Reviews and Problems with Phil & Teds Explorer
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Made for Mums
28 September 2010
Conclusion: A new, updated inline double buggy that, with seven different modes of use, should meet the needs of most parents-of-two. The Phil and Teds Explorer Inline Double is great around town and off-road, but be aware of the mounting price tag – the accessories needed to make the system work can add up.
Pros: Lasts from birth to 6 years, easy to steer, slim, no longer than a single buggy, can be used as a double or single, travel system compatible, Compared to the Sport, the Explorer Inline Double is streets ahead. Details like the infinite number of seat recline positions (compared to only four), the...
Cons: Heavy, can tip up if child in bottom seat is not taken out first, cocoon is small, accessories can add up, Most of the niggles are to be expected when you’re trying to transport two children and most have been acknowledge to some extent by Phil and Teds. For example, the shopping basket is diffic...
Conclusion: New improved features make the Explorer the must-have of the Phil and Teds 3-wheeler inline range. It’s a robust, versatile bit of kit that’s hard to rival both off road and around town.
Pros: Versatile, easy to manoeuvre, one-hand fold system, roomy, lasts from birth to 6 years, can handle off-road, travel system compatible, can convert to double buggy, Minnie, 18 months, looked comfortable in the contoured, vented seat and unlike in other double buggies, the seat was roomy, although ...
Cons: Heavy, forward facing only, heavy to push up kerbs, cocoon for newborns is small, In designing this buggy, Phil and Teds has clearly listened to its audience (a consumer online ‘ideas hothouse’ was used to inform the design) but there are still a few minor niggles. Getting the buggy up a kerb, wh...
Summary: The Explorer was really enjoyable to use. I love the comfortable handle and the little touches like the strap recline hook. I used the pockets on the
side of the hood for my bits and pieces and the sun protection provided by
the follow the sun hood really was impressive.
Pros: Excellent manoeuvrability even when fully loaded, Great one hand seat recline, Comfortable, adjustable handlebar, Hood/canopy provides excellent sun coverage, Inline design adapts well to changing family requirements
Cons: Need to take double kit off to fold pram, No recline on double kit