Joie Tourist
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Joie Tourist

The affordable travel buggy with the adjustable handle
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The Joie Tourist is new for 2019, and straightaway awarded the Red Dot award 2019. This ultralight stroller with a compact fold and a seat that can be reclined fully is also compatible with the Ramble carrycot and Joie car seats. Other Maxi-Cosi-type car seats can also be added to the stroller. Thanks to the width of only 47.1cm, when folded, the stroller is accepted as cabin luggage by some airlines. The folding is also simplified by the fact that after its unlocking, the stroller folds practically by itself. True to its name, the Tourist is an excellent companion for holidays and trips, even with babies from birth.

Joie Tourist Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
5.92 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
106 cm x 47.1 cm x 83.1 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
66.1 cm x 47.1 cm x 24.3 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, 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
Backrest height
42 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
34 x 20 cm
Total length of the seat unit
81 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
Yes
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
Yes
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
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
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
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
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)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Pivoting
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
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
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 (with 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)
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
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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Parent reviews of the Joie Tourist

2.9/5
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  • Light weight
  • Folds up easily
  • Feels like it’s going to fall to bits when you push it
  • The seat isn’t upright, my little boy looks so uncomfortable in it
  • The wheels are so small

I bought this pushchair to go on holiday with but it was a complete waste of money as my little boy hates it. He cries when he’s in it because he can’t sit up straight and he’s so uncomfortable. So I’ve now got to purchase another one.

  • lightweight
  • compact
  • quick-folding
  • affordable
  • adjustable handlebar
  • the seat is very slanted - I wish it would be more upright
  • small, noisy wheels
  • too much give in the handle - it moves more than I'd like

The seat is spacious enough, but it's very slanted (my kid slides down a bit). It is a compromise to the price, but for occasional use, it will do.

It's light and compact

4

We got this pram because my wife has to carry it upstairs (2nd floor) daily. It's light and compact for that, she's happy about that.

  • Does not hold the seat in its position (my baby weights 20 pounds)
  • Seat does not go upright, the baby is half seated like on a swimming pool bench
  • Front wheels are too small, gets stuck in minimal imperfections on the sidewalk

The system to hold the seat in the upright position is too weak. In less than a month, it was damaged. Also, the seat does not get to sit upright, which looks very uncomfortable. Finally, the front wheels are too weak, and the stroller gets stuck on the minimal batch on the sidewalk or stone. The rest is fine, but it has too many downsides for the price and promises of this nice stroller.

  • padded seat
  • full recline
  • adjustable - rotating handle
  • stylish
  • one-hand recline (inklining is two-handed, though)
  • the wheels take in a lot of gravel
  • the hood is very short
  • the seat is angled
  • foam-covered handlebar
  • noisy on cobblestones
  • straps to recline feel weak and cheap

Fo holidays and trips only, it's a good pushchair. Other than that, I keep in our car as a spare, so it usually goes out only when doing a lot of shopping or at the grandma's. Works fine like that. You have to keep in my it's not an expensive buggy.

A pretty little stroller for the car and for when your child cannot walk anymore. Nothing for everyday or for bad terrain, but as a secondary option, one of the few with an adjustable handlebar (and probably the only that is really affordable).

I recommend it. We use it for 2 months, and we are happy with it.

I do love the design, the low weight, and the simplicity of use. And all that for an affordable price.

The downsides comprise the angled backrest, meaning your child doesn't sit upright and may slump down if he/she wants to or lets him/herself to, the small wheels good for mainly shopping centers and airports, and a shorter hood (mainly in the laying position or with a smaller child).

The best is then, I think, to truly have it for only occasional use when you don't expect much - and low weight will be asset enough.

The seat it really poor designed

2

Unfortunately we are sooooo unhappy with this stroller. For the price you pay I would expect more. Yes it folds absolutely amazingly but that is the only great thing about it. My little boy absolutely hated sitting in it as it is a really uncomfortable angle for them with no way to adjust. The seat it really poor designed. He kept slipping to the side. Not only that, the buckle system is so complicated which doesn’t make it easy if needing to strap a child in safe and quickly, especially if you have a squirming child.

  • price
  • low weight
  • folds by itself (for locking it, you need to help the system a bit, though)
  • spacious even for an older child
  • nice design (I want to underline the pretty wheels)
  • compatible with a carrycot and a car seat - can create a full travel system (one set of adapters for the car seat/carrycot is also a huge plus)
  • travel bag (very simple) and rain cover included
  • the fabrics are creased even in a new one
  • doesn't fit the airline compartment dimensions (it is a bit bigger than cabin luggage)
  • seemingly weak strap system of backrest adjustment
  • short canopy

The price-performance ratio is very nice. For that price, don't expect the most luxury and sturdiest pushchair there is, but it is more than just a simple buggy. And I find it very practical for the on-the-go parents of an older toddler, that doesn't need all the bells and whistles.

I like the spaciousness and overall design, even though the details are maybe a bit too straightforward. The canopy is not very long, however, and keep in mind you probably will be buying some extra shading device (that sunshield in the front is so small I think the producer might have been joking ;-) ). The seat is nice and well padded, even for a smaller child. You CAN adjust the seat up to a full lay-flat! I also love that the bumper bar is included (not all pushchairs of this type have those). And I am extremely thankful for the button that holds the between-legs padding on the lower strap of the harness - that is simply wonderful! (I lost these things so many times in the past, not talking about how uncomfortable it is always to adjust it so that you can clip the buckle together and it is not in the way...)

The handlebar height is excellent for taller parents - I am 179 and my husband 183 - and we couldn't have chosen better, handle-height-wise. And it is even adjustable, which makes it a little bit more wobbly, but on the other hand, so few of these compact pushchairs have those I feel like we bumped into a unicorn! It is not an all-terrain pushchair, so I am not taking the small-ish wheels as a negative - you get what you buy (and do take the price you pay into account not to expect something crazy). The driveability on basic surfaces is OK. Having said all that, I rate it quite high.

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