"I have spent 28 years in exploration in one way or the other. I have gone through and tried a lot of equipment. I have worked as a brand ambassador for several brands and believe me when I say I know the difference between good and world class. One such item of it that I hail with no reservations as world class is the pram (stroller in the US) I used on Expedition England, the Mountain Buggy Terrain.
Just imagine this. We are talking about a pram. Me, my daughter Dana and our great partner Georgia walked 460 miles from Moss Side in Manchester to Buckingham Palace in London. We walked through a variety of terrain. Bogged down mud, gravel, high grass and many miles of different paved road. We carried my daughter in the pram. She weighs about 16 kg:s, I had all my camera kit strapped on the handle bar (20 kg), most of the time we carried heavy food in plastic bags strapped on the same handlebar, beneath the pram we had all Danas clothes, the Expedition medicine kit, spares and repair kit and other items…except a few punctures, absolutely no problems at all!" - Mikael Strandberg, Dad and extreme adventure veteran!Read the full terrain stroller review by Mikael Strandberg
"Right off the bat, it was love at first jog with this one. I loved the way it felt, the way my baby/child sat in it, the pockets, organizer, the suspension and the ride. I was seriously head-over-heels within a mile.
What I love:
– Smooth Ride for miles – the 16″ tires are great for this. NOTE: You can replace those tires with a 12″ set ($65) for urban strolling or travel.
– Great suspension which means a content rider and easier to push
– Good weight (29 lbs.) – not too heavy, but sturdy enough to push well for running long distances
– The grip on the handlebar feels good even when my hands are sweaty
– The pockets and pouches. There are mesh pockets both on the inside by the child AND on the outside of the canopy on each side. Perfect spots for my phone, a snack, toys, sunscreen, etc. It also has two water bottle holders. I usually use one for my water and the other for Bear Spray (oh the joys of living in Yellowstone…)" - Amelia, terrain product testerRead the full terrain stroller review by Mountain Mama, Amelia
"As you all know, when you travel with kids, you tend to take A LOT of stuff with you. It seems to be that the smaller the child is, the bigger their bag!
I've been using my terrain with the 16" wheels for the last year and it has been awesome. It allows me to get out of the house and go for walks anywhere and everywhere. Lily was originally in the carrycot when she was younger and now has grown into the main seat. I do a lot of walking with the large wheels and it is so easy to push, regardless of the terrain! But the terrain is not just a jogging buggy, in true Mountain Buggy style, it's supremely adaptable.
For our holiday, I decided to switch out the large wheels to the 12" active to urban set . I was amazed at the difference it made when packing up the car! We have a VW Golf station wagon and having the extra space was super useful. Of course we still managed to fill the car right to its peak with all of little Lily's gear!
Having the smaller wheels on our holiday was fantastic, we didn't lose any manoeuvrability and it was still super easy to push on and off-road." - Alana, Mum to Lily
GOLD! Best Off Road Stroller
Our terrain buggy was judged Best Off Road Stroller in the Pushchair Trader Awards, 2013!
"Mountain Buggy is in its element in the Off-Road category. The Mountain Buggy Terrain is an excellent product. Well made, large wheels and a massive seat. They have even included a zipped top for the basket so your stuff stays put when jogging."
GOLD! Best Off-Road Buggy
"The Mountain Buggy Terrain is your best bet for an active lifestyle. It performs as a jogger buggy, but won't prevent you from hitting the town either. Mountain Buggy has been a leader in rugged go-anywhere buggies for almost two decades. The original model (1992) set the standard to which all 3-wheelers have to aspire – simple, durable, manoeuverable and adaptable.
The Mountain Buggy designers have re-engineered their bulletproof Urban Jungle platform, and enhanced its features for this model, the Terrain. It’s been given optimum sport performance technologies and a premium design so you can really enjoy that jog." - Prima Baby & PregnancyRead the fulll terrain buggy review by Madeformums.com
1 of 7 Best Jogging Strollers!
