Valco Baby Zee review (and giveaway)

The Valco Baby Zee is turning some heads with its sleek and modern design, complete features and amazing maneuverability. I’ve decided the Zee should be renamed the Zippy – for a lightweight stroller, it’s that smooth. Like butter.

The Zee offers families pretty much everything they could need or want for an everyday, from birth stroller with a lightweight and compact package.

VALCO BABY ZEE DETAILS

  • Weighs only 18 pounds
  • Accommodates children from birth to 45 pounds
  • Retails for $330

THE ZEE SEAT

  • The seat back on the Zee offers firm back support with just enough padding to make it comfortable for extended use. The one-touch recline adjusts seamlessly and allows the seat back to stop in any position – from almost fully upright to fully reclined.
  • The seat back is on the normal to tall side (20-inches tall with a tall 26-inch clearance from seat bottom to canopy), which is great for use with older children. My two year old and four year old both fit perfectly in the seat with plenty of room to grow.
  • The head stopper at the top of the seat back is for use with an infant and when the seat is reclined, but can be stored neatly behind the seat when not in use or while using the Zee with an older child.
  • The adjustable footrest adjusts to three positions and helps to provide additional comfort to smaller babies and for sleeping toddlers.
  • The included and removable padded bumper bar has two positions – up for in use and down for when folded. The fabric zips off, so it’s easy to clean and easy to wash. I’ve found that a good wipe-down is typically all it needs.

The one thing I would like to see included with the Zee seat is a newborn/infant positioner or head hugger. The seat can get a little chilly to the touch, which can startle young babies and while Valco Baby has an All Sorts Seat Pad accessory, I like to see a from-birth stroller come standard with an infant support.

THE ZEE CANOPY

  • One of the best features about the Zee is the Ex-tended canopy. The canopy itself is a good size canopy (with a lock on both sides), but when unzipped, the canopy extends to provide full sun coverage for children in both the reclined and seated position.
  • The peek-a-boo window on the canopy has a velcro closure, a toggle to keep it rolled and neatly stored and a dark mesh to block most sunlight while allowing airflow through the stroller on hot days or while your child is sleeping.

THE ZEE HANDLEBAR

  • The handlebar is fixed and cannot be adjusted. The height of the handlebar is 40 inches from top to ground and because of the design, the stride clearance is large – meaning even tall parents are less likely to kick the frame of the stroller while walking.

THE ZEE WHEELS

  • The rear wheels are tubeless, which means there’s no need for an air pump and no need to worry about flats. The rear wheel suspension aids in making the maneuverability so superb, while the 360 degree front swivel wheels make it, well, zippy. Then lock the front wheels straight to maneuver over rougher terrain.
  • Due to the design of the Zee, my children aren’t able to dangle their feet and mess with the front wheels… I like that, a lot. There’s nothing worse than gliding along then have your child suddenly jerk the stroller by placing their feet on or near the front wheels.

THE ZEE STORAGE

  • It’s not the biggest storage basket (it’s more like a deep square) but again, because of the design, it’s one of the most accessible baskets. You can pile some serious cargo into it though…
  • With the seat reclined, the access is less but I’m still able to reach in and grab smaller items.

THE ZEE FOLD AND UNFOLD

  • Easy peasy! With the release of the bumper bar and two locks, the Zee collapses into a compact package the size of a piece of luggage – with a standing fold and automatic lock! Pop off the wheels and it’s even more compact.
  • Leave the wheels on and you can roll it behind you or place the handlebar on your arm to carry it like a bag. At only 18 pounds, traveling with this stroller is super easy.
  • The unfold on the Zee is quick (it takes about three seconds) and easy (the frame automatically locks into place) and then, you’re ready to go.

GIVEAWAY

Like what you see on the Zee? Enter below for a chance to win your very own Valco Baby Zee in the Sapphire color.

 
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Comments

  1. 1
    arely colin says:

    love the canopy

  2. 2
    Alex Liz Robinson says:

    I love that it only weighs 18 pounds!

