Joie Nitro
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Joie Nitro

DISCONTINUED in 2015
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The Joie Nitro is a simple umbrella stroller with a higher weight capacity, ideal for everyday walks. The seat can handle even a bigger child and offers a flat recline. The stroller was also released in a higher LX version, often being called identically to the basic one (Joie Nitro). The LX comes in new premium fabrics with new colors, a bumper bar and with a hood with a closable peek-a-boo window as well as a pop-out sun visor.

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Joie Nitro Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Umbrella stroller (buggy)
Stroller weight
7.52 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
108 cm x 48.5 cm x 83.5 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
109.5 cm x 35 cm x 30 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
22.5 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
2-36 months
Reversible seat unit
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, 5 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
47 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
30 x 23 cm
Total length of the seat unit
80 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
No
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
No
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
No
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
No
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
Yes

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
No
Bumper bar can be purchased separately
No
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
14 cm
Rear wheels diameter
14 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
No
All wheels are double wheels
Yes
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
Umbrella-style
One-hand fold
No
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
No
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

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
No
Handlebar material
Foam
Handlebar height
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
No
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

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
No

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
No
Reflective elements
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
No
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 Nitro

3.0/5
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  • Basket for a few bits and bobs while you're out.
  • Folds up easily.
  • Lightweight and fits into the car boot reasonably well.
  • Good value.
  • The seat doesn't rise up enough and my daughter slides down with all her weight on the strap.
  • There isn't a crotch strap cover and with the slumping, it looks uncomfortable.
  • Rain cover not big enough with a larger child in the buggy. Not so bad with a smaller baby.
  • Sun shade isn't big enough, we're using a separate brolly on sunny days.

Reasonably priced lightweight buggy.

  • Lightweight
  • Reasonably padded seat
  • High weight capacity
  • Lies flat
  • Often on sale, bought mine for about £50
  • Different colours available
  • Toggle recline easy to use but seat does not go very upright, my toddler is constantly sliding down/ slumping in it, not great
  • Canopy is tiny, you will definitely need an extra sun shade cover
  • I think it should come with a crotch pad cover

Had mine for about 18 months, holding up pretty well, used on different terrains. Biggest con in my opinion is the seat that doesn't sit upright enough.

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