Joovy Kooper Stroller Review – Black – JOOVY

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Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (56 reviews)

The Kooper Buggy is a new style umbrella stroller that is super compact. This umbrella folding stroller has sleek new aluminum tubing, quick release wheels, two adult cupholders and an extra large deluxe sun canopy with a window. The multiple reclining position seat is made of a fabulous 1680 D fabric and has two mesh pockets inside. Other features include deluxe light reflective five point harness with shoulder pads, a zippered pocket and one step linked parkng brake.


  • Kooper Stroller, Compact Aluminum Buggy.
  • Modern New Style Super Compact Umbrella Fold Buggy.
  • Sleek New Aluminum Tubing, Quick Release Wheels plus two adult cup holders and zippered pocket.
  • Fabulous 1680 D fabric on Multilpe Reclining Position Seat with Two Mesh Pockets.
  • Extra large deluxe sun canopy with window, Storage basket and one step linked parking brake.

Additional Info





50 lbs

Light Weight,Premium



Sunshade,Cup Holder(s),Cargo Basket,Adjustable Canopy


22.4 pounds

40.0 x 12.0 x 10.0

Joovy Kooper Stroller Review - Black - JOOVY4.3556

55 Reviews for “Joovy Kooper Stroller Review – Black – JOOVY”

  1. NYCMOM'Y on June 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I am a 3rd time mom amd have found that this stroller is the best on the market. Do your research you will find that there is not one disappointed person. It is very much like the Quinny except better quality and it has several resting positions (you decide according to your childs comfort) I have my newborn in this stroller although it is recommended for 6mo.+ the 5 point adjust for an infant(add a kiddopotamus positioner with NO worries) It Menuevors very well and the sunshade is great! It also has a Jazzy look that is sure to turn heads.

  2. SAHM on June 7th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I went through a couple other strollers and did a lot of research before I found this stroller and finally felt satisfied to end my search for the perfect stroller. At first I bought the Peg Perego Aria which turned out I hated the way it steered. When I test drove this in the store I knew I had to have it because it turns on a dime. It is lightweight, folds up compactly like an umbrella stroller, reclines fully, and the sunshade is the best I’ve seen. I can pull it all the way down to protect my son’s eyes from the sun if needed. My only small wish is for the cupholders to be bigger. They are sized for a water bottle, but not something like a Vitamin Water or a Sigg bottle. The styling of this stroller is so cool. If you are in search of the perfect lightweight stroller, are on a budget but still want unique styling, then look no further. Of course, all these 5 star reviews are going to show everyone else what a great stroller this is and soon we won’t be the only ones walking around the mall with it!

  3. Honeymama on June 9th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Just brought this home after much deliberation over which stroller was the best (and not over priced).
    * really does fold to the size of an umbrella stroller
    *as accomodating and roomy as a full size stroller, including large accessable basket, parent compartments, kiddie compartments.
    *looks like it could be right at home in a much higher price bracket
    *took me less than 10 minutes to set up on my own with no tools needed whatsoever….. with a nearly 4 year old and a 10 month old in the mix.
    *fits the almost 4 year old as comfortably as the tiny 10 month old we bought it for.
    *very easy and smooth to drive, the turn radius is awesome.

    The only two things that might not make someone fall in love (although after owning strollers with these features I dont miss them)
    No bar in front of the baby with a tray a such.
    -For me the little pockets inside the seat took care of a sippie cup/ bottle and whatever else they need to have hands on.

    The handles might be a little low for a really tall person, but Im not so I cant be sure and it has zero impact on me either way.

    The parent compartments are also fabric type pockets, might not be the best for a trip to starbucks but Im pretty sure the steering is so great that I would have a free hand to hold a latte anyway 😉

    This really is the best stroller!!!

  4. pat on June 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love everything about this stroller. From it’s looks to its smooth ride, I can’t say any more about how wonderful this stroller truly is. I also did MUCH research and decided on this stroller over the popular maclaren and peg perego. I sent my husband to make the purchase and we both agree about the convenience and lightweight of it. I put my daughter in it for the first time today and she was very comfortable. The stroller held my skip hop diaper bag without tipping, has very handy compartment for wallet, cell, etc. Awesome stroller!!!

  5. aurora on June 20th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Bought this from the retail store. After the 3rd box we found one that didn’t have defective wheels. After the first trip around the block, the wheels started squeaking. Also, the handle wasn’t tall enough for me and my husband. Loved the compactness but expected more for the price. Wheel quality stunk. Ended up with the baby jogger city mini…that is an awesome stroller for the same price!