"Here’s another versatile buggy with a big basket and large, comfy seat. It can deal with stones, gravel, sand and inclines, just to name a few, yet you can switch the wheel to swivel mode and it will do nicely for an urban shopping trip."Read the full terrain stroller review by The Independent
For the Mountain Mama!
"Like any sport, running requires the right equipment. The right shoes, the right clothes, and if you're a new mom, the right stroller. As sturdy as your day-to-day stroller is, it is not built to handle the movement, speed, and terrain that come with running. So before you turn your daily walks into daily runs, make sure you find a stroller that keeps you up to speed and, more importantly, keeps your child safe.
If you prefer bumpy dirty roads to smooth sidewalks, then your best bet is the Mountain Buggy Terrain. The tires are made of an all-purpose tread, which guarantees the best traction on a tough terrain."Read the full terrain review by Pop Sugar Moms
"Back when I decided to attempt to do the Sun Run I knew that I would need a better jogging stroller to run with. I did a lot of research, and tried out many different ones in stores. I decided that the Mountain Buggy Terrain was the one that I wanted to go with.
I like to have the handle bar be a bit higher than most. This one is great because it can go to all sorts of height positions and you still have great stride room when jogging or running. I never found myself kicking the stroller.
I really appreciated the peekaboo flap that I could flip up and easily see my daughter when we were out and about, especially when I did the Vancouver Sun Run and she fell asleep. I was able to see her while jogging, and not come to a complete stop in order to go to the front of the jogger and check on her.
I found that my daughter did not rock back and forth a lot in this jogger, unlike others, when going over different bumps. The ride for my daughter was as smooth as it could be when transitioning from pavement, to trails, boardwalks, in the snow, and even on the sand. This stroller handle everything very well! This is thanks to the shock absorbing suspension, as well as the 16 inch air filled tires. If you want, you can even order the smaller 12 inch rear wheels if you want to take your Terrain from an active jogger, to an urban stroller."Read the full terrain jogging stroller review by Discovering Parenting
"I have had the Mountain Buggy terrain for about a month now and I am totally in love with it! As a runner, I was very attached to my BOB and trained for an entire marathon with it. I didn't think there would ever be another stroller that could even compete with it, but the terrain is it! I honestly think the terrain is a better stroller than the BOB..."Written by: Baby Boot Camp franchise owner Jen McArdle babybootcamp.com
"With the terrain model, Mountain Buggy has created a winner of a baby jogger. This buggy covers all the bases - it is stable enough for walking, has an easily adjustable handlebar, slim profile, handbrake and is easy to collapse..."Written by: Katie Wolpert
"Never thought I'd admit it, but I'm a wee bit nostalgic about those hectic, heady - and heart-warming-days (and runs). But if you're in the thick of them, we're here to help you today with a badass and awesome running stroller: the Mountain Buggy terrain, the stroller that the choice of none other than Kara Goucher, new mom to Colt..."Written by: Another Mother Runner anothermotherrunner.com
"My husband and I love the stroller. We run with it everywhere - from our neighbourhood to the wood chip trail around Nike. We have been so shocked at how well it transitions from pavement to grass and wood chips. Our son Colt loves riding in it. He went on a 20 mile run with Adam and I a few weeks ago in San Diego. We love it so much. Thank you!"Written by: Kara Goucher ( American Olympic athlete & marathon runner)
"The terrain™ has already been given a hammering in the last couple of weeks - and it is FAB! That brake has actually saved both of our bacons on more than one occasion - between negotiating a sprog in one hand and a (crazy) dog in the other, being able to regain some form of control on the descents is great...just genius!"Written by: Sarah Ulmer ( New Zealand Olympic cyclist and Gold medalist)
"I have the MBUD, Swift, MBUS, and now the Terrain. I was confident in the ability of any of them to handle those conditions. But the Terrain, with it's big wheels, suspension, covered basket, and higher seat, would be especially well-suited..."Read the full Mountain Buggy terrain review in Strollerqueen by the Queen herself!
