Last month I was contacted to review a running stroller and while O is getting older she is still up for the occasional run with mom, although I know our days are limited. The Urbini Avi All-Terrain stroller arrived and the first thing I will say is assembly was a breeze even for me who has an issue reading the instructions! O and I had it out of the box and ready to go in 5 minutes!
I will preface this by saying my run with the Urbini was my first post-marathon run on a windy day and resulted in more of a run walk. We needed to make our typical run to the store for a few groceries before dinner and grabbed the stroller to go. We are lucky to live within 2 miles of 3 different grocery stores meaning most of my small trips are done as part of a run. My first thought was “wow this thing is tough to push!” but then I looked down and realized I never inflated the tires! Oops!
|Love the back pocket!|
What did I think?
- For a run/walk with lockable swivel wheel was great
- Easy to push and steer
- The bottom had large storage area for all my groceries because those few things always lead to more!
- Loved the ease of having a small pocket on back of seat (perfect for phone or wallet)
- Lightweight 22.3lbs (about the same as my other stroller at 23lbs)
- The adjustable handle allowed for more comfort when transitioning running to walking
A few great features…
- Self Stands (when folded)
- Inflatable Rubber Tires
- 5-Point Harness
- 2-Position Canopy that blocks more sun than my other stroller
- Safety Wrist Strap
- Reclining Seat
- Cup holder
- Weight limit of 65lbs so still able to run with my 33lb 4 ½ yo! (other stroller is 70lbs)
- About half the price of my other stroller $199 v $399 and sold exclusively at Walmart (meaning I would not be in a position to even see this stroller since I do not shop there! But not starting that discussion today!)
- Available in 5 colors: Blue, Pink, Gray, Red and Yellow
- Car Seat Package available
|Lots of room for groceries|
What did O think?
- She loved hiding behind the large canopy and having the peek-a-boo window above
- The seat cushion was comfortable
- Reclining was fun
- “Mom I could sleep in here!” What more do we need!
- There was a bar running across the back of her head that she didn’t like!
- No kid cup holder
|"Look mom I can hide!"|
Overall I think this is a great stroller for shorter runs, walks or just everyday use at a lower price. The cup holder and back pocket are so convenient and a huge perk. But as someone who ran 75% of their marathon training miles with a stroller I’ll stick with my other for the long runs. I also think that despite O still meeting the weight requirements the set up isn’t ideal for a larger child with the support bars.
*I was provided the Urbini Avi stroller for review but all opinions are my own.
What do you look for in a running stroller? What is your favorite?