  6. Maximo's Mommy on June 22nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller because I was looking for a lightweight stroller that maneuvered great and based on the reviews…how could we go wrong?? Well I did when I bought this one […]. First off, it is not lightweight at all, compared to the one I eventually found. Second, it does look cool but does not have a child tray for snacks. I wanted a lightweight "umbrella" type stroller, with a snack tray, a canopy that actually will protect my child from the sun (unlike SO many other lame strollers out there), a decent storage area, a reclining seat, and parent console for my stuff… not too much to ask for in my opinion. Oh and obviously I wanted a stroller that maneuvered great and was easy to fold. I thought the Joovy was it until… I found something WAY better. I would highly recommend the Baby Jogger City Mini instead of this one. I immediately returned the Joovy once I found the Mini. Seriously… before you buy this one, at least check out the Mini, I guarantee you will probably buy it (if you are looking for some of the same things in a stroller that I was)… you won’t regret it. The City Mini rocks and is only 17 lbs and FOLDS with one hand!!! You can see their patent folding system on their website. It is the bomb. Check it out at least!I always read the reviews before buying expensive products which is why I am taking my time to write this one… to help you out and to alleviate any more headaches in trying to find a great, lightweight stroller. I do not work for them or represent Baby Jogger in any way, I just love the Mini and think you will too! Good luck in your search.

  7. Mom of Six on June 26th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is great for city use. We traveled around NYC for hours and my baby never complained. I wish that it would have better cup holders, but that was just a minor inconvenience.

  8. Moni on July 5th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love it, it looks cool and works great, I wish it had a better cup holder!

  9. NFL'sMom on July 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller yesterday and I already took my son out for walk. This stroller is strong and my son loves it! He is very comfortable. I love the way the straps ago around him for protection. It’s very durable and I love the extra sun protection shade that it has that the other strollers do not. It’s worth the money. I don’t think there will ever be a stroller that is the “best” but this one “for Me” comes pretty close. I have no complaints about it and I think the cup holders work well, it folds very easy and it’s light in weight. Good luck with your ours.

  10. J's mom on July 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller to replace my bulky travel system. Easy to put together. Awesome sunshade. Had done a lot of research to decide on this stroller. My son sits back almost like in a “den”.
    LOVE IT!!!

  11. BusyMommy on July 28th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Love this stroller. I have had it for a few months now and haven’t had any issues. Love that it is very lightweight and easy to get in and out of the car. My daughter sits very comfortably in it. The sunshade is big and blocks more than any stroller I’ve seen. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a lightweight stroller but wants something better than the old umbrella stroller.

  12. Kate in Hong Kong on August 11th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    After endless hours of research for the perfect stroller,I found this Kooper at BabiesRUs. While I was visiting my parents in the States, I wanted to find a stroller to take back with me to Hong Kong which is a big, super busy, super congested city with limited space everywhere. Also, like most of the residents here, we always have to use public transportation (bus, subway, ferry, taxi).

    I am extremely satisfied with the Kooper because it has almost all the features needed without compromising other areas. I have to use the bus system contantly and this stroller is lightweight and easy to fold without being flimsy and cheaply contructed. It is narrow enough to fit between the narrow store aisles here where space is seriously limited. It is very easy to manuever and very user friendly right from the start. The seat reclines far down if my baby takes naps (unlike the Maclaren) and the design of the reclining piece is simple and so easy to operate. Actually, there is nothing about this stroller that is frustrating or difficult to use. The retraint straps are very user friendly and compared to the other two strollers I had (a Jogging stroller from Australia and a Graco Aria) they are easy on/off and easily adjustable. The straps also come with padded strap covers that velcro on/off. Finally, someone designed a canopy that actually serves it’s purpose! It is not one of those dinky ones- this one comes down much further and does a great job providing sun protection. The extra storage basket underneath is easily accessable when the seat is in the upright positions and it is a very good size. Since people here don’t have cars, we have to carry any and all supplies with us and I can fit a whole extra bag of supplies down there plus more. I put my water bottle in the holders all the time and the little zip pouch is handy.

    The entire stroller is well built. Even though it is a lightweight umbrella stroller, it is made with quality materials that will last. Whether we’re in the city or taking our daily stroll in our park area, the Kooper has performed well in all areas that we’ve been to. We live in a tiny apartment and this stroller folds up nicely and takes up minimal space. Also, we do a lot of overseas traveling and the Kooper’s front wheels can be detatched easily with a press of a button to avoid damaging them. I think this stroller is reasonably priced and it’s quality and design are comparable to those ridiculously expensive $500+ types.

    Overall, I can’t think of anything that I don’t like about the Kooper (and I am a customer with high standards). I am extremely satisfied with the Joovy Kooper. My son used it since he was 5 months old and he seems very comfortable and happy in it. I accidently lost a wheel (my fault) and when I called Joovy, the customer service was nothing less than excellent. This is one of my essential baby items that I can’t live without! Highly recommended!!!

