Joovy Zoom 360 Jogging Stroller
This jogging stroller is surprisingly versatile and boasts many of the designs of the higher-end brands without the high-end price tag. It is super easy to fold up and pack into the back of your car or place in the garage for easy storage in the off-season.
One of the things that I love most about this affordable design is that while the price tag is low, it still offers an effective suspension to protect your little one from all of the bumps in the road. While this design may claim that it is ultralight, it’s not the lightest design out there on the market. It is competitive with some of the higher-end brands, but it still weighs in at over 25 pounds overall. If you are in the market for an excellent jogging stroller that is easy to use, adjust, and made for littles ones that weigh in up to 75 pounds, this is a great option.
Below, I wanted to take a dive into all of the advanced features that make the Joovy Zoom 360 worth a look.
Offers plenty of on-board storage
Very easy to fold and wheels can be removed
75-pound weight capacity
Includes air pump
The seat reclines into multiple positions with a peekaboo window
Affordable price point
Available in red, white, and black
Handlebars cannot be adjusted
Footbrake tends to be a little stiff
When shopping around for jogging strollers, I was surprised to find that not all strollers run the same. Some are made for high endurance and long distances, while others are built more for off-roading. When gauging the performance of a particular Stoller, the build of the tires is where the magic happens.
This design boasts a pair of 16-inch inflated tires along the back and a smaller swivel tire along the front. Air tires may not be as durable as solid rubber tires, but they are lighter and help to absorb some of the impacts when running on bumpy sidewalks. The great part about this stroller is that Joovy also includes an air pump with purchase so you won’t need to hunt down a pump when your tires need a little boost.
The suspension system in this stroller is also great for walkways that are a little bumpy. I suggest sticking to sidewalks and other paved surfaces due to the style of the tires. While other options have tires that are similar to mountain bike tires, the Joovy Zoom 360 rocks tires are more similar to a 10-speed. It’s not quite rugged, but it offers a nice and smooth ride for your little one.
One of the biggest improvements made to this stroller is that it is composed of more lightweight materials that make the frame much lighter and easier to transport. The frame is composed of aluminum tubing that is lightweight, yet incredibly durable. In this newest model, Joovy dropped many of the metal and plastic components and replaced them with mesh to make the frame lighter and more comfortable for your little one. These improvements also make it easier to store as well.
The seat is composed of a blend of polyester and mesh materials that will keep your little one cool and comfortable. When the seat is reclined back, the back of the seat has a mesh window to keep air flowing in, and provides a nice window to check in on your passenger. The canopy provides good UV protection and has an additional plastic peekaboo window.
What parents love most about this polyester seat is that it is incredibly easy to wipe down when needed, and provides a good deal of water and weather resistance to keep your little one happy as well as protected.
Making adjustments to the frame of this stiller is super quick and easy. The back of the seat is able to be adjusted down to allow your little one to recline all the way back if they want to take a little nap. To adjust it back, all you need to do is pull back on the strap and lock it into place. The canopy flips up super easily, and it can also be adjusted in a variety of ways to keep the sun out of their eyes.
One of the best adjustment features of this design is that the front wheel is able to be locked in place. If you are running errands or grocery shopping, the swivel wheel along the front helps with quick and easy maneuverability so that you can turn on a dime. When it’s time to go for a run, simply pull the switch on the front wheel to lock it into place.
The portability of this design runs on par with many of the higher-end strollers out there on the market. When it is completely folded, this jogging stroller weighs in at 26 pounds. It’s not the lightest design out there, but it’s still fairly easy to pick up and load up into the back of your car or trunk.
A good way to shave off a few pounds to the overall weight is to take off the tires. The rear tires are able to be popped off with just the press of a button and affix in place just as easily. What makes this design unique is that the front tire is able to be popped off as well.
Not only does this feature make your stroller more compact for easy storage in tight spaces, but it also makes it a little more lightweight as well.
Who doesn’t love onboard storage? It’s quite clear that parents know what parents need when out on the go, and provides plenty of quality storage compartments to safely store your essentials. For passengers, the side of the seat has a large mesh storage compartment to store toys or snacks for quick and easy access. For parents, storage compartments are a little more complex and accommodating.
Under the seat is a large open space to store larger objects. Parents found that this storage space is large enough for anything from diaper bags to shopping bags. It isn't a zippered compartment, so you will have quick and easy access to all of your extra gear.
Along the top, next to the handlebars, are two cup holders (which run a little narrow and may not be ideal for larger water bottles), and a smaller zippered compartment. I love this small zippered compartment because it is the perfect size for car keys and a phone.
One of the things that I love most about this design is that it clocks in at an affordable price point. It’s important to note that this isn’t the most affordable design out there, but I feel that you get the biggest bang for your buck with the Joovy Zoom 360.
It boasts many of the higher-end features as the more expensive design (like Thule), such as a suspension system, easy adjustability, and strong and durable features that hold up well over time. When you compare all of the advanced features to the price, it comes in at a really great overall value.
Comparisons to Previous Versions
One of the biggest changes made to this design is that they dropped some of the heavier materials used to make the frame of this design more lightweight and easier to tote. For instance, there was a hard metal piece along the front of the seat that has been swapped out for a mesh panel. This additional feature makes the frame more lightweight, and it also provides a more comfortable ride for your little one.
Many of the performance features remain the same from previous versions, this updated design is just a little bit easier to handle, which is a big bonus in my book!
This design is super easy to adjust and pack up to store in the back of your trunk, it allows for quick and easy adjustments to the seat, and can accommodate kids that weigh up to 75 pounds. It’s also incredibly versatile- it’s a stroller that you can use while running, or you can unlock the front wheel for added maneuverability to take with you while running errands throughout the day.
If you need something that is super easy to use, versatile, and compact, the Joovy Zoom 360 jogging stroller is worth checking out!