Three-wheel strollers are incredibly popular nowadays, whether you're looking for a rugged jogging stroller or just a sleek city stroller that maneuvers beautifully. These strollers have a variety of features and come in a variety of prices, so you can find a three-wheel stroller that perfectly meets your needs.
The Valco Runabout Tri Mode stroller is sleek and stylish, and glides along effortlessly, steering nicely with one hand. This three-wheel stroller is at home in the mall or on a rugged trail, with a front swivel wheel that can be set to 360-degree swivel, locked into place, or set to a forward 45-degree swivel for better tracking when tight turns aren't likely. The Runabout doesn't skimp on other details, either. The storage basket is large, the stroller folds fairly compactly, a zip-off storage pouch is included, the handlebar is adjustable and the seat reclines easily. If you'll need to transport two kids, a really cool toddler seat is available that fits on the front of the Runabout. Car seat adapter and basinette are also available.
Mountain Buggy strollers are known for being rugged and durable, and the Urban Elite single stroller is no exception. High tensile strength aluminum makes up the sturdy frame, and rear-wheel suspension gives a super-smooth ride for baby. The seat reclines completely, so this is one of few three-wheel jogging strollers that can be used for newborns. The front wheel swivels for maneuverability but can be locked into place for jogging. The handle is adjustable for your convenience, and a diaper bag is included, along with a decent-sized basket underneath the seat. The Urban Elite steers very smoothly, too.
Bumbleride is not as well known as some of the other competitors in the three-wheel stroller market, but if you want a solid stroller at a lower cost, you should take a second look at this company. The Rocket is attractive and feature-packed, with the smooth steering and durable frame, plus several accessories are included with the stroller that would normally need to be purchased separately. The footmuff, cup holder and car seat adapter bar are all included in the cost - about $350. The front swivel wheel locks on the Rocket stroller, too.
The sleek fabric cover of the Zooper Zydeco resists rain and wind, but it's breathable so your baby stays cool and comfy as you stroll. The nifty suspension system also adds comfort for baby, while the fully adjustable handlebar makes it easy for parents of all heights to enjoy this stroller. The Zydeco stroller has a seat that fully reclines so newborns can ride in this stroller, plus the Zydeco is compatible with many popular infant car seats. The upper weight limit is a generous 50 pounds. The stroller itself weighs close to 30 pounds, though, putting it well outside the lightweight category.
Mia Moda is a fairly new company to the U.S., but they have already developed quite a stroller fan base. The Energi is popular for taller parents who often find themselves kicking the back of other strollers as they walk. The braking system that is usually placed at the parents' foot level is set up differently on the Energi, leaving more kick space for longer legs. The front swivel wheel locks into place, like many three-wheelers, but on the Energi, you control the lock by a control on the handle instead of the wheel. This stroller can be used from birth. It folds fairly small for a three-wheel stroller, too, and stands upright when folded, which is handy when you're balancing baby and packages in a parking lot.
The Maclaren MX3 features the silky smooth steering that Maclaren strollers are known for, but it also has all-terrain tires so you'll struggle less on soft terrain like grass. The front swivel wheel can be locked into place for difficult terrain. The MX# is ready for outdoor adventure, too, with a rain hood included, and with the top "peek-a-boo" window UV-treated to protect baby's skin. The 55-pound weight limit gives this stroller a long useful life. The reclining seat can be used from birth. The foot rest is adjustable so you can set it to keep baby's legs from dangling uncomfortably.
The luxurious upholstery of the seat on the GT3 Completo gives baby a comfy place to ride, and it's removable so you can easily clean up any messes baby decides to make on the go. A built-in rear footboard allows a toddler to ride on the back of the stroller, while retractable car seat anchors hold the popular Peg Perego infant car seat safely. The padded nap bar can be opened for easier access to baby, or it can be removed entirely for toddler convenience. A removable parent pack is included, as is a strap to attach other infant car seats. The back rest has several recline positions, and the leg rest is also adjustable so baby's legs don't dangle uncomfortably.
Kolcraft strollers are widely available and budget-friendly. The Contours Options 3 Wheeler is one of the lowest-priced three-wheel strollers on the market at less than $200, but its features compare to those of higher priced strollers. This is a reversible stroller, so you can remove the seat and switch it to face forwards or backwards. The seat itself has a suspension system to keep bumps from disturbing baby's nap. The folding and opening mechanism is said to be easy to use, but some parents say it takes some getting used to. A car seat adapter makes the stroller into a travel system. Can e used from birth to 40 pounds.
If you want the sporty look of a three-wheel stroller at a lower price, but don't really need all-terrain or jogging capabilities, the Britax Verve may be a good choice for you. The smaller wheels don't do as well on soft or bumpy terrain, but this stroller still has plenty of style and convenience features. For airports and malls, the small wheels have great maneuverability for tight turns. At under 15 pounds, this is one of the lightest three-wheel strollers available. The nap bar is removable. You can use the Britax Verve from birth to 40 pounds.