Phil & Teds: Classic
Phil & Teds have been pioneers of the inline pushchair, producing good looking, practical solutions to the large double buggy problem. Claire Curran, mother of two, puts the Phil & Teds Classic to the test.
We had tried three other brands of double buggy prior to purchasing, on a whim, the Phil and Teds Classic. We had found that the other three were too big, too long and too heavy, or all three together at once. One such buggy was referred to as "The Bus" and required something akin to a 3 point turn to go round corners.
The Phil and Teds Classic double buggy is lightweight and is the size of a regular three wheeled single pushchair. The second, smaller child sits underneath the older child, so the buggy doesn't require lots of huffing and puffing (and rear view mirrors) to push through even the tightest shopping aisles. There's also a handy shopping basket, and sturdy reins. Best of all, we don't need a second single pushchair for solo trips, as the bottom part comes off the frame when not needed. The wheels also pump up like bike wheels, so when the pushchair becomes a bit harder to push, you simply pump the tires back up! Its steel, rather than alloy, and is very sturdy, making it a pleasure, rather than a pain, to push even up the highest of hills.
About our Road Tester: Claire Curran is consumer product reviewer and a mum of two children born within 16 months of each other.
Link to her full review or her blog: 20somethingmum.blogspot.com