Joovy Zoom 360 Stroller: QUICK OVERVIEW
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Do you need a stroller the offers functionality without compromising on weight? Perhaps you want to be able to jog while taking your baby out, but you don’t want a stroller that causes comfort issues when you do?
Whatever the case may be, Joovy claims to offer the answer with its Zoom 360 stroller. But is it up to the test? This review will tell you everything that you need to know.
Joovy Zoom 360 Stroller Review
Capable of carrying a maximum weight of up to 75lbs, the Zoom 360 is a plus-sized jogger stroller that’s capable of carrying children from baby age through to the early toddler years.
It’s a jogger stroller that comes in a range of colors, including red, blue, and black.
Who is This Stroller For?
This may be one of the best strollers on the market for people who want something that combines stability with the maneuverability needed to allow jogging. Its three-wheel design includes a swiveling front wheel. This makes steering a breeze, while the wheel lock allows you to set a course and run when needed.
The use of aluminum in the frame also keeps the weight down. While this benefits joggers, it also makes the stroller ideal for parents with petite physiques who don’t want to have to constantly wrestle to keep their strollers under control.
It’s also an excellent choice for parents who like to bring a lot of things along with them. Beyond the storage pouch at the base, it features a parent’s organizer and several mesh pockets.
Of course, all of these features come at a price. While it’s at the lower end of the scale for a stroller with so many features, it will still set you back a little. This may not be the best choice for somebody who’s just looking for a simple and cost-effective option.
Most of the main features that come with the stroller are built into the stroller itself. As a result, there’s not a whole lot of extras that come with the package.
Still, there are a few useful accessories. These include a parent organizer that helps you to keep track of your valuables, and a running leash that keeps the stroller tied to you when you’re jogging. The tire pump is a useful addition to the package too because the stroller uses bicycle tires that deflate over time.
Overview of Features
The Joovy Zoom 360 features a reclining seat that also sits at a fairly high elevation. This means that you can lay the seat almost flat when your little one needs a rest, or sit it up straight when your baby wants to look around. The high elevation also offers a clear line of sight for your little one.
The aluminum frame makes the stroller light, but it also helps with shock absorption due to the flexibility of the material. Couple that with the beefy wheels – two 16-inch rear wheels and one 12-inch front wheel – and you have a stroller that keeps the ride smooth on bumpy terrain.
The stroller folds quickly and comes with an automatic lock, which means you don’t have to mess with any switches or latches once you’ve collapsed it down. The stroller usually collapses onto the top of the wheels, but you can detach the wheels if you’re struggling to fit everything into your trunk.
The range of storage options includes a mesh pouch and pockets, plus a parent organizer. The use of fabric for the tray differs from what most other manufacturers offer; but, it lends more give, which means drinks are less likely to bounce out of the cup holders.
It also features a foot lock for the rear wheels, but it’s not of the highest quality. While it certainly locks the wheels, it has a habit of sticking in the locked position. At its worst, you’ll end up using your hands to unlock the wheels.
It’s also not suitable for children below the ages of six months. However, you can attach a car seat to the stroller to make up for this, assuming you buy one separately.
How to Get the Most Out of It
There are a couple of things that may prevent you from wanting this stroller. The difficulty in catering to young babies may present a problem if you don’t want to buy a car seat. It’s generally not recommended that you jog with a baby under six months old anyway. But if you need a general stroller to cater to that age range, try the UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller.
As for the rear-wheel locking problem, most other jogger strollers tend to handle this issue a little better. Try the Graco Fastaction Travel System as a similar alternative with a less rigid brake mechanism.
For the most part, the Joovy Zoom 360 delivers on its promises. The reclining seat makes it suitable for most babies and toddlers, and it offers a ton of storage options. The little extras prove convenient, especially the tire pump, and it folds easily. Being able to remove the back wheels also improves portability.
The only reservations relate to the stiff rear brake and the fact that you need a car seat for infants. Still, this is an excellent choice for joggers who want a lot of features at a reasonable price.