Red Castle Sport Shop’n Jogg® Disc II Review

Well. For me, the Red Castle Shop n Jogg IS my Pushchair Moment. Honestly.

I can tell you right now that it’s not for everyone. This is not a review that will interest a town-Mumma much. For this is not a pushchair that will interest a town-mumma much. Oh no. It’s a real proper grown-up all terrain pushchair (ATP), this one. For getting off the tarmac and heading onto the fields, moors and beaches. Or, as Katy sweetly pointed out ‘For outdoor-offroad-nutty-families’.

But for me, this is it.

It isn’t utterly brilliant in town, it’s too long, and the shopping basket won’t hold much shopping.

But unlike some of the other big ATP’s, it does handle beautifully, and the front swivel wheel means that manoeuvring around the streets is a breeze.

The seat doesn’t sit absolutely upright, nor does it lie completely flat. It uses a zipping mechanism to change the angle, and Red Castle say it is suitable to use from birth.

This is a BIG pushchair. It’s solidly built (though not heavy), and doesn’t fold down to teeny proportions – I was concerned about fitting it in the restricted boot space of my ‘baby bus’. But it fits. Just.

Take the Red Castle Shop’n Jogg offroad, however, and it really does come into its own. The overriding, best, most genius piece of design work is the lockable front wheel. We all know you need a swivel wheel for in the town, and a locked wheel for off road use on bumpy ground, yes?

How many of you have had the locked wheels come unlocked as you’re bouncing down a pot-holed lane? Or even when locked there’s still some give, and the wheels wobble and jam on a stony path? The Shop’n Jogg locking mechanism is a stroke of genius; once it’s fixed there’s no moving it, and you have the perfect truly-locked front wheel needed for the roughest of terrains. It is honestly the best mechanism I’ve seen – and I’ve tried a few.

You can see us putting through its paces last week right here – we really tried hard, but nothing stopped it.

The next fab thing about the Shop’n Jogg is the handlebar. The pushchair is quite tall, but the bar is fully adjustable, so my 6’ frame is not stooped, nor is my 5’2” sister struggling to push it comfortably. And the whole thing is wrapped in soft non-slip textured foamy… stuff. Which means that even if you’re halfway down a tricky hill in the pouring rain your hands will not slip off as you watch the pushchair bounce merrily away.

Ooohhh, there’s so much I could tell you about this pushchair. The nicely padded and interminably adjustable straps, the gorgeous big and comfy seat which fitted Pink at 10mths, but will still take a 4yr old easily (so is still practical for those longer walks, instead of you having dead-weight-tired-child on your shoulders for the last mile). The high clearance of the basket, making rough ground a breeze. The properly ratcheted sun hood which stays where it’s put. The removable safety bar. The easy-clean fabric. Even the choice of colours is pretty good for a proper ATP!

The tyres are a standard size, so replacement inners are available from any bike shop. (NB – make sure you check the outer tyre before replacing the inner, just in case you might, on the faint off chance, have a whacking great thorn still resident that will gleefully pierce your new inner tube the minute your back is turned…*ahem*).

So. Red Castle ‘Shop’n Jogg’.

I quite like it. ;)

The all terrain pushchair shop have the full range currently at a very sweet £365. bargain. Go. Buy one.

Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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