Joovy Groove Ultralight Umbrella Stroller is a lighter version of well known Joovy Groove Stroller. Joovy Groove Ultralight Umbrella Stroller is made from lightweight 6061 aircraft aluminum and non-pinch hinges have reinforced side supports. It weights only 12 pounds (5.4 kg), but it still can handle a maximum weight of 55 pounds (25 kg). This stroller has a dimension of 40.75″ x 21″ x 33.5″ when unfolded and 12.5″ x 13″ x 40″ when folded. As you can see in the picture, stroller looks very modern and stylish and it costs only 140$-150$ (depends on which color you choose) on Amazon and around 160$ on Ebay. Beside its quality and weight, I like a lot of storage and foot rest on this stroller. Let’s dive into what the key features are.
1. Ultralight and Portable
The stroller weights only 12 pounds (5.4 kg) which makes it really easy to carry around and inclusion of a shoulder strap make this stroller extremely portable. If you plan to travel and need a lightweight, robust stroller, then Joovy Groove Ultralight is a perfect stroller for you.
2. Huge Canopy
Groove Ultralight stroller has an adjustable large canopy that offers a great amount of sun protection for the rider. It includes an extendable sun visor which covers the entire seating area.
3. Peek-a-boo Window
There is a little window in the back of the canopy with a velcro closure which helps you to keep an eye on your little rider.
4. Tall Handle Bars
The handle bars are located at 42.5″ from the ground so they will fit tall parents too. Also, they are covered with heat resistant contoured foam which makes the grip very convenient.
5. Storage Pocket
There is a zipper pocket in the back of the canopy where you can store some things like keys, smartphone or some other valuables.
6. Cup Holder
As you can see in the picture above, there is a mesh pocket in the back of the canopy that you can use to place a bottle of water in there.
7. Spacious Seat
The seat is 14” wide so there are tons of space even for a tall toddler. The roomy seat is very important to me because I want the best comfort for my baby. Also, the seat is made of quality and easy to clean material and can handle a maximum weight of 55 pounds (25 kg).
8. Multi Position Recline
The stroller has a one-hand strap recline system. The seat can be reclined up to 149 degrees which is rare for most strollers around. The deep seat recline is suitable for children 3 months and above and will adjust to an infinite number of positions for your child’s comfort while strolling.
9. Adjustable 5-point Harness
As most other strollers on the market, this stroller is also equipped with non-padded 5-point harness system.
10. Seat Pockets
There are two small mesh pockets inside of the seat that are perfect for sippy cups, toys, or stuffed animal friends.
11. Adjustable Foot Rest
The stroller has adjustable foot rest which is great feature for small babies. You can adjust foot rest to two different positions.
This stroller rolls on four hard rubber wheels and front wheels are swivel. The wheels provide very smooth ride on flat surfaces, but they are not so good on bumpy and uneven surfaces.
13. Lockable Front Wheels
This feature allow you to push this stroller through uneven surfaces such as grass. Joovy Groove Ultralight is not all-terrain stroller so I suggest you to avoid uneven surfaces.
14. Parking Brakes
There is a foot parking brake on top of each rear wheel so each wheel need to be locked individually.
15. Medium Size Basket
The stroller has medium size basket where you can put essential items you carry in the walk like baby blanket, diapers, snacks and toys. Usually, umbrella strollers have small baskets so this feature is definitely a big plus for this stroller.
16. Shoulder Strap
As I mentioned before, the stroller weights only 12 pounds (5.4 kg) and shoulder strap makes carrying it around even more practical. Unlike many other umbrella strollers, this carry strap positions the folder stroller so the wheels do not hit you in the back of the knees.
17. Easy Fold
To fold the stroller you need to step on the stroller’s “frame locks” which will enable you to fold it forward. Folding process should take you no longer than 20 seconds.
1. Small Wheels
I prefer larger wheels because they provide better ride on uneven surfaces.
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What other parents say about this stroller:
“Lightweight and very portable but still has the comfort of a full size stroller. Great for our toddler!”
“I tried to do a lot of research to find the best umbrella stroller without breaking the bank – and I found it!!!! This stroller is awesome. Lightweight, comfortable for baby, cool color, easy to assemble, perfect handle material and height, etc…super excited about this stroller. I’d recommend it to anyone.”
“I love love love this stroller! We have the BOB for running with our toddler but wanted something a bit smaller for navigating smaller streets/sidewalks Newport RI & other NE towns (like Boston!) we are also moving to Japan so space-saving was a factor there too. Well, this Joovy has been perfect! I leave my bulky BOB at home now and use the Joovy at the mall, the zoo, walking around downtown Newport, & running errands. It’s so easy to open and close once you get the hang of it. Plus I’m in love with the Jade color. I also really like that it can recline so deeply so my toddler can nap more comfortably in it while we are out and about. The adjustable foot rest is great too. It would be nice if it had a larger storage capacity below but it’s not a deal breaker. The material is super easy to clean too(just some hot soapy water with Dawn and slight scrubbing!) Also, the canopy provides really coverage for my daughter and the peek a boo flap to see her is adorable. We have that on the BOB and love it. I definately recommend this stroller to anyone in the market for a quality umbrella stroller!”