  13. khangsmommy on August 14th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This is a great stroller for those that are not too tall. I’m 5’2 and it fits me perfect. I love the oversized shade that it has. My son is very light skinned so having the shade works great for him. Would be great if it had cup holders. I know it has the little pockets in the back but if you had a bigger cup it would not fit. The wheels in the front come off on their own at times when I stow it. It doesn’t fit perfect unless I take the wheels in the front off.
    Handle bars are padded so it’s great. My son fits in it pretty comfortably. He is 17 months and is almost 3 feet talland weighs over 30lbs. The canopy can be taken off which is great because as he gets taller the canopy will be hitting his head. One of the reasons why I bought this was because of the weight that it can carry. Recommended for parents who are not too tall and looking for a light yet sleek stroller and who have kids that are big for their age.

  14. Niki's Mom is happy on August 14th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I am really glad to have purchased this stroller. Yes for [$] it better be good. My father thought I was crazy for spending that much on a stroller. Until he had to chance to push the stroller himself. It was a definite upgrade from the tiny combi stroller we had been using. The features of this stroller is awesome. It has big basket to hold stuff when shopping. And so comfortable for tall toddlers so their feet won’t dangle by the wheels. The large canopy is awesome for shade. And very easy to get child in and out of the stroller. No bulky snack tray! It has 2 side pockets for them to hold a little toy a snack or even a cup. Its also wonderful to manuever with the swivel wheels. I’m happy to have invested. i was also like everyone out there searching and reading reviews. But it was difficult to not see or touch the product and judge for myself. So I decided to get from in store Babies R Us!

  15. GOING TO PULL MY HAIR on August 17th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    i started off with the chicco full size which was AMAZING, but i wanted an umbrella stroller that would have the similar features. So, i get the wendy b, after exchanging it three times cuz the wheel would fall off i decided to put double the money for a better one. My friend suggested the joovy kooper, without hesitation i bought it! tested it at the mall and well the cup holders well let’s just say my son got wet and i had to buy a shirt to change. to recline him was a work out and huh pushing him was a bicep workout who needs a gym when you can work out with joovy. So, while we were in the mall the front wheel starts to wobble and i guess it needed a “wheel alignment” did i mention this was the first time use. So, i left the mall and headed to “BRus” exchanged it, went home put it together. here’s a laugh i take out of the trunk to unfole it and the wheel flew off. I guess someone put a hicks on me with strollers cuz i have no luck!!! For the price it shopuld be built like a prosche and drive like one too!!!!! I guess i’ll stick woth my chicco

  16. MELI on August 20th, 2008 at 12:00 am


  17. StrollerFiend on August 25th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I am in love with the Kooper. I immediately sold my Maclaren so I could get this one. The Maclaren tipped over…with my kid in it…just because my diaper bag was heavy. But with the Kooper, it can hold a heavy diaper bag and shopping bags, and stay upright even when my kid gets out.
    I found the cupholders worked fine, and the basket was enormous and so much easier to access than the Maclaren’s. The canopy is a lifesaver, cause my son won’t keep a hat or sunglasses on. And it folds really easily. I finally found a stroller I feel happy and confident with. It’s small enough to fit between clothing racks while I shop, and sturdy enough that it reminds me of a high-end stroller. Love love love it!

  18. momof4 on September 6th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I am very happy with the Joovy Kooper.
    I saw it at BRU when it first came out and thought it looked so stylish and comfy with so many features I wanted in a stroller. I decided to make the purchase with a 15% off coupon I had since I was not too happy with the $300 Maclaren Techno XT that I had for my 2 yr old son. Great features, however it tips over way too easy and I find that very unsafe for my child. Plus the handles were way too high for me (I’m 5’4″), however the Kooper is a perfect height. The Kooper seems to be balanced correctly so when my child is laying down there is no fear of tipping over.
    The canopy on the Kooper is awesome! FYI, if you unvelcro the sides of the canopy it will actually rotate completely foward (like on a Graco Quattro). The little pocket and cupholders on the back of the canopy are a nice bonus. The belt harness is simple to use and has shoulder straps for added comfort. There are multiple seat recline positions with the pull tab, including almost flat so my newborn daughter can ride in this stroller as well. Read the manual though, it does state that if you use this stroller in the upright position the child should be over 6 months.
    Also has a nice huge basket, one touch brakes, foamy handles, 2 mesh pockets on the inside of the seat for your child’s cups/toys and VERY smooth ride!

