Baby Jogger Summit X3

Sometime around March, I decided I needed a jogging stroller so I could run with the kids.  I don’t run.  Unless It’s the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  I run for that.

When I was look at jogging strollers, my first thought was that we needed a BOB Duallie.  Bought a BOB Duallie only to realize I couldn’t see over the stroller with the canopies extended.  The last thing I need is to run over a small animal on my “run” with the kids…

After doing some research, I decided the perfect double jogger for us was the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double.  I have to say, I was more than impressed with the X3.  It was incredibly easy to run with (run may be an exaggeration but In my mind I looked like an Olympic athlete), has huge canopies with peek-a-boo windows AND a side flap that clips up revealing a mesh insert for extra ventilation.  I’m all about ventilation. There is nothing worse than an overheated toddler screaming to let them out of the stroller.

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The X3 double features rear air-filled tires and a swivel front, lockable wheel.  Heading down a trail? Lock that front wheel and you’re golden.

The seats are spacious and comfortable for the littles.  We took ours to Sea World and both kids were content and napped like the perfect little angels they are…yeah right.  They weren’t Angels, but they were content…for the most part.

The summit has some really great features you may not know about… Remember the front swivel wheel?  Well, Baby Jogger added a lever to the right of the handle bar that locks the front wheel in place making it super simple to toggle from swivel to locked.  Very convenient for all you adventurous folks out there!  Along with the lever to lock the wheel, you have a hand break as well if you need it.

Sometime around March when I decided I was going to start running… I was clearly out of my mind.

Considering this is a jogger, I was totally impressed with the basket and fold.  The basket is pretty large and easy to reach. Much easier than the City Mini series of strollers by Baby Jogger.  They also kept their famous easy flat fold with the Summit, which I LOVE!

All in all, I really like the Summit X3 Double as a jogger. My major complaints are the size and weight. Although it’s big, I was still able to fit this through most doorways and it traveled back from Orlando like a champ. You really have to pick and choose your battles when it comes to double strollers. Baby Jogger is a reputable brand and known for their fantastic customer service. That’s something else to keep in mind when you are on the hunt for a new stroller.

If you’re the adventurous type and need a stroller that can keep up with your active lifestyle, the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double is probably a great fit for you.  I’ve added a few for specs below, to help you out 🙂

Price: $649.99

Color options: Black/Grey or  Green/Grey

Max Weight Capacity: 100 lbs combined

Dimensions Unfolded: 50.75″ x 32″ x 40″

Dimension Folded: 33.75″ x 32″ x 15.5″

Weight: 36.2 lbs

Head Height: 23 inches

Independent all-wheel suspension

Near flat recline

UV 50+ Canopy with 2 peek-a-boo windows and a side vents for extra ventilation

Travel System when used with their Compact Pram.  (please consult with your pediatrician before jogging with a child under 12 months old)

For more information on the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double, click here.

Happy Strolling!

The Indie.

This review is of the Bumbleride Indie Twin. This stroller is amazing. It’s beautiful, yet rugged and has a storage basket that could hold my extra-large mommy purse! #winning

I wanted to try the Bumbleride Indie Twin because I kept hearing how absolutely amazing it is. Bumbleride has the most vibrant color options for their strollers…they are truly stunning (green papyrus!!). With that said, I ordered it in black. I pretty much order everything in black. I’ll try to work on that…

Anyways, back to the Indie Twin. What I love about this stroller goes beyond aesthetics. It it so incredibly functional and really has everything you need in a side by side double. Bumbleride was more than generous with the canopy design for the Indie Twin. When it’s completely extended, it was nearly touching the footrest! That is AMAZING for cold windy days here in Chicago. Another great aspect of this stroller is that it actually comes with accessories. Straight out of the box you receive 2 bumper bars, a universal car seat adapter (see compatibility chart here), a parent cup holder as well as a safety strap that attached to the handlebar. I mean really, how awesome it that!? It’s not very often you receive so many extras with the purchase of a stroller.

 For anyone who is vertically challenge like myself (and I am sure all of you over 5’2” appreciate this as well), The Indie has an adjustable handle bar. The handle bar actually goes so low, my almost 2 year old was able to push the stroller!

Now with all of this good, there are a few minor issues I had with this stroller. The first being the seat angle. The seats sit at a slight recline which made my toddler a little frustrate. Minor, but still something to consider. Along with the slight angle it sits as, the recline strap is kind of pain. Definitely had to use what little muscle I have to get it back to the upright position after reclining. Maybe this was just my stroller though. Lastly, it’s a little awkward to get into the car once it’s folded. But really, what double stroller isn’t?

All in all – if you are looking for an all terrain stroller that doesn’t feel like your pushing a mac truck, this is your side by side double! Bumbleride is a fabulous company with quality products. You can’t really go wrong 😉

Specs:

Maximum weight capacity: 90lbs

Stroller weight: 34lbs

12″ air-filled tires

Adjustable footrests

Adjustable Handlebar

5 point harness