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8.9 out of 10

Phil & Teds Explorer

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

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 addition of a sunhood to the doubles kit and the one-hand fold (which does actually work) make this a much better buggy. Minnie, 18 months, tested this with her best friend M...
  • 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 difficult to use with the second seat attached (it becomes a footwell for number two so expected battered shopping). The solution is to buy panniers, but these do come at extra cost...
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

Made for Mums
21 September 2010
  • 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. The only real downside it its weight, which may put you off if you spend a lot of time getting in and out of the car.
  • 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 she did use the bumper bar as a footrest. The new one-handed seat- recline (an improvement on existing Phil and Teds systems) gives ‘infinite adjustability between upright and...
  • 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, when there’s just one child in the top seat, requires you to push down hard on the handle to lift the front wheel, which is a real effort. The biggest drawback for me is the wei...
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