Kolcraft Sprint Pro Jogging Stroller Review
Just because you have a little one at home does not mean that you cannot still hit the streets and get your workouts in. Let the Kolcraft Spring Pro jogging stroller help you get out of the house and back on the run. The large tires make it easy to travel over obstacles such as branches and stones while the fixed position front tire ensures that you are going to be able to move smoothly and safely. There are tons of features to keep you and your little one safe, including a tether strap, hand brakes, a five-point harness, and reflectors on the tires. Being a new parent does not mean that you cannot still head out on adventures. This buggy can go just about anywhere with ease and comes packed with lots of storage so you can bring everything you need. Customers love the stroller and have commented that it is perfect for their needs while heading out with their little ones.
Reasonable price tag
Great safety features
Comfortable for baby and runner
Large air-filled tires
Max weight of 45 pounds
No color options
Ease of Use
There is a removable child tray that comes with a cup holder for your baby. Sometimes this can become a pain when putting the child in and out of the stroller, but not with this one. It is removable so you can take it off and put it back on with ease.
Customers have stated that it is extremely easy to assemble once it arrives, so that will not be too much of a hassle either. It really is easy to use all the way around and new parents, and old ones, very much appreciate it.
One thing that can be a bit difficult at first when it comes to this type of stroller is turning. Since it has a stationary front wheel turning can be a little trickier than when doing it in a buggy with a pivoting front tire. There are two ways that you can make the turn smoothly with the Sprint Pro. Either lift the front tire up off the ground and spin the back wheels or you can simply turn the stroller without any of the wheels lifting off of the earth. If you keep all three tires on the ground, you will not be able to make sharper, more precise turns, but that does not seem to be too much of an issue for many users.
Some consumers mentioned that they not only use this stroller for jogging, but it is their go-to when they want to head offroading with the baby. Taking a small trek through the woods can be a fun, and now you can take your newest addition with you without too much extra fuss.
It is also going to be extremely comfortable for your child. It has a rooms seat so there is going to be plenty of room for him/her to move around so they will not feel overly crowded in the stroller. It has a multi-position reclining seat so whether the baby is sleeping or awake and enjoying the ride, you can position them wherever works best for them. Additionally, the jogger comes equipped with a large canopy which includes an expandable visor to give your child full coverage from the sun when heading out on warmer days, keeping them comfortable.
The buggy comes with loads of storage space. There is a large storage basket under baby that can hold all the essential things that you will need while you are heading out with a little one, such as a diaper bag and snacks.
This stroller comes with a hand brake and jogging tether for some added safety while you are out and about, as well as reflectors for when you are heading out in low light conditions. Kolcraft takes safety very seriously, and you will see that with this stroller.
The large air-filled tires are one of the better features of the jogger. The three wheels are 16-inches to give you better control when hitting the road or trail. Some consumer might be worried about the fact that they are air-filled tires and therefore are prone to popping, but that is not really the case with these. They are durable and will take a lot to pop while you are out and about. The wheels have precision ball-bearings to give you a better and smoother ride, making the babies experience more pleasant and allowing you to enjoy a better run.
The front wheel is permanently fixed which has mixed reviews. Some reviewers mentioned they would have preferred something with a swivel tire to make turning and maneuvering a little easier. If you are looking for something where you need more maneuverability, for shopping at the mall or walking in the big city, you might want to find an alternative stroller that has this feature. If you are strictly looking for something to use while running, then the stationary wheel is going to be just fine.
The tires, even though they are air-filled, will not pop easily. You are not going to have to worry about hitting a rock or branch while running and having the tire pop on you, leaving you practically standing with your child. It is going to be able to keep up with your active lifestyle with no worries.
The stroller features a hand brake which can make stopping a bit easier for both you and your child. When you need to comes to a stop you can use this brake to help you slow down instead of just stopping and jarring both you and your little one. There is also a leash located on the handle which is recommended that you use, strapping it to your wrist while you are on the go. This will help if you stop and take your hands off the stroller, alerting you if it starts to roll away, keeping your child safe.
Finally, the seat features a 5-point safety harness to keep your little one safely secured in their position while you are out and about. They also have padded restraint sleeves for added comfort for your child. This is going to help keep your baby securely strapped into the buggy so you will not have to worry about him/her falling out and injuring themselves as you are running.