"My overall thought on this pushchair is that it's one of the best pushchairs I have owned. It pushes like a dream, is great for all weather and on all terrain (handles great on sand and snow). Jemma would happily sit in the terrain for hours when we went for long walks and would climb in for her afternoon naps. I have recommended Mountain Buggy to a few friends and some people on facebook, who have since gone out and bought one and are very happy with them!
I love the terrain so much that I even took up a little bit of jogging for the first time in my life at age 30!"Written by: Irene Gilmore, Mum of three ( West Lothian, Scotland)
"Of all the places in the world we've gone or might go in the future, it was Ohio's Mellon Festival Labor Day Fun Run that we put our new Mountain Buggy terrain to the test and came first in the stroller category! Eva was very comfortable for the whole race and Curt said it was effortless to push and this race was his best stroller time ever!"Written by: Karen Zamperini, Mum of two ( Seoul, Korea)
"I chose the Mountain Buggy terrain because it would allow me to take it practically anywhere and it signals good quality. I started using it just recently as I didn't have the cot to put on. Now Fryd is big enough to enjoy the ride. My Johannes is very envious of her new vehicle and wants to ride it too :-) I'm dreaming of a number of accessories for my terrain ;-). It would be lovely to have the freerider for Johannes (what a FANTASTIC gadget!!) and red fleece liner, cup holder, parasol, travel bag, etc. are high on my wishlist."Written by: Helle Foldager-Jensen, Mum of two ( Aarhus, Denmark)
"We did have some trouble when we first got it. The front wheel was leaning to one side and the customer service people were excellent. eventually, they replaced our buggy and now it works perfect. Regarding the function of the stroller, we are very happy. both my wife and i use the park for a total of 5-6 runs per week and we use it every day as a standard stroller. we have easily put a few hundred miles on it. The buggy has been comfortable for our child since she was three months old. the pockets and storage that come come standard are perfect to have you well prepared for a run. the visor adjusts easily midrun and can shield the baby from all directions. We live in riverdale new york and do most of our runs at van cortland park. it is ideal because it is a 1.4mile track with long stretches of dirt/gravel. the buggy does very well on the track as well as off the track and in the grass. We have a steep hill to get to the track and the brakes work great. we are able to stand and use a normal stride despite holding the buggy as we go down the hill. We often compare our stroller to others at the park. There are only two comparable strollers - the BOB and the baby jogger summit. We stand by our decision to get the mountain buggy. that being said there are some notable differences. the pivoting wheel in the front of teh mountain buggy makes for a much easier ride and better control on turns. you can easily push it with one hand, with complete control. we tend to use the wheel locked in the rear position rather than forward because steering is easier. The bob does not seem as easy to steer and comes with less standard features (drink holder etc) but does have a strap attached to the lower wheel so that if you fall, the stroller wont fall back. this has never happenned to us, but it is a nice feature. the baby jogger also does not have as many standard features and does not have the pivoting front wheel, but it does have the best folding mechanism. we tend to leave ou stroller at home and when we take it any where it fits easily into our car, but if you needed to keep it collapsed alot, the baby jogger may be worth considering. one last feature that is great in the mountain buggy is the ability to lay the baby back. the reclining mechanism is simple and if you notice the baby is falling asleep, you can recline her easily without waking her. again, we love our stroller and use it alot. we would recommend it to anyone."Written by: Nathan
"Owning horses and going to competitions, we needed a buggy that could cope with sand arenas to mud to horse poo, while not slacking on any of the comforts for our bubba. The big wheels kept themselves clean by not trapping all the goop. Also around town its easy to monuvere and is an extension of my hand bag... so many places to keep things :)"Written by: Desiree
