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Britax B-Agile 3 ReviewPrice: $270.00 List | $202.49 at Amazon - 25% off
Pros: Easy to use, car seat compatible, easy to push, nice quality
Cons: Heavier, harder to stow and travel with
Bottom line: Good maneuverability with features that are useful and easy to use
The Britax B-Agile 3 has high ease of use scores and works with some infant car seats which helped it earn a Top Pick award for versatility. This product also has impressive scores for maneuverability and quality, with a lighter weight and small size that makes it a full-size choice that navigates small spaces with ease. The B-Agile stroller proves it is worth the modest price by out performing the competition in most tests. If you're looking for a good main stroller that is easy to pick up and can work as a travel and primary stroller, then this is the stroller for you. If you need compact and easy to travel with, however, the B-Agile isn't the best choice and you might consider the Quinny Yezz instead.
The Britax B-Agile 3 also an won award in the Best Full-Size Stroller review.
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Our Analysis and Hands-on Test Results
Britax has issued a recall for the Click & Go car seat attachment adapters for the Britax B-Agile strollers. The stroller itself is safe to use, but the car seat attachment adapters that come with the stroller are not. The car seat adapters can/do disconnect from the stroller, which creates a potential fall hazard for baby. Consumers should immediately dispose of the adapters and request a remedy kit from Britax. For more information and to see which strollers are affected, please visit the Britax Safety Recall page.
Britax is founded on the belief that parents and children should make the most of every moment and live life without limits. They strive to create products with smart designs with safety in mind and have been making children's products for over 70 years. Britax launched in America in 1996 after finding success in Europe as the best-selling car seat brand. Britax takes a special interest in side-impact protection, car seat installation, and strollers. Britax works with car manufacturers, governments, and child passenger safety experts using their testing facilities to create new products for families.
The Britax B-Agile 3 earned a Top Pick award for its overall high score and ample features that still manage to stay lightweight.
The B-Agile 3's overall score relative to competing products can be seen in the chart above. In the following sections, we will describe its performance and standout features point by point for the metrics we tested.
Weight and Folded Size
The B-Agile earned a 4 of 10 for weight and folded size. This stroller weighs 17.4 lbs and measures 6,658 cubic inches when folded.
It is almost as heavy as the Baby Jogger City Mini, but it is significantly smaller by over 1700 cubic inches.
Ease of Use
The B-Agile earned an 8 of 10 for ease of use. This score ties the similar Baby Jogger City Mini and the smaller Recaro EasyLife. The B-Agile has features that include large storage and canopy, as well as an easy fold.
Fold and Unfold
The B-Agile has a simple fold that is one-handed and one pull. It has an additional safety button to press first, and it doesn't self-stand, but it does have an automatic lock.
The B-Agile has single action brakes that are easy to set and release. The pedal is large and easy to step on and lift up, making it sandal foot friendly.
The storage bin on the B-Agile holds up to 10 lbs, and we fit our Extra-large Diaper Bag inside (above left). It offers easy access from the back and sides, even with the seat back reclined. It also features two small pockets on the back of the canopy for quick access items like a mobile phone or keys. The previous version had one large zippered pocket, which we preferred (above right).
The sunshade on the B-Agile is large, almost as large as the Baby Jogger City Mini. It has a nice mesh peek-a-boo window with hook and loop closure on the cover. The canopy works well, covers down past the knee, and looks sharp.
The B-Agile has a 5-point harness is average. It has a 2 piece buckle that is stiff to connect and straps that are average to adjust with a buckle that slides up and down, but the shoulder straps have padding that can get in the way of adjustment. Rethreading requires pushing the plastic end piece through the slot and reinserting into a new height.
The B-Agile has an almost flat recline that is easy to adjust. This seat has nice padding, including on the leg rest, but there is no footrest on this stroller and the leg rest is not adjustable. There is a seam behind the knee bend that could get annoying, but overall the seat is cozy and nice for napping.
Car Seat Compatibility
At this time the B-Agile is only compatible with Britax car seats and the Maxi Cosi, Cybex, and Nuna brands with the purchase of an adapter, the Britax Infant Car Seat Adapters for Cybex, Nuna, Maxi Cosi. In the past, this stroller was also compatible with the award-winning Chicco Keyfit 30 and the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35 and some Graco models. However, at this time Britax is working on updating the adapters for these car seats so they are compatible with newer versions of the seats. They do not plan to relaunch the adapters until sometime in 2018. This means that you cannot use the B-Agile as a travel system with these brands until sometime in 2018.
If you intend to use a lightweight/umbrella stroller for a baby under 6 months old, we recommend choosing a product that offers car seat carrier attachment. We do not believe that lightweight strollers, in general, are good choices for babies under 6 months. Younger babies lack the required head and neck control necessary to avoid potential injury without assistance. Strollers need specifically designed seats and inserts for safely transporting baby over uneven surfaces, and the majority of the products in this category lack these features.
Ease of Setup
The B-Agile took 5:42 minutes to set up from unpacking to ready to use. This stroller requires no tools and the manual is average. It is a little harder to set up than others.
The B-Agile earned a 7 of 10 for maneuverability. This stroller is easy to push and turn with plenty of room to makes tighter turns. Going off road is only slightly worse, and while it rolls easily through grass, it can be tricky to turn and gravel caused more problems with the dual front wheels struggling to choose a direction to roll in.
This stroller has all wheel suspension and a foam covered handlebar. The sling style seat is adequately padded and we think both passengers and pushers will be comfortable using the B-Agile.
This stroller earned an 8 of 10 for quality. This stroller has a nicer shaped frame than the Baby Jogger City Mini and resulted in less kicking of the back axle. The fabric is nice ripstop material and the overall look is simple and functional. This stroller has little flex and the materials and components are nicely finished and firmly connected.
The following is the manufacturer's video of the Britax B-Agile.
Britax offers some interesting accessories to make strolling life easier. Some of our favorites include the following:
The majority of Britax car seat adapters are currently unavailable and new models will not be available until sometime in 2018. This means that until the new adapters are released, you can only use the B-Agile with car seats made by Maxi-Cosi, Nuna, and Cybex.
Britax does not make a true umbrella stroller option. They do make a full-size stroller that can expand into an inline double option, but it is not lightweight.
— Juliet Spurrier, MD & BabyGearLab Team
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