When it comes to baby gear, I’d say my absolute favorite thing to shop for is the stroller. There are so many on the market and with a baby who loves to be outside just as much as his Mama, Harry and I spend a lot of time with our stroller. We’ve been using the Stokke Scoot for a few months now and are absolutely in love. It’s such a wonderful stroller with such a practical, beautiful design. We’ve had lots of compliments when out and about and we are ready to review it today!
The stroller was very easy to assemble and I was able to get it ready for the road in just a few minutes. One of my favorite features is the little green button on either side of the stroller which lets you know when everything is in the right place and ready for baby. It’s red until every part of the stroller is locked in place, making it safe for baby and easy to tell when your stroller is set up properly.
In the Stokke Scoot Harry is able to face outward or in towards me, and the seat can be upright or reclined (with four recline positions) which I love. The seat is nice and high, so the stroller can be used as a high chair substitute when needed and the inward facing function is great for evening walks now that it gets dark early, since Harry doesn’t really love to be in his stroller in the dark. Since he can see me, he is much more content.
The handle on the Scoot is fully adjustable as well, so the stroller accommodates every parent comfortably. Personally, I keep it at the lowest handle hight and I’m 5’4″. Also, all four swiveling wheels lock into place which means the stroller is able to adjust well to your terrain. All four wheels are made of a soft material which won’t puncture and leave you stranded with a bum stroller. This is a big piece of mind for me on some of those longer walks.
The Scoot folds up super compact with one hand, and does so fairly easy. It took a few practice runs for me to figure out exactly how to best fold the stroller one handed (so I definitely recommend trying it out a few times at home) but once I got it, it was easy as could be. I took it through airport security twice, and had to fold it up for four flights. It folds right in half and is very compact, which is great for the car or travel.
The Scoot has a few practical additions as well. The cargo space underneath the seat is giant. One of the biggest I’ve seen and it’s really easy to get to – no ducking under handlebars and reaching blindly into the cargo net. It’s definitely the best I’ve come across. And the water repellent canopy is plenty big and great for protecting Harry from the wind or the bright sun. The canopy is equipped to open up 30% for ventilation (with a mosquito net protecting the opening) and this acts as a window to see baby when the set is set in the outward facing setting. The canopy can be completely removed if you’d prefer as well.
As for safety, the Scoot is equipped with a 5 point safety harness which is secure and easy to use. There is a footbrake which controls all four wheels that has an easy on/off function. The frame is lightweight but very durable and stable. It really feels like a safe stroller.
And practicality aside for a moment, it’s gorgeous. I kid you not when I tell you I’ve had many people asking about the stroller and complimenting it. True to Stokke form, it comes in an array of beautiful colors and just looks cool.
The downside? There really isn’t one. The only complaint I have is that it really isn’t an all-terrain stroller, though it’s fabulous in an urban environment. It doesn’t do great on really bumpy roads (or lots of snow) but I’ve tried it out on cobblestone streets and it definitely does the job there. Unless you’re looking to go off the pavement, this stroller will have no problem with the urban terrain you throw at it.
Bottom line, the Stokke Scoot is beautiful, practical, and safe and both Harry and I are big fans. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great urban stroller. What about you… has anyone fallen in love with this stroller like I have? What’s your favorite color? I’m a big fan of the Radiant Orchard purple, especially since that’s the color of 2014!
One of you lucky readers is going to be cruising in your very own Stokke Scoot… we are giving away a Scoot in your choice of color (based on availability)! The giveaway starts today, January 20th and ends Saturday January 25th at noon CST. The winner will be selected at random, contacted via email and have five days to claim their prize before another winner is selected.
Though we were not paid for this review, we were sent a Stokke Scoot stroller to review. All opinions are those of The Wise Baby.