    Ok, now what I would change is the lock mechanism b/c it does not automatically lock, it’s a rubber piece that you have to manually snap on and off.
    Also I don’t think the description is accurate in saying this thing closes super compact! Due to the design of the front wheels, they stick out very far when the stroller is closed. For an umbrella stroller it weighs just as much as a standard full size stroller at 17 lbs.
    The description also mentions 2 parent cupholders which many people would think is a standard plastic holder, but it is not…it is 2 mesh pouches on the back of the canopy. These reasons are why I gave it 4 stars, other than that I think is is a wonderful stroller!!
    I am so happy I sold my Maclaren Techno for the Joovy Kooper!

  19. Amazing mommy on September 22nd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I just bought this stroller for my 3 month old daughter yesterday. I’ve already used it twice and I love it!! It even comes completely put together in the box! All you have to do is snap the wheels on and go! It rides nice and my daughter sits in it really well. I would recommend getting some type of body support pillow if your baby is as young as mine. She was fine without it, but the support pillow helps her head from falling to the side and rubbing on the straps. The sunshade is HUGE!! A lot of strollers make little sunshades that really don’t help shade anything at all. The shade has three positions with a window on top. The stroller folds up very small, like an umbrella stroller, and you can even very easily take off the front wheels to make it smaller. It has a pack that hangs down for water bottles (it couldn’t hold a big soda or anything) and a pouch to store bottles or whatever. Also, in the inside where the child sits, there’s elastic pockets on each side where you can keep bottles, snacks or toys right within the child’s reach. All the straps are adjustable and so is the backrest. They made everything VERY easy to adjust to your child’s size. Since the handle bar is separated, and not just a straight across bar, you can easily hang you diaper bag or backpack. I use the backpack type diaper bag and it hangs perfectly on the bars and makes it easy to get to. The storage space isn’t huge, the one in my travel system stroller was much bigger. It you have a medium to small diaper bag then you’ll be fine. My backpack fits but it’s just easier to hang it. The stroller is really worth it for the price!! I brought one of the 20% off coupons, so it only ended up costing around [$] including tax. I love it! It’s perfect!

  20. Becky on October 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I love this stroller! It is so easy to maneuver, it has a good size basket for how small it is, and it lays down and has an awesome sunshade. This is my 5th stroller! I also have the joovy caboose ultra light which is very good too. I use this stroller for my younger son when we are alone or his brother doesn’t need a stroller. I bought this because that stroller was so good, and the joovy customer service is awesome. I would definately recommend a joovy stroller to anyone! There is no tray, so snacks would be more difficult with a younger child if they can’t hold them, but it makes it easier to get him in and out.

  21. Momto2boys on October 19th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I purchased this stroller over the Mclaren since Im done with my bulky Pliko and this by far is the best light/umbrella stroller out there for the price. Everything about this stroller is perfect. I can push it with one hand (big plus) while holding my 4 yr olds hand if crossing the streets or walking around. Nice to have two cup holders for parent (bottles only, no coffee). Thats ok I can hold the coffee in my other hand now. Easy access to the basket and good size for such a small stroller. Thin enough I can get past any thing in department stores now without bumping into counters. Two pockets for kids to store their drink or snack inside the stroller with them. Tall enough for kids to use for several years. My 8 month old is super tall and looks like a peanut in it. The canopy is great, blocks sun and wind from my little ones face. Perfect height of handle bars for me and Im 5’3″, but I can see where it would be a little short for someone that is tall. Rides smooth, very easy to set up, the front wheels snap off very easily. Overall this stroller is perfect for someone who needs quick in and out of places and on the go.

  22. Kathleen on November 1st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is wonderful. I love the way it moves and turns. The size is perfect. The only problem is that is doesn’t have a great drink holder. Overall I love it!!

  23. constrution mom on December 8th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    my daughter sleeps very comfarable while I’m strolling her.

  24. the mummy on December 16th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I am so happy with this stroller… !!!! you have no idea. I was looking for an stroller(umbrella) because i was going to Disney, i had found one online read all the reviews etc, etc.. but only in an specific budget. I got at the store saw the stroller i was lookling but it did not convinced me, so i started looking and then i found this one… defintively no in the budget.. but after tried ohhh my goooooshhhhhh i did not care about the price. I went to Disney and it was so comfortable, easy, the basket is perfect, they said that the cup holders were to small i think they are ok, my baby sippy cup fits perfect, bottle of water.. etc,etc. Very easy to close and open, easy to carry, smooth ride.the system to recline the baby is awsome, the top cover is huge no light will bother my son. I am so pleased that i do not have any complaints about it! and the price is completly worth it!!!

