InStep Safari Swivel Jogger – Reviews, Questions & Answers

InStep Safari Swivel Jogger

check-price-on-amazonInStep Safari Swivel Jogger features

  • 12-inch front and 16-inch rear pneumatic tires with molded rims provide performance and durability
  • Molded parent tray with two cup holders adds convenience
  • Dual trigger folding mechanism offers uncompromising safety
  • Rubberized handle grip is comfortable and slip resistant
  • Pivoting, molded child tray with two cup holders


InStep Safari Swivel Jogger
 

check-price-on-amazonThe perfect option for the active parent. The swiveling front wheel allows you to maneuver in tight corners or through crowds and the option to lock the wheel still allows you to go out and run that 5K with the little one(s). Bike Style Swivel Stroller Molded ? flip open child tray with dual cup holders Car seat adapter allows for use with several car seat brands Color Blue/Gray Height 42.2 Width 22.5 Length 52
The Instep Safari Swivel Wheel Single Jogging Stroller features 12-inch front and 16-inch rear pneumatic tires with molded rims for durability and performance. A dual trigger folding mechanism offers uncompromising safety while the rubberized handle grip ensures slip-resistant comfort. Other features include a molded parent tray with two cup holders plus a pivoting and molded child tray, also with two cup holders.

A dual trigger folding mechanism makes folding the jogger for transport easy and safe.

Specifications:

  • 12-inch front, 16-inch rear pneumatic tires with molded rims provide performance and durability
  • Molded parent tray with two cup holders adds convenience
  • Dual trigger folding mechanism offers uncompromising safety
  • Rubberized handle grip is comfortable and slip resistant
  • Pivoting, molded child tray with two cup holders
  • Stroller is compatible with MANY infant car seats including but not limited to Safety 1st, Cosco, and Eddie Bauer
  • Weight: 31.31 pounds

Instep’s Stance on Safety Instep is a proud member of the JPMA organization and choose to have our strollers tested by an independent testing laboratory to the specific ASTM standard to ensure each and every stroller is safe. Instep recommends that a child be at least 6 months of age before putting him/her in any stroller. Bike trailers are not for use with children under the age of 12 months or one year. Children must be able to support the weight of their heads so they can support the weight of a helmet, which is always recommended for use while a child is riding in a trailer.


InStep Safari Swivel Jogger
 

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Q:Will a newborn fit in the stroller comfortably? (2 months)

A:

I would not recommend putting a newborn in the seat. The seat is quite large and not very padded. However you can easily place an infant car seat on the stroller. That is what I did with my daughter when she was little. The stroller comes with instructions of how to place the infant car seat. Basically the head of the car seat snaps to the cupholder/tray part of the stroller and then you buckle it in with a safety strap which secures the infant car seat. It may make the stroller a little heavier but works perfectly fine.

Q:Is the child tray removable?

A:

It doesn’t snap out. My husband got one of his tools out and removed it for a time.

Q:Does the sun shade move all the way forward and all the way back to keep the sun out of the kids’ eyes?

A:

It will move all the way down to the cup holder, but then there is space exposed up by the runners’ handles. So it doesn’t go from handles to cup holder at the same time.

Q:Does it fold up nicely for storage?

A:

Kind of, the wheels detach but it’s still very big. It’s comparable to other joggers.

Q:Will this stroller go through sand?

A:

We used it on the beach in the south western part of Korea and had no issues. Of course it will depend on the weight of total cargo (kid, food, water, and what ever else you put in cargo area underneath) worst case we found we had to lift the front wheel a bit putting all the weight on the back wheels but it handled it like a champ. Hope this helps.

Q:would my baby trend car seat work with this?

A:

Yes, you may have to adjust the back of the stroller to support the car seat, but the cup holders are setup to set the car seat in.

Q:What age/weight will this stroller tolerate?

A:

It is rated for up to 50lbs. My short four year fits with plenty of room. She’s not quite 3 ft 6 in.

Q:When I jog, the front wheel is wobbly. Has anyone experienced this and know how to fix it?

A:

You have to lock the wheel to keep it straight for jogging. There is a little switch on the front wheel. Jogging with the swivel engaged is dangerous.

