Price: $499 (on sale at Amazon for ~$399)
Stroller Weight: 30 lbs
Weight Capacity: 135 lbs
The Joovy Qool stroller is the ultimate multitasker: 4 configurations out of the box and over 50 with the use of accessories (!); and you can use it as a single, double (with purchase of additional seat and Front Adapter), or triple (with purchase of Bench Seat) — perfect if you have triplets or twins and an older kid.
The Joovy Qool retails for ~ $499, but is currently on sale at Amazon for ~ $399. The Qool comes with one seat that is suitable for children who are 6+ months, but doesn’t come with any accessories (i.e. front adapters, second seat, snack tray, parent organizer, etc.). All accessories are sold separately.
That said, You can purchase the Qool Double Bundle for ~$569, which does include the second seat and front adapters.
Size & Weight
The Joovy Qool weighs about 30 lbs and can hold up to 135 lbs total weight (this includes the weight of children and whatever you throw in the basket). Yes, 30 lbs is heavy, but it’s very much in line with other strollers in the “3+ kid” category.
Bonus: it meets Disney-size requirements!
Car Seat & Bassinet Compatibility
The Joovy Qool accepts two car seats at the same time (and both can be parent-facing, which is amazing!), with the use of the Qool’s Front Adapters and car seat adapters for Maxi Cosi/Cybex/Nuna or for Chicco/Graco (sold separately), making it a solid pick for twins. It’s compatible with several of the major brand car seats — just check out Joovy’s car seat compatibility guide to see if you can use yours with the Qool.
The Joovy Qool seats have a high weight limit — both the main seat and the second seat can hold a child up to 55 lbs! However, the height limit of the seats is only 44 inches. Some parents say that with the second seat attached, the space can feel squished. Not a dealbreaker, but something to note if you have taller kiddos.
The seats, which are equipped with a 5-point harness, can easily recline to a nearly flat position by engaging the gray recline lever at the top of the seat. That said, though they can recline down far, Joovy does not recommend you place babies in the regular seat until they are about 6 months of age (or have solid head and neck control).
The seats have a removable bumper bar, which makes setting kids in or lifting them out easy-peasy, as well as an easy-to-clean rubber foot lining at the seat’s bottom to catch dirt, food crumbs, playground sand, and whatever else your kiddos drag in on their shoes!
Now the moment you’ve all been waiting for: seat configurations! As discussed, this stroller is incredibly versatile. In singles mode it can be configured with your child facing you or the world, as well as up higher (closer to you), or down lower. In fact, straight out of the box (without the need for additional accessories), the Joovy Qool has 4 different forward- and parent-facing configurations — see below.
The seat is super easy to take out and put back in. Just press the two buttons on either side of the seat and then lift the seat out to remove it. When you want to put it back, it simply clicks in (you don’t need to press any buttons to do so).
You also have a ton of customization with the use of the second seat and front adapters. Like the main seat, the second seat has 4 recline positions and can be placed forward- or rear- facing in the high or middle positions.
It doesn’t stop there: if you have a third, older child (3+ years), you can add on the bench seat, which is also suitable for children up to 55 lbs. It has a 3-pt-harness as well as a little kick bar for kiddos to place their feet on, and it’s simple to click right into position. Reviewers seem to prefer the bench seat option over the ubiquitous riding board. Even older children, sometimes, just want to sit and ride rather than stand. And for parents too, having a sitting option for their kiddos can make all the difference: at the end of a long day, being able to sit down can really avert a meltdown!
Good news: the Joovy Qool can be folded down with the Bench Seat attached. Woohoo!
The wheels on the Qool are durable and made of rubber, meaning they’ll never go flat. The front wheels are 9.5″, while the back wheels are and 7″. They can handle all kinds of terrain, from hilly to grass to gravel. The front wheels offer suspension for a nice, smooth ride and can swivel or be stationary.
According to Amazon reviewer, Mom2HowMany, “The wheels are a good size, it handles grass, dirt, gravel, and cracks in the sidewalk with ease, even with someone in the bench seat. Yet they aren’t so big that the fold is huge.”
Before you fold the Qool, make sure the main seat is in the middle position. Note that if you’re using the second seat, you must detach it first. Then, you just press the triggers on either side of the handlebar, and the stroller will fold in half backwards. You’ll know the stroller is locked when you hear the safety click. Note that the Qool doesn’t stand on its own once folded.
Even when folded, the stroller is quite long and takes up a lot of space in your trunk or garage. You’ll want to make sure it fits in your trunk before you buy it.
Reviewers LOVE the large UPF 50 canopy. It has a zip-out panel that provides full sun protection, as well as a mesh peek-a-boo window for increased airflow and to check on your little one. Bonus: the second seat offers this same exceptional canopy.
The Qool has an adjustable, leatherette telescopic handlebar that is suitable for parents of all heights. The leatherette material ensures it will last longer without wear and tear and is comfortable to grip.
The basket on this stroller can hold about 25 lbs. It’s an easy access, extra large basket that can hold a diaper bag plus other belongings. It even has some pockets within the basket to hold smaller items, like a phone, wallet, keys etc.
According to Amazon reviewer Mom2HowMany, “The basket is insane. It has high enough sides to hold stuff in but not so high to make it inaccessible from the sides. You can access it from all 4 sides of the stroller with ease. Even if the seat is in the lower position and you feel like it’s a little more difficult, the front unzips to make accessibility easier. The basket is big enough to easily fit TWO good size diaper bags.”
The Qool has a linked parking brake that’s super simple to use. Just step on the brake pedal, and it locks the wheels; push it up with your foot, and it unlocks the wheels. Easy.
In addition to the second seat, the bassinet and the bench seat (which turn the stroller into a double or a triple) you can also purchase car seat adapters, parent organizer, rain cover, child tray and a shopping tote.
Joovy Qool Stroller Review: Bottom Line
This stroller gets awesome reviews. Parents of multiple children especially love it because of its ease of use and incredible versatility. Although some say that it’s heavy and difficult to get in and out of the car and pop over curbs, if you’re a mom of three (differing ages, triplets or twins and a single) and are looking for a stroller that will give you several riding options (and last you for quite some time), we think you should definitely check out the Joovy Qool.