Phil and Teds Voyager Stroller WITH Doubles Kit Review
Purchasing a new stroller is an unenviable process:after hours of research, you take test drives around the big box store if you can, and you do everything in your power to pick the right stroller the first time so you don’t have to return what you got, or worse yet, buy another stroller. The good news is that the geniuses at New Zealand-based Phil and Ted’s have come up with a unique design for a stroller that eliminates the need to choose between a double and a single stroller, and the Voyager’s inspired design offers greater versatility than practically any other model I’ve seen. This combination of quality, innovation, and versatility make it ideal for families of one or two infants or small children who need a stroller with some room to grow. Let’s take a look at what makes this stroller a standout among double strollers.
Inverse Two-Tiered Design
Unlike bulky side-by-side strollers or traditional stadium seating-style double strollers, this model has two seats arranged one above the other, with the the higher seat facing forward, and the lower seat to the rear and below. Both seats can accommodate any manufacturer’s infant car seats with available adapters, and both seats are wide and padded for supreme comfort when riding without a car seat. The amazing thing about this stroller is that the top seat can be arranged in a parent-facing or front facing configuration, and unfolds flat to function as a bassinet for infants. The lower seat is perfect for a front facing passenger, and allows for a safe and comfortable ride for a second passenger. This means that if you have two stroller aged children, they can be seated with both facing front or facing each other with one seated above the other, and all of these adjustment can be made with just a few flicks of your wrist to fold the stroller into its alternate configurations. This innovative patented design is unlike any other stroller I’ve seen available, and is sure to be a convenient and comfortable hit with your family as well.
Wheels & Brakes
Most strollers with the smoothest ride have pneumatic tires to keep them rolling along smoothly. The wheels on the Voyager, however, are a patented design from Phil and Ted that they have dubbed the Airmaxx wheel, meaning that it rides like a pneumatic tire wheel without having to bother about constantly refill or top off flat tires on the go or before you leave the house. The rear wheels are fixed-position with easy-access brake pedals, and they are also much taller than the front wheels to provide a smoother ride over rough terrain and help you negotiate steps and curbs with ease. The front wheels are both swivel-type, smaller and lighter than the rear wheels, and can be locked into place for long walks or bumpy terrain.
To store your bags, blankies, jackets, and other necessities for your day out, the Voyager has a spacious and durable nylon cargo net underneath the forward seat, allowing you to easily stow and go for quick trips to the store or park. This under-net type of storage space is ideal for strollers since it is kept up away from splashes on the ground and safely covered by the seats and sun/rain shades above, leaving your diaper bag, purse, and other daily carry items safe and dry.
As folding strollers go, the Voyager is quite possibly the easiest double stroller to fold on the market. Pull the release trigger, and it easily folds down and locks into its pickup position when fully folded. All you have to do when you need it again is unload it from the car, release the trigger handle, it lifts and locks easily into position to put your one or two bundles of joy in their comfy stroller seats. Best of all, this stroller tips the scales at about 40 pounds, making it easy for just one parent to manage.
- Innovative design for one or two seats
- One handed operation for adjusting seats, as well as folding and storage.
- Non-pneumatic, smooth-riding tires
- Large rear wheels with easy-lock foot pedal brakes
- Front double wheels swivel free or lock into place
- Compatible with most manufacturer car seats
- Spacious cargo net underneath
- Sunshades fully adjustable
- No snack trays/storage trays, cupholders
- Rear brakes lock individually
- Sunshades are not removable.
- Rear wheels are fixed and do not swivel, limiting maneuverability in tight spaces
Phil and Ted’s Voyager Stroller with Doubles Kit is an innovative and high quality stroller that lets you transport your infants and toddlers safely and secure with premium comfort in mind. The ride is smooth and comfortable even for someone who is pushing the stroller, and cargo space is both large and easy to access on the go. Best of all, every feature of this stroller can easily be adjusted and used with one-handed operation, taking most of the hassle out of setting up the stroller the way you want every time. If you are in the market for a high end stroller that will function as a double stroller in the future as your family grows, Phil and Ted’s Voyager with Doubles Kit is absolutely the best choice for you. Get a Voyager with Doubles Kit for your family, and experience the safety, convenience, quality, and joy that only Phil and Ted’s can deliver.