First Look Review

Joovy TwinRoo+ Review

The Joovy Twin Roo+ with 2 Chicco Keyfit 30 car seats installed.
Price:   $140.00 List | $107.99 at Amazon - 23% off
Pros:  NIce features, easy car seat connection
Cons:  Hard to access storage using two seats
Bottom line:  Great double frame option that works well for twins
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Manufacturer:   Joovy

The Skinny

The simplicity of the Joovy TwinRoo+ is what gives it most of its charm. It does so much with so little that we can't help but be impressed with the ingenuity of this minimalist frame stroller. This product offers an easy to use clip-in system for most popular infant car seat brands, it has an easy to execute one hand compact fold, and a huge under seat storage bin that is easy to access. With a safer cup holder that holds up to 4 items and high performing suspension and maneuvering capabilities for a frame stroller the Roo+ is a pleasure to use and operate with two children and everything that goes with traveling with two. There really isn't anything we didn't like about this Joovy product, which is why we gave it an honorable mention in our double stroller review. We feel this product is the best option for parents of infant twins and is a great transition stroller from birth until babies are old enough for a standard double stroller.

New Version Update — September 2016
The TwinRoo has been replaced by the TwinRoo+. We purchased the Roo+ and tested it along with the double strollers in our Double Stroller Review. While not truly a contender for double stroller awards, given its limited lifespan and design, we think it is one of the best options for parents of infant twins and we gave it an honorable mention award for this reason. Read more below to find out what improvements and changes have been made to the new Roo+ and why we like both versions for transporting twins.

Our Analysis and Test Results

Review by:
Juliet Spurrier, MD

Last Updated:
September 12, 2016


Joovy TwinRoo+ vs. TwinRoo Original

A few structural changes have been made to the new TwinRoo+ including an overall frame size that is 5 inches longer and 1.5 inches wider than the old version. This allows the two car seats to face the same direction, something not possible in the original Roo. However, the main difference between the two versions is increased car seat compatibility. While the TwinRoo+ still accepts the Chicco KeyFit 30, the list of other compatible seats has changed. The manufacturer states that the TwinRoo+ now accepts Graco Click Connect seats, rather than Classic Connect, along with the Britax B-Safe, Britax B-Safe 35, BOB B-Safe, Maxi-Cosi Mico, Maxi-Cosi Mico AP, Maxi-Cosi Prezi, Cybex Aton, Cybex Aton 2, Cybex Aton Q, Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35, and the UPPAbaby MESA. Twin Roo+ car seat adapters for all seats are available for purchase. Below are the two strollers with the TwinRoo+ on the left and the older Twin Roo on the right.
The car seats on the TwinRoo+ can face the same direction or one another.
The Twin Roo has face to face seating that allows twins to see each other and parents to see both children at the same time

First Look Review

Ease of Use

The Roo+ is easy to use with a variety of features designed for convenience and simplicity.

Fold and Unfold

The release button on the handle is the first step to folding the frame
The release button on the handle is the first step to folding the frame
The TwinRoo+ is a one hand fold that takes somewhere between 5-7 steps to close depending on how good you get at operating the frame. The folding process is rated as easy and only gets easier the more you do it. It has a manual locking feature, and does not have a carry strap nor does it self-stand. This product is easy enough to carry by the frame itself, and while a shoulder strap might have been nice to keep parents hands free while moving it, it isn't truly necessary. It would have been nice if this frame could stand by itself, and it looks like if the basket were a couple of inches longer it would. The unfolding process for this product is just as easy as the fold. It is also a one hand process and takes between 3-4 steps to execute depending on if you used the manual lock feature when you closed it. The frame sort of falls open on its own, requiring only the car seat attachments to be clicked into place.
The fold lock is set manually
The fold lock is set manually


The Roo+ is a great little commuter, and possibly the best commuter for infant twins. This product is easy to get into and out of trunk, thanks to its flat shape, lighter weight and ease of lifting. The flat shape means it might even fit behind some vehicle's front seats if space is at a minimum. This makes it a product you are more likely to want to take commuting no matter what kind of car or public transportation you use. If traveling on public transport in some cities this product meets the 2x4 rule and can be used onboard without folding. This can be very handy because little ones can stay in their carriers without being disturbed, and parents can keep their hands free for other things. You may need a second adult to lift the stroller up stairs and onto a bus, but you can also try requesting use of the handicapped access ramp if there is one.
The lightweight Roo+ is a good option for commuting with infant twins.
The lightweight Roo+ is a good option for commuting with infant twins.
The seats on the frame are high enough to meet most café table top heights, but given that babies are in car seats they won't need to eat at a table anyway. However, the height advantage might be nice for parents because they can still see babies faces without getting out of their chairs. The new ability to face both carriers in the same direction is a plus here over the older Roo that had babies facing toward each other. Now parents can tend to both babies facing them without getting up.


