Reviews and Problems with Phil & Teds Explorer
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11 June 2012
Summary: My daughter has the previous version of the Explorer and it is clear to see that Phil & Ted have taken previous comments on board. <br />There are a lot of improvements to the buggy such as slip straps instead of clips to recline the seat. The straps have been revamped and the front bar protected. <br />The main issues with the buggy are not entirely the fault of the manufacturer,for example the weight and bulk of it are unavoidable as it is a double traveller.
Summary: Product has improved very slightly from the old sport version but still needs some improvement, I have found the following problems: <br />The second seat for the toddler doesn't sit on top correctly, when have newborn underneath, it sits on top of the hood and not the frame, the red security tag doesn't reach to secure to frame.
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!
Summary: Bought it as I'm expecting second babe. It looks great,most of the time ok to manoeuvre. So far used it for one baby (one year old). She seems comfortable in it, Though there is no space at the front for toys as she had in Jane slalom. Now using one toy at the time that can be attached do the handle bar otherwise it would fall out.<br />I do not like the fact when you fold it you have to rest the pram on the handle.
" 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.