Joovy Qool is the first luxury stroller released by Joovy. It is a full size stroller designed for everyday use like running errands, going to a mall or grocery shopping. The high-tech four wheel suspension system helps to absorb all of the bumps making your stroller glide over rough areas. The sealed bearing wheels are not all-terrain, but will handle some mommy terrain like grass, grave, or mulch with no problem. It has an outstanding maneuverability and can be pushed with one hand.
The stitched leather on the handle bar and the bumper bar add to expensive feel. The roomy seat is reversible and has a super soft insert that can be removed and washed. It can accommodate a child from 3 months and up to 55 lbs. If you want to use it from birth, you can get a car seat adapter and turn it into a travel system.
The Qool model also features adjustable foot rest, 5 point harness, telescoping handle bar, and flip-flop friendly brake. The canopy is absolutely HUGE! It provides full coverage any time of the day. The cool thing about it is that it weighs only 21.5 lbs!
I gave this stroller 5 out of 5 stars because this stroller is almost perfect. Almost… LOL. The only two things I didn’t like was the bulkiness and lack of storage. I also wish they would include a cup holder. Since this is a new stroller, I couldn’t find any good sales. The lowest price I found was on Amazon for $549.99 (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax). It comes in 10 beautiful colors with two frame options. I absolutely LOVE the color choices. The Avocado color with a graphite gray frame is to die for! I would definitely recommend Qool model for parents who wants to buy only one stroller.
-Huge canopy. I absolutely love the oversized canopy on Qool. It looks like a medium size canopy until you unzip it in middle to expose one more panel. With this coverage, your child will be protected from sun at any time of the day. There is also a large peekaboo window with a noisy Velcro closure. I wish it was a magnetic one especially because this is a luxury stroller.
-Adjustable handle bar. It has an adjustable telescoping handle bar that goes all the way from 36″ to 41″ from the ground. Great for taller and shorter parents. Just like the bumper bar it’s covered with high quality leather and stitched. Expensive! The handle bar goes all the way from 36″ to 41″ from the ground which is great for taller and shorter parents.
-Reversible seat. The seat is 13″ wide with 20″ seat back and a measurement of 22″ from the bottom of the seat to the top of the canopy. It’s not the highest canopy, so if you have a very tall child it might be a problem. It can accommodate a child from three months and up to 55 lbs. It has a one-hand lever recline with multiple reline positions. Now, it does NOT go all the way to a flat position, so it is not recommended to use until your child is three months old. If you want to use if from birth, you will need to get a car seat adapter. I do like that once you bring the seat back up, it is very upright. The seat can be easily reversed so your child can face you or the world. All you need to do is push two buttons on both sides of the seat, swing it around, and pop it back in to the frame till you hear a click.
-Seat insert. The seat is very soft with great padding that is almost like a memory foam. It is removable and washable. Great for when you have a spill or a diaper catastrophe. LOL. We all have been there. I really like that the insert is a different color from the main seat, but matches the canopy. It has a sleek sporty look.
-5 point harness. It has an adjustable padded 5 point harness. The buckle is hard to undo, so your toddler will not be able to escape. I really like that the harness is break away, meaning that the shoulder straps separate from the hip straps.
-Bumper bar. INCLUDED! It has a removable swing-away bumper bar that is covered with LEATHER! This screams luxury.
-Adjustable leg rest. Most luxury strollers these days have an adjustable leg rest and the Qool model is not an exception. The adjustable leg rest has multiple positions to accommodate a younger child. It is so much more comfortable for little baby to have his little legs up on the leg rest. It also helps to create a bed like environment once you recline the back of the seat. There is also a foot rest that is part of the frame for older children.
-Large basket. The basket is a great size and is easy to access even with the seat fully reclined. Since the recline is not very deep, the seat doesn’t get in the way. You will definitely be able to fit a large diaper bag in it, but not more than that.
-Wheels. It rolls on four hard rubber wheels with 9.5″ wheels in the back and 7″ front wheels. The front wheels are swivel, but can be locked straight if the terrain gets tough.
-High-tech suspension system. The Qool has all-wheel suspension that is uses cantilever system witch makes the stroller glide over any bumps, curbs or rough patches that get in the way. It’s like it has a built in shock absorbing system. It should handle mommy terrain like grass, mulch or grave with no problems.
-One-step brake. The brake is located in the back between rear wheels. It’s a flip-flop friendly one-step pedal that locks both of the rear wheels in place. No more shoe scratches!
-Easy fold. You can fold it with the seat attached facing forward or backward. Of course you will get the most compact fold with the seat removed. To fold it with the seat attached, first bring the bumper bar down and push the back of the seat forward. Next, push two buttons on the side of the frame and bring the handle bar forward. You are done! There is an automatic lock that will hold your stroller in place. It doesn’t have the most compact fold, but you can remove the seat and the wheels to make it more compact.
-Travel system option. You can turn it into a travel system by getting a car seat adapter. The adapters use the car seat’s existing latching mechanism to simply “click” into place. The adapters are compatible with the following infant car seats:
- Britax B-Safe
- BOB B-Safe
- Chicco KeyFit 30
- Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35/ Click Connect 40
- Maxi-Cosi Mico/Mico AP/Prezi
- Cybex Aton/Cybex Aton 2/Cybex Aton Q
– Recline. The recline has multiple positions, but does not go to all the way flat. It is nice to have a deep recline for when your child falls asleep in the stroller. By reclining the seat and lifting the leg rest all the way, you can create a bed-like environment for your little one.
-No cup holder. Since this is a luxury expensive stroller, I would like to see a cup holder included.
-Lack of storage. The only storage on Qool is the basket. There is no cup holder and no additional small pockets for smaller items like keys, phone or wallet.
-Bulky. This one will not fit in any trunk. If you have a small car, measure the trunk first. You can remove the seat and the wheels to make it more compact.
Here is a great video review from Baby Gizmo.
Stroller weight: 21.5 lbs
Weight limit: 55 lbs
Folded dimensions: 27″L x 21.5″W x 19″H
Handle bar height: 36″ – 41″
Seat to canopy height: 22″
Front wheels: 7″
Rear wheels: 9.5″
Overall length: 37″
Overall width: 21.5″
Joovy provides 1-year warranty from the original date of purchase and you have to be the original owner.
For 2014 this stroller is available in 10 beautiful colors: apple, avocado, black, blueberry, charcoal, hot pink, jade, spice, vanilla, and purpleness. You can also pick between two frame finishes: graphite gray and silver.
Where to buy it
My favorite place to buy strollers and a lot of other baby items is Amazon. It usually has the lowest prices, free shipping, free returns and no sales tax. How great is that? You can get Joovy Qool in one of the 10 beautiful colors for $549.99 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax).
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Hi Susan, I think I’m pretty set on getting this stroller with the Britax B-Safe car seat, based on your review (I’ve seen kind of mixed reviews elsewhere but I trust your judgement the most!). But I’m second-guessing about the Mamas & Papas Sola2. That one seems to have a lot of similarities and a more compact fold (and I guess the Maxi-Cosi car seat would be the most affordable one that could make it a travel system). Do you think there are any major advantages of one over the other? Thanks!!