Travel Lighter with the Joovy Groove Ultralight Stroller (+ a Giveaway)

When you travel with little ones, you need a lightweight stroller. Like UNDER 14 pounds (at least). You’re already carrying so much stuff already (though JetSetBabies can help with getting your diapers, wipes, baby food, etc there) — so a lighter stroller is the way to go.  As a longtime blogger and stroller reviewer (I’ve tested over 65 of them)  – and now JetSetBabies Co-owner, one of my favorite lightweight strollers is Joovy’s Groove Ultralight ($199).

I’m not sure how Joovy managed it (it’s 12.78 lbs) but this has everything I loved about their 2010 Groove stroller in a lighter package.

1. Seat: The seat is roomy. If you have a husky toddler, like I do (even though he doesn’t eat) — the seat is wide and padded. It will also easily support taller toddlers. My almost 3 year old is husky and he had no problem fitting into the Groove Ultralight. The fabric can also be easily wiped off (and sand did not stick to it).

2. Sunshade: Joovy understands sun protection. I love how the Groove Ultralight’s sunshade comes down far enough to protect my little blue-green eyed redheaded, pale skinned toddler. NOTE: This is going to definitely be one of your top features on a vacation. 


3. The Push: Most umbrella strollers aren’t known for a smooth, dainty ride, but Joovy did a good job with the Groove Ultralight. It’s very easy to push, which is a must-have for me.

4. It has a strap!!: Yeah.. My only con with this is that you have to attach it yourself —  I forgot to attach it for a few trips and could have used it! Make sure you loosen the strap when you attach it so you can comfortably sling it onto your shoulder. This is especially good when you need to fold up your stroller and carry your little one. TIP: Invest in a stroller travel bag when you fly with it.

5. Padded handlebars: YES!! They are so ergonomic and comfy. Probably the best handlebars I’ve ever tried.


6. Storage: It’s an umbrella stroller, so the storage is okay (which is perfectly normal for an umbrella stroller). You will be able to store a lot of things, but it doesn’t compare to the Big Mama Stroller (ie. this is not the stroller to go food shopping with). If you’re taking the Groove Ultralight on vacation, you will be able to easily fit everything you need for a day. We hung our diaper bag, plus towels,


7. It’s Not TIPPY!!: If you have a light diaper bag or a backpack and hang it on the handlebars, it won’t tip (just don’t put too much weight on the handlebars). Which is actually pretty good for an umbrella stroller of the Groove Ultralight’s light weight. When I tested this; I had a backpack with a iPad, snacks, changes of clothes — the Groove Ultralight did not tip. But when I added three packs of 28 diapers in three different plastic bags onto it, along with the backpack – it tipped).

8. The Fold: The fold is a standard umbrella fold. Push up the back lever, use your foot to push down the side lever and the stroller will fold. Easy-peasy, but you’ll need to fold it while wearing shoes (I couldn’t fold it barefoot).


  • Stroller Dimensions Folded (inches): 12.5 H x 13 W x 40 D
  • Stroller Dimensions Assembled: 40.75 H x 21 W x 33.5 D
  • Minimum Child Age: 3 Months
  • Maximum Child Weight: 55 lbs.
  • Easy carry strap
  • 5 point harness
  • Mesh kids pockets
  • Cup holder/zippered pocket
  • Auto fold lock
  • Unlimited recline positions to 149 degrees
  • Adjustable leg support
  • Reflective safety package

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