Just yesterday, I admitted to myself that I'm not as young as I used to be and decided to get one of the baby joggers. Did my research and found that most are priced much higher than I wanted to spend. So, I found the cheapest one possible at Target for only $99 (called the Expedition by Baby Trend) and it really looks like it will hold up fine. There also looks to be more space in it than I expected and should easily hold all my gear. I know that the more expensive ones are better built, but for what I'm going to use it for, it looks OK so far. I'm heading out to Joshua Tree this weekend and will give a report on it when I get back.
Jim - if it holds up well, it might be something for you to look into for the 14 x 17.