The InStep Safari Double Swivel Stroller has been a long time popularity as a best double jogging strollers in the current baby strollers market. For most active parents, strolling while running or jogging isn’t an easy task.
Most standard strollers don’t provide a smooth ride to kids, making it difficult for the parent to successfully control direction. The InStep Safari Double Jogger Stroller provides all of the features that you possibly need to stroll while running with ease. Designed with large back wheels and a swiveling front wheel that can be locked, the stroller is relatively easy to maneuver, keeping your little ones safe and comfortable during the entire ride.
Let’s take a closer look at the InStep Safari Double Swivel Stroller below.
Total stroller capacity: 100 pounds (50 pounds/seat)
5-point harness system
12-inch swiveling front-wheel
16-inch back wheels
Locking mechanism for front-wheel
2-cup child tray
2-cup parent tray
2 individual sun canopies
Storage basket under the seats
Similar to the Schwinn Turismo, the InStep Safari Double Swivel Stroller has pneumatic air tires, which minimize impact on uneven terrain, ensuring that your kids will stay comfortable. The front wheel can be locked into place to prevent swiveling, which will give you better control over the direction of the stroller.
This double jogger is equipped with a 5-point harness system added to each seat, which can be adjusted to provide a comfortable, custom fit to your kids, ensuring that they will stay properly secured while you’re running.
The large, 16-inch back wheels of the InStep Safari Double Jogging stroller will also contribute to the running performance of the model. Due to being larger than the front wheel, they enhance maneuvering, providing a smooth ride and effortless pushing.
The handle is rubberized to ensure a firm grip, preventing the handle from slipping off your hands. If you want to keep a bottle of water or your favorite energy drink within easy reach, you can make use of the parent tray, which will nicely accommodate your drink of choice in one of the two cup holders.
As for safety, the InStep Safari Double Jogger Stroller is similar to the Schwinn Turismo, featuring the same 5-point harness system that can be adjusted to offer a comfortable, custom fit. When strolling while you’re running, safety is of utmost importance, especially if the terrain is uneven.
Bumps can cause the stroller to tip, propelling your kids forward – and if the harness system is not properly secured, their safety is at stake. Thankfully, this isn’t a reason of concern with the InStep Safari Double Jogging Stroller, which offers an effective harness system with 5 points that ensures secure buckling.
Moreover, the front wheel can be manually locked into place, which is desirable while running. This will help prevent the wheel from swiveling during the ride, and also help avoid tipping in case that the terrain is uneven, giving you better control over the direction of the stroller.
Although this isn’t necessarily a safety feature, the rubberized handle has been designed to offer a better, firmer grip that is non-slip, so you won’t have to worry about losing control of the stroller if you start sweating.
However, the InStep Safari Double Swivel Stroller doesn’t have a hand brake, which may be a safety issue for some parents. There are two brakes located on the gear of each back wheel – and while this allows you to securely lock them into place, it will also take extra time when securing them at a stop.
The InStep Safari Double Jogging Stroller is relatively easy to use, coming with many convenient features that make strolling effortless. In the first place, there are two sun canopies that can be individually adjusted for each seat.
On top of offering great sun protection, the canopies are quite good for rainy, windy and stormy weather as well.
As for storage, the stroller has a storage basket under the seats, which isn’t as large as you may want, but still of a decent size. Keep in mind that a larger storage basket might actually make running difficult, as you will always have to be careful not to accidentally tip if your feet come into contact with the basket.
It will easily accommodate a few diapers, changing clothes and possibly your purse, so we find the basket otherwise convenient.
Both the child’s tray and parent’s tray are molded to offer better comfort, featuring two cup holders that allow you to keep any drink, whether a cup of coffee or your kids’ bottles, within your easy reach.
The cup holders won’t be suitable if you want to keep your phone inside, especially if it’s particularly large (e.g. iPhone 6 or 6 Plus), but this doesn’t affect their performance as cup holders.
Surprisingly, this factor makes this InStep Safari stroller better than the SE Duallie by BOB, which doesn’t come with any tray.
The great all-terrain performance of the InStep Safari Double Jogger is due to the pneumatic air tires, which will smoothly roll over any surface, and even on bumpy ones.
Pushing the stroller is a breeze on asphalt, as well as concrete, wooden and tile floors. Moreover, the large back wheels make it easy to turn corners and avoid obstacles if desired, which turns the InStep Safari Double Jogging Stroller from good to absolutely great.
This InStep double jogger stroller has an aluminum frame that isn’t as lightweight as you may want it to be, but this won’t impact your experience since the large back wheels make strolling smooth and effortless.
Most customers have reported the frame to be pretty durable and outlast cheapish strollers, but you shouldn’t expect the InStep Safari Double Jogging Stroller to last for longer than one 16 months.
This doesn’t compare to the SE Duallie by BOB, which has been reported to last longer than 4 years.
The rest of the stroller is made of plastic, which is relatively sturdy as compared to other models we’ve come across.
The seat covers are made of nylon, which isn’t as desirable since it isn’t breathable, increasing your kids’ body temperature considerably in warm/hot weather.
The canopies may be quite difficult to clean, which is another minor drawback of this particular jogging stroller.
To fold the InStep Safari Double Jogging Stroller, you have to use the two triggers, which allow you to conveniently break it up into several parts to make storage simple.
However, this can be pretty inconvenient since you will have to fold and then put it back together every time that you travel by car. If you value your time, then this InStep double jogger stroller isn’t what you need.
The weight of the stroller won’t change when folded down, but its size will make it relatively easy to store anywhere, even in the trunk of your SUV car. If the trunk is less spacious, then you will have troubles fitting it inside.
The InStep Safari Double Jogging Stroller ships in several parts that must be assembled before you can start strolling.
The user manual offers detailed and comprehensive instructions on how to assemble the unit, so even the least experienced parent should be able to put the stroller together in less than 5-10 minutes.
Intended as a jogging stroller, the InStep Safari Double Jogger is a great choice for parents who want to stay in shape. Once your kids are buckled in, and the front wheel is locked into place, you can start jogging right away.
But this doesn’t make it less of a perfect choice for strolling in the park or to the supermarket with your two little ones, so you should definitely consider the InStep Safari if you’d like to get more exercise.
It’s no doubt that the InStep Safari Double Swivel Stroller is one of the best double jogging strollers on the market.
Although there are huge similarities between this model and the Schwinn Turismo, we find the InStep Safari convenient for every parent, and ultra-comfortable for children as well.
Designed for sturdiness and durability, we are sure that this stroller will do its job very well, simplifying the whole point of jogging with your kids.