Q:Does the front wheel lock into a fixed position? Would this be good for gravel roads?

A:

The front wheel does lock. We live on a gravel road and I don’t have any problems walking with it, I can’t tell you about running with it on gravel.

Q:InStep Safari Swivel Jogger – Can toddlers sit upright easily with support? The picture appears to show only a deep reclined position.

A:

Yes they can and it is very easy to take the stroller from the laying position to the sitting position

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Q:What’s the child weight limit

A:

50 lbs, i believe.

Q:Do you attach a toy activity center on this stroller? or when you jog, the baby is entertained by motion and doesn’t need any additional toys? Thanks!

A:

I use snacks, individual stroller toys, or plan around naptime. Often my baby will just watch the trees and the clouds on the sky. It really depends on your baby.

Q:How much assembly does it need out of the box? Are tools needed?

A:

It’s basically snap-on for the most part its assembled with the exception of a few parts you have to put on yourself and if instep products require tools they usually include the tools with it (though the tools are really cheap quality)

Q:Does it come with a carrying case?

A:

No..I’m not sure I have ever heard of a carrying case for a stroller

Q:What is the weight of the product

A:

Shilling weight says 25lbs. It’s pretty heavy to hoist in and out of the trunk. I mainly keep it at home for walks.

Q:Does the child seat move back so the kid can ‘lay down’ in the stroller?

A:

Yes

Q:Can a Chico infant carrier fit in this stroller?

A:

That I don’t know. It was a gift to my sister who didn’t use it until her son could hold up his head.

Q:Would this stroller be appropriate for a newborn if an insert is used to support the baby’s head and neck?

A:

Absolutely not, no jogging stroller is according to AAP, 6 mo is the youngest. Obviously jogging strollers where you can attach a car seat and don’t plan on running (newborn’s spine is too fragile for the bumps) are ok.

Q:How much does the stroller weigh?

A:

45 lbs, if i recall correctly. not fun to lift into a car, but not impossible.

Q:What is the weight limit?

A:

I think it’s 50 lbs

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Q:How does it do on woodsy trails?

A:

Great

Q:Is this stroller good for jogging?

A:

Yes. However, you will want to invest in an air pump.A laden stroller will lose tire pressure/air. We hardly use ours anymore now that our daughter is older, but this jogger was really a life saver for us. We did jog with it, took it off road, etc….

Q:I am a jogger, not an athlete but like to jog every other day for an hour or maybe less. Is this the right stroller for me and my baby?

A:

you definately could use it for jogging but it is heavy and doesnt have a break on it.

Q:I am not a jogger but I walk/hike on unpaved trails so I am looking for something that will provide a smoothe ride for my baby. Is this the stroller for me?

A:

Yes, it’s very good for walking. I didn’t take it on a ton of off-road trails, but it is very smooth for walking.

Q:Will this stroller push easily through sand? Looking for an all terrain stroller to take to the beach but don’t want to spend a fortune.

A:

I bought it and shipped it to the philippines for a 10 year old boy who can not walk. I don’t know about sand, but I know it can go over some rough terraine of dirt and rocks.

Q:Is this compatible with the Chicco Key Fit 30 car seat?

A:

Yes, I did use it with that car seat. It didn’t lock in place, but it sits on top fine & you can use the safety strap if you want.

Q:Does this jogger fit Graco car seats?

A:

Yes. I bought it for that exact purpose. I even got my snugride35 in it.

Q:is this compatible with graco car seats?

A:

It looks like it would be but you can check their website or call. I included the number in a previous response. We had a Graco infant seat when my daughters were younger so I remember how they attached.

Q:Does the seat sit straight up? My son is constantly leaning forward in the stroller we have now!

A:

the seat will sit straight up. The strap to keep it foward is a little tricky, but it will catch and hold if pulled correctly.

Q:What model of bike pump was able to fit between the spokes to inflate the front wheel?

A:

A standard bicycle pump.

