Are you looking for a lightweight stroller or also called an umbrella stroller for ýour quick errands with your baby and toddler? It can also be for travelling abroad.
Then, these two are some of the best in the market and they are compared by many. In this article, I thought to try and compare them as well.
Detailing the similarities and differences and also point out the cons. First, let me do a quick review on both of them so you get an overview.
About the Joolz Aer.
According to manufacturers the Joolz Are is a great travel system that’s ergonomic in style and has a good ventilation system.
It’s there to make things easier for your little one. Suitable from birth up to 18kg which is around 3 years or more. It’s a travel system convertible with a carrycot and car seat from birth.
From 6 months you can use the seat unit. It has multiple reclining positions and a 5 point harness system. The Aer has a good size hood with UPF50 protection.
It offers a compact fold and a one-button click fold. It has black details in some features like the handlebar, chassis, logo, and wheels.
All of the materials are water repellent which is good. It’s approved by many airlines, so checking before travelling would be wise.
An underneath basket and small wheels like all umbrella pushchairs. It’s built with straps so you can carry it.
About the Babyzen YoYo 2.
Babyzen has been known for being one of the best brands to offer light and compact strollers, so there’s no exception to this one. The YoYo 2 is a lightweight buggy suitable from 6 months up to 22kg.
The seat unit offers multiple reclining positions with a deep backrest and a 5 point harness system. It also has a pocket behind the seat for more storage.
A somehow big hood with a peek a boo window and ventilation panel. A leather made handle that has a loop as well. The frame can be black or white.
You get to choose from 9 colours which all have one pattern and are deep colours. Small wheels and the basket takes up to 5kg of weight.
It is easy to fold and very compact when folded. It has removable and washable fabrics to keep it long-lasting. All suspension wheels and puncture proof tyres to make the ride good.
Straps are available for you to carry the YoYo 2. It’s a travel system convertible with a carrycot and a car seat.
Similarities Between the Joolz Aer and Babyzen YoYo 2.
Aer and YoYo 2 Seat Unit and Canopy.
Both seats are suitable from 6 months and offer multiple reclining positions to suit your growing baby. Both seats also come in one pattern colour.
These umbrella strollers also share their similarity in having 5 point harnesses. They are adjustable and have chest pads. Both seats lack bumper bars.
A deep backrest on both seats to make baby or toddler more comfortable. Both seats also only face forward and do not offer rear-facing which most umbrella strollers have.
Both seats offer pockets behind the seat to give more storage to parents.
The Aer and YoYo 2 also have water repellent fabrics that are easily cleaned. Both have somehow big canopies with UPF50+ protection and good ventilation systems.
Aer and YoYo 2 Carrycot.
Both also offer carrycots and car seats. Although the cots are not that similar in style. YoYo2 cot looks like a cocoon and is much bigger.
They are suitable up to 6 months and that’s roughly 9kg and come with their own features protecting your little one up to until they can support their head.
Aer and YoYo 2 Price.
Despite having some differences and one being more popular than the other they share the same price for the single strollers. Around £399. You will get both the Babyzen YoYo2 and Joolz Aer.
The price can differ though depending on where you buy them from. So now what matters are the features because the price is the same.
Aer and YoYo 2 Frame/Chassis.
The handlebars are made out of leather with the only difference being Aer has brown leather and the other black.
These umbrella strollers also have slim frames and are easily folded with one hand. Very compact when folded as well. Straps are designed on both frames to make them easy to carry.
Like many umbrella strollers, the wheels are small but have suspension and strong tyres. (YoYo 2 seem to offer better ones).
Also, the baskets underneath are not huge, but enough to carry essentials. Both can carry 5kg of weight and are reachable from both sides.e
Also, both are compact enough to fit cabinets and they share the same weight which is 6.1kg. Making both of them som of the lightest buggies.
Aer and YoYo 2 Accessories.
Both have travel bags you can use when travelling abroad. You can also buy other accessories like changing bag, rain cover, cup hold, etc.
Differences Between the Joolz Aer and Babyzen YoYo2.
