Joie Litetrax 3
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The Joie Litetrax 3 is a lightweight three-wheeler with a compact and quick, one-handed fold. It was also released in a four-wheel version Joie Litetrax 4. The Litetrax is destined for a city. Thanks to the full recline of the seat, the Litetrax 3 is suitable from birth. A newborn can be also carried in an attachable car seat.

Joie Litetrax 3 Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
9.88 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
100.3 cm x 66.5 cm x 89.5 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
82.5 cm x 66.5 cm x 24.5 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
UK
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
15 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-36 months
Reversible seat unit
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, infinite recline
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Strap-operated
One-hand backrest recline system
No
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 2 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
47 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
33 x 25 cm
Total length of the seat unit
87.5 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
No
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
Fabrics removable for cleaning
No
Seat fabrics cleaning
Wipe-clean only
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
Yes
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
No
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
No

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
Yes
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
Yes
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
No
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
Yes
A pocket integrated into the canopy
Yes
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
Yes
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
Yes
Quiet (magnetic/no velcro) peek-a-boo window
No
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
No

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
Yes
Bumper bar type (style)
Bar
Removable bumper bar
Yes
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
No
Height-adjustable bumper bar
No
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
Yes
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
3
Front wheel(s) type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
18 cm
Rear wheels diameter
24 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
Number of double wheels
1
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push down-lift up pedal brake
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
Yes
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
No
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
n/a
Self-standing fold
Yes
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
Yes
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
Yes

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
No
Handlebar material
Foam
Handlebar height
100.3 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
No

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
Yes
Basket's weight capacity
4.5 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
No

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
No
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
70 x 31 cm
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
No,
Foldable carrycot
No,
Rocking-base carrycot
No
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
No,
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
No,

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (without adapters)
Car seat sold separately
Yes
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes
Britax Römer car seat attachment-type adapters available
No

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
Yes
Cup holder can be attached
Yes
Reflective elements
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
Yes
Mosquito net included
No
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
No
Seat liner/insert included
No
Changing bag included
No
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
No
Motorized/Baterry-powered
No
LED light(s)
No
Built-in audio speakers
No
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat
No

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Parent reviews of the Joie Litetrax 3

4.0/5
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  • Roomy seat
  • Large hood
  • Good size basket
  • Easy fold
  • Quite heavy
  • Wide at the back

This pushchair is really roomy if you have a larger baby. The hood is a great size - it's large and keeps them covered. It's a strong steady pushchair.

The fold is really easy there's a little handle under the seat you just pull it, and it's folded in half. To unfold unclip the little lock on the side and pull. It's easy.

My only dislike with the pushchair is it's quite heavy and quite wide and the back. But if you don't live in flats or somewhere where you would have to carry it up and down, then it wouldn't be too bad. The two back wheels do come off if you had to fit this in a car boot.

Your questions about the Joie Litetrax 3

1)

Hi there,

We are soon-to-be first-time parents and looking for a multi-terrain stroller option.

We enjoy walks outdoors so something durable and very stable for the outdoor terrain would be great.

How does the Joie Jitetrax 3 system fare in this regard and 3 or 4 wheels better?

Many thanks

Hey, Joe,

A great question! Many parents do search for a similar, multi-terrain, versatile option while, of course, being affordable as well. Here, I will probably disappoint you, because the Joie Litetrax 3, as well as the Joie Litetrax 4, are urban strollers with EVA wheels - and not too large at that. Small three-wheelers are never a good option for terrain - they'll perform best in shops or narrow aisles, and four wheels are more stable but usually just average, terrain-capability-wise.

Here, read our article about stroller wheel types and their differences to understand this topic better.

If you need more terrain capability, I will suggest (if Joie is the brand you prefer), the Joie Mytrax. Its larger wheels with actual tires will perform better, even if not maybe the most all-terrain-ish ever. Also, the Joie Finiti might be interesting as it's a [article:|reverisble stroller]] which is usually first-time parents preference. A larger model such as a ABC Design Salsa 4 Air or a similar pram with larger air-filler wheels with suspension might also be a nice fit here.

My other advice, if outdoors is where you regularly plan to walk, would be getting a three-wheeled strollers over a four-wheeled one. I know, they come more expensive, but imagine the stroller being a car - a cheap, small car would just get broken in off-road, outdoorsy conditions. You usually want to invest a bit there, and also need to accept that a terrain pram or pushchair will simply be more substantial, heavier, bulkier... I would look at things like Britax B-Motion 3 Plus (or the Britax B-Motion 4 Plus if you can't get your hands on the three-wheeled version)...

I would also look at better brands second hand (like the Mountain Buggy, Phil&Teds, TFK, Baby Jogger...). The stroller price does matter a lot - to performance, to quality... And so does the wheel size and material/quality.

.eli - 18 Jul 2021
2)

Hi,

I’d like to know how the stroller reclines if possible, please? I have had a Mama’s & Papa’s Armadillo and liked how that reclined (with a lever) however several others I’ve had since have a small fastening that has a small button you have to slide and I find them hard to recline.

Thank you

Hey there, Molly,

The Joie Litetrax reclines with a strap that is connected to a small lever. So it IS the more difficult strap recline, but the recline system is a bit easier.

I, however, strongly recommend you to check out the Joie Litetrax 4 that reclines with a LEVER ONLY, so no straps on the four-wheeled stroller version 😊

.eli - 14 Jul 2021

This is your place to ask us a (quick) question about the Joie Litetrax 3