Pet Gear Expedition Pet Stroller Review

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Pet Gear Expedition Pet Stroller

The Pet Gear Expedition Pet Stroller is worth looking into if you have a large dog. Sometimes it seems most of the strollers are made for small dogs, so it’s always nice to see a stroller that will help a bigger one get around. Advertised as suitable for up to 150lbs, I had to do some further investigating.

Let’s look more closely at these features.

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Rides low to the ground

It’s quite easy to pick up a small dog and put him in a pet stroller, but try that with a dog weighing 150lbs!! This low riding stroller means your dog can walk in on his own. If he is too lame even for that, a folded up blanket placed on the floor in front of the opening should do the trick.  

Easy to assemble

Another key feature is ease of assembly. I am hopeless at putting most things together (mainly from lack of patience or interest), so having a stroller that I can easily put together is a definite bonus. Pet Gear Expedition Pet Stroller for large dogsThis point is often commented on by other purchasers as well.

Features and Specifications

  • Large protective pet compartment
  • Sturdy frame
  • Rides low to the ground for easy entry
  • Waterproof floor
  • Adjustable height handle
  • Adjustable stroller height to handle 40 ¼” to 42”
  • Internal pad
  • One pocket with snap and one small net pocket
  • Easy fold mechanism
  • Front swivel plastic wheels (front wheel 8 ¼”, back wheel 11 ½”)
  • Rear brakes
  • Bug proof mesh that provides air circulation
  • Ideal for pets up to 150-pounds

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Customer Scores

I found 210 customer reviews at the time of writing and they had awarded the Pet Gear Expedition Pet Stroller 4.1 stars out of a possible 5 on average.

What buyers are saying

This is a GREAT Stroller. Assembly Extremely Easy. Maneuvers well. Spacious.”

I continue to LOVE this stroller. The wheels are just fine. They have enough “bounce” to withstand a few big root bumps along the walking paths in our village, and can make it over curbs and up and down several short sets of stairs throughout the village.”

My dog is 11 years old and has horribly arthritic hips. This stroller has changed our lives. She absolutely loves going for walks. I push her for about a mile, then take her out at the park so she can go potty and walk around and smell everything. Then she gets back in and we walk another mile back. I can’t say enough good things about this stroller!

It has been a godsend for our dog.”

Drawbacks

  • No parent tray or cupholders
  • No storage basket
  • Pet Gear Expedition Pet Stroller foldedSome users have had issues with wobbly wheels, and an axle too flimsy to support such a wide stroller
  • Entryway is a bit on the small side, so a bit awkward for a large dog to fit through
  • Realistically it cannot accommodate a dog of 150lbs 

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Conclusion

I must admit I was very pleased to come across the Pet Gear Expedition Stroller, mainly because of its’ claims of being able to transport dogs of up to 150lbs. If you do, indeed, have a dog of that size, this is probably not the right choice. The most satisfied users either used it to transport a few puppies, small dogs or dogs of no more than 85lbs.

All in all, the majority of users were satisfied with their purchase, and would recommend it, but again, for a dog (or dogs) that weighed no more than 85lbs.  

 

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Pet Gear Expedition Pet Stroller Review
Hindy Pearson
Helping people care for their senior dogs
I am a certified dog trainer and pet care consultant, specialising in working with rescue dogs and first time pet parents. I foster and adopt senior and special needs dogs, and advocate for shelter adoption of all animals, particularly older dogs and cats. I am currently working on a spay/neuter program in Spain.

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2 thoughts on “Pet Gear Expedition Pet Stroller Review

  1. Oh my gosh this is just way cool! I wish we had one of these when my dogs were old. Both were labradors and they loved being outdoors. When they got older and got arthritis they found it very hard to get around, I can just imagine how being able to take them for a walk in their old age would have completely brightened up their last days!

    Next time I have a dog I will get one of these when they reach their golden years.

    1. Hi Lynne,
      Pet strollers are the greatest invention. When dogs are at the point where they can no longer walk as much as they used to, sadly they end up spending a lot more time in the house. I’m out and about quite a bit with my stroller, and I’m always surprised at how many people tell me they never knew such a thing existed. It’s the perfect way to let your dogs rest after they’ve walked as much as they could, while still enjoying days out. I know I get more exercise when I use the stroller, an added benefit!

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