A short while ago I wrote about our first encounters with the Joolz Geo pushchair and what our first thoughts were on it when it arrived but having used it a little while now I thought I would share with you what it has been like to actually use the pushchair everyday.
Since Jacob is 8 months old we have been using the Geo’s seat unit and have tended to use it parent facing as I love being able to communicate with him while we are out and about and I have loved the Joolz Geo for that option.
The seat unit sits at a beautiful hight so even sitting down while out and about he has maintained a really great level and has even practically been eye level with me when sat down (although I am only 5ft tall so that helps too)
The seat has been really easy to clip off which is great because to store we have been popping it back in the car everyday when not in use. However being used parent facing means we have had no choice but to remove the seat unit as it does only fold with the seat attached when in the forward facing option.
Joolz really went to town on the shopping basket front as its fitted with a XL basket that is designed to be used! it’s a really great shape so you can really pack in the baby and child tat and with the drop down part it’s totally made for shopping!
For day-to-day pushing the lovely suspension is great up and down kerbs but I have noticed that the fuller the shopping basket is the easier the up and downs get. I am not sure if this down to the fact Jacob has been parent facing or if it’s the way the pushchair is balanced to be able to accommodate 2 children if you purchased the second seat unit. It doesn’t affect how I feel about using it daily but it is worth noting.
The handle is beautiful with its leather cover and is easily adjusted to cater for your height, which was great for us as there is a 9 inch height difference with Ollie and I.
Initially before the Joolz Geo arrived I hated the fact that the raincover had to be purchased separately and obviously at an extra cost (I paid £35 for this)… in part a little bit of that still stands … however I adore the raincover. Not only was it eye-catching enough that 4 people in one shopping trip commented on how lovely it looked on but it also fits so easily and the material its made from is excellent.
Its light weight and thin and even comes with its own bag that can be clipped onto the frame of the Joolz Geo so it doesn’t take up any extra room in the shopping basket which in itself is genius.
As much as I love the raincover I still think it would be a better option to add it into the purchase price of the pushchair as for me it’s an essential bit of kit with any pushchair purchase here in the UK.
The fold on this pushchair is another great feature and if you pop the break on first and press the 2 grey buttons to fix the wheels first it really does compact beautifully in on itself and makes it a really pleasure to fold.
We have been using the Joolz Geo with the cosy toes that is available as an extra to buy and I have to say it has been one of the best we have used to date.
It’s so simple to fit but yet stays in place … no movement at all! Thanks to the webbing that slides under the seat pad. Its also fitted with dual zips (one on either side) making it even easier to get Jacob in and out.
Inside is a lovely padded fleecy inner which really is very snuggle and Jacob loved it.
We haven’t really used the car seat on the chassis much but before posting about my final thoughts on the this pushchair I will rectifying that to see how easily the pushchair can be used as a travel system.
Disclaimer: This product was given to us for the purposes of this review. All thoughts and opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse