Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller Review
When you add a new member to your family things can get overwhelming, but that does not mean that you can use that as an excuse to stay holed up in the house and let your fitness and sense of adventure diminish. The Chicco TRE jogging stroller is the answer to that problem. It will allow you to get out of the house and bring baby with you with ease. It is super easy to use and comfortable for both parent and child. You can take it almost anywhere thanks to the sizeable tri-wheel design. It has a moderate price tag, but it stands out above the rest thanks to the high lifespan and all the fantastic features that you can take advantage of. It comes highly recommended for a majority of customers and is a great all around stroller.
Lightweight and compact
Ease to use
Comfortable for baby
50-pound weight limit
No color options
Lack of reflective detail
The stroller is perfect for children up to 50 pounds however if you have a new baby, the buggy accepts all KeyFit and Fit2 infant seats (sold separately), so you can travel safely with the newest family member.
Ease of Use
Once it is put together, things just get easier. It can be folded and unfolded with only one hand, making it more convenient for those who have to hold their child in their other hand while getting this set up and ready to use. The lightweight design makes it easier to move around, whether pushing it along with you or picking it up to stow it in your trunk or store it in your closet.
The swivel front tire has the option to lock it or leave it unlocked, so it moves around. It is effortless to switch it from locked to unlocked depending on your needs. When you are trying to maneuver around in tighter, more crowded spaces, you are going to want to take advantage of the swivel so you can turn more easily. It gives you much better control of the steering of the stroller to make your life much more comfortable. Unlike some of the competition, this stroller gives you the ability to control the front wheels locking mechanism on the fly right from the handlebar so you can change it up as you need to.
There is only one color option available in the stroller, which is Titan (black) but as it is a neutral color it will work for just about anyone, and there are no real complaints about how the buggy looks.
The large tires are air-filled which some people might think are prone to popping and breaking, but that is not the case with these ones. They can handle sailing right over sticks, roots, and stones with ease and without risk of popping the tires.
Of course, you are going to want to make sure that you are properly cleaning and caring for the stroller so you can get the most use out of it. The seat and canopy can be removed for cleaning if necessary. You can handwash the fabrics using cold water using a mild soap (do not use bleach) and hang it up to dry. For the plastic or metal parts of the frame, you can simply wipe them down with a soft damp cloth and then either towel dry or let it air dry.
First, keep in mind that this buggy is meant for children under 50 pounds, anything more substantial than that will not be supported very well and can cause the child to get hurt while you are out and about. Additionally, it is not recommended for little ones under six months old. If you want to bring your infant along with you, however, the stroller seat and canopy can be easily detached, and it makes room to snap in your KeyFit or Fit2 infant car seat (sold separately), so you can safely travel around with your baby.
Once baby is older than six months and can safely sit in the stroller, it has a five-point harness that will keep your young one strapped in securely so they cannot accidentally fall out or climb out of the buggy while you are on the go. Additionally, the suspension technology in the wheels allows you to run or jog without the risk of bouncing your baby all around, causing them discomfort or injury.
You are also going to get some protection from the weather with this product. It has a full-coverage canopy that has a zippered extension panel to keep the sun, wind, and rain off of your child while you are out and about. You can still check up on baby, however, because the canopy has a flippable mesh vent and tinted window so you can peek down at your little one without stopping or uncovering them.
The handlebar on the buggy is one of the better features for parents, allowing them to adjust it to the perfect height for them. This is going to drastically increase the overall comfort level of the stroller as it will allow you to position the push bar where you need it for your height. Additionally, since the stroller itself is rather lightweight, it makes it much easier to push around and the swivel tire allows you to steer it easier, making it an overall comfortable stroller for you to push along with you.
Baby is going to be able to stay nice and comfy as well when going along for the ride. The seat has a multi-position backrest allowing you to set them up or lay them down depending on what they want to keep them happy. The canopy will also help increase their overall comfortability because it is going to keep the elements off of them, whether it be the sun, wind, or rain.
You can take advantage of the FlexCore suspension system in the wheels which will ensure you are getting a smooth ride no matter where you are or what the ground under your feet feels like. It will allow you to sail right along with your path without bouncing the stroller all over the place.
The exclusive Control Console brings you hand-operated controls and is located on the parent tray for your convenience. This is going to allow you to lock and unlock the front swivel tire as needed so you can do it on the go if the need arises. It also gives you the ability to control the braking system. If you are heading down hills, you can use the hand brake to slow your descent, so the stroller doesn't get too far ahead of you. It also controls the parking brake, keeping your foot area clear for ease while walking or jogging.
You are, of course, going to get some storage with the buggy, allowing you to carry all your things with you when you go out. There is a basket under the seat that will fit your diaper bag and other essentials that you want to bring along with you. Additionally, the parent tray at the handlebar has two cupholders and a compartment that is perfect for a cell phone or keys.