The Joovy Zoom 360 is a swivel-wheel stroller with a locking option. It gets great reviews for light jogging and power walking, but isn't suitable for serious distance runners. Reviewers say it's also great on varied terrains, such as beach sand. It has a huge canopy and many convenience features. The Zoom is no longer car seat compatible as Joovy has discontinued manufacturing the adapters.
Extra safety features. The Joovy Zoom 360 has a five-point harness with a buckle that's difficult for a child to undo but easy for a parent and a wrist strap for extra safety. There is a running hand brake to slow the stroller on hills. The parking brake is a one-touch, linked rear system. The design also features reflective accents and stitching for greater visibility in low-light situations.
Easy fold and recline. Experts and owners alike say the one-handed fold on the Joovy Zoom 360 is quick and simple. It has an automatic lock and carry strap. Weighing 26.8 pounds, the stroller isn't compact when folded, but the wheels pop off easily to make a smaller package. A number of reviewers say it's very easy to assemble, and its other features, such as the recline, are simple to do one-handed. The Joovy Zoom 360 gets unqualified praise for its ease of pushing and superior maneuverability.
Great convenience features. The Joovy Zoom 360 is suitable for ages 6 months to 75 pounds. However, the Zoom has a shorter than normal seat back -- 18 inches with a 22-inch canopy clearance -- so taller children or average-size children at the upper range of the weight rating may not fit. Trying it before buying or taking a measuring tape to your child would probably be a good idea. The Zoom 360 gets kudos for its versatility and maneuverability. It has a huge canopy with a peek-a-boo window and a plethora of storage options. It includes a rain cover and tire pump.
The Joovy Zoom 360 comes in last out of 10 strollers reviewed, with a rating of 52 out of 100. Mariana Seif likes its locking swivel wheel and many included accessories, but says it's heavy and does not glide well. She would not recommend it as a running stroller.
Review: Joovy Zoom 360 Review, Mariana Seif, June 20, 2013
2. Baby Bargains
"Baby Bargains" covers jogging strollers in depth. Authors Denise and Alan Fields consider performance, ease of use and the brand's track record when making stroller recommendations. Reviews are comparative, thorough and unbiased and include reviews of the brand in general, and of specific jogging strollers.
Review: Strollers, Diaper Bags and other To Go Gear, Denise and Alan Fields, 2013, 10th edition
The Joovy Zoom 360 is the reader's choice in jogging strollers, and editors note that it was a close runner up to the stroller chosen as the best jogger. They praise its versatility, huge canopy and ease of use. They also say it performs well on the road and feels safe and secure.
Review: Babble Best Picks: Strollers, Editors of Babble.com, Not dated
The Joovy Zoom 360 earns an overall average of 4.4 stars out of 5 in more than 225 reviews. Owners say it's easy to use and they like the convenience features, such as the large canopy and under-seat basket. A few say their babies do not sit fully upright.
Review: Joovy Zoom 360 Swivel Wheel Jogging Stroller, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of October 2013