Review of the Joie Versatrax Pushchair

First impressions – The pram looked a good size and stylish, I feel that grey is in right now and with the brown leather handle it really stands out, additionally there is some subtle brown bits on the straps of the chair which are nice.

Set up – The pram and seat all came together in one box, the set up was super easy and took no longer than 5 minutes! No tools or anything required, all that was needed was to add the wheels and cup holder, both just as easy as the other, the wheels pushed into place and you hear a click to know they are in place, same with the cup holder.

Features –

  • UPF 50 and water repellent canopy
  • Oversized expandable hood
  • Suitable from birth with flat reclining seat
  • One-touch brakes
  • Woven fabrics
  • Lightweight chassis
  • Soft touch harness
  • All wheel suspension
  • One hand fold
  • Huge shopping basket below
  • Birth to 4 years (22kg)

Practicality –  The chair came with the shoulder straps in the lowest setting so it was ideal for my little girl, She is only 4 weeks old but she loved the seat lying flat and instantly went to sleep. I did however have a little go at adjusting them and whilst it can be quite fiddly once you get the hang of it you should be fine, it’s not something I plan on changing loads all the time so for that little fiddly effort it wont be a daily or weekly thing if using for one child. When it came to using the pram outside I found it enjoyable to walk with, with our other pram I found I kept kicking the break bar but with the Joie versatrax I was able to walk just fine. Pushing the pram is enjoyable as I felt it’s quite light weight and rolls smoothly across most surfaces. There is a large basket underneath that is great for storing all sorts of things, we have mainly used it for little shopping trips and it saves on bags. When it comes to storing the pram in the boot it folds up really nicely, it’s super easy to fold and when I put it in the boot I usually pop the back wheels off and it’s done with a simple push of a button! this creates a bit more room and with the wheels being so easy to push back on in seconds it’s no trouble.

My final thoughts – The pram itself has been a good experience from opening it and seeing it for the first time to using it everyday, we use a Joie i-Level car seat and the seat comes with adaptors so thats been a plus for us, it folds down quite flat so boot space was well received with us, the handle is easy to extend so switching between me and my partner on walks is fast and simple. I do think the shoulder strap system could be easier but for something I wont be fiddling with everyday it’s not a huge issue. Overall I would certainly recommend this pram to anyone looking in this price range.

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