Whether you’re working on a new year’s resolution to get fit or thinking about spending time outdoors this spring, a jogging stroller might be high on your list of must have products. The best fit for our family is a stroller that is appropriate for jogging AND for day to day use. And, obviously if you can find one stroller that checks multiple boxes it’s a win-win and a smart buy. With that in mind, we were excited to use the Joovy Zoom 360 Jogging Stroller. It is designed for jogging, but the front wheel also has the ability to swivel 360 degrees for day to day maneuverability.
Zoom 360 Specifications & Details
- Stroller weight: 26.8 pounds
- Weight capacity: 75 pounds (!!)
- Recommended age: 6 months and older
- Wide seat with five point harness
- Reflective stitching and fabric on sunshade and harness strap
- Adjustable reclining seat position
- Front wheel swivels 360 degrees and locks inline for jogging
- Shock absorbing system
- Oversized sunshade and peek-a-boo window
- Made with aircraft grade aluminum
Zoom 360 Video
Jogging with the Zoom 360
You may know, my husband is the jogger in our house, so he has done the majority of the jogging with the Zoom 360. He quickly realized it’s very different to run with an actually jogging stroller – in a good way! The large tires together with an insanely good suspension system make the ride smooth and, in turn, the run smooth. His only real issue is that the handle height is not adjustable. He’d like the handle a little taller, but it is perfect for me (which, of course is the beauty of an adjustable handle).
Strolling with the Zoom
The Zoom 360 is very easy to push and has great maneuverability, though I did notice its size immediately. It’s a pretty long stroller so it took a little getting used to. For daily use, I love how easily and compactly the stroller folds. It does take two hands to fold and unfold the stroller but it’s really simple and quick. Another feature that makes the Zoom easy to use is the five-point harness which is completely adjustable from the front of the stroller with almost no effort.
The large seat with two mesh pockets for toys, snacks or cups is great for kids. I’ve seriously never seen such a generously sized stroller seat and it also has tremendous leg room and seat height. Adding to the comfort factor for kids is the enormous sunshade and the adjustable seat position. It reclines nearly flat and doesn’t have set positions so it’s fully adjustable which is nice. I do find the seat a bit difficult to adjust. It’s easy, in theory, as you just lift a tab and push the seat down or pull on the d-ring to raise the seat. It’s just a little stiff and hard to move but hopefully that will improve with more use. For parent’s comfort, there is an optional neoprene cup holder with room for two cups and a small zippered pouch for keys and other small items.
To Buy or Not to Buy
To Buy… The Zoom 360 is a great option for a do everything stroller. It has great suspension, large wheels and a huge sunshade for jogging. The front wheel swivels for tremendous day to day maneuverability, a good size basket, as well as an adjustable recline and large seat for comfort. Because the large seat accommodates children up to 75 pounds and is very large you can plan to use this stroller for literally years and years. For the price, I think it’s a good buy for a versatile jogging stroller
Or Not to Buy… The Zoom 360 main weakness is due to the length and width for daily functionality. It’s not an issue when jogging or walking outdoors, but the length can be problematic in other uses like shopping and crowded areas. I’d also love to see the handle height be adjustable.
Shop! The Joovy Zoom 360 is available in two colors (black and blue). It retails for $269 but is currently on sale at Joovy.com for $199.
Check back in the next couple weeks for a follow-up review to share some more details about the Zoom 360. Please let me know in the comments if you have any particular questions or concerns about the stroller and I’ll make sure to answer them in the next post.