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Q:How does it do on woodsy trails?
A:

Q:Is this stroller good for jogging?
A:

Q:I am a jogger, not an athlete but like to jog every other day for an hour or maybe less. Is this the right stroller for me and my baby?
A:

Q:I am not a jogger but I walk/hike on unpaved trails so I am looking for something that will provide a smoothe ride for my baby. Is this the stroller for me?
A:

Q:Will this stroller push easily through sand? Looking for an all terrain stroller to take to the beach but don’t want to spend a fortune.
A:

Q:Is this compatible with the Chicco Key Fit 30 car seat?
A:

Q:Does this jogger fit Graco car seats?
A:

Q:is this compatible with graco car seats?
A:

Q:Does the seat sit straight up? My son is constantly leaning forward in the stroller we have now!
A:

Q:What model of bike pump was able to fit between the spokes to inflate the front wheel?
A:

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Q:How does it do on woodsy trails?

A:

Great

Q:Is this stroller good for jogging?

A:

Yes. However, you will want to invest in an air pump.A laden stroller will lose tire pressure/air. We hardly use ours anymore now that our daughter is older, but this jogger was really a life saver for us. We did jog with it, took it off road, etc….

Q:I am a jogger, not an athlete but like to jog every other day for an hour or maybe less. Is this the right stroller for me and my baby?

A:

you definately could use it for jogging but it is heavy and doesnt have a break on it.

Q:I am not a jogger but I walk/hike on unpaved trails so I am looking for something that will provide a smoothe ride for my baby. Is this the stroller for me?

A:

Yes, it’s very good for walking. I didn’t take it on a ton of off-road trails, but it is very smooth for walking.

Q:Will this stroller push easily through sand? Looking for an all terrain stroller to take to the beach but don’t want to spend a fortune.

A:

I bought it and shipped it to the philippines for a 10 year old boy who can not walk. I don’t know about sand, but I know it can go over some rough terraine of dirt and rocks.

Q:Is this compatible with the Chicco Key Fit 30 car seat?

A:

Yes, I did use it with that car seat. It didn’t lock in place, but it sits on top fine & you can use the safety strap if you want.

Q:Does this jogger fit Graco car seats?

A:

Yes. I bought it for that exact purpose. I even got my snugride35 in it.

Q:is this compatible with graco car seats?

A:

It looks like it would be but you can check their website or call. I included the number in a previous response. We had a Graco infant seat when my daughters were younger so I remember how they attached.

Q:Does the seat sit straight up? My son is constantly leaning forward in the stroller we have now!

A:

the seat will sit straight up. The strap to keep it foward is a little tricky, but it will catch and hold if pulled correctly.

Q:What model of bike pump was able to fit between the spokes to inflate the front wheel?

A:

A standard bicycle pump.

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Q:How does it do on woodsy trails?

A:

Great

Q:Is this stroller good for jogging?

A:

Yes. However, you will want to invest in an air pump.A laden stroller will lose tire pressure/air. We hardly use ours anymore now that our daughter is older, but this jogger was really a life saver for us. We did jog with it, took it off road, etc….

Q:I am a jogger, not an athlete but like to jog every other day for an hour or maybe less. Is this the right stroller for me and my baby?

A:

you definately could use it for jogging but it is heavy and doesnt have a break on it.

Q:I am not a jogger but I walk/hike on unpaved trails so I am looking for something that will provide a smoothe ride for my baby. Is this the stroller for me?

A:

Yes, it’s very good for walking. I didn’t take it on a ton of off-road trails, but it is very smooth for walking.

Q:Will this stroller push easily through sand? Looking for an all terrain stroller to take to the beach but don’t want to spend a fortune.

A:

I bought it and shipped it to the philippines for a 10 year old boy who can not walk. I don’t know about sand, but I know it can go over some rough terraine of dirt and rocks.

Q:Is this compatible with the Chicco Key Fit 30 car seat?

A:

Yes, I did use it with that car seat. It didn’t lock in place, but it sits on top fine & you can use the safety strap if you want.

Q:Does this jogger fit Graco car seats?

A:

Yes. I bought it for that exact purpose. I even got my snugride35 in it.

Q:is this compatible with graco car seats?

A:

It looks like it would be but you can check their website or call. I included the number in a previous response. We had a Graco infant seat when my daughters were younger so I remember how they attached.

