In-depth baby product reviews led by a Pediatrician

Zoe Twin+ Review

This sturdy ride for two includes adequate storage, a quick fold, useful accessories, and lighter weight, but its brakes take some extra attention
Zoe Twin+
Credit: Abriah Wofford
Editors' Choice Award
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Price:   $299 List
Pros:  Easy to use, giant canopies, quick fold, includes accessories
Cons:  Brakes require extra attention to set, hard to push and turn off-road
Manufacturer:   Zoe
By Wendy Schmitz ⋅ Senior Review Editor  ⋅  Nov 21, 2021
  • Share this article:
Our Editors independently research, test, and rate the best products. We only make money if you purchase a product through our links, and we never accept free products from manufacturers. Learn more
70
OVERALL
SCORE


RANKED
#1 of 5
  • Weight/Folded Size - 40% 7
  • Ease Of Use - 30% 9
  • Maneuverability - 20% 4
  • Quality - 10% 7

The Skinny

The Zoe Twin+ double umbrella stroller is an easy-to-use stroller for two. This impressive and budget-conscious option includes the best napping bubble we've ever seen with giant canopies and adjustable leg rest to pair with a dead recline seatback. It has under-seat storage and quick access pockets. This stroller has a quick fold and is lighter than much of the competition, making it a good choice for those worried about lifting or storing their stroller. Unfortunately, this stroller has brakes that took some wiggling and extra attention to ensure they were set correctly. We encourage parents to give these an extra look before walking away from their parked stroller. Overall, we think this is a reasonably priced double option most families will appreciate if they stick to flat surfaces and want great napping.

Compare to Similar Products

 
Zoe Twin+
This Product
Zoe Twin+
Awards Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award Best Value Award  
Price $299 List$500 List
$549.99 at Amazon
$350 List
$349.99 at Amazon
$100 List
Check Price at Amazon
$320 List
$289.99 at Amazon
Overall Score Sort Icon
70
65
64
56
45
Star Rating
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Pros Easy to use, giant canopies, quick fold, includes accessoriesVery small, well-made, adjustable leg restsHigh quality, comfy seats, useful featuresPrice, small, light, easy to stowBetter maneuverability, good quality, parent console
Cons Brakes require extra attention to set, hard to push and turn off-roadExpensive, harder to fold, no peek-a-boo windowsHeavier, storage bin access issuesLower quality, harder to useHeavier, larger, hard to use storage, higher price
Bottom Line This sturdy ride for two includes adequate storage, a quick fold, useful accessories, and lighter weight, but its brakes take some extra attentionSomewhat pricey umbrella that is well made and fits in tight spacesStylish and high quality choice with useful features for longer tripsBudget friendly option that is easy to carry and fits in small spacesHeavy with limited rear seat function that disappoints for the price
Rating Categories Zoe Twin+ Mountain Buggy Nano... UPPAbaby G-Link 2 Delta Children LX S... Joovy Caboose Ultra...
Weight Folded Size (40%)
7.0
8.0
6.0
9.0
4.0
Ease Of Use (30%)
9.0
6.0
7.0
3.0
5.0
Maneuverability (20%)
4.0
4.0
5.0
4.0
4.0
Quality (10%)
7.0
7.0
9.0
3.0
6.0
Specs Zoe Twin+ Mountain Buggy Nano... UPPAbaby G-Link 2 Delta Children LX S... Joovy Caboose Ultra...
Weight 19.8 lbs 20.3 lbs 21.3 lbs 18.5 lbs 23.9 lbs
Folded Dimensions 29.25"W x 28.5"H x 12.5"L 28.5"W x 13"H x 20.2"L 18"W x 15"H x 42"L 17"W x 11.5"H x 42"L 21.2"W x 11.8"H x 45.5"L
Capacity Limits Minimum: 3 months
Maximum: 45 lbs
Minimum: 6 months
Maximum: 33 lbs
Minimum: 3 months
Maximum: 55 lbs/45"
Minimum: Must Have Proper Head and Neck Control
Maximum: 35 lbs
Minimum: 3 months Front Seat, 6 months Rear Seat
Maximum: 45 lbs/44"
Included Car Seat Compatibility None None None None Baby Trend
Flex-Loc, Latch-Loc
Britax
B-Safe, B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite, Chaperone
BOB
B-Safe
Chicco
KeyFit, KeyFit 30
Combi
Shuttle 33, Shuttle, Connection
Cybex
Aton, Aton 2, Aton Q
Evenflo
Embrace
Graco
Junior Baby, SafeSeat, Snugride Click Connect 30, 35, 40, SnugRide Classic Connect 22, 32, 35
JJ Cole
Newport
Lamaze
Via
Maxi Cosi
Mico, Mico NXT, Mico AP, Cabriofix, Pebble, Prezi
Mothercare
Travel Tot
Nuna
Pipa
Peg Perego
Primo Viaggio 4-35, Primo Viaggio SIP, Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30
Recaro
Performance Coupe
Safety 1st
onBoard 35, onBoard 35 Air, Designer 22
UPPAbaby
Mesa
Click-in Car Seat Adapters None None None None None
Strap-in Car Seat Adapters None None None None Baby Trend
Flex-Loc, Latch-Loc
Britax
B-Safe, B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite, Chaperone
BOB
B-Safe
Chicco
KeyFit, KeyFit 30
Combi
Shuttle 33, Shuttle, Connection
Cybex
Aton, Aton 2, Aton Q
Evenflo
Embrace
Graco
Junior Baby, SafeSeat, Snugride Click Connect 30, 35, 40, SnugRide Classic Connect 22, 32, 35
JJ Cole
Newport
Lamaze
Via
Maxi Cosi
Mico, Mico NXT, Mico AP, Cabriofix, Pebble, Prezi
Mothercare
Travel Tot
Nuna
Pipa
Peg Perego
Primo Viaggio 4-35, Primo Viaggio SIP, Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30
Recaro
Performance Coupe
Safety 1st
onBoard 35, onBoard 35 Air, Designer 22
UPPAbaby
Mesa
One-handed Fold No No No No No
Locking Fold Auto Auto Auto Manual Manual
Self-standing Fold No Yes No No No
Carry Strap No Yes No No No
Handlebar Height - Min/Max 41" 39.7" 41.5" 36.8" 41.8"
Sandal-friendly Brake Yes Yes No No Yes
Included Accessories Parent Cup Holder
2 Children Cup/Snack Holder
None None None None
Setup Time 2-5 Min 2-5 Min 2-5 Min 2-5 Min 10-15 Min

