Product Type: Phil & Teds prams, pushchairs and strollers
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Great buy... if you can afford it!
Phil & Teds Sport
Member Name: PassionFruit
Phil & Teds Sport
Advantages: very discreet for a double buggy
Disadvantages: pricey, and brake hard to use
We bought this buggy along with the doubles kit when I was pregnant with number two, and so far it's been one of our best buys yet. It's easy to use in either the toddler and baby position or the two toddler position. There are several recline positions if the child / children want to sleep. The wrist link is very handy for when you're walking downhill and are worried about letting go!
The rain cover is sold separately and, although bulky when not in use, is great as it fully covers both children to protect them from the wind or the rain.
When our second was a small baby, the cocoon was a very easy way of lifting her in and out of the buggy, and it meant she stayed asleep at toddler groups as I didn't have to move her.
There are a few minor disadvantages - the first is the price. At £400/500, and having to buy the doubles kit and rain cover separately, it all quickly adds up. Secondly, when used in the baby and toddler position, the toddler seat (which is actually the doubles kit seat attached above where the bumper bar would be) is very high up and it's almost impossible to use the sun hood without covering their entire face. Thirdly, the brake is very stiff and requires a lot of effort to put it on or take it off with the foot.
Despite these flaws however, I am extremely pleased with our purchase and would recommend it to anyone. It's MILES better than a side by side buggy, as it's very discreet and just as narrow, if not more so, than some single buggies. So never a problem fitting through shop doors! Also, the toddler can't reach out and scratch / harm the baby, which is always a plus.
Summary: Fantastic for a toddler and baby (when bought with doubles kit)