Baby Jogger 2016 Summit X3 Double Review
In a sea of “jogging strollers” that look more at home in the mall than out on the trail, it can be hard to find a double jogger that’s ready to race. If you’ve been looking for a side-by-side double jogger that’s meant to be used, you should check out the Baby Jogger 2016 Summit X3 Double. It’s a double stroller that’s got all of the features that serious joggers need when they want to bring along two little ones:
The wheels on this stroller are larger to soak up bumps and handle off-road use more easily. The two rear wheels are 16” diameter, and the single front wheel is 12” diameter. These large wheels are outfitted with air-filled off-road rubber tires that are just begging for some trail time. If you jog or walk off-road regularly, this stroller is ready for you.
Front Wheel Lock
One of the best features of this stroller is the handlebar mounted front wheel lock. Using the simple control, you can easily transition back and forth between jogger and stroller modes without even having to stop. This is the kind of forward thinking that makes the X3 Double stand out.
Unlike most other jogger models with partial suspension, the X3 has suspension on all three wheels. This results in the smoothest ride your kids will ever have, and it takes some of the vibration and punishment out of the handlebar for you too! Road bumps, rocks, and sticks aren’t an issue with the X3 Double.
On the X3, each child gets their own canopy. These dual canopies have a wide range of adjustment, so you can always keep your children out of the sun’s harmful rays. On overcast days, you can pull the canopies back and let the wind run through their hair. There is a peek-a-boo window in the back of each canopy so you can always see your children and avoid any problems.
Baby Jogger has always been great at offering accessories to customize your stroller. For the X3, you can get a one-piece bumper bar so the kids have something to hang on to, a parent console to hold your toys, drinks, and snacks, child trays for snacks and drinks, a weather shield to keep the kids dry when it rains, or a nice carrying bag to hold your stroller for shipping or storage. If there’s an accessory you need for your X3, you can get it! Maybe accessories quotes for your motivation.
- Can be part of a travel system with infant car seats
- Lots of accessories available
- Reclining, vented seats
- Dual canopies
- 100 lb. weight capacity
- All wheel suspension
- Large wheels with all-terrain tires
- Tons of storage
- Handlebar mounted front wheel lock
- Rear parking brake
- On the heavy side for a double jogger
- Handlebar height is not adjustable
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: What is the total weight of the Summit X3 Double?
A: The Summit X3 Double weighs a total of 37 pounds with no gear or added accessories.
Q: What are the folded stroller dimensions so I can check if it will fit in my car?
A: The folded dimensions are 34.25 inches by 32.5 inches by 15.35 inches.
Q: What is the height of the handlebar on this stroller?
A: The handlebar on the X3 Double is 41 inches above the floor, which is a good height for most people.
If you’ve been looking for a true side-by-side double jogger, your search is over. You should definitely get yourself a Baby Jogger 2016 Summit X3 Double. It’s got large wheels with off-road tires, full suspension, and five-point harnesses to keep the kids securely in place no matter how fast you go. When you add the handlebar mounted front wheel lock, you’ve got a stroller that switches instantly from jogging to strolling without missing a beat. This is a great double jogger at an even better price.