By making it easier for children to settle into their seats, the swivelling car seats are very popular with parents who spend a lot of time in the car. The Joie Spin 360 is the swivelling car seat the cheaper on the market designed to travel comfortably and safely with children weighing up to 18 kg (from birth to around 4 years old). With good crash test results and easily adapts to your child's growth, this is a versatile model that will enable you to travelling with your child facing away from the road as long as possible. Discover the car seat pivoting back to the road the most affordable on the market.
Features of the Joie Spin 360
The car seat Joie Spin 360 is a model approved in accordance with ECE R44/04 regulations belonging to group 0+/1 for children from birth to 18 kg (up to around 4 years old). It is fitted with a rotating base that allows the seat to rotate 360 to ensure your child sits comfortably in the car. To ensure that your child travels as safely as possible for as long as possible, the seat can be reclined. back to the road throughout its useful life from from birth to 18 kg. It is also possible to install the child facing the road from the moment it reaches a weight of at least 9 kg. However, we recommend that you use the rear-facing position for as long as possible, as this is the safest position for your child.
|Child's weight||From 0 to 18 kg|
|Child's age||From birth to 4 years approx.|
|Installation||ISOFIX with strut|
of the child
|Swivel car seat|
|Back to the road||From 0 to 18 kg
(from birth to 4 years approx.)
|Facing the road||From 9 to 18 kg
(from 15 months to 4 years approx.)
|ADAC crash test||Satisfactory (2.8)|
|66.1-69x44x56.8-63.3 cm (Road back)
55x44x67.1-76.5 cm (Road side)
|Seat weight||12 kg|
|Prices||SEE BEST PRICE|
The safety of the Joie Spin 360 car seat
To protect your child in the event of an accident, the car seat is equipped with high sides and deep lateral walls. These two passive safety features not only ensure that the child is properly supported when cornering, but also protect the child's head and neck in the event of a side impact.
Also supplied with a reducer for newborns and with a flexible headrest This height-adjustable car seat guarantees baby's safety in the car. With its wide range of adjustments, this car seat adapts perfectly to your baby's height. child's height which makes it particularly comfortable and safe in the event of an impact.
Joie Spin 360 ADAC & TCS Crash Test Results
Le Joie Spin 360 was tested by independent bodies such as the ADAC and the TCS during a session of crash tests carried out in 2017. Without being excellent, the car seat Joie Spin 360 nevertheless achieved good results. He received a "Satisfactory" with a final score of 2,8/5,5 with ADAC and a note from 3 out of 5 stars (recommended) awarded by the TCS. In terms of safety, the experts noted a low risk of injury in the event of a head-on collision (the most dangerous type of impact), a average risk of injury in the event of a side impact and a low toxic content.
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Installing the Joie Spin 360 in the car
Installation of the Joie Spin 360 in the vehicle is quite simple. As it is not possible to secure the seat with the vehicle's safety belt, the seat can only be installed using the ISOFIX attachment. To install the seat in your car, simply align the ISOFIX connectors of the seat with your car's anchorage points, then push the assembly together to secure the seat properly.
Next, the load strut must be adjusted on the floor to provide a stability point protection. By minimising vibrations and the seat's forward inertial movement in the event of a collision, the strut offers greater protection. From colour indicators located on the side of each ISOFIX arm and at the bottom of the support strut confirm that the assembly has been correctly installed. Once correctly installed and secured, the car seat can be used in complete safety.
With its integrated base and 45 cm width, the Joie Spin 360 is compact enough to fit easily into even the smallest cars, such as a Fiat 500 or Peugeot 207. However, in the rear-facing position, you will have to move the front passenger seat forward to install the seat, which will automatically reduce the space available for an adult.
The possibility swivel the car seat to 360 degrees remains the undeniable strong point of the Joie Spin 360. This function, which is very comfortable for both parents and children, makes it much easier to entry and exit from the seat. Even when you're holding your child, the seat can be easily swivelled with just one hand. Whichever way it is installed and reclined, the Joie Spin 360 can be rotated at any time.
Unlike other swivelling car seats as the Bébé Confort AxissFix i-Size or the Cybex Sirona Z i-SizeThis model does not have a anti-rebound bar. Therefore, to prevent the seat from tipping over, it must be glued to the bench seat, significantly reducing the risk of the seat tipping over. legroom of the child when the seat is installed with its back to the road. For older children, this can quickly become cramped, forcing parents to switch to a forward-facing car seat prematurely.
