We’ve been super lucky to be trying out the Joolz Day Quadro buggy but is it worth the price tag?
Not only is this pushchair super stylish but it is so functional too, especially for us having an older toddler. The design is stunning, with some beautiful touches. I love the leather finish on the handle and number bar, and the imprinted logo. It just feels so luxurious yet so functional at the same time. Every detail that has been added is there for a reason.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
- Carry cot/bassinet
- Seat unit
As we were reviewing this buggy we didn’t take delivery of the carry cot as Archie is three we just had no use for it but I did get the chance to have a good look at it and it looks fab. The carry cot is really spacious and comfortable, and is even suitable for overnight sleeping.
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL EXTRAS?
There are lot’s of extras to choose from:
- Foot/buggy board – £64
- Car seat adaptors – £34.95
- Foot muff – £79
- Polar foot muff – £149
- Parasol – £39
- Wheel pump – £9
- Change/nursery bag – £79
- Personalised bumper bars – £32
- UV sun hood – £39
- XL shopping bag – £29
- Comfort screen – £22
- Mosquito net – £22
- Baby bodyguard – £39
- Cup holder – £14
We used the changing bag during the couple of months we had the buggy and loved it, it’s so spacious without being overly bulky. The strap is great for when you need to carry it but the small loops to fit onto the buggy are perfect as you don’t have the bag drooping down or swinging about like you can with some buggies.
I would have preferred the pump to come as part of the package, we have the same type of wheels with our Mamas & Papas Sola City and the pump came as standard. However a standard bike pump will fit the wheels.
FAB FEATURES OF THE JOOLZ DAY
- Forward and parent facing
- Maxi Cosi car seat compatible
- Extendable handle
- Adjustable foot rest
- Big wheels and suspension
- Big hood with hidden ventilation
OUT AND ABOUT WITH THE JOOLZ DAY QUADRO
Our little man is three but as he has Autism he needs to be in a buggy for longer than most children. He has limited understanding and complex sensory issues so walking is just not an option for us at the moment. However, we love to be out and about exploring, walking and getting some fresh air.
The main thing I love about this buggy is the high seat. It makes a huge difference to Archie and his sensory issues. We’ve previously tried a small stroller but he just the feeling of being enclosed and so low down. With the Joolz he is sat high so he can see everything around him in comfort, plus the large hood means that if he is getting overwhelmed he can easily pull it down to block everything out.
The seat positioning also means that its much easier to get your child in & out, especially for larger or older children. There’s no crouching down or bending right over to lift your child in & out.
With all the Joolz models, the Day Quadro can be forward or parent facing. This is a great feature for the babies and little ones, then as they grow and get a little nosier the seat can be turned forward facing.
IS IT EASY TO USE?
Yes! It’s so easy to use.
The front wheels can be locked or swivel so great for out and about in town or locked into position if you’re going over rough terrain. We love to go on long walks around our local nature reserve and this buggy handles any type of ground, even muddy football fields when it’s my turn to take the teenager!
The manoeuvrability is fab, and can be steered one handed, which really shows when I’m walking the dog and hold the leash with one hand and pushing the buggy with the other.
The extendable handle is a godsend for the hubby & I. I’m a bit of a shorty in flats and he’s 6′ 2″ so it’s perfect for us both. I can keep the handle short when I’m out walking with Archie in my trainers and can extend when we’re out in town & I’ve got some fab heels on.
For a large buggy it’s actually quite compact too, plus it’s so easy to fold down. It’s fits in our boot really easily with plenty of room to spare. If you’re a little tight on space the the seat unit and wheels can easily be removed.
WHAT DID YOU LOVE ABOUT THE JOOLZ DAY?
The main points for me was the comfort aspect for the child. It’s hard to get a buggy suitable for a three year old as most children have outgrown by that age but the adjustable foot rest really helped.
We could extend the buggy to fit Archie and make sure he was comfy and not restricted. As you can see there’s plenty of room for him and the seat until itself is quite large too. It’s nice and wide to give him freedom to move his legs plus it’s so comfy he can quite happily nod off without sliding out of the seat or slumping forward as they can with smaller strollers.
WHAT DIDN’T YOU LIKE ABOUT THE JOOLZ DAY
To be honest, there wasn’t anything I didn’t like as such but I would have preferred that basket to be bigger. There was plenty of room for the rain cover and a few bits but as I don’t have the car during the day as the hubby needs it from work I do tend to pop to the supermarket for a top up shop and I did struggle to fit things in. However the simple solution to that was to pop a canvass ‘bag for life’ in there. This gave extra height so I found fit more in there.
WHAT ARE YOUR FINAL THOUGHTS?
Overall we absolutely loved having this buggy, had I have known about the Joolz when we first had Archie I would have bought it then. It would have been perfect for us through the baby and toddler years. Yes it is pretty expensive at £829, but it would have been well worth it the money from birth, especially once you start adding in the extras with other buggies that comes as standard with this one.
It’s so easy to use, comfortable for the child and super stylish with lot’s of different colour and personalisation options. What more could you ask for?
I’ve also just uploaded my first ever YouTube review so you can have a look at the Joolz Day in action.
Have you tried this buggy? What do you think? Do you love it as much as I do?