Joovy introduced the lightweight, compact Scooter stroller back in 2010. It was a good little stroller but this year they have given it a complete makeover. Not just a little tweak here or there, but a full Jennifer Grey, don’t-recognize-it makeover! This is basically a brand new stroller.
Joovy took all the feedback from moms and dads like you and got to work on the Scooter giving it a whole new look. Everything is different from the canopy to the handle to the fold.
Since the old version and the new one are so drastically different, we aren’t going to bother comparing the two. There are just too many differences. We are going to give you the skinny on just the new one as if it is a brand new stroller.
Parents of big toddlers rejoice because this is one big seat. Measuring 14″ wide with a 19″ seat back and a measurement of 26″ from back of seat to canopy, a child up to the 55 lb weight capacity can fit easily in the seat. Our 2 year old tester had plenty of room to grow in the seat.
A padded, 5-point harness with hard-to-do buckle keeps your little one safely in the seat and the adjustable leg rest keeps their little legs comfy. The seat has a deep recline with a one-handed strap and the padded, reversible liner is a great addition to the seat. We would have liked to see the seat liner go under the child and not just on the back of the seat though.
A removable bumper bar covered in the same 600D fabric as the rest of the seat and two mesh pockets on the sides of the seat for toys, snacks or zippy cups round out the notable features of the actual seat.
You know we love a big basket at Baby Gizmo and the new 2014 Scooter doesn’t disappoint. This enormous basket (for a lightweight stroller!) can accommodate the biggest of diaper bags or plenty of loose baby essentials. And the best thing about the basket is that it is easy to access even with the seat reclined.
There is a removable, plastic cup holder off the side of the handlebar, two mesh cup holders and a medium-sized parent zipper pocket on the back of the canopy.
The canopy isn’t too shabby on the Scooter either. With 3 panels AND a pop out sun visor, this huge canopy will give your little rider plenty of sun protection.
The top of the canopy sports a peek-a-boo window but we’d love to see the Velcro closure replaced with magnets and set a little farther back on the canopy to have a better angle to see the child.
The 2014 Scooter loves tall parents. Well, it likes short parents, as well, with its adjustable handle that adjusts from 29″ to 42″ from ground to handle.
The Scooter rolls on 8″ (in the back) and 7″ (in the front) hard rubber wheels. While this stroller performs best on smooth surfaces, the front wheels are swivel wheels that have the ability to lock straight for a bit of “mommy terrain”. All four wheels have sealed bearings and all-wheel suspension to absorb some of the bumps.
The rear wheels lock into place with a one-step brake.
The fold requires two hands but it is easy-peasy. So easy, in fact, that you barely have to bend over. Take a peek at our video review to see the fold and unfold in action.
With all these improvements and changes, comes an increase in price. The 2014 Joovy Scooter retails for $299 and comes in four colors – blueberry, purpleness, black and charcoal.
Overall, the new and improved 2014 Joovy Scooter is completely different than the model before and we love all the changes. If you are looking for a lightweight, easy-to-fold stroller, this one is a great one to consider.
*Disclosure: Thanks to Joovy for sending us a stroller to review. As always, all thoughts, opinions and statements are our own.