Baby jogger switchback Review
The Baby Jogger Switchback Hybrid is a one or two passenger bike trailer / jogging stroller that converts between both modes with no kits, and no tools – everything you need is included and ready to roll. What’s more, the Switchback Hybrid is the only bike trailer stroller equipped with Baby Jogger’s patented Quick Fold Technology. The Quick Fold enables you to fold the Switchback trailer up in a flash for easy storage and transportation.
Baby Jogger invented the jogging stroller over 20 years ago, and changed the way we thought of children’s transportation. Now Baby Jogger is transferring decades of expertise and top-quality designs into the world of bike trailers. Naturally, the results are outstanding. All Baby Jogger trailers and strollers are manufactured with a strict attention to detail. They truly set the standard for quality and reliability in family fitness products.
The Switchback Hybrid is the only Conversion Kit Free biker trailer / jogging stroller
Few other convertible bike trailers on the market can switch from a trailer to a jogging stroller without first purchasing a conversion kit. What’s more, those trailer that do have multiple purposes typically require tools and time to complete the conversion from one mode to another. Not the Switchback Hybrid.
This Baby Jogger convertible trailer is equipped with both a self-storing tow arm and a front wheel fork that folds back and out of the way when you aren’t using it. This one-of-a-kind option makes the Switchback Hybrid the most portable conversion trailer yet. The 16″ wheel for the jogging stroller fits in a specially designed pocket in the rear of the trailer.
With all these options, you can convert your Switchback Hybrid from a bike trailer to a jogging stroller and back again at any time you like. Runners and cyclists with kids have never had it easier.
The Hybrid as bicycle trailer
- If you are looking for Baby Jogger quality in a bike trailer that does not convert to a stroller, check out the new Baby Jogger Tailwindwith Quick Fold technology.
The Switchback can secure one or two passengers in its dual 5-point harness seats. On top of being thickly padded, the roomy seats have the added bonus of a padded shoulder straps and adjustable straps to make the ride much more comfortable. There is also a helmet pocket so that they can sit up comfortably, even with approved safety helmets on.
Large mesh windows provide the kids with a clear view out and give plenty of ventilation on warm days. The side windows have tinted covers that close up when the weather gets rough, and an included wind and rain cover keeps the front side dry.
- The Switchback Hybrid rides on 20″ quick release, aluminum spoke tires
- The Switchback Hybrid has a 100 lbs. maximum weight capacity.
The Hybrid as jogging stroller
The Switchback Hybrid is just as solid and stable a jogging stroller as it is as a bike trailer, and switching back and forth between the two modes is seamless. The front wheel stores in a special pocket behind the seats, so you always have it on hand.
When in jogging stroller mode, the Switchback Hybrid uses a fixed 16′ front wheel to provide you with straight tracking, excellent shock absorption, and total control while running or jogging.
Baby Jogger also integrated some of the most important and popular features of their jogging strollers into the Hybrid. There is a parking brake for stopping on inclined surfaces, an adjustable height handle so mom and dad can run with the Hybrid comfortably. To top it off, Baby Jogger’s signature V Brake hand brake is the best technology on the market for slowing down and stopping your jogging stroller.
The Hybrid comes with these handy extras:
- Tons of storage space
- Safety flag
- Wind, rain, and bug screen
Bottom Line: While the number of bike trailer / strollers is growing in number, none of them has the unique qualities of the Baby Jogger Switchback Hybrid. You don’t need kits, you don’t need tools, and the whole trailer folds up with just a click and a lift. To top it all off, you get exceptional Baby Jogger quality and durability. The only bike trailers you can safely compare the Switchback Hybrid to would be the Burley Encore, the Chariot Cougar 2 and the Chariot Corsaire XL. With any of these similar trailers, you will have to purchase conversion kits to use them as a jogging stroller.
For fitness minded parents, the Baby Jogger Switchback Hybrid comes highly recommended and is an excellent value.