Despite the fact that the Joie Spin 360 has 5 tilt positions both in back to the road mode than in facing the roadHowever, the difference between each recline level is not necessarily obvious, given that the final recline can vary from one car to another depending on the shape and recline of the rear seat.
However, when installed in the back to the roadThe head office has a sufficient inclination so baby can still sit comfortably and lie down far enough to fall asleep without his head falling off. The seat can also be gently adjusted while baby is sleeping without waking him up. The only downside is that the two handles to recline and rotate the seat are located one above the other on the front of the seat, it is quite easy to make a mistake when the seat is facing away from the road.
Indeed, the two setting buttons being wedged between the car seat and the back of the rear bench, visibility and access are a little difficult, but you soon get the hang of it. Aware of this problem, Joy changed the position of these handles on the Joie i-Spin 360the replacement for the Joie Spin 360.
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The comfort of the Joie Spin 360 car seat
For newborns, a removable insert is also supplied with the seat. The various detachable parts of this reducer are very practical for adjusting the seat precisely to each child's morphology. Made up of 3 removable parts which can be clipped together and unclipped using snap fasteners, the reducer provides better support for baby's back for greater comfort and protection.
Even if finding the right position can be a little tricky, the Joie Spin 360 is very easy to install and remove, as it is not attached directly to the seat by the harness straps. Incredible time savings when you use the car seat for several children. As usual with this type of seat, we always favour the use of a baby cosyWe recommend that you start using a second-age car seat from 4 or 5 months of age.
Once installed in the car seat, the child is securely restrained by a five-point safety harness that keeps your baby firmly in place. In the event of a collision, the straps distribute the force of the impact evenly across the child's shoulders and hips.
For the little ones, the harness straps are not too wide and fit perfectly around the shoulders. Even though these straps sometimes tendency to twist When it's time to fasten or unfasten the child, the whole system adjusts easily. Of course, the seat rotation makes it much easier for your child to settle into the seat. Wide, soft pads on the harness prevent the straps from slipping off the shoulders. If necessary, they can also be easily removed for washing.
To make sure your child is as comfortable as possible, the headrest features 6 height adjustment positions to adjust as baby grows. When the position of the headrest is changed, the height of harness straps is automatically adjusted.
La size of headrest is larger than that of other competing car seats, and comfortably accommodates your child's head. The headrest can also be adjusted in a jiffy thanks to the easily accessible handle on the back. Simply pull the handle upwards or push it downwards to adjust it perfectly for your child.
Finally, for make installation easier of the child in the seat and prevent the harness straps get trapped under baby's bottom, he or she may be at risk. kept open by hooking the loops into the small tabs on either side of the seat. A very pleasant little detail.
The car seat Joie Spin 360 is really comfortable and well finished, whether for short or long car journeys. To avoid irritating children's skin, the fabrics are also soft, hypoallergenic and completely recyclable. removable covers for easy machine washing (30° maximum). The structure of the car seat is fully perforated and ventilated thanks to special mesh fabrics that allow air to circulate more easily.
There is also a Joie Spin 360 signature model with a more elegant and polished finish, but also more expensive.
- Excellent value for money
- Swivel car seat
- Quick and easy to install
- Removable 3-part reducer
- Good crash-test results
- Little legroom
- Slightly insufficient tilt
- Seat tilt and swivel buttons not positioned correctly
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Discover the new Joie i-Spin 360 car seat
Le Joie i-Spin 360 is a more recent version of Joie Spin 360 which now benefits from the new R129 (i-Size) approval. This new model incorporates all the comfort and safety features that have made the Joie Spin 360 such a success, while improving a number of functions, but at a higher price than its predecessor.
For a better accessibility, the handle for swivel the seat is now located on the side of the seat, giving the child a little more legroom when sitting rear-facing. The Joie i-Spin 360 also offers a additional retractable protection against side impact, a memory foam headresta gearbox or an improved tilt position addition. All these additions have enabled the Joie i-Spin 360 also obtain a top marks in ADAC and TCS crash tests.
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Le Joie Spin 360 offers excellent value for money and can be used rear-facing from birth to the age of four. It's an easy-to-install model that definitely makes life easier for parents thanks to its rotation function. Although the recline and overall ergonomics of the seat could be improved, it is by far the best choice for parents. swivelling car seat the cheapest on the market.
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