I've had this stroller for a little more than one month and bought it for a long-haul flight alone with my 13 month old and 3-year old from San Francisco to Seoul, Korea. It arrived on time around Thanksgiving via 2-day shipping. Our City Select Double Stroller that we normally use was too big and heavy for me to take, especially as folding it requires popping off a seat and is a rather unwieldy process- far from hands-free/one-handed. I've traveled extensively for business and when I travel with the children, I usually have either my husband or at least one other person to help me, so I was very worried and nervous about doing this one solo with two toddlers for such a long flight in the dead winter arriving into snow.
This is how I pimped it out to manage taking two little ones, a duffle bag, a backpack diaper bag, a kid's backpack, and two large strollers for this trip:
- one large Mommy Hook to hang large duffle bag - two small Baby Hooks to hang kid's back pack filled with activities, iPads, snacks - Spartan Five stroller organizer for phones, boarding passes, cups, snacks - Eddie Bauer First Adventure, Benson Back Pack with built in clips to attach to stroller bar
* removed all cups, and bars to avoid them getting lost, caught, or broken en route
This is a lot of gear, and heavy to boot! I'm 5' 2" so having this stroller really made it do-able. I even managed to also push a Smarte Carte (baggage cart) with two large roller bags and the strollers when I landed... I know, insane.
PROs: - Super Super Super light - Easily maneuvered with one hand - Can attach a lot of extra accessories - Can fit through most doors, customs line at airports, and through most lines through I did rearrange some of the stanchions (posts/dividers) in the security lines both at SFO and ICN to get the stroller through which no one made an issue about ;) - Having used many strollers, both single and double, this is definitely the best one so far despite the cons below. - Can easily accommodate children with size and age differences. - Awesome for urban and travel use, though do have to go backwards through doors but this is the same for all these types of strollers. - Stylish and easy to pop out wheel caps and straps to add accent colors. - Navigates through the city well. - Strolls through snow without a problem. - Good suspension.
CONs: - Did not fit through the security check scanner/belt at SFO so had to wait a lot of extra time to be able to get it through security using manual checks - Does not fit through grocery store check out aisle so have to park stroller with kids in front of check out then bring bags back out and exit store through side entrance/exit at end of stores. - Sometimes I engage the break bar when going over bumps on streets since I have to lift the stroller from the back up by stepping it to get onto some sidewalks and cross streets. - Cups don't securely attach to stroller so both my 13th month old and 3 year old easily spin them and pop them off while sitting in the stroller. - Would be great if there was a handle on the stroller bag since it can be awkward to move when inside it and requires me to use both hands to do it which is not ideal for gate checks when also trying to manage two young children. - Safety buckles can be hard to unlatch- one stroller buckle is really hard to unlatch and gets jammed a lot. - Strap adjustment was a bit of a frustrating experience and took more time than it should compared to other strollers and car seats.
Despite what might seem like a lot of cons, I honestly think this is a GREAT, affordable, and stylish stroller. I really could not have traveled back and forth across the world with a 1 and 3 year old myself with the gear needed without this stroller. So despite some of the inconveniences or things that aren't ideal about the stroller, the pros far outweigh the cons. I could load tons of things onto the stroller and because it is so lightweight, I just have to make sure to balance the weight so it doesn't tip over so when I take one or both kid(s) out then I counterbalance the weight by flipping over one of the bags from the back into the front seat. I've used it in cities, malls, grocery stores, subways, playgrounds, airports, through a lot of snow, and so far, the stroller has held up well and the little ones are happy in it.
Size: XLT Single Stroller|Color: DELUXE - Noah Grey|Verified Purchase
Great quality. I bought this for my 3 month old. I was done with the carrier travel system since she is in the 95th percentile. I wanted a stroller that reclined, had an adjustable foot rest, sleek, light, large canopy for her to nap, cup holder, not bulky in the tires, and easy fold. This had it all. I researched a lot of lightweight strollers. None of them had the foot rest and full recline. It was either or. I do wish the back wheels were a bit more narrower though. Sometimes it's hard to get through clothing racks, tight corners, or tables at small restaurants. I posted pics so you can see how wide it is compared to the Baby Jogger City Tour (would've been perfect, but no foot rest! Ugggh why!!) Also, if you go under Zoe's website, you can purchase a different color seat pad, harness strap pad and canopies for cheap!! The stroller seat pad/liner is super nice and cushioned for my baby.