Aer and YoYo 2 Seat Unit and Canopy Differences.
The YoYo 2 has more to offer with the seat unit. It’s suitable for up to 22kg instead of 18kg. Although that’s not much difference it does differ when it comes to toddlers.
This means the seat can be up to 4 years. Its fabrics can also be removed from the frame and washed. Keeping it much longer and you won’t need to use wipes.
Aer seems to have more than one pocket behind the seat unit which means it offers more storage than the YoYo 2. That extra storage can come in handy in the future.
When it comes to the canopy the only difference would be the peek a boo window. Both seats face forward so the window makes it easier for the parent to view their little one.
You won’t need to go forward to view your little one.
Aer and YoYo 2 Car Seat Compatibility.
Both are compatible with car seats but they differ in incompatibility and quantity. For the Joolz Aer are these:
- Nuna Pipa.
- Nuna Pipa RX.
- Nuna Pipa Lite.
These car seats are compatible with the Babyzen YoYo2:
- Clek Liing
- Cybex car seats, excluding Cybex Cloud Q*
- Maxi-Cosi infant car seats
- Nuna infant car seats.
As you can see the YoYo2 wins in this factor as well. Making it compatible with more car seats gives parents the opportunity to choose from different brands.
These brands above are also one of the most leading brands when it comes to car seats.
Aer and YoYo 2 Handlebar and Dimensions.
Joolz Aer offers a height of 105.5cm and it’s fixed, this makes it not adjustable. So is the YoYo2 at 106cm which makes them have almost the same height but they differ a bit.
Babyzen YoYo 2 also offers a loop on the handlebar so you can grab it and push easier.
Aer have a open dimensions of L83 x W45 x H105.5cm and a folded dimensions of L53.5cm x W45 x H21.5cm. The open dimensions for the YoYo 2 are 106 cm x 44 cm x 86 cm and the folded dimensions are 52 cm x 44 cm x 18 cm.
Aer has a wider seat but not that much difference. The YoYo 2 is bigger in length and height. When it comes to who has the most compact fold it’s the YoYo 2.
So, the Babyzen buggy will accommodate people who are lacking space.
Aer and YoYo 2 Frame/Chassis.
With the Babyzen pushchair, you get to choose which frame to have. A white one or a black one. The Aer frame is a normal one.
The wheels also differ in design. YoYo 2 wheels are advertised to be better than the former. It, therefore, give a better ride than the former as well.
Their folding mechanism differs as well. With the Joolz Aer, you only need one hand and only a button is needed.
For the YoYo 2, it’s more complicated than that. This makes the former easier to handle when travelling.
Aer and YoYo 2 Colours.
For the Joolz Aer, the colours are not that many. It’s black, green, grey and cream. For the Babyzen YoYo2, it’s 9 colours that mean it offers 5 more colours.
These are black, grey, light and dark brown, blue, red, turquoise, light pink and green.
Which One is Better?
When it comes to the price and weight both offer the same so you can’t argue from that point of view. Babyzen YoYo2 has a more compact fold and has a slightly better handlebar.
It also has more colours to offer and it’s compatible with more car seats. This makes the YoYo 2 without any doubt better than the Aer.
It offers more and better features than the former. The Babyzen YoYo2 accommodate more families than the former.
These umbrella strollers are very expensive nearly £400 and It’s a lot of money. They have small wheels like most umbrella strollers and the wheels are not swivel.
Not having adjustable handlebars is also a big con, especially when these a high. Around 105 and 106cm is higher than what the average human height can handle.
So it’s too high for short parents. Well suited for tall parents instead. These are also only for single babies. If you want to use them from birth you will need to buy one accessory.
That will cost even more. These pushchairs are also not made for suburban lifestyles and other terrains because of how they are built.
No bumper bars included means less safety.
Both are indeed good when travelling and for short strolls in the city. If you want lightweight buggies that are of quality then these are some of the best in the market.
Made for travellers and those who want to carry light things. Those who also have small space and is in need of a small stroller.
Which of these two is your favourite?