Summer Infant 3Dlite+ Convenience Stroller Review

The Summer Infant 3Dlite+ Convenience Stroller is a premium everyday lightweight baby stroller.  Based on the original best-selling 3Dlite stroller, named Best Umbrella Stroller by Wirecutter, the 3Dlite+ takes parent convenience and child comfort to the next level with added features and a more premium look and feel.

Summer Infant 3Dlite+ Convenience Stroller Specs

Summer 3Dlite+ Convenience Stroller, Blue/Matte Black

  • Durable, lightweight (14 pounds) aluminum frame
  • Oversized canopy with flip-out sun visor and peek-a-boo window
  • One-hand, multi-position adjustable recline seat with 5-point safety harness
  • Extra-large storage basket, premium fabric & stitching
  • Additional features: parent cup holder, cell phone holder, zip-close storage pocket, child sippy cup holder, compact fold with auto-lock and carry strap, anti-shock front wheels and lockable rear wheels
  • SAFETY AND COMFORT: Padded 5-point safety harness, Anti-shock front wheels, Lockable rear wheels
  • CONVENIENT AND EASY TO USE: One hand compact fold, Auto-locks in folded position, Includes a carry strap to tote when not in use

Pros
  • All-in-all, an excellent product.

  • It’s so lightweight and convenient that we are thinking of getting a second one for our other car.

Cons
  • The locking mechanism isn’t a mechanism

  • it is a flappy plastic/rubber latch that you can only hope will land on the nub when folded.

Benefits

Weight and Folded Size

In terms of weight and folded size, the 3D lite is relatively average. This stroller weighs about 13 lbs and measures 5,921.40 cubic inches when folded. The size of the 3D lite is almost exactly the average for the group.

Ease of Use

The 3D lite falls in the middle of the pack for ease of use with no real standout functionality.

Fold and Unfold

The 3D lite has a traditional umbrella fold that collapses on itself as it folds in half. The fold can be initiated and accomplished with your foot, which is standard, but you can also do it with your hand, which is relatively unique. It is a one-handed fold that automatically locks but doesn’t stand on its own.

Brakes

The 3D has dual-action brakes that require both sides to be pressed for full brake engagement. They are stiffer than much of the competition, and as a result, can hurt your foot to release them if you are wearing sandals.

Storage

The 3D bin (above left) holds a medium-size bag with a max limit of 10 lbs. This bin is easy to access as long as the seatback isn’t reclined, but it does have a pocket with Velcro closure on the back of the canopy (above right) that can hold a mobile phone, keys, and a wallet. The 3D includes a cup holder on the frame.

Final words

The Summer 3D lite earned a lower overall score than the majority of the competition, but it is the second cheapest stroller in this review. The 3D is one of the hardest to maneuver out of all the strollers we have tested with wobbly dual wheels and flexing handles that make it difficult to push and turn without moving off course.

While the price is very budget-friendly, this blue baby stroller didn’t perform well enough to merit the low price. While we understand that many parents are on a budget, we suggest saving money for a more expensive product with a better maneuverability score or one that is slightly easier to push and lighter.