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A Baby Jogger Summit X3 Jogging Review Won't Answer These 26 Questions

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★★★★★ A Baby Jogger Summit X3 Jogging review will not answer these 26 questions. Get the truth from people who own a Baby Jogger Summit X3 Jogging, including the fact that it won't...

This report about the Baby Jogger Summit X3 Jogging answers these questions

• Do you have to pull the front wheel up to make a turn?
• Does this stroller have the second seat attachment?
• What is the best carseat to purchase with the X3 Summit? I'd like something to easily transport a sleeping newborn + use later
• Can anyone tell me if the image of the black version is accurate? I looked at these in a store and there was a lot more gray on the inside.
• I'm 5'10". Wondering if the handle is comfortable. Also does it have a cup holder?
• I am looking into renting one of these at Disney for my 50" 50lb 5 year old to make it through the long days. Would she fit?
• Can the seat be adjusted so the child sits completely upright - no incline? My child hates to lean back at all.
• Is it good in the snow?
• Do you need the car seat adapter with this stroller if you plan on just walking with child at 2-3 months old?
• Anyone on the shorter side using this stroller for running? At 5'1'' I'm concerned the non-adjustable handle will be too high.
• Is there any adapter 4 any convertible car seat seat that fits from infant to 2 years? there is nothing online but though someone would have tried 1?
• Is it a 2012 or a 2013 model?
• Does anyone run with this jogger every day? Does it ever wobble?
• Does it have any shock absorbers? If so, how well does it work for rugged off-road jogging/running?
• Is there a way to use this with the Britax B Safe infant carseat? I have not found a conversion kit that is made especially for this combination.
• Can someone please describe the green and orange colors? Is it a forest green and burnt orange or are they brighter?
• Has anyone used this stroller while traveling through an airport? We travel quite a bit internationally. Any suggestions/advice would be great!
• What are the differences in to 2013 and 2014 models besides price?
• What kind of air pump do I need to buy? We just received the stroller with no air in the tires
• A sales person at a local store told me that the warranty wouldn't be honored if I bought it online has anyone had issues with this?
• With the 2013 model, did they fix the front wheel/tire issue with it pulling to either the right or left? I know this was an issue for the 2011 model.
• I can't seem to find a carseat adapter for this on amazon??? Anyone have recommendations? I plan to get a Chicco Keyfit
• Worthwhile attaching BJ Glider Board to the Summit X3; will it interfere with the foot brake or handlebar operation? Will standing child be comfortable?
• Is this the 2013 or 2014 version?
• Would this seat be tall enough for a child who is 37 inches and some growing room?
• In the 2013 model, does the front wheel lock forward(wheel sticks out) or back(wheel's tucked under the stroller)?



QUESTION: DO YOU HAVE TO PULL THE FRONT WHEEL UP TO MAKE A TURN?
No the front wheel swivels, its' great!!!
When you walk, the wheel should be free. You dont need to pull up the wheel to make a turn. When you run, you should fix the wheel. You only need to pull up the wheel in a very quick turn. I hope this answer will be ok for you.
no. there are two modes. the one with the wheel locked -- will have to pull it up to turn and the other with the wheel freely moving -- in that case, will not have to do any "lifting" of the front wheel
Only if you have jogging mode engaged. There is a lever on the right side of the jogger that is within reach from the driver position that can be flipped on-the-fly between jogging and normal mode. Without jogging mode engaged, the front wheel is free to swivel, making turns effortless. Jogging mode does lock the wheel in place, allowing for better stability needed for, well, actually jogging. This is the main feature that drove our decision to purchase this jogger over others. We love it.
Not when used while walking. However, you are supposed to lock the front wheel while jogging/ running. I haven't ran with the stroller yet, so I'm not sure if you have to when the wheel is locked. The stroller is great, I definitely recommend it.
No. It is super easy to turn. Just point and scoot. The only time I pull the front wheel up is when I'm going over a curb.
No. It has both fixed and swivel wheel capabilities.
No, not when the front wheel is unlocked. If you want to jog, you can lock it. This is the best stroller I have ever had! Turns with one hand!
The front wheel swivels and does not need to be pulled up to make a turn. If the wheel is locked (when running) , you should try to slow down and make a wide turn.
