Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller Review

In a Nutshell

 
The Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight is a mid-range, no-frills option that’s suitable for moderate jogs. While a few minor corner-cutting design choices like the non-adjustable handlebar, suspension, and tracking could disappoint serious runners, it could prove to be a reliable choice for everyday use.

Overall Score (100%) 71%
Value For Money (22%) 75%
Ease of Use (22%) 68%
Portability (17%) 66%
Maneuverability (17%) 75%
Safety & Quality (22%) 70%

Get to Know the Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Stroller

The Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller is an attractive entry with its
mid-range price point
.

This stroller features a locking swivel front wheel, extra-large pneumatic tires, rear-wheel suspension, a parent console, one-step linked parking brakes, plus an under-seat storage bin.

It scores well in maneuverability but performs below average in other areas. For one, the Zoom 360 doesn’t offer runner-friendly functionality which most parents would look for in a jogger, like adjustable tracking, suspension, or handlebar height. Another downside would be its small and hard-to-access storage bin.

We think the Joovy 360 would greatly benefit from a few improvements.

We analyzed the feedback of over 100 parents and the clear conclusion was that while the Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller is a great value for money stroller, it has some room for improvement especially in terms of run-ability.

The Zoom 360 scored a healthy 70.9% in our tests, and it is definitely a recommended buy for parents looking for a mid-level everyday stroller which can also accompany them on occasional jogs.

Read on for the full details of our analysis.

How It Compares

Type: Jogging Stroller
No. of wheels: 3
Type of wheels: Pneumatic
Fixed/swivel wheels: Front wheel swivel
Lockable wheels: Front wheel
Weight: 25.9 lbs. | 11.7 kg
Unfolded Dimensions: 25"W x 46"H x 49"L | 63.5cm x 116.84cm x 124.4cm
Folded Dimensions: 25.7"W x 16"H x 35.3"L| 65.2cm x 40.6cm x 89.6cm
(It's about one-and-a-half times as big as a bathtub)
Age Range: From 3 months up
Capacity Limits: Minimum: 3 mo. | Maximum: 75lbs.
Direction of Seat Unit: World-Facing
Included Car Seat Compatibility: None
Click-in Car Seat Adapters: Baby Jogger, Britax, Chicco, Cybex, Graco, Maxi Cosi, Nuna, Peg Perego, UPPAbaby
Strap-in Car Seat Adapters: None
Ride-On Platform Compatible: No
Recline: Infinite possible positions
One-Handed Recline: No
Storage Basket Capacity: 5 lbs. | 2.3 kg.
Canopy/Sun Shade Size: Large
Folding Method: Scissor
One-Handed Fold: Yes, but more comfortable with both hands
Locking Fold: Auto
Self-standing Fold: Yes, when the front wheel is locked straight forward
Handlebar height: 41" | 104 cm, non-adjustable
Cup holder: Yes; neoprene parent console has 2 cup holders and 1 zippered pouch
Sandal-friendly Brake: No
Included Accessories: Slim, portable tire pump
Setup Time: 5-10 mins.

The Company

Joovy was founded by Robert Gardner in 2005. It is a family company which focuses on innovative and functional strollers, playards, highchairs, and other products for children. Joovy’s main headquarters is in Dallas, Texas. It operates from Irvine, California as well.

Test Results

Value for Money 7.5/10

 

How much bang for your buck are you getting with this model?

The $ for $ value you get from this stroller is one of its strongest features, and the Zoom 360 scored 7.5 out of 10 in this category. Based on our stroller survey, most respondents are happy with its overall performance.

It scores points in areas such as the rear-wheel suspension, locking front wheel functionality, pneumatic tires, and bonuses like a parent console and under-seat storage bin. Also, this stroller’s seat is placed a bit higher than on other strollers, plus it can accommodate bigger kids as it is roomy.

With pluses come some minuses, though. The Zoom 360 lacks runner-friendly functionality as it does not offer adjustable tracking, suspension, or handlebar height – it might not be the best choice for serious joggers. Also, the under-seat storage can be quite small, which could be an issue for parents wanting to take longer walks or jogs.

