So we decided after years of living in our kitchen surrounded by delectable baked goods that it was time to try and get back into shape. Having two kids can really transform and wreak havoc on your body. My figure has long been gone, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t do something about it. So with this positive frame of mind going I purchased our family a running stroller. I used to like to go jogging, another lifetime ago, and thought that this type of stroller is something that everyone would get a lot out of use from.
There are all types of strollers out there, and I was not looking to spend a lot, so I found a rather impressive mid-range model that has turned out to be perfect for what I needed. The Turismo running stroller from Schwinn has been really good to our family, and my waistline has slowly been improving. The reviews of the Schwinn Turismo were fairly positive and since it was something that we could afford, we decided to go ahead and try one.
While it is currently just outside of the top echelon of jogging strollers, it still has a lot to offer our family. The children also love to go for our little jaunts around the neighborhood. So for anyone looking to get a new jogger, our little review will hopefully be somewhat helpful.
One feature that you’ll love about it is its built in speakers, which can hook up to any portable mp3 player to keep your little one completely relaxed and entertained during every ride. Another one is its adjustable handlebar, which allows you to set it at the right level to suit your height. It can be bought as a single or double jogging stroller and is available in a combination of two fashionable colors – red/gray and blue/gray.
Weight Capacity and Size
The Schwinn Turismo single stroller can accommodate children up to 50 pounds. It weighs only 24.5 pounds, and is made using high strength aluminum frame, which makes it easy to handle and light in weight. When folded, this stroller is relatively compact and measures 33.5 x 23 x 25 inches. It fits easily into the trunk of small cars when folded.
3-Wheel Design For All Terrains
The stroller has a 12-inch swiveling front wheel that locks forward for extra stability and control. It also comes with 2 large 16-inch rear wheels made of high strength aluminum. The wide wheels glide effortlessly on all surfaces, offering a smooth ride for your precious little one. The rubberized handle bar, lightweight design and swiveling front wheel of this baby stroller, make strolling extremely comfortable and enjoyable.
It is also equipped with several safety features to keep your baby secure at all times. For instance, it has a 5-point adjustable harness that securely straps your baby on the seat and provides him or her with a comfortable fit. The handlebar is also rubberized with a slip-resistant material to ensure you have a firm grip of the stroller. And to prevent the baby stroller from rolling away while stationary, there are foot activated rear pedals which you can use to secure it in place.
To ensure that your child is comfortable as you jog, the seat of the stroller is made using Faux lambskin that is gentle and soft to the skin. The seat is generously padded to ensure your baby is properly cushioned and comfortable as you run, jog, stroll or run. Note that the seat can be reclined easily in numerous positions to suit your baby.
The stroller also comes with a canopy to protect your child from drizzles, wind and damaging UV rays. The best part is that you can retract the canopy in five different positions to offer the best cover to your baby. There’s also a clear viewing window at the top through which you can keep an eye on your little one as you move around.
In addition, the stroller is equipped with an exposed spring suspension system on the rear wheels, which ensures a smooth ride by absorbing the shock resulting from bumpy roads.
If you love carrying lots of stuff while strolling with your little one, then you will love this baby stroller. It comes with a large under-seat basket to store your baby’s stuff, as well as a tray that can hold 2 bottles or cups of your favorite drink. As if that’s not enough, it also has a built in mp3 player speaker that will keep your baby entertained throughout the ride.
Ease of use – With the simple click of a button, you can raise or lower the handle bar to suit your personal height. The unit is also very easy to fold into a compact size.
The built-in mp3 speaker comes in handy to entertain your child with his or her favorite music as you jog.
The large removable basket beneath the jogger helps to keep stuff like a foldable umbrella, rain jackets and a backpack while on the go.
The model is also extremely easy to maneuver and push, thanks to its front swivel wheel and wide rear wheels.
The sun canopy, padded seats, spring suspension system and harness system, ensure your child is comfortable and safe as you jog or run errands.
The size of the stroller is a bit wider than that of the average jogging strollers in the market; hence you have to be careful while passing other people on a narrow track.
Many users also wish that it was fitted with a hand brake to improve overall convenience and safety.
All in all, Schwinn Turismo is an excellent all terrain stroller for all parents who want to maintain an active lifestyle. Considering its price and high end features, this is a very capable jogging stroller that provides decent overall value. Walking, jogging, and running have tremendous benefits that include weight loss. If you are looking for a way to burn off those years of indulging in your baked goodies, then this is one option worth looking into.