Graco® FastAction™ Fold Jogger Click Connect™ Stroller in Tangerine
You get what you pay for...
I bought the stroller a few months before my son was born, and he is now 9 months old. We were looking for a jogging stroller that would be easy to use while running, taking walks throughout the neighborhood, transport back and forth between grandma's house, and strolls through town. It does a decent job with all of those things.
1. When we were using our Graco Click Connect 35 car seat to 'hook into' the stroller when our son was a few months old, it worked great. You can feel confident that the car seat is locked in place when you hear the "click" sound.
2. Adequate amount of storage up top for cell phones, water, keys, etc. I would like for the storage compartment to lock closed though...especially when transporting the stroller in the car so those small items like hand sanitizer don't fall out.
3. Its fairly easy to run and walk with. Not to heavy, and not too light.
1. The sunshade won't stay in place... when we hit a small bump (on the sidewalk) the sunshade pulls back, and the sun gets in my baby's eyes.
2. The front wheel is always getting "stuck" in place, and I have to lift the front wheel off the ground to get the stroller to move again.
3. Its not the most comfortable place for my son to sit in for a prolonged period of time. He always manages to slide over to the side, or slide down in the seat.
Overall, I got my money's worth of a stroller. If I had to do it again I probably would have saved more money or gift cards and splurged on a BOB stroller. Sorry Graco!
November 6, 2014
the tires will not stay inflated and it is too big and bulky :(
October 27, 2014
Hate this stroller
Besides being heavy it is so uncomfortable. tires always seems to need air, and the sun shade does not block the sun from my toddler.
October 14, 2014
Faulty front wheel
I registered for this product because of the front wheel swivel and after 2 months of use it started clicking back into place and not swiveling. It's pretty frustrating! Also, it's super heavy to tote around for day to day activity.
October 7, 2014
Defective front wheel makes it unsafe
Pros: only one, which is the convenience of the click connect system to go from stroller to car easily.
Cons: unacceptably common defect in the front wheel which is supposed to swivel for easy turning with an option to lock straight. Right out of the box the lock automatically sets so your stroller cannot turn at all. This is so dangerous when trying to cross a busy street and maneuver around cars or get up onto a sidewalk. I cannot imagine jogging along and having the lock abruptly click! Graco will replace it for you but having a 6 week old baby makes this process really hard, especially if it was a gift and you don't know where it was purchased.
Also is very heavy, and, although it does fold easily, it doesn't fold neatly flat and is really hard to get into even an SUV. When folded it is supposed to be propped up by a kind of kickstand which is pretty flimsy and doesn't always pop out properly, so despite folding easily with one hand it will often fall over. Holding a baby makes it really difficult to pick it up and pull out the kickstand for it to stand up correctly.
Overall, every day I use this stroller I hate it more and more.
October 6, 2014
I absolutely LOVE my jogging stroller. I haven't had any canopy problems as others have mentioned. I have had the issue with the front wheel staying locked but when I contacted Graco about this issue they sent me a prepaid shipping label & replaced my stroller at no cost to me. The stroller is a little heavy & bulky but I have enjoyed having it on my runs.
October 2, 2014
Not perfect, but very good.
I've put 186 miles on this stroller since its purchase date, averaging 6 miles per run. I'd like to say a few things about its good features and its bad features.
- We have the click-connect carseat as well, which made it really convenient. When the carseat part is in the stroller, the carseat canopy combined with the stroller's canopy make total coverage for your child if the sun or the weather is really bad.
- The wheels are very sturdy. You will break or bend one of those plastic-spoked jobbies on other strollers long before you break one of these steel-spoked wheels.
- The stroller has a lot of flex to it, which I initially thought was bad. But it actually acts sort of like a suspension system for my child. When you hit a bump, the stroller flexes somewhat and cushions the blow -- unlike a rigid aluminum frame that might rattle the kid's teeth out.
- The stroller handles very well for regular shopping activity as well. It's not insanely wide, and it turns quite easily.
- Plenty of storage space underneath.
- The regular seat has multiple reclining positions, from almost all the way flat, to almost fully upright, and this is easy to adjust.
- The buckles are nice, with good, easy adjustments.
- My son loves this thing, and constantly tries to say the word "wheelie!" while he is in it. He has slept in it quite a bit during runs, so it must be pretty comfortable.
- The iPhone holder is dated. It is meant for an iPhone4. My 5S will only fit vertically. Forget putting your 6 plus in there.
- The little "hidden" compartment beneath the iPhone holder has a little flip-up door for access. It's a cool little compartment, but when you are running, this little door rattles non-stop. You'll have to tape it shut to avoid losing your sanity.
- This stroller is quite heavy, if that matters to you. Perhaps you are in the stroller Olympics? I've seen a lot of complaints about this, but in all honesty, who are you racing when you're running with a stroller? Isn't the point to get a workout? Suck it up and power up those hills you Nancy! If you manage to survive, you'll be faster than everyone else when you're running without a stroller.
- The handle is high. I'm 5'10", and it's up at my chest level. It is not adjustable in any way as far as I can tell. It works, but I'd like it just a hair lower. If you're 5'3", you might have a problem with it.
- The front wheel locks, but even when it is locked, it still turns about 2 degrees in either direction. I don't know why the manufacturers think this is a good idea. You don't need "just a little bit of turning." The wheel should be locked solidly straight, with maybe some sort of fine-tuning knob down by the wheel. It's quite easy to turn a stroller even when it has a fully-locked front wheel. This stroller just doesn't feel like it tracks very straight due to this issue. It always seems to be hunting for a direction. In my opinion, this is this stroller's biggest problem, and I might be customizing mine to fix this.
- I will say that it is quite stable with the steering lock off, and you can actually run like that without it doing anything unpredictable. It just means you have to be more mindful of where you're pushing on the handle.
- People say the canopy doesn't lock. When you have it fully-extended, if you hit a bump, it will come back just an inch or 2. It will not come back any further. This is not a big deal, and honestly, it allows you to deploy and retract your canopy in the middle of your run without stopping.
- The stroller has no hand brake. It's heavy, so if you're a tiny female running in super-hilly terrain, I could see wanting a brake. As a positive for this stroller, there is actually room to install a high-quality mountain bike v-brake to the front fork. There are plenty of bike shops that will actually do this for you. I am a 180lb dude, so I can manage the stroller quite easily without a brake.
September 30, 2014
Front wheel keeps locking
I have only used this stroller three times and the front wheel keeps locking. You can not stroll/jog with the front wheel locked. My right cup holder came defective and it is heavy, but my only real frustration is the front wheel locking.
September 23, 2014