The Joolz Aer+ has landed in Australia and this is really a refined version of the already incredible Joolz Aer.
I’ll be covering the following: (click to jump to the page section)
- Does the Joolz Aer+ Seat Recline Flat?
- Which Aer+ Accessories fit the Joolz Aer
- Bigger and Better Sun Hood
- Update on the seat fabrics
- Update on the buckle
- Is the Joolz Aer+ basket bigger?
I would say the Joolz Aer+ is more of a refinement of the Joolz Aer rather than a complete overhaul. It’s not a whole new pram – it’s really just some little details that have been thoughtfully updated based on parent feedback.
Firstly, there is no size or meaningful weight difference. No change to the dimensions (open or folded). The advertised weight looks like the it’s gone from 6.3kgs for the Aer to 6.4kgs for the Aer+. It’s probably rounded up to an extra 100g because all I can see that could possibly add weight would be the larger hood having a bit more fabric. So not really heavier in any meaningful way.
Joolz Aer+ Newborn Recline
I know this will be the biggest question people will have about the Joolz Aer+ especially once it has been fully launched in the global market as this is one feature that is not consistent between all countries.
Australia WILL NOT be getting the full newborn recline that will be available in other parts of the world, which means we also will miss out on the updates to the seat recline mechanism.
See below which countries/regions will have the version with the full recline suitable for a newborn. (Note: at the time of publishing the Joolz Aer+ hasn’t been launched in all countries where Joolz is sold, so this list will be updated as that information become available.)
The Joolz Aer+ does still have the option of the cot for newborns. There has also been a slight update to the Joolz Aer+ cot with the fold button being a little easier to use.
Bigger and Better Sun Hood
*colours shown are Joolz Aer Delightful Grey and Joolz Aer+ Lovely Taupe
The sun hood on the original Joolz Aer was one of the more generous sun hoods on a travel stroller, but the Joolz Aer+ took things a whole lot further! When the sun hood is extended the Joolz Aer+ comes down so far that your little one will have nearly complete protection from sun, wind and weather.
This is ideal if they are in the semi-reclined position having a nap so that even when their head is lower down the sun can’t sneak through to their face and disturb them.
A bit more of a subtle update, but still very thoughtful, the Joolz Aer+ has the mesh panel on the hood closer to the handlebar, so you can easily peek in at your little one in the stroller. The original Joolz Aer mesh was just a bit too far forward making it awkward to see through to the seat if you’re standing behind the stroller.
More Durable & More Sustainable Fabrics
With the Joolz Aer+ range, you have more options for sustainable fabrics. Joolz teams with Waste2wear w\ho creates fabrics from recycled plastic. But they don’t just get the plastic bottles that come out of our recycling bins – they have an Ocean Plastic Project, collecting plastic from coastal areas and then are turned into usable fabric.
Only the Refined Black in the Joolz Aer range was made with these fabrics, however, the Joolz Aer+ Lovely Taupe and Joolz Aer+ Amazing Anthracite are also made with recycled material.
On top of that the fabric on the Joolz Aer+ is a bit sturdier on the seat liner compared to the Joolz Aer. Although the Joolz Aer fabric has a lovely and soft jersey knit feel – it could catch a bit on velcro (i.e. toddlers’ shoes!)
Relocated Shoulder Harness Buckle
I did feel like I was doing a “spot the difference” puzzle to see this one! The buckle to adjust the shoulder straps on the Joolz Aer+ has been relocated closer to the centre of the harness. Firstly it does look a bit neater and also allows for the Joolz Aer+ to have the similar shoulder pad design to the Joolz Day, Geo and Hub ranges that lifts away from the seat to make it a little easier to get your baby in and out of the seat.
But also as a very slight niggling complaint – not a serious problem but a mild irritation – that the shoulder buckle on the original Aer can touch your baby’s cheek or neck. Especially if they slouch in a pram (and most do when they get relaxed)
Again – it’s a refinement – not a big updated, but I love the way that Joolz as a brand do make these little changes with new models, even if only someone like me would even notice!
Fractionally Bigger Basket
I believe the basket may have a bigger volume – I will update with exact numbers when I have that information available to me. But I wouldn’t have noticed a difference if I hadn’t heard that it was supposed to be a bigger basket.
I did get the measuring tape out for this and found that it MIGHT be 1cm deeper and 1cm longer. But I’m not convinced even with my own measuring skills. I could have been holding the tape measure wrong. IF there’s a difference, it’s very very small!
Joolz Aer+ Footboard
There’s no update with the Footboard so it will work exactly the same way – which means it will fold with the stroller and fit into the bag just like it did with the previous model. I’m sure I will get around to making this video again so it’s specific to the newer model, but in the meantime, this will show you exactly how you can fold the current Joolz Aer+ footboard with the stroller (and theoretically with the board and carrycot as well)
Which Joolz Aer+ Accessories fit the Joolz Aer
There has been a couple of updates with the accessories, and just to be confusing ALMOST all the accessories are compatible with but strollers – but not quite. So see below which accessories fit which stroller because I know you’ll want to know if the Joolz Aer+ toddler board fits the Joolz Aer stroller or if the Joolz Aer cot fits the Joolz Aer+
|JOOLZ AER+ ACCESSORIES||Fits Aer|
|Cot Rain Cover||YES|
|Cot Mosquito Net||YES|
|JOOLZ AER ACCESSORIES||Fits Aer+|
|Cot Rain Cover||YES|
|Cot Mosquito Net||YES|