  3. 3
    Laura Miller says:

    I love that it only weighs 18lbs but still holds a child up to 45lbs!

  4. 4

    The standing fold sounds really helpful!

  5. 5

    I love the extended canopy.

  6. 6
    Lisa Pimentel says:

    It is only 18lbs…awesome!

  7. 7
    Liana W. says:

    I am ALL about maneuverability, and this has it! I hate it when I’m “that mom,” awkwardly trying to get her stroller out of the way of other people.

  8. 8

    Easy to fold

  9. 9
    Katherine Rubio says:

    I love that it is lightweight.

  10. 10

    quick fold

  11. 11
    BobbiandDaniel Crooks says:

    The zippered fabric is brilliant for when baby makes a big mess.

  12. 12
    Courtney says:

    Love that it’s easy to fold!

  13. 13

    I like the canopy

  14. 14

    the storage basket

  15. 15

    I love that it’s only 18lbs and the extendable sun shade.

  16. 16
    jennifer says:

    i love the slim design and the big basket. we are an urban family and dont own a car and the zee would be perfect for around the city, on and off the bus and for grocery shopping. love love love the zee design.

  17. 17
    Melissa Henry says:

    The high seat back. My kids are tall so we need that feature

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    Jennifer Kreisler says:

    I am obsessive (slmost) about sun protection. The canopy is sooooo impurtant. I really love this feature. The compact fold is my second fav! Ooooh! i really do want this! Really !

  19. 19
    Christina Parker says:

    Love that it’s only 18lbs but holds a child up to 45lbs. Also love the one handed fold!

  20. 20

    Love that it’s only 18 pounds!

  21. 21
    Jessica Throneburg says:

    I love that its light!

  22. 22

    easy fold!

  23. 23
    Alexandra Pitcher says:

    Extended canopy; it’s so hot and sunny here and we could use the cover.

  24. 24

    LOVE how the stroller is so light! :o )

  25. 25
    Theresa C. says:

    I love how the Zee is light weight and easy to fold!Great for a mom on the go! :)

  26. 26

    It looks really comfortable for the rider!

  27. 27

    I love the one touch recline!
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  28. 28

    I love Zee for only being 18 pounds and suitable for birth to 45 pounds.

  29. 29
    Charity says:

    I soooo need this for my son

  30. 30

    I love how light weight this stroller is. It exceeds expevtations of what i was looking for. I need one of these!

  31. 31
    Stacey. Rumbaugh says:

    Awesome giveaway!

  32. 32
    Elizabeth says:

    I want one!

  33. 33

    love that it is so light weight!

  34. 34
    Estee Levitansky says:

    i love the zee everything abt it from storage to canopy

  35. 35
    Erin Thompson says:

    We have the Tri-Mode and would love a smaller stroller to keep in the car…love how the Zee is easy to fold, has a great canopy, and is made by Valco Baby!!!

  36. 36
    Angeline says:

    I love that it’s heavy duty, yet it’s light-weight

  37. 37

    The seat!!! So plush!

  38. 38
    Rochel S says:

    Love the standing fold! And how lightweight it is!

  39. 39
    Valarie says:

    that compact fold!

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    Susan M. says:

    Wow – it seems this stroller could be the “do-it-all” stroller. I LOVE the extendable canopy and not having to deal with flat tires all the time! The Sapphire color is really pretty!

  41. 41

    Love that big canopy!

  42. 42

    luv it, what an a wsome stroller!

  43. 43

    I love a good recline on a lightweight stroller!

  44. 44

    I love the extended canopy, how light it is, and how the Zee looks!

  45. 45
    Gretchen in HB says:

    I like the oversized canopy and the fact that from your video, it looks like the Vlaco Baby Zee can hold my tall, skinny almost 2 year old or my tall, skinny 4 year old without a problem!

  46. 46

    i love the light weight!

  47. 47

    This is so nice! Love the stroller! Stylin baby!

  48. 48
    Jeni Reca says:

    I love that it reclines and it’s lightweight. I currently have a quinny zapp though light weight it doesn’t recline and also doesn’t stay folded. Expecting number three soon and would like to make my life as easy as possible! I do have the valco tri mode double which I love!!