Large under seat storage bin can be hard to access with seats in place.
Large under seat storage bin can be hard to access with seats in place.
The TwinRoo+ has a very large under seat storage bin that runs the length of the frame. It sits directly beneath both infant carriers when they are clicked in, and the location can make it difficult to get larger items into and out of the bin with the seats in place. We didn't have any trouble getting the large diaper bag into the bin, but only with the seats off the frame. You can get smaller items in and out between the seats or around the edges, but if your goal is to remove the bag or larger item, at least one seat will need to come off. There is access to this bin from all sides, making it convenient for accessing smaller items quickly.

Sun Shade

The Joovy is a traditional frame product that does not come with seats or canopies included. The canopies for babies will be limited to whatever kind of sun shade comes standard on the infant carrier car seat. While this may limit or prohibit 100% coverage of babies when snapped into the Roo+, it shouldn't be a reason not to purchase the product.


The 4 cup holder with additional compartment is unique and located low on the frame
The 4 cup holder with additional compartment is unique and located low on the frame
The Roo+ has a 4 cup holder tray located low on the frame near the handlebar. The cup holders themselves are relatively deep compared to other strollers, and the location on the frame make them safer by limiting the possibility of bottles and cups falling on children while in use. The holders are compatible with most of the water bottles and sippy cups we tested and with 4 holders you have room for your refreshments as well as baby bottles. The tray also has a rectangular pocket in the middle when you can probably fit your mobile phone, keys, or teether toys for baby.

The minimalist nature of this very traditional frame product precludes it from having other features found on the double strollers we reviewed in our complete Double Stroller Review. It did not offer any other convenience items and the features intrinsic on the carrier you chose will be the only additional features found on this stroller.

Ease of Setup

This product took just under 10 minutes to get from the box to road ready. All the parts snap into place easily and it is the first product we have seen with a quick start guide. This made the whole process significantly shorter, and we think all of the products would benefit from having a simple straightforward setup guide.


Double wheeled front legs are not the best maneuvering  but the swivel wheels can lock when necessary
Double wheeled front legs are not the best maneuvering, but the swivel wheels can lock when necessary
The TwinRoo+ has only slightly better than average maneuverability compared to similar types of strollers. That being said, it still maneuvered well enough to get the job done and avoid frustration. It has a wider frame designed for increased stability, while the smaller wheel base allows for better maneuverability and handling.

Because of this wider footprint it feels a little hard to maneuver in tight spaces or around corners. It did relatively well on the hard surfaces and once it got going it wasn't difficult to continue pushing. The Roo+ struggled in grassy areas and had difficulty in the gravel portion of the course. It had additional trouble going over a 1 inch curb, and stairs should be avoided (it isn't recommended by the manufacturer anyway). The smaller plastic wheels make this product harder to use than some of the competition, and the double front wheels per front leg frame (a style we find hurts overall maneuverability) made the going tougher than it would have been with better tires, single wheels per leg, or larger wheels.

The shocks on the front wheels of the Roo+ improve the comfort for passengers, limiting the bumps and vibrations of the road. These kinds of hiccups could be disruptive to little passengers and newborns, so it is nice that it offered additional support where many frame options didn't. The locking front swivel wheels can also help prevent the stroller from moving off course by getting caught on baseboards and other low level objects.


BabyGearLab takes the issue of safety and baby products seriously. We try to consider factors that might potentially cause safety hazards or concerns. We look for concerns with brakes, cup holders, and the possibility of products to tip under normal use.


The brakes on this product are double action, meaning you must set the pedal on both sides to fully engage them. This isn't the best design, and we prefer the single action brakes where you only need to press one pedal for complete engagement. They are however, relatively easy to set (if not sandal friendly), but because parents could forget to set both or become distracted before getting the job done, it might be a potential safety concern. Once set however, the brakes have little play in them.

Cup Holder

The Cup holders on the Roo+ are set low on the frame making them less of a safety concern than high set cup holders.
The Cup holders on the Roo+ are set low on the frame making them less of a safety concern than high set cup holders.
The cup holders on this product do not seem to pose a safety hazard. They are located low on the frame and are deep enough to avoid items accidentally falling out. It is one of the few cup holders we have seen to offer such deep holders in such a nice location.


This product tipped on a hill with a side angle of 25 degrees. It's better than some of the double strollers, but is not as good as the average for the group. The important thing to consider when looking at this information is not leaving a product on a hillside or taking it across an angle to get to your destination.

