Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double Jogging Stroller: Review 2017

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Which is the best double jogging stroller? The Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double Jogging Stroller was our choice after our second child. If you’re looking for strollers for twins, look no further. I can speak first hand when it comes to the quality of this double jogging stroller.

Baby Jogger markets the Summit X3 Double Jogging Stroller as a highly maneuverable, all-wheel suspension, all-terrain stroller that allows the child to enjoy the ride just as much as the parent enjoys the jog. Given the rugged quality, it’s the ideal strollers for toddlers. But how does it stack up, feature by feature?

Features

This stroller features an all-wheel suspension, remote handlebar wheel lock, one-handed folding mechanism, and a UV rated canopy with two viewing windows. As with all of the best jogging strollers, this stroller also features a front wheel that locks straight and a five-point safety harness. 

Ease of Use

The Summit X3 Double Jogging Stroller is slightly easier than the average jogging stroller to use. It is exceptionally easy to maneuver over curbs and steps. The problem with this stroller is that it can be a bit bouncy and difficult to control over consistently bumpy paths. On running paths, it is a dream. 

Ease of Running

With a shorter wheelbase than the average stroller, this jogger handles tight spaces with ease. It is a bit heavier than the average stroller, which makes running a bit more strenuous, and the handlebar is not the most ergonomic on the market. 

Storage

The Summit X3 Double Jogging Stroller features a storage bin that is large enough to comfortably fit a large diaper bag, which is not typical for jogging strollers. This space is readily available from both the rear and the sides. There is also a mesh pocket on the back of the seat with a capacity of up to 2 pounds, which makes an excellent area to keep a water bottle handy.

Canopy

This stroller features a large canopy with UV protection and two large windows for checking on the fragile passenger. This canopy snaps into place when fully open, and looks tidy, unlike other models which can appear slack and sloppy. This canopy seems to afford a bit more head room than other models in this class.

Harness

The shoulder and crotch straps are incredibly easy to adjust, and the latch comes undone with the simple click of a button. The only downside with this harness is that the flaps are left unattached, which can annoy the passenger.

Handlebar

The handlebar on this stroller is not adjustable, which may lead to problems for runners who are not of average height and gait. This handlebar is not covered with foam like other models, which may be easier for cleaning, but is much less comfortable to handle.

Passenger Comfort

As previously mentioned, the canopy on this model is quite a bit higher than the average stroller. Providing that extra bit of comfort to all passengers. This stroller does fall short regarding ventilation, as there is no rear ventilation unless you detach a few loops, which leads to significantly less shade.

Weight

At 28 pounds, this is one of the heavier strollers on the market. This heft can make jogging strenuous, however you do not feel the weight while running.  

Size

When folded, this stroller is one of the smallest in its class. This feature makes for easy storage in any sized trunk, unlike some other models that are light but do not fold very well.

Quality

This stroller will last longer than many of the cheap strollers on the market. It has been battle tested by both our children. Having gone through daily use by my wife and me along with our nanny. Overall, this stroller is a pricey investment but would be worth it if you are planning to make daily use of your stroller.

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