Reviews and Problems with Phil & Teds Explorer
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Value for money 4
Not worth the $$$
marlennix, the baby Scoop
20 July 2007
Excerpt: I purchased this stroller a few months ago and was dissappointed in the quality of the parts. I had plastic pieces breaking from wear and tear (maybe from the ride or maybe from my toddler, I don't know). I wouldn't invest in another one, thats for sure. I bought a BOB Revolution instead.
Summary: This is just about impossible to get to cover the pram from the footboard as pictured. My toddler has to sit with her feet scrunched up, while there is no means of securing the back to ensure protection for the baby in heavy rain/wind. The cover might be able to be pulled on with strength but is clearly not designed for small women, who would be the bulk of the pram's day to day users. I wish I'd bought the cheaper universal cover. Poor form phil & teds.
Excerpt: This buggy has been a real disaster. It is incredibly heavy to put in a car boot, my husband nearly lost a thumb as it snaps shut so suddenly. The tyres are constantly puncturing, once they puncture (usually when you are out and about) pushing two kids in a buggy with a flat tyre is a) bloody hard work and b) damages the frame of the wheel which means that when you replace the inner tube the broken wheel immediately punctures it again.
Excerpt: We bought this (or was it the Classic? never sure) with doubles kit for the arrival of our second baby having been in love with our Bugaboo Bee for the first. This is really poor design in so many ways. The rain cape simply does not fit into its bag and has to be precariously balanced over the hood when not in use - sliding off at the wrong moment ie when getting on a train etc, the cape has torn (as many do) but is not covered by guarantee, the tyres are CONSTANTLY...
Summary: Wasn't what I expected! I expected the mesh to attach from the hood to the foot well. However it attached from the back of the hood to the back of the back rest. I contacted the seller who promised to send an envelope to return the goods. I am still waiting for this return envelope a month on! I am not impressed. This item needs to be more specific & the photo should show the back of the pushchair not the front.
Summary: I purchased this rain cover to go with our Navigator Double buggy. The rain cover is supposed to cover my baby and toddler when it rains - this does not do the job! The cover is not long enough and so sits on my toddlers legs rather than cover up to the wheel as shown in the picture. And it is also not deep enough so it just sits alongside the double seat at the bottom. When the wind blows the cover sweeps across my baby's face.
Summary: I bought this cup holder believing it was a universal cup holder (i.e. compatible with all Phil & Ted buggies). There is no product description given by the seller to contradict this assumption. When it arrived I realised quickly that it was only intended to fit on a select few buggies and not my 'Sport' model (information I discovered on other websites). I returned the item and spoke to the seller and was promised a refund that did not transpire.
" Why people rave about Phil&Teds ? It's because Mothercare push…"
13 March 2011
Excerpt: Why people rave about Phil&Teds ? It's because Mothercare push them in parents hands ! Often parents are not even aware there is other brand offering inline systems. And often these are better and cheaper than P&T !!