Weight and Folded Size

The Joovy Twin Roo folds relatively flat
The Joovy Twin Roo folds relatively flat
This Joovy is a little over 24 pounds without car seat attachments. Twenty four pounds is relatively light for a double product, though the Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite is 23.4 pounds, but doesn't accept 2 car seats.

The Twin measures 47.75 x 26 x 10.25 inches when folded, and just about 12,700 cubic inches. This makes it relatively small, and compact enough to fit in most trunks. It folds very flat and could possibly even be stored behind the front seat in some cars if necessary.


The TwinRoo+ is similar in quality to the other Joovy products we've reviewed. The frame is well made and finished nicely with no rough edges or an abundance of connectors that make it feel flimsy or result in too much flex. While this stroller is very utilitarian in design and nature, it still exhibits quality that shows in both looks and performance.

Ease of Car Seat Attachment

The Joovy Twin Roo + is a great options for families with infant twins. This economical lightweight frame stroller will get two babies where they need to go with lots of storage and versatile seating arrangements.
The Joovy Twin Roo + is a great options for families with infant twins. This economical lightweight frame stroller will get two babies where they need to go with lots of storage and versatile seating arrangements.
The Joovy TwinRoo+ mounts infant car seats sideways, in opposite directions or the same direction for easier access to both babies at the same time. Configuration versatility can give parents access to each child individually in whatever way meets their needs best. The versatility also allows little ones time to see each other and interact, or gives them a chance for independant time and rest with fewer distractions. The carriers release with the car seat's native release operation that is used when releasing the carrier from the car seat base.

The Joovy is a click and go connection frame with adapters sold separately. We prefer this kind of connection over the click and strap methods, because we worry the additional step can increase the chance for error or lack of compliance due to ignorance, forgetfulness, or possible laziness. The snap feature is relatively easy to use on the Joovy; you first snap in the front and then ensure the sides have clicked into place. The height of the frame makes attaching the seats a breeze, as opposed to some products that required lifting a carrier higher or bending over to attach the seats.


The Twin Roo+ is perfect for twins with 2 car seat attachments in either direction.
The Twin Roo+ is perfect for twins with 2 car seat attachments in either direction.
This dedicated frame product is ideal for twins, and in fact some parents of twins claim they don't know how they would live without it. Given that two babies is more to juggle, and come with more supplies, it is almost imperative that you purchase some kind of stroller to transport them in. It will be nearly impossible to make it through babyhood without taking two babies somewhere either for errands or fun, and it will be far easier with a great stroller that accepts two infant car seats so you can get things done and potentially manage the feat with only one adult. While one baby can be managed without a stroller, thanks to baby carriers and simply carrying baby in their car seat, two babies cannot be handled in the same way, and as a result baby gear becomes a necessity as opposed to a desire.

Best Applications

The best application for this product is as an infant car seat carrier for newborns until such time they grow out of their car seats. It offers easy snap and go connection system and a very large under seat storage bin that is user friendly and can carry everything you need for a quick trip or a full day's adventure. While this product is limited to passengers under one year old, the lower price tag means it won't break the bank and you'll get your money's worth long before your children outgrow it.


Joovy in general is one of the best values on the market, and their TwinRoo+ is no exception. The TwinRoo+ is listed at $140, but is can often be found on sale. This price is budget friendly and gives parents a great product that can be used for almost the first year of life. In addition, most frame strollers are easy to resell once you have outgrown them. Combining this product with the award winning Best Value winner, the Joovy Scooter X2, will give you two great user friendly products for around $400, which is a good deal for strollers for twins.


The Twin Roo+ can attach car seats facing the same direction unlike the original Twin Roo that only allowed alternating installation.
The Twin Roo+ can attach car seats facing the same direction unlike the original Twin Roo that only allowed alternating installation.
The Joovy TwinRoo+ is a sturdy, well-built frame stroller that gives you everything you need, and nothing you don't. The minimalist style prevents this product from weighing in too heavy, and the flat fold means it can fit in most small spaces where space is at a premium. This product is easy to use, easy to connect a variety of car seats onto, and has ample storage for supplies for two. The parent tray and 4 cup holders are located in an accessible location that is both convenient and safe. There is very little to dislike about the TwinRoo+, and everything to love. The performance and high marks in each metric make this a product we would definitely recommend to friends, and is why we gave it an honorable mention for double stroller for infant twins.

Other Versions

We also looked at the Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite and the Joovy Scooter X2 in our double stroller review. The Scooter earned a Best Value award, and the Caboose an honorable mention for the best lightweight sit and stand.
Juliet Spurrier, MD & BabyGearLab Team

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