Top buggy brands Phil and Teds pushchairs
The Phil and Teds brand was established in New Zealand in the mid 1990s and its buggies are now sold in more than 50 countries.
The pushchairs’ rugged, stylish looks and adaptable design (which allows you to convert many models from a single buggy to a double) make them a popular choice among active parents with growing families.
Celebrities photographed with Phil and Teds buggies include Ben Fogle, Isla Fisher, Naomi Watts, Halle Berry and Autumn Phillips.
What’s a typical Phil and Teds pushchair like?
Take a look at our table to see how well Phil and Teds pushchairs coped when put through our rigorous tests.
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Phil and Teds is well known for its three-wheeled pushchairs (though some models have four wheels). Most models can be converted into a tandem pushchair for two children if you buy a double kit.
How much does a Phil and Teds pushchair cost?
Expect to pay from around £459 for the Phil and Teds Navigator to around £659 for the Phil and Teds Promenade.
If you’re prepared to buy second-hand, prices on eBay (checked May 2013) average:
- £300 for the Phil and Teds Classic (we found prices ranging from £120 to £370 depending on the condition and accessories included)
- £240 for the Phil and Teds Smart (we found prices ranging from £200 to £275 depending on the condition and accessories included).
Read our advice on buying second-hand baby products before you buy.
How we review Phil and Teds pushchairs
Our experts in the test lab put each Phil and Teds pushchair through more than 30 tests to check its strength, durability and safety in line with British standards.
We assess how easy the pushchair is to push, adjust for children of different ages and fold up. We also test whether it will fit unfolded on an escalator and on public transport, or folded in the boot of a small family car. We even find out how easy it is to remove food stains from the pushchair fabric.
The final part of our testing involves a panel of parents (and their babies), who rate the appearance and features of the pushchair. They take each model for a spin to see how easy and convenient it is to manoeuvre on pavements, bumpy ground, up and down stairs and around other obstacles.
You can find out more about how we test pushchairs and read customer views from parents who already own each model in our full pushchair reviews.
Phil and Teds Promenade review
The Promenade is the newest addition to the Phil and Teds range. Described as a ‘premium urban stroller’, it has four wheels and a reversible seat that converts into a lie-flat carrycot.
It can be used as a travel system if you buy a compatible car seat and, like other pushchairs from Phil and Teds, it can be converted into a double pushchair with the addition of a double kit.
Read our review of the Phil and Teds Promenade to find out whether it scored highly enough in our tests to be a Which? Best Buy.
Phil and Teds Verve review
The Phil and Teds Verve is similar to the Vibe but has four wheels. To see how well it scored in our tough tests, check out our review of the Phil and Teds Verve.
We’ve also reviewed the Verve as a double pushchair.
Phil and Teds Classic review
Read our review to find out whether it performed well enough in our tests to be named a Which? Best Buy.
Phil and Teds Smart review
This compact stroller can be used as a pram for newborns (with the addition of the Peanut bassinet, which costs around £150) and as a travel system.
The Smart is cheaper and lighter than other Phil and Teds buggies, but can’t be converted into a tandem. Find out how it performed in our review of the Phil and Teds Smart.
Phill and Teds Explorer and Explorer Double reviews
The Explorer is a Phil and Teds rugged pushchair and comes as a single or double. Both Explorer pushchairs have now been discontinued, but are still widely available.
Where to buy Phil and Teds pushchairs
Many big chain stores sell Phil and Teds pushchairs, including Babies R Us, Boots and John Lewis.
You can also buy Phil and Teds buggies from independent pushchair retailers, nursery websites and directly from the Phil and Teds website.
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Phil and Teds pushchair warranties
All Phil and Teds pushchairs are sold with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
The warranty is available only to the pushchair’s original owner and you’ll need proof of purchase to make a claim.
Contact Phil and Teds
Tel: 01234 344 230
Address: Out'n'About, 7 Caxton Park, Caxton Road, Elms Industrial Estate, Bedford MK41 0TY