I love the Verve and when I first bought it I looked for any excuse just to take it out...fantastic!
Mama4, Made for Mums
19 June 2011
Summary: I used to have the E3 but now have a spanking new Verve...and I LOVE it!! I always liked my E3. With quite a shopping habit, it has been fab. It gets through shop doors easily, you don't take up whole isles and it fits well in the back of the car. The Verve has all these perks and more, like the fabric on the pram has been improved and its all soft and snuggly and nicer to hold on the handle.
Pros: It looks amazing. It folds down and back up easily and fits perfectly in the back of a Zafira. The airless tyres mean no more puncture repair kits. The brake is on the handle. The fabric is soft and looks good. Is great to push!!
Cons: I honestly couldn't think of any. Some reviews have said this pram was noisy but I haven't found it to be at all.
I LOVE this buggy and when I first got it I looked for any excuse to get out and show it off...beautiful!
Mama4, Made for Mums
19 June 2011
Summary: I used to have the E3 but now have a spanking new Verve...and I LOVE it!! I always liked my E3. With 2 children and a shopping habit, it was fab. It gets through shop doors easily, you don't take up whole isles and it fits well in the back of the car. The Verve has all these perks and more, like the fabric on the pram has been improved and its all soft and snuggly and nicer to hold on the handle.
Pros: You can fit two children/child and baby in and not take up the whole shop! It easy to put up and down in to lift in to the boot. It looks beautiful. The fabric is soft. The brake is on the handle No more flat tyres, the wheels are airless!
Cons: I really couldn't think of any. Previous models had drawbacks but Phil & Ted's have really done well to smooth out the problems and create this fab pram.
The Verve is superbly streamlined, stylish and swift, It's thoroughly designed with the whole family in mind.
StyleBabyStyle, Made for Mums
18 June 2011
Summary: The Verve is a beautiful buggy and brilliantly designed - Phil & Teds have really resolved previous niggles. It's well suited to an active family with flexible needs - we’ve been on billions of buses, pushed through parks, schlepped round shops, used it in the garden and it's even a peach on the beach.
Pros: With a shiny frame and a sleek silhouette, it's still got some real guts under all the gloss, gliding over surfaces with superb suspension and stability (curbs/cobbles/gravel/grass & can cope with sand). It's compact for a tandem & also has a no fiddly-bits, phenomenally flat standing-fold with both, generous-sized, seat units still attached. Make-mama's-life-easier features abound; the handlebar brake, the rain-cover pouch that velcros to the frame, flexible tipping ...
Cons: Due to the standing fold, the handlebar is taking some wear on the floor so the brake section is already quite scratched. The handbrake itself is a bit stiff but I think that’ll warm up. It's a little long & the chunky back wheels make it bulkier at the back but for a tandem it's still compact. Some sort of carry handle on the frame would be useful in maneuvering it about. It's also pretty pricey once you've bought the necessary add-ons.
Excerpt: Initially extremely difficult to fold compared with others. Got used to it. Not easy to manoeuvre on its own. Very difficult to manoeuvre with a buggy board on the back & completely impossible with one hand (other hand holding 2nd child!). Sun visor does not fold into appropriate position without wrestling it for 10 minutes.
Excerpt: So, it looks great, it feels great but at this price you would expect far more. Clearly, Phil&Teds did not do very much testing in the real world with two children seated for longer periods. The worst thing is the poor tire quality. Both the inner and outer rubber constantly falls apart literally and this is both exhausting and expensive when you need to change them every second month or so. Then we have the big SECURITY issue.
" The verve looks good, is reasonably comfy and all in…"
13 August 2011
Excerpt: The verve looks good, is reasonably comfy and all in all is a pretty good pushchair if you have 2 small children to fit in. It folds easily and is flexible enough to accommodate my 22 month old and 5 week old quite well. When I have my toddler in the doubles seat on top of the cocoon I do think the seat is too reclined and it's not adjustable. I end up having to put a pillow behind him so he doesn't look uncomfortable and can sit up properly.
Excerpt: I'm afraid I really did not like the new P&T Verve. I bought it with the doubles kit to use for my 22 months old and newborn, and I sold it a month later. I found that I was avoiding using it, and it had cost so much, I thought it was not worth keeping. It did handle nicely.... on flat, totally even pavements. But anything with a funny slant on it, like most of the pavements in this country, and it started to feel like a shopping trolley.