Since I live in the mountains, I had to have a serious stroller to handle the dirt roads and trails we walked. I had a jogging stroller made by Trek, but the front wheel did not swivel requiring a large turning radius that was not so practical when I did take it into town. Bumbleride has the problem solved with their all terrain Indie model:
Bumbleride Indie is suitable for infancy and up with standard infant headrest and shoulder pads, multi-use infant seat adapter/bumper bar and safety strap, jogging strap and cup holder
12″ air inflated tires with 360° swivel front wheel with inline locking option for light jogging
Multi-adjustable handle height, backrest and footrest with flat position for sleeping babies
Oversized canopy with SPF 45 UV lining for maximum sun coverage
Lightweight, anodized aluminum frame construction with an easy, compact fold and spacious cargo basket
Derek of Natural Papa wrote a great review of this stroller:
The Bumbleride is the Mercedes of strollers.
There, I said it.
We pushed this thing, fully loaded with a kid and all the assorted kid gear we could cram into it, up hills and over grass, through dirt and gravel and nuclear waste (ok, I’m stretching it a bit here), and it performed with extreme awesomeness. Yup, awesomeness.
Furthermore, the fabrics are made from recycled content and bamboo!
Would I buy this product? If I needed a new stroller yes, but I could never, ever afford the price tag ($490). I once bought a car for that price! The best thing to do for the planet and your budget is to get a used stroller. You can often find them on craigslist or from a friend. You can even barter a work trade or something, instead of dishing out the big bucks…but if you want a Mercedes…