Joie Pact Lite
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Joie Pact Lite

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The Joie Pact Lite is a simpler, even more lightweight version of the ultra-compact Pact. Unlike Pact, the Pact Lite doesn’t offer the possibility to attach a car seat. It can be folded with just one hand. When folded, you can carry it either in your hand, on the shoulder or in the carry bag which comes with the stroller. The small wheels with a mild suspension are better on smoother urban surfaces. The Pact Lite comes with a surprisingly spacious, easily accessible shopping basket. The non-reversible can be reclined sufficiently so the Pact Lite can be used as a secondary stroller from birth.

Joie Pact Lite Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only)
Stroller weight
5.5 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
99 cm x 46.8 cm x 82 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
54 cm x 46.8 cm x 26 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)
0-30 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
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
Yes
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
Yes
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
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
Yes
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
13 cm
Rear wheels diameter
15 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)
Yes
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
No
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)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
No
Handlebar material
Foam
Handlebar height
99 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

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
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
Yes
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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3.5/5
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  • lightweight
  • easy to fold
  • not suitable for gravel roads
  • not suitable for a newborn

I like that its lightweight, easy to fold and open, but not so comfortable for new born and for gravel roads. It's a bummer for me as I live around gravel roads, so I can't take her for walks without her getting giddy.

My biggest niggle would be the seat

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  • lightweight
  • compact
  • affordable
  • agile
  • seat is small/short seatback
  • seat is not upright

The Lite is really very light! It also looks nice and (on smooth surfaces, like on a better pavement or in the mall) it pushes well. The wheels are small so not the best nor quietest on bumps, which is to be expected. My biggest niggle would be the seat that is not roomy at all - the backrest is short, and so is the leg rest... but also, it is not upright, so my baby is slumped, sliding down, or trying to pull itself forward.

Your questions about the Joie Pact Lite

1)

Is 15kg max weight to carry or can this go beyond 15kg? My baby is 3.5years old and weighs 21kg. Can the stroller accomodate her weight?

Hi, Mari,

I would absolutely say that even if it could accommodate more than 15 kg (+ 2-5 in the basket), the seat is very slanted and small. There's no way you would fit a 3.5 years old weighing 21 kg in this seat comfortably. Also good to add here is that the buggy itself is quite simple and wobbly, so it is not sturdy enough for such an overload.

I recommend going for something substantailly larger, and if it has to be an ultra-compact stroller, it at lest has to be a higher-quality (therefore, more expensive than this) and with a much taller seatback.

.eli - 18 May 2022
2)

Hi Eli,

Is it possible to buy a food-tray for the baby and install it where the bumper bar is? Does this accessory exist for this stroller? And will I be able to get a cup holder for parents and attach it to the buggy somewhere too?

Thank you

Hey, Muna,

I'm sorry I'll disappoint you, but the Joie Pact Lite doesn't offer a fitting food tray for the baby accessory. You can always buy a universal organizer (of any brand, no need for it to be exactly Joie), and keep stuff there, but it won't be where the baby is, sorry.

About a cup holder, there's also not an original Joie drinks holder available. On the other hand, again, you CAN simply purchase a universal one that fits pretty much any stroller. My suggestion would be to get a Skip Hop OR Diono OR... simply check Amazon's cup holders, there's so many uni ones 😉

Do keep in mind that this is a cheaper buggy, and the price does reflect all the features and possible accessories as well. Do help yourself with the universal ones and you'll be fine ;-)

.eli - 02 Aug 2021
3)

Hi, I have a Joie Pack Lite stroller. While using it once the stroller jerked as it hit a barrier then I heard a click.

Now, after that, the secondary lock to collapse the stroller doesn’t work at all. So I am unable to fold the stroller. Can’t find any help on the Joie website either.

Hey, Carlton,

I am afraid there is not much you can do. If a bump-impact broke something internally, the only real way to (maybe) repair it is to open the chassis, hopefully, find it not broken in half, and put it together. This takes quite some work and there's no way you can simply do that at home. Even if it would be possible to repair it, the cost of sending your pushchair to some kind of professional then paying his service fee would be worth it in the case of your rather Joie Pact Lite budget-friendly model - it would be expensive, I mean, with an uncertain result.

What I would recommend is to try the [brand:joie|Joie]]: customer service and ask for advice (again), but I am afraid they won't tell you more than I just did. So the next step would be either to use it without the folding possibility - or getting a new one. It can even be a pre-owned one if money is important. Or go for another buggy if you don't trust this - but I can honestly tell you that an impact with a bit of unluck might do the same to any other affordable (and even a more expensive) small ultra-compact-style stroller.

.eli - 18 May 2021

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