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The Zoe Twin V2 Stroller Review

Price $529



When Zoe’s Twin stroller first came out there was so much buzz about it they couldn’t seem to keep it in stock! We wanted to know if it was really all that, so we picked one up and gave it a whirl.

After putting this stroller to the test, I’m happy to report that it’s great for convenience, travel (it’s super light and Disney-approved — yay!) and versatility (it can grow to a triple or quad with an expandable tandem add-on seat); however there are some caveats [keep reading…]. While it’s not as sturdy as its heavier, pricier counterparts, I’d still opt for this stroller in my trunk most days of the week.

The Twin V2 Stroller Review: Size & Weight

Stroller companies know parents crave a lightweight double stroller. At 23 lbs, this stroller is one of the lightest general purpose side-by-side on the market (note: the previous model was just 19 lbs and thus easy to gate check — even on American Airlines. If you’re hoping to gate check the V2, check with your airline ahead of your trip).

For comparison sake, most double strollers are in the 25-35 lb range; a similar stroller, the Joovy Scooter X2 (32 lbs) is about double the weight.

At only 29 inches wide, it fits through most standard ADA doorways (though the parent cup holder may pose an obstacle).

Note that this stroller is Disney-size approved. Woohoo!

Folding & Carrying

When folded, the stroller is extremely compact. Some of you will likely relate to my limited trunk space, so you’ll be happy to know that it can squeeze into the trunk of my Mazda 5… even with the third row seats up!

The Twin+ (Zoe XL2) Stroller Review

The quick fold is modeled after Baby Jogger; simply pull up the straps on each seat et voila!! The ease and compactness of fold makes the Zoe Twin V2 a solid choice for travel (airplane, bus, road trips, etc.). Once folded, the stroller locks itself.

It’s also relatively easy to schlep up stairs, making it an ideal pick for urbanites whose comings and goings require a stair climb.

Storage, Accessories

For a lightweight stroller, the storage basket is surprisingly large. You can throw your coat, diaper bag, blanket and other smaller belongings down there with no problem.

With a recessed rear axle and an adjustable handlebar (also an upgrade on the V2!), tall parents with a long stride won’t be kicking the back of the stroller, like we do on most. Similarly, if you are petite (under 5’4″), simply adjust the handlebar to your comfort level and you’ll be good to go.

It comes with a detachable double belly bar, two kid cup holders, a parent cup holder and one kid snack holder. We tried out both, my fave are the cup holders and snack cup. These are perfect for when we are out; the twins each have their own sippy and I can pour some snacks in the middle for them to munch on! Note that they do fall off when folded if you aren’t careful putting the stroller in the trunk.

zoe xl2 cup holders and snack cup_The Twin+ (Zoe XL2) Stroller Review
Waters and snacks at the ready

Seats & Canopies

The canopy has a hidden zipper which holds an additional panel that covers all the way down to the belly bar. No other side-by-side offers four-panel coverage — and we parents love coverage, oh yes we do!

Each canopy offers UPF50+ protection, is independent and has a peek-a-boo window with magnetic closures and a handy dandy pocket for quick access (phone, keys, sunglasses, bottles…).

You can tell the canopies and seats are constructed of high(er) quality fabric, giving you a taste of luxe while remaining on a budget. You can also select from a variety of colors to customize your kiddo’s ride.


Each seat has a maximum weight limit of 45 lbs, which is super generous for a travel stroller (can we imagine for a moment pushing around 90 lbs of kids and all the additional baggage? Me thinks not). The high weight limit makes it great for traveling with older kids on a late night flight, for example.

The seats recline 165 degrees (180 being flat), so still not fully flat; thus, it’s not appropriate for the newborn crowd. Babies will need solid head and neck control to use this stroller.

Also very cool about this stroller — and something we love for parents of multiples (or multiple kiddos) — is the ability to easily transform it into a triple or quad stroller using the Trio V2 seat attachment or the Tribe V2 seat attachment.

The Twin+ (Zoe XL2) Stroller Review

What this stroller is not:

Let me be very clear: even with the upgraded tires, this stroller is not made for all-terrain use. It’s really at its best when pushed along flat surfaces, like the floor at the mall or airport. Though the newest version, The Twin V2, has larger and more durable wheels than the previous model which will make steering and going over big bumps on the sidewalk a little easier. Be advised of this, especially if you’ve been spoiled by using an all-terrain stroller in the past. The front wheels have suspension and the option to lock or swivel depending on what surface you’re strollin’ on.

New “Everyday Wheels” on the Zoe Twin V2 have a thicker and more durable tread.

