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

4.0/5
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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.

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 🤩🤩🤩

  • one-handed recline
  • one-handed fold
  • lightweight
  • compact
  • easy-to-remove rear wheels
  • superb canopy
  • handles even countryside roads
  • fixed handlebar (cannot be adjusted)
  • after just a short time the central joint, as well as front wheels, started to be a little noisy
  • worse basket access, when the backrest is fully reclined

I was very satisfied - except for the shortcomings mentioned above. It handled well kilometers and kilometers of our strolling.

Just what I needed

4
  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Huge hood
  • Accessories sold separately

A lightweight, compact pushchair - just what I needed. SHAME that there aren't accessories included and you need to buy a bag or a leg cover separately...

  • All that is mentioned in the text
  • The wheels are not much for terrain use
  • Covers cannot be washed (but of course, you can clean them)

This stroller caught my eye with its look at first. And even if it's not a luxury, expensive model, it doesn't feel cheap at all. We don't have it long, but I must say, I am more or less happy with this choice. I searched for long for something that would interest me in terms of functionality and design as well, and I think this one meets quite a few of my criteria. Firstly, it is very spacious. The seat offers a full recline - and you can also adjust the leg rest. The hood is huge - it will cover the child fully, no problem, and it is extendable. I also appreciate the viewing window in it because it allows me to see my child. The fully extended hood has these mesh side vents, which helps in the summer days for the child not to be all sweaty. Also, there's UV protection in the hood.

You cannot adjust the handlebar height, but the angle of it is nice and works fine for me as well as for my husband (he is 20 cm taller than me). There is a parent tray for 2 drinks and a central box for bits and pieces on the handle. The basket is spacious, sturdy, and it is open. The stroller's frame is sturdy as well, but the Litetrax is still lightweight and easily maneuverable even with one hand. The fold is also easy, with the seat part being ion the outer side when folded, and it is compact. The folded stroller stands by itself, which is nice since the fabrics don't get dirty like this. The bumper bar can be removed, and the harness feels sturdy in my hand. The seat itself is large, spacious, and it feels comfortable. The child has a lot of space in it. The wheels are equipped with suspension, but on uneven terrain, you can feel them "jumping around" - they maneuver worse then, and they also may squeak from time to time. Only the rain cover is included - anything else (a mommy bag, a footmuff, a leg cover) are to be bought separately. No matter if Joie or some universally fitting brand, such accessories fit nicely in there. I tried multiple strollers in this price category, and I can honestly recommend the Litetrax 4 to other moms.

  • One-hand fold
  • One-hand backrest recline - upright position to almost an absolute lay flat
  • Easy manipulation
  • No suspension on the wheels
  • Difficult basket access when the backrest is reclined
  • No handlebar adjustment
  • After a short while of use, the central joint and the front wheels get noisier

A lightweight stroller with an awesome extended hood and excellent driveability.

Your questions about the Joie Litetrax 4

1)

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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