When considering which jogging stroller to purchase, the top performer has consistently been the BOB joggers. However, there is a new jogging stroller on the market from Baby Jogger that gives BOB some genuine competition. The Baby Jogger summit X3 is a huge step up from its previous jogging strollers and is complete with state of the art features that will make your life easier. It has a top rated performance on all terrains, making it an optimal choice for parents who would like one stroller to meet multiple needs. This stroller is a superior jogging stroller while also effective for simple strolling.
The Baby Jogger Summit X3 is not as popular as other strollers, most likely because of the relatively short time it has been on the market. However, customers are reporting being extremely pleased with its capabilities. They love the all-wheel suspension, ensuring a smooth ride for their child on unleveled terrain and the comfort features included for the child. It is definitely one of the more expensive jogging strollers out there, retailing for $429.99.
Overall, it has earned a 8.7 out of 10.
- Ultra-smooth ride
- Patented quick fold technology
- Narrower than other jogging strollers
- Hand operated rear drum break
- Remote wheel lock
- Extremely comfortable for child up to 75 lbs.
- High price
- Accessories sold separately
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The Baby Jogger summer X3 uses Baby Joggers patented quick fold technology. While many strollers claim to have a one hand fold capability, the Summit X3 actually delivers. The stroller folds by pulling up on the strap with one hand. Another added benefit is that it folds without needing to remove items from the back pound or storage basket under the seat.
Safety is a top priority when considered a jogging stroller and parents can rest easy knowing Baby Jogger has included top of the line safety features in the Summer X3. These include:
Unique hand operated rear drum break, giving you increased control when jogging on hilly terrain
Remote wheel lock on the handlebar lets you switch the front wheel between swivel mode (for strolling) and locked mode (for jogging)
The Baby Jogger Summer X3 has a hand strap included to prevent the stroller from getting away from you. This is a necessary safety feature that should be included with all jogging stroller, even some on the market do not.
The Baby Jogger Summit X3 has an independent all-wheel suspension system, which customers have been very pleased with. It minimizes bumps and rocky roads, allowing for a smooth ride for your child. This is extremely important when considering a jogging stroller as you will not always be on a smooth pavement. The suspension system used by Baby Jogger in this stroller gives you the smoothest ride possible on any terrain.
Enhanced Comfort for your child
If your child is safe and happy, you will be able to maximum your run. Baby Jogger took this into consideration when designing the Summer X3, making sure to include features that keep your child as comfortable as possible. These include:
Child seat reclines to an almost flat position, allowing for easy transition to sleeping
A retractable weather canopy is one of the most popular features. It is UV 50+, includes two peek-a-boo windows, vents for optimal air flow and can be adjusted to multiple positions. Customers have reported that it easily covers almost the entire child, except for a portion of their legs.
An adjustable 5-point harness with shoulder pads ensures maximum safety and comfort of your child.
The Baby Jogger Summit X3 has ample storage room to hold necessities during your run or bags running errands. It includes a large storage basket under the seat as well as a back pouch. There are also a number of accessories that will increase the amount of space you have. One unique accessory that is available is a cooler bag, which can make packing drinks or snacks more convenient. All accessories are sold separately and some are expensive. Some are:
The Baby Jogger Summit X3 is one of the most expensive jogging strollers available. It is approximately $100 more expensive than the BOB Revolution, its most comparable stroller.
Front Wheel Issues
Some customers have reported issues with a wobbling front wheel, even when in a locked position. When locked, there is a red knob near the front tire for adjustments. It allows you to align the tire so it goes straight, instead of pulling to either side.
As with most jogging stroller, the Baby Jogger Summit X3 is heavy. The stroller itself is 28 lbs., making it difficult to carry for some people.
Accessories Not Included
The biggest negative for the Baby Jogger Summit X3 are the accessories. While Baby Jogger offers some great add-ons to the stroller, they each must be purchased separately and can be expensive. Child and parent consoles, which are included in many other jogging strollers, must be purchased separately. Other accessories include:
- Deluxe Pram / Compact Pram
- Car Seat Adapter
- Weather Shield
- Liquid Holster
- Foot Muff
- Cooler Bag
- Carry Bag Single
Baby Jogger Summit X3 Review Video
The amazing baby gear expert, Jamie Grayson as seen on Martha Stewart, as well as the Today Show, Jamie gives a in-depth review of the Baby Jogger Summit X3, check it out!
Baby Jogger Summit X3 Review Conclusion
One of the more convenient aspects of this jogging stroller is its ability to be the only stroller you need. Not only is it superior for jogging itself, it can also be converted into a travel system with the addition of the car seat adapter. To use the stroller right away with very young babies, you can purchase a pram that will attach to the stroller as well. It should be noted that Baby Jogger advises that you check with your pediatrician before jogging with a child younger than 12 months.
Baby Jogger seems to have really done its homework with the Summit X3. A giant improvement over their previous models, they seem to have really created a fully equipped jogging stroller to compete with the top strollers today. If you can get past the high price, you will be impressed with the ease of use and smooth ride the Baby Jogger Summit X3 gives you.
- Number of Seats 1
- Maximum Child Weight 75 lbs
- Type Jogging Stroller
- Travel System Compatible Yes, with purchase of car seat adapter sold separately
- Dimensions Unfolded 49.75″ x 25″ x 40″
- Dimensions Folded 31.5″ x 25″ x 15.25″
- Weight 28 lbs
- Seat Back Height 21”
- Head Height 24”
- Shoulder Width 12.5”