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!
" 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.
" 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.
" This was good for maybe 3-4 months. then my baby…"
20 July 2008
Excerpt: This was good for maybe 3-4 months. then my baby started to roll or try and sit up later so went in back seat which isnt really suitable for young babies. Was constantly swapping children according to who I had with me who was sleepy etc. Considered a buggy board with it but not easy as child would have had head through gap in handlebar.
" This buggy seemed like a great idea.... and in fact…"
29 February 2008
Excerpt: This buggy seemed like a great idea.... and in fact it has been very useful to walk my 2 girls to nursery and back, but I find it very difficult to collapse so I avoid putting it in the car and taking them both shopping in it! It is easy to steer and push, but lacks anywhere to hang bags/put shopping when you have 2 in it. Probably still one of the better options if you do need a double buggy.
" disappointing: great concept, but heavy, awkward to fold, doesn't clip…"
7 November 2007
Excerpt: disappointing: great concept, but heavy, awkward to fold, doesn't clip shut, cramped in the back. it does steer well, is great for two sitting down, but I still prefer using the buggy board. It's good, but it should be better.
" I find it very awkward to use. Folding is tricky…"
7 January 2007
Excerpt: I find it very awkward to use. Folding is tricky and it is difficult to adjust the handle bars and the rain cover doesn't fit on easily. The straps are very badly designed and very high on a younger child and toddler and end up rubbing their chin.