Recently I started really exercising again, and when I mean exercising, I mean jogging. I used to run a mile everyday (or try to) and before my daughter was born my husband and I would go to the gym 2-3 times a week. I remember checking in on Facebook at our gym when I was 40 weeks pregnant! Since my daughter was born almost 15 months ago I have not had a chance to go back. They don’t have a daycare and while my husband and I could take turns going, it is more fun to go together. So that being said, we cancelled my membership.
So now that I was ready to exercise again, we invested in a jogging stroller. Well actually we bought two, but only to figure out which one we liked more. We compared the Baby Jogger Summit X3 and the BOB Revolution SE. Personally I liked the Baby Jogger more because it was not as massive as the BOB and when the canopy is folded down it is more compact and the plastic flap doesn’t sit behind my daughter’s head, but it felt a little heavier to push so we decided to keep the BOB Keep in mind that the BOB we got was used, a few years old, but in excellent condition. I would have preferred to get the newest BOB Flex but we decided that an older model would work for what we needed. The Baby Jogger was brand new.
BOB Revolution SE vs Baby Jogger Summit X3
BOB Revolution SE
Lighter (25 lbs)
Easy to push, requires minimal effort.
Can be used up to 70 lbs
Recommended to only use running when child is 6-8 months old (can hold their head up on their own well and pediatrician gives the “okay”)
Canopy folds into seat and if your child is tall it ends up behind their head
Bucket seat is kind of awkward
Snack tray attachment is too high for 1 year old
Rather large fold (bulky). Takes up lots of room in trunk. — in certain cars you may need to take off front wheel.
Baby Jogger Summit X3
Can be used up to 75 lbs
Narrower seat feels more like a standard stroller
Folds small. Takes up less trunk space in car.
Recommended to only use for jogging when child is 12 months old and the pediatrician gives the “okay.”
Heavier (28 lbs)
Requires more effort to push and is heavier
I sort of really wished that the Baby Jogger had as smooth a push as the BOB. Personally I liked it more because the size was closer to our normal everyday stroller, but in the end, if running with it requires more effort than needed than I’m better off with the other one. On a side note. If we didn’t already have an everyday stroller, this stroller would be great.
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