Best Stroller For Snow – TOP 3 All Terrain Strollers For Winter

Are you living in area where winters are rough? Snow and slush don’t mean you have to give up on exploring outdoors with your baby! You just need a proper winter stroller.

Best Stroller for snow

How to choose safe and top-quality stroller for snowy roads? There are few things that you should keep in mind.

Best Stroller For Winter And Snow – Features

Without further ado, here is the list of features that make stroller more easy to push through the snow.

1. Three-wheel construction with lockable front wheel

Generally speaking strollers that have three wheels instead of four are easier to push on rough terrain, including snow.

It makes the stroller easier to operate, as well and more agile and maneuverable.

Another important thing is the front wheel – swivel and lockable one is ideal.

By locking the front wheel you make the wheelbase longer and sturdier. It will be much easier to go over snowy sidewalks and you won’t get stuck.

In general, all jogging strollers with lockable front wheel will do fine on snow, but here I will recommend two models that lots of parents praise for exceptional performance on slush and snowy roads: Bumbleride Speed and BOB Revolution FLEX.

Best jogging strollers for snow - BOB Revolution Flex and Bumbleride Speed
Best jogging strollers for snow: BOB Revolution Flex and Bumbleride Speed

Of course you can choose any other jogging stroller (with swivel/lockable front wheel) that I reviewed in my ranking of joggers and it won’t disappoint you on snow.

I’m aware that not every parent can afford a jogger or simply don’t want to have a big and heavy stroller. There’s another solution.

There is also one standard 3-wheel stroller that can handle winter weather – Baby Jogger City Mini GT.

Baby Jogger City Mini GT - 3-wheel all-terrain stroller for snow
Baby Jogger City Mini GT – 3-wheel all-terrain stroller that is lighter than joggers but also handles snow
If you live in area where winters are not so rough, four-wheel stroller with big foam tires will probably work fine as well. Lots of parents use Baby Jogger City Select, UPPAbaby VISTA or Bugaboo Fox on snowy sidewalks and they are satisfied with their performance.

But if you’re looking for a stroller that will handle tons of snow, iced paths and slush, choose a model that meets the requirement that I mention here.

Preview
BOB Revolution Flex Jogging Stroller, Lagoon
Bumbleride Speed Jogging Stroller, Dawn Grey
Baby Jogger 2016 City Mini GT Single Stroller
Name
BOB Revolution FLEX
Bumbleride Speed
Baby Jogger City Mini GT
Type
Jogging Stroller
Jogging Stroller
All-Terrain Standard Stroller
Weight
28.5 lbs
26 lbs
22.5 lbs
3-Wheel Design
Wheels Size
Rear: 16'', Front: 12''
Rear: 16'', Front: 12''
Rear & Front: 8.5''
Wheels Type
Air-filled tires
Air-filled tires
Rubberized tires filled with foam
Suspension
Canopy
Large, 2-panel canopy with 1 peek-a-boo window
2-panel canopy with sun visor and 1 peek-a-boo window
Oversized 3-panel canopy with 2 peek-a-boo windows
Preview
BOB Revolution Flex Jogging Stroller, Lagoon
Name
BOB Revolution FLEX
Type
Jogging Stroller
Weight
28.5 lbs
3-Wheel Design
Wheels Size
Rear: 16'', Front: 12''
Wheels Type
Air-filled tires
Suspension
Canopy
Large, 2-panel canopy with 1 peek-a-boo window
Availability & Price
Preview
Bumbleride Speed Jogging Stroller, Dawn Grey
Name
Bumbleride Speed
Type
Jogging Stroller
Weight
26 lbs
3-Wheel Design
Wheels Size
Rear: 16'', Front: 12''
Wheels Type
Air-filled tires
Suspension
Canopy
2-panel canopy with sun visor and 1 peek-a-boo window
Availability & Price
Preview
Baby Jogger 2016 City Mini GT Single Stroller
Name
Baby Jogger City Mini GT
Type
All-Terrain Standard Stroller
Weight
22.5 lbs
3-Wheel Design
Wheels Size
Rear & Front: 8.5''
Wheels Type
Rubberized tires filled with foam
Suspension
Canopy
Oversized 3-panel canopy with 2 peek-a-boo windows
Availability & Price

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2. Big wheels with air-filled tires

The bigger the wheels the better. Look for a stroller that has at least 8″ wheels. This means that lightweight strollers are not a good choice for snow – most of them has 5″ wheels.

For winter weather choose a standard model marked as “all-terrain” or a jogging stroller.

Tires are also very important. Air-filled ones are the best because they roll much smoother. This makes stroller easier to push and the ride is more comfortable for the baby.

Both BOB Revolution FLEX and Bumbleride Speed meet all of these requirements. They have 16″ rear wheels and 12″ front wheels. Tires are filled with air and you should pump them once in a while to keep them in a good shape.

