The Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double is one of the double strollers that can easily fit into the best double stroller category. It has all it - great maneuverability, easy fold and offers a comfortable ride for the babies and their parents. But let’s get into details and find out if this double jogging stroller has any cons too.
As the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double is a double jogging stroller, I will start with the feature I find most important when talking about this type of double strollers and these are the wheels. Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double is fitted with one 12 inch front swivelling wheel and two 16 inch rear ones.
The wheels are air-filled pneumatic ones and resemble bicycle wheels. All of them have their own suspension system that ensures the smooth ride of your babies no matter the type of terrain and the greatest thing about them is that you can lock the front swiveling wheel by using a lock located on the side of the handle. Why is this so great? Well, you do not need to bend down and get dirty by messing about with the locks that are usually located under the front wheels.
Another great feature that makes the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double one of the best jogging strollers is the fact that it is equipped with a foot brake that completely locks the rear wheels and a hand brake that stops the front wheel and functions in exactly the same way as a bicycle hand brake does. I find this to be a great thing to have, especially when you are running downhill and you have the feeling that the stroller goes too fast.
As all double jogging strollers, the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double also offers a hand string that will prevent the stroller from slipping too far away from you while you are running. Of course, you will not be using your stroller for jogging only, so the size and the ease of folding is very important and the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double ticks these two boxes from the list of best double strollers features.
It is 32 inches wide that makes it capable to fit through any standard door and the seats are tall enough so that you can fit a 44 inch tall child in them. The dimensions of the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Doublewhen folded are of 33.75″ long and 15.5″ tall and retaining the same with of 32 inches.
Pretty standard for a jogging stroller and good enough to fit into a standard car trunk. When talking about putting the double stroller in the trunk another thing that is important is the weight. In this case the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double offer 36.2 pounds, which is fairly standard and close to most competitor brands weight.
I do not find it difficult or exhausting to fold and lift the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double to put it in the trunk after I have been jogging. Besides, the fold is actually one more feature that definitely turn the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double into the best double stroller. It is a one move fold where you only need to pull up the fold strap located on each of the seats and unfolding is as easy too.
As I have now mentioned the seats, I need to have a detailed look into them as they are of course one of the most important things about my babies. Both seats are covered with a nice, soft wipe clean material and comprise of a 5-point harness that secures the kids while you are just walking around or jogging.
The upright position is not 90 degrees, but pretty close, so that your noisy little ones can look around and the recline is not 180 degrees flat, but it is pretty close and will ensure the comfortable nap of your tired little one.
You will be easily able to fit a 45 inch tall child in each seat and every seat takes up to 50 lbs of weight. The feet space for the babies is smaller than other competitor brands offer in their double jogging stroller models, but on the other hand that makes the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double way more maneuverable.
Each seat is also fitted with a massive UV50+ canopy and each canopy has two peek-a-boo windows on top and a vent on the side that allows better airflow on a warm day. One thing that I do not particularly like is the fact that the peek-a-boo windows close with a velcro that unfortunately sometimes has waken up the asleep babies, so I have learnt my way to open them slowly and quietly.
One more thing that some parents might not like is that the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double has a handlebar that doesn’t allow adjusting. This doesn’t have to put you off as I am only 5’3 and my husband is 6’ tall and we both feel quite comfortable when pushing the double jogging stroller out and about.
Although the handlebar is not adjustable, it doesn’t come with a parent's tray, but you can of course buy one separately. Last, but not least is the storage bin. The Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double has one that takes up to 10 pounds of load and is very easily accessible from the sides of the stroller and maybe not that much from the back of the stroller. There is of course, some more additional storage space in the seats back pockets.
Overall, the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double can easily be titled one of the best double strollers as it has all that a parents would want when taking their two little ones on walks in the park, shopping, or involving them in outdoor activities like jogging and running. The Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double can easily become your everyday double stroller, as it offers great maneuverability no matter the type of terrain. If you go for the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double, you will definitely make an investment that would be worth every cent.