- handling is light and easy
- stylish colour and leatherette handles
- wipe-clean handlebar for baby
- no way to carry without putting into the travel bag!!
- smaller basket than I expected for the weight capacity
- hood gets very much in the way of the handle when not extended
- no peekaboo window, only ventilation vents
I did soo much research on the best ultra-compact stroller to use through the summer for day trips in the lead-up to our flight & holiday in September. I settled after much ado on the Jackey. Initial impressions were good, but the more I got to know and test it the more I disliked it.
It is light and easy to handle, which was exactly what I was looking for. The green is a lovely sage/forest colour, not too easy to dirty I'd imagine, bonus. The wheels can be fixed, which although is not my preference I suppose is good to have the choice. The basket is much smaller than I'd expected for a 5kg weight capacity, I'm not sure you could fit 5kg worth of weight in it! The lifetime warranty is great and was a key consideration in my purchase. The fold mechanism though in my view is clunky. The fold down is easy enough but fold up is not one-handed, not particularly smooth. You have to hold the front wheel frame with one hand whilst stretching out the back with the other. Again, not ideal with a toddler running about your feet! I wanted it quick and easy. I wouldn't call the unfold of the Jackey either.
But worst, you'd expect (or is it just me?) that a foldable pram clearly designed to be lifted and carried would have an integrated strap/handle... but no. Apparently, the only way to do this is to pick up the stroller (to my point... how?) and zip it into the travel bag which does have a handle to carry. For a 'travel pram' this is not what I'd expect to do have to do in an airport or a bust station but worst, on a plane. Can you imagine trying to do that with a toddler in the other arm and a queue of people behind you? I don't think so.
So for me, the Jackey just won't cut it. I am returning it and will buy an alternative. Easywalker have prioritized style over substance in my view and so it's not fit for my purpose.
- Padded seatback, no need for any liners
- Lies completely flat
- 22kg weight capacity
- One-hand folding that only needs you to push the button, it will fold by itself
- Easy, good steering
- I'd appreciate a longer hood
- I would also want a bit larger wheels
A superb stroller, ideal for the city - the best form all I had, actually. We used it on dirt roads, even or grass, and all went well. Only ravel is problematic, but it was like that will all the strollers I owned. We'll see about winter and snow.
It can be steered with one hand only and folding it is exceptionally easy. It folds by itself, even the folding lock closes by itself. It's also lightweight, so I can lift it and carry it upstairs even with my child in my other arm. I appreciate the 22 kg weight limit + 5 kg in the basket. A taller toddler can fit inside, there's enough space under the hood.
The rain cover and the travel bag to carry it in are included.
The suspension is very well-made, it is soft so I can rock my baby a little, which some mummies will like, I believe. I would, however, want tiny bit larger wheels with such nice shock-absorbers.
I got the optional LED light, which is fantastic when it gets dark - we see where we go 🙂 The eco-leather pushbar is very nice to touch, my hands don't get sweaty. The child's belly bar is also covered by the same eco leather.
The hood can be extended, with 2 side mesh panes for ventilation. I found a problem here, as I wanted an extendable hood to avoid the sun getting in my little one's eyes. You cannot test this in the shop, however, so I found out while using it that the hood could/should be a bit longer to cover my child better. But I think this could be better when my daughter grows up a little more, being higher up and closer to the sunhood. I am also not a fan of the zipper on the hood, it can get hard to do when I have a nappy bag on the parent bar as the zipper it very close to the bars.
If the canopy would be a bit longer, this buggy would be perfect. In any case, I recommend it, for the city and for traveling, it is excellent. It takes only a bit of space folded in our trunk.
- really low weight
- nice folded package, and small
- padding is very comfy
- compatible with a 0+ capsule
- slanted seat
- hood couls provide more sun coverage (but it's extending quite fine)
- small basket
- the plastic covers of the accessory attachment points feel a bit cheap, wobbly, but it's a minor issue really
My kid is quite slanted in the seat, but the overall size and functionality are actually pleasant to use. We plane traveled with, there weren't any problems; the size fit the overhead compartment just so, though 😉
- compact auto fold
- quality textiles
- large canopy
- lay flat seat
- low weight
- black color is dirty quickly and often
- basket is not too large
The hood is large, the seat is nicely padded and the auto fold is incredibly easy. Just don’t buy the black one - the dirt from the ground is immediately visible in the hood fabric!!
- Looks better IRL!
- Lever-operated recline - I hate the strap reclines on most ultracompacts
- Basket - for such a small buggy
- Accessories (I love the LED light, my DS feels like a policeman!)
- Hood could be even longer (but this is usual on travel pushchairs)
- Not completely upright seat back
It looks so much better in real life! A stylish travel buggy. Recommended.
- A soft liner on the backrest side - we never needed any additional liner
- It can be fully reclined
- Overall design; quality materials
- Weight capacity of up to 22 kg
- One-handed fold - just press a button, and it will fold by itself, even the lock clicks in
- Good and easy maneuvering
- The canopy could be larger since the sun still shines into my daughter's eyes even when the canopy's extended
- Personally, I would love a bit bigger wheels
This stroller is great, ideal for the city. The best I owned, actually. We even tried forest roads, grass terrain - no problems. Ony gravel was problematic, but that was problematic with every stroller we had. We'll see how it fares in winter when there's some snow. I can push it one-handedly, and the fold is exceptionally easy - the stroller folds by itself, and even the lock goes on automatically. It's lightweight, so carrying it up a few stairs even with the child in it is not a problem anymore. I also appreciate the 22kg load capacity and 5kg basket capacity. You can easily fit a taller child in; there's enough space under the canopy.
The rain cover is included, and so is a carry bag. The manufacturer guarantees a 10-year warranty, which is awesome; I didn't know about it when purchasing it.
The suspension is very well made, and it can be felt as rocking when you push a bit harder on the handlebar. I believe some moms will be very glad about that. With this suspension, I would, however, put a little larger wheels on the Jackey.
I also bought the optional LED light attachable on the bumper bar. Great for bad light conditions - we know where we are going 🙂
The leather handlebar is very pleasant to hold - the hands don't get all sweaty. Also the bumper bar is covered with leather.
The canopy is extendable and equipped with 2 mesh windows on the sides. This is a minus, in my opinion - one of my needs was an extendable canopy, so my daughter is protected from direct sunlight. You cannot try this in the shop, so I found out while using the stroller that it could be even longer. I think it will sort itself out when my DD will grow some more and be taller. I would also reproach the placement of the zipper on the canopy - when you have a bag on the handle, it's very hard to access.
If the canopy were a little longer, this stroller would be absolutely perfect. In any case, I strongly recommend it for urban strolls and traveling. In the car, it takes almost no space.