"We spent a lot of time researching strollers before our son was born. We knew that we wanted a jogging stroller that would stand the test of time and fit easily in our Outback. After much deliberation, we decided on the Mountain Buggy Terrain, and what a great decision it was! The Terrain is a VERY sturdy stroller, and our son seems so comfortable and secure in it. It folds up nicely and fits easily in the back of our car. If we take the back wheels off, we can also fit it in our car top carrier. The Terrain glides so smoothly on any surface and turns on a dime. We like that the front wheel has the ability to lock or swivel, and the hand brake is a MUST for us since we live in the mountains. The storage is plentiful, and I like that the bottom cargo area has a zippered mesh cover to prevent items from spilling out during high-speed and/or bumpy trips. When we first started using our stroller, we had the car seat adapter attached, which allowed us to stroll with our son when he was too small to sit in the main stroller seat. The car seat adapter is a bit tricky to get on and off, but it's nice that we had the ability to go on small adventures early on. Although we were a bit uncertain about spending so much on a stroller at first, we are now very glad we invested the extra money to get such an outstanding ride. Also, with the versatility of the Terrain, we didn't need to buy another stroller for non-exercise purposes - it is just as good in the store as it is on the trail! The Terrain was definitely worth the money and will last for years to come."Written by: Courtney
"I LOVE this stroller. Initially, I bought it to get back in shape which it's obviously very helpful for. However, this has quickly taken over our other strollers and the primary one. It is so easy to steer, rolls over all kinds of terrain (muddy fairgrounds, beach, boardwalk, etc. etc.) and we usually take only this stroller with us when going anywhere. At first I was a little nervous about the lack of storage, but it is actually much bigger than it seems. Additionally, you can hang your bag over the handle as it's so sturdy, it won't tip over (within reason). My son loves to sit in the stroller and watch everything go by and I can tell this will be used for a very long time in our family. The price is worth it on this one- it lasts, it's well made and you won't regret buying it!"
Note: We listen, we develop, we deliver. After reading Alyssa and other terrain stroller users' feedback, we introduced additional storage bags and caddies to the stroller accessories range .Written by: Alyssa
"Before my daughter was born, I spent many hours researching jogging strollers. She is my fourth child, and I've been through several joggers as they have evolved over the last decade. I am a serious runner, who competes regularly in long distance races. So I needed something to keep up with my training program. The Terrain has not disappointed. I have used it regularly with my daughter since she was able to come along for the ride. The front wheel locks in place, but has a small amount of wiggle room for uneven pavement or grass. Other than occasional shaking, when the front wheel needs a moment to restabilize after a bump, the ride is extremely smooth. There are 2 pockets for my water bottles, and plenty of storage underneath for blankets and toys--even the occasional quick trip to the grocery store. You can easily stash a small bag of groceries underneath, or cover up your goods from a splash of rain with the zippered pockets. The handle bar adjusts, so that different drivers can all push comfortably. And for storage, the back wheels pop off with an easy 1-2-3. What's best, and what you won't find in competitors like the Bob, is that the seat reclines fully, so that you can take your little one out before she can sit up (check with your pediatrician of course!). Using the fully flat seat also means that your babe can sleep soundly from a very young age in the comfort of the 5-point harness, and you don't have to worry about the dreaded head droop that can happen when they snooze. Note: I also purchased the carrycot, or bassinet, which attaches quite nicely to the frame, so that I was using the Terrain as soon as baby was born. This was a tremendous addition, as it made walks through the neighborhood a dream. And when baby slept she could do so undisturbed in the very portable and very cozy carry cot. The customer service is also excellent. When I had issues with the front wheel, I contacted MB online, and they wrote back with detailed instructions about how to adjust the tension in the "bush nut cap," so that the ride would be continuously smooth. This is what I learned: The terrain is outfitted with about 5 degrees of play in the front wheel in the locked mode. This intended "play" is designed into the front wheel for a couple of reasons: 1. This allows the pusher to manipulate the stroller's direction slightly to keep a straight track on uneven terrain by applying side-pressure to the handlebar. This is also good for making slight arcs in travel to pass slower walkers on a paved path without lifting the front. 