For those of you with beady eyes that pop over here regularly you will have seen posts on the Joolz Geo pushchair and the Joolz iZi Go Modular Carseat by BeSafe too. Thats because for the last month or so we have been using both products in our day-to-day life with baby Jacob to see what they were really like behind their sleek exteriors!
I could dance round the fact for most of this blog post but right from the off I am going to say its been one of my favourite pushchairs and here is why:
When the pushchair and carseat arrived I was shown by a member of the Joolz team how to use the features and loved its enormous shopping basket underneath. This has been without a doubt the very best shopping basket we have had the pleasure of using.
Not only is it large it’s a really nice shape meaning we can use all of it, add that together with this drop down area that allows you to gain full access no matter which way round your little is facing in it and it totally won it for me.
I obviously have just mentioned the fact the child can sit either world facing or parent facing but what I haven’t mentioned is the fact by removing the XL shopping basket and purchasing a lower pram body/seat unit you can in fact turn this into a double/twin pushchair, the draw back is you have lost the shopping basket but you can purchase saddle type bags that attach to the sides of the pushchair for your shopping instead so still all is not lost.
Since I have used this pushchair in mono (single) mode for the duration I can obviously only give you my opinion on its use in that set up, however if you are wanting more information on it being used as a twin or double there is a handy review on that which you can find on the Made For Mums website.
I loved how easy this pushchair was to steer and with is leather handle it was great on the hands and wrists, especially since it was super easy to adjust for different heights.
What I will say as my only negative was that using the handlebar lower down was it did change the centre of gravity as its balanced for use with 2 babies so it wasn’t the lightest to get up and down a kerb, however hubs is 5 foot 9 and he had no issues at all as he obviously has the handle a lot higher than I do at 5 foot tall. That being said It didn’t put me off but it was something I noticed, however with more shopping in the basket it did seem to help… so the moral of the story is shop shop shop ( or just through your bulky nappy bag in there instead)
Its manoeuvrability in and out of shops and avoiding shoppers really was great, even with one hand!
I loved the easy to adjust harness and its strap covers and the easy to use swivel and fixed front wheel buttons. I honestly can’t fault any aspect of the design other than the noted weight shift on the up and down kerb.
The raincover was another bug bear initially as it doesn’t come with it included in the price when you buy the pushchair and so another £35 is needed to purchase that separately but being the biggest rain cover hater on the planet … I have to take all my negative reservations I had about this raincover away.
It comes in a gold tone and yes you have to buy it separately but it is THE best raincover we have ever used.
It comes in its own case that can be attached to the front of the pushchair so it doesn’t take up any shopping basket room and folds amazingly small and fits on the pushchair in milliseconds.
I have had so many compliments about it when we have used it that It has won my heart with its functionality and even the colour too.
Another optional extra with this pushchair is the footmuff which you can get the same colour as your pushchair and again this was another of Joolz’s well thought out items … once fitted, it just doesn’t move, no more shoving and pulling to get Jacob in the right place as the footmuff never moved an inch.
The Joolz footmuff comes with webbing underneath the seat part that slides over the seat pad of the pushchair so once the harness straps are threaded through there really is no movement at all.
Add that together with its lovely snuggly inner and the double side zips and it’s so easy to use and it certainly does the job its intended for.
The Joolz Geo hood is lovely and sturdy and has a flip out sun visor but I did feel it was missing having the oversized aspect.
You can buy a visor with a net attached for use in the summer months but it would have been nice to have seen it as a standard feature. However the new Joolz Day 2 pushchair has this as standard so if it’s a must for you on hood size then check that one out.
The hood on the Geo is lovely, however with its zip open option to allow air to flow through it makes it even more luxurious.
The Joolz Geo is super stylish and is beautifully designed with great steering ability, amazing shopping basket, great raincover and easily adjustable harness straps.
Living in a fairly rural location it would be fair to say we have used the Joolz Geo over both urban terrains and off road and its coped well with what has been thrown at it, although I would say its in its element in a more urban environment.
I personally would have loved to see the hood an inch or so longer to eliminate the need for a parasol in the summer months and would also love to see the raincover included as here in the UK I would class this as an essential bit of kit.
However if you are thinking of buying I highly recommend you purchase the footmuff if you intend to use it over the winter months as it’s by far the nicest I have come across.
Thank you Joolz for allowing me to put it to the test
For more detailed thoughts on this pushchair some links to further articles are below:
Disclaimer: This product was sent to us for the purposes of this review. All thoughts and opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse.