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Cubby Matchup: Baby Jogger Summit X3 Hybrid v. BOB 2016 Revolution Flex

Cubby Matchup: Baby Jogger Summit X3 Hybrid v. BOB 2016 Revolution Flex

These two running strollers have features specific to parents who want to be prepared in any jogging experience. While great for everyday errands or special occasions, these are made to be used for running long distances, over any terrain, and up and down hills of all sizes. Dive right in and hopefully you’ll be able to distinguish if one of these joggers is a good fit for you, your fitness regimen, and of course, your child!

 Baby Jogger Summit X3 Hybrid Stroller


 BOB 2016 Revolution Flex Jogging Stroller

Similarities:

To be honest, these two strollers happen to be very similar, especially when it comes to features and functionality. Both Baby Jogger and BOB have great reputations and sell high-quality strollers to accommodate many family needs. The Summit X3 and the Revolution Flex are no exception! Both are new models, and when it comes to looks, we’re talking sleek as ever!
  • Both feature a swivel mode or locked mode for the front wheel, which is handy when trying to turn and maneuver tight corners in a store. It is also great for secured stability when running.
  • Each stroller has a large storage basket underneath. You can never have enough storage with kiddos around, but do be careful as it is suggested to not over-pack for especially difficult or bumpy rides in case of spillage.
  • Both have extra-large sun canopies for weather protections with peek-a-boo windows.
  • Each can hold up to 75 lbs.
  • Both are easy to fold and weigh approximately 28.5 lbs. each.
  • Both have a 5-point harness for optimal safety for your child.
  • Each is equipped with seats that recline into multiple sitting positions.
  • Both have adaptors that are sold separately to accommodate participating car seats.

Differences:

Oddly enough, the biggest differences between these two strollers are located in the handlebars. Baby Jogger Summit X3 Hybrid Stroller This stroller features a hand operated break, which is great for keeping form while running. Instead of pulling back on the entire stroller while traveling downhill, simply ride the break for a second or two to keep a good balance and maintain good running posture. Another cool feature on the handlebars is a remote wheel lock. Instead of needing to bend down to lock or unlock the front wheel, it can be done right there on the handlebar!

One very important feature this stroller has is an adjustable NINE-position padded handlebar. This is particularly great if either mom or dad are much taller or much shorter than the average 5’5” for women or 5’10” for men. That factor alone could be a deal-breaker for the other stroller! This stroller also has a wrist strap provided for safety in case one loses hold of the handlebar.

 While both strollers have all-wheel suspension, the Revolution Flex has adjustable suspension that offers 3 inches of travel and 2 stages of weight support, which creates an amazingly smooth ride. The BoB is probably a better choice for crazy, intense runners. This also has a variety of accessories that can be purchased separately to meet specific needs! Another fun fact to note about these is they don’t just come in a standard black or grey, but also a fun Lagoon color option.

 

If I were picking for myself, I would go with the Summit X3 Hybrid because the type of running I do (when I actually run) doesn’t involve long distance, steep inclines, or too rough of a terrain. I’m more of a cruise around the block runner, which would work great with the Summit X3 Hybrid.

I sure hope this breakdown was helpful in some way! Whether it was or was not please, please, PLEASE go read our stroller buying guide: How to Pick the Right Jogging Stroller to further educate yourself, and for a very in-depth breakdown of what to look for when purchasing a jogging stroller. Good luck and happy trails!

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