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Summer Infant 3D Pac CS+ Double Stroller Review

Price $264

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  • Price: ~ $264
  • Weight: 23 lbs
  • Weight limit per seat: 50 lbs

Searching for a double stroller that’s super narrow, compact, lightweight and easy to travel with? The Summer Infant 3D Pac CS+ double stroller has all these features, plus great storage, takes a car seat and has a simple one-handed fold to boot. Yes, this stroller was built for travel. Keep reading our Summer Infant 3D Pac CS+ double stroller review for more…

The Summer Infant 3D Pac CS+ Double is a new double “tri-fold” on the stroller scene, and we’re VERY excited about it! It’s another awesome pick for traveling with two — and a cheaper option than the Nano Duo

Size & Weight

At 23 lbs and 30 inches wide, the Summer Infant 3D Pac CS+ Double Stroller is extremely lightweight and fits easily through standard doorways. It’s also Disney-size approved, and great for maneuvering around crowds of people there or any other theme parks, busy/crowded places, etc. 

Car Seat Compatibility 

It’s very rare to find a compact travel stroller that accepts a car seat. 

The Summer Infant 3D Pac CS+ Double Stroller accepts one of the following car seats (bummer for those of us with infant twins, I know): SummerAffirm 335, Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35, Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35, Chicco Keyfit 30, Chicco Fit2 and Baby Trend Secure Snap Gear 35 Infant Car Seats. 

*Bonus: you don’t need to use an adapter to attach a car seat to the stroller. Woohoo! 

Seats

This is where it gets exciting! Again, your typical lightweight travel stroller is barebones in the comfort department. Not this one! 

The 3D Pac CS+ Double can hold children up to 50 lbs per seat (100 lbs total!), and is suitable for kiddos 6 months and older without the use of a car seat. Each seat has a multi-position recline (about halfway down, 45 degrees) with individually adjustable leg rests, and individual 3-panel canopies with sun visors and peekaboo windows. 

Photo via IG @bridgetjbeck 

The seats are both equipped with a nicely padded, adjustable 5-point harness, and measure about 27 inches from the seat to the top of the canopy — between that and the 50 lb weight capacity, this double will last you for a while! 

Each seat also features a mesh storage pocket for your kiddos to stash snacks, water bottles, little toys, etc. This is a nice (parent-favorite) feature, as it means they won’t constantly be asking you to hand them these things!  

Mesh pocket in the seat

Canopy, Basket, Handlebar, Brake

Again, the individually-operated canopies on the 3D Pac CS+ Double are three-paneled, with flip-out sun visors and peekaboo windows. They aren’t the hugest canopies in the world, but for a travel stroller, very impressive!

Parents: you’ll appreciate that the peekaboo windows are mesh — awesome for airflow in warmer climates (warm weather vacations, here you come!). 

There’s actually a shocking amount of storage on this travel stroller, including a large underseat storage basket that can fit a lot!!! It also has child and parent cup holders, parent storage pockets on the seatbacks, and the previously mentioned in-seat mesh pockets. 

The handlebar is foam-padded; however, it’s not adjustable, meaning this stroller may not be ideal for either really tall, or particularly short parents. 

This stroller features a simple-to-engage, one-step brake that is summer-shoe friendly (again — fab for those who live in or like vacationing to the warm weather!). 

Summer shoe friendly brake

Wheels/Maneuverability

The wheels on this stroller are meant solely for flat, smooth, paved surfaces. If you live in or are planning to travel to an area with hilly or rocky terrain, this is probably not the double stroller for you. That said, it maneuvers great on smooth terrain, such as paved sidewalks, theme parks, the mall, etc. 

Photo via IG @emandkinz

Fold

Another area where this stroller shines: it has a one-handed, compact fold, and a carry strap to sling it over your shoulder for easy transport. To fold it, just press down on the grey button located on the handlebar, while simultaneously twisting it the bar… and voila.  

See grey button on handlebar – push, while twisting handle at the same time to fold

Once folded, it locks into place and self-stands. Note that some reviewers say they are unable to fold this stroller with just one hand, and others say it’s not as compact of a folded package as a double umbrella, but you don’t get all these features with a double umbrella. 

Bottom Line

The Summer Infant 3D Pac CS+ Double Stroller makes for a fabulous option for traveling (or even everyday use) with two. This economy travel stroller is lightweight, folds compactly and still has most of the features parents want in a stroller, including storage, good canopies and a super easy fold. It also takes an infant car seat. But remember, this is an economy stroller that may not have the highest build quality, especially compared to the Mountain Buggy Nano Duo

The downsides, of course, are that the handlebar isn’t adjustable — a bummer for super tall parents. Like most lightweight strollers, the wheels are made for smooth surfaces and won’t do well on any kind of terrain. 

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