Joie Versatrax
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Joie Versatrax

The versatile, affordable, lie-flat reversible-seater
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The Joie Versatrax is a new 2019 stroller, awarded the Reddot' Best of the Best' award the same year. This predominantly urban, full-featured stroller is also available as a modular stroller system suitable from birth until the child weighs 22 kg.

You can place your newborn not only into the reversible, padded, fully reclinable seat unit but also in the optional Ramble / Ramble XL carrycot. Alternatively, using corresponding adapters included with the Versatrax included, the i-Gemm / i-Snug / i-Level car seat (or other brands with Maxi-Cosi types of attachments) can be used.

Thanks to the robust feel of the chassis, the soft materials used, and the water repellent fabrics with UV factor and ventilation parts in the hood, your newborn will be snug and safe in the Versatrax. Another advantage is the shock-absorbing suspension of the chassis combined with the wheels with foam-filled tires - no worries about a puncture. When shopping, you'll appreciate the extra spacious shopping basket with a side pocket for small items but also the quick, one-handed fold - even with the seat unit clicked on in any direction. The Versatrax comes with a rain cover, and a cup holder included - other accessories are available to purchase separately.

Joie Versatrax Features & Specifications

The Basics

Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
11.7 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
112 cm x 65.5 cm x 92.4 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
86 cm x 65.5 cm x 36 cm frame only
Chassis material
Country of origin

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
22 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-36 months
Reversible seat unit
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
Reclining backrest
Yes, 4 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, 2 positions
Extendable leg rest
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
Backrest height
50 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
30 x 23 cm
Total length of the seat unit
90 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
Foam-filled tires (puncture-free)
Rear wheels type
Foam-filled tires (puncture-free)
Front wheels diameter
18 cm
Rear wheels diameter
24.5 cm
Swivel wheels
Lockable wheels
Removable wheels
All wheels are double wheels
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
100-109 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

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Parent reviews of the Joie Versatrax

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  • HUGE shopping basket 🫶🏽
  • Easy to use buttons to lay baby up & down
  • Easy handle bar adjustment
  • Not too heavy but sturdy
  • Folds nice
  • Cup holder ❤️
  • Easy foot break on the side so it's not in the way
  • Really open when in seat unit
  • Good could be longer

I absolutely recommend this pram, it's so so practical with many parent friendly features.

At first glance the pushchair is lovely to look at featuring a leather look handle and bumper bar. In parent facing mode baby is nice and close and not too low down so it's easy to interact with baby and pass them snacks 🙌🏽.

The hood is nice and thick and easily moves up and down and also features a peek window, although I do think the hood could do with being a bit bigger to provide some more darkness/protection. The seat unit is a lovely soft material and feels comfortable however the seat unit it quite open and my 9 month old struggles to sleep in it this could probably be resolved with a footmuff but it's summer so not an option, we have switched from the Bugaboo so compared to the bucket like seat this is a big change, this along side the small hood is a bit of a pain to get baby to sleep.

The shopping basket is amazing, I can fit my changing bag, raincover, snacks and shopping underneath with no problems accessing the basket as it's accessible on both ends, going from the chameleon 3 this is a dream as I couldn't even get my changing bag in there. The handle bar moves easily up and down so perfect for switching between parents as my partner is a foot taller than me, the suspension is good but definitely could be better for a smoother ride, it can be quite rattly but nothing major 😊 I absolutely recommend this pram x

Worst stroller system ever

  • Lightweight
  • Big basket
  • The carrycot is long and tight. My two month old baby, which is a tiny baby, was so tight in the carrycot, he couldn't move his arms. We used it two or three times and switched to the sit unit
  • Sit unit, where can I start. Thin, squeaky, i am constantly afraid that my baby will fall off or something will break. It's quite unstable and very hard on the surface, so not comfortable for sitting. It's easy to manouver , but again, once I lift it or put it down, I feel like I am manouvering a plastic toy
  • The material is a horor story. Very poor quality, it's like it is made from plastic. Not washable, very scratchy, and not comfortable at all. Always looks old and worn out, it won't last for one child, and not to mention if you would like to keep it for another one. Even the basket is low quality material, I feel like it will rip off anytime
  • The car seat gave me anxiety, literally. I couldn't wait to stop using it. I've seen my friend's Maxi cosi's car seat and it was nothing like this. Tight, very deep, the position is uncomfortable and not suitable for a newborn. Not to mention, the material is of lowest quality and the canopy as well. If it starts raining with this stroller, good luck
  • Not suitable for bumpy roads. And by bumpy roads, I mean normal city surfaces. I was afraid my baby will get a SBS just by walking down the street. It's so shakey and squeaky, I felt literally sorry for my baby that had to ride in it
  • We were looking at Maxi Cosi zelia 3 at that time, as it was in the same price range, unlike Cybex. For that price, I would definitely go with Maxi Cosi or any other established brand that actually cares about babies. It's a huuuge difference! I don't know if Joie is new, are they improving the quality of their products with the signature line, but this is the lowest quality I've seen in a travel system
  • I had to write this, so no other parent does the same mistake as we did
  • Literally, a disaster of a pram

Worst stroller system ever, not worth the price.

