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Summer Infant 3D Lite Review

9.4 Total Score
Excellent

Safety
9.6
Design
9.4
Price
9.3
PROS
  • Roomy seat
  • Nice handles
  • Included cup holder
  • Compact fold
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Good overall quality
CONS
  • Isn't designed for shorter parents
  • Can't handle uneven terrain
  • No peekaboo window
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The Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller had to make it on our list because it’s a trendy model you can see around town all the time. It’s one of the best city strollers due to a couple of beneficial features like a deep recline, it’s very lightweight, and it doesn’t cost a fortune. That’s perhaps the primary reason why it’s so popular. Owners of this stroller usually already have one that feels more rugged and stable, so instead of spending hundreds of dollars on another large stroller with massive wheels, they get this one. It’s light and easy to manage in tight spaces like public transportation.

The summer infant 3D lite convenience stroller was designed with that idea in mind. It’s an ideal pick for active parents that always have somewhere to be, places like the mall, or the park, or they just travel around a lot. The weight of the stroller is only 12 lbs, making it easy to fold up and carry at all times and places. One of the features you’ll love is the deep recline that helps your baby nap after lunch. The seat offers a lot of room and the height to the canopy is very high with 28 inches. Your child won’t have a problem sitting in it even if it’s really tall. This stroller is designed for children up to 50 lbs and over six months of age.

The stroller is light and very compact, but it still comes with lots of storage space and even a cup holder. The basket is larger than expected since the stroller is so light and small. The canopy has a, and it’s large enough to shield your child from the sun. The handlebars are tall, the front wheels have suspension, you also get a carry strap, and the folding process is quick and easy. Folding takes about five seconds, and you only need one hand and foot to do it. Now, let’s take a look at the details.

Features

  • Medium-sized canopy

You don’t have to worry about dangerous sun rays because the adjustable canopy can block 99,9% of UVA and UVB rays. The canopy does look a bit small, compared to what other models are offering, but the pop-out sun visor is there to shield your child from the sun fully. There is no peekaboo window, which is expected for a smaller canopy like this one.

  • Tall handlebars

The Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience Stroller wasn’t made with short parents in mind as the height of the handlebar is 42″ from the ground, and it’s not adjustable at all. So, tall parents will have no problems pushing this stroller, but if you are not that tall, try the stroller out before buying it first.

  • Decent storage pocket

The storage pocket on the back of the seat is quite small, which is no surprise. This is a stroller designed for versatility and easy transit, not a long walk and a picnic. The pocket can hold small items like your cell phone, house keys, wallet, and stuff like that.

  • Roomy seat

The seat is 12.5″ wide, with 18″ in length and an amazing 28″ in height. We were a little surprised by the size of the seat because it’s quite large for such a light stroller. That makes it perfect for larger children over six months of age.

  • Very deep recline

The recline has three available positions for you to choose from. The lowest position isn’t flat, but it’s pretty close to it. It is set by squeezing two levers found on the side of the stroller. You’ll need to use both hands to set the seat to the position you want. Bringing it back up is easier and can be done with only one hand. When it’s in the highest position, it is almost entirely upright.

  • 5-point harness

Like other seats, this one also has a 5-point adjustable padded harness with a center release buckle. The buckle is easy to unlock, so you’ll have to keep an eye on your child, or it could escape. The belly pad does hide the buckle from the child, but when it figures out how things work, you better be watching.

  • Medium sized basket

The basket under the seat is surprisingly large for such a compact city stroller. It can hold a medium-sized bag of diapers, but it’s not the easiest one to access. The only way you can put stuff in and take them out of the basket is from the back, and the seat has to have no recline. If your child is asleep or something, you’ll have to wait until you can move the seat upwards and get the stuff you need. It’s a standard problem for many such strollers.

  • Double wheels

There are four double wheels made out of hard rubber. They are 6″ in diameter, and the front wheels swivel. You can lock them in place when needed with a simple push of a button. If maneuverability is what you’re looking for, this stroller is what you need as it can make tight turns because of the small wheels and low weight. We recommend using this stroller only on flat surfaces.

  • Front wheel suspension

The front wheel suspension is a nice touch. We didn’t expect that form a lightweight stroller like this one, but it’s there.

  • Parking brake

The two parking brakes are found on the back wheels. You can lock them individually or together. The brakes are not flip-flop friendly, keep that in mind.

  • Cup holder

Now, this is a real treat for parents. The cup holder is removable, and you can place it on either side of the handlebar. You can also put it next to your child so that he can use it for his little cup. All in all, a nice detail.

  • Easy to fold

Folding works pretty much like any other city stroller, but you need to use one foot and one hand to do it. Place your foot on the lever on the bottom and pull the one on top with your hand simultaneously. You can fold it with a child in your arms, but you’ll need to balance on one foot to do it. Once it’s folded, the automatic lock keeps everything in place, and the dimensions are 43″L x 10″W x 9″H.

  • Carry strap

The carry strap is a nice feature that allows you to hang the folded stroller over your shoulder when you’re tired of pushing it around. The weight is only 12 lbs, so it’s easy to carry.

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What’s wrong with the product?

  • Isn’t designed for shorter parents

The height of the handlebar isn’t adjustable, so the 42″ hight proves to be a challenge for shorter parents.

  • Can’t handle uneven terrain

The wheels are small and can’t cope with uneven terrain.

  • No peekaboo window

You will have to stand in front of the stroller to see what your baby is doing.

Conclusion

Think of the Summer Infant 3Dlite Convenience Stroller as a practical second stroller you should use when you’re getting your errands done around town or if you have to travel somewhere via bus, train, plane, etc. It’s not designed to be a moving baby shop, it’s intended to be on the move. So, this is the best city stroller for flat surfaces and getting around town quickly and easily.

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