Joolz Aer
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Joolz Aer

The high-quality ultra-compact
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The Joolz Aer is a luxurious, ultra-compact travel stroller for 2020. Compared to other similar ultra compacts, the Aer boasts the most ergonomic seat, a stylish design, premium materials, and higher weight capacity. It is suitable predominantly for older children since the recline is only partial, and the leg rest is not included; but it offers an extendable hood, an easily accessible and relatively spacious shopping basket, and overall practicality. The Aer comes with a carry bag and a rain cover included. Optional accessories include a colorful - personalizable bumper bar for the child, an extra - 20 cm, adjustable - leg rest, and an original cup holder to attach to the side.

Joolz Aer Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only)
Stroller weight
6.1 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
105.5 cm x 45 cm x 83 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
53.5 cm x 45 cm x 21.5 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Netherlands
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
18 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
10-36 months
Reversible seat unit
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, 2 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
No
Backrest recline type
Zipper, Strap-operated
One-hand backrest recline system
No
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
No
Extendable leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
54.5 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
38 x 25.5 cm
Total length of the seat unit
80.5 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
Yes
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
Yes
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
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
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
Yes
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
No
Bumper bar can be purchased separately
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
12.5 cm
Rear wheels diameter
14 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
One-step rocker pedal (flip-flop friendly)
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
No
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
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
3 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
Yes

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
No
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
74 x 32 cm
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
No,
Foldable carrycot
Yes,
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,

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
No

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
Yes
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
Yes
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

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Parent reviews of the Joolz Aer

4.2/5
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Love it

4
  • super light
  • great engineering
  • smoothest push even on crappy sidewalks
  • doesn’t tip over
  • good materials
  • comfy handlebar
  • one-handed fold
  • decent basket for a compact stroller
  • awkward recline and angle adjust
  • need to buy the footrest
  • doesn’t fold with the bumper bar
  • no snack tray
  • the seat is pretty vertical (like, Yo-yo is more reclined even when the baby is sitting) but I'd like it to be even more vertical

Love it.

  • Easy fold
  • Seat liner can be easily removed for washing
  • Spacious and comfy seat
  • Sturdy
  • Can attach compatible buggy board (bought separately)
  • No parent-facing option
  • Does not lie flat
  • Extras need to be bought separately

I love my Joolz Aer. It is strong and sturdy, lightweight and folds easily. I used it for my older child after he outgrew his main stroller and then purchased the co-ordinating buggy board when my second was born for when we travelled.

Overall probably the best lightweight stroller out there. Yes it is pricey but definitely way better value for money than the Babyzen Yoyo which does not sit up anywhere as upright as the Aer and does not have a one-handed fold.

  • Beautiful design
  • Weight
  • Extendable canopy
  • Plenty of accessories available for purchase
  • High quality wheels - no rattling, no stones getting stuck
  • Long backrest
  • Basket is large enough (for the size of the stroller)
  • Higher price (yes, there are cheaper \"airplane\" strollers
  • but the price matches the quality)"
  • The stroller cannot be folded with the belly bar
  • Not a fll lie flat
  • Everything has to be bought separately, and since the leg rest is also bought optionally, it is not as sturdy
  • The handle height cannot be adjusted, I would have liked a telescopic one (although the stroller would have been a bit heavier - the manufacturer knew why they did it this way)

I bought the stroller for my 2 year old son who no longer sleeps in the stroller, but we use it often. It fulfilled this 100%.

My son doesn't look overgrown in it, the backrest is super long. The seat is spacious - and it fits the original Joolz winter foot muff.

The wheels are completely quiet - for being made of foam, the quality is noticeable. I walk with the stroller every day, and it hasn't happened once that we had a pebble stuck in the wheels (which happened to me regularly with the Valco).

The stroller also can go over grass, some uneven surfaces, even cobblestones, but it doesn't go completely smoothly there. However, it can handle large gravel just by backing up.

I can carry the stroller up to the first floor with my son (12 kg) just fine, folded, it looks like a larger handbag, and it also fits behind the car seat (since my husband is a car pedant, I always put it in a wrap, and thus the seats aren't dirty either).

