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.
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.
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 🙂
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.