Where to Buy:
- Lightweight aluminum frame – weighs 26.4 pounds
- 16″ air filled tires, with fixed front wheel, easily removable
- Front wheel controlled hand brake
- Rear wheel foot-activated parking brake
- Adjustable grip handle
- Adjustable five-point child harness
- Tether strap
- Padded, reclining seat
- Maximum weight 45 pounds
- Pedometer that tracks speed and distance
- Parent tray, with 2 water bottle holder, and items compartment
- ibaby sound system
- Children’s snack tray with cup holder
- Adjustable canopy that can be unzipped and detached
- Multi-position reclining seat
- Extra large basket for storage
- Extra gear pockets
- Fast, two-step free-standing fold-up design for stow-and-go portability
Jeep Overland Stroller Review:
The Price – The Jeep Overland Stroller is extremely well priced. It’s half the price of the leading competitors, and it comes with everything you need. Large rear 16″ air filled tires, a fixed front wheel, a hand brake and parking brake, child safety harness, and wrist strap.
The Canopy – It’s a nice size, it adjusts to multiple positions, and it can be unzipped and detached. It also stays put, and doesn’t flap around when it gets windy. Plus, you also get a nice sized peek-a-boo window on top with straps to secure the flap.
Adjustable Handle Bar – This is an extremely handy feature. It’s called the Smart Handle and it adjusts to multiple heights. I personally feel that there is no one-size-fits-all jogging stroller, therefore having the option to adjust the height of the handle bar gives you the ability to customize based on your personal preference.
Reclining Seat – The Overland’s seat reclines to multiple positions. The recline itself is easy to use, and smooth, which is a must when you have a sleeping baby on board.
Accessories – Parent tray, child’s tray, ibaby sound system, pedometer, need I say more? The Jeep Overland Stroller is not only reasonably priced, but you don’t have to pay extra for all the accessories!
What I Don’t Like
Weight Capacity – You can only use it up to 45 pounds, which is kind of a bummer.
As far as customer reviews go, the Jeep Overland Stroller did okay, not great, but okay. We’ll just put it this way, those that loved it, really loved it, and those that hated it, really hated it. With 73 out of 111 reviewers rating it 4 to 5 stars, that’s a 66% customer satisfaction rating. Now, to be fair, there were several low star ratings based on the fact that the front wheel is fixed. I guess quite a few people didn’t do their research before they purchased it. The Jeep Overland Stroller is a running stroller, that is why the front wheel is fixed. NO, it does not swivel! YES, you have to pop a wheelie to turn it! If you are not a serious runner/jogger/hiker, the fixed wheel is going to be annoying, so get a swivel wheel jogger instead.
Most of the reviewers, that is the one’s that purchased the Jeep Overland Stroller with the intention of jogging/running/hiking, were extremely pleased. The most loved features would probably be the canopy, the adjustable handle bar, the extra accessories, and the ipod speaker.
Now let’s take a look at some of the complaints. There were several complaints regarding the tracking. Some said it veered left, some said it veered right, while others said that it tracked straight. Here are my thoughts. The front wheel has to be fully seated in the front fork. If it is not, this will affect the tracking. The Jeep Overland Stroller does not come fully assembled, you have to put the front wheel on by yourself. Hmmmmm. Also, several of the reviewers that complained about the tracking also complained about the tires going flat. Now, Jeep recommends that all of the tires have an even 35 PSI. If you over-fill a tire, this could damage the tube, and therefore lead to leaking. In the same breath, if your tires do not have the same air pressure all the way around, this could lead to tracking issues. Hmmmmm.
Quite a few people complained about the Jeep Overland Stroller being too heavy, and too hard to push and run behind…..most running strollers are hard to push and run behind. It only weighs 26.4 pounds, which is actually pretty lightweight. The reason it’s hard to push is because it doesn’t have sealed ball bearings, or an aircraft grade aluminum frame. If it did, it would cost a whole lot more. So, deal with it, or get yourself a BOB and spend $200 dollars more.
Another common complaint was regarding the ibaby sound system. Most loved it, in fact it was probably one of the biggest selling points for the Jeep Overland Stroller. However, some complained that it wasn’t loud enough, and that they couldn’t hear it over the traffic. I have mixed feelings about this. Number one, I get extremely frustrated when I’m listening to music and I can’t understand the words in the song. Number two, you really should be listening to the traffic more so than listening to your ipod. Maybe it’s a safety issue, I don’t know, but just know that the speaker doesn’t offer surround sound.
A few people also complained about the Pedometer not working correctly, or falling off and breaking. One reviewer was extremely frustrated when his Jeep Overland Stroller was missing the Pedometer. SERIOUSLY……it’s a pedometer, go to the store a buy another one! They’re cheap! It’s just an extra! It doesn’t make the stroller perform better, and it seriously shouldn’t be a reason why you give the Jeep Overland Stroller a ONE STAR RATING!!!! Okay, I’m done with my rant now.
Let me make this extremely clear. The Jeep Overland Stroller is not a BOB! It’s not a Baby Jogger! It is a running stroller designed to offer everything you need, with a little extra for fun, and it’s meant to be affordable. I personally like this stroller, very much. I think it’s well designed, and well worth the price tag.
Where to Buy:
If you’re still undecided, check out the video demo below for more information, or read some of the customer feedback on Amazon.
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