One of the most popular pushchair brands has launched a new buggy designed for active parents, the Bugaboo Runner.
The Runner can be bought as a complete pushchair (£583) but, innovatively, Bugaboo has also made the Runner’s chassis (£349) compatible with all other Bugaboo pushchair seats, providing they aren’t very old models. So you can just buy the chassis and click your Cameleon 3, Bee (2010 models onwards), Donkey or Buffalo seat straight on.
Read all our Bugaboo pushchairs reviews.
Parent-facing jogging pushchair
Another feature, which is likely to appeal to parents, is that you can have whichever seat unit you choose either parent-facing or facing away from you. Bugaboo claims this is unique to the Runner and it’s true that all joggers we’ve seen to date have forward-facing seats.
Bugaboo says you can use the Runner once your baby is nine months old and you can’t attach any other accessories, such as a carrycot or car seat, to the chassis.
Bugaboo Runner features
The runner has large, air-filled tyres and a fixed front wheel for stability. It looks like the underseat storage basket is fairly small but should be adequate for necessary essentials that you’d want to take with you on a run.
The handbrake looks easy to use – you just pull on the bar that runs the length of the handlebar to slow or stop.
Bugaboo claims the fold is so compact that it will fit any car boot (though you’ll need to remove the wheels). This is something we check in our full tests.
The Runner also features an adjustable handlebar, built-in suspension, and mudguards on all three wheels.
It’s launching in June and we’re really looking forward to taking one on a run so we can bring you our expert assessment.
If you don’t think you need a full running pushchair but want to be active with your baby, browse our reviews of all-terrain pushchairs.