Since it came out, both the Babyzen Yoyo Plus and the Summer Infant 3D Lite have been a top of mind choice for parents who are looking for lightweight stroller options. The difference in price points of these 2 are worlds apart, with the Babyzen Yoyo Plus being on the high-end spectrum while the Summer Infant 3D Lite can be purchased for less than $100.
BUT! Don’t be quick to judge because the Summer Infant 3D Lite has been the top selling stroller in Amazon for the longest time while the Babyzen Yoyo Plus also has amazing features to justify the steep price..
|Summer Infant 3D Lite||Babyzen Yoyo Plus|
|Folded Dimensions (inches)||42"x 9" x 10.25" approx.||17 x 7 x 20.5 approx.|
|Open Dimensions (inches)||27" x 18" x 43" approx.||39 x 17 x 41 approx.|
|Stroller Weight (lb)||13||13.6|
|Stroller Weight Capacity (lb)||50||40|
Size and Weight Capacity
Comparing this 2 strollers is a challenge as they are different in a lot of aspects. In terms of size, the Babyzen Yoyo Plus has an open dimension of approximately 39″L x 17″W x 41″H while Summer 3D Infant Lite’s 27″L x 18″W x 43″.
These strollers is they are fairly light at 13 lbs. Summer Lite Infant 3D Lite has an advantage in stroller weight capacity as it can hold up to 50 lbs while Babyzen Yoyo Plus can only hold up to 40 lbs. That means, your child can use your 3D Lite longer.
If you are a fan of strollers that fold small, Babyzen Yoyo Plus might win you over as is small enough to to be hand carried inside airplane cabins, trains and doesn’t take up much space in your car trunk.
The Summer Infant 3D Lite, on the other hand, has a standard umbrella fold and won’t be allowed as a hand-carry luggage inside airplanes. In that case, you might want to consider buying a padded stroller bag to keep your luggage safe during flight. Both strollers have carry straps which make them portable for carrying around.
Ease of Fold
To fold, pull the canopy backwards then, using both of your hands, press the buttons located at the sides of the stroller frame. The buttons unlock the backrest so you can pull the backrest all the way back.
Next step is to reach under the lower part of the stroller where there’s a red lever. Pull the lever towards you, lift it up and watch it automatically fold itself.
To unfold , pull the red lever out to disengage the lock, grab the handle of the stroller, lift it up, give it some shake and watch it unfurl. Watch the demo below.
Folding the Summer Infant 3D Lite is a different process altogether.
To fold the Summer Infant 3D Lite, you have to step on the lever located at the side of the stroller. Then, pull up the handle located at the back.
Once it disengages, push the seat forward all the way down to the ground. You will hear a snap that signals that the stroller is already locked.
To unfold, unlatch the hook at the side of the stroller, pull the handle upright and step on the lever located below the handle at the back.
One disadvantage of this stroller is it doesn’t stand upright on its own. See demo below.
One major disadvantage of the Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience stroller is it is NOT travel system ready. You have to wait until your baby is about 6 months and older to be able to use it.
Bonus feature: The Babyzen Yoyo Pluscan be attached with a Babyzen Yoyo Plus Board at the back of the stroller. This is perfect if your older child would like to hitch a ride.
Maneuverability and Suspension
|Babyzen Yoyo Plus||Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience|
|Wheel Size (in)||5||6|
|Suspension||4-wheel suspension||rear-wheel suspension|
Both strollers perform well on smooth surfaces. The Summer Infant 3D Lite’s bigger 6-inch wheels and rear-wheel suspension makes it easy to maneuver.
However, the high-end stroller, Yoyo Plus, added a neat feature called the Soft Drive system which makes it easier to push. Aside from making the stroller more agile, this feature automatically stabilizes the front swivel wheels as it touch minor bumps. That means you don’t have to stop and manually lock the front wheels as you push.
|Summer Infant 3D Lite Convenience||Babyzen Yoyo Plus|
|Seat Width (inches)||approx 13||approx 11|
|Recline||approx. 145 degrees||approx. 145 degrees|
|Canopy||2 panels and a pop out sunvisor||2 large panels and a pop out sunvisor|
As for the seats, I find the Yoyo Plus seat to be more padded and soft than the Summer Infant 3D Lite’s. Given the price difference, it should not come as a surprise.
Babies and toddlers can nap comfortably in both strollers recline to as low as 140 degrees.The Summer Infant 3D Lite doesn’t have a peek-a-boo window, while the Yoyo Plus has one.
Both strollers have a standard 5-point harness that has a center lock and release button which secures the child in place. What’s cool about Summer Infant 3D’s buckle is it has a flap cover to hide the buckle from the child. As they say, out of sight, out of mind.
The Yoyo Plus has a one-step brake that you have to step on to engage and lift to disengage. As for the Summer Infant 3D Lite, it has individual brakes on both rear wheels that are very intuitive to use.
The Babyzen Yoyo Plus’ horizontal handlebar makes one-hand pushing more possible as compared to Summer Infant 3D Lite’s 2 vertical handles. Both are non-adjustable. The height of Yoyo Plus’ handlebar is about 41 inches from the ground, while the Summer Infant 3D Lite’s handles are about 43 inches high.
It all boils down to how much are you willing to shell out for a stroller.
As you would have expected, the Babyzen Yoyo Plus has amazing features to compensate the price 1) it is travel system ready 2) it is great for travels 3) it has a nicer push. If I have the budget, I would definitely go for the Babyzen Yoyo Plus.
But, if you are just looking for a basic, reliable stroller for everyday use, the Summer Infant 3D Lite is a sensible choice as well.
If you have any other questions about these strollers, just leave me a message below. 🙂