That said, the Zoom 360 is a great mid-range option for families who want to enjoy leisurely walks around the neighborhood or for parents who prefer to take shorter, occasional jogs – it might not be the best option for serious runners.

Is it long-lasting?

Is it suitable for a wide age range? Will you get a good few years’ of use out of it?

Parents find the Zoom 360 reliable – some parents use it as a stroller for kids with special needs or even 6-7-year-old preschoolers who are big and tall!

In terms of durability – it has a sturdy aircraft-grade aluminum frame with contours that are screwed and welded together tight. The overall finish appears unpolished though, due to the exposed fasteners.

Usability 6.8/10

The score of 6.8 in this category is okay for the price point without being earth-shattering. In our testing, Assembly/Set-Up was one of the stronger features, with brake operation and non-adjustable handlebar not so good.

Assembly/Set-up

 

How easy is it to assemble out of the box?

Setting up the Zoom 360 is very easy – no tools are necessary, and it just takes about 5-10 minutes to get it up and running.

It arrives in a handful of pieces:

  • Stroller
  • Front wheel
  • 2 rear wheels
  • Parent organizer
  • Tire pump
  • Documents

Assembly is easy and intuitive, more so if you’ve assembled other strollers before. For best results, please take time to read the directions to make sure assembly has been done correctly.

For ease of assembly, we gave the Zoom 360 a 9 out of 10.

Is the manual clear and helpful?

Yes, the Zoom 360’s product manual is clear and helpful; the instructions are short and simple. Joovy provides a trilingual manual and figures booklet to help facilitate stroller assembly.

Weight

 

Is it heavy to push, carry up the stairs, put in a car trunk, get on the bus, etc.?

This stroller weighs in at 25.9 lbs. (about two times as heavy as a gallon of paint). It is neither heavy nor light for strollers in this category. It is lightweight and easy to control.

One parent reports that even with her 65-pound son, this stroller pushes smoothly. Paired with its high weight capacity at 75 lbs. are large air-filled wheels which make baby feel as light as a feather, contributing to a pleasant ride.

The Joovy Zoom 360 easily stacks among suitcases in a car, bus, or other forms of transport – it is a good choice for a travel stroller.

Folding and Unfolding

 

How it works

Joovy says that folding can be done with one hand, but based on most parents’ experiences, it is most convenient to fold the stroller using both hands.

First, lift the calf rest – it has a tab which says “Fold”. Facing the stroller, you’ll see a red safety button on the left which needs to be pushed away from you. Then pull the red handle (it’s like a wire) to fold the stroller in half.

The Zoom 360 has an automatic lock on the side (just take a quick look if it has indeed locked into place, for safety). When the front wheel is locked straight forward, the folded stroller can stand on its own.

It’s almost effortless to make the overall package more compact – just use the quick-release function to remove the rear wheels; their mechanism is inside the brake components. This is one of the best features of the Zoom 360 and it scored 7/10 for this feature in our analysis.

If you’re more of a visual learner, check out this Joovy how-to video which shows how to fold and unfold this stroller. For those who like reading manuals, please refer to Section 11 of the product manual plus Figures 11.1 to 11.4 from its figures booklet.

The folding process is fairly easy, but not all parents like it.

Folded size

This stroller has a folded size of 25.7″W x 16″H x 35.3″L or 14,515 cubic inches. That’s about one-and-a-half times as big as a bathtub.

The Zoom 360 has one of the smallest folds in its category. It can even be made slightly smaller when the quick-release wheels are removed.

Handlebar

 

Is it comfortable to use?

The Zoom 360’s handlebar has a firm foam covering and is non-adjustable at 41”. It could be better if it was curved and bigger in diameter, to make it more ergonomic.

Since the handlebar is 41 inches from the ground, it is most convenient for average and tall parents. Taller parents can comfortably push this stroller without slouching over it (which could cause back pain).

A downside could be that shorter parents may not be able to see over the canopy, plus there is the possibility of experiencing wrist fatigue.

