Parents love Britax B-Agile. It’s not only extremely popular, but it has been also a bestseller for a very long time already! When Britax released the new version of their iconic stroller many parents could not resist and rushed to the stores to get their own Britax 2017 B-Agile 3. Including me, of course. 🙂
I remember when I visited my home town and met for a coffee with my friends from high school. Three of the four of us entered the café pushing brand new Britax 2017 B-Agile. We looked at each other and started laughing. Yep, this stroller has many fans!
|Britax offers parents 3 solutions. We can buy the B-Agile 3 stroller independently, or as a travel system. And we have 2 different travel systems to choose: Britax B-Agile 3/B-Safe 35 Travel System or Britax B-Agile 3/B-Safe 35 Elite Travel System.|
If I had to describe this stroller in a few words I would say: light, multifunctional and easy to use. It makes going out with a baby more easy and enjoyable.
Moreover, it can serve you for couple of years as an everyday city stroller, but also do double duty as a light travel stroller! I can truly recommend it to any other parent. 🙂
- Britax Travel System Review
- Britax 2017 B-Agile 3 Stroller Review
- Pros and cons
- Britax 2017 B-Agile 3 – Video
- Britax 2017 B-Agile 3 Stroller Specification
- Color versions
- Britax 2017 B-Agile Accessories
- Britax 2017 B-Safe Infant Car Seats Accessories
- The final assessment
Britax Travel System Review
If we are interested in using this stroller for a newborn, travel system is a great solution, because we can start strolling with an infant car seat and then switch it for a regular seat.
Great thing about Britax 2017 B-Agile is that when we buy it as a travel system we actually spend only couple bucks more than when we buy only the stroller.
On the market there are two Britax travel systems: Britax 2017 B-Agile & B-Safe 35 Travel System and Britax 2017 B-Agile & B-Safe 35 Elite Travel System.
What is the difference between these two travel systems? Well, they come with different infant car seats. Speaking briefly, B-Safe 35 Elite has additional safety feature (extra layer of side impact protection) and thanks to no re-thread harness it can be quickly adjusted as the baby grows.
What these two car seats have in common is that they don’t take up much space in the car!
Many parents ask how the stroller works with Britax infant car seats. There is The Click & Go adapter that is included with the stroller. It clicks into the seat very easily.
Currently there is a new version of the stroller and travel systems that comes with new infant car seat receivers, manufactured after the safety campaign resolution. Thanks to this Click & Go receivers B-Agile 3 stroller is compatible with Britax infant car seats.
B-Agile 3 is also compatible with other car seat brands. The newest multi-adapter allows us to use Britax 2017 B-Agile with: Graco Snugride 32, Graco Snugride 35, Chicco Key Fit, Chicco Key Fit 30 and Peg Perego Primo Viaggio, however it is not compatible with Graco Snugride Click Connect models. There are also adapters for Maxi-Cosi, Cybex and Nuna infant car seats.
What’s included in the Britax travel system set? B-Agile 3 stroller with Click & Go receivers, B-Safe 35 or B-Safe 35 Elite infant car seat and a car base.
Remember that if you buy one of these travel systems, you will get the infant car seat base. But if you often use two different cars and want to quickly switch between them you can buy also the additional adapter separately. Great thing is that you can keep the base attached in the car and easily click the infant car seat into the stroller frame thanks to Click & Go receivers.
Britax 2017 B-Agile 3/B-Safe 35 Elite Travel System
Britax combined the newest version of their iconic bestselling stroller with their best infant car seat. This travel system comes with the B-Agile 3 stroller and B-Safe 35 Elite infant car seat.
The infant car seat is suitable for baby from 4 to 35 lbs and it features specially designed by Britax SafeCell Impact Protection system. It is an integrated system of safety components like strong steel frame and base that compresses to absorb the rough force during a collision. This safety system protects the baby and provide a safe ride.
What distinguished this infant car seat are the two layers of side impact protection: deep foam-lined shell that minimize moving from side to side and quick-adjust head protection. These two layers absorb energy and protect the baby from the collision. The second layer is an additional safety feature.
B-Safe 35 Elite has also new convenience feature: there is quick-adjust no-rethread harness which allow us to easily change the height of the harness as the baby grows. B-Safe 35 Elite and the whole travel system really grows with the baby!
Overall, excellent travel system that costs just a little over $300.
Britax 2017 B-Agile & B-Safe 35 Travel System
It is a set containing Britax 2017 B-Agile 3 Stroller and Britax B-Safe 35 infant car seat. Thanks to this travel system going out with the baby is even more simple.
This infant car seat also has the SafeCell Impact Protection system which includes impact absorbing base and steel frame. There is one layer of side impact protection. Deep foam-lined shell minimize side-to-side movement which means the baby gets maximum protection.
With Britax 2017 B-Safe 35 your baby is kept safe in case of a collision thanks to energy absorbing shell.
Below you can find a table where I compared Britax 2017 B-Safe 35 and Britax 2017 B-Safe 35 Elite.
