Joolz Aer Review
We were excited to meet the new Joolz Aer and see how it performed as an ultra compact travel stroller. Read our review and find out how this love story ends...
- Comfortable seat
- Easy one-piece fold
- Super quality
- Classy any-gender colours
- Easy-adjust harness
- Fits into cabin lockers
- 18kg weight limit
- Good sized basket
- Zip open recline
- Not suitable from birth
The market seems flooded with ultra compact fold strollers but it was clear from the start that the Joolz Aer is here to make its mark and as it says on the box - the Aer is ‘more than a buggy'. By far one of the most premium small fold strollers that we have tested, the signature Joolz high quality finish is evident everywhere you look. The fine knit fabrics in their classic any gender colours, the quality chassis and the superbly embroidered leather handle bar are just a few of the features which made this love at first sight.
As small strollers go, the wheels on the Aer are just great. They strolled smoothly and the buggy felt as light as a feather over all of the terrains that we encountered, even grass. Having the option of locking the wheels off into a fixed position really helps when tackling the cobbles of old streets and going over parkland grass. In fact, it is this particular finding that made us think that the Aer is not just for travel at all. It is luxurious enough to be used as an everyday stroller for sure.
The basket is a really generous size for a stroller, easily holding all of the belongings that you might need for a trip out.
As with any love story, there are compromises that need to be made. In the case of the Joolz Aer, this comes in the form of the seat recline. To recline the pushchair you unzip the back panel of the pushchair and from there you can also alter the recline angle using two sliding adjusters as well. The recline angle is not flat (which of course would of been preferred for a cosy nap and to make the buggy suitable from newborn) but for babies from 6 months of age it is just fine. The recline is easy enough to lie down but to adjust and zip back up to the upright position was a bit of a fiddle. We found ourselves pushing the back of the seat with our heads and fumbling with the zip at the same time. We managed just fine with a slight 7 month old on board but it wasn't easy at all with the weight of a 2 year old in the seat.
For us the Joolz Aer is right at the top of the pick when it comes to travel strollers. The premium finish from this premium brand means for an undoubtedly classy finish. The great wheels and strong features such as the large basket, easy to use harness, fantastic fold meant that we ended up using the Joolz Aer as an everyday stroller and not just a travel stroller.
It would be great to see a from birth option available for this fantastic stroller in the future.
So in short this love story hasn't yet come to an end and we are enjoying using the Joolz Aer as our every day stroller. We look forward to taking this pushchair through the airport and on the plane when travel restrictions have been lifted and we will update the review with pictures.