Joovy Zoom 360 is a sport stroller that can be used for jogging or all-terrain. Unlike many joggers with the permanently fixed front wheel, Zoom 360 has a swivel front wheel that can be locked straight making it great not only for sport use, but also for everyday activities.
The large air-filled tires and excellent rear-wheel suspension provide a very smooth ride even when the terrain gets rough. It is a very long stroller (50″) so while I would take it to the park, it’s not the best for going shopping, doctor office, or for public transit. The maneuverability on Zoom 360 is amazing, you can push it with one hand.
Parents love this stroller for great features like large canopy, huge basket, a lot of storage, and easy fold. It is can be used from 6 months and up to 75 lbs. If you want to use it from birth, you can convert it into a travel system by purchasing a car seat adapter.
I gave this stroller 4 out of 5 stars mainly because of the short seat and small recline. I also didn’t like that the handle bar is non-adjustable and there is no closure for the mesh window in the back. The short seat is a really deal breaker for me because my daughter is very tall (30% than kids her age – Supermodel! LOL). It can be purchased for around $249.99 on Amazon (free shipping/returns and no tax), and it comes with rain cover, tire pump and parent organizer. Nice! Since these items are included, you will be able to save some money (kids are so expensive. Oh…). The Zoom 360 is not that expensive comparing to BOB Revolution SE that retails for around $350 without any accessories.
-Large canopy. The canopy is really large and will provide your child with full sun protection. It does NOT convert into a ‘floating canopy’ that I like so much. It has a large peekaboo window with a noisy Velcro closure (I wish it was magnetic).
-Handle bar. It is non-adjustable handle bar located 40″ from the ground. It has a durable foam covering.
-Wide seat. The seat is 14″ wide with 18″ seat back (which is short) and a measurement of 20″ (which is very short) from the bottom of the seat to the top of the canopy. It looks like Zoom 360 model was designed for chubby short kids. LOL. If you have a tall child, he will outgrow this seat pretty quickly. The one-hand recline is adjusted by a strap system. What I do like is that you need only one hand to recline the seat and to bring it back. It’s NOT a deep recline and the seat is not very upright. It’s recommended for children from 6 months and up to 75 lbs. Now, on Joovy website it says that you can use it from 3 months, but I wouldn’t. I think that at 3 months babies still need a lot of head support.
-Mesh window. Once you fully reclined the seat, you will see a mesh window at the top. It provides better air circulation on the hot summer day. Now, there is NO cover, so if it’s a cold windy day and you decided to recline the seat, there is nothing to protect your child. You will need to bring a blanket with you. I know, I can’t believe it too.
-Run-away strap. There is a long strap attached to the bottom of the stroller. It’s designed to stop the stroller in case you fall or if the handle bar slips out of your hands while you are jogging.
-5 point harness. It has an adjustable non-padded 5 point harness with a hard to unlock buckle. The straps are really thin. I wish they would be heavy duty like on Maclaren strollers.
-Storage pockets. There are two mesh pockets inside of the seat where you can put your child’s toys, snack, or a sippy cup.
-Huge basket. The basket is a great size and is easily accessible. It will fit a large diaper bag with some room to spare.
-Wheels. It rolls on three air-filled tires with 12.5″ wheel in the front and 16″ wheels in the back. The front wheel is swivel, but can be locked straight. The included pump might get handy in case you get a flat.
-Rear-wheel suspension. It has an excellent rear-wheel suspension that you can only find on joggers. It will provide your child with a smooth ride no matter how tough the terrain gets.
-Parking brake. There is a single brake pedal located neat right rear wheel. You only need to step on it once to lock both rear wheels in place. It’s NOT flip-flop friendly.
-Easy fold. You will need to use both hand, but its very easy. Locate a red strap underneath the bottom of the seat. While pushing a red button pull on the strap and the stroller will fold in half. Easy! The folded dimensions are 18″H x 26″W x 36.5″L. It’s as compact as a jogging stroller can be (they are all bulky). To make it more compact, you can easily pop off the rear wheels. It does have an automatic lock, but does NOT stand on its own. At almost 27 lbs, it’s a little heavy for me (I am used to my Indie that weighs only 20 lbs), but is within average weight for a jogging stroller.
-Tire pump. INCLUDED!
-Rain cover. INCLUDED!
-Parent organizer. INCLUDED! It’s made out of durable material and has two bottle holders on both sides and a zipper pocket for small essentials in the middle.
-Short seat. The seat back is only 18″ high and it’s only 20″ high from the back of the seat to the top of the canopy, which is very short comparing to other strollers. Also, there is a mesh at the top of the seat, which will get in the way once your child is taller. Many parents like to jog with their kids in a stroller even when the kids get older (3-4 years). But with such a short seat, your child will outgrow this stroller pretty quickly … unless you have a short chubby kid, then you are good. LOL.
-No window closure. Once you reclined the seat, you will see a dark mesh window at the top. There is no window closure. Usually, there is a closure attached to the bottom of the canopy, but not on Zoom 360. If it’s a windy day, your child will be left with no protection, unless you bring a blanket with you.
-Non-adjustable handle bar. It is located 40″ from the ground which is ok for an average height, but if you are much taller or shorter, test it first.
-Bulky. Most of the joggers are bulky and Zoom 360 is no exception. You can always pop of the rear wheels for more compact storage.
Baby Gizmo has a great video review. Note: Seat to canopy is only 20″ and not 22″ like they say in the video. The front wheel is 12.5″ and not 12″.
Here is a video from Joovy on how to fold Zoom 360.
Stroller weight: 26.8 lbs
Weight limit: 75 lbs
Folded dimensions: 18″H x 26″W x 36.5″L
Handle bar height: 40″
Seat to canopy height: 20″
Front wheel: 12.5″
Rear wheels: 16″
Overall length: 50″
Overall width: 25″
Joovy provides 1-year warranty from the original date of purchase and you have to be the original owner.
For 2013 Zoom 360 is available in three main colors: black, blue, and red.
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 Zoom 360 in one of the three beautiful colors for around $249.99 on Amazon (free shipping/free return and no sales tax).
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