Comparing strollers for jogging (Elite) & running (Summit)

If you are looking for a stroller/buggy that can tackle all-terrain and allow you to pick up the pace as you exercise, you have probably found our City Elite® 2 and our Summit X3. Both are high-performance strollers with unique advantages, helping different families get the features that best suit their needs and lifestyle.

Comparing and contrasting strollers can be tricky, so we have put together this page to help make it easier for you.

Here are the most significant features the City Elite® 2 and the Summit X3 have in common:

  • Large rubber tyres, suitable for all-terrain
  • 3-wheel design, with all-wheel suspension
  • Newborn-compatible with near-flat seat position; both also compatible with a bassinet and a capsule
  • Seat weight capacity of 34kg
  • Full-coverage, multi-position UV50 canopy with vents and peekaboo windows keeps the stroller shaded and ventilated, while allowing you to easily check in on your little one
  • Signature one-hand, compact fold is quick and easy

Here are the most significant differences, with the superior option for each feature type marked with a star:

Comparison of jogging stroller and running stroller, the City Elite 2 and the Summit X3

Please note that the City Elite® 2 also comes with the City GO infant capsule adaptor provided, while it would need to be purchased separately for the Summit X3. However, at the time of writing, the price difference between the strollers (with the Elite being higher than the Summit) balances this out.

View the City Elite® 2 or the Summit X3.

Summary of the City Elite® 2

The City Elite® 2 (below) can handle all-terrain with its large rubber tyres and all-wheel suspension, but it is less suited to jogging across these surfaces or jogging on terrain with hills, particularly because it doesn't have deceleration braking.

The City Elite® 2 is a great stroller for active lifestyles, with a stylish design for the city, along with the features you need for adventures off the beaten track.

City Elite 2City Elite 2

Summary of the Summit X3

The Summit X3 is a runner's dream. With every feature you could want (see table above), the Summit will glide across all-terrain and we've even heard that a baby has fallen asleep on a gravel road run! 

The stylish design makes a statement in the city and in nature, with its fusion of city sleek and sport aesthetic. 

Summit X3

*Please note: Jogging or running with babies under 6 months old is not recommended. 

If you have any further questions we can help with, feel free to reach out to our team through the contact page!

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