Be gently reminded that opinions may vary on the comfort and ease of use in relation to the handlebar height of the Joovy Zoom 360.

Parent Tip!

This stroller will be appropriate for most 5.5″ – 6.1″ tall parents; you don’t have to worry about kicking the wheels or the brake while running. But if you are shorter or taller than that, we suggest you test this stroller for comfort before making a decision.

Car Seat Adaptability

 

Can the Zoom 360 accommodate other car seat brands?

Yes! This jogger has car seat adapters which can accommodate a variety of brands:

 
  • Baby Jogger® City Go™ Infant Car Seat (this one needs a Graco adapter)
  • Britax Endeavours
  • Britax®/BOB® B-Safe 35
  • Britax® B-Safe Gen2 FlexFit+
  • Chicco® Fit2
  • Chicco® KeyFit 30
  • Chicco® KeyFit 30 Magic
  • Chicco® KeyFit 30 Zip
  • Chicco® KeyFit 30 Zip Air
  • Chicco® KeyFit 35
  • Cybex® Aton
  • Cybex® Aton 2
  • Cybex® Aton M
  • Cybex® Aton Q
  • Cybex® Aton Q Plus
  • Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35 DLX
 
  • Graco® Snugride Click Connect 35
  • Graco® Snugride Click Connect 35 LX
  • Graco® Snugride Click Connect 40
  • Graco® Snugride SnugLock 35 Elite
  • Graco® Snugride SnugLock 35 Platinum
  • Graco® Snugride SnugLock Extend2Fit 35
  • Graco® SnugRide® 35 Lite LX
  • Graco® SnugRide® SnugFit™ 35
  • Maxi Cosi® Mico AP
  • Maxi Cosi® Mico NXT
  • Maxi Cosi® Prezi
  • Maxi-Cosi Mico Max Plus
  • Nuna® Pipa lite
  • Peg Perego® Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30
  • Peg Perego® Primo Viaggio 4-35 Nido
  • UPPAbaby Mesa

For a visual representation of the above, check out this car seat compatibility chart from Joovy.

Parent Tip!

If using the Zoom 360 with a car seat for a newborn child, it’s a good idea to add a little extra weight in the storage space to help stabilize your child’s ride.

To know how to install your car seat adapter onto this jogger, kindly check out this YouTube video by Joovy.

If wanting to consider connecting car seat brands other than those mentioned above, please remember to exercise due diligence – it is always best to double-check if these car seats indeed attach securely before placing your little one in it.

Storage Basket

 

Is it big enough and easy to access?

This stroller’s basket can accommodate a medium-sized diaper bag and still have room for a baby blanket. Kindly note that a handy, slim tire pump is conveniently strapped in it.

The storage basket is medium sized compared to its competition. Parents say that its 5-lb. weight limit can be a real annoyance if taking longer walks and the like.

The bar across the middle of its storage bin, coupled with the strap down the back, make it hard to access and fully utilize. It is easiest to access from the back. It’s a minor flaw, but worth mentioning.

Despite that, this stroller’s storage basket is a respectable size and practical; it scored 7.5 out of 10 in our test.

Parent Tip!

A diaper bag that can fit easily in the Joovy’s storage basket is the JuJuBe BFF, the dimensions of which are 14″W x 12″H x 6.5″D.

Brakes

 

Are the brakes secure and easy to apply?

The Zoom 360 has one-step linked parking brakes. These foot-operated brakes work effectively; they lock the stroller properly.

However, some parents report that in the beginning, the single-action brakes are challenging to use whether setting or releasing them. The pedals are quite stiff and are not sandal/foot friendly.

Also, one parent says that the bar tends to rub on the tires and causes a constant vibration when it’s rolling. This could be an isolated issue, but one that’s worth mentioning.

We gave a score of six for this stroller’s brake system.

Footrest

 

Are the child’s feet safe and comfortable?

The footrest is triangular and features a non-adjustable padded leg rest. It travels down to a footpad that feels like rubberized mesh.

The leg rest provides a good surface for a child to safely rest their feet. It also prevents them from dragging their feet on the ground.

