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 designs, which allow you to convert many models from a single buggy to a double, make them a popular choice among active parents with growing families. Many of the models are also three-wheel, all-terrain buggies, which are ideal for those that like to get out into the countryside.
Celebrities photographed with Phil and Teds buggies include Ben Fogle, Isla Fisher, Naomi Watts, Halle Berry and Autumn Phillips. But does that mean they're any good? Find out which pushchairs are Best Buys in our full reviews of Phil and Teds pushchairs.
What’s a typical Phil and Teds pushchair like?
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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.
Phil & Teds Vibe single and double reviews
This three-wheeled pushchair, like many of the Phil and Ted models, converts from a single to a double. The Vibe is also available in a four-wheeled format, the Verve (see below).
But how easy is it to use these pushchairs? Are they smooth to push and easy to fold and transport, or are they bulky and annoying to push. Find out by visiting our reviews of the Phil & Teds Vibe double and Phil & Teds Vibe single.
Phil & Teds Verve 2 single and double reviews
The Phil and Teds Verve – a four-wheeled version of the Vibe pushchair – can also be converted from a single to a double pushchair. Its strapline is 'kids are optional, style isn't'.
No matter how it looks, it's important that it's easy to use every day on typical urban and country hazards. To see how well it scored in our tough tests, check out our review of the Phil & Teds Verve single and Phil & Teds Verve double pushchair.
Phill & Teds Dot single and double reviews
One of the quirkiest-looking models in the Phil and Teds range – you can get the lining and hood in lime, red, black or grey – it has a rugged and compact look with pneumatic tyres.
But when it came up against the many obstacles and reliability tests in our labs and with our parent panel, how did it do? See our reviews of the Phil & Teds Dot single and Phil & Teds Dot double to find out.
Phil & Teds Navigator single and double reviews
The three-wheeled Navigator is a real 'go everywhere' pushchair according to the brand, meaning you should be able to use it easily on a variety of rough surfaces, as well as in the city.
How true did our lab experts and parent panel find this claim? Find out in our review of the Phil & Teds Navigator single and Phil & Teds Navigator double.
Phil & Teds Promenade single and double reviews
Described as a ‘premium urban stroller’, the Phil & Teds Promenade 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.
Phil & Teds Smart and Smart Lux reviews
These are some of the only Phil and Teds pushchairs that don't convent into a double from a single. The Smart and Smart Lux are compact strollers that can be used from birth – the Smart Lux seat converts from a pram to a pushchair, and the Smart is suitable with the addition of a separate carrycot.
The Smart and Smart Lux are cheaper and lighter than other Phil and Teds buggies, but will this make them easy to use? Find out how they performed in our reviews of the Phil & Teds Smart and Phil & Teds Smart Lux.
Phil & Teds Classic single and double reviews
Another puschair that converts from a single to a double, the Phil & Teds Classic is a thrifty pushchair choice, according to the brand. But at £342 for this pushchair in its single version, it will need to impress us in our tests to be worth our recommendation.
Second-hand Phil and Teds pushchairs
Phil & Teds Explorer review
Another Phil and Teds pushchair that can't be converted to a double, this impressive-looking pushchair isn't available new anymore but can be found second-hand.
It looks quite bulky, so is it worth buying or is it a pain to use? Read our review of the Phil & Teds Explorer to find out.
Phil & Teds Sport review
This off-road buggy is an all-terrain pushchair aimed at parents wanting to get out and about in the countryside.
Discover what our testers thought of it when they tried it out on a variety of surfaces in the lab by reading our review of the Phil & Teds Sport.
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, fold, and adjust for children of different ages. 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.
How much does a Phil and Teds pushchair cost?
Expect to pay from around £270 for the Phil & Teds Smart, a compact stroller, to around £680 for the Phil & Teds Verve 2, one of its latest models.
If you’re prepared to buy second-hand, prices on eBay (checked February 2015) average:
- £300 for the Phil & Teds Promenade as a double, which is around £638 new (we found prices ranging from £170 to £400 depending on the condition, colour and accessories included).
- £100 for the Phil & Teds Smart (we found prices ranging from £50 to £150 depending on the condition, colour and accessories included).
Read our advice on buying second-hand baby products before you buy.
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.
Check out our guide to see customer scores for the biggest online and high street retailers, as well as how to get great deals on baby products.
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: 020 3051 9264
Address: 71-73 Victoria Street, Windsor, SL4 1EH