Joovy set out to make a lightweight(ish) (32 lbs), side-by-side stroller that fits through a regular doorway (width = 30″) and gives parents the features they really want: a huge canopy with a peek-a-boo window, individually reclining seats, and TONS of storage.
Good news: the latest version of the Joovy X2 Double features a tray and cupholder for each child, making it even better for when you’re out and about for longer periods of time.
Function-wise, this stroller is somewhere between a double umbrella stroller (like the UPPAbaby G-Link2) and an all-terrain side-by-side (like the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double). Price comparison-wise, the G-Link2 is ~ $350 and the City Mini GT2 Double is ~ $699. At ~ $329, the Joovy ScooterX2 stroller is a bargain. This is also a great stroller for a nanny-share, due to its ample storage, comfortable seating, and low price.
Size & Weight
The ScooterX2 now weighs 32 lbs and is 30″ wide. Again, standard door frames in America are 36″ wide, so 30″ will fit, but not with much room to spare. The weight limit is 45 lbs in each seat, and 90 lbs total.
The sealed bearing wheels are 7″ in the front and 9.5″ in the back, and ensure a smooth ride with superb maneuverability. The double front wheels create a strong foundation and offer extra stability while strolling with two.
Again, NOT an all-terrain stroller, but it rolls pretty nicely on smooth surfaces. You will need two hands to steer and maneuver this stroller and it doesn’t exactly float on air, like a double BOB. If you’re looking for an all-terrain side-by-side, you need to spend a little more money and go with the City Mini Double/GT, BOB, or the like.
The Joovy X2 now comes with two snack trays and cupholders for each of your littles. Snack trays swing open and shut so kids can easily get in and out their stroller seats. Each seat also has a mesh cupholder, too — because there’s never enough slots to put toys and sippy cups in! Bonus: the stroller folds down with the snack trays attached — this is a HUGE plus when you’re toting around two kiddos and all their (and your) belongings!
In addition, this stroller has two zippered pockets and two cup holders for your smaller items — and a GIANT storage basket underneath! In fact, the storage basket is one of the largest on the market. Major bonus!
One of my biggest complaints with most double strollers is the lack of storage — not with this one!
I take this stroller with me to picnics, shopping trips, outdoor concerts, etc. because I can fit EVERYTHING back there (have you ever met a mom who doesn’t want storage? No).
The Joovy x2 also has an amazing sun canopy — full coverage, baby! — with a peek-a-boo window built in to check on your kiddos as you stroll.
*Have three kids? Although Joovy doesn’t make a riding board specific for this stroller, they have hinted that you can use the Englacha Riding Board. You will need to attach it to the metal bar that supports the rear end of the storage basket.
Both seats recline independently — not totally flat, but pretty darn close. Because this stroller does not take an infant car seat, it’s recommended that you wait until 3+ months to use it with your infant, which should be done in the reclined position.
Folding & Carrying
This stroller is easy to fold with one hand: simply recline both seats, engage the parking brake, then twist the handle and fold it down. It locks on the side with a metal clip — not my favorite, but whatevs. Footprint-wise, this stroller’s square footprint is less like an umbrella stroller and more like a City Mini GT2 Double. I’ve heard that it WILL fit into smaller trunks, like a Camry or Nissan Sentra. Foldled dimensions are: 35.5” L x 30” W x 13” H.
Note that the Joovy X2 is Disney-size approved. Yay!
Bottom line: All in all, this is a great economy double stroller with immense storage. It comes in black, blueberry, red and charcoal, and sports a great-looking graphite grey frame. (Note that the black will hide dirt better than the other colors.) Joovy has a “call us if anything goes wrong” guarantee and all their products are JPMA certified.