Joie Parcel
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Joie Parcel

The simple, light & compact 3in1 option
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The Joie Parcel is a very light, almost an ultra-compact urban stroller based on the Joie Pact design. Thanks to its small dimensions and a weight of 6.9 kg, this stroller is made first and foremost for travels and as a second-stroller use. It can, however, accommodate a newborn, too, thanks to the lie-flat seat and the compatibility with a carrycot and a car seat (both on the same. Maxi-Cosi-style adapters). It be folded with just one hand and carried in hand. The stroller comes in a more luxurious Signature version with higher-quality fabrics and PU leather details, and an extra ventilation option in the rear part of the seat (when it's reclined).

Joie Parcel Features & Specifications

The Basics

Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
6.9 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
106 cm x 47.1 cm x 83.1 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
75.5 cm x 47.1 cm x 28.8 cm
Chassis material
Country of origin
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
22 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-30 months
Reversible seat unit
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
Reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Extendable backrest
Legrest positioning
Yes, 3 positions
Extendable leg rest
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
Backrest height
46 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
34 x 21 cm
Total length of the seat unit
87 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
Height-adjustable seat
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Seat fabrics cleaning
Wipe-clean only
Safety harness type
Harness padding
Height-adjustable harness belts
Ventilation integrated into the seat
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Extendable canopy/hood
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
Height-adjustable canopy
Removable canopy
Waterproof canopy
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
A pocket integrated into the canopy
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
Quiet (magnetic/no velcro) peek-a-boo window
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
Bumper bar type (style)
Removable bumper bar
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
Height-adjustable bumper bar
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap

The Wheels

Number of wheels
Front wheel(s) type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
EVA foam-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
13.5 cm
Rear wheels diameter
15.5 cm
Swivel wheels
Lockable wheels
Removable wheels
All wheels are double wheels
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
Wheels equipped with mudguards
Two-wheel mode

The Suspension

Wheels with suspension
Suspension type
Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
Adjustable suspension softness
Rocking chassis

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push down-lift up pedal brake
Deceleration handbrake

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
Self-standing fold
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
108 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
Safety wrist strap

The Basket

Shopping basket
Large shopping basket
Basket's weight capacity
4.5 kg
Closable basket
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Carry handle on the carrycot
Inclining carrycot mattress
Foldable carrycot
Rocking-base carrycot
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
Carrycot positioned high on the frame

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
Britax Römer car seat attachment-type adapters available

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
Cup holder can be attached
Reflective elements
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
Rain cover included
Mosquito net included
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
Seat liner/insert included
Changing bag included
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
LED light(s)
Built-in audio speakers
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat

Parent reviews of the Joie Parcel

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We are very happy with ours

  • It is quite light (6.9 kg)
  • Reclines almost all the way, the main seat can be used for a newborn if you get a little cushion insert (because the straps might not be small enough otherwise)
  • 4 recline settings, the most upright is practically sitting complete straight so good for older kids
  • Can recline or un-recline with one hand (no strap system!)
  • Folds with one hand, unfolding can be done with one hand but isn't as easy
  • Folds up pretty small, doesn't take up too much space in our apartment
  • Can push it with one hand
  • Can add a bassinet or a car seat which clicks on (they use the same adapters). Can use basically any carseat with traditional European adapters: maxi-cosi, joie, nuna, cybex, etc. You would have to remove the bassinet or car seat if you want to fold it, but the adapters stay on and fold with the stroller so you won't loose them.
  • Can be used up to 22 kg, so fine for older kids as well
  • Adjustable foot rest
  • Mesh panels on top (peekaboo window to see baby) and back that you can open
  • Decent size basket (I can shove a large diaper bag in it)
  • Fairly narrow, easy to maneuver in tight spaces
  • Turns on a dime
  • Good easy foot brake
  • Swivel locks on the front wheels for easier straight pushing
  • Has a belly bar
  • Rain cover for stroller and for bassinet (comes with separate ones)
  • 5 point harness that is magnetic so easy to buckle, opens with click of one button
  • It has decent size wheels and 4 wheel suspension, but it could be better, but pushes like a dream on smooth sidewalks and indoors
  • Canopy is a good size for a travel stroller (not big but not too small) and it is water resistant
  • Price is better than many other strollers
  • Suspension could be better, the baby feels it when on bumpy roads. Even on cobbled sidewalks the baby feels it (once the baby got bigger, this wasn't such an issue)
  • Adapters fold, which is good, but also means that if you leave them on the stroller while your child is in the main seat, they could get their fingers caught in them
  • The canopy isn't the largest, some sun can get in from the sides
  • The seat also only faces forward, but you can get a bassinet or car seat which allows the baby to face you when little. Does add to the cost though
  • The shoulder straps sometimes disconnect from the buckle and have to be put back on which is annoying, but hasn't been a major issue for us, only happens once in a while
  • Bigger wheels would be better for suspension and stairs/curbs (though it is fine on stairs and curbs)
  • No carry strap, but the belly bar can be used as a handle. I would prefer a shoulder strap though!
  • Might not fold small enough for an airplane

We are very happy with ours, use it to get around the city, including buses, light rail, walking, stairs, and in and out of the car. Got the Joie Signature Ramble bassinet and a car seat, used since birth. Baby is now in the seat, she loves it.

Your questions about the Joie Parcel


Hi Eli, I'm in the search for the MOST upright stroller, either compact or not. After much research, this one seems like it's in the top. Seen your answers to some questions here and you mention the UPPAbaby Minu V2 is more upright. Could you shed some light on the top 3 most upright strollers, compact cabin/travel approved and not?


