I always take my BOB Revolution jogging stroller everywhere. Even if I'm not jogging. It's really easy to fold up and it's easy to maneuver. The downside? It's rather large. At the Babies Who Lunch event, I had to ask everyone move their children and highchairs out of the way so I could get through the aisle. Then, I parked it in the back of the room and took Baby J to sit on my lap while I ate lunch. Great stroller...amazing for jogging and outdoor activities, but not really meant for indoors.
|BOB Revolution CE|
When we originally went shopping for the stroller, my sister, who is 4 feet 11 inches and weighs about *maybe* 100 pounds (yes, she's actually a full grown 26 year old adult) was with us and insisted on trying out every stroller in the store. Funny girl. She came to the conclusion that the Joovy Groove was the most comfortable and roomy umbrella stroller. Who was I to argue with her scientific process? I couldn't fit my big pregnant booty in my pants, never mind a stroller. So, that's the one we bought.
Baby J and I have both had colds for the past 2 days. Sore throats and stuffy noses. Nothing major, just a little bit germ-y. We both could use some fresh air so after I put the stroller together we hopped in the car and headed to a local park for a quick spin with our new wheels. It had just stopped raining. Today was a gloomy day in South Florida. The good news is a "cold" front is coming through! Yay!
|Park near my house on an overcast afternoon|
Anyway, The stroller handles very well. The front wheels can either be locked to only go straight, or can be unlocked to swivel. It has a wide wheel base and the tires are larger than most other umbrella strollers. In fact, most of the features it offers are much greater than other umbrella strollers. It has an extra large canopy, 2 cup holders, and an underneath storage bin that holds up to 5 pounds.
|Large wheels - can swivel or lock|
|Parent compartments on the back to hold drinks, bottles, keys, etc.|
|I can see you :)|
Folding the Joovy Groove is simple. You pull up a handle and fold it down...takes 2 seconds. It has an automatic fold-lock and a carry handle. Much easier than many other strollers I've tried out previously. It folds up into a manageable size and weighs around 17 pounds, so it's easy to lift into your car.
|Handle to fold the stroller and storage compartment|
At around $200 it's certainly on the upper priced side for umbrella strollers, but you quickly forget that it is an umbrella stroller with all of the awesome upgrades and features. Overall, I would definitely recommend this stroller to anyone considering an umbrella stroller.
I'm glad I finally started to start using this awesome stroller...now I won't have to run people over and get stuck in doorways. The only thing is, what is an acceptable number of strollers to keep in your car at any given time? If the answer is 2, then I'm set! You have to be prepared for lots of different situations ;)
As always, thanks for reading! :)