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    Jennifer Abramshe says:

    I love the canopy and how light weight it is!

  50. 50

    I like how lightweight it is :)

  51. 51
    Kristen M. says:

    My favorite feature is the sun canopy. My current stroller does not quite provide the level of coverage needed. Second best thing is that it is lightweight. With three kids, that’s a must!

  52. 52
    Lisa Ellis says:

    I love the high seat back so a older toddler can fit in it – and that’s its lightweight!

  53. 53

    love the easy fold and unfold!

  54. 54
    Natalie S says:

    I love that it weighs only 18 lbs!!

  55. 55

    I love how the canopy extends! I want to keep the sun off my baby and this is awesome.

  56. 56
    Julie M. says:

    I like that it is lightweight and the extended canopy for shade.

  57. 57

    Gosh, it’s hard to pick just one feature! But I will go with the fact that it is so easy to fold and unfold. :)

  58. 58
    Laurie G says:

    Standing fold!

  59. 59

    I am always a fan of an easy fold stroller with a good recline and canopy!
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  60. 60
    Jackie S. says:

    I really like how the canopy blocks the sun even when the child is reclined. I used to have to hang a blanket down from the canopy to block the sun with my other children’s strollers.

  61. 61

    My favorite feature? I love everything about this! I love that it reclines all the way back for baby to lay down, and that it is light weight, and that the canopy is so large, to name a few.

  62. 62

    i love the canopy…

  63. 63
    Katherine robison says:

    I luv the big storage basket because I usually have lots of things with me.

  64. 64
    Amy Johnson says:

    Love how it moves! and its light!

  65. 65
    Rachelle says:

    I love how lightweight it is!

  66. 66
    jamie davis says:

    i love the giant canopy

  67. 67
    Brooke Collins says:

    I like the easy fold!

  68. 68

    I love that it fits a tall kid and is only 18lbs!

  69. 69
    Nicole G. says:

    I like that the stride clearance is large so even taller people won’t kick the frame, hopefully.

  70. 70
    Bridget bielowicz says:

    Love valco and the ease of using one!

  71. 71
    Stephanie W. says:

    We have the ION for our soon to be 1 year old (2 more days!) and I am so wishing I the Zee had been available when we were shopping…it takes all my favorite features of the ion and all the things we always wished it had…. Love the fold and the footrest!

  72. 72
    Sarah Richardson says:

    Love the automatic fold

  73. 73
    gosia B. says:

    My fave feature of this stroller is the smooth ride and easiness to handle:) Love the sleek look!

  74. 74
    Christina Parker says:

    Love thIs stroller and how light weight it is and the weight limit it goes up to. Also love the one handed fold. Hoping to win!

  75. 75
    maria m says:

    Peek a boo window.

  76. 76
    shelley h. says:

    what love sob much about zee is the ability to adapt to so many ages. i have a four month old and a son who is a year and a half, thiss stoller would be a blessing to win!

  77. 77
    Rachel M.R. says:

    I love that it holds up to 45 pounds but it still lightweight.

  78. 78
    Theresa J says:

    I love the tubeless wheels and extended canopy

  79. 79

    Lightweight!

  80. 80
    Kaci Welch says:

    My favorite part – canopy madness!!

  81. 81
    shterna says:

    like that it lies flat and the foot rest comes up

  82. 82

    The fold!! i love the fold on the Zee!

  83. 83

    Love this stroller!! It looks amazing, I’ve had wonderful experiences with Valco strollers!!

  84. 84
    Melissa says:

    Love that my daughter wouldn’t be able to rub her feet all over the wheels and get them stuck…a favorite hobby of hers!

  85. 85
    Hong Jiang says:

    I love it!

  86. 86
    Crystal says:

    Love that it’s lightweight yet goes from birth to 45lbs

  87. 87

    I love the REAL tires!

  88. 88

    I love valco baby best stroller company… like its light weight

  89. 89
    Melanie says:

    I loe how easy it is to fold down!

