This year has really been the year of getting back into moving and exercise and taking better care of my body and my health. Part of that (especially now that it’s cooling off) is getting the family outside for more walks and evening activities. That means little legs sometimes need help (okay, let’s be honest, the two year old almost always needs help). So, I need a good stroller that will take me around the neighborhood and trails with ease. When Joovy offered to send the Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight jogging stroller to test out, I was happy to accept. If you prefer video, scroll down to check it out.
The Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight stroller is a super easy to push (I can do it one-handed) jogging stroller that weighs in at 25.7 pounds. I think this is the lightest stroller I’ve had in a really long time. Especially one that is so easy to push and jog with. What’s even more impressive is that it allows for a child up to 75 pounds in the stroller. (I’m not sure any of my kids would fit, but the option is there).
What my girls do need is a lot of sun protection. This sunshade provides that! It has two sections so you can pull out just one, or continue to pull out the shade for even more protection.
My 2 year old is past the infant car seat stage, but there are also optional extra car seat adapters for your little ones, so you can still get out with them.
Both sides of the seat have mesh pockets. These are perfect for snack cups, drink cups or just possessions that must be brought on a walk or run.
The parent console
The pockets don’t stop there. It comes with a parent console complete with two spots for drinks and a zipper pocket for a phone, keys, pacifier and more (check the video for a close up). Plus, it’s super easy to put on. It’s basically like buttoning four buttons. But I really appreciate that it’s included and not something I have to purchase extra.
Also, I like strollers that have windows that I can peek in on my kiddo and make sure all is well, but I can also roll it up and block out the additional sun.
The wrist strap
Don’t forget when you are jogging with the Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight that you want to wear the wrist strap when using a jogging stroller just in case anything happens (which you hope is never the case, but want to be protected just in case).
The seat recline
The seat of the stroller reclines as you need it. There are buckle slides on both sides that you will need to release or pull tight. Admittedly, this isn’t my preferred way of reclining, but I imagine this is one of the ways that keeps the stroller lighter weight.
You can adjust the height of the straps in three different positions so they are perfect for your child.
The brake and swivel/lock tire
The brake only requires one step making it easy to apply and release. The air-filled tires (a 12” swivel/lock wheel in the front and 16” quick release tires in the rear) really help with a smooth ride. The video shows up close how to get the wheel to swivel and lock.
The basket and pump
And, of course, the generously sized basket that will hold all of your kid stuff…and some of your own, too. In that basket, you will also find an included tire pump attached with velcro so you always have it with you.
The easy fold and carry
The folding of the Joovy Zoom 360 is different than any other stroller I’ve used. It’s very easy, but just different. This is another thing you see demonstrated in the video. You fold up the “FOLD” flap and expose a red button with an arrow on it.
Push that arrow and then pull the red handle on the cable. I also use this cable to easily carry the stroller. Once the stroller is folded up, there is a clasp on the side that keeps the stroller held closed. When the back wheels are locked and the stroller is folded, it will actually stand on it’s own which is so nice in the garage or the back of your car. I’ve had a couple jogging strollers that won’t stand on their own and won’t stay folded up which ends up with a stroller taking up way too much space.
The handle isn’t adjustable, and totally isn’t necessary. At 5’5” I had no problems pushing and running with the stroller. My husband at 6’3” also didn’t have issues (which isn’t always the case for him with a stroller).
The Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight is definitely a winning jogging stroller. We are big fans of the blueberry color but it also comes in black and classic Joovy red.
It’s easy to push, spacious, easy to fold and has all of the qualities of a stroller we look for….I hope that they introduce a double Zoom sometime soon because sometimes a certain 4 year old likes to hitch a ride, too!
Check out my video review of the Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller:
What do you look for in a jogging stroller?