Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double Stroller

OVERALL SCORE

83

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A far as tandem double jogging strollers go, there is not much more to ask for then the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double Jogging Stroller. This stroller has an overall high quality build, is reliable, and comes with handy features. Your kids will ride like kings and queens with all wheel suspension and multiple position recline. You will also enjoy the ample storage, canopy features, and its easy of assembly. Weight and size might be the only issues but they should certainly not deter you from seriously considering this stroller.

How the strollers are reviewed

The following chart rates the stroller for the most important stroller criteria for product specifications, effectiveness, parent preferences, and child comfort.

RATING (SCORE):

   Poor (1-2)   Fair (3-4)   Good (5-6)   Very Good (7-8)   Excellent (9-10)
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Durability
Weight
 EFFECTIVENESS
Brakes
Compact
Ease of Use
Folding
Grip
Maneuverability
Rough Terrain
PARENT PREFERENCES
Accessories
Easy to Assemble
Easy to Clean
Storage
COMFORT
Child Comfort
Sun Canopy
Suspension

 

Durability

Very Good- 8/10

As to be expected from a high end stroller (with a premium price), this stroller does last through a lot of wear and tear through time. This is due to its heavier, sturdy build and simple design. Although, users have reported problems with the wheels becoming loose with extended use.

Weight

Good – 6/10

Yes, this stroller is rather heavy weighing in at 37 Ibs. This is to be somewhat expected when it comes to tandem, double jogging strollers however. The weight of this stroller is a product of its study build and its easy folding and unfolding make it easy to handle despite its weight. Putting it in and taking it out of the car may be a little difficult.

Brakes

Excellent – 9/10

This stroller packs both a foot operated parking brake and a hand operated quick-brake. Both braking systems work perfectly well and the hand operated brake is great for downhill or needing to stop in an instant. The stroller also has a runaway strap that you can connect to your wrist which can come In very handy.

Compact

Good – 6/10

This double stroller’s folded dimensions are 34.25″ x 32.48″ x 15.35″ which is fair for a tandem double stroller. That being said, you will still need ample amount of space to store this effectively.

” the canopies are some of the best I’ve seen on any stroller, especially a jogger — sturdy, pull very far forward, windows, smooth movement when opening/closing (in contrast to the Bob canopies, which feel cheap sadly)”
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Ease of Use

Excellent – 9/10

This stroller has a smart and intuitive build leaving most of its features and manipulations easy to perform with little hassle. There are both foot and hand operated brakes, an independent front wheel lock, slick sunshade movement, and a comfortable handlebar. Handling this stroller should be a breeze.

Folding

Very Good – 8/10

The folding mechanism on this stroller, lime many other Baby Jogger stroller’s, is top class. The whole fold can be done quickly in one step by pulling up on the straps on the seat. Baby Jogger claims that this is a one handed fold which for the most part is true but some users claim that using 2 hands is recommended.

Grip

Very Good – 7/10

The handlebar on this stroller is high quality but it does have some faults. It is covered in a thick rubber material that provides a solid grip to the handle and keeps it sturdy. A problem is that the handlebar is not adjustable. It does sit 40″ above the ground.

Maneuverability

Very Good – 8/10

The X3’s shorter and wider build optimizes maneuverability for a tandem double stroller. Users have little issue maneuvering this stroller around corners and objects.

A little expensive, but you get what you pay for. Suspension is great, and really like the front wheel lock feature.
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Rough Terrain

Excellent – 8/10

The tires on this stroller are large and sturdy similar to mountain bike tires. This allows for smooth riding over rougher terrain like gravel, dirt, grass, or sand. The all wheel suspension system also helps reduce the bumpiness felt on these surfaces.

Accessories

Very Good – 7/10

There are a number of accessories that will be missed on this stroller like a child tray, parent console, and cup holster. However, these accessories are sold separately. What this stroller does have and make up for the loss of these accessories are the safety wrist Strap, remote wheel lock, well equipped sun canopy, and plenty of ventilation.

Easy to Assemble

Excellent – 9/10

Assembly for this stroller is incredibly easy and quick to accomplish. All that needs to be done after removing the stroller from the box is unfolding it and connecting the wheels.

Easy to Clean

Very Good – 7/10

The fabric on the seats of the stroller are cloth that is soft and relatively easy to clean. Cleaning can be done with a wet cloth and water.

“We’ve been using our single for 4 years and it still looks and works great. We bought a used double to save money and realized that the Baby Jogger brand is worth the investment after the used one started falling apart. Very happy with it and I love how easy it is to fold up. My 4 year old and 2 year old are comfy in it for our daily jogs.”
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Storage

Excellent – 8/10

Storage is a big plus for this stroller. The underhand storage bin is spacious although not super accessible. If you need even more space, there are two storage pockets behind both seats that can hold smaller items that can be grabbed at a moments notice.

Child Comfort

Very Good – 8/10

The X3’s premium build and overall quality will leave your child happy and comfortable when riding. The seats have multiple recline positions and the soft fabric is of high quality. Your child will be able to sleep easy with all wheel suspension that will keep their naps uninterrupted from bumps and divot.

Sun Canopy

Excellent – 9/10

The 2 sun canopies on this stroller come choc with accessories and cool features that both you and your kids will appreciate. The canopies are UV50+, extend far, have peak-a-boo windows, and mesh sides for ventilation.

Suspension

Very Good – 8/10

This jogging stroller does have all wheel suspension which is great for keeping your little one comfortable and you not feeling bad about jogging at a fast pace.


What do experts say?

“Tandem strollers tend to be big, maneuver poorly and look horrible. The Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double Stroller ($650) is making a serious attempt to change that. It strives for everyday functionality with a quality build, attractive design and intelligent storage.” – Gear Patrol

” It has all the essential and “nice to have” features any parent would want in a jogging stroller. There are certainly a few features that really stand out for me – the first being its patented quick fold technology. All I can say is that folding this double jogging stroller is really a breeze!”- Mommy Stroller


Specifications

BassinetsYes
Car Seat CompatibilityNo
Child’s Age Range1-4 years
Dimension53.2 x 32.5 x 40.6 inches
Forward/Rear FacingForward
Handlebar HeightNon-adjustable
JoggingYes
Passenger Capacity2
ReclineMultiple position (near flat)
Weight37 lbs.
Wheel Sizes 16″ rear, 12″ front

Where to buy?

Amazon$600.40
Bed Bath & Beyond$649.99
 Target$649.99

Our Rating Process

Our team has read through thousands of customer and expert reviews to understand what consumers like, or dislike, about them.  We gather information about the stroller and it’s attributes that you can’t find by doing a traditional google search and present them to you.  Because each stroller is unique and has its own set of features, the search process can be strenuous.  In the end, you need to find a stroller that is meant for your needs.  By rating them on the most important criteria, we can help you find the stroller that will be the best fit for you and your growing family.  We also reach out to real moms to find out what they’re looking for.  After all, they’re the one’s who know what’s best.

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