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The SUVs of Strollerland, All-Terrain Strollers are sportier and sturdier than their standard stroller counterparts, but are more maneuverable than joggers. The main feature of an all-terrain stroller is that it sports a triangular design with two back wheels and only one (or two smaller, closer together wheels) in front. The wheels are large, pneumatic and well-shocked, giving baby a better ride and parents an easier push through uneven terrain. All-terrain strollers also have sturdier, usually aluminum, frames and large sun canopies for all that outdoor trekking.
Most all-terrain strollers are not meant to be used as jogging or running strollers, however. Jogging strollers have fixed front wheels, hand brakes, parent wrist tethers and are constructed to withstand a great amount of rock and roll. All-terrain strollers are great for off-roading excursions though, hikes, beaches and even the uneven urban jungle.
All-terrain strollers usually have a fixed sling seat that makes them inappropriate choices for babies under six months old, but some have seats that slightly recline. All-terrain strollers do fold, but not as compactly as their standard cousins, and many require you to remove the front wheel before folding.
Thankfully, many all-terrain strollers do include parent-friendly features like storage baskets, parent consoles and height-adjustable handles.
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