Stokke Scoot Stroller Review 2013

stokke_scoot1Stokke Scoot is a new versatile luxury stroller that is designed for on-the-go parents who live in an urban environment. It features roomy padded seat, adjustable foot rest, and one-hand fold. One of the main selling features of Scoot is its reversible seat that is positioned higher on the frame allowing for the child to be closer to you and promoting a better bonding. You can also use it as high chair at the cafe.

Although the recline is very deep and can accommodate a child from birth and up to 45 lbs, I would recommend getting an insert for a newborn. You can also turn it into a travel system by getting a car seat adapter.

The Scoot’s frame is narrower than on average stroller (only 21″) and it can do a 360 degree turn with a push of one finger, which makes it perfect for public transit, navigating busy streets and narrow doorways. The large basket can fit a lot of groceries in case you decide to go shopping. The large canopy with the ventilation panel will provide plenty of sun protection and great air circulation on a hot summer day. The handle bar can be adjusted for shorter and taller parents.

I gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars because, while I think Scoot model is much more practical than Xplory, it’s still a little heavy at 23 lbs for a stroller with such small wheels. I was not crazy about the removable foot rest that does not add any flat surface for a younger child. Also, there is no storage aside from a large basket underneath the seat. Overall it’s a great quality stroller that has great maneuverability as long as you stay on a flat surface. Since the wheels are only 7″, it doesn’t handle rough terrain very well. This puppy is not cheap, retailing at around $499 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax). It comes with cup holder, rain cover and bug net, but there is no bumper bar nor parent console.

UPDATE: Here is my 2015 Stokke Scoot V2 Stroller Review »

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Features

-Great canopy. It has a large canopy with a small pop-out zip-off sunvisor. There is no peekaboo window, but the canopy unzips in the back to expose a white mesh window which provides better air circulation on a hot summer day and also works as a peekaboo window.

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-Adjustable handle bar. The handle bar is adjustable and grow from 38″ to 42″ from the ground.

-Reversible seat. The seat is 14″ wide at the shoulder level and about 11″ wide at the bottom. It has a 21″ seat back with a measurement of 24″ from the bottom of the seat to the top of the canopy. The seat has only two position recline – rest and active. The recline is operated by straps and two clips on both sides of the seat. To recline the seat, you will need to pinch both clips and the back of the seat will go down. To bring the seat back up, you will need to reinsert the clips together while lifting the back of the seat up. The back of the seat is fully enclosed, so your little one will be well protect from wind and the sun. You can use it from birth and up to 45 lbs. I don’t recommend putting a newborn right into the seat without an additional support like Soft Shell Bag made by Stokke. BTW, the seat if very upright in the active position. This seat is also REVERSIBLE! All you need to do is take your child out of the seat, squeezing two white levels on each side of the seat, swing it around, and lock it back in place. There is a green indicator that will let you know if the seat is secured. The seat has the same recline positions when reversed. Since the seat sits higher on the frame than on your average stroller, it can be used as a substitute for a high chair at the cafe.

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-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 and is designed for an older child. It’s not adjustable and can be used as a stepping stool for the child to get into the stroller. The second one is designed for a younger child. It’s removable and can be moved to the forward-facing or parent-facing position depending on the seat position. While it can be adjusted and has two positions in the forward-facing mode, there is only one position in the parent-facing mode. When your child gets older, you can simply remove it and use the frame one. The adjustable foot rest is not connected all the way to the seat, so you won’t be getting more flat surface by adjusting it up.

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-Large basket. I really like the roomy basket on the Scoot. It will fit your large diaper bag with no problems. It’s not only large, but also easily accessible from all the sides. Since the seat is positioned a little higher than on your average stroller, it’s very easy to get things in and out of the basket even with the seat fully reclined.

-Wheels. It rolls on four 7″ foam-filled wheels meaning you will never get a flat. The front wheels are swivel, but can be locked straight for getting through the rough terrain. This stroller is clearly designed for flat surfaces, but can tackle some mommy terrain like uneven sidewalk, mulch, or grass.

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-Parking brake. There is a red foot brake located between rear wheels that locks both rear wheels in place. It’s not flip-flop friendly.

-One-hand fold. It’s a two-step one-hand fold that is very easy to do. For more compact fold, bring the handle bar down and the canopy up. Next, fold the bottom of the seat up and slide the lever located underneath to the side and pull. The stroller will fold in half. Easy! You can even do it with a child in one hand. If you place the handle bar in the lowest position, the stroller will have a standing fold. You can fold the Scoot with the seat attached facing either way. On the Stokke site, it says you can carry the stroller while holding your child. At 23 lbs, I won’t be carrying it that far… maybe just to the trunk of my car. LOL. The Scoot is very compact with folded dimensions of 18″H x 22.5″W x 36″L. To make the fold even more compact you can remove the wheels. They pop right off.

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-Rain cover. INCLUDED!

-Bug net. INCLUDED!

-Cup holder. INCLUDED!

Cons

-Heavy weight. This is supposed to be a lightweight stroller. Well, at least that’s how they advertise it on Stokke site. How is 23 lbs light? It’s an average weight for an all-terrain full-size stroller. The problem is that Scoot is NOT all terrain.

-Lack of storage. The underneath basket is the only storage on the Scoot. Since it’s a luxury expensive stroller, I would like to see a zipper pocket for smaller items.

-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.

Video Overview

Here is a great video overview from Stokke.

Specs

Stroller weight: 23 lbs (with the seat)
Weight limit: 45 lbs
Folded dimensions: 18″H x 22.5″W x 36″L
Handle bar height: 38″ – 42″
Seat to canopy height: 25″
Wheels: 7″
Overall length: 25″
Overall width: 21″

Warranty

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.

Available colors

For 2013 Stokke Scoot is available in 8 colors: Beige Melange, Urban Blue, Black Melange, Purple, Red, Dark Navy, Brown, and Beige. All of the strollers have a lightweight aluminum frame.

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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 for  at around $499 on Amazon + FREE shipping/FREE returns and NO sales tax and it comes with cup holder, rain cover and bug net (bumper bar needs to be purchased separately). I was not able to find a good sale on this luxury stroller.

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UPDATE: Here is my 2015 Stokke Scoot V2 Stroller Review »

~Susan Brian

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1 thought on “Stokke Scoot Stroller Review 2013”

  1. Hi just wondering if you have tried to fold the stroller with the softbag attached? I know this post is quite dated but hope you see this. Please let me know thanks.

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