Joie Litetrax 4
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Joie Litetrax 4

The basic, the affordable, the lightweight... and stylish enough
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The Joie Litetrax 4 is a lightweight four-wheeler with a compact and quick, one-handed fold. The Litetrax is destined for a city. Thanks to the full recline of the seat, it is suitable from birth. The baby can be also carried in a carrycot or a car seat which is available separately.

Joie Litetrax 4 Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
9.74 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
103 cm x 59.4 cm x 93 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
82 cm x 59.3 cm x 31.5 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
No
Handlebar material
Foam
Handlebar height
103 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

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Parent reviews of the Joie Litetrax 4

4.1/5
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Quality, nice buggy from a proven brand

4

Good quality, nice buggy from a proven brand.

I regret not having it for my first child

4
  • light
  • easy to fold
  • doesn't take up much space in the boot of the car
  • easy to drive around town
  • nice look
  • two drink holders
  • small foam wheels will only travel on pavements and paved roads
  • the wind blows through the canopy
  • the apron only covers the bottom of the legs and falls down a lot

I regret not having it for my first child. It's lightweight, folds easily into the car, unfolds easily, doesn't take up much space. The rain cover covers well and has vents that you can't even see. Not for off-road though, the wheels are foam and pretty small. Also, there is a lot of wind that gets inside. It's more of a ride around town kind of thing. The apron seems to me to be useless.

A great pushchair. Goes over any terrain, is easy to use with one hand and my little one loves it.

Happy with it

5
  • quality
  • support
  • padding
  • compactness
  • low weight
  • parent tray for coffee

We are very happy with it. We use it for a 1yo disabled child, and he's very comfy inside (he cannot sit unassisted and needs support). The buggy folds reasonably small and it is lightweight. The parent tray is 🔝

Very dissapointed

2

Very dissapointed. It wasn't the cheapest pushchair... The front wheels are brutally noisy on cobblestones, and even started squeaking after winter. The folding system is nice and easy, but it got loose over time and you can feel the frame wobble. I feel like I'll break it when lifting the front wheels to get up a curb. Not recommending it.

For the price, I recommend it

3
  • canopy size
  • awesome folding system
  • parent tray 😍
  • padded seat
  • nice handle height - good for a 162cm mom and a 185cm dad
  • no pocket in the canopy
  • not a complete lie-flat
  • foam handle
  • short seatback - not a roomy seat (about 84 cm in length)
  • a bit heavy for the type
  • I mind that you cannot cover the mesh canopy extension other than by shortening it back again

It's a very nice pram, overall. For the price, I recommend it. What I don't like would be the short seatback and the foam-covered handle.

My son is sweaty after a nap inside

3
  • lightweight
  • compact-folding
  • nimble
  • not enough airflow
  • huge raincoat

Lightweight and compact. My only niggle would be the too large raincoat (I don't take it with me bcs it takes up too much space in the basket) and the lack of ventilation on the backrest. My son is sweaty after a nap inside.

  • Light
  • Easy to steer
  • Easy to fold and unfold
  • Compact
  • Lies completely flat
  • Extendable hood with ventilation mesh
  • Cup holder and a practical pouch for keys, wipes, or lip balm...
  • Hard-to-access basket when the seat back is reclined

Very happy with this buggy. We looked for something lightweight and compact and it looks like we found what we needed. Around town, the brand works just perfect, not so great for terrain, though.

For that price, it's great

5
  • Low weight
  • Easy to fold
  • Superb manipulation

I recommend it - for that price, it's great.

The hood will be great for summer 🤩🤩🤩

4
  • Super fast fold
  • Super large canopy
  • Shopping basket also nice
  • Lightweight
  • Great manipulation-wise
  • ...a good urban stroller 👌👌
  • I don't really take it as a downside, but I have to get used to the plastic wheels since I only had inflatable wheels so far (and those were less noisy) 🤣🤣

A superb urban stroller 👌 Folds with one hand, lightweight, and the hood will be great for summer 🤩🤩🤩

Your questions about the Joie Litetrax 4

1)

Hello,

What is the distance between the two back wheels of the Joie Litetrax 4 in cm please?