As it’s triangular, there is a tendency for a child’s legs to dangle off the side. It could also use a bit more room so that a child can rest his/her tiny feet much more comfortably.

We score the Zoom 360’s footrest a 7.5/10.

Click here to check out the latest prices of the Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller on Amazon.

Conveniences

 

Parent Console

The parent console is one of the signature features of the Joovy Zoom 360. Most competitors offer it as a separate accessory – which can turn out to be expensive especially for families who are strictly following a budget – or they don’t offer this option at all.

It attaches to the handlebar with Velcro and is easily removable and washable.

This stroller’s parent console is made of neoprene and comes with a zippered center pouch which cannot accommodate larger smartphones. It also has double cup holders which can fit a small water bottle and baby bottle.

It has a maximum weight allowance of 5 lbs.

Parents in our survey say that they find it very useful, and that it’s great to have a nice bonus in a jogger with a reasonable price.

Child Tray

The Zoom 360 doesn’t have a child tray, unfortunately.

We looked at possible options and found that the Brica Snack Pod may be helpful for fun snacking on the go. It is a spill-resistant snack and drink holder; its Quick-Attach™ clamp conveniently fits most stroller frames, car seats, and shopping carts.

Parent Tip!

The Zoom 360 has mesh pockets on the insides of the child’s seat – these can act as a storage area for sippy cups, snacks, and stuffed toys.

Seat Recline

 

Does the seat recline into multiple positions? Is it easy to go up and down with it? Can you do it one-handed?

The Zoom 360 Ultralight features a deep, near-flat recline. It’s not suitable for newborns – please use this seat only from 3 months.

The recline is infinite; you can stop at any angle that is comfortable for your baby. Kindly note though, that the seat doesn’t totally sit upright, plus the lowest position is not completely flat.

You will need two hands to lower and raise the seat. To recline the seat, you need to use two strips, one on each side of the seat. Be careful to loosen both strips equally, so the backrest won’t tilt to one side. Parents are not a fan of this mechanism – it’s too much work! Also, there are more chances of waking up your child.

It’s not the smoothest recline in the world with the two straps, but it’s not a deal-breaker, some parents say.

We gave the seat recline a 7/10. It is good but could be better.

Parent Tip!

One mom says that the seat recline straps can be a little difficult to use with a child sitting in the stroller, so be sure to make any necessary adjustments beforehand.

Harness

 

Is it easy to clip on and off? Is it comfortable for the child? Is it safe and secure?

This jogger’s 5-point harness is easy to use. It is worth noting that it is easier to remove than it is to put on. When the straps are released, they pop out of the buckle – it can be opened with one hand.

Its 5-point harness is height-adjustable. It’s easy to use and does its job of keeping the baby well secured.

There’s a downside though – the adjustable shoulder straps and crotch strap are not padded. This could be unpleasant and a bit harsh for a child’s sensitive skin. Extra care is needed when using this with infants aged 0-9 months who are small in stature.

The 5-point harness features reflective stitching – this helps to make your child very visible in poor light conditions.

It’s an EIGHT from our scorers here.

Parent Tip!

Parents find the straps thin – they strongly suggest adding strap protectors for baby’s protection and overall comfort.

Sunshade / Canopy

Is the sunshade effective at protecting the child? How adjustable is the sunshade? Is it rain-resistant?

The Zoom 360 has a big canopy with two tiers. While it doesn’t go super low, it is very roomy and sticks out far, blocking the sun out of baby’s eyes and covering the torso area.

The visor easily stretches well over the top to provide adequate shade.

It features a big peek-a-boo plastic window, which helps parents to check on their little ones regularly. The plastic material on the canopy doesn’t provide extra airflow but protects against rain. Parents wish that it had a magnetic closure instead of noisy Velcro, so as not to wake the little ones from their naps.

This stroller’s canopy is sun-safe and weather-resistant. It can handle glaring sunshine, pouring rain, and bracing wind. The Joovy website doesn’t state a UPF rating for it, though.

One parent even simulated a rainstorm by pouring water over the canopy. The seat did not get wet; the translucent window at the top of the canopy, as well as the seaming and fabric itself, all held up very well.

