The Joovy Zoom ATS is a stroller that gets great reviews from owners and experts alike for its superior performance as a jogging stroller, its huge canopy and its many convenience features. Owners describe it as "safe and secure" and say it's comfortable for their children. It is no longer car seat compatible, as Joovy has discontinued the adapter. It has an unusually short seat back, so taller children should try it out first.
Great safety features. The Joovy Zoom ATS has all the features safety-conscious joggers want, including a five-point harness with a buckle that's difficult for a child to undo but easy for a parent, reflective accents and stitching, 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.
Easy fold and recline. Experts and owners alike say the one-handed fold on the Joovy Zoom ATS is quick and easy to do. It also gets good reviews for simple usage features, like the fold and recline. It has an automatic lock and carry strap. At 26.8 pounds, the stroller is a bit heavy and 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.
Watch the short seat back. The Joovy Zoom ATS is suitable for ages 6 months to 75 pounds. The Joovy 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. It has a 16-inch fixed wheel and gets raves for its ability to handle tough terrain. It has a huge canopy with a peek-a-boo window; mesh pockets on the inside of the seat; a medium-size basket; a parent organizer; and a small, zippered compartment on the handle. It includes a rain cover and tire pump. It is not car seat compatible.
1. 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
Elena Filatova gives the Joovy Zoom ATS 4.7 out of 5 stars, saying it's got all the high-end features in a well-thought-out design. She considers it one of the best on the market. The one-step fold particularly impresses her. Her only criticisms are that it's big and heavy with occasional alignment issues.
Review: Joovy Zoom ATS Stroller Review, Elena Filatova, Jan. 21, 2013
The Joovy Zoom ATS earns an overall rating of 3.8 stars out of 5 in more than 25 reviews. Owners complain that the tracking has to be adjusted frequently. Others say it works just fine and is a great jogging stroller. It's more popular with serious runners.
Review: Joovy Zoom ATS Jogging Stroller, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of October 2013