Costzon Baby Jogger: QUICK OVERVIEW
What We Like
What We Don't Like
The average stroller just doesn’t do the job for parents who want to keep fit when they’re out with their little ones. Even breaking into the slightest of jogs creates a bumpy ride, plus the wheels of traditional strollers tend to flap all over the place at higher speeds.
The industry has answered the concerns of the fitness fanatics out there with the invention of jogger strollers. But now there are so many available that it’s difficult to find the right one.
This review examines Costzon’s entry into the market to see if it offers what you need.
Costzon Baby Jogger Review
This is a baby stroller that allows you to take your baby on a jog, as well as a walk. It combines functionality with a range of storage options, which it does at a lower cost to many similar products on the market. You also get a choice between black and red, so you can choose the stroller that suits your style.
Who is This Stroller For?
Costzon has clearly set their sights on the budget end of the jogger stroller market with this product. The low price point makes it affordable, but the stroller doesn’t sacrifice many features to get there. This is a great choice for those who want a little more than what a traditional stroller offers but can’t afford some of the more expensive brands.
Of course, it’s also an excellent choice for those who want to inject a little speed into their daily walks. While the stroller uses four wheels, it mimics the three-wheel triangular design of similar jogger strollers. This offers maneuverability and stability, which are the key concerns for joggers who bring their little ones along.
However, it may not be suitable for parents who have toddlers. The maximum weight capacity of 33lbs is at the lower end of the scale, which leads the manufacturer to recommend a maximum age of three for the product. Unfortunately, the CDC’s average weight figures show that a two-year old will push the stroller close to its maximum capacity.
Every feature that the review mentions below comes as part of the stroller, so there aren’t any extras to write home about.
You do get an instruction manual though, which is worth a read if you want to get the most out of the stroller.
Overview of Features
Don’t let the price fool you because the Costzon stroller comes with quite a few features.
It offers a fair few storage options, with the sizeable mesh pouch at the base being useful for diapers, blankets, and other bits and pieces. It also comes with a handy baby tray, which features a cup holder and indented area that you can place food into. Unfortunately, parents don’t get the same luxury, though there is a cup holder on the side of the handle.
The reclining seat is also a great feature. There’s a useful handle that you give a quick tug to move the seat between three different positions. The little cushion built into the seat also offers an added degree of comfort to sleeping babies.
Safety is a major concern with these types of strollers too. While it doesn’t quite manage to offer the shock-absorbent qualities of more expensive joggers due to its small wheels, it does feature a five-point safety harness to keep your baby secure.
Costzon also use oxford fabric for the adjustable canopy, which means it offers shade while staying breathable. The canopy even has a little window, which you can open at any time to make eye contact with your little one. This is ideal for calming down a temperamental baby without having to remove them from the stroller.
The pair of wheels at the front act as one and will swivel away quite easily when unlocked. It also has a lock for the wheels that lets you set a course and power ahead.
Unfortunately, the overall build quality isn’t of the highest standard. It’s not uncommon for the stroller to experience breakages and it does feel a little cheap when you’re rolling along.
How to Get the Most Out of It
While the Costzon doesn’t do a whole lot wrong, there’s no getting awake from the fact that it feels a little cheap. Those who value longevity and durability may shy away from it due to its reputation of getting damaged fairly easily.
Thankfully, there are a couple of alternatives if you’re looking for a stroller jogger that doesn’t break the bank. The Baby Trend Expedition Jogger offers the same features, with a parent organizer to boot. It also has big and better wheels, without costing too much more. The J is For Jeep All-Terrain Jogger also shares similar features, but has a much hardier construction.
The Costzon Baby does the basics well enough without really excelling. It’s suitable for short jogs and it has plenty of storage space. The reclining seat also helps with baby comfort, though it lacks the shock-absorbent qualities of other models.
This is a good starter jogger stroller for those who want to see if the style works for them. Unfortunately, the build quality lets it down, so it may not last you for too long. It’s also not suitable for larger toddlers.