To keep baby dry along the way, the Zoom 360 has a plastic rain cover which can be bought separately.

There are two things to be mindful of:

  • The canopy is placed a bit higher compared to its competitors, therefore it’s not as effective in blocking the sun.
  • The waterproof canvas is not as soft as those featured on other brands, but it does the job.

Sunshade / Canopy

Is the sunshade effective at protecting the child? How adjustable is the sunshade? Is it rain-resistant?

This jogger’s 5-point harness is easy to use. It is worth noting that it is easier to remove than it is to put on. When the straps are released, they pop out of the buckle – it can be opened with one hand.

Aesthetics

Is the stroller nice-looking/stylish? Is there a selection of designs to choose from?

Our survey results show that parents find the Joovy 360 good-looking. One parent describes it as “incredibly sharp-looking”.

It is available in one design across four colors – Black, Charcoal, Red, and Blueberry.

As with all things, parents have varying opinions. While some find the colors beautiful, some have expressed their desire for it to be available in colors other than the “boring” red, black, or blue.

Our survey gives a score of 7.5/10 for its stylish looks.

Maintenance

How easy is it to clean the material, frame, storage, etc.?

In general, the Zoom 360 is easy to clean. All it needs is mild household soap or detergent and warm water on a sponge or clean cloth to get going.

The lower part of the leg rest and the footrest are made of mesh fabric, making it easy to wipe down with a wet cloth. If wanting to clean the seat, please note that removing it from the frame seems cumbersome, as per this YouTube video.

It’s an eight out of ten for maintainability.

Portability 6.6/10

Weight

Is it easy to lift in and out of a car trunk?

The Zoom 360 weighs 25.9 lbs. It is neither heavy nor light for strollers in this category.
One parent says that it fits perfectly in her 2011 Nissan Versa hatchback, and that it is light and easy to put in her car with no problems. We find that it also fits well in trunks like that of the RAV4 or Toyota Corolla.

While it has some weight to it (which is good for stability), parents don’t find it a big deal to lift it up into their car trunk.

The Zoom 360 scores 75% in this category.

Public Transport

Is it easy (ish) to use on trains, buses, etc.?

One parent says that she immediately felt how light it is as she carried it down a flight of stairs.

When folded, it would easily stack among suitcases in a car, bus, or other transit option, making this a good choice for a travel stroller.

The Zoom 360 also fits inside trams and other transportation used to and from parking at parks such as Disney and Universal Studios.

Folding and Unfolding

Is it easy to lift and move when folded?

The Zoom 360’s large wheels can be taken off very easily if necessary, resulting in a more compact package which is helpful when needing to move it around your home.

Some parents say that it doesn’t have a self-stand feature – that has some truth to it as Joovy doesn’t advertise that characteristic.

Here’s some good news – it can actually stand on its own! Before the folding process, all you need to do is lock the front wheel; doing this will help the stroller stand on its own after folding.

Folded Up Dimensions

Is it easy to store in a standard family car? At home?

When folded, the Zoom 360 is 14,515 cubic inches. That’s about one-and-a-half times as big as a bathtub.

As discussed in an earlier section, one parent says that it fits in the back of her Honda Pilot SUV easily. Other parents have stated that it fits well in smaller trunks, like that of a RAV4 or Toyota Corolla.

For some parents, it’s their vehicle which determines the stroller to be bought. One parent says that the Zoom 360 fits nicely in her Jeep Renegade.

Parent Tip!

If your car trunk is really small, it’s best to compare it with the dimensions of a folded Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight before making a purchase.

Based on our research, we find that the Zoom 360 is most ideal for families with an SUV. Some may find it a hassle to store in small car trunks, but the numerous pros of this stroller may just make up for that.

We think that responses to this question will vary as it depends on what type of vehicle a family has.

On the home front, this stroller can take a lot of space when it’s open and folded. For families with small apartments, it is best to check if there is indeed enough room to store the Zoom 360.

