The first version of this stroller was quite popular. It was regarded as one of the best-designed strollers on the planet. When the manufacturer behind it released this upgraded version, many moms and dads expected an even better design and a more versatile stroller. And let me tell you something – they were not disappointed!
I became very interested in this stroller when I saw a friend of mine pushing it in a local park a few weeks ago. The stroller seemed to be moving very effortlessly as she was coming towards me. And it was also very eye-catching. So out of curiosity, I asked her what her experience had been with the stroller to that point. And she started telling me about how versatile it was and how ideal it was for everyday use. This piqued my interest and I decided to research it.
This review is the result of that research. It details everything you need to know about the Britax b-Agile 3 baby buggy and what other parents like my friend think about it.
This stroller is a one-of-a-kind stroller. In brief, it is a lightweight, versatile, and extremely easy-to-use stroller. It is something that will make you enjoy going out and strolling with your baby daily. In my opinion, the very best thing about it is the fact that it is designed to be durable and to last long despite being a lightweight stroller. However, I would totally understand if anyone else said the best thing about it is that it can be used as a travel stroller.
- Type of buggy: Travel or convertible stroller
- Weight: Eighteen pounds
- Main seat capacity: Fifty-five pounds
- B Safe 35 car seat capacity: Ten pounds
The Britax B-Agile 3 Travel System Review
If you intend to use this buggy to transport a newborn or an infant, it is important to use it as a travel system. To use this stroller as a travel system you need to either buy it with the B-Safe 35 car seat or the Elite version of the same car seat. You can use either car seat for your newborn. And you can easily transfer the car seat you choose between the baby buggy and your car; both car seats are easy to fix on the stroller and to install in the car.
One of the most amazing things about this stroller is the fact that when you buy it with one of the two compatible car seats, you do not need to spend a lot of money than when you buy it as a simple stroller with only a toddler seat. What I am trying to say here is that if you are looking for a travel system on a budget, the Britax B-Agile travel system is one of the most attractive options because it is not much more expensive than a single stroller.
As mentioned above, you can turn this buggy into a travel system by either replacing its toddler seat with the B Safe 35 car seat or the Elite version of the same car seat. The two baby car seats have got differences and similarities. The main difference between them is that the Elite version has is safer because it provides side impact protection in addition to the other protections provided by the original version of the infant seat.
Another notable difference is the fact that the harness on the B Safe 35 Elite car seat is easier to adjust as the infant grows.
As mentioned above, these two infant seats also have several similarities. The number one similarity is that they do not occupy so much space. This is brilliant because it means you will still have enough room left to accommodate other passengers in your car in case you want to travel somewhere as a family or as a group.
The one thing that I think I like the most about this stroller as a travel system is that it comes with infant car seat adapters. These adapters allow users of the stroller to attach either of the two compatible infant car seats with ease.
One important thing to note about this stroller’s infant car seats is that you cannot use them without acquiring the Britax baby car seat base. The base makes it easy to install either of the car seats in the car. You just need to position the Britax car seat your buy over the base’s receivers and click it in.
The Britax B-Agile with the (Elite version) B-Safe 35 car seat travel system
The use of this stroller with this Elite car seat is a match made in heaven. This is because this stroller is the best ever baby buggy made by Britax and the seat is also the best ever car seat made by Britax.
There are so many good things about the B-Safe 35 Elite car seat. For example, it is designed with a special impact protection frame or system. The frame is partly made of steel to absorb impact and has a base that can compress to also take away shock in case of a crash or collision. The inside of the frame has two cushion layers on the side to further protect your baby. So if you ever get into an accident, you can rest assured that your baby will be well-protected if they are safely strapped in this car seat.
The biggest difference between this car seat and its ordinary or non-elite version is that it comes with the above-mentioned two layers on the side for extra side impact collision protection. These layers are designed to take away impact energy and cushion the baby in case an accident results in a side impact.
Most people will love that this travel system comes with a harness that is very easy to adjust. This is perfect because it allows the users of this seat to quickly and effortlessly adjust the harness as their infant babies grow.
The Britax B-Agile with the B-Safe 35 car seat travel system
This Britax stroller travel system uses the original or non-elite B-Safe 35 baby car seat. This car seat makes this stroller perfect for traveling with the baby.
Like the Elite version, this non-elite infant car seat also comes with a special protective steel frame and a base that can absorb impact. As mentioned a few moments ago, the main difference between it and the Elite version is that it is not designed to offer the same kind of side impact protection as the Elite version. However, it does have a thick cushiony foam that will minimize your baby’s movement in case of a collision and will, therefore, reduce their likelihood of getting injured.
This infant car seat may not be as great as the Elite version but in all fairness, it is a very decent infant car seat.