Bottom Line: We now understand what all the buzz is about! They clearly nailed some big requirements with this stroller: lightweight and small footprint, generous canopies, good storage, a chic design and great accessories. Though it gained a little weight (4 lbs) and a more expensive price tag with the V2 upgrade, we still think the Zoe Twin is an awesome choice for your everyday and/or travel double stroller option.

It has many of the luxuries of a higher-priced stroller. It’s not going to feel as sturdy or ride as well as a heavier duty stroller, but this is the trade-off you make for the lightweight. Thus, I wouldn’t use it for regular treks across grass or other places with rough terrain, but it’s great for keeping in the car for errands and a top pick for airline travel. Perfect also for parents of twins (6+ months).



  1. Avatar of Kate

    I’ve been reading the reviews on Amazon on the Zoe XL2! Glad to see your review here — you’ve noted a lot of the same things I’ve seen in the Amazon reviews. However, I’m still conflicted on what to get! Will be travelling internationally with infant twins (10 months), looking for something that isn’t too bulky at the airport but can still withstand a variety of activities at my destination. Does such a thing exist??

    1. Hi Kate!
      The Zoe XL2 is my top choice for international travel. It is perfect to gate check at the airport. Depending on where you are going a SBS might not fit through the doorway (all handicap accessible locations will be fine) but since it is so lightweight you can carry it up stairs easily. It is also a great choice for tropical locations since the canopies cover all the way to the belly bar. I plan on bringing mine to Mexico with us later this month. If you are going “off roading” on a variety of different terrains, this stroller will be more difficult to push but not impossible.

  2. Avatar of Kate

    Thanks for the response, Annette! I was also looking at the Maclaren Twin Triumph and the Uppababy G-Link, but at least from a price and weight perspective, the Zoe XL2 beats them. We are about to transition out of our only stroller, the Joovy TwinRoo+ stroller frame, so maybe it’s wishful thinking that I could find something that could work both for travel and even possibly at home, without buying yet another stroller for everyday use. Would love to hear how the Zoe XL2 holds up on your Mexico trip!

  3. I will definitely keep everyone updated! Zoe is working on all-terrain wheels for the XL2, we will test them out and will let you know if they hit the stroller trifecta! (Lightweight, canopies and sturdy wheels!)

  4. Avatar of Kristy

    I love my Zoe xl2 and use it every day! While the wheels aren’t great for really rough terrain, I’ve rolled this through grass and dirt with no problems. However, I am looking for something that is easier to fold and carry up and down subway steps while holding my girls. Maybe something with a strap? Any recommendations?

    1. Hi Kristy!

      I would recommend the Summer Infant 3Dtwo as another lightweight double stroller. This stroller is a tandem umbrella stroller, not SBS. It has a strap that would be helpful for walking up the stairs. Check out our full review here.

      1. Avatar of cherie vann

        so when we say “not good on anything but smooth terrain” – what about places like Disneyland, where some of the streets are cobbled? Would love your thoughts! I’m soooo excited about this stroller!

        1. Hi Cherie! It can be pushed on cobblestone or other surfaces, the stroller just becomes harder to push. The larger wheels will help make it more manageable. On vacation I took it on the brick roads and sidewalks and it just required an extra umph now and then. Hope that helps! Have fun at Disney – that is next on our list to visit!

          1. Avatar of cherie vann

            thanks a heap!! xoxox I was literally comparing most other brands on amazon and was like “lightbulb!!” check Lucie’s List! #DUH xx

          2. Avatar of cherie

            Just an update – I bought this stroller!! Did great at Disneyland – the only thing I’ll say is that if you pack your diaper bag and it’s heavy, it will have trouble not dragging on the ground in the basket underneath. Also, I’m 5’9″ and I kept hitting my feet on the bottom lock bar, so you just have to adjust yourself. But I LOVE IT!!

  5. Avatar of Meghan

    Love the article! I will definitely be purchasing the Zoe stroller now vs maclaren/uppababy. Seems to get the job done for fraction of the price/weight. Is there a projected release date for the all-terrain wheels? I’d love to be a tester for our upcoming Mexico trip lol. We’ll be going to Cancun with 2.5 and 1 yo. Wish us luck!

    1. Hi Meghan!
      The all terrain wheels are actually sold out right now, I will get the link up on the article for when they are back in stock. In Mexico the all terrain wheels still were not completely beach compatible and it added 3 lbs (still only 19 lbs) to the stroller (mine was weighed to make sure it was light enough for gate check). But the wheels were great for the airport going into town and walking around the resort each day during nap time! Have a blast in Mexico, you can check out our Travel Gear recs here.

  6. Avatar of Ralph

    How does it compare to the MacLaren Twin Triumph 2016? Which one is more sturdy? Which one is easier to fold, lift, carry around and especially which one is easier to push and maneuver?