  25. ky's mommy on December 18th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Just got this stroller this past week. Ordered it and it took only 4 business days. Great! The stroller is awesome. I used it the first time today in a huge hospital. Easy to turn, easy to get in elevators. I could easily push it with one hand and carry my stuff with the other hand. I had a different stroller that was a tri-wheel, and I used that for about 10 months, before deciding to get something else that folds up smaller, I wish I had just gotten the Kooper in the beginning. With the tri-wheel I always felt tippy, I’d get stuck in aisles and had to back up to turn around. The Kooper is super easy to turn and control. You can hang your diaper bag and purse on the handles and when you take baby out the stroller doesn’t fall over! It’s nice and sturdy, good looking too. Looks very expensive. So happy I got it. I’m taking it on a two week trip to Florida this weekend and I’m sure we’ll get tons of use out of it. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because I’d love a cup holder (there are two mesh bottle holders) and the basket on the bottom is pretty small, so it wouldn’t be great for shopping bags. But other than that a fabu stroller! GET IT!

  26. oasismom on December 31st, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I was looking for a stroller that my 2 year old could not escape from. We have 2 MacClaren umbrellas and he can literally walk around with them on his back. The Kooper is the perfect solution. His feet cannot touch the ground and the harness holds him in securely. Best alternative to Quinny, Pearl, Bugaboo, etc that do not fold up as easily. By far best fold for what I consider a full size stroller. I see many who think the basket is too small, but compared to the MacClaren-it is huge! Also, the recline goes from straight up to flat with everything in between. The sunshade is the biggest I have seen yet! Get this stroller if you have a little escape artist!

  27. J's Mommy on January 16th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Ordered this stroller online since it was not available in stores. Read reviews for the 1,000s of available strollers out there and this was the best! I was looking for a lightweight, easy to push stroller for my 2 year old. Received the stroller and loved it…great steering, turns on a dime, easy to fold, etc…. THEN I put my 2 year old in it to try it out. His head touches the top of the canopy. He had to slouch down just to fit in it! He just turned 2 and is 36″ tall. He is tall for a two year old but the stroller says it fits up to 4 years old!! There is NO WAY we could make this work for two more years!
    So, sadly I have to return it and begin my search again. This is a wonderful stroller and I hate that it didn’t work for my little guy. Just an FYI if you are buying online, unable to test drive in the store and have a tall toddler…this might not be the one for you.

  28. Busy mother of 5 @ 29 on February 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Im a mother of 5 & keep very busy with 5 children all under 4yrs old. I have a double stroller for walking to places near my home, unfortunately with my growing family I can’t fit a double stroller in my Tahoe, We use 3 rows of seats & the last row eliminates our cargo space, so we are left with a very tiny space were we manage to fit 2 single strollers. I already had a chicco (which is ok but doesn’t recline as much as I wished) stroller for my one year old. So I needed a second single stroller for my 3 month old. Initially I intended to buy the quinny zapp stroller, when I went to make the purchase I changed my mind because it didnt recline, that’s when I saw the joovy kooper which was the best choice I could have made. It’s attractive, it has a very modern look, most importantly it reclines I also found that it is very smooth, because it is an umbrella stroller with the small fold I’m able to fit it easily in my SUV along with my chicco stroller. The canopy is wide & long & really blocks the sun out. If you are looking for something light weight, easy to maneuver,& eye catching, then I recommend the joovy koooper. I think you’ll agree that its worth every penny!

  29. Lauren on February 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I am very pleased with this stroller. It definitely met my expectations; easy to manuever, great to take anywhere, easy to fold up and store. I love how the canopy is extra long and the seat can lean all the way back. My only suggestion would be to add a cup holder. […]

  30. kaileysmom on March 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I bought this stroller for my 9 month old and love how it covers her from the sun. She fits great and looks very comfotable. It takes up about half room in my trunk as the Graco travel system stroller. It turns on a dime and has a roomy undercarriage basket. Came all together, just had to pop on the wheels.

  31. TravelMom on March 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Purchased this stroller for our 6 month old as an alternative to using a jogging stroller for travelling. This was a great purchase. I was very leary of using an “umbrella fold” stroller thinking it would be difficult to manuever and bumby compared to the jogger I was use to. Ahh, this stroller exceeded all of my expectations. The ride is smooth. The canopy is huge–largest I found. The storage basket is an adequate size. The back reclines almost flat. The steering is fabulous. And, it folds down to a decent, although not incredibly small size. My daughter is still a little small for the stroller–she is about 18 pounds and 27″ long. But, still large enough to fit okay in it now, and will certianly grow into it nicely.

    We traveled through the airport and all around Florida with this stroller–in and out of cars, planes, hotel rooms, etc. No problems. Definetly recommend.