  90. 90
    Kristina says:

    The kids would fight over it but I want one anyway. Make mine a double?

  91. 91

    I love the maneuverability- awesome! And since we always take the bus, it’s super helpful to have a lightweight stroller.
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  92. 92
    Rachel Wierenga says:

    Easy to fold and lightweight!

  93. 93

    Love the easy fold and the weight limit of 45lbs!!

  94. 94
    Malkie G says:

    Love that I can use it on my older toddler and it is still lightweight and easy to use

  95. 95

    The easy fold is my favorite feature.

  96. 96
    Jennifer Bonilla says:

    I LOVE that its so light weight! I currently have a stroller frame with the car seat, and my princess is soon to grow out of it. So it would be such a blessing if I won this stroller!

  97. 97

    I love how versitale this litttle stroller is.

  98. 98

    Thank you for this review! Valco was just recommended to me, and this stroller seems to have almost every feature I’d want!!

  99. 99
    Jennifer B. says:

    That it’s versatile, lightweight and everything else!

  100. 100

    You had me at 45 lbs.! We don’t have a stroller our 2 year old can be wrestled in to (except our double stroller). We’d love to win this so we could take him some places more easily.

  101. 101

    the extended canopy sounds nice

  102. 102
    Brooke c says:

    I love the size!!!

  103. 103
    Cassandra Eastman says:

    My favorite feature is probably the tubeless wheels so I won’t have to worry about a flat! I also love the easy fold! The look of the stroller is also amazing!

  104. 104
    Whitney L says:

    I love that the weight limit is 45lbs that way I can get great use out of it!

  105. 105

    I like the bassinet way so little baby can lay down while being pushed. Very nice design and great review!!

  106. 106
    keith Felts says:

    Cool ride for baby Simone, roll on

  107. 107
    Elizabeth Wisniewski says:

    I like the large canopy

  108. 108
    Amy Liefer says:

    I love all of the choices-it grows and changes as my child does.

  109. 109

    i appreciate the range of sizes it accommodates- had a (different) stroller once that my 2yr old outgrew in height, that was sad. very nice stroller, valco!

  110. 110

    I like that it’s easy to fold and unfold!
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  111. 111

    Love the weight and how it folds/unfolds!
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  112. 112

    I love that it can be rolled when folded!

  113. 113
    Tom Bellamy says:

    It’s lightweight at only 18 pounds.

  114. 114

    Love it!

  115. 115
    Bernadette says:

    I like that it’s light and folds easily

  116. 116

    love the full features for such a small package!
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  117. 117

    Everything! But especially the weight

  118. 118
    Arthur Caudill says:

    Easy to fold and the canopy.

  119. 119
    Sarah Wilson says:

    The standing fold!

  120. 120

    This stroller seems awesome. With baby #3 on the way I need a quick easy stroller. Thanks for the chance tO Win.

  121. 121
    Miranda Welle says:

    Love the easy fold! I had a stroller in the past that was so hard to fold you pretty much had to kick it to get it to release!!!!

  122. 122
    Melissa M says:

    I love that it’s so lightweight!!

  123. 123
    Stephanie Jarrett says:

    I love that the stroller is only 18 pounds!

  124. 124
    Tina Smith says:

    I love that it only weighs 18 pounds!

  125. 125
    Laura Russell says:

    Sounds like an amazing stroller!!

  126. 126

    Yay!

  127. 127
    Andrea Byrne says:

    I love that my child cant dangle their feet over the wheel making it more difficult

  128. 128
    Kendra Stuppi says:

    I love the extra large canopy and how versatile it is.

  129. 129
    susan smoaks says:

    the rear wheels are tubeless

  130. 130

    love the ex-tended canopy

  131. 131
    Melissa Al says:

    I love the large canopy, it means less sunblock! :-)

  132. 132
    Shakeeta W says:

    I love the folding capabilities and that I can carry it like a backpack!