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QUESTION: DOES THIS STROLLER HAVE THE SECOND SEAT ATTACHMENT?
No, you have to purchase it separate...
yes, thank you, i understand that but does this stroller fit the second seat attachment? i need a jogger for running but with a 5 yr old and an infant i probably wont need a double jogger for too long so these second seat types are appealing.
No I don't think there is any way to attach another seat to this stroller; its meant to be a single stroller only.
No, the Babyjogger Summit X3 is not a double stroller, nor does it have the capabilities to be one. You might be thinking of the Babyjogger City Select
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QUESTION: WHAT IS THE BEST CARSEAT TO PURCHASE WITH THE X3 SUMMIT? I'D LIKE SOMETHING TO EASILY TRANSPORT A SLEEPING NEWBORN + USE LATER
I have the adapter for the Chicco KeyFit 30 that attaches to this stroller. The Chicco KeyFit 30 fits on this stroller perfectly with that attachment, and I have been using it with my 4 month old since he was 3 weeks old. It fits very securely and is quite easy to snap on and off as long as you pay attention to where it clips in.
I have a Graco Snugride 30 and it's not a perfect fit with the adapter, it sits up high which gives me access to baby, but makes it a bit more top heavy- which is fine as long as you're aware. The adapter is also a multimodel adapter so you have to set it to your brand. My sister has the Britax infant carseat and it sits much lower which is preferable in my opinion- the Britax adapter is also cheaper AND only made for the Britax so you don't have to set it up!
There are several brands of infant car seats that can be used with the X3 (with an optional adapter). These include Peg Perego, Maxi Cosi, Cybex, Chicco, Graco, Britax, and Evenflo. All infant seats sold in the U.S. must meet minimum government safety standards, so the "best" one is determined by what you feel important, such as: cost, design/style, and specific features. Hope that helps.
We looked at various car seat adaptors and decided on the Britax B safe because the adaptors are so subtle and do not need to be removed if you are going to use the stroller without the car seat. Plus the Britax car seat is great! :)
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QUESTION: CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF THE IMAGE OF THE BLACK VERSION IS ACCURATE? I LOOKED AT THESE IN A STORE AND THERE WAS A LOT MORE GRAY ON THE INSIDE.
Wish I could help but I have the dark orange one, which was accurate to the picture.
Just checked a photo I have - it's in Florida, I live in UK! The hood is accurate, but the seat also has some very on the edge and partly inside. Also the foot area is also trimmed with grey! It's definitely not as "black" as the photo suggests! Hope this helps you.
Sorry using phone - that should read "grey" don't know where "very" came from!
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QUESTION: I'M 5'10". WONDERING IF THE HANDLE IS COMFORTABLE. ALSO DOES IT HAVE A CUP HOLDER?
My husband is 6' 4" and he has no problem with handle. No cup holder but you can buy the attachment. It's a great stroller
I find the handle comfortable, I am 5' 7 1/2" and so does my husband who is 5'11" it is made out of rubber I think not the foam padding of others. It does not have a cup holder. You can purchase one as a extra, $20 retail I think. If you have a sealed water bottle you can keep it handy on the pocket on the back of the baby seat. I do wonder if you had the attachment if it would get in the way of the brake?!?
My husband is 5'11 and doesn't seem to have a problem with it. The cup holder is sold separately.
I am also 5'10 and the height is great. I got the cup holder console since there wasn't a cup holder but it doesn't really work with this stroller. The stroller is awesome but I don't use it since I can't run her in it for a while. Its big for just walking and I am actually trying to sell mine on craigslist now.
cup holder comes separately.... the handle is comfortable... my wife is 5'3" and likes it and i'm 6'3" and i have no problem either...
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QUESTION: I AM LOOKING INTO RENTING ONE OF THESE AT DISNEY FOR MY 50" 50LB 5 YEAR OLD TO MAKE IT THROUGH THE LONG DAYS. WOULD SHE FIT?
My daughter is around 42 inches and the canopy is hitting her head so height wise it might be tight sitting straight up with the canopy unopened. Width wise it is not a problem. The canopy is removeable but you wont get sun protection that way
I am not sure about the height but the stroller does support up to 75 lbs, which includes your diaper bag etc. it is a very roomy stroller, it will most likely be fine as she is no where near max weight.