Below are the similarities between the two car seats
- Both are baby car seats
- Both have a minimum capacity of four pounds and a maximum of thirty-five pounds
- Both can accommodate infants until they reach a height of 32 inches
- Both are designed to provide protection against impact
- Both come with a base that can absorb impact
- Both have a frame that offers great protection
- Both can easily be fixed on the Britax stroller or the car seat base
Below are the differences between the two car seats
- While the Elite version has got two internal layers of cushion to provide protection against side impact, the original version of the car seat has only one
- While the Elite version has got an adjustable head protection pad, the head protection pad in the original one is removable but unadjustable
- While the Elite version has got a harness that is highly adjustable and can grow with the baby, the original version has got just a standard harness
- While the Elute version has got a cover that is a breeze to remove, the cover on the original version is not a breeze to remove
- While the Elite version comes with premium fabrics and deep cushion padding, the original version features standard padding
- While the Elite version of the infant car seat has got a maximum capacity of 11.5 pounds, the original version has got a lower maximum capacity of 10 pounds
As you can see in the differences above, the superior infant car seat between the two is the Britax B-Safe 35 Elite infant car seat. Its only downside compared to the original version is that it is more expensive. But if I were asked to choose a car seat to make a travel system with the Britax 2017 B-Agile buggy, I would still choose the Elite version. To me, it is just a way better seat as evidenced above.
The accessories that you can buy with either of the car seats
There are several accessories you can buy to improve the functionality of whatever Britax infant car seat you end up buying. The best thing about them is that they are not expensive.
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Review of the different features of the stroller
In this part of this stroller’s review, I will review the different parts of the stroller that make this stroller unique and versatile.
The Britax B-Agile seat
This stroller comes with a brilliant toddler seat that is comfy and can recline. I like the fact that it can recline because it can go really deep to a position that is almost horizontal. This makes it perfect for napping on the go. Reclining the seat is easy. You just need to manipulate the straps behind it to do it.
When you fully recline this toddler seat, you can open a mesh window behind it to ensure there is proper ventilation. This is perfect especially when you are strolling during hot summer days as it reduces the chances of your baby overheating inside the canopy.
As I said a few moments ago, the seat is quite comfy. This is because it has thick padding that is covered with a very nice and soft fabric. It is also comfy because it comes with a footrest. However, the footrest is not adjustable. So this is a bit disappointing.
With regard to safety, this toddler seat comes with a five-point safety harness. You are supposed to secure your baby with it any time you place him or her on the seat. This is to prevent them from falling off the stroller or flying out of it in case of a collision. The best thing about the harness is that you can adjust it. This means you can make it more comfortable for your baby as he or she grows.
The harness’s shoulder straps are padded to prevent pinching.
The toddler seat has a maximum weight capacity of 55 pounds. This means you can use it until your baby reaches this weight (so until around 4 and a half years old).
The thing you may not like about this seat is that you cannot use it for a newborn baby. This is because it is not designed to support a newborn baby. If you want to use this stroller to carry a newborn baby, you will have to get one of the infant car seats it is compatible with.
The Britax B-Agile canopy
The sunshade on this stroller is not the biggest one. However, it is quite decent and it has a large mesh viewing window. You can open the window to monitor your baby through it or to improve ventilation and prevent the canopy from overheating especially on hot summer days. While this window is very convenient, I do not like that it has a Velcro closure. This is because this type of closure is a bit noisy. I prefer the magnetic closure on the viewing window.
The best thing about this sunshade is that on top of providing decent coverage, it is also designed to provide protection against harmful UV rays. This is nice because with a stroller you will obviously be strolling out in the sun a lot and, therefore, protection against UV rays is important.
The Britax B-Agile wheels
This stroller comes with plastic wheels that are foam filled. While they may not be the best wheels you can have on a stroller, they can handle most urban surfaces e.g. pavements, cobblestone streets, short grass, and roads pretty well. So they are brilliant for city use.
The wheels are supported by a special suspension system. The suspension system will absorb all shocks and ensure your little passenger enjoys a smooth ride every time you guys go out to stroll with this buggy.
The Britax B-Agile brakes
This stroller features a parking brake. The brake pedal is located on one of the wheels making it easy to set and to release. However, considering that it is a foot-operated brake, releasing it is not the easiest thing to do if you are wearing open-toe shoes.
The Britax B-Agile steering
The one thing I am usually very keen on when doing stroller reviews is the steering. This is because I believe the best strollers are those that are easy to steer. For why would a parent buy a stroller that they cannot easily maneuver even if it is supremely comfortable for their baby? Do you see my reasoning?
This stroller is very easy to steer. This is something that I observed with my own two eyes as I noted earlier in the introduction. It moves effortlessly. When I was researching the stroller, I also noted that many other parents were also saying it is a breeze to maneuver. So in my book, this stroller can be classified as one of the best strollers because it is not only comfortable for the baby but also easy for the parent to push.
The stroller has a special wheel positioning design that makes it nimble and easy to steer and turn. Because it is so nimble and also agile, it is among the few baby carriages you can push even with just one hand.