  32. Kim on March 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is great! It took me a few minutes to figure out how to put it up and down but now I know how it goes up and down very quickly and takes up considerably less space in my trunk than my bulky travel system. I love that it reclines as my daughter is only 4 1/2 months old and still cannot sit all the way up in a stroller. This will also be handy if she sleeps in the stroller as she gets older. The expanded canopy is also a great addition to this stroller. I also like the fact that there are pockets in the stroller so when she is bigger and able to hold her own bottle we can put it in the stroller. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an umbrella stroller.

    The only cons I have are the stroller basket is a little small and the cupholders that are on the back organizer are not made for anything bigger than a can of soda or a smaller bottle. You can always buy a new cupholder to attach to the stroller.

  33. mom of 2 boys on March 18th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This stoller is modern looking, it turns on a dime, has a great sun canopy, and roomy storage. It folds up easily. It reclines easily. You don’t have to spend more than 2 minutes assembling it. Why spend 600 bucks on a stroller? This is [$], and you’ll be very pleased with it. I’m tall, and the handles are great. My husband loves it, too. I used it since my son was born. With a newborn, just put a Kiddopotamus Velboa Snuzzler in it, recline it all the way back, and it’s perfect. It says 6 months, but you don’t need to wait that long. Just buy the Snuzzler.

  34. Mitchell's Mom on March 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I did alot of research on strollers and decided to go with the Joovy… So far I am pleased with the stroller, only a few negatives now that I have received the stoller. I would like to have a detatchable tray or bar. And a review I read said that it was easy for a tall man to push. Not true, my husband who is over 6 ft. kicks the back wheels. Overall the stroller is good but, I am wondering if I should have gone with my second pick the Baby Jogger, City Mini?!

  35. Gina mommy to 1 on March 24th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    i absolutely loooove my Joovy, I tell everyone I can to get. It is everything you would ever want!! I had a Combi and my son was so uncomfortable in it, his hands would come out from the sides. He looves his Joovy too, I open it and he’s already climbing on it, BTW he is only 14 months lol.

    Only thing I can complain, the breaks pop too far behind, you can go up or down the stairs on your own, you have carry the stroller because we won’t slide since the breaks are in the way and get scratched and going down steps, same when you go onto the street from side walk.

  36. nurse mom on March 25th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This is the 3rd stroller I’ve bought for my 18month old child. The design, material, and the comfort it provides to my child & me is the best. I’ve had it for 2months now and it surpassed all my expectations of a good stroller. The canopy is perfect to protect my son from too much sun, esp here in Florida.

  37. Krista on March 31st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I purchased this stroller for my son- he hasn’t arrived yet and I haven’t had a chance to actually use it- but it’s fantastic!! It was a breeze to put together. It has a strong base and rolls like a dream! Everything you could have thought of to add to this stroller, IT HAS!! And- it folds up very nicely and compact! It has all the features of a big, bulky stroller in a nice compact, easy to use, durable smaller stroller. I would recommend this to everyone I know!

  38. Sasquatch on April 4th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This stroller is a marvel of engineering, and is a relatively good deal, too. It’s lightweight, super-easy to maneuver (you can spin it in place), reclines in a continuous range of positions to almost horizontal, and has a nice, big sun/privacy shade with a transparent panel in the top to peek in on the baby. The wheels seem very durable, too. My only wish is that the handles were a wee bit longer, because I occasionally step on the wheels when walking. Other than that, this stroller is way better than others on the market that cost much more than the Joovy. The minimum age listed by the manufacturer is 6 mos., but I started using it for my 4 month old with the Kiddopotamus snuggie seat cover for extra head support and my baby loves it.

  39. evo&yer on April 16th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    we love this stroller. moves around so easy. looks great. folds down great. hand grips feel wonderful. there were no videos for the kooper so we made one. check it out [@]

  40. Deb on April 16th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I use the stroller for my 3 month old grand baby. Im a 40 year old granny..I read all the reviews before I purchased this stroller. Its heavier than I expected, the cup holders are more like cell phone holders, and the bottom storage holder has no entry if the baby is laying down. Its hard to get to my purse if I need it and there is no other storage container. And the adjustments to lay back and sit up are hard to adjust. My diaper bag doesn’t fit so I have to hang it on the hand arms. Other than that it rides nice and opens and closes easy. I probably wouldnt buy this again if I needed another stroller.

  41. Christine on April 24th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    the canopy and basket are great but because the wheels are so small when i was at the mall you felt every space between the tile on the floor i was very sad to have to return it cause of this.I then went and got the baby jogger city mini which is much better and lighter.

  42. I WANT MY MONEY BACK !!!!!! on April 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I dislike this product. I live on a 5th floor walk up & it’s hard to bump this stroller down the stairs. When I carry it, it folds up with my BABY in it. I DON’T LIKE IT AND WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!

