Writing about baby stuff has its perks, and one major plus is getting to be one of the first to try out awesome new baby gear. This past month I was fortunate enough to be one of the first to try out the newest luxury double stroller on the market, the Joovy Too Qool. If you’re like me, you probably haven’t heard of Joovy before, but lately, this children’s brand best known for their Stand-On Caboose stroller, has been coming out with a lot of innovative and stylish new products (like this new HiLo high chair.)
I never knew until I had kids what a big, overwhelming deal shopping for a new stroller is. It’s like buying a new car! There are a million different options at a million different price points and the truth is, there’s no way to know what features you’ll want or need until Baby is actually here and been here a few months.
The Too Qool is awesome because it can be used as both a single and a double stroller, which is convenient when you don’t want to have to lug a giant double stroller around. Both the 5-month-old and toddler sat in it for a long time with no complaints. So here are my pros/cons.
- Awesome colors to choose from – we tried it out in Jade and it’s a beauty.
- Can be used as either a single or a double stroller
- Generously-sized basket
- Generous sun-shade
- Fabrics are very cushy and seats generously padded
- Drove very easily over many cracked city sidewalks.
- When used as a full double, and having the seats facing each otherthe kid in the bottom seat is very cramped and close to the other footrest, and when reversed, the bottom rider is totally hidden from view – but to be fair, this is also the problem with the Uppa Baby Vista.
- Only the top seat reclines fully – the bottom one reclines a little but not all the way (again, this is the same with the Vista)
- Folding it isn’t too laborious, but the back seat does need to be removed first.
- The basket is awesomely large if you’re using this as a single, however, once the second child is in and their feet are in the basket, your space becomes very limited. I would recommend purchasing some Mommy Hooks if you’re going to use this as a double most of the time.
The Too Qool also has a ride-along board accessory that Little Miss just about flipped over and refused to get off of (although I personally find all ride-along boards a little awkward – where is the kid’s head supposed to go exactly?) and the graphite frame which we got it in is sleek and stylish.
You can use this from newborn to toddler. (NOTE: The TooQool will be releasing car seat adaptors in the near future that should work with most of the major infant car seat brands.) Here’s the official features breakdown:
• Anodized graphite aluminum frame
• 2 – Fully padded, reversible seats with full recline, leg support
• 2 – Removable, washable seat pad inserts
• Easy release, full size wheels with sealed bearings
• Sealed bearing steering
• Cantilever 4-wheel suspension system
• Quick step swivel wheel locks
• Leatherette wrapped hand-stitched handlebar and bumper bar
• 2 Oversized canopies – front has a zippered extension
• Large storage basket
All in all, the $799 price tag is a lot to swallow for any stroller, but if you’re looking for a stylish and versatile full-featured stroller with the option to grow with you family, I think you’ll be very happy with the Joovy Too Qool. Also keep in mind that the price includes the second seat which isn’t the case for other configurable double strollers.
Disclosure: I was given this stroller to review, but all opinions are 100% my own.