    1. Hi Ralph! The Zoe is easier to fold/lift & carry it is over 5lbs lighter than the Twin Triumph. The MacLaren will feel more sturdy due to it’s weight. Both are great for flat surfaces. The Zoe has a larger canopy and storage basket, but the MacLaren has a further seat recline and folds like a traditional umbrella. The Zoe folds in half, thinner than most double umbrellas. Hope that helps!

      1. Avatar of Ralph

        Thanks for your feedback. The 2016 edition of the Twin Triumph has now a larger canopy, guess it might be in par with the Zoe. But how well does the Zoe roll and maneuver compared to the Twin Triumph? I have only the single Globetrotter from MacLaren but I found it extremely easy to maneuver. Not sure how much the Twin Triumph is, but assuming similar and I would not want to compromise that front

        1. Since the ZOE is so lightweight it compromises on some maneuverability off flat surfaces. If that is top priority I would go with the Twin Triumph!

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  8. Avatar of C

    Hi there, I was just curious about your experience with the larger wheels for the XL2. Do they make a big difference? Do you think they are worth the upgrade?

    1. Hi Cynthia,

      I like the bigger wheels, we haven’t gone back to the smaller wheels since the stroller is still light enough to gate check. They make it easier to maneuver on uneven sidewalks or on grass but still not “all-terrain”. Unless you are always walking mall like flat surfaces, I would upgrade to the bigger tires for an easier push.

  9. Avatar of C

    Hi, thanks for the review. Do you find that the upgraded wheels make a big difference? Are they worth purchasing in your opinion? (and worth the extra 3 lbs?)

  10. Avatar of Ariel

    Surprised by how lightweight this stroller is. It makes a huge difference. So- the real downside is the wheels not being able to go through any rough terrain? Is that the only big downfall?

    1. Hi Ariel! Yes, the only real drawback is the wheels are not great on sand or uneven surfaces. The all-terrain wheels do make a difference but it still best on a flat surface.

  11. Avatar of Harry

    Will the larger wheels provide a smooth ride on paved trails? I am definitely leaning towards getting this double stroller for travel, but I also need one for regular walks in the parks.

    1. Hi Harry! Even with the larger wheels the Zoe isn’t my pick for walks in the park. As the kids get heavier pushing is going to get harder through the trails. Maybe check out the lightweight Valco Neo Twin. It is about the same weight as most double umbrella strollers with great all-terrain wheels.

  12. Avatar of Janice

    I actually already own the Summer 3Dtwo and it was great for a trip to the Bahamas last year when my kids were 1.5 and 3.5. But now we have 3 airport trips coming up in the next year with walk-intensive destinations (San Diego, Disney) and my 4.5 year old is nearing the weight limit and is honestly just too LONG for the 3Dtwo anymore. Bummer, but I’m giving the 3Dtwo to a friend with twins on the way. Long story short, I need a stroller that I can gate check on AMERICAN (boo, American) and will also accommodate an almost 40 lb 5 year old and her 30 lb little sister. I’m thinking this is probably my best option, because even with a lightweight Delta or Dream on Me, we would be pushing the weight limits and the lightest Maclaren is still over 20 lbs. Mind you I’m on my 5th or 6th stroller purchase at this point so I really want to get it right this time!! If I buy this, will I be sad or happy? Thanks 🙂 I LOVE your blog and I’ve used it so much to make buying decisions over the last several years. You rock!

    1. Hi Janice! I don’t think you will be disappointed with the Zoe for a travel stroller. It will be a littler harder to push with the heavier kids but still get the job done nicely. They made some updates recently as well to help make the stroller even better. Safe travels!!

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  15. Avatar of Kayla

    Hey there!
    I have found this site so helpful for so many things- so thanks!!
    I have a few questions about the stroller.
    Do you know when the all-terrain wheels are supposed to come out – and if these wheels are going to increase the weight a ton? (I love how light this stroller is.)
    Also are newer versions of this stroller going to lay more flat? I read that this one doesn’t lay very flat and wondered if they have (or are going to) make improvements on that and make a stroller that lays more flat.
    Thanks for you time!

    1. Hi Kayla! Sorry for the delayed response, but the latest version – the “XL2 Best V2” – is out and we’re currently working on updating this review, stay tuned! The wheels are 50% larger than the previous model, but know that it’s still not an all-terrain stroller. It can now handle bumps in the road but not much more than that. That being said, the stroller did gain a pound (boo!) but still considered lightweight. Lastly, it does lay more flat at 165 degrees vs 135 with the previous model (note, 180 is flat). Hope this helps!