Our Analysis and Test Results

ZOE started in November of 2015 as a family company. The family shared more than 60 years of juvenile product experience and a goal of creating quality products with lower prices. Since then, the family has sold the company. The Zoe company website no longer offers details about the company or its long-term goals.

Performance Comparison



While larger and heavier than previous versions of the double Zoe...
While larger and heavier than previous versions of the double Zoe, the Twin+ is still smaller and lighter than much of the competition.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Weight and Folded Size


The Twin+ has put on some weight over previous versions of this stroller for multiples. It is 19.8 lbs in our tests compared to an even 19 advertised by the manufacturer. This weight is still below the average for the group, but an umbrella stroller should be lightweight, so it is a shame they keep making this Zoe heavier with each new version.


When folded, the Twin+ is about 10,420 cubic inches. Sadly, this too is an increase of almost 1000 cubic inches over the last version, making this Zoe both heavier and larger than it used to be. However, it is still smaller than the average for the test group.

The Twin+ comes with a double belly bar and an accessory bar with...
The Twin+ comes with a double belly bar and an accessory bar with snack cups.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Use


The Twin+ earned one of the highest scores in our review for ease of use, proving they have what it takes to compare side-by-side with some higher-end, more expensive products.


Testing ease of use includes folding/unfolding and those features that impact the day-to-day experience of using the stroller in real life.

The Twin+ has an automatic locking mechanism on the fold, making it...
Folding the Twin+ is a two handed process of pulling up on dual...

Fold and Unfold


The Twin+ requires two hands to fold and features an auto-lock (above left) but does not self-stand. To fold, you pull up simultaneously on the straps under the fabric on each seat (above right). Unfolding includes releasing the locking mechanism and pulling up on the handle until the frame locks open.

The brake bar on the Twin+ is sandal foot-friendly, but it requires...
The brake bar on the Twin+ is sandal foot-friendly, but it requires some wiggling the stroller around to get the brake to settle into the notches properly.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Brakes


The Twin+ brakes are friendly to sandaled and bare feet and are some of the easiest single-action brakes to set in this review. This stroller has a single bar across the back that flips up and down to set brakes on both wheels. Occasionally, we had to wiggle the stroller a little to get the notches on the brakes to fall into place, so you need to double-check that they are set well before you leave the stroller or the brakes may NOT be set properly.

The storage bin on the Twin+ feels large, but the bar in the middle...
The pockets on the Twin+ seatbacks are not very big and they do not...

Storage


The Twin+ under-seat storage bin feels smaller than previous versions of this stroller. The bin has mesh sides with a solid bottom and a 10 lb weight limit (above left). The basket has a roomy feel, but there is a bar right in the middle that prevents a large diaper bag from fitting through the opening.

