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The Road Runner of Jogging Strollers

Meet Joovy (, an all American family run company based in Dallas, TX and Orange County, CA that manufactures affordable and quality made family gear and children’s products.  From playards and walkers to bikes, trikes, and strollers, Joovy is dedicated to offering parents and their children the very best with premium features and high quality fabrics and materials.  Aside from quality products, Joovy values their customers and offers genuine customer service by answering calls and being available to assist and help with questions.  Focusing on their coveted stroller line, we will be reviewing the Joovy Zoom 360 jogging stroller.  One of the first things we noticed about the Zoom was the quality and well-thought out design of this jogging stroller that matched function with aesthetics.  The Zoom is a must have for jogging parents or those looking to get back into shape as it provides the perfect motivation to spend time with your baby while staying healthy.  The Zoom is available in two different models, the Zoom ATS (fixed front wheel for serious runners) and the Zoom 360 (swivel front wheel with option of locked position for casual runners). 

JoovyIn terms of brands, Joovy ranks fairly high in my book for an ideal jogging stroller with ample storage, comfort, quality, aesthesis, and security.  The Zoom even beats out some higher end jogging stroller brands like Bumbleride and Baby Jogger in terms of quality and efficiency, for a fraction of the cost at $269.99.  While most stroller installations can be quite intimidating, the Joovy was much less complicated with easy to follow directions that moms can understand.  After removing the stroller from its box, setup was fairly simple and pumping the tires was a cinch with the handy air pump included.  The Zoom 360 is everything you want a jogging stroller to be – lightweight and efficient with stellar shock absorbing suspension and spacious luxury (with the works) for your baby.  Joovy has actually thought of anything and everything that an ideal jogging stroller should be and perfected it with the Zoom.  What we love about the Zoom is that it grows with your child, anywhere from 3 months to 75 pounds.  The wide age range for the Zoom allows you to bond with your child as you jog with your newborn to toddler over the years.  The Zoom is fairly lightweight compared to most of other top jogging strollers brands on the market, boasting a light 26.8 pounds from its 6061 aircraft grade aluminum and 600D fabric.

We chose the Zoom 360 specifically because of the swivel front wheel that also has the option of locking straight.  While a light jog around the neighborhood is great with the flexible, moving swivel front wheel, the locking straight function is ideal for runs or walks on long, straight paths, making for a smooth and easy ride.  This extra feature is sure to be a favorite when strolling along coastal boardwalks or along parks.  Note that for serious runners, the Zoom ATS has a fixed front wheel, which is great if that is what you are specifically looking for.  But for those who want maximum maneuverability, the Zoom 360 is heaven-sent!  The Zoom 360 is so easy to turn and maneuver that even with one hand, the stroller can easily be controlled and turns beautifully.  This stroller is a gem, but do keep in mind that the handlebar height of 42” is not adjustable.  Nevertheless, it works just fine for petite frames like myself at 5’1 and would likely best accommodate anyone over 5’3.  The Zoom has stellar shocks with shock absorbing suspension that goes over bumps and sidewalk cracks like a dream.  Each step with this stroller smoothes out bumps, making it easier on you and your baby.  For those who want to take the Zoom to the beach or travel with it, the stroller has a super compact fold.  Using two hands, one simply lifts a cable and presses a button to instantly fold the stroller to fit nicely into the trunk or check-in at the airport. 

JoovyThe Zoom is an all purpose, all weather jogging stroller as it is made for sun, wind, and even rain.  The colossal over-sized canopy folds overhead with a sun visor to block out blinding rays in your baby’s eyesight range.  Living the hard life in sunny California, the extra large canopy is perfect for additional sun protection in keeping the sun away from a baby’s face and neck.  The top of the canopy has a clear plastic window that allows you to peek at your baby while running, but can also be covered by simply rolling down the cloth material and securing at its Velcro tabs.  JoovyFor rainy and windy days, the Zoom comes with a custom fit rain and wind cover, made of clear, durable plastic that fully covers exposed areas of the stroller.  As much as any parent wants to jog for miles to get a good workout, the run won’t last long if your baby is not comfortable and at ease in the stroller seat.  Needless to say, comfort is of utmost importance for those long runs and the Zoom offers just that with its extra wide seat.  In addition to being roomy, the seat has the versatility of being able to recline in multiple positions to best suit your child’s needs, along with extra high ride height for those who are taller.  The 5-point harness with reflective stitching keeps your tot sturdy and safe.  Your toddler can stay entertained with books, toys or drinks during your jog as the wide seat comes with mesh pockets on each side for convenient storage.

JoovyAs a runner, the essentials like keys, cell phone, music player and water are staples along every jog.  Rather than storing them in your pockets or having your child hold them, the Zoom brilliantly takes care of you by providing a neoprene Parent Organizer that has two cup holders and a zippered storage container for smaller items.  The zippered storage is great for keys and your wallet, so that they are safely guarded.  JoovyAs a parent, I know how important containers can be when on the road because of the need to have your hands free but yet have things within reach.  Strapped over the handlebars, this is easy access while jogging as you can reach down and grab what you need.  The parent organizer is included with the Zoom stroller so you do not need to spend more in purchasing another accessory.  And for extra storage for times when you need to stash snacks, a jacket, blanket, or diaper bag, the easy access storage basket at the bottom comes with the stroller and holds quite a bit. 

JoovyWhile many jogging strollers are not meant for newborns, Joovy’s brilliant team of thinkers came up with the Zoom 360 Infant Car Seat Adapter, adaptable for Graco, Chicco, and Peg Perego infant car seats.  Aside from earning its “reputation as a premium, full-featured jogging stroller at a great price,” the Zoom 360 can now safely and fully accommodate babies from birth with this amazing car seat adapter.  The Joovyadapter is easy to use as the car seat’s existing latching mechanism “clicks” and locks it into place.  Unlike most jogging strollers that require you to wait until a baby is six months or can sit up, this car seat adapter allows you to snap the newborn from car to stroller in just seconds.  Made specifically for infant car seats by the popular brands such as Graco, Chicco, and Peg Perego, this is the “ideal balance of simplicity and security.”  An affordable and essential piece that helps you get back into the groove of exercising for only $39.99, this car seat adapter makes the Zoom usable from infancy to 75 pounds.

The Zoom is available in fun, bright colors of blue, red and classic black.  Included with the stroller, is an easy to use hand pump to always keep your tires in tip top shape, as well as the parent organizer, extra storage basket and clear rain/wind cover.  In essence, Joovy is a great company and takes pride in their products by offering families great gear at affordable prices.  The Zoom 360 exceeded expectations and is our jogging stroller of choice despite competitors in the market.  What are you waiting for?  Snag a Zoom and start getting in shape!


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