Reviews and Problems with Phil & Teds Explorer
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ruthiehen, Made for Mums
1 September 2011
Summary: if i had known all of this before i bought it would not hve done so
Pros: it looks smart
Cons: it is heavy, baby only faces mum if in car seat or peanut(which is tiny)i am expecting a new frame from PnTs as there are probs with brakes and a kit for the hood as it falls off when you fold the pushchair up. These are apparently common problems!
not the best fit, the car seat didn't seem steady at ...
7 days ago
Summary: A lot of money for what they are, but the price was similar on most sites. Used with maxi cosi pebbble and Phil and Ted's navigator v2. Quite loose, not the best fit, the car seat didn't seem steady at all- but then I out it on the the pram seat base on as well and the fit was much better. Obviously how it's intended to be used I just asumed you wouldn't need it. over allnot value for money but do the job once fitted correctly.
Summary: Still can't understand why the rain cover doesn't come with the pram. Our Phil & Ted's Explorer didn't even come with a back flap so in the lie-flat position the baby is very exposed to the elements. Because of that we now have to use the storm cover all the time to keep the wind out of the pram. That aside this is a decent quality product. But it's worth pointing out that it is big! And virtually impossible to get back into the bag and fit back under the pram!
Summary: My pram is only 2 years old but it says compatibility for navigator and explorer so I bought it. It fits fine but does not have poppers to click into the same position as the single rain cover I've been using. It has Velcro. It is not long enough to connect underneath (as indicated to fix it under the footrest). Fortunately I had 15cm spare Velcro which fixed the problem. Not that impressed. Also, will NEVER get it back into the carry case.
" Has some great features but overall the cons outweight the pros…"
8 May 2012
Excerpt: Pros: Light to push, very good off road, versatile seating combinations, very good in newborn/toddler mode, looks good. Cons: Heavy, difficult to fold, difficult and unstable going up kerbs, lots of annoying design flaws (such as when it folds the handlebar crashes to the ground potentially damaging the foam), when in 2 toddlers mode the second seat means the child's feet are in the shopping basket so zero storage.
Summary: Find this is no good for anything except cups - bottles (my main reason for buying it was for drinks bottles) just fall out due to wide neck every time I go over a bump. Also find it does get in way on the location p&t have set (e.g getting through doorways).
" I bought this with all the bits including the panier's…"
2 December 2010
Excerpt: I bought this with all the bits including the panier's and the baby cocoon. It is very heavy and fairly unmanageable. My two daughters fought constantly over who went in the bottom seat. On the upside it means that they were out of a pram quickly and walking miles with relative ease. It is remarkably sturdy and passremarkable but a pita imo.
Excerpt: I have had a double P&T for around 2 years and while it was great to start with (baby and toddler set up), as soon as the baby was around a year it has been, frankly, a pain in the neck! Neither child wants to sit underneath and the one that does has numerous times got their fingers caught under the wheels (even though we have mud-guards). The basket broke very quickly and a popper came off the raincover attachment within months. We’ve also had around 4 punctures.
Excerpt: I bought this buggy a year ago when my daughters were 2.5 and 1, and we were moving to the country for a year. I was rather loathed to buy another buggy as we already had 3… Up until that point I had been using our Bugaboo Cameleon, with a buggy board, but the buggy board was useless for country walks, our side by side double Maclaren, useless for muddy walks and our single Maclaren and a baby bjorn, not brilliant for muddy walks.