Pet Gear No-Zip Jogger Stroller
Many pet owners now use pet strollers for a number of reasons. They can help avoid stress on your pet, especially if they have problems walking because of a recent surgery, joint pain, or arthritis.
One pet stroller that addresses this issue is the Jogger No-Zip Pet stroller from Pet Gear. Pet Gear has been in the pet accessory market for over 30 years and has combined the best design features of their broad range of pet strollers to create an innovative stroller with may additional features.
Amidst all these ads for “jogging strollers,” it is good to have one that really matches its name and description.
With its great features, such as lockable front wheels, sturdy frame, air-filled tires, and rear shock absorbers, this jogger stroller can take on intense off road usage.
When you check out the reviews for this product, you will find that many consider it as one of the best jogger pet strollers in the market today.
Moreover, while the price is a bit higher than other strollers with similar specifications, it still gives you good value for your money because of its build quality and innovative design features.
This in-depth review will show you what we liked and disliked about using the Pet Gear No-Zip Jogger Pet Stroller. Honestly, it is hard to find any major cons, but just like other products, there are a few minor ones.
Features of this jogger stroller made by Pet Gear include:
- Sturdy 600d water resistant material
- No-zip entry and exit system
- Top and front mesh covers for maximum ventilation
- One handed easy fold system
- Easy operation rear foot brake
- Ergonomic handle design
- Quick release air filled tires
- Rear wheel shock absorbers
- Comes in three colors:
- Rugged Red,
- Forest Green, and
- Midnight River
Features of the No-Zip Jogger Stroller
Design and Build Quality
There are plenty of features that make the Pet Gear No-Zip Jogger Pet Stroller stand out from various other jogger pet strollers available in the market. One of these features is the fact that the quality of the materials used in constructing it is way better than its competitors. It has a thick frame and everything about it is durable.
No-Zip Entry System
For most pet strollers, consumers complain about the zipper. Some of the cheaper strollers have zippers that tend to get stuck or lose their teeth. The more expensive products have better quality and thicker zippers, although these zippers can be a little bit wieldy to handle.
With the Pet Gear No-Zip Jogger Pet Stroller, the designers got rid of the usual zipper and instead used a clip mechanism that eliminates these problems.
The material used for the canopy is a durable 600 Denier material that is water resistant. There is a panoramic view window so that your pet does not miss out on all the action going on outdoors while remaining safe inside the stroller.
You cannot adjust the handlebar, but its position is at a good height and it will also suit most people with average height. Its padding and ergonomic design will make your pushing position natural and comfortable, even when you are walking fast or running. From the floor, the handle height is about 42 inches.
Easy Fold Mechanism
Another great feature of this pet stroller is its easy fold mechanism that will allow you to remain in control of your pet when you are folding and unfolding the pet stroller. There is a mechanism that controls the folder operation in a push, slide, and twist motion.
Most pet strollers nowadays use two rear brakes that you can operate independently. Unlike those pet strollers, the Pet Gear No-Zip Jogger pet stroller has a single brake that you can operate using your foot. It is located between the rear wheels and engages and disengages the rear brakes at the same time. There is also an interior tether on this pet stroller which is another feature so that your pet will remain safe when you are having fun outside.
The specifications sheet of this pet stroller state that it has a weight limit of 70 lbs. However, you still need to weigh your pet before buying this product. Of course, you pet may weigh less than 70 lbs. but you need to make sure as well that it will fit inside the compartment.
- Weight of stroller: 27 lbs.
- Rated load: 70 lbs.
- Handle height: 42 inches
- Overall dimensions: 30 inches L x 19 inches W x 42 inches
- Pet cabin dimensions: 30 inches L x 13 inches W x 22 inches
Other Design Features:
- Elevated paw rest
This is a unique feature that is unfortunately missing in many other pet strollers. Some other cheaper pet strollers usually have a paw rest that is made from flimsy metal or material that may break down when your pet puts his paws on it. This Pet Gear pet stroller has a paw rest that’s made from a solid tube that can carry the entire weight of your pet.
- Storage area
The No-Zip jogger stroller has two storage areas. There is an underneath storage space that you can use to store things like towels, treats, and toys. There is also an upper storage tray located between the push handles. The center tray can carry two water bottles and also other small items. However, take note that the space for the water bottle holders is quite narrow. Because of that, they can only carry small containers.
- Interior pad
This pad uses a washable, removable liner, but it so is thin. You may want to consider putting a thick towel or blanket if you want a little bit of additional padding.
- Tires and wheels
You will immediately notice that this pet stroller has good quality spoke wheels (12 inches diameter in size). They offer enough height so that you can use the stroller on different kinds of terrains like sand and mud. The tires are air filled so your pet can have a smooth ride. There’s more shock absorption in air filled tires compared to other tires. You must check the tire pressure regularly and, if needed, you should inflate them with the air pump that is included in the package.
- Various colors
You can choose from Rugged Red, Forest Green, and Midnight River.
- Front locking wheels
You can lock and unlock the front wheels quite easily. The locks offer more movement when walking and better stability when jogging.
- Fashionable design
The design is quite sporty and hip.
What We Liked
- No-zip entry system
This is considered one of the most innovative features in pet strollers. This means that you will not experience any hassles when you open and close the stroller.
- Panoramic view window
Your pet can look at the surroundings while you enjoy your time outside.
What We Didn’t Like
- Weather cover is sold separately.
- Higher price range.