Joie i-Spin XL review

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RRP  £299.98
Joie i-Spin XL

by Stephanie Spencer |
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The only car seat you’ll ever need! You can count on i-Spin XL to stay steady through every outing from birth all the way up to age 12, with a seamless 360º spin and an automatically adjusting harness and headrest that accommodates every growth spurt.

Pros

  • One-hand 360 spin
  • Made to grow
  • ECE R129 & i-Size certified
  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Heavy

Awards

i-Spin XL

The Joie i-Spin XL won Silver in the Mother&Baby awards 2024 for Best Multi Stage Car Seat.

Joie i-Spin XL key features

  • One-hand 360 spin

  • ECE R129 & i-Size certified

  • Made to grow

  • 5-point harness with shoulder and lower buckle covers easily tighten with one pull motion

  • Guard Surround Safety™ pod for optimal side impact protection

  • 5-position recline is usable on-the-go both rearward and forward facing

  • Built-in side and back ventilation enhances airflow for the child

  • 360º seat rotation makes for easy buckling in and out of the vehicle

  • One-hand, 14 position GrowTogether™ headrest and harness system adjust simultaneously and requires no re-threading of harness

  • 21 position load leg ensures the car seat is stabilized in various vehicle makes and models

Testing the Joie i-Spin XL

I would 100% recommend the Joie i-Spin XL to anyone looking for an all in one car seat that will grow with their child. Its really easy to install and super easy to use. Being able to do everything with one handle just makes life easier. I can put my little boy in quickly and every little thing that makes life easier is an added bonus.

I found this product really easy to use. I have never used a isofix base before and was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to fit. I particularly liked the fact that the chair displayed a colour panel to show whether the chair was fitted correctly, this ensured that it was secure and safe. The chair is incredibly heavy but I am on the fence to whether this is a negative or positive (does it demonstrate that it is more sturdier and therefore safer or is it just a heavy car seat?)

My overall impression of the i-Spin XL was a great all rounder car seat! I was pleasantly surprised with how user friendly this was to install, very simple to install with the detailed handbook/instruction guide and the isofix just clicked right in! Was impressed with the quality of the car seat, material was very durable and easy to wipe down for any spillages which is a huge bonus point with little ones! The variety of colours available were also a nice touch as I find these are usually quite limited with other brands. It was quite a lot larger than I expected but I suppose that’s due to the fact that this car seat can be used for a lot more years than others on the market. This car seat features a wide range of reclining options too which was great for when baby has their maps and for comfort as they get older. It also allows new-borns to lay as flat as possible with the different reclining positions which is a great feature. Overall very impressed with this car seat and for the price, I think it’s great value for money and how long it can last.

I liked the look of the car seat. The material is lovely to clean and it was super comfy for my son to use. the straps are easy to use and I feel he looked super safe. I loved the fact we can turn whichever way we want and it is easy to do. I do feel the car seat is a little expensive however I know you can't put a price on child's safety.

The car seat is sturdy, well made, easy to fit and comfortable. It is really easy to use and the spin makes it good for getting children in and out with ease. The seat reclines which is helpful if baby needs to nap. It is well padded so comfortable for children and babies. It is a good price for the length of time it can be used.

I really like this car seat. It looks such good quality and feels really sturdy too. The spin feature is really easy to use and makes it so much easier getting baby in and out of the car. It is also really easy to install with the isofix connections. It looks really comfy to sit in too. Knowing baby is in a excellent quality seat with additional side impact connections too gives me peace of mind too.

Final thoughts

The Joie i-Spin XL is a great car seat which grows with your little one, suitable from birth to all the way up to 12 years of age! This car seat is definitely a great investment that lasts. Apart from being extremely adjustable to suit your child's needs at their stage in life, it also provides comfort for them, with 5 position recline, built in side and back ventilation enhancing the airflow and deluxe cushioning.

The i-Spin XL also has a 360 seat rotation, making it easier for you to buckle your child in and out of the car, causing less strain on you. This car seat has many different features to offer however due to the amount, it is quite heavy, so isn't the easiest to transport it from car to car.

Full product spec

  • Model: C2205

  • Weight: 14.5 kg

  • Usage:

    • Rear facing with 5-point harness: 40-105cm
    • Forward facing with 5-point harness: 76-105cm, minimum of 15 months
    • Forward facing with 3-point vehicle seat belt: 100-150cm
    • 360º spinning feature: birth to 105cm/approx. 4 years
  • Rear facing with 5-point harness: 40-105cm

  • Forward facing with 5-point harness: 76-105cm, minimum of 15 months

  • Forward facing with 3-point vehicle seat belt: 100-150cm

  • 360º spinning feature: birth to 105cm/approx. 4 years

  • Size:

    • Forward facing: L 54.5cm | W 52.5cm | H 85cm
    • Rear facing: L 69.5cm | W 52.5cm | H 71.5cm
  • Forward facing: L 54.5cm | W 52.5cm | H 85cm

  • Rear facing: L 69.5cm | W 52.5cm | H 71.5cm

  • Testing certification: ECE R129/03

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