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Sea QTRO

18 Oct

EasyWalker QTRO review


Look at this QTRO. It’s magnificent. It’s the color of the sea.

From the back, you might think it is it’s older sister, the Sky (reviewed previously on strollerqueen.com ). It has the same nice pockets on the back of the canopy, big basket, and 12″ rear air tires with suspension. But this is where the changes begin. Starting with the two zippers on the sides of the basket, for much better access.


Now check it out from the front. It’s got this great sun visor, and pivoting napper bar,

Really long leg rest, that adjusts to several positions,


And, TA DA! Two small front air tires, instead of one large one. I measure them as 8.5 inches.

That means it has a shorter wheel base. And it looks so stinkin’ cute!


For average outdoor use, the smaller tires are fine. Because they are air, they are still quite rugged. And all four wheels have suspension.

The QTRO performed really well on the SQ Obstacle Course. Glided over bumps and cracks and grass and gravel, with two-fingered steering.


The seat is still very roomy, like the Sky. Although it tapers down, so it is narrower at the bottom. There is also an extra harness position on the QTRO. And the handle adjusts from low to average to high.

Really, I think the napper bar and legrest are the favorite features of SP 2.0. It is rare to find a stroller like this with a legrest that can adjust to several different positions. It must be comfortable for him, because every time he rides in it, he falls asleep.

The recline is done by zippers. And what is nice is that you can really adjust it to several levels. From bolt upright, to partial, to flat recline. The QTRO still comes in all the fabulous colors of the SKY, and has loads of brilliant accessories you can purchase separately. Pretty much anything for strollers you can think of, actually.


EasyWalker QTRO

Weight:28 pds.

Width: 24″

Length: 33″

Height: 31″ to 41″

Seat Width: 14″

Seat Depth: 9″-19″”

Seat Back: 19″

Seat to Canopy: 27″

Drop to Footrest: 10″

Seat to Floor: 20″

Folded: 35″ x 25″ x 17″ (w/out wheels)

I can help you find the perfect stroller for YOUR needs. Don’t let a salesperson sell you a stroller that won’t work for you! For more info on consultations, visit strollerqueen.com There are lots more reviews here, and info on how to get the 2010 BIG Stroller Roll-Out, an online video magazine of all the new stroller models. strollerqueen.com

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Joovy Zoom ATS & 360 Review

20 May

Peg Si, Mama Board, Dreamer, Joovy Zooms 068I’m often asked what, if any, strollers will work on the beach. The answer: Not many. The good news is, there are a few. And here are two of the newest contenders: the Joovy Zoom 360 and the Joovy ATS. The reason they can handle the soft sand is that they have the muscle of 16″ wheels. Don’t look for anything smaller. As an added bonus, the Joovy wheels have shocks, which really made the ride much softer on the bumpy pier. Peg Si, Mama Board, Dreamer, Joovy Zooms 070
One of the unusual features of the Zooms is the long drop from the seat to the footrest. It’s an astonishing 13″! If you take a look at some of my other reviews, you’ll see the average is around 8″ or 9″. So this is a good choice for a leggy child.
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Another wonderful feature is the canopy. It is quite generous, but when you pull down the front visor, there is even another 10″ of coverage! Great feature to have in a beach stroller.
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There is a pretty deep recline, which is done by a single back strap. And instead of a fabric back, there is mesh. This allows for air to circulate around your baby, and prevents overheating.
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The Zooms come with a neoprene cupholder/parent pack, wrist tether, tire pump, and raincover. Excellent value!
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There are two net pockets inside the seat, then a large net pocket behind the seat, and a generous sized basket. Plenty of room for sand toys, snacks, and sunscreen!
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The toughest decision is..which Zoom to choose? I was surprised by how well the 360 performed, despite the smaller 12″ front swivel wheel. Nevertheless, you do have to turn it around and drag it backwards to get from the shore to the sea. Whereas the 16″ front fixed wheel on the ATS makes it possible to push it forward. This also has a handbrake, so is clearly the best choice if you want to run with it.Peg Si, Mama Board, Dreamer, Joovy Zooms 079The fold on the Zoom is really easy, which is such a blessing at the end of a long beach day. After loading the kids, the towels, the bags and the seashells, the last thing you want to do is fiddle with a finicky fold. All you have to do is follow the tag that says “Fold.” Lift the edge of the seat, push back the red lever, and grab the handle. The Zoom will collapse in half. You can quickly pop off the wheels if you need to. But you can see how both the ATS and the 360 fit in the back of an SUV.

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Joovy Zoom 360 Swivel Wheel Jogging Stroller

Weight: 27 pounds

Drop to Footrest: 13″
Seat Width: 14″
Seat Back: 18″
Seat to Canopy: 20″
Width: 25″
Length: 44″
Floor to Seat: 23″
Handle Height: 41″ on Zoom, 42″ on ATS

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