Joie Chrome DLX Review
In the words of Joie, the Chrome DLX pushchair is a deluxe master multi-tasker. We have put the Joie Chrome DLX pushchair through its paces to bring you this honest review.
Living up to its hype, the Joie Chrome DLX is indeed a multi-tasker. The all in one package of a pram and pushchair offers great value for money. The smart and classy fabric choices look the part and the seat liners and great hood coverage mean your passenger is always comfortable too.
- Comfortable seat liner
- Great value for money
- Good-sized basket
- Quite heavy
- Seat can be pulled up by toddler
Smart and sturdy, the Joie Chrome DLX looks sleek and classy. For £400 you receive the carrycot and pushchair, setting you up from birth until your child weighs 17.5kg - we think you will agree that is excellent value for money.
The carrycot is great. It is deep and offers a really lovely space for baby to nestle at a young age. When baby moves up into the seat unit, the pushchair seat can be used parent or world-facing. Both the seat and carrycot are covered in lovely classic fabrics that are clearly good quality.
The large all-terrain back wheels really performed over a range of surfaces and the boxy shopping basket is big enough to hold a small shop or a changing bag and coats.
The recline positions on the Chrome DLX are absolutely brilliant. The five positions vary from totally flat to completely upright and the mechanism is really quick and simple to operate too. Pair this with the extra-comfy, extra-thick seat liners and our little passenger always seemed super comfortable when in the pushchair seat. The Joie Chrome DLX also has a super-sized hood with a peekaboo window and a zip-open extension panel.
But by far the winner on the ‘Things we love' list has to be the easy one-piece fold. It doesn't matter if the pushchair seat is parent or world-facing, the Chrome DLX folds in one piece without the need to remove the seat and, not only that, the fold leaves a pretty neat and tidy package too.
We have loved the Chrome DLX and although it has performed brilliantly we have spotted some points to look out for. The pushchair package is quite heavy so you need to make sure you've had your Weetabix if you plan on lifting it up and down stairs or in and out of cars and public transport.
Although the overall push was great, the front wheels did tend to catch on small cracks and bumps in the pavement.
It is also worth noting that when a toddler pulls forward on the seat or if you extend the hood a bit too hastily, the seat moves up from its recline positions.
Living up to its hype, the Joie Chrome DLX is indeed a multi-tasker. The all in one package of a pram and pushchair offers great value for money. The smart and classy fabric choices look the part and the seat liners and great hood coverage mean your passenger is always comfortable too. The overall weight is perhaps a little heavier than we hoped and you need to take care when altering the hood so to make sure you do not pull the seat up from its recline positions but the extremely easy-to-operate one-piece compact fold stole the show.