Joovy Stroller: Joovy Groove Ultralight Lightweight Travel Umbrella Stroller, Blueberry Review

Joovy Stroller: Joovy Groove Ultralight Lightweight Travel Umbrella Stroller, Blueberry

  • Lightweight graphite aluminum frame with non-pinch hinges. Designed to support growing children
  • Compact umbrella fold, convenient shoulder strap
  • Generous canopy with sun visor and peekaboo window
  • Multi-position recline and adjustable footrest
  • 5-point harness and reflective safety accents

Joovy Stroller: Joovy Groove Ultralight Lightweight Travel Umbrella Stroller, Blueberry Reviews

Excellent lightweight, yet substantial stroller w/ well thought out features (By Kat)

After exhaustive research (I’m embarrassed to admit how much time I spent on this!), I decided to purchase this stroller (over the Uppababy and Maclaren strollers) to replace a Maclaren Volo. As I hadn’t had a chance to see it in person, it was the reviews on the previous year’s model of this stroller that ultimately sold me on the stroller. I couldn’t be happier with the Joovy Groove Ultralight. I was looking for a stroller that I could keep in the car and use for travel. Our other stroller is a BOB, and although I love it, we predominantly use it for local errands/walks/runs (not in the car except for hikes). I had narrowed it down to the Groove Ultralight, UppaBaby G Lite and G Luxe (saw both Uppababys in person). There is no comparison between this stroller, the Uppababy ones, and the Maclaren strollers. The Joovy Groove Ultralight feels much more substantial and has more features, yet is still very light. The frame is very solid, the handles are at a nice height and are a comfortable grip. I can actually push this stroller with one hand, unlike the others. The seat also reclines, which is a definite advantage over the Maclaren Volo. My daughter is very comfortable and can nap in this stroller. The sunshade is an ample size. The peek through window is perfectly placed and easily stays open or closed. The two pockets on the internal sides are large enough for a snack and water bottle. The material wipes clean fairly easily and feels thicker than the Uppababy and Maclaren. The storage basket below is surprisingly large and I can even put heavier items in it (after grocery shopping). The two separate brakes are easy to engage and disengage. (The dual brake bar on the Maclaren broke during baggage handling, which is the reason why I needed a new stroller.

This is one of our favorite strollers. It’s light enough to travel with & … (By Vanessa Wauchope)

This is one of our favorite strollers. It’s light enough to travel with & has just enough to bells & whistles to keep me satisfied out and about for the day. It reclines for naps, has great sunshade coverage, has a sippy cup holder (in the seat), an adult cup holder, and folds up to an umbrella stroller. I have actually taken to using it over my full stroller systems. I never thought I would make it to the “less is more” stage…so goes the evolution of being a mom. There’s a ton of under carriage space & an adjustable foot rest. It’s superb!

Love it (By Shaena)

Love this stroller! We have the Uppababy Cruz as our main stroller but needed a lightweight stroller for our upcoming flight. I ordered this and the jogger vue and returned the other right away. My little guy is little (13 months but small) and the adjustable seat and adjustable foot rest were really important for me. I love that it had a nice sunshade and that it has 2 mesh cup-holders in the actual seat for his drinks (I didn’t see any others that have this). It had a zip compartment in the back that fits a few items, a basket underneath that isn’t huge but big enough and a spot for my photo or sunglasses. I ordered the jade color and love it. The only reason I am giving 4 stars is because one of the front wheels seems to drag a bit. Not enough to really bother me but enough that it is noticeable. I plan to call about it. The other thing I love is that the carrying strap comes included and it’s easy to collapse. Overall it’s great!!

Great Product AND A-Plus Customer Service (By RangersFan)

So to give some background I purchased a Joovy Groove Ultralight stroller back in October 2014. I compared it to the other umbrella strollers available in our price range and decided that it was a great choice based on the features and especially the light weight of the stroller. I actually bought it earlier than was necessary since our newborn wasn’t exactly ready for an umbrella stroller but once our little guy got to be a little bigger we started using the Joovy more often. The Groove Ultralight takes a little getting used to for set up and folding but that is probably the case for most strollers and the light weight of the groove ultralight makes up for a little extra breakdown time. Also, we have only recently started using this stroller regularly so we are still getting used to the folding process.

The stroller itself is nice, works well, no complaints. Now onto the meat and potatoes. About a month ago the folded up Joovy was left in the middle of the garage, just barely peeking out from behind some fixtures for our bathroom which was being remodeled. Well I never saw the stroller and it was peeking out far enough for me to pull over one of the wheel assemblies with our car. Of course I immediately backed up but the damage was done. I thought that I had just broken the wheel assembly so I contacted Joovy about buying a replacement, lo and behold Joovy sent a replacement wheel right away free of charge! I was pretty psyched about this so when the wheel got to our house I went out and put it on the Groove.
Well something about it just didn’t fit right, three of the wheels were on the ground and the fourth didn’t touch, I suspected I had bent the frame but kept my fingers crossed and contacted Joovy about the wheel assembly hoping that it was sized wrong and I could get another front wheel assembly so the front wheels would be at the same height.

This is the best part, Joovy said if three wheels were touching that the frame was bent and a new wheel wouldn’t fix the problem, THEN they told me they would replace my entire stroller free of charge. Now I still consider myself fairly young and inexperienced but this is the best customer service I have ever had, hands down. I was very forthright about how the stroller was damaged throughout this entire process and was planning to pay for whatever needed to be fixed. Joovy was always quick to respond and couldn’t have been nicer about helping us out. I can’t say enough good things about this company, if you are debating buying an umbrella stroller, or any other product that Joovy makes for that matter, I hope this review will help you make your decision!

Highly Recommend (By Kate)

We’ve only had this for a few months, but its basically traveled the world. In the first week a little piece on the recline adjuster broke, we called and the company sent out a whole new stroller in 2 days. Our new one with the new piece has held up. Folds small, and stroller is very light. The fold is super easy, I know some reviews said the unfold can be hard, but you actually just need to loosen the cover and its much easier to do (you just adjust it until its snug but not impossible to “click” the center pedal down). I often have to travel alone and I can fold and unfold while holding baby. Canopy is nice an large and has a little window, seat reclines nicely and footrest can be put up to accommodate a sleeper. Bottom basket is actually pretty spacious. We ordered a storage net and cupholders to go on the handle bars. The only downside we have found after almost daily use for 2 months is that the cover does not seem to be removable to wash, we ended up putting a liner in it so that we don’t have to worry about spills and other stains.