Some parents are willing to compromise by removing the large back wheels and fitting it into the home space comfortably – it will fit into most ordinary closets. Each of the three wheels has a quick-release mechanism, making it even more compact when folded.

Click here to check out the latest prices of the Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller on Amazon.

Maneuverability 7.5/10

One of the Zoom 360’s best category performances is in Maneuverability – scoring a nice 75%.

How maneuverable and easy to push is it?

One-handed operation/control

The Zoom 360’s swivel front wheel allows for easy control by one hand. This is a plus for many parents, as it helps them to multitask when necessary.

When the front wheel is in the locked position, it’s very easy to push and steer with one hand even with a heavy child in it.

While it weighs 25.9 pounds, one parent says that it feels light beneath her as she glides through the Manhattan streets and in the park. Her 9-month baby sleeps so soundly in it too!
 

Pushing around obstacles

This stroller is very responsive, hence easier to turn in tight spaces and negotiate crowded places.

However, one parent’s experience is that it’s not great for markets. Its wheels are wide and large; it can be difficult at times to get around objects.

Is frame width a problem in narrow spaces?

The standard common door width for US homes is 36 inches. The Zoom 360’s width is 25 inches – there won’t be a problem getting it through doorways.

Some parents could find its width less convenient though, for narrow places like grocery store aisles or crowded sidewalks.
 

How about stairs and escalators?

We haven’t received any feedback about parents using it on stairs and escalators. And we hope not to get any! :c)
 

Is it easy to get up and down pavements and curbs?

This jogger is one of the easiest to push and turn on hard, flat surfaces. The spoked wheel and rubber pneumatic tires help a lot in this aspect.

How easy is it to push on rough surfaces?

 

How is it on uneven surfaces?

Gliding the Zoom 360 on uneven terrain will require a bit of effort than on flat surfaces. If locked, the front wheel may encounter some problems with going through some rocky areas. Thankfully, moving this stroller is made easier by its air-filled tires and rear-wheel suspension.
 

Good for rough ground

While pushing and turning on rough terrain is challenging, it is not difficult. Kindly note that it can be a bit tougher to maneuver on grass and gravel.

The front wheel may experience problems when negotiating larger rocks but overall, it offers a smooth riding experience for the passenger.

Parent Tip!

One concerned parent reminds to inflate the tires especially when going on hikes and the like, as these can sometimes deflate when traversing rough terrain. The tire pump is conveniently placed in the storage basket.

Is the front wheel lockable?

The front swivel wheel on the Zoom 360 is lockable. This increases the stroller’s stability while traversing rough terrain or on the occasional jog.

As per Joovy user manual: 

  • To put the front wheel into locked mode, locate the plastic locking lever just above the front wheel. Push this lever to the right (clockwise) and rotate the wheel until it locks automatically in the straight position and an audible click is heard.
  • To unlock the front wheel and use it in swivel mode, push the lever to the left (counterclockwise) until an audible click is heard.

Locking the front wheel makes it simpler to walk along sidewalks, while the free-swivel comes in handy on trails and tougher terrain.

For more details, see the Safety & Quality section below.

Safety & Quality 7/10

As for strollers in the mid-range price point, there tend to be some compromises. Some parents will find pluses and minuses with this stroller’s overall quality.

For Safety and Quality, we give the Zoom 360 a seven out of ten. Let’s have a closer look why.

Material

Is the seat fabric good quality? Does it feel durable?

The Zoom 360 has durable but coarse fabric; it is not as nice on the skin as its competitors.

The calf rest is made of the same fabric as the rest of the seat. The lower part of the leg rest and the footrest are made of mesh.

This stroller’s fabric feels utilitarian; it isn’t scratchy or slippery. Its fabric can be likened to a hammock, tent, or a camping chair. What’s great is that it is free of chemicals, so your little one can snuggle and nap in safety while in it.

Does it feel well-padded and comfortable?

The Zoom 360’s seat and leg rest could use a bit more padding plus soft straps, for comfort especially when used on bare skin.

