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Where to Buy:
- 75 pounds weight capacity
- Fixed front wheel
- 16-inch molded polymer quick-release pneumatic wheels
- Hand caliper braking system
- Ergonomic handlebar with wipe-clean grip
- Rear parking brake
- Padded reclining seat with vented seat top and retractable weather cover
- Adjustable 5-point child safety harness with shoulder pads
- Patented quick-fold technology – folds in one simple step (one handed)
- Removable auto-lock feature
- Fold strap keeps stroller folded
- Large multi-position sun canopy with peek-a-boo window
- Removable under seat storage basket and seat-back storage
- Patented universal accessory mounting bracket – accessorize your stroller with ease
Baby Jogger FIT Stroller Review:
The Baby Jogger FIT is basically a Baby Jogger Summit with a fixed wheel instead of a swivel wheel. The F.I.T. stands for (For Intermediate Training). So, if you’re semi-serious about running or jogging, than the Baby Jogger FIT would be perfect! Plus, it’s about $100 dollars cheaper than the Summit.
What I Love
The Baby Jogger FIT offers one of the tallest seats available. The seat back actually only measures 20.5″, but with the dome shaped canopy you get a total 24.5″ of head room. That’s more than the BOB Ironman, the BOB Sport Utility, and the Joovy Zoom ATS. It also offers a weight capacity of 75 pounds, and with the extra head room, you can actually use it up to 75 pounds.
It has silent recline, which is one of those things you don’t really think about until your little one falls asleep and you need to recline them. Some jogging strollers require two hands, and the transition from upright to recline is less than smooth. The Baby Jogger FIT only requires one hand, and it’s smooth and silent.
I love the canopy! It’s multi-positional, and it provides extensive coverage from every angle. It also offers a large peek-a-boo window that secures firmly with velcroe, so no flapping in the wind.
What I Don’t Like
The Baby Jogger FIT doesn’t have shocks! I don’t understand why they didn’t include shocks on this model, it just seems kind of silly. I must say though, the ride is still pretty smooth, but if you hit a patch of rough side walk, you can definitely feel the bumps.
Also, the storage net under the Baby Jogger FIT is pretty small and doesn’t hold much, but that’s pretty much par for the course when it comes to running strollers. You still have the net on the back of the seat, which is perhaps more useful anyways. Also, the basket underneath the stroller can be removed, so if you’re going somewhere that requires more clearance, or if you’re trying to shave excess weight, this might come in handy.
The only other thing that concerned me was that three reviewers complained about it not tracking straight. This is very important, a running stroller has to track straight or it’s pretty much useless. Upon further research I found that if you tighten the front tire too much during installation, it will NOT track straight. So BE CAREFUL! Also, make sure that the tire pressure in all three tires is even. Baby Jogger recommends 20 PSI. The slightest difference could affect the tracking.
I’m not a huge fan of the price tag either, but it is durable, and Baby Jogger in general has an awesome warranty plan, so it will last…forever!
As far as reviews go, 20 out of 25 rated the Baby Jogger FIT 4 to 5 stars, that’s an 80% customer satisfaction rating. This rating should have been higher, however, there were a few reviewers that gave it a low star rating based on the fact that the front wheel is fixed. It’s a running stroller, it’s supposed to be fixed. So, if you ignore a couple of those misinformed reviews, then the Baby Jogger FIT would have more like a 90% satisfaction rating. That is why I still gave it 5 stars.
The most loved feature was definitely the extra head room, and of course, the one-handed fold. I mentioned above that the Baby Jogger FIT doesn’t have shocks. The thing is, hardly anyone actually complained about this. Most raved about the super smooth ride. As for complaints, most mirrored my own. The only other complaint worth mentioning is that the seat doesn’t have a back support board. It’s super soft, but some reviewers found that their children were actually slouching. So I looked into it and found out that the City Mini Seat Support Board is compatible with the Baby Jogger FIT. So if you find that you’re having the same issue, it can be solved.
Where To Buy:
If you’re still undecided, check out the video below to see the Baby Jogger FIT in action, or read the customer reviews on Amazon.
Baby Jogger FIT Video Demo:
See an additional video demonstration by Baby Jogger here.
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