We have been long awaiting the birth of Joie’s latest offering, the Signature Collection, and we are especially excited to get our hands on the Finiti and the i-Level to see how far this range has stepped up in quality and innovation to make getting around with your little one easier than ever.
The new colourway and styling of the Signature is a noticeable upgrade up from the core range and the new fabric has a real luxurious and woven feel to it. The matt black frame along with the vegan leatherette trims really enhance the whole appearance making it feel premium to the touch. The wheels are foam-filled rubber and the Flexi suspension makes for a beautiful push on all terrains as well as a superior cushioned ride for your little one, making naptime strolls a success.
The leatherette swivel bar is completely removable and the fabric is UV50+. The 5 point harness boasts clever magnetic strips to ensure clipping your little one in is fuss-free. The seat fully reclines making it suitable for infants and there is a handy little pocket to the back of the seat to keep treasured items safe.
The push bar has extra length to allow for much taller people to push at a more comfortable height and the basket also has plenty of room as you would expect from a Joie product. Our favorite upgrade is the cool bumbag that neatly clips onto the front of the basket and is removable so you don’t have to lug a huge bag with you if you need to nip somewhere. The pushchair is foldable with the seat unit on in both directions which is a godsend and to fold, simply release the seat recline lever and fold forward, this will expose the pull strap. With one hand pull the strap to release the handle and collapse the frame into a compact folded position. There is a clip to ensure it is secure and a stopper on the push bar to allow the unit to stand freely. It is also only 11.5kgs too which is super lightweight for a travel system.
Now here comes the really exciting bit, we think the travel system ready i-level is the best seat to come out of the Joie family yet. When it comes to car seats, not only do we worry about the safety of our little ones on the road but we are naturally concerned with how long they can stay in their seat when you pop to the shops or how to transport them from the car fast asleep to the travel system in one easy move.
The i-Level clips safely from its Isofix base directly onto any chassis compatible with Maxi Cosi or Joie adapters which makes trips with your snoozing little one a complete game-changer. The reason being is that this seat reclines back 157° which allows for ergonomic airflow and lengthens out the spine. As with the whole Signature collection, the i-Level offers the same luxurious woven fabrics and tan leatherette trims to coordinate with your travel system and the removable body inserts that allow your seat to adapt as your child grows. We love this seat so much that for any quick trips we would opt for this over a carrycot as it is convenient, comfortable, and looks superb on the Finiti too.