Well as I’m pregnant with ‘baby 2’, it’s only right that I feature the pushchair that I’m going to purchase (either this or the Vibe which will be featured soon).
If you’re looking for a double buggy and don’t want to take up most of the pavement, the Phil and Ted’s Sport is the one to get (or another of their pushchairs)
Now I’ll be honest – I didn’t even consider this pushchair in my first pregnancy because as far as I was concerned, I was focused on the bambino and getting a sexy pushchair but I do know quite a lot of people who are ‘planners’ and who brought one of these because they knew they’d be having a second one all too soon. They all love them although they are practical or planner (or both) types.
The Phil and Ted’s sport is perfect for taking a baby and a toddler or two toddlers around. They are the only ‘inline’ pushchairs on the market and essentially like a double decker pushchair. All you need to do this is buy one of their double kits and you’re good to go. The double seat is added to the front when it’s baby and toddler and to the back when it’s two toddlers.
The toddler seat is a four position contour seat which goes from upright down to the lie flat position, a double rear foot brake which you apply with a flick of the foot and without over exerting yourself, and the front wheel swivels for manouevrability or can be fixed. It’s got a decent sized shopping basket (or parcel tray as they call it) and the much needed adjustable handle.
It’s 11 kg with its lightweight alloy frame which in normal pushchair terms is quite heavy although considering it can be used for two tots, you can forgive them a couple of kg. It does last for ages with the age bracket being 0-5. One of my best mates owns one and she said it’s actually quite smooth to fold down and quite compact considering what it is.
Style wise, well, in terms of innovation they are right up there because I can’t imagine pushing your typical double buggy on the hill where we live but colour wise, they don’t have the sexiness of brands like Bugaboo or Quinny. But…needs must…this is functional with a level of style. But I’m not feeling their graffiti prints at all. Naturally being one of the cooler pushchairs to own, you can buy adaptors and put on the Maxi Cosi Cabriofix Car Seat plus you can also buy the Cocoon Soft Carrycot for full on comfort for your newborn.
The RRP for the Phil and Teds Sport is around Â£395.95 including the double kit. Much like a number of big name travel systems, there are a lot of extras and add ons that you can buy, so again, do shop around. Groovystyle sells them for Â£327.99 with all of the extras on one page but do monitor for deals and ensure you’re a 100% sure about what is included in your package.
Celebs that push: Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna…together. Brooke Shields, and Russell Crowe. Many celebs have flunkies, bodyguards, and 4 wheel drives not too far behind them so practical doubles aren’t an absolute necessity.
Ideal for: Parents who have two children quite close in age (or plan to). Outdoorsy types like these as well apparently.
Bang for your style buck: It’s big on innovative style but I beg them to add some new colours.
Weight range: Medium in the context of travel systems.
Also consider, any of their other inline pushchairs basically! If you’re doubling up, this is the way to go!
Don’t forget that you can see other pushchairs and prams we’ve featured in our new feature The Pushchair Track.