Joolz Hub
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Joolz Hub

The small but high-quality, reversible lie-flat do-it-all
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The Joolz Hub (“Hello Urban Beauty”) is a compact urban high-end and the first Joolz model with a conventional, non-bucket type of seat unit. It was launched in 2018.

The stroller features a chassis similar to the bigger Day 2, but 25% more compact and lighter. The shopping basket also has a similar shape and can be folded down for better access. The adjustable handlebar features integrated bag holders. You can fold the stroller even with the seat attached in whatever direction as it can be folded. Once folded, you can carry the HUB using a shoulder strap. The seat can be reclined flat, suitable from birth. The extra padded safety belts are a stay-open style, which makes putting the child into the seat much easier. The seat comes with a soft, washable seat liner. The large hood provides a lot of shade and can even be extended by unzipping. With the seat in the upright sitting position, the hood provides a complete coverage.

For the comfort of a newborn, an optional Hub Cocoon featuring a mattress, an apron, and a ventilation system is available. Side panels are present for extra safety in case your baby is not ready for an apron yet. To create a full-featured stroller system, you can additionally purchase an optional carrycot and/or a car seat, or buy the stroller directly in a complete set. There is also a wide choice of accessories including an adjustable child tray.

Find more (or less ;-)) about the Joolz Hub on the official Joolz site

Joolz Hub Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
11.5 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
106 cm x 53 cm x 85 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
66 cm x 53 cm x 34 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Netherlands

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
20 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-36 months
Reversible seat unit
Yes
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 3 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
52 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
30 x 23.5 cm
Total length of the seat unit
94 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)
Yes
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Yes
Seat fabrics cleaning
Machine washable
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
No
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
16 cm
Rear wheels diameter
26 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
No
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
No
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
Yes
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
Telescopic
Handlebar material
Leatherette (PU/eco-leather)
Handlebar height
96.5-106 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
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 (without adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
76 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,
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
Yes
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
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

Parent reviews of the Joolz Hub

4.5/5
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  • Low weight for sure ;-)
  • Extendable canopy
  • I don't like how they designed the sibling board, mostly it's putting aside. I have to secure it with a strap, which makes it unnecessarily complicated. The Bugaboo board holds upright by itself when not in use. This is the only minus for me...

I am the happiest do far with this stroller. If I have a third baby, I will either buy a carrycot to the Hub or buy a Joolz Day 3. I was pleasantly surprised by the Joolz.

  • Compact
  • Easy folding and unfolding
  • Quiet
  • Tackles every terrain
  • Can be fully reclined
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to control
  • Beautiful design
  • When extending the canopy, I would prefer to have the mesh covered somehow so that the sun would not shine directly into the child's eyes through it. However, this can be fixed by adjusting the seat into another position

Until I tried it, I was rolling my eyes over it 😂 But - it is the best pram for us, and even my husband loves it. We use it with the seat unit, and when we'll have a second child, we will get a bassinet for sure 🤗 It is effortless to handle - you cannot feel that you are pushing something. It is excellent for narrow elevators, car boots, and taller people can easily unfold it with only one hand. I highly recommend it 😍

So far, it has all we needed

5
  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Spacious
  • Large hood
  • Large shopping basket

Lightweight, compact. So far, it has all we needed.

  • modern design
  • easy to maneuver, getting up on the curb
  • suspension
  • compact (folding together with the seat)
  • fabrics
  • extendable hood
  • weight limit of 20 kg
  • for me, impractical locking/unlocking of a folded stroller
  • the driving direction cannot be changed with the baby in the stroller
  • the seatbelt's fabric gets stuck in the buckle
  • canopy is made from a thin material - it does not protect from the cold

This stroller was love at first sight, but after unpacking the box, there came a bit of disappointment...

Firstly, I was surprised that it had not raised sides (the seat looks like a chair thus is very open). It seemed very uncomfortable. The second unpleasant surprise was that the stroller has a will in the joint (the central point in which it's folding) - the handle is loose and moves - together with the seat. I would understand this can happen if the stroller was used, but I didn't really expect this with a new stroller (which costs as much as an old used car) 😞

It was in our bedroom for a month, and I kept thinking whether to start using it or send it back to the shop. In the end, I decided to keep it, and I don't regret it. I fell in love with it again 🙂 It's effortless to drive. Maneuverability-wise, it handles well, plus the getting on and off the curb is perfect. It has a great suspension, and wheels are big enough. The folding needs some practice, though. The first times were quite hard, but then we got used to it and it was okay. However, you need to use both hands, so it cannot be done while holding the baby. The advantage is the fact that the chassis can be folded together with the seat unit in both directions, and when folded, the stroller size is minimal for this type.

