inch or so too wide. We use this stroller as our primary "outside stroller" (we keep it in the garage), and our sit-and-stand for our primary "inside stroller." This probably is NOT a good stroller to use as your primary stroller if you’re going to use it in doctor’s offices, stores, etc. It’s just a bit too wide– though very easy to maneuver when the front wheels are unlocked.

Before I got this stroller, I borrowed the larger Baby Trend double jogger from a friend– the Navigator, the one with two front wheels– and I like this one better. That one has separate sun-shades for each kid (though I don’t know why that would be necessary) and does have tray attachments. But it’s even wider than this one, and bulkier and heavier too. I believe that one does have the ability to snap in car seats, though, which you can’t do with this one.

Love it FOR NOW! (By Ginny)

Pros:
Easy to assemble, took 5 minutes.
Does NOT fit through a doorway, which is GOOD if you want your kids to have enough room to sit in it as toddlers!
Seats individually recline/adjust to upright position. (So my baby can sleep and my toddler can be up and observing everything).
VERY compact
Speakers for iPod hook up
Cupholders and storage underneath for snacks/drinks while jogging/at the park
Wheels seem to be good quality, not cheap, hard plastic but tire-like. Good for trail running.
Front wheel locks into place which helps while jogging, the front “shakey” wheel is not an issue while it’s locked. Unlocked position is good for outside mall shopping or walking around sightseeing. Very easy to maneuver and good range of motion, easy to turn on a dime when not locked.

Cons:
Not a lot of growing room!
I went with this one because it was low-budget and advertised that it fit through a doorway. IDK why that seemed important, but I’m glad it is actually false because that is just too squished to allow for growing room. This jogger works well for now with my 7 month old and the 3 year old kind of spilling into the little one’s side. We’ll see in a year if it still works. I wish I would have been able to sit them in it and judge the room they have. I feel like my older one will just grow like a weed and not fit comfortably after a year. As it is, if you notice the foot board is a triangle shape, so my older one’s outside foot doesn’t have a place to rest. Her legs are LONG and could potentially just catch that wheel pretty soon. I was hoping for a jogger that would last at least 2 years. Maybe jogging with a 5 year old in a stroller is out of the question? IDK But I would recommend looking for reviews from parents with older children to make sure you get something that they can stay in as they grow. That was my biggest thing.

LOVE THIS STROLLER! (By DCSENTS)

LOVE THIS STROLLER!! The kids love it too. I’ve read reviews about these strollers having a vibrating front wheel with jogging. First of all, it says right on the instructions to lock front wheel when jogging. Secondly, the stroller has instructions on tightening a bolt if it does ever does vibrate. It simply needs to be tightened. Pretty easy. I would also like to point out Amazon has inconsistent sizing information for these strollers. All the current Baby Trend Expedition Double Joggers are the same weight, width, and length. I checked it out on the Baby Trend website. Standard door way is 32 inches and these are 32.5 inches. So it wont fit. But hallways, etc, it maneuvers just fine! This stroller is pretty narrow and feels much like a single stroller when pushing. Lastly, I bought the InStep rain shield for the double jogger and it fits great. When not in use, I have it folded in the back pocket of the stroller. The only part that doesn’t fit exact is where the cup holder is attached. But I plan on removing this (held on by two screws) and replace it with the BOB double stroller cup holder made of cloth. That cup holder system makes more sense with water bottles sitting lower in the holder verses higher up. Once I make that switch, the rain shield will fit perfect. I hope this information will help others.

Great stroller, built in speakers, good for running or casual use. (By Mom of 3)

Love this stroller! A few things that it does not mention in description:
1. This stroller DOES come with built in speakers! They are great and loud enough for me to hear while running and yet not too loud to disturb anyone nearby.
2. (It might say this somewhere, especially in the instructions, but I did not read it so I am just going to make sure I post it here for others like me!) 😉 MAKE SURE YOU FILL TIRES BEFORE USING! The stroller is shipped with flat tires. You have to fill them after you put it together. (I ran with my 5 year old and 2 year old for 3 miles before realizing that they were flat!)
3. My 5 year old is almost 50 lbs and my 2 year old is about 30. It is a MUCH easier run without my 5 year old. She fits GREAT in the seat and for other purposes of use, this stroller is perfect for that age group. But, for running, it was tough with her in it.

I LOVE this stroller. My oldest child is 9 and youngest is 2. If I had bought this stroller when my son was a baby, I think it would still be in great shape! Love the way that it folds up in the car. Even with limited trunk space, you could fit this great stroller!

I have not had ANY problems fitting through doors. Sometimes it is a tight squeeze, but it does fit.