Baby Jogger Summit X3 Review
Increasing the size of your family should never be an excuse to stay inside and let your fitness go. The Baby Jogger Summit X3 is an excellent choice for families who still want to go out and explore but want to take their little ones with them. It might not be the best option for running, even though it is considered a jogging stroller, but it is still a decent choice for overall outdoor use. It is on the pricey side, but it has a long life span so it won't need to be replaced for a while, if at all. It is easy to use; however, it is a bit heavy, so if you do not have the strength to lift and carry the stroller, it can become more of a burden than it's worth. Overall, though, it is a pretty decent stroller that many customers love.
Easy to clean
Large storage basket
Comfortable for baby
The handlebar isn't adjustable
Not great for running
Can tip easily
If you want to head out for adventures in the wilderness or want to go exploring parks, this buggy will be a perfect choice. The large tri-wheel design allows you to sail over obstacles that might get in your way (branches, roots, stones) with ease. All and all, if you want something for running then you might want to find a better option, anything else, this one will be a great choice.
Ease of Use
The brakes on the Jogger are single action and are super easy to use. You will hear an assuring click when you set the brake, so you know that it is on, but the pedals can be a bit difficult to push down. Additionally, the hand brake that is supposed to be used for deceleration is rather hard to squeeze.
This stroller is recommended for children up to about 60 pounds, so if you need one for a larger child, then you might want to consider a different option. Additionally, if you have a small baby, under a couple of months old, then you might want to consider the optional car seat adapter mounting bracket so you can keep your little one snuggly in place in their baby seat while you are out and about.
Customers love that you can take this stroller almost anywhere though. Additionally, you can take this indoors as well, perfect for heading to the mall for a day of shopping. The front swivel wheel lets you maneuver around tighter spaces so you can travel just about anywhere.
On the other hand, this is a great buggy for your little one, and there is a decent amount of room in the seat for them to stay nice and comfy throughout their adventure. The back of the chair reclines on various levels to achieve the highest level of comfort for your child. It is well ventilated but is going to give you better air flow when the seat is reclined. That being said, if it is reclined, you run a higher risk it tipping while you are out and about. If you are running or traversing over rough terrains, you are going to want to sit the baby upright to decrease the risk.
The large overhead canopy helps keep baby comfy as well, keeping the sun off of him/her while you are enjoying a beautiful summer day. It is not just the sun; however, as it can reduce the wind, your little one will encounter and help protect them from moisture if it starts to drizzle while you are out and about. The sunshade has some vents on each side to allow air to flow smoothly in to cool down your little one.
The stroller has a pretty solid frame that is designed to withstand a lot and keep up with your active lifestyle. The wheels have great tread and sturdy construction so you won't have to worry about them popping while you are out and about.
Some customers mentioned that they had had this stroller for well over a year and it still looks terrific, almost like new, except for some scratches, but that can be expected when you are active with a little one. Cleaning the buggy is easy. You can wipe it down with water and mild soap, and it will be good as new.
The problems with the Summit X3 mainly stem from the seat being declined while you are out and about. When your little one is lying all the way back, it becomes a bit unstable and can become a tipping risk which can lead to unnecessary injury. Additionally, if you are trekking over rough terrain, you are going to want to make sure you lock the front tire in place, and even then if you encounter a large stick, hole, or stone the wheel can get caught and cause the stroller to tip over.
The buggy has a remote wheel lock which is convenient as it will allow you to switch between keeping your front wheel locked or allowing it to swivel while you are on the go. This switch is located right on the handlebar, so you do not have to get down and mess with the wheel while you are out and about.
The stroller offers a decent amount of storage so you can take your essentials with you while you head out. The basket underneath the seat is perfect for carrying your diaper bag and other necessities you will need while you're out and about, please note that it does have a weight restriction of 10 pounds. Additionally, there is a mesh pocket located behind the seat with a 2-pound weight restriction. This is great for carrying your water bottle or snacks while you're on the go.