Holiday Guide: Joovy ScooterX2 {Review}

I’ve been a fan of Joovy for several years now. When I was pregnant with Parker, I won a virtual baby shower. One of the prizes was a double stroller from Joovy. It was the coolest double stroller I’ve ever seen. It had the official Army camo pattern, and it was super easy to set up and toss in the back of our truck. I still use the stroller every time we go tJoovy ScooterX2 double strollero the outlet malls, the park, or just about anywhere.

My one complaint with that stroller is that there’s very little cargo space. With 6 kids, I tend to tote around a lot of stuff: my purse, a big diaper bag, not to mention whatever I buy when I’m actually shopping. The cargo space is quickly filled up, and then I find myself carrying one of the kids so that I can use his seat in the stroller to put more stuff. While it’s not the perfect stroller for shopping, it’s definitely great for everything else. I guess it’s a good thing that I live so far away from any “real” shopping.

Joovy found out about my troubles with the lack of cargo space, so they offered to send me the Joovy ScooterX2 double stroller to review.

Holy Moses. This has to be the coolest stroller ever. There are a few things that I might change, but overall, I love it.

To put this stroller to the ultimate test, I decided to take it up to Walmart the other day. I had to take Zander to the eye doctor, so I needed somewhere to put Gage & Parker. I figured the stroller would be the best way to keep them confined and happy.

The stroller worked great while we were in the eye doctor’s office. Even in the tiny little waiting room, there was still plenty of room for people to walk past the stroller. I didn’t run into a problem until we were walking through the store.

I had promised the kids that if they were good, we would walk through the toy section so they could get an idea of what they wanted to add to their Christmas lists for Santa. Any time we happened upon someone in an aisle, they would glare at me with a look of death and refuse to move their cart so I could pass them. Honestly, I don’t think that even if they had scooted their cart all the way over that I would have gotten through. The aisles are so tight that it’s hard to get 2 carts side by side, let alone a big stroller.double stroller review

I did have one incredibly rude woman comment that a store is no place for a stroller that big. I smiled and just kept walking. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

After an hour in the Vision Center and Walmart, here’s what I love about the stroller:

  • The look of the stroller. It just looks awesome. I love the sleek, contemporary design, and the fun colors available.
  • Ease of Assembly. Even *I* could put this stroller together. And I did. It wasn’t hard to do at all, and it literally took me 5 minutes to have it put together and ready to use.
  • Cargo Space. Oh.My.Word. Talk about cargo space! I’m pretty sure I could fit another kid in the basket underneath and still have room for my diaper bag and my purse. {No, I didn’t actually try to do that, I’m just certain that I could.}
  • Easy to Push. The stroller is really easy to push, even down our gravel road. The only place it got stuck is right at the base of our deck where the gravel is really deep. Other than that, I had no trouble pushing it anywhere – even through doorways and tight spaces.
  • Easy to Fold Up. I’ve had plenty of double strollers in my time, and there’s nothing worse than a stroller that is a pain in the rear to fold up, latch, and put away. That is definitely not the case with this stroller. It’s a one-handed fold, click the safety lock to keep it folded, and then it’s so lightweight that it’s easy to pick up and put it anywhere you need to.
  • The kids love it. When I pull the stroller out, Parker gets so excited! He loves riding in it, and I’ll often catch him holding Gage’s hand while they’re sitting there.
  • The Canopy. It completely covers them, so even in the rain or harsh weather, they’re protected. Plus, there’s a flap on the top, so I can peek through and make sure all is well anytime I want to.

Here’s what I would improve on the ScooterX2:

  • The seats don’t sit all the way up straight. More often than not, I find Parker sitting straight up, and the seat is still so far back. Even with it in the farthest upright position, it’s just not up far enough for his liking {or mine}.
  • I wish it folded smaller. I know, I know. It’s hard to make a big stroller fold into something small. But, when I have 6 kids in the back of my SUV, I’m left with little room to put the stroller. Then, if I’ve done any shopping, I have zero room to put any of the packages. It’s really a bummer. I would take this stroller everywhere, but it would mean I couldn’t put anything else back there. It does, however, fit nicely in my husband’s trunk of his car, so if I just have 3 of the kids and his car, the stroller goes with me.
  • I’d make it just a bit more narrow. It’s really, really big. While it fit through doorways easily, I had a hard time pushing it through the store if there were shopping carts in the aisle.

As you can see, the positives far outweigh the negatives. The negatives are really just nit-picky things that I had trouble with. You may have completely different thoughts when using the stroller for yourself.

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Overall, I am super-impressed with the Joovy ScooterX2, and I would recommend it to any mom who has a need for lots of cargo space under the stroller. It’s a great little stroller and it fits my needs quite well.

What do you think about the Joovy ScooterX2? Does it look like a stroller you would want to try out?

Disclaimer: I received a Joovy ScooterX2 to facilitate my review. Opinions expressed are 100% my own. I was in no other way compensated for this post.

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