The Britax 2017 B-Agile handlebar
The handlebar on this stroller is not adjustable. It measures 40.5 inches from the floor or ground. At this height, many tall and average-height parents will find it comfortable to maneuver or steer. The handlebar features a foam-filled cover to make it more ergonomic or comfortable to push. However, I feel like I should point out that I am not really a fan of foam-covered handlebar because they typically tear faster than other types of handlebar covers e.g. leather.
The Britax B-Agile folding and size
This stroller can be quickly folded. To fold it, you just need to push the folding/ safety release button on the side and to pull the folding strap on the seat. It is something that will barely take you a couple of seconds. I like how easy it is to fold and how quickly it can be folded. It means you can conveniently go with it anywhere as you can quickly fold it and put it in your car trunk.
As I have stated a few moments ago, folding this stroller requires you to press the safety release or folding button on the side. I think this is genius as it means that the stroller cannot just fold unintentionally and hurt your kid.
When folded, this stroller will automatically lock itself and stay folded. And the strap inside its seat will allow you to carry it like a bag. You will love its compactness when folded and its lightweightness (it weighs just eighteen pounds). These two attributes make it easy to carry anywhere.
The Britax 2017 B-Agile storage space
This Britax Baby carriage comes with a decent-sized storage basket underneath the main seat. This storage basket has a maximum weight capacity of 10 pounds. In my opinion, it is sufficiently big enough for carrying the baby’s essentials. However, I do not think you can carry much more stuff in it like shopping and so on. But it is definitely big enough for carrying everything you need for a day trip.
The best thing about this stroller’s toddler seat is the fact that it is easy to access. You can access it even when you have the toddler seat deeply reclined.
This Britax stroller comes with additional storage space in the form of a storage pocket on the backrest of its toddler seat. This storage pocket is brilliant for those who want more storage space and it is quite useful in the sense that it allows parents to keep their essentials within close reach. So with it, you can keep your wallet, smartphone, and keys conveniently within reach.
It has a zip closure.
The accessories that you can buy with this stroller
There are several accessories you can buy to improve the functionality and versatility of this stroller. Most of them are not very expensive.
The key specifications of the stroller
- Type of stroller: convertible stroller
- Weight: eighteen pounds.
- Weight limit: forty pounds
- Stroller fold size: 11 by 23 by 29 inches
- Height of the handlebar: 42 inches from the ground
Britax Agile available color options
This stunning stroller comes in 5 unique color options – steel, cyan, red, meadow, and black.
The price of each stroller varies slightly based on the color option.
The pros and cons of the Britax Agile stroller & travel system
- The Britax agile 2017 is very easy to assemble
- It is a stroller you can use from birth thanks to its compatibility with infant car seats
- It features a robust but lightweight aluminum frame
- It has a decent canopy with a viewing window for monitoring the baby and for enhanced ventilation
- Its toddler seat can be reclined
- It is quite easy to steer and to turn
- It can be pushed with just one hand
- It has got plastic wheels that handle city surfaces pretty well
- It is easy to fold
- It has a handlebar that cannot be adjusted so it might not be suitable for short parents
- Its viewing window has a noisy Velcro closure instead of the silent magnetic closure
The Britax Agile warranty
Britax has a 24-month long warranty on the frame of this stroller and a 12-month long warranty on both car seats.
What other moms and dads think about this stroller
This is a one-of-a-kind stroller according to make parents who have used it including one of my friends. Many parents also love its quality, versatility, and lightweightness. Many also love how easy it is to transfer between the car and the stroller and vice versa. The only thing that many parents do not like about this stroller is the fact that its handlebar cannot be adjusted.
This Britax stroller is brilliant in many ways and it is perfect for day-to-day use in the city. Its most notable features include its plastic tires that are perfect for strolling on grass and sidewalks, its easy steering design, its easy turning design, and the fact that it can be used as a travel system.
In summary, it is a brilliant stroller that you can use from birth and that will serve you for many years until your baby turns four or five years old.
What to consider before buying this stroller
Before buying this stroller, you should be aware that although it is perfect for urban strolling, it is not good enough for uneven terrain. So you should avoid pushing it on uneven terrain. And this is despite the fact that it has a good suspension system. So if you need a stroller that works on uneven or rough terrain, you should look for something else.
Why you should buy this stroller
It is one of the best-looking strollers on the market. Buy it if you are looking for something attractive for your newborn or toddler.
- It is compatible with the very safe B-Safe car seats by Britax so buy it if you are looking for something that will fully protect your kid in case of an accident.
- It is a top-quality product available at an affordable price. Even when you buy it as a travel system with one of the compatible Britax car seats you will still find it to be affordable.
- It is a very agile and lightweight stroller. Buy it if you are looking for something that is very easy to push and turn even around tight corners.
I’m Jessica Wills, most of my friends just call me Jess. I have 2 kids Astor who is 5, and Cody who is 3. I love writing and found a small passion in writing product reviews from a moms stand.
Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions, i’ll love to answer.
Last update on 2021-07-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API