As already mentioned, the seat doesn't have raised sides. However, I feel that my daughter was happy as she had a better view. The direction of the seat cannot be changed while the baby is inside, which I missed a bit as I was used to that with other strollers. The seat looks narrow. However, we were not missing a wider seat- no problem even during the winter with the footmuff.

The belts' padding is really sophisticated and comfortable, but the fabric from the padding between the legs regularly gets in the way. The covers are made of some strange material that literally 'absorbs' dirt. I never had to wash it, and it survived everything 😃 The canopy can be extended twice - absolutely no need for sun visors, umbrellas, etc., perfectly protecting the child from the sun. However, it is made from a very thin material, so it does not protect against the cold and wind. I think the basket is just the right size - it is not huge, but it is deep enough to fit enough stuff.

The manufacturer gives a load capacity of 20 kg, but I doubt it would fit a real 20 kg baby. A couple of times, my older daughter (3 years - 16kg) was sitting in there, and she looked too big fot it - so it will eventually get outgrown. Her head was touching the canopy, and her legs were hanging. The stroller is really sophisticated, modern, practical, and functional - but I don't think it has anything that special to deserve such a high price - you just for a famous brand (as with the majority of expensive strollers 😉).

A perfect compact pushchair that can get everywhere. We are using it every day, and we are happy with it. When the second baby is born, we will buy a bassinet and will continue using it. For me, it's incredible how good it is.

  • Driving characteristics
  • Weight
  • Compact
  • Stylish pushchair
  • Smaller
  • Black color fades
  • It's low to the ground, so not that suitable for taller people - it would look funny

The best pushchair I ever had. Lightweight, compact, easy manipulation, and perfect driving characteristics. However, it also has some disadvantages - it's pretty low, and my black color faded after short use. It's suitable for shorter parents.

  • compactness
  • relatively low weight
  • paparazzi canopy
  • large shopping basket
  • easy maneuverability
  • removable, washable liner and straps
  • slightly complicated fastening of seatbelts

I love this stroller...I was always against expensive strollers, but I changed my mind. We tried different brands, but every time I was just not happy enough and sold the stroller. However, I am keeping the Hub for our second baby. I will only need to buy the extra bassinet.

It is ideal for traveling, but the compactness does not affect the driving abilities. The stroller drives pretty much by itself. It can be maneuvered with one-hand and easily passes through a demanding terrain.

  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Easy manipulation
  • Large canopy
  • Reversible seat
  • Suspension
  • Maintenance-free wheels
  • Strap for carrying the stroller
  • Lie-flat position
  • Extremely high price
  • No accessories
  • Narrow space for legs
  • Small shopping basket
  • Expensive accessories
  • Small space-wise
  • Difficult fastening of belts
  • Difficult folding/unfolding

I would rate this as an average stroller; taking into account its high price, below average. It is incredible for traveling with car, as it takes up very little space. It is more suitable for kids that can sit independently. I started to use it when my daughter was 10 months old. Even though the Joolz says that it is ideal for up to 3 years, I personally do not believe that a 3-year old would fit in there. The worst part of the stroller is the leg rest. It is not only narrow but also short. I am sure you can buy a better stroller for 670.

Everything is great

5
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Everything is great.

Your questions about the Joolz Hub

1)

Can the Joolz Hub + go as carry-on luggage on an airplane?
Also is there a footmuff that fits it?

Nessa

Hi, Nessa,

No, the folded size of the Joolz Hub does not fit the cabin luggage requirement. It's compact FOR A REVERSIBLE STROLLER, but not that compact as the mini travel ultra-compact buggies. If needing an airplane carry-on buggy from Joolz, you'll need to consider the Joolz Aer.

Here's also our 2021 top ultracompact strollers article to find inspiration in the world of cabin-sized strollers.

Do bear in mind no reversible stroller will actually fit the ultracompact stroller folded size. Instead, you CAN take a larger stroller on board, but they will take it from you during boarding to store, and return it to you when getting off.

Footmuff-wise, most universal cosytoes will fit the Hub. As a smaller reversible stroller, best are those that are not overly fluffy. For example, the Lodger Bunker is a very popular choice that will fit very well and not take up too much space in the seat. The original Joolz footmuff will fit great, of course, too - and with a smaller baby, the fluffy ones (like, e.g., the Elodie Details foot muff) will fit inside as well.

.eli - 13 Jul 2021

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