  43. On the go mom on May 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    The Joovy Kooper is the best umbrella like stroller out there. I did a ton of competitive research and this stroller can’t be beat. My daugther who is 2 loves this stroller. She even picked it over the Maclaren’s (which I believe are overated) because of the comfort it offered her while sitting in it. Shade is wonderful. Full recline is perfect. Doesn’t fall over when packages are on the back and the child is not in the stroller. Easy to navigate even through busy crowds at Disneyland and works perfect when traveling through airports. Worth every penny for the mom who is always active and on the go.

  44. mom of 2 on May 15th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We got this stroller right before a trip to Disneyland so it has been well tested. The canopy is great, my baby stayed completely shaded!! The canopy is by far the best I have ever seen! It’s easy to maneuver and it folds and unfolds quickly. The adjustment for the back rest takes some getting used to, it sits up really easily with one hand but you have to push it down which is tricking with a baby in one hand. I love the storage compartments on the back. Plus it’s sturdy enough to hang my diaper bag on the back without falling over even when there is no one sitting in it. We are going to have to get a separate more sturdy cup holder for my husband’s coffee. This stroller is very comfortable, it’s even big enough for my 5 year old to use it when she needed a break. I wouldn’t recommend it for newborns, the straps just barley adjust small enough for my 8 month old. My husbands can push it without kicking the wheels which he has done with every other stroller we’ve had but he did say he would like the handles just a little longer. This is a great stroller for trips or everyday use.

  45. Quin's Mom on May 17th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We were torn between the Maclaren and this stroller. Ultimately, we decided to go with the Kooper because it seemed more sturdy. We have been very happy with it after a few months of use. It’s easy to carry up and down our 2 story walk up; it stores easily in a hall closet; and it’s a smooth ride for our little guy.We did experience one hardware problem. After 2 months, the brake mechanism started to rattle. I called up customer service and sent it pictures of the defective part. Within 2 weeks they sent us a brand new stroller. Great customer service!

  46. Always looking for perfect on May 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Easy to fold and unfold. Light weight and turns on a dime. Pretty compact, the wheels are a simple to remove to fit in a smaller space. Easy to recline if your baby falls asleep. You can leave stuff in the basket when you fold it up! HUGE canopy for lots of shade and some kind-of special material that doesn’t get hot inside or out. And one of the best features that isn’t mentioned in the description: interior pockets! There’s a pocket on each side for toys and drinks. It’s awesome and my daughter LOVES it! I’d give it five stars, but the brakes are a little difficult to undo and the handles don’t telescope – not quite perfect…

  47. young mama on May 24th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    after going through two other strollers, i love this one the most! my first was a travel system stroller, i also loved that one until my daughter puked in it a year later, i was sad to see that go. received another kind of stroller as a gift but was hard to use. THIS STROLLER IS PERFECT! it’s fashionable, the canopy is awesome, and it’s really easy to push around, turn corners, and i can even steer in one hand! the cup holders are nets that hang off, it can’t fit big cups/bottles but i don’t use any cups/bottles that big anyway. i don’t recommend this stroller if you have a HUGE baby bag. otherwise, it’s the perfect size for any regular size bag(s). It’s not as small as the mclarens. i love the belts because it keeps my child in and the extra pockets inside for the child is also great for toys, cups, snacks. it is a bit heavy, especially when folding up but not a big deal, we could use a little lifting anyway! I LOVE IT!

  48. Nix Mom on June 7th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    As with everything I purchased for my only child, I researched and researched and went with the McClaren…only to find that the blue looked lavendar and I have a son…so back to BRU it went. I took my son as he would be the one sitting in it for hours while vacationing at Disney. We tried every stroller in BRU and when he got in the Kooper, he laid back, and started talking (baby talk, of course) and just looked comfortable…so the Kooper it was!

    I was super excited to try the stroller. Assembly was a snap, put the wheels in and attach the sun visor…simple. Folding and unfolding was easy too. So to Walmart we went…it maneuvers well, no trouble and I pushed with one hand. THe cup holder held his sippy cup, and his diaper bag fit inside the basket…now, if you are carrying your life in an oversized diaper bag, the basket will be too small…that’s what you have your travel system for. I didnt feel like the stroller would tip over, and the visor is the best…I can just imagine when we are in Disney that it will block those UV Rays (smile).

    I love the stroller, and am sorry I wasn’t money on the travel system because that is just a bulky mess! We will use this from now on…

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  50. vero on July 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    When I first saw this stroller I really loved of all my daughter loved it, but I decided to go with the rasberry maclaren triumph first because it was cheaper. I returned the maclaren after using it twice.In the meantime I got a 15% off coupon so I bought the kooper and ended up paying the same thing I had paid for the maclaren…I was happy!

