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Review: Joolz Pushchair

Mamas & Papas' stylish 'three-wheeler' is a funky option for the parent and baby on the go

Posted: 11 December 2008
by Debra Stottor

Mamas & Papas Joolz

Stylish and built to last
Not the lightest model so better suited to taller mums and dads
Features: Price includes chassis, carrycot, seat unit, two hoods, raincover and pump. Suitable from birth to 15kg.
Price: £625
Weight: 13.5kg
Dimensions: 107x62x91cm
Mamas & Papas Joolz Pushchair

The concept:
With its brushed aluminium chassis and oval-shaped seat frame, the look of this buggy is reminiscent of certain other desirable buggies on the market, but don’t let that put you off as this has plenty to offer, in terms of both style and practicality.

In action:
First, the chassis: as it’s aluminium it’s light and strong; it’s also easy to fold and has an adjustable handlebar, all-round wheel suspension, quick-release wheels and lockable front swivel wheels for optimum manoeuvrability.
The key point here is that the seat fits high on the chassis (a little like the Stokke Xplory), which means your baby has a bird’s eye view of his surroundings, not to mention being at optimum height when you stop for a bite to eat.
As both seat and carrycot can face in or out, it will also garner the approval of the National Literacy Trust as they campaign for parents to have their babies facing inwards to improve communication and reduce baby’s stress levels.

For newborns there’s a lie-flat carrycot to protect your baby’s delicate spine, while the seat has three recline positions, all of Mamas & Papas Joolz Pushchairwhich can be achieved without disturbing your child. The hood offers plenty of protection from the elements, and there’s a pocket in the back of the seat unit to store a few essentials. The basket underneath isn’t huge but it has a cover to keep dirt away from your stuff – a great idea.

Flexible style to suit your tastes:
What sets the seat and carrycot apart is that you don’t have to choose the same colour for each, so you can create a whole new look – and if you want to be really bold, choose an optional footmuff in a contrasting colour. As well as smart black, there’s a choice of bold, jewel-like colours, so whatever you choose you’re sure to stand out from the crowd. And if you want a travel system, no worries, as the Primo Viaggio is compatible with the chassis.
At £625, Joolz is quite an investment, but if you want a top quality, great-looking buggy that will take you from birth through the toddler years, this could be a good choice.

Vital statistics:
Colours: Blac (black), Sigma (lime), Ultra (purple), Alpha (red), Hydra (blue).
Additional accessories available Footmuff (available in all colours), £60; Changing bag (Blac only), £60; Sunshield with insect net, £35; Primo Viaggio car seat, £115; adaptors, £25; Isofix base, £100; Surefix base, £60.

The ThinkBaby verdict

A great option if you have the high-end budget – something that will look good and last for as long as you need it
Performance: 4/5
Value: 4/5

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I have the Primo Viaggio ES Car seat and the same Joolz pram but my car seat doesnt fit onto the chassis. Is there anywhere i can get the adaptors?

Posted: 30/10/2011 at 15:47

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