  133. 133

    i love the recline and the canopy, and how lightweight it is…

  134. 134
    Jessi Greenmamajama says:

    I like that it is lightweight! That is a must for this mama :)

  135. 135
    Nadine Garcia says:

    45lb capacity and only weighs 18lbs… What’s not to love!!

  136. 136
    nosogirl says:

    I like how easy it is to break down and store in the car.

  137. 137
    Anne Loyd says:

    I love that the seat reclines.

  138. 138

    I love the neat fold and unfold

  139. 139

    Progressive, streamlined, and modern.. into it.
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  140. 140
    Gita Prasad says:

    How lightweight it is

  141. 141

    love that it’s so light weight…

  142. 142

    I love the big canopies and light weights.

  143. 143

    Oh my goodness, just one is hard. But I think I love that it is only 18 lbs.!! Amazing!!

  144. 144

    I like the canopy, the fold, and the weight limit!

  145. 145
    Dahlee Johansen says:

    I love the color and how lift it is

  146. 146

    I love the ease of it, the weight and the canopy.

  147. 147
    Jill boysen says:

    Love that it’s not to heavy. And the awesome colors

  148. 148

    Love that it’s lightweight and suited for tall babies and parents!

  149. 149

    Love how lightweight it is!

  150. 150
    Christina says:

    I LOVE the large, extended canopy. It seems comfortable & durable. I want one!

  151. 151

    Love that is weighs only 18 lbs ! Thanks !

  152. 152
    Nicole U says:

    I love that the stroller is from birth to 45 pounds and only weighs 18 pounds. Thanks for the chance to win! I love watching your reviews :)

  153. 153

    I love the slim design and that its lightweight!

  154. 154
    Lindsey Weisbruch says:

    I love how easily it folds up and that it is light weight!

  155. 155
    Lyra McLean says:

    Love the Valco products! Great products for real life with kids!!

  156. 156
    kathy music says:

    very nice!

  157. 157

    i love how it is easy to fold and compact!
    thats a huuuuuge plus!
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  158. 158

    All around cool

  159. 159

    18 lbs!

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    kendra stuppi says:

    Easy to fold up and a great extended canopy

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    Meghan Finley says:

    I’m a fan of the canopy

  162. 162
    Harmony B says:

    like the Ex-tended canopy

  163. 163
    Kristen Garvey says:

    I love that it’s so lightweight and the extended canopy is great for bad weather (or really sunny days!)

  164. 164
    Andrea Arkell says:

    thst it is a Valco :) easy to fold and lightweight

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    Tina McB says:

    I love the extended canopy!

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    Laura C. says:

    I love the maneuverability!

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    Cassandra says:

    I like that you can unzip the seat for easy washing. :)

  168. 168
    Jena Warren says:

    Love how light weight it is!

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    Lena Naef says:

    I love that it is lightweight!

  170. 170

    I just love the easy and compact fold!

  171. 171

    lover that its so lightweight

  172. 172

    Love the compact fold!

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    Charlene W says:

    I would love to win something!

  174. 174

    love that is weighs only 18 pounds. No breaking a back here!

  175. 175

    i love the sleek design of the stroller.

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    I love that it’s lightweight (only 18 pounds!), but accommodates children from birth to 45 pounds! Plus, that ex-tended canopy is really nice, too!

  177. 177
    MarissaBohannon says:

    Love the standing fold!

  178. 178

    I love that it’s lightweight and compact and yet is still a full featured stroller.

  179. 179

    Love the high quality!

  180. 180

    I love it’s easy to fold and unfold, thank you.

  181. 181

    love the style

  182. 182

    Love my Valco Quad, but the Zee sounds like a winner with the automatic lock, standing fold…and the fact that it’s only 18 pounds!

  183. 183

    I love that it’s lightweight, compact and easy to fold AND unfold!
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  184. 184
    michelle says:

    please please please if I win can I pay postage!!

    (I’m in Aus!)

    i reeeeeeeaaaaaaaallllllllyyyyyyyyy want one!

  185. 185

    hmmm…so many things to love but the kiddo not being able to mess with the wheels sounds AMAZING!

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