A very easy push, and the driving characteristics in the city are great. The carrycot was nice, there was even an inside pocket for buts and pieces. The pushchair part also nice, just a bit open, but a footmuff was a solution.

  • Pram fabric, leather trimmings, and the overall physical outlook looks aesthetic and premium, despite its affordability
  • XXL basket
  • Peekaboo window
  • UPF50+ Waterproof canopy
  • Accessibility to the basket from front and back of pram even when the seat is reclined all the way down
  • Long zipped pocket and a space for parent’s waterbottle/thermal flask in the basket (so that it doesn’t roll around)
  • Child sits higher than other prams I’ve used (Bugaboo)
  • All-wheel suspension
  • Gate-swing bumper
  • Back rest is short (my 2 year old’s head almost touches the canopy)
  • Leg rest portion is also short (we are Asians and yet)
  • Raincover trimming is white, instead of black(to aesthetically fit the rest of the pram)
  • It would be awesome to have a zip window that will allow parents to unload their child from the pram without removing the entire raincover, especially if it is wet
  • Cup holder is shallow so my son’s sippy cup fell out of it when we were going up a curb. Therefore, I know now I can never place my cup of iced latte there

Mother of 4 and I have used various brands and types of prams before. I am a Bugaboo fan and I had actually sold off my Bugaboo Bee 5 to graduate my son to Versatrax because I do a lot of walking and needs a pram that provides me the stability and a big basket which enables me to do my grocery straight from fetching him from the daycare (lots of things to carry and I do not like hanging bags on the handle bar). I wanted the same stability and smoothness as Bugaboo offered but none of their baskets were as huge as Versatrax’s.

Versatrax is an affordable range yet it packs in qualities which I find in my previous Bugaboo. I am an aesthetic person and visually, Versatrax commands attention. I got the colour ‘Laurel’ and have received many compliments. I live in the tropics where it rains a lot. So far, the brakes and the wheels have not given me anything to be concerned about over but I wish Joie can work on their rain covers. Read my cons.

OK for the price

  • Price-performance ratio
  • Parent AND world-facing seat
  • Shopping basket
  • Canopy could be longer

Absolutely OK for the price. Recommended.

We love the basket 😍

  • value for money
  • seat padding
  • BASKET 😍😍
  • wheel suspension
  • leg rest
  • canopy

We love the basket 😍 And the weight & size are very nice for a reversible pushchair. I did expect a but smoother ride on terrain - the suspension is minimal. The leg rest - and the canopy - could be longer. For the price, a nice value overall.

The quality disappointed me

  • Design
  • Storage space
  • Frame squeaks after a few months
  • Hood is short & awful
  • I don't like the folding - you have to "shake" strongly to do it

Not happy about the Versatrax. The quality disappointed me - the frame squeaks, and the hood is simply awful. Just try to reline your napping child - it will get the face full of sunshine. And not in a good way.

  • Reversible seat
  • Huge storae space
  • Price
  • Hard to lift up a curb
  • Canopy is not sturdy nor long enough

Overall performance would be very good, actually, just it is difficult for me to lift it up a curb. I must praise the large basket very highly - one of the best points of the pram, and also, the reversible seat was a must for us (my little one is only four months old), so plus points for that.

  • reversing seat
  • wheels
  • basket
  • difficult lifting it up a kerb
  • hood length and sturdiness
  • suspension

I like it overall, the larger wheels, extra large basket, and reversing seat are great, and it pushes well on smooth pavements. But it is hard for me to get up a kerb. As a budget option for mums needing a reversing pushchair, it's good enough.

We got it for the reversibility - I really wanted my daughter to see me, she's still very young. The lying position, even if not 180 degrees, is good enough. The high weight capacity is also nice.

However... We travel a lot with it - and the pram doesn't hold closed, which annoys me a lot. Also, the folding could be smoother than just pure jerking it close. It wasnt't too expensive, but it's not worth the money for us - we needed something more suitable for being folded and unfolded (plus loaded and unloaded).

Your questions about the Joie Versatrax



I have a lot of anxiety about moving my 8 week old into the stroller portion as she's getting up in her weight!
This says from birth but is it 100% safe? Even at a full recline?

Thank you!

Hey, Chloe,

It is of course safe when in full recline, and your little one is safely strapped in, with the belts nice and right around here. However, an 8 weeks old is super tiny and can be truly lost in such a large seat. For you (and the little one) to feel safer and better in the seat, get a reducer insert, a soft insert cot, or a good footmuff to wrap her a bit in the seat - you will see, it will be much comfier (for both of you, ultimately).

.eli - 15 Sep 2023

Do they alow this stroller inside the plane cabine? I mean size wise am I allowed to take it with me inside?

Hi, mona,

Unfortunately not, the Versatrax is not an ultra-compact / travel stroller and will not be allowed as cabin luggage with any airline. You can either check it, or use it as baby luggage which is often free till a certain age (you need to check this possibility with your airline). As baby luggage, you would be able to take the stroller up to the plane, give it away to the stewards, and have it returned right after getting off the plane.

.eli - 16 Feb 2023

This is your place to ask us a (quick) question about the Joie Versatrax