The downside is that everything has to be purchased separately. I immediately bought a footrest and a bumper bar for it (I recommend it, but the downside is that it always has to be taken off to fold the stroller), and later we bought an organizer, a bottle holder - and a cool gadget, especially for summer, is the sun visor (but with it, the footrest gets in the way).

I guess the only downside to the stroller is the price - and the fact that the headrest doesn't go all the way down. That bothers my son, for example, but he doesn't sleep in the stroller that often, so we'll survive 😀

  • Design
  • Quality
  • Pleasant push
  • Fabrics
  • Padding
  • Recline
  • Hood

I wanted to get a Joolz Aer, but I decided to return it in the end. It feels fantastic in your hand, the push is enjoyable, and I also loved the inside padding. Awesome, no cheap fabrics, great to touch, and filled with a comfy foam layer. The insufficient recline and the recline system, along with the short hood, made me change my mind, unfortunately.

The buggy is lovely and high-quality

4
  • quality
  • small folded size
  • beautiful padding
  • stylish
  • wheel suspension
  • great seat back length and overall space for the child
  • extendable hood
  • accessible basket
  • newborn-compatible with the carrycot or as a travel system
  • gorgeous colors (the belly bar on the carrycot gets different with different color, which we noticed in the shop)
  • all accessories sold separately
  • not a lie-flat

We got it as a from-birth travel stroller, as we have to travel quite a lot, even with a baby. The new carrycot is beautiful and spacious enough, so happy with that for sure. The seat, unfortunately, is not a lie flat, and the adjustment is not the smoothest, BUT we knew that when purchasing the buggy. In the meantime, when the little one doesn't sit yet, we'll combine it with the Cybex Cloud Z reclinable seat.

The buggy is lovely and high-quality, even though it does get pricey. The leg rest is highly recommended. The basket is nicely sized for the type, and it is accessible, which is not a standard with smaller buggies, so hooray! The seat back is so high so I am pretty sure we'll use it even for a larger toddler.

  • pushes great
  • looks great
  • spacious
  • high-quality
  • compact
  • not all-terrain/small wheels, but I wasn't expecting Aer to be a pushchair for rough terrain

I use it with a 2.5yo for pretty much everyday walks in the city. She already walks part of the way, so I didn't want anything cumbersome. We bump into the Aers more and more; moms around noticed it's a quality, spacious option with a nice push. It's not all-terrain by far, but the suspension is nice anyhow.

  • High-quality
  • Sleek finish
  • Quiet wheels
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Very comfy for the child
  • Price
  • Accessories sold separately
  • Clumsy backrest positioning
  • Hood length
  • Angled backrest even in the most upright position
  • No lay flat

I have an older son, for which I only needed something usable for trips and occasional needs. That it does very well, and what was most important for me - without unnecessary noise. The spaciousness and comfort for the child and me, the parent, are great bonus points too.

  • Extendable canopy
  • One-hand folding
  • Super compact while very spacious, even for an older toddler
  • Smooth manipulation, even in harsher terrain conditions
  • Super big basket
  • The bumper bar and the leg rest extension have to be bought separately

The Joolz Aer is a brilliant buggy for travels, loading/unloading to and from your car - while offering so much space and comfort for your child. Good even for the afternoon naps, as we discovered!

Excellent for older children

4
  • Folding
  • Size
  • Space
  • Weight
  • Driveability
  • Suspension...
  • Wheel material

Excellent for older children. Spacious, pushes with one hand, high quality materials.

  • really compact
  • spacious enough
  • quality fabrics
  • beautiful
  • great to push
  • canopy
  • recline system

I love the fabrics feel and the overall push of this buggy. Not the biggest fan of the unzipping system at the back, but that's the price you pay (adding to the actual, not that low price of the pushchair) for having a model actually fitting the airlines' guidelines. The kid doesn't look so slumped in it, compared to similar buggies. So I would say it's comfortable as well.

Your questions about the Joolz Aer

1)

Hey!

Could you fold the Aer with a footmuff on?

Thank you!

Hiya, Jin,

In theory, you probably can, but the fold will be incomplete. The Footmuff will be in the way of the frame to get together and click in the automatic folding lock. So you can partially fold it, but, depending on the thickness of the cosytoes/footmuff, you might just end up with a bulker stroller that doesn't click in place. I personally would NOT do it like that and wouldn't recommend folding it with a footmuff.

