Joolz recently introduced their brand new compact and lightweight stroller the Joolz Aer. It’s a compact, easily foldable design that has copious amounts of handy features along with those extra little touches of luxury to make you stand out from the crowd. But we wanted to put it to the test and find out what our trusted parent testers thought of this new compact stroller.
Parent Tester – Nikki Clarke
I was kindly sent the Joolz Aer Stroller to test out with my son Charlie. Our stroller arrived neatly packaged in a handy red travel bag - which will come in very useful when it’s taken on our next family holiday. It also came ready assembled so as soon as I popped the packaging off, I used one hand and a click of a button to open it up ready to go!
It’s noticeably lightweight and compact compared to other prams, but still looks really stylish – I chose the Black stroller and especially liked the matching leather handlebar. The quality and finish seem’s brilliant for something so light and agile and you can tell it will withstand the test of time and survive baby and toddler years.
My son is nearly 6 months old and as you can see, he was certainly happy on his first ride. It’s usually a bit of a battle to readjust straps on a new pram (especially with a wriggly baby!) but the 5-way strap was really simple, and we just moved the shoulder height slightly to fit.
The zip at the back can also be undone to lie him flat which is really useful once he gets tired when we’re out on a long dog walk.
And finally, the box it came in can be turned into an aeroplane – what a great way to recycle and gain a new toy for the little ones!
All in all, I’m extremely impressed with the Joolz Aer and I love how easy it is to pop up and down as well as carry it over my arm whilst still holding my son. I would definitely recommend this stroller to other parents.
Parent Tester – Paresa Varnaseri
As a mum of two (1yr old son and a 2 month old daughter), having a pushchair that is light and easy to fold and unfold is essential. When the pushchair arrived, I was amazed at how small the box was and the fact you can turn the cardboard box into a plane for the kids to play with… that’s one way of recycling!
When I first opened it, I saw it had it’s own travel bag which is brilliant. It keeps it safe from getting dirty or scuffed. If you're someone who travels a lot, I can imagine that being good for plane journeys. The pushchair is so compact that it fits in the overhead locker of a plane, great for family holidays.
The best part of this pushchair is how it folds and unfolds. It’s so quick and easy! One push of the button and POP! You are all set to go. To fold it down, all you have to do is press the button again and push the whole pushchair down into itself. It really does fold and unfold in seconds.
My son loved the pushchair. He’s usually hard to keep in a pushchair as he likes to walk but he seemed very happy to sit in it and fell asleep comfortably. It has a handy back pocket and a good size basket too.
As I'm used to having pushchairs with big all terrain wheels, I wasn't sure if I would like the small wheels on this pushchair. I was actually really surprised at how well it took to the pavements. It was very smooth and the wheels weren't noisy.
It’s lightweight yet sturdy and the seat is a good comfortable size for my tall 1 year old. It's just a shame it doesn't have sides to it to make it less open. It's compact size is great for someone who has a small car or lives in a small house/flat as it is so easy to store.
What is also great about this pushchair is the hood. You can easily just unzip it to make the hood longer to cover your child whilst they sleep or to protect them from the sun. It also has a mesh section so you can easily check on your child as you are pushing them along.
The Joolz Aer has a high standard finish with a lovely leatherette handlebar, something I feel that you’d expect from a pushchair costing a lot more money than this one does. The handle has one hight which I usually dislike on this style pushchair as I'm 5ft 8 and find most other non adjustable handles too low. However, this one is a good height.
The only downside I have to this pushchair is that I found it quite tricky to zip up the reclining feature on the seat when my child is still in it. To recline your child, there is a zip at the back which you simply unzip and zip up depending on the position you want your child to be in. However, I did struggle to put it back up when my child was still sat in the pushchair.
Overall, I really like using this pushchair for everyday use as well as travelling with. The way it folds and unfolds is my favourite part! I’d recommend it to everyone.
Parent Tester - Sarah Dalrymple
The Dalrymple Clan were super excited to be selected to test and review the Joolz Aer Pushchair! Baby Rex, Dada and Mama were all equally excited when our package arrived from Natural Baby Shower - We carefully unwrapped the pushchair, being careful to retain the cardboard packaging; a fabulous and fun, sustainable addition to the product is that the cardboard packaging can be cut and reconfigured into an aeroplane. This makes for a playful way to fill an afternoon with your little one (although I was more interested in putting the aeroplane together than baby Rex, who at 9 months has a very limited attention span).
The pushchair was well packaged and wrapped in its travel case, there was absolutely no putting together required for this pushchair; it literally came out of its travel bag and with only a cursory glance at the instructions we managed to unleash the pushchair, whilst holding Rex in the other arm. It really is such a simple system to operate and exceptionally easy to put up and down. This is one of the stand out features for us, the open and close mechanism is very smooth and intuitive - there is no catching or locking of any parts of the pushchair when putting it up and down.
The quality of the product is really very high, on close inspection the material looks to be a waterproof denim weave. This material is durable and thus far has proven to be water, dribble and baby food proof, and we must say Rex has really put in some time testing this area. We chose the Mighty Green colour, which is a rich deep green that we are in love with...It is subtle and stylish! We also love the zips, that allow you to extend the hood into a sun shade, and to lower the seat back to allow baby to recline for a nap. The zips keep everything looking very tidy, all the loose bits of fabric neatly zip away and are completely concealed when out of use.
We would say that one of the down sides of this pushchair is the recline, although a good slope is available, it does not offer a fully flat recline for the most comfortable nap. Also the depth of the recline is dictated by a side release buckle located on one side of the rear of the seat; I found this to be a little difficult to operate; as it is only on one side of the seat and when baby is in the fully reclined position it is a little lopsided. This is not to say that it is uncomfortable to sleep in - Rex has managed many a restful nap there whilst on our walks.
Whilst being a very light pushchair at 6kgs this is not something you are aware of, when using it; it is well put together and feels sturdy in action. I was concerned about how good the suspension would be, thinking that it may be a bit of a rocky ride for the bambino, as being so light and compact, the wheels could not give much defence against the London pavements, however my initial concerns were unwarranted as the wheels somehow seem to provide a suitably effortless and fluid ride. It even tackles navigating up and down curbs well!
Another feature that we love is the five point buckle, that secures your baby in and out of the buggy; it is so simple to get them in and out, without having to fish their arms in and out of loopholes. Each single strap (one over each shoulder, one from either side of the waist and one between their legs) fixes into the buckle at the centre and when released your baby is unleashed.
With my husband being 6’3’ and me being 5’6’, we were also interested to see how we would fare with the handlebars, which don’t offer the flexibility of being adjustable. They are set reasonably high and somehow work well for both of us - I would say that if you are on the smaller side (below 5’4’’, they may come up quite high).
Overall this is a fantastic high quality, compact travel system, with the stand out features for us being the buggy open and close and the five point buckle.
Joolz Aer Cot reviews
Parent tester - Mike Kaluznyj
Since our second daughter was born on the 8th May, we have used to
When we first put the pram together we noticed how well packaged it was and how easy the instructions were to follow. We then both agreed that the build quality was as expected and how amazing the ‘Lovely Taupe’ colour is. This has been proven as we have had multiple compliments on the colour whilst out, one of these being from a pram and nursery shop who actually sell the
There is plenty of underneath storage on the pram which can take around 5kg and the adjustable handle is really comfortable to hold. The hood on the carry
The speed in which you can fold this pram up and down with the carry
We have only so far used to carry
Overall my verdict on this pram is that is absolutely fantastic and something that everyone who is in the market for a lightweight, compact but well-made buggy should seriously consider. I was really surprised when I won the competition and was excited to get using the