The luxurious Norwegian baby gear brand, Stokke®, debuted a new compact stroller earlier this year called the Scoot™. Known in the stroller world for their popular Xplory® stroller, Stokke® designed a Xplory “little sister stroller” that is stocked with many of the same luxury features but is just a bit more travel friendly.
The Scoot features a reversible seat that can face the parent or face out with the higher seat position that STOKKE is famous for. The seat is 13″ wide with a 20″ seatback and a measurement of 24″ from seat back to canopy which we found is comfy for a child up to 3 years old. A padded, adjustable, 5-point harness keeps the little rider safely in the seat and the movable foot rest keeps little legs from dangling.
The seat recline is a bit unique, and while it isn’t our favorite, it’s not too bad. Two clips can be undone to take the seat from “active” to the “rest” position but it is important to note that it does not have a flat recline. If you’d like to use the stroller with a newborn, we suggest purchasing the Stokke Scoot Softbag which is sold separately.
The canopy on the Scoot is large to adequately shade your little one and even sports a large mesh window on top to allow air to circulate through the seat.
Since no parent is the same height, we love that the handlebar telescopes out from 38 to 42″ from ground to handle to accommodate taller and shorter parents.
The large basket under the seat is roomy enough for a big diaper bag or plenty of baby or toddler essentials.
We are really happy that Stokke included a cup holder on the stroller but we do want to note that with the handle in the lowest position, the cup holder (which is located in the center of the handlebar) does get in the way of the seat recline.
The Scoot rolls on 7″ wheels that are best on smooth surfaces. The added suspension (which is missing from the Xplory!) does allow the stroller to handle a few bumps in the road, but it is an urban stroller. If you want to take it off the beaten path, you’ll want to lock the front wheels for better maneuverability.
We think Stokke® did a great job on the fold of the stroller. The stroller is easy to fold and ends in a very compact package. Just make sure to show grandma (and dad!) that they need to lift the bottom of the seat up to reveal the fold mechanism or you just might end up with a fully set up stroller in your trunk.
While the stroller is compact and easy to carry, it isn’t technically “lightweight” at 26 lbs. We would categorize it more as a “full-size” stroller because of the weight.
The Scoot comes with a rain guard, mosquito net and a cup holder. A car seat adapter for a Graco, Peg Perego or a Maxi Cosi are sold separately to turn the Scoot into a travel system.
The Stokke retails for $599 (the price was lowered mid-year!) and has some great features. While we aren’t crazy about how the seat reclines, we do like the big basket, easy, one-handed fold and the adjustable handlebar.
For more information on the Stokke® Scoot™, visit the Stokke® website.
*Disclosure: Thanks to Stokke® for sending us a Scoot to review. As always, all our thoughts, opinions and statements are our own.