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the qoolest stroller on the block {Joovy}

This is a big moment.  Joovy has been a staple in my home for years now.  My newborn infant almost 1 year old, enjoys Joovy products on a daily basis, and from a parent standpoint, the brand cannot miss. Imagine my exuberance when I heard there was a new stroller on the horizon that would rocket Joovy to the top of the stroller market, a ride with high-tech engineering and upscale design.  The magnificent Qool has arrived and she is a stunner, ladies.  Let’s have a first look at the Joovy Qool, sent for review.

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I have been taking the Qool everywhere, literally. So far, it translates well into any situation whether it be shopping (large storage), traveling (compact folding) or cruising (high-tech suspension).  We take nightly walks around our community, typically ending in tennis sessions or lessons for our daughter.  If there were lights on our courts, she’d play all night!  The nature of the little brother is tagging along, so we did a little shoot while my baby girl whacked those balls back and forth.

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Gabriel is so comfortable in this stroller, and for the most part, content.

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He can just kick back and watch his sister, whom he adores.  If big hearts could shoot out of his eyes, they would when he looked at her.

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The Qool is just that –> cool.  It looks cool.  People stare and moms have chased me down to find out what this new luxury stroller is that they haven’t yet seen.  Literally, I was stalked in downtown Palm Springs by two moms for about 10 minutes until they finally just ran up to me and asked who made this “divine” stroller.  I really love it in black with the gunmetal frame… so sleek and sophisticated and “bad ass” as my husband calls it!

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But, the Qool’s beauty is not just skin-deep so let’s dive into the features, starting with baby’s comfort and safety.  Padded to the nine’s the Qool has a removable, washable seat pad insert.  This is plush yet sleek.  It is like having a thin mattress for your baby to relax/nap on while strolling.  He truly can nap thanks to the mega-extendable canopy that blocks out the bright desert sun.  The regular canopy is pretty adequate and offers an awesome sunroof window.  Unzip and, wow, just look at the coverage!

Joovy Qool review in_the_know_mom canopy coverage

Naturally. the Qool also reclines for napping and you can have the seat forward or rear facing.  The transition is simple.  Pull up on side buttons and the seat easily pops off.  The footrest is also adjustable, but with a 10 month old, it pretty much stays straight out in our home.

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My son (a big 10 months) is a huge fan of the bumper bar.  You can hook toys to it, but he mostly likes to hold on to it or prop his feet on top of it.  It seems to really keep him satisfied and usually the bumper bar is an add on.  With the Qool, the bumper bar is included.  A gorgeous detail is the stitching on the leatherette bumper bar, also on the adjustable handlebar.

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From the driver’s perspective, the Qool is perfection.  It handles sketchy terrain very well and takes corners like a pro.  I can even get up to a light jog with it without any squirrely wheels.  It has a high-tech suspension to make sure the cargo is having a smooth ride.  Joovy has introduced a cantilever system to the Qool’s four-wheel suspension, which is like having shock-absorbers on a stroller.  Glide effortlessly over bumps and curbs even with a sleeping baby.  The front tires can swivel or lock (one button push) and the brake works awesome on inclines.  Another driver must is an adjustable handlebar.  The Qool telescoping handlebar has four height positions that truly work for parents of all heights.

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So my only concern with the Qool is that, to fit in the back of my tiny Audi A4, I have to remove the seat and then collapse the stroller.  It isn’t a huge deal but worth mentioning.  I also pinched my finger a few times trying to open the stroller frame, but now I have the hang of it.  What I do like about the collapsing feature is that the Qool can be folded with the seat in either forward or rear-facing position.  If you need an even more compact fold, you can remove the wheels easily, so if you’re really packing up the car full for a trip, the Qool won’t get in the way!

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The Joovy Qool comes in classic Joovy colors like Purpleness, Blueberry and Charcoal, but also some really beautiful new shades like Jade, Vanilla, Spice and Avocado — 10 in all.  Just head over to the Joovy website to see all the shades and more photos and specs.  Max weight for the Qool is a whopping 55 lbs.  The Qool retails at $549.99, a great price for this luxury ride.  Optional accessories: rain cover, insect net, front tray and cupholder (definitely need to get those last two!!)

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Product was provided by Joovy to facilitate this review; all opinions are 100% my own.

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  2. December 14, 2013 at 3:16 pm — Reply

    We have this Joovy stroller and LOVE LOVE It! Great review!

  3. December 14, 2013 at 5:21 pm — Reply

    A good stroller is a must-have. I love that the Joovy is so portable and easy to use wherever you are. This looks like one worthy of taking on a Disney trip!

  4. December 14, 2013 at 6:03 pm — Reply

    This stroller just LOOKS so gorgeous. Those wheels look like they could tackle dirt paths with ease & I love the 55lb weight limit – my 3 year old nephew only weighs 33lbs.

  5. December 14, 2013 at 6:10 pm — Reply

    That stroller looks awesome! And your son looks SO comfortable – the most important part!

  6. December 14, 2013 at 6:59 pm — Reply

    This stroller looks so awesome! I saw it at the mall the other day and was jealous! If it had been out when my kids were little I totally would have gotten it.

    • January 3, 2014 at 2:33 pm — Reply

      This is a perfect full size stroller! The colors are to die for especially the Avocado one. It’s a little expensive but the leather on the handle bar and the bumper bar make it totally worth it. And it’s not really heavy at 21.5 lbs. I am in love. ~Susan

  7. sway0214
    March 26, 2014 at 10:57 pm — Reply

    Ok so I have to ask because my daughter is outgrowing her car seat stroller frame and now I’m in the market for a versatile stroller that doesn’t weigh so much…the joovy qool or the vista Cruz? I read your review for the Cruz but which one do you prefer and why?

    • March 27, 2014 at 11:23 am — Reply

      Ah, good question! That is a tough one, because I love them both equally and they are very comparable. Both have their high points, but I will say, I use the CRUZ more. I have a very small trunk and the CRUZ fits better than the Qool. But if you have an SUV or van, this won’t be a factor. Tough. Sorry I don’t have a better answer — you will be very pleased with either stroller!

      • sway0214
        March 28, 2014 at 10:34 pm — Reply

        Sorry I’m going to pick your brain a little more with a few questions…
        1. Which is better padded? And appears to be more comfortable for your baby?
        2. Is the basket on the Cruz really that much bigger than the Qool?
        3. Which in your opinion drives better?

        I tested the Cruz and loved it esp the large basket. Unfortunately, I can’t find the joovy anywhere but online and can’t compare them for myself. Sorry for all the questions!

        • April 6, 2014 at 2:02 pm — Reply

          Both are sufficiently padded, but the Qool has more padding. The CRUZ basket is definitely bigger and easy to get to from both front and back. They both handle like I dream, I’d say tie on that one.

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