Why is jogging stroller that folds small so important when choosing a baby jogger? Parents are concerned about storage space and the ease of carrying a stroller, and would prefer a jogger that is easily folded into a compact size. If you drive a large family car or SUV, and have plenty of space in your closets at home, this may not be an importation consideration when choosing a jogging stroller, but many parents drive small to medium size cars and would like to make sure a baby jogger they decide to purchase will fold small enough to fit into the trunks of their cars.
We have reviewed popular jogging strollers that are foldable, and picked the baby jogger that folds into the smallest size to fit cars with small and large trunks; and at homes, take up little space for storage.
Because the size of a baby jogger when folded is not the only important feature in a good stroller, we selected only popular jogging strollers for our reviews, and this ensures that other considerations like baby safety and comfort features would also be available in our final choice.
Our pick of the best jogging stroller that folds small is the Baby Jogger Summit XC Single Stroller.
This comparison was done before the release of the Baby Jogger Summit X3 which is now available for purchase. The Summit X3 has improved features like remote front wheel lock not available on the Summit XC. The X3 is now my top choice of a compact jogging stroller
Hop over to my Baby Jogger Summit x3 vs Summit XC comparison to read about the differences between the two jogging strollers.
We researched the top 10 foldable jogging strollers on Amazon to arrive at our choice of the best jogging stroller that folds into the most compact size. Information we used were gathered from the manufacturers specifications, user manuals , videos and customer user experience about how easy and small their jogging strollers can fold. The following specifications and design in each baby jogger that made it to our list were compared:
- Dimensions when folded – indicating how small you can fold a jogging stroller.
- Dimensions when unfolded – an indication of the bulkiness.
- The weight – Is it light enough for you to carry. Watch out for heavy, back breaking baby joggers!
- The fold design or technology – Is it easy to fold? Some can be folded in a single step and carried with just one hand.
The final scores were tantalising close between the Baby Jogger Summit XC Single Stroller and the Bob Revolution SE Single Stroller. The two strollers had almost identical scores on all features. The Bob Revolution SE almost stole the top spot with a slightly narrower profile.
Baby Jogger Summit XC Single Stroller however made our number #1 with the smallest folded measurement at 15.5 inches in high, 27.5 inches wide and 31 inches deep. It folds even smaller to a height of only 12 inches if you take out the wheels that are designed to be easily removed for storage.
The Baby Jogger Summit XC has a unique quick folding system that collapses the stroller into a compact size in one step, and this is done with one hand, leaving the other hand free for parents to hold their babies. The closest you will find to this design achieves a quick fold in 2 steps and will require the use of both hands. It is also a light weight jogger at 24.65 lb, about the same weight as the lightest on our list that weighed 23lb.
The baby jogger scored one of the highest in customer satisfaction, which we interpret to mean that other factors important to parents when choosing a jogging stroller are also available in the Baby Jogger Summit XC Single Stroller. You can read more about great features of the Baby Jogger Summit XC in our full review. Though the Summit XC is now discontinued, its features has been improved in the Summit X3.
There you have it, if you are looking for the best jogging stroller that folds small, is light weight and easy to carry or store, can be folded quickly and easily, and has all the baby safety and comfort features you would expect in a popular jogging stroller, our choice for you is the replacement for the Baby Jogger Summit X3, a much improved replacement for the Summit XC Single Stroller.
Compact Baby Jogger Summit X3 Video Review
In this one minute video review of the Summit X3, the features of the compact jogging stroller are captured and demonstrated in surprising details for such a very short video review.