Bumbleride Speed can handle any type of terrain
Bumbleride Speed can handle any type of terrain thanks to large wheels with pumped tires. BOB Revolution Flex has the same sized wheels

Depending on the amount of snow, wheels with big rubber tires filled with foam should also work fine (Baby Jogger City Mini GT with 8.5″ wheels roll on snow really well).

Baby Jogger City Mini GT -All-terrain wheels
Baby Jogger City Mini GT doesn’t have wheels as big as joggers have, but they are suitable for more challenging terrain as well

But if there’s really a lot of snow in your neighborhood air-pumped tires are a must have.

I don’t recommend strollers with hard plastic wheels or almost flat tires. Strollers with dual front wheel (e.g. Britax B-Agile or Baby Trend EZ Ride) are also not a good choice – you will get stuck in snow for sure.

3. Suspension

Going through snow means your little one will be more exposed to shocks. If you don’t want your baby to shake and bounce too much, choose the best winter stroller with suspension that will smooth the ride.

Currently lots of strollers have good suspension system – you can find it not only on joggers, but standard strollers as well.

Stroller for winter weather
Stroller for winter weather should have good suspension to provide smooth ride on snowy paths, slush or even mud

All three strollers that I recommend here are equipped with shock-absorbing suspension so you can be sure your baby will have a pleasant ride.

4. Large canopy

During your stroll or run it may start snowing so your stroller has to have a big canopy to keep your baby dry and warm.

Oversized canopy will also protect baby from wind and catching a cold.

BOB Revolution has huge extendable 2-panel canopy that covers baby’s face and torso.

BOB Revolution Flex - Canopy
BOB Revolution Flex has roomy and long canopy with nice peek-a-boo window

Bumbleride Speed has 2-panel shade as well, but additionally there is pop-out visor. Your child will be well protected from snow and rain.

Bumbleride Speed - Extendable canopy
Bumbleride Speed features extendable canopy with pop-out sun visor

Baby Jogger City Mini GT has long 3-panel canopy that covers baby down to the waist.

Baby Jogger City Mini GT - Large canopy
Parents love Baby Jogger City Mini GT huge canopy. And it has TWO peek-a-boo windows!

5. Roomy seat / Option of adding footmuff

Performance on snowy roads is not the only thing that you should consider when choosing a winter stroller.

Wide, roomy seat and possibility of attaching a footmuff are also very important.

During winter strolls your baby will be wearing more clothes and bigger jacket and you’ll probably want to cuddle him in a blanket. That’s why the seat has to be roomy so the baby could feel comfy and warm in it, without being squeezed.

Roomy seat is a must have on stroller for winter
Winter stroller’s seat should be spacious – baby in winter suit or jacket should feel comfy in it

Adding a footmuff is also very useful. Baby Jogger and Bumbleride offer footmuffs designed specially for their strollers. For BOB jogging stroller you can add an universal footmuff (for example this one).

Psst! There’s one more useful accessory for fans of winter strolls: a hand muff. My babies don’t like mommy’s cold hands and definitely don’t like gloves. So this accessory has been very handy for us.

It attaches to the handlebar and keeps your hands warm while you’re enjoying snowy weather with your little one. No more dry and chapped hands! 🙂

Here you can see Baby Jogger hand muff. There are also other, universal hand muffs that fit majority of strollers (check this one for example).

My rate:

Hello Moms! I am Zooey. I am a wife and a mother of three amazing kids: 3-year-old Haley and almost 1-year-old twins Jesse and Matthew. I am a jogger, cooker and blogger

If you have a question or a comment, do not hesitate to write to me! 🙂

4 thoughts on “Best Stroller For Snow – TOP 3 All Terrain Strollers For Winter

  1. Hi, can you recommend a double stroller that would work well in the snow? It has to be able to accommodate a newborn and a 4 year old. NY winters can be bad and we’d probably be walking through snow drifts and unshoveled sidewalks.

    1. Hi! I will try to answer your question the best I can 🙂
      If you like long distance walks and the snow is really deep and loose I would recommend getting a 3-wheel jogging stroller. The best option is BOB Revolution Flex Duallie. It has large wheels with pumped tires which easily handle deep snow on sidewalks or trails. This one is a beast 🙂 And thanks to 3-wheel design it’s easier to steer and more agile. Flex Duallie will fit a 4 year old, for a newborn you will need to add an infant car seat (on PishPosh Baby you can find adapters for: Britax B-Safe, Chicco, Graco and Peg Perego car seats). There is no bassinet option. The main seat is suitable for infants who can hold their can up (about 3-6 months). This stroller has amazing suspension so even if the road is bumpy, the kids will be protected from shaking and won’t get hurt. Flex Duallie weighs about 33 lbs.

      There are also other options but with some things to consider.

