Product Type: Phil & Teds prams, pushchairs and strollers
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A good buggy
Phil & Teds Explorer Buggy
Member Name: Gemma87
Phil & Teds Explorer Buggy
Advantages: Folds easily, nice and compact for double pram
Disadvantages: Sunshade can fall off
I have had the Phil and Teds explorer now for just over a year and I do love it although there are some annoying things about it, so I will try to tell you about the pro's and cons that come with this pram.
Firstly there are three choice of colours, black, red and lime green we went for black as we already had a boy and knew we were expecting a boy and thought it was something neither would look out of place in.
When you buy the buggy you have to put it together yourself and my partner did this in ten minutes as its easy and the instructions are very clear.
It has three wheels and makes it easy to steer around the shops as you can easily weave in and out of anything. The wheels are air inflated and so you will need to purchase a pump as they go flat every couple of months, especially if you have the two children in. There is a basket under the pram which is a decent size and can hold quite a bit. There is also a brake at the back which is easy as you just pop it down with your foot and then knock it back upwards to go again.
The sunshade is huge and you can move it up and down to control how it shades your baby. This is good although there is also a problem with the sunshade. It just clips onto the sides of the pram and so on a number of occasions it has popped off and it is so annoying to have to stop and clip it all back on. Why they didn't make it so it was fixed to the buggy I do not know.
The seat is quite padded and the harness is easy to use to hold your baby in, it also can lie totally flat to sitting upright and anything in between another really good point on this buggy.
We eventually also bought the double kit to this, the second seat either goes on the front with the main seat lay flat for your newborn to go in and the older child to go in the top seat or underneath the main seat when it is sat up.
The double seat has to be taken on and off when it is folded down but it is really easily it just clips on and off and takes no more then 5 seconds to put on and off.
The only thing I find is that when the double seat is on top this seat can not be reclined so your older child is permanently sitting upright and the same things happens to your younger child when they go in it when it is moved underneath the main seat. However both of my children seem to be able to sleep in it, just to me they don't look as comfy as I would like.
As the double kit either goes above or below the main seat it makes the pushchair no wider or longer and this is ideal as I was worried about shopping with either a long pushchair with seats behind one another or wider with the seats next to each other. Even with both children in the pushchair is still easy to control.
The pushchair folds down easily and can be done with one hand, it's also not to heavy and so it makes it quite easy to lift in and out of the boot. It's not tiny when folded down but also it's not huge!
I would recommend the pram to those with two children as it had been incredibly useful and some of my friends with other double prams wish they had gone for mine. However for those with one child I would recommend going for another choice!
Summary: Good for those with two young children