Q:Does the seat sit straight up? My son is constantly leaning forward in the stroller we have now!

A:

the seat will sit straight up. The strap to keep it foward is a little tricky, but it will catch and hold if pulled correctly.

Q:What model of bike pump was able to fit between the spokes to inflate the front wheel?

A:

A standard bicycle pump.

check-price-on-amazon

Q:How does it do on woodsy trails?

A:

Great

Q:Is this stroller good for jogging?

A:

Yes. However, you will want to invest in an air pump.A laden stroller will lose tire pressure/air. We hardly use ours anymore now that our daughter is older, but this jogger was really a life saver for us. We did jog with it, took it off road, etc….

Q:I am a jogger, not an athlete but like to jog every other day for an hour or maybe less. Is this the right stroller for me and my baby?

A:

you definately could use it for jogging but it is heavy and doesnt have a break on it.

Q:I am not a jogger but I walk/hike on unpaved trails so I am looking for something that will provide a smoothe ride for my baby. Is this the stroller for me?

A:

Yes, it’s very good for walking. I didn’t take it on a ton of off-road trails, but it is very smooth for walking.

Q:Will this stroller push easily through sand? Looking for an all terrain stroller to take to the beach but don’t want to spend a fortune.

A:

I bought it and shipped it to the philippines for a 10 year old boy who can not walk. I don’t know about sand, but I know it can go over some rough terraine of dirt and rocks.

Q:Is this compatible with the Chicco Key Fit 30 car seat?

A:

Yes, I did use it with that car seat. It didn’t lock in place, but it sits on top fine & you can use the safety strap if you want.

Q:Does this jogger fit Graco car seats?

A:

Yes. I bought it for that exact purpose. I even got my snugride35 in it.

Q:is this compatible with graco car seats?

A:

It looks like it would be but you can check their website or call. I included the number in a previous response. We had a Graco infant seat when my daughters were younger so I remember how they attached.

Q:Does the seat sit straight up? My son is constantly leaning forward in the stroller we have now!

A:

the seat will sit straight up. The strap to keep it foward is a little tricky, but it will catch and hold if pulled correctly.

Q:What model of bike pump was able to fit between the spokes to inflate the front wheel?

A:

A standard bicycle pump.

check-price-on-amazon

Q:How does it do on woodsy trails?

A:

Great

Q:Is this stroller good for jogging?

A:

Yes. However, you will want to invest in an air pump.A laden stroller will lose tire pressure/air. We hardly use ours anymore now that our daughter is older, but this jogger was really a life saver for us. We did jog with it, took it off road, etc….

Q:I am a jogger, not an athlete but like to jog every other day for an hour or maybe less. Is this the right stroller for me and my baby?

A:

you definately could use it for jogging but it is heavy and doesnt have a break on it.

Q:I am not a jogger but I walk/hike on unpaved trails so I am looking for something that will provide a smoothe ride for my baby. Is this the stroller for me?

A:

Yes, it’s very good for walking. I didn’t take it on a ton of off-road trails, but it is very smooth for walking.

Q:Will this stroller push easily through sand? Looking for an all terrain stroller to take to the beach but don’t want to spend a fortune.

A:

I bought it and shipped it to the philippines for a 10 year old boy who can not walk. I don’t know about sand, but I know it can go over some rough terraine of dirt and rocks.

Q:Is this compatible with the Chicco Key Fit 30 car seat?

A:

Yes, I did use it with that car seat. It didn’t lock in place, but it sits on top fine & you can use the safety strap if you want.

Q:Does this jogger fit Graco car seats?

A:

Yes. I bought it for that exact purpose. I even got my snugride35 in it.

Q:is this compatible with graco car seats?

A:

It looks like it would be but you can check their website or call. I included the number in a previous response. We had a Graco infant seat when my daughters were younger so I remember how they attached.

Q:Does the seat sit straight up? My son is constantly leaning forward in the stroller we have now!

A:

the seat will sit straight up. The strap to keep it foward is a little tricky, but it will catch and hold if pulled correctly.

Q:What model of bike pump was able to fit between the spokes to inflate the front wheel?

A:

A standard bicycle pump.

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