Review: Joovy’s Upgraded Groove Umbrella Stroller

03/25/2012 at 11:00 AM ET
Courtesy Joovy

Remember Joovy‘s Groove Stroller, last seen in 2009?

Well, it has been redesigned and now packs lots of new features and a super smooth ride.

Check out our review of the upgraded version ($200) below.

Things We Like: Suitable for babies 3 months and up, this umbrella stroller can last until your child hits 55 lbs. It also sports wide seats and a high seat back so tall children will easily fit, especially with the generously sized sun canopy.

Another great improvement is an automatic lock added to the fold. Plus, the aluminum frame also makes it sturdier, so if you load it down with shopping bags, it doesn’t tip easily.

And although it only comes with one fabric set now (it used to come with two sets), it’s available in four cool colors (blueberry, orangie, greenie and black).

Things We Didn’t Like: At around 17 pounds, it’s a little heavy for subway or travel use and it’s awkward to carry up and down steps.

Moms & Babies Rating: This is an umbrella stroller with tons of great features for everyday use, without the huge price tag.

— Nancy Johnson Horn

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Nicole on

How is $200 for an upbrella stroller not a huge price tag??

Maryam on

That thing looks like a orange nightmare! Just ugly.

kristan on

i like the stroller. maybe not in orange, but i do like the large canopy and that it holds up to 55 pounds. however, $200 is way to much to spend on an umbrella stroller.

Patty on

I own a Joovy and LOVE it. It’s one of the older models (2009) and it’s yellow in color. The large sun canopy was the biggest selling feature for me. I get many complements from other mothers because it is not one of the standard stroller colors and has the large canopy. Folding the stroller is incredibly easy and the stroller is very lightweight. I’ve taken this stroller through airports, museums, and for long walks. The only drawback is that the stroller is for older children (6 months and older). I will be having a second child soon, so their double stroller option will not work for me until late Fall. A baby carrier will not fit in this stroller. Otherwise, this stroller is wonderful. Don’t be thrown off by the price. Shop around.