The sides of the seat have no cushioning. If a baby falls asleep in it, the baby’s face would rest against the metal frame, and he could get hurt. A child’s head could hit the hard frame especially when hitting a bump or going up and down from a curb.

We scored 7 out of 10 for the material quality.

Is it a robust, well-designed piece of equipment?

Frame construction

The Zoom 360 has a sturdy and lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum frame with less flex than its competitors.

Its gray metallic contours are welded and screwed together tight. The exposed fasteners though, make the overall fit and finish appear a bit busy.

The aluminum bars pose a safety risk as a child can hit their head on them as the stroller navigates through semi-rough or rough terrain.

The frame doesn’t feel wobbly or loose, which can give parents peace of mind while out and about with the little ones.

We give this feature a 7 out of 10.

Suspension

The Zoom 360’s built-in rear suspension system – with 3-inch travel – helps this stroller to glide smoothly over dirt trails, gravel paths, cracked pavements, and more.

Paired with its big pneumatic wheels, the overall ride comfort level of this stroller is good.

Please be mindful that this stroller’s suspension system is non-adjustable.

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Seat

The Zoom 360’s roomy seat can accommodate bigger kids.

Here are some quick measurements:

  • The seat is 14″ wide. 
  • The backrest is 22″ long. 
  • It measures 24” from the bottom of the seat to the top of the canopy.

This stroller’s seat can accommodate a passenger up to 75 lbs. and 42 inches tall. If the canopy is folded, a taller and older child (up to 47″ tall) can fit in it.

What’s more, this stroller’s seat is placed a bit higher than on other strollers. A child can sit up higher and has a better view of their surroundings.

It has a mesh pocket on the seat back and dual mesh pockets in the seating area for the child (useful for a sippy cup and/or stuffed toy).

While its recline options are infinite, please be reminded that the seat does not fully sit upright – a child would tend to constantly sit up and crane their neck in an uncomfortable manner.

Its seat is padded but lacks side cushions for the baby’s head. When asleep, children tend to lean to the left or right of the stroller frame and bump their heads onto it. As discussed in an earlier section, the absence of padding poses a safety risk.

As for the leg rest, it is not adjustable. The footrest is triangular, which can sometimes cause a child’s feet to dangle off it. This is another safety concern to look out for.

Canopy

This stroller’s canopy is sun-safe and weather-resistant. Its website doesn’t state a UPF rating, though.

This jogger’s canopy has two positions; its visor easily stretches well over the top to provide adequate shade. One thing to note is that the canopy is placed a bit higher compared to its competitors, therefore not as effective in blocking the sun.

Its big peek-a-boo plastic window helps parents to check on their little ones regularly. Parents wish though, that it had a magnetic closure instead of noisy Velcro, so as not to wake the little ones from their naps.

Perhaps this plastic viewing window could work better if it was made of mesh – apart from the little ones being protected from the sun, there would be some extra ventilation especially during hot summer days.

The waterproof canvas may not be so soft like what other stroller brands offer, but it’s durable and light. Most importantly, it does the job!

Footrest

The Zoom 360 has a short, non-adjustable padded leg rest. It continues down to a rubberized mesh footpad that should be easy to clean with a hose.

It is worth noting that the footrest has spaces for dirt and crumbs to slide through.

While the footrest isn’t adjustable, its mesh material contributes to why the Zoom 360 has lost 10% of its weight compared to its predecessor, the Joovy Zoom.

Quality of tires/wheels and wheel assembly

The Zoom 360 has wheels with aluminum spokes and air-filled rubber tires which offer a smooth push. Buyers love that the tires are “real” – made of rubber and air-filled. Its freshly-filled tires can feel a little bouncier than would normally be desired. Also, its quick-release wheels offer much convenience especially when travelling, and in a hurry at that. These features seem to be major buying considerations.

As for the assembly, this stroller has a plastic locking mechanism that is located above the front wheel. It’s very easy to set the lock-unlock mode.

  • To lock the front wheel, push the plastic locking lever to the right and rotate the wheel until it locks automatically in the straight position and an audible click is heard.
  • To unlock the front wheel and use it in swivel mode, push the lever to the left until an audible click is heard.

