The all new Mountain Buggy Terrain was released this week and it has some incredible new features that make it even better than the previous model we reviewed last summer. We are excited to be one of the first to share these new features that make the Terrain one of the best strollers on the market, in our humble opinion. Lets dive into what makes the Terrain not only a top of the line jogging stroller but one that can function as your everyday stroller.
Tires. New for 2015, the terrain comes with both 12″ and 16″ rear wheels (previously, you had to buy the 12″ wheels separately). The latter designed for jogging and the 12″ for more everyday, urban strolling. The wheels are super easy to change out with a press of a button. We’ve been using the stroller mostly as a jogger in suburban St. Louis and I love the air filled wheels. The have great shocks and create a smooth and comfortable ride for my passenger. The 12″ wheels are great though for trips to the Zoo, grocery store, etc. The flexibility of having both sets of wheels give you basically two strollers, a jogging and everyday stroller for the price of one.
Fold. The fold is much improved from the previous model. Not only does the stroller fold much more compactly but it is easy. An easy one handed motion collapses the stroller down. The fold did take a couple tries for me to feel comfortable with it but once I got the hang of it, it really can’t be easier. The more compact fold is definitely another nod at the ability to being able to use this stroller for more everyday/in and out use.
New Size. The Terrain is 5.5″ shorter for 2015 which is a welcome change. While we loved the previous Terrain it was long, the new 39″ length makes it much easier to use on a daily basis for both jogging and life.
Seat. The seat is slightly longer making it more comfortable for longer for your little one. One of Eloise’s favorite features is the interior cup holders on the seat! Such a great little feature. It is equipped with an easy to use 5 point harness to keep your little one safe and secure no matter what you’re up to.
Storage. I have tested a lot of strollers and the Terrain has some of the best, most function storage. 1. It has several little pockets on the canopy, 2 zip pockets on each side for keys, phone, extra pacifiers, etc. 2. There are two cup holders that stow underneath the handlebar – love these! It is so easy and convenient to grab your water while running as well as hand a sippy cup to your passenger. 3. underneath storage is roomy with a mesh zipper cover allowing your belongings to be secure fastened below. The best part about this storage is that is easily accessible! There is nothing worse than roomy storage you can’t get your hands on. 4. As an added bonus, there is a nylon pocket which folds down out of the mesh basket with even more pockets for goodies. 5. Lastly, the stroller comes with a roomy duffle bag that has a changing pad! We used this to pack our picnic lunch and you can fit more than you think. All in all the storage is not only ample but smart and “parent friendly”
Canopy. The canopy on the Terrain is large and provide lots of coverage. It has a mesh sun pop out that can easily stow if not needed. The top peek-a-boo window has a magnetic clasp (i.e., no noisy velcro to wake up the little one you suspect is snoozing). My only complaint is that I wish there was an option for the canopy to have mesh sides for airflow – especially in these summer months. We usually clip a little fan to the side of the stroller to keep air flowing through the canopy.
Recline. The recline on the Terrain is INCREDIBLE! I was so impressed with the near flat recline. You shouldn’t jog with newborns but this level of recline makes it a great everyday option for use early on. Of course, there are several positions in between the flat recline making it comfortable for all ages.
Maneuverability. A jogging stroller must be nimble. The Terrain is so easy to “drive” – it really is a dream. This feature is great for jogging but equally as great for grocery store aisles, small spaces at crowded zoo’s and museums and so much more.
Other things we love:
– having both a hand break and parking break
– the easy curb pop (a must for jogging)
– greatly adjustable handlebar
– the excellent suspension and the super smooth ride it creates
Considerations. Honestly, I don’t have much negative to say. I think the canopy could be slightly improved with mesh sides for airflow. But all in all the Terrain checks all my boxes for a good stroller: maneuverable, easy to fold, smooth and comfortable ride and infant car seat compatible.
I am beyond impressed with the new Terrain. What I love most is that is a multifunctional stroller that grows with your child. If you are a serious jogger this a great stroller for you. If you are one that jogs here and there this is a great stroller for you because you can easily use it everyday with the new streamlined features.
What do you think? Would you give the new Terrain a try?