The new 2015 Stokke Scoot V2 has been creating quite a buzz lately. It’s an updated version of the beloved Stokke Scoot which is a lightweight compact luxury stroller with a reversible seat. Unlike the old Scoot, the Scoot V2 has larger thicker wheels and better handle bar. I did like the old model a LOT, but the new V2 model is to die for! The larger thicker wheels really made a huge difference and put V2 above many others.
Now, you can not only take it to the mall, or grocery shopping, but you can also go to the park for a long walk, or tackle uneven pavement of the city. Although it’s still not all-terrain stroller, it can handle a lot more of different terrains while providing your child with a smooth ride.
I think this is a great choice for an urban lifestyle. I swear, sometimes the city streets are worse than forest trails. LOL. It’s also very stylish and modern stroller which is perfect for city moms who are always following the new trends. I also like the large canopy, adjustable foot rest, large easy to access basket and deep recline. Another great features of Scoot is the ONE-HAND fold that everybody wants to have.
It does not have a bassinet option, but there is a Soft Bag (sold separately) for a newborn that you can insert right into the seat creating a bassinet like enclosed environment. You can also replace the seat with an infant car seat turning it into a travel system. The stroller weight limit is 45 lbs.
While I gave the old Scoot only 4.5 out 5 stars, the new Scoot V2 gets 5 out of 5 stars from me because I absolutely love the new larger wheels. The weight went up 2 lbs to 25 lbs, but I think it’s justifiable now.
To make this ride perfect, I would add a small zipper pocket in the back of the seat and make the recline one-hand lever recline. The price could also be a little lower. Other than that, it’s a great deal. You can get it right now for about $599 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no tax) in one of the seven beautiful colors. It comes with a rain cover and bug net. I put together a detailed comparison chart for you where I compare Nuna Mixx vs Stokke Scoot V2 vs UPPAbaby Cruz 2015.
-Large canopy. The old model had a good canopy, but the new one is even better. Now, the pop-out sunvisor is even larger. The two panel canopy goes all the way to the bumper bar providing full sun protection. You can unzip it in the middle to expose a mesh window that provides better air circulation on a hot summer day and also serves as a peekaboo window since there is none of the canopy. Overall, very good canopy.
-Adjustable handle bar. The handle bar has been updated. Now, it is a rotating handle bar instead of telescoping that goes from 36″ up to 42″ from the ground. It definitely provides more leg room for tall parents.
-Reversible seat. The seat is pretty roomy with plenty of headroom for an older child. It is 14″ wide at the shoulder level and about 11″ wide at the bottom with 21″ seat back with a measurement of 24″ from the bottom of the seat to the top of the canopy. Doesn’t look like an egg? LOL. The coolest thing about this seat is that it positioned higher on the frame than an average stroller bringing your child closer to you. You can also use it instead of a high chair at the restaurant. The seat now has 3 recline positions instead of just two. The recline is operated by straps. To recline the seat you need to unlock both straps and bring the seat down. To bring the seat down you will need to reinsert the straps while lifting the seat up. This is not a very smooth operation especially if your child is falling asleep. I would like to see a lever recline instead. On the bright side, the recline is very deep so you can put your newborn in it. The seat limit is 45 lbs. This seat is reversible with the same recline positions in both modes.
-Two mesh windows. Another new feature on V2 are two small mesh windows on the sides of the canopy which provide better air circulation when the seat is fully reclined.
-5 point harness. It has a padded adjustable 5 point harness with a center release buckle that is hard to undo. Your 3-year old will not be able to escape. The harness has 3 positions and can be easily adjusted from the back of the seat.
-Adjustable foot rest. There are two foot rests on the Scoot. One is part of the frame for an older child and another one is adjustable attached to the frame. You are probably used to seeing an adjustable leg rest that is part of the seat. Well, this one is a little different. It’s designed for a child to place his/her feet on it and does not provide any extra flat surface. You can slide it up and down the frame in both modes depending on you child’s height. While this design is very unique, I still do like leg rest better for a younger child.
-Large basket. The basket is a great size. It will easily fit your large diaper bag. It is also very easy to access from the back of the sides.
-Larger wheels. The wheels have been improved. These larger and thicker foam filled rubber tires will be able to handle much more terrain. You will never get a flat! The front wheels are 8″ while the rear wheels are 10″. Great for walks at the park, or busy city streets with uneven pavement. The front wheels are swivel, but can be locked straight.
-All-wheel suspension. Makes the ride much smoother.
-Parking brake. It has one-step parking brake located between the rear wheels. It’s NOT flip-flop friendly.
-One-hand fold. One-hand fold is one of the most desirable features that parents want, but not many strollers have it. Well, Scoot V2 does! It’s a two step fold: First, bring the bottom of the seat up. Next, pull on the lever located underneath and the stroller will fold in half. You don’t even need to remove the seat. It’s a very compact package for a reversible seat model. To make it even more compact, you can remove the wheels. There is an automatic lock and a standing fold.
-Rain cover. INCLUDED!
-Bug net. INCLUDED!
-Cup holder. INCLUDED!
-Soft Bag option. There is no bassinet available for this model, but there is a Soft Bag that you can purchase separately for a newborn. It inserts right into the seat creating a bed like environment.
-Travel system option. You can turn Scoot V2 into a travel system by replacing the seat with an infant car seat. It works with Stokke iZi Go X1 by BeSafe without an adapter. You can plug the car seat right into the stroller. You can also use it with most popular car seat like Maxi-Cosi, Nuna, Cybex, Peg Perego with a purchase of an adapter.
-Lack of storage. I almost have nothing bad to say which doesn’t happen too often. But since it’s a luxury expensive stroller, I would like to see a small zipper pocket in the back of the seat for some mommy essentials like keys, phone or wallet.
-No bumper bar. I like to have a bumper bar as an extra safety feature. Also, my daughter Sophia likes to pull her self up by grabbing the bumper bar. I wish it was included. Unfortunately, it’s not even available for purchase.
-Strap recline. I would like to see one-hand lever recline instead.
Here is a video review from BabyGizmo for old model of Scoot.
Stokke Scoot V2 Updates
-Larger wheels. The new model has thicker foam filled tires with 10″ tires in the back and 8″ tires in the front.
-Handle bar. It used to be a telescoping handle bar. Now, it is a rotating handle bar that goes up and down from 36″ up to 42 from the ground.
-Pop-out sunvisor. It is a little larger now.
-Three recline positions. They’ve added a new position to the recline. Now it has active, resting and napping positions in both forward and rear-facing modes.
-Easier to remove canopy. The canopy is now much easier to remove for cleaning.
-Two new mesh windows. Now, there are two mesh windows on the sides of the seat that you can see once you fully recline it.
-New beautiful colors.
Stroller weight: 25 lbs (with the seat)
Weight limit: 45 lbs
Folded dimensions: 28,3″L x 12,6″H x 21,6″W
Handle bar height: 36″ – 42″
Seat to canopy height: 24″
Front wheels: 8″
Rear wheels: 10″
Overall length: 30″
Overall width: 21″
Stokke has 3-year warranty from the original date of purchase and you have to be the original owner. Here is more information on the warranty.
For Stokke Scoot V2 is available in 7 colors: red, purple, slate blue, black, soft pink, aqua blue, and black melange. All of the strollers have a lightweight aluminum frame.
Where to buy it
I buy most of my strollers on Amazon because it usually has the lowest prices, free shipping, free returns and no tax. You can get Stokke Scoot V2 for at around $599 and it comes with rain cover and bug net. There is no bumper bar available as an accessory. I was not able to find a good sale on this luxury stroller.
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