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As a double buggy this is an amazing innovation – the practicality of having two kids in the space of one buggy is simply genius! You have two seating options: Firstly, your toddler sits on top in the doubles seat, and your baby lies flat below. Secondly, your toddler sits in main seat, and your baby sits in the doubles seat behind.
The main seat has four positions (arranged through clips and zips), the handle has multi positions and the sun-hood has a peek-a-boo flap to see your baby inside. Some of the Sport’s best features include single-action double brakes for extra safety, 4-position ergonomic seat adjusts from flat for newborn to upright for toddler, reversible handle for user comfort and many more.
What we love
Thanks to this buggy I haven’t had to curtail my life since the addition of baby Noah. I just pop him in the lie-flat ‘filing cabinet’ for his morning nap, Finn jumps on top and we take the bus to music class. We’ve been on bus, train, tube, taxi and boat with no drama.
The doubles kit (£82.50 of the total price and 1.6kg of the weight) is really easy to put on or take off and many mums online agree this is a very handy feature as we all know how fickle toddlers can be, one minute they want to walk, the next they are too tired. With the Phil & Teds Sport, this really doesn’t have to be a problem.
Once you are using this as a doubles pushchair, you really appreciate how cost effective the initial hefty price tag was (£342.95 for the single buggy plus £82.50 for the doubles kit), as this pushchair can still be used by your older child up until the age of 5 (if they so wish!).
It’s so easy to adjust you can change configurations at your whim. If you’re your toddler wants to walk, you can make it a standard single, or keep it in doubles format for more storage than a shopping trolley!
What to watch out for
With two kids in it, it’s heavy to bump up stairs, but it is possible. It’s obviously heavier to steer with two in it and mums online have said that there isn’t the weight at the back when you have the two. It is still easier and more practical than a lot of the side-by-side pushchairs though.
While the main seat is very tall and will happily fit a 5 year old, in the toddler/baby configuration where your toddler’s on the top of your baby, head clearance is low. My son was 2½ and we couldn’t fit the hood over his head.
If I’m honest I miss having my baby face me, although it seems a small price to pay. And the back seat definitely has a limited view – although Finn calls it a den and is desperate to ride back there.
There’s no sun protection for your back seat passenger and the sun mesh you can buy is basically a black shroud to cover the entire buggy – Finn refuses to have it on.
And if you walk past a building site with your baby asleep down below and no toddler on top, watch out for shouts of, “Oy, love, you forgot your baby!”
Who is Phil & Ted’s Sport best for?
Mums who need the versatility of a single or double pushchair with limited fuss.
This buggy really can be a lifesaver. Stacking your kids on top of each other means life doesn’t have to stop now you’ve got a double buggy. It’s a great price for a top-of-the-range buggy, but do beware all the extras have to be purchased separately.
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|Brand||Phil & Teds|
|Model||Sport Inline Double|
|Child age (approx)||Birth to 5 years|
Dimensions & Weight
|Dimensions (folded)||H:76.2cm W:50.8cm L:22.8cm|
|Travel system compatible||Yes|
|Seat facing direction||Forward facing|
|Front wheels||Lockable swivel|
|Accessories included||Sun/insect mesh. Lazy Ted. Snuggle and snooze. Double storm cover. Travel bag.|