.eli - 22 Aug 2022
2)

How does the canopy compare to the Minu V2? Do you prefer the Minu V2 recline?

Heya, CC,

The Hub's canopy is not huge, nor it is tiny for the type either. The coverage is pretty much similar, while the Minu's being perhaps a tiny tad larger (and the Aer has a larger mesh ventilation part which is at the same time a good thing, but also a bad thing as you cannot cover it while also having an extended canopy) - not really making much of a difference on a very hot summer day, I'm afraid, still. What actually will make a difference for you, or any other summer stroller user is the possibility of any universal sun shade, which will cover the child's lower half. In Aer's case, they make a dedicated original sunshade for literally full protection, so that would be an accessory that wins this round.

About the recline, I think they are, again, similar. For a less than 6 months old baby, not an ideal setup, but for toddlers, both will be ok for napping. What makes a difference here is the deeper seat space of the Aer, which makes the child slide down less. The downside is no included leg rest on the Aer, but if you are willing to pay extra for the leg rest, it might be a little more comfy solution for napping. Again, however, the difference is very very small in terms of comfort or angle, so I would suggest lookingat what you "like" here more rather than a 100 % clear selling point.

.eli - 25 May 2022
3)

Hi,

Can the bassinet/carry cot be attached to the 2020 model? Or only compatible with 21?

Hey, Tash,

The Joolz Aer carrycot IS compatible with older Aers, yes. No worries, you cat attach it to your 2020 Joolz Aer.

.eli - 25 Aug 2021
4)

Hi Eli!

Could you tell me at what height is the seat/ cot?

Hi, Verena,

Sorry, it took a few days to answer you. I had to get my hands on an Aer to measure it for you exactly and give you a true measurement. The Joolz Aer's seat is positioned 44 cm from the floor to the sitting part.

.eli - 07 Jul 2021
5)

Is the Aer suitable as a primary stroller from newborn (when used with a carseat or carrycot)? Would you say the pram would last me from when baby is 0, till they are around 3 if used as a primary stroller? I would be going to parks and around town, and most probably wouldn’t be using on rough countryside terrains as would probably use the baby carrier.

Hi, Zarara,

I wouldn't really recommend it as a primary stroller (aka pram) - at least not as an only one. I mean, the small size, the small wheels, and the seat style are - YES - great for the stroller to last and be practical even with a toddler later on. On the other hand, after the carrycot (which is 100% newborn friendly, even if maybe the ride comfort is not the best for such a small baby), the seat won't be enough, in my opinion, for that time around 6 months of age when the baby is still a baby and needs a lie-flat seat. The seat is best for a child around 1 year.

So, to use for a newborn on the go, while traveling, or occasionally, absolutely. For the age around 6-12 months, I would get something more substantial, ideally reversible. And the last thing to say - an ultra-compact, because to the small size and driveability, is not the best to use every day, many hours. Even a good one like the Aer - I mean, the frame is weaker, and the suspension is there, but there should be something sturdier, providing more support, for a newborn and a small baby to use more hours a day. Just my experience, that is all. Of course, if you would be using an ergo-carrier most of the time, it might work...

For shopping, undemanding walks, and holidays, the Joolz Aer is a good pushchair, even with the carrycot or as a travel system with a car seat. And the seat is nice and roomy, even for a 3-4yo. So in theory, it can last, I am just concerned about the driving and longevity because of it being designed for more of an occasional kind of use (as opposed to primary) - and the fact that around 6-12 months of age, you'll be probably only using the carrier.

.eli - 19 May 2021
6)

What are the Joolz Aer's seat dimensions, please (seat back height, depth and seat to canopy)?

Tia

Hello, Tia,

The Joolz Aer's seat measurements are as follows: 55 cm backrest height, 37 cm seat width, seat depth 25 cm. Overall seat surface length is, therefore, approx. 80 cm (without the optional leg rest that I highly recommend).

Thanks to the truly high seatback, it is an ultracompact buggy rather suitable for older toddlers (as opposed to other ultra-compact strollers).

.eli - 31 Mar 2021

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