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Joie Baby Litetrax 4 Review

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RRP:
£200.00
Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2017 Gold Best Pushchair
Mother&Baby Awards 2017 Gold Award

What they say: 

“The Litetrax 4 allows child to travel in comfort and style from birth to four years. Its fully reclining seat allows newborns to travel in the lie-flat position and converts into a travel system with Joie's 0+ car seats. It also includes an adjustable leg rest and a large hood with a ventilated panel. 

“The Litetrax 4's swivel wheels allow for easy steering and lock into a fixed position for better control over bumpy surfaces. Its simple one hand fold tucked in the middle of the seat allows it to be easily folded away.”

Tested by mum Abigail Hammond for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

I love this pushchair, it's so light and glides along any terrain beautifully and it is easy to push and direct single handed. What I love best though however is how easy it is to collapse and put up, and it's even quite compact when collapsed. It is very light so it's easy to get in and out of the car.

How did this product make your life easier?     

It's so quick and easy to open out and collapse and that really does make life easier as a mother. It doesn't take up a lot of room in the boot of the car and is easy to lift in and out. It reclines and lifts with a one hand mechanism and is easy to push with just one hand which is great especially when you need to hold hands with another child or when children want to help push.

Would you choose this product to win?

I think it is my favourite pushchair and mostly due to the way it collapses. It's so quick and easy and anyone who saw me do it was so impressed. I've not seen another pushchair colapse like this, it really is fantastic. It's such a delight to push across any terrain and is easy to push and manoveur single handed.

What changes would you make to this product?

There are just a few things I would change. I wish the handle bar would extend a little. I found it quite fiddly sliding the two straps together to clip them into the middle clip. You can sometimes be in a rush to get baby strapped in, so this was really annoying. I also found it hard to shorten the straps enough to secure my small baby. In the end I just wrapped them round the back strap, but that's not ideal.

Tested by mum Sophie Barton for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

I would recommend the Joie Baby Litetrax 4 pushchair for many reasons, the main one being the one-handed fold! It's so simple and easy, and once folded it's very lightweight and comfortable to carry around if needs be. I think it would be perfect for getting on and off transport, e.g buses, trains. It has a smart modern design, and is easy to manoeuvre. It's easy to recline, and seems very comfortable as the lining is thick and padded.

How did this product make your life easier?     

The one-handed fold has definitely made life easier, there is no faffing around with this pushchair! It's just perfect for mums who are always on the go. Love that this pushchair has the cup holders on the top, they are perfect size for a bottle or cup, so again there is no faffing around with trying to find things in you changing bag. Also comes with a really good size rain cover which covers the whole pushchair perfectly and can be stored in the nice big basket underneath.

Would you choose this product to win?

I think this product should win as it's extremely practical and affordable! I was shocked at the price, it is such good value for money. This pushchair has features on it that I have not seen on a buggy at this price before. It’s modern and stylish and the quality is amazing. What really sells it for me is the folding mechanism and how lightweight and comfortable it is to manoeuvre. Pushing this seems to be a breeze on any road.

What changes would you make to this product?

It was hard to find a negative on this pushchair, but I would say the straps are a bit fiddly. Everything else about the pushchair is quick and easy, but putting the plastic pieces together on the straps I found a struggle with a fidgety baby as it isn't just two simple clicks like other pushchairs. I also found it difficult to adjust the size of the straps and couldn't get them to as small as I needed.

Tested by mum Louise Tait for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

Many reasons to love this pushchair! It has THE best hood I have ever seen. It's large, completely covers the baby and is strong and durable with breathable mesh. The quality is fantastic, fabric is like a denim material and looks expensive. The footmuff is amazingly thick and cosy. Comes with a tray which is handy for your coffee and a sealable section useful for keys. 

How did this product make your life easier?     

One hand fold is definitely a feature which makes my life easier. Pushchair is really easy to push and recline is an easy one button pull. Swivel wheels make for easy manoeuvring. When the sun came out, it was a simple unzip to ensure the baby was fully protected but I could still see her through the mesh.

Would you choose this product to win?

This pushchair looks expensive and really on trend with the other pushchairs on the market. It's extremely good value for money for the quality and the accessories which come with it. I absolutely loved the material on the pushchair, really easy to wipe clean and feels strong. The best thing for me was the tray which attached to the handle bars!

What changes would you make to this product?

The raincover was a bit of a faff to put on. It took me a few attempts to work out if it was on the right way or not. It’s a large raincover and seems bulky compared to others which come with similar sized pushchairs. The shopping basket is on the small side and once the raincover was in, it didn't leave much room for anything else.

Tested by mum Trudy Harman for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

I would definitely recommend this Joie Baby Litetrax 4 buggy to everyone. It is so easy to use, fold and store. It can be put up and down with one hand which is perfect when holding a baby. It is nice and compact to store and fits well in the boot of the car. The design is stylish with good wipe clean material. I found the cup holders and storage compartment and absolute godsend.

How did this product make your life easier?     

Nothing can be easier than having an easy buggy to put up and down - it was just an amazing engineering design with the one pull strap. This not only saved time when heading out the door but also when out and about epescially if caught in the rain and need to get in the car quick. The storage compartment and cup holders meant I no longer had to hunt around in the basket underneath to find my keys and drinks were on hand for children.

Would you choose this product to win?

I would definitely say this buggy deserves to win as it was for a stroller a dream to push, fold and store. I found that it was a great size for small children as well as older ones. The children had no problem sleeping in it in the recline position which worked smoothly. The front bar was used by the children to lean on when they were sitting upright or their feet when reclining. The windows and extra zip out part of the canopy were a great help in the sunny weather.

What changes would you make to this product?

The one thing that I found I did not like were the straps, they were very fiddly and I found it difficult to hold a fidgedity baby in whilst trying to fit the straps together, plus the covers kept falling off. I also found that with smaller children that the straps didn't seem to go tight enough and they could easily get their arms out.

Tested by mum Lauren Williams for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

We loved the Joie Baby Litetrax 4! It is really simple to fold and put up with just one hand so ideal if you need to hold your child too. The hood it really good and comes down really far so great when it's sunny or you need to block the light for naps. Folds really compact and it will stand up which is great for storage.

How did this product make your life easier?     

Yes the Joie Baby Litetrax 4 has made it much easier as it is such a good design and really simple to fold. The hood solves a lot of problems when it's sunny as you don't need to bother with a parasol to keep the sun out. The basket has a lot of room and is really deep to keep things in. The recline it easy to use with one hand.

Would you choose this product to win?

We would choose the Litetrax 4 over all the others as it’s really easy to use and very compact. It doesn't take up much room in the car or the house. It is easy to push and the seat seems comfortable when my child sits in it. There are a few recline settings if you want your baby to be sat up or lying down.

What changes would you make to this product?

On the Joie Baby Litetrax 4 I would change the straps as the shoulder pads slip off. As they can be slipped off and not fixed they can easily be lost. It would be much better if they were buttoned or stitched into place. Also there are four straps which all need to be buckled together. This might not be so easy with a reluctant child!

Product Information

Birth to 3-4 years (approx 15kg).

Accessories included:

  • Footmuff
  • Raincover
  • Canopy
  • Mesh Shopping Basket

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