Find out why I ditched my fancy and expensive double stroller for the Zoe XL2. If you’re on the hunt for an easy, lightweight, sturdy double stroller continue reading this blog post to see why I love the Zoe stroller for every day and travel!
Why I ditched my fancy and expensive stroller for the Zoe
When I was pregnant with Finn, I was convinced I needed the most expensive double stroller on the market. We knew that we were planning to have more than 1 child, so it made sense to me at the time to register for a convertible double stroller – one that can accommodate one baby or two.
This fancy stroller came with the option to interchange a bassinet, regular forward or rear-facing seat, adding a wheel board to the back for a third child.
And while living downtown Chicago in the city, we really did love the ease of this stroller! We left it in our garage and the stroller was easily accessible for walks around town. However, when we moved to the suburbs + started traveling with two kids, I quickly realized realized that I couldn’t even LIFT this double stroller into the back of my car when all the parts were attached (and I consider myself a pretty strong person!).
Traveling was even more of a mess – this thing was HUGE! And required a rocket scientist to disassemble all the parts in order to fit in the travel bag – something I was left sweating over at the airport gate, scrambling to get this thing in the travel bag with two crazy, unrestrained kiddos running around. OOF!
Why I love the Zoe XL2
I chose the Zoe XL2 because living in the suburbs, I prefer a side-by-side double. PLUS, it’s SO lightweight (19 pounds), has retractable seats, AND you can fold it up in less than 2 seconds! So easy to lift by myself (a requirement since I am alone with the kids often). I been missing out of for the last 3 years! Zoe also offers a front to back double which is an equally great option.
PLUS! If we add another babe (or 2!), the XL2 converts to a triple or quad with additional attachments!
- Disney Approved Stroller: Yes!! We are headed to Disney with Finn in January, can’t wait to bring the XL2.
- Net Weight: 19 lbs – but feels way lighter.
- Carrying Capacity: 50 lbs per seat
- Open Dimensions: 40.25″(height) x 29″ (width) x 33″ (depth)
- Recline: 165 Degrees (where 90 Degrees is straight up and 180 degrees is totally flat)
- Independent Seat Recline: Yes
- Independent Canopies: Yes
- Adjustable Footrest: Yes
- Age Recommendation: Infant or Older
- Accepts Infant Car Seats: No
- Seat Dimensions: 12″ (width) x 9″ (depth)
- One Child Snack Cup
- Two Child Cup Holders
- One Parent Cup Holder
- Double Belly Bar (interchangeable with the snack cups)
- Removable, Padded Harness Strap Covers
- Independent 4-Panel Expandable Canopy – expands to shut closed completely
- Travel Backpack & Storage Bag
- Ventilated Rain & Snow Weather Cover
- Shoulder Carry Strap
- Parent Console Organizer
- 1/2 Belly Bar (Fits One Side of Stroller)
- Snack Tray
- Snack and Cup Holder
Zoe offers discounted returned strollers + other items! How cool is that! Check them out here.
I also really like the single stroller by Zoe called, The Traveler.
Other helpful blog posts:
- The Zoe Terra Stroller for Active Moms
- How to travel with kids
- Items to leave at grandparents’, nanny share or second caregiver’s house
- Baby sleep hack for parents during the holidays
- Diaper bag essentials
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