Baby Trend Expedition ELX Review

Baby Trend Expedition ELX

Baby Trend Expedition ELX
77.5

Price

8/10

    Weight

    8/10

      Durability

      7/10

        Suitable For Jogging

        9/10

          Pros

          • Large bicycle style wheels
          • Large bicycle style wheels Easy to fold
          • Parent tray includes 2 cup holders
          • Roomy understeat storage basket
          • Front wheel easily locked

          Cons

          • Heavy - 42 lbs
          • Complaints about a loosely attached front wheel

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          When it comes to your child, you want the best and the safest for them – from high-chairs to car seats, strollers to cribs. Navigating the myriad of stroller options to find the right fit for your family can be overwhelming – you want to find something that meets your needs while keeping your baby safe and comfortable. If you are looking for a great, easy-to-use travel system that will blend seamlessly with your active lifestyle, you don’t want to miss the Baby Trend Expedition ELX.

          Baby Trend’s Expedition ELX is the perfect jogging stroller to compliment your life. Designed with parents like you in mind, it has all the features that will make your life on the go easier.

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          Baby Trend Expedition ELX Travel System Makes Life Easier

          Simply put, the Expedition ELX is a jogger travel system, meaning it includes both the jogging stroller and the car seat/base. The simplicity of having a compatible stroller and car seat should not be overlooked. You are able to “click” the car seat into the base in the car as well as directly onto the stroller. Not only is this a huge time saver while you are on the go, it prevents you from having to disrupt your baby if he/she is sleeping.

          The stroller is designed to accommodate children up to 50 lbs., while the car seat can hold a child up to 30 lbs., making this quite possibly the only stroller you will need as your child grows.

          9 Features That Will Make Your Run 100x More Enjoyable

          Designed for jogging, the Baby Trend Expedition ELX is packed with features that meet your needs on off-road terrain as well as running errands around town. These features include:

          • Larger, bicycle style wheels that give the stroller the stability it needs for jogging on the street and on rougher terrain.
          • Offered in 3 great color choices: Cherise (purple), Baltic (red) and Spearmint (green). It is one of the most aesthetically pleasing strollers on the market.
          • Easy to collapse. The levers allow you to collapse the stroller in half with only one hand (a must, as most parents would agree!)
          • Functional parent tray includes two cup holders and covered storage compartment while child tray allows for easy access to snacks and drinks.
          • Built in mp3 speakers (compatible with most mp3 players and iPod/iPhone devices) allow you to listen and sing with your child while you work out. By far, one of the best features of Baby Trend’s Expedition ELX, not included in other models. Gives you one less reason not to get out and run!
          • Roomy storage basket underneath provides able space for carrying a diaper bag or shopping bags
          • The stroller cover comes off for easy cleaning, which you know is essential for anything involving children!
          • Front wheel can be easily locked for stability when jogging or unlocked for making frequent turns on a leisurely walk.
          • Comfortable for both parents to use! The handle bar can be adjusted making it easy for both mom and dad to push it around.

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          3 Drawbacks To Consider

          With this stroller, there are no catches. It definitely works for active families who want a stroller than can blend with their life. But it is not perfect and with the good, comes a few bad. Some thoughts to consider when thinking about the Baby Trend Expedition ELX:

          • The manufacturer states that you should “never jog or run with your newborn in the car seat position. Use for strolling only.” To go running, you will want to use the actual stroller seat and perhaps wait until they are a bit older (i.e. not a newborn/infant).
          • Numerous complaints have been made about a loosely attached front wheel, leading some to believe it is an unsafe stroller. However, it is essential that you understand how to properly attach bicycle wheels, which can be different from most other stroller wheels. The “loose wheel” is easily preventable by tightening the bolt that attaches the wheel to the main body of the stroller.
          • All jogging strollers are heavy and quite large and the Baby Trend Expedition ELX is no exception. Weighing in at 42 lbs., the stroller is pretty bulky even when fully collapsed and it may be problematic fitting in the trunk of some sedans.

          To find the right stroller for your family, you should first figure out what you need it for. Yes, we all need it as a means of transportation for our little ones but when and where will you use it? Are you looking to continue the active lifestyle you had pre-children or looking to get out and exercise more now that the baby is here? For parents who want to include their children in their activities – be it hiking, running or simply enjoying the outdoors – instead of leaving them out, the Baby Trend Expedition ELX will be a perfect match.

          Pros

          • Large bicycle style wheels
          • Easy to fold
          • Parent tray includes two cup holders
          • Roomy storage basket
          • Front wheel easily locked

          Cons

          • Some complaints about a loosely attached front wheel
          • A tad heavy at 42 lbs

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