Reviews and Problems with Phil & Teds Promenade
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12 June 2012
Excerpt: The latest release from inline pushchair creator Phil and Teds is the Promenade. Designed for urban use, rather than off-road, this single or tandem buggy can act as a travel system for one and while it isn’t a cheap option, it does give you choices. New Zealand brand Phil and Teds is probably best known for its inline double buggies, where a single buggy can have a second lower seat attached (a doubles kit) to turn it into a tandem.
Pros: Can convert from single to double buggy by purchasing doubles kit, can have car seat and optional lower seat attached at same time, pushchair seats convert to lie-flat carrycots, choice of compatible car seats, handles well
Excerpt: The new Phil and Teds Promenade is a classy looking pushchair that cleverly adapts from a single to an inline tandem, suitable for siblings or twins, even from birth. For urban use, not off road, this convertible buggy has a lot on offer. A popular New Zealand brand, Phil and Teds was born over 20 years ago and is famous for its “inline double” buggies, which start as singles and convert to tandems.
Pros: Great design, can convert back to a single buggy, very well made, can carry newborn twins, inline set-up means easy to access doorways, no need for separate carrycots
Cons: Tall, big to store, feels heavy when fully loaded
Excerpt: Phil and Teds’ latest buggy creation is the Promenade. Built for urban use, it is a gorgeous pushchair that is well made, as we’ve come to expect from this popular New Zealand brand. The Phil and Teds Promenade comes complete with the catchphrase “Start as you mean to go on”, and can adapt to carry two children. This ability to convert from a single to a double and back again is a feature most Phil and Teds buggies boast.
Pros: Good design, attractive, reversible seat direction, seat can convert to lie-flat carrycot, can be converted to a double buggy, travel system compatible
Cons: Expensive (if you only plan on using it for one child), on the large side when collapsed
Summary: The Promenade is a beautiful sleek pram with an amazing curve through the chassis that is unique to this particular pram. I was disappointed with how heavy-handed I needed to be to push the pram on all surfaces, particularly surprised that it was still quite heavy on a smooth surface. However, the comfort of my baby is always paramount and the sleeper bed is such a fantastic feature.
Pros: Doubles Kit, Huge basket space, Sleeper bed option is brilliant
Cons: Heavy to push, Rear-seat adaptors are fiddly, Not enough height adjustability on handle