Hey, Vanessa,

It's good to know the cabin-sized models are never totally upright. They are so small, and such a type of frame that would allow an upright seating just doesn't work well with that compact design. From my point of view, the most upright buggy in that category would be the Joolz Aer+, and even that one isn't a totally 90-degree seat. Also good to know is that its't not just about the backrest angle, but also about the overall design and the depth of the sitting area.

Check the Kinderraft Nubi 2 as well, and I was reasonably alright with how the seat back is on the Chicco Goody.

From the larger options, the reversible models like the Joie Versatrax, Cybex Talos, and similar will be more upright. The rule is - reversible strollers are usually more upright, and the lighter you go, the less upright the seat will be, usually. The best is always to try it in real life, as it also differs from child to child (as the sitting habits differ).

.eli - 22 Mar 2024

Hello! Is the Maxi Cosi Pebble 360 compatible with the Joie Parcel and the included car seat adapter?

Hey there,

Officially, they don't mention the Parcel as compatible at Maxi-Cosi. The attachment system is however the same, so it should work, yes. You'd do better to try it out before buying, though, as the Parcel is a smaller stroller and may not have enough space over the seat, but in general it should be compatible.

.eli - 12 Mar 2024

Hi, I am looking at either the Joie Parcel or the Uppababy Minu to get as a travel/second stroller. I already have the iCandy travel system so I want something a little more compact.

Which one would you go for? Thanks

Hi, Niamh,

Both options are rather alright, though I would say the Minu is the more sturdy, better made model. It also is a bit more expensive, usually - but I believe it will last you a bit better, and the seat angle is also a tad better (no one is upright though). So I would go for the Uppababy, but if you plan on just occasional use, there's nothing wrong with picking the Parcel if it's better for your budget.

.eli - 25 Feb 2024

Is there an easy way to do the straps the bit on the top straps have to be slotted in but always seems to come apart and is a fiddle.

Also what footmuff would go with this would any fold down with the stroller?


Unfortunately, no, the harness is fiddly and there's no way to do it in an easy, smooth way.

Most universal footmuffs will go with this (my fav would be Lodger Bunker, but there are so many universal ones), but the thing is, this is a small stroller that folds inwards. No footmuff will fold right with this as it will be in the way. Go for those less fluffy, less thick ones if you want to fold it with it, still, the fold won't close completely / or you'll have to remove it every time. This is why I liked the new Lodgers so much, the opening is not for rethreading all the time, you close it and open it easier, as needed, and the velcro goes around the harness straps.

.eli - 30 Sep 2023

Can someone tell me what is the full length of backrest in the Joie Parcel Signature compact pushchair. I can find any information about that.


There is no official exact information given, which is why you did not find any. The backrest has about 46 cm though.

.eli - 18 Aug 2023


I'm looking for a travel stroller especially I will move to Canada in 2024. I'm comparing the Joie Signature parcel with the GB Qbit+ All-City. They have the same price here. My concern are comfortable for my daughter, cabin size, compact, lightweight and durable. Which one of these stroller is the best for me?

Thank you so much.

Hey, Rifki,

You need to realize none of these strollers are very sturdy / durable. For the price and size, they are ok for undemanding, ideally occasional use, but that durability comes at a higher weight and larger size, or a higher price tag (for the sturdiest option at. that size, check the Joolz Aer+.

Out of the two, I personally would go for the GB. It is so because of the size, which is smaller when folded, so more suitable for plane travel. The seat feels more comfy, sitting wise, from my point of view, but the Parcel has it nicely padded, which is a nice thing to have.

In general, the GB feels more practical for me, but again, I have to underline sturdiness and durability aren't the strong sides of either of them.

.eli - 16 Aug 2023

Please advise me, I need to find a lightweight but sturdy travel stroller to use with my 10 month old and 2,5 year old. I am looking at the Joie Parcel, Kinderkraft Nubi 2, and the Recaro Lexa Elite. Which is sturdier and has a bigger seat and better fabrics - as we live in a hot climate so don't want them sweating?

Hey, Joanna,

Out of the three, the Parcel has the better fabrics, while the Nubi 2 is more spacious, and the Lexa Elite is the better quality. None has it all.

Personally, I would probably go for the Recaro Lexa (not the Elite) as that is quite nice, material-wise as well as space-wise, but I would also look at the Ergobaby Metro+ as that is also spacious enough while also sturdy.

The best option overall would be the Joolz Aer+ but that is also more expensive.

.eli - 23 Jul 2023

How does this stroller perform on grass, pebbly terrain and cobble streets?

Hey, Nads,

This is a very small, pretty much travel / occasional-use stroler with 13cm wheels. It won't be any good on terrain, and will rattle on cobblestones and pebbles. For such a use (at least, if not very very occasional, but regular), you need a larger model with larger wheels.

.eli - 09 Jun 2023


I was looking at buying the Joie Parcel for my 2 year old but was worried about the seat dimensions. I've also been looking at the Bugaboo Butterfly because of its high seat unit. Could you tell me the seat unit height and width, please? The pram will mainly be used for napping when out and about.


Hey, Amy,

If you're going to want to use your stroller for napping, you should not get an ultra-compact travel stroller. They are in general quite arrov, the seat angle is not the best, and the whole seat is smaller. I don't have the exact measurements of the Parcel syet, but this will be about 85 cm in length approximately, and that won't be crazy roomy for a 2yo. I personally would definitely rather get the Butterfly, however not for naps, actually, more for traveling. For napping, I would definitely go for something a bit larger.

.eli - 11 Apr 2023

Hi Eli,

What do you think about the size of the canopy? Does it seem too small to you? Tnx

Hey, Rena,

The canopy is not huge, no. It is also not the smallest. For the type - a light, travel stroller, pretty much - it is alright, honestly.

.eli - 02 Apr 2023
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