2. On uneven terrain (all-terrain), a degree of play is needed to keep the stroller tracking straight. Like in all gravity sports (skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, etc.) a fluid and relaxed steering mechanism allows the body-in-motion to better follow the intended vector. Other jogging strollers out there, like the Baby Jogger, use a totally fixed front wheel. This is intended for running on smooth terrain, in a straight line. Whenever ANY manipulation in direction needs to be made, the front wheel will have to be lifted off the ground, an experience that I had with my two previous joggers, which were all made by Baby Jogger. We also tested the Terrain this summer on our cross country driving trip. Not only did it fold up compactly enough so that we could fit it and our four children in our mid-size SUV, it handled the trails in various National Parks like a dream. We took it up and down mountainsides in the Tetons, narrow switch backs in Bryce, and uneven terrain in Zion. If you want a stroller that can tackle any terrain and fold up when you're on the road, the Mountain Buggy Terrain is your best ride. ****The only reason that I didn't give the stroller 5 stars, is that they refuse to include the pump with the stroller. It may seem like a small issue, but as you do need to keep the tires fully pumped for a smooth ride, it would make sense for the manufacturer to include the small and relatively inexpensive hand pump in the cost of this pricey stroller."Written by: Kate
"I did a lot of research before purchasing this stroller (my job is to sift through medical research, and I took this just as seriously). I wanted a stroller with the following: * Hand brake * Shock absorbers * Height-adjustable handles * Large. pneumatic tires * Use for a newborn with out an adapter/other devices * Quality I first heard about Mountain Buggy strollers when I saw someone using one while I was jogging (pregnant) through the Hollywood Hills. They raved about it and I found that it did have everything that I needed. I started using it when my baby was about 1 month old with a pillowy infant insert (head support) that I had for her car seat, but you wouldn't need to use that since it goes completely flat and does hold an infant in securely. Get the Valco Baby stroller lights to put on the sides--they are awesome with this stroller."Written by: Alison
"I bought this stroller after reading a ton of reviews online and in running magazines. And after multiple discussions with my wife since this stroller is a bit on the pricey side. If you're a runner and you are looking for an excellent stroller this is the one. I usually run with this 3 times a week and love how easy it is to use. It was easy to assemble and is very sturdy. The adjustments are easy to make this a very comfortable stroller for you and you baby. I have ran for 2 hours at a time with my daughter and she has never been uncomfortable or even thrown a fit about being in this stroller for that long. One of the major selling points for me was that newborns can ride in this stroller since it can recline totally flat. Most jogging strollers say a child should be 6 months old. The stroller is very light and rolls easily. We also purchased a fleece pad that goes in the stroller to make it softer and a sun shade to keep the rays off the baby in the morning. All in all this stroller is the peak of the mountain as far as I am concerned. Now on to what has really impressed me about this company. My stroller arrived in sealed packaging and appeared to be in perfect condition. After I assembled the stroller and took it out for a test run I noticed some paint chipping around the front fork. After closer inspection it appeared that my stroller was starting to rust. I contacted New Egg (this is who I bought the stroller through) and they had me contact Mountain Buggy since this was a warranty issue. You do your initial claim online. I had two emails from Mountain Buggy, one a personal email from my claim representative, in about 30 minutes. In about an hour I was contacted by phone to discuss my issue, pictures were sent via email and my claim was finalized. By that evening Mountain Buggy called again to say that I would be receiving a new frame and wheel in the mail within the week. I tried telling the representative that I felt I could just replace the part that was rusted and felt a whole new frame was not necessary. He informed me that they will not replace a part if they feel that average housewife could not replace it with very basic tools. I received my new frame in less than a week. I have been contacted multiple times to make sure all is well with my purchase since and would without a doubt purchase Mountain Buggy items in the future."Written by: Ronald
"Not only was the stroller awesome but so was the customer service. I had an issue with the my stroller and the company immediately made it right to fix it with now hassle. Awesome service and product!"Written by: Thao
"The Mountain Buggy Terrain has been everything and more I have wanted and needed it to be. It's so easy to push and maneuver on any surface. It is so slick to run with and my baby falls asleep every time he rides in it. What could be better?"Written by: Natalie
"Love this buggy! As an avid runner prior to having my first baby, I was anxious to get back out on the road. The Terrain was the perfect solution for me and my baby. I have friends with Bob's but after testing both I felt like the Terrain was the superior product! I am beyond happy with my choice - highly recommended!"Written by: Christine