  16. Avatar of Maggie Harris

    Would you recommend this for Disney? I have never been to Disney so I am not sure if the wheels would be a pain (due to the reviews) or not for our trip. Our children will be 5 and 2 at the time. Looking for a double that is compact for on and off shuttle but recline, decent size storage basket for diapers, snacks, etc. and canopies are a must since we will be going in September. We currently have the Contours Options Double Stroller which is great but not sure it would be a good fit for Disney? Curious what your recommendation would be? All feedback welcome. Thanks!

    1. Hi Maggie! I realize you’ve already gone to Disney… curious what you decided to take and if it worked for your family. I wouldn’t recommend a side-by-side for really crowded areas like Disney. I mean, it could work, but would be hard to maneuver around people and lugging on and off trams. The wheels on this stroller would definitely hold up as most of the terrain is concrete. However, the Summer Infant 3DTwo tandem umbrella would be a great alternative option.

      1. Avatar of Cherie

        We took our Zoe to Disneyland in July right after I bought it – thanks to everyone for the recommendation!! I love It!!!! It’s so fantastic!!!

  17. Avatar of Gigi

    This is a great review, although I only have a 6 month y/o I liked your review , you made it very clear that it is a great product but not good on terrain, which thats what i need something that is great on sand and cracked pavement and rocks. I will be doing alot of beach days.

    1. Avatar of Gigi

      This is a great review, although I only have a 6 month y/o I liked your review , you made it very clear that it is a great product but not good on terrain, which thats what i need something that is great on sand and cracked pavement and rocks. I will be doing alot of beach days.

    2. Avatar of Gigi

      This is a great review, although I only have a 6 month y/o I liked your review , you made it very clear that it is a great product but not good on all terrain, which thats what i need something that is great on sand and cracked pavement and rocks. I will be doing alot of beach days.

  18. Avatar of Camila Spaeth

    Hi – we are traveling this christmas to NYC/Philly area. My twins will be 9 months old and it’ll be our first travel by airplane. We currently have the Baby Jogger Mini City GT, and we LOVE it. I’m nervous to travel with it cause it’s heavy and i’m also afraid of the airline breaking it, but i’m obsessed with this stroller. Do you think i should just suck it up and travel with the GT, or invest in the zoe for traveling? I’m worried i’m going to feel a difference in the wheels, and the whole trip wish i had my GT instead of the zoe.

    Thanks for the advice!

    1. Hi Camila! Although traveling with a lightweight stroller would be easier, you really need to think about what kind of activities you’ll be doing and what kind of terrain you’ll be rolling over. However, know that the new Zoe XL2 – the “Best V2” – has larger wheels which are good for rolling over rougher terrain. There’s always a chance that your GT could get broken somehow, but you should plan to gate check it and maybe invest in a travel cover for added protection. I always say, do what makes you most comfortable when traveling with children 😉 And have a great time in NY and Philly!

  19. Avatar of Lisa

    Can you do a review of the newer version, the XL2 Best V2?
    I read that it has bigger wheels and it reclines further?

    1. Hi Lisa! Yes, we’ll replace the Deluxe info with the Best info in this review. In a nut shell only five things have changed. The recline is now 165 degrees (vs 135 with the Deluxe), the wheels are 50% larger than the previous model, features an integrated footrest and elastic basket entry – and – the stroller gained a pound.

  20. Avatar of RKD

    Thanks for the fantastic reciews. Is there a difference between Maclaren Twin Triumph and this Stroller in terms of comfort? Is the Maclaren more sturdy? Trying to decide between the two and any help would be appreciated!!

  21. Avatar of Diane

    Hi Lisa,
    Thanks for the great review. I noticed you mentioned this stroller meeting the weight requirements for American Airlines, but is the Zoe Double considered “collapsible” enough to meet their gate check requirements (not an umbrella style folding stroller)??? We are flying with our four year old twins in July and would like to have a stroller for the airport and our Disneyland trip. My one little guy has Cerebral Palsy and walking long distances is out of the question – therefore we are not checking in our big double City Mini . Thoughts?? Thanks!

  22. Avatar of Sandra Marin

    I have a 3 foot tall thin 2 year old and I’m due with another in May. I am undecided between the City Mini GT double and this Zoe stroller. I really like that the Zoe is lightweight as I live on a second floor. But was thinking of the City Mini because I own a cybex car seat and I use my stroller on bumpy sidewalks and we do like the fact that the GT reclines all the way…,What would you recommend?

    1. Hi Laura! I think so 🙂 But it probably depends on how much or how big your luggage is and whether or not you have a third row. You could also tilt it on its side to make more room. Here are its closed dimensions, in case you want to measure your trunk: 26.25″ (height) x 29″ (width) x 7″ (depth). You could also remove the wheels to help save space (but not much).

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