Joie Gemm vs i-Gemm Car Seat Review

Summary

The Joie Gemm 0+ Car Seat and Joie i-Gemm 0+ Car Seat are both infant car seats, suitable from birth in the Joie range. Although they share some similarities, including their name, each car seat has its own unique features.

To read our full review of the Joie Gemm 0+ Car Seat, click here, or for our full review of the Joie i-Gemm 0+ Car Seat, click here.

Joie Gemm vs i-Gemm Car Seat

The Joie i-Gemm (Left) and Gemm Car Seat (Right)

Features

Both the Gemm and i-Gemm car seats are suitable from birth to 13kg, approximately 15 months. Each car seat has a padded 5-point harness which is easy to tighten and loosen and a removable infant insert for extra cosiness and comfort for younger and smaller babies. The harness and headrest of the i-Gemm Car Seat simultaneously adjust, meaning that no rethreading is needed as your child grows. Each seat also has removable and machine washable covers.

 

Joie Gemm vs i-Gemm Car Seat

Inside the seats of the Joie i-Gemm (Left) and Gemm (Right)

The Gemm and i-Gemm both have three different handle heights, whether your little one wants to relax or be rocked. On top of both carry handles is also a soft grip handle, making it more comfortable to carry – especially as your little one grows. The Gemm car seat weighs in at just 4kg, and the i-Gemm weighs a small 4.62kg. Both are very lightweight for infant car seats, making it much easier to use and carry as your child gets bigger.

 

Joie Gemm vs i-Gemm Car Seat

The carrying handles of both the i-Gemm (Left) and Gemm (Right)

 

Joie Gemm vs i-Gemm Car Seat Review

With the handles in ‘rocking’ position (i-Gemm left, Gemm right)

 

Joie Gemm vs i-Gemm Car Seat Review

Handles in ‘carry’ position (i-Gemm left, Gemm right)

A great feature of both car seats is that they are both airline certified. Also, both Joie car seats are compatible with all Joie strollers, and more, when paired with car seat adaptors.

 

Joie Gemm vs i-Gemm Car Seat

The rear of the Joie i-Gemm (Left) and Gemm car seats (Right)

Sun Canopy

Both the Gemm and i-Gemm have UPF50+ sun canopies. The Gemm’s sun canopy is attached to the carry handle whereas the i-Gemm’s sun canopy can be moved independently. The i-Gemm’s canopy also has a hidden mesh panel which allows air to circulate through the car seat and is great for hotter days.

Joie Gemm vs i-Gemm Car Seat Review

The i-Gemm (Left) and Gemm (Right) with sun canopy fully extended

Installation

Another feature of both car seats is the fact that they can both be installed using either a vehicle 3-point seat belt or car seat base. When installed in your vehicle, the car seats are both rear facing. Both the Gemm and i-Gemm can be paired with the following car seat bases:

 

When the i-Gemm is installed on the Joie i-Base Advance, it becomes i-Size compliant. This means that it’s been tested to meet the current highest safety standard (i-Size ECE R129/00), making it safe and secure.

Protection

The Gemm and i-Gemm both have side impact protection, the i-Gemm also has “Intelli-Fit™ foam” for optimal security and protection. The i-Gemm has also been tested to the higher i-Size safety standard, when used with the i-Base Advance, and a “Tri-Protect™ headrest” that offers 3 layers of security.

 

Accessories

Both the Gemm and i-Gemm are compatible with the Joie i-Base and Joie i-Base Advance. They both simply click on to the base, with green indicators showing correct installation, and off the bases using the same button. Either base allows you to easily place the Gemm or i-Gemm into your vehicle and get going straight away.

Click here to read our full review of the Joie i-Base Advance, or here for the Joie i-Base.

Joie Gemm Car Seat with the Joie i-Base

The Gemm Car Seat with the Joie i-Base

Where to buy

Joie Gemm 0+ Car Seat

BuggyBaby.co.uk £69.99

Joie Gemm 0+ Car Seat

 

Joie i-Gemm 0+ Car Seat

BuggyBaby.co.uk £99.99

Joie i-Gemm 0+ Car Seat

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