Both travel systems (the stroller and infant car seat) were recently updated. Manufacturer improved the buckle on the B-Safe 35 infant car seat and the attachment system on the B-Agile 3 Stroller. On the newest 2017 model all of the issues are fixed and these two travel systems are one of the best travel systems available on the market today.
However, if you ask me which travel system I prefer I would definitely choose the Elite version. Both travel systems come with the same awesome stroller, but this one has just better infant car seat with one additional safety feature and one additional convenience feature. And the Britax 2017 B-Agile & B-Safe 35 Elite travel system cost only few bucks more than the regular travel system! I think it is a smart investment.
|Looking for a travel system for your baby? Check out my other reviews!|
Britax 2017 B-Agile 3 Stroller Review
In this section I will show you why B-Agile 3 is so awesome and why so many parents have trusted it!
Britax 2017 B-Agile 3 is equipped with a regular, toddler seat that features multi-position recline. There is near-flat position which is crucial for comfy napping. To lower or lift the seat we have to use the straps placed on the back of the seat. It’s pretty easy.
When the seat is fully reclined there is additional mesh window on the back which prove extra ventilation. Very useful during summer strolls.
The seat is nicely padded with soft fabric on the bottom and back of the seat and the leg rest (not adjustable).
Toddler seat features also 5-point harness that can be easily adjusted as the baby grows. Shoulder straps are additionally padded to give the baby more comfort.
This regular seat can be used for baby with proper neck and head control and up to 55 lbs. However, this stroller can be also used for newborns because it can be bought as a travel system with Britax B-Safe 35 and Britax B-Safe 35 Elite infant car seat. Switching between infant car seat and toddler sit is super easy thanks to Click & Go system.
Moreover, B-Agile 3 is also compatible with major other car seat brands with additional adapter.
This stroller has a large sunshade with big mesh peek-a-boo window. We can easily see our baby through this window and it also provide extra air-flow. Thanks to that our baby can sit comfortably and enjoy rides during sunny days. I only wish its closure were magnetic. However, when we open the window there is a hook and loop closure to keep the cover in a place. And for closing the window’s cover we have to use the Velcro.
The canopy has however one big advantage. It gives really nice coverage, literally for head to toe! And it features UV 50+ protection to shield the baby for harmful sun rays.
Parents often ask me if the stroller is easy to maneuver. I must admit, this is exactly the feature that I love the most about Britax 2017 B-Agile 3. It has 3-wheel configuration therefore it’s easy to navigate through the crowd and turn, even in tight spaces. In fact it has ultra-tight turning radius.
It’s also very convenient and compact to maneuver around in shopping stores. Besides, we can push this stroller literally with one hand! Not every full-sized stroller features such a great maneuverability.
The front wheel is also pivoting for even better agility. Yes, yes, the name did not come from nothing. This stroller definitely lives up to its name!
Britax 217 B-Agile 3 features plastic wheels filled with foam, which can handle uneven sidewalks very well. I’ve taken this stroller also for an off-road trip over grass and it worked surprising good! Gravel might be more difficult, but in exchange for that, this stroller is amazing for city use.
There is also all-wheel suspension which provide more smooth ride, so your baby can take a nap in peace or just sit comfortably and enjoy watching surroundings. I’ve also read other parents reviews and they all agree that with this stroller you don’t feel bumps and it rolls very smoothly.
This stroller is made for urban parents who are often on the go with their kids. It won’t slow you down and let you enjoy every moment with your baby.
This stroller has single action brakes. The pedal has a good size and it’s easy to set and release, no matter if you are wearing sneakers, flip flops or high heels.
2017 B-Agile 3 doesn’t features adjustable handlebar. It has fixed height of 42’’ from the ground. Parents ask often if the stroller will be comfortable to push for a short and tall person. Well, one of my friends that have this stroller is 4’10” and the other is 5’11” and they both can easily steer this stroller. So I guess, the height is convenient for short and average parents.
Britax 2017 B-Agile 3 features easy and quick fold. Just press the button on the side of the stroller, than pull a strap inside the seat and voilà! The stroller will immediately fold itself! I love how easily it works. If you have to go quickly to the city to run some errands you just grab the stroller, fold it in few seconds and put it in the car trunk. It takes little space so it’s very convenient to transport and storage.
Before you pull the handle to fold the stroller, you have to push safety release button which is excellent feature. Thanks to it a child can’t fold the stroller while climbing on it. Britax takes care of our little ones really well!
There is also an automatic lock so we can be sure that stroller will stay folded. Besides, we can also easily carry it thanks to this strap inside the seat.
2017 B-Agile 3 weighs only 18 lbs so it’s just little more than umbrella strollers weigh! This stroller weighs so little thanks to an aluminum frame. It is a full-features stroller, yet very compact and light. Perfect combination!
Britax 2017 B-Agile 3 offers large basket under the seat were we can keep 10 lbs of our belongings and baby’s essentials. Parents often ask if the basket can accommodate all necessities for a day trip. Well, I fit there a bag of diapers, wipes, some toys, extra clothes, large bottle of water, baby’s snacks and drinks and my bag 🙂 So yep, I think that with this basket you are ready for a day trip!