      Bumbleride Indie Twin – it has 4 wheels, but quite big and the tires are also air-filled so it works fantastic on snow. The suspension is noticeable too. This stroller allow you to attach infant car seat (from Maxi-Cosi, Cybex or NUNA) or a bassinet (sold separately). The main seat reclines almost fully flat so if you add an infant insert you could start using it pretty soon. There are two things to keep in mind though: This stroller weighs 36 lbs and the main seat is 23″ long (from the bottom of the seat to the top of the canopy) so your 4 year old may fit, but I’m not sure how long it will serve you… I don’t not how big is your kid but usually parents use this stroller up to 4 – 4.5 years for average in height kids.
      One more thing – if you decide to purchase this stroller, choose 2018 model because it has improved canopy design to give the baby more headroom.

      Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double – this is probably the best option for older and tall kid (about 26″ from the bottom of the seat to the canopy). This stroller weighs about 32 lbs, of course if you add an infant car seat or bassinet for your newborn baby it will be heavier. It has smaller wheels (8.5″) with rubberized forever-air tires. They can handle snow, but if it’s really loose and viscous the wheels may get stuck (with every stroller you need to remember about cleaning the wheels from the snow, but with smaller wheels it’s even more important). If you plan on using the stroller only on snowy sidewalks (not in the woods etc.) it may be actually sufficient.

      Baby Jogger City Select – This is not a double, but expandable stroller. I decided to recommend it too because I’m not sure how long your 4 year old would like to ride in a stroller 🙂 This model can be used as a single (smaller, easier to maneuver) or double (toddler seat + bassinet or infant car seat). You can also attach a standing board for older kid as well. It can handle snowy pavement too, but if the snow is more loose and sticky the front wheels (8″) may get stuck a bit. So just like the City Mini GT, this model would be great for winter too, but not for tons of snow. 4 year old should fit in the seat (under the canopy), however his/her head will be probably partially or fully above the backrest so he/she may not be able to recline and nap. Weight: 29.5 lbs with one seat.

      If you give me more details maybe I could help you to narrow down your options. Take care 🙂

  2. Hello Zooey! I’m Genille. Im expecting a baby this December and i am looking for a stroller that:
    — fits for winter use
    — converts to bassinet (i read that it is advisable to have the basinet for longer hours in the stroller than the carseat) but if there’s a stroller that has both, it would be a great pick
    — can keep my baby warm and dry
    — Cheaper like less than 300$ because we’re still juggling between school expenses and other stuffs (both me and my boyfriend are international students taking up bridging program for nursing. We’re already nurses in the Philippines)

    I hope you could write me back. Thank you!

    1. Hi Genille, I will do my best to help you!
      Frankly, it will be hard to find a stroller that meets all of your requirements 🙁 Stroller that works well on snow + bassinet cost more than $300. You will probably have to give up one feature or you’ll need a bigger budget. I will try to show you all available options and things you should consider before your purchase.
      First of all, what do you mean by “winter use”? Do you mean only colder weather or do you mean strolling on snow?
      Because if you’re looking for a stroller that handles snow (and has bassinet) you will have to spend a bit more. Here’s why:
      Cheap strollers usually have foam wheels which are very flat and smooth and have no traction.
      So, do you really need stroller for snow?

      One more thing – bassinet is an option only for the first 6 months (maybe a bit longer). Because of that, some parents don’t buy it and use the stroller with infant car seat during the first months. It’s not a perfect solution, but if you’re on a tight budget it’s something to consider. Infant car seat is not good for long strolls, but you can use it to go to the grocery store or for a short walk.

      For snow you’ll need an all-terrain wheels with air-filled tires or at least rubberized tires that are filled with foam and have tread. There are few options under $300 that you can consider, but these strollers don’t include bassinet in the price.
      I can recommend you Baby Jogger City Mini GT (I descired it in this article) – it has 3-wheel construction and rubber tires and you can use it on snow without any problems. When it’s on sale it usually costs about $300. But it doesn’t include bassinet and the seat doesn’t recline fully flat for a newborn baby. You will have to purchase the bassinet separately (it costs about $160-$200).
      Of course you can also choose a cheap jogging stroller (like Graco Fastaction Fold Jogger) with air-filled tires but you could use it for newborn only with an infant car seat, since there is no bassinet for that stroller.

      If you’re not going to use the stroller on snow you can go for something cheaper with foam tires. For example Evenflo Pivot Modular – it costs less than $300, comes with a car seat and the regular seat converts into bassinet for a newborn baby.
      But since it has small, smooth wheels it’s good only for even terrain, definitely not for snow.

      If you had bigger budget I’d recommend you Roan Rocco stroller which ticks all the boxes – it comes with a regular seat and bassinet and has air-filled tires with thread so it can go over snow. The best thing is that it has lots of useful accessories for winter: the seat has a footmuff, the bassinet has awesome apron that protects the baby from cold and wind, there is also a rain cover. This stroller costs a bit above $500 but considering how many accessories it has it’s not overpriced. It comes with insect cover and diaper bag as well. If it’s too expensive, maybe look for used one? 🙂

      I’m here for you if you have more questions!

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