Product Type: Phil & Teds prams, pushchairs and strollers
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For walking mums everywhere except London
Phil & Teds Sport
Member Name: honey000
Phil & Teds Sport
Advantages: Robust, stylish, practical
Disadvantages: Big, a nightmare on public transport!
Who are Phil and Teds?
They are a lovely company based in windy Wellington in New Zealand. This, I must say was part of the reason for us buying this buggy as my husband's family live in Wellington and were able to buy lots of accessories for us really cheap.
Who stocks the buggy and how much?
The sport is sold quite widely in the UK now, stockists include
The RRP is around £365 but you can get good deals if you search around online. Many of the companies will include a free doubles kit, or storm shield so it is worth comparing. It is also worth going through topcashback or quidco if you can - we managed to get £15 off the buggy that way!
What is the buggy like?
Well it is a three wheeler and is made for offroad and city use. It comes in red, pink, black and apple green so a colour for everyone. They also do "guest colours" so you may be able to get a different one.
The wheels are sturdy and are great for use off road. The front wheel can either be locked into position (by the twist of a button) or left fully rotational depending on where you use it.
There is a shopping area under the seat, unless you are using this as a double buggy. This is fairly spacious and you can get plenty of shopping in it.
The seat is fully adjustable. If you have a new baby you can lie the baby flat. We bought the matching cocoon for our baby to lie in as he was born in January (just in the middle of the snow and ice that we had this year). you can also buy a pram attachment or just have your baby lying flat. When they lie flat they face you which is lovely for having eye contact with your baby. You can also check on them.
When they get a bit bigger and sturdier you can face them forward and sit them up. There are three levels of "sitting up ness" so you can start with them quite flat and make them more upright as they grow.
There is a 5 point harness with both shoulder straps and straps around the middle. These are really useful both for keeping baby in and also attaching toys!
The hood covers the baby from sun and has a "peep hole" for parents - you can open it to make eye contact with your baby.
The brake is a foot operated one and works well although it is really stiff at first!
Is it easy to move around?
This buggy is BRILLIANT if you live in a town where you won't be going on the tube or busses and, like me you walk everywhere. I spend hours taking my baby for long walks which will include roads, cobbles and common land and this buggys is great for all. It deals well with mud and ice!
BUT if you live in London and are on and off the tube then this is probably not for you. It is easy to use but it is big and weighs 10.5 kg. The dimensions are (Wheels off) L76.2 x W50.8 x D22.8cm so again not small.
Is it easy to fold, take in car?
It is very easy to collapse - just press a buttson and flatten it. It goes really flat so you can put it in the boot of the car easily.
It is very safe to assemble too - I could do it nine months pregnant. There are no joints anywhere near little fingers so cutting your childs finger of is not an option.
The handle of this buggy is multi positional so you can adjust it to walk comfortably whatever your height.
It is very easy to use and for a large buggy is surprisingly easy to move around town. If, and when you have a second child you can buy a "doubles kit" and carry a baby and toddler (or two toddlers) at once. Many companies offer this for free when you buy (well actually just make the buggy a bit more expensive) but I didn't want to tempt fate. It is robust and means that you can take your baby for walks anywhere.
I have taken this on the tube once on a Sunday and it was ok but would not want to do this during the week. This is definitely a buggy for people living out of London and not using public transport all the time. It is a bit of a nightmare in crowds as it is a big buggy and when the baby is lying flat it is hard to get shopping underneath it!
I absolutely love mine - it is robust and great fun to take around town. It also looks great in a stylish red colour and my baby actually goes to sleep in it sometimes!
I have come to the conclusion that no buggy is perfect everywhere in the country - it depends on your lifestyle and where you live.
If you live in a town, walk lots and want more than one baby I would definitely recommend this!
Summary: If you don't take the tube take a Phil and Teds!
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