Best pram ever for walks and runs
I really enjoy using it. Really easy to manoeuvre. Easy to fold and unfold. It can hold all of my kids at once. One is sitting on lap of the other one and the 3d on a board behind the pram! The only problem it’s heavy. So I have a spare pram in a car for the shops run.
Excellent Pram - has run many Km's!!
We love this pram. Before I had children I used to run a few marathons every year. As soon as I was cleared for exercise post birth - this pram has been thrashed!!
I have used it on paths, sealed roads and unsealed roads. The suspension can handle some rough surfaces without disturbing the baby (within reason). I find the front wheel easy to switch between fixed and moving.
The seat lies nice and flat and is easy to adjust. The hood is very deep and you can have it at 3 different settings. It rides very smooth and operates well with one hand.
I chose this pram over the Bob because a lot of the reviews I read said the Bob was not ideal for taller children. The X3 has a taller height clearance - which is ideal for my family.
It is super easy to collapse... It is heavy... But the weight is worth all the other benefits.
Best thing I have ever purchased... couldn't live without it
I regularly take this pram on bush tracks for both running and walking, its all wheel suspension is amazing amd handles any terrain you take it on. Is very easy to fold... pretty much one step and its done... quite lightweight but as has big wheels it does tend to take up a little more boot space than some other brands. It is very easy to maneuver and my favorite part is the front wheel locking mechanism is controlled within hands reach so you can flick it on and off without letting go of the handlebar. Adjusting the seat height is a little annoying but not terrible. The handlebar is not adjustable which is again annoying for a short person like me but really its okay once you get used to it. Suncover is a 3 panel which is perfect length to ensure little one is shaded at all times. The overall length is quite short which is handy when trying to fit through gates ect... the build quality is great also, overall it is a very neat and tidy pram. Definitely recommend for all terrain running and walking pretty much a perfect all-rounder.
SO easy to drive this pram, just with one hand, the other can hold coffee! We have had issues folding it after removing the seat for washing but it is solved OK. Easy to wash the whole thing as well. It is a bit heavy and not very practical to place in the car because it is massive, but our toddler loves it and is sitting well high so can easily see around.
We have the carry bag for plane travels, I can only recommend it because it is an option that I was looking for in a pram. The front bar is great, our toddler prefers it rather than the console. For running and difficult terrain it is perfect. The suspensions are brilliant, better than my bike and I really like the back system to incline the seat. The basket under the seat can hold anything, baby essentials bag, groceries and shopping. The rain cover is average but can hold against windy weather because the front is well designed. I really enjoy the console on the hand bar while it can be annoying with the hand break, but I could work with it.
Stay Away, Faulty Front Wheel
We have had ongoing problems with the front wheel of this pram. The front wheel wobbles terribly when we walk with it, we are no chance of running with it. We called baby jogger & they were hardly sympathetic, unfortunately we did buy this pram secondhand (6 months old) we can only assume the original buyer was aware this. Yes if you have a warranty you can get a new front wheel replacement, from my experience however I would not advise you to purchase this pram!
Practically perfect in every way....now
This is our fourth pram in four and a half months. We bought other brands which proved to be terrible and faulty - to the point of being dangerous. Then, finally, we bought the baby jogger x3. Best pram EVER!!!
When we bought it, the front wheel made a noise. I contacted the company. They were brilliant. They seemed genuinely concerned and requested a video (as it was hard to isolate exactly where the noise came from). Within a week, we had a new front wheel at our door and haven't had a problem since. We had bought the pram from bubs in fortitude valley for $750.
My baby loves this pram. If we put her in another one, she cries and squirms the entire time. This makes me think that the summit has a very comfortable seat. It looks and feels it. It adjusts easily to any position. The pram is also incredibly manoeuvrable. You wouldn't think so, considering it size. Its light and easy to push over any terrain (within reason, of course). Deep basket. Haven't had anything fall out of it and we stock it right up. We also have put bike lights on it for night walks. Easy done. The hand brake is brilliant, as we live in a hilly area.
I would recommend this pram over other brands, any day, for both the quality and the great customer service. No regrets. Finally!!
Have the X3 model-better than the XC
Unable to review the Summit X3 on here. The X3 is the latest model released (2014) compared to the XC (2012).
The x3 is extremely easy to handle - can push with one hand with great ease. It also has a handbrake to help slow you down the hills. I have found the best feature is the fact that you can lock the front wheel (so that it only pushes straight) on the side of the pram. This means when you're running you don't need to go to the front of the pram to lock/unlock the wheel to turn a sharp corner.
The tyres are good - although they do need pumping up every couple of months to keep them at a decent pressure.
Weight of the pram is a little heavy, but you don't notice that when pushing it.
The canopy is very good - two peekaboo windows and two mesh ones on the side to let the air through.
The seat itself is quite large, my son has a lot of room to sit, cross his legs etc.
I'm so glad I didn't skimp on this purchase. Other baby purchases I've looked back and thought - didn't really need to spend that much $$, but I'm glad I spent the money on this pram.
Fantastic pram that is so light to push
I love this pram. It has been everywhere with us including overseas trips. It is very versatile as you can fix the front wheel and use it for jogging or difficult surfaces like sand at the beach, or just allow it to pivot for normal use. It is an easy one hand push and I have found it so much easy to push even when compared to decent European style prams such as the Quinny Buzz and Joolz Day. It can also take a child up to 35kg so good when my boy is older and he wants to come for a run with me.
Even though this is a large pram, it is actually quite lightweight when compared to other fully featured prams at 11kgs (the new Elite is 10.8). It has a hand brake which is very useful and reassuring when going down hills. It also has the standard foot brake. I think the new Elite has a hand brake, but when I bought this the Elite didnt. I bought imported mine from the States as at the time they were selling for $999 here and the old (360) model. Now you can get the XC here for a bit over $600. The recline is gradual as it uses a cord system instead of pressing a button.
We have taken on several overseas trips and we just take it up to where we board the plane and they take it from there. We also have the carry bag and have packed it in that for travel as well.t has been great to have travelling as it can get over cobblestones and rough trails easily. We have even taken bushwalking when I had a sore back and couldn't use the carrier.
The mesh basket area on the back is great to put things in. The basket underneath can be a bit difficult to get to sometimes. But if you get the BJ Nappy Bag, this just fixes on the side and the basket underneath is good for smaller things. The accessories can be expensive but they are handy. We got the parent console (which I use all the time) and the belly bar with the console for the child. The bar can be a bit high, but it is handy to put toys etc in. When my boy was a baby we had the bassinet which you can pick up easily enough second hand and we also used the Maxi Cosi car seat to make a travel system. The bassinet and the car seat use the same adapters.
The hood on this pram is brilliant and huge and with the recline it is really a great little hide away for a sleeping child. The child does sit back quite far in the pram though which is great for sun protection etc, but now my boy is a toddler I do find him sometimes pulling himself forward a bit to have a look around.
It is a very well made pram and we have had no issues with it. The rear wheels are large at 16" but this is what makes it so easy to push and it also has suspension. The wheel base at the back is wide, but surprisingly, even though it looks large, it is actually not much larger than many of the other standard prams I have looked at. This can be a bit of an issue if you are going in and out of shops. I have an umbrella stroller I keep in the car for shopping.
The one handed fold on this is brilliant and it folds up reasonably small. We compared this with the Mountain Buggy Terrain which is similar and the fold on that is huge.
The material is very quick dry and keeps them cool in summer, but we put a sheepskin on it for winter.
Very easy to push, tackles any terrain, easy one handed fold, brilliant sun protection,great quality, verstatile
large for shopping aisles/cafes
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