    Now here is what I have to say about this stroller…

    1st: Yes it looks great but it trends to go to the right which makes is hard to stroll with one hand.

    2nd: Its a little heavier and bulkier then I expected.

    3rd: The absoulute worst of all is it gets very Hot after being in the sun only a few minutes…and the material makes my daughter sweat worst than a steam room! The only padding they sell out there is for the Joovy Caboose so there is no option on how to make this cooler for the kids so we can stroll them to the park on a hot sunny day!

    I love the way it looks but my poor daughter has to pay the price for my stylish stroll..! I am considering going back to maclaren.

  51. Dylans number one fan on July 10th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I have been waiting for this stroller to become available in black and no luck. I called around and no one has it. I finally called Joovy and they said that they are not making black anymore, but they are coming out with chocolate brown soon. Just an FYI for other mothers in case they were waiting also.

  52. ANI on July 20th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I usually read bad reviews 1st to find out what’s wrong with a product & I did the same for this stroller but thankfully I also read the product description & checked it out in the store before I purchased it.
    It’s the best stroller I’ve ever bought! My 15 mth old daughter can’t stay out of it and my 4 yr. old son who is tall for his age loves it too & fits perfectly in it…
    So to clear up some of the bad reviews I just read, the mom who says it pushes to the right just has to push down on the red button at the top of the front wheel which gives the user the option to have the front wheels swivel or roll straight… obviously one of her wheels is rolling straight while the other is on swivel mode…
    it folds down completely flat like an umbrella stroller but reclines all the way down like a full sized stroller w. a basket as big as a full size as well.
    the cup holders are mesh and not hard plastic so you do have to be careful with what you place in them. Bottles fit perfectly!
    And really, why do you need a tray for the baby. It always got in my way.
    We travelled abroad with this stroller & it has the BEST sun canopy of any stroller on the market!
    I’m trying to think of some negative but just can’t find anything wrong with it.
    I’ve bought 5 other stroller so far from Graco to Britax and this is hands down the best purchase for my $$$.
    I just wish it came out 4 yrs ago.

  53. new mom on July 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We live in NYC and have to deal with trains/buses, but, we also have a car, so when shopping for a stroller, I wanted something that would fold up nicely in one piece, but also recline and be comfortable for my baby. This stoller folds up to a great compact size and does so easily, no need to take things apart. It drives really well, turns easily, and can do all of this with one hand. Usually I am pushing with one hand bc I am carrying a drink… I do not love the cup ‘holders’ – they are part of the back of the stroller so they really only fit a small water bottle or soda bottle – no ice coffees in those holders! I do love the zipper pocket. I do find the seat position to be somewhat annoying to use, I wish it was a bit easier, but, at least the stroller lies almost flat. The basket is small and somewhat hard to get to (although maybe I am spoiled from the large infant seat frame basket). All in all I like this stroller – it has a lot of good things about it that help me to overlook the things I don’t like.

  54. CityMom on July 29th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    This Joovy Kooper is a little bit heavier than other umbrella strollers, but it is definitely worth lugging around a few extra pounds. This stroller is much sturdier than other, more expensive brands of umbrella strollers out there. Before owning the Kooper, I had one of the popular brand umbrella strollers, and it broke soon after buying it. This stroller is a much better buy. I carry it and down the subway stairs with my 22lb. 11 month old sitting inside without much trouble at all. It’s a little bit more difficult getting on the bus, since the stroller is not a one-hand fold, however, since my son can stand while I breakdown and set up the stroller, its not that big of a deal.

  55. Busy Mommy Of 3 on August 5th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    this stroller rocks!! as a mommy of 3 i have owned my share of strollers. i have had a graco, peg perego,2 maclarens, and a bumbleride. NONE of them compare!! it has pretty much got everything we love about the full sized strollers in a compact lightweight one. i have always loved my maclarens but i just had to try this one out bc of the full recline and boy am i glad i did. blows both of my maclarens out of the water. handles much better, is sturdier, FULL recline which is the reason i got it, better fabric, and just looks way cooler. one thing i wish it had was a bigger basket but, i’ll sacrifice for all the other things it has. oh, and i wish it locked into place when folded too, you have to latch it together in order for it to stay closed wich can be a pain sometimes. but still the best stroller i have ever perchased. its very roomy also, my 45 lb 4 year old has lots of room in it as well. and FYI a previous poster said you can no longer get it in black, but, my local babies r us had tons of them in black (as well as several online retailers) so yes, you can still get it. but, they are discontinuing the color so if you want it i would suggest getting it soon.