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 buggues, 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.
Watch our video reviews of the Phil and Teds Verve and Phil and Teds Smart to see one of these pushchairs in action, and 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?
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 £270 for the Phil and Teds Smart, a compact stroller, to around £659 for the Phil and Teds Promenade, a travel system which can be converted to a double.
If you’re prepared to buy second-hand, prices on eBay (checked February 2014) average:
- £340 for the Phil and Teds Promenade as a double (we found prices ranging from £210 to £400 depending on the condition, colour and accessories included)
- £89 for the Phil and Teds Smart (we found prices ranging from £33 to £120 depending on the condition, colour 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 Smart review
This is one of the only Phil and Teds pushchairs that doesn't convent into a double from a single. The Smart is a 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 will this make it easy to use? Find out how it performed in our review of the Phil and Teds Smart.
Phill and Teds Dot review
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 and Teds Dot single and Phil and Teds Dot double to find out.
Phil and Teds Navigator review
The three-wheeled Navigator is a real 'go everywhere' pushchair according to the brand, meaning you should be able to use it easily on 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 and Teds Navigator single and Phil and Teds Navigator double.
Phil and Teds Promenade review
Described as a ‘premium urban stroller’, the Phil and 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 and Teds Verve review
The Phil and Teds Verve - a four-wheeled pushchair - can also be converted from a single to a double pushchair. Its strap-line is 'kids are optional, style isn't.'
No matter how it looks, it's important that it's easy to use everyday on typical urban and country hazards. To see how well it scored in our tough tests, check out our review of the Phil and Teds Verve single and Phil and Teds Verve double pushchair.
Phil and Teds Classic review
Another puschair that converts from a single to a double, the Phil and 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.
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: 01234 344230
Address: Out'n'About, 7 Caxton Park, Caxton Road, Elms Industrial Estate, Bedford MK41 0TY