Passenger cup holders and a snack holder are nice additions to the...
Passenger cup holders and a snack holder are nice additions to the Twin+.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Each seatback has a small pocket (above right) for quick items like keys or a wallet and it sports a parent cup holder, something we see less and less of these days on any stroller. The stroller also comes with a belly bar or snack holders for the kiddos.

The Twin+ canopies are the largest in the group with a zip-out...
The Twin+ canopies are the largest in the group with a zip-out extension that falls past the knees of most passengers.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Sunshade


The sunshades on the Twin+ are super large and extend past the knee when fully open for some of the best coverage on the market. Each shade is UPF 50+ and has a mesh peek-a-boo window with a cover that features a magnet closure for silent peeking on napping children. The canopies create almost a pod room-like feel for quiet napping.

While the harness buckle on the Twin+ feels kind of cheap, it works...
While the harness buckle on the Twin+ feels kind of cheap, it works well and is easy to depress with one hand.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Harness


Each Twin+ seat has a 5-point harness. The harnesses each have a non-adjustable crotch strap that is a wider swath of fabric than any strap we've ever seen, and we suspect this is more comfortable than a webbed strap. The shoulder straps are easy to adjust and have minimal padding around the neck area with a rethread that didn't give us any trouble. The buckle works well and depresses easily despite feeling like cheaper plastic.

This new Zoe has an adjustable leg rest making the seat more...
This new Zoe has an adjustable leg rest making the seat more nap-able for smaller passengers.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Seat


The Twin+ is the first double Zoe we've seen with adjustable leg rests. the leg rests operate fairly smoothly and allow the rest to stick out strat for a napping platform for smaller riders.

The seat recline on the Twin+ has a smooth working toggle.
The Twin+ has a nice recline and is set up for some cozy napping...

The adjustment toggle on the seatback is plastic with two straps that thread through for seat back height adjustment (above left). The seat reclines in infinite positions including almost flat and helps create a sleeping bubble when used with the canopy fully extended (above right).



Ease of Setup


The Twin+ same almost fully assembled and we only had to attach the wheels and kid console. It shares the same instructions as the single version of this stroller and they are good enough without any confusing steps. It took us under 5 minutes to assemble this stroller including the unboxing.

The dual wheel design of the Twin+'s plastic wheels isn't the best...
The dual wheel design of the Twin+'s plastic wheels isn't the best for maneuvering off flat hard surfaces.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Maneuverability


Thanks in large part to the two wheels on one leg design of less expensive, lightweight strollers, none of the double umbrella options offered much in our tests for maneuverability. The Twin+ was no exception to this plight. It did score higher for maneuverability than some of the competition, but it is something to note that you sacrifice some maneuverability in favor of being lightweight.


This Zoe includes 4 wheels in the front (2 wheels on each side); the wheels are foam-filled plastic. This design results in spinning wheels and wheels that get hung up on small rocks and such in the path. This stroller works best on hard, flat surfaces and begins to struggle on the carpet. Things get harder on grass and gravel and we think most parents will find it frustrating to push for any distance off-road.

The parent cup holder on the Twin+ is better than some of the...
The parent cup holder on the Twin+ is better than some of the competition but you'll need to remove it to make it through some doorways.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Despite the locking ability of the front wheels, this stroller is still unable to negotiate uneven terrain. While we were able to get it through most doorways during testing, we had to remove the cup holder and lift the backside somewhat to shimmy it through.

While not as fancy as some of the higher-priced competition, the...
While not as fancy as some of the higher-priced competition, the Twin+ is good quality for the price.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Quality


This ZOE feels about the same as the last version for quality and better than the original we tested several years ago. While not the best quality in the bunch, it is good for the price and we think most parents will think they got what they paid for and then some.


The Twin+ has foam-filled plastic wheels and thick canvas over an aluminum frame. The fabric is softer than previous versions and feels easier to spot clean too. The frame is sturdy, nothing something all of the competition can claim and everything connects well for a non-rickety feel. The stroller has an overall clean, put-together look.

Manufacturer Video



Wendy Schmitz

Honest, objective reviews. Led by a Pediatrician.

BabyGearLab was founded by a Pediatrician Mom with a mission to provide a reliable, independent, source of information to new parents. Our experts have tested thousands of baby and kids products to share key performance, health, and safety findings. We spend tens of thousands of dollars crash testing car seats to inform our ratings. And, we combine our review work with gobs of expert parenting advice. To assure complete independence, we buy all the products we test ourselves. No sponsored content. No ads. Just real, honest, side-by-side testing by people who care.

Learn More