Its downside – there is more wobble in the wheel connections than its competitors.

Parents also report that there are significant tire tube issues, specifically non-inflation of the tires due to defective inner tubes. These concerns could be manufacturing defects.

One mom reports that the wheels on her Zoom 360 usually go flat. She stores it her house in a climate-controlled area (as she feels like fluctuations in temperature could cause inflation issues). She feels like these tires don’t have an inner tube. She tried filling the tires with air but was left with a tired arm and hand.

Considering these reliability issues that were reported in our parent survey, it is helpful to bear in mind that majority of parents were very happy with their stroller.

Parent Tip!

One parent tested this jogging stroller by walking it for a short distance prior to filling up the tires. This was done to see how well it performs if experiencing a flat and you don’t have the included tire pump with you. While the run on this test wasn’t quite as light as it was with full tires, the Zoom 360 seemed to run okay with a flat. This isn’t an optimal situation, but it’s helpful to know that you won’t be stranded anywhere.

Stroller stability – is it likely to tip or topple?

As with any three-wheeled vehicle with a single wheel in the front, it is quite easy to tip over if not paying attention to it.

The Zoom 360 tends to topple when travelling on inclined areas or when the weight of the child is focused on one side.

It is highly responsive to the point of being too sensitive. Some tippiness can be felt when turning the stroller at speeds.

Harness

5-point functionality and shoulder straps

The Zoom 360’s 5-point harness is easier to take off than put on. It can be operated with one hand. The straps easily pop out of the buckle when released.

The shoulder straps can accommodate various shoulder heights. As a bonus, the harness comes with an adjustable crotch strap.

But with a plus comes a minus – the adjustable shoulder straps and crotch strap aren’t padded. These could be a bit harsh for a child’s sensitive skin. Please take extra care especially when using this harness with infants aged 0-9 months.

The 5-point harness features reflective stitching, which makes your child very visible in poor light conditions from all sides.

Tether strap

Is there a hand strap in case of a fall, letting go? Is this effective?

Yes, the Zoom 360 has a safety strap which is attached to the lower, rear wheel axle.

As a standard, it is attached low on the frame. It is also flexible, as the user can choose which wrist to wear it on (unlike the Thule Urban Glide 2 which has its tether strap on the left side of the handlebar). Parents find that the placement of the wrist strap greatly affects how they handle and maneuver the stroller.

It prevents the stroller from running away in case of a fall or if you’ve suddenly lost grip of it for some reason.

Anything else I need to know?

As per Disney, strollers should be no larger than 31” (79 cm) wide and 52” (132cm) long when measured across the widest and longest points. The Zoom 360’s dimensions meet Disney requirements, with its width at 25″ and length at 49″.

The stroller has reflective stitching at different points – the canopy rim, stroller body, and harness – which make your child very visible in poor light conditions from all sides.

In terms of warranty, Joovy offers 30-day returns with no questions asked.

Should I buy it?

The Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight is a minimalist, mid-range stroller option.

Despite a few minor corner-cutting design choices, it’s good value – it scores big points in maneuverability with its large pneumatic tires and a swiveling front wheel. There’s also its being sturdy yet lightweight due to its aircraft-grade aluminum frame, its useful parent console, and its handy tire pump that could spell the difference between pleasant or hassle-filled days out with the little ones. It can also be converted into a travel system if need be; it can accommodate a number of car seat brands with the proper adapters.

It might not be an option for serious runners, though. Due to the lack of features that improve run-ability such as the non-adjustable handlebar, suspension, and tracking, it isn’t as easy to run with and can cause some wrist fatigue. It is most comfortable for moderate jogs on pavement.

The bottom line – with its reasonable price, the Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller is a solid, reliable choice for your everyday strolling needs.

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Can you put an infant in a jogging stroller?

Yes! You can put an infant in a jogging stroller, but please make sure to follow all manufacturer instructions for safety. The Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight is suitable for children 3 months onwards, up to 75 lbs. It is also newborn-ready with its car seat adapters (sold separately) which can help accommodate different car seat brands..

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