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QUESTION: CAN THE SEAT BE ADJUSTED SO THE CHILD SITS COMPLETELY UPRIGHT - NO INCLINE? MY CHILD HATES TO LEAN BACK AT ALL.
Just measured it, the seat back is at 30 degrees (from vertical) in the most upright position
No. The only jogger that sits more upright is the Joovy Zoom 360. My kids loved the Joovy for this reason.
Yes, the seat is can be upright and almost fully recline. I love this stroller and highly recommend it. I love the breaks and all the vents. Awesome stroller!
No, the seat back is always at an angle. The seat position in the stroller picture is as upright as it gets. But seems a pretty comfortable position, not too far leaning back.
Yes. This stroller fully reclines and fully inclines. There is a mark on the adjusting strap though that you are not supposed to incline past when running. I LOVE this stroller.
There is always a little bit of an incline but pretty close to completely upright.
No the back always has an incline so your child would probably not like this style of stroller.
Unfortunately, no. It does not sit up at a 90 degree angle. The seat always has a slight angle to it. It's better than other joggers though.
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QUESTION: IS IT GOOD IN THE SNOW?
Yes its great in the snow, just imagine pushing a mountain bike vs a shopping cart.
I have yet to use it in the snow. As I bought it after the season. But I can tell you that it does excellent on damp wet muddy grass.
Great on off road trails. Never tried in snow yet. Still an amazing stroller. We get compliments enery where we go
I can't answer that yet, sorry! I live in Buffalo so Im sure hoping so! Haha it is an amazing stroller tho, I have a hard time believing it wouldn't be good in the snow, the tires are heavy duty!
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QUESTION: DO YOU NEED THE CAR SEAT ADAPTER WITH THIS STROLLER IF YOU PLAN ON JUST WALKING WITH CHILD AT 2-3 MONTHS OLD?
No. The seat back lies almost flat, therefore you can start using this as a regular stroller from infancy. We began walking with our daughter in this stroller at around 3 weeks old. She was very comfortable. We never found a need to use the car seat with this stroller, it just wasn't necessary.
you wouldn't have to use an infant carrier if you are just going for a walk but he/she might tilt to the side so I would just put a blanket on either side :)
Yes you need an adapter because the seat is too wide and loose for a 2-3 months baby. My daughter has 11 months and the car is kind of big for her. I saw you may consider buying the adapter for you car seat: City Series/Summit X3-Multi-Model Adapter Bar-Single. Never saw or used it, so you could check it out in an store near. best regards
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QUESTION: ANYONE ON THE SHORTER SIDE USING THIS STROLLER FOR RUNNING? AT 5'1'' I'M CONCERNED THE NON-ADJUSTABLE HANDLE WILL BE TOO HIGH.
I'm not sure. My height is 5'6 ". Handle is comfortable for me. My son is 4'11", he did not run with a stroller, just walked. He said that handle is comfortable for him too.
I bought this in July. I'm only 5 inches taller than you & it's plenty low enough for me. Maybe a little lower than I would like even, but overall I love it...so I don't think it should be a problem. Hope this helps.
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QUESTION: IS THERE ANY ADAPTER 4 ANY CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT SEAT THAT FITS FROM INFANT TO 2 YEARS? THERE IS NOTHING ONLINE BUT THOUGH SOMEONE WOULD HAVE TRIED 1?
There is an adaptor through baby jogger however it's around $100. We always just take our little guy out of the car seat and fully recline the jogger and put him in it! Works perfectly since this jogger has a full recline, no adaptor or car seat needed :) but they do sell an adaptor, I've heard mixed reviews on the safety of the specific adaptor and keeping a baby in a car seat too long so we opted to just forego it altogether but you can find it on the baby jogger website as well as amazon occasionally if you decide to go that route.
Also this is the best jogger ever!! We have been using it since he was born 4 months ago and it's awesome! We don't even use or have another stroller just this because it's so lightweight and easy to fold!
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QUESTION: IS IT A 2012 OR A 2013 MODEL?
2013
I think it is the 2013 model, it looks identical to the one they sell in the company´s website
2013.
It is the 2013 model. We were going to buy the 2012 on sale at REI, then decided that the features on the 2013 were worth the extra money. No regrets.