Hi, Emma,

The Litetrax 4 is 60 (more exactly, 59.4 cm) cm wide in the rear part.

.eli - 27 Jun 2022
2)

Does the joie litetrax stroller has a parent facing option...? Can its handle be moved?

Heya, Anks,

I am sorry to say it cannot. The seat only faces forward, and the handlebar is fixed, it doesn't adjust nor reverse.

.eli - 09 Jun 2022
3)

Is it suitable to take on a plane?

Heya, Tasha,

If you mean as a carry-on/cabin luggage, then no, it is too large for that. However, almost all airlines allow the so-called baby’s luggage - a (usually free) stroller that they will take from you when boarding and return to you when getting off. Be sure to check your options with your airline. For an ultracompact buggy, though, you’ll need to get something simpler and smaller.

.eli - 29 May 2022
4)

Is it suitable for a newborn?

Hi, Melisa,

Well, it is, and it isn't. Let me explain - with a carrycot and(or a car seat that are attached with adapters, the Litetrax line is fully newborn friendly. Apart from that, the seat reclines pretty much fully, meaning a yes, it is kind of suitable for a newborn, however, it is way too big to be used with a newborn baby. If you want the seat to be used from birth, you need at least a good footmuff or a newborn insert of sorts, or better yet, a universal cocoon/soft cot that inserts in the seat, for your baby to not slide around in there.

.eli - 14 Apr 2022
5)

Hi Eli,

We are tempted to buy the Joie Litetrax 4 for our 2 years old, but had a few questions:

1. One of the customer reviews said the max height of child is 84 cm and my daughter is already that tall, will she have no room to grow?
2. It closes inside out, does that mean it will get dirty quickly after a off road trip and while putting it in the boot?
3. What are the pros and cons over Mytrax?
4. What's your opinion of the Litetrax 4?

Thanks,
Fatema

Hi there!

The Litetrax is a bit less roomy, perhaps, than other competing strollers on the market, partially so because of very nice padding making the seat slightly smaller. I wouldn't as it will last only till a child's 84 cm, but not for a 1-meter child either. For a normally-sized kid, it would last until approximately 2.5 to 3 years of age, from my experience. Each mother needs and wants something different, also in terms of the size, so it depends on your preferences and expectations, too.

About the closing, I don't think it is a con. I had strollers opening inwards and outwards, and those opening inwards often made dirty the canopy (by the wheels), while he outward-folding, you just shouldn't put on a dirty floor (but that you shouldn't even with those inwards folding, just saying :-D I see it as an advantage from the practicality of the folding mechanism, to be honest, the outward fold.

The pros of the Litetrax over Mytrax are definitely the weight, which is lower. The cons would be the less terrain-capable wheels that can rattle over bad bumps, the simpler hood, and no adjustable handlebar, which the Mytrax line features. Also, when using a carrycot/car seat, the Mytrax seat can be undressed completely, while the Litetrax's seat stays on.

Lastly, I think it is a nice urban model, comfy for the kid in terms of padding and shading, but yeah, it is not one of the largest, size-wise, and not the slightest eighter. I was considering getting it for my son at one point, but went of the Oyster Zero instead, as it was roomier and lighter (and I was very happy I did). But it definitely is a nice stroller, and if the price is right, it can work very nice for you.

.eli - 05 Apr 2022
6)

Do you know if Litetrax 4 Dlx (22kg) has a longer seat of this one?

Hi, Nicola,

No, unfortunately, the Joie Litetrax 4 DLX doesn't have a longer sitting/laying surface - it's the same. It only went through a test that confirmed it can hold up to 22 kg safely.

The features of the Litetrax 4 DLX are, otherwise, the same - **what changed (apart from the maximum weight limit) is the telescoping handle added to the DLX and new color additions (as well as a detail of the leatherette handle and the plastic wheels that are in black color).

.eli - 11 Sep 2021

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