Mountain Buggy Terrain Review
The Mountain Buggy Terrain is an excellent way for new parents to remain active and maintain their healthy lifestyle. So many people let their health and fitness go to the wayside when they welcome a new family member, many spouting that it has to do with a lack of babysitter and they just cannot get out of the house. Thanks to jogging strollers like this one, that is no longer a viable excuse. You can still get out and run or explore the unknown while taking your little one along for the ride. This buggy is designed to handle all kinds of terrains, letting you go off-roading with ease while still being able to head out for your normal, everyday activities. It transitions well from an active stroller to a more conventional one. Customers love this stroller, and it comes recommended by families who have been using it for years.
Easy to use
Great for off-roading
Comes with extra tires
Lots of storage
Features a hand brake
Easy engaging foot brake
Steep price tag
The harness is difficult to work
The large tires allow you to sail right over small obstacles that might get in your way, allowing you to go just about anywhere. The swivel front tire has a locking mechanism that you can engage as needed, allowing you the ability to go from tighter quarters where you need maneuverability to wide open, rougher terrains where stability is essential, all without stopping or changing strollers.
Whether you want to spend a day at the beach, enjoy your daily runs around the neighborhood, trek through the woods, or head out on a shopping trip, this stroller is going to be the perfect option for you and your family.
Ease of Use
It folds and unfolds with one hand, making it convenient when you are carrying your little one in your other hand while getting their ride ready to go. It is lightweight and not overly burdensome, so pushing it is relatively easy to do.
The Mountain Buggy comes with two sets of rear tires, 16-inch and 12-inch so you can choose what is going to work best for you and what you are planning on doing. The different sizes are going to give you the flexibility that you will need when transitioning from an urban to the active environment.
Yes, it is a bit on the bulky side, but that is not abnormal for these types of strollers, but it is relatively lightweight and super easy to push, making sure that you are going to be able to use less effort, keeping you a little more comfy, while you are out and about.
As for baby, they are going to be able to sit back and enjoy the ride while remaining nice and comfy the whole time. The stroller comes with two fabric sets and has three parent facing solutions so you can choose the position that will work best for you and your little one. The seat easily adjusts and can lie-flat and sit up, or incline to anything in between. Laying your little one down is excellent for the newborns (with the CarryCot add-on) out there, but you can give them a little bit of an incline if they get a bit fussy. You can set them up when they get a bit older so they can enjoy the scenery. You can also swap out the fabrics as needed to keep your child a little more comfortable.
The buggy features shock absorbing suspension that helps give you a pleasant and smooth ride, so your baby is not bouncing all around the place while you are walking or running.
The soft canvas materials of the stroller are heavy, and they feel durable, keeping them from tearing or ripping easily. The storage basket located under the seat is even sturdy and will be able to carry a heavy loaded without sagging or tearing.
One issue that some reviewers had about it was the tires. They are made out of a heavy duty plastic, but there seems to be a little too much flex and play with them. They are not going to break or fall apart while you're running, but they could have been designed a little better.
The Terrain features a five-point harness, which is standard for this type of product. Whereas this harness does keep your little one safe and secure, it can be a bit of a pain to use, frustrating some parents. It is difficult to put on, take off, and even adjust. There are separate pieces that snap into the buckle one at a time when snapping your little one in. When you press the button to release the straps, you have to pull all of the belts out one at a time as well. It's not too bad but can become tedious.
There are a couple of color options you can choose from when purchasing the Mountain Buggy so you can pick something that best works with your family. You can select from solus (yellow and grey), onyx (solid black), or graphite (black and white marble).
There are a plethora of additional accessories that you can choose from, sold separately, that can make your experience a little better. You can get a storm cover that will help keep the rain and moisture off of him/her while you are out and about. They also offer a duffle bag and a universal travel bag to help you carry around all your essentials. Mountain Buggy offers a food tray for your little one at an additional cost. This is something that many parents choose to get so they can give their little one's snacks on the fly.
If you have a newborn and still want to use this buggy you can opt for the infant car seat adaptor or the CarryCot so you can bring your baby with you while still keeping them comfy and secure.
None of these accessories are required for you to use the stroller, they are just additions you can get to help make your ride a little easier.
It comes with a zip-up storage compartment located under the seat. It has about a 20-pound restriction, which is a little higher than similar strollers on the market. The zip top is convenient because it will ensure that your belongings will not bounce out while you are running or trekking over rough grounds. It also features bottle holders on the handles for you to store your drinks or other belongings such as your phone or keys. And pockets, everywhere. There are a lot of pockets throughout the carriage so you can store all kinds of goodies, such as snacks and toys. There are pockets located in the basket, the seat, and even in the canopy. The canopy pocket is designed for your phone or mp3 player and has a hole in it that you can thread your earbuds through so you can listen while out and about.
The Terrain features a convenient hand brake that is compatible with both sizes wheels, giving you better control if you are heading down hills or traversing more difficult grounds. It also has a foot brake that is super easy to engage, and it is even flip flop friendly. You simply press the brake with your foot when you are stopped and pop it back up when you are ready to start up again.
The buggy has a canopy that sits high on the stroller, allowing a decent amount of headroom for your little one but can leave smaller children a bit exposed. Some customers complained that the sunshade is only average in size, however, and not extra large like they would find on some of the competitor's products. It does feature a peek-a-boo window with a magnetic snap, although it's a little too far forward making it a bit difficult to just look down and check on your kid, you have to bend over a little to see through the window.