What I also like about this storage is the easy access it offers from the back, even if the seat is fully reclined. In few strollers that I tested the access to the bin was blocked when the seat was reclined.
In addition, there is also a large pocket placed on the back of the canopy with zip closure. We can keep there our keys, phone or even a wallet. If very useful. With 2017 B-Agile 3 we have our essentials within reach.
Setup was very, very simple and quick – actually one of fastest from all of the strollers I’ve tested! It took me like 5 minutes to put the stroller together and I didn’t have to use any tools. The manual is also pretty understandable.
Pros and cons
|Can be used since birth thanks to compatibility with many car seat brands; can be bought as a travel system with Britax B-Safe infant car seat||The handlebar is not adjustable, it has fixed height – 42” which is great for short and average parents, but might be too low for tall parent (above 6’0” tall)|
|Good-sized canopy with mesh peek-a-boo window provides great ventilation||Peek-a-boo window has hook and loop and Velcro closure which might be loud sometimes|
|Multi-position recline with near-flat position|
|Extra air-flow thanks to additional window when the seat is reclined|
|Excellent maneuverability in tight spaces, tight turning radius|
|Easy to push with one hand|
|Plastic wheels with foam-filled tires handles sidewalks and grass|
|Rolls smoothly and you don’t feel the bumps thanks to all-wheel suspension|
|Quick folding, the stroller folds itself; easy to storage because it takes little space|
|Very light – only 18 lbs which makes it great for travel|
|Big basket under the seat for all of your necessities|
Britax 2017 B-Agile 3 – Video
Britax 2017 B-Agile 3 Stroller Specification
|Stroller type||Full-sized convertible stroller|
|Stroller weight||18 lbs|
|Weight limit||40 lbs per seat|
|Stroller dimensions (LxWxH)||38.5″ x 23″ x 40.5″|
|Folded stroller dimensions (LxWxH)||38.5″ x 23″ x 40.5″|
Britax 2017 B-Agile 3 Stroller is available in five different color versions: black, meadow, red, cyan and steel. Travel system with B-Safe 35 infant car seat is available in the same color versions, and the car seat has the same color as the stroller.
The B-Agile 3/B-Safe 35 Elite Travel System has different three color versions: Domino, Cowmooflage and Solstice. You can see the color options below.
Britax 2017 B-Agile Accessories
|Very useful additional storage that straps to the handlebar. The straps that fasten it to the handlebar are adjustable. There is a big compartment with magnetic closure where we can keep some snack or a baby diapers. There are also 3 external pockets for keys, phone and other small items. This parent organizer has also two beverage holders. Thanks to this accessory you will always have a quick access to your essentials. It’s compatible not only with all Britax strollers, but also major other stroller brands.|
|It easily attaches to the frame. It has one beverage holder and place for baby’s snacks. Very useful accessory.|
|It wraps around the stroller to protect your child from insects and harmful sun rays. It provides also a great ventilation thanks to mesh fabric. Your baby can take a cozy nap and you don’t have to worry he or she will be bite or gets too warm. If you live in area with a lot of seasonal bugs, this shield might be a must!|
|Thanks to this gear you can be sure your baby is well protected from the rain and wind. This shield is made of clear vinyl and drapes over the whole stroller and attached thanks to hook and loop. It will keep your baby dry, without blocking their view. If you live in area where rains often it will be essential for you.|
|Great piece of gear especially if you plan to travel a lot with your B-Agile 3 Stroller. It fits folded stroller with the wheels on. It also makes storage more easy.|
Britax 2017 B-Safe Infant Car Seats Accessories
|It is a shield for the Britax B-Safe infant car seats that protects a newborn from all weather conditions and insects.|
|It is indispensable if you are driving with your baby. The infant car seat have to be installed rear facing so during driving you wouldn’t be able keep an eye on your baby without this mirror.|
|Reversible design with moisture control fabric on one side, and soft plush on the other side to provide maximum comfort for the baby during all weather conditions and all seasons. It secure small baby in a place in an infant car seat or a toddler seat. It gives full support for baby’s body and delicate head. The head support is adjustable and detachable so it grows with the baby. Suitable for babies up to 22 pounds. It can be machine washed.|
2-year manufacturer warranty for the B-Agile 3 Stroller and 1-year warranty for the B-Safe infant car seats.
The final assessment
Britax 2017 B-Agile 3 has nice shape and thanks to that we don’t kick the real axle during a stroll. Frame is made of light aluminum thanks to which the stroller is so easy to carry. I like the fabric on the seat, it’s soft, yet very durable and doesn’t rip. Top-notch work!
This stroller is great for city use, it handles sidewalks and grass. It’s easy to push and navigate even through tight alleys in shopping stores.
And if we buy a travel system for example with B-Safe 35 Elite infant car seat it might be actually the only stroller that we will ever need! We could use it since birth till our baby can walk and doesn’t want to ride in a stroller anymore. Overall, it is a high quality product and an investment for years.
Hello Moms! I am Zooey. I am a wife and a mother of three amazing kids: 3-year-old Haley and almost 1-year-old twins Jesse and Matthew. I am a jogger, cooker and blogger
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