I recommend the all weather cover. It works great against the wind in the cold and in the rain :) best investment (other than the stroller of course.)
2013 Model.
2013!
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QUESTION: DOES ANYONE RUN WITH THIS JOGGER EVERY DAY? DOES IT EVER WOBBLE?
The switch to arrest the front wheel is amazing, because you can operate it from your normal pushing position (it's located not far from the main handle). Jogging is great with this stroller with the front wheel arrested.
I have only run with it once and it was not at all wobbly.
I do not run daily only 3 times a week. I have need using the stroller for 2 months and love it. No wobble. The lockable front wheel is great. My only complaint is that I have to stop to unlock and lock it because the lever is on the side.
I run with it - not every single day, but often. LOVE it. Never wobbles and is extremely smooth. If you're getting a wobble I would suggest checking the tires & maybe they need a little more air. But I absolutely love this stroller and very happy that I purchased it over a BOB.
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QUESTION: DOES IT HAVE ANY SHOCK ABSORBERS? IF SO, HOW WELL DOES IT WORK FOR RUGGED OFF-ROAD JOGGING/RUNNING?
It does have shock absorbers. We have taken it on hikes and runs on very bumpy unpaved roads and our son always sleeps through the ride.
Yes it has 3 shock absorbers,the shock absorbers helped for off road-light jogging,but not for running.for small bumps,beach,and grass,this stroller is comfy enough for my daughter.
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QUESTION: IS THERE A WAY TO USE THIS WITH THE BRITAX B SAFE INFANT CARSEAT? I HAVE NOT FOUND A CONVERSION KIT THAT IS MADE ESPECIALLY FOR THIS COMBINATION.
Baby jogger britax b-sAfe single car seat adaptor. Works perfectly.
Yes, on the baby jogger website there is a Britax B safe car seat adapter. It is specific to the britax. I believe it is under $30 to get. Hope that helps.
Having purchased the Baby Jogger Britax B-Safe Single Car Seat Adaptor, the Baby Jogger Summit X3 (Both from Amazon) and the Britax B-safe BOB Edition Carseat, I can attest to the full compatibility of all 3. Buy with confidence.
I'm not sure about that... The adapter says it will fit the britax companion but I don't know about the b safe... Sorry!
Yes. There is an adapter kit that comes with the 2 female pieces and snaps right into the Stroller's accessory attachment areas.
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QUESTION: CAN SOMEONE PLEASE DESCRIBE THE GREEN AND ORANGE COLORS? IS IT A FOREST GREEN AND BURNT ORANGE OR ARE THEY BRIGHTER?
The green is definitely a muted green. Not bright at all. For a green it is surprisingly neutral. Doesn't get hot in the sun, and does not show any dirt.
I have the orange and black one. I say it is a little darker than the picture. More of burnt orange. Definitely not redish-orange.
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QUESTION: HAS ANYONE USED THIS STROLLER WHILE TRAVELING THROUGH AN AIRPORT? WE TRAVEL QUITE A BIT INTERNATIONALLY. ANY SUGGESTIONS/ADVICE WOULD BE GREAT!
Yes, I traveled with it everywere and it's great!
I have used it for traveling cross country. It is great for manuvering through the terminals, it folds easily, fabric has been durable the few times we have used it for air travel. Heading out to Colorado and have to change planes twice, so fingers crossed, everything goes smoothly this trip! We love the stroller!
This stroller would be great for air travel or any other sort of travel. It is lite and folds easily and nicely. I secure mine with a bungee cord for long hauls. What makes it ideal for travel is that all of the wheels detach easily and in a within a few seconds. The wheels reattach just as easily. It is a great stroller as well. We love ours !!!
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QUESTION: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES IN TO 2013 AND 2014 MODELS BESIDES PRICE?
The location of the lever to change the front wheel from fixed to swivel. I believe it is on the side of the stroller on the 2013 model and on the handle on the 2014 model.
Not enough to justify price difference
From what I could find, nothing really. I got the 2013 version and love it!
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QUESTION: WHAT KIND OF AIR PUMP DO I NEED TO BUY? WE JUST RECEIVED THE STROLLER WITH NO AIR IN THE TIRES
Any bike pump that fits a Schrader valve (the thicker valve size that is also found on all regular car tires) will do the job.
