Joolz was released in Australia shortly after Emmy was born and well, I’ve been lusting after one ever since. They really are the bees knees and more importantly, Joolz is environmental conscious; something I am really passionate about. What I love most about the Joolz Geo especially is that it easily converts to a double pram, which is a total winner if you plan on having more than 1 babe or are after a huge storage basket. I live in the inner city and although beautiful beach shots are lovely and the pram looks fabulous, I wanted to know if it would really suit my lifestyle… cafes, markets and tight spaces! I recruited my dream team @hipster_mum, @mymessyroom, @jimandjane_syd and asked Rebecca Roseman, Mama of 3 boys to put this pram to the test.
What did you love most about the Joolz Geo?
I love that is was SO easy to handle, I could push the stroller, hold my son’s hand and quickly whack on the break with my foot. It was a multi-tasker’s dream. It transitioned really easily from grass to footpath and I could manoeuver the pram with one hand on either of the surfaces.
Did you like that the Joolz Geo was able to become a double stroller? When I first looked at the pram, I couldn’t believe it could turn into a double. It is so well designed and was easy to swap from single to double without any hassle. It’s not big and bulky or even wide – there is no reason to buy two prams and is the perfect choice for a growing family, it’s the complete package. It has loads of different configuration options too, which means it’s easy to adjust to your seat preference and it also has the option to use a capsule, which is priceless when you have a new baby.
The Joolz Geo can be customised, is that an important feature for you?
I loved that you could customise the pram in a stylish way but you didn’t have to go all out; it could be as simple as a subtle change in fabric and leather colour. I liked the idea that you weren’t limited to a bright pink sun cover to show off your individuality. I have 3 boys, but it doesn’t mean I want a bright blue pram. I don’t think becoming a mother should mean you have to sacrifice your sense of style and Joolz really allows you to embrace your individuality in a sophisticated way.
Pram storage is really important, how did you rate the Joolz Geo?
It was above all my expectations, the basket in single mode was HUGE. I managed to pack in a nappy bag, 3 bags of fresh fruit and veg, a bunch of flowers and a small handbag and there was still a bit of space. If you are after a pram with storage, you simply can’t go past the Geo.
Often prams are fantastic to handle and have amazing features but aren’t compact when it comes to fold down mode. Did the Joolz measure up in regards to boot space?
I was actually surprised by how compact it was folded down. I love the fact you didn’t need to take the seat off and it was simple to fold the pram down in 1 easy step. It wasn’t compact in comparison to an umbrella stroller obviously, but in comparison to other luxury prams on the market it took up nowhere near as much space as I expected. I had space in the boot for the pram, the shopping and a whole bunch of other toddler essentials.
The Joolz has an ergonomic design and was made to fit into everyday life. One example is that the seat is made to be at table height, as a café regular did you find this features beneficial?
Not all cafés have high chairs and if they do they are in limited supply. It was nice to not have to worry about the transfer to a high chair and then finding somewhere else to put the pram out of the way. It was really easy. And the best bit was that Zander was happy to sit up in the pram and have his babychino, he didn’t feel like he was missing out at all. I am all for features that help make life a little easier and the Joolz Geo has a bunch of them.
Do you think the Joolz Geo is good value for money?
Yes – the fact that it can easily convert from a single to a tandem pram basically means you get two prams in one. The pram is stylish, excellent quality and makes travelling out and about with your baby easy. It’s certainly not the cheapest pram on the market, but I can confidently say that you get what you pay for with the Joolz Geo. After giving it a test drive and seeing all the extra features in action, it’s put to bed any concern I had with price.