Joie Litetrax 4 DLX
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Joie Litetrax 4 DLX

The Litetrax with a higher weight limit & adjustable PU leather handle
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The Joie Litetrax 4 DLX is a June 2021 upgrade of the original Joie Litetrax 4. What is new? The difference between the Joie Litetrax 4 and the Joie Litetrax 4 DLX is, first and foremost, in the added handlebar adjustment. The Litetrax 4 DLX allows you to adjust the handle height depending on your needs telescopically. To add to that, the DLX's handle is covered with a more stylish leatherette (as opposed to the foam on the Litetrax 3 and Litetrax 4). Lastly, the Litetrax 4 DLX brings new fashionable colorways as well as no-adapters-needed compatibility with a Joie car seat.

Still a lightweight four-wheeler, the Joie Litetrax 4 DLX boasts a quick, compact, one-handed fold. Meant for urban use, it tries to make the push more comfortable thanks to all-wheel suspension. Thanks to the full recline of the seat, it is suitable from birth. For your newborn, a Joie Ramble carrycot or a car seat are available separately (the 'Maxi-Cosi-style car seats will fit on the bassinet adapters).

Car seats available with the car seat/carrycot adapters:
Cybex Aton 5, Cybex Aton M, Cybex Aton Q, gb Artio Gold, gb Idan Platinum, Joie Gemm, Joie i-Gemm 2, Joie i-Level, Joie i-Snug, Maxi Cosi Rock, Maxi-Cosi Cabriofix, Maxi-Cosi Pebble, Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus.

 
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Joie Litetrax 4 DLX Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
9.8 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
108 cm x 59.5 cm x 90 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
81.5 cm x 59.5 cm x 33.5 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, 4 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 2 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
43 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
34 x 24 cm
Total length of the seat unit
82 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
4
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
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
Telescopic
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
103-108 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
Yes (with adapters)
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,
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
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

Parent reviews of the Joie Litetrax 4 DLX

3.6/5
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  • build construction
  • soft wheels
  • effective suspensions
  • maneuverability
  • lever backrest reclining
  • sun-open piece of fabric in the canopy when extended
  • canopy length is so-so
  • basket hardly accessible, nearly impossible to put a bag in
  • needs two hands to unfold

I am pretty happy with the Litetrax 4 DLX. It's not perfect, but considering its price, I think it has been a good choice.

EVA wheels are quite soft, so I like their feeling, also when I'm on uneven roads. I don't know if they're good on all terrains; I've tried them on grass (need more strength in pushing) and gravel (between hard and stuck).

Construction seems to be sturdy, and the weight is ok. When folded, it's a bit cumbersome, so it barely fits in my car boot.
Maneuverability is very good, thanks to the wheels' quality and to the effective and soft suspensions.
I like the fabrics, recline angles, and lever reclining system.

I don't like the unfolding system because it needs two hands.

The two major flaws of this stroller, to me, are the canopy and the basket.

The canopy: it isn't very long (in sleeping position, it barely covers the head of the baby), and above all, its main problem is that when you unzip it, you uncover a piece of fabric in peek-a-boo style that doesn't filter the sun. It's like having a window on a "slice" of the canopy.

The basket is hardly accessible, probably because of the low height of the stroller. You can only put small objects in there. Really hard to put a bag in.

Very nice city buggy

4
  • Practical
  • Good fabrics and coverage
  • Could be lighter

A very nice city buggy. We're happy with it. I just expected it will be a bit more lightweight, I guess.

Just a bit heavy to me

4
  • well padded
  • wide seat
  • large hood
  • nice basket
  • easy fold
  • adjustable handle height
  • a bit heavy
  • a bit noisy on terrain
  • leg rest feels short

As a mid size pushchair, GOOD. I like it overall. It's just a bit heavy to me.

Returned it

3
  • Looks great
  • Very nicely padded
  • Handle adjusts (finally!)
  • Canopy
  • Front wheels
  • Weight

We returned it. I couldn't lift it in the car (I am quite petite) and the front wheels did this wobbly sound if not on smooth surfaces.

The wheels are not much for terrain

3

We really like it, just the wheels are not much for terrain. They rattle on bumps. Also, the seat is fantastically padded but a bit short to my taste. But the large canopy and good sun coverage are awesome, and I love the large storage.

Your questions about the Joie Litetrax 4 DLX

1)

Thank you for answering my question about the Litetrax 4 DLX so quickly! The information you provided was so helpful.

Do you know if the stroller is exactly the same as the original litetrax 4 (in terms of seat size / stroller dimensios)? It seems like the only real differences are the extendable handle bar and the leather rather than foam finish? Plus a couple of points to do with adapters which will make no difference to me anyway.

I was initially looking at the original version and prefer the design of the cup holders and pocket on it for phone, keys etc. So if they are much the same I would probably go for the original.

Thanks again!

Heya, Jill,

There are no real, functional differences in terms of build, wheels quality, push quality or spaciousness, really - the only thing that matters for a parent here is the adjustable, updated handlebar, the seat size did not change. I personally would probably go for the simpler version, if the price was better and I wouldn't be too tall (which would make the extendable handle a must of sorts).

.eli - 01 Aug 2022
2)

Your description of the stroller says from birth to 15kg. I'm looking at it on the Smyths Toys website as interested in buying and it says from birth to 22kg. This is quite important in my decision making to keen to know which weight is correct?

Hi, Jill,

Every country has different laws and requirements. When introduced to the market, the Litetrax line was, indeed, up to 15 kg - it may be that in your country, the brand did extra weight testing to be able to claim the load capacity of up to 22 kg. However, I must warn you that a 22 kg (a 5-6 years old) will be very, very tight in the seat that is not as long on this pushchair. Also good to know is that most up-to-15-kg strollers of an OK quality can actually handle more than that - the problem is more the room inside than the weight maximum.

.eli - 01 Aug 2022

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