Any bicycle tire type air pump will work.
Hi... i used a regular pump like the one you use for bicycles. Just be mindful of the air pressure limits. Enjoy!
The tyres use a standard bicycle pump - of the mountain bike type.
A standard bike pump will do - or just take it to a gas station with a pump Be careful though , it only needs 22psi (lots of tires are 30 plus) so don't overfill
We bought a manual bicycle foot pump with a gauge. It is really easy to use and super quick. We use it weekly so it will not be a waste to buy.
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QUESTION: A SALES PERSON AT A LOCAL STORE TOLD ME THAT THE WARRANTY WOULDN'T BE HONORED IF I BOUGHT IT ONLINE HAS ANYONE HAD ISSUES WITH THIS?
I called baby jogger and was told it's covered if you bought from Amazon
Gave it to my Niece for her Baby Shower, but I have never had a problem with internet shopping warranties.
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QUESTION: WITH THE 2013 MODEL, DID THEY FIX THE FRONT WHEEL/TIRE ISSUE WITH IT PULLING TO EITHER THE RIGHT OR LEFT? I KNOW THIS WAS AN ISSUE FOR THE 2011 MODEL.
It doesn't pull at all. It also has a spot to adjust the alignment so it don't pull if it were to even start.
I wasn't aware of that issue, however I haven't noticed the front wheel pulling at all on the 2013.
Not sure
It doesn't pull left nor right. We love this stroller as we bring our baby for walks and runs daily in the park. However this is a very heavy jogger and almost impossible for a mum to handle on her own carrying it. Highly recommended for jogging and walks on roads and terrain, but not your daily stroller for city and shopping.
not sure... Kids won't be using it till June! Sorry!
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QUESTION: I CAN'T SEEM TO FIND A CARSEAT ADAPTER FOR THIS ON AMAZON??? ANYONE HAVE RECOMMENDATIONS? I PLAN TO GET A CHICCO KEYFIT
I bought the universal baby jogger adaptor on amazon and it works with the keyfit 30 I have.
Baby jogger makes a Britax adapter and a universal adapter for all other car seats.
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QUESTION: WORTHWHILE ATTACHING BJ GLIDER BOARD TO THE SUMMIT X3; WILL IT INTERFERE WITH THE FOOT BRAKE OR HANDLEBAR OPERATION? WILL STANDING CHILD BE COMFORTABLE?
I'm sorry I can't answer your question--we gave this item as a gift.
No, I don't think it interfere with the foot brake. As always when you have a glider board you can't really walk fast. I use it everyday and I wouldn't have managed without it since I have 3 kids (aged 5½, 3½ and 4 mths). I also have a bassinet on the stroller which makes it a bit hard for the standing child, but I think it will better once I can raise the backrest a bit. It works ok now anyway. For me it's definitely worth it. It's easy to fold away when not in use.
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QUESTION: IS THIS THE 2013 OR 2014 VERSION?
The model that came out in ~ April of 2013.
It came out in summer 2013. I don't think a new version has come out for this year yet! We have one in NYC and love it for city walking and rugged terrain.
These came out in March 2013. Best stroller! Love it.
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QUESTION: WOULD THIS SEAT BE TALL ENOUGH FOR A CHILD WHO IS 37 INCHES AND SOME GROWING ROOM?
My 6 year old is 46 inches, and comfortably sits in it with some clearance yet :) She loves to ride while Daddy jogs.
I think it would definitely work for 37".... It's a very spacious stroller!
I measured the seat for you and I would say that it is not big enough for a 37 inch child. This is only estimating by measuring so I could be wrong. It is certainly strong enough for a large child.
Yes. My 4 yr old is 40 inches and 40 lbs and has room to grow. We tested every jogger made and the Summit X3 held our large kids the best. It's the main reason we chose it.
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QUESTION: IN THE 2013 MODEL, DOES THE FRONT WHEEL LOCK FORWARD(WHEEL STICKS OUT) OR BACK(WHEEL'S TUCKED UNDER THE STROLLER)?
It Tucks Under.
The front wheel locks when it tucks under. The locking lever is one of my favorite features of this stroller.
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QUESTION: WHAT IS THE AMAZON ASIN NUMBER FOR THIS PRODUCT?
The ASIN is B00A5AS9SA

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