Size: XLT Single Stroller|Color: DELUXE - Aqua|Verified Purchase
UPDATE: I just got back from a 2 week vacation in a very hot place. First, I got complimented on how easily it maneuvered through the airport with one hand and it's amazing one handed fold. The stroller was used on all types of terrain: street, grass, sandy beach. The fabric wipes clean easily for most stains. My 20 month old would climb in it easily on his own and loved sitting in it. We used it multiple times a day on long walks. The vents were perfect to help him stay cool. There is a hidden pocket in the back where it opens to vent which was very convenient. The basket underneath fit a lot of fairly heavy stuff. Overall, this was the best money spent! I have told numerous people about it. Such a fabulous stroller!!!!! Although the XLT didn't fit in the overhead, it was easily checked at the gate. My biggest mistake was not purchasing the travel bag for it! I will be buying it for my next trip for sure! Thank you Zoe company!!!!!
I just received this stroller a few hours ago and I am in LOVE with it! I ordered the XLT in aqua for $99. I was probably one of their most nightmare customers because I contacted them multiple times to ask silly questions!
So, here it goes... (as a side note, I own a bugaboo cameleon 3 which I've used with both kids for 4 years)...
My criteria: I wanted lightweight, VERY easy fold, good recline, good size canopy, durable...
First, I purchased the qbit+ for $300. It was the stroller I dreamed of before I was even pregnant with my 2nd. I was very disappointed in the quality of the fabric and felt that it looked cheap for the money spent. I absolutely LOVED the way it folded and how little room it took up. Both the recline and canopy were nothing to write home about.
Second, I purchased the yoyo+ for $500. I couldn't justify the price and simply I wasn't impressed. The fold was a 2 step process and although it fits into overhead bins, I wanted something else for our upcoming trip...
My 3rd and final purchase was the Zoe... I wish I saved myself the headache and got this one first! BEST $100 spent!!!!!! I will attach photos to help others in the process... I chose the XLT because it seemed it had the best recline vs the XL1 and of course the price was the deciding factor. I literally YouTube'd and Instagram'd for hours after purchasing trying to figure out if it was a mistake (because I became like Goldilocks and her 3 bears).
Then, I realized Amazon gave me a delivery date past my travel day... I freaked out yet again and sent another email to them... rest assured you will get the stroller by Tuesday at the latest they said. It arrived today, 2 days after I placed the order!!!!!! 5* service right there!
The stroller is light, I didn't attach the 3 cup holders or the belly bar. My 4 year old and my 20 month old both sat in it and looked comfortable. At full recline and feet up it's basically flat (see photo). There are 2 mesh vent windows which will be perfect for hot climates. The ride is smooth and my 4 year old easily pushed it herself.
Basket size is pretty amazing! I put my laptop for reference to show how big it is and I imagine it will hold quite a lot.
Canopy is awesome!!!! I'm not sure if the fabric has SPF but at least naps under the sun won't be an issue!
The fold couldn't be easier! Pull a handle and it folds right in half. Where has this stroller been the last 4 years? I wish I purchase the $30 stroller bag because I'm going to cringe checking it at the gate, but now it's too late and I won't get it before we leave.
Another thing is the assembly... I'm pretty sure my 4 year old could do it herself. At first the front wheel locks were stuck (so I sent an email) but before they responded I was able to figure out that a little force went a long way and problem solved! Only things that need to be assembled are the wheels, brake, cup holders and belly bar.
Overall, I am VERY happy with this stroller and feel like I couldn't find anything better for the money! I am also happy to give money to a family owned business! Once I travel I can update my review if necessary but for now I am thrilled!
I think that I will use it for everyday after our trip. Frankly, the bugaboo is big, bulky, pain to take apart and takes up half the trunk of a large SUV.