|Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller|
|Type||An affordable jogging stroller convertible into a travel system|
|Dimensions while folded||37.5″ x 25.5″ x 16″|
|Maximum weight capacity||55 lbs|
|Main advantages||A convertible stroller packed with amazing features such as an adjustable handlebar, a handbrake, an extra large water resistant canopy, a parent’s organiser and a patented suspension system which offers you a possibility to choose from two options for making the stroller more suitable for a particular terrain. The stroller is relatively compact while compared to other models and can fit the trunk even of a sedan.|
A jogging stroller is one of the most expensive type of models available on the market. If you have already had a chance to check some of the options offered by manufacturers and sellers, you have definitely noticed that joggers tend to be a way more expensive than lightweight strollers or even all-in-one products.
There is nothing strange in it since joggers have to be particularly safe and convenient for your baby whereas the conditions under which you are going to use such a stroller are harsher than in the case of daily strollers or lightweight ones designed specifically for urban areas. It doesn’t matter whether you are going to practice jogging with your child, explore new locations during off-road trips or simply use a stroller in the country on a daily basis, the best option in all of these cases will be one of solid and comfortable joggers. In this review I am going to introduce one of my favorite strollers of this type which combines almost all possible features you and your baby might need and is still one of the most affordable products available on the current market. Meet Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller!
You might have already come across the products offered by Chicco which is well-known for high-quality goods for babies and toddlers which do not cost much. The brand also has a collection of strollers including a series of jogging models which are also pretty affordable especially while compared to the products of other brands. Of course, as usually, parents have different opinions about the joggers offered by Chicco which is true for any manufacturer, however, Chicco’s joggers are regarded as top products of the low-price category.
When it comes to Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller, many parents actually believe this particular jogging stroller is a way better than some of the most exclusive and expensive models of this type.
Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller is a jogging stroller packed with great features which I am going to highlight in this review. The jogger weighs 28.5 pounds which makes it heavier than the products coming under the lightweight category, however, such a weight is a necessary characteristics of any durable and solid jogging stroller which would be simply unsafe for your baby if it were lightweight.
Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller can be used for jogging with babies who are at least six months old, although generally many doctors recommend to wait until the child reaches the age of eight months. The same comes for off-road strolls. Note, such age restrictions are related to jogging with a baby in general, not just for this particular model.
This stroller is convertible which means you can turn it into a travel system by attaching an infant car seat. You will learn more about the Chicco TRE travel system in the following part of the review. So far, I would like you to pay your attention to the fact a travel system is a great way to extend the age limits for using this stroller, albeit you are still not allowed to use it for jogging with your baby. Even if you are going to use the Chicco TRE travel system with babies who are older than six months, you absolutely should stick to regular walks. Only Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller in its original configuration is safe for jogging with kids.
The weight capacity of Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller is 55 pounds which makes this stroller suitable for preschoolers as well.
As you can imagine, Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller is not a small stroller which is absolutely typical for any jogger. Yet, this model is definitely a compact one no matter how you are going to use store it while it is folded.
The size of the unfolded stroller is 47.5″ x 25.5″ x 42″, however, a simple folding mechanism can easily reduce the dimensions to 37.5″ x 25.5″ x 16″. No matter whether you want to keep the fold upright which can stand on its own or lay it flat, you will find it really compact.
Furthermore, once you remove the wheels which is a very simple task, you will find the fold fits even to sedans which is really a great feature since even some of the exclusive pricey joggers are featured by the fold too large for being kept in SUVs.
Let’s start our examination of this stroller paying particular attention to the safety features used in this model. Be particularly careful while reading about the wheels and suspension of Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller which re absolutely crucial for a convenient and safe ride of your child.
Just as I have mentioned above, Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller can be converted into a travel system. Thus, it actually provides babies with two seating options, however, this stroller is usually sold separately from an infant car seat. Good news is you will not to have to buy any additional adapters as Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller is compatible with infant car seat which can be attached to the frame of this jogger directly.
You already know that the weight capacity of the major seat of Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller is 55 pounds whereas the minimum age you can use it with your baby is 6 months.
The seat of Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller is quite large and covered with rich soft and pleasant padding which features all the strollers of Q-collection of the brand. The fabric of the seats of the strollers of this series is not just particularly attractive, but it has also been designed in such a way as to provide your baby with extra comfort. Hence, the material of the seat is breathable and also has reflective elements for extra safety. As a parent, you will be pleased to know this stroller can be easily cleaned by wiping.
The seat can be reclined to several positions including the one suitable for napping.
For the safety of your child, the manufacturer has added a five-point harness to the seat and also a bumper bar which is included into the price. This element can be removed if you do not need it.
A travel system based on Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller can be created with any Key Fit or Fit2 infant car seats offered by Chicco. Actually, these are some of the safest infant car seats offered by this brand. Fortunately, you will not need any adapters for attaching an infant cars eat to the frame of your stroller.
This means you do not have to pay extra money for this item and, at the same time, you will never get into a situation when you lose them or forget at home. You can just click the seat into the frame directly. The major Chicco’s seat does not require removing in order to turn the stroller into a travel system.
The wheels and suspension of are some of the greatest features of this stroller. Let me explain you why.
The design of the stroller is typical for joggers which includes three wheels. The front wheel of the stroller is smaller and it has 12 inches. The rear wheels are larger – each has 16 inches. There is a swiveling mechanism in the front wheel which makes it pivot increasing the convenience of maneuvering, however, as you might need a more stable ride in some situations, you can easily lock the front wheel. Unlike in the case of the majority of strollers, you can lock the wheel on the go without a need to stop the stroller. I like this feature very much since there are many situation when you actually have to switch from swiveling wheel to a locked one several times during the ride.
The wheels of this stroller are pneumatic and are covered with special anti-puncture tires which makes them highly resistant to damages.
The suspension of this stroller is really unique. This one is based on two modes designed for different types of terrains. Thus, you will be able to adjust it to bumpy surfaces and smooth pavements making the ride safer for your baby and more convenient for yourself.
I am more than glad that Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller is equipped in two brakes which is a rather rare feature among strollers, albeit, it is extremely useful.
A parking brake is more a standard for strollers of all categories, however, their design can differ a lot. When it comes to Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller, it has a one-action parking brake which is based on a single pedal.
A handbrake is an extremely useful feature indeed. This one allows you to stop the stroller in a more convenient and safer way especially when you are running down the hill and it is really not thus easy to reach the pedal of parking brake with your foot. To be honest, this feature alone makes Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller one of my favourite joggers as even the most expensive models usually do not have this element.
The canopy of Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller is particularly large providing your baby with almost full coverage. There are several levels for unfolding the canopy and its parts are fixed folded with zippers. The material it is made of is featured by sun protection and, at the same time, it is waterproof. Thus, in many situations you will not need to take a rain cover out and unfold it since your child will not get wet under the rain.
There is a peek-a-boo window on the canopy which is great for checking your child, although it has one disadvantage. The manufacturer made the window of mesh and added a cover made of plastic. The cover can be opened and closed with a zipper.
On the one hand, it is a nice solution wince you will be able to see your child through the window even when it is raining, yet, it also means the window will always let light through it which is not particularly needed when your baby is asleep in the stroller.
The handlebar of Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller is covered with foam which is not the best choice of a material for this part of a stroller for me. That is so since such a material is prone to damages and especially can be easily torn.
At the same time, the handlebar is adjustable. The stroller is equipped into a rotating mechanism so you will be able to choose from several positions and set the height of the handlebar according to your personal needs.
As an extra measure of safety, the manufacturer has added a wrist strap to the handlebar of the stroller.
There are a couple of storage options in Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller. Of course, the major one is a large storage basket which is located under the seat. Fortunately, you will be able to access the possessions you are going to keep in it even when the seat is reclined to its most flat position.
Don’t forget about a very convenient parent’s tray made of fabric which has two cup holders and a pocket for small items in the middle. The tray is very handy and it is really great you will not have to pay for it any extra money.
Currently, the model of Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller available on the market is Titan. This one combines a stylish colour which is a mixture of grey and silver tints as well as a black colour. Reflective parts are also adding special accents to the design of this stroller.
Some of the accessories which are sold separately in the case of many other strollers are coming with Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller. For instance, they are a parent’s tray which I have mentioned above as well as a bumper bar.
Fortunately, you do not have to pay additional money for adapters for a travel system as the seats compatible with this stroller are attached to it directly.
I am sure you have already noticed how Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller is literally packed with amazing features and still, this stroller is not thus expensive as the joggers of some other popular brands. As for me, this stroller has practically anything needed for a safe ride. Of course, you might have a different opinion about this product. Check these lists of advantages and disadvantages of Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller and you will be able to understand all the crucial parts of this stroller better.
I guess there is no need to tell how many amazing features there are in Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller. The list I have put above includes a lot of details which make this jogging stroller one of the best options available on the market. Taking into consideration the fact this stroller is also not thus expensive like many other alternatives, this can be really a good investment.
Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller was made not only for a smooth ride over different types of terrains including the bumpiest of them but it is also stuffed with a variety of additional safety features and elements which will make the ride convenient not only for your baby but for you as well.
Apart from the features which can be found in many other strollers, Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller has a number of quite rare elements which are making this product really outstanding on the market. For instance, take the suspension system which can be adjusted to different types of terrains. There are some exclusive models of strollers which will allow you to change the suspension according to the weight of your child, however, this one can be customized according to the type of surface you are using your stroller at the moment.
Another fantastic feature is a possibility to lock the swiveling mechanism of the front wheel on the go. This is a way more comfortable than the mechanisms used in the majority of other strollers.
On top of that. I am really happy Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller has a handbrake besides a standard parking brake. This is one of the best safety features possible in jogging strollers, although you will hardly find such models on the market.
Needless to say, I am recommending this stroller for purchase. The only real reason to refrain from buying it is the situation in which you already own an infant car seat which you really want to use while it is not compatible with Chicco TRE Jogging Stroller. Otherwise, this stroller is really worth its price!