Pushchairs: Compare features & prices Phil and Teds Classic review http://www.which.co.uk/baby-and-child/baby-transport/reviews/pushchairs/phil-and-teds-classic/review/
Phil and Teds Classic off-roader buggy is an all-terrain pushchair which is suitable from birth, and which is fitted with pneumatic tyres designed to give a smooth ride on both pavements and uneven ground. We put this off-roader buggy to the test to see how well it works in our tough pushchair tests.
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Phil&Teds' Flexible Classic
5 years and 3 kids have seen our ‘orange trolley’ tested to the max where product testers feared to tread. Over snow, sandy beaches, pebbles, bridleways and the polished floors of the odd retail outlet this 'trolley' is the biz. For many of our friends it has proved a false economy to buy a standard single buggy and then have to upgrade to a tandem when child No 2 arrived. Other reviewers are right that the zips mean lifting a child from the recline position to the upright is not the simplest, but gently reclining a child who has fallen asleep is more important and works very well. The full rain cover and mesh sun screen are great and the saddle-bags are very useful when we go on longer walks or to the beach. It takes a knack to open and close it, but then I have tried to help with opening friend’s more traditional buggies and always had to ask which bit to push. Even fully loaded it is easy to spin around tight spaces in your average high street store. The brake is reliable and given that you apply it with your foot, does it matter that you might need a bit more force compared to some other brands? We reckon you should buy the Phil&Ted if you think you might take advantage of one or all of the following: you want a tricycle design with large diameter wheels with pneumatic tyres, because it crosses rough ground much more smoothly than those with multiple small wheels; you think that you might at some point have more than one child in the family who both need a ride and neither of whom are big enough to stand on a buggy board; you want durable materials and a functional design rather than 16 positions for the handle; Sure, you can find one that uses the latest aerospace grade aluminium fasteners, has plusher seats, or fits into 1.3 litres less space when folded, but all of that kind of misses the point. This is a buggy that will go with you and your growing family wherever you want to take it; for many years. Ours has.
Phil and Teds 'e'
I have loved this buggy for 5 years and 2 children. We use it every day, have had one puncture only, never needed to change the tyres. The brake on this model is easy to use, not as stiff as later models. Both babies lay in the carrier (no cocoon) unclipped to lay flat - covered in the sun with the sun net, as they grew a clip/zip up the side would elevate them gradually. The eldest loved sitting onthe front seat while the baby was lying below, and both have loved sitting underneath, it does tip if bottom heavy, but they have loved it too much, when it has tipped no harm as their heads were generally cushioned by the bar on the seat which hit the ground first. Loads of shopping can be carried, a couple of carabbenas on the handlebar have helped here. It folds away very easily, and the wheels click off easily when needed to lay flatter. Fabric easily srubbed clean with soapy water. Manufacturer customer service excellent, if replacement needed ie. wheel axle in our case, contact them first, alot cheaper than other suppliers and very helpful. It's still going strong, if I had another baby it would be perfect.
Phil and Teds
i have this buggy. It was fantastic when my 2nd son was a baby- as he slept horizontally while my eldest 'rode up front'. I love it. Minor issues are that the foot brake is really stiff, but has eased with wear. Also if there is only one child in the lower seat the buggy is very unstable, so I have been putting my 8month old in the front and the toddler in the back, as he is in and out all the time. This works well (although not recoomended, as the heavier child should be in the front). Easy to collapse, the rain cover is so easy, and